The Oregon State Legislature enacted 10 bills impacting PERS in 2015.
"Police" Status for Certain DHS Employers||August 12, 2015|
Return-to-Work Exception for Nursing Instructors or DPSST Trainers||January 1, 2016|
Return-to-Work Exception for Retired Career and Technical Education Teachers||June 18, 2015|
Existing OLCC Staff Eligible for "Police" Status||June 30, 2015|
Contribution Start Date for New Employees||January 1, 2016|
PERS Budget||July 1, 2015|
Federal Tax Reconnect||October 5, 2015|
Higher Education Governance||July 27, 2015|
Payment of Benefits to Alternate Payees||June 19, 2015|
Administrative and Operating Expenses||August 12, 2015|
"Police" Status for Certain DHS Employees
Provides that certain employees of Department of Human Services whose duties include care of residents of certain residential facilities qualify as police officers under PERS.
Text of HB 2618
Return-to-Work Exception for Nursing Instructors or DPSST Trainers
Extends sunset on provisions allowing retired members of PERS to be employed full-time by public employer as nursing instructor or as trainer for Department of Public Safety Standards and Training without loss of retirement benefits.
Text of HB 2684
Return-to-Work Exception for Retired Career and Technical Education Teachers
Permits certain Public Employee Retirement System members who are retired to be employed by school district or education service district as teachers of career and technical education without loss of retirement benefits.
Text of HB 3058
Existing OLCC Staff Eligible for "Police" Status
Prior to passage of House Bill 3400, the definition of “police” in 238.005(19)(c) referred to employees of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) classified as liquor enforcement inspectors by the administrator of the commission. In response to OLCC involvement in the regulation of marijuana, House Bill 3400 refines “liquor enforcement inspectors” to “regulatory specialists.”
Text of HB 3400
Contribution Start Date for New Employees
Provides for employer and employee contributions to pension program and individual account program of Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan to first be made for new members for wages that are attributable to services performed during first full pay period following six-month probationary period, without regard to when wages are considered earned for other purposes.
Text of HB 3495
Limits certain biennial expenditures from fees, moneys or other revenues, including Miscellaneous Receipts, but excluding lottery funds and federal funds, collected or received by PERS.
Text of HB 5034
Federal Tax Reconnect
Updates connection date to federal Internal Revenue Code and other provisions of federal tax law.
Text of SB 63
Higher Education Governance
Refines terminology in PERS statute to reflect dissolution of the Oregon University System and associated offices.
Text of SB 80
Payment of Benefits to Alternate Payees
Provides that certain death benefits available to members of PERS and other public employer retirement plans may be paid to former spouse and dependent child as provided in judgment of annulment or dissolution of marriage or of separation.
Text of SB 370
Administrative and Operating Expenses
Provides funding for SB 370 and HB 3495.
Text of SB 5507