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Wednesday Marks Final Day For Ky. House Of Reps. To File New Bills

Posted at 5:47 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 07:47:52-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Wednesday is the final day for the House of Representatives to file new bills and one of the big questions is, will we see a bill filed that addresses public pensions?

The new Public Pensions Working Group has not made any announcements as a whole, but according to the Courier Journal, one of the group’s co-chairs will be filing something Wednesday.

Representative Jerry Miller, a Louisville Republican, told the paper he plans to file a bill that is similar to last year’s bill addressing pensions, Senate Bill 151.

That’s the same bill that was eventually overruled by the state supreme court because the legislative process it went through was deemed unconstitutional.

Miller told the Courier Journal that his bill would include the main provision of last year’s bill, giving teachers a hybrid cash balance plan similar to a 401K.

The deadline for the Senate to file was last week.