2011 Senate Bill 683

House Roll Call 111: Passed

To appropriate $250.9 million to "pre-fund" optional post-retirement health insurance benefits the legislature has chosen to give state government retirees. Under current law, these benefits are paid each year out of regular state government revenue. Unlike pensions, the Supreme Court has ruled these are not "accrued benefits" and so may be eliminated or cut at any time; former employees who get them are still eligible for Medicare at age 65.

109 Yeas / 0 Nays
Republican (63 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (46 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (1)