TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE TEACHERS’ AND STATE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND THE DISABILITY INCOME PLAN OF NORTH CAROLINA TO ENHANCE THE OPERATION OF THE MEDICAL BOARD; TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS THAT WILL ENHANCE THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE TREASURER’S CAPABILITY TO PREVENT AND DETECT FRAUD, WASTE, AND ABUSE; TO CREATE A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION OF FRAUD IN THE AVERAGE FINAL COMPENSATION CALCULATION; AND TO MAKE IT A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR TO FRAUDULENTLY RECEIVE THE RETIREMENT BENEFIT OF A DECEASED DISABILITY RETIREE AT LEAST TWO MONTHS AFTER THE RETIREE’S DEATH.
House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Amends GS 128-28 and GS 135-6 to limit the authority to conduct a fraud investigation and have access to persons and records to the Retirement Systems Division (was, the Retirement Systems Division and the Division’s authorized representatives). Provides that the effective date of amended GS 135-18.11 (improper receipt of decedent’s retirement allowance or disability benefit) is December 1, 2012, and applies to acts committed on or after that date (was, July 1, 2012).
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