HB 66 (McQuinn) would have expanded the requirement for local school divisions to provide a health insurance credit of $4 per year of service to all retired members of local school divisions with at least 15 years of service; currently, the health insurance credit is provided only to teachers at the $4/year level, and non-teacher school division employees are eligible for a credit of $1.50/year, depending on whether the locality has elected to provide the benefit. VACo opposed this bill as a mandate on localities. The bill was tabled by a vote of 4-3. Similar action was taken on HB 1326 (Reid), which would have made E-911 dispatchers eligible for hazardous duty benefits, if a locality opted to provide the enhanced benefit.
VACo Contact: Katie Boyle