Comments: IL HB4045 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Pension Code. In Articles 2, 14, 15, 16, and 17, requires active Tier 1 employees to elect either (i) to have automatic annual increases in retirement and survivor's annuities delayed and reduced or (ii) to maintain current benefits except for additional limits on pensionable salary; provides additional benefits to persons electing item (i). Makes funding changes, including shifting certain costs to employers under Articles 15 and 16. Restricts participation in the General Assembly Retirement System to persons who became participants before the effective date. In Articles 14, 15, and 16, requires those Systems to offer an optional accelerated benefit payment to certain members in lieu of receiving a pension. Provides separate benefits for certain persons who become participants under Article 14, 15, or 16. Requires those retirement systems to establish a defined contribution plan for certain members; in Articles 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 17, establishes similar benefits if the governing body of the unit of local government adopts those benefits. In Article 17, requires the State to contribute $215,200,000 for fiscal year 2017. Provides a continuing appropriation for the Article 17 State contribution and for certain consideration payments. Amends various Acts to make conforming changes. Provides for the transfer of certain amounts to the Pension Stabilization Fund. Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act to prohibit bargaining and interest arbitration regarding certain changes made by the amendatory Act; exempts certain existing agreements. Makes other changes. Includes severability provisions. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-31 - Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) June 30, 2017 [HB4045 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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