HB561 (2018) Detail

(Second New Title) relative to part-time employment of a retirement system retiree by a participating employer.


CHAPTER 293

HB 561-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

8Mar2017... 0611h

01/18/2018   0110s

02/15/2018   0611s

23May2018... 2055-CofC

 

2018 SESSION

17-0651

10/01

 

HOUSE BILL 561-FN

 

AN ACT relative to part-time employment of a retirement system retiree by a participating employer.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Kurk, Hills. 2; Rep. L. Turcotte, Straf. 4; Rep. Ohm, Hills. 36; Rep. Azarian, Rock. 8; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill changes the limit on part-time employment of a retirement system retiree to an annual 1,352 hourly limit and prohibits part-time employment in the first 28 days after retirement.  The bill also establishes a penalty for retired members' exceeding the annual part-time hourly limits.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0611h

01/18/2018   0110s

02/15/2018   0611s

23May2018... 2055-CofC 17-0651

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to part-time employment of a retirement system retiree by a participating employer.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

293:1  Retirement System; Definition; Part-Time.  Amend RSA 100-A:1, XXXIV to read as follows:

XXXIV.  "Part-time'' for purposes of employment of a retired member of the New Hampshire retirement system but excepting per diem court security officers and court bailiffs, means employment [during a calendar year] by one or more participating employers of the retired member which shall not exceed [32 hours in each normal calendar week.  Employment in some instances may exceed 32 hours in any normal calendar week provided that in such case, the part-time employment of the retired member shall not exceed 1,300 hours in a calendar year, so long as such part-time employment does not occur outside of a 5-consecutive-month period in any 12-month period.] 1,352 hours in a calendar year, except as provided in RSA 100-A:7-b.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, no retired member shall be employed on a part-time basis by any participating employer for a period of 28 days from the member's effective date of retirement.

293:2  Restoration to Service; Working After Retirement.  Amend RSA 100-A:7 to read as follows:

100-A:7  [Restoration to Service] Working After Retirement; Exceeding Part-Time Hourly Limit.

I.  [If a disability beneficiary or any other beneficiary is] Any retired member returning to work for a participating employer in a position requiring mandatory membership pursuant to RSA 100-A:3 shall be restored to service[,] and the [beneficiary's] retiree's retirement allowance shall cease, the [beneficiary] retiree shall again become a member of the retirement system, and the [beneficiary] retiree shall contribute at the percentage payable pursuant to RSA 100-A:16, I(a).  Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any credit for membership service and for any prior service on the basis of which the [beneficiary's] retired member's creditable service was computed at the time of [the beneficiary's] his or her former retirement shall be restored to full force and effect; upon subsequent retirement, the [beneficiary] retiree shall receive a retirement allowance based on [the beneficiary's] his or her combined creditable service and [the member's] average final compensation.

II.  Any retired member who, in any calendar year, works part-time for one or more participating employers and exceeds the maximum permitted hours as provided in RSA 100-A:1, XXXIV, shall forfeit the state annuity portion of his or her retirement allowance, and any allocable cost of living adjustments, with such forfeiture commencing as soon as administratively feasible in the next calendar year and continuing for a period of 12 months.

III.  The board of trustees of the retirement system shall adopt rules under RSA 541-A as necessary to administer and enforce the provisions of this section.

293:3  Annual Notice Required.  Amend RSA 100-A:7-a to read as follows:

100-A:7-a  Certain Part-Time Employment; Notice Required.  The retirement system shall annually provide written notice to all retired members of the retirement system of the [hourly] limitations on part-time employment as defined in RSA 100-A:1, XXXIV and the potential effect that exceeding such [hourly] limitations could have on the retired member's retirement benefits, including restoration to service as required in RSA [100-A:7] 100-A:7, I and the forfeiture of the state annuity portion of his or her retirement allowance under RSA 100-A:7, II.

293:4  Certain Part-Time Employment; Emergency Exception.  Amend RSA 100-A:7-b to read as follows:

100-A:7-b  Certain Part-Time Employment; Emergency Exception.  The [hourly] annual limitations on part-time employment as defined in RSA 100-A:1, XXXIV shall be modified for retired members [who exceed the 32-hour limit while providing assistance] to exclude any hours worked during an emergency under this section.  [While providing assistance during an emergency under this section, a retired member may exceed the 32-hour limit in a calendar week provided that the member has not exceeded 1300 hours in the current calendar year.]  For purposes of this section, an emergency includes any event declared by the governor or while working under the direction of the director of the division of forests and lands during woodland fire control.  Employers shall include hours worked during an emergency as a separate entry in the report required in RSA 100-A:16, VII(a).

