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HB 917: Death Benefits Under Florida Retirement System

GENERAL BILL by Plasencia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Eisnaugle ; Narain ; Rogers ; Rouson

Death Benefits Under Florida Retirement System; Authorizes payment of death benefits to surviving spouse or surviving children of Special Risk Class member in investment plan; establishes qualifications & eligibility requirements in order to receive such benefits; prescribes method of calculating benefit; specifies circumstances under which benefit payments are terminated; provides legislative intent; requires SBA or Division of Retirement to take certain action upon receipt of notification of disqualification from IRS; authorizes state board & DMS to adopt rules; provides for allocations for death benefits authorized by act; adjusts employer contribution rates in order to fund changes made by act; provides directive to DOLRI; declares that act fulfills important state interest.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Government Operations Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7012 (Ch. 2016-213)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/10/2015 House • Filed
1/8/2016 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 78
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 78
3/11/2016 House • Died in Government Operations Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 7012 (Ch. 2016-213)