3the La.Military Museum, the Jean LafitteMarine Fisheries Museum, the Tioga HeritagePark & Museum, the Mansfield FemaleCollege Museum, the Shreveport Water Works Museum, the Chennault Aviation&Military Museum, the Spring Street HistoricalMuseum, the La. Military Hall of Fame&Museum, the Germantown Colony Museum,the Schepis Museum and the Eddie G.Robinson Museum. The Department of Statewould be required to maintain the facilitiesduring any period of temporary closure.The bill also provides that theDepartment of State may accept and use gifts,grants, bequests, donations, endowments, or funds from any public or private source tosupport the operations of the museum.Senate Bill 268 is pending House final passage.
, pending Senateconcurrence, allows rehired retirees re-employed as substitute teachers or instructorsof adult education or literacy programs toreceive benefits during reemployment.The legislation provides that theretired teacher's earnings from his return toactive service shall not exceed twenty-five percent of his benefit during any fiscal year. If the actual earnings exceed this amount, the benefits payable to the retiree shall be reduced by the amount in excess of twenty-five percentof his benefit.If any retired member returns to activeservice in a position qualifying him as aretired teacher under more than one provisionof SB19 providing for an earnings limitationof twenty-five percent of his retirement benefitin any fiscal year, the twenty-five percentearnings limitation shall apply to the totalearnings of such a retired teacher for all such positions in such fiscal year.Under present law, a retired teacher isdefined as any retired member who returns towork full-time or part-time as a classroomteacher offering instructional services to anystudent in grades K through 12 in a"criticalshortage area"; any retired member who returnsto active service as a full-time certified speechtherapist, speech pathologist, or audiologistwhose position of employment requires a validLa. ancillary certificate approved and issued bythe state Dept. of Education in a school districtwhere a shortage exists; and any retiredmember who returns to active service on or before June 30, 2010. SB19 includes retireeswho are re-employed as substitute pre-K through 12 classroom teachers. SB19 adds (a)retired members who are instructing adultsthrough adult education of literacy programsadministered through a public institution of elementary or secondaryeducation, and (b) retired members who holdadvanced degrees in speech therapy, speech pathology and audiology.Employer reporting dates are changedto within 45 days after June 30 and no longer required to be made to the House and Senatecommittees on retirement. Instead, theinformation would be reported directly to theTeachers Retirement System of Louisiana(TRSL). The employer would be liable toTRSL for any overpayment of benefits.
, which has completedthe legislative process, would allow retiredTRSL members rehired as adjunct professors toreceive benefits during reemployment.Under this legislation, "adjunct professor" shall mean part-time faculty,including instructors, assistant professors,associate professors, and professors, assignedthe professional activities of instructing pupilsor conducting research at a public institution of postsecondary education. Such instruction may be provided in person or through an approvedmedium such as television, radio, computer,Internet, multimedia telephone, or correspondence and may be delivered inside or outside the classroom or in other teacher-student settings.Such an adjunct professor's earnings