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Legislation which was enacted by the Illinois Legislature during the 99th Legislative Session (2015-2016).
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Bill Sponsor Action Summary
Legislation which was enacted by the Illinois Legislature during 2016
HB6030
Conroy
Passed House
112-0
(See Vote)
Passed Senate 56-0
(See Vote)
Enacted as
Public Act
99-0683
Requires every pension fund or retirement system under the Code to develop and implement by no later than June 30, 2017, a process to identify annuitants who are deceased. The process shall require the pension fund or retirement system to check for any deceased annuitants at least once per month and shall include the use of commonly accepted methods to identify persons who are deceased, which include, but are not limited to, the use of data provided by the Social Security Administration, the use of data provided by the Department of Public Health’s Office of Vital Records, or the use of any other method that is commonly used by other states to identify deceased persons.  (In favor)
SB2437
Sandoval
Passed Senate
57-0
(See vote)
Passed House
91-16
(See Vote)
Awaiting Governor's Action
Provides that, in addition to certain listed items, reported payroll data must include any and all other data necessary for CTPF to calculate pension benefits. Provides that any necessary amendments or corrections to certified data provided by the employer must be made within one year after the certified data is received by the Fund.  (See HB4591)  (In favor)
SB2584
Hutchinson
Passed Senate
58-0
(See vote)
Passed House
113-0
Enacted as
Public Act
99-0702
Provides that a person who becomes a member after the effective date, the service retirement pension shall not commence more than one year prior to the date of CTPF's receipt of an application for the pension benefit.  (See HB5745)
SB2822##
Cullerton(S)
Currie(H)
Passed Senate
33-20
(See Vote)
Passed House
73-37
(See Vote)
Motion to Override Veto
(See Senate Vote)
No House Action-Veto stands
Amends the Chicago Firefighter Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Authorizes the board of trustees of the Fund to have any records kept by the board photographed, microfilmed, or digitally or electronically reproduced in accordance with the Local Records Act. Provides that the photographs, microfilm, and digital and electronic reproductions shall be deemed original records and documents for all purposes, including introduction in evidence before all courts and administrative agencies. Effective immediately.
House Amendment 3
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Chicago Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Requires the State to contribute the amount of $215,200,000 to the Fund for fiscal year 2017. Amends the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act. Provides for a continuing appropriation from the Common School Fund to the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago during State fiscal year 2017.
SB3337
Harmon
Passed Senate
53-0
(See vote)
Passed House
112-0
(See Vote)
Awaiting Governor's Action
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, for taxable year 2016 and thereafter, the amount of the senior citizens assessment freeze homestead exemption shall be the greater of (i) the amount of the exemption otherwise calculated under that Section of the Code or (ii) $2,000. Effective immediately.  (In favor)
Legislation which was enacted by the Illinois Legislature in 2015
SB318## Cullerton

Currie
Passed Senate
37-1-18
(See Vote)
Passed House
82-29
(See Vote)
Public Act 99-0521
Combines SB3695 and SB316 into a bill that should provide about 80% of the required funding to CTPF. (In Favor) (A guarantee of 80% is better than the possibility of no or greatly reduced funding.)




98th Legislative Session (2013-2014)
(See below for 2013 legislation)
Legislation which was enacted by the Illinois Legislature during the 98th session (2013-2014)
HB3793 Currie Passed Senate
40-14
(See Vote)
Passed
House
61-48
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0675
Provides for an appropriation of $50 million to CTPF for FY15.  This payment supplements the state contributioin of $12.1 million to CTPF (See HB6906 below)  Unfortunately this appropriation offsets $50 million due CTPF from CPS. 
HB6096
Madigan
Passed Senate
40-17
(See Vote)
Passed
House
67-48
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0680
The amount of $12,145,000 is appropriated from the General Revenue Fund to CTPF beginning July 1, 2014 for FY 2015.  State funding for CTPF is statutorily set at 0.544% of the fund's teacher payroll when the funded ratio is below 90%. 
SB1922#
Raoul
Passed Senate
53-0
(See Vote)
Passed
House
73-41
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0641
Pay particular attention to House Ammendments 3 (linked here) and 4 (linked here).   At this time SB1922 Ammendments 3 and/or 4 DO NOT apply to CTPF.  However it could be used as a template for all Chicago pension funds.  SB1922 proposes to reduce the 3% compounded COLA (AAI) to the lesser of 3% or half the rate of inflation NOT compounded, eliminate any COLA in 2017, 2019 and 2025, reduce or eliminate our healthcare reimbursement and, impose a dedicated property tax earmarked specifically for the pension funds.  (FYI -- Both RTAC and CTPF have fought for the reinstatement of the dedicated property levy which was eliminated in 1995.  The current legislation proposals partially reinstate this property tax and earmarks it for Chicago's pension funds BUT requires the final implementation be by the Chicago City Council.)
Legislation which was enacted during the 2013 session of the 98th Legislative Session
HB0206
Madigan
Passed House
69-47
(See Vote)
Passed Senate
56-1
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0017
Provides FY14 appropriations.  CTPF is scheduled to receive $11.9 million which is a much smaller percentage of the amount appropriated for TRS than the percentage of CTPF vs.TRS retirees statewide. State funding for CTPF is statutorily set at 0.544% of the fund's teacher payroll when the funded ratio is below 90%. 
HB2583##
Burke
Passed House 65-50
(See Vote)
Passed Senate
47-9
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0427
Provides stricter requirements for charter schools that are delinquent on payroll submissions to CTPF. (IN FAVOR)
HB2620#
Riley
Passed House 74-42
(See Vote)
Passed Senate
50-8
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0433
In the Section requiring the use of a competitive selection process for obtaining investment services, creates an additional exception for "contracts for follow-on funds with the same fund sponsor through closed-end funds".  This allows successful investment services to award contracts to other funds with he same sponsor without requiring competitive bidding.
HB2767
Evans
Passed House 111-0
(See Vote)
Passed Senate
58-0
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0449
Amends the Illinois Pension Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning Chicago municipal employees, officers, and officials, clarifying the composition of the various pension boards.  (IN FAVOR) (Same as SB0448) Originally HB3088.
SB0001#

