2022 Georgia Code
Title 47 - Retirement and Pensions
Chapter 20 - Public Retirement Systems Standards
Article 5 - Administration
§ 47-20-50. Effective Date of Enacted Retirement Bill With Fiscal Impact; Unfunded Enacted Bills; Requirements for Retirement Bills Having Fiscal Impact

Universal Citation: GA Code § 47-20-50 (2022)
  1. Any retirement bill having a fiscal impact which is enacted by the General Assembly and which is approved by the Governor or which otherwise becomes law shall become effective on the first day of July immediately following the regular session during which it was enacted, but only if the enacted bill is concurrently funded as provided by this Code section. If an enacted bill, including one approved by the Governor, is not concurrently funded as required by this Code section, then such bill may not become effective as law and shall be null, void, and of no force and effect and shall stand repealed in its entirety on the first day of July immediately following its enactment.
  2. When a retirement bill having a fiscal impact amends a retirement system having employer contributions funded from appropriations by the General Assembly, then appropriations for the first fiscal year of effectiveness of the bill, after it becomes law, must include funds to pay the amount determined by the actuarial investigation under paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-36 or subsection (b) of Code Section 47-20-37, and future appropriations for subsequent fiscal years must include an amount necessary to maintain the actuarial soundness of the retirement system in accordance with the findings of the actuarial investigation. Any limitation on the rate of employer contributions that may be included in a law which is the source of authority for a retirement system affected by this subsection shall be amended to the extent necessary to comply with the requirements of this subsection.
  3. When a retirement bill having a fiscal impact amends a retirement system having employer contributions funded from portions of fines and forfeitures, then, if necessary to produce funds to pay the amount determined by actuarial investigation under paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-36, either:
    1. The retirement bill having a fiscal impact or parallel legislation, which must become effective concurrently with the retirement bill, must revise the portion of fines and forfeitures designated for employer contributions to pay the amount determined under paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-36; or
    2. The General Assembly by direct appropriations must supplement employer contributions from fines and forfeitures to the extent necessary to pay the amount determined under paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-36.
  4. When a retirement bill having a fiscal impact amends a retirement system having employer contributions funded from the designation of the proceeds of a tax imposed by law, then either:
    1. The retirement bill having a fiscal impact or parallel legislation, which must become effective concurrently with the retirement bill, must revise the tax as necessary to pay the amount determined under paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-36; or
    2. The General Assembly by direct appropriation must supplement employer contributions from the tax to the extent necessary to pay the amount determined under paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-36.
  5. When a retirement bill having a fiscal impact amends a retirement system having employer contributions funded wholly or partially from the funds of a political subdivision, that political subdivision shall have a duty to produce funds as necessary to pay all or its proportionate share of the amount determined by actuarial investigation under paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-36.
  6. When a retirement bill having a fiscal impact creates a new retirement system, then employer contributions in conformity with the minimum funding standards of Code Section 47-20-10 and in conformity with paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-36 must be made to the retirement system either by direct appropriations by the General Assembly or by another source of employer contributions specifically provided for in the bill creating the new retirement system.

History. Code 1981, § 47-20-50 , enacted by Ga. L. 1983, p. 1368, § 1; Ga. L. 1987, p. 240, § 7; Ga. L. 1995, p. 331, § 2.

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