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 Bill Status of HB4996  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  PEN CD-SURS-RETURN TO WORK

House Sponsors
Rep. Daniel Biss

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Heather A. Steans - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/16/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0968

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
40 ILCS 5/15-139.1 new
110 ILCS 305/80 new
110 ILCS 520/65 new
110 ILCS 660/5-175 new
110 ILCS 665/10-175 new
110 ILCS 670/15-175 new
110 ILCS 675/20-180 new
110 ILCS 680/25-175 new
110 ILCS 685/30-185 new
110 ILCS 690/35-180 new
110 ILCS 805/3-29-10 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Universities Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that if an employer notifies the State Universities Retirement System that it has employed an annuitant for more than 100 paid days or 500 paid hours in a school year, then the System shall certify to the employer the current value of the annual retirement annuity of that annuitant. Provides that if an employer receives such a certification, then the employer shall pay the certified amount to the System within one year after receiving the certification. Amends the University of Illinois Act, Southern Illinois University Management Act, Chicago State University Law, Eastern Illinois University Law, Governors State University Law, Illinois State University Law, Northeastern Illinois University Law, Northern Illinois University Law, Western Illinois University Law, and Public Community College Act to make conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2012.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
40 ILCS 5/15-139.1 newfrom Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-113
110 ILCS 305/80 new
110 ILCS 520/65 new
110 ILCS 660/5-175 new
110 ILCS 665/10-175 new
110 ILCS 670/15-175 new
110 ILCS 675/20-180 new
110 ILCS 680/25-175 new
110 ILCS 685/30-185 new
110 ILCS 690/35-180 new
110 ILCS 805/3-29-10 new
Adds reference to:
40 ILCS 5/15-113from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-113
40 ILCS 5/15-135from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-135
40 ILCS 5/15-136from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-136
40 ILCS 5/15-136.4
40 ILCS 5/15-139from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-139
40 ILCS 5/15-139.5 new
40 ILCS 5/15-153.2from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-153.2
40 ILCS 5/15-168.2 new
40 ILCS 5/15-186from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-186

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Universities Article of the Illinois Pension Code concerning annuitants who return to employment. Requires notification and documentation of persons receiving a retirement annuity who are employed by university and community college employers. Defines "affected annuitant" as a person who, while receiving a retirement annuity, has been employed by a university or community college employer for more than 18 paid months and has received earnings in one academic year of more than 40% of his or her highest annual rate of earnings. Provides that the employer of an affected annuitant must pay to the System an employer contribution equal to the annuitant's annual retirement annuity. Provides procedures, payment deadlines, and penalties for noncompliance. Provides an exception for an annuitant who is paid only from federal, foundation, or trust funds that are contingent upon the employment of that specific annuitant. Authorizes the System to audit employers. Extends from 90 to 180 days the period in which a participant in the portable benefit package may elect an optional form of retirement benefit. Also makes administrative and technical changes and corrects terminology relating to participants and annuitants, disability and disability retirement benefits, calculation of interest, and termination of employment. Effective July 1, 2012.

House Floor Amendment No. 2
In language relating to compensation paid from federal, foundation, or trust funds, removes the condition that the funding is contingent upon the employment of a specific annuitant. Makes other changes relating to the employer's required notice to the System, the certification of records by the System, and the calculation of interest.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Moves the implementation and effective dates back by one year.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Moves the implementation date back one year. Prohibits compensation that comes from corporate funds or grants of State funds that identify the principal investigator by name from being used to calculate whether a person qualifies as an affected annuitant upon whose behalf the employer must make additional employer contributions. Provides that if an employer employs an affected annuitant in order to continue critical operations in the event of either an employee's unforeseen illness, accident, or death or a catastrophic incident or disaster, then, for one and only one academic year, the employer is not required to pay the additional contribution for that annuitant. Defines the terms "academic year" and "critical operations". Effective July 1, 2012.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/6/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Daniel Biss
  2/7/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/7/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/27/2012HouseAssigned to Personnel and Pensions Committee
  2/29/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Daniel Biss
  2/29/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/6/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Personnel and Pensions Committee
  3/8/2012HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Personnel and Pensions Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/8/2012HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Personnel and Pensions Committee; 008-000-000
  3/9/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Daniel Biss
  3/26/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/26/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  3/27/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/27/2012HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/28/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/28/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 112-000-002
  3/29/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/29/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/29/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  3/29/2012SenateFirst Reading
  3/29/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/11/2012SenateAssigned to Pensions and Investments
  4/18/2012SenateHeld in Pensions and Investments
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  4/24/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/25/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Pensions and Investments
  5/2/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  5/2/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Pensions and Investments; 008-000-000
  5/2/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 3, 2012
  5/16/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather A. Steans
  5/16/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/16/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/16/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 17, 2012
  5/17/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Pensions and Investments
  5/23/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Pensions and Investments; 009-000-000
  5/23/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/25/2012SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 31, 2012
  5/28/2012SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/28/2012SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Steans
  5/28/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/28/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 052-000-000
  5/29/2012HouseArrived in House
  5/29/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 2
  5/29/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Daniel Biss
  5/29/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Daniel Biss
  5/29/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/29/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/30/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Personnel and Pensions Committee
  5/30/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Personnel and Pensions Committee
  5/31/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Personnel and Pensions Committee; 009-000-000
  5/31/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Personnel and Pensions Committee; 009-000-000
  5/31/2012HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 115-000-002
  5/31/2012HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 House Concurs 115-000-002
  5/31/2012HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2012HouseSent to the Governor
  8/16/2012HouseGovernor Approved
  8/16/2012HouseEffective Date August 16, 2012
  8/16/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0968

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