The Texas House has appointed conferees for Senate Bill 10, the bill that is currently under consideration by the Legislature to provide eligible Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirees with a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) and supplemental payment.
The following Representatives will serve on this conference committee, along with the Senate conferees, to negotiate the differences between the original version of SB 10 passed in the Senate and the amended version of SB 10 passed by the House: Representatives Greg Bonnen (Chair), Giovanni Capriglione, Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, Oscar Longoria, and Gary VanDeaver.
As TRTA has reported in other Inside Line articles, there are still many steps to be taken to pass a bill for TRS retirees.
With a little less than a month left in the legislative session that ends on May 29, things may still change with bill language. We expect to go until the end of session before a final version of the bill is passed and before we know with absolute certainty what percentage of COLA and what amount of supplemental payment may be included.
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