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Kansas Legislation

Resources For Bills Related to KPERS

KPERS is governed by the statutes of the State of Kansas. Check here during legislative sessions to see current bills related to KPERS. If you have questions about a legislative issue affecting the Retirement System, contact Jarod Waltner at [email protected] or 785-296-5949.


HB 2031 Update as of April 16, 2019.

The Legislature combined KPERS policy changes into a single bill; HB 2031. HB 2031 now contains the following policy changes to KPERS:

  1. HB 2031 – Adding bloodborne pathogens and specific cancers to the definition of “service-connected” for Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) death and disability benefits.
  2. HB 2119 – Expanding the delegated authority the KPERS Board of Trustees to enter into contracts for services when it is in the best interest of the Trust Fund.
  3. HB 2140 – Extending the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) pilot for an additional 5 years (through December 2025) and adding the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to the Kansas Highway Patrol as employers included in the pilot DROP.
  4. HB 2203 – Delaying the implementation of a penalty on retirees who return to work for a KPERS employer before the end of their waiting period, restore any penalties that were initiated, and allowing the Executive Director to waive the retiree penalty in certain situations.
  5. SB 210 – Allowing Community Developmental Disability Organizations (CDDOs) to designate a two-year waiting period for direct support positions.

View our summary of HB 2031.



See All 2019 KPERS Related Bill Information

Top KPERS Bills Explained

For KPERS related bills that need a little more explanation, we'll cover those here.

Bill: SB 9
About: $115 million transfer to KPERS
Affects: State General Fund & KPERS Trust Fund

Summary: This is a repayment of $97 million, with interest, in reduced KPERS school employer contributions by the 2016 Legislature and Governor Brownback.
Read full summary.

Bill: HB 2100
About: Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)
Affects: Retired members
Summary: This is a one-time benefit increase of 1% for members retired on or before July 1, 2014; 2% if retired on or before July 1, 2009; 3% if retired on or before July 1, 2004.
Read full summary.

Bill: SB 74
About: Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)
Affects: Retired members
Summary: This is a one-time benefit increase of 1% for members retired on or before July 1, 2014; 2% if retired on or before July 1, 2009; 3% if retired on or before July 1, 2004.
Read full summary.

Bill: SB 73
About: Redo funding plan (amortization schedule)
Affects: General KPERS Funding & State/School employers
Summary: Our current 40-year funding plan was set in 1993 (15 years left). SB 73 calls to extend the plan by 30 years, temporarily lowering employer contributions, but increasing employer costs by about $7.4 billion over those 30 years.
Read full summary.

Bill: HB 2141
About: Redo funding plan (amortization schedule)
Affects: General KPERS Funding & State/School employers
Summary: Our current 40-year funding plan was set in 1993 (15 years left). SB 73 calls to extend the plan by 30 years, temporarily lowering employer contributions, but increasing employer costs by about $7.4 billion over those 30 years.
Read full summary.

Bill: HB 2197
About: Redo funding plan (amortization schedule)
Affects: General KPERS Funding & State/School employers
Summary: Our current 40-year funding plan was set in 1993 (15 years left). SB 73 calls to extend the plan by 30 years, temporarily lowering employer contributions, but increasing employer costs by about $7.4 billion over those 30 years.
Read full summary.


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