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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 1951

4th Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/16/2014 06:13pm

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

Current Version - 4th Engrossment

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2.42 2.43
2.44 2.45 2.46 2.47 2.48 2.49 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18
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4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 5.36 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 6.35 6.36 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 8.36 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13
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14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 15.1 15.2
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32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12
32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26
32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 33.1 33.2
33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16
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33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29
34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24
35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 35.35 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33
36.34 36.35 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4
37.5 37.6
37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11
37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32
38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 39.35 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 40.35 40.36 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8
41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10
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51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 52.1 52.2
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52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28
52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24
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56.34 56.35 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8
57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16
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69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 69.34 69.35 70.1 70.2 70.3
70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26
70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 70.34 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10
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74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20
74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8
75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 75.34 75.35 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 76.33 76.34 76.35 76.36 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 77.33 77.34 77.35 77.36 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5
78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 78.34 79.1 79.2
79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7
79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23
79.24 79.25 79.26
79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6
80.7
80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25
80.26
80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32 80.33 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33 81.34 81.35 81.36 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 82.33 82.34 82.35 82.36 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14
83.15
83.16 83.17
83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 83.34 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 84.32 84.33
84.34
84.35 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14
85.15
85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20
85.21
85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31 85.32 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25
86.26
86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 86.33 86.34 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17
87.18
87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 87.31 87.32 87.33 87.34 87.35 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22
88.23
88.24 88.25
88.26 88.27
88.28
88.29 88.30
88.31 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13
89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22
89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32 89.33 89.34 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10
90.11
90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 90.32 90.33 90.34 90.35 91.1 91.2
91.3
91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26
91.27
91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 91.33 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17
92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25
92.26
92.27 92.28
92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 92.33 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29 93.30 93.31 93.32 93.33 93.34 93.35 93.36 93.37 93.38 93.39 93.40 93.41 94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33 94.34 94.35 94.36 94.37 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34 95.35 95.36 95.37 95.38 95.39 95.40 95.41 95.42 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 96.33 96.34 96.35 96.36 96.37 96.38 96.39 96.40 96.41 96.42 96.43 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 97.33 97.34 97.35 97.36 97.37 97.38 97.39 97.40 97.41 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4
98.5 98.6
98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 98.33 98.34 98.35 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 99.33 99.34 99.35 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29
100.30 100.31
100.32 100.33
101.1 101.2
101.3 101.4
101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14
101.15 101.16
101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33 101.34 102.1 102.2 102.3
102.4
102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 102.33 102.34 102.35 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7
103.8
103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32 103.33 103.34 103.35 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18
104.19
104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 104.34 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31
105.32
105.33 105.34 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27
106.28
106.29 106.30
106.31 106.32 106.33 106.34 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33 107.34
107.35
108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 108.33 108.34 108.35 109.1 109.2
109.3 109.4
109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 109.34 109.35 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 110.33 110.34 110.35 110.36 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 111.32 111.33 111.34 111.35 111.36 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26
112.27
112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 112.32 112.33 112.34 113.1 113.2
113.3
113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10
113.11
113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23
114.24
114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32 114.33 114.34 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33 115.34 115.35 115.36
116.1
116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28
116.29
116.30 116.31 116.32 116.33 116.34 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 117.32 117.33 117.34 117.35 117.36 117.37 117.38 117.39 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 118.32 118.33 118.34 118.35 118.36 118.37 118.38 118.39 118.40 118.41 118.42 118.43 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21 119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 119.31 119.32 119.33 119.34 119.35 119.36 119.37 119.38 119.39 119.40 119.41 119.42 119.43 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31 120.32 120.33 120.34 120.35 120.36 120.37 120.38 120.39 120.40 120.41 120.42 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31 121.32 121.33 121.34 121.35 121.36 121.37 121.38 121.39 121.40 121.41 121.42 121.43 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11 122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15 122.16 122.17 122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 122.30 122.31 122.32 122.33 122.34 122.35 122.36 122.37 122.38 122.39 122.40 122.41 122.42 122.43 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9 123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 123.32 123.33 123.34 123.35 123.36 123.37 123.38 123.39 124.1 124.2 124.3
124.4
124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8 124.9 124.10 124.11 124.12 124.13 124.14 124.15 124.16 124.17 124.18 124.19 124.20 124.21 124.22 124.23 124.24 124.25 124.26 124.27 124.28 124.29 124.30 124.31 124.32 124.33 124.34 124.35 125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 125.5 125.6 125.7 125.8 125.9 125.10 125.11 125.12 125.13 125.14 125.15 125.16 125.17 125.18 125.19 125.20 125.21 125.22 125.23 125.24 125.25 125.26 125.27 125.28 125.29
125.30
125.31 125.32 125.33 125.34 125.35 126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4 126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8 126.9 126.10 126.11 126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17 126.18 126.19 126.20 126.21
126.22
126.23 126.24 126.25 126.26 126.27 126.28 126.29 126.30 126.31 126.32 126.33 126.34 127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.8 127.9 127.10 127.11 127.12 127.13 127.14 127.15 127.16
127.17
127.18 127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 127.31 127.32 127.33 127.34 127.35 128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18
128.19
128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24 128.25 128.26 128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 128.32 128.33 128.34 128.35 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5
129.6
129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 129.32 129.33 129.34 129.35 130.1 130.2 130.3 130.4
130.5
130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13 130.14 130.15 130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24 130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31
130.32
