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Monday, February 26, 2024
Monday, February 26, 2024 , 8:30 AM

Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Agenda Changed
Chair: Rep. Kaohly Vang Her
Location: 120 State Capitol
Agenda:
  1. Approval of February 19, 2024, meeting minutes
     
  2. Approval of firefighter relief association actuarial assumption changes
    • Motion LCPR24-M3: Brooklyn Center Firefighters' Relief Association
    • Motion LCPR24-M4: Minnetonka Fire Department Relief Association
    • Motion LCPR24-M5: Chaska Fire Department Relief Association
      • Testifier:
        • Chris Pierce, Board President, Chaska Fire Department Relief Association
           
  3. HF 3636 (Cha); SF 3574 (Pappas): Recommendations of the State Auditor's Volunteer Fire Relief Association Working Group
    • HF3636-SF3574 Summary
      • Testifiers:
        • State Auditor Julie Blaha (Presentation)
        • Rose Hennessy Allen, Pension Director, Office of the State Auditor
        • Chief Eric Bullen, President, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Chief, Albertville Fire Department
        • Aaron Johnston, Treasurer, Coon Rapids Fire Relief Association
           
  4. Report on the Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Plan (PERA SVF) Incentive Program
    • Doug Anderson, Executive Director, Public Employees Retirement Association (Presentation)
       
  5. HF xxxx (Berg); SF xxxx (Nelson), Revisor #24-07097: Public Employees Police and Fire Retirement Plan (PERA P&F); Revising eligibility for firefighters
    • Revisor #24-07097 Summary
      • Testifiers:
        • Deputy Chief Holly Mulholland, Rochester Fire Department
        • Chief Eric Bullen, President, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Chief, Albertville Fire Department
        • Doug Anderson, Executive Director, PERA


***Item added:
Motion LCPR24-M5: Chaska Fire Department Relief Association

***Bill removed:
HF xxxx; SF xxxx (Rasmusson), LCPR24-010: Public Employees Retirement Association Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Plan (PERA SVF); Adding a defined contribution plan and making administrative changes


PUBLIC VIEWING INFORMATION:  This meeting will be streamed live by the House (webcast schedule).

TESTIFYING: To testify or submit written testimony on an agenda item, please contact the Commission staff at lisa.diesslin@lcpr.mn.gov by 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 22, identifying the specific item on which you would like to testify.  Testimony is limited to the items listed on the agenda. The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair and is subject to change.

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 Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov.

MEETING DOCUMENTS will be also be posted on the Commission meeting page as soon as they are available.


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Monday, February 26, 2024 , 10:30 AM

Ways and Means

Chair: Rep. Liz Olson
Location: Room 200
Agenda:
HF3377 (Hansen, R) Environment and natural resources trust fund; previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated.
HF3437 (Klevorn) Plymouth; Michael Gau Memorial Bridge on U.S. Highway 169 over Hennepin County State-Aid Highway 9 designated.
*HF3489 (Frazier) School Resource Officers; public safety provided, grounds for use of reasonable force in schools modified, school resource officer duties defined and minimum training requirements established, school resource officer model policy development required, and money appropriated. (Pending Referral)

*Ways and Means will recess until approximately 15 minutes after session to take up HF3489.

Bill removed: HF3436 (Tabke) Various policies modified, including but not limited to legislative routes, driving rules, small business contract preferences, nondivisible loads, and greater Minnesota transit programs; technical corrections made; and money appropriated.

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Bills Added
Bills Removed

Monday, February 26, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Capital Investment

Chair: Rep. Fue Lee
Location: Basement Hearing Room
Agenda:
Federal IIJA Environment-Related/Broadband: Broadband, Clean Energy and Power; Environmental Remediation; Resiliency; Water; and Other

This hearing may be viewed on the House webcast schedule page. All video events are closed captioned with automatically generated captions.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov
If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
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For questions about the agenda or the committee, please contact the Committee Administrator, Jenny Nash, at jenny.nash@house.mn.gov

Monday, February 26, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Commerce Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Zack Stephenson
Location: Room 10
Agenda:
HF3777 (O’Driscoll); Persons 17 years of age permitted to serve alcoholic beverages.

