2019 Legislative Session
The Oregon Legislative Assembly convened its 80th legislative session on January 22, 2019. Some legislators or committees may introduce bills that could affect employer contribution rates or PERS benefits accrued in the future (after the bill's passage). PERS cannot speculate on whether a particular bill will be approved by the Legislature and Governor, nor assess what impact the bill might have on future benefit levels.
Until any bills are approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, PERS Member Services cannot provide answers about how any proposal may impact future member benefits or other changes.
We encourage members to monitor the progress of legislation on the Oregon Legislature's website. That website provides ways for you to sign up for updates about bills, committees, news, and other information of interest.
Senate Bill 1566 (2018): Employer Rate Relief Programs
Employers may also want to use PERS' Employer Rate Projection Tool to determine the potential impact of establishing a new side account. The tool allows employers to estimate their own potential employer contribution rates and amounts for planning purposes over the next several biennia.