On August 5, Governor Rauner signed several bills into law that Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) sponsored, including a measure (Senate Bill 2896) that creates a reimbursement mechanism for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) in the event that a retired employee returns to work within IMRF but there is a failure to notify the Fund.
“I am thrilled Governor Rauner signed several important bills this past week, including correcting a wrong within the Illinois Pension Code,” said Sen. Althoff. “A full-time employee returning to work should not continue to receive pension payments. This new law allows the Fund to charge the employer for reimbursement if those payments were not suspended after the employee returned to work.”
Under the new law, the IMRF is required to notify their annuitants of their responsibility to suspend their annuity upon returning to work. Furthermore, the IMRF may not charge the employer for reimbursement if the annuitant worked less than a year and was not aware of the employee pension benefit.
Governor Rauner also signed the following bills into law sponsored by Sen. Althoff:
SB 3106: Extends the application of the hearsay exception to cases where the victim is a person with an intellectual disability, cognitive impairment, or developmental disability.
HB 6213: Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to display on its website consumer oriented information describing how a Medicaid enrollee can file a complaint or grievance, request a fair hearing for any adverse action taken by HFS, and access free legal assistance or other assistance made available by the State for Medicaid enrollees to pursue action.
HB 6225: Requires either an employee leasing company or the receiving employer to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to the employee.
HB 6285: States that if a mobile home tenant breaches his or her lease or rules and regulations, then the mobile home park owner must provide written notice for any fine that may be imposed.