MISSOURI RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AND PUBLIC SCHOOL PERSONNEL
877-366-MRTA
3030 DuPont Circle
Jefferson City, MO 65109
 

May 1, 2015

Call to Action!
Action Required! 


Call to Action and Legislative Report 

Dear MRTA:

 

 

GOOD MORNING MRTA Members!!! With just two weeks of the legislative session to go, things are moving very quickly at the State Capitol. Session ends May 15th at 6:00 pm. Please stay tuned and respond quickly. THE WORLD IS RUN BY THOSE WHO SHOW UP!

 

HJR 34 - TABOR is on the Senate Calendar to be debated on the Senate Floor and possibly voted on. We need MRTA members to write their Senator for a NO vote as this will hurt public education funding. HSC/SCS/SB 172 was voted out of the House yesterday. It has several amendments that the Senate must now consider. MRTA is pushing for passage of three of those amendments: 

  • Divorce popup reform HB 1086 - Lair
  • Strengthening of 550 hour Work After Retirement law HB 1085 - Lair
  • 2.55 after 31 years HB 478 - Fitzwater and Wallingford

 

VERY GOOD JOB MRTA MEMBERS for answering our "Call To Actions" earlier this week and getting these bills out of the House of Representatives. So now MRTA needs to contact their State Senators on five bills to date:  All these bills are awaiting Senate action.

 

#1 NO on HJR 34 - TABOR

#2 YES on SB 270 as amended. (Has our PSRS/PEERS priorities on it)

#3 YES on SB 172 as amended. (Has our PSRS/PEERS priorities on it)

#4 YES on HB 478 as amended. (Has our PSRS/PEERS priorities on it)

#5 YES on SB 300 as amended. (Has 2 of our PSRS/PEERS priorities on it)

 

Suggested letter below:

 

Dear Senator XXXXX

 

As a voter, taxpayer and MRTA member in your district, I respectfully ask you to consider the following 5 bills that were passed by the House and awaiting your action.

 

#1 NO on HJR 34 TABOR

#2 YES on SB 270 as amended. (Has our PSRS/PEERS priorities on it)

#3 YES on SB 172 as amended. (Has our PSRS/PEERS priorities on it)

#4 YES on HB 478 as amended. (Has our PSRS/PEERS priorities on it)

#5 YES on SB 300 as amended. (Has 2 of our PSRS/PEERS priorities on it)

 

Our priorities are full funding of the Foundation Formula, 2.55 after 31 years (HB 478), divorce popup for education retirees (HB 1086) and strengthening the 550 hour law regarding Work After Retirement (HB 1085) for retired educators.

 

Thank you for your consideration. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of help to you or answer any questions.

 

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MRTA organized in 1960, is the oldest and largest retiree association in Missouri consisting of 24,000 of public school retirees.  At MRTA the education retiree and educator pension benefits are our #1 priority. 


Jim Kreider
MRTA Executive Director
mrtadirectorkreider@mrta.org
877-366-6782