Virginia Retirement System; accidental death and dismemberment benefits, definitions. (SB109)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Retirement System; accidental death and dismemberment benefits; definitions. Changes the funding structure for the Virginia Retirement System's (VRS) obligation to fund a savings trust account for higher education for a qualifying child of a VRS member who dies as a result of an accident caused by a felonious assault committed by other than an immediate family member. The bill requires VRS to contribute to such trust account an amount equal to the current average cost, as published by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, of four years of tuition and mandatory fees at baccalaureate public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. This requirement replaces VRS's obligation under current law to contribute to such trust account an amount equal to the full cost of a prepaid tuition contract. The bill also narrows use of the trust account to include only qualified higher education expenses to account for changes to § 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. This bill is identical to HB 536. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/12/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
12/12/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100651D
12/12/2019Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/07/2020Impact statement from VRS (SB109)
01/08/2020Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
01/30/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/25/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB109ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/18/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 374 (effective 7/1/20)
03/18/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0374)