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HB364

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HB 364/AA (BR 1141) - De. Butler, L. Clark, K. Bratcher, T. Burch, R. Crimm, R. Damron, J. Donohue, J. Greer, M. Harmon, R. Henderson, M. King, B. Linder, D. Mayfield, T. McKee, C. Miller, T. Mills, S. Overly, J. Richards, S. Santoro, R. Smart, G. Stumbo, A. Wuchner, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to reemployment of retired police officers.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 70 to define "police officer"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 70 to allow sheriff's offices the ability to employ retired police officers provided the officer participated in the Law Enforcement Foundation Program, retired with at least 20 years of service credit with no administrative charges pending, and met the separation of employment requirements so that retirement benefits from Kentucky Retirement Systems were not voided; create a new section of KRS Chapter 15 to provide that retired police officers employed by a sheriff's office shall continue to receive the benefits they were eligible to receive upon retirement but shall not accrue any additional retirement or health benefits during reemployment; provide that retirement and any health contributions shall not be paid to Kentucky Retirement Systems or the Kentucky Employees Health Plan on a retired officer who is reemployed under these provisions; amend KRS 61.637 to conform.

HB 364 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS/AA - Retain original provisions; make technical amendments.
     SFA (1/Title, C. McDaniel) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (2, C. McDaniel) - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 61.598 to provide that members of the Kentucky Employees Retirement System, the County Employees Retirement System, and the State Police Retirement System, who retire on or after January 1, 2015, shall be limited to a 10% growth in the creditable compensation earned during their last five years of employment if that compensation is used to calculate their retirement benefits; provide that only creditable compensation earned on or after July 1, 2014, shall be subject to the creditable compensation growth limitations; exempt lump-sum payments for compensatory time from the compensation growth limitation; exempt from the compensation growth limitation those years of compensation where in the immediately preceding fiscal year the member had five weeks of paid worker's compensation benefits or five weeks of unpaid maternity, FMLA, or approved sick leave; exempt bona fide promotions or salary advancements from the compensation growth limitation; provide that the Kentucky Retirement Systems shall refund contributions and interest on employee contributions, for any reductions in creditable compensation provided by this section; provide that the Kentucky Retirement Systems shall determine what constitutes a bona fide promotion or salary advancement and allow the member to appeal a decision of the system to the board; remove provisions charging employers for creditable compensation growth greater than 10% during the employee's last five years of employment; amend 16.645, 61.645, and 78.545 to conform; establishes non-codified section to provide that if an employee's creditable compensation exceeds the limitations provided in the amendments to KRS 61.598, then the last participating employer shall pay for actuarial costs resulting from annual increases in creditable compensation greater than 10% over the employee's last five years of employment except for compensation exempted under KRS 61.598, including bonafide promotions or salary advancements, lump-sum payments for compensatory time paid upon termination of employment, or situations where in the immediately preceding fiscal year the member had five weeks of paid worker's compensation benefits or five weeks of unpaid authorized maternity leave, unpaid leave authorized under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, or authorized sick leave without pay.

     Feb 10-introduced in House
     Feb 11-to Local Government (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 28-taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 95-0
     Mar 6-received in Senate
     Mar 11-to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 24, 2014
     Mar 24-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 25-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day; floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 26-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1-title) filed
     Mar 27-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 28-3rd reading; floor amendments (1-title) and (2) withdrawn ; passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 31-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute for Monday, March 31, 2014; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 100-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 10-signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 96)

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