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HB 1228 - Retirement Plans for State Employees - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (47-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Retirement Plans for State Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides a different contribution retirement plan for certain state employees.

Highlights:
  • Classifies eligible employees as permanent employees who are first employed before August 1, 2011, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • At least 18 years of age;
    • Appointed and elected officials;
    • Non-teaching employees of the superintendent public instruction;
    • The superintendent of public instruction;
    • Employees of the state board for career and technical education; -Board of higher education and state institutions; and
    • People not participating in the teachers' insurance and annuity association of America-college retirement equities fund retirement plan and teachers fund for retirement.
  • Specifies that employees who are employed after July 31, 2011, are not affected by this bill, including, but not limited to, employees (Sec. 1):
    • Eligible to participate in the National Guard retirement plan;
    • Eligible to participate in the law enforcement retirement plan; and
    • Of a political subdivision.
  • Establishes that after July 31, 2011, an individual elected or appointed to a state office for the first time must be a participating member of the state's deferred compensation retirement plan (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes that after July 31, 2011, a temporary employee may elect, within one hundred eighty days of beginning employment, to participate in the state's deferred compensation retirement plan (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes that during the first two years of enactment the legislative management shall receive two annual actuarial valuations of the public employee's retirement system to identify the fiscal effect of this act (Sec. 6).
Note:

NOTE: ACCORDING TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION, A BILL MUST RECEIVE THE VOTES OF A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH CHAMBER IN ORDER TO BECOME LAW. THEREFORE, A BILL MAY RECEIVE MORE 'YEAS' THAN 'NAYS' AND STILL FAIL BECAUSE IT DID NOT RECEIVE 'YEA' VOTES FROM A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THAT CHAMBER.

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO END DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR ONLY IF VOTES CHANGE OR THE THIRD READING OCCURS ON A DIFFERENT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Retirement Plans for State Employees

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