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105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3503

 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the portability 
            of retirement benefits, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 19, 1998

Mr. Pomeroy (for himself, Mr. Kolbe, Mrs. Kennelly of Connecticut, Mr. 
English of Pennsylvania, Mr. Levin, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Payne, Mr. Green, 
Mr. Boswell, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Frost, Mr. Yates, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Torres, 
   Mr. Evans, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Underwood, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Lewis of 
    Georgia, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, and Mr. Sessions) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
 Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the 
 Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, 
 in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
                jurisdiction of the committee concerned

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the portability 
            of retirement benefits, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; AMENDMENT OF 1986 CODE.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Retirement Account 
Portability Act of 1998''.
    (b) Amendment of 1986 Code.--Except as otherwise expressly 
provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in 
terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, 
the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other 
provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

SEC. 2. ROLLOVERS ALLOWED AMONG VARIOUS TYPES OF PLANS.

    (a) Rollovers From and To Section 457 Plans.--
            (1) Rollovers from section 457 plans.--
                    (A) In general.--Section 457(e) (relating to other 
                definitions and special rules) is amended by adding at 
                the end the following:
            ``(16) Rollover amounts.--
                    ``(A) General rule.--In the case of an eligible 
                deferred compensation plan of an eligible employer 
                described in paragraph (1)(A), if--
                            ``(i) any portion of the balance to the 
                        credit of an employee in such plan is paid to 
                        such employee in an eligible rollover 
                        distribution (within the meaning of section 
                        402(c)(4)),
                            ``(ii) the employee transfers any portion 
                        of the property such employee receives in such 
                        distribution to an eligible retirement plan 
                        described in section 402(c)(8)(B), and
                            ``(iii) in the case of a distribution of 
                        property other than money, the amount so 
                        transferred consists of the property 
                        distributed,
                then such distribution (to the extent so transferred) 
                shall not be includible in gross income for the taxable 
                year in which paid.
                    ``(B) Certain rules made applicable.--Rules similar 
                to the rules of paragraphs (2) through (7) and (9) of 
                section 402(c) and section 402(f) shall apply for 
                purposes of subparagraph (A).
                    ``(C) Reporting.--Rollovers under this paragraph 
                shall be reported to the Secretary in the same manner 
                as rollovers from qualified retirement plans (as 
                defined in section 4974(c)).''.
                    (B) Deferral limit determined without regard to 
                rollover amounts.--Section 457(b)(2) (defining eligible 
                deferred compensation plan) is amended by inserting 
                ``(other than rollover amounts)'' after ``taxable 
                year''.
            (2) Rollovers to section 457 plans.--
                    (A) Section 402(c)(8)(B) (defining eligible 
                retirement plan) is amended by striking ``and'' at the 
                end of clause (iii), by striking the period at the end 
                of clause (iv) and inserting ``, and'', and by adding 
                at the end the following:
