SB 1939

84(R) - 2015
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Joan Huffman

Bill Caption

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

The bill would amend the Government Code to make certain technical changes relating to the Internal Revenue Code provisions applicable to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Additionally, the bill would make certain clarifying and administrative changes, including the audit of member records, correction of errors in finance and service credit, changes to post-retirement benefit options, transfer of assets, and limitations on purchase of non-qualified service credit.

Furthermore, the bill would allow the TRS board of trustees to accept gifts, and makes certain changes relating to the open meetings law applicable to the TRS board. The bill would make other changes, such as amending various definitions, pertaining to the TRS provisions in the Education Code and Insurance Code.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The purpose of this legislation is to clarify and update TRS statutory language regarding its health insurance programs. The updates are non-substantive in nature and would not reduce or expand government. Since SB 1939 neither abridges nor advances our liberty principles, we remain neutral.