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92_HB4241 LRB9212533EGfg 1 AN ACT in relation to public employee benefits. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by 5 changing Section 6-141.1 as follows: 6 (40 ILCS 5/6-141.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 6-141.1) 7 Sec. 6-141.1. Widow's annuity - death on or after June 8 30, 1984. 9 (a) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this 10 Article, the widow of a fireman who dies on or after June 30, 11 1984, while receiving a retirement annuity or while an active 12 fireman with at least 1 1/2 years of creditable service, and 13 the widow of a fireman who dies after separation from service 14 with at least 20 years of service credit, if the separation 15 occurs on or after January 1, 1990 and before attainment of 16 age 50, may elect, in lieu of any other widow's annuity under 17 this Article, to have the amount of widow's annuity 18 calculated in accordance with this Section. 19 (b) If the deceased fireman was an active fireman at the 20 time of his death and had at least 1 1/2 years of creditable 21 service, the widow's annuity shall be the greater of (1) 30% 22 of the salary attached to the rank of first class firefighter 23 in the classified career service at the time of the fireman's 24 death, or (2) 60% (50% if the death occurred before the 25 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General 26 Assembly) of the retirement annuity the deceased fireman 27 would have been eligible to receive if he had retired from 28 service on the day before his death. 29 (c) If the deceased fireman was receiving a retirement 30 annuity at the time of his death, the widow's annuity shall 31 be equal to 60% (50% if the death occurred before the -2- LRB9212533EGfg 1 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General 2 Assembly) of the amount of such retirement annuity at the 3 time of the fireman's death. 4 (d) If the deceased fireman dies before beginning to 5 receive a retirement annuity, but after separation from 6 service with at least 20 years of service credit, and if the 7 separation occurs on or after January 1, 1990 and before 8 attainment of age 50, the widow may elect a widow's annuity, 9 payable beginning on the date the deceased fireman would have 10 attained age 50, which shall be equal to 60% (50% if the 11 death occurred before the effective date of this amendatory 12 Act of the 92nd General Assembly) of the amount of the 13 retirement annuity the fireman would have been entitled to 14 receive beginning at age 50. 15 (Source: P.A. 84-11.) 16 Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding 17 Section 8.26 as follows: 18 (30 ILCS 805/8.26 new) 19 Sec. 8.26. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 20 and 8 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required 21 for the implementation of any mandate created by this 22 amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly. 23 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 24 becoming law.
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