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Public Act 100-0340


 

Public Act 0340 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0340
 
HB0656 EnrolledLRB100 05918 RPS 15944 b

    AN ACT concerning public employee benefits.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by changing
Section 16-158 as follows:
 
    (40 ILCS 5/16-158)   (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-158)
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599,
which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 16-158. Contributions by State and other employing
units.
    (a) The State shall make contributions to the System by
means of appropriations from the Common School Fund and other
State funds of amounts which, together with other employer
contributions, employee contributions, investment income, and
other income, will be sufficient to meet the cost of
maintaining and administering the System on a 90% funded basis
in accordance with actuarial recommendations.
    The Board shall determine the amount of State contributions
required for each fiscal year on the basis of the actuarial
tables and other assumptions adopted by the Board and the
recommendations of the actuary, using the formula in subsection
(b-3).
    (a-1) Annually, on or before November 15 until November 15,
2011, the Board shall certify to the Governor the amount of the
required State contribution for the coming fiscal year. The
certification under this subsection (a-1) shall include a copy
of the actuarial recommendations upon which it is based and
shall specifically identify the System's projected State
normal cost for that fiscal year.
    On or before May 1, 2004, the Board shall recalculate and
recertify to the Governor the amount of the required State
contribution to the System for State fiscal year 2005, taking
into account the amounts appropriated to and received by the
System under subsection (d) of Section 7.2 of the General
Obligation Bond Act.
    On or before July 1, 2005, the Board shall recalculate and
recertify to the Governor the amount of the required State
contribution to the System for State fiscal year 2006, taking
into account the changes in required State contributions made
by this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
    On or before April 1, 2011, the Board shall recalculate and
recertify to the Governor the amount of the required State
contribution to the System for State fiscal year 2011, applying
the changes made by Public Act 96-889 to the System's assets
and liabilities as of June 30, 2009 as though Public Act 96-889
was approved on that date.
    (a-5) On or before November 1 of each year, beginning
November 1, 2012, the Board shall submit to the State Actuary,
the Governor, and the General Assembly a proposed certification
of the amount of the required State contribution to the System
for the next fiscal year, along with all of the actuarial
assumptions, calculations, and data upon which that proposed
certification is based. On or before January 1 of each year,
beginning January 1, 2013, the State Actuary shall issue a
preliminary report concerning the proposed certification and
identifying, if necessary, recommended changes in actuarial
assumptions that the Board must consider before finalizing its
certification of the required State contributions. On or before
January 15, 2013 and each January 15 thereafter, the Board
shall certify to the Governor and the General Assembly the
amount of the required State contribution for the next fiscal
year. The Board's certification must note any deviations from
the State Actuary's recommended changes, the reason or reasons
for not following the State Actuary's recommended changes, and
the fiscal impact of not following the State Actuary's
recommended changes on the required State contribution.
    (b) Through State fiscal year 1995, the State contributions
shall be paid to the System in accordance with Section 18-7 of
the School Code.
    (b-1) Beginning in State fiscal year 1996, on the 15th day
of each month, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, the
Board shall submit vouchers for payment of State contributions
to the System, in a total monthly amount of one-twelfth of the
required annual State contribution certified under subsection
(a-1). From the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
93rd General Assembly through June 30, 2004, the Board shall
not submit vouchers for the remainder of fiscal year 2004 in
excess of the fiscal year 2004 certified contribution amount
determined under this Section after taking into consideration
the transfer to the System under subsection (a) of Section
6z-61 of the State Finance Act. These vouchers shall be paid by
the State Comptroller and Treasurer by warrants drawn on the
funds appropriated to the System for that fiscal year.
    If in any month the amount remaining unexpended from all
other appropriations to the System for the applicable fiscal
year (including the appropriations to the System under Section
8.12 of the State Finance Act and Section 1 of the State
Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act) is less than the
amount lawfully vouchered under this subsection, the
difference shall be paid from the Common School Fund under the
continuing appropriation authority provided in Section 1.1 of
the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act.
    (b-2) Allocations from the Common School Fund apportioned
to school districts not coming under this System shall not be
diminished or affected by the provisions of this Article.
    (b-3) For State fiscal years 2012 through 2045, the minimum
contribution to the System to be made by the State for each
fiscal year shall be an amount determined by the System to be
sufficient to bring the total assets of the System up to 90% of
the total actuarial liabilities of the System by the end of
State fiscal year 2045. In making these determinations, the
required State contribution shall be calculated each year as a
level percentage of payroll over the years remaining to and
including fiscal year 2045 and shall be determined under the
projected unit credit actuarial cost method.
