Proposed changes to ERS rules to be presented at December 7 Board meeting

November 03, 2021

The proposed amendments below will be presented at the December 7 ERS Board of Trustees meeting.

  • Chapter 61: Section 61.1, concerning Terms and Phrases (Definitions), is proposed to be amended in order to clarify the rule and its interaction with other rules and statutes and to enhance public understanding of the rule.
  • Chapter 63: Amendments are proposed for §§ 63.1, 63.3, 63.4, 63.5, 63.7, 63.9, 63.13, 63.15, 63.17, and 63.19 in order to implement statutory requirements pursuant to HB 917 of the 87th Regular Legislative Session, clarify the intent of the rules and their interaction with other rules and statutes, and enhance public understanding.
  • Chapter 65: Amendments are proposed for §§ 65.1, 65.5, 65.7, 65.9, 65.11, and 65.13 in order to clarify the intent of the rules and their interaction with other rules and statutes and enhance public understanding.
  • Chapter 69: Amendments are proposed for §§ 69.1, 69.2, 69.3, 69.4, 69.5, 69.7, 69.8, 69.9 and 69.11 in order to clarify the intent of the rules and their interaction with other rules and statutes and enhance public understanding. In addition, amendments are proposed to implement Tex. Gov’t Code § 810.003, enacted by the 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017) in S.B. 500, and § 810.004, enacted by the 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019) in S.B. 1570. These statutory provisions require the termination of annuities of certain elected officials and corrections employees convicted of specified felonies related to their duties.
  • Chapter 85: Amendments are proposed for §§ 85.1, 85.4, and 85.7 in order to clarify their interaction with the new § 85.6.  Section 85.6 (Relief Options Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)) is proposed to be added in order to implement the requirements of § 214 of the Federal Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 and other relevant federal law.

Rules, statutes and other regulations relating to ERS are posted on our Statutes and Rules webpage. Proposed rule amendments are published throughout the year in the Texas Register.