Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Scott (Deeken)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Retirement by a vote of 11 to 0.

This bill provides that regional planning commissions will be
considered political subdivisions for the purposes of Sections
70.600 - 70.755, RSMo.  Employees of regional planning
commissions are eligible for membership in the Missouri Local
Government Employees' Retirement System once the commission is
considered an "employer" as defined in Section 70.600.  The bill
also requires that all moneys owed to any retirement system be
paid prior to the dissolution of the commission.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
FY 2007.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill will facilitate access
to retirement benefits for employees in smaller planning
commissions in Missouri but will not impact state revenues.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Scott; and Missouri
Association of Councils of Government.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Joseph Deering, Legislative Analyst

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92nd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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