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PUBLIC RETIREMENT & SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAMS-JOINT


Bills Referred


Bill Number Bill Subtitle Sponsor
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
SB184 AN ACT TO MODIFY THE METHOD USED TO SET THE TEACHER DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN INTEREST RATE; TO ALLOW BALANCE TRANSFERS BETWEEN RECIPROCAL SYSTEMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hester Status
Monday, March 6, 2017
SB235 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. J. Hutchinson Status
Thursday, March 2, 2017
SB187 TO AMEND THE LAW ON CONTRIBUTION RATE ADJUSTMENTS BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO PERMIT CONTRIBUTION RATE ADJUSTMENTS BASED ON ACTUARIAL SOUNDNESS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hester Status
SB186 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE MULTIPLIER RATE UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hester Status
Thursday, February 9, 2017
SB202 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A MEMBER'S CESSATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN. B. Sample Status
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
HB1305 TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO DESIGNATE ONE OR MORE RESIDUAL BENEFICIARIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Maddox Status
HB1304 TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM"; TO DEFINE "COVERED EMPLOYER"; TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Maddox Status
Thursday, January 26, 2017
SB236 TO ESTABLISH A SMALL BUSINESS RETIREMENT PROGRAM IN ARKANSAS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Files Status
SB235 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. J. Hutchinson Status
SB233 TO PROHIBIT PENSION ADVANCES UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Caldwell Status
SB232 TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Maloch Status
SB231 TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE PERTAINING TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Maloch Status
SB228 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE EMPLOYMENT OF RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Irvin Status
SB226 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A MEMBER'S ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. E. Cheatham Status
HB1374 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE COMPOUNDED COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Deffenbaugh Status
HB1373 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND ADJUSTMENT OF BENEFIT STIPENDS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Deffenbaugh Status
HB1368 CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF SERVICE CREDIT BY PUBLIC SAFETY MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Baltz Status
HB1366 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE CESSATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN. Nicks Status
HB1365 TO AMEND THE LAW ON CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR SETTLEMENTS AND JUDGMENTS; TO ALLOW THE PURCHASE OF SALARY OR SERVICE CREDIT USING ACTUARIAL COSTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Coleman Status
HB1352 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1351 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1350 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BENEFIT PAYMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1349 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1348 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1347 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BENEFIT PAYMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1346 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1345 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1344 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1343 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1342 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PRACTICES OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1341 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT PRACTICES OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1340 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1339 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BENEFIT PAYMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
SB222 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN THE LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN. B. Sample Status
SB221 TO MODIFY THE LAW CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT. B. Sample Status
SB220 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING STATE-SUPPORTED RETIREMENT SYSTEMS. B. Sample Status
SB219 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. B. Sample Status
SB218 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE MODIFICATION OF AN EMPLOYER'S CONTRIBUTION RATE UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. Hutchinson Status
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
HB1338 TO AMEND THE RETIREMENT AGE UNDER THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM-TIER TWO; TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DEFERRED RETIREMENT; AND TO AMEND THE BENEFIT PERCENTAGE PAID INTO TIER TWO DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN ACCOUNTS. Tosh Status
HB1337 TO PROVIDE FOR THE FORFEITURE OF BENEFIT PAYMENTS BY CERTAIN PERSONS UNDER THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Tosh Status
HB1336 TO PROVIDE FOR THE FORFEITURE OF BENEFITS UNDER A PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEM BY CERTAIN PERSONS. Tosh Status
HB1334 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BENEFIT PAYMENTS UNDER THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1333 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1332 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1331 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1330 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1329 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING BENEFIT PAYMENTS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1328 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND ITS ALTERNATE RETIREMENT PLANS. House Status
HB1327 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1326 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1325 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1324 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1305 TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO DESIGNATE ONE OR MORE RESIDUAL BENEFICIARIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Maddox Status
HB1304 TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM"; TO DEFINE "COVERED EMPLOYER"; TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Maddox Status
HB1296 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACCOUNTING PRACTICES AND AUDITING PRACTICES OF THE LOCAL POLICEMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS AND LOCAL FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS. House Status
HB1295 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS BY THE LOCAL POLICEMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS AND LOCAL FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS. House Status
HB1294 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACCOUNTING PRACTICES AND AUDITING PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1293 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS BY THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1292 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF THE LOCAL POLICEMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS AND LOCAL FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS. House Status
