Ala. Legislature Passes Pension Reform

May 9, 2012 ( – The Alabama Legislature passed a bill to reform the pension system for new state employees who are hired after January 1, 2013. 

The pension reform measure will save the state $5 billion over the next 30 years, reports the Associated Press.

The current law allows employees with 10 years of service to retire at the age of 60 and employees with 25 years of service to retire at any age. Under the new law there is a minimum retirement age of 62 for all public employees. The only exception is for individuals working in law enforcement, where the minimum age will be 56.