PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL RETIREMENT SYSTEM

2010 PROPOSED LEGISLATION

 

Updated May 7, 2010

 

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S1004

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS & PLANS; AMENDMENTS

 

Several changes to statutes governing the retirement plans for elected officials (EORP), public safety personnel (PSPRS) and corrections officers (CORP). Clarifies that each incorporated city or town must submit an annual audit report of that entity's fire fighters' relief and pension fund by Jan 31 or be ineligible to receive its share of fire insurance premium tax monies. Other changes seem mostly technical in nature, relocating language pertaining to a person other than the member who is qualified to receive the member's pension benefits (known as an "alternate payee") and defined elsewhere as a spouse or a former spouse who has been designated in a domestic relations order.

 

First sponsor: Sen. Tibshraeny

 

Current Action:  5/6 signed by governor.  Chap. 231, Laws 2010.  4/26 passed House 57-0; ready for governor4/26 House Third Reading.  4/19 House COW.  4/13 House Caucus.  4/12 from House Rules okay.  4/12 Hearing:  House Rules 1:00 PM, House Rm. 4.  3/31 from House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform do pass.  3/30 House Public Employees, Retirement & entitlement Reform do pass; report awaited.  3/30 Hearing:  House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform, 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3.  3/8 referred to House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform.  2/15 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.  2/15 Senate Third Reading.  2/11 Senate COW approved.  2/11 Senate COW.  2/9 Senate Caucus.  1/26 From Senate rules okay. Stricken from consent calendar by Rios.  1/26 Senate Caucus.  1/27 Senate Consent (objection deadline: 1/27 1:38 PM).  1/25 from Senate Government Institutions - do pass.  1/25, Senate Caucus Rm, Time: Upon Adj. of Floor - Senate Rules.  1/21 10:30 AM, Senate Rm. 1 - do pass; report awaited.  1/11 referred to Senate Government Institutions.

 

 

S1005

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; ORDINARY DISABILITY; OFFSET

 

Members of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System who are on "ordinary disability" (defined elsewhere in statute) and who work (for a non-PSPRS member entity) no longer will have their disability pension benefits reduced by an amount based on their wages. Currently, the amount of the reduction is equal to the difference between the member's income from employment and the member's unreduced pension.

 

First sponsor: Sen. Tibshraeny

 

Current Action:  No longer followed:  Amended to HB 2067.  3/30 referred to House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform.  3/18 passed Senate 26-3; ready for House.  3/10 Senate Consent.  3/9 from Senate rules okay.  3/8 Hearing: Senate Rules, Senate Caucus Room.  3/1 from Senate Government Institutions do pass.  2/25 Senate Government Institutions do pass; report awaited.  2/25 Hearing: Senate Government Institutions 10:00 AM Senate Rm. 1.  1/21 Senate Government Institutions - held.  1/21 Hearing: 10:30 AM, Senate Rm. 1.  1/11 referred to Senate Government Institutions.

 

 

 

S1006

PSPRS; FUND MANAGER; NAME CHANGE

 

The title of "fund manager" for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System is changed to "board of trustees."

 

First sponsor: Sen. Tibshraeny

 

Current Action:  4/28 signed by governor.  Chap. 200, Laws 20104/22 Senate Final Reading. Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 28-0; ready for governor.  4/22 Senate Caucus.  4/20 passed House 56-0; ready for Senate action on House amendments.  4/20 House Third Reading.  4/14 House COW approved with amendment #4895 and floor amendment #5089.  4/14 House COW.  4/13 House Caucus.  4/12 Hearing:  House rules 1:00 PM, House Rm. 4.  3/31 from House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform with amendment #4895.  3/30House Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform amended; report awaited.  3/30 Hearing:  House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform, 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3.  3/23 2:00 PM, CANCELLED.  3/23 Hearing:  House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3.  3/8 referred to House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform.  2/11 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.  2/11 passed Senate 29-0: ready for house.  2/11 Senate Third Reading.  2/9 Senate Caucus.  2/3 Senate Consent.  2/1 to Senate consent calendar.  Senate Rules (Monday 02/01/10, Senate Caucus Rm).  1/25 from Senate Government Institutions - do pass.  1/21 Senate Government Institutions - do pass; report awaited.  1/21 10:30 AM, Senate Rm. 1.  1/11 referred to Senate Government Institutions.

