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   Pending SERS Legislation  

Pending House SERS Legislation

The Illinois 96th General Assembly began on January 12, 2010.

Current bill summaries are listed below. They include both the bill's number and sponsor.


2010 Update of SERS Legislation

HB0377, sponsored by Keith Farnham

  • Amends the General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) Article of the Pension Code to specify that no retirement benefits provided by the Article may be paid to any person who is impeached by the House of Representatives and convicted and removed from office by the Senate..


HB3798, sponsored by McCarthy - Madigan

  • Amends the General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) Article of the Pension code to require GARS to create a self-managed program (SMP) of retirement benefits for persons who become members of the General Assembly after the effective date of the SMP, which may not be later than January 1, 2011. The bill allows members of the General Assembly on the effective date of the SMP to elect to terminate participation in the GARS defined benefit program and begin participation in the SMP.


HB3798 Amendment 1, sponsored by McCarthy - Madigan

  • Amended by House Amendment 1, amends the General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) Article of the Pension Code to require GARS to create a selfmanaged program (SMP) of retirement benefits for persons who become members of the General Assembly on or after the effective date of the SMP, but in no event later than January 1, 2010. The bill allows members of the General Assembly on the effective date of the SMP to elect to terminate participation in the GARS defined benefit program and begin participation in the SMP.


HB3900, sponsored by Miller

  • Amends the State Employees' Article of the Pension Code to include certain sign hangers and sign hanger foreman who work for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in the SERS alternative formula.


HB3964, sponsored by Graham

  • Amends the State Employees' Article of the Pension Code to allow a member who purchases service credit for a period of leave of absence to have earnings credited during the period of leave. If no contributions are required to establish service credit for the period of leave, the bill allows members to establish earnings for the period of leave by making the applicable employee and employer contributions (normal cost), plus interest, at 8.5% annually, from the date the leave began to the date of payment.


HB4014, sponsored by Brauer

  • Amends the State Employees' Article of the Pension Code to allow any person who rendered contractual services on a full-time basis to the Illinois Institute of Natural Resources and the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources to establish service credit for up to 4 years of contractual services.


HB4015, sponsored by McCarthy

  • Amends the State Employees' Article of the Pension Code to allow carpenter shop managers and carpenter shop supervisors who work for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) to elect to have certain prior service covered by SERS' regular retirement formula to be converted to SERS alternative formula service credit.


HB4329, sponsored by Reboletti

  • Amends the Judges' Article of the Pension Code to allow married participants (active or retired judges) who elected to not participate in the JRS survivor's annuity provisions to elect to begin participation in those provisions, if the original election is rescinded by July 1, 2010.


HB4330, sponsored by Reboltti

  • Amends the Judges' Article of the Pension Code to allow married, active judges who elected to not participate in the JRS survivor's annuity provisions to elect to begin participation in those provisions, if the original election is rescinded by July 1, 2010..


HB4339, sponsored by Cross

  • Amends the General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) and State Employees' (SERS) Articles of the Pension Code to provide that persons", who become constitutional officers or members of the General Assembly after the effective date of the amendatory Act will become members of the State Employees' Retirement System (SERS), rather than members of GARS.


HB4439, sponsored by Senger

  • Amends the General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) Article of the Pension Code to require the System to report quarterly to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) the names and current salaries of all GARS members (active and inactive) who became members prior to August 22,1994, if the member is participating in a System covered by the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act.


HB4643, sponsored by Poe

  • Amends the State Employees' Article of the pension Code to allow members to establish service credit for up to 12 furlough days, used to address a State fiscal emergency, without making contributions.


HB4644, sponsored by Poe

  • Amends the State Employees' Article of the Pension Code to allow members to establish service credit for up to 12 furlough days, used to address a State fiscal emergency. The member is required to make the applicable employee and employer (normal cost) contributions, plus interest of 8.5% compounded annually from the date of the service to the date of payment.


HB4720, sponsored by Franks

  • Amends the General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) Article of the Pension Code to provide that persons who become members of the General Assembly on or after January 1, 2011 are not eligible to become members of GARS.


HB4795, sponsored by Lang

  • Amends the Liquor Control Act to transfer certain employees and resources from the Department of Revenue to the State Liquor Control Commission, effective July 1, 2010. The bill provides that the State Commission may appoint investigators that have all of the powers of police officers for the purposes of enforcing the Liquor Control Act.


HB4892, sponsored by Poe

  • Amends the State Employees' Article of the Pension Code to allow members to establish service credit for up to 12 furlough days, used to address a State fiscal emergency, without making contributions..


HB4940, sponsored by Senger

  • Amends the General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) Article of the Pension Code to require the System to report quarterly to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) the names and current salaries of all GARS members (active and inactive) who became members prior to August 22,1994, if the member is participating in a System covered by the Retirernent Systems Reciprocal Act.


HB4962, sponsored by Poe

  • Amends the State Employees' Article of the Pension Code to allow members to establish service credit for up to 12 furlough days, used to address a State fiscal emergency. The member is required to make the applicable employee and employer (normal cost) contributions, plus interest of 8.5% compounded annually from the date of the service to the date of payment.


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