Public Retirement Study Committee

The Public Retirement Study Committee, chaired by the State Treasurer, began meeting in November 2014 to collect and evaluate data to examine the need for a state-wide public retirement plan.

Study Committee Members

  • Beth Pearce, Chair, Vermont State Treasurer
  • Monica Hutt, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
  • Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Labor
  • Robert Hooper, Appointed by the legislative Committee on Committees
  • Rebecca Towne, Appointed by the legislative Committee on Committees
  • Russ Bennett, Appointed by the Speaker
  • Dan Boardman, Appointed by the Speaker
  • Lindsay DesLauriers, Appointed by the State Treasurer

Report and Legislation

In 2014 the committee was charged with completing an interim study of the feasibility of establishing a public retirement plan. Since then, two reports have been completed and are posted below. In 2016 the enabling legislation was amended and is linked here: ACT 157.

2016 Report - Interim Study of the Feasibility of Establishing a Public Retirement Plan

2015 Report - Interim Study of the Feasibility of Establishing a Public Retirement Plan

2014 Report - Interim Study of the Feasibility of Establishing a Public Retirement Plan

Resources

Joint letter to Congressional Leaders (regarding H.J. Res. 66 and H.J. Res. 67) - February 14, 2017

Center for Retirement Initiatives, Georgetown University: Comparison of Retirement Plan Design Features by State, June 2016

Center for Retirement Initiatives, Georgetown University: Closing the Coverage Gap, June 2016

State Treasurer's Office Presentation on Retirement Savings, February 2015

U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet: State Savings Programs for Non-Government Employees

Hon. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: Presentation on State Retirement Initiatives-Out of Crisis Comes Opportunity

ACLI: Statement for the Record, U.S. Senate, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

ACLI: Role of Life Insurers

AARP Fact Sheet: Vermont

Materials from 8/26/2016 Meeting

Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Questions regarding upcoming meeting dates may be addressed to Tim Lueders-Dumont at (802) 828-1451 or via email at tim.lueders-dumont@vermont.gov.

Agenda                                 Minutes

03/20/2017                                    03/20/2017
12/28/2016                                    12/28/2016
12/20/2016                                    12/20/2016
11/23/2016                                    11/23/2016
10/11/2016                                    10/11/2016
10/05/2016                                    10/05/2016
08/26/2016                                    08/26/2016
01/08/2016                                    01/08/2016
01/06/2016                                    01/06/2016
12/10/2015                                    12/10/2015
11/16/2015                                    11/16/2015
10/01/2015                                    10/01/2015
09/03/2015                                    09/03/2015
01/14/2015                                    (meeting did not take place due to a lack of quorum)
12/19/2014                                    12/19/2014
11/26/2014                                    11/26/2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Office of the State Treasurer
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609

Main Phone: (802) 828-2301  
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