90th General Assembly
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PEN CD-SERS-ARSON INVESTIGATOR                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the State Employee Article of the Pension Code to  provide      
   the   alternative  (State  Police)  formula  for  arson  investigators      
   employed  by  the  Office  of  the  State  Fire  Marshal.    Effective      
          PENSION IMPACT NOTE                                                  
          HB 313 would increase SERS accrued liabilities by $252,000.          
          PENSION IMPACT NOTE, ENGROSSED                                       
          No change from previous note.                                        
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          40 ILCS 5/3-110.5               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 3-110.5       
          40 ILCS 5/3-110.6               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 3-110.6       
          40 ILCS 5/4-109.1               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 4-109.1       
          40 ILCS 5/4-115.1               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 4-115.1       
          40 ILCS 5/5-167.5               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-167.5       
          40 ILCS 5/5-237                                                      
          40 ILCS 5/6-164.2               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 6-164.2       
          40 ILCS 5/7-139.8               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-139.8       
          40 ILCS 5/7-141.1                                                    
          40 ILCS 5/7-145.1 new                                                
          40 ILCS 5/7-145.2 new                                                
          40 ILCS 5/8-138                 from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-138         
          40 ILCS 5/8-150.1               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-150.1       
          40 ILCS 5/8-159                 from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-159         
          40 ILCS 5/8-164.1               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-164.1       
          40 ILCS 5/9-101                 from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-101         
          40 ILCS 5/9-120.1 new                                                
          40 ILCS 5/9-121.13                                                   
          40 ILCS 5/9-133                 from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-133         
          40 ILCS 5/9-133.1               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-133.1       
          40 ILCS 5/9-134.3 new                                                
          40 ILCS 5/9-146.2 new                                                
          40 ILCS 5/9-179.3               from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-179.3       
          40 ILCS 5/11-134                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-134        
          40 ILCS 5/11-145.1              from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-145.1      
          40 ILCS 5/11-154                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-154        
          40 ILCS 5/11-160.1              from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-160.1      
          40 ILCS 5/14-104                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104        
          40 ILCS 5/14-104.10 new                                              
          40 ILCS 5/15-157                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-157        
          40 ILCS 5/15-157.1              from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-157.1      
          40 ILCS 5/16-127                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-127        
          40 ILCS 5/16-141                from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-141        
          40 ILCS 5/17-116.1              from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-116.1      
          30 ILCS 805/8.21 new                                                 
        Replaces everything.  Amends the Illinois Pension Code.    Amends      
   the Downstate Firefighter Article.  Provides an annual increase in the      
   benefit  for  dependent  children  of  firefighters  receiving duty or      
   occupational  disability   benefits.    Preserves   benefits   for   a      
   firefighter's  child  who is adopted by another person after the death      
   of the  firefighter.    In  the  Illinois  Municipal  Retirement  Fund      
   Article,   provides  an  optional  plan  of  additional  benefits  and      
   contributions for elected county officers and their survivors.    Also      
   makes   the   early  retirement  program  available  to  employees  of      
   municipalities and removes the 5-year  limitation.    In  the  Chicago      
   Police,  Firefighter,  Municipal,  and  Laborer  Articles, extends the      
   annuitant health insurance plan  through  December  31,  2002.   Makes      
   numerous  changes  relating  to  participation in and financing of the      
   plan.  In the Chicago Municipal and Laborer  Articles,  increases  the      
   minimum retirement annuity.  Provides for retirement at age 50 with 30      
   years  of  service.    Eliminates  the  age discount for employees who      
   retire at age 55 with 25 years  of  service.   Increases  the  minimum      
   widow's  annuity  and allows certain widows to elect to receive 50% of      
   the deceased  employee's  retirement  annuity  instead  of  a  widow's      
