H.R. No. 1937
R E S O L U T I O N
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of
Texas, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, That House Rule 13,
Section 9(a), be suspended in part as provided by House Rule 13,
Section 9(f), to enable the conference committee appointed to
resolve the differences on House Bill 2359, relating to the
programs and systems administered by the Employees Retirement
System of Texas, to consider and take action on the following
House Rule 13, Section 9(a)(4), is suspended to permit the
committee to add the following new sections to the bill to read as
SECTION ___. Section 812.003, Government Code, is amended by
amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsections (e) through (h) to
read as follows:
(d) For persons whose employment or office holding begins on
or after September 1, 2005, membership [
Membership] in the employee
class begins on the first day the [ a] person is employed or holds
(e) For persons whose employment or office holding begins
before September 1, 2005, membership in the employee class begins
on the 91st day after the first day a person is employed or holds
(f) A person who is reemployed or who again holds office
after withdrawing contributions under Subchapter B for previous
service credited in the employee class begins membership in the
employee class on the 91st day after the first day the person is
reemployed or again holds office.
(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a member may
establish service credit only as provided by Section 813.514 for
service performed during the 90-day waiting period provided by
Subsection (e) or (f).
(h) Subsections (e), (f), and (g) and this subsection expire
September 1, 2005.
SECTION ___. Subchapter F, Chapter 813, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 813.514 to read as follows:
Sec. 813.514. CREDIT PURCHASE OPTION FOR CERTAIN SERVICE.
(a) A member may establish service credit under this section in the
employee class only for service performed during a 90-day waiting
period to become a member after beginning employment or holding
(b) A member may establish service credit under this section
by depositing with the retirement system, for each month of service
credit, the actuarial present value, at the time of deposit, of the
additional standard retirement annuity benefits that would be
attributable to the purchase of the service credit under this
section based on rates and tables recommended by the retirement
system's actuary and adopted by the board of trustees.
(c) After a member makes the deposits required by this
section, the retirement system shall grant the member one month of
equivalent membership service credit for each month of credit
approved. A member may establish not more than three months of
equivalent membership service credit under this section.
(d) The retirement system shall deposit the amount of the
actuarial present value of the service credit purchased in the
member's individual account in the employees saving account.
(e) The board of trustees may adopt rules to administer this
section, including rules that impose restrictions on the
application of this section as necessary to cost-effectively
administer this section.
SECTION ___. Section 812.003, Government Code, as amended
by this Act, and Section 813.514, Government Code, as added by this
Act, apply only to a person who is first employed by or begins to
hold an office of the state on or after the effective date of this
Act and to a former employee or office holder who has withdrawn
retirement contributions under Subchapter B, Chapter 812,
Government Code, and is reemployed by or begins to again hold an
office of the state on or after the effective date of this Act.
Explanation: The added text is needed to provide that a new
state employee or a reemployed state employee who has withdrawn
contributions for previous service does not begin to receive
service credit until the 91st day of employment. Such employees
have the option to purchase service credit for the 90-day period at
the actuarial value. This is a temporary change that expires
September 1, 2005.
Speaker of the House
I certify that H.R. No. 1937 was adopted by the House on June
1, 2003, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House