                            ``(v) an eligible deferred compensation 
                        plan described in section 457(b) of an eligible 
                        employer described in section 457(e)(1)(A).''.
                    (B) Paragraph (9) of section 402(c) is amended by 
                striking ``except that'' and all that follows and 
                inserting ``except that only an account or annuity 
                described in clause (i) or (ii) of paragraph (8)(B) 
                shall be treated as an eligible retirement plan with 
                respect to such distribution.''.
    (b) Allowance of Rollovers From and To 403(b) Plans.--
            (1) Rollovers from section 403(b) plans.--Section 
        403(b)(8)(A)(ii) (relating to rollover amounts) is amended by 
        striking ``such distribution'' and all that follows and 
        inserting ``such distribution to an eligible retirement plan 
        described in section 402(c)(8)(B), and''.
            (2) Rollovers to section 403(b) plans.--Section 
        402(c)(8)(B) (defining eligible retirement plan), as amended by 
        subsection (a), is amended by striking ``and'' at the end of 
        clause (iv), by striking the period at the end of clause (v) 
        and inserting ``, and'', and by adding at the end the 
        following:
                            ``(vi) an annuity contract described in 
                        section 403(b).''
    (c) Expanded Explanation to Recipients of Rollover Distributions.--
Paragraph (1) of section 402(f) (relating to written explanation to 
recipients of distributions eligible for rollover treatment) is amended 
by striking ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (C), by striking the 
period at the end of subparagraph (D) and inserting ``, and'', and by 
adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
                    ``(E) of the provisions under which distributions 
                from the eligible retirement plan receiving the 
                distribution may be subject to restrictions and tax 
                consequences which are different from those applicable 
                to distributions from the plan making such 
                distribution.''
    (d) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Section 72(o)(4) is amended by striking ``and 
        408(d)(3)'' and inserting ``403(b)(8), 408(d)(3), and 
        457(e)(16)''.
            (2) Section 219(d)(2) is amended by striking ``or 
        408(d)(3)'' and inserting ``408(d)(3), or 457(e)(16)''.
            (3) Section 401(a)(31)(B) is amended by striking ``and 
        403(a)(4)'' and inserting ``, 403(a)(4), 403(b)(8), and 
        457(e)(16)''.
            (4) Subparagraph (B) of section 403(b)(8) is amended by 
        inserting ``and (9)'' after ``through (7)''.
            (5) Section 408(a)(1) is amended by striking ``or 
        403(b)(8)'' and inserting ``, 403(b)(8), or 457(e)(16)''.
            (6) Subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 415(b)(2) are each 
        amended by striking ``and 408(d)(3)'' and inserting 
        ``403(b)(8), 408(d)(3), and 457(e)(16)''.
            (7) Section 415(c)(2) is amended by striking ``and 
        408(d)(3)'' and inserting ``408(d)(3), and 457(e)(16)''.
            (8) Section 4973(b)(1)(A) is amended by striking ``or 
        408(d)(3)'' and inserting ``408(d)(3), or 457(e)(16)''.
    (e) Effective Date; Special Rule.--
            (1) Effective date.--The amendments made by this section 
        shall apply to distributions after December 31, 1998.
            (2) Special rule.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
        law, subsections (h)(3) and (h)(5) of section 1122 of the Tax 
        Reform Act of 1986 shall not apply to any distribution from an 
        eligible retirement plan on behalf of an individual if there 
        was a rollover to such plan on behalf of such individual which 
        is permitted solely by reason of any amendment made by this 
        section. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term 
        ``eligible retirement plan'' has the meaning given such term by 
        section 402(c)(8)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; 
        except that such term shall not include any individual 
        retirement plan described in section 408(d)(3)(A)(ii) of such 
        Code.

