House File 2243 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2243 BY McCLINTOCK and THORUP A BILL FOR An Act providing for membership in a protection occupation 1 under the Iowa public employees’ retirement system and 2 including effective date and retroactive applicability 3 provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 5411YH (3) 89 ec/rn
H.F. 2243 Section 1. Section 97B.49B, subsection 1, paragraph e, 1 subparagraph (2), Code 2022, is amended to read as follows: 2 (2) A marshal in a city not covered under chapter 400 or a 3 fire fighter or police officer of a city covered employer not 4 participating in the retirement systems established in chapter 5 410 or 411 . 6 Sec. 2. SERVICE RECLASSIFICATION. Notwithstanding any 7 provision of law to the contrary, a member of the Iowa public 8 employees’ retirement system whose prior regular service 9 position is reclassified by this Act as a protective occupation 10 service position shall have service by such member prior to the 11 effective date of this Act coded as service in a protection 12 occupation by the Iowa public employees’ retirement system 13 if certified by the employer of the member as constituting 14 protection occupation service under this Act. Membership 15 service shall be reclassified as provided by this Act without 16 any requirement to pay additional contributions for the payment 17 of the related actuarial costs of such reclassified service. 18 Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 19 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 20 Sec. 4. RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY. This Act applies 21 retroactively to membership service under the Iowa public 22 employees’ retirement system on or after July 1, 2017. 23 EXPLANATION 24 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 25 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 26 This bill provides that persons employed as a peace officer 27 or fire fighter by a covered employer, and not just a city, 28 under the Iowa public employees’ retirement system (IPERS) 29 are included within the protection occupation category 30 of IPERS. The bill provides that membership service prior 31 to the effective date of the bill shall be reclassified 32 as protection occupation service without payment of any 33 additional contributions to pay the actuarial costs of the 34 reclassified service if the employer certifies the employment 35 -1- LSB 5411YH (3) 89 ec/rn 1/ 2
H.F. 2243 as constituting protection occupation service under the bill. 1 The bill takes effect upon enactment and applies to 2 membership service under IPERS on or after July 1, 2017. 3 -2- LSB 5411YH (3) 89 ec/rn 2/ 2