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Legislative Updates

A legislative change to the statutes governing your retirement plan could directly affect your retirement benefits.  Accordingly, you are urged to personally keep abreast of any developments as they unfold. 

 The 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, and is scheduled to adjourn Sine Die on Friday, March 29, 2019. 

2018 Special Session.  The 2018 Special Session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened on Monday, December 17, 2018 and adjourned Sine Die on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -- no legislation was passed affecting JRP or LRP.

2018 Regular Session.   The 2018 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and adjourned Sine Die on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  A summary of the legislation affecting JRP and LRP passed during the 2018 Regular Session can be accessed below.  The Kentucky Supreme Court on December 13, 2018, found that enactment of SB 151 was contradictory to the Kentucky Constitution; thus, it is void and of no effect.

2017 Regular SessionThe 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and adjourned Sine Die on Thursday, March 30, 2017.  A summary of the legislation affecting JRP and LRP passed during the 2017 Regular Session can be accessed below. 

In reviewing enacted legislation, please note that a summary is not intended to be a full and complete description of new law or how it may impact individual plan members.  If you have specific questions about how new laws may affect your retirement benefit, you should contact the System's office.

  
  
LRC 2017 10 27 - Side by Side Comparison697 KB
LRC 2017 10 27 - Section by Section715 KB
LRC 2017 10 27 - Pension Reform Draft1617 KB
KJFRS Summary of 2018 SB 1216 KB
2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly83 KB
2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly132 KB