Presentation on theme: "Constitutional Amendment JUST SAY NO!!!. Statewide Measures- Constitutional Amendment House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 49 (HJRCA49) "— Presentation transcript:
Constitutional Amendment JUST SAY NO!!!
Statewide Measures- Constitutional Amendment House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 49 (HJRCA49) Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would require a 3/5 th majority vote for the General Assembly to approve any future pension benefit increase Would require a 3/5 th vote by a local school board to approve local collective bargaining agreements that include additional compensation increases (not salary increases) that impact pensions (bonuses, sick leave allotments, compensated time off, and incentives)
Statewide Measures- Constitutional Amendment HJRCA 49 passed the General Assembly with strong support Senate: 51-2 House: 113-0
Statewide Measures- Constitutional Amendment What is required for this to be the law of the land? The voters will have this question before them in November The only constitutional amendment on the ballot Three-fifths of those voting on the question must approve of it or a majority of those voting in the election Would be effective on January 9, 2013
Statewide Measures- Constitutional Amendment What if this passes? This would make contracts that include increased compensation (outside of salary increases), that can be used in the calculation of one’s annuity, to be subject to the 3/5 th vote requirement by school boards Would make it nearly impossible to remedy the issues with Tier 2 (Possible Social Security issues) The vagueness of the amendment would lead to disagreements around its application
Statewide Measures- Constitutional Amendment In 2008, Con Con was on the ballot We engaged against the proposal Ballots Cast 5.5 million for president 4.5 million on the question of Con Con 18% difference 32.6% YES vs 67.4% NO
Statewide Measures- Constitutional Amendment GR and Communications are working on incorporating our vote NO message Targeted campaign that any local can work on Numerous all member mailings Flyers in the buildings Robocalls Early voting starts later this year and will allow us to condense our messaging to a shorter timeline