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The Conference Committee on KPERS topics reached agreement on Tuesday. The Committee combined several bills together for the Conference Committee Report on HB 2031. 

I expect a vote on the Conference Committee report sometime today.

HB 2031 now contains
  • KP&F service-connected definition changes
  • KPERS administrative language
  • Extension of the KP&F DROP
  • Delaying the retiree penalty for retirees who break their waiting period and a mechanism for waiving the penalty in certain circumstances going forward
  • Establishing a two-year waiting period for direct support positions at Community Developmental Disability Organizations. 
Senate Calendar
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KPERS-Related Bills
Appropriating $115 million to the KPERS Trust Fund for reduced contributions in prior fiscal years.
  • Passed the Senate 40-0 on February 5
  • Passed the House 117-0 on February 22
  • Became effective March 14, 2019
Senate Bill 15
Including blood borne pathogen in the definition of "service-connected" for KP&F Death and Disability benefits.
KPERS' Summary
  • Passed the Senate 40-0 on February 27
  • Passed the House as amended 124-0 on March 26
Reamortizing the State/School group unfunded actuarial liability.
Providing a cost-of-living-adjustment for certain retirees.
KPERS Summary |
Making Local corrections officers eligible for KP&F membership.
KPERS' Summary |
  • Recommended favorable for passage by Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance
Senate Bill 200
Increasing KP&F benefit cap to 95%; reducing employee contributions when reaching benefit cap.
KPERS' Summary |

  Adjusting the penalty for retirees who return to work before the end of their waiting period. 
KPERS' Summary |

  KPERS procurement policies and procedures; Board duties.
KPERS' Summary |

  Community development disability organizations; membership rules for direct support positions.
KPERS' Summary |
  • Passed the Senate 39-0 on March 26
  • Amended into the Conference Committee report on HB 2031
House Bill 2031
Including blood borne pathogen in the definition of "service-connected" for KP&F Death and Disability benefits.
KPERS Summary |
  • Passed the House 123-0 on February 27
  • Passed the Senate 39-0 on March 27
Moving certain law enforcement positions at the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Department to KP&F for future service.  
KPERS Summary |
  • Recommended favorable for passage by House Financial Institutions and Pensions
House Bill 2100 
Providing a cost-of-living-adjustment for certain retirees. 
KPERS' Summary |
  KPERS procurement policies and procedures; Board duties.
KPERS' Summary |
  • Passed the House 117-0 on February 22
  • Passed the Senate 39-0 on March 27
  • Amended into the Conference Committee report on HB 2031
House Bill 2139
Making Local corrections officers eligible for KP&F membership.
KPERS' Summary |
Extending the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) pilot and adding the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
KPERS Summary |
  • Passed the House 123-0 on February 27
  • Passed the Senate 39-0 on March 27
  • Amended into the Conference Committee report on HB 2031
Reamortizing the State/School group unfunded actuarial liability.
KPERS Summary |
Increasing the retiree death benefit to $10,000.
KPERS' Summary |
Making State corrections officers eligible for KP&F membership.
KPERS' Summary |

  Reamortizing the State/School group unfunded actuarial liability.
KPERS Summary |
  • Motion to recommend for passage by House Committee of the Whole failed on February 15.
Exempting STARBASE from working after retirement rules.
KPERS Summary |
  • Passed the House as amended 92-32 on February 27
  • Passed the Senate as amended 39-0 on March 26
  • Amended into the Conference Committee report on HB 2031
Creating the Kansas Thrift Savings Plan.
KPERS' Summary |

  Ending legislative participation in KPERS.
KPERS' Summary |

  Increasing KP&F benefit cap to 95%; reducing employee contributions when reaching benefit cap.
KPERS Summary |

  Including certain concurrent military service as participating service credit.
KPERS' Summary |

  Increasing the employee contribution rate for school members to 7.15%.
KPERS' Summary |

 
 






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