Legislation: SB 1353
What it does: Gives the governor the power to extend differential pay and benefits up to 60 months for state workers called up to serve in the military. The current maximum is 24 months.
Who is affected: Approximately 2,400 state employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserves, although none have exceeded the current 2-year differential pay limit. The bill's analyst says that it is "very unlikely that any of the members who already served two years will be selected again for deployment anytime soon."
What it will cost: About $48,000 if those same state employees are again called to serve.
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