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2009 House Bill 5241: Add furlough days to State Police pension basis

Public Act 220 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Rep. Richard LeBlanc (D) on August 19, 2009, to include days not worked due to furloughs or temporary layoffs in the basis on which pensions for State Police “command officers” are based. This would add around $800,000 to the cost of pensions the state will pay to around 50 approximately 50 retired command officers.
    • Referred to the House Labor Committee on August 19, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on October 14, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 8, 2009, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 8, 2009.
  2. Passed 107 to 0 in the House on December 8, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 9, 2009.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on December 9, 2009.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 1, 2010, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Michael Switalski (D) on November 30, 2010, to limit to the enhanced pension payouts to employees who are not participants in a "DROP" program that allows them to collect a pension check while still working an collecting a pay check ("double-dipping"). The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on November 30, 2010.
  4. Passed 33 to 1 in the Senate on November 30, 2010, to include days not worked due to furloughs or temporary layoffs in the basis on which pensions for State Police “command officers” are based. This would add around $800,000 to the cost of pensions the state will pay to around 50 approximately 50 retired command officers.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 9, 2010.

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