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Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) will serve as chair of the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement for the 2013-2014 biennium.
(Published Feb 4, 2013)
The newly appointed Legislative Committee on Pensions and Retirement, also known as the Pension Commission, met for the first time on Jan. 29 to elect officers. Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) was elected to chair the commission, and Rep. Mary Murphy (DFL-Hermantown) will serve as vice chair. Sen. Julie Rosen (R-Fairmont) is the new commission secretary.
The 2013-2014 Pension Commission must be chaired by a member from the Senate. The gavel rotates on a biennial basis between the House and Senate. The 2011-2012 Pension Commission was chaired by Rep. Morrie Lanning (R-Moorhead).
The meeting marked the first time in the Pension Commission’s history that it consists of 14 members. The 2011 Legislature enacted legislation carried by longtime Pension Commission member Rep. Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis) that increased the number from 10 to 14.
The Commission also agreed that meetings held during the legislative session will be on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 12.
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