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State Government Finance Division

FORTY-SECOND MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - May 23, 2019

FORTY-SECOND MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

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.

Members present:
NELSON, Michael Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HERTAUS, Jerry
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
QUAM, Duane

Members excused:
CARLSON, Andrew Vice Chair
GREEN, Steve
KIEL, Debra
LIPPERT, Todd
NASH, Jim
OLSON, Liz
VOGEL, Bob

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.



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Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



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Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

I. Informational hearing on the Special Session Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

Nonpartisan staff walk-through articles and spreadsheets.

Materials will be provided when available.

No official action will be taken.

Contact Jim Gelbmann at jim.gelbmann@house.mn if you would like to testify. Testimony may be limited due to time constraints; individuals are asked to limit testimony to no more than 2 minutes per person.


II. LCPR 19-035 Pension Bill Draft

Susan Lenczewski, Executive Director, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Informational hearing - no official action will be taken