SEC. 3. ROLLOVERS OF IRAS INTO WORKPLACE RETIREMENT PLANS.

    (a) In General.--Subparagraph (A) of section 408(d)(3) (relating to 
rollover amounts) is amended by striking ``or'' at the end of clause 
(ii), by striking the period at the end of clause (iii) and inserting a 
semicolon, and by adding at the end the following:
                            ``(iv)(I) the entire amount received 
                        (including money and other property) represents 
                        the entire interest in the account or the 
                        entire value of the annuity,
                            ``(II) no amount in the account and no part 
                        of the value of the annuity is attributable to 
                        any source other than a rollover contribution 
                        from a defined contribution plan and any 
                        earnings on such rollover, and
                            ``(III) such entire amount received is paid 
                        into another defined contribution plan (for the 
                        benefit of such individual) not later than the 
                        60th day after he receives the payment or 
                        distribution; or
                            ``(v)(I) the entire amount received 
                        (including money and other property) represents 
                        the entire interest in the account or the 
                        entire value of the annuity,
                            ``(II) no amount in any such account and no 
                        part of the value of any such annuity is 
                        attributable to any source other than a 
                        rollover contribution from such an account or 
                        annuity of such individual (and any earnings on 
                        such contribution),
                            ``(III) all contributions to all individual 
                        retirement accounts, and all amounts paid for 
                        all individual retirement annuities, of such 
                        individual were allowed as a deduction under 
                        section 219, and
                            ``(IV) such entire amount received is paid 
                        (not later than the 60th day after being so 
                        received) into a defined contribution plan (for 
                        the benefit of such individual) under which 
                        amounts are held in trust by a person described 
                        in section 408(a)(2) or in a manner that 
                        satisfies section 401(f).
                If a payment or distribution from an individual 
                retirement plan is described in more than one clause of 
                this subparagraph, such payment or distribution shall 
                be treated as described only in the clause specified by 
                the payee or distributee. For purposes of this 
                subparagraph, the term `defined contribution plan' 
                means a defined contribution plan (as defined in 
                section 414(i)) which includes a trust exempt from tax 
                under section 501(a), an annuity plan described in 
                section 403(a), an annuity contract described in 
                section 403(b), and an eligible deferred compensation 
                plan described in section 457(b) of an eligible 
                employer described in section 457(e)(1)(A).''
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Paragraph (1) of section 403(b) is 
amended by striking ``section 408(d)(3)(A)(iii)'' and inserting 
``clause (iii), (iv), or (v) of section 408(d)(3)(A)''.
    (c) Effective Date; Special Rule.--
            (1) Effective date.--The amendments made by this section 
        shall apply to distributions after December 31, 1998.
            (2) Special rule.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
        law, subsections (h)(3) and (h)(5) of section 1122 of the Tax 
        Reform Act of 1986 shall not apply to any distribution from a 
        defined contribution plan (as defined in section 408(d)(3)(A) 
        of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as added by this section) 
        on behalf of an individual if there was a rollover to such plan 
        on behalf of such individual which is permitted solely by 
        reason of the amendments made by this section.

SEC. 4. ROLLOVERS OF AFTER-TAX CONTRIBUTIONS.

    (a) In General.--Paragraph (2) of section 402(c) (relating to rules 
applicable to rollovers from exempt trusts) is amended by adding at the 
end the following new sentence: ``In accordance with rules prescribed 
by the Secretary, the preceding sentence shall not apply to any 
distribution if--
                    ``(A) the portion of the distribution which would 
                be so includible is reported by the trustee, and
                    ``(B) the eligible retirement plan to which it is 
                paid agrees to report such amount in any subsequent 
                distribution.''
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Subparagraph (B) of section 401(a)(31) is amended by 
        adding at the end the following new sentence: ``In accordance 
        with rules prescribed by the Secretary, the preceding sentence 
        shall not apply to any distribution if--
                            ``(i) the portion of the distribution which 
                        would be so includible is reported by the 
                        trustee, and
                            ``(ii) the eligible retirement plan to 
                        which it is paid agrees to report such amount 
                        in any subsequent distribution.''
            (2) Subparagraph (B) of section 408(d)(3) is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``Limitation.--'' in the heading 
                and inserting ``Limitations.--'', and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following: ``In 
                addition, this paragraph does not apply unless rules 
                similar to the rules of section 402(c)(2) are 
                satisfied, except that the rollover contribution may 
                exceed the amount includible in income to the extent 
                the rollover contribution consists of nondeductible 
                contributions described in subsection (o).''
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to distributions made after December 31, 1998.

SEC. 5. FASTER VESTING OF EMPLOYER MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS.

