State Sen. Page Cortez said Sunday he sent a state pension system boards bill to a conference committee after some people asked if he was willing to consider adding other provisions to it.
“There were some people who asked if they could hitch hike on,” said Cortez, R-Lafayette.
Cortez said he agreed to consider potential changes to his Senate Bill 16 which would require members of various state pension system boards to undergo more professional development training. “I’m not making any guarantees,” he said. He said he does not know what changes are being floated.
Retirement system officials are watching the legislation as a potential vehicle for resurrection of controversial Jindal administration state employee retirement bills which are languishing in the Senate and House.
“I have not been contacted by the administration,” said Cortez. “I think it’s going to be very insignificant changes.”
The House had change the word “every” to “each” in a several instances.