If the potential proposal becomes law the retirement system would change for new employees. However, Louisiana Senator Robert Adley tells NBC 6 News if new employees stop paying into the system current and retired employees could also be affected.
"That means the cost of the system goes up. That means that the payments that the state of Louisiana has to make goes up and at the end of the day it means the cost to taxpayers go up."
Bonita Hearne is a local state retiree. She tells NBC 6 News she hopes things remain the same.
"We would just be ruining the fiscal soundness of our system," said Hearne. "It may sound like a good deal and it may be a quick fix but, it's not for the benefit for the new or current employees and their future."