    For State fiscal years 1996 through 2005, the State
contribution to the System, as a percentage of the applicable
employee payroll, shall be increased in equal annual increments
so that by State fiscal year 2011, the State is contributing at
the rate required under this Section; except that in the
following specified State fiscal years, the State contribution
to the System shall not be less than the following indicated
percentages of the applicable employee payroll, even if the
indicated percentage will produce a State contribution in
excess of the amount otherwise required under this subsection
and subsection (a), and notwithstanding any contrary
certification made under subsection (a-1) before the effective
date of this amendatory Act of 1998: 10.02% in FY 1999; 10.77%
in FY 2000; 11.47% in FY 2001; 12.16% in FY 2002; 12.86% in FY
2003; and 13.56% in FY 2004.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the
total required State contribution for State fiscal year 2006 is
$534,627,700.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the
total required State contribution for State fiscal year 2007 is
$738,014,500.
    For each of State fiscal years 2008 through 2009, the State
contribution to the System, as a percentage of the applicable
employee payroll, shall be increased in equal annual increments
from the required State contribution for State fiscal year
2007, so that by State fiscal year 2011, the State is
contributing at the rate otherwise required under this Section.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the
total required State contribution for State fiscal year 2010 is
$2,089,268,000 and shall be made from the proceeds of bonds
sold in fiscal year 2010 pursuant to Section 7.2 of the General
Obligation Bond Act, less (i) the pro rata share of bond sale
expenses determined by the System's share of total bond
proceeds, (ii) any amounts received from the Common School Fund
in fiscal year 2010, and (iii) any reduction in bond proceeds
due to the issuance of discounted bonds, if applicable.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the
total required State contribution for State fiscal year 2011 is
the amount recertified by the System on or before April 1, 2011
pursuant to subsection (a-1) of this Section and shall be made
from the proceeds of bonds sold in fiscal year 2011 pursuant to
Section 7.2 of the General Obligation Bond Act, less (i) the
pro rata share of bond sale expenses determined by the System's
share of total bond proceeds, (ii) any amounts received from
the Common School Fund in fiscal year 2011, and (iii) any
reduction in bond proceeds due to the issuance of discounted
bonds, if applicable. This amount shall include, in addition to
the amount certified by the System, an amount necessary to meet
employer contributions required by the State as an employer
under paragraph (e) of this Section, which may also be used by
the System for contributions required by paragraph (a) of
Section 16-127.
    Beginning in State fiscal year 2046, the minimum State
contribution for each fiscal year shall be the amount needed to
maintain the total assets of the System at 90% of the total
actuarial liabilities of the System.
    Amounts received by the System pursuant to Section 25 of
the Budget Stabilization Act or Section 8.12 of the State
Finance Act in any fiscal year do not reduce and do not
constitute payment of any portion of the minimum State
contribution required under this Article in that fiscal year.
Such amounts shall not reduce, and shall not be included in the
calculation of, the required State contributions under this
Article in any future year until the System has reached a
funding ratio of at least 90%. A reference in this Article to
the "required State contribution" or any substantially similar
term does not include or apply to any amounts payable to the
System under Section 25 of the Budget Stabilization Act.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the
required State contribution for State fiscal year 2005 and for
fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter, as calculated
under this Section and certified under subsection (a-1), shall
not exceed an amount equal to (i) the amount of the required
State contribution that would have been calculated under this
Section for that fiscal year if the System had not received any
payments under subsection (d) of Section 7.2 of the General
Obligation Bond Act, minus (ii) the portion of the State's
total debt service payments for that fiscal year on the bonds
issued in fiscal year 2003 for the purposes of that Section
7.2, as determined and certified by the Comptroller, that is
the same as the System's portion of the total moneys
distributed under subsection (d) of Section 7.2 of the General
Obligation Bond Act. In determining this maximum for State
fiscal years 2008 through 2010, however, the amount referred to
in item (i) shall be increased, as a percentage of the
applicable employee payroll, in equal increments calculated
from the sum of the required State contribution for State
fiscal year 2007 plus the applicable portion of the State's
total debt service payments for fiscal year 2007 on the bonds
issued in fiscal year 2003 for the purposes of Section 7.2 of
the General Obligation Bond Act, so that, by State fiscal year
2011, the State is contributing at the rate otherwise required
under this Section.
    (c) Payment of the required State contributions and of all
pensions, retirement annuities, death benefits, refunds, and
other benefits granted under or assumed by this System, and all
expenses in connection with the administration and operation
thereof, are obligations of the State.
