January 29, 2002





SENATE BILL No. 233

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DIGEST OF SB 233 (Updated January 24, 2002 11:34 AM - DI 102)



Citations Affected: IC 21-6.1.

Synopsis: TRF membership and contributions. Requires the state teachers' retirement fund (TRF) board to assign certain members to TRF's pre-1996 and 1996 accounts. Requires the TRF board to credit member and employer contributions for members assigned to the pre-1996 account to the pre-1996 account. Requires the TRF board to credit member and employer contributions for members assigned to the1996 account to the1996 account.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Meeks R, Alting




    January 7, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Pensions and Labor.
    January 28, 2002, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 29, 2002

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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SENATE BILL No. 233



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning pensions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 21-6.1-2-1.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 1.5. (a) The board shall assign the following fund members to the pre-1996 account described in section 2(a)(1) of this chapter:
        (1) A member who was first hired before July 1, 1995, by a school corporation or other institution covered by the fund.
        (2) A member described in subdivision (1) who:
            (A) is not described in subsection (b)(2); and
            (B) after June 30, 2001, was hired by another school corporation or             institution covered by the fund or rehired by a prior employer.
    (b) The board shall assign the following fund members to the 1996 account described in section 2(a)(2) of this chapter:
        (1) A member who was first hired after June 30, 1995, by a school corporation or other institution covered by the fund.
        (2) A member who:


            (A) before July 1, 1995, served in a position covered by the fund; and
            (B) after June 30, 1995, and before July 1, 2001, was hired by another             school corporation or institution covered by the fund or rehired by a             prior employer.

    SECTION 2. IC 21-6.1-2-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.291-2001, SECTION 126, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. (a) The board shall segregate the fund into the following accounts:
        (1) The pre-1996 account.
        (2) The 1996 account.
    (b) The board shall segregate each of the accounts established under subsection (a) into the following subaccounts:
        (1) The annuity savings account.
        (2) The retirement allowance account.
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (d), member contributions shall be credited to the annuity savings accounts within the pre-1996 account.
    (d) Member contributions made after June 30, 1995, with respect to the following members shall be credited to the annuity savings account within the 1996 account:
        (1) A member who was hired after June 30, 1995, by a
     (c) The board shall credit member contributions of members assigned to the pre-1996 account under section 1.5 of this chapter to the annuity savings accounts within the pre-1996 account.
    (d) The board shall credit member contributions of members assigned to the 1996 account under section 1.5 of this chapter to the annuity savings accounts within the 1996 account.
    (e) The board shall credit employer contributions for members assigned to the pre-1996 account under section 1.5 of this chapter to the retirement allowance account within the pre-1996 account.
    (f) The board shall credit employer contributions for members assigned to the 1996 account under section 1.5 of this chapter to the retirement allowance account within the 1996 account.

        school corporation or other institution covered by the fund.
        (2) A member who:
            (A) before July 1, 1995, served in a position covered by the fund; and
            (B) after June 30, 1995, and before July 1, 2001, was hired by another school corporation or institution covered by the fund or rehired by a prior employer.
        (3) A member described in subdivision (2) who, after June 30,

2001, is hired by another school corporation or institution covered by the fund or rehired by a prior employer.
    (e) Member contributions made to the pre-1996 account with respect to a member covered by subsection (d) shall be transferred to the annuity savings account within the 1996 account.
    (f) Employer contributions made after June 30, 1995, with respect to members described in subsection (d) shall be credited to the retirement allowance account within the 1996 account. Employer contributions made after June 30, 1995, with respect to all other members shall be credited to the retirement allowance account within the pre-1996 account.
    (g) Employer contributions, if any (as determined by the board), made to the pre-1996 account with respect to a member covered by subsection (d) shall be transferred to the retirement allowance account within the 1996 account.
    (h) (g) The board shall administer these accounts and subaccounts as specified in IC 5-10.2-2.