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HF 568

as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/10/1997

Current Version - as introduced

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to retirement; increasing the maximum pension 
  1.3             amounts for monthly and lump sum service pensions for 
  1.4             volunteer firefighters; amending Minnesota Statutes 
  1.5             1996, section 424A.02, subdivision 3. 
  1.6   BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
  1.7      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 424A.02, 
  1.8   subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
  1.9      Subd. 3.  [FLEXIBLE SERVICE PENSION MAXIMUMS.] (a) On or 
  1.10  before August 1 of each year as part of the certification of the 
  1.11  financial requirements and minimum municipal obligation made 
  1.12  pursuant to section 69.772, subdivision 4, or 69.773, 
  1.13  subdivision 5, the secretary or some other official of the 
  1.14  relief association designated in the bylaws of each relief 
  1.15  association shall calculate and certify to the governing body of 
  1.16  the applicable qualified municipality the average amount of 
  1.17  available financing per active covered firefighter for the most 
  1.18  recent three-year period.  The amount of available financing 
  1.19  shall include any amounts of fire state aid received or 
  1.20  receivable by the relief association, any amounts of municipal 
  1.21  contributions to the relief association raised from levies on 
  1.22  real estate or from other available revenue sources exclusive of 
  1.23  fire state aid, and one-tenth of the amount of assets in excess 
  1.24  of the accrued liabilities of the relief association calculated 
  1.25  pursuant to sections 69.772, subdivision 2; 69.773, subdivisions 
  2.1   2 and 4; or 69.774, subdivision 2, if any.  
  2.2      (b) The maximum service pension which the relief 
  2.3   association has authority to provide for in its bylaws for 
  2.4   payment to a member retiring after the calculation date when the 
  2.5   minimum age and service requirements specified in subdivision 1 
  2.6   are met must be determined using the table in paragraph (c) or 
  2.7   (d), whichever applies. 
  2.8      (c) For a relief association where the governing bylaws 
  2.9   provide for a monthly service pension to a retiring member, the 
  2.10  maximum monthly service pension amount per month for each year 
  2.11  of service credited that may be provided for in the bylaws is 
  2.12  the maximum service pension figure corresponding to the average 
  2.13  amount of available financing per active covered firefighter: 
  2.14    Minimum Average Amount of      Maximum Service Pension
  2.15    Available Financing per        Amount Payable per Month
  2.16         Firefighter               for Each Year of Service
  2.17     (1) for service pensions payable before January 1, 1997 
  2.18           $...                             $ .25
  2.19             42                               .50
  2.20             84                              1.00
  2.21            126                              1.50
  2.22            168                              2.00
  2.23            209                              2.50
  2.24            252                              3.00
  2.25            294                              3.50
  2.26            335                              4.00
  2.27            378                              4.50
  2.28            420                              5.00
  2.29            503                              6.00
  2.30            587                              7.00
  2.31            672                              8.00
  2.32            755                              9.00
  2.33            839                             10.00
  2.34            923                             11.00
  2.35           1007                             12.00
  2.36           1090                             13.00
  3.1            1175                             14.00
  3.2            1259                             15.00
  3.3            1342                             16.00
  3.4            1427                             17.00
  3.5            1510                             18.00
  3.6            1594                             19.00
  3.7            1677                             20.00
  3.8            1762                             21.00
  3.9            1845                             22.00
  3.10           1888                             22.50
  3.11           1929                             23.00
  3.12           2014                             24.00
  3.13           2098                             25.00
  3.14           2183                             26.00
  3.15           2267                             27.00
  3.16           2351                             28.00
  3.17           2436                             29.00
  3.18           2520                             30.00
  3.19           any amount more than 2520        30.00
  3.20     (2) in addition to the service pension maximum under clause 
  3.21  (1) for service pensions payable after December 31, 1997 
  3.22           2604                             31.00
  3.23           2689                             32.00
  3.24           2773                             33.00
  3.25           2857                             34.00
  3.26           2942                             35.00
  3.27           3026                             36.00
  3.28           3110                             37.00
  3.29           3963                             38.00
  3.30           4047                             39.00
  3.31           4137                             40.00
  3.32           any amount more than 4137        40.00
  3.33     (d) For a relief association in which the governing bylaws 
  3.34  provide for a lump sum service pension to a retiring member, the 
  3.35  maximum lump sum service pension amount for each year of service 
  3.36  credited that may be provided for in the bylaws is the maximum 
  4.1   service pension figure corresponding to the average amount of 
  4.2   available financing per active covered firefighter for the 
  4.3   applicable specified period: 
  4.4    Minimum Average Amount         Maximum Lump Sum Service
  4.5    of Available Financing         Pension Amount Payable
  4.6       per Firefighter             for Each Year of Service
  4.7      (1) for service pensions payable before January 1, 1994 
  4.8           $..                              $10
  4.9            11                               20
  4.10           16                               30
  4.11           23                               40
  4.12           27                               50
  4.13           32                               60
  4.14           43                               80
  4.15           54                              100
  4.16           65                              120
