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2012 Senate Bill 1040: Revise school pension system (Senate Roll Call 348)
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Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on May 17, 2012, to strip out a provision that would end post-retirement health insurance benefits for new school employees hired starting in 2013, and instead make annual contributions sufficient to prefund these benefits (which under current law are optional and can be cut or eliminated at any time). Reportedly the annual prefunding amount would be around $500 million. Last year, providing these optional benefits to current retirees cost state taxpayers $795 million. The amendment failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on May 17, 2012.
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The vote was 18 in favor, 20 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 348)

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Democrat
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12 total votes
Republican
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26 total votes

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The amendment

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)
Whitmer (D)Young (D)   

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)Nofs (R)
Rocca (R)    


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Colbeck (R)Emmons (R)Hildenbrand (R)
Hune (R)Jansen (R)Jones (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)
Marleau (R)Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)
Proos (R)Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R)




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

Y    Anderson (D)Y    Bieda (D)  n  Booher (R)  n  Brandenburg (R)Y    Casperson (R)
Y    Caswell (R)  n  Colbeck (R)  n  Emmons (R)Y    Gleason (D)Y    Green (R)
Y    Gregory (D)Y    Hansen (R)  n  Hildenbrand (R)Y    Hood (D)Y    Hopgood (D)
  n  Hune (R)Y    Hunter (D)  n  Jansen (R)Y    Johnson (D)  n  Jones (R)
  n  Kahn (R)  n  Kowall (R)  n  Marleau (R)  n  Meekhof (R)  n  Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)  n  Pappageorge (R)  n  Pavlov (R)  n  Proos (R)  n  Richardville (R)
  n  Robertson (R)Y    Rocca (R)  n  Schuitmaker (R)Y    Smith (D)  n  Walker (R)
Y    Warren (D)Y    Whitmer (D)Y    Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 348 on The amendment

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Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1040 (Revise school pension system )  by jageelaptic on March 18, 2013 
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Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1040 (Revise school pension system )  by smithricky047 on March 12, 2013 
Existing retirees would need to pay Twenty percent of the price for their health benefits, way up via 10 percent right now. Existing institution personnel must add far more towards his or her pensions, otherwise receive positive aspects determined under a less generous formulation.

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