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02.27.2023 Agenda

February 27, 2023, Pension Commission Meeting

Agenda


  1. Approval of February 20, 2023, meeting minutes. - Approved

  2. HFxxxx; SF1910 (Frentz): Higher Education Individual Retirement Account Plan (IRAP): Increasing the employer contribution rate. - Amended, laid over
    • Hxxxx-S1910 Staff Summary
    • Amendment Hxxxx.S1910-1A - Not heard
    • Amendment Hxxxx.S1910-2A - Adopted
    • Testifiers:
      • Devin Bruce, Public Affairs Coordinator, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
      • Jonathan Bohn, Director of Public Affairs, Inter Faculty Organization (IFO)
      • Mark Grant, Communication Studies Instructor and Minnesota State College Faculty (MSCF) Governmental Relations/Lobbyist
      • Edward Reynoso, Director of Political and Legislative Affairs, Teamsters Local #320

  3. Minnesota State Higher Education Retirement Account Plan (IRAP) / Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) coverage elections and service credit transfers.
    • Staff summary of all three bills
      1. HFxxxx; SF1995 (Seeberger): IRAP, TRA; Permits a Minnesota State employee to elect TRA coverage and receive retroactive service credit. - Laid over
        • Testifiers:
          • Dr. Marta Mohr, System Director for Academic Programs, Planning, and Transfer, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
          • Derek Hughes, System Director for Total Rewards/Human Resources, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
          • Jay Stoffel, Executive Director, Teachers Retirement Association
      2. HF1499 (Olson, L.); SF1420 (McEwen): IRAP, TRA; Permits certain Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College employees to elect TRA coverage and receive retroactive service credit. - Laid over
        • Testifiers:
          • Ariel Johnson (via Zoom), Nandagikendan (Seek to Learn) Academy Director, Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College
          • Derek Hughes, System Director for Total Rewards/Human Resources, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
          • Jay Stoffel, Executive Director, Teachers Retirement Association
      3. LCPR23-021: IRAP, TRA; General legislation permitting Minnesota State employees to elect TRA coverage and receive retroactive service credit. - Laid over
        • Testifiers:
          • Ariel Johnson (via Zoom), Nandagikendan (Seek to Learn) Academy Director, Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College
          • Devin Bruce, Public Affairs Coordinator, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
          • Derek Hughes, System Director for Total Rewards/Human Resources, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
          • Jay Stoffel, Executive Director, Teachers Retirement Association

  4. Stakeholder testimony on benefit improvements for teachers.
    • Testifiers:
      • Jay Stoffel, Executive Director, Teachers Retirement Association (TRA handout)
      • Phillip Tencick, Executive Director, St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association
      • Scott Vedbraaten, Superintendent, Browerville Public Schools
      • Jason Savage, Principal, Pillager High School (J. Savage handout)
      • Jeff Kocur, Teacher, Hopkins Schools
      • Jim McComas-Bussa, Math Teacher, Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis
      • Dr. Liz Keeling, English and French teacher, Champlin Park High School
      • Ryan Fiereck, Teacher and Local President, St. Francis School District, former Vice President of Education Minnesota
      • Julie Seiler, Teacher, Spring Lake Park, Co-chair, Education Minnesota's Pension Task Force
      • William Baumann, Retired Teacher, Co-chair, Education Minnesota's Pension Task Force
      • Lonnie Duberstein, Past President and Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Retired Educators Association of Minnesota (REAM)
    • Submitted testimony:


PUBLIC VIEWING INFORMATION: Meeting will be livestreamed by the House on HTV1: www.house.mn.gov/live/1

TESTIFYING: To testify or submit written testimony on an agenda item, please contact the Commission staff at lisa.diesslin@lcpr.mn.gov by 3:00 PM on Friday, February 24, identifying the specific agenda item on which you would like to testify. Testimony is limited to the items on the agenda.

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Meeting Details

  • Monday, February 27, 2023
  • 8:30 AM
    120 State Capitol
  • Chair: Rep. Kaohly Vang Her

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