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2012 Senate Bill 1040: Revise school pension system (Senate Roll Call 349)
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Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on May 17, 2012, to close the current "defined benefit" pension system to new school employees hired starting in 2013, and instead provide 401(k) accounts with employer contributions equal to 4 percent of salary. New hires would no longer be eligible for retirement health insurance benefits, but instead would get extra contributions into their 401(k) accounts. Current retirees would have to pay 20 percent of the cost for their health benefits, up from 10 percent now. Current school employees would have to contribute more toward their pensions, or else receive benefits calculated under a less generous formula. Final salaries used in that formula would be capped at $100,000, plus any extra merit pay amounts.
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The vote was 20 in favor, 18 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 349)

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Democrat
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100100%
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12 total votes
Republican
762476%
237723%
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26 total votes
Voters
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3 total votes

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Revise school pension system

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)
Hildenbrand (R)Hune (R)Jansen (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)
Marleau (R)Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)
Proos (R)Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)
Whitmer (D)Young (D)   

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Casperson (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)Jones (R)Nofs (R)
Rocca (R)    




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Anderson (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)Y    Brandenburg (R)  n  Casperson (R)
Y    Caswell (R)Y    Colbeck (R)Y    Emmons (R)  n  Gleason (D)  n  Green (R)
  n  Gregory (D)  n  Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)  n  Hood (D)  n  Hopgood (D)
Y    Hune (R)  n  Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)  n  Johnson (D)  n  Jones (R)
Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
  n  Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
Y    Robertson (R)  n  Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)  n  Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
  n  Warren (D)  n  Whitmer (D)  n  Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 349 on 2012 Senate Bill 1040

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