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Minutes for HB2327 - Committee on Financial Institutions and Pensions

Short Title

Increasing retirement benefit cap and decreasing employee contribution rate for members of the Kansas Police and Firemen's Retirement System in certain circumstances.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Chair Kelly opened the hearing on HB 2327, recognized David Wiese, Assistant Revisor of Statutes, who briefed the committee on HB 2327(Attachment 1) A question and answer period followed.

Informational - Chair Kelly recognized Alan D. Conroy, Executive Director, KPERS, who provided detailed information regarding HB 2327(Attachment 2) A question and answer period followed

Proponent - Chair Kelly recognized Robert S. Wing, Retired Captain, Fire Department, Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, current President, Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters and Business Manager of the International Association of Fire Fighters, who spoke in favor of HB 2327. (Attachment 3)  No questions presented to Mr. Wing.

Proponent-written only - Chair Kelly announced that Ed Klumpp, Legislative Liaison, Kansas Association of Chief of Police, Kansas Sheriffs Association and Kansas Peace Officers Association, provided written testimony in support of HB 2327. (Attachment 4)

Neutral - None

Opponents - None

Chair Kelly closed the hearing on HB 2327.