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Public Act 094-0724




Public Act 094-0724
HB0230 Enrolled LRB094 03932 AMC 33947 b

    AN ACT concerning public employee benefits.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by adding
Section 17-130.3 as follows:
    (40 ILCS 5/17-130.3 new)
    Sec. 17-130.3. Election of medicare coverage.
    (a) The Fund shall conduct a divided medicare coverage
referendum, open to teachers continuously employed by the same
employer since March 31, 1986. The referendum shall be
conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of
federal law and Article 21 of this Code.
    (b) As used in this Section and in compliance with federal
law, "referendum" means the process whereby teachers are
granted the opportunity to make an irrevocable individual
election to participate in the medicare program on a
prospective basis.
    (c) Employers shall pay the necessary employer
contributions and make the necessary deductions from salary for
teachers who elect to participate in the federal medicare
program under this Section, as required by the System, Article
21 of this Code, and federal law.
    Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
Section 8.29 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 805/8.29 new)
    Sec. 8.29. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the
implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act of
the 94th General Assembly.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 1/20/2006