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Full Text of HB2454  101st General Assembly




State of Illinois
2019 and 2020


Introduced , by Rep. Dan Caulkins


40 ILCS 5/14-111  from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-111

    Amends the State Employee Article of the Illinois Pension Code. In a provision that allows an annuitant to re-enter service of a department without impairing his or her retirement annuity if the temporary employment is for a period not exceeding 75 working days in a calendar year, limits the temporary employment to employment accepted by the annuitant before January 1, 2020. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning public employee benefits.
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 14-111 as follows:
6    (40 ILCS 5/14-111)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-111)
7    Sec. 14-111. Re-entry After retirement.
8    (a) An annuitant who re-enters the service of a department
9and receives compensation on a regular payroll shall receive no
10payments of the retirement annuity during the time he is so
11employed, with the following exceptions:
12        (1) An annuitant who is employed by a department while
13    he or she is a continuing participant in the General
14    Assembly Retirement System under Sections 2-117.1 and
15    14-105.4 will not be considered to have made a re-entry
16    after retirement within the meaning of this Section for the
17    duration of such continuing participation. Any person who
18    is a continuing participant under Sections 2-117.1 and
19    14-105.4 on the effective date of this amendatory Act of
20    1991 and whose retirement annuity has been suspended under
21    this Section shall be entitled to receive from the System a
22    sum equal to the annuity payments that have been withheld
23    under this Section, and shall receive the benefit of this



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1    amendment without regard to Section 1-103.1.
2        (2) An annuitant who, before January 1, 2020, accepts
3    temporary employment from such a department for a period
4    not exceeding 75 working days in any calendar year is not
5    considered to make a re-entry after retirement within the
6    meaning of this Section. Any part of a day on temporary
7    employment is considered a full day of employment.
8    (b) If such person re-enters the service of a department,
9not as a temporary employee, contributions to the system shall
10begin as of the date of re-employment and additional creditable
11service shall begin to accrue. He shall assume the status of a
12member entitled to all rights and privileges in the system,
13including death and disability benefits, excluding a refund of
15    Upon subsequent retirement, his retirement annuity shall
16consist of:
17        (1) the amounts of the annuities terminated by re-entry
18    into service; and
19        (2) the amount of the additional retirement annuity
20    earned by the member during the period of additional
21    membership service which shall not be subject to
22    reversionary annuity if any.
23    The total retirement annuity shall not, however, exceed the
24maximum applicable to the member at the time of original
25retirement. In the computation of any such retirement annuity,
26the time that the member was on retirement shall not interrupt



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1the continuity of service for the computation of final average
2compensation and the additional membership service shall be
3considered, together with service rendered before the previous
4retirement, in establishing final average compensation.
5    A person who re-enters the service of a department within 3
6years after retiring may qualify to have the retirement annuity
7computed as though the member had not previously retired by
8paying to the System, within 5 years after re-entry and prior
9to subsequent retirement, in a lump sum or in installment
10payments in accordance with such rules as may be adopted by the
11Board, an amount equal to all retirement payments received,
12including any payments received in accordance with subsection
13(c) or (d) of Section 14-130, plus regular interest from the
14date retirement payments were suspended to the date of
16(Source: P.A. 86-1488; 87-794.)
17    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18becoming law.