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Current Legislation

Last updated on October 18, 2016

Listed below are current legislative items affecting the District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB). For more information on each piece of legislation, view, and download the corresponding PDF from the list below. 
  • Proposed Bill 21-464, "Public School Teachers Income Exclusion Act of 2015": For purposes of District taxes, this bill would exclude from gross income the annual salary of a District of Columbia Public School System (DCPS) teacher who taught a full academic year prior to the tax year in which the teacher applies for the exclusion.
  • Proposed Bill 21-465, "Pension or Other Retirement Income Exclusion from Income Tax Amendment Act of 2015": The bill would increase the amount of pension income excluded from District taxes from $3,000 to $10,000 for annuitants age 62-64 and would exclude up to $20,000 for annuitants age 65 and older.
  • Proposed Bill 21-467, "Fossil Fuel Divestment Act of 2015": This legislation would require DCRB to divest investments from certain companies holding the 100 largest fossil fuel reserves and prohibit investments in the same companies.
  • DC Law 21-0125, “Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act of 2015”: Title II, Subtitle J of this law amends the Retired Police Officer Redeployment Amendment Act of 1992 (D.C. Code § 5-761) to add that retired police officers may be rehired by the Department of Forensic Sciences without losing their retirement benefit or being subject to the Police and Firefighters’ Retirement Plan salary offset provision (D.C. Code § 5-723(e)).
  • DC Law 21-0160, “Fiscal Year Budget Support Act of 2016”: 
    • Equity in Survivor Benefits Clarification Amendment Act of 2016 – Title I, Subtitle L of this law amends the D.C. Spouse Equity Act of 1988 (DC Code §1-529.03) to add new section clarifying that the Mayor is not required to comply with a qualifying court order issued after an employee’s or retiree’s death.
    • Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department Chief Officers Service Longevity Amendment Act of 2016 - Title II, Subtitle E of this law amends DC Code §5-544.01(a)(3) to provide longevity pay calculated based on annual rate of pay and total active service for non-union, active Assistant Fire Chiefs, Deputy Fire Chiefs and Battalion Fire Chiefs.
    • Fire and Emergency Medical Services Presumptive Disability Implementation Amendment Act of 2016 - Title II, Subtitle F of this law amends DC Code §5-651 to require additional eligibility and reporting requirements.Proposed Bill 21-0847, " Law Enforcement Career Opportunity Amendment Act of 2016":  The proposed bill would amend the Police Officer and Firefighter Cadets Program Funding Authorization and Human Rights Act of 1977 Amendment Act of 1982 (D.C. Code § 5-109) to raise the age of eligibility for the police officer cadet program from 21 to 25.
  • Proposed Bill 21-0827, "Senior Law Enforcement Officer Amendment Act of 2016": The proposed bill would amend the Retired Police Officer Redeployment Amendment Act of 1992 (D.C. Code § 5-761) to allow police officers retired from the Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”), with the exception of disability annuitants, to be rehired by MPD as a fully sworn temp full-time or temp part-time police officer without losing their retirement benefit or being subject to the Police and Firefighters’ Retirement Plan salary offset provision (D.C. Code § 5-723(e)).  The proposed bill would also allow MPD to rehire retired detectives and sergeants at a higher pay grade without losing their retirement benefit or being subject to the Police and Firefighters’ Retirement Plan salary offset provision (D.C. Code § 5-723(e)).
  • Proposed Bill 21-0847, " Law Enforcement Career Opportunity Amendment Act of 2016": The proposed bill would amend the Police Officer and Firefighter Cadets Program Funding Authorization and Human Rights Act of 1977 Amendment Act of 1982 (D.C. Code § 5-109) to raise the age of eligibility for the police officer cadet program from 21 to 25.