92nd General Assembly
Status of HB0484
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   30 ILCS 105/14a           from Ch. 127, par. 150a                           
   30 ILCS 105/15a           from Ch. 127, par. 151a                           
   40 ILCS 5/14-108.3                                                          
   40 ILCS 5/16-133.3        from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 16-133.3                   
   40 ILCS 15/1.6 new                                                          

        Amends the State Employee and Downstate Teacher Articles  of  the      
   Illinois Pension Code.  Provides an early retirement incentive program      
   for  certain  State  employees  who retire between January 1, 2002 and      
   July 1, 2002 (in certain cases, as late as January 1, 2003).  Requires      
   the Pension Laws Commission to report on the net savings  or  cost  of      
   the  program.  Requires the State to fund the program through separate      
   contributions made in fiscal years  2003  through  2009.   Amends  the      
   State  Pension  Funds  Continuing Appropriation Act to guarantee those      
   contributions through continuing appropriations.    Amends  the  State      
   Finance  Act  to  restrict personal service contracts with these early      
   retirees.  Requires the lump sum payment for unused vacation and  sick      
   leave to be separate from the final payment of salary and requires the      
   use  of specified withholding rates.  Provides that a lump sum payment      
   payable to a person who terminates State service during June  of  2002      
   may  be  paid  during July or August of 2002 from either a fiscal year      
   2002 or fiscal year 2003 appropriation.  Provides that in fiscal  year      
   2004 the General Assembly shall not fund the vacated positions at more      
   than  85%  of  the  rate  of  compensation  payable  at  the  time  of      
   retirement.  Effective immediately.                                         
          PENSION NOTE (Pension Laws Commission)                               
          Assuming 7,392 members (approximately 35% of those eligible)         
          retire early, it is estimated the accrued liability of SERS          
          would increase by $611.5 million. Required employee contribu-        
          tions are expected to total $41.6 million. Therefore, the in-        
          crease in accrued liability the State would be required to           
          amortize is estimated to be $569.9 million. HB 484 requires          
          the State to contribute $90 million to SERS and $1 million           
          to TRS in FY03 to amortize the increase in accrued liability,        
          and requires the remainder of the accrued liability to be            
          amortized in 6 equal installments, beginning in FY04. The            
          Commission's actuary estimates annual payments to be $105.4          
   JAN-31-2001  H  FILED WITH CLERK                                               
   JAN-31-2001  H  FIRST READING                                                  
   JAN-31-2001  H  REFERRED TO HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE        RULES                 
   FEB-06-2001  H       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               PERS PENSION          
   MAR-01-2001  H                        PENSION NOTE FILED                       
   MAR-01-2001  H                   COMMITTEE               PERS PENSION          
   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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