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 Bill Status of HB6021  99th General Assembly


Short Description:  PEN CD-SURVIVOR CONTRIB REFUND

House Sponsors
Rep. Sam Yingling - Ed Sullivan - Carol Ammons - Kathleen Willis - Elaine Nekritz

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Daniel Biss  and Michael Noland)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/29/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0682

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
40 ILCS 5/7-154from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-154
40 ILCS 5/7-159from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-159
40 ILCS 5/15-145from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-145
40 ILCS 5/15-154from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-154
40 ILCS 5/16-143.2from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-143.2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), State Universities, and Downstate Teacher Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that certain annuitants who received a refund of contributions for survivor benefits may elect to repay the refund, with interest, and have their survivor benefit rights reinstated. Specifies the required time and manner of repayment. In the IMRF and State Universities Articles, requires that the annuitant (1) retired prior to June 1, 2011, and (2) is a party to a civil union, marriage, or other legal relationship that is recognized as a civil union or marriage under the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act or the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act on or after certain specified dates. Also, in the IMRF Article, extends application of a provision added by Public Act 87-850 to spouses of annuitants who die on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in HB 6021; therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
 This bill has no fiscal effect on constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.

 State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 6021 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

 Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
40 ILCS 5/15-139from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-139

Deletes everything after the enacting clause and reinserts similar provisions. Changes the period during which the election may be made, from calendar year 2016 to a period of one year beginning 5 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act. In the State Universities Article of the Illinois Pension Code, adds an additional reference to repayment of the survivors insurance contribution refund or additional annuity payments. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Teachers' Retirement System)
 Administrative cost impact - Administering the provisions of this bill would not increase the administrative costs of TRS. Actuarial cost impact - No increase in State funding requirements is expected if this bill becomes law. The costs of the survivor benefit program are covered by the member's 1 percent survivor benefit contribution.

 Judicial Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
 This bill would neither increase nor decrease the number of judges needed in the State.

 Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
 No land conveyances are included in this legislation, therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.

 Balanced Budget Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Office of Management and Budget)
 The net cost of House Bill 6021 (H-AM 1) to TRS or SURS cannot be determined at this time. IMRF could experience additional cost, but since IMRF receives no state funding, this portion of the bill has no impact on the state budget.

 Pension Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 The fiscal impact of HB 6021 (H-AM 1) cannot be determined as the precise number of members who would be impacted by this proposal is difficult to discern because it is not known how many qualified members would make this election. The Teachers' Retirement System stated that the survivor contribution should cover the cost of the benefit program, and should not result in an increased cost. However, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund foresees a minimal fiscal impact, and the State Universities Retirement System stated that it is not possible to measure the extent of a fiscal impact from this bill.

 State Debt Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 HB 6021 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/11/2016HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Sam Yingling
  2/11/2016HouseFirst Reading
  2/11/2016HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/17/2016HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
  2/17/2016HouseHousing Affordability Impact Note Filed
  2/17/2016HouseState Debt Impact Note Filed
  2/17/2016HouseJudicial Note Filed
  3/23/2016HouseAssigned to Personnel and Pensions Committee
  3/24/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/24/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/4/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  4/4/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Personnel and Pensions Committee
  4/4/2016HouseFiscal Note Filed
  4/6/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Personnel and Pensions Committee; by Voice Vote
  4/6/2016HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Personnel and Pensions Committee; 006-002-000
  4/6/2016HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/12/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Judicial Note Filed as Amended
  4/12/2016HouseLand Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
  4/12/2016HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2016HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan
  4/12/2016HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/12/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Balanced Budget Note Filed as Amended
  4/12/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  4/12/2016HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 State Debt Impact Note Filed as Amended
  4/13/2016HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-004-000
  4/14/2016SenateArrive in Senate
  4/14/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/14/2016SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Daniel Biss
  4/14/2016SenateFirst Reading
  4/14/2016SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2016SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities and Pensions
  5/12/2016SenateDo Pass Licensed Activities and Pensions; 007-002-000
  5/12/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 17, 2016
  5/12/2016SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/17/2016SenateSecond Reading
  5/17/2016SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 18, 2016
  5/27/2016SenateRule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2016
  5/31/2016SenateThird Reading - Passed; 049-003-000
  5/31/2016HousePassed Both Houses
  6/27/2016HouseSent to the Governor
  7/29/2016HouseGovernor Approved
  7/29/2016HouseEffective Date July 29, 2016
  7/29/2016HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 99-0682

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