Bill Summaries: S 479 2% COLA FOR STATE RETIREES.

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  • Summary date: Apr 1 2021 - View Summary

    Substantively identical to H 269, filed 3/10/21.

    Amends GS 135-5 (concerning the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System), GS 135-65 (concerning the Consolidated Judicial Retirement System), and GS 120-4.22A (concerning the Legislative Retirement System), to provide, from and after July 1, 2021, a 2% increase in the retirement allowance to or on account of beneficiaries whose retirement commenced on or before July 1, 2020, or a prorated amount for those whose retirement commenced after July 1, 2020, but before June 30, 2021, as determined by the respective Board of Trustees.

    Appropriates $96 million from the General Fund to the Reserve for Retiree Cost-of-Living Adjustments for each of the 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years to implement the act. 

    Effective July 1, 2021.