COLUMBUS—State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton), who serves as the chairman of the House Health and Aging Subcommittee on Retirement and Pensions, has announced that, in light of the pressing need to reform Ohio’s pension systems, the committee will be holding in-depth hearings throughout July, August and September.
“The pensions subcommittee will be working expeditiously to craft a reform plan that incorporates recommendations from the actuarial study,” said Chairman Schuring. “Millions of Ohioans will be impacted by the changes that will be included in the final legislation, which is why my colleagues and I in the House are working to not only move this bill in a timely manner but also ensure that the reforms precisely address the needs of the pension system.”
The Subcommittee on Retirement and Pensions tentatively will be holding hearings on the following dates:
Wednesday, August 1 at 1 p.m. (HPRS and OP&F)
Wednesday, August 8 at 1 p.m. (STRS)
Wednesday, August 15 at 1 p.m. (Senate sponsor testimony)
Tuesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. (proponent, opponent, interested party)
Wednesday, August 22 at 1 p.m. (proponent, opponent, interested party)
Tuesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. (proponent, opponent, interested party)
Wednesday, September 5 at 1 p.m. (proponent, opponent, interested party)
Wednesday, September 12 at 1 p.m. (if needed)
Tuesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. (if needed)
The target goal for pension legislation to be taken to the House floor is sometime in September.
Monday, July 30, 2012
St. Rep. Schuring Releases Timeline for Pensions Legislation