Bill Status of HB0002 95th General Assembly
Short Description: REGIONAL PLANNING-NAME CHANGE
Rep. Suzanne Bassi - Sidney H. Mathias - Paul D. Froehlich
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Regional Planning Act. Changes "Regional Planning Board" to the "Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning". Deletes a provision that requires the executive director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to hire a deputy for comprehensive planning and a deputy for transportation planning. Requires the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to develop a regional comprehensive plan at intervals not to exceed every 4 years (now, every 5 years). Amends the IMRF Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Adds the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to the list of participating instrumentalities under the Article, provided that, with respect to the benefits payable pursuant to certain provisions concerning eligibility for temporary disability benefits, total and permanent disability benefits, and death benefits, for any employee of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning that was immediately prior to such employment an employee of the Chicago Area Transportation Study or the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, such employee's service at the Chicago Area Transportation Study or the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission and contributions to the State Employees' Retirement System of Illinois established under Article 14 and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund shall count towards the satisfaction of the eligibility requirements. Makes other changes. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement.
| ||Pension Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)|
| ||Employees of employers joining IMRF receive credit (without making contributions) for 5 years or 20% of service with the employer, whichever is less. Upon joining IMRF, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning would be required to make annual contributions to amortize the unfunded liability created by employees’ past service credit. Allowing the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning into IMRF would not affect the accrued liability or annual cost of any other IMRF employer.