    (a) Amendments to 1986 Code.--Subsection (a) of section 411 
(relating to minimum vesting standards) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``A plan'' and inserting 
        ``Except as provided in paragraph (12), a plan'', and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(12) Faster vesting for matching contributions.--In the 
        case of matching contributions (as defined in section 
        401(m)(4)(A)), paragraph (2) shall be applied--
                    ``(A) by substituting `3 years' for `5 years' in 
                subparagraph (A), and
                    ``(B) by substituting the following table for the 
                table contained in subparagraph (B):

                                                     The nonforfeitable
``Years of service:                                      percentage is:
    2.............................................                  20 
    3.............................................                  40 
    4.............................................                  60 
    5.............................................                  80 
    6.............................................               100.''
    (b) Amendments to ERISA.--Section 203(a) of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1053(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``A plan'' and inserting 
        ``Except as provided in paragraph (4), a plan'', and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) Faster vesting for matching contributions.--In the 
        case of matching contributions (as defined in section 
        401(m)(4)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), paragraph 
        (2) shall be applied--
                    ``(A) by substituting `3 years' for `5 years' in 
                subparagraph (A), and
                    ``(B) by substituting the following table for the 
                table contained in subparagraph (B):

                                                     The nonforfeitable
``Years of service:                                      percentage is:
    2.............................................                  20 
    3.............................................                  40 
    4.............................................                  60 
    5.............................................                  80 
    6.............................................               100.''
    (c) Effective Dates.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
        amendments made by this section shall apply to contributions 
        for plan years beginning after December 31, 1998.
            (2) Collective bargaining agreements.--In the case of a 
        plan maintained pursuant to 1 or more collective bargaining 
        agreements between employee representatives and 1 or more 
        employers ratified by the date of enactment of this Act, the 
        amendments made by this section shall not apply to 
        contributions on behalf of employees covered by any such 
        agreement for plan years beginning before the earlier of--
                    (A) the later of--
                            (i) the date on which the last of such 
                        collective bargaining agreements terminates 
                        (determined without regard to any extension 
                        thereof on or after such date of enactment), or
                            (ii) January 1, 1999, or
                    (B) January 1, 2003.
            (3) Participation required.--The amendments made by this 
        section shall not apply to any employee who does not have 1 
        hour of service in any plan year to which the amendments made 
        by this section apply.

SEC. 6. EXTENSION OF MISSING PARTICIPANTS PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Section 4050 of the Employee Retirement Income 
Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1350) is amended by redesignating 
subsection (c) as subsection (e) and by inserting after subsection (b) 
the following new subsections:
    ``(c) Multiemployer Plans.--The corporation shall prescribe rules 
similar to the rules in subsection (a) for multiemployer plans covered 
by this title that terminate under section 4041A.
    ``(d) Plans Not Otherwise Subject to Title.--
            ``(1) Transfer to corporation.--The plan administrator of a 
        plan described in paragraph (4) may elect to transfer a missing 
        participant's benefits to the corporation upon termination of 
        the plan.
            ``(2) Information to the corporation.--To the extent 
        provided in regulations, the plan administrator of a plan 
        described in paragraph (4) shall, upon termination of the plan, 
        provide the corporation information with respect to benefits of 
        a missing participant if the plan transfers such benefits--
                    ``(A) to the corporation, or
                    ``(B) to an entity other than the corporation or a 
                plan described in paragraph (4)(B)(ii).
            ``(3) Payment by the corporation.--If benefits of a missing 
        participant were transferred to the corporation under paragraph 
        (1), the corporation shall, upon location of the participant or 
        beneficiary, pay to the participant or beneficiary the amount 
        transferred (or the appropriate survivor benefit) either--
                    ``(A) in a single sum (plus interest), or
                    ``(B) in such other form as is specified in 
                regulations of the corporation.
            ``(4) Plans described.--A plan is described in this 
        paragraph if--
                    ``(A) the plan is a pension plan (within the 
                meaning of section 3(2))--
                            ``(i) to which the provisions of this 
                        section do not apply (without regard to this 
                        subsection), and
                            ``(ii) which is not a plan described in 
                        paragraphs (2) through (11) of section 4021(b), 
                        and
                    ``(B) at the time the assets are to be distributed 
                upon termination, the plan--
                            ``(i) has missing participants, and
                            ``(ii) has not provided for the transfer of 
                        assets to pay the benefits of all missing 
                        participants to another pension plan (within 
                        the meaning of section 3(2)).
            ``(5) Certain provisions not to apply.--Subsections (a)(1) 
        and (a)(3) shall not apply to a plan described in paragraph 
        (4).''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 206(f) of the Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1056(f)) is amended 
by striking ``the plan shall provide that''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to distributions made after final regulations implementing 
subsections (c) and (d) of section 4050 of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974 (as added by subsection (a)), respectively, 
are prescribed.

