Regular Session News #5: House chamber to consider return-to-work bills next week
May 5, 2017
On Monday, the House has floor debate scheduled for two bills that would expand return-to-work laws.
- HB 4, by Rep. Blake Miguez, proposes to add school nurses to the list of retirees who can return to work and continue to receive a benefit check, subject to a 25% of benefit earnings limitation.
- HB 31, by Rep. Frank Hoffmann, proposes to add school psychologists to the list of critical shortage positions in which a retiree can return to work without a reduction of benefits.
In other notable news, the House retirement committee is scheduled to review two bills on Thursday.
- SB 8, Sen. Barrow Peacock, would provide for the correction of enrollment errors for persons enrolled in an incorrect public retirement system.
- SCR 22, Sen. Beth Mizell, asks Congress to consider eliminating the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) Social Security benefit reductions
Also on Thursday, the Senate education committee is scheduled to consider SB 87 by Sen. Dan Morrish. Beginning in FY 2017-18, this bill would require an annual direct transfer of minimun foundation program (MFP) funds from the Department of Education to TRSL for a portion of that year’s unfunded accrued liability payment attributable to K-12 employers.
A complete list of legislation impacting TRSL, including the position taken by the TRSL Board of Trustees on each bill, is available on the Legislation page of our website.
TUNE IN & WATCH LIVE: You can watch live retirement committee meetings online at www.legis.la.gov. Click on the TV icon for any meeting in progress that you’d like to view. Archived broadcasts are available here.