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SB 388 - Amends State Employee Pensions - Key Vote

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Legislation - Passage (House) (69-33) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends State Employee Pensions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends state employee pension laws, effective January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Increases the state employee retirement age from 60 to 62 years old for people joining the stae retirement plan after the passage of this act (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that for correctional officers, firefighters and law enforcement officers the retirement age is 56 years old if they have at least 10 years of creditable service (Sec. 1).
  • Amends the annual pension compensation from an average of the highest paid 3 years of contributions to the annuity savings fund out of 10 years of creditable service years to an average of the highest paid 5 years (Sec. 1).
  • Reduces the deduction rate of employee’s earnable compensation from 7.5 percent to 6 percent (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies the deduction rate for correctional officers, firefighters and law enforcement officers except for state policeman is 7 percent (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a 2/3 majority of both houses of the legislature to increase the retirement age for people who join the state retirement plan after the passage of this act (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends State Employee Pensions

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