   annuity.    Increases  the  child's  annuity  and removes the combined      
   family maximum for certain  persons  currently  eligible  for  child's      
   annuities.    In the Cook County Article, changes the population limit      
   for establishing a pension fund under that  Article  from  500,000  to      
   3,000,000.   Compounds  the  automatic  annual increase for retirement      
   annuitants  and  provides  a  3%  noncompounded  annual  increase  for      
   surviving spouses.  Extends the expiration of the program of  optional      
   contributions  until  July 1, 2002.  Allows members of the Cook County      
   police department to transfer credits from the Chicago police  pension      
   fund to the Cook County pension fund until July 1, 1998.  Provides for      
   a  program  of  early  retirement incentives; also applies to the Cook      
   County Forest Preserve District pension fund.  Allows certain  persons      
   employed  by  the Chicago Transit Authority to participate in the Cook      
   County pension fund.  Allows these persons to have their  Cook  County      
   benefits  based  on their CTA salaries; to purchase Cook County credit      
   for their past CTA service without paying any employer contribution or      
   interest; and to buy up to 4 additional years of  Cook  County  credit      
   for  active  or  reserve military service.   Amends the State Employee      
   Article.  Allows State employees to establish service credit for up to      
   8  years  of  certain  federal  or  out-of-state  employment.   Allows      
   alternative formula employees to establish service credit for  certain      
   time spent as a law enforcement or corrections officer employed by the      
   federal  government  or a state or local government located outside of      
   Illinois.    Requires  payment   of   both   employee   and   employer      
   contributions  plus  interest.   Allows purchase of service credit for      
   certain periods of authorized leave of absence not exceeding one year.      
   Allows  controlled  substance  inspectors  to  transfer  credits  from      
   downstate police pension funds and the Illinois  Municipal  Retirement      
   Fund  to  the  State  Employees'  Retirement  System.    Provides  the      
   alternative (State Police) formula for arson investigators employed by      
   the  Office  of  the  State  Fire  Marshal.   Allows  a  former  arson      
   investigator  who  is  no  longer  in  service but not yet receiving a      
   retirement annuity to  convert  his  or  her  creditable  service  for      
   service  as  an arson investigator into eligible creditable service by      
   paying the difference in contributions.  Allows a security employee of      
   the Department  of  Corrections  to  reinstate  service  credit  in  a      
   downstate  police  pension  fund and transfer that credit to the State      
   Employees Retirement System.  Amends the State  Universities  Article.      
   Authorizes  participating  employees  to  make  contributions  for the      
   purchase  of  service  credit.     Authorizes   pickup   of   optional      
   contributions  by  the  employer for federal tax purposes.  Amends the      
   Downstate Teacher  Article.   Allows  credit  to  be  established  for      
   certain  periods  during  which  a  current  or  former teacher ceased      
   employment for the purpose of adopting an infant or caring for a newly      
   adopted infant.  Accelerates the payment of a survivor's  benefit  for      
   certain  surviving spouses between ages 50 and 55.  Amends the Chicago      
   Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code.  Allows the employer  to      
   extend  the  early  retirement without discount program until June 30,      
   2000.  Allows retroactive application to July 1, 1995, subject to  the      
   approval  of  the  employer.  Amends the State Mandates Act to require      
   implementation without reimbursement.  Effective immediately.               
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          40 ILCS 5/17-106                                                     
          40 ILCS 5/17-115                                                     
          40 ILCS 5/17-117                                                     
          40 ILCS 5/17-120                                                     
          40 ILCS 5/17-122                                                     
          40 ILCS 5/17-134                                                     
          40 ILCS 5/17-146                                                     
          40 ILCS 5/17-146.1                                                   
          40 ILCS 5/17-149                                                     
        Amends the Chicago Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code.       
   Clarifies that pensioners may return to temporary teaching in the           
   City for up to 100 days per year (not 75) without loss of pension           
   benefits; makes this change retroactive to August 23, 1989. Restores        
   full payment of the retirement annuity for certain reversionary             
   annuities elected before January 1, 1984 where the beneficiary has          
   predeceased the retiree. Requires filing of a claim with the Indus-         
   trial Commission before applying for a duty disability benefit. Also        
   makes other changes.                                                        
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0032

   Last action date: 97-06-27

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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