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Bee, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1974, Danville, VirginiaThe Bee Danville a thursday november 1 4 1974 5a retiring California legislators benefits Are Cut Sacramento Calif a an unlucky 13 state Legisla tors leaving office at the end of this year had million taken out of their pockets by the re peal of lucrative pension bonuses ii All started with a 1965 state Law which allowed lawmakers leaving office after reapportionment to collect slate pensions regardless of age the 1974 state election followed a reapportionment the pen Sion uproar started after the associated press reported june 20 that the 1965 Law would Grant several legislators in their 30s immediate lifetime pensions of at least a year during the next three months the legislature beat Back pension repeal attempts by a freshman legislator who said he Learned of the pensions from the a Story but dozens of California newspapers radio and Tele vision stations carried stories on the subject and editorialized against the pensions the legis lature returned in special ses Sion and wiped out the Bonus the legislator who pushed for an end to the Windfall capitalized on his role in the pension fight and went on to defeat a 12year incumbent on nov 5 11 incumbent state legislators were Defeated in addition to the eight rejected in the june primary and two who left office voluntarily thirteen of those legislators would have been eligible to draw pensions starting in january no matter what their age for example assemblyman William Bagley a 45yearold Marin county Republican Defeated in his bid for state con troller lost the a year he would have gotten until he reached age 60 Over the next 15 years bag Ley would have received about now Bagley will have to wait until he is 60 to draw a pension Check assemblyman John Quimby 39 rejected by the voters in the june primary would have drawn about a month for the next 21 years before becom ing eligible under an older pen Sion Law which remains in Force a total of assemblyman Robert Mclennan a freshman Legisla to cited news stories As the reason he introduced a Bill in August to wipe out the bonuses that Bill was killed without a floor vote Public pressure built after the legislature adjourned sept 1 gov Ronald Reagan called a special Sessi ii and the Law makers returned and repealed the pensions with Only one Dis scenting vote from the 118 legislators but the lawmakers angered at reagans calling them Back int special session during an election Campaign also voted to slash his pension by More than a year to about 519640 beginning in january Mclennan used his leadership in the pension fight in his successful Campaign for re election against fellow Assem Blyman Joe Gonsalves the two dumps banned Washington a the government has issued a directive threatening to Cut off air port development funds to communities which continue to operate sanitary landfills or Gar Bage dumps near Airport run ways or fail to take action to keep Birds away the measure was issued by the Federal aviation administration tuesday As a result of a crash of a Lear Jet last year at Airport near Atlanta in which seven persons were killed and one on the ground was injured the National transportation safety Board concluded that Birds attracted to the Airport area by a garbage dump had been sucked into the planes Jet engines causing them to lose Power although the Atlanta incident is the Only one where Birds attracted by a garbage dump caused an Accident the Faa said the number of air plane Bird collisions has increased in recent years the new guidelines Call for closing All landfills and dumps located within 10000 feet from Airport runways used by Turbo Jet aircraft or 5000 feet from runways used by Piston engine aircraft landfills located beyond those distances also should be closed if they constitute a risk to air plane traffic the Faa said incumbents were the same District Tion ment thrown into by reap por Defeated last week and the Mary the pension Reform amount of Early pensions they i measure eliminated a if Mclennan now 59 serves out his term he will become eligible for an immediate pen Sion when he retires without the repeal of the Bonus gon salves would have collected a year from the state after his defeat by Mclennan among the other lawmakers would have received before age 60 Are state sen Craig Biddle of Riverside and assemblyman Don Mcgillivray former Assembly speaker Bob Moretti gave up his seat and made an unsuccessful bid for the democratic nomination for governor in the june Pri year in Early pensions for the 38yearold politician a total Over the next 22 years of More than other lawmakers not return ing who would have been Eli Gible for the bonuses assemblyman Walter Karabian assemblyman new ton Russell Assem Blyman Walter Powers sen Lawrence Walsh assemblyman Floyd Wakefield and assemblyman Bob Wood assemblyman Henry Wax Man 35 won a seat in con Gress in the november elections under the old Law he could have drawn an Early pen Sion while serving in Congress of about a year but now he cannot draw any pension from the state until age 60 it gov John Harmer gave up his Senate seat when Rea Gan appointed him to the Post in october he was Defeated in his bid for a full term As the no 2 Man in state government until he accepted the appoint ment by Reagan Harmer would have been eligible for Early pensions amounting to for his legislative serv ice despite the Rollback in pen Sion bonuses some of the Law makers not returning to office will be drawing pensions in january that total More than a year for example state sen Clark Bradley rejected by the voters of san Jose for another fou year term to add to his 22 years service will Start draw ing about a year the 66yearold lawmaker will receive the Money immediately because he has More than 20 years service and is Over age 60 either of which would entitle him to the pen Sion the pensions Are based on the length of service of Law makers in either or both houses of the 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