Subcommittee on Legal and Personnel Matters
3rd Floor Conference Room F
OSC, 55 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106

 

March 11,2015

Trustees Present
Michael Carey
Charles Casella
Robert Coffey
Paul Fortier

Others Present
Michael Rose, Counsel to the Commission
Natalie Braswell, Asst. Comptroller (for discussion on pending legislation)

The meeting was called to order at 8:40 a.m.

The Subcommittee decided unanimously for Messers. Casella and Coffey to Co-Chair the meeting.

1. Members discussed distribution of materials prior to the Commission meetings. In light of attorney-client privilege, the Subcommittee asked Attorney Rose to research legal issues relevant to this matter.

Trustees were in consensus to raise the issue of timing that materials are distributed for both Commission and Subcommittee meetings. The issue should go before the full Commission. Trustees suggested distribution of materials via PDF and hard copy no later than five days prior to the scheduled meeting.

2. The Subcommittee instructed Attorney Rose to prepare a legal opinion to go to all Trustees regarding the Amendment to the State of Connecticut Alternate Retirement Program for possible action at the next Commission meeting.

3. Subcommittee members will recommend to the Commission that the Retirement Division review the request for interest in the DeRosa matter, and that the request for attorney's fees be denied.

4. The Subcommittee will recommend to the Commission that Trustees rotate facilitating meetings until a permanent solution is reached regarding the Chairman's position.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

At 10:12 a.m. Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to go into Executive Session with Attorney Michael Rose to discuss the Brown matter. All voted in favor.

At 10:17 a.m. Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to come out of Executive Session. No motions were taken.

At 10:26 a.m. Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to go into Executive Session to discuss the Opinion Memorandum regarding statutes and current regulations with Attorney Rose. All voted in favor.

At 10:32 Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor. No motions taken.

At 10:38 a.m. Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to go into Executive Session with Attorney Rose to discuss the status of the Sampieri Administrative appeal. All voted in favor.

At 10:55 a.m. Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to come out of Executive Session. No motions were taken and no recommendations were made.

At 10:56 a.m. Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to go into Executive Session with Attorney Rose to discuss the Phyllis Alston petition for Declaratory Ruling. All voted in favor.

At 10:57 a.m. Mr. Casella moved, seconded by Mr. Coffey to come out of Executive Session. All voted in favor. No motions or recommendations were made.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Review of Counsel bills Mr. Casella and Mr. Coffey will review the bills submitted by Rose Kallor, then recommend to the Commission.

2. Discussion of current pending legislation - Attorney Braswell provided updates on proposed legislation.

3. The Subcommittee received information from Attorney Barth regarding pending claims with the IRS.

ADJOURNMENT

At 11:54 a.m. Mr. Casella moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Coffey. All voted in favor.

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