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 committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends GS 135-111 to make GS 135-18.11 (improper receipt of decedent’s retirement allowance or disability benefits) applicable to a decedent’s monthly benefit under the Disability Income Plan of North Carolina.
Deletes changes to GS 128-21(7a) and GS 135-1(7a), which created a rebuttable presumption that any salary or remuneration paid for the principal purpose of enhancing a member’s benefits under the plan is not compensation.
Makes technical and conforming changes. Makes clarifying changes to the title.
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