92nd General Assembly
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   40 ILCS 5/4-105e new                                                        
   40 ILCS 5/4-109           from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 4-109                      
   40 ILCS 5/4-109.3 new                                                       
   40 ILCS 5/4-118           from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 4-118                      

        Amends the Downstate Firefighter Article of the Illinois  Pension      
   Code.   Provides  for a Deferred Retirement Option Plan, under which a      
   firefighter who is at least age  50  with  20  years  of  service  may      
   continue  in  active service for up to 5 years while having his or her      
   pension contributions and  retirement  pension  paid  into  a  special      
   account,  to be distributed to the firefighter upon retirement.  Bases      
   the retirement pension on the firefighter's service and salary at  the      
   time of joining the DROP plan.  Requires termination of service at the      
   end  of  the DROP plan participation period.  Requires approval of the      
   employer; provides that the approval is within the sole discretion  of      
   the employer and not subject to mandatory collective bargaining.  Also      
   changes  the  manner  of determining the actuarial requirements of the      
   pension fund when a DROP plan is in effect.  Effective immediately.         
          PENSION NOTE (Pension Laws Commission)                               
          Based on 1996 membership data, HB 195 would increase the acc-        
          rued liability by an estimated $71.6 million. The resulting          
          estimated increase in total annual cost is estimated to be $7.5      
          million, or 2.14% of payroll. These cost estimates assume all        
          employers offer a five-year DROP plan and that 100% of those         
          eligible will participate. Participation is assumed to begin an      
          average of one year after becoming eligible, and continue for a      
          maximum five-year period. According to the Commission's actu-        
          ary, the cost of a 3 or 4 year DROP plan is higher than the          
          cost of a 5 year DROP plan.                                          
   JAN-11-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   JAN-30-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   JAN-30-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   JAN-30-2001  H                        PENSION NOTE FILED                       
   JAN-30-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               RULES                 
   JAN-31-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               PERS PENSION          
   FEB-13-2001  H  ADDED AS A CO-SPONSOR                    O'BRIEN               
   MAR-09-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 MOFFITT               
   MAR-09-2001  H  ADDED AS A JOINT SPONSOR                 BOLAND                
   MAR-16-2001  H  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 19(A)     RULES         HRUL    
   JAN-07-2003  H  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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