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Legislation Update and Pending Bills
Core Legislation status.

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Latest update: January 11, 2017
  To find your legislators, click on http://www.elections.il.gov/ (option 4),.
STATE OF ILLINOIS LEGISLATION
(SEE BELOW - CLICK HERE - FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATION)


Even though RTAC has two excellent legislative advocates, Social Engineering and Vision M.A.I.

All of Us Must Be Watchful!
(CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF THE 2017 LEGISLATION AND THE CURRENT STATUS OF THAT LEGISLATION)

PLEASE visit your legislators and express your opinion(s) on possible legislation.

The 2017 Illinois Legislative Calendar can be found here.
For the latest status on a particular bill, click on the bill number in the table below.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR BREAKING NEWS ON ANY BILL(S) THAT PROPOSE PENSION CHANGES!


Be aware of the past and remember the George Santayana quote: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

For some history of our struggle to maintain and protect our pension, see our 'archives' page here.

2017 LEGISLATION UPDATE
FINALLY - a little balance - click here to learn more.
Proposed RTAC Legislation for 2017
Proposed CTPF Legislation for 2016
  • Ensure the implementation of the Chicago pension tax levy to support the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund (CTPF) to provide a stable revenue source for pensioners.
  • Ensure equitable State of Illinois funding for Chicago teacher's pensions.
  • Stabilize a viable health insurance program for CTPF annuitants.
  • Maintain the independence and fiscal integrity of CTPF
  • Oppose any 'pension holidays' for the Chicago Public Schools.
  • Increase retiree representation on the CTPF Board.
  • Support educational funding that meets the needs of all Illinois children.
  • Oppose any legislation adverse or detrimental to our pensions. 
  • Support legislation to reestablish the Chicago pension tax levy to support the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund.
  • Increase the State of Illinois' contributions to CTPF to at least 10% of the State's contribution to TRS.
  • Support legislation to increase the limit on the amount of funds to subsidize CTPF pensioners health care.
  •   Strengthen Charter School Reporting Mechanisms.
  • Oppose any legislation adverse or detrimental to our pensions.

For members of the 100th (2017-2018) Illinois Legislative Session use the following links:
Illinois Senators by district or Illinois Senators by name
Illinois Representatives by district or Illinois Representatives by name
Bills of particular interest:
In Favor
Opposed
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Summary of the legislation enacted during the100th session relative to pension.

None yet

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Legislation Which Has Been Proposed During the 100th Legislative Session (2017-2018).
(Click here for 2017)
(See the Archives for 2009-2016 Legislation)
Bill
Sponsor
Status
Date of Last Action Proposed Action
Legislation which has been introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2017





Legislation which has been introduced in the Illinois Senate in 2017






****See these Archives for legislative actions prior to the 100th Legislative Session.****
    ## bills of utmost importance     # bills that have high interest

Voice your opinion!!  Personal visits to the office, letters, e-mails are much more effective than phone calls.



FEDERAL LEGISLATION
(10/12/2016)
Support The Social Security Fairness initiative. 
Encourage your federal legislators to eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO) that penalize us for receiving a public pension even though we have paid into Social security.
Details here.
For a summary of the materials presented at a AARP:NRTA conference in Washington D.C. see this page.
See also http://www.ssfairness.com/
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STAND BY FOR FURTHER CALLS TO ACTION!

(For subject hints, see the Advocacy page.)

For direct information, use these official government links:

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