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Pending Pension/Retirement Bills

2017 Session Pension/Retirement Bills


Bills are listed in ascending Senate File order (House bills with no Senate companion appear last).                Last updated: 3/23/17


SF26-Sparks

HF11-Poppe

Austin Fire, PERA

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

  3/14/2017

 

Passed as Amended

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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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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SF209-Lourey

HF497-Sundin

Cromwell-Wright VFRA

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

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SF429-Relph

HF105-Backer

Related interest-Ambulance

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

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SF436-Pappas

HF977-O'Driscoll

MSRS-Correctional

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

  3/7/2017

 

Passed

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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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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SF522-Frentz

HF637-Johnson, C.

MSRS-Correctional

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

  3/7/2017

 

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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SF545-Rosen

HF565-O'Driscoll

Omnibus

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

  2/14/2017

 

Passed as Amended

SF718-Nelson

HF890-Loon

TRA, SPTRFA

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

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SF746-Rosen

HF721-Murphy, M.

TRA

TRA administrative bill.

  2/21/2017

 

Passed

SF930-Rosen

HF722-Murphy, M.

TRA

TRA financial solvency measures.

  2/7/2017

 

No Action

SF992-Rosen

HF1214-O'Driscoll

SPTRA

SPTRFA financial solvency measures.

  2/14/2017

 

No Action

SF1044-Senjem

HF621-Liebling

Related interest-

Eliminating the mandatory retirement age for judges.

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SF1064-Rosen

HF1288-O'Driscoll

MSRS

MSRS financial solvency measures.

  2/21/2017

 

No Action

SF1066-Rosen

HF1090-O'Driscoll

PERA

PERA financial solvency measures.

  2/21/2017

 

No Action

SF1142-Miller

HF1364-Davids

Related Interest

Providing an income tax subtraction for police and firefighter pensions.

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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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SF1194-Dziedzic

HF1736-Davids

Related Interest

Providing a subtraction for income from certain public pension plans.

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SF1375-Rosen

HF1471-O'Driscoll

PERA

PERA administrative bill.

  2/21/2017

 

Passed

SF1376-Rosen

HF1460-O'Driscoll

MSRS

MSRS administrative bill.

  2/21/2017

 

Passed

SF1384-Rosen

HF1672-Murphy, M.

VFRAs

Implementing the recommendations of the Volunteer Fire Working Group.

  3/14/2017

 

Not Heard

SF1642-Senjem

HF2375-Murphy, M.

MSRS-General

Retirement coverage for National Sports Center Foundation employees.

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SF1699-Anderson, B.

HF1893-Howe

Related Interest

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

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SF1705-Rosen

HF2126-O'Driscoll

MSRS

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

  3/7/2017

 

No Action

SF1839-Miller

HFxxxx

TRA, MnSCU

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

  3/21/2017

 

Passed

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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SF1864-Simonson

HF2390-Murphy, M.

PERA

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

  3/21/2017

 

Amended, Laid over

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

 

Passed

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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SF2115-Schoen

HF2433-Quam

PERA-P&F

Coverage for full-time and part-time Hennepin County Healthcare System paramedics, EMTs, or supervisors.

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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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SF2163-Dibble

HF2438-Hornstein

Major plans

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

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SF2233-Rosen

HF2486-O'Driscoll

MSRS, TRA, SPTRFA

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

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SFxxxx

HF438-Howe

PERA-P&F

Modifying the definition of "Line of duty death." See identical provision in SF545/HF565.

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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

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

HF2236-Thissen

Local P&F

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

  3/21/2017

 

Amended, Laid over

SFxxxx

HF2289-Dettmer

PERA-P&F

Providing an exception to a disability benefit application deadline.

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SFxxxx

HFxxxx

VFRAs

Requiring municipal ratification of benefit increases by volunteer firefighter relief associations if the municipality makes contributions.

  3/14/2017

 

No Action