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Senate Bill 0298

Senate Bill 0298

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF SB298 (Updated February 2, 2010 4:58 pm - DI 84)

State administration. Establishes the Indiana public retirement system (system) to administer and manage: (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 an 11 member board of trustees for the system (board) consisting of ten 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. Repeals provisions that establish the PERF and TRF boards. Abolishes the Indiana tobacco use prevention and cessation executive board (executive board) on July 1, 2010, and transfers all assets, obligations, powers, duties, and appropriations of the executive board to the state department of health. Repeals statutes governing the executive board. Removes the provision prohibiting the Evansville State Psychiatric Treatment Center for Children from being independent of the Evansville State Hospital and the southwestern Indiana community mental health center. Removes the provision prohibiting the Evansville State Psychiatric Treatment Center and the Evansville State Hospital from reducing staffing levels below those in effect on January 1, 2002. Repeals corresponding definitions and cross-references.
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    In Committee - 2nd House
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