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▶ Work Group on Relief Association Conversions and Dissolutions, convened by the Pension Commission staff

Membership list

Meetings and meeting materials:

Date/Time

Location

Agenda and Meeting Materials

December 5, 2018,
1:30 PM

Room 2308,
Minnesota Senate Building
95 University Avenue W

 Agenda:

  1. Legislation alternatives: Conversions
  2. Legislation alternatives: Surplus after termination or dissolution
  3. Preparation of Report to the LCPR
     
  4. Other business, as needed

November 14, 2018,
1:30 PM

Room 2308,
Minnesota Senate Building
95 University Avenue W

 Agenda:

  1. Introductions
  2. Funding status of volunteer firefighter relief associations
  3. Legislation alternatives: Conversion from DB to DC
  4. Legislation alternatives: Surplus after termination or dissolution
  5. Date and topics for final meeting

October 29, 2018,
1:30 PM

Room 2308,
Minnesota Senate Building
95 University Avenue W
▶ NOTE BUILDING CHANGE

 Agenda:

  1. Introductions
  2. Follow-up from the survey of fire chiefs    Materials      Map of Respondents
  3. Background information      Materials for Items 3-5
    • Statutory requirements for DC plans
    • Maplewood legislation
    • Plymouth legislation
  4. Legislation alternatives: Conversion from DB to DC
  5. Legislation alternatives: Surplus after termination or dissolution
  6. Date and topics for final meetings

October 4, 2018,
1:30 PM

Room 316,
State Capitol

 Agenda:

  1. Introductions
  2. Meeting notes from August 16, 2018, meeting
  3. Work group membership concerns
  4. Report from other firefighter work groups
    1. Fire State Aid Working Group: Bruce Hemstad, Bemidji Fire Relief Association
    2. OSA Volunteer Fire Relief Association Working Group: Rose Hennessy-Allen, Pension Division Director, OSA
    3. PERA Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Plan Advisory Board: Shana Jones, Policy Director, PERA
  5. Results of the survey of fire chiefs   Materials
  6. Public comment
  7. Date and topics for next meeting

August 16, 2018,
1:30 PM

Room G-23,
State Capitol

 Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Work Group Discussion (Materials)
    1. Converting a defined benefit plan to a defined contribution plan
    2. Disposing of surplus assets upon plan termination or relief association dissolution
    3. Survey of fire departments transitioning from volunteer to full time
    4. Related issues
  3. Tentative schedule for future meetings and concluding the work of the group by December 31, 2018

July 23, 2018,
1:30 PM

Room 316,
State Capitol

 Agenda and Materials

  1. Introductions
  2. Objectives of the Work Group
  3. Related Sections in the 2018 Pension Bill
  4. Statistics
  5. Current Minnesota Statutes
  6. Discussion
  7. Election of Chair or Co-Chairs
  8. Next Meeting Dates

Email Lisa Diesslin if you would like to receive email notice for future meetings of this work group.

 



 

▶ Fire State Aid Work Group, convened by the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

Meetings:

Date/Time

Location

October 2, 2018
1:00 PM

Room 316, State Capitol

September 19, 2018
1:00 PM

Room 316, State Capitol

August 21, 2018
1:00 PM

Room 316, State Capitol

 

 



 

▶ Volunteer Fire Relief Association Working Group, convened by the State Auditor

Meetings and meeting materials:

Upcoming Meetings

Date/Time

Location

Agenda and Meeting Materials

December 6, 2018
11:00 AM

525 Park Street, Suite 500, Conference Room

 

 

Previous Meetings

Date/Time

Location

September 25, 2018
11:00 AM

525 Park Street, Suite 500, Conference Room

 Agenda and materials

October 4, 2018
11:00 AM

525 Park Street, Suite 500, Conference Room

 Agenda and materials

October 16, 2018
11:00 AM

525 Park Street, Suite 500, Conference Room

 Agenda and materials

November 29, 2018
11:00 AM

525 Park Street, Suite 500, Conference Room

 Agenda and materials

 

 

 

 

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