PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL RETIREMENT SYSTEM

2007 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

 

 

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H2028:            RETIREMENT; PSPRS; GLOBAL RISK ASSESSMENT

 

The twice yearly report by the Fund Manager of the PSPRS to legislative committees regarding the economic impact of global security risks of Fund investments becomes an annual report:  the July 10 report is deleted leaving only the January 10 report.

 

Sponsor: Rep. McClure

 

Current Action:          Proposed striker bill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H2105:            TECH CORRECTION; RURAL HEALTH CARE

 

Deletion of outdated language in Title 38 (Public Officers and Employees) related to rural health care for retired members of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan.  Official short title lists this as a technical correction.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. Konopnicki    

 

Current Action:          1/10 referred to House Rules only.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

           

 

 

H2132:            RETIREES; AHCCS; ELIGIBLE MEMBERS

 

Retirees of the Arizona State Retirement System, Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Elected Officials Retirement System, Corrections Officer Retirement System, or a retirement plan set up by a Community College District or the Arizona Board of Regents are eligible for health insurance coverage through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System if they are not covered by the insurance plan for state employees.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. Farley

 

Current Action:   1/16 referred to House Public Institutions & Retirement; Appropriations.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

 

H2140:            RETIREMENT; PSPRS & EORP; OMNIBUS

 

A 91-page omnibus with a conditional enactment clause.  Provides for numerous changes in the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) and Elected Officials Retirement System (EORP) including expanded definitions used by the pension plan; increased powers and duties of the Fund Manager regarding court appearances and proceedings; statutory changes to the language addressing survivor pensions, and penalties and recovery options for member criminal wrongdoing.  Bill contains multiple changes in plan definition sections.  New language is included requiring the State Attorney General to obtain the Fund Manager’s written consent on claims settlements.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. McClure

 

Current Action:   3/28 referred to Senate Financial Institutions, Insurance & Retirement.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

 

H2142:            RETIREMENT; CORP; MEMBERSHIP; ORDINARY DISABILITY

 

Adds the Fund Manager of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System to the list of participating employers under the Corrections Officer Retirement System.  Also makes changes in eligibility for ordinary disability retirement and in the duties of local boards in determining eligibility. Retroactive to July 1, 2007.  

 

Sponsor:  Rep. McClure

 

Current Action:          2/8 House COW approved with Amendment #3028 and Floor Amendments #3248 and #3249.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

 

H2144:            RETIREMENT; PSPRS; DROP; CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Requires a PSPRS participating employer to continue to make employer contributions on behalf of a member who is participating in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP).

 

Sponsor:  Rep. McClure

 

Current Action:          2/22 from House Appropriations with Amendment #3568.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

 

H2196:            RETIREMENT; HEALTH INSURANCE; SUBSIDIES

 

Additional health insurance premium benefit payments for rural retirees from ASRS, PSPRS, CORP, and EORP are continued 2 additional years through FY 2008-09.  Emergency clause.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. Konopnicki

 

Current Action:          2/13 withdrawn from House Public Institutions & Retirement.

 

 

 

 

 

H2215:            RETIREMENT PLANS; DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS

 

Changes in definitions and procedures for Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS), Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP), and Elected Officials Retirement Plan (EORP) participants to obtain an approved Domestic Relations Orders and payments.  Establishes a 90-day “cure period” for participants and Alternate Payees to submit an Amended Domestic Relations Order for review and qualification determination and provides new procedures for responding to court Domestic Relations Orders.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. McClure

 

Current Action:          4/18 signed by Governor.  Chapter 87, Laws 2007.  

  

 

 

 

 

 

H2268:            CANCER INSURANCE; FIREFIGHTERS; PEACE OFFICERS

 

Retroactive to June 30, 2007, the firefighter’s cancer insurance policy program administered by the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System is expanded to include peace officers.  Employers of peace officers must participate in the program and pay the associated costs, up to $180 annually for each employee.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. McClure

 

Current Action:          5/1 signed by Governor.  Chapter 147, Laws 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

H2269:            CORP; JOINDERS; DISPATCHERS; ASSET TRANSFER

 

Full-time dispatchers whose employer enters into a joinder agreement for membership in the Correctional Officers Retirement Plan may transfer their credited service from another state retirement plan to CORP if the dispatcher is employed on the date of the joinder agreement and their employer agrees.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. McClure

 

Current Action:      2/20 referred to Senate Financial Institutions, Insurance & Retirement.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

HB2311:         RETIREES; RURAL HEALTHCARE SUBSIDIES

 

Continues the temporary health care premium benefit supplement for retired members of ASRS, CORP, PSPRS, and EORP who are Medicare eligible from July 1, 2007, until June 30, 2009.

 

Sponsor:

 

Current Action:          6/11 Senate COW approved with Amendment #3995 (see title change).

 

 

 

 

H2585:            RETIREMENT; PSPRS & CORP; HEALTH INSURANCE SUBSIDY

 

Beginning July 1, 2008, the maximum monthly subsidy available for private health insurance to retirees or survivors of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System and Corrections Officer Retirement Plan is $25.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. McClure

 

Current Action:    2/13 withdrawn from House Public Institutions & Retirement.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

 

H2666:            RETIREMENT; PSPRS; BENEFITS; DISABILITY RETIREE

 

If a disabled retiree of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System meets specified conditions, the person is added to the list of retirees eligible for an annual permanent increase in the base benefit amount.

 

Sponsor:  Rep. Desimone

 

Current Action:      2/5 referred to House Public Institutions & Retirement; Appropriations.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

 

S1104:             INFORMATION SECURITY & PRIVACY OFFICE

 

A statewide Information Security and Privacy Office is established within the Government Information Technology Agency (GITA) to develop, implement a statewide plan to assure security for all information in government agencies.  The office is also charged with ensuring compliance by all state departments and agencies.

 

Sponsor:  Sen. Burns

 

Current Action:          2/22 from Senate Appropriations with Amendment #3540.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

 

S1209:             RETIREMENT; PSPRS; PRIOR SERVICE REDEMPTION

 

The list of past employment for which a current member of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System may purchase service credit is expanded to include service as a correctional or detention officer with another state or political subdivision of another state.

 

Sponsor:  Sen. Huppenthal

 

Current Action:     1/23 referred to Senate Financial Institutions, Insurance & Retirement; Appropriations.  Died in committee.

 

 

 

 

 

S1244:             INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX RATE

 

The insurance premium tax rate is annually reduced in one-tenth of one percent increments from the current 2% of net premiums until 2012 when the rate will be 1.5%.  Reductions begin January 1, 2008.

 

Sponsor:  Sen. Gorman

 

Current Action:          2/6 from Senate Financial Institutions, Insurance & Retirement with Amendment #3138.  Died in committee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

S1308:             CORP; PROBATION OFFICERS; SERVICE PURCHASE

 

Probation, surveillance or juvenile detention officers who have a payroll deduction agreement with Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) to purchase service credit and who transfer to the Corrections Officer Retirement Pla