Montana State Employee Pay Cap Referendum (2012)
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Text of measure
The summary of the measure read as follows:
- "An act limiting compensation paid to certain state employees and reducing compensation paid to certain existing state employees; providing for exceptions to the limitation under certain circumstances; providing that the act be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana; amending section 2-18-303, MCA; and providing an effective date."
Path to the ballot
During the hearing in legislative session in which the bill was introduced, reports out of the state said there was little support of the bill. According to Eric Feaver, president of MEA-MFT, a union representing teachers and many state workers: “This is a really bad bill. It's a capricious bill. It invites class warfare." State Senator Dave Lewis, sponsor of the bill, introduced the measure to a Senate panel on February 3, 2011. No immediate action on the proposal was taken during the hearing. The Montana Legislature adjourned without the measure being sent to the ballot.