131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8 131.9 131.10 131.11 131.12 131.13 131.14 131.15 131.16 131.17 131.18 131.19 131.20 131.21 131.22 131.23 131.24 131.25 131.26 131.27 131.28
131.29
131.30 131.31 131.32 131.33 131.34 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 132.5 132.6 132.7 132.8 132.9 132.10 132.11 132.12 132.13 132.14
132.15
132.16 132.17
132.18 132.19 132.20 132.21 132.22 132.23 132.24 132.25 132.26 132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 132.32 132.33
132.34
133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 133.5 133.6 133.7 133.8 133.9 133.10
133.11
133.12 133.13 133.14 133.15 133.16 133.17 133.18 133.19 133.20 133.21 133.22 133.23 133.24 133.25 133.26 133.27 133.28 133.29 133.30
133.31
133.32 134.1 134.2 134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 134.7 134.8 134.9 134.10 134.11 134.12 134.13 134.14 134.15 134.16 134.17 134.18 134.19 134.20 134.21 134.22 134.23 134.24 134.25 134.26 134.27 134.28 134.29 134.30 134.31 134.32 134.33 134.34 134.35
134.36
135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 135.6 135.7 135.8 135.9 135.10 135.11 135.12 135.13 135.14 135.15 135.16 135.17 135.18 135.19 135.20 135.21 135.22 135.23 135.24 135.25 135.26 135.27 135.28
135.29
135.30 135.31 135.32 135.33 135.34 136.1 136.2
136.3
136.4 136.5 136.6 136.7
136.8
136.9 136.10 136.11 136.12 136.13 136.14 136.15 136.16 136.17
136.18
136.19 136.20 136.21 136.22 136.23
136.24
136.25 136.26 136.27 136.28 136.29 136.30 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 137.5 137.6 137.7 137.8 137.9 137.10 137.11 137.12 137.13 137.14
137.15
137.16 137.17 137.18 137.19 137.20 137.21 137.22 137.23 137.24 137.25 137.26 137.27 137.28 137.29 137.30 137.31 137.32 137.33 137.34 137.35 138.1 138.2 138.3 138.4 138.5 138.6 138.7 138.8 138.9 138.10 138.11 138.12 138.13 138.14 138.15 138.16 138.17 138.18 138.19 138.20 138.21 138.22 138.23 138.24 138.25 138.26 138.27 138.28 138.29 138.30 138.31 138.32 138.33 138.34 138.35 139.1 139.2 139.3 139.4 139.5 139.6 139.7 139.8 139.9
139.10
139.11 139.12 139.13 139.14 139.15 139.16 139.17
139.18
139.19 139.20 139.21 139.22 139.23
139.24
139.25 139.26 139.27 139.28 139.29 139.30 139.31 139.32 140.1 140.2 140.3 140.4 140.5 140.6 140.7 140.8 140.9 140.10 140.11 140.12 140.13 140.14 140.15 140.16 140.17 140.18 140.19 140.20 140.21 140.22 140.23 140.24 140.25 140.26 140.27 140.28 140.29 140.30 140.31 140.32 140.33
140.34
140.35 141.1 141.2 141.3 141.4 141.5 141.6
141.7
141.8 141.9 141.10 141.11 141.12 141.13 141.14 141.15 141.16 141.17 141.18 141.19 141.20 141.21 141.22 141.23 141.24 141.25
141.26
141.27 141.28 141.29 141.30 141.31 141.32 141.33 142.1 142.2 142.3 142.4 142.5 142.6 142.7 142.8 142.9 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13 142.14 142.15 142.16 142.17 142.18 142.19 142.20 142.21 142.22 142.23 142.24
142.25
142.26 142.27 142.28 142.29 142.30 142.31 142.32 142.33 142.34 142.35 143.1 143.2 143.3 143.4 143.5
143.6
143.7 143.8 143.9 143.10 143.11 143.12 143.13 143.14 143.15 143.16 143.17 143.18 143.19 143.20 143.21 143.22 143.23 143.24 143.25 143.26 143.27 143.28 143.29 143.30 143.31 143.32 143.33 143.34 144.1 144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5 144.6 144.7 144.8 144.9 144.10 144.11 144.12 144.13 144.14 144.15 144.16 144.17 144.18 144.19 144.20 144.21 144.22 144.23 144.24 144.25 144.26 144.27 144.28 144.29 144.30 144.31 144.32 144.33 144.34
144.35 144.36
145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 145.7 145.8 145.9 145.10 145.11 145.12 145.13 145.14 145.15 145.16 145.17 145.18 145.19 145.20 145.21 145.22 145.23 145.24 145.25
145.26
145.27 145.28 145.29 145.30 145.31 145.32 145.33 145.34 145.35 146.1 146.2 146.3 146.4 146.5 146.6 146.7 146.8 146.9 146.10 146.11 146.12
146.13
146.14 146.15 146.16 146.17 146.18 146.19 146.20 146.21 146.22 146.23 146.24 146.25 146.26 146.27 146.28 146.29
146.30
146.31 146.32 147.1 147.2 147.3 147.4 147.5 147.6 147.7 147.8 147.9 147.10 147.11 147.12 147.13 147.14 147.15 147.16 147.17 147.18 147.19 147.20 147.21 147.22 147.23 147.24 147.25
147.26
147.27 147.28 147.29 147.30 147.31 147.32 147.33 147.34 147.35 148.1 148.2 148.3 148.4 148.5 148.6 148.7 148.8 148.9 148.10 148.11 148.12 148.13 148.14 148.15 148.16 148.17 148.18 148.19
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A bill for an act
relating to retirement; various Minnesota public employee retirement plans;
allowing MSRS-General deferred members to vote in board elections;
continuing Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority employees
in PERA-General; excluding fixed-route bus drivers employed by the St.
Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission from PERA-General coverage;
increasing member and employer contribution rates for certain retirement
plans; providing for the consolidation of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association retirement plan and fund into the statewide Teachers Retirement
Association; revising an amortization target date, creating new state aid
programs; appropriating money; extending a MnSCU early retirement incentive
program; increasing the limit for certain reemployed MnSCU retirees; extending
the applicability of a second chance at tenure retirement coverage election
opportunity for MnSCU faculty members; revising investment authority for
various defined contribution plans or programs; authorizing the State Board of
Investment to revise, remove, or create investment options for the Minnesota
supplemental investment fund; expanding permissible investments under the
unclassified state employees retirement program, the public employees defined
contribution plan, the deferred compensation program, and the health care savings
plan; revising salary reporting requirements; clarifying retirement provision
applications to sheriffs; revising local government postretirement option program
requirements and extending expiration date; clarifying future postretirement
adjustment rates for former members of the former Minneapolis Firefighters
Relief Association and the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association; making
technical changes to amortization state aid and supplemental state aid; clarifying
the eligibility of independent nonprofit firefighting corporations to receive police
and fire supplemental retirement state aid; implementing the recommendations
of the 2013-2014 state auditor volunteer fire working group; modifying the
disability benefit application deadline for certain former Wadena County sheriff's
deputies; authorizing city of Duluth and Duluth Airports Authority employee
salary-supplement payments coverage following Court of Appeals decision;
specifying interest rate for computing joint and survivor annuities; revising
postretirement adjustment triggers; revising reemployed annuitant withholding in
certain divorce situations; clarifying medical advisor and resumption of teaching
provisions; specifying explicit postretirement adjustment assumptions; allowing
volunteer firefighter relief associations to pay state fire chiefs association dues
from the special fund; authorizing MnSCU employee to elect TRA coverage and
transfer past service from IRAP to TRA; clarifying the applicability of 2013
postretirement adjustment modifications to certain county sheriffs; ratifying or
grandparenting MSRS-Correctional plan coverage for Department of Human
Services employees; allowing various service credit purchases; requiring a
PERA report on certain survivor benefit amounts; amending Minnesota Statutes
2012, sections 3A.01, subdivision 1a; 11A.17, subdivisions 1, 9; 13.632,
subdivision 1; 122A.18, subdivision 7a; 136F.481; 352.01, subdivisions 2b,
12; 352.03, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 352.04, subdivisions 2,
3; 352.115, subdivisions 8, 10; 352.1155, subdivisions 1, 4; 352.90; 352.91,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, by adding a subdivision; 352.92, subdivisions
1, 2; 352.965, subdivision 4, by adding subdivisions; 352.98, subdivision 2;
352B.08, subdivision 3; 352D.04, by adding subdivisions; 353.01, subdivision
14; 353.27, subdivisions 2, 3, 3b, 4, by adding a subdivision; 353.30, subdivision
3; 353.37, by adding a subdivision; 353.371, by adding a subdivision; 353.6511,
subdivision 7; 353.6512, subdivision 7; 353D.05, subdivision 1, by adding a
subdivision; 354.05, subdivisions 2, 7, 13; 354.42, subdivisions 2, 3; 354.44,
subdivision 5; 354.445; 354.48, subdivision 6a; 354A.011, subdivisions 11, 15a,
27; 354A.021, subdivision 1; 354A.092; 354A.093, subdivision 1; 354A.096;
354A.12, subdivision 2; 354A.29, subdivision 8; 354A.31, subdivisions 1,
3a; 354A.32, subdivision 1; 354A.35, subdivision 1; 354A.37, subdivisions
3, 4; 354A.39; 354A.41; 354B.21, subdivisions 2, 3a; 355.01, subdivision
2c; 356.215, subdivision 11; 356.24, subdivision 1; 356.302, subdivision
7; 356.303, subdivision 4; 356.32, subdivision 2; 356.415, subdivision 1d;
356.42, subdivision 3; 356.465, subdivision 3; 356.47, subdivision 3; 356.635,
subdivision 6; 356.99, subdivision 1; 356A.06, subdivisions 7, 7a; 424A.015,
by adding a subdivision; 424A.016, subdivisions 4, 7; 424A.05, subdivision
3; 424A.08; 424B.12; 490.121, subdivision 2a; Minnesota Statutes 2013
Supplement, sections 69.051, subdivisions 1a, 3; 352.01, subdivision 2a; 352.03,
subdivision 4; 353.01, subdivisions 2a, 2b; 353.651, subdivision 4; 354.436;
354.44, subdivision 6; 354A.12, subdivisions 1, 2a, 3a, 3c; 354A.27, subdivision
6a; 356.20, subdivision 2; 356.214, subdivision 1; 356.215, subdivision 8;
356.219, subdivision 8; 356.30, subdivision 3; 356.401, subdivision 3; 356.415,
subdivisions 1a, 1c, 1e, 1f; 356.91; 363A.36, subdivision 1; 423A.02, subdivision
3; 423A.022, subdivisions 2, 3; 424A.016, subdivision 6; 424A.02, subdivisions
3, 7; 424A.092, subdivision 6; 424A.093, subdivisions 2, 6; 424A.094,
subdivision 2; 424A.10, subdivision 2; Laws 2009, chapter 169, article 5,
section 2, as amended; article 6, section 1; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 354; 354A; 356; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012,
sections 11A.17, subdivision 4; 352.965, subdivision 5; 352D.04, subdivision 1;
353D.05, subdivision 2; 354A.021, subdivision 5; 354A.108; 354A.24; 354A.27,
subdivision 5; 356.415, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement,
sections 354A.27, subdivisions 6a, 7; 354A.31, subdivision 4a.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

