Florida Senate - 2015 CS for SB 242
By the Committee on Community Affairs; and Senator Brandes
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to publicly funded retirement plans;
3 amending s. 112.63, F.S.; requiring that actuarial
4 reports for certain retirement plans include mortality
5 tables; specifying requirements; amending s. 112.664,
6 F.S.; revising information to be included in a defined
7 benefit system or plan’s annual report to the
8 Department of Management Services; providing a
9 declaration of important state interest; providing an
10 effective date.
12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
14 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 112.63, Florida
15 Statutes, is amended to read:
16 112.63 Actuarial reports and statements of actuarial
17 impact; review.—
18 (1) Each retirement system or plan subject to the
19 provisions of this act shall have regularly scheduled actuarial
20 reports prepared and certified by an enrolled actuary. The
21 actuarial report shall consist of, but is
shall not be limited
22 to, the following:
23 (a) Adequacy of employer and employee contribution rates in
24 meeting levels of employee benefits provided in the system and
25 changes, if any, needed in such rates to achieve or preserve a
26 level of funding deemed adequate to enable payment through the
27 indefinite future of the benefit amounts prescribed by the
28 system, which shall include a valuation of present assets, based
29 on statement value, and prospective assets and liabilities of
30 the system and the extent of unfunded accrued liabilities, if
32 (b) A plan to amortize any unfunded liability pursuant to
33 s. 112.64 and a description of actions taken to reduce the
34 unfunded liability.
35 (c) A description and explanation of actuarial assumptions.
36 (d) A schedule illustrating the amortization of unfunded
37 liabilities, if any.
38 (e) A comparative review illustrating the actual salary
39 increases granted and the rate of investment return realized
40 over the 3-year period preceding the actuarial report with the
41 assumptions used in both the preceding and current actuarial
43 (f) The mortality tables used in either of the two most
44 recently published actuarial valuation reports of the Florida
45 Retirement System, including the projection scale for mortality
46 improvement. Appropriate risk and collar adjustments must be
47 made based on plan demographics. The tables must be used for
48 assumptions for preretirement and postretirement mortality.
49 (g) (f) A statement by the enrolled actuary that the report
50 is complete and accurate and that in his or her opinion the
51 techniques and assumptions used are reasonable and meet the
52 requirements and intent of this act.
54 The actuarial cost methods utilized for establishing the amount
55 of the annual actuarial normal cost to support the promised
56 benefits shall only be those methods approved in the Employee
57 Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and as permitted under
58 regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
59 Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 112.664, Florida
60 Statutes, is amended to read:
61 112.664 Reporting standards for defined benefit retirement
62 plans or systems.—
63 (1) In addition to the other reporting requirements of this
64 part, within 60 days after receipt of the certified actuarial
65 report submitted after the close of the plan year that ends on
66 or after June 30, 2014, and thereafter in each year required
67 under s. 112.63(2), each defined benefit retirement system or
68 plan, excluding the Florida Retirement System, shall prepare and
69 electronically report the following information to the
70 Department of Management Services in a format prescribed by the
72 (a) Annual financial statements that comply are in
73 compliance with the requirements of the Governmental Accounting
74 Standards Government Accounting and Standard Board’s Statement
75 No. 67, titled “Financial Reporting for Pension Plans,” and
76 Statement No. 68, titled “Accounting and Financial Reporting for
77 Pensions,” using mortality tables used in either of the two most
78 recently published actuarial valuation reports of the Florida
79 Retirement System, including the projection scale for mortality
80 improvement. Appropriate risk and collar adjustments must be
81 made based on plan demographics. The tables must be used for
82 assumptions for preretirement and postretirement mortality RP
83 2000 Combined Healthy Participant Mortality Tables, by gender,
84 with generational projection by Scale AA.
85 (b) Annual financial statements similar to those required
86 under paragraph (a), but which use an assumed rate of return on
87 investments and an assumed discount rate that are equal to 200
88 basis points less than the plan’s assumed rate of return.
89 (c) Information indicating the number of months or years
90 for which the current market value of assets are adequate to
91 sustain the payment of expected retirement benefits as
92 determined in the plan’s latest valuation and under the
93 financial statements prepared pursuant to paragraphs (a) and
95 (d) Information indicating the recommended contributions to
96 the plan based on the plan’s latest valuation, and the
97 contributions necessary to fund the plan based on financial
98 statements prepared pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b), stated
99 as an annual dollar value and a percentage of valuation payroll.
100 Section 3. The Legislature finds that a proper and
101 legitimate state purpose is served when employees and retirees
102 of the state and its political subdivisions, and the dependents,
103 survivors, and beneficiaries of such employees and retirees, are
104 extended the basic protections afforded by governmental
105 retirement systems that provide fair and adequate benefits and
106 that are managed, administered, and funded in an actuarially
107 sound manner as required by s. 14, Article X of the State
108 Constitution and part VII of chapter 112, Florida Statutes.
109 Therefore, the Legislature determines and declares that this act
110 fulfills an important state interest.
111 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.