STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION
LEGAL AND PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE
MINUTES OF MEETING

July 12, 2017

PRESENT
Peter Adomeit, Chair Michael Carey, Trustee Charles Casella, Trustee Robert Coffey, Trustee Bruce Barth, Commission Counsel for IRS Matters Cindy Cieslak, Commission Counsel Michael Rose, Commission Counsel

The Chair called the meeting to order at 8:47 a.m. and asked the members to consider Item II on the agenda, the approval of the agenda
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Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to approve the agenda. All voted in favor.
At 8:48 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to go into Executive session to discuss the following agenda items: 1. Diaz Declaratory Ruling (pending claim), 2. Soracchi Petition for Declaratory Ruling (pending claim), 3. PJERS calculations (written legal opinion), 4. MEB determinations regarding retroactive cessation of continued entitlement (written legal opinion), and pending litigation in the following matters: 5. Maturo, 6. Bouchard, 7. Carter, 8. Walenski, 9. Town of Thompson and to invite Attorney Rose, Attorney Cieslak and Attorney Barth to participate in the discussions. All voted in favor.

At 11:00 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor.

At 11:01 a.m., Mr. Coffey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend to the Commission that it direct Commission Counsel to draft a proposed declaratory ruling in the Soracchi matter in response to Petitionerís request. All voted in favor.

At 11:03 a.m., Mr. Carey moved, seconded by Mr. Casella to recommend to the Commission that it instruct the Retirement Division that in cases where the MEB determines, following a two year review or a continued entitlement to disability retirement benefits review, that repayment of a benefit is required, the period of time for which repayment will be sought shall commence on the originally scheduled hearing date for the review. All voted in favor.

At 11:07 a.m., the Chair called for any old business under agenda item IV Old Business. A general discussion regarding participation in CMERS followed. No action was taken.

At 11:26 a.m., Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Carey to adjourn the meeting. All voted in favor.

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