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HF 16

as introduced - 92nd Legislature, 2021 1st Special Session (2021 - 2021) Posted on 06/14/2021 11:24am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

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Introduction Posted on 06/14/2021

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A bill for an act
relating to retirement; establishing a working group to consider changes to the
pension benefits for 911 telecommunicators; requiring a report.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Sec. 1. new text beginWORKING GROUP TO STUDY 911 TELECOMMUNICATOR PENSION
BENEFITS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The executive director of the Legislative Commission
on Pensions and Retirement shall convene a working group for the purpose of studying 911
telecommunicator pension benefits. The working group must consist of the following:
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new text begin (1) a representative from the Association of Minnesota Counties;
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new text begin (2) a representative from the League of Minnesota Cities;
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new text begin (3) a representative from the Minnesota Inter-County Association;
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new text begin (4) a representative from the Department of Public Safety;
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new text begin (5) a representative from the Minnesota Association of Public Safety Communications
Officials (MN APCO) or the National Emergency Number Association of Minnesota (NENA
of MN);
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new text begin (6) the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association, or the
executive director's designee;
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new text begin (7) the executive director of the Minnesota State Retirement System, or the executive
director's designee;
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new text begin (8) a 911 telecommunicator who works for a county or municipality;
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new text begin (9) a 911 telecommunicator who works for the state;
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new text begin (10) a member of the public employees local government correctional service retirement
plan; and
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new text begin (11) a member of the state correctional employees retirement plan.
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new text begin (b) In addition to the working group members listed in paragraph (a), the executive
director may invite any other individuals with expertise or experience that the executive
director believes will assist the work of the group to participate as members of or advisors
to the group. The organizations specified in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (7), must provide
the executive director with a designated member to serve on the working group by June 15,
2021.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties; report. new text end

new text begin The working group must submit a report to the Legislative
Commission on Pensions and Retirement by January 15, 2022. The report must recommend
whether changes to the pension plan coverage for 911 telecommunicators are appropriate.
If the working group finds that such changes are appropriate, the working group must
recommend changes to the pension plan coverage for 911 telecommunicators. The
recommended changes may include but are not limited to moving 911 telecommunicators
to the correctional plans.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin First meeting; chair. new text end

new text begin The executive director must convene the first meeting
of the working group by August 1, 2021. At the first meeting, the members must elect a
chair. The working group may conduct meetings remotely.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compensation; lobbying; retaliation. new text end

new text begin (a) Members serve without
compensation.
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new text begin (b) Participation in the working group shall not be considered lobbying under Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 10A.
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new text begin (c) An individual's employer or an association of which an individual is a member shall
not retaliate against the individual because of the individual's participation in the working
group.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative support. new text end

new text begin The executive director must provide administrative
support for the working group.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The working group expires June 30, 2022.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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