HB 1560, the Federation-initiated PERS 2 default bill, passed the state House of Representatives Tuesday (Feb. 28) on a vote of 91-7. HB 1560 now goes to the Senate. HB 1560 would make PERS 2 the default pension plan for state employees hired on or after July 1, 2017.
SB 5132, the Federation-initiated bill expanding the powers of Liquor and Cannabis Board enforcement officers, passed the state Senate Tuesday (Feb. 28) on a vote of 28-21. SB 5132 now goes to the state House.
The action has shifted to the floor of the House and Senate after last Friday?s committee cutoff. The deadline for most bills to pass out of the House or Senate is March 8; House bills must pass the House and Senate bills must pass the Senate.
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