01RS HB278


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HB 278/AA (BR 446) - J. Comer, J. Richards, J. Hoover, J. Barrows, J. Callahan, J. Coleman, B. Colter, B. DeWeese, J. Fischer, C. Geveden, G. Graham, K. Hall, C. Hoffman, S. Lee, P. Marcotte, T. McKee, R. Nelson, S. Nunn, D. Sims, J. Stewart, R. Thomas, T. Turner, K. Upchurch, C. Walton, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to retirement.
     Amend KRS 61.640 to provide that Commonwealth's attorneys and assistant Commonwealth Attorneys who are killed or disabled in the line of duty receive retirement benefits the same as hazardous duty employees; amend KRS 61.702 to provide, in the same situations, retiree health coverage the same as hazardous duty employees.


     HCS/AA - Delete original provisions; create a new section of Chapter 61.510 to 61.705 to provide that an employee of any state-administered retirement system who is killed or disabled due to a duty-related injury shall receive death and disability benefits equal to those granted to hazardous employees of KRS; amend KRS 61.702 to provide retiree health insurance benefits to the member, or beneficiaries, if member killed or disabled as a result of a duty-related injury; amend KRS 164.2841 and 164.2842 to waive college, university, or vocational education fees of eligible families whose parent or spouse is killed or disabled as a result of a duty-related injury.
     HFA (1, J. Comer) - Name Section 1 of the Act to be known as "The Fred Capps Memorial Act".
     HFA (2, J. Richards) - Create a new section of KRS 61.510 to 61.705 to provide that all service purchases through the Kentucky Retirement Systems after July 1, 2001, shall be at 100% of actuarial cost except under KRS 61.552(1) and (24) and KRS 61.592(3)(c) and amend KRS 16.645 and KRS 78. 545 to conform; amend KRS 61.510 and 78.510 to provide that the final average compensation for nonhazardous members retiring between August 1, 2001, and January 1, 2009, be based on the High 3 years.

     Feb 12-introduced in House
     Feb 13-to State Government (H)
     Feb 15-posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2001; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 91-1 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2)
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Mar 2-to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2001; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Mar 8-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 15-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 7)

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