Pension Sessions at the 2012 Legislative Summit
Presented Aug. 8 and 9, 2012
The 2012 NCSL Legislative Summit featured four sessions on the challenges facing pension funds. Below are program overviews and copies of all of the handouts and presentations from each program. For more information, contact Luke Martel or Tamara Rivale at NCSL.
Pensions Track - Pension Policy: What the States and the Feds are Up To
The last two years have seen unprecedented state vigor in addressing structural and funding questions of state retirement plans. Get a general overview of this historic activity and a report on possibly the most sweeping changes any state has enacted. The federal government has also begun to weigh in on what historically has been a state preserve.
Representative Elaine Nekritz, Illinois
Michael Bird, NCSL PowerPoint Presentation
Kil Huh, Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C. PowerPoint Presentation
Senate President M. Teresa Pavia-Weed, Rhode Island PowerPoint Presentation
Pensions Track - How Much Can States Change Existing Retirement Policy?
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. Hear about the state of the law, the differences among states, and current efforts to push the envelope.
House Assistant Majority Whip Randy McDaniel, Oklahoma
Douglas Greenfield, Bredhoff & Kaiser P.L.L.C., Washington, D.C. Handout
Amy Monahan, University of Minnesota PowerPoint Presentation; Handout - Amy Monahan
Pensions Track - State Responses to the Pension Crisis Pensions and Intergenerational Equity
How can governments' obligations to their pension systems be spread fairly over the present and future?
Representative Jay R. Kaufman, Massachusetts
Girard Miller, Orange County Retirement System, California PowerPoint Presentation
David Draine, Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C.
National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices
National Legislative Program Evaluation Society
Join legislative staff who have worked on studies of retirement plans to discuss process, procedures and findings.
Stephen Klein, Legislative Joint Fiscal Office, Vermont General Assembly
Drew Dickinson, Virginia General Assembly PowerPoint Presentation
Tracey Smith, JLARC, Virginia General Assembly PowerPoint Presentation