91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1543
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PEN CD-MWRD-DISABILITY ETC                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Article of the      
   Illinois Pension Code.   Provides  for  an  increase  in  the  child's      
   annuity,  the  minimum  retirement  annuity, and the minimum surviving      
   spouse annuity.   Allows  conversion  of  a  surviving  spouse's  term      
   annuity  into a minimum surviving spouse annuity.  Delays payment of a      
   duty disability benefit until  final  adjudication  of  the  issue  of      
   compensability  under  the  Workers'  Compensation Act or the Workers'      
   Occupational Diseases Act and provides that the period  of  disability      
   shall  be  as  determined  by  the  Illinois  Industrial Commission or      
   acknowledged by the employer.  Provides for termination of  both  duty      
   and ordinary disability benefits if the disabled employee (i) fails to      
   follow  medical advice, (ii) refuses to authorize the Board to examine      
   his or her medical and hospital records, or  (iii)  fails  to  provide      
   complete   information   relating   to   other   employment.   Expands      
   application of the workers' compensation offset to benefits other than      
   disability benefits and  child  and  surviving  spouse  annuities  and      
   provides   that   interest   shall   not   be  considered  in  certain      
   calculations.  Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation      
   without reimbursement.  Effective immediately.                              
          FISCAL NOTE (Ill. Industrial Commission)                             
          There is no fiscal impact relating to the Worker's Compensa-         
          tion Act.                                                            
          PENSION NOTE (Pension Laws Commission)                               
          Increase in accrued liability                        $2 million      
          Increase in annual cost (0.16% of payroll)             $178,000      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

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


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