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2016 Meetings:

Date/Time Location Agenda and Meeting Materials Audio and Minutes
February 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
February 4, 2016, 9:00 am
Room 200
State Office Building
 Agenda, Materials & Action
  • Actuarial assumption changes for MSRS, PERA, and TRA
  • Financial sustainability/funding proposals for MSRS, TRA, and SPTRFA
  • Administrative bills for MSRS, PERA, TRA, and SPTRFA
  • Supplemental public pension plan financing program proposal (update on EPOCH)
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Minutes
February 24, 2016, 1:00 pm Room 200
State Office Building
 Agenda, Materials & Action
  • LCPR16-016: MSRS-covered Fairview Hospital privatized employees; Revising augmentation rates, revising exception regarding public reemployment.
  • LCPR16-025: Eden Prairie Volunteer Firefighter Relief Association; Vesting, maximum lump sum amounts.
  • Chair's comments on MSRS, TRA, and SPTRFA funding package proposals
  • Mortality assumption changes for Appleton and White Bear Lake fire relief associations.
  • HF1908 (Atkins); SF1774 (Hayden): Benefit increase for certain former local police and paid fire relief association recipients.
  • Revisor #16-5720: Implementing the recommendations of 2015-2016 State Auditor's Volunteer Fire Relief Association Working Group.
  • HF659 (O'Driscoll); SF588 (Pappas): MSRS; Modifying disability application deadlines in certain instances.
  • LCPR16-015 (PDF HTML): MSRS; Rule of 90 eligibility for certain Department of Transportation (MnDOT) employees.
Audio
Minutes
March 15, 2016, 5:30 pm Room 10
State Office Building
 Agenda, Materials & Action
  • HF2807 (O'Driscoll); SF2536 (Pappas): MSRS, PERA, TRA, and SPTRFA; Administrative and actuarial assumption provisions.
  • HF2785 (Loon); SF2536 (Hann): VFRAs; Increasing lump-sum service pension maximums for defined benefit relief associations; lowering the vesting requirement for Eden Prairie VFRA firefighters returning to active service
  • HFxxxx; SF2473 (Rosen/Pappas): 2015-2016 Volunteer Fire Relief Association Working Group bill.
  • HF659 (O'Driscoll); SF588 (Pappas): MSRS; Modifying disability application deadlines in certain instances.
  • HFxxxx (Metsa); SFxxxx (LCPR16-015): MSRS; Rule of 90 eligibility for certain MnDOT employees.
  • HFxxxx (Whelan, by request); SFxxxx (Revisor #15-3939): MSRS; Purchase of allowable service credit for state internship employment and Rule of 90 eligibility in certain cases.
  • Update on the Minnesota State Retirement System funding proposal: LCPR16-012.
  • Update on the Teachers Retirement Association funding proposal: HF3070 (Murphy, M.); SF2521 (Pappas) .
  • Update on the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association funding proposal: HF3085 (Albright); SF2724 (Pappas).
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Minutes
March 22, 2016, 5:30 pm Room 10
State Office Building
 Agenda, Materials & Action
  • HFxxxx (Anzelc); SFxxxx (Revisor #16-6859): Coleraine and Bovey Fire Relief Associations consolidation date change.
  • HFxxxx (Hornstein/Thissen); SFxxxx (Revisor #16-6647): MSRS; Fairview Hospital privatized employees; revising the treatment for employees who return to public service.
  • HFxxxx (O'Driscoll); SFxxxx (LCPR16-033): PERA; Increase minimum annual and monthly salary thresholds for membership eligibility.
  • HF2560 (Zerwas); SFxxxx: PERA-P&F; Authorize payment of duty disability benefits and benefit recalculation for former Fridley police officer.
  • HF1919 (Daniels); SF1972 (Lourey): MSRS-General; Authorize purchases of prior service credit for Rule of 90 eligibility, former Department of Corrections Correction Counselor 1 Trainees.
  • HF3351 (Theis); SF2890 (Pederson): PERA, MnSCU-IRAP; Service credit purchase; St. Cloud State University employee.
  • HF3422 (Knoblach); SFxxxx: TRA, MnSCU-IRAP; Authorize MnSCU employee to repay refund and elect prospective/retroactive TRA coverage.
  • Agenda Item
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Minutes
March 29, 2016, 5:30 pm Room 10
State Office Building
 Agenda, Materials & Action
  • HF2810 (Howe); SF2743 (Pappas): PERA-P&F; Modifying public safety officer death benefits; adopting definitions of the Hometown Heroes Act.
  • HF3136 (Thissen); SF2853 (Pappas): Increasing the maximum permissible employer contribution to a supplemental laborers pension fund.
  • HFxxxx (Metsa); SFxxxx, LCPR16-035: TRA, MnSCU-IRAP; Coverage election for certain eligible faculty members not offered a coverage election upon reaching tenure.
  • HF3606 (Erhardt); SFxxxx: MSRS-Correctional; Corrections Department employee transfer of prior general plan service and retirement annuity adjustment.
  • Amendment H2807-2A (PDF / HTML): Commission staff technical corrections.
Audio
Minutes
April 5, 2016, 5:30 pm Basement Hearing Room
State Office Building
 Agenda, Materials & Action
  • Amendment H2807-2A: Commission staff technical corrections.
  • Amendment H2807-4A; related to HF2785 (Loon); SF2443 (Hann): Effective date change for the service pension maximums previously adopted by the Commission, applicable to the Eden Prairie Firefighter Relief Association.
  • HF3606 (Erhardt); SFxxxx: MSRS-Correctional; Department of Corrections retiree, transfer of prior general plan service credit and retirement annuity adjustment.
  • Items laid over for possible inclusion in the 2016 Omnibus Pension Bill:
    1. HF3606 (Erhardt); SFxxxx: MSRS-Correctional; Department of Corrections retiree, transfer of prior general plan service credit and retirement annuity adjustment.
    2. HF1919 (Daniels); SF1972 (Lourey): MSRS-General; Department of Corrections former Correction Counselor 1 Trainees, authorize purchases of prior service credit for Rule of 90 eligibility.
    3. HFxxxx (Whelan, by request); SFxxxx, (Revisor #15-3939): MSRS; Purchase of allowable service credit for state internship employment and Rule of 90 eligibility for one former OLA intern.
    4. HF2560 (Zerwas); SFxxxx: PERA-P&F; Authorize payment of duty disability benefits and benefit recalculation for former Fridley police officer.
    5. HF3351 (Theis); SF2890 (Pederson): PERA/MnSCU-IRAP; Service credit purchase; St. Cloud State University employee
    6. HF3422 (Knoblach), as amended; SFxxxx: TRA/MnSCU-IRAP; Authorize MnSCU employee to repay refund and elect prospective/retroactive TRA coverage.
    7. HF3718 (Metsa); SF3366 (Tomassoni): TRA/MnSCU-IRAP; Coverage election for certain Mesabi Range Community and Technical College faculty members not offered a coverage election upon reaching tenure.
    8. HF2810 (Howe), Sec. 2 only; SF2743 (Pappas), Sec. 3 only: PERA-P&F; Modifying public safety officer death benefits; adopting definitions of the Hometown Heroes Act, in the form of Amendment H2807-5A.
    9. HF3136 (Thissen); SF2853 (Pappas): Increasing the maximum permissible employer contribution to a supplemental laborers pension fund.
  • HF3716 (O'Driscoll); SFxxxx: MSRS; Fairview Hospital privatized employees; revising augmentation rates, revising exception regarding public reemployment.
  • HF3805 (O'Driscoll); SFxxxx: Minnesota public pension plans; additional sources of funding authorized.
Audio
Minutes
April 12, 2016, 5:30 pm Basement Hearing Room
State Office Building
 Agenda, Materials & Action
  • HF3606 (Erhardt); SFxxxx: MSRS-Correctional; Department of Corrections retiree, transfer of prior general plan service credit and retirement annuity adjustment.
  • Chair's proposed resolution regarding the Fairview Hospital privatized employees issues.
  • HF3805 (O'Driscoll); SFxxxx: Minnesota public pension plans; additional sources of funding authorize.
Audio
Minutes
May 17, 2016, 6:00 pm
or at the call of the chair
Basement Hearing Room
State Office Building
 Agenda, Materials & Action
  • Amendment H2807-12A (PDF / HTML): PERA Statewide Volunteer Fire Plan; Delete requirement that the first relief association to join the monthly benefit division be reimbursed for PERA's administrative expenses by relief associations that join later.
  • Amendment H2807-11A: Technical corrections.
  • Amendment H2807-16A: MSRS, TRA, SPTRFA; Reduction of COLA for one year, elimination of COLA triggers and, for SPTRFA, increase in employer contribuiton.
  • 2016 Omnibus Retirement Bill, in the form of delete-all amendment H2807-10A.
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Minutes

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