HBA-TBM H.B. 927 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 927 By: Hill Pensions & Investments 3/4/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, permanently disabled retirees who are incapable of ever working again must submit an annual earnings report (report) to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) to inform the agency that they are still unemployable. The report has to be notarized and mailed to TRS every year even when a retiree's disability is immutable, which may cause an excess burden for the retiree and the retiree's caregiver. House Bill 927 provides that a permanently disabled retiree of TRS is not required to submit an annual earnings report. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 927 amends the Government Code to provide that a disability retiree who is certified to be permanently and totally disabled by the medical board is not required to annually submit a report of earnings to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.