Retirement System; benefits for certain state and local law-enforcement officers. (SB393)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Retirement; benefits for certain state and local public safety officers. Makes several changes to the benefits of state and local public safety officers and the funding of such benefits. Line of Duty Act. Allows an person who falls under an eligible class of persons under the Line of Duty Act who was disabled on or after January 1, 1972 but not receiving benefits to be entitled to the continued health insurance benefit beginning July 1, 2006. Deputy sheriffs. All deputy sheriffs would become members of the Law Enforcement Officers' Retirement System (LEOs). State police officers. State police officers would receive a 2.20% average final compensation retirement multiplier and would continue to receive the additional annual supplement. Persons provided LEOs retirement coverage. Any member of LEOs would receive a 1.70% average final compensation retirement multiplier and the additional annual supplement. However, the multiplier for sheriffs shall be increased from 1.70% to 2.20%, and an employer may elect to increase the multiplier to 2.20% for other classes of covered employees. The employer is responsible for paying the actuarial cost of the increase. Other provisions of the bill. For any county or city that did not provide LEOs benefits to deputy sheriffs as of January 1, 2006, such county or city shall provide such benefits to its deputy sheriffs beginning July 1, 2006. For such counties or cities, the Compensation Board would reimburse 100% of the county's or city's total retirement contributions for state-responsible deputy sheriffs. However, the reimbursement would be based upon the salaries of such state-responsible deputy sheriffs as fixed by the Board. Revenue. The bill provides for revenues to be generated through the imposition of additional fees on persons who have committed certain driving-related violations. This bill incorporates Senate Bill 636. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 069171820
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from VRS (SB393)
02/14/2006Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/15/2006Committee substitute printed 063985820-S1
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/15/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
02/16/2006Read second time
02/16/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2006Committee substitute agreed to 063985820-S1
02/16/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB393S1
02/17/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Communicated to House
02/24/2006Placed on Calendar
02/24/2006Read first time
02/24/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB393S1)
02/28/2006Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement (Putney)
03/06/2006Left in Appropriations