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05.04.2023 Agenda

May 4, 2023, Pension Commission Meeting



  1. Approval of April 17, 2023, meeting minutes. - Approved

NON-ACTION ITEM: Informational hearing only, no formal action will be taken

  1. HF 3294 (Wolgamott); SF 3314 (Cwodzinski): Teachers Retirement Association (TRA); Lowering the normal retirement age to age 64; increasing employee and employer contributions for TRA and the Higher Education Individual Retirement Account Plan.
    • H3294-S3314 Summary
    • Attachment - Estimated Costs of TRA Age 64 Normal Retirement Age (2053 Amortization)
    • Testifiers:
      • Lisa Olson, President, Elk River Education Association
      • Rodney Rowe, Education Minnesota Secretary-Treasurer
      • Peter Eckhoff, President, Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers
      • Tiffany Dittrich, President, White Bear Lake Area Educators
      • Julie Seiler, band teacher of 33 years, Minnesota Public Schools
      • Sarah Lancaster, 2022 MN Teacher of the Year, Onamia Public Schools
      • Jonathan Bohn, Director of Public Affairs, Inter Faculty Organization (IFO)
      • Andrea Cuene, Government Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association
      • Jay Stoffel, Executive Director, Teachers Retirement Association (TRA)
      • Phillip Tencick, Executive Director/CIO, St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association (SPTRFA)
    • Submitted testimony:

PUBLIC VIEWING INFORMATION: Meeting will be livestreamed by the House on HTV1:

TESTIFYING: To testify in person or submit written testimony, please contact the Commission staff at by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 3. Remote testimony is not available in this hearing room. Testimony is limited to the items listed on the agenda. Submitted testimony is public and will be included in the official commission record and posted to the webpage if received by deadline.

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Meeting Details

  • Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • Room 120, State Capitol Building
  • Chair: Rep. Kaohly Vang Her

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