Legislation affecting IMRF is introduced often by outside groups and individuals. The IMRF Board and staff closely monitor these bills, and the Board generally votes to take a position -- to support, oppose, or remain neutral -- on each bill that changes the Illinois Pension Code. However, it's important to remember that the Board's position does not necessarily affect whether a bill eventually becomes a law.
The Board also votes on a "Legislative Agenda" of legislative proposals it will work to introduce and pass during the upcoming session.
IMRF staff and Board members also meet periodically with state legislators when the legislature is not in session to ensure that they are informed about IMRF.