HB 1128-FN – FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 1128-FN
This bill requires employers of teachers in the retirement system to maintain proof of certification of its teachers and make such proof available to the retirement system.
This bill also changes the date for approval by the fiscal committee of cost of living adjustments for retirement system beneficiaries.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [
in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six
AN ACT relative to definition of teacher in the New Hampshire retirement system, and relative to approval of supplemental allowances.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
51:1 Retirement System; Teachers. Amend RSA 100-A:1, VI to read as follows:
VI. “Teacher” shall mean any regular or special teacher, principal, supervisor or administrator, librarian or other member of the teaching or professional staff engaged in the service of the public elementary and secondary schools located within the state and supported by and under the control of the state, the local school district, or other employers of teachers eligible for membership in the system. For teachers who job share, teacher shall mean 2 individuals who share one position. For purposes of membership as a teacher under this chapter, proof of appropriate certification by the department of education or appropriate professional licensure shall be maintained by the employer and available to the retirement system.
51:2 Retirement System; Supplemental Allowances; Fiscal Committee Approval. Amend RSA 100-A:41-a, II to read as follows:
On February 1] No later than May 31 of each year, [ beginning in 1999,] the fiscal committee of the general court may approve COLA's for the July 1 thereafter upon certification from the actuary of the amount of the COLA which may be granted to each member classification based on the funds available in the special account for each member classification. The actuary shall look at each member classification component of the special account separately and shall certify to the fiscal committee the funds available, and any other information required by the committee, including but not limited to any change in the Consumer Price Index-Urban for the year prior to the year in which the allowance is granted. Any such supplemental allowance when granted by the fiscal committee of the general court shall become a permanent addition to the beneficiary's base retirement allowance, and shall be included in the monthly annuity paid to the retired member, or to the member's beneficiary if the member is deceased and the beneficiary is receiving an allowance under RSA 100-A:8, 100-A:9, 100-A:12, 100-A:13 or similar provisions of predecessor systems.
51:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved: April 24, 2006
Effective: April 24, 2006