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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - May 12, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ELECTIONS POLICY
MINUTES

Representative O’Driscoll, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Policy, began the meeting at 8:15AM on May 12th, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

O’DRISCOLL, Tim - Chair
PUGH, Cindy - Vice Chair
NELSON, Michael
BLISS, Matt
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
JESSUP, Randy
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


Members Excused:
FENTON, Kelly

Representative Peterson called the meeting to order at 8:15AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Sandstede moved to approve the minutes of April 4th. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF565 (O'Driscoll) Public retirement various provisions modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF565 come before the committee and be referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll testified regarding HF565.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the S0545-12A amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H0565-1A amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H0565-2A amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Susan Lenczewski and Rachel Barth of the Legislative Commission of Pensions and Retirement presented a summary of the Pension Commission proposals.

The following testified regarding HF565:
Laurie Hacking, Executive Director, Teacher Retirement Association,
Jay Stoffel, Deputy Executive Director, Teacher Retirement Association,
Julie Bleyhl, AFSCME, Public Employee Pension Coalition,
Rodney Rowe, Secretary-Treasurer, Education Minnesota,
Doug Anderson, Executive Director, Public Employee Retirement Association,
Grace Keliher, Director, Minnesota School Board Association,
Gary Amoroso, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators,
Jill Schurtz, Executive Director, St. Paul Teachers Association,
Brian Rice, Minnesota Professional Firefighters,
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities,
Dave Johnson, MMRA, Minneapolis Municipal Retirement Association,
Lonny Duberstein, Retired Educators Association of Minnesota,
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association, Minnesota Association of Counties.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF565, as amended, be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50AM.



Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF565 (O'Driscoll) - Statewide and major local public employee retirement plans benefit and contribution changes made, and various other retirement provisions modified.
Documents:

This will be the omnibus pension bill. Delete-all amendment will be posted as soon as possible. Omnibus language as adopted by the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement can be found here: http://www.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/lcpr/documents/omnibus/2017/S0545-12A.pdf