We know have a NEW BILL NUMBER and committee assignment for the AFSCME Council 93 bill that would provide a three-year pension credit for essential public-sector workers who were required to work outside of their homes during the pandemic.  

The bill formerly referred to as House Docket 1794 is now House Bill 2808. Co-sponsored by State Representative Jon Zlotnik and State Senator John Velis, the bill has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Public Service. This committee is responsible for holding a public hearing on the bill and ultimately making a recommendation as to whether or not the bill should be passed by the full legislature. A public hearing has NOT been scheduled yet.  

In addition to HB 2808, State Senator Nick Collins filed identical legislation in the Senate. That legislation is SB 1669. Between the two bills, we now have 121 individual, bi-partisan, co-sponsors.

This includes:

  • 16 State Senators including all three Senate Republicans
  • 105 State Representative including 18 of the 30 House Republicans

This level of support is tremendous but we have room for improvement.  

There are still 14 of 40 State Senators who have not signed on as co-sponsors yet and 55 State Representatives who have yet to sign on as co-sponsors.  

PDF icon Click here to see an alphabetical listing of State Senators and State Representatives who have signed on as co-sponsors as of 4/14/2021.