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Special Legislative Session for Pension Reform Adjourns Sine Die
The 2018 Special Session called to address pension reform adjourned Tuesday, December 18, 2018 with no legislative action taken. The General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene on January 8, 2019 to begin the 2019 Regular Session.
Kentucky Retirement Systems will continue to provide monthly retirement benefits based on current state laws.
Kentucky Supreme Court Declares Senate Bill 151 Unconstitutional
During the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly, Senate Bill 151 was passed changing retirement eligibility and benefits with various effective dates for active, inactive and future KRS members. The Attorney General, the Kentucky Education Association and the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police filed a lawsuit regarding Senate Bill 151 asking the court to declare the new law unconstitutional and unenforceable. On June 20, 2018, Franklin Circuit Judge Shepherd ruled that Senate Bill 151 is unenforceable because the legislative process violated certain provisions of the Kentucky Constitution. On December 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of Kentucky affirmed the decision of the Franklin Circuit Court in the case of Bevin V. Commonwealth of Kentucky (Case No. 2018-SC-00419-TG and Case No. 2018-SC-000421-TG), declaring Senate Bill 151 void and of no effect as unconstitutional.
View 2018 Pension Reform Summary
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