Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Authorizes an active member of a downstate firefighters' pension fund to transfer up to 6 years of creditable service to that fund from the downstate police pension fund that is administered by the same unit of local government. Requires application within 6 months after the effective date. Authorizes reinstatement of service that was terminated by a refund. Provides that if the transferred police service was Tier 1, then the firefighter shall be considered to be a Tier 1 firefighter. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes a provision providing that if the transferred police service was Tier 1, then the firefighter shall be considered to be a Tier 1 firefighter.
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Adds a requirement that to transfer the creditable service to the downstate firefighters' fund, the firefighter must not have been subject to disciplinary action when he or she terminated employment with the police department.