    If members are paid from special trust or federal funds
which are administered by the employing unit, whether school
district or other unit, the employing unit shall pay to the
System from such funds the full accruing retirement costs based
upon that service, which, beginning July 1, 2017 2014, shall be
at a rate, expressed as a percentage of salary, equal to the
total employer's minimum contribution to the System to be made
by the State for that fiscal year, including both normal cost
and unfunded liability components, expressed as a percentage of
payroll, as determined by the System under subsection (b-3) of
this Section. Employer contributions, based on salary paid to
members from federal funds, may be forwarded by the
distributing agency of the State of Illinois to the System
prior to allocation, in an amount determined in accordance with
guidelines established by such agency and the System. Any
contribution for fiscal year 2015 collected as a result of the
change made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly
shall be considered a State contribution under subsection (b-3)
of this Section.
    (d) Effective July 1, 1986, any employer of a teacher as
defined in paragraph (8) of Section 16-106 shall pay the
employer's normal cost of benefits based upon the teacher's
service, in addition to employee contributions, as determined
by the System. Such employer contributions shall be forwarded
monthly in accordance with guidelines established by the
System.
    However, with respect to benefits granted under Section
16-133.4 or 16-133.5 to a teacher as defined in paragraph (8)
of Section 16-106, the employer's contribution shall be 12%
(rather than 20%) of the member's highest annual salary rate
for each year of creditable service granted, and the employer
shall also pay the required employee contribution on behalf of
the teacher. For the purposes of Sections 16-133.4 and
16-133.5, a teacher as defined in paragraph (8) of Section
16-106 who is serving in that capacity while on leave of
absence from another employer under this Article shall not be
considered an employee of the employer from which the teacher
is on leave.
    (e) Beginning July 1, 1998, every employer of a teacher
shall pay to the System an employer contribution computed as
follows:
        (1) Beginning July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, the
    employer contribution shall be equal to 0.3% of each
    teacher's salary.
        (2) Beginning July 1, 1999 and thereafter, the employer
    contribution shall be equal to 0.58% of each teacher's
    salary.
The school district or other employing unit may pay these
employer contributions out of any source of funding available
for that purpose and shall forward the contributions to the
System on the schedule established for the payment of member
contributions.
    These employer contributions are intended to offset a
portion of the cost to the System of the increases in
retirement benefits resulting from this amendatory Act of 1998.
    Each employer of teachers is entitled to a credit against
the contributions required under this subsection (e) with
respect to salaries paid to teachers for the period January 1,
2002 through June 30, 2003, equal to the amount paid by that
employer under subsection (a-5) of Section 6.6 of the State
Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971 with respect to salaries
paid to teachers for that period.
    The additional 1% employee contribution required under
Section 16-152 by this amendatory Act of 1998 is the
responsibility of the teacher and not the teacher's employer,
unless the employer agrees, through collective bargaining or
otherwise, to make the contribution on behalf of the teacher.
    If an employer is required by a contract in effect on May
1, 1998 between the employer and an employee organization to
pay, on behalf of all its full-time employees covered by this
Article, all mandatory employee contributions required under
this Article, then the employer shall be excused from paying
the employer contribution required under this subsection (e)
for the balance of the term of that contract. The employer and
the employee organization shall jointly certify to the System
the existence of the contractual requirement, in such form as
the System may prescribe. This exclusion shall cease upon the
termination, extension, or renewal of the contract at any time
after May 1, 1998.
    (f) If the amount of a teacher's salary for any school year
used to determine final average salary exceeds the member's
annual full-time salary rate with the same employer for the
previous school year by more than 6%, the teacher's employer
shall pay to the System, in addition to all other payments
required under this Section and in accordance with guidelines
established by the System, the present value of the increase in
benefits resulting from the portion of the increase in salary
that is in excess of 6%. This present value shall be computed
by the System on the basis of the actuarial assumptions and
tables used in the most recent actuarial valuation of the
System that is available at the time of the computation. If a
teacher's salary for the 2005-2006 school year is used to
determine final average salary under this subsection (f), then
the changes made to this subsection (f) by Public Act 94-1057
shall apply in calculating whether the increase in his or her
salary is in excess of 6%. For the purposes of this Section,
change in employment under Section 10-21.12 of the School Code
on or after June 1, 2005 shall constitute a change in employer.
The System may require the employer to provide any pertinent
information or documentation. The changes made to this
subsection (f) by this amendatory Act of the 94th General
Assembly apply without regard to whether the teacher was in
service on or after its effective date.
