Proposed judicial pension amendment fastracked by Senate

Making good on his promise that today’s Supreme Court decision on judicial pension would not be the last word on the topic, Senate President Steve Sweeney has scheduled a vote Monday on a proposal to amend the consititution to include judges in last year’s pension overhaul.

The high court ruled today that a judge’s salary may not be reduced while still on the bench and that increasing a pension contribution amounted to a pay cut.

The proposed amendment would allow additional deductions for benefits from a judge’s salary.

The bill is scheduled to be heard in committee on Thursday and will go before the full Senate Monday at 10 a.m., according to a Senate source.

Proposed judicial pension amendment fastracked by Senate