STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
LEGAL AND PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES OF MEETING


July 8, 2015

Trustees Present:
Peter Adomeit, SERC Chairman
Charles Casella, Trustee
Robert Coffey, Trustee
Paul Fortier, Trustee
Bruce Barth, Commission Counsel for IRS Matters
Cindy Miller, Commission Counsel
Michael Rose, Commission Counsel
Brenda Halpin, Retirement Division Director
Jon Lender, Hartford Courant

At 8:05 a.m., Mr. Casella and Mr. Coffey agreed that in the absence of Mr. Carey and Mr. Fortier, the meeting would be cancelled, pending the arrival of another member of the subcommittee. In the meantime, the members convened a working group of the individuals who were present to discuss matters on the agenda but to take no action.

At 8:28 a.m., Mr. Fortier arrived and the meeting was called to order. The discussion concerning the Division's request for guidance on the matter of handling overpayments to spouses of deceased retirees which was initiated during the working group session continued after the meeting came to order. It was the consensus of the subcommittee members that this matter be placed on the Commission agenda for discussion and possible action.

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey, to amend the agenda and take up the matter of the current survey of MERS retirees concerning their current employment. The motion was approved unanimously. After discussion, it was the consensus of the members to place the matter on the Commission agenda for consideration of action to be taken for failure to respond to the survey.

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Fortier, to go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation, including Bouchard, Sampieri, Brown, and Chouhan v. UCONN Health Center and to discuss the Cruz-Aponte Petition for Declaratory Ruling, the Bellonio written legal opinion, the CCM Petition to Intervene in a Declaratory Ruling, and to receive an update on IRS matters pertaining to the implementation of the SAG Award and to invite Attorneys Rose, Barth and Miller to address the matters. The motion was approved unanimously.

Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to come out of Executive Session. The motion was approved unanimously.
With the exception of the previous motion to amend the agenda and the following motion to adjourn, no other motions were made in Public Session.

At 9:40 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to adjourn. The motion was approved unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert D. Coffey

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