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Legislation Update and Pending Bills
Core Legislation status.

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Latest update: January 8, 2019
  To find your legislators, click on http://www.elections.il.gov/ (option 4),.
STATE OF ILLINOIS LEGISLATION
(SEE BELOW - CLICK HERE - FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATION)


Even though RTAC has an excellent legislative advocate,

All of Us Must Be Watchful!
(CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF THE 2019 LEGISLATION AND THE CURRENT STATUS OF THAT LEGISLATION)

PLEASE visit your legislators and express your opinion(s) on possible legislation.

The 2019 Illinois Legislative Calendar for the Illinois House of Representatives is here.
The 2019 Illinois Legislative Calendar for the Illinois Senate is here.
For the latest status
on a particular bill, click on the bill number in the table below.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR BREAKING NEWS ON ANY BILL(S) THAT PROPOSE PENSION CHANGES!


Be aware of the past and remember the George Santayana quote:
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."


For some history of our struggle to maintain and protect our pension, see our 'archives' page here.

2017 LEGISLATION UPDATE
FINALLY - a little balance - click here to learn more.
Proposed RTAC Legislation for 2019
Proposed CTPF Legislation for 2018
  • Maintenance and enhancement or pension benefits.
  • Ensure the implementation of the Chicago pension tax levy to support the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) to provide a stable revenue source for pensioners.
  • Secure equitable State of Illinois funding for Chicago teacher's pensions.
  • Stabilize a viable health insurance program for CTPF annuitants.
  • Maintain the independence and fiscal integrity of CTPF
  • Oppose any 'pension holidays' for the Chicago Public Schools.
  • Increase retiree representation on the CTPF Board.
  • Support educational funding that meets the needs of all Illinois children.
  • Oppose any legislation adverse or detrimental to our pensions. 
  • Support legislation to reestablish the Chicago pension tax levy to support the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund.
  • Increase the State of Illinois' contributions to CTPF to at least 10% of the State's contribution to TRS.
  • Support legislation to increase the limit on the amount of funds to subsidize CTPF pensioners health care.
  •   Strengthen Charter School Reporting Mechanisms.
  • Oppose any legislation adverse or detrimental to our pensions.

For members of the 101st (2019) Illinois Legislative Session use the following links:
Illinois Senators by district or Illinois Senators by name
Illinois Representatives by district or Illinois Representatives by name

Current legislation of particular interest:
In Favor
 
Opposed

Monitoring

Summary of the legislation enacted during the 100th session (2018) relative to pension.

HB-4146 - Piblic Act 100-1052, HB-4412 - Public Act 100-0902, HB-4742 - Public Act 100-0813, HB-5137 - Public Act 100-0769,
HB-5812 - Public Act 100-0582, SB-2439 - Public Act 100-0872, SB-2844 - Public Act 100-0982

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Legislation of Interest to RTAC Which Has Been Introduced During the 101st Legislative Session (2019).
Bill
Sponsor
Status
Date of Last Action Proposed Action
Legislation which has been introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2019





Legislation which has been introduced in the Illinois Senate in 2019






****See these Archives for legislative actions prior to the 101st Legislative Session.****
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Voice your opinion!!  Personal visits to the office, letters, e-mails are much more effective than phone calls.



FEDERAL LEGISLATION
(1/2/2019)
Support The Social Security Fairness initiative. 
Encourage your federal legislators to eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) that penalize us for receiving a public pension even though we have paid into Social security.
Details here.
For a summary of the materials presented at a AARP:NRTA conference in Washington D.C. see this page.
See also http://www.ssfairness.com/
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STAND BY FOR FURTHER CALLS TO ACTION!

(For subject hints, see the Advocacy page.)

For direct information, use these official government links:

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