Maine LD 60: An Act To Ensure Proper Funding for Teacher Retirement

LD 60 (subjects: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM , EDUCATORS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=60&PID=1456&snum=127


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


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Walter Kumiega of Deer Isle: (D – District 134) — e-mail | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/14/2015 House Committee on APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.
On motion of Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Hamper of Oxford, REFERRED to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, in concurrence.
3/18/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative KORNFIELD of Bangor, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-14) was READ and ADOPTED.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
3/19/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.

READ the Second Time.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-14).
ROLL CALL NO. 6
(Yeas 119 – Nays 27 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/24/2015 Senate Reports READ
Senator LANGLEY of Hancock moved to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report.
On further motion by same Senator TABLED until Later in Today’s Session pending his motion to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not to Pass Report. , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Unfinished Business
3/25/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 16 18 Yeas – 17 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/26/2015 House On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, TABLED pending FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
Later today assigned.
3/26/2015 House Unfinished Business
3/31/2015 House Unfinished Business
4/1/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
Subsequently, The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-14).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/2/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending FURTHER CONSIDERATION ,
Unfinished Business
4/7/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/9/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/14/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/16/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/21/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
4/23/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator LANGLEY of Hancock The Senate RECEDED and CONCURRED With ACCEPTANCE of Majority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report AND PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-14) , in concurrence.
4/28/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/29/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT , in concurrence.
7/16/2015 Senate The Bill was in the possession of the Senate when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die and was placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 60 as originally introduced. L.D. 60 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 (H-14) .

An Act To Ensure Proper Funding for Teacher Retirement

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

Sec. 1. 5 MRSA 17154, sub- 6, G to I, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, 1, are repealed.

Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA 15688, sub- 1, B and C, as amended by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, 11, are further amended to read:

B. The other subsidizable costs described in section 15681-A; and
C. The total debt service allocation described in section 15683-A ; and .

Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA 15688, sub- 1, D, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, 11, is repealed.

Sec. 4. 20-A MRSA 15689-C, sub- 2, D, as amended by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, 16, is further amended to read:

D. The requested funding levels for miscellaneous costs under section 15689-A; and

Sec. 5. 20-A MRSA 15689-C, sub- 2, E, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, 17, is amended to read:

E. The requested funding levels for the costs of enhancing student performance and opportunity under section 15688-A ; and .

Sec. 6. 20-A MRSA 15689-C, sub- 2, F, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, 17, is repealed.

Sec. 7. 20-A MRSA 15689-E, sub- 1, B, as amended by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, 19, is further amended to read:

B. The state share of the total operating allocation and the total debt service allocation described in sections 15683 and 15683-A; and

Sec. 8. 20-A MRSA 15689-E, sub- 1, D, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. C, 19, is repealed.

SUMMARY

This bill changes the method for funding teacher retirement costs. It repeals those provisions of law enacted pursuant to Public Law 2013, chapter 368 that require school administrative units and private schools to pay for teacher retirement.

Patterns of Support

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