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HB 228 (BR 877) - B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to public employee benefits.
     Amend KRS 16.582 to remove language which prohibited an injury or disease resulting from military service from being considered a disabling condition for hazardous members of Kentucky Retirement Systems; amend KRS 61.510 and 78.510 to utilize partial fiscal years in determining the final compensation of a nonhazardous member who began participating in the Kentucky Employees Retirement System and the County Employees Retirement System on or after September 1, 2008, in situations where the member does not have 5 complete fiscal years of service and provided the total months of service used to calculate final compensation when the partial fiscal years are added is at least 60 months; amend KRS 61.560 to remove references to employee contributions paid by a reemployed retiree; amend KRS 61.623 to allow the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees to require retirees of the systems, by promulgation of administrative regulation, to receive their retirement allowance by electronic funds transfer to either a financial institution or to electronic fund transfer cards issued by Kentucky Retirement Systems; amend KRS 61.702 to authorize the Kentucky Retirement Systems to offer retiree health coverage through health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements or similar accounts, or through a reimbursement program established by the board by administrative regulation where members purchase health insurance through a health insurance exchange.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except provide that the Personnel Cabinet may provide a health flexible spending account in addition to a health reimbursement account for those employees who waive coverage in the Kentucky Employees Health Plan.
     HCA (1/Title, B. Yonts) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (1, D. Floyd) - Retain original provisions except amend KRS 6.525 to restrict the consolidation of accounts of new legislators in the Legislative Retirement Plan.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to State Government (H)
     Feb 12-posted in committee
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 20, 2013
     Feb 20-floor amendment (1) withdrawn
     Feb 21-3rd reading, passed 78-16 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 22-received in Senate
     Feb 26-to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 4-taken from State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 5-taken from State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)

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