Senate File 123 - Introduced SENATE FILE 123 BY TAYLOR A BILL FOR An Act providing for membership in a protection occupation 1 under the Iowa public employees’ retirement system for 2 employees of the department of corrections. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1826XS (3) 85 ec/nh
S.F. 123 Section 1. Section 97B.42A, Code 2013, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 6. An employee of the department of 3 corrections on July 1, 2013, who was not a member in a 4 protection occupation on June 30, 2013, may elect out of 5 coverage as a member in a protection occupation and remain a 6 member in regular service by filing an election with the system 7 by September 1, 2013. A decision to elect out of coverage as a 8 member in a protection occupation pursuant to this subsection 9 is irrevocable upon approval from the system. 10 Sec. 2. Section 97B.49B, subsection 1, paragraph e, 11 subparagraph (3), Code 2013, is amended by striking the 12 subparagraph and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 13 (3) An employee of the Iowa department of corrections who 14 has not elected out of coverage as a member in a protection 15 occupation pursuant to section 97B.42A. 16 EXPLANATION 17 This bill amends Code section 97B.49B to provide that 18 all employees of the department of corrections, and not just 19 correctional officers and correctional supervisors, are members 20 in a protection occupation for purposes of the Iowa public 21 employees’ retirement system (IPERS) unless the newly added 22 employees elect out of coverage as a member in a protection 23 occupation. The bill amends Code section 97B.42A, concerning 24 exclusions from membership, to provide that employees of the 25 department of corrections as of July 1, 2013, who were not 26 members in a protection occupation as of June 30, 2013, may 27 file an election with IPERS by September 1, 2013, to remain a 28 member in regular service. 29 -1- LSB 1826XS (3) 85 ec/nh 1/ 1