2016 Session

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. 

House Bill 1352 +

This bill modifies the administrative procedure regarding the assessment of employer penalties for noncompliance with retiree data reporting requirements.

House Bill 1449 #

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

House Bill 1489 *

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. 

House Bill 1673 #

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

Senate Bill 390 +

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

Senate Bill 462 *

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

House Bill 369 #

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. 

House Bill 556 #

This bill establishes a cash balance pension plan for all NHRS members hired on and after July 1, 2015. 

Senate Bill 129 +

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.