  4.17           77                              140
  4.18           86                              160
  4.19           97                              180
  4.20          108                              200
  4.21          131                              240
  4.22          151                              280
  4.23          173                              320
  4.24          194                              360
  4.25          216                              400
  4.26          239                              440
  4.27          259                              480
  4.28          281                              520
  4.29          302                              560
  4.30          324                              600
  4.31          347                              640
  4.32          367                              680
  4.33          389                              720
  4.34          410                              760
  4.35          432                              800
  4.36          486                              900
  5.1           540                             1000
  5.2           594                             1100
  5.3           648                             1200
  5.4           702                             1300
  5.5           756                             1400
  5.6           810                             1500
  5.7           864                             1600
  5.8           918                             1700
  5.9           972                             1800
  5.10         1026                             1900
  5.11         1080                             2000
  5.12         1134                             2100
  5.13         1188                             2200
  5.14         1242                             2300
  5.15         1296                             2400
  5.16         1350                             2500
  5.17         1404                             2600
  5.18         1458                             2700
  5.19         1512                             2800
  5.20         1566                             2900
  5.21         1620                             3000
  5.22         1672                             3100
  5.23         1726                             3200
  5.24         1753                             3250
  5.25         1780                             3300
  5.26         1820                             3375
  5.27         any amount more than 1820        3375
  5.28     (2) in addition to the service pension maximum under clause 
  5.29  (1), for service pensions payable after December 31, 1993, and 
  5.30  before January 1, 1995 
  5.31         1834                             3400
  5.32         1888                             3500
  5.33         any amount more than 1888        3500
  5.34     (3) in addition to the service pension maximum under 
  5.35  clauses (1) and (2), for service pensions payable after December 
  5.36  31, 1994, and before January 1, 1996 
  6.1          1942                             3600
  6.2          1996                             3700
  6.3          2023                             3750
  6.4          any amount more than 2023        3750
  6.5      (4) in addition to the service pension maximum under 
  6.6   clauses (1) to (3), for service pensions payable after December 
  6.7   31, 1995 
  6.8          2050                             3800
  6.9          2104                             3900
  6.10         2158                             4000
  6.11         any amount more than 2158        4000
  6.12     (5) in addition to the service pension maximum under 
  6.13  clauses (1) to (4), for service pensions payable after December 
  6.14  31, 1997 
  6.15         2212                             4100
  6.16         2265                             4200
  6.17         2319                             4300
  6.18         2373                             4400
  6.19         2427                             4500
  6.20         2481                             4600
  6.21         2535                             4700
  6.22         2589                             4800
  6.23         2643                             4900
  6.24         2697                             5000
  6.25         2751                             5100
  6.26         2805                             5200
  6.27         2859                             5300
  6.28         2913                             5400
  6.29         2967                             5500
  6.30         any amount more than 2967        5500
  6.31     (e) For a relief association in which the governing bylaws 
  6.32  provide for a monthly benefit service pension as an alternative 
  6.33  form of service pension payment to a lump sum service pension, 
  6.34  the maximum service pension amount for each pension payment type 
  6.35  must be determined using the applicable table contained in this 
  6.36  subdivision. 
  7.1      (f) If a relief association establishes a service pension 
  7.2   in compliance with the applicable maximum contained in paragraph 
  7.3   (c) or (d) and the minimum average amount of available financing 
  7.4   per active covered firefighter is subsequently reduced because 
  7.5   of a reduction in fire state aid or because of an increase in 
  7.6   the number of active firefighters, the relief association may 
  7.7   continue to provide the prior service pension amount specified 
  7.8   in its bylaws, but may not increase the service pension amount 
  7.9   until the minimum average amount of available financing per 
  7.10  firefighter under the table in paragraph (c) or (d), whichever 
  7.11  applies, permits. 
  7.12     (g) No relief association is authorized to provide a 
  7.13  service pension in an amount greater than $30 per month per year 
  7.14  of service credit before January 1, 1998, and $40 per month per 
  7.15  year of service credit after December 31, 1997, or in an amount 
  7.16  greater than $3,375 lump sum per year of service credit before 
  7.17  January 1, 1994, $3,500 lump sum per year of service credit 
  7.18  before January 1, 1995, $3,750 lump sum per year of service 
  7.19  credit before January 1, 1996, and $4,000 lump sum per year of 
  7.20  service credit after December 31, 1995, and $5,500 lump sum per 
  7.21  year of service credit after December 31, 1997, even if the 
  7.22  minimum average amount of available financing per firefighter 
  7.23  for a relief association providing a monthly benefit service 
  7.24  pension is greater than $2,240, or, for a relief association 
  7.25  providing a lump sum service pension, is greater than $1,753 
  7.26  before January 1, 1994, $1,888 before January 1, 1995, $2,023 
  7.27  before January 1, 1996, or $2,158 after December 31, 1995, or 
  7.28  $2,967 after December 31, 1997. 
  7.29     Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
  7.30     Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment.