Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that a person who participated as a chief of police in a fund under the Downstate Police Article and returns to work in any capacity with the police department, with any oversight of the police department, or in an advisory capacity for the police department with the same municipality with which that pension was earned, regardless of whether he or she is considered an employee of the police department or is eligible for inclusion in the municipality's downstate police fund, is not considered an employee under the IMRF Article. Effective January 1, 2019.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: Limits the application of the provisions to persons who were not participating employees before the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective January 1, 2019.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Further amends the Illinois Pension Code. In the Downstate Firefighter Article, provides that an annual medical examination of a firefighter receiving a disability pension for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to his or her service as a firefighter shall not be made if: (1) the firefighter has provided to the board documentation approving the discontinuance of the medical examination from at least 2 physicians; and (2) at least 4 members of the board have voted in the affirmative to allow the firefighter to discontinue the medical examination. In a provision of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Article including in the definition of "sheriff's law enforcement employee" certain police officers and firefighters employed by a participating municipality that adopts a specified resolution, specifies that the provision applies to persons first hired on or after January 1, 2011. Changes the effective date from January 1, 2019 to immediate.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill, as amended by House Amendment No. 1, with the following change: adds a requirement that the firefighter has retained age 45 in order for the annual medical examination not to be required of a firefighter receiving a disability pension for post-traumatic stress disorder related to his or her service as a firefighter.