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03.20.2023 Agenda

Pension Commission Meeting Agenda for March 27, 2023

red bullet  Meeting will be livestreamed by the House on HTV2:



1. Approval of March 22, 2023, meeting minutes. Adopted
2. HF 782, 1st Engrossment (Becker-Finn); SF 413, 2nd Engrossment (Pappas): Minnesota Secure Choice Retirement Program


3. Presentation and discussion of the draft budget spreadsheet for the Pension Omnibus Finance Bill.
  • Draft budget spreadsheet
  • Testifiers:
    • Brian Rice, representing the Minnesota Professional Firefighters and Minnesota Police Fraternal Association, on COLA'S for retirees and removing triggers that terminate state aids to pension plans (handout)
    • Louise Sundin, Committee of Thirteen, on the Governor's Cost of Living Adjustment
    • David Johnson, representing Minnesota Municipal Retirement Association
    • Dr. Michael Landers, Minnesota Retired State Employee Association, on the Governor's Cost of Living Adjustment
    • Kate Lynne Snyder, Lobbyist, Education Minnesota, on the TRA scenarios
    • Devin Bruce, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, on the MSRS and TRA proposals
    • Michael Nelson, Vice-President, AFSCME MN Chapter 5 Retirees United, on the lack of plan improvements for recipients in the proposal for current recipients
    • Ethan Vogel, Legislative Director, AFSCME Council 5, on the MSRS and PERA items
    • Tim Moynihan, Vice-President/Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Retired Educators Association of Minnesota
    • Jay Stoffel, Executive Director, Teachers Retirement Association, on the TRA items
    • Phillip Tencick, St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, on the St. Paul Teachers items
    • Erin Leonard, Executive Director, Minnesota State Retirement System, on the MSRS items
    • Doug Anderson, Public Employees Retirement Association, on the PERA items

PUBLIC VIEWING INFORMATION: Meeting will be livestreamed by the House on HTV2:

TESTIFYING: The deadline to request to testify (3:00 PM on Sunday, March 26) has passed. However, written testimony on the budget spreadsheet will continue to be accepted until 3:00 PM on Friday, March 31, by emailing it to Identify the specific budget item in your testimony. All written testimony will be held and distributed before the April 3 meeting. Submitted testimony is public and will be included in the official commission record and posted to the webpage if received by deadline.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: As soon as they become available, meeting documents will be posted both here and on the legislative calendars.

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Meeting Details

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

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