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ACT NO. 89

(H.309)

State Employees; Retirement; Merger of Group B into Group C

This act merges group B, the more recent state police group, into group C, the state police group that existed prior to establishment of the current system. The transfer of group B members to group C will take effect on July 1, 1998. This act also provides access to group health insurance coverage for surviving spouses of retired employees who retire due to disability after January 1, 1998 and die prior to age 65 and to certain surviving dependents of employees who die in service after January 1, 1998. Finally, the act provides for pre-tax treatment of employee contributions to the state employees' retirement system.

Effective Date: July 1, 1998, except Secs. 12 (coverage for beneficiaries of deceased retirees) and 13 (pre-tax contributions) which took effect on April 13, 1998.