MS HB994 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on January 31 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-01-31 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Create New Section 25-11-126, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Persons Who Have At Least 25 Years Of Creditable Service In The Public Employees' Retirement System, Who Were Employed As Public School Teachers At The Time Of Their Retirement And Who Have Been Retired At Least 90 Days And Receiving A Retirement Allowance, May Be Employed As Teachers By A Public School District After Their Retirement And Receive A Retirement Allowance From The Public Employees' Retirement System During Their Employment As Teachers In Addition To Receiving A Beginning Teacher's Salary; To Provide That Such Retired Teachers Shall Be Eligible To Return To Teaching And Continue To Receive A Retirement Benefit For A Total Of Five Years; To Stipulate The Amount To Be Paid By School Districts, Which Avail Themselves Of Reemploying Retired Teachers To Pers, For Each Teacher Reemployed Under The Authority Of This Act; To Provide That Any Time Worked By A Retired Teacher In A School District That Is Less Than A Full Contractual Term Of Traditional Teachers Shall Constitute One Of The Five Years Of Post-retirement Teaching Eligibility And The Salary Authorized For Such Individual Shall Be Prorated For Any Time Worked Less Than A Full Academic Year; To Provide That A Retired Teacher Shall Not Be Restricted To Teaching In One School District For His Or Her Period Of Post-retirement Teaching Eligibility; To Provide That School Districts Are Allowed To Employ Retired Teachers Based On The Vacant Teacher Units Allocated To The District As Determined By The Total Student Enrollment Of The School District; To Amend Section 37-19-7, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide For The Minimum Salary For Retired Teachers Returning To The Classroom Based On His Or Her Certification Level; To Allow Retired Teachers Who Had Received National Board Certification Prior To Retirement To Continue Receiving The Annual Supplement For Such Certification; To Bring Forward Section 25-11-105, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For The Purpose Of Possible Amendments; To Amend Sections 25-11-123 And 25-11-127, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity Thereto; To Bring Forward Section 37-3-2, Mississippi Code Of 1972, For The Purpose Of Possible Amendments; And For Related Purposes.

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Retired teachers; allow to return to teaching for a maximum of five years while receiving retirement benefits.



2023-01-31HouseDied In Committee
2023-01-16HouseReferred To Education;Appropriations

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
2511105New CodeSee Bill Text
2511123Amended CodeSee Bill Text
2511127Amended CodeSee Bill Text
37197Amended CodeSee Bill Text
3732New CodeSee Bill Text

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