2016 Legislative Summary
Final 2016 Legislative Tracking Summary
Links to NHRS-related Bills
Key: + - Bill has been enacted into law; * - Bill is dead; # - Bill has been tabled or referred to interim study.
This bill modifies the administrative procedure regarding the assessment of employer penalties for noncompliance with retiree data reporting requirements.
This bill establishes a procedure for funding and distributing additional temporary supplemental allowances for retired members or their beneficiaries. Related: NHRS Bill Brief on HB 1449
This bill establishes a committee to study the effect on employer contribution rates that would result from changing the years of service required to receive a pension and changing the age at which a participant begins to receive a pension, for both Group I and Group II members.
This bill establishes a cash balance pension plan for retirement system members who begin service with the state on or after January 1, 2017. Political subdivision employers have the option to participate in the cash balance plan. Related: NHRS Bill Brief on HB 1673
This bill requires that the presiding officer designated by the Board of Trustees in disability hearings shall not be the same person who made an initial disability determination and recommendation to the board. Related: NHRS Bill Brief on SB 390
This bill allows a part-time judge of the circuit court to retire under the provisions of RSA 100-A and elect senior active status; the bill also exempts part-time judges in senior active status from the hourly limits on NHRS retirees working for participating employers.
Bills retained from 2015 session
This bill establishes a defined contribution retirement plan for public employees and requires the issuance of a request for proposals for plan administration. Beginning November 1, 2015, all new hires by employers participating in the retirement system shall be enrolled in the public employee defined contribution plan.
This bill establishes a cash balance pension plan for all NHRS members hired on and after July 1, 2015.
This bill, as amended, allows a retired member to change an optional allowance (i.e. “survivorship option”) to the maximum retirement allowance after the statutory 120-day grace period (1) if the designated beneficiary is a living, non-spouse beneficiary or (2) in cases where a final divorce decree or final settlement agreement provides that the former spouse shall renounce any claim to a retirement allowance under RSA 100-A.