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Brown votes NO on Double-Dipper Reform Bill

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On May 30, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, IL –

Once again Rep.  Adam Brown votes to screw the taxpayers.
Brown was a NO vote and Rose was a YES vote. Amazingly, even triple-dipper Roger Eddy voted YES on the reform back in March.
 
HB5078 basically says that someone elected to two positions in different local governments could not collect two pensions under legislation that passed the Illinois Senate Friday, May 25, 2012.
 
House Bill 5078 clarifies that officials cannot get credit toward a pension for both jobs. It passed on a vote of 31-18 Friday.

“Anyone elected to a second office after this law is signed has to make a decision,” Sen. Don Harmon said. “Either they can earn service credit for office A or office B. They cannot earn service credit for both.

The bill’s chief sponsor, Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, said he believes state law was already clear about pensions for people who serve both as a county board member and another locally elected position. However, a legal opinion from a state’s attorney made the already “tangled web” even more complicated, he said.

 

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