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HB 414 - Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees - Key Vote

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (19-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that that increases the employee retirement contribution rate for various employees of state agencies, public schools, colleges, and universities.

Highlights:
  • Increases the employee retirement contribution rate as follows (Sec. 1):
    • For judges, from 6 percent to 8.25 percent of the employee's salary beginning on October 1, 2011, and to 8.5 percent, beginning October 1, 2012;
    • For state policemen, from 7 percent to 10 percent of the employee's salary beginning on October 1, 2011;
    • For firefighters, law enforcement officers and correctional officers, from 6 percent to 8.25 percent beginning October 1, 2011, and to 8.5 percent, beginning October 1, 2012; and
    • For all other public employees, from 5 percent to 7.25 percent of the employee's salary beginning October 1, 2011, and to 7.5 percent, beginning October 1, 2012.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (51-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that that increases the employee retirement contribution rate for various employees of state agencies, public schools, colleges, and universities.

Highlights:
  • Increases the employee retirement contribution rate as follows (Sec. 1):
    • For judges, from 6 percent to 8.25 percent of the employee's salary beginning on October 1, 2011, and to 8.5 percent, beginning October 1, 2012;
    • For state policemen, from 7 percent to 10 percent of the employee's salary beginning on October 1, 2011;
    • For firefighters, law enforcement officers and correctional officers, from 6 percent to 8.25 percent beginning October 1, 2011, and to 8.5 percent, beginning October 1, 2012; and
    • For all other public employees, from 5 percent to 7.25 percent of the employee's salary beginning October 1, 2011, and to 7.5 percent, beginning October 1, 2012.
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) (71-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (19-15) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (54-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases retirement contribution rates for certain public employees, beginning May 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Increases the retirement contribution rates for state justices, judges, correctional officers, firefighters, and law enforcement officers, except for state police officers, from 6 percent of their salaries to the following (Sec. 1):
    • 7.2 percent of their salaries beginning May 1, 2011;
    • 8.4 percent of their salaries beginning October 1, 2011; and
    • 9 percent of their salaries beginning October 1, 2012.
  • Increases the retirement contribution rates for public employees, except for state police officers, from 5 percent of their salaries to the following (Sec. 1):
    • 6 percent of their salaries beginning May 1, 2011;
    • 7 percent of their salaries beginning October 1, 2011; and
    • 7.5 percent of their salaries beginning October 1, 2012.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increasing Retirement Contributions for Public Employees

Sponsors

  • Jay Love (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
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