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SERS is governed by Chapter 3309 of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Rules.

SERS Statutes - ORC Chapter 3309

SERS Rules - OAC Chapter 3309

SERS and its members can be significantly affected by legislation enacted by the Ohio General Assembly and Congress. The impact of legislation and federal regulatory activities on SERS and other public retirement systems has increased in recent years. SERS closely monitors legislative activities and, when appropriate, provides testimony or otherwise educates Ohio legislators, congressional representatives, and regulatory agencies on the impact of these proposals.

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132nd General Assembly

HB49 OPERATING BUDGET Ryan Smith (H93-R-Gallipolis) Creates FY 2018-2019 main operating budget.

Current Status: SERS COLA provisions effective 09/29/2017



HB362 HIGHWAY PATROL RETIREMENT Rick Carfagna (H68-R-Westerville), Dan Ramos (H56-D-Lorain) To revise the law governing the State Highway Patrol Retirement System.


Current Status:  12/5/2017 Passed by House; Vote 95-0



HB413 PERS ADJUSTMENT-DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES EMPLOYEESGary Scherer (H92-R-Circleville)Regarding Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) annual cost-of-living adjustments granted to allowance and benefit recipients and PERS service credit for services as a nonteaching school employee of a county board of developmental disabilities.

Current Status: 12/6/2017 First Hearing, Sponsor Testimony


SB8 SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE AND TECHNOLOGY Randy Gardner (S2-R-Bowling Green), Louis Terhar (S8-R-Cincinnati) To require the Ohio School Facilities Commission to establish a program assisting school districts in purchasing technology and making physical alterations to improve technology infrastructure and school safety and security.

(Contains SERS' COLA delay amendment)

Current Status:  12/14/2017 To Governor for Signature

115th Congress

S. 915

SPONSOR: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

LAST ACTIONS: 04/24/2017 - Referred to the Committee on Finance

CAPTION: Amends title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provisions.

COMMENT: The Social Security Fairness Act of 2017. Repeals the GPO and WEP. S.915 has 15 co-sponsors.

H.R. 1205

SPONSOR: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

LAST ACTIONS: 03/06/2017 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security

CAPTION: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government Pension Offset and windfall elimination provisions. Companion bill to S. 915.

COMMENT: H.R. 1205 has 164 co-sponsors including seven Ohioans: Beatty, Fudge, Joyce, Kaptur, Ryan Stivers and Turner.


If you would like to contact your Ohio State Representative and Senator on these bills, links to contact information and district maps are below:

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If you would like to encourage Ohio's congressional delegation to support any of these bills, click here, or links to contact information and a district map are below:

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Contact Congress Regarding Important Issues Affecting SERS Retirees

Contacting your legislators is easy using SERS' Legislative Action Alert. By entering your ZIP code, you’ll have access to the contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of your federal legislators.