Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages

Amendment Nos. 1 to 3, inclusive, have been ruled out of order because they impose a charge on the Revenue. Amendment No. 4 in the name of Deputies Bríd Smith, Gino Kenny and Boyd Barrett has no one to move it.

Amendments Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, not moved.

I move amendment No. 5:

In page 6, to delete lines 28 to 31.

On Committee Stage I undertook to bring forward an amendment on Report Stage to remove the requirement for a commencement order to bring the provisions of the Bill into effect. This will ensure the maximum number of public servants can avail of the new compulsory retirement age of 70. If the amendment is agreed, the Bill will become effective as soon as it is signed by the President. Under the Constitution, the President can sign the Bill on the fifth, sixth or seventh day after it is presented to him for signature. It is likely, therefore, that the Bill will come into effect over the holiday period. Once the Bill comes into effect, any public servant covered by the legislation who has not already reached their compulsory retirement age will have a new compulsory retirement age of 70 and the choice to work to that age if they so wish.

Amendment agreed to.
Bill, as amended, received for final consideration and passed.

The Bill, which is considered to be a Dáil Bill in accordance with Article 20.2.2° of the Constitution, will be sent to the Seanad.