The Senate joined the House in passing House Bill 63, a bipartisan bill, unanimously. Right now, state pensioners (people who have worked for the state and then retired and started collecting their pension) are allowed to earn additional income up to $40,000 without losing any amount of their pension income. Over $40,000, the pensioner will have his or her pension reduced $1 for every $2 of new income (a 50% reduction).
This bill will increase that $40,000 threshold to $50,000.
The bill now goes to the Governor.
|House Bill 63 – INCREASING PENSIONER’S INCOME REDUCTION LIMIT||Currrent Status – House Passed 40-0-1. Senate Passed 20-0-1. Sent to the Governor.|
|House Sponsors – Dukes Briggs-King Gray Hensley Short Yearick // Osienski Williams||Senate Sponsors – Brown Sokola // Hocker Richardson Wilson|
|House Yes Votes – Baumbach Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey-Walker Griffith Harris Heffernan Johnson Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Moore Morrison Neal Osienski Parker-Selby Phillips Romer Schwartzkopf Williams Wilson-Anton // Briggs King Collins Dukes Gray Hensley Hilovsky Morris Postles Ramone Short Shupe Smith Spiegelman Vanderwende Yearick||Senate Yes Votes – Brown Gay Hansen Hoffner Huxtable Lockman Mantzavinos McBride Pinkney Poore Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh // Buckson Hocker Lawson Pettyjohn Richardon Wilson|
|House No Votes – None||Senate No Votes – None|
|House Absents or Not Voting – Bolden||Senate Absent or Not Voting – Paradee|