Today's Meetings

House General Government Budget Committee - 3:30 PM; 281-N

  • KPERS Budget Recommendations

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Tuesday, February 13
Senate Ways and Means - 10:30 AM; 548-S

  • KPERS Budget Committee Report
Senate Confirmations
Confirmed to KPERS Board of Trustees
Emily Hill (term ending January 2027) confirmed 37-0
Brad Stratton (term ending January 2027) confirmed 37-0
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KPERS Related Bills Eliminating the 15% cap on alternative investments and delegating selection of the alternatives cap to the Board of Trustees.
  Eliminating the 15% cap on alternative investments and delegating selection of the alternatives cap to the Board of Trustees.
  Authorizing a one-time, $500 postretirement benefit payment to certain retirees, beneficiaries and long-term disability recipients. Expanding the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) to KPERS employers. 
  Enrolling teachers in KPERS 2 plan design and transferring teachers enrolled as KPERS 3 members to KPERS 2.   Increasing the threshold for 30% employer working after retirement contributions from $25,000 to $50,000.
  Requiring state-managed funds (including KPERS) to divest from investments with "countries of concern."
  Increasing the KPERS lump-sum death benefit from $4,000 to $6,000.

Senate Bill 388 | KPERS Summary
Increasing the threshold for 30% employer working after retirement contributions from $25,000 to $40,000. Reducing the working after retirement waiting period to 30 days for members who retire at or after age 62 and 60 days for members who retire prior to age 62. Provisions sunset after 5 years.  Enrolling teachers in KPERS 2 plan design and transferring teachers enrolled as KPERS 3 members to KPERS 2.  

Bills Held Over from 2023 

  KP&F coverage for Department of Corrections security officers. Expanding the KPERS 3 self-funded COLA option to KPERS 1 and KPERS 2 members. 
  Providing a retiree Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
  Abolishing KPERS 3; Transferring KPERS 3 members to KPERS 2.
  KP&F Coverage for State Corrections positions and Wildlife and Parks officers. 
  Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing restrictions. Providing a retiree Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Enacting the Kansas Thrift Savings Plan