Bill Status of HB0149 97th General Assembly
Short Description: PEN CD-ELECTION OF BENEFITS
Rep. Tom Cross - Dave Winters - Darlene J. Senger - Sandra M. Pihos, Chris Nybo, David Harris and David R. Leitch
| 1/8/2013||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Requires current participants in the State-funded pension and retirement systems to make a one-time, irrevocable election of one of the following: (i) the traditional benefit package under the applicable Article of the Pension Code, (ii) the existing benefit package for new hires, or (iii) a self-managed plan (if made available by the participant's employer). Authorizes persons who became or become participants on or after January 1, 2011 to irrevocably elect either: (i) the benefit package for new hires or (ii) the self-managed plan (if made available by the participant's employer). Sets forth the requirements for the self-managed plan and provides that if such a plan is available it is the default plan if a participant fails to make an election. In the Articles creating the State-funded pension and retirement systems, provides: (i) that, beginning in fiscal year 2013, the State's required contribution is the greater of 6% of the applicable employee payroll or one-half of the actuarially-determined normal cost of the benefit package for new hires and (ii) that the required employee contribution will be based on the benefit package elected by the participant. Amends the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act to provide that the changes made by the amendatory Act control when there is a conflict with the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act.