First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 970404.01 MKD
HOUSE BILL 971101
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Dyer
BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF THE REQUIREMENT THAT
SURVIVOR BENEFITS PAYABLE TO A SURVIVING SPOUSE UNDER THE PUBLIC
EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM BE TERMINATED UPON THE REMARRIAGE
OF THE SURVIVING SPOUSE.
"PERA Elim Of Remarriage Restriction"
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently
Abolishes the requirement that survivor benefits
payable to a surviving spouse under the public employees' retirement
system be terminated upon the remarriage of the surviving spouse.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 2451912 (4), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1988 Repl. Vol., is repealed as follows:
2451912. Termination of
survivor benefits. (4)
benefits paid as surviving spouse's benefits pursuant to the provisions
of section 2451909 shall terminate upon the remarriage
of such spouse.
SECTION 2. Applicability. The elimination of the requirement that surviving spouse benefits be discontinued upon remarriage shall apply to remarriages occurring on and after July 1, 1997. This act shall not have the effect of reviving any surviving spouse benefits that were discontinued prior to July 1, 1997, because of the surviving spouse's remarriage.
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.