FORTY-SECOND MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session
STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Nelson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the informational meeting to order at 8:00 AM, May 23, 2019 in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
NELSON, Michael Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
CARLSON, Andrew Vice Chair
LCPR19-035 (Murphy); Relating to retirement; making administrative changes to the Minnesota State Retirement System; revising the requirements and eliminating the expiration date for the Public Employees Retirement Association phased retirement program; modifying provisions allowing for the purchase of service credit for periods of military service for the Public Employees Retirement Association; revising the municipal contribution to the public employees police and fire retirement plan related to the former Minneapolis firefighters and police relief associations; increasing member contributions for the higher education individual retirement account plan; eliminating the expiration of a Minnesota state colleges and universities early retirement incentive and making nonsubstantive style and form changes; authorizing the termination of plan participation in the statewide volunteer firefighter retirement plan and providing for the distribution of benefits and allocation of any surplus assets; adopting the recommendations of the volunteer firefighter relief association working group; extending the alternative allocation of fire state aid for the city of Austin; authorizing a temporary supplemental pension plan contribution restriction exemption; authorizing a temporary supplemental pension plan contribution restriction exemption; authorizing a coverage election for a certain Minnesota State employee; making miscellaneous technical corrections to laws and statutes; correction erroneous, obsolete, and omitted text and references.
The following testified on LCPR19-035:
The Honorable Mary Murphy, State Representative
Susan Lenczewski, Executive Director, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Chad Burkitt, Analyst, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
Revisor Document 19-5222 (Nelson); Relating to the operation of state government; appropriating money for the legislature, the governor’s office, state auditor, attorney general, secretary of state, and certain agencies, boards, councils, and retirement funds; changing provisions for information technology, military and veterans affairs policy, gambling control board, racing commission, and state board of accountancy; ratifying certain labor agreements; requiring reports.
The following testified on Revisor Document 19-5222:
Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives Fiscal Analysis Department
Matt Gehring, Legislative Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department
Jeff Diebel, Legislative Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department
The Honorable Julie Blaha, Minnesota State Auditor
Alice Roberts-Davis, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Administration
Eric Hallstrom, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget
Alyssa Haugen, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Tarek Tomes, Commissioner, Minnesota Information Technology Services
Tommy Johnson, Legislative Officer, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, Minnesota Commission of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing
The meeting adjourned at 9:45 AM.
Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair
Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant