k-12 - MUS - HB 27 (Funk) - Inflate special education funding – Passed House Education. - HB 128 (Custer) - Increase employer contributions to Game Wardens and Peace Officers retirement plan – Passed 2d Reading House – Hearing House Appropriations, February 5. - HB 159 (Grubbs) - Fund k-12 schools (absent prek) – Passed House. Hearing, Senate Finance and Claims, February 7. - SB 152 (Barrett) – Make 6-mill MUS levy permanent - Heard, Senate Tax, January 31. Executive Action Thursday, February 7. State and University - HB 175 (Dooling) - Ratify union negotiated base pay, health insurance, and per diem - Passed House. Hearing, Senate Finance and Claims, February 7. - HB 209 (Funk) – Adopt state employee career ladder - Referred to House Appropriations. Hearing, House Appropriations February 7. - HB 225 (Schreiner) – Fund k-12 schools (including prek) – Heard, House Education, February 4. - SB 128 (Cohenour) – Increase state employee longevity – Heard, Senate State Administration, February 1. _____________________________
Defense (Bills we oppose) SB 139 (Lang) - Incentivize premature teacher and administrator retirement to reward double-dipping at amortization expense of TRS – Heard, Senate Education, January 28 HB 323 (Tschida) – Repeal purpose of public employee collective bargaining, obliterate continuing membership authorization, confuse or eliminate exclusive representation – Heard, House Business and Labor, February 5.