MEETING:    Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
PLACE:    Room 107 Capitol
DATE: February 12-13, 2014
TIME: Wed. 2/12: 1:00PM
Thur. 2/13: 9:00AM

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Two-Day Agenda



        Note:  Topic consideration may follow a different order depending on testifier availability.
February 12, 2014:


Approval of minutes.




Commission interim project: Membership inclusions and exclusions, third consideration (continued):
   - Commission staff memo: Potential proposed legislation reorganizing and updating MSRS, PERA,
       and TRA membership inclusions and exclusions statutory provisions.
   - PERA minimum salary level for inclusion: Additional testimony and consideration of options.

3nd Consid. Memo
PERA's Proposal LCPR14-020
Amendment LCPR14-021-1A
PERA Membership Study

No action


Commission interim project: Actuarial assumptions, third consideration:
   - Post-retirement adjustment actuarial assumption options.

3nd Consid. Memo

No action


Commission interim project: PERA-P&F early retirement reduction factors and impact on police officer supply, first consideration.
   - Presentations by representatives of:
      Association of Minnesota Counties
      League of Minnesota Cities
      Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training
      Minnesota Inter-County Association
      Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
      Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
      Public Employees Retirement Association

1st Consid. Memo

No action


S.F. 713 (Pappas); H.F. 872 (Kahn): MnSCU; Elimination of early retirement incentive sunset date.

Staff Memo

No action


S.F. 764 (Pappas); H.F. 871 (Kahn): MnSCU; Elimination of sunset date on eligibility to elect TRA coverage.

Staff Memo

No action


S.F. 765 (Pappas); H.F. 870 (Kahn): MnSCU; Increase in the maximum salary for the annuitant return-to-work provision.

Staff memo

No action
February 13, 2014:


S.F. 1326 (Goodwin); H.F. 1410 (Nelson): MSRS; Deferred members permitted to vote in board elections.

Staff Memo

No action


S.F. xxxx; H.F. 1352 (Marquart): PERA-P&F; Disability benefit application deadline extension for certain Wadena County sheriff's deputy.

Staff Memo

No action


S.F. xxxx; H.F. 1873 (O'Driscoll): PERA-General; Coverage exclusion for St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission employees.

Staff Memo

No action


S.F. xxxx; H.F. 1894 (McNamar): PERA-General; Coverage for Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority employees.

Staff Memo

No action


Other items as designated by the Commission Chair.



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