RETIREMENT PLAN MEMBERSHIP INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 352.01, subdivision 2a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Included employees.

(a) "State employee" includes:

(1) employees of the Minnesota Historical Society;

(2) employees of the State Horticultural Society;

(3) employees of the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association;

(4) employees of the adjutant general whose salaries are paid from federal funds and
who are not covered by any federal civilian employees retirement system;

(5) employees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities who are employed
under the university or college activities program;

(6) currently contributing employees covered by the system who are temporarily
employed by the legislature during a legislative session or any currently contributing
employee employed for any special service as defined in subdivision 2b, clause (8);

(7) employees of the legislature who are appointed without a limit on the duration
of their employment and persons employed or designated by the legislature or by a
legislative committee or commission or other competent authority to conduct a special
inquiry, investigation, examination, or installation;

(8) trainees who are employed on a full-time established training program
performing the duties of the classified position for which they will be eligible to receive
immediate appointment at the completion of the training period;

(9) employees of the Minnesota Safety Council;

(10) any employees who are on authorized leave of absence from the Transit
Operating Division of the former Metropolitan Transit Commission and who are employed
by the labor organization which is the exclusive bargaining agent representing employees
of the Transit Operating Division;

(11) employees of the Metropolitan Council, Metropolitan Parks and Open Space
Commission, Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, or Metropolitan Mosquito
Control Commission unless excluded under subdivision 2b or are covered by another
public pension fund or plan under section 473.415, subdivision 3;

(12) judges of the Tax Court;

(13) personnel who were employed on June 30, 1992, by the University of
Minnesota in the management, operation, or maintenance of its heating plant facilities,
whose employment transfers to an employer assuming operation of the heating plant
facilities, so long as the person is employed at the University of Minnesota heating plant
by that employer or by its successor organization;

(14) personnel who are employed as seasonal employees in the classified or
unclassified service;

(15) persons who are employed by the Department of Commerce as a peace officer
in the Commerce Fraud Bureau under section 45.0135 who have attained the mandatory
retirement age specified in section 43A.34, subdivision 4;

(16) employees of the University of Minnesota unless excluded under subdivision
2b, clause (3);

(17) employees of the Middle Management Association whose employment began
after July 1, 2007, and to whom section 352.029 does not apply;

(18) employees of the Minnesota Government Engineers Council to whom section
352.029 does not apply;

(19) employees of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(20) employees of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employeesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (21) employees of the Minnesota State Retirement System;
new text end

new text begin (22) employees of the State Agricultural Society;
new text end

new text begin (23) employees of the Gillette Children's Hospital Board who were employed in the
state unclassified service at the former Gillette Children's Hospital on March 28, 1974; and
new text end

new text begin (24) if approved for coverage by the Board of Directors of Conservation Corps
Minnesota, employees of Conservation Corps Minnesota so employed on June 30, 2003.
new text end

(b) Employees specified in paragraph (a), clause (13), are included employees under
paragraph (a) if employer and employee contributions are made in a timely manner in the
amounts required by section 352.04. Employee contributions must be deducted from
salary. Employer contributions are the sole obligation of the employer assuming operation
of the University of Minnesota heating plant facilities or any successor organizations to
that employer.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.01, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Excluded employees.

"State employee" does not include:

(1) new text beginpersons who are:
new text end

new text begin (i) new text endstudents deleted text beginwho aredeleted text end employed by the University of Minnesota, or new text beginwithin new text endthe
new text beginMinnesota new text endState Colleges and Universitiesnew text begin systemnew text end, unless approved for coverage by
the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota or the Board of Trustees of the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, whichever deleted text beginis applicabledeleted text endnew text begin appliesnew text end;

new text begin (ii) employed as interns for a period not to exceed six months unless included under
subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), clause (8);
new text end

new text begin (iii) employed as trainee employees unless included under subdivision 2a, paragraph
(a), clause (8); or
new text end

new text begin (iv) employed in the student worker classification as designated by Minnesota
Management and Budget;
new text end

(2) employees who arenew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end eligible for membership in the state Teachers Retirement Association, deleted text beginexcept
employees
deleted text end new text beginunless the person is an employee new text endof the Department of Education who deleted text beginhave
chosen or may choose
deleted text end new text beginelected new text endto be covered by the general state employees retirement plan
of the Minnesota State Retirement System instead of the Teachers Retirement Association;

new text begin (ii) employees of the state who, in any year, were credited with 12 months of
allowable service as a public school teacher and, as such, are members of a retirement plan
governed by chapter 354 or 354A unless the employment is incidental employment as a
state employee that is not covered by a retirement plan governed by chapter 354 or 354A;
new text end

new text begin (iii) employees of the state who are employed by the Board of Trustees of the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in an unclassified position that is listed in
section 43A.08, subdivision 1, clause (9);
new text end

new text begin (iv) persons employed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities who elected retirement coverage other than by the general state employees
retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement System under Minnesota Statutes
1994, section 136C.75;
new text end

new text begin (v) officers or enlisted personnel in the National Guard or in the naval militia who
are assigned to permanent peacetime duty and who are or are required to be members of a
federal retirement system under federal law;
new text end

new text begin (vi) persons employed by the Department of Military Affairs as full-time firefighters
and who, as such, are members of the public employees police and fire retirement plan;
new text end

new text begin (vii) members of the State Patrol retirement plan under section 352B.011,
subdivision 10;
new text end

new text begin (viii) off-duty police officers while employed by the Metropolitan Council and
persons employed as full-time police officers by the Metropolitan Council and who, as
such, are members of the public employees police and fire retirement plan; and
new text end

new text begin (ix) employees of the state who have elected to transfer account balances derived
from state service to the unclassified state employees retirement program under section
352D.02, subdivision 1d;
new text end

