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VOTE "NO" TO HOUSE BILL 605
Call your Mississippi House of Representatives NOW! Vote "No" on House Bill 605
If voted into law, this bill would allow the legislature to have veto power over the PERS Board. It would greatly hinder the PERS Board's ability to make fiscally responsible decisions for the system and allow the legislature to tie the Board's hands when making contribution increases.
This bill affects ACTIVE members just as much as it would retired members!
We cannot overstate how dangerous this would be for the health of the PERS retirement system. We ask you to call your legislators and let them know that, as a PERS member, you do NOT support this bill!
NOTE: The legislature already has representation on the PERS Board and this member is present when votes occur. The Legislature is completely aware of any decisions made in PERS Meetings!
Please share this with your friends and neighbors and encourage them to call as well!
Link to the Mississippi House Roster: http://www.legislature.ms.gov/legislators/house-roster/
Link to Mississippi House Bill 605: https://legiscan.com/MS/bill/HB605/2023
First Responder Appreciation and Recruitment Act - for every 5 years served, the First Responder receives 1 year of retirement credit!!!!
The Mississippi State Legislative session is well underway for 2023. There are two bills pertaining to career firefighters.
- The First Responder Appreciation and Recruitment Act
- Helping Heroes First Responder - PTSD Assistance Bill
First Responder Appreciation and Recruitment Act - for every 5 years served, the First Responder gets 1 year of retirement credit
Here is the link to House Bill 212:
Here is the line to Senate Bill 2021:
Please call your individual Senators and Legislators to ask for support for these bills. The talking points can be downloaded.
Please share the flyer and information with family, friends, and your fire service brothers and sisters.
Mississippi Senate Roster: http://www.legislature.ms.gov/legislators/senate-roster/
Mississippi House Roster: http://http://www.legislature.ms.gov/legislators/house-roster/
Download: First Responder 5 to 1 handout.pdf