State Senator Paul Bailey pushed forward a bill that would allow retired EMS workers to return to work without impacting retirement benefits. The state’s retirement system currently does not allow these workers to return to work without suspending benefits.
Bailey said the legislation would create a 24-month pilot program. The period would be spent to see if workers are willing to return while also gauging if the job market will improve.
Bailey said the legislation passed in state and local committees, so the bill now enters Senate Finance Committee. Bailey said retirees must have been retired for 9-months to qualify for the program.