SEC. 7. EXTENSION OF 60-DAY ROLLOVER PERIOD IN THE CASE OF 
              PRESIDENTIALLY-DECLARED DISASTERS AND SERVICE IN COMBAT 
              ZONE.

    (a) In General.--Paragraph (1) of section 7508(a) (relating to time 
postponed for performing certain acts) is amended by striking ``and'' 
at the end of subparagraph (J), by redesignating subparagraph (K) as 
subparagraph (L), and by inserting after subparagraph (J) the following 
new subparagraph:
                    ``(K) Rollover of any distribution within the 60-
                day period specified in section 402(c)(3) or 
                408(d)(3)(A); and''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall apply 
to distributions made after December 31, 1998.

SEC. 8. RATIONALIZE THE RESTRICTIONS ON DISTRIBUTIONS FROM DEFINED 
              CONTRIBUTION PLANS.

    (a) Distributions Permitted on Severance From Employment.--
            (1) 401(k) plans.--Section 401(k)(2)(B)(i)(I) (relating to 
        qualified cash or deferred arrangements) is amended by striking 
        ``separation from service'' and inserting ``severance from 
        employment''.
            (2) 403(b) contracts.--
                    (A) Clause (ii) of section 403(b)(7)(A) is amended 
                by striking ``separates from service'' and inserting 
                ``severs from employment''.
                    (B) Paragraph (11) of section 403(b) is amended--
                            (i) by striking ``separation from service'' 
                        in the heading and inserting ``severance from 
                        employment'', and
                            (ii) by striking ``separates from service'' 
                        and inserting ``severs from employment''.
            (3) 457 plans.--Clause (ii) of section 457(d)(1)(A) is 
        amended by striking ``is separated from service'' and inserting 
        ``has a severance from employment''.
    (b) Business Sale Requirements Deleted.--
            (1) In general.--Section 401(k)(2)(B)(i)(II) (relating to 
        qualified cash or deferred arrangements) is amended by striking 
        ``an event'' and inserting ``a plan termination''.
            (2) Conforming amendments.--Section 401(k)(10) is amended--
                    (A) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the 
                following:
                    ``(A) In general.--A plan termination is described 
                in this paragraph if the termination of the plan does 
                not involve the establishment or maintenance of another 
                defined contribution plan (other than an employee stock 
                ownership plan as defined in section 4975(e)(7)).'',
                    (B) in subparagraph (B)--
                            (i) by striking ``An event'' and inserting 
                        ``A termination'', and
                            (ii) by striking ``the event'' and 
                        inserting ``the termination'',
                    (C) by striking subparagraph (C), and
                    (D) by striking ``or disposition of assets or 
                subsidiary'' in the heading.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to distributions after December 31, 1998.

SEC. 9. TRANSFEREE DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN NEED NOT HAVE SAME 
              DISTRIBUTION OPTIONS AS TRANSFEROR DEFINED CONTRIBUTION 
              PLAN.

