Pension and Retirement Legislation Information by State


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Current legislation on pensions and retirement topis is available in a searchable database. You can search 2012-2022 pensions and retirement bills by topic, primary author, state, bill number, status or keyword. Pension and retirement topics include:

  • Contribution Rates and Funding Issues
  • Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs)
  • Deferred Retirement Option Plans (DROPs)
  • Defined Benefit Plan Changes
  • Defined Contribution, Cash Balance and Hybrid Plans
  • Divestiture
  • Ethics, Forfeiture of Benefits and Privacy
  • Governance and Investment Policy
  • Military Service Credit
  • Measures Affecting Various Classes of Public Workers (Judicial, Elected Officials, Public Safety, Teachers)
  • Pension and Retirement Studies
  • Purchase of Service Credit
  • OPEB Issues (Retiree Health Benefits)
  • Re-employment after Retirement
  • State-facilitated Retirement Savings Programs (Private Sector)
  • Taxation of Retirement Income

The database was last updated in January 2022. New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff.

Bills may appear twice in carry over states. In these states, please check the last date of action to ensure the status of the bill reflects the appropriate year.

This database is made possible by the generous support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

For more information, contact Anna Petrini.

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For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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