PERS-Related Legislation

PERS tracks related legislation on this page during each session of the Mississippi Legislature. You may also use the tool at the right to view PERS-related legislation from past years.

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Use the following drop-box menu to locate and view a PDF summary of PERS-related legislation for the selected year. The PDF summary will open in a new browser tab.


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Pending - 2016 Legislative Session


There is no pending legislation.

Passed - 2016 Legislative Session


PERS-Sponsored Bills

HB 899 - Mac Huddleston on behalf of PERS

PERS Technical Corrections Bill.

 


HB 114 - Philip Gunn

Rename the PERS building the "Timothy Alan (Tim) Ford Building."


SB 2161 - Gray Tollison

To provide that employees' in charter schools are members of PERS.


SB 2362 - Eugene Clark

Budget Transparency and Simplification Act, no state agency shall change another state agency a fee, assessment, rent, or other charge for services or resources received.


​Dead - 2016 Legislative Session


PERS-Sponsored Bills

HB 880 - Mac Huddleston on behalf of PERS

All members of PERS vest after four years of membership, regardless of the date they became members.


HB 903 - Mac Huddleston on behalf of PERS

Revised certain provisions in Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan law.


SB 2017 - Joey Fillingane on behalf of PERS

To provide that the number of years of membership service required to vest in PERS for all members regardless of the date upon which they became a member shall be four years.


SB 2086 - Joey Fillingane on behalf of PERS

Define certain terms in Mississippi Deferred Compensation Plan law.


SB 2087 - Joey Fillingane on behalf of PERS

PERS Technical Corrections Bill.



 
 

HB 176 - Jeff Smith

To remove the prohibition on school board members being members of PERS.


HB 185 - Jeff Smith

To allow certain members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service rendered as a member of the Board of Trustees of any public junior or community college district in Mississippi.


HB 281 - Charles Young

To exempt active and retired public employees who receive direct deposit or their compensation or retriement allowance from bad check fees if the sole reason their account was overdrawn was an error in funds being deposited in their account caused by their employer or the retirement system.


HB 855 - Trey Lamar

Allow vested members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers.


HB 877 - Bubba Carpenter

Create separate retirement system for law enforcement, emergency management, and firefighters.


HB 901 - Jeramey Anderson

Authorize members in the Mississippi Highway Patrol Retirement System with a four-year college degree to purchase up to four years of service.


HB 902 - Randy Boyd

No PERS retiree shall receive allowance from PERS while under contract with a state agency as a consultant or advisor.


SB 2043 - Robert Jackson (11th)

Relating to providing that in the event a public school teacher transfers from one public school district in Mississippi to another, any unused portion of the total sick or personal leave allowance is credited to such.


SB 2082 - Bob Dearing

Allow members of the State Legislature to retire, receive a retirement allowance and continue in service in the Legislature under certain conditions.


SB 2691 - Joey Fillingane

Authorize Optional Retirement Plan participants to join PERS under certain circumstances.


SB 2730 - Dean Kirby

Establish a retirement system for first responders.


SCR 575 - Chris McDaniel

Request a study on SLRP to determine the feasibility of closing or allowing members to opt out.




Bills Related to Forfeiture of Benefits

HB 278 - Randy Rushing

To provide that a member of the PERS System shall be terminated from membership in the System if the member is convicted of or pleads guilty or no contest to a felony that is related to or in connection with the member's employment in  state service.


HB 341 - Bill Kinkade

To provide that, if a member of PERS, SLRP, or MHSPRS, is convicted of or enters a plea of guilty or no contest in any court to a felony in which public funds were unlawfully taken, obtained, or misappropriated in the abuse or misuse of the person's office or employment, the member shall have his or her retirement benefits from the System suspended until he or she has made full restituion of the public funds.


HB 385 - Greg Haney

To provide that the receipt of retirement benefits from PERS, SLRP, and MHSPRS is conditioned on the member's honest and faithful performance of his or her public duties for the state.


HB 879 - Oscar Denton

Elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid.


HB 900 - Oscar Denton

Elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.


SB 2099 - Gray Tollison

Provide that the receipt of retirement benefits from PERS is conditioned on the member's honest and faithful performance of his or her public duties for the state.


SB 2260 - Rita Parks

To provide that the receipt of retirement benefits from PERS is conditioned on the member's honest and faithful performance of his or her public duties for the state.


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