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What happened to the 2017 Omnibus Pension Bill?

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The LCPR approved the 2017 omnibus pension bill at its meeting on May 10, 2017. From there, the bill, as S.F. 545, went to the State Government Finance and Policy and Elections, Rules and Administration, and Finance Committees in the Senate and, as H.F. 565, to the Government Operations and Elections Policy, Rules and Legislative Administration, and State Government Finance Committees in the House. The bill was amended in several committees and approved by each committee that considered it.

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, S.F. 545, the third engrossment, was considered by the Senate and, with several amendments adopted on the floor, was unanimously approved by all members. The bill was not heard in the House.

Governor Dayton vetoed S.F. 3 on May 30. The letter from the Governor explaining the reason for the veto focused on his objection to the preemption provisions... Read full LCPR report (PDF)

Minnesota News


Explaining Minnesota's 'hidden' pension problem (MinnPost)

It’s been called Minnesota’s hidden budget deficit. The state’s pension plans — which cover retirement benefits for about a half a million teachers, fire fighters, police officers and other state and local government employees in Minnesota — are underfunded by billions of dollars over the next several decades. Read full article...

National News


States face costly future if their citizens fail to save enough for retirement (NCSL)

Most Americans are not saving enough for retirement. The problem is especially severe among small-business employees, low-income workers and communities of color. On the brink of a national retirement security crisis, state lawmakers are stepping into the breach with a spectrum of innovative solutions. Read full article...



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To request or discuss legislation and for answers to questions regarding the LCPR, pension and retirement plans for public employees, and retirement topics in general, contact the Commission at:

Location:    Room 55 State Office Building     
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.   
St. Paul, MN 55155
 

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Phone:651-296-2750
Fax: 651-297-3697
E-mail:lcpr@lcpr.leg.mn
 
Members:Commission member contact information
 
Staff:Susan Lenczewski,
Executive Director
Rachel Barth,
Deputy Director
Lisa Diesslin,
Commission Assistant
651-296-1309651-296-7820651-296-6806
susan.lenczewski@lcpr.leg.mn    rachel.barth@lcpr.leg.mn    lisa.diesslin@lcpr.leg.mn
 


 

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