Lichtenegger files bill to eliminate lawmaker pensions
Sunday, January 13, 2013
A bill that would do away with retirement benefits for members of the Missouri General Assembly has been filed by Rep. Donna Lichtenegger, R-Jackson.
House Bill 93 would stop members of the Missouri House and Senate from accruing creditable service for a state retirement plan starting in 2014, according to a news release sent Friday by Lichtenegger's office.
The state pension system most recently underwent reform during a 2010 special session.
Lichtenegger said in the release her bill is "a logical next step to reduce the financial burden on the retirement system and Missouri taxpayers."
She added the state should consider alternatives, such as a 401(a) contribution program, for legislators' benefits.