Updated, 4:56 p.m. Monday:
On a six-three vote Monday the Jackson County Legislature approved the pension change.
Lawmakers in favor said it was unfair to deny someone money they had already earned.
The county Pension Board asked the Legislature to not change the rules citing potential problems with the IRS and the fact that the ordinance appears to benefit only income legislator Ron Finley.
Jackson County Executive Frank White could veto the ordinance. His office said he will examine the legislation before making a decision.