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2012 House Bill 5548: Increase health benefit contribution by retired legislators
Introduced by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on April 19, 2012 To require former legislators receiving the lifetime health insurance benefits granted at age 55 to those who spent at least six years in office to pay 20 percent of the cost, rather than the current 10 percent. This benefit was recently repealed for future legislators, although the state Senate succeeded in amending it so that 36 out of 38 current state Senators and 14 out of 110 current House members will still get the benefit.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on April 19, 2012
Reported in the House on May 23, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 29, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 29, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on May 29, 2012 To end this benefit for all current legislators.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 29, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on May 29, 2012 To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4575, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4575 would require lawmakers to pay 25 percent of the cost of health insurance they are given while in office.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 29, 2012
Passed 100 to 8 in the House on June 7, 2012 To require former legislators receiving the lifetime health insurance benefits granted at age 55 to those who spent at least six years in office to pay 20 percent of the cost, rather than the current 10 percent.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2012
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on June 12, 2012

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