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S1268.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Amends existing law relating to the Public Employee Retirement System to revise eligibility provisions for disability retirement. 01/18 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/19 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes 02/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/13 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/21 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Goedde Title apvd - to House 02/22 House intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes 02/28 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 58-3-9 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Denney, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, Lake, Loertscher, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rydalch, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- LeFavour, Martinez, Rusche Absent and excused -- Black, Crow, Deal, Edmunson, Field(23), Sali, Shepherd(8), Stevenson, Wood Floor Sponsor - Lake Title apvd - to Senate 03/13 To enrol 03/14 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 03/15 Sp signed 03/16 To Governor 03/22 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 148 Effective: 07/01/06
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1268 BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AMENDING SECTION 59-1352, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE ELIGIBILITY PROVISIONS FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT. 4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 5 SECTION 1. That Section 59-1352, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 6 amended to read as follows: 7 59-1352. ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT. (1) An active member is 8 eligible for disability retirement if the member becomes disabled after at 9 least five (5) years of membership service. 10 (2) A police officer member, general member, or a paid firefighter hired 11 on or after July 1, 1993, who is not eligible for service retirement is eligi- 12 ble for disability retirement if the member becomes disabled, as provided in 13 section 59-1302(12), Idaho Code, on or after the first day of employment as a 14 result of bodily injury or disease from an occupational cause. 15 (3) Only active members, and inactive members whose last day physically 16 on the job as an active member was less than one (1) year prior to applica- 17 tion, are eligible to apply for disability retirement.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15330 Disability retirement is available to PERSI members who are eligible and who meet the disability standard established by the legislature. One of the eligibility requirements is that a member must be active when they become disabled, but currently there is no deadline for applying for disability retirement after a member ceases to be an active member. As a result, inactive members sometimes apply for disability retirement claiming that they became disabled while active. When there has been an extended period of time between separation from employment and a disability application, serious questions arise concerning the onset of the disability and evidentiary issues become more problematic, resulting in unnecessary incremental evaluation and adjudication costs. This bill would amend Idaho Code 59-1352 to provide that an application for disability retirement must be made within one (1) year of a member s last day physically on the job. This gives members sufficient time to apply for disability while eliminating those applications that are most questionable and problematic due to unnecessary delay. FISCAL NOTE None. CONTACT Name: Alan Winkle Agency: PERSI Phone: 334-2455 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1268