Two more ACCA bills signed into law | Hot 5

  • Published: May 13, 2019
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    + Key Dates This Week

    1. Two more ACCA bills signed into law

    ACCA priority bills SB147 and SB228 received Gov. Kay Ivey’s signature last Wednesday. Effective immediately, Act 2019-132 (SB147) will grant local governments participating in the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) the option to provide its Tier II employees the same retirement benefits as its Tier I employees. Read this new law in its entirety here.
    Effective August 1, Act 2019-133 (SB228) will make a series of changes to county inmate feeding and its funds, including establishing a statewide process ensuring all feeding monies are public funds; declaring the sheriff is not personally responsible for any shortfall in the feeding account; increasing the State’s feeding allowance to $2.25 per prisoner per day; and preserving existing agreements in some counties where revenue is deposited into the county general fund. Read this new law here.

    2. May 22 is now final ACCA County Day of 2019

    Attention, County Advocates! Only one opportunity remains to participate in this year’s ACCA County Days and the 2019 County Day Battle. The final County Day will be May 22 due to the Legislature’s efforts to wrap up the session by the end of May. County Advocates previously scheduled for the June County Day and those who have not yet participated in a County Day are invited to attend the May 22 County Day to ensure a large county presence in the final days of the session. To R.S.V.P. for the May 22 County Day, contact Kenya Howard, Coordinator of Policy and Member Services.

    3. Learn how to “Rebuild & Refocus” at ACCA 91st Convention

    Have you reserved your seat for the ACCA 91st Annual Convention? Set for August 20-22 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, this year’s Convention will center on the Rebuild Alabama Act and how counties can “Refocus” to utilize their incoming dollars to “Rebuild” county infrastructure. After nearly 30 years of waiting for a fuel tax increase, this event is long overdue, so wait no more — register here today.

    4. Safety, loss prevention training to be offered in Cullman this week

    The ACCA Insurance Funds’ Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP) will offer a Safety Coordinator Training course and a Public Officials/Administrative Staff & Supervisors Loss Prevention Trainingcourse this Thursday, May 16, in Cullman. Pre-registration is required, and you can click on the relevant class above to register. For questions, contact Marcia Collier, CRS Member Services Coordinator.

    5. ACCA Insurance Funds make urgent plea to members

    Every year in April, the ACCA Insurance Funds request updated information from Fund members via renewal questionnaires. Due April 30, these questionnaires are essential for the Funds to provide renewal premium-contributions to Fund members for the upcoming year. Once the questionnaires are received, the data is used to create rate studies before the July/August meetings of the Insurance Funds’ Board of Trustees so the proposed rates can be approved in time for the ACCA Annual Convention in August. Unfortunately, it is now mid-May, and a significant number of questionnaires have not yet been completed. It is imperative these questionnaires be completed immediately. For questions, contact Stephanie Carr or Henry van Arcken via email or at (334) 394-3232. 


    KEY DATES THIS WEEK

    SIDP Safety Coordinator Training | Cullman Co. | 9 a.m.


    SIDP Public Officials/Administrative Staff & Supervisors Loss Prevention Training | Cullman Co. | 1 p.m.