Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 - California Rule

February 12, 2018


SCA 8 gives the legislature and public pension systems the ability to adjust public employees’ retirement benefit formulas on a prospective basis.

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Issue Background:

This constitutional amendment gives pension systems the ability to change benefits going forward.  It does not eliminate pension benefits already earned by a public employee. The employee is entitled to every benefit accrued to the point of the change. Allowing pension plans to reduce future benefits will help keep plans sustainable.



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