A bill that would place Kansas government employees and teachers hired after Jan. 1, 2016, into a defined contribution plan died in the Kansas House Pensions and Benefits Committee when it did not receive enough votes to move on to the full House.
The bill did not apply to firefighters and police officers. Current employees would have had the option of joining the DC plan as well.
In 2012, Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law a bill that put state employees and teachers hired after Jan. 1, 2015, into a new cash balance plan within the $14.4 billion Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Topeka. That law also does not apply to firefighters and police officers.