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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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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.