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2013 Senate Bill 727: Give new school employees 401(k), not pensions
Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on December 12, 2013
To close the current "defined benefit" pension system to new school employees hired starting July 1, 2014, and instead provide 401(k) benefits. Employees could contribute up to 5 percent of salary to their account, and the local school district would have to contribute an amount equal to 80 percent of this. This is part of a legislative package comprised of Senate Bills 722 to 728.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on December 12, 2013