Legislature(1993 - 1994)

01/28/1993 08:00 AM STA

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  HB 36: RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM                                          
  Number 361                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY held HB 44 in committee for further                           
  consideration and read the title of HB 36.  He invited                       
  Representative Jerry Mackie, the sponsor of HB 36 to testify                 
  before the committee.                                                        
  Number 379                                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE JERRY MACKIE, PRIME SPONSOR of HB 36, stated                  
  the bill was patterned after SB 337 from 1992.  He read his                  
  sponsor summary and discussed other pieces of information                    
  within the packet.                                                           
  Number 437                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY discussed the fiscal note.                                    
  Number 445                                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE discussed information within the                       
  handouts he gave to the committee.                                           
  Number 487                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY asked questions regarding the cost savings of                 
  the program over a three year period.                                        
  REPRESENTATIVE MACKIE discussed the savings by the Hoonah                    
  School District as a sample of money that can be saved with                  
  early retirement.                                                            
  HB 42 and HB 36: RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM                                
  Number 596                                                                   
  WILLIE ANDERSON, a lobbyist for the National Education                       
  Association, spoke in support of HB 36 and HB 42.                            
  Number 626                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY invited Representative Bill Hudson to speak                   
  on behalf of HB 42.                                                          
  Number 630                                                                   
  REPRESENTATIVE BILL HUDSON, PRIME SPONSOR of HB 42, stated                   
  the purpose of HB 42 was to save public dollars.  The                        
  retirement incentive program was a tool to save the state                    
  money, he added.                                                             
  TAPE 93-8, SIDE A                                                            
  Number 000                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY invited Senator Jim Duncan to speak on behalf                 
  of the retirement incentive program.                                         
  Number 110                                                                   
  SENATOR JIM DUNCAN related the history of the retirement                     
  program.  He explained the cost savings to the state.                        
  Number 296                                                                   
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY announced HB 36 and HB 42 would be held in                    
  committee for further consideration.                                         
  CHAIRMAN VEZEY then adjourned the meeting at 10:03 a.m.                      

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