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Public Act 102-0601


 

Public Act 0601 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0601
 
HB2766 EnrolledLRB102 14738 RPS 20091 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
changing Section 8-244.1 as follows:
 
    (40 ILCS 5/8-244.1)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-244.1)
    Sec. 8-244.1. Payment of annuity other than direct.
    (a) The board, at the written direction and request of any
annuitant, may, solely as an accommodation to such annuitant,
pay the annuity due him to a bank, savings and loan association
or any other financial institution insured by an agency of the
federal government, for deposit to his account, or to a bank or
trust company for deposit in a trust established by him for his
benefit with such bank, savings and loan association or trust
company, and such annuitant may withdraw such direction at any
time. An annuitant who directs the board to pay the annuity due
him or her to a financial institution shall hold the board and
Fund harmless from any claim or loss related to any error as to
whether the financial institution is or continues to be
federally insured. The board may also, in the case of any
disability beneficiary or annuitant for whom no estate
guardian has been appointed and who is confined in a publicly
owned and operated mental institution, pay such disability
benefit or annuity due such person to the superintendent or
other head of such institution or hospital for deposit to such
person's trust fund account maintained for him by such
institution or hospital, if by law such trust fund accounts
are authorized or recognized.
    (b) An annuitant formerly employed by the City of Chicago
may authorize the withholding of a portion of his or her
annuity for payment of dues to a the labor organization which
formerly represented the annuitant when the annuitant was an
active employee; however, no withholding shall be required
under this subsection for payment to one labor organization
unless a minimum of 25 annuitants authorize such withholding.
The Board shall prescribe a form for the authorization of
withholding of dues, release of name, social security number
and address and shall provide such forms to employees,
annuitants and labor organizations upon request. Amounts
withheld by the Board under this subsection shall be promptly
paid over to the designated organizations, indicating the
names, social security numbers and addresses of annuitants on
whose behalf dues were withheld.
    At the request and at the expense of the labor
organization that formerly represented the annuitant, the City
of Chicago shall coordinate mailings no more than twice in any
twelve-month period to such annuitants and the Board shall
supply current annuitant addresses to the City of Chicago upon
request. These mailings shall be limited to informing the
annuitants of their rights under this subsection (b), the form
authorizing the withholding of dues from their annuity and
information supplied by the labor organization pertinent to
the decision of whether to exercise the rights of this
subsection.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17; 101-69, eff. 7-12-19.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2022