Bill Status of SB1646  102nd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Steve McClure - Karina Villa, Dale Fowler, Brian W. Stewart, Terri Bryant, Rachelle Crowe, Neil Anderson, Cristina Castro, Laura M. Murphy, Patrick J. Joyce, Linda Holmes, Meg Loughran Cappel, John Connor, Doris Turner, Ram Villivalam, Chapin Rose, Laura Fine, Scott M. Bennett and Julie A. Morrison

House Sponsors
(Rep. Michael T. Marron - Emanuel Chris Welch - Dave Severin - Daniel Didech - Sue Scherer, Norine K. Hammond, Joyce Mason, Lawrence Walsh, Jr., Sam Yingling, Michael Halpin, Tony McCombie, La Shawn K. Ford, LaToya Greenwood, Dan Brady, Katie Stuart, Kelly M. Cassidy, Dan Caulkins, David A. Welter, Rita Mayfield, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Jonathan Carroll, Maurice A. West, II, Dave Vella and Jay Hoffman)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/20/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0525

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
40 ILCS 5/16-127from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-127

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Allows a member to establish optional credit for up to 2 years of service as a teacher or administrator employed by a private school recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, provided that the teacher (i) was certified under the law governing the certification of teachers at the time the service was rendered, (ii) applies in writing on or before June 30, 2023, (iii) supplies satisfactory evidence of the employment, (iv) completes at least 10 years of contributing service as a teacher, and (v) pays the required contribution. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
Adds reference to:
40 ILCS 5/16-158from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-158

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Further amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. In a provision that requires an employer to make an additional contribution to the System for certain salary increases greater than 6%, excludes salary increases resulting from teaching summer school on or after May 1, 2021 and before September 15, 2022. Effective immediately.

 Pension Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
 SB 1646, as amended by HA 2, would reopen a window for teachers to apply for optional service credit for work done in approved private schools as teachers and administrators. The Teachers' Retirement System reports having 3,463 members who have applied for this private school credit in previous window openings, as described below. TRS estimates that the fiscal impact of this bill would be low, as the member must pay both the member and employer contributions, plus the actuarially assumed rate of interest to take advantage of this credit. The fiscal impact to TRS as a result of exempting summer school teaching from the 6% Final Average Salary Cap is unknown, as it is not known how many teachers would accrue pensionable salary in excess of 6% from the previous school year with the same employer via summer school teaching rendered between May 1, 2021 and September 15, 2022.

 Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 2 (Teachers Retirement System)
 Actuarial cost impact. SB 1646 as amended would have an unknown impact to TRS. Changes allowing optional service purchase under the bill are designed to be fully paid for by the related member contributions. Changes in required school district contributions would likely create some additional cost to the State of Illinois, but the total cost cannot be calculated without knowing the actual behavior of individual school districts and employees. Administrative cost impact. Administering the provisions of this bill would not increase the administrative costs ofTRS.

DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Steve McClure
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Pensions
  3/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Brian W. Stewart
  3/17/2021SenateDo Pass Pensions; 009-000-000
  3/17/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 23, 2021
  3/24/2021SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** March 25, 2021
  4/13/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  4/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/21/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 055-001-000
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/22/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAssigned to Personnel & Pensions Committee
  4/29/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael T. Marron
  4/29/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/4/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Personnel & Pensions Committee
  5/5/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
  5/5/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Norine K. Hammond
  5/5/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  5/6/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Personnel & Pensions Committee; 007-001-000
  5/6/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/6/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40
  5/7/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  5/7/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr.
  5/7/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  5/7/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Michael T. Marron
  5/7/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  5/10/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael Halpin
  5/11/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/11/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  5/12/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  5/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  5/13/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/13/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Requested as Amended by Rep. Mark Batinick
  5/13/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sue Scherer
  5/14/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/14/2021HouseAlternate Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  5/19/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Brady
  5/19/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  5/19/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  5/19/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Pension Note Filed as Amended
  5/20/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Caulkins
  5/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Fiscal Note Filed as Amended
  5/25/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. David A. Welter
  5/25/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/27/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-005-000
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maurice A. West, II
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  5/27/2021HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jay Hoffman
  5/27/2021SenateSecretary's Desk - Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2
  5/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence House Amendment(s) 2 - May 28, 2021
  5/27/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Filed with Secretary Sen. Steve McClure
  5/27/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Assignments
  5/29/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Assignments Referred to Pensions
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Neil Anderson
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion To Concur Recommended Do Adopt Pensions; 008-000-000
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Patrick J. Joyce
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. John Connor
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Doris Turner
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  5/30/2021SenateHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Senate Concurs 055-001-000
  5/30/2021SenateSenate Concurs
  5/30/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Scott M. Bennett
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  5/30/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  6/28/2021SenateSent to the Governor
  8/20/2021SenateGovernor Approved
  8/20/2021SenateEffective Date August 20, 2021
  8/20/2021SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0525