House Bill 479

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Last Action 04/24/20: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 103)
Title AN ACT relating to policemen's and firefighters' retirement funds of the urban-county governments.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1934
Sponsors S. Lee, R. Palumbo, J. Blanton, G. Brown Jr, K. Flood, J. Graviss, P. Pratt, C. Stevenson, S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 67A.440 to delete the provision that a surviving spouse's retirement benefit shall end upon remarriage; amend KRS 67A.450 to provide that for members of policemen's and firefighters' retirement funds of urban-county governments who would have been eligible for voluntary retirement at the time of their death, which is not in the line of duty, an annuity death benefit shall not be provided to the surviving spouse and provide that a deceased member otherwise eligible for a voluntary service retirement is presumed to have retired on the date of death calculated with credit for accumulated sick leave credit; amend KRS 67A.462 to prevent a member on disability retirement from holding a sworn position as an elected, paid, or volunteer peace officer, firefighter, paramedic, or other position of public safety/hazardous duty, and permit the board of trustees to make reasonable investigations, including hearings, to ensure compliance with disability provisions; amend KRS 67A.492 to provide a surviving minor child or children annuity in addition to the retirement benefits for surviving spouses and, based on factors including whether the surviving spouse is eligible for benefits and the number of minor children, set the benefits at between 50% and 75% of a member's final annuity, final rate of pay, or service retirement, whichever is greater, and allow benefit to extend to adult children between 18 and 23 enrolled in full-time educational activities; amend KRS 67A.530 to provide that retired fund members voting for representatives to the board of trustees shall vote for nominees of the department, police or fire, from which the member retired; amend KRS 67A.560 ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, applicable federal regulations, and published guidance; amend KRS 67A.660 to require the board to fix the time for a rehearing at the board's next scheduled meeting after the filing of the application.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Urban-county governments, police and firefighters retirement fund
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Urban-county governments, police and firefighters retirement fund
Police, City and County - Urban-county governments, police and firefighters retirement fund
Retirement and Pensions - Urban-county governments, police and firefighters retirement fund
Unified Local Governments - Urban-county governments, police and firefighters retirement fund
Votes Vote History

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02/24/20
  • introduced in House
02/26/20
  • to Local Government (H)
02/28/20
  • posted in committee
03/09/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/10/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2020
03/11/20
  • 3rd reading, passed 95-0
03/12/20
  • received in Senate
03/17/20
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/26/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
04/01/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
04/14/20
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • 3rd reading, passed 34-0
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/24/20
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 103)


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