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Public Act 102-0822


Public Act 0822 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 102-0822
SB2989 EnrolledLRB102 20466 RPS 29328 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 17-133 as follows:
    (40 ILCS 5/17-133)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-133)
    Sec. 17-133. Contributions for periods of outside and
other service.
    Regularly certified and appointed teachers who desire to
have the following described services credited for pension
purposes shall submit to the Board evidence thereof and pay
into the Fund the amounts prescribed herein:
        1. For teaching service by a certified teacher in the
    public schools of the several states or in schools
    operated by or under the auspices of the United States, a
    teacher shall pay the contributions at the rates in force
    (a) on the date of appointment as a regularly certified
    teacher after salary adjustments are completed, or (b) at
    the time of reappointment after salary adjustments are
    completed, whichever is later, but not less than $450 per
    year of service. Upon the Board's approval of such service
    and the payment of the required contributions, service
    credit of not more than 10 years shall be granted.
        2. For service as a playground instructor in public
    school playgrounds, teachers shall pay the contributions
    prescribed in this Article (a) at the time of appointment,
    as a regularly certified teacher after salary adjustments
    are completed, or (b) on return to service as a full time
    regularly certified teacher, as the case may be, provided
    such rates or amounts shall not be less than $450 per year.
        3. For service prior to September 1, 1955, in the
    public schools of the City as a substitute, evening school
    or temporary teacher, or for service as an Americanization
    teacher prior to December 31, 1955, teachers shall pay the
    contributions prescribed in this Article (a) at the time
    of appointment, as a regularly certified teacher after
    salary adjustments are completed, (b) on return to service
    as a full time regularly certified teacher, as the case
    may be, provided such rates or amounts shall not be less
    than $450 per year; and provided further that for teachers
    employed on or after September 1, 1953, rates shall not
    include contributions for widows' pensions if the service
    described in this sub-paragraph 3 was rendered before that
    date. Any teacher entitled to repay a refund of
    contributions under Section 17-126 may validate service
    described in this paragraph by payment of the amounts
    prescribed herein, together with the repayment of the
    refund, provided that if such creditable service was the
    last service rendered in the public schools of the City
    and is not automatically reinstated by repayment of the
    refund, the rates or amounts shall not be less than $450
    per year.
        4. For service after June 30, 1982 as a member of the
    Board of Education, if required to resign from an
    administrative or teaching position in order to qualify as
    a member of the Board of Education.
        5. For service during the 1986-87 school year as a
    teacher on a special leave of absence with full loss of
    salary, teaching for an agency under contract to the Board
    of Education, if the teacher returned to employment in
    September, 1987. For service under this item 5, the
    teacher must pay the contributions at the rates in force
    at the completion of the leave period.
        6. For up to 2 years of service as a teacher or
    administrator employed by a private school registered with
    or recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education,
    provided that the teacher (i) was certified under the law
    governing the certification of teachers at the time the
    service was rendered, (ii) applies in writing no later
    than 2 years after the effective date of this amendatory
    Act of the 102nd General Assembly on or after the
    effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General
    Assembly and on or before June 1, 2009, (iii) supplies
    satisfactory evidence of the employment, (iv) completes at
    least 10 years of contributing service as a teacher as
    defined in Section 17-106, (v) pays the contribution
    required in this Section, and (vi) does not receive credit
    for that service under any other provision of this Code.
    The member may apply for credit under this subsection and
    pay the required contribution before completing the 10
    years of contributing service required under item (iv),
    but the credit may not be used until the item (iv)
    contributing service requirement has been met.
        For each year of service credit to be established
    under this subparagraph 6, a member is required to
    contribute to the System (i) the employee and employer
    contribution that would have been required had such
    service been rendered as a member based on 16.5% of the
    annual salary rate during the first year of full-time
    employment as a teacher under this Article following the
    private school service, plus (ii) interest thereon at the
    actuarially assumed rate from the date of first full-time
    employment as a teacher under this Article following the
    private school service to the date of payment, compounded
    annually, at a rate determined by the Board the rate of
    8.0% per year.
    For service described in sub-paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this
Section, interest shall be charged beginning one year after
the effective date of appointment or reappointment.
    Effective September 1, 1974, the interest rate to be
charged by the Fund on contributions provided in
sub-paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 shall be 5% per annum compounded
(Source: P.A. 94-1111, eff. 2-27-07.)
    Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
Section 8.45 as follows:
    (30 ILCS 805/8.45 new)
    Sec. 8.45. 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 102nd General Assembly.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/13/2022