Sen Howe Introduces Bill to Clarify Port PERA Membership
Wednesday, February 2 2011 12:00 AM
On February 2nd, Senate File 176 was introduced by Senator Howe supporting the Red Wing Port Authority’s inclusion in PERA. The bill also validates the Port Authority’s past retirement coverage and contributions to PERA by the Port Authority. Senator Howe has secured Senator Mike Parry as a co-author. Senator Parry is the Chair of the Senate State Government Innovation and Veterans Committee which is one of the committees with jurisdiction over the bill.The bill would clarify the Red Wing Port Authority’s employees’ eligibility as PERA members and eliminate the need for PERA to refund over $325,000 to the Port Authority for previous collected contributions.