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2024 Session Pension/Retirement Bills

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Listed in descending House File order with recent intros appearing first, then Senate bills with no House companion, and Draft bills not introduced but with an LCPR hearing.      
Last updated: 4/8/2024

House File Senate File Plan Description
Fiscal Note
HF5311-Author SF5197-Pappas MSRS Authorizing foreign citizens employed by public employers on a H-1B, H-1B1, or E3 visa to purchase service credit for a prior period of employment as an excluded employee. 4/2/2024 Summary Passed
HF5292-Nelson, M. SF5227-Rasmusson All plans Resolving a conflict in the statute that dictates the established date for full funding; deleting obsolete provisions. 4/2/2024 Summary Amended, passed
HF5250-Her SF5324-Frentz TRA Reducing employee contributions by 0.25% for one year; one-time general fund transfer.    --       --       --   
HF5137-Wolgamott -- PERA P&F Permitting payment of a normal retirement annuity without reduction or suspension upon employment or reemployment on or after age 55. 4/2/2024 Summary Amended, laid over
HF5040-Her SF4643-Frentz MnState IRAP,
IRAP to TRA Work Group bill. 2/19/2024
Heard as
Summary Amended, passed
HF5039-Cha SF5062-Rasmusson PERA SVF Adding a defined contribution plan and making administrative changes. 3/18/2024 Summary Passed
HF4933-Nadeau SF4968-Pappas TRA, St. Paul Teachers Extending the earnings limitation suspension for FY2025, 2026, and 2027 for retired teachers who return to work. 3/18/2024 Summary Passed
HF4899-O'Driscoll SF5073-Westlin PERA Defined Contribution Defined contribution plan federal compliance. 3/18/2024 Summary Amended, passed
HF4796-Wolgamott SF4958-Seeberger PERA Correctional Adding 911 telecommunicators to plan coverage; modifying the vesting requirements for public safety telecommunicators; modifying the definition of 911 telecommunicator.    --       --       --   
HF4666-Wolgamott SF4878-Frentz PERA P&F Increasing the post-retirement adjustment; decreasing the waiting period for a post-retirement adjustment. 4/2/2024 Summary Laid over
HF4656-Pursell SF4759-Westlin Supplemental Plans Allowing employer matching contributions on account of an employee's qualified student loan payments under Secure 2.0; modifying other provisions for supplemental deferred compensation plans. 3/11/2024 Summary Passed
HF4590-Engen SF4722-Duckworth PERA P&F Increasing the survivor benefit for members who die in the line of duty.    --       --       --   
HF4553-Tabke SF4645-Hauschild State Patrol plan Codifying the right to return to employment and continue receiving an annuity. NOTE: HF4553 was passed as amended by the House State & Local Govt. committee on 3/19/24. 3/11/2024 Summary Amended,
Laid over
for possible
omnibus bill
HF4539-Frederick SF4424-Pappas MSRS Correctional Adding “baker,” “cook,” “culinary supervisor,” and “kitchen supervisor” to the positions eligible for coverage; permitting the purchase of past service credit. 3/4/2024 Summary Laid over for possible omnibus bill inclusion
HF4429-Nelson, M. SF4751-Seeberger PERA General & Correctional Modifying the limitation on disability benefit payments by eliminating an offset for income received from workers' compensation. 3/11/2024 Summary Passed
HF4428-Nelson, M. SF4606-Rasmusson PERA Modifying the calculation of withdrawal liability for privatizing medical facilities, requiring a report. 3/11/2024 Summary Passed
HF4427-Robbins SF4622-Limmer State Patrol Authorizing the surviving spouse of deceased state employee to receive survivor annuity and back pay.    --       --       --   
HF4358-Brand SF5288-Frentz MSRS Correctional Modifies and adds various positions to the list of covered positions. 4/2/2024 Summary Amended, laid over for possible omnibus bill inclusion
HF4342-Niska SF4464-Bahr PERA Adding a correctional plan member to the board of trustees.    --       --       --   
HF4297-Berg SF4604-Nelson PERA P&F Public Employees Police and Fire Retirement Plan (PERA P&F); Revising eligibility for firefighters. 2/26/2024
Heard as
Summary Laid over
for possible
omnibus bill
HF4270-Becker-Finn SF4319-Pappas Secure Choice Modifies requirements applicable to the board of directors; authorizes the appointment of an interim executive director; makes technical corrections. 3/4/2024 Summary Passed
HF4248-Moller SF4765-Pappas Secure Choice Permit home and community-based services employees to participate in the Secure Choice program. 3/4/2024 Summary Amended, passed
HF4081-Stephenson SF4092-Gustafson PERA Correctional Increasing the multiplier used to calculate the annuity amount; increasing employee and employer contribution rates. 3/18/2024 Summary Laid over
HF3972-Wolgamott SF4196-Gustafson TRA EdMinnesota 2024 bill; reduces early retirement reductions; increases in employer contribution; funded with state aid (pension adjustment revenue) to school districts. 3/18/2024 Revised Summary Laid over
HF3956-Berg -- MSRS MSRS 2024 Administrative bill. 2/19/2024 Summary Passed
HF3930-Frederick SF3761-Frentz MSRS Correctional Adds the position of music therapist to the list of covered positions; permits past service credit purchase. 3/4/2024 Summary Laid over for possible omnibus bill inclusion
HF3808-Nadeau SF4348-Pratt TRA Unreduced annuity at age 62 with 30 years of service, employee contribution increase. 3/18/2024 Summary Laid over
HF3675-Wolgamott SF3822-Kupec MSRS General Unreduced early retirement annuity provided to select Department of Corrections employees if the employee is at least 62 years old or has at least 30 years of service. 3/18/2024 Summary Amended, laid over
HF3636-Cha SF3574-Pappas Volunteer Firefighters State auditor's volunteer firefighter working group recommendations. 2/26/2024 Summary Passed
HF3294-Wolgamott SF3314-Cwodzinski TRA Lowering the normal retirement age to age 64; increasing employee and employer contributions for TRA and the Higher Education Individual Retirement Account Plan. 5/4/2023 Summary No action taken.
HF3286-Nelson, M. SF3316-Frentz VFRAs State Auditor's 2023 volunteer firefighter working group recommendations.    --       --       --   
HF3212-Nelson, M. SF3179-Frentz State Patrol; PERA P&F Reducing employee contribution rates; increasing postretirement adjustments; modifying vesting and return to work requirements, decreasing the employer contribution rate, and adding a supplemental employer contribution for the public employees police and fire retirement plan; reducing the investment rate of return actuarial assumption; reducing interest rates; increasing and adding direct state aids.    --       --       --   
HF3181-Davids SF3177-Murphy TRA, St. Paul Teachers Rule of 90.    --       --       --   
HF2940-Klevorn SF2979-Murphy Most plans State government finance bill; contains appropriations for the plans and a one-time post-retirement adjustment of 2.5% in 2024.    --       --    No action taken.
HF2780-Garofalo SF2833-Lieske PERA Police & Fire Increasing the reemployment earnings limit applicable to disability benefit payments.    --       --       --   
HF2713-Nelson, M. SF23714-Frentz PERA Increase postretirement adjustments for members receiving a basic (no social security) member annuity from the PERA general plan; providing funding. 3/20/2023 Summary No action taken.
HF2308-Wolgamott SF1910-Frentz MnState IRAP Increases the Higher Educcation Individual Retirement Account Plan (IRAP) employer contribution rate. 2/27/2023 Summary No action taken.
HF2222-Wolgamott SF1938-Frentz TRA, St. Paul Teachers Providing for unreduced retirement at age 62 or with 35 years of service; restoring deferred annuities augmentation for teachers; providing additional service credit for school employees; modifying postretirement adjustments to tie increases to inflation; increasing employer contributions; increasing the pension adjustment revenue for school districts; appropriating money. 3/06/2023 Summary No action taken.
HF859-Frazier SF1400-Rest TRA Remove cap on pay for teachers working for Education Minnesota.    --       --       --   
HF778-Elkins -- PERA Police & Fire; State Patrol Public safety disability; increase COLA to 3% for disability benefit recipients; individual income tax subtraction for certain duty disability benefits.    --       --       --   

