- General employees, teachers, elected officials and executive employees are currently eligible to retire at age 55. The bill would change that to age 57.
- Protective employees, such as police and firefighters, are currently eligible to retire at age 50. The bill would change that to age 52.
- This change would only apply to WRS participants who are under age 40 on the effective date of the bill.
2015 AB 397 was introduced by Rep. Sanfelippo and was referred to both the Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations and the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems (JSCRS). 2015 SB 329 was introduced by Sen. Stroebel and referred to the Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform and the JSCRS.
Neither bill has been scheduled for a hearing.
Please contact Tarna Hunter, ETF’s Government Relations Director, if you have any questions.