THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE OUR MONEY AGAIN!
Through a very subtle attempt, under the guise of “apportionment reform,” there is proposed legislation that would reduce certain dedicated revenue funds. SB 1569 (Apportionment Reform) - This bill, authored by Senator Schulz and Rep. McCall, would require dedicated funds to be reduced by the same percentage amount of a revenue shortfall, including dedicated revenues to the Teacher Retirement System. We OPPOSE this bill because it doesn’t create ANY new revenue, and basically “robs Peter to pay Paul” by reducing the dedicated revenue and giving it back to the legislature to use for appropriated revenues. It passed out of the Senate 36-7, and is now assigned to the House Appropriations and Budget Committee.
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After calling the committee members, call your own, personal legislator. Please call OREA if you need help.
COLA Bill HB 2985-Was not heard on the floor of the House; House leadership, under the influence of Rep. Randy McDaniel, would not allow the bill to be on the floor agenda. It was referred to the Appropriations and Budget Committee to die.
Stipend Bill HB 1340- [McDaniel (H) and Treat (S)]-This bill would provide a one-time, 2% of annual benefit to TRS retirees, capped at $1000; must be retired 5 years to receive. It passed out of the House and is now assigned to the Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee. We are hoping to work with the authors to make some changes to the bill.
OREA Executive Director