Fla. House passes bill to limit 'double-dipping'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House has passed a bill that would limit the ability of elected officials and high-level public employees to collect a salary and a pension -- known as "double-dipping."

Existing law lets a state or local government employee covered by Florida's pension plan retire and then return to work for the same or another covered agency a month later. Pension payments, though, are suspended for a year.

The bill (HB 479) would require employees or officials to stay in retirement for six months before going back to work. The one-year pension suspension would be unchanged.

The measure passed 106-10 and now goes to the Senate, where a similar proposal (SB 1072) is still in committee.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 43443052 - wctv.tv/a?a=43443052
Gray Television, Inc.