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03.16.2023 Agenda

Pension Commission Meeting Agenda for March 16, 2023

Agenda Documents
1. Approval of March 6, 2023, meeting minutes. Approved. 3/06/23 Minutes
2. Presentation on the State Auditor's Supplemental State Aid Work Group Report.
  • Presenter: State Auditor Julie Blaha
  • Testifier: Todd Greseth, Firefighter, Supplemental State Aid Work Group Member
Overview of Retirement Benefits for Volunteer Firefighters (provides information related to #3-6)
3. HF 2928 (Nelson); SFxxxx (Pappas): State Auditor's Volunteer Firefighter Working Group recommendation on audit requirement threshold increase.Laid over
  • Testifiers:
    • State Auditor Julie Blaha
    • Aaron Johnston, Assistant Fire Chief, Coon Rapids Fire Department and Relief Association Treasurer
    • Ron Johnson, Minnesota State Fire Department Association and Retired Maple Grove Firefighter
    • Submitted: Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association letter of support
- Exhibit G
4. HF 217 (Franson/Stephenson); SF 809 (Westrom): PERA Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Plan; Modifying service counted in determining vesting in a retirement benefit.Amended, laid over
  • Amendment H0217-1A
  • Testifiers:
    • Doug Anderson, Executive Director, Public Employees Retirement Association
    • Philip Zimpel (via Zoom), Firefighter, Forada Fire Department, formerly with the Plummer Fire Department
of bill and
5. HF 2007 (Robbins); SF 1975 (Limmer): PERA Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Plan; Mid-year coverage effective date for Hamel and Loretto firefighters, merger of assets and liabilities. Laid over
  • Testifiers:
    • Jeffrey Ruchti, Fire Chief, Hamel Volunteer Fire Department
    • Jeff Leuer, Fire Chief, Loretto Fire Department
6. HF2777 (Hudella): PERA Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Plan; Amending the requirements applicable to a relief association after the affiliated fire department joins the plan. Laid over Summary

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Meeting Details

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • 6:00 PM
    120 State Capitol
  • Chair: Rep. Kaohly Vang Her

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