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2007 House Bill 4593: Expand law allowing teachers to collect pension and salary
Introduced by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on April 5, 2007
To revise the law that allows retired teachers to return to work in certain school districts or in certain academic subjects where there is deemed to be a teacher shortage, and not have their pension benefits reduced. In other words, a "retired" teacher may simultaneously collect both a pension check and a paycheck for working. Under current law, the a “retired” teacher already collecting a pension can also collect a salary for up to six years. The bill would extend this to 10 years.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on April 5, 2007
Reported in the House on June 10, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-6) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 12, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that extends the time during which a “retired” teacher already collecting a pension can also collect a salary for from six years to eight years, rather than 10 years in the original version of the bill.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 12, 2008
To revise the law that allows retired teachers to return to work in certain school districts or in certain academic subjects where there is deemed to be a teacher shortage, and not have their pension benefits reduced. In other words, a "retired" teacher may simultaneously collect both a pension check and a paycheck for working. Under current law, the a “retired” teacher already collecting a pension can also collect a salary for up to six years. The bill would extend this to eight years.
Received in the Senate on June 17, 2008
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on June 17, 2008

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