Maine LD 522: An Act To Clarify a Recently Enacted Law Designed To Expand the Number of Qualified Educators

LD 522 (subjects: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM , EDUCATORS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=522&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. David Burns of Washington: (R – District 6) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/26/2015 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.
2/26/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-310) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-310) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/22/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-310).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 522 as originally introduced. L.D. 522 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-310) .

An Act To Clarify a Recently Enacted Law Designed To Expand the Number of Qualified Educators

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 17859, sub- 1-A, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 486, Pt. A, 1, is amended to read:

1-A. Restoration to work of classroom-based employees. Effective August 1, 2014, a classroom-based employee who has reached normal retirement age and who retires after September 1, 2011 may be restored to service as a classroom-based employee in a school in the unorganized territory or with a school administrative unit as defined in Title 20-A, section 1, subsection 26:

A. In one-year contracts, which may be nonconsecutive. The maximum time that a classroom-based employee may be restored to service with an individual school administrative unit pursuant to this paragraph is 5 years;
B. Subject to the 5-year restriction specified in subsection 1 and the 75% compensation limitation for retired state employees and retired teachers specified in subsection 2, paragraph A; or
C. In any combination of paragraphs A and B, as long as the total time the classroom-based employee is restored to service does not exceed 10 years with an individual school administrative unit.

The retired classroom-based employee must have had a bona fide termination of employment in accordance with state and federal laws and rules, may not return to employment after retirement with the same employer for at least 30 calendar days after the termination of employment and may not return to employment before the effective date of the person’s retirement.

For purposes of this section, “classroom-based employee” means a teacher whose principal function is to introduce new learning to students in the classroom or to provide support in the classroom during the introduction of new learning to students.

summary

This bill clarifies that Public Law 2013, chapter 486, which amended the statute to expand the number of qualified educators in the State, applies to classroom teachers and classroom-based employees in the unorganized territory.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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