Legislative Updates

The retirement system's role is to provide information and factual analysis on the impact of proposed legislation.

2019 Legislative Tracker (Final)

2019 Session

Key: + - Bill has been enacted into law; * - Bill is dead; # - Bill has been tabled or retained in committee.

Learn more: Click on a bill number below to go to the NH General Court website for additional information, including the bill text and current status.

+ HB 110

This bill requires that the annual costs of statutorily required fiscal analysis of proposed legislation done by the retirement system be reimbursed to NHRS by the state. These costs relate mainly to actuarial fees.
NHRS Bill Brief on HB 110

+ HB 116 

This bill changes the method for determining the proper NHRS membership classification of state "correctional line personnel" as defined in RSA 100-A. Note: An amendment to House Bill 110 (above) repeals this change effective July 1, 2020.

* HB 418

This bill modifies the “grandfathering” provision for retirees working part-time for NHRS participating employers on January 1, 2019.
NHRS Testimony on HB 418

+ HB 468

This bill reclassifies annual attendance stipends or bonuses as earnable compensation for NHRS provided that they are paid pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, personnel policy, or other agreement applicable to substantially all employees and the amount of which is determined by reference to the amount of sick days an employee used in the calendar or fiscal year.  Under current law, such cash awards are not treated as earnable compensation. The bill also enables summer adjunct wages earned by full-time community college faculty to be included as earnable compensation.
NHRS Testimony on HB 468

# HB 497

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. 
NHRS Bill Brief on HB 497

+ HB 616

This bill grants a 1.5% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on the first $50,000 of the pension benefit to retirees who retired on or before July 1, 2014, or any beneficiary of such member who is receiving a pension benefit. The COLA would take effect on the retired member's first anniversary date occurring after July 1, 2020.  
NHRS Bill Brief on HB 616

* HB 629

This bill establishes a defined contribution state retirement plan for new members of the retirement system who begin service on or after July 1, 2019.
NHRS Bill Brief on HB 629

+ HB 675

This bill modifies the cost calculation methodologies for the purchase of service credit in the retirement system for active service in the armed forces prior to NHRS membership and in cases of employer enrollment oversight.
NHRS Bill Brief on HB 675

* HB 720

This bill allows a retired faculty member of the community college system to begin part-time employment prior to 28 days after retirement.

+ SB 28

This bill adds an active NHRS member to the NHRS Independent Investment Committee as a non-voting Committee member. The member would be appointed by the Governor from a list of nominations provided by public employee labor organizations.
NHRS Bill Brief on SB 28