Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Illinois Pension White/Green List: Senators and Representatives who voted “NO” on SB 1




“No State shall…pass any…ex post facto law or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts…” (The Constitution of the United States, Article 1—Limitations on Powers of States, Section 10). 

“No ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts…shall be passed” (The Constitution of the State of Illinois, Article I—Bill of Rights, Section 16). 

“Membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired” (The Constitution of the State of Illinois, Article XIII—Pension and Retirement Rights, Section 5).

“Each prospective holder of a State office or other State position created by this Constitution, before taking office, shall take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation: ‘I do solemnly swear (affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of…to the best of my ability’” (The Constitution of the State of Illinois, Article XIII—Oath or Affirmation of Office, Section 3).  

There were 24 “NO” votes for Senate Bill 1 in the Senate: 

Barickman*
Bertino-Tarrant*
Bivins*
Bush*
Cullerton, T.*
Delgado*
Dillard (voted “Yes” spring 2013)
Duffy*
Forby*
Frerichs*
Haine*
Holmes*
Hutchinson*
Koehler*
Lightford*
Link*
Luechtefeld*
Manar*
McCann*
McCarter*
Noland*
Righter*
Rose*
Sullivan*

*Note: these 23 senators also voted “NO” on SB 1 last spring.


There were 53 "NO" votes for Senate Bill 1 in the House: 

Beiser
Berrios
Bost*
Brady*
Brauer*
Brown*
Cabello
Cavaletto
Cloonen
Costello*
Cross
Davidsmeyer
Davis, W.
DeLuca
Ford
Fortner
Franks
Halbrook
Hammond*
Harms
Harris, D.
Hays*
Ives
Jackson
Jakobsson*
Jefferson
Kay
Lilly
Martwick
Mautino
Mayfield
McSweeney
Meier
Mitchell, B.*
Moffitt*
Morrison
Phelps*
Pihos
Poe*
Pritchard
Reis
Riley
Rita
Rosenthal*
Scherer*
Sims
Smiddy*
Smith
Sommer
Sosnowski
Stewart
Tryon
Unes
  

*Note: only 15 representatives from the above-mentioned voted “NO” on HB 1154 (Cap public employees' pensionable salary), HB 1165 (Freeze and reduce public employees' COLA), and HB 1166 (Increase public employees' retirement age) last spring.


1 comment:

  1. Most I would expect, but I was surprised by Morrison and Link--perhaps I shouldn't have been.

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