2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
January 12, 2017 - Introduced by Representative Ott, by request of Department
of Employee Trust Funds. Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
1An Act to amend
40.22 (2) (am) and 40.22 (2r) (intro.) of the statutes; relating
2to: the determination of participating employee status under the Wisconsin
3Retirement System (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of
4Employee Trust Funds).
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill clarifies that an employee who was not participating in the Wisconsin
Retirement System before July 1, 2011, and who is not expected to work at least
two-thirds of full-time employment generally may not participate in WRS. Under
current law, the standard that applies is whether the employee was initially
employed on that date by an employer that participates in WRS.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
40.22 (2) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
(am) Except as provided in sub. (2r), the employee was initially
7employed by not
a participating employer on or after employee before
July 1, 2011,
and is not expected to work at least two-thirds of what is considered full-time 2
employment by the department, as determined by rule.
40.22 (2r) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(intro.) An employee who was initially employed by not
participating employer on or after employee before
July 1, 2011, who is not expected 6
to work at least two-thirds of what is considered full-time employment by the 7
department, as determined by rule, and who is not otherwise excluded under sub. (2) 8
from becoming a participating employee shall become a participating employee if he 9
or she is subsequently employed by the state agency or other participating employer 10
for either of the following periods: