2nd Extraordinary Session News #4: Return-to-work bill deferred by the Senate retirement committee
Oct 20, 2020
The Senate retirement committee
met today and deferred House Bill 97
(Rep. Bacala). HB 97 would have authorized re-employment of retirees from the four state retirement systems during a declared state of emergency without suspension or reduction of benefits if the following conditions occur:
- The hiring occurs during a state of emergency declared by the governor;
- The employer certifies in writing to the retirement system that employment of the retiree is critical to the effectiveness of the employer’s response to the emergency;
- The date of the retiree’s retirement is more than 30 days before the initial declaration of emergency; and
- The retiree’s retirement is not based on disability.
The bill will not move forward to the full Senate for further consideration.