The first tangible evidence the Independent Democratic Conference is dissolving will be seen Monday, when lawmakers are back at the Capitol, and the mainline conference formally moves to bring the eight IDC lawmakers into their fold.

This will be done in the form a “hand up” in the state Senate — a non-voting procedural move that will recognize the new members of the conference, said Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in an interview Friday.

“Obviously I think it will be a transition period,” she said, “but I’m trying to really minimize upheaval. I think you’re going to see a whole lot of repositioning, there will be some, but not a whole lot. and we’re all there to serve the people of New York and I think New Yorkers are going to be better off with us together.”

The conferences would blend right away, however. The mainline conference and the IDC will huddle separately on Monday, but Stewart-Cousins plans to meet with both.

“This will be the first time Monday where we will all have the opportunity to sit together and what I want to be able to do is set the tone and just kind of lay the groundwork for what will be a new conference after the various procedures,” she said of her conference, which she has led since 2012. “I’m also going to meet with the other conference on Monday as well after session, so I want to be able to talk to them and lay the groundwork for what will be an integrated conference after the procedures.”

The merger of the two conferences was announced last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as Democrats work to take full control of the Senate, potentially by the end of this month after two vacant seats are filled in special elections scheduled for April 24.

After those elections are held, and assuming Democrats win both seats, the party would have a numeric majority in the chamber. The focus would turn to Sen. Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat who conferences with Republicans in the chamber, and have him switch sides.

Stewart-Cousins said in the interview that she had spoke to Felder recently, but he has not committed either way.

“I’ve had a very good and cordial relationship with Sen. Felder over the years and of course I’ve reached out to him and reiterated how it would be a good thing for him to be part of our conference,” she said. “He hasn’t said he won’t be, he hasn’t said he would be. But we are talking and I think he is looking forward to a resolution.”

The winding down of the IDC completely is expected to nevertheless take time. Conference lawmakers on Thursday held a fundraiser, attended by Cuomo and Shelley Mayer, a Democrat running in Westchester County’s 37th Senate district, as well as Luis Sepulveda, who is running for a Bronx seat. IDC lawmakers face primary challenges that are being backed by the Working Families Party, which will continue on despite the unity agreement.

Stewart-Cousins insisted the fundraiser was not a sign that the IDC was remaining an independent entity.

“The IDC had planned this a while ago before they became a former IDC. Sen. Klein and I had that conversation,” Stewart-Cousins said. “He’s got commitment, I have a commitment, that we’re going to be one conference under the Senate Democrats, period. The things they have planned before, they did. But as far as what’s going to happen on the future, we’re embarking on a journey as Democrats and there’s not going to be any separation and be Democrats in one conference. We’re on to another chapter.”

But beyond the political and bureaucratic considerations of the IDC’s dissolution, there are the personality issues. Klein, who will become Stewart-Cousins’s deputy, has clashed with the current deputy leader, Sen. Mike Gianaris.

“We should be focused on how best we can represent the people of New York state,” she said. “The personalities, as I’ve always said, should be put aside. We’ve been trying for this moment for years and here we are.”

And then there’s the allegation leveled by a former staffer that Klein forcibly kissed her in 2015, a claim the Bronx lawmaker denies and has called for an investigation by the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

“Any allegations like this are something I take seriously and we all should take seriously,” Stewart-Cousins said. “Both Sen. Klein and I have called for an investigation and that’s happening and we’ll let that take its course.”