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2018 Session Pension/Retirement Bills

Note: Because the 2017 Omnibus Pension Bill was vetoed, bills that were passed by the Commission and included in the omnibus bill will still appear on this list.
 


Listed in descending Senate File order with recent intros appearing first (House bills with no Senate companion are last).     Last updated: 4/9/2018


Senate File

House File

Plan

Description
LCPR
Hearing
Staff
Memo
LCPR
Action

SF2620-Rosen

HF3053-O'Driscoll

All

2018 Omnibus Pension Bill.

   3/13/2018

    Memos   

Passed as Amended

SF3585-Wiger, by req

HF4162-Fischer

Mpwd. Fire

Maplewood Firefighters Relief Association distribution prohibition, condition satisfaction, and dissolution.
Proposed author's amendment: H4146-1A

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SF3462-Rosen

HF3686-Vogel

All

Public retirement systems annual stress test requirement. Proposed delete-all amendment: S3462-2A

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SF3254-Rosen

HF3803-O'Driscoll

Hennepin Co; SBI

Hennepin County supplemental retirement plan; expanding investment authority.

   3/6/2018

    Memo   

Passed

SF3185-Frentz

HF3720-Thissen

PERA

Excluding from coverage temporary employees of the city of St. Paul and ISD No. 625, St. Paul, who are covered by the Minnesota Laborers Pension Fund; coverage election.

   3/13/2018

    Memo   

Passed

SF2971-Lang

HF3353-Miller

PERA Privatizations

Providing clarity regarding pension programs and benefits for private hospitals (adds language to old provisions relating to hospital owned by Swift Co. and City of Benson).

   3/13/2018

    Memo   

Passed as Amended

SF2906-Fischbach

HF438-Howe

PERA-P&F

Modifying the definition of "Line of duty death." See identical provision in omnibus bill.

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SF2879-Jasinski

HF3243-Rarick

Related Interest

Establishing a pension rate base for purposes of rate increase hearings.

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SF2789-Carlson, by req.

HF3321-Masin

Related interest; Judges

Raising the mandatory retirement age for judges from age 70 to age 80.

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SF2743-Latz

HF4177-Flanagan

TRA, MnState

TRA coverage election for certain Minnesota State employee not offered a coverage election.

   3/6/2018

    Memo   

Passed

SF2722-Cwodzinski

HF3135-Pryor

TRA; MnState

Permitting reclassification of leave of absence (board and teacher to negotiate TRA contributions under 354.094).

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SF2622-Utke

HF2957-Grossell

Clearbrook Fire

Clearbrook Fire Dept. Relief Association; providing for an extension for submitting reports required for fire state aid eligibility.

   3/6/2018

    Memo   

Passed

SF2530-Klein

HF4626-Hansen

PERA; public safety

Expanding eligibility for continued health insurance coverage to include correctional employees disabled or killed in the line of duty; appropriation.

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SF2379-Rosen

HF2649-O'Driscoll

MSRS, PERA

PERA and MSRS boards membership modifications

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SF2332-Rosen/Lourey

HF2604-O'Driscoll/Sundin

PERA-SVFRP; VFRAs

Permitting relief association withdrawal from the statewide plan in order to join a volunteer firefighter relief association.

   4/18/2017

    Memo   

Passed as Amended

SF2303-Pappas

HF2570-Becker-Finn

Secure Choice

Minnesota Secure Choice Retirement Program Act of 2017 (see also HF2665)

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SF2233-Rosen

HF2486-O'Driscoll

MSRS, TRA, SPTRFA

MSRS, TRA, and SPTRFA financial solvency measures (Governor's proposal).

   4/18/2017

    Memo   

No Action

SF2163-Dibble

HF2438-Hornstein

Major plans

Revising the treatment of certain former privatized hospital employees who return to public service.

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SF2128-Nelson

HFxxxx

TRA; SPTRFA

Sale of the Crosswinds school facility; proceeds of the sale be paid as direct aid to TRA and SPTRFA.

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SF2115-Schoen

HF2433-Quam

PERA-P&F

Coverage for full-time and part-time Hennepin County Healthcare System paramedics, EMTs, or supervisors. (see also HF2808)

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SF2085-Pappas

HF2472-Thissen

SBI

Mandating a report on the impact of climate change on the fossil fuel investments held by the State Board of Investment.

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SF1945-Lourey

HF2092-Rarick

PERA-SVFRP; Brook Park

Permitting the city of Brook Park to lower the service pension level under the PERA Statewide Volunteer Fire Plan.

   3/14/2017

    Memo   

Passed

SF1864-Simonson

HF2390-Murphy, M.

PERA

Modifying provisions for purchasing salary or service credit for periods of workers' compensation.

   3/21/2017

    Memo   

Amended, Laid over

SF1860-Chamberlain

HF1825-Loon

Related Interest

Abolishing the Perpich Center for Arts Education; creating an arts education specialist position within the Dept. of Education.

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SF1839-Miller

HFxxxx

TRA, MnSCU

Authorizing a MnSCU employee to elect prospective/retroactive TRA coverage.

   3/21/2017

    Memo   

Passed

SF1705-Rosen

HF2126-O'Driscoll

MSRS

Revising augmentation rates for certain terminated privatized employees (Fairview).

   5/10/2017

    Memo   

Passed as Amended

SF1699-Anderson, B.

HF1893-Howe

Related Interest

Extending the military pay and military retirement pay subtractions to military technicians

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SF1642-Senjem

HF2375-Murphy, M.

MSRS-General

Retirement coverage for National Sports Center Foundation employees.

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SF1384-Rosen

HF1672-Murphy, M.

