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HB1476 93rd General Assembly


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 1        AN ACT in relation to public employee benefits.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Pension  Code  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 17-131 as follows:

 6        (40 ILCS 5/17-131) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-131)
 7        Sec.   17-131.   Administration  of  payroll  deductions.
 8    During any period on or after July 1, 2003 in which  salaries
 9    are paid, payroll such deductions by an Employer or the Board
10    shall  be  made  for all salary paid on the basis of the full
11    salary rates, exclusive of  salaries  for  overtime,  special
12    services  or  any employment on an optional basis, such as in
13    summer school.  If salaries represent adjustments on  account
14    of error, deductions by the Employer or the Board shall be at
15    the  rates in force during the applicable payroll period.  If
16    teachers receive salaries for the school year, as established
17    by an Employer, or if they receive salaries for more than  10
18    calendar months, the amount required for each year of service
19    shall   be   deducted   by  such  Employer  in  installments.
20    Beginning  July  1,  2003,  the  total   amounts   for   each
21    semimonthly  payroll  period, or bi-weekly payroll period, as
22    the case may be, shall be deducted for all salary  paid  only
23    when  salary  payments represent 5 days' pay or more.  If, on
24    or after July 1, 2003, an Employer or the Board pays salaries
25    to members of the teaching force for  vacation  periods,  the
26    salary  shall  be  considered  part  of  the teacher's annual
27    salary, shall be  subject  to  the  standard  deductions  for
28    pension  contributions,  and shall be considered to represent
29    additional service credit for each day paid pay for 5 or more
30    days' employment  in  a  bi-weekly  or  semi-monthly  payroll
31    period for purposes set forth in this Section.  If deductions
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 1    from  salaries  result  in amounts of less than one cent, the
 2    fractional sums shall be increased to the next  higher  cent.
 3    Any  excess of these fractional increases over the prescribed
 4    annual contributions  shall  be  credited  to  the  teachers'
 5    accounts.
 6        Any  person  who  retires  on  or  after July 1, 2003 and
 7    before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the  93rd
 8    General Assembly shall be paid a lump sum equal to the amount
 9    of pension that he or she would have received for that period
10    if  salary  received  for  overtime, summer school, and other
11    optional service had been  included  in  the  calculation  of
12    salary  for  pension purposes, minus the amount of pension he
13    or she actually received for that period.
14        In the event that, pursuant to Section 17-130.1, employee
15    contributions are picked up or made by the Board of Education
16    on behalf of its employees  from  the  proceeds  of  the  tax
17    levied  under  Section  34-60  of  the  School Code, then the
18    amount of the employee contributions which are picked  up  or
19    made  in  that manner shall not be deducted from the salaries
20    of such employees.
21    (Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

22        Section 90.  The State Mandates Act is amended by  adding
23    Section 8.27 as follows:

24        (30 ILCS 805/8.27 new)
25        Sec.  8.27.  Exempt  mandate.  Notwithstanding Sections 6
26    and 8 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is  required
27    for  the  implementation  of  any  mandate  created  by  this
28    amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly.

29        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
30    becoming law.