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Current Legislation

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

LD 111-An Act To Allow Career Educators To Retire without Penalty

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 or For-profit Prisons

LD 341-An Act to Address the Windfall Elimination Provision

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

LD 509-An Act to Protect Teachers from a Decrease in Retirement Benefits Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 620-Resolve, To Develop a Plan for Teachers to Collect Social Security

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 907-An Act Concerning State Pension Funds and Climate Change

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

LD 1103-An Act to Allow a 5-year Open Enrollment in the Participating Local District Retirement Program for Certain Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Other Municipal Employees

LD 1105-Resolve, Directing the Maine Public Employees Retirement System to Convene a Working Group to Investigate Public Pension Options


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 99 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 99 – MainePERS Supplemental Information for LBHS Committee (PDF)

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 111 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 111 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 190-An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Retirement Benefit Reductions for Corrections Officers Currently Included in the 1998 Special Plan

This bill allows certain Department of Corrections employees covered by the 1998 Special Plan to retire at age 55 with no reduction in benefits.

LD 190 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 190 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 275-An Act to Amend the Retirement Laws Pertaining to Certain Educational Technicians

This bill clarifies that educational technicians who are not statutorily required to be certified and do not primarily introduce new learning are not teacher members of MainePERS.

LD 275 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 275 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 317-An Act to Create Equality in Retirement for Forest Rangers with That of Employees of State Conservation Law Enforcement Agencies

This bill would change the special plan by which forest rangers are covered to a plan that permits retirement after 25 years of service as a forest ranger.

LD 317 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 317 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 319-An Act to Promote Socially Responsible Investing by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System by Prohibiting Investment in the Fossil Fuel Industry

This bill would prohibit MainePERS from investing in stocks and securities in the fossil fuel industry and for-profit prisons.  It also requires MainePERS to divest of current holdings in those industries.

LD 319 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

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

This bill would permit State employees who retired on or after May 1, 2014 and prior to June 30, 2014 to include wages lost due to merit pay freezes in a recalculation of retirement benefits.

LD 397 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 397 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

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 509 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 509 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 548-An Act Regarding Penalties for Early Retirement for Certain Members of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System

This bill requires a recalculation of retirement benefits based on a decreased early retirement reduction for certain state employee and teacher retirees.

LD 548 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 548 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 567-An Act to Amend the Penalty for Early Retirement for Certain Members of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System

This bill requires a recalculation of retirement benefits based on a decreased early retirement reduction for certain state employee and teacher retirees.

LD 567 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 567 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 620-Resolve, To Develop a Plan for Teachers to Collect Social Security

This Resolve directs MainePERS to examine options for a plan to allow teachers to contribute to Social Security in addition to contributing to MainePERS.

LD 620 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

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

This bill would provide for a cost-of-living adjustment on the entire benefit for retired state employees and teachers.

LD 703 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 703 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 711-An Act to Allow Certain Police Officers to Return to Participation in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System

This bill would permit certain participating local district employees who previously made an election not to be a MainePERS member to make a new membership election.

LD 711 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 907-An Act Concerning State Pension Funds and Climate Change

This concept draft bill would change laws concerning state pension funds and climate change.

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

This bill expands the periods of military service that eligible members may purchase at a subsidized rate.

LD 956 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 1041-An Act to Include Certain Mental Health Workers under the 1998 Special Plan for Retirement

This bill would allow certain mental health workers who are currently included in the regular plan to instead be covered by the 1998 Special Plan, which permits retirement at an earlier age.

LD 1041 – MainePERS Legislative Fact Sheet (PDF)

LD 1041 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

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.

LD 1101 (PDF)

LD 1101 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 1103-An Act to Allow a 5-year Open Enrollment in the Participating Local District Retirement Program for Certain Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Other Municipal Employees

This bill would offer certain Participating Local District employees additional opportunities to become a MainePERS member.

LD 1103 (PDF)

LD 1103 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)

LD 1105-Resolve, Directing the Maine Public Employees Retirement System to Convene a Working Group to Investigate Public Pension Options

This bill establishes a working group to develop new designs for pension plans for public employees.

LD 1105 (PDF)

LD 1105 – MainePERS Testimony (PDF)