Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/14/1994 01:40 PM L&C

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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 SENATOR KELLY announced  HB 386  (RETIREMENT RTS:HRLY LEGISLATIVE             
 EMPLOYEES) to be up for consideration.                                        
                                                                               
 TIM BENINTENDI, Legislative Aide to Representative Moses, said HB
 386 allows the Legislative Affairs Agency to hire temporary hourly            
 employees without having to provide retirement benefits.  The                 
 proposed CS also allows flexibility so that retirees can take some            
 of these temporary part time jobs without worrying about their                
 retirement being modified or disrupted.                                       
                                                                               
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 SENATOR SALO asked if there was a position from the employees                 
 association.  MR. BENINTENDI said there was none and all the other            
 agencies of state government have the option to hire this way.                
                                                                               
 SENATOR SALO asked if there was a regulation on total number of               
 hours to be a temporary.  MR. BENINTENDI said he wasn't aware of              
 one.                                                                          
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER asked if you get the same amount of pay with or                
 without the retirement benefit if you are temporary.                          
                                                                               
 KARLA SCHOFIELD, Deputy Director, Administrative Services,                    
 explained that under this bill, the employer would not have to pay            
 employer charges on it and the employee wouldn't have to pay 6.75%            
 of their salary into the retirement system.  She explained that the           
 positions include summer tour guides and packers to move the                  
 legislators back and forth.  She said it would save the employer              
 money and give an employee the option of not being in a retirement            
 system with a temporary job.                                                  
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved to adopt the CS to HB 386.  There were no                
 objection and it was so ordered.                                              
                                                                               
 SENATOR RIEGER moved to pass CSHB 386 (L&C) from committee with               
 individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it was so           
 ordered.                                                                      

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