293:5  Retirement System; Employer Reports.  Amend RSA 100-A:16, VII(a) to read as follows:

VII.(a)  Every employer shall report to the retirement system [monthly] annually, on or before February 15, in a format provided by the retirement system, all compensation paid by, and the total hours worked for, the employer [to retired members] by each retired member of the retirement system, including the name of, and the total hours worked, for each retired member of the retirement system, except that an employer shall not include in the report the compensation and hours worked by a retiree for serving as an elected state official or as an elected official of a political subdivision in either a group I or group II position.

293:6  Grandfathering of Existing Part-Time Positions; Penalty; Reporting.  

I.  The amendments to the provisions of RSA 100-A made by this act shall not apply to a retired member working in a part-time position for a participating employer for the position in which the retired member is employed on the effective date of this act.

II.  Any retired member working under the provisions of paragraph I who exceeds 1,664 hours shall forfeit the state annuity portion of his or her retirement allowance, and any allocable cost of living adjustments, with such forfeiture commencing as soon as administratively feasible in the next calendar year and continuing for a period of 12 months.

III.  In order to establish and maintain eligibility for the grandfathering exception provided in paragraph I, on or before February 15, 2019, and annually thereafter, every employer shall provide, in a format provided by the retirement system, the names and part-time position titles of any retired members continuing to be employed by the employer as of the effective date of this act.

293:7  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

 

Approved: June 25, 2018

Effective Date: January 01, 2019

 

 

Links

HB561 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 12, 2017 Senate Hearing
Jan. 3, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
Jan. 10, 2018 Senate Hearing
Jan. 10, 2018 Senate Hearing
Jan. 18, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 17, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB561 Revision: 4216 Date: June 26, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
HB561 Revision: 3925 Date: May 23, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
HB561 Revision: 3063 Date: Feb. 27, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
HB561 Revision: 2961 Date: Jan. 29, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
HB561 Revision: 2411 Date: April 4, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
HB561 Revision: 2412 Date: Jan. 25, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 18
Jan. 24, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 02:45 PM LOB 306
Feb. 1, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/01/2017 03:30 PM LOB 303
Feb. 8, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/08/2017 01:30 PM LOB 306
Feb. 15, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/15/2017 03:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 21, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 02/21/2017 02:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 22, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 02/22/2017 03:00 PM LOB 308
Feb. 23, 2017 ==RESCHEDULED== Subcommittee Work Session: 02/23/2017 01:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 23, 2017 Executive Session: 02/23/2017 02:30 PM LOB 305-307
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0611h (NT) for 03/08/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 14 P. 13
March 8, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0611h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 26
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0611h: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 26
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 9
April 12, 2017 Hearing: 04/12/2017, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 18
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/11/2017; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-2549s, 01/03/2018; SC 48
Jan. 3, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved to Rerefer, MA, VV; 01/03/2018; SJ 1
Jan. 3, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved to Rerefer, MA, VV; 01/03/2018; SJ 1
Jan. 10, 2018 Hearing: 01/10/2018, Room 101, LOB, 10:45 am, on proposed amendment # 2018-0027s; SC 2A
Jan. 10, 2018 Hearing: 01/10/2018, Room 101, LOB, 10:45 am, on proposed amendment # 2018-0027s; SC 2A
Jan. 18, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0110s, 01/18/2018; SC 3
Jan. 18, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0110s, RC 21Y-3N, AA; 01/18/2018; SJ 2
Jan. 18, 2018 Sen. Kahn Floor Amendment # 2018-0172s, RC 4Y-20N, AF; 01/18/2018; SJ 2
Jan. 18, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0110s, RC 17Y-7N, MA; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 01/18/2018; SJ 2
Feb. 8, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/08/2018; SC 6
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 02/15/2018; SC 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Special Order to the Call of the Chair, Without Objection, MA; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 11Y-13N, MF; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Sen. Bradley Moved Ought to Pass; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Sen. Bradley Floor Amendment # 2018-0611s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0611s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
April 5, 2018 House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 0110s and 0611s and Requests CofC (Rep. McGuire): MA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 2
April 5, 2018 Speaker Appoints: Reps. McGuire, Sytek, Proulx, Goley 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 2
May 2, 2018 Sen. Carson Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 2, 2018 President Appoints: Senators Carson, Bradley, Soucy; 05/02/2018; SJ 15
May 15, 2018 ==RECESSED== Conference Committee Meeting: 05/15/2018 02:45 PM LOB 306
May 16, 2018 ==CONTINUED== Conference Committee Meeting: 05/16/2018 02:30 PM LOB 306
May 17, 2018 Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2018-2055c; 05/17/2018
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report # 2018-2055c, Adopted, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report 2055c: Adopted, VV 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Enrolled 05/23/2018
June 25, 2018 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/25/2018; Chapter 293; Eff. 1/1/2019