(3) employees of the University of Minnesota who are excluded from coverage by
action of the Board of Regents;

deleted text begin (4) officers and enlisted personnel in the National Guard and the naval militia who
are assigned to permanent peacetime duty and who under federal law are or are required to
be members of a federal retirement system;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text endelection deleted text beginofficersdeleted text endnew text begin judges and persons who are employed solely to administer
elections
new text end;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endpersons who arenew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end engaged in public work for the state but who are employed by contractors when the
performance of the contract is authorized by the legislature or other competent authority;

deleted text begin (7) officers and employees of the senate, or of the house of representatives, or of a
legislative committee or commission who are temporarily employed;
deleted text end

new text begin (ii) employed to perform professional services where the service is incidental to the
person's regular professional duties and where compensation is paid on a per diem basis; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) compensated on a fee payment basis or as an independent contractor;
new text end

new text begin (6) persons who are employed:
new text end

new text begin (i) on a temporary basis by the house of representatives, the senate, or a legislative
commission or agency under the jurisdiction of the Legislative Coordinating Commission;
new text end

new text begin (ii) as a temporary employee on or after July 1 for a period ending on or before
October 15 of that calendar year for the Minnesota State Agricultural Society or the
Minnesota State Fair, or as an employee at any time for a special event held on the
fairgrounds;
new text end

new text begin (iii) by the executive branch as a temporary employee in the classified service or
as an executive branch temporary employee in the unclassified service if appointed for a
definite period not to exceed six months, and if employment is less than six months, then
in any 12-month period;
new text end

new text begin (iv) by the adjutant general if employed on an unlimited intermittent or temporary
basis in the classified service or in the unclassified service for the support of Army or Air
National Guard training facilities;
new text end

new text begin (v) by a state or federal program for training or rehabilitation as a temporary
employee if employed for a limited period from an area of economic distress and if other
than a skilled or supervisory personnel position or other than a position that has civil
service status covered by the retirement system; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) by the Metropolitan Council or a statutory board of the Metropolitan Council
where the members of the board are appointed by the Metropolitan Council as a temporary
employee if the appointment does not exceed six months;
new text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endreceivers, jurors, notaries public, and court employees who are not in the
judicial branch as defined in section 43A.02, subdivision 25, except referees and adjusters
employed by the Department of Labor and Industry;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endpatient and inmate help who perform services in state charitable, penal, and
correctional institutionsnew text begin,new text end including deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina new text endMinnesota Veterans Home;

deleted text begin (10) persons who are employed for professional services where the service is
incidental to their regular professional duties and whose compensation is paid on a per
diem basis;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text endemployees of the Sibley House Association;

new text begin (10) persons who are:
new text end

deleted text begin (12) thedeleted text end new text begin(i) new text endmembers of any state board or commission who serve the state
intermittently and are paid on a per diem basisdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end the secretary, secretary-treasurer, and
treasurer of those boards if their compensation is $5,000 or less per year, or, if they are
legally prohibited from serving more than three yearsdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end and the board of managers of the
State Agricultural Society and its treasurer unless the treasurer is also its full-time secretary;

deleted text begin (13) state troopers and persons who are described in section 352B.011, subdivision
10
, clauses (2) to (8);
deleted text end

deleted text begin (14) temporary employees of the Minnesota State Fair who are employed on or
after July 1 for a period not to extend beyond October 15 of that year; and persons who
are employed at any time by the state fair administration for special events held on the
fairgrounds;
deleted text end

new text begin (ii) examination monitors employed by a department, agency, commission, or board
of the state to conduct examinations that are required by law; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) appointees serving as a member of a fact-finding commission or an adjustment
panel, an arbitrator, or a labor referee under chapter 179;
new text end

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endemergency employees who are in the classified servicedeleted text begin; except thatdeleted text endnew text begin,
but
new text end if an emergency employee, within the same pay period, becomes a provisional or
probationary employee on other than a temporary basis, the employee must be considered
a "state employee" retroactively to the beginning of the pay period;

deleted text begin (16) temporary employees in the classified service, and temporary employees in the
unclassified service who are appointed for a definite period of not more than six months
and who are employed less than six months in any one-year period;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (17) interns who are hired for six months or less and trainee employees, except
those listed in subdivision 2a, clause (8);
deleted text end

deleted text begin (18) persons whose compensation is paid on a fee basis or as an independent
contractor;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (19) state employees who are employed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities in unclassified positions enumerated in section 43A.08,
subdivision 1
, clause (9);
deleted text end

deleted text begin (20) state employees who in any year have credit for 12 months service as teachers
in the public schools of the state and as teachers are members of the Teachers Retirement
Association or a retirement system in St. Paul, Minneapolis, or Duluth, except for
incidental employment as a state employee that is not covered by one of the teacher
retirement associations or systems;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (21) employees of the adjutant general who are employed on an unlimited
intermittent or temporary basis in the classified or unclassified service for the support of
Army and Air National Guard training facilities;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (22) chaplains and nunsdeleted text end new text begin(12) persons who are members of a religious order new text endwho are
excluded from coverage under the federal Old Age, Survivors, Disability, and Health
Insurance Program for the performance of service as specified in United States Code, title
42, section 410(a)(8)(A), as amended, if no irrevocable election of coverage has been
made under section 3121(r) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended deleted text beginthrough
December 31, 1992
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (23) examination monitors who are employed by departments, agencies,
commissions, and boards to conduct examinations required by law;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (24) persons who are appointed to serve as members of fact-finding commissions or
adjustment panels, arbitrators, or labor referees under chapter 179;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (25) temporary employees who are employed for limited periods under any state or
federal program for training or rehabilitation, including persons who are employed for
limited periods from areas of economic distress, but not including skilled and supervisory
personnel and persons having civil service status covered by the system;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (26) full-time students who are employed by the Minnesota Historical Society
intermittently during part of the year and full-time during the summer months;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (27) temporary employees who are appointed for not more than six months, of
the Metropolitan Council and of any of its statutory boards, if the board members are
appointed by the Metropolitan Council;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (28) persons who are employed in positions designated by the Department of
Management and Budget as student workers;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (29)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text endmembers of trades who are employed by the successor to the Metropolitan
Waste Control Commission, who have trade union pension plan coverage under a
collective bargaining agreement, and who are first employed after June 1, 1977;

