January 2015- In response to the United States Court of Appeals decision, MAR worked with
Senator David Woodsmen of York and Representative Rollin “Danny” Martin of Sinclair to sponsor a bill to “Clarify that the Cost-of-Living Adjustment to the Maine Public Service Retirement Pension for State and Teacher retirees was a sole contractual commitment. LD 518: An Act To Clarify and Protect Certain Public Service Retirement Benefits
LD 518 was introduced in the Maine Legislature, Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs on February 26, 2015. On April 13, 2015, a public hearing on LD 518 was held. Six (6) people testified in favor of LD 518, no one testified against or neither for nor against the bill.
One June 19, 2015, the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs voted to carry over LD 518 to the second session of the 127th Maine Legislature.
One January 12, 2016, the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs voted ought not to pass, thereby killing the bill, LD 518.