HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11
PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A STATE DISABILITY REFORM COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND LEGISLATION CONSOLIDATING DISABILITY PROGRAMS.
WHEREAS, disability benefits for State employees are provided by various arms of State Government; and
WHEREAS, these benefits are not coordinated in any way; and
WHEREAS, this prevents the State from providing cost effective disability benefits for its employees; and
WHEREAS, the coordination of these benefits would be beneficial to both the State and its employees; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the General Assembly to appoint a Committee to review these benefits.
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 131st General Assembly, with the concurrence of the Governor, that there is hereby created a Committee to be known as the State Disability Reform Committee, with responsibility for recommending to each House of the General Assembly and to the Governor provident reforms in the nature of disability benefits for State employees.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Disability Reform Committee shall consider all disability programs provided to State employees including, but not limited to, Disability Pensions, Workmen's Compensation and Long-Term Disability.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Disability Reform Committee shall consist of seven members, two of whom shall be appointed by the President Pro Tempore from the membership of the Senate; two of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker from the membership of the House of Representatives; and three of whom shall be appointed by the Governor. Among those appointed by the Governor shall be a member of the Board of Pension Trustees, and the Chairperson of said Board who shall also serve as Chairperson of the Committee.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Disability Reform Committee shall submit, in the form of draft legIslatton, its recommendations for reform of State Disability benefits not later than June 2, 1981, to the Speaker of the House, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Governor. Each such recommendation shall be accompanied by a written narrative explaining the basis therefor, and a statement of the cost implications thereof.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Pension Trustees shall provide such actuarial and other technic& and administrative assistance to the Committee as the Committee may from time to time request.
Approved April 21, 1981.