BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An organization representing Louisiana's retired state employees on Thursday challenged Gov. Bobby Jindal's new pension plan for future rank-and-file state workers.

The Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana claims the law, pushed by Jindal and passed earlier this year, is unconstitutional because it didn't get a two-thirds vote in the state House of Representatives.

The lawsuit was filed in Baton Rouge district court, according to Frank Jobert, executive director of the organization.

"If legislators think they can pass laws in violation of the Constitution or state statutes, we don't know where that line will be drawn," Jobert said in a statement. "It's not just a retirement issue."

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