    (a) In General.--Section 411(d)(6) (relating to accrued benefit not 
to be decreased by amendment) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new subparagraph:
                    ``(D) Plan transfers.--A defined contribution plan 
                (in this subparagraph referred to as the `transferee 
                plan') shall not be treated as failing to meet the 
                requirements of this paragraph merely because the 
                transferee plan does not provide some or all of the 
                forms of distribution previously available under 
                another defined contribution plan (in this subparagraph 
                referred to as the `transferor plan') to the extent 
                that--
                            ``(i) the forms of distribution previously 
                        available under the transferor plan applied to 
                        the account of a participant or beneficiary 
                        under the transferor plan that was transferred 
                        from the transferor plan to the transferee plan 
                        pursuant to a direct transfer rather than 
                        pursuant to a distribution from the transferor 
                        plan,
                            ``(ii) the terms of both the transferor 
                        plan and the transferee plan authorize the 
                        transfer described in clause (i),
                            ``(iii) the transfer described in clause 
                        (i) was made pursuant to a voluntary election 
                        by the participant or beneficiary whose account 
                        was transferred to the transferee plan,
                            ``(iv) the election described in clause 
                        (iii) was made after the participant or 
                        beneficiary received a notice describing the 
                        consequences of making the election,
                            ``(v) if the transferor plan provides for 
                        an annuity as the normal form of distribution 
                        under the plan in accordance with section 417, 
                        the transfer is made with the consent of the 
                        participant's spouse (if any), and such consent 
                        meets requirements similar to the requirements 
                        imposed by section 417(a)(2), and
                            ``(vi) the transferee plan allows the 
                        participant or beneficiary described in clause 
                        (iii) to receive any distribution to which the 
                        participant or beneficiary is entitled under 
                        transferee plan in the form of a single sum 
                        distribution.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 204(g) of the Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1054(g)) is amended 
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    ``(4) A defined contribution plan (in this paragraph referred to as 
the `transferee plan') shall not be treated as failing to meet the 
requirements of this subsection merely because the transferee plan does 
not provide some or all of the forms of distribution previously 
available under another defined contribution plan (in this paragraph 
referred to as the `transferor plan') to the extent that--
            ``(A) the forms of distribution previously available under 
        the transferor plan applied to the account of a participant or 
        beneficiary under the transferor plan that was transferred from 
        the transferor plan to the transferee plan pursuant to a direct 
        transfer rather than pursuant to a distribution from the 
        transferor plan,
            ``(B) the terms of both the transferor plan and the 
        transferee plan authorize the transfer described in 
        subparagraph (A),
            ``(C) the transfer described in subparagraph (A) was made 
        pursuant to a voluntary election by the participant or 
        beneficiary whose account was transferred to the transferee 
        plan,
            ``(D) the election described in subparagraph (C) was made 
        after the participant or beneficiary received a notice 
        describing the consequences of making the election,
            ``(E) if the transferor plan provides for an annuity as the 
        normal form of distribution under the plan in accordance with 
        section 205, the transfer is made with the consent of the 
        participant's spouse (if any), and such consent meets 
        requirements similar to the requirements imposed by section 
        205(c)(2), and
            ``(F) the transferee plan allows the participant or 
        beneficiary described in subparagraph (C) to receive any 
        distribution to which the participant or beneficiary is 
        entitled under transferee plan in the form of a single sum 
        distribution.''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to transfers after December 31, 1998.

SEC. 10. ALLOWANCE OF EMPLOYERS TO DISREGARD ROLLOVERS FOR PURPOSES OF 
              CASH-OUT AMOUNTS.

    (a) Amendments to 1986 Code.--
            (1) Section 411(a)(11) (relating to restrictions on certain 
        mandatory distributions) is amended by adding at the end the 
        following:
                    ``(D) Special rule for rollover contributions.--A 
                plan shall not fail to meet the requirements of this 
                paragraph if, under the terms of the plan, the present 
                value of the nonforfeitable accrued benefit is 
                determined without regard to that portion of such 
                benefit which is attributable to rollover contributions 
                (and earnings allocable thereto). For purposes of this 
                subparagraph, the term `rollover contributions' means 
                any rollover contribution under sections 402(c), 
                403(a)(4), 403(b)(8), clause (ii), (iii), or (iv) of 
                408(d)(3)(A), and 457(e)(16).''.
            (2) Clause (i) of section 457(e)(9)(A) is amended by 
        striking ``such amount'' and inserting ``the portion of such 
        amount which is not attributable to rollover contributions (as 
        defined in section 411(a)(11)(D))''.
    (b) Amendment to ERISA.--Section 203(e) of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1053(e)) is amended by adding at 
the end the following:
    ``(4) A plan shall not fail to meet the requirements of this 
subsection if, under the terms of the plan, the present value of the 
nonforfeitable accrued benefit is determined without regard to that 
portion of such benefit which is attributable to rollover contributions 
(and earnings allocable thereto). For purposes of this paragraph, the 
term `rollover contributions' means any rollover contribution under 
sections 402(c), 403(a)(4), 403(b)(8), clause (ii), (iii), or (iv) of 
408(d)(3)(A), and 457(e)(16) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to distributions after December 31, 1998.