Cullerton
Madigan
Passed Senate
30-24-3
(See Vote)
Passed House
62-53-1
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0599
Increases required employee contributions for Tier I members and participants. Limits pensionable salary for Tier I participants. Changes the required State contribution to each of the affected retirement systems so that those systems are 100% funded by 2043. Guarantees certain funding levels. In the State Universities and Downstate Teacher Articles, shifts costs to local employers.  Read the CTPF summary here.   Read the full text here.

NOTE: This ONLY applies to downstate pensions, NOT Chicago pensions (yet).

Among other things, this creates
a new funding schedule, a new method for certifying contributions, a funding guarantee, a pensionable salary cap, a new method of calculating the COLA, increases the retirement age, changes employee contributions, eliminates pensions from collective bargaining and prohibits the use of pension funds to pay costs associated with healthcare.  (
WATCH CAREFULLYSee also comments on the Constitutionality of a Union Proposal on Pension Reform here.
SB0026
Steans
Passed Senate
40-19
(See Vote)
Passed House
63-55
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0104
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code to expand the State's medical assistance program.
SB1523
Cullerton
Madigan
Passed Senate
46-4
(See Vote)
Passed
House
87-26
(See Vote)
Awaiting Governor
Redefines the contributions and AAI (Automatic Annual Increase) for members of the Chicago Park district reducing AAI from3% compounded to half or the CPI or 3% simple.  eliminates AAI in 2015, 2017 and 2019.  Does NOT afect CTPF at this time.
SB1584##
HA 1##
Mulroe
Currie
Passed Senate
46-4
(See Vote)
Passed House
67-50
(See Vote)
Public Act
98-0043
With respect to payments made by the Funds to the City of Chicago to defray the cost of annuitant participation in the City's health care plans, provides that the payments continue until such time as the city no longer provides a health care plan for its annuitants or December 31, 2016, whichever comes first.
HA1 will phase out retiree healthcare for the following Chicago pension systems: Police, Fire, Municipal, and Laborers.   Chicago teachers are NOT in the bill. (OPPOSED)
97th Legislative Session (2011-2012)
Amendment
5  Passed
legislature but
failed ballot vote.

FAILED ON
NOVEMBER VOTE

See Senate Vote
See House Vote
Proposes a Constitutional Amendment which would require a three-fifths vote of the Chicago City Council prior to any  pension benefit increase.   Read the full text here.  (STRONGLY OPPOSED-passed out of legislature and put on November 2012 ballot.  Failed to obtain 60% needed to be enacted.)
SB 1313
Enacted
Public Act
97-0695
ENACTED
See Senate Vote See House Vote
Eliminates health care reimbursement for STATE retirees.  It currently only affects retirees in the 5 state funded systems BUT it is quite possible that it will be amended to include Chicago retirees. (opposed but enacted in 2012)




HB1544
Defeated

Lost
See House vote
Requires the State to give CTPF an appropriation equal to 20% of the TRS appropriation (in favor but defeated in 2011)
SB1831
Enacted
Public Act
97-0609
ENACTED
See Senate Vote
See House Vote
Change the definition of service credit granted to 'a day for a day' (in favor and enacted in 2011)
HB3639
Enacted
Public Act
97-0067
ENACTED
See House vote
See Senate vote
Cuts appropriation to CTPF by 68% to $10,500,000 after already being cut 50% last year (opposed but enacted in 2011)
HB4513
Enacted
Public Act
97-0894
ENACTED
See House vote
See Senate vote 
Increases employee contributions for current employees.
HB5744
SB3597
Enacted
Public Act
097-0912
ENACTED
See House vote
See Senate vote
Retirees who return to work are limited to 100 days of substitute teacher employment or earning no more than what would be paid for 100 days in total wages for substitute teaching and must notify the Fund and BoE of the intention to accept re-employment.  The BoE must certify the pensioner's status and compensation to the fund.




