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H. B. 3145

 

         (By Delegates Pethtel, Ennis and White)

         [Introduced February 15, 2011; referred to the

         Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.]

 

 

 

 

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-22k; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26v, all relating to the Public Employees Retirement System and the State Teachers Retirement System; and providing for a one-time bonus payment for certain annuitants.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-22k; and that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26v, all to read as follows:

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR,

SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD

OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS,

OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.

ARTICLE 10. WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT.

§5-10-22k. One-time bonus payment for certain annuitants effective July 1, 2011.

    (a) As an additional bonus payment to other retirement allowances provided, a one-time bonus payment to retirement benefits shall be paid to retirants of the system as provided in subsection (b) of this section. The one-time bonus payment shall equal $600 and shall be paid on July 25, 2011.

    (b) The one-time bonus payment provided by this section applies to any retirant with at least twenty years of credited service who currently receives an annual retirement annuity of not more than $7,200. This bonus payment is subject to any applicable limitations under Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

    (c) The one-time bonus payment provided by this section shall be payable pro rata to any beneficiaries of a qualifying retirant who currently receive an annuity or other benefit payable by the system.

CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 7A. STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

§18-7A-26v. One-time bonus payment for certain annuitants effective July 1, 2011.

    (a) As an additional bonus payment to other retirement allowances provided, a one-time bonus payment to retirement benefits shall be paid to retirants of the retirement system as provided in subsection (b) of this section. The one-time bonus payment shall equal $600 and shall be paid on July 25, 2011.

    (b) The one-time bonus payment provided in this section applies to any retirant with at least twenty years of service as a contributing member who currently receives an annual retirement annuity of not more than $7,200. This one-time bonus payment is subject to any applicable limitations under Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

    (c) The one-time bonus payment provided by this section shall be payable pro rata to any beneficiaries of a qualifying retirant who currently receive an annuity or other benefit payable by the retirement system.

    


    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide a one-time bonus payment of $600 to certain annuitants of the Public Employees Retirement System and the State Teachers Retirement System.


    Sections §5-10-22k and §18-7A-26v are new, therefore they have been completely underscored.

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