Senate bills with no House companion:

-- SF4825-Lucero PERA Permitting members who purchase or previously purchased service credit for a period of military service that began before July 1, 1989, to elect to use the service to qualify for rule of 90 retirement; modifying the calculation of the purchase price for a period of military service that began before July 1, 1989.    --       --       --   
-- SF3673-Rasmusson TRA Repeals the extension of TRA’s amortization period (changes it from 2053 back to 2048).        --       --       --   
-- SF1386-McEwen MSRS, PERA, TRA, SPTRFA Restores deferred annuities augmentation for members who left public employment before January 1, 2019.        --       --       --   
-- SF1286-Pappas St. Paul Teachers Reducing the investment rate of return assumption and providing funding.        --       --       --   
-- SF972-Howe PERA Modifying disability application procedures.        --       --       --   

Draft bills not introduced but with an LCPR hearing:

Revisor #24-08106 All plans except MSRS Changing the lookback for the full funding threshold from one year to three years.. 4/2/2024 Summary Passed

Other bills that may be of interest to public employees, retirees, and other interested parties

House File Senate File Plan/Subject Description
HF4790-Berg SF4859-Pappas State Board of Investment Mitigate exposure to systemic risks such as climate change and economic inequality.
4775-Nadeau    --    Individual income tax Permitting a limited subtraction for income received from a retirement savings plan.
HF1902-Hudson SF940-Lucero SBI The Stop Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and Social Credit Score Discrimination Act. Prohibits the State Board of Investment from investing in companies that boycott mining, energy production, production agriculture, or commercial lumber production; requires divestment.
HF707-Koznick SF1225-Lucero SBI Prohibiting the State Board of Investment (SBI) from investing in certain assets that exclude Minnesota-based energy or natural resources companies or Minnesota-based agricultural or livestock companies; requiring divestment of these assets; prohibiting certain types of discrimination in financial services.
HF404-Howard SF361-Jasinski P&F state aid Makes various policy and technical changes to the fire state aid and police state aid programs.
HF2939-Wolgamott SF1294-Howe Disabled peace officers health coverage Requiring the state to fully fund costs related to the continuation of health insurance coverage for certain disabled or deceased peace officers or firefighters; appropriation.