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TEACHERS - RETIREMENT - Amends existing law relating to the early
retirement incentive for certificated employees to provide a special
application for an otherwise qualified certificated employee who becomes
medically unable to work.
02/15 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/16 Rpt prt - to Educ
02/25 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/26 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/02 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh,
Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner,
Stennett, Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Parry
Floor Sponsor - Lee
Title apvd - to House
03/03 House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/11 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/16 3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-0-5
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Boe, Bruneel,
Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney,
Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hammond,
Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Judd,
Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Limbaugh, Linford, Loertscher,
Marley, McKague, Meyer(Duncan), Montgomery, Mortensen, Moyle,
Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali,
Schaefer, Sellman, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone,
Taylor, Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson, Williams, Wood, Zimmermann
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Black, Gagner, Mader, Wheeler, Mr Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Hammond
Title apvd - to Senate
03/17 To enrol - rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/18 Sp signed
03/19 To Governor
03/24 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 335
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1199
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE FOR CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEES; AMENDING
3 SECTION 33-1004G, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A SPECIAL APPLICATION; DECLARING
4 AN EMERGENCY AND PROVIDING A RETROACTIVE EFFECTIVE DATE.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 33-1004G, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 33-1004G. EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE. (1) Each certificated employee of
9 an Idaho public school district as defined in section 33-1001 13., Idaho Code,
10 is eligible for an early retirement incentive, provided they meet the follow-
11 ing criteria:
12 (a) The employee has completed a minimum of ten (10) years of continuous
13 full-time certified employment in Idaho public school districts at the
14 time of application.
15 (b) The employee is not eligible for unreduced service, early or disabil-
16 ity retirement from the public employee retirement system of Idaho at the
17 time of application.
18 (c) The employee is fifty-five (55) years old before August 15 of the
19 year the application is made.
20 (d) The employee submits his/her application to the state superintendent
21 of public instruction on or before April 1 of the year of application.
22 (e) The employee is contracted with an Idaho public school district for
23 the entire school year during the year of application and has not been
24 terminated or on a leave of absence for the current or upcoming school
26 (2) (a) Full-time qualifying applicants shall receive as a one (1) time
27 incentive the following amount of the employee's qualifying salary allo-
28 cation as provided in section 33-1004E, Idaho Code:
29 at 55 years of age 55% of allocation
30 at 56 years of age 50% of allocation
31 at 57 years of age 45% of allocation
32 at 58 years of age 40% of allocation
33 at 59 years of age 30% of allocation
34 at 60 years of age 30% of allocation
35 at 61 years of age 20% of allocation
36 at 62 years of age 20% of allocation
37 at 63 years of age and over 0% of allocation
38 (b) Certified employees working less than full-time in the application
39 year will have the incentive payment prorated according to their full-time
40 equivalent (FTE) percentage.
41 (c) Incentive payments for certified employees not placed on the experi-
42 ence and education multiplier table as provided in section 33-1004A,
43 Idaho Code, will be calculated using the BA column of the table.
1 (3) Incentives and the employer's share of FICA benefits shall be paid by
2 the state department of education to the Idaho public school district with
3 which the applicant was last contracted on or before July 31 of the year of
4 application and acceptance.
5 (4) Incentives shall be considered additional compensation flowing from
6 the employment relationship and subject to federal and state tax laws. Incen-
7 tives shall not be considered salary for purposes of the public employee
8 retirement system.
9 (5) Any employee receiving an early retirement incentive as provided in
10 this section shall not be eligible for future employment with an Idaho school
11 district where such employment would again qualify him/her for participation
12 in the state retirement system.
13 (6) Any applicant choosing to withdraw their application must notify the
14 state superintendent of public instruction in writing no later than June 20
15 in the year of application.
16 (7) A special application of the early retirement incentive shall
17 supercede the limitations of this section to the extent necessary to comply
18 with this subsection. An otherwise qualified certificated employee who becomes
19 medically unable to work prior to July 1 of any year shall be eligible to
20 apply for the early retirement incentive for which the employee would have
21 been eligible retroactive to April 1.
22 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
23 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
24 passage and approval, and retroactively to January 1, 1998.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Early Retirement of Certified Employees
The purpose of this legislation is to extend the teachers'
early retirement application deadline from April l to July 1 of
any year if a teacher becomes medically unable to work during
that time period.
There will no fiscal impact on the General Fund. Existing
appropriations will cover the few teachers who might become medically
unable to work between April 1 and July 1 of any year.
CONTACT: Senator Robert R. Lee
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE Bill No. S1199
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