HB 418-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 418-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Danielson, Hills. 7
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill modifies the grandfathering provision for changes to part-time employment with a retirement system employer to require only that grandfathered retired members remain with the same employer.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
27Feb2019... 0327h 19-0582
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
293:6 Grandfathering of Existing Part-Time [Positions] Members; 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 part-time by the employer as of the effective date of this act.
IV. If a retired member leaves the part-time employment for which the retired member is grandfathered and is employed by another participating employer, the retired member shall no longer be grandfathered and will have to comply with the provisions governing part-time employment in RSA 100-A.
HB 418-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-0327h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ X ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ X ] Education [ X ] Highway [ ] Other
*The New Hampshire Retirement System states it is not able to separate the fiscal impact of this legislation between county and local government, therefore the fiscal impact is shown together as political subdivisions.
This bill modifies the provision "grandfathering" retirees working part-time for New Hampshire Retirement System participating employers on January 1, 2019. Currently, those retirees may work up to 1,664 hours per calendar year, compared to the 1,352 hour per calendar year cap, and they must remain in that position to maintain eligibility for the higher annual hourly cap. The bill would allow these retirees to move to a different part-time position with the same employer and continue to work up to 1,664 hours per calendar year. If a retiree leaves part time employment for which the member is grandfathered, and is employed by another participating employer, the retired member shall no longer be grandfathered. Retirees who exceed the statutory limit on annual hours forfeit the state annuity portion of their pension for 12 months. The NHRS states the bill is not likely to have a measurable impact on employer rates, but any potential fiscal impact is indeterminable. There is no revenue impact to the system as there are no contributions collected on behalf of such retired individuals.
New Hampshire Retirement System
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 13|
|Jan. 22, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/22/2019 01:30 pm LOB 306|
|Feb. 5, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 306|
|Feb. 12, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/12/2019 01:30 pm LOB 306|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0327h (Vote 19-0; CC)|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0327h for 02/27/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 13 P. 8|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Amendment # 2019-0327h: AA VV 02/27/2019|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0327h: MA VV 02/27/2019|
|March 14, 2019||Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 9|
|Jan. 22, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|