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LEGISLATION

As required by the Constitution the Louisiana Legislature holds a Legislative Session each year. It can also hold Special Legislative Sessions that are traditionally called by the Governor.  LSERS is committed to providing information on legislation that affects the system and its members. Visit the Louisiana State Legislature website for more information on legislation.

2022 Regular Legislative Session

The Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature convenes at noon on Monday, 3/14/2022 and adjourns at 6 p.m. on Monday, 6/6/2022. 

The following bills affecting LSERS and its members have been filed. For more information regarding each Bill, please click on the Bill number link below.  

Bill NumberAuthorSummaryBoard Position
HB17Rep. Phillip DevillierGrants a permanent benefit (PBI) for qualified retirees of the LSERS.Support
HB25Rep. Danny McCormick​​Prohibits retirement systems from investing in companies that do not do business with or invest in energy companies.Oppose
HB29Rep. Richard Nelson(Constitutional Amendment) To require the legislature to appropriate no less than fifty percent of nonrecurring state revenues for application to certain state retirement system unfunded accrued liability.Support
HB31Rep. Phillip Tarver(Constitutional Amendment) Dedicates a certain amount of state nonrecurring revenue to state retirement systems for supplemental benefit payments.Support
HB32Rep. Phillip TarverRequires the Public Retirement Systems' Actuarial Committee (PRSAC) to report to the legislature regarding the number of retirees who are eligible for a supplemental benefit. (A proposed constitutional amendment provides for the supplemental benefit.) Support
HCR11Rep. Mike JohnsonRequests congress and state legislatures to request that congress review and eliminate the provisions of federal law which reduce Social Security benefits for persons receiving pension from federal, state, or local government retirement systems. Requests the attorney general of La. to seek legal actions to restore benefits lost to the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision(WEP).---
SB419Senator Stewart Cathey, Jr.For period of 6/30/2022 - 6/30/2027, proposed law allows any service retiree of LSERS return to any position covered by the system as a full-time, part-time, temporary, or substitute employee without suspension or reduction of their benefits.Oppose

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You also may check the status of any of the bills listed simply by clicking on the bill’s name in the list above.  That takes you to Louisiana Legislature’s website that lists the status of the bill, as well as other details about the bill.

Questions? Contact John W. Strange, Executive Counsel, by email jstrange@lsers.net or by telephone at 225.925.6484 or 1.800.256.3718 (if outside the Baton Rouge area).

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