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As required by the Constitution the Louisiana Legislature holds a Legislative Session each year. They 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.  

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2017 Regular Legislative Session Outcome

The Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature closed Thursday, June 8 with minimal impact to LSERS members.  At the close of the session, two pieces of legislation became Acts and two other relevant resolutions did pass.   

Act 285 by Senator Peacock provides for correction of membership enrollment errors.  The correction process must be started within 30 days of discovery.  If the contribution amount transferred is insufficient, the employer must pay the deficiency.

Act 366 by Representative Pearson addresses legislative staff attending executive sessions of state and statewide retirement system board meetings.  The final version contains a provision for election or appointments on or after July 1, 2017.  A person who has been found in violation of the Code of Governmental Ethics in a matter involving the misuse of public funds shall be ineligible to serve as a retirement system trustee.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 22 by Senator Mizell requests Congress to consider eliminating the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) Social Security benefit reductions.

Senate Resolution 123 by Senator Milkovich requests each retirement system to provide on its website the information that the system provides in its quarterly investment reports on performance and costs to the Legislature.

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Questions? Contact Robert J. Collins, Executive Counsel, by email rcollins@lsers.net or by telephone at 225.925.6560 or 1.800.256.3718 (if outside the Baton Rouge area).