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Legislative Affairs

While the Missouri legislature is in session (January - May), the PSRS/PEERS Board of Trustees and staff closely monitor any proposed legislation regarding retirement and education. We work with Missouri education associations and other Missouri retirement systems to ensure the best interests of our members are served.

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PSRS/PEERS Legislative News Archive

Legislature Passes Bill Regarding Work Limits Waived on Post-Retirement Substitute Teaching; Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

On May 12, 2022 the Missouri legislature passed Senate Bill 681, which includes a provision that waives the working after retirement limits on part-time or temporary-substitute work performed by PSRS/PEERS retirees as substitute teachers for covered employers or third-party providers.

PSRS/PEERS Welcomes Michael Moorefield as Director of Legislation and Policy

Moorefield replaces Maria Walden, who left PSRS/PEERS in January to take the position of Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) Executive Director.

Legislative Session Ends, No Bills with Direct Impact on PSRS/PEERS Passed

The 2021 Missouri Legislative Session ended on Friday, May 14 with no bills passing that directly impacted PSRS/PEERS. Legislation had been introduced that would have made changes to some working after retirement limits and Critical Shortage Employment, as well as a provision that would have allowed PSRS members with 32 or more years of service to retire with a higher benefit factor.

Update on Pending Legislation

Since the General Assembly began the 2021 Legislative Session on January 6, 2021, more than 1,800 bills have been introduced. PSRS/PEERS is closely monitoring over 200 bills. The 2021 Legislative Session ends on May 14, 2021.

Unusual Missouri Legislative Session Ends with Little Impact on PSRS/PEERS

The General Assembly wrapped up the coronavirus-shortened 2020 legislative session on May 15. It was a busy session for PSRS/PEERS, as the Systems tracked over 290 bills, almost double the usual number, with 2,247 total bills introduced and 51 bills passed by both chambers and awaiting action from the governor.