How Much Can States Change Existing

Retirement Policy?

NCSL Legislative Summit: Aug. 8, 2012


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House Assistant Majority Whip Randy McDaniel,

Douglas Greenfield,
Bredhoff & Kaiser P.L.L.C., Washington, D.C.
Amy Monahan, University of Minnesota Law School

NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Pew Center on the States for its work on pensions and retirement issues and for supporting this session.


A rich heritage of constitutional and statutory guarantees and case law protects employees' interests and limits governments' ability to change public retirement plans provisions for current employees. Watch this video to learn about the state of the law, the differences among states, and current efforts to push the envelope.




































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