90th General Assembly
Summary of SB1422
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PEN CD-UNIV-DISABILITY ETC                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the  State  Universities  Article  of  the  Pension  Code.      
   Imposes  a 2-year limit on disability benefits that commence after the      
   effective date if the disabled person becomes able to  engage  in  any      
   substantial  gainful  employment.   (Article  XIII,  Section  5 of the      
   Illinois Constitution may prevent this  limitation  from  applying  to      
   certain  current  or former members.)  Provides that the Board, rather      
   than  physicians  and  the  employer,  shall   determine   disability.      
   Provides that the Board may consider hospital records, laboratory test      
   results,  and  other  information to determine the employment capacity      
   and condition of the claimant.  Reduces from  2  to  one  the  minimum      
   number of physician certificates that the claimant must provide, and        
   specifies that all costs incurred by  the  claimant  in  completing  a      
   claim  for  disability  shall be paid by the claimant.  Accelerates by      
   one year the 7% automatic increase in disability benefit  for  persons      
   whose benefit was granted on the first day of January.  Specifies that      
   a  participant  in  the  optional  retirement program is ineligible to      
   receive a disability retirement annuity.  Also specifies that required      
   age  70 1/2  distributions  are  payable  regardless  of  whether   an      
   application  has  been  filed, and delays those required distributions      
   for one year in the case of persons turning age 70 1/2 before April  1      
   of  a  calendar  year.   Provides  that  the  System  need not make an      
   involuntary age 70 1/2 distribution to a person who is employed  under      
   any  retirement  system  that  participates  in the Retirement Systems      
   Reciprocal Act.  Provides that a past participant who is employed by a      
   State or national teacher organization may elect to participate in the      
   System and may purchase service credit for certain prior employment in      
   that capacity.  Effective immediately.                                      
          PENSION NOTE                                                         
          Total fiscal impact would be very minor.                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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