Retirement System; retirement credits for special forest wardens. (SB491)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)

Progress

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

Description

VRS; retirement credits for special forest wardens. Provides retirement credits to special forest wardens of the Department of Forestry who participate directly in extinguishing forest fires. Such persons would receive eight hours of retirement credits for each day or portion of a day in which they participate directly in extinguishing a forest fire. The retirement credits could be used to reduce the 30 years of service otherwise required for eligibility for an unreduced service retirement allowance, but not below 25 years of service. The net years and months of service remaining after application of the retirement credits would be the years and months of service required of such special forest warden for eligibility for an unreduced service retirement allowance. Each month of service would be eliminated at the rate of one month of service for each 173 hours of retirement credits. No creditable service or compensation would be allowed or granted for the retirement credits. Read the Bill »

Status

01/29/2008: Merged into SB367

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082856232
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
01/21/2008Impact statement from VRS (SB491)
01/29/2008Incorporated by Finance (SB367-Watkins) (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)