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Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform, Commission on

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  • Description: Creates the Commission on Employee Retirement Security and Pension Reform (the Commission) in the legislative branch to study and make recommendations relating to the financial soundness of retirement plans covering state and local government employees; the suitability of retirement plans offered or maintained for current state and local government employees and the attributes of retirement plans that will be suitable for future employees; the impact on state and local governments of the anticipated retirement of experienced employees between 2016 and 2026 and strategies for replacing such employees; and the elements of compensation and benefits packages that are essential to attracting and retaining a highly productive state and local government workforce.
  • Report Date: Report on or before December 1 of each year on its activities and findings, including any recommendations for legislation, to the General Assembly and the Governor
  • Expiration Date: July 1, 2021
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Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
Name Appointed By
The Honorable William J. Howell, Speaker of the House By Statute
The Honorable S. Chris Jones, Chair, House Appropriations Committee By Statute
The Honorable R. Lee Ware, Chair, House Finance By Statute
The Honorable T. Scott Garrett Speaker of the House
The Honorable James P. (Jimmie) Massie III Speaker of the House
The Honorable Betsy B. Carr Speaker of the House
Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
Name Appointed By
The Honorable Thomas K. Norment Jr., Senate Majority Leader By Statute
The Honorable Emmett W. Hanger Jr., Co-Chair, Senate Finance Committee By Statute
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff Jr. Senate Committee on Rules
The Honorable Frank W. Wagner Senate Committee on Rules
The Honorable George L. Barker Senate Committee on Rules
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
R. Ronald Jordan Virginia Governmental Employees Association Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2021
Mr. John Vithoulkas Virginia Association of Counties & Virginia Municipal League Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2021
Ms. Kathy Burcher Virginia Education Association Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2021
Edwin T. Burton Citizen-at-Large Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2021
Eileen Norcross Citizen-at-Large Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2021
The Honorable Kenneth W. Stolle Va Sheriffs Association and Virginia State Police Association Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2021
The Honorable John C. Watkins Citizen-at-large Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2021
Lt. Col. Robert G. Kemmler Citizen-at-large Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2021
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Patricia S. Bishop Director, Virginia Retirement System
Sara Redding Wilson Director, Department of Human Resource Management
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 6 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 5 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 8
Max # Ex Officio: 2
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