2019 Legislative Session
 
The 2019 Regular Legislative Session will convene at noon on Monday, April 8, and must adjourn by 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.
 
2019 Legislation Affecting TRSL  
Bill No. Author Summary Status TRSL Board of Trustees Position
New Benefit Structure (Hybrid Plan)  
HB 28 Rep. Barry Ivey Establishes a hybrid retirement benefit structure for members of the state retirement systems first hired on or after July 1, 2020 Voluntarily Deferred Oppose
Board of Trustees Term Limits  
SB 14 Sen. Barrow Peacock Provides for term limits for retirement system boards of trustees Pending Senate Retirement No position
Funding/Employer Contributions  
HB 19 Rep. Kevin Pearson Requires certain payments from minimum foundation program formula funds to the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana

Failed to Pass

No position
Social Security Offsets
HCR 20 Rep. Sam Jones Memorializes Congress to consider eliminating the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) Social Security benefit reductions  Sent to the Sec. of State
 
Support
SCR 34 Sen. Beth Mizell Memorializes Congress to consider eliminating the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) Social Security benefit reductions  Sent to the Sec. of State Support
Updated: May 10, 2019

2019 Legislative Session
 

Session News #9: Short session closes with few bills impacting TRSL

Jun 6, 2019

The 2019 legislative session, which began April 8, ended today. TRSL monitored five pieces of legislation that would have impacted the retirement system. Ultimately, only two resolutions relating to Social Security offsets gained final passage. House Concurrent Resolution 20 (Rep. Jones) and Senate Concurrent Resolution 34 (Sen. Mizell) both request that Congress review and consider eliminating the Windfall Elimination Provision...

Session News #8: Hybrid plan bill deferred in House retirement committee

May 8, 2019

A bill that would establish a hybrid retirement benefit structure for TRSL and the state retirement systems for state employees, school employees, and state police was voluntarily deferred by its author at this morning’s House retirement committee meeting. House Bill 28 (Rep. Ivey) would establish a hybrid retirement benefit structure for certain members of the state retirement systems first hired on or after July 1, 2020. Tun...

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