 

 

H2067

RETIREMENT; PSPRS; OMNIBUS AMENDMENTS

 

Various changes to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System statutes, including modifying definitions, modifying death benefits for surviving spouses, establishing deadlines for local boards to take certain actions, and making PSPRS a jural entity that may sue and be sued.

 

First sponsor: Rep. Boone

 

Current Action:  4/23 signed by governor.  Chap. 118, Laws 2010.  4/19 House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on final reading 55-0; ready for governor.  4/19 House final reading.  4/14 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.  4/14 Senate Third Reading.  4/13 Senate COW approved with amendment #4937.  4/13 Senate COW.  4/8 Senate Caucus.  4/6 from Senate Rules okay.  4/5 Senate Rules, Senate Caucus Rm.  4/5 from Senate Government Institutions with amendment #4937.  4/1 Senate Government Institutions amended; report awaited.  4/1 Hearing:  Senate Government Institutions, 10:15 AM, Senate Rm. L.  3/25 Senate Government Institutions held.  3/25 Hearing:  Senate Government Institutions 9 AM, Senate Rm. 1.  2/23 referred to Senate Government Institutions.  2/16 passed House 57-0; ready for Senate.  2/16 House Third Reading.  2/11 House COW approved with amendment #4033.  2/11 House COW.  2/9 from House rules okay.  2/9 House Caucus.  2/9 from House rules okay.  House Rules 2/8 1:00 PM, House Rm. 4.  1/27 from House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform with amend #4033.  1/26 House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform amended; report awaited.  1/26 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3.  1/19 House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform - Held.  1/19 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3.  1/11 referred to House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform.

 

 

S1131

TECH CORRECTION; PSPRS; SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Minor change in Title 38 (public officers & employees) related to the retirement system for public safety personnel stated as from and after April 30, 1973, all benefits now or hereafter received pursuant to this article or prior retirement systems shall not be reduced because of any payment received as benefits under the federal old age and survivors insurance system. END_STATUTE

 

First sponsor: Sen. Nelson

 

Current Action:  1/19 referred to Senate Rules.

 

 

 

H2388

PSPRS; FUND MANAGER; MEMBERSHIP; TERM

 

Increases the number of members of the fund manager for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System to 7, from 5, and increases the members' terms of office to 5 years, from 3.

 

First sponsor: Rep. Boone

 

Current Action:  No longer followed.  Amended to SB 1006.  2/2 House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform held.  2/2 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3 - House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform.  1/25 referred to House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform.

 

 

 

H2478

PSPRS; LOCAL BOARD COMPOSITION

 

Allows the head of the merit system to designate another member of the merit system to serve on the PSPRS local board in the head's place.

 

First sponsor: Rep. Konopnicki

 

Current Action:  No longer followed.  Proposed Strike Everything Amendment4/8 Hearing:  Senate Government Institutions, 9:30 AM, Senate Rm. 1.  4/1 Hearing:  Senate Government Institutions 10:00 AM, Senate Rm. 1.  3/25 Hearing:  Senate Government Institutions 9 AM, Senate Rm. 1.  3/2 referred to Senate Government Institutions.  2/22  passed House 57-0; ready for Senate.  2/22   House Third Reading.  2/18    House Consent.  2/16 House Caucus.  2/15 from House rules okay.  2/15 to House consent calendar.  2/15 from House rules okay.  2/15 Hearing:  House Rules 1:00 PM, House Rm. 4.  2/9 House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform do pass; report waited.  2/9  Hearing: House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform 2:00 PM, House Rm. 3.  1/21 referred to House Public Employees, Retirement & Entitlement Reform.

 

S1170

CAPITOL POLICE; TRANSFER

 

Control of the Capitol Police is transferred from the Dept of Administration to the Dept of Public Safety.

 

First sponsor: Sen. Pearce
Others: Rep. Antenori, Rep. Burges, Rep. Gowan, Rep. Seel, Rep. Jerry Weiers, Sen. C. Allen, Sen. Alvarez, Sen. Burns, Sen. C. Gray, Sen. Harper, Sen. Melvin, Sen. Verschoor

 

Current Action:  4/7 Hearing:  House Military Affairs & Public Safety, 9:00 AM, House Rm. 3.  2/15 from Senate Government Institutions do pass.  2/11 Senate Government Institutions do pass; report awaited.  2/11 Hearing: Government Institutions 9:30 AM, Senate Rm. 1.  2/3 Senate Appropriations do pass.  Senate Appropriations (2/2 1:30 PM, Senate Rm. 109).  1/21 referred to Senate Government Institutions, Appropriations.