2021 Legislation


The following retirement bills were filed for consideration in the 2021 regular session of the Florida Legislature.
 
Subject
Contribution Rates – SB 7018
Cost-of-Living – HB 1023, SB 1310
Investment Plan – SB 7016
Legal Notices – HB 35
Public Records – HB 781
Reemployment After Retirement – HB 321, HB 1327, SB 1632
Retirement – SB 84
Senior Management Service Class – HB 873
Special Risk Class – SB 736, SB 1224, HB 477, SB 230, SB 1518, HB 1171

House Bills
 
HB 35 Allows legal notices to be posted on a newspaper’s website as an option to solely being published in a newspaper. Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2021-17
 
HB 321 Authorizes reemployment for retired instructional staff.
 
HB 477 Adds to the Special Risk Class certain employees of specified state hospitals and other facilities.
 
HB 781 Allows members whose information is exempt from public records requests to request to have their names removed from the tax collector or property appraiser public listing subject to certain conditions. Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2021-215
 
HB 873 Adds certain military positions to the SMSC, including the Department of Military Affairs’ Inspector General and Executive Officer. Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2021-148
 
HB 1023 Specifies minimum factor used to calculate cost-of-living adjustment.
 
HB 1171 Adds to the Special Risk Class 911 public safety telecommunicators.
 
HB 1327 Revises exception to employment after retirement limitation for retired law enforcement officers.
 
Senate Bills
 
SB 84 Provides for compulsory membership in the Florida Retirement System Investment Plan for employees initially enrolled on or after a specified date.
 
SB 230 Adds to the Special Risk Class employees of water, sewer, or other public works departments.
 
SB 736 Adds to the Special Risk Class 911 public safety telecommunicators.
 
SB 1224 Adds to the Special Risk Class 911 public safety telecommunicators.
 
SB 1310 Specifies minimum factor used to calculate cost-of-living adjustment.
 
SB 1518 Adds to the Special Risk Class certain employees of specified state hospitals and other facilities.
 
SB 1632 Revises exception to employment after retirement limitation for retired law enforcement officers.
 
SB 7016 Provides for miscellaneous Investment Plan revisions.
 
SB 7018 Revises FRS employer contribution rates. Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2021-42