Title: Vote "NO" on November 6, 2012 to ... Constitutional Amendment 49
Publication: Illinois Retired Teachers Associations Website
Date Published: September 21, 2012
This amendment is a proposed addition of Article XIII, Section 5, to the Illinois Constitution, Pension Protection Clause. HJRCA0049 (Amendment #49) is a Constitutional Amendment that will require the Illinois Legislature to approve ANY 'pension benefit increase' by a three-fifths vote. The wording seems to be very ambiguous and open to interpretation, which could lead to considerable litigation if passed. This amendment will not affect your current pension payments.
IRTA's position is to vote "NO" on November 6, 2012 on HJRCA0049 (Amendment #49). Encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to vote "NO" for this proposal as well. Please continue to call, visit, and email your legislators and ask them to protect your pension and not pass this amendment.
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