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2019 House Bill 4694: Authorize more school retiree “double dipping”

Public Act 267 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Jim Lilly (R) on June 6, 2019
To revise a law that allows certain retired school employees to work in schools that need more staff in particular subjects while still collecting pension checks alongside their current pay. According to the House Fiscal Agency this would benefit some former staff brought back as instructors in a particular non-profit's reading program used by around 150 western Michigan schools, and like other "double dipping" exceptions in the law could potentially increase unfunded liabilities in the school pension system.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on June 6, 2019
Reported in the House on June 11, 2019
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on August 20, 2020
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 20, 2020
To ease or repeal a number of time limits and restrictions in a law that allows certain retired school employees to work in schools that need more staff in particular subjects while still collecting pension checks alongside their current pay. According to the Senate Fiscal Agency this would increase the cost of the state "catching up" on inadequately funded pension promises it has made to employees. The agency gives an example suggesting a $45 million annual cost, but notes it could be more depending on various assumptions in the calculation.
Received in the House on December 10, 2020
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Triston Cole (R) on December 16, 2020
To reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on December 16, 2020
Received in the House on December 16, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 29, 2020

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