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

Public Act 220 of 2010

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on December 8, 2009 (same description)
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.
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
Passed 33 to 1 in the Senate on November 30, 2010 (same description)
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.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 9, 2010

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