Fla. Judge Strikes Down Pension Contribution Mandate

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 7:14 PM EST) -- A Florida state judge on Tuesday overturned a law making public employees contribute 3 percent of their pay to pension plans, saying provisions of the bill — which sought to bring in $1 billion to close a budget shortfall — go against the state constitution.

Judge Jackie L. Fulford noted that the 1974 Florida legislature created a mandatory pension plan for state employees that required no employee contribution and provided for a cost-of-living adjustment.

Senate Bill 2100, which imposed the mandatory contribution and eliminated the cost-of-living...
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