MainePERS tracks proposed legislation related to the programs we administer on this page during the current session of the Maine Legislature. For further information on these bills, including when public hearings and work sessions are scheduled, please visit the Maine State Legislature’s website and search by LD number. For reports and presentations given by MainePERS to the Legislature, please click here.
LD 99-An Act To Require the State To Divest Itself of Assets Invested in the Fossil Fuel Industry
This bill would prohibit MainePERS from investing in securities in the fossil fuel industry and require divestment of current holdings in that industry.
LD 111-An Act To Allow Career Educators To Retire without Penalty
This bill would allow teachers and school administrators with at least 35 years of creditable service to retire with full retirement benefits at any age. It also requires a retired teacher who returns to work to pay the same employee contribution rate as paid by other teachers.
LD 190-An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement Benefit Reductions for Corrections Officers Currently Included in the 1998 Special Plan
LD 275-An Act to Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Certain Educational Technicians
LD 317-An Act to Create Equality in Retirement for Forest Rangers with That of Employees of State Conservation Law Enforcement Agencies
LD 319-An Act to Promote Socially Responsible Investing by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System by Prohibiting Investment in the Fossil Fuel Industry
LD 341-An Act to Address the Windfall Elimination Provision
This concept draft bill would provide a way to address the effects of the federal windfall elimination provision, which reduces social security benefits for some MainePERS benefit recipients.
LD 397-An Act to Recalculate Retirement Benefits for Certain State Employees Adversely Affected by Merit Pay Freezes
LD 399-An Act to Clarify Retirement Benefits under the Maine Public Employees Retirement System
This concept draft bill would clarify access to certain benefits for MainePERS members, including returning to work after retirement and retiree health care benefits.
LD 509-An Act to Protect Teachers from a Decrease in Retirement Benefits Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic
This bill allows certain teachers who experience a loss of income as a result of the elimination of extracurricular or cocurricular activities during COVID-19 to purchase lost service credit toward increasing retirement benefits.
LD 548-An Act Regarding Penalties for Early Retirement for Certain Members of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System
LD 567-An Act to Amend the Penalty for Early Retirement for Certain Members of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System
LD 703-An Act to Increase the Amount to Which a State Employee or Teacher Retiree’s Cost-of-living Adjustment is Applied from $20,000 to the Retiree’s Actual Retirement Benefit
LD 711-An Act to Allow Certain Police Officers to Return to Participation in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System
LD 956-An Act to Amend the Eligibility Criteria for Creditable Service in the Armed Forces of the United States under the State Retirement System
LD 1041-An Act to Include Certain Mental Health Workers under the 1998 Special Plan for Retirement
LD 1101-An Act to Expand the 1998 Special Retirement Plan to Include Civilian Employees Who Work for the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab and Computer Crimes Unit
This bill would allow certain employees who work for the Department of Public Safety Crime Lab or Computer Crimes Unit and who are currently included in the regular plan to instead be covered by the 1998 Special Plan, which permits retirement at an earlier age.