The retirement system's role is to provide information and factual analysis on the impact of proposed legislation.
2020 Legislative Tracker (7/1/20)
Key: + - Bill has been enacted into law; * - Bill is dead; # - Bill has been tabled or referred to interim study.
This bill excludes hours worked for emergency response and training by retired members working for municipal fire departments from the annual limitations on hours worked by NHRS retirees working for retirement system participating employers.
This bill links the recalculation of a Group I retiree’s annuity to his or her full retirement age under the federal Social Security system.
NHRS "Bill Brief" on HB 1205
This bill contains a number of provisions unrelated to the retirement system. In regard to NHRS, this bill requires the quarterly report of the retirement system's Independent Investment Committee (IIC) to include a description of investment fees. The bill also requires IIC reports to be available on the retirement system’s website. Note: The NHRS-related section of this bill was originally introduced as HB 1326 and subsequently amended into HB 1234.
This bill establishes a committee to study “ensuring workforce maintenance” through enhancement of the retirement system. The bill also makes an appropriation for the purposes of the study.
This bill changes the application of 2011 amendments to certain Group II retirement system provisions for Group II members who are in vested status prior to July 1, 2021.
NHRS "Bill Brief" on HB 1341
This bill repeals the requirements for retired state employees and judicial retirees who are Medicare-eligible to pay premium contributions for state retiree health benefits. (Note: Health benefits are administered by the Risk Management Unit of the Dept. of Administrative Services, not NHRS.)
This bill revises the penalty for a retired member of the retirement system working part-time for a retirement system employer who exceeds the maximum hours during a calendar year. The revised penalty is a 23 percent deduction from the retiree’s part-time compensation for the remainder of the year.
This bill eliminates the retirement system offset for workers' compensation benefits applicable to Group I accidental death benefit annuities. Note: This bill also contains a number of provisions unrelated to NHRS benefits.
This bill extends accidental death benefits for Group II members of the retirement system suffering from heart attacks.
NHRS "Bill Brief" on HB 1550
This bill allows county commissioners to exempt the county chief administrative officer from compulsory membership in the state retirement system at the time of initial hiring or appointment.
This bill exempts members who had a part-time position with another employer concurrent with their full-time employment from the statutory 28-day waiting period on part-time employment with a participating employer following retirement.
This bill allows members with at least 10 years of Group II service hired for certain management positions with the state Department of Corrections to continue to be classified as Group II members.
Bills retained from 2019
This bill requires the state to pay 15 percent of employer contributions for teachers, police officers and firefighters employed by political subdivisions beginning in fiscal year 2020.