LEGISLATORS SIGN ON TO ASSOCIATION BILLS

JANUARY 1999 - In
addition to a bill’s lead sponsor, other senators and representatives
can sign on to it. As for the Association’s legislative package, a
number of legislators have done so, lending their support to a
particular bill.

“It’s customary to
sit down and brief legislators on our bills so that they can make an
informed decision to sign on,” according to Legislative Chairman Bill
Hill. “In fact, the Association’s legislative team focused considerable
time and energies doing just that - preparing position papers and
making presentations to legislators and their staff.”

Here’s
a list of the senators and representatives who have signed on to the
Association’s bills. Please note that the lead sponsor is listed first
and that Senate bill numbers* had not been assigned at press time.

COLA Percentage (S*):
Sponsor: Sen. Moore and Rep. Toomey. Senators: Fargo, Joyce, Knapik,
Morrissey, Panagiotakos, Sprague (elect) and Walsh. Reps.: Cabral,
Cadaras, Casey, Connolly, Donovan, Hyland, Menard and Parente .

COLA $16,000 Pension Base (S*):
Sponsor: Sen. Moore. Senators: Knapik, Panagiotakos, Sprague (elect)
and Walsh. Reps: Cadaras, Casey, Connolly, Donovan, Hyland, and Menard.

Municipal $10,000 Minimum Pension (H-350):
Sponsor: Rep. Toomey. Senators: Fargo, Knapik, Panagiotakos, Shannon,
Sprague (elect) and Walsh. Reps.: Brown (elect), Candaras, Donovan,
Hyland, Jones, Kafka, Menard, Murray and Ruane.

Minimum $6,000 Survivors Pension (S*):
Sponsors: Sen. Moore and Rep. Toomey. Senators: Fargo. Knapik, Shannon,
Sprague (elect) and Walsh. Reps. Candaras, Connolly, Donovan, Hyland,
Kaprielian, Menard, and Naughton.

Right to Remarry (H-352):
Sponsors: Reps. Toomey and Kaprielian. Senators: Fargo, Morrissey,
Panagiotakos, Shannon, Sprague (elect) and Walsh. Reps: Brown (elect),
Cabral, Candaras, Donovan, Gately, Hodgkins, Hyland, Kafka, Menard,
Murray, Naughton and Ruane.

Basic $10,000 Life Insurance (H-351):
Sponsor: Rep. Toomey. Senators: Clancy, Fargo, Joyce, Panagiotakos,
Shannon, Sprague (elect) and Walsh. Reps: Brown (elect), Donovan,
Hyland, Kafka, Menard, Murray and Ruane.

Dental Insurance Study (S*):
Sponsor: Sen. Moore. Senators: Antonioni, Joyce, Shannon and Sprague
(elect). Reps: Connolly, Donovan, Hyland, Jones, Keenan and Menard.

Municipal Dental Ins. (S*):
Sponsors: Sen. Moore and Rep. Toomey. Senators: Antonioni, Fargo,
Joyce, Shannon and Sprague. Reps: Candaras, Connolly, Donovan, Hyland,
Keenan,and Menard.

Reinstatement on Health Ins. (S*): Sponsor: Sen. Moore. Senators Fargo and Shannon. Reps: Casey, Candaras, Connolly, Donovan, Menard, and Sprague (elect).

Non Contrib Option C “Pop-Up”(S*): Sponsors:
Sen. Moore and Rep. Toomey. Senators: Joyce, Shannon, Sprague (elect),
Travaglini and Walsh. Reps.: Cabral, Candaras, Casey, Connolly,
Donovan, Hyland, and Menard.

Non Contrib COLA (S*):
Sponsors: Sen. Moore and Rep. Toomey. Senators: Joyce, Shannon, Sprague
(elect), Travaglini and Walsh. Reps.: Cabral, Candaras, Casey,
Connolly, Donovan, Hyland and Menard.

Non Contrib Tax Exemption (S*):
Sponsor: Sen. Moore. Senators: Joyce, Morrissey, Shannon and Sprague
(elect). Reps:. Candaras, Casey, Connolly, Donovan, Hyland and Menard.

Disability Pensions (H-305): Sponsor: Rep. Connolly. Senators: Shannon and Sprague (elect). Reps.: Brown (elect), Donovan, Menard, Murray and Ruane.

Indemnification of Meds for Disabled Retirees (H-306): Sponsor: Rep. Connolly. Senators: Shannon and Sprague (elect). Reps.: Brown (elect), Candaras, Donovan, Menard and Ruane.

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