Fifty-sixth Legislature

First Regular Session

House: WM DP 10-0-0-0 | 3rd Read 57-3-0-0

HB 2008: ASRS; contribution prepayment

Sponsor: Representative Livingston, LD 28

House Engrossed


Allows employers to elect a short-term investment rate of return and eliminates the requirement that employers elect an amortization schedule for their prepaid contributions within a specified period of time when they have entered a contribution prepayment program with the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).


Employers are required to pay contributions based on a percentage of compensation for eligible employees. The required employer contributions are determined on an annual basis by an actuary selected by the ASRS Board. The contributions made by an employer are allocated to the ASRS Trust Fund are irrevocable and used as benefits for the ASRS or to pay expenses of the ASRS. Additionally, employers may enter into a written agreement with ASRS and enter a contribution prepayment program to prepay their 401(a) pension contributions. (A.R.S § 38-737)


1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteAllows employers to elect s short-term investment rate of return, if available and agreed to by ASRS. (Sec. 1)

2.   Removes the requirement that employers immediately elect an amortization schedule for their prepaid contributions. (Sec. 1)

3.   Provides a process for the State to make deposits towards ASRS prepayment contributions and for the State to use prepaid amounts to reduce the State's pension contributions when an appropriation or other legislation is passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor. (Sec. 1)

4.   Makes conforming changes. (Sec. 1)



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