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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Legislation Archive

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 - 2017 Legislative Session

HB 1488 - John Read

PERS FY 2018 Appropriations Bill.

Passed - 2017 Legislative Session


HB 1301 - Mac Huddleston on behalf of PERS

PERS Technical Correction Bill.



 

​Dead - 2017 Legislative Session

SB 2446 - Joey Fillingane on behalf of PERS

Government Employees' Deferred Compensation Law; revise certain provisions of.

 

SB 2497 - Joey Fillingane on behalf of PERS

PERS Technical Corrections Bill.


Return to work; to provide that no PERS retiree may be paid a retirement allowance from PERS while performing services as a consultant or advisor to a state agency for compensation under as a contract employee or independent contractor if the services are not an integral part of the agency's work and are not typically performed by a regular employee of the agency and/or were previously performed by the person as an employee of the agency or by another employee of the agency.

 

HB 438 - Charles Young

Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system.

 

HB 518 - Trey Lamar

Retirement; allow vested members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers.

 

HB 651 - Donnie Bell

Prohibit state fund investments in and state or local contracts with companies that boycott Israel.

 


HB 978 - Mac Huddleston on behalf of PERS

Government Employees' Deferred Compensation Law; revise certain provisions.


HB 980 - Jeff Hale

PERS; allow members to purchase additional credit for service as law enforcement officer, firefighter, or EMS personnel.

 

HB 984 - Bryant Clark

Allows retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years.

 

HB 987 - Roun McNeal

Deferred compensation plans; authorizes counties, cities, and other political subdivisions to offer more than one plan to its employees.

 

HB 1180 - Jeff Smith

School Boards; Increases the annual salary of school board members and removes prohibition on school board members being in PERS.

 

SB 2189 - Chris McDaniel

SLRP; authorize current members to opt out and give persons elected in the future the option of not becoming members.

 

SB 2266 - Robert Jackson

Unused leave accumulated by teacher; revise.

 

SB 2457 - Gray Tollison

Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP).

 

SB 2591 - Chris McDaniel

SLRP; One time option to withdraw from membership in the plan and close for persons first elected after July 1, 2017.

 

SB 2837 - Charles Younger

Deferred compensation plans; authorizes counties, cities, and other political subdivisions to offer more than one plan to its employees.

 

SB 2849 - David Jordan

Optional retirement program; authorize participation to join PERS under certain circumstances.

 

SB 2908 - Briggs Hopson

Retirement; earned compensation of members of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals includes all remuneration exept mileage.

 

Bills Related to Forfeiture of Benefits

HB 153 - Randy Rushing

Forfeiture; PERS benefits shall be terminated upon conviction or plea. Provides for refund without interest of the accumulated contributions of any member who is convicted.


HB 156 - Oscar Denton

Withhold retirement benefits until restitution is paid; PERS and SLRP. An active, inactive, or retired member who is convicted or enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a felony involving public funds that was committed while the member was employeed, shall forfeit their pension. The court order for withholding shall direct PERS to withhold a specified amount to repay the public funds in full within three years.


HB 157 - Oscar Denton

Withhold retirement benefits until restitution has been paid; PERS and SLRP. Elected officials of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.


HB 981 - Bill Kinkade

PERS, SLRP, MHSPRS; Persons convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.


SB 2028 - Gray Tollison

Forfeiture; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP, and MHSPRS.


SB 2823 - Rita Parks

Forfeiture; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP, and MHSPRS.






 

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