HB1291 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1290 TO REQUIRE THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO CORRECT AN ERROR THAT UNDERSTATES THE SERVICE CREDIT OF A MEMBER; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Tosh Status
SB217 TO REVISE THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO REVISE THE LAW CONCERNING RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS. Hester Status
SB216 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Hester Status
SB215 TO AMEND THE LAW TO FACILITATE RECOVERY OF FUNDS BY PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS. Hester Status
SB214 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Hester Status
SB213 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE STATE POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Hester Status
SB212 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Hester Status
SB211 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Hester Status
HB1287 TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EMPLOYERS WITH THE OPTION TO PAY A SURCHARGE FOR EMBEDDED EMPLOYEES IN LIEU OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Rye Status
HB1286 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EARLY VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT REDUCTIONS UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Rye Status
HB1278 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. House Status
HB1277 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT PRACTICES OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. House Status
HB1276 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LOCAL POLICEMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS AND LOCAL FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS. House Status
HB1275 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT PRACTICES OF THE LOCAL POLICEMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS AND LOCAL FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS. House Status
SB205 TO PROVIDE MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH THE OPTION TO WAIVE CONCURRENT SERVICE CREDIT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. B. Sample Status
SB204 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A MEMBER'S ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. B. Sample Status
SB203 TO PROHIBIT THE INCLUSION OF TERMS REQUIRING A MEMBER'S RETIREMENT FROM THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM IN CONTRACT BUYOUT PLANS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. B. Sample Status
SB202 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A MEMBER'S CESSATION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN. B. Sample Status
SB163 TO PROVIDE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH A ONE-TIME OPTION TO PURCHASE MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT WITHOUT INTEREST; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. B. Sample Status
SB155 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDETERMINATION OF BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO INCORPORATE A COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT IN THE CALCULATION OF REDETERMINED BENEFITS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. B. Sample Status
SB154 TO AMEND THE QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. B. Sample Status
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
SB194 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE DETERMINATION OF SURVIVOR BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO PRORATE CERTAIN SURVIVOR BENEFITS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
SB193 TO PROVIDE SERVICE CREDIT FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE TO CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
SB192 TO ALLOW MEMBERS WITH RECIPROCAL SERVICE TO RETIRE UPON A DETERMINATION OF DISABILITY; TO AMEND DISABILITY RETIREMENT PROCEDURES; TO ENCOURAGE DISABILITY RETIREES TO RETURN TO EMPLOYMENT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. E. Cheatham Status
SB189 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE LOCAL POLICEMEN'S PENSION AND RELIEF FUNDS AND LOCAL FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUNDS. Hester Status
SB188 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. Hester Status
SB187 TO AMEND THE LAW ON CONTRIBUTION RATE ADJUSTMENTS BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO PERMIT CONTRIBUTION RATE ADJUSTMENTS BASED ON ACTUARIAL SOUNDNESS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hester Status
SB186 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE MULTIPLIER RATE UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hester Status
SB185 TO MODIFY BUYOUT PLANS FOR INACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hester Status
SB184 AN ACT TO MODIFY THE METHOD USED TO SET THE TEACHER DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN INTEREST RATE; TO ALLOW BALANCE TRANSFERS BETWEEN RECIPROCAL SYSTEMS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. Hester Status
SB182 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF SMALL FUNDS BY THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. B. Sample Status
SB181 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN FIREMEN'S FUNDS BY THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. B. Sample Status
SB180 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING CONTRIBUTION RATES UNDER THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. B. Sample Status
Monday, January 23, 2017
SB165 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A FIREMEN'S RELIEF AND PENSION FUND. B. Sample Status
SB164 TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. B. Sample Status
SB163 TO PROVIDE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM WITH A ONE-TIME OPTION TO PURCHASE MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT WITHOUT INTEREST; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. B. Sample Status
SB155 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDETERMINATION OF BENEFITS UNDER THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM; TO INCORPORATE A COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT IN THE CALCULATION OF REDETERMINED BENEFITS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. B. Sample Status
SB154 TO AMEND THE QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM. B. Sample Status
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
SB142 TO PROVIDE FOR AN EMPLOYEE EVALUATION OF AN INTERNAL AUDITOR OF THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM. J. Cooper Status
SB141 TO MODIFY THE FINAL AVERAGE SALARY CALCULATION METHOD UNDER THE ARKANSAS TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. J. Cooper Status
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
HB1187 TO CREATE AN EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SEASONAL STAFF WHO ARE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN. Bragg Status
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
HCR1004 TO REQUEST THAT THE ARKANSAS STATE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR HOLD A REFERENDUM TO DETERMINE WHETHER A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DESIRE FULL SOCIAL SECURITY COVERAGE. Branscum Status
Monday, January 9, 2017
SB11 TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS BY PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS. Hester Status