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2018 House Bill 6378: Appropriate money for certain unfunded community college pension liabilities
Introduced by Rep. Scott VanSingel (R) on September 12, 2018
To create a process for funding retirement benefits that had been promised to some part-time student employees by community colleges that then failed to report the liabilities or fund them. The bill would appropriate $650,000 for this purpose.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Financial Liability Reform Committee on September 12, 2018
Reported in the House on November 8, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 29, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that one that uses it to make a substantial change in addressing the unfunded liabilities of overall school pension system; see House-passed version for details.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 29, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Sneller (D) on November 29, 2018
To add back a provision the bill would remove from the 2017 school pension reform law that changed how school districts are assessed by the state for catching up on the debt represented by unfunded pension liabilities..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on November 29, 2018
Substitute offered by Rep. Aaron Miller (R) on December 4, 2018
To replace the previous substitute for the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on December 4, 2018
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2018
Passed 63 to 45 in the House on December 4, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To remove a provision of the 2017 school pension reform law that changed how school districts are assessed by the state for catching up on the debt represented by unfunded pension liabilities. The law changed the basis for these assessments from a percentage of their payroll to a percentage of their overall costs, which potentially reduces the incentive for reducing those costs through practices like outsourcing non-core servicers to private contractors, and thereby removing the staff who does that work from school payrolls. House Bill 6378 reverses that change. The bill would also create a process for funding retirement benefits that had been promised to some part-time student employees by community colleges that then failed to report the liabilities or fund them, and appropriates $650,000 for this purpose.
Received in the Senate on December 5, 2018
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on December 5, 2018

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