Bill Text: IL SB0419 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Medical District Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-06-27 - House Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-001-000 [SB0419 Detail]

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1 AN ACT concerning local government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by changing
5Section 4-108.5 as follows:
6 (40 ILCS 5/4-108.5)
7 Sec. 4-108.5. Service for providing certain fire
8protection services.
9 (a) A firefighter for a participating municipality who was
10employed as an active firefighter providing fire protection for
11a village or incorporated town with a population of greater
12than 10,000 but less than 11,000 located in a county with a
13population of greater than 600,000 and less than 700,000, as
14estimated by the United States Census on July 1, 2004, may
15elect to establish creditable service for periods of that
16employment in which the firefighter provided fire protection
17services for the participating municipality if, by May 1, 2007,
18the firefighter (i) makes written application to the Board and
19(ii) pays into the pension fund the amount that the person
20would have contributed had deductions from salary been made for
21this purpose at the time the service was rendered, plus
22interest thereon at 6% per annum compounded annually from the
23time the service was rendered until the date of payment.

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1 (b) Time spent providing fire protection on a part-time
2basis for a village or incorporated town with a population of
3greater than 10,000 but less than 11,000 located in a county
4with a population of greater than 600,000 and less than
5700,000, as estimated by the United States Census on July 1,
62004, shall be calculated at the rate of one year of creditable
7service for each 5 years of time spent providing such fire
8protection, if the firefighter (i) has at least 5 years of
9creditable service as an active firefighter, (ii) has at least
105 years of such service with a qualifying village or
11incorporated town, (iii) applies for the creditable service
12within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act
13of the 94th General Assembly, and (iv) contributes to the Fund
14an amount representing employee contributions for the number of
15years of creditable service granted under this subsection (b)
16based on the salary and contribution rate in effect for the
17firefighter at the date of entry into the fund, as determined
18by the Board. The amount of creditable service granted under
19this subsection (b) may not exceed 3 years.
20 (c) This subsection applies only to a person who was first
21employed by a municipality in 2008 to provide fire protection
22services on a full-time basis as a firefighter or fire chief,
23but was prevented from participating in a pension fund under
24this Article until 2015 by reason of the employing
25municipality's delay in establishing a pension fund as required
26under this Article. Such a person may elect to establish

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1creditable service for periods of such employment by that
2municipality during which he or she did not participate, by
3applying to the board in writing and paying to the pension fund
4the employee contributions that he or she would have made had
5deductions from salary been made for employee contributions at
6the time the service was rendered, together with interest
7thereon at the rate of 6% per annum, compounded annually, from
8the time the service was rendered to the date of payment;
9except that the granting of such creditable service is
10contingent upon the consent of the governing body of the
11municipality and payment to the pension fund by the
12municipality of the corresponding employer contributions, plus
14 For the purposes of Sections 4-109, 4-109.1, and 4-114, and
15notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, for a
16person who establishes creditable service under this
17subsection (c), the date upon which the person first became a
18participating firefighter under this Article shall be deemed to
19be no later than the first day of employment for which such
20creditable service has been granted.
21(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)
22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
23becoming law.