HF3539 (Edelson); Sales restrictions of aerosol dusters containing 1, 1-difluoroethane established, and criminal penalties provided.

HF3857 (Hollins); Technical amendments provided for scrap metal dealer record-keeping and marking requirements for purchase or acquisition of catalytic converters.

HF3652 (Olson); Electronic entertainment disclosures required.

HF3680 (Kotyza-Witthuhn); Consumer loans; federal amendments relating to applicable interest rates rejected.

HF4040 (Kotyza-Witthuhn); Minnesota Securities Act registration provisions modified, and franchise fee deferral modified.

HF4085 (Tabke); Gasoline weights and measures governing provisions modified or eliminated.

HF3981 (Novotny); Written estimates required to be provided for repairs costing more than $100.

Bills may be added, removed, or taken up in any order at the Chair's discretion

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.

The hearing will be broadcast through House Information Services, for more information visit: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/hinfo.asp

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov

If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form

To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.

Bills Added
Attachments:

Monday, February 26, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Human Services Policy

Chair: Rep. Peter Fischer
Location: State Office Building, Room 200
Agenda:
Items may be added

- HF3646 (Pinto) Technical recodification of statutes relating to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, as prepared by the Office of the Revisor Action will be taken on the First Engrossment once it is referred

- HF3711 (Hicks) Modifying home and community-based services standards for out-of-home respite services for children
a. Sara Grafstrom, Senior Director of State and Federal Policy, Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM)
b. Tyler Langenfeld, Senior Director of 245D Services, Accra

- HF3938 (Curran) Residential programs licensing and zoning requirements modified
a. Sara Grafstrom, Senior Director of State and Federal Policy, Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM)
b. Josh Berg; Director of Services and Strategic Growth; Accessible Space, Inc.
c. Chikio Richmond, Executive Director, Healing Homes Living Services (Residential Providers Association of Minnesota)

- HF3835 (Frederick) Commissioner of human services directed to authorize indirect billing for individualized home supports.
a. Ken Bence; Director of Research, Analysis and Policy; Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota (ARRM)
b. Larissa Beck, Director of Community Living, Reach for Resources

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Testimony: Handouts, written testimony, and testifier requests must be in PDF format and emailed to the Committee Administrator Nick.Stumo-Langer@house.mn.gov by 8:30am the day of each hearing. Submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record, and it may be posted to the committee webpage if received by the deadline. If bringing hard copies to the hearing, please bring 40 copies for members, staff, and the public.

This hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page. All events are closed captioned with automatically generated captions.

Accommodations:
- To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov.
- If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send you comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form
- To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.


Monday, February 26, 2024 , 1:00 PM

Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Chair: Rep. Jerry Newton
Location: Room 5
Agenda:
Overview of session priorities from the Department of Veteran Affairs

Presentation from the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

HF3870 (Olson, B.) Armory provisions modified.

HF3790 (Wiens) Reporting on grants issued by commissioner of veterans affairs required.

HF1666 (Hudella) Veteran service officers authorized to receive vital records without a fee.

HF3746 (Hill) Hometown Hero Outdoors grant funding provided, and money appropriated.**

HF3505 (Knudsen) Property tax provisions modified, and exclusion amount increased for homesteads of veterans with disabilities.**

** This bill is being heard on an informational basis.

All agenda items subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.

TESTIMONY: If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email jack.dockendorf@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the day before the hearing. Written testimony received after this time may not be included in members' packets.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the Housing Finance and Policy Committee webpage.

ACCESSIBILITY: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator, Jack Dockendorf (jack.dockendorf@house.mn.gov).

LIVESTREAM: This hearing may be viewed on the House webcast schedule page. All video events are closed captioned with automatically generated captions.



Monday, February 26, 2024 , 3:30 PM

Floor Session

Location: House Floor
Agenda:
THE HOUSE MEETS IN SESSION