101st General Assembly Bills

for IMRF Members, IMRF Employers, Public Officials, Media and General Public
Illinois State Capitol

Legislation Introduced in 2019

House Bills

Bill Number Sponsor Summary Board Position
HB 1566 Rep. Ryan Spain
Would completely merge Article 3 police and Article 4 fire funds into IMRF. New police and fire members would be in regular IMRF.
OPPOSE
HB 1567 Rep. Ryan Spain
Would completely merge Article 3 police and Article 4 fire funds in to IMRF. New police and fire members would maintain their current benefit structure.
OPPOSE
HB 1568 Rep. Ryan Spain
Would transfer investment authority for Article 3 police and Article 4 fire funds to IMRF; benefit administration would remain with the individual funds.
OPPOSE
HB 1571 Rep. Ryan Spain
Would allow employers to transfer investment authority for Article 3 police and Article 4 fire funds to IMRF; benefit administration would remain with the individual funds.
OPPOSE
HB 1625 Rep. Allen Skillicorn
Would exclude sick and vacation time from wages and service for new members. Also includes provisions to create a defined contribution plan for the state-funded systems and restrict Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) employers from making member contributions for members.
NEUTRAL
HB 2279 Rep. Thomas Morrison
Would exclude sick and vacation time from wages and service for new members. Also includes provisions to create a defined contribution plan for the state-funded systems and restrict Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) employers from making member contributions for members.
NEUTRAL
HB 2460 Rep. Will Davis
Would require all public agencies and units of government in Illinois to consider specific sustainability goals.
NEUTRAL
HB 2592 Rep. John Cabello
Would exclude all elected officials from participation. Only applicable to new members.
NEUTRAL
HB 2748 Rep. Thomas Morrison
Would restrict participation for elected officials to full-time only (IMRF only; new members only).
NEUTRAL
HB 2749 Rep. Thomas Morrison
Would allow employers to opt out of participation in the pension fund. Applicable to all local government pension systems.
OPPOSE
HB 2750 Rep. Thomas Morrison

Would restrict participation for elected officials to full-time only (new members only) for IMRF, Chicago Municipal, and Cook County. Also closes enrollment in General Assembly Retirement System (GARS).
NEUTRAL
HB 3054 Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr
Would allow the IMRF Board to assess up to 100% of the return-to-work liability on the employer, rather than the member.
SUPPORT
HB 3446 Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Would allow members to retain disability eligibility if they have up to a three-month gap in employment prior to disability and returned to participation with a different employer.
SUPPORT
HB 3518 Rep. Mark Batinick
Would allow Tier 1 members to choose an alternative COLA calculation of one equal to the CPI-u, with a minimum of 1% and a maximum of 5%. (Note: AMENDMENT FILED TO REMOVE IMRF)
OPPOSE

Senate Bills

Bill Number Sponsor Summary Board Position
SB 1106
Sen. Steven M. Landek
Would completely merge Article 3 police and Article 4 fire funds into IMRF. New police and fire members would be in regular IMRF.
OPPOSE
SB 1107
Sen. Steven M. Landek
Would completely merge Article 3 police and Article 4 fire funds in to IMRF. New police and fire members would maintain their current benefit structure.
OPPOSE
SB 1108
Sen. Steven M. Landek
Would transfer investment authority for Article 3 police and Article 4 fire funds to IMRF; benefit administration would remain with the individual funds.
OPPOSE
SB 1111
Sen. Steven M. Landek
Would allow employers to transfer investment authority for Article 3 police and Article 4 fire funds to IMRF; benefit administration would remain with the individual funds.
OPPOSE
SB 1671
Sen. Iris Martinez
Would change the definition of emerging managers and excludes certain managers from competitive bid requirements.
NEUTRAL
SB 1698
Sen. Iris Martinez,
Rep. Robert Martwick
Would require all pension funds to broadcast meetings live online, with exclusions for portions of meetings where member or beneficiary medical or other privileged information will be discussed.
NEUTRAL
SB 1826
Sen. Dan McConchie
Would allow employers to opt-out of participation in the pension fund. Applicable to all local government pension systems.
OPPOSE
SB 1846
Sen. Paul Schimpf
Would expand the emerging manager definition to include veteran-owned firms.
NEUTRAL
SB 2022
Sen. Heather Steans
Would open a one-year window allowing certain surviving spouses to re-establish eligibility for the surviving spouse benefit.
NEUTRAL
SB 2033
Sen. Jason Plummer
Would limit the amount of retroactive service that elected officials can purchase to 30 days.
NEUTRAL
SB 2060
Sen. Iris Martinez
Would require funds to set the Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) investment goals as a percentage of total fees paid, rather than total dollars invested.
NEUTRAL
SB 2062
Sen. Iris Martinez
Would require all public agencies and units of government in Illinois to consider specific sustainability goals.
NEUTRAL