LD 212 (subjects: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM , BENEFITS )
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Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support
- Rep. Dale Crafts of Lisbon: (R – District 56) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. John Picchiotti of Fairfield: (R – District 108) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Paul Stearns of Guilford: (R – District 119) — e-mail
Rep. Norman Higgins of Dover-Foxcroft: (R – District 120) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Ronald Daniel Martin of Sinclair: (D – District 150) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. David Burns of Washington: (R – District 6) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Roger Katz of Kennebec: (R – District 15) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Thomas Saviello of Franklin: (R – District 17) — e-mail
|2/3/2015||Senate||Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Hamper of Oxford REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|2/3/2015||House||Bill REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|6/30/2015||Senate||CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence|
|6/30/2015||House||Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.|
|6/30/2015||Senate||CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.|
|7/21/2015||Senate||CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.|
|1/14/2016||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act Concerning Cost-of-living Adjustments for Certain Retirees
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, cost-of-living adjustments are applied to the applicable portion of an eligible retiree’s benefit amount beginning in September of each year; and
Whereas, this legislation may affect the percentage increase to be applied to the applicable portion of an eligible retiree’s benefit amount beginning in September 2015; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 3 MRSA 858, as amended by PL 2007, c. 491, 31, is further amended to read:
858. Cost-of-living and other adjustments
Retirement allowances under this chapter must be adjusted on the same basis as provided for members of the State Employee and Teacher Retirement Program by Title 5, section sections 17806 and 17806-A.
Sec. 2. 4 MRSA 1358, sub- 1, as repealed and replaced by PL 2011, c. 380, Pt. T, 9, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 5 MRSA 17806-A is enacted to read:
17806-A. Cost-of-living adjustment to retirement benefits for retirees who are surviving members
Notwithstanding section 17806, cost-of-living adjustments to the retirement benefits being paid to retired state employees and teachers who are surviving members is governed by this section. As used in this section, “surviving member” means a retired member whose spouse received social security benefits and who is deceased.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill restores the previous cost-of-living adjustment cap of 4% for benefits received by a retired state employee, teacher, judge and legislator whose spouse received social security benefits and has passed away. Public Law 2011, chapter 380, Part T reduced the retirement benefit cost-of-living adjustment cap from 4% to 3%.
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