SB317C-TRANSPORTATION RETIREMENT SYSTEMS
Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill

SB 317 -- MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND HIGHWAY
PATROL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM

SPONSOR:  Mayer (Johnson, 47)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Retirement by a vote of 10 to 0.

Currently, uniformed members of the State Highway Patrol are
allowed to purchase, prior to retirement, up to four years of
creditable service for prior service performed as a non-federal,
full-time public employee in this state if the service is not
creditable in any other retirement system.  This bill extends
this provision to employees of the Highways and Transportation
Commission, uniformed members of the State Highway Patrol, and
civilian or non-uniformed employees of the patrol.  A provision
requiring an affidavit to be filed stating that the member is not
receiving creditable service from any other public plan for the
service is removed.

Service purchased under this provision must be completed prior to
retirement or termination of employment.  If a member who
purchased service dies prior to retirement, their surviving
spouse may, upon written request, receive a refund of the amount
paid for the service, if the surviving spouse is not entitled to
survivor benefits based on the service.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2006, FY 2007, and
FY 2008.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill will allow for the
purchase of up to four years of non-federal, full-time public
employment service for all employees of the State Highway Patrol.
This will provide for a fair and equitable benefit to those
employees.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Mayer; and Highway and
Transportation Employees' Association.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Marc Webb, Legislative Analyst

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