|Posted:||February 8, 2017 03:54 PM|
|From:||Representative Bryan Cutler|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||State Police Officers Retirement Credit (Former HB 1609)|
|In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation, former House Bill 1609 of 2015 , which allow State Police officers to purchase up to five years of retirement credit for prior service as a municipal police officer in this Commonwealth.
There are many State Police officers who bring valuable local police experience to the job. I believe that this legislation will further encourage this transfer of skills by enhancing pension portability for our law enforcement officers.
This bill will amend the State Employees’ Retirement Code to allow State Police officers to “buy back” prior municipal police service and to credit that service toward their retirement benefits. Under current law, members of the State Employees’ Retirement System are authorized to purchase retirement credit for the following types of non-state service:
Please join me in providing those who serve and protect the citizens of this Commonwealth with a much deserved option to purchase prior municipal service. I invite all members to co-sponsor this legislation.
PREVIOUS CO-SPONSORS: GIBBONS, BOYLE, DRISCOLL, McNEILL, ROZZI, O'BRIEN, READSHAW, THOMAS, COHEN, GOODMAN, MURT, DONATUCCI, CUTLER AND HARKINS
Introduced as HB1051