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2008 House Bill 653: Increase pension benefits for elected officials
Introduced by Rep. Greg Stumbo (D) on February 27, 2008 To extend the high-three final compensation window set to expire January 1, 2009, for the remaining term of office of an elected official who is eligible to retire and receive the benefit as of January 1, 2009. The bill also extends the 2.2 percent benefit factor window set to expire January 31, 2009, for the remaining term of office of an elected official who is eligible to retire and receive the benefit as of January 1, 2009.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House State Government Committee on February 28, 2008
Reported in the House on March 6, 2008 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Substitute offered in the House on March 6, 2008 To clarify the types of service credit used to determine if the elected official is eligible for the retirement window.
Amendment offered by Rep. Carl Rollins (D) on March 10, 2008 To delete the original provisions of the bill and extend the high-three final compensation window set to expire January 1, 2009, for those state and county employees eligible for the benefit based upon service credit as of December 31, 2008.
Amendment offered by Rep. Greg Stumbo (D) on March 11, 2008 To clarify the provisions do not apply to elected members of the General Assembly or the Judiciary and to make technical corrections.

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