    Whenever it determines that a payment is or may be required
under this subsection, the System shall calculate the amount of
the payment and bill the employer for that amount. The bill
shall specify the calculations used to determine the amount
due. If the employer disputes the amount of the bill, it may,
within 30 days after receipt of the bill, apply to the System
in writing for a recalculation. The application must specify in
detail the grounds of the dispute and, if the employer asserts
that the calculation is subject to subsection (g) or (h) of
this Section, must include an affidavit setting forth and
attesting to all facts within the employer's knowledge that are
pertinent to the applicability of that subsection. Upon
receiving a timely application for recalculation, the System
shall review the application and, if appropriate, recalculate
the amount due.
    The employer contributions required under this subsection
(f) may be paid in the form of a lump sum within 90 days after
receipt of the bill. If the employer contributions are not paid
within 90 days after receipt of the bill, then interest will be
charged at a rate equal to the System's annual actuarially
assumed rate of return on investment compounded annually from
the 91st day after receipt of the bill. Payments must be
concluded within 3 years after the employer's receipt of the
bill.
    (g) This subsection (g) applies only to payments made or
salary increases given on or after June 1, 2005 but before July
1, 2011. The changes made by Public Act 94-1057 shall not
require the System to refund any payments received before July
31, 2006 (the effective date of Public Act 94-1057).
    When assessing payment for any amount due under subsection
(f), the System shall exclude salary increases paid to teachers
under contracts or collective bargaining agreements entered
into, amended, or renewed before June 1, 2005.
    When assessing payment for any amount due under subsection
(f), the System shall exclude salary increases paid to a
teacher at a time when the teacher is 10 or more years from
retirement eligibility under Section 16-132 or 16-133.2.
    When assessing payment for any amount due under subsection
(f), the System shall exclude salary increases resulting from
overload work, including summer school, when the school
district has certified to the System, and the System has
approved the certification, that (i) the overload work is for
the sole purpose of classroom instruction in excess of the
standard number of classes for a full-time teacher in a school
district during a school year and (ii) the salary increases are
equal to or less than the rate of pay for classroom instruction
computed on the teacher's current salary and work schedule.
    When assessing payment for any amount due under subsection
(f), the System shall exclude a salary increase resulting from
a promotion (i) for which the employee is required to hold a
certificate or supervisory endorsement issued by the State
Teacher Certification Board that is a different certification
or supervisory endorsement than is required for the teacher's
previous position and (ii) to a position that has existed and
been filled by a member for no less than one complete academic
year and the salary increase from the promotion is an increase
that results in an amount no greater than the lesser of the
average salary paid for other similar positions in the district
requiring the same certification or the amount stipulated in
the collective bargaining agreement for a similar position
requiring the same certification.
    When assessing payment for any amount due under subsection
(f), the System shall exclude any payment to the teacher from
the State of Illinois or the State Board of Education over
which the employer does not have discretion, notwithstanding
that the payment is included in the computation of final
average salary.
    (h) When assessing payment for any amount due under
subsection (f), the System shall exclude any salary increase
described in subsection (g) of this Section given on or after
July 1, 2011 but before July 1, 2014 under a contract or
collective bargaining agreement entered into, amended, or
renewed on or after June 1, 2005 but before July 1, 2011.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, any
payments made or salary increases given after June 30, 2014
shall be used in assessing payment for any amount due under
subsection (f) of this Section.
    (i) The System shall prepare a report and file copies of
the report with the Governor and the General Assembly by
January 1, 2007 that contains all of the following information:
        (1) The number of recalculations required by the
    changes made to this Section by Public Act 94-1057 for each
    employer.
        (2) The dollar amount by which each employer's
    contribution to the System was changed due to
    recalculations required by Public Act 94-1057.
        (3) The total amount the System received from each
    employer as a result of the changes made to this Section by
    Public Act 94-4.
        (4) The increase in the required State contribution
    resulting from the changes made to this Section by Public
    Act 94-1057.
    (j) For purposes of determining the required State
contribution to the System, the value of the System's assets
shall be equal to the actuarial value of the System's assets,
which shall be calculated as follows:
    As of June 30, 2008, the actuarial value of the System's
assets shall be equal to the market value of the assets as of
that date. In determining the actuarial value of the System's
assets for fiscal years after June 30, 2008, any actuarial
gains or losses from investment return incurred in a fiscal
year shall be recognized in equal annual amounts over the
5-year period following that fiscal year.
    (k) For purposes of determining the required State
contribution to the system for a particular year, the actuarial
value of assets shall be assumed to earn a rate of return equal
to the system's actuarially assumed rate of return.
(Source: P.A. 96-43, eff. 7-15-09; 96-1497, eff. 1-14-11;
96-1511, eff. 1-27-11; 96-1554, eff. 3-18-11; 97-694, eff.
6-18-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12; 98-674, eff. 6-30-14.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2017