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Monday, March 27, 2023

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Monday, March 27, 2023
Monday, March 27, 2023 , 8:30 AM

Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Kaohly Vang Her
Location: 120 State Capitol
Agenda:

ACTION ITEMS


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

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


  1. Presentation and discussion of the draft budget spreadsheet for the Pension Omnibus Finance Bill. (Spreadsheet will be posted as soon as possible over the weekend)
    • 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 broadcast by the House on www.house.mn.gov/live/2.

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 lisa.diesslin@lcpr.mn.gov. Identify the specific budget item in your testimony. All written testimony will be held and distributed for 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: Are posted on both the Commission website (www.lcpr.mn.gov), and the legislative calendars (www.leg.mn.gov/cal?d1=03/27/2023) as soon as they are available.

ACCESSIBILITY/ACCOMMODATION: To comment on digital accessibility to meeting information, please submit comments using the Accessibility Comment Form. To request an accommodation, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the Legislative Coordinating Commission at lcc@lcc.mn.gov.


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Monday, March 27, 2023 , 10:30 AM

Ways and Means

Chair: Rep. Liz Olson
Location: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF10 (Lislegard) Skilled and trained contractor workforce use provided at petroleum refineries.
HF23 (Wolgamott) Safe workplaces for meat and poultry processing workers provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF36 (Greenman) Worker safety requirements established, and money appropriated.
HF70 (Hansen R) Agricultural and food processing worker fair labor standard provisions modified.

HF3 has been removed from the agenda.

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Bills Removed

Monday, March 27, 2023 , 1:00 PM

Capital Investment

Chair: Rep. Fue Lee
Location: Room 120 State Capitol
Agenda:
All bills will be heard on an informational only basis. No formal actions will be taken. Amendments may be offered for reference.

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Bills Added

Monday, March 27, 2023 , 1:00 PM

Commerce Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Zack Stephenson
Location: Room 10, State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2680 (Stephenson); Department of Commerce biennial budget established; various insurance governing provisions modified; strengthen Minnesota homes program established; money transmitters regulated; energy, renewable energy, and utility regulation governing provisions established and modified; state competitiveness fund established; technical changes made; penalties established; administrative rulemaking authorized; reports required; and money appropriated.

HF2680 will be the vehicle for the commerce finance and policy omnibus bill.
The DE amendment will be posted by the end of the day on Friday, March 24.
Public testimony to all provisions will be taken on Monday, March 27.
Markup and passage will take place on Wednesday, March 29.

Items may be taken up in any order, added, removed at the Chair’s discretion

**Public testimony may be limited at the Chair’s discretion. Testimony will be taken in the order signed up. If testimony is limited, you will be informed by email**

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email simon.brown@house.mn.gov, preferably 24 hours prior to the hearing.

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Bills Added

Monday, March 27, 2023 , 1:00 PM

Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Jerry Newton
Location: Room 5
Agenda:
Roll out, public testimony, and markup of the DE to HF 1937 will take place. If you wish to testify, provide materials, or submit written testimony please email the Committee Administrator by 9AM Monday March 27th.

HF 3011 (Anderson, P.E.) Veterans Campground wastewater system upgrade appropriation modified.

HF 1937 (Newton) Department of Military Affairs and Department of Veterans Affairs budgets established, veterans bonus program and Minnesota GI bill program provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

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Attachments:

Monday, March 27, 2023 , 3:30 PM

Floor Session

Location: House Floor
Agenda:
THE HOUSE MEETS IN SESSION