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House Bill 1119


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House Bill 1119

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF HB 1119 (Updated March 14, 2008 3:03 pm - DI 96)

Public safety leaves of absence; retiree reemployment. Removes the $35,000 salary exemption for retired members of the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) and the teachers' retirement fund who are reemployed in a covered position. Allows an appointing authority to grant a leave of absence to a police officer or firefighter for service in an elected office. Establishes certain rights concerning retirement or pension funds, salaries, promotions, and seniority for a police officer or firefighter who is on a leave of absence. Requires a police officer or firefighter who is an officeholder to pay the assessment or contribution to the officeholder's pension fund for the period of the leave in order to receive service credit for the leave. Authorizes the officeholder's employer to pay all or a part of the assessment or contribution for the officeholder. Allows a retired member of the 1925 police pension fund (1925 fund), the 1937 firefighters' pension fund (1937 fund), the 1953 police pension fund (1953 fund), or the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund) to: (1) be rehired, not less than 30 days after retirement, by the same unit that employed the member as a police officer or firefighter for a position other than that of a full-time, fully paid police officer or firefighter; and (2) continue to receive a retirement benefit from the 1925 fund, 1937 fund, 1953 fund, or 1977 fund. Allows the reemployment provision to be implemented unless the local board (for the 1925, 1937, and 1953 funds) or the PERF board (for the 1977 fund) receives from the Internal Revenue Service a determination that prohibits the implementation.
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