S.B. No. 1071
  relating to disability retirement benefits for certain peace
  officers under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
         SECTION 1.  Section 814.207(e), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (e)  If a retiring member or retiree under this section
  presents evidence satisfactory to the retirement system that the
  person's occupational disability makes the person incapable of
  substantial gainful activity solely because of the disability and
  is considered a total disability under federal social security law,
  the retirement system shall, notwithstanding Section 811.006,
  increase the person's occupational disability retirement annuity
  to a monthly amount computed based on the maximum salary authorized
  under the position classification salary schedule prescribed by the
  General Appropriations Act, as adjusted from time to time,
  applicable to the position from which the person retired [100
  percent of the officer's average monthly compensation].
         SECTION 2.  (a) Subject to Subsection (b) of this section,
  the Employees Retirement System of Texas shall recompute an annuity
  that first became payable before September 1, 2021, as though
  Section 814.207(e), Government Code, as amended by this Act, was in
  effect on the date the increased annuity first became payable.
         (b)  The first payment of an annuity recomputed under
  Subsection (a) of this section is payable on the first payment date
  occurring on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1071 passed the Senate on
  May 5, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that the
  Senate concurred in House amendment on May 29, 2021, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1071 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 26, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 118,
  Nays 29, two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House