deleted text begin (30) off-duty peace officers while employed by the Metropolitan Council;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (31) persons who are employed as full-time police officers by the Metropolitan
Council and as police officers are members of the public employees police and fire fund;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (32) persons who are employed as full-time firefighters by the Department of Military
Affairs and as firefighters are members of the public employees police and fire fund;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (33)deleted text end new text begin(14) new text endforeign citizens who are employed under a work permit of less than three
yearsdeleted text begin,deleted text end or new text beginunder new text endan deleted text beginH-1b/JVdeleted text end new text beginH-1b visa or a J-1 new text endvisa new text beginthat is initially new text endvalid for less than three
years of employment, unless notice of new text begina visa new text endextension deleted text beginis supplieddeleted text end which allows them to
work for three or more years as of the date that the extension is grantednew text begin and is supplied to
the retirement plan
new text end, in which case deleted text beginthey aredeleted text end new text beginthe person is new text endeligible for coverage from the date
deleted text beginextendeddeleted text endnew text begin of the extensionnew text end;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (34) persons who are employed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities and who elected to remain members of the Public Employees
Retirement Association or of the MERF division of the Public Employees Retirement
Association as the successor of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund, whichever
applies, under Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 136C.75; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (35) employees who have elected to transfer service to the unclassified program
under section 352D.02, subdivision 1d.
deleted text end

new text begin (15) reemployed annuitants of the general state employees retirement plan, the
military affairs personnel retirement plan, the transportation department pilots retirement
plan, the state fire marshal employees retirement plan, or the correctional state employees
retirement plan during the course of that reemployment.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 353.01, subdivision 2a, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Included employees; mandatory membership.

(a) Public employees
whose new text beginannual new text end salary deleted text beginexceeds $425 in any monthdeleted text endnew text begin from one governmental subdivision is
stipulated in advance to exceed $5,100 if the person is not a school year employee or
$3,800 if the person is a school year employee
new text end and who are not specifically excluded under
subdivision 2b or who have not been provided an option to participate under subdivision
2d, whether individually or by action of the governmental subdivision, must participate as
members of the association with retirement coverage by the general employees retirement
plan under this chapter, the public employees police and fire retirement plan under this
chapter, or the local government correctional employees retirement plan under chapter
353E, whichever applies. Membership commences as a condition of their employment on
the first day of their employment or on the first day that the eligibility criteria are met,
whichever is later. Public employees include but are not limited to:

(1) persons whose salary meets the threshold in this paragraph from employment in
one or more positions within one governmental subdivision;

(2) elected county sheriffs;

(3) persons who are appointed, employed, or contracted to perform governmental
functions that by law or local ordinance are required of a public officer, including, but
not limited to:

(i) town and city clerk or treasurer;

(ii) county auditor, treasurer, or recorder;

(iii) city manager as defined in section 353.028 who does not exercise the option
provided under subdivision 2d; or

(iv) emergency management director, as provided under section 12.25;

(4) physicians under section 353D.01, subdivision 2, who do not elect public
employees defined contribution plan coverage under section 353D.02, subdivision 2;

(5) full-time employees of the Dakota County Agricultural Society;

(6) employees of the Red Wing Port Authority who were first employed by the
Red Wing Port Authority before May 1, 2011, and who are not excluded employees
under subdivision 2b; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(7) employees of the Seaway Port Authority of Duluth who are not excluded
employees under subdivision 2bdeleted text begin.
deleted text end

new text begin (8) employees of the Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority who
were first employed by the Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority before
May 1, 2014, and who are not excluded employees under subdivision 2b; and
new text end

new text begin (9) employees of the Public Employees Retirement Association.
new text end

(b) A public employee or elected official who was a member of the association on
June 30, 2002, based on employment that qualified for membership coverage by the public
employees retirement plan or the public employees police and fire plan under this chapter,
or the local government correctional employees retirement plan under chapter 353E as of
June 30, 2002, retains that membership for the duration of the person's employment in that
position or incumbency in elected office. Except as provided in subdivision 28, the person
shall participate as a member until the employee or elected official terminates public
employment under subdivision 11a or terminates membership under subdivision 11b.

(c) If new text beginin any subsequent year new text endthe new text beginannualnew text end salary of an included public employee is
less than deleted text begin$425 in any subsequent monthdeleted text endnew text begin the minimum salary threshold specified in this
subdivision
new text end, the member retains membership eligibility.

(d) For the purpose of participation in the MERF division of the general employees
retirement plan, public employees include employees who were members of the former
Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund on June 29, 2010, and who participate as
members of the MERF division of the association.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin The amendments to paragraphs (b) and (d) are effective the
day following final enactment. The amendments to paragraphs (a) and (c) are effective
January 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 353.01, subdivision 2b, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Excluded employees.

(a) The following public employees are not eligible
to participate as members of the association with retirement coverage by the general
employees retirement plan, the local government correctional employees retirement plan
under chapter 353E, or the public employees police and fire retirement plan:

(1) persons whose new text beginannualnew text end salary from one governmental subdivision never exceeds
new text begin an amount, stipulated in writing in advance, of $5,100 if the person is not a school district
employee or $3,800 if the person is a school year employee. If annual compensation from
one governmental subdivision to an employee exceeds the stipulated amount in a calendar
year or a school year, whichever applies, after being stipulated in advance not to exceed
the applicable amount, the stipulation is no longer valid and contributions must be made
on behalf of the employee under section 353.27, subdivision 12, from the first month in
which the employee received salary exceeding
new text end$425 in a month;

(2) public officers who are elected to a governing body, city mayors, or persons who
are appointed to fill a vacancy in an elective office of a governing body, whose term of office
commences on or after July 1, 2002, for the service to be rendered in that elective position;

(3) deleted text beginelection officers ordeleted text end election judgesnew text begin and persons employed solely to administer
elections
new text end;

(4) patient and inmate personnel who perform services for a governmental
subdivision;

(5) except as otherwise specified in subdivision 12a, employees who are deleted text beginhired for
deleted text endnew text begin employed solely innew text end a temporary position as defined under subdivision 12a, and employees
who resign from a nontemporary position and accept a temporary position within 30 days
new text beginof that resignation new text endin the same governmental subdivision;

(6) employees who are employed by reason of work emergency caused by fire,
flood, storm, or similar disasternew text begin, but if the person becomes a probationary or provisional
employee within the same pay period, other than on a temporary basis, the person is a
"public employee" retroactively to the beginning of the pay period
new text end;

(7) employees who by virtue of their employment in one governmental subdivision
are required by law to be a member of and to contribute to any of the plans or funds
administered by the Minnesota State Retirement System, the Teachers Retirement
Association, the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, deleted text beginanddeleted text end new text beginor new text endthe St. Paul
Teachers Retirement Fund Associationdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin, butnew text end this deleted text beginclausedeleted text end new text beginexclusion new text endmust not be construed
to prevent a person from being a member of and contributing to the Public Employees
Retirement Association and also belonging to and contributing to another public pension
plan or fund for other service occurring during the same period of timedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin, andnew text end a person who
meets the definition of "public employee" in subdivision 2 by virtue of other service
occurring during the same period of time becomes a member of the association unless
contributions are made to another public retirement deleted text beginfunddeleted text end new text beginplan new text endon the salary based on the
other service or to the Teachers Retirement Association by a teacher as defined in section
354.05, subdivision 2;

(8) persons who are members of a religious order and are excluded from coverage
under the federal Old Age, Survivors, Disability, and Health Insurance Program for the
performance of service as specified in United States Code, title 42, section 410(a)(8)(A),
as amended deleted text beginthrough January 1, 1987deleted text end, if no irrevocable election of coverage has been made
under section 3121(r) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended;

