Light Legislative Session for OPERS in 2009

The 2009 Legislative session saw relatively few bills enacted into state law regarding OPERS and its members.

Senate Bill 899 strengthened the law that concerns forfeiture of retirement benefits upon conviction of a felony. The bill added crimes related to campaign contributions or campaign financing, bribery, corruption, forgery or perjury related to the duties of any elected or appointed county or state officer which would require them to forfeit their benefits upon final conviction, or pleading guilty or nolo contendere.

There were also two bills passed related to the Uniform Retirement System for Justices & Judges (URSJJ) – Senate Bill 212 and House Bill 1254. These bills concern the funding and employer contributions to the URSJJ system.

For more information on these bills, click here.