Session of 2000
By Representatives Nichols and Alldritt, Barnes, Burroughs, Crow, Dean,
                Findley, Flaharty, Flora, Garner, Gatewood, Gilbert, Grant, Haley,
                Henderson, Johnston, Kirk, Klein, Kuether, Larkin, M. Long, O'Brien,
                E. Peterson, Reardon, Rehorn, Ruff, Showalter, Spangler, Toelkes,
                Wells and Welshimer

14             AN  ACT concerning retirement and pensions; relating to the Kansas
15             public employees retirement system and systems thereunder; postre-
16             tirement benefit increase.
18       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
19             Section  1. (a) The retirement benefit, pension or annuity payments
20       accruing after June 30, 2000, to each retirant and each local school an-
21       nuitant shall be increased by an amount equal to $1 for each year of
22       credited service as a health insurance cost supplemental benefit not to
23       exceed a total benefit increase of $50. Such benefit increase shall be from
24       the retirant's retirement system and shall be paid by such retirement
25       system to the retirant and the local school annuitant during such period.
26             (b) As used in this section:
27             (1) "Retirant" means (A) any person who is a member of a retirement
28       system and who retired prior to July 1, 2000, (B) any person who is a
29       special member of a retirement system and who retired prior to July 1,
30       2000, (C) any person who is a joint annuitant or beneficiary of any mem-
31       ber described in clause (A) or any special member described in clause
32       (B) and (D) any long-term disability benefit recipient.
33             (2) "Retirement system" means the Kansas public employees retire-
34       ment system, the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system, the state
35       school retirement system and the retirement system for judges.
36             (3) "Local school annuitant" means (A) any person who is an annui-
37       tant with 10 or more years of service, who is receiving an annuity, whose
38       annuity is not included, in whole or in part, in payments made to such
39       school district under K.S.A. 72-5512b and amendments thereto, and who
40       is not a member of a group I or of group II as defined in K.S.A. 72-5518
41       and amendments thereto, and (B) any person who is receiving an annuity
42       and who retired prior to September 1, 1981.
43             (4) "Long-term disability recipient" means any person receiving a
44       long-term disability benefit under K.S.A. 74-4927 and amendments


  1       thereto prior to July 1, 2000. 
  2        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  3       publication in the statute book.