Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging federal Congressional support for the Railroad Retirement and Survivors Improvement Act.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging federal Congressional support for the Railroad Retirement and Survivors Improvement Act.

    Whereas, the Railroad Retirement and Survivors Improvement Act of 2000 was approved in a bipartisan effort by 391 members of the United States House of Representatives in the 106th Congress, including 9 out of 10 from the Indiana delegation to Congress;

    Whereas, more than 80 United States Senators, including Indiana Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh, signed letters of support for this legislation in 2000;

    Whereas, the bill, now before the 107th Congress, modernizes the railroad retirement system for its 748,000 beneficiaries nationwide, including over 15,000 in Indiana;

    Whereas, railroad management, labor and retiree organizations have agreed to support this legislation;

    Whereas, this legislation provides tax relief to freight railroads, Amtrak and commuter lines;

    Whereas, this legislation provides benefit improvements for surviving spouses of rail workers who currently suffer deep cuts in income when the rail retiree dies;


    Whereas, no outside contributions from taxpayers are needed to implement the changes called for in this legislation; and

    Whereas, all changes will be paid for from within the railroad industry, including a full share by active employees: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly urges the United States Congress to support the Railroad Retirement and Survivors Improvement Act in the 107th Congress.

    SECTION 2. That copies of the Resolution be sent by the Secretary of the Senate to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and all members of the Indiana Congressional delegation.