Legislation which was introduced During the 97th Legislative Session (2011-2012) but died in committee.
(See the below for the 96th Legislative Session 2009-2010)
Bill Sponsor Where it died
Proposed Action
HB1850#
Colvin
In Rules Committee
Adds a fourth pensioner to the CTPF Board of Trustees (in favor)
HB3396# Rita
In Rules Committee
Amends the CTPF Article of the Illinois Pension Code to index the pensions to prevent the loss of purchasing power due to an increase in the cost of living.
HB3398#
Rita
In Rules Committee
Amends the CTPF Article of the Illinois Pension Code to provide that the Board of Education shall demand and direct the City Council to levy a tax of 0.1% annually and that those revenues be paid to the City Treasurer and held for the benefit of CTPF. (in favor)
HB3401#
Rita
In Rules Committee
Amends the CTPF Article of the Illinois Pension Code to raise the health insurance rebate authorization from $65,000,000 to $100,000,000, plus any amount authorized to be paid in the preceding year that was not actually paid by the Board, plus interest. (in favor)
HB3827##
Cross
In Rules Committee
Proposes to replace the current CTPF Board of Directors (2 appointed, 10 elected- 6 teachers, 3 retirees and 1 principal/administrator), with a 7 person Board of Directors with 4 members appointed by the Mayor of Chicago and 3 elected members (1 retiree and 2 teachers) .   DETAILS HERE  (OPPOSED)
HB4246
Currie In Rules Committee Allows the state to appropriate $191 million to CTPF and is the first step in making CTPF and TRS equitable in terms of state funding. (in favor)
HB5172#
Colvin
In Rules Committee
Adds a fourth pensioner to the CTPF Board of Trustees (in favor)
HB5232#
SB3628#
M. Davis
In Rules Committee Beginning in FY 2013, CTPF will receive $270 million from the state, which will be 10% of the State's FY 2013 contribution given to the downstate/suburban Teacher's Retirement System (TRS) (in favor)
Raoul
In Assignments Committee
HB5333#
SB3742#
Colvin
In Rules Committee
Beginning in FY 2013, CPS will contribute $307 million to CTPF.  The General Assembly reduced the CPS contribution during FY 2011-2013 under P.A. 96-0889. (in favor)
Raoul
In Assignments Committee
HB5334#
SB3632#
Colvin
In Rules Committee
Beginning in FY 2013, CTPF will be able to receive state contributions along with CPS contributions.  Currently, CPS contributions are offset by the amount CTPF receives in state contributions. (in favor)
Raoul
In Assignments Committee
HB5520#
SB3598#
D. Burke
In Rules Committee Beginning in FY 2013 the maximum total health care costs are increased by the weighted average of CPI-U medical care services (doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) and CPI-U medical care commodities (drugs, other medical equipment, etc.).  The legislation increases the cap by 3.2%-3.6% instead of by a nominal dollar amount.
Martinez
In Assignments Committee
HB5964
Madigan
Currie
Appropriations-General Services committee
Amends the originally proposed bill to allow the state to appropriate $191 million to CTPF and is the first step in making CTPF and TRS equitable in terms of state funding. (similar to HB4246) (in favor)
HB6258
Nekritz
Biss
Harris
Nybo
In Rules Committee Increases required employee contributions for Tier I members and participants. Limits pensionable salary for Tier I participants. Changes the required State contribution to each of the affected retirement systems so that those systems are 100% funded by 2043. Guarantees certain funding levels. In the State Universities and Downstate Teacher Articles, shifts costs to local employers.  NOTE: As of 12/7/2012 this ONLY applies to downstate pensions, NOT Chicago pensions.   Read other comments and analyses here. (OPPOSED




96th Legislative Session (2009-2010)
1946
Enacted
Public Act
96-0889
ENACTED
See House vote
See Senate vote
Changes the pension from a defined benefit system to a defined contribution system for employees hired after Jan. 1, 2011 (opposed but enacted in 2010)
HB4582
Defeated

Lost
See House vote
Requires the State of Illinois to contribute to the CTPF at least 20% of what they now pay to the downstate Retirement System. (in favor but defeated in 2010)
****Get a combined summary of the complete vote on both 1946 and HB4582 here****

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