For Immediate Release
February 1, 2016
House Majority Communications Coordinator
Utah House of Representatives
Majority Assistant, Communications
Retirement System Legislation To Be Addressed at Legislature
SALT LAKE CITY – Seeking to mitigate significant unfunded liability caused by the economic downturn, the Utah Legislature passed major legislative reforms (SB43 and SB63) affecting state retirement benefits in 2010. Subsequently, some agencies have reported difficulty maintaining proper staffing levels and hiring qualified employees.
Rep. Cunningham is proposing a number of bills this session, HB47, HB50, HB86, and HB117 that will roll back some of the earlier provisions to address these issues.
Senator Mayne is proposing SB36, which modifies the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act to allow certain retirees to be reemployed with a participating employer after a certain period from the retiree’s effective retirement date.
Who: Representative Rich Cunningham
Representative Lee Perry
Representative Lowry Snow
Senator Karen Mayne
Senator Todd Weiler
Mike Caldwell, Mayor of Ogden
Chiefs of Police
What: Retirement System Legislation
Where: Capitol Board Room, 2nd floor, East Side
When: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 1:45 p.m., immediately following the Clean Air Caucus press conference