Session of 1999
By Representative Tanner
(By request)

10             AN  ACT concerning retirement; relating to the Kansas public employees
11             retirement system and systems related thereto; retirement benefits
12             and certain increases thereof; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-4922
13             and repealing the existing section.
15       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
16             Section  1. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-4922 is hereby amended to read as
17       follows: 74-4922. The executive secretary shall maintain such records as
18       are necessary to determine the following reserves.
19             (a) Member's accumulated contribution reserve. This reserve shall be
20       maintained within the fund for each member and for each member having
21       a vested benefit. Each such reserve account shall be credited with the
22       employee's contributions upon receipt thereof and shall be credited on
23       June 30 each year with interest: (1) At the actuarial assumption rate
24       adopted by the board on the balance in the employee's account as of the
25       preceding December 31 for those who first became members prior to
26       July 1, 1993; and (2) 4% for those who first became members on and
27       after July 1, 1993. For the purposes of crediting interest upon accumu-
28       lated contributions, the term member shall include the beneficiary of a
29       member during the twelve-month period following the death of a mem-
30       ber and the beneficiary of a member pursuant to subsection (6) of K.S.A.
31       74-4918 and amendments thereto during any period commencing on the
32       date of death of such member and ending on the date that the member
33       would have attained retirement age. Refunds of employee's accumulated
34       contributions prior to retirement shall be made from this reserve. Upon
35       commencement of payments of the retirement benefit, the amount in
36       this reserve account for the retiring member or members, shall be trans-
37       ferred to the retirement benefit payment reserve.
38             (b) Retirement benefit accumulation reserve. This reserve within in
39       the fund shall be credited with the portion of employer contributions for
40       retirement benefits both for prior service and for participating service
41       and with income of the fund not otherwise directed by law to a different
42       reserve. The board shall credit interest to all other reserves and reserve
43       accounts as provided by law at rates determined by the board. Interest

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  1       so credited shall be transferred from the retirement benefit accumulation
  2       reserve. Separate reserve accounts shall not be maintained for each par-
  3       ticipating employer joining the system on the first entry date. The board
  4       shall determine whether or not separate reserve accounts shall be main-
  5       tained for each participating employer joining the system after the first
  6       entry date.
  7             (c) Retirement benefit payment reserve. (i) This reserve within the
  8       fund will be credited with the amount transferred from the member's
  9       accumulated contributions reserve and from the retirement benefit ac-
10       cumulation reserve and with interest allocated to this reserve at the rate
11       determined each year by the board. This reserve shall be charged with
12       payments of retirement benefits including payments upon death of the
13       excess of member's accumulated contributions over retirement benefit
14       payments paid to date of death. Annually, upon receipt of the actuarial
15       valuation as of the end of the previous fiscal year the board shall cause
16       certain adjustments to be made which shall be made prior to the end of
17       the fiscal year immediately following the fiscal year for which the actuarial
18       valuation is applicable.
19             (ii) The amount of these adjustments shall be the difference between
20       the amount required by the current actuarial valuation and the amount
21       required by the previous year's actuarial valuation plus amounts trans-
22       ferred to this reserve less amounts paid out of this reserve during the
23       fiscal year to be adjusted. Such adjustments required to maintain this
24       reserve on an actuarial reserve basis as of June 30 of the previous fiscal
25       year shall be accomplished by transfers to or from, as applicable, the
26       retirement benefit accumulation reserve.
27             (d) Expense reserve. This reserve within the fund shall be credited
28       with interest allocated to this reserve at the rate determined each year by
29       the board. It shall be charged with payments of all expenses incurred in
30       connection with the administration of the system.
31             (e) Shared earnings reserve. Each year prior to October 1, this reserve
32       shall be credited with an amount equal to 12 of 1% of the total market
33       value of the fund as of the immediately preceding June 30, if the time-
34       weighted rate of return rounded to one decimal point is equal to or greater
35       than 10%. This reserve shall be charged with payments of any additional
36       retirement payment as provided in section 2 and amendments thereto. No
37       interest shall be credited to this reserve.
38             New Sec.  2. (a) Each retirant shall be entitled to receive an addi-
39       tional retirant payment as specified in this section. Such additional retir-
40       ant payment shall be paid in addition to the amount of the retirement
41       benefit, pension or annuity payment to which the retirant is otherwise
42       entitled, and shall be paid in the form of an additional one-time warrant
43       which shall be issued on October 1, 1999, and each October 1 thereafter.

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  1             (b) Each such additional retirant payment shall be payable to the
  2       retirant in an amount equal to the amount determined by: (1) Multiplying
  3       the amount equal to 12 of the total amount credited to the shared earnings
  4       reserve under subsection (f) of K.S.A. 74-4922 and amendments thereto
  5       by the monthly payment amount of the annual retirement benefit, pen-
  6       sion or annuity payment to such retirant at the rate in effect on July 1 of
  7       the year of payment; and (2) dividing the product obtained by the total
  8       amount of all monthly benefits, pensions or annuities payable to all retir-
  9       ants at the rate in effect on July 1 of the year of payment. The amount
10       so determined for each retirant shall be the additional retirant payment
11       for such retirant. In no event shall the payment to a retirant be more than
12       8.33% of such retirant's annual benefit.
13             (c) As used in this section:
14             (1) "Retirant" means (A) any person who is a member of a retirement
15       system and who retired prior to July 1 of the year preceding the year of
16       payment, (B) any person who is a special member of a retirement system
17       and who retired prior to July 1 of the year preceding the year of payment,
18       (C) any person who is a joint annuitant or beneficiary of any member
19       described in clause (A) or any special member described in clause (B),
20       and (D) any insured disability benefit recipient.
21             (2) "Retirement system" means the Kansas public employees retire-
22       ment system, the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system, the state
23       school retirement system and the retirement system for judges.
24             (3) "Insured disability benefit recipient" means any person receiving
25       an insured disability benefit under K.S.A. 74-4927 and amendments
26       thereto, prior to July 1 of the year preceding the year of payment.
27             (d) The board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement
28       system shall determine annually the amount necessary to finance the ad-
29       ditional retirant payments to insured disability benefit recipients and shall
30       transfer that amount from the retirant dividend payment reserve to the
31       group insurance reserve of the Kansas public employees retirement fund.
32       The board of trustees shall contract with the insurance company providing
33       the insured disability benefits under K.S.A. 74-4927 and amendments
34       thereto to pay the retirant dividend payments payable to insured disability
35       benefit recipients under this act and the cost of such contract shall be
36       paid from the group insurance reserve of the Kansas public employees
37       retirement fund. 
38       Sec.  3. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-4922 is hereby repealed.
39        Sec.  4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
40       publication in the statute book.