SEC. 11. PURCHASE OF SERVICE CREDIT IN GOVERNMENTAL DEFINED BENEFIT 
              PLANS.

    (a) 403(b) Plans.--Subsection (b) of section 403 is amended by 
adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(13) Trustee-to-trustee transfers to purchase permissive 
        service credit.--No amount shall be includible in gross income 
        by reason of a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer to a defined 
        benefit governmental plan (as defined in section 414(d)) if 
        such transfer is--
                    ``(A) for the purchase of permissive service credit 
                (as defined in section 415(n)(3)(A)) under such plan, 
                or
                    ``(B) a repayment to which section 415 does not 
                apply by reason of subsection (k)(3) thereof.''
    (b) 457 Plans.--
            (1) Subsection (e) of section 457 is amended by adding at 
        the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(17) Trustee-to-trustee transfers to purchase permissive 
        service credit.--No amount shall be includible in gross income 
        by reason of a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer to a defined 
        benefit governmental plan (as defined in section 414(d)) if 
        such transfer is--
                    ``(A) for the purchase of permissive service credit 
                (as defined in section 415(n)(3)(A)) under such plan, 
                or
                    ``(B) a repayment to which section 415 does not 
                apply by reason of subsection (k)(3) thereof.''
            (2) Section 457(b)(2), as amended by section 2, is amended 
        by striking ``(other than rollover amounts)'' and inserting 
        ``(other than rollover amounts and amounts received in a 
        transfer referred to in subsection (e)(16))''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to trustee-to-trustee transfers after December 31, 1998.

SEC. 12. PROVISIONS RELATING TO PLAN AMENDMENTS.

    (a) In General.--If this section applies to any plan or contract 
amendment--
            (1) such plan or contract shall be treated as being 
        operated in accordance with the terms of the plan during the 
        period described in subsection (b)(2)(A), and
            (2) such plan shall not fail to meet the requirements of 
        section 411(d)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or 
        section 204(g) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act 
        of 1974 by reason of such amendment.
    (b) Amendments to Which Section Applies.--
            (1) In general.--This section shall apply to any amendment 
        to any plan or annuity contract which is made--
                    (A) pursuant to any amendment made by this Act or 
                pursuant to any guidance issued by the Secretary of the 
                Treasury (or the Secretary's delegate) under any such 
                amendment, and
                    (B) on or before the last day of the first plan 
                year beginning on or after January 1, 2001.
        In the case of a governmental plan (as defined in section 
        414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), this paragraph 
        shall be applied by substituting ``2003'' for ``2001''.
            (2) Conditions.--This section shall not apply to any 
        amendment unless--
                    (A) during the period--
                            (i) beginning on the date the legislative 
                        amendment or guidance described in paragraph 
                        (1)(A) takes effect (or in the case of a plan 
                        or contract amendment not required by such 
                        legislative amendment or guidance, the 
                        effective date specified by the plan), and
                            (ii) ending on the date described in 
                        paragraph (1)(B) (or, if earlier, the date the 
                        plan or contract amendment is adopted),
                the plan or contract is operated as if such plan or 
                contract amendment were in effect, and
                    (B) such plan or contract amendment applies 
                retroactively for such period.
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