Legislative Alert

Members, some good news from the State House. Last week Senators Tom Whatley and Gerald Dial filed Senate Bill 0159 Education Retirees’ Trust for Cost of Living Allowances. The bill was in the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee today. It received a favorable report and will go on to the Senate Floor for debate as early as next Tuesday.

The state must first create the fund and the second step will be to allocate funds.

It has been a good day in Montgomery. If the following Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee members represent your district, please thank them for supporting SB0159

Chair: Senator Orr

Members: Senators Glover, Allen, Blackwell, Bussman, Dial, Figures, Holley, Ross, Sanders, Smith, Smitherman, Waggoner and Whatley.

Also encourage your Senator to support this bill on the floor of the Senate. There is currently no cost attached to it.

Janice J. Charlesworth
Executive Director
Alabama Education Retirees Association