PA 13-163—sHB 5441
Labor and Public Employees Committee
Insurance and Real Estate Committee
AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN EMERGENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYEES TO ENROLL IN THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SUMMARY: This act expands eligibility for regional emergency telecommunications centers' participation in the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS). Prior law limited participation to centers that the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) authorized as the only public safety answering point (PSAP) receiving and processing 9-1-1 calls for at least three municipalities. The act eliminates the requirement that a center be the municipalities' only PSAP and instead allows any center that DESPP authorizes as a PSAP for at least three municipalities to participate in MERS.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013.
OLR Tracking: LRH: KS: TA: RO