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Key Votes

HB 519 - Limiting "Retire-Rehire" Benefits in Public Schools - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Limiting "Retire-Rehire" Benefits in Public Schools

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (71-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Limiting "Retire-Rehire" Benefits in Public Schools

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that limits a retired teacher's ability to collect retirement benefits after being rehired beginning July 1, 2010.

-Prohibits retired teachers from receiving retirement benefits during a period of reemployment, unless the superintendent and personnel director of the school have certified to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Board of Trustees that a shortage of teachers exists in the critical shortage area in which the retired teacher was hired to work (Sec. 1). -Defines "retired teacher" as a full-time or part-time classroom teacher who teaches any student in kindergarten through 12th grade in a critical teacher shortage area (Sec. 1). -Prohibits the extension of benefits to members not defined as retired teachers for the duration of their reemployment (Sec. 1). -Prohibits the superintendent and personnel director of a school from certifying that a critical shortage area exists prior to advertising the position in the official journal of the employer's governing authority on at least 2 occasions (Sec. 1). -Requires a certified applicant who is not a retiree to be hired for a position before any certified retired teacher is employed, unless fewer than 3 teachers certified in the critical shortage area have applied (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (29-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (85-10) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Limiting "Retire-Rehire" Benefits in Public Schools


  • Patrick 'Page' Cortez (LA - R) (Out Of Office)


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