VFRAs

Implementing the recommendations of the Volunteer Fire Working Group.

   4/25/2017

    Memo   

Passed as Amended

SF1376-Rosen

HF1460-O'Driscoll

MSRS

MSRS administrative bill.

   2/21/2017

    Memo   

Passed

SF1375-Rosen

HF1471-O'Driscoll

PERA

PERA administrative bill.

   2/21/2017

    Memo   

Passed

SF1194-Dziedzic

HF1736-Davids

Related Interest

Providing a subtraction for income from certain public pension plans.

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SF1193-Dziedzic

HF1789-Davids

Related Interest

Providing a phased-in subtraction for income from certain public pension plans.

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SF1142-Miller

HF1364-Davids

Related Interest

Providing an income tax subtraction for police and firefighter pensions.

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SF1066-Rosen

HF1090-O'Driscoll

PERA

PERA financial solvency measures.

   2/21/2017

    Memo   

No Action

SF1064-Rosen

HF1288-O'Driscoll

MSRS

MSRS financial solvency measures.

   2/21/2017

    Memo   

No Action

SF1044-Senjem

HF621-Liebling

Related interest-

Eliminating the mandatory retirement age for judges.

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SF992-Rosen

HF1214-O'Driscoll

SPTRA

SPTRFA financial solvency measures.

   2/14/2017

    Memo   

No Action

SF930-Rosen

HF722-Murphy, M.

TRA

TRA financial solvency measures.

   2/7/2017

    Memo   

No Action

SF746-Rosen

HF721-Murphy, M.

TRA

TRA administrative bill.

   2/21/2017

    Memo   

Passed

SF718-Nelson

HF890-Loon

TRA, SPTRFA

Education finance appropriations bill (see Sec.6-7 for pension adjustment revenue).

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SF545-Rosen

HF565-O'Driscoll

Omnibus

Public retirement various provisions modified (containing portions of the vetoed 2016 Omnibus Bill).

   2/14/2017

    Memo   

Passed as Amended

SF544-Pappas

HF227-Thissen

Related interest

Revising contents of a required cost-of-living study to include reasonable retirement and long-term care savings,

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SF522-Frentz

HF637-Johnson, C.

MSRS-Correctional

MSRS-Correctional; including additional DHS employees in plan coverage.

   3/7/2017

    Memo   

Passed as Amended

SF517-Senjem

HF50-Quam

Related interest-Teacher plans

Amending the definition of public employee to include replacement teacher or faculty member employed for more than 60 days.

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SF480-Senjem

HF409-Albright

Related interest-PERA/SBI

Authorizing local governments to invest in indexed mutual funds or with SBI with PERA acting as account administrator.

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SF436-Pappas

HF977-O'Driscoll

MSRS-Correctional

MSRS-Correctional; including additional DOC employees in plan coverage.

   3/7/2017

    Memo   

Passed

SF429-Relph

HF105-Backer

Related interest-Ambulance

Cooper/Sams volunteer ambulance program and trust account funding provided; money appropriated.

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SF209-Lourey

HF497-Sundin

Cromwell-Wright

Cromwell Wright Area Fire District; authorize as special taxing district; establish for provision of cooperative fire services.

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SF125-Schoen

HF327-Zerwas

Related interest-

Workers' comp; modifying occupational disease provisions for certain medical care providers, public safety, & correctional personnel (PTSD).

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SF65-Fischbach

HF136-Howe

Related interest-PERA

Zero-based budgeting; requires PERA to submit a budget to the legislature (Sec. 1, Subd. 3).

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SF26-Sparks

HF11-Poppe

Austin Fire, PERA

City of Austin; permitting alternative allocation of fire state aid.

   3/14/2017

    Memo   

Passed as Amended

SFxxxx

HF4036-McDonald

Public employees

State workforce reduction, creating an early retirement program, prohibiting bonus payments for public employees, reducing salaries of state employees and elected officials.

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SFxxxx

HF3145-Newberger

PERA-DC

Public employees defined contribution plan, permitting distributions while employed; clarifying provisions

   3/6/2018

    Memo   

Passed

SFxxxx

HF2968-Albright

Related Interest

Repealing the authority to issue bonds payable with property taxes for employee benefits.

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SFxxxx

HF2808-Hoppe

PERA-P&F

Expanding coverage for certain paramedics and emergency medical technicians employed by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. (see also SF2115/HF2433)

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SFxxxx

HF2665-Schultz

Secure Choice

Establishing the Minnesota Secure Choice Retirement Program (see also SF2303/HF2570).

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SFxxxx

HF2289-Dettmer

PERA-P&F

Providing an exception to a disability benefit application deadline.

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SFxxxx

HF2236-Thissen

Local P&F

Benefit increase for former members & surviving spouses of a local paid police and fire relief association.

   3/21/2017

    Memo   

Amended, Laid over

SFxxxx

HF1912-Drazkowski

Related Interest

Local gov't insurance; Required pooling limited to members of PERA-P&F and PERA-Correctional.

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SFxxxx

HF1824-Newberger

Vol. FF; ambulance

Providing a subtraction for income from volunteer firefighter and volunteer ambulance service personnel pensions; repealing certain supplemental benefits.

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SFxxxx (LCPR17-036)

HFxxxx

MSRS-Unclassified

Grandfathering current factors used in the calculation of annuities under the MSRS Unclassified Program

   5/10/2017

    Memo   

Passed

SFxxxx (LCPR17-035)

HFxxxx

PERA

Authorizing an eligible Duluth township employee to elect PERA general plan coverage and receive retroactive coverage.

   5/10/2017

    Memo   

Passed