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Legislation Update and Pending Bills
Core Legislation status.

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Latest update: January 1, 2021
  To find your legislators, click on this link.
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 2021 LEGISLATION AND THE CURRENT STATUS OF THAT LEGISLATION)

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

Find your Illinois Legislators here.
The 2020 Illinois Legislative Calendar for the Illinois House of Representatives is here.
The 2020 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.

2019-20 LEGISLATION UPDATE
FINALLY - a little balance - click here to learn more.
Proposed RTAC Legislation for 2021
Proposed CTPF Legislation for 20
  • 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.
  • Oppose legislation that adversely affests the AAI for RTAC members.
  • Continue to educate legislartors on issues of concern to RTAC members.
  • Support efforts to increase to 120 days (instead of 100 days) the amount of days of service a retirement pensioner who is remployed as a teacher may work without having his or her pension cancelled for school years beginning on or after July 1, 2019. 
  • 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 (2020) 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:
Support
 
Opposed

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Summary of the legislation enacted during the 102nd session (2021) relative to pension.


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Legislation of Interest to RTAC Which Has Been Introduced During the 102nd Legislative Session (2021).
Bill
Sponsor
Status
Date of Last Action Proposed Action
Legislation which has been introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2021





Legislation which has been introduced in the Illinois Senate in 2021






****See these Archives for legislative actions prior to the 101st Legislative Session.****
    ## bills of utmost importance     # bills that have high interest

Voice your opinion!!  Personal visits to the office, letters, e-mails are much more effective than phone calls.



FEDERAL LEGISLATION
(5/27/2019)
Support The Social Security Fairness initiative.
Details here. 
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.
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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