(9) deleted text beginemployees ofdeleted text end new text beginpersons who are:
new text end

new text begin (i) employed by new text enda governmental subdivision who have not reached the age of 23
and new text beginwho new text endare enrolled on a full-time basis to attend or are attending classes on a full-time
basis at an accredited school, college, or university in an undergraduate, graduate, or
professional-technical program, or new text beginat new text enda public or charter high school;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(ii) employed as new text endresident physicians, medical interns, deleted text beginanddeleted text end pharmacist residents
deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin, ornew text end pharmacist interns deleted text beginwhodeleted text end new text beginand new text endare serving in a degree or residency program in new text begina
new text endpublic deleted text beginhospitalsdeleted text end new text beginhospital new text endor deleted text beginclinicsdeleted text endnew text begin in a public clinicnew text end;new text begin or
new text end

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(iii) new text endstudents who are serving for deleted text beginupdeleted text end new text begina period not new text endto new text beginexceed new text endfive years in an
internship or new text begina new text endresidency program new text beginthat is new text endsponsored by a governmental subdivision,
including an accredited educational institution;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endpersons who hold a part-time adult supplementary technical college license
who render part-time teaching service in a technical college;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endexcept for employees of Hennepin County or new text beginemployees of new text endHennepin
Healthcare System, Inc., foreign citizens who are employed by a governmental subdivision
under a work permitdeleted text begin,deleted text end or new text beginunder new text endan H-1b visa initially issued or extended for a combined
period new text beginof new text endless than three years of employmentdeleted text begin.deleted text end new text beginbut new text endupon extension of the employment
new text beginof the visa new text endbeyond the three-year period, the foreign deleted text begincitizensdeleted text end new text begincitizen new text endmust be reported
for membership beginning new text beginon new text endthe first of the month deleted text beginthereafter provideddeleted text end new text beginfollowing the
extension if
new text endthe monthly earnings threshold as provided under subdivision 2a is met;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endpublic hospital employees who elected not to participate as members
of the association before 1972 and who did not elect to participate from July 1, 1988,
to October 1, 1988;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text endexcept as provided in section 353.86, volunteer ambulance service
personnel, as defined in subdivision 35, but persons who serve as volunteer ambulance
service personnel may still qualify as public employees under subdivision 2 and may
be members of the Public Employees Retirement Association and participants in the
general employees retirement plan or the public employees police and fire plan, whichever
applies, on the basis of compensation received from public employment service other than
service as volunteer ambulance service personnel;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin(14) new text endexcept as provided in section 353.87, volunteer firefighters, as defined in
subdivision 36, engaging in activities undertaken as part of volunteer firefighter duties,
but a person who is a volunteer firefighter may still qualify as a public employee under
subdivision 2 and may be a member of the Public Employees Retirement Association and
a participant in the general employees retirement plan or the public employees police
and fire plan, whichever applies, on the basis of compensation received from public
employment activities other than those as a volunteer firefighter;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin(15) new text endpipefitters and associated trades personnel employed by Independent
School District No. 625, St. Paul, with coverage under a collective bargaining agreement
by the pipefitters local 455 pension plan who were either first employed after May 1,
1997, or, if first employed before May 2, 1997, elected to be excluded under Laws 1997,
chapter 241, article 2, section 12;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text end new text begin(16) new text endelectrical workers, plumbers, carpenters, and associated trades personnel
who are employed by Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, or the city of St.
Paul, who have retirement coverage under a collective bargaining agreement by the
Electrical Workers Local 110 pension plan, the United Association Plumbers Local 34
pension plan, or the pension plan applicable to Carpenters Local deleted text begin87deleted text end new text begin322 new text endwho were either
first employed after May 1, 2000, or, if first employed before May 2, 2000, elected to be
excluded under Laws 2000, chapter 461, article 7, section 5;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text end new text begin(17) new text endbricklayers, allied craftworkers, cement masons, glaziers, glassworkers,
painters, allied tradesworkers, and plasterers who are employed by the city of St. Paul
or Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, with coverage under a collective
bargaining agreement by the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 pension plan,
the Cement Masons Local 633 pension plan, the Glaziers and Glassworkers Local L-1324
pension plan, the Painters and Allied Trades Local 61 pension plan, or the Twin Cities
Plasterers Local 265 pension plan who were either first employed after May 1, 2001, or if
first employed before May 2, 2001, elected to be excluded under Laws 2001, First Special
Session chapter 10, article 10, section 6;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text end new text begin(18) new text endplumbers who are employed by the Metropolitan Airports Commission,
with coverage under a collective bargaining agreement by the Plumbers Local 34 pension
plan, who either were first employed after May 1, 2001, or if first employed before May 2,
2001, elected to be excluded under Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 10, article
10, section 6;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin(19) new text endemployees who are hired after June 30, 2002, new text beginsolely new text endto fill seasonal positions
under subdivision 12b which are limited in duration by the employer to 185 consecutive
calendar days or less in each year of employment with the governmental subdivision;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text end new text begin(20) new text endpersons who are provided supported employment or work-study positions
by a governmental subdivision and who participate in an employment or industries
program maintained for the benefit of these persons where the governmental subdivision
limits the position's duration to up to five years, including persons participating in a
federal or state subsidized on-the-job training, work experience, senior citizen, youth, or
unemployment relief program where the training or work experience is not provided as a
part of, or for, future permanent public employment;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text end new text begin(21) new text endindependent contractors and the employees of independent contractors;

deleted text begin (24)deleted text end new text begin(22) new text endreemployed annuitants of the association during the course of that
reemployment;deleted text begin and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (25)deleted text end new text begin(23) new text endpersons appointed to serve on a board or commission of a governmental
subdivision or an instrumentality thereofdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (24) persons employed as full-time fixed-route bus drivers by the St. Cloud
Metropolitan Transit Commission who are members of the International Brotherhood
of Teamsters Local 638 and who are, by virtue of that employment, members of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Central States pension plan.
new text end

(b) Any person performing the duties of a public officer in a position defined in
subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), clause (3), is not an independent contractor and is not an
employee of an independent contractor.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2015, except paragraph
(a), clause (24), which is effective retroactively from August 1, 1986.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.27, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10a. new text end

new text begin Written disclosure of membership exclusion determination. new text end

new text begin If the
determination by the employer under section 353.01, subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), is to
exclude a public employee from membership, the governmental subdivision shall provide
the employee with a written notice of the exclusion on a form prescribed by the executive
director. The notice must include the statutory basis for the exclusion and information
about the employee's right to appeal the determination to the association under section
356.96. The employer must provide the exclusion notice to the employee within two
weeks of the date of the determination and shall retain a copy in the person's personnel file.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Teacher.

(a) "Teacher" means:

(1) a person who renders service as a teacher, supervisor, principal, superintendent,
librarian, nurse, counselor, social worker, therapist, or psychologist in a public school of
the state deleted text beginlocated outside of the corporate limits of the city of Duluth or the city of St. Paul
deleted text endnew text begin other than in Independent School District No. 625 or in Independent School District No.
709
new text end, or in any charter school, irrespective of the location of the school, or in any charitable,
penal, or correctional institutions of a governmental subdivision, or who is engaged in
educational administration in connection with the state public school system, deleted text beginbut excluding
the University of Minnesota,
deleted text end whether the position be a public office or an employmentdeleted text begin, and
not including the members or officers of any general governing or managing board or body
deleted text end;

(2) an employee of the Teachers Retirement Association;

(3) a person who renders teaching service on a part-time basis and who also renders
other services for a single employing unitdeleted text begin. A person whosedeleted text end new text beginwhere the new text endteaching service
comprises at least 50 percent of the combined employment salary is a member of the
association for all services with the single employing unitdeleted text begin. If the person's teaching service
comprises
deleted text endnew text begin or, ifnew text end less than 50 percent of the combined employment salary, the executive
director deleted text beginmust determine whetherdeleted text end new text begindetermines new text endall deleted text beginor nonedeleted text end of the combined service is covered
by the association; or

(4) a person who is not covered by the plans established under chapter 352D, 354A,
or 354B and who is employed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities system in an unclassified position as:

(i) a president, vice-president, or dean;

(ii) a manager or a professional in an academic or an academic support program
other than specified in item (i);

(iii) an administrative or a service support faculty position; or

(iv) a teacher or a research assistant.

(b) "Teacher" does not mean:

(1) a person who works for a school or institution as an independent contractor as
defined by the Internal Revenue Service;

(2) a person who renders part-time teaching service or who is a customized trainer
as defined by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system if (i) the service is
incidental to the regular nonteaching occupation of the person; and (ii) the employer
stipulates annually in advance that the part-time teaching service or customized training
service will not exceed 300 hours in a fiscal year and retains the stipulation in its records;
and (iii) the part-time teaching service or customized training service actually does not
exceed 300 hours in a fiscal year; or

(3) a person exempt from licensure under section 122A.30deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4) annuitants of the teachers retirement plan who are employed after retirement by
an employing unit that participates in the teachers retirement plan during the course of
that reemployment;
new text end

new text begin (5) a person who is employed by the University of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (6) a member or an officer of any general governing or managing board or body of
an employing unit that participates in the teachers retirement plan; or
new text end

new text begin (7) a person employed by Independent School District No. 625 or Independent
School District No. 709 as a teacher as defined in section 354A.011, subdivision 27.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.011, subdivision 27, is amended to read:


Subd. 27.

Teacher.

(a) "Teacher" means any person who renders service for a public
school district, other than a charter school, located in the corporate limits of Duluth or
St. Paul, as any of the following:

(1) a full-time employee in a position for which a valid license from the state
Department of Education is required;

(2) an employee of the teachers retirement fund association located in the city of
the first class;

(3) a part-time employee in a position for which a valid license from the state
Department of Education is required; or

(4) a part-time employee in a position for which a valid license from the state
Department of Education is required who also renders other nonteaching services for the
school district, unless the board of trustees of the teachers retirement fund association
determines that the combined employment is on the whole so substantially dissimilar to
teaching service that the service may not be covered by the association.

(b) The term does not mean any person who renders service in the school district
as any of the following:

(1) an independent contractor or the employee of an independent contractor;

(2) an employee who is a full-time teacher covered by the Teachers Retirement
Association or by another teachers retirement fund association established pursuant to this
chapter or chapter 354;

(3) an employee who is exempt from licensure pursuant to section 122A.30;

(4) an employee who is a teacher in a technical college located in a city of the first
class unless the person elects coverage by the applicable first class city teacher retirement
fund association under section 354B.21, subdivision 2;

(5) a teacher employed by a charter school, irrespective of the location of the
school; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(6) an employee who is a part-time teacher in a technical college in a city of the first
class and who has elected coverage by the applicable first class city teacher retirement
fund association under section 354B.21, subdivision 2, but (i) the teaching service is
incidental to the regular nonteaching occupation of the person; (ii) the applicable technical
college stipulates annually in advance that the part-time teaching service will not exceed
300 hours in a fiscal year; and (iii) the part-time teaching actually does not exceed 300
hours in the fiscal year to which the certification appliesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (7) a person who is receiving a retirement annuity from the Teachers Retirement
Fund Association and is employed after retirement by the school district associated with
the retirement fund association.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Restriction; exceptions.

It is unlawful for a school district or other
governmental subdivision or state agency to levy taxes for or to contribute public funds to
a supplemental pension or deferred compensation plan that is established, maintained,
and operated in addition to a primary pension program for the benefit of the governmental
subdivision employees other than:

(1) to a supplemental pension plan that was established, maintained, and operated
before May 6, 1971;

(2) to a plan that provides solely for group health, hospital, disability, or death
benefits;

(3) to the individual retirement account plan established by chapter 354B;

(4) to a plan that provides solely for severance pay under section 465.72 to a retiring
or terminating employee;

(5) for employees other than personnel employed by the Board of Trustees of the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and covered under the Higher Education
Supplemental Retirement Plan under chapter 354C, but including city managers covered
by an alternative retirement arrangement under section 353.028, subdivision 3, paragraph
(a), or by the defined contribution plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association
under section 353.028, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), if the supplemental plan coverage is
provided for in a personnel policy of the public employer or in the collective bargaining
agreement between the public employer and the exclusive representative of public
employees in an appropriate unit or in the individual employment contract between a city
and a city manager, and if for each available investment all fees and historic rates of return
for the prior one-, three-, five-, and ten-year periods, or since inception, are disclosed in an
easily comprehended document not to exceed two pages, in an amount matching employee
contributions on a dollar for dollar basis, but not to exceed an employer contribution of
one-half of the available elective deferral permitted per year per employee, under the
Internal Revenue Code:

(i) to the state of Minnesota deferred compensation plan under section 352.965;

(ii) in payment of the applicable portion of the contribution made to any investment
eligible under section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, if the employing unit has
complied with any applicable pension plan provisions of the Internal Revenue Code with
respect to the tax-sheltered annuity program during the preceding calendar year; or

(iii) any other deferred compensation plan offered by the employer under section
457 of the Internal Revenue Code;

(6) for personnel employed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities and not covered by clause (5), to the supplemental retirement plan under
chapter 354C, if the supplemental plan coverage is provided for in a personnel policy
or in the collective bargaining agreement of the public employer with the exclusive
representative of the covered employees in an appropriate unit, in an amount matching
employee contributions on a dollar for dollar basis, but not to exceed an employer
contribution of $2,700 a year for each employee;

(7) to a supplemental plan or to a governmental trust to save for postretirement
health care expenses qualified for tax-preferred treatment under the Internal Revenue
Code, if the supplemental plan coverage is provided for in a personnel policy or in the
collective bargaining agreement of a public employer with the exclusive representative of
the covered employees in an appropriate unit;

(8) to the laborers national industrial pension fund or to a laborers local pension fund
for the employees of a governmental subdivision who are covered by a collective bargaining
agreement that provides for coverage by that fund and that sets forth a fund contribution
rate, but not to exceed an employer contribution of $5,000 per year per employee;

(9) to the plumbers and pipefitters national pension fund or to a plumbers and
pipefitters local pension fund for the employees of a governmental subdivision who are
covered by a collective bargaining agreement that provides for coverage by that fund and
that sets forth a fund contribution rate, but not to exceed an employer contribution of
$5,000 per year per employee;

(10) to the international union of operating engineers pension fund for the employees
of a governmental subdivision who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement that
provides for coverage by that fund and that sets forth a fund contribution rate, but not to
exceed an employer contribution of $5,000 per year per employee;

(11) to a supplemental plan organized and operated under the federal Internal
Revenue Code, as amended, that is wholly and solely funded by the employee's
accumulated sick leave, accumulated vacation leave, and accumulated severance pay;

(12) to the International Association of Machinists national pension fund for the
employees of a governmental subdivision who are covered by a collective bargaining
agreement that provides for coverage by that fund and that sets forth a fund contribution
rate, but not to exceed an employer contribution of $5,000 per year per employee;

(13) for employees of United Hospital District, Blue Earth, to the state of Minnesota
deferred compensation program, if the employee makes a contribution, in an amount that
does not exceed the total percentage of covered salary under section 353.27, subdivisions
3 and 3a; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(14) to the alternative retirement plans established by the Hennepin County Medical
Center under section 383B.914, subdivision 5deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (15) to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Central States pension plan for
fixed-route bus drivers employed by the St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission who
are members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 638 by virtue of that
employment.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from August 1, 1986.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginVALIDATION OF PAST RETIREMENT COVERAGE
AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR STEVENS COUNTY HOUSING AND
REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY EMPLOYEES.
new text end

new text begin (a) Retirement coverage by the general employees plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association, allowable service credit, and salary credit for employees of the
Stevens County Housing and Redevelopment Authority who were so employed after
November 7, 1984, and were first so employed before May 1, 2014, who had monthly
salary in any month of at least $325 until June 30, 1988, and who had monthly salary in
any month of at least $425 after June 30, 1988, who were not otherwise excluded under
the applicable edition of Minnesota Statutes, section 353.01, subdivision 2b, and who had
member deductions taken and transferred in a timely manner to the general employees
retirement fund before the effective date of this section are hereby validated.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any provision of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 353, to the
contrary, employee contributions deducted from employees of the Stevens County
Housing and Redevelopment Authority described in paragraph (a) before the effective
date of this section and associated employer contributions are valid assets of the general
employees retirement fund and are not subject to refund or adjustment for erroneous
receipt except as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 353.32, subdivision 1 or 2;
or 353.34, subdivisions 1 and 2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

RETIREMENT GOVERNING BOARD PROVISIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership of board; election; term.

new text begin(a) new text endThe policy-making
function of the system is vested in a board of 11 members known as the board of directors.
This board shall consist ofnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end three members appointed by the governor, one of whom must be a constitutional
officer or appointed state official and two of whom must be public members knowledgeable
in pension mattersdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end four state employees elected by deleted text beginstate employees covered by the systemdeleted text end new text beginactive
members and former members eligible for a deferred annuity from the general state
employees retirement plan,
new text endexcluding employees deleted text beginin categories specifically authorized
to designate or elect a member by this subdivision,
deleted text end new text beginand deferred annuitants for whom
a board member is designated;
new text end

new text begin (3) new text endone employee of the Metropolitan Council's transit operations or its successor
agency designated by the executive committee of the labor organization that is the
exclusive bargaining agent representing employees of the transit divisiondeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4)new text end one new text beginemployee who is a new text endmember of the State Patrol retirement deleted text beginfunddeleted text end new text beginplan new text endelected
by new text beginactive new text endmembers deleted text beginofdeleted text end new text beginand former members eligible for a deferred annuity from new text endthat deleted text beginfund
at a time and in a manner fixed by the board,
deleted text end new text beginplan;
new text end

new text begin (5) new text endone employee deleted text begincovered bydeleted text end new text beginwho is a member of new text endthe correctional new text beginstate new text endemployees
new text beginretirement new text endplan new text beginestablished under this chapter new text endelected by deleted text beginemployees covered bydeleted text end new text beginactive
members and former members eligible for a deferred annuity from
new text endthat plandeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end and

new text begin (6)new text end one retired employee new text beginof a plan included in the system, new text endelected by disabled and
retired employees of deleted text beginalldeleted text end new text beginthe new text endplans administered by the system at a time and in a manner deleted text beginto
be fixed
deleted text end new text begindetermined new text endby the board.

new text begin (b) The terms of the four elected state employees under paragraph (a), clause (2),
must be staggered, with
new text end two new text beginof the new text endstate employee deleted text beginmembersdeleted text endnew text begin board positions elected
each biennium
new text end, whose terms of office begin on the first Monday in May after their
electiondeleted text begin, must be elected bienniallydeleted text end. Elected members and the appointed member of the
Metropolitan Council's transit operations hold office for a term of four years and until their
successors are elected or appointed, and have qualified.

new text begin (c)new text end An employee new text beginor former employee new text endof the system is not eligible for membership
on the board of directors. A state employee on leave of absence is not eligible for election
or reelection to membership on the board of directors.

new text begin (d)new text end The term of any board member who is on leave for more than six months
automatically ends on expiration of the term of office.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Membership voting limitations. new text end

new text begin Active members and former members
eligible for a deferred annuity from a plan under this chapter or chapter 352B are eligible
to vote in board elections as further specified and restricted in this section. Retired
members and disabilitants from a plan in the system may vote only for the retired member
position under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (6). If a former member eligible for a
deferred annuity from a plan under this chapter or chapter 352B is a deferred annuitant
from more than one plan covered by the system, that person is eligible to vote only in
elections applicable for deferred annuitants from the plan in the system from which the
person last received allowable service. If a person is an active member of a plan in the
system and is a deferred annuitant or a retiree from another plan or plans in the system,
the person is only eligible to vote in board elections applicable due to the active member
plan membership. If a person is a deferred annuitant from a plan in the system and is also
a retiree from another plan in the system, the person is only eligible to vote in elections
applicable due to the retiree status.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

RETIREMENT PLAN CONTRIBUTION RATE CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Employee contributions.

(a) The employee contribution to the fund must
be equal to the following percent of salary:

deleted text begin before July 1, 2007
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.25
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.75
deleted text end
from July 1, 2010, deleted text beginand thereafterdeleted text endnew text beginto June 30,
2014
new text end
5.00deleted text begin.
deleted text end
new text begin from July 1, 2014, and thereafter
new text end
new text begin 5.50.
new text end

(b) These contributions must be made by deduction from salary as provided in
subdivision 4.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective on the first day of the first full pay
period beginning after July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Employer contributions.

The employer contribution to the fund must be
equal to the following percent of salary:

deleted text begin before July 1, 2007
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.25
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.50
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010
deleted text end
deleted text begin 4.75
deleted text end
from July 1, 2010, deleted text beginand thereafterdeleted text endnew text beginto June 30,
2014
new text end
5.00deleted text begin.
deleted text end
new text begin from July 1, 2014, and thereafter
new text end
new text begin 5.50.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective on the first day of the first full pay
period beginning after July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.92, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Employee contributions.

(a) Employee contributions of covered
correctional employees must be in an amount equal to the following percent of salary:

deleted text begin before July 1, 2007
deleted text end
deleted text begin 5.69
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.40
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.00
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.70
deleted text end
from July 1, 2010, deleted text beginand thereafterdeleted text endnew text beginto June 30,
2014
new text end
8.60deleted text begin.
deleted text end
new text begin from July 1, 2014, and thereafter
new text end
new text begin 9.10.
new text end

(b) These contributions must be made by deduction from salary as provided in
section 352.04, subdivision 4.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective on the first day of the first full pay
period beginning after July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.92, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Employer contributions.

The employer shall contribute for covered
correctional employees an amount equal to the following percent of salary:

deleted text begin before July 1, 2007
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.98
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
deleted text end
deleted text begin 9.10
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009
deleted text end
deleted text begin 