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Full Text of HB2824  101st General Assembly


Rep. Michael J. Zalewski

Filed: 3/13/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2824 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by
5changing Sections 8-125, 8-162, and 8-244.1 as follows:
6    (40 ILCS 5/8-125)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-125)
7    Sec. 8-125. Annuity.
8    "Annuity": Equal monthly payments for life, unless
9otherwise specified.
10    For annuities taking effect before January 1, 1998, the
11first payment shall be due and payable one month after the
12occurrence of the event upon which payment of the annuity
13depends, and the last payment shall be due and payable as of
14the date of the annuitant's death and shall be prorated from
15the date of the last preceding payment to the date of death for
16deaths that occur on or before March 31, 2000. All payments



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1made on or after April 1, 2000 shall be made on the first day of
2the calendar month and the last payment shall be made on the
3first day of the calendar month in which the annuity payment
4period ends. All payments for months beginning with April of
52000 shall be for the entire calendar month, without proration.
6A pro rata amount shall be paid for that part of the month from
7the March 2000 annuity payment date through March 31, 2000.
8    For annuities taking effect on or after January 1, 1998,
9payments shall be made as of the first day of the calendar
10month, with the first payment to be made as of the first day of
11the calendar month coincidental with or next following the
12first day of the annuity payment period, and the last payment
13to be made as of the first day of the calendar month in which
14the annuity payment period ends. For annuities taking effect on
15or after January 1, 1998, all payments shall be for the entire
16calendar month, without proration. The date on which the
17annuity payment period begins shall not be prior to termination
18or more than one year prior to receipt by the board of the
19written application for benefits.
20    For the purposes of this Section, the "annuity payment
21period" means the period beginning on the day after the
22occurrence of the event upon which payment of the annuity
23depends, and ending on the day upon which the death of the
24annuitant or other event terminating the annuity occurs.
25(Source: P.A. 90-31, eff. 6-27-97; 91-887, eff. 7-6-00.)



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1    (40 ILCS 5/8-162)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-162)
2    Sec. 8-162. Proof of disability, duty and ordinary.
3    Proof of duty or ordinary disability shall be furnished to
4the board by at least one licensed and practicing physician
5appointed by the board. The board may require other evidence of
6disability. Each disabled employee who receives duty or
7ordinary disability benefit shall be examined at least once a
8year, or a longer period of time as determined by the board, by
9one or more licensed and practicing physicians appointed by the
10board. When the disability ceases, the board shall discontinue
11payment of the benefit and the employee shall be returned to
12active service.
13(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)
14    (40 ILCS 5/8-244.1)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-244.1)
15    Sec. 8-244.1. Payment of annuity other than direct.
16    (a) The board, at the written direction and request of any
17annuitant, may, solely as an accommodation to such annuitant,
18pay the annuity due him to a bank, savings and loan association
19or any other financial institution insured by an agency of the
20federal government, for deposit to his account, or to a bank or
21trust company for deposit in a trust established by him for his
22benefit with such bank, savings and loan association or trust
23company, and such annuitant may withdraw such direction at any
24time. An annuitant who directs the board to pay the annuity due
25him or her to a financial institution shall hold the board and



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1Fund harmless from any claim or loss related to any error as to
2whether the financial institution is or continues to be
3federally insured. The board may also, in the case of any
4disability beneficiary or annuitant for whom no estate guardian
5has been appointed and who is confined in a publicly owned and
6operated mental institution, pay such disability benefit or
7annuity due such person to the superintendent or other head of
8such institution or hospital for deposit to such person's trust
9fund account maintained for him by such institution or
10hospital, if by law such trust fund accounts are authorized or
12    (b) An annuitant formerly employed by the City of Chicago
13may authorize the withholding of a portion of his or her
14annuity for payment of dues to the labor organization which
15formerly represented the annuitant when the annuitant was an
16active employee; however, no withholding shall be required
17under this subsection for payment to one labor organization
18unless a minimum of 25 annuitants authorize such withholding.
19The Board shall prescribe a form for the authorization of
20withholding of dues, release of name, social security number
21and address and shall provide such forms to employees,
22annuitants and labor organizations upon request. Amounts
23withheld by the Board under this subsection shall be promptly
24paid over to the designated organizations, indicating the
25names, social security numbers and addresses of annuitants on
26whose behalf dues were withheld.



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1    At the request and at the expense of the labor organization
2that formerly represented the annuitant, the City of Chicago
3shall coordinate mailings no more than twice in any
4twelve-month period to such annuitants and the Board shall
5supply current annuitant addresses to the City of Chicago upon
6request. These mailings shall be limited to informing the
7annuitants of their rights under this subsection (b), the form
8authorizing the withholding of dues from their annuity and
9information supplied by the labor organization pertinent to the
10decision of whether to exercise the rights of this subsection.
11(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.".