2022 Legislative Session

The 2022 Regular Legislative Session will convene at noon on Monday, March 14.  Final Adjournment will be no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6.

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2022 Bills Affecting TRSL
 
Bill No. Author Description Status Board  Position
Permanent Benefit Increase (PBI)
SB 6 Sen. Edward J. “Ed” Price TEACHERS RETIREMENT: Grants a permanent benefit increase to eligible system retirees and beneficiaries. Act 657 Support
Return to Work (RTW)
HB 22 Rep. Rick Edmonds RETIREMENT/TEACHERS: Provides relative to the reemployment of retired teachers in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana. Did Not Pass Neutral
HB 26 Rep. Troy D. Romero RETIREMENT/TEACHERS: Provides relative to salaries of reemployed teachers in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana. Did Not Pass No Position
HB 30 Rep. Larry Frieman RETIREMENT/TEACHERS:  Provides relative to the reemployment of retired teachers in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana. Did Not Pass Oppose
HB 835 Rep. Jack McFarland RETIREMENT/TEACHERS:  Provides relative to the reemployment of contract teachers in the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana Did Not Pass  
HB 1021 Rep. Jack McFarland RETIREMENT/TEACHERS:  Provides for the reemployment of retirees of the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana in a critical shortage position Act 601 Neutral
SB 419 Sen. Stewart Cathey, Jr. TEACHERS RETIREMENT:  Provides relative to the reemployment of certain retirees. Did Not Pass Oppose
SB 425 Sen. Rick Ward, III TEACHERS RETIREMENT:  Provides for reemployment of retirees to address certain critical teacher shortages.  Did Not Pass Neutral
SB 434 Sen. Cleo Fields TEACHERS RETIREMENT:  Provides relative to the reemployment of retirees to meet critical shortage needs. Act 549 Neutral
Optional Retirement Plan
SB 10 Sen.  Jay Morris
Sen. Jay Luneau
TEACHERS RETIREMENT:  Allows an optional retirement plan participant to transfer to the defined benefit plan on an actuarial basis. Did Not Pass No Position
Investments
HB 25 Rep. Danny McCormick RETIREMENT SYSTEMS: Prohibits retirement systems from investing in companies that boycott energy companies. Did Not Pass Oppose
HR 137 Rep. Edmond Jordan RETIREMENT SYSTEMS:  Requests the state and statewide retirement systems to invest in companies that practice diversity, equity, and inclusion
Did Not Pass
 
Payments Toward UAL
HB 29 Rep. Richard Nelson APPROPRIATIONS:  (Constitutional Amendment) To require the legislature to appropriate no less than fifty percent of nonrecurring state revenues for application to certain state retirement system unfunded accrued liability Did Not Pass Support
HB 592 Rep. Jerome Zeringue APPROPRIATIONS/SUPPLEML:  Makes supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Act 170 Support
Supplemental Benefit Payment
HB 31 Rep. Phillip Tarver RETIREMENT/STATE SYSTEMS:  (Constitutional Amendment) Dedicates a certain amount of state nonrecurring revenue to state retirement systems for supplemental benefit payments Did Not Pass Support
HB 32 Rep. Phillip Tarver RETIREMENT/STATE SYSTEMS:  Provides relative to the duties of the Public Retirement Systems' Actuarial Committee Did Not Pass Support
WEP/GPO
HCR 11 Rep. Mike Johnson CONGRESS:  Provides relative to the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision Sent to the Secretary of State Support

2022 Legislative Session

Regular Session News #18: End of session delivers a benefit increase and return-to-work changes

Jun 8, 2022

The 2022 Regular Session, which began March 14, ended Monday. Four bills impacting TRSL received final legislative passage with three awaiting action by the governor. Here’s a look at them. Permanent Benefit Increase Senate Bill 6 (Sen. Price) grants a 2% permanent benefit increase (PBI), payable on July 1, 2022, to eligible TRSL retirees, beneficiaries, and survivors calculated on the first $68,396 of their annual retirement benefit...

Regular Session News #17: Benefit increase receives final legislative passage; heads to governor

Jun 1, 2022

Today, the full House unanimously passed Senate Bill 6 (Sen. Price), which would authorize a 2% permanent benefit increase (PBI)  for eligible TRSL retirees, beneficiaries, and survivors calculated on the first $68,396 of their annual retirement benefit. The PBI would be payable on July 1, 2022. Senate Bill 6 now heads to the Governor’s desk for signature. Senate Bill 6 provides that individuals who meet the following criteria on Ju...

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