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2017 Legislative Session
To find out what happened in the 2017 legislative session, view the following resources:
- 2017 end-of-session update on pension-related legislation (Table)
- 2017 Session News (Click on the links below to read each news item)
Jun 9, 2017
The 2017 regular session ended yesterday at 6 p.m. Here is what happened to bills affecting TRSL. Legislation that passed: Return to work: HB 4 (Rep. Miguez) was signed into law and is now Act 15. Act 15 becomes effective July 1 and adds school nurses to the list of retirees who can return to work and continue to receive a benefit check, subject to a 25% of annual benefit earnings limitation. HB 31 (Rep. Hoffmann) ...
Jun 2, 2017
A second return-to-work bill now awaits consideration by Gov. John Bel Edwards. HB 31 (Rep. Hoffmann) adds school psychologists to the list of critical shortage positions in which a retiree can return to work without a reduction of benefits. The bill was amended to provide that if a retiree’s benefit was calculated at an accrual rate lower than 2.5% or their benefit was actuarially reduced, they will be subject to a 36-month ...