Senate Bill 0535
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DIGEST OF SB535 (Updated February 19, 2009 4:39 pm - DI 84)
Indiana public retirement system. Establishes the Indiana public retirement system (system) to administer and manage the following: (1) the public employees' retirement fund (PERF); (2) the teachers' retirement fund (TRF); (3) the judges' retirement fund; (4) the prosecuting attorneys retirement fund; (5) the state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement fund; (6) the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund; (7) the legislators' retirement system; (8) the pension relief fund; (9) the special death benefit fund; and (10) the state employees' death benefit fund. Creates a seven member board of trustees for the system (board) consisting of six members appointed by the governor and the director of the budget agency (or designee) serving as an ex officio voting member. Requires a trustee to complete annually at least 12 hours of trustee education. Provides that the board's powers and duties are the combined powers and duties of the PERF and TRF boards. Provides that each retirement fund continues as a separate fund managed by the board. Provides for a director of the system who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the board. Requires the director to employ managers for PERF and TRF. Allows the director to employ managers for one or more of the other public retirement funds of the system. Eliminates the treasurer of state as the treasurer of PERF and reassigns the treasurer's duties to the board and director of the system. Makes conforming and technical corrections. Repeals provisions that establish the PERF and TRF boards and the treasurer of state's role as PERF treasurer.
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