Newsletter - Pension Update Updateen-us2018-01-20T02:37:53.3567669-06:00Police Pension Update Update&newsletterid=66017/11/2017 12:00:00 AM<div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>"A Season of Change"</b></div><br>It has been well over a month since the new Pension Law for Houston Police Officers (and surviving spouses) has taken effect.&nbsp; The actual effect to the benefit structure has not yet surfaced to most members of HPOPS and to our members. Update&newsletterid=65705/16/2017 12:00:00 AM<div style="text-align: center;"><font size="6"><b><font face="times">Small Thoughts on the Local Level<br></font></b></font><div><div>From Bill Elkin</div><div><font size="3">The city's pension legislation has been signed by the Governor, and is scheduled to become law on July 1, 2017.&nbsp; This means that HPOPS will begin&nbsp; to make all changes to the benefit structure that were agreed to, and they will&nbsp;become&nbsp;a reality.Pension Update Update&newsletterid=65685/10/2017 12:00:00 AM<div style="text-align: center;"><b style="font-family: times; font-size: x-large;">Legislative Update #6<br><br></b><br><h4>Legislative Update #6<br>05/10/2017 </h4><p></p><p>On Monday, May 8, 2017, HB 43 by Representative Dan Flynn was left pending in the House of Representatives. Representative Flynn picked up companion bill SB 2190 by Senator Huffman and laid it out for consideration in the House at 4:04pm.Pension Update Update&newsletterid=65675/8/2017 12:00:00 AM<div style="text-align: center;"><b>Addendum by Bill Elkin 5-9-2017<br><br></b><div><b>SB 2190 is on it's way back to the Senate with the 3 amendments <br>favorable to the Fire Pensions.&nbsp;&nbsp;It is believed at this time <br>that Senator Huffman will not agree to accept<br>those amendments, which will send the Bill back to the House.Legislative Update #4 Update&newsletterid=65554/26/2017 12:00:00 AM<h4><div style="text-align: center;"><br>Legislative Update #4</div><div style="text-align: center;">04/26/2017</div></h4><p></p><p style="text-align: center;">Thank you all for your quick action and assistance in contacting Representatives on the House Calendars Committee regarding HB 43.&nbsp; Due to your overwhelming efforts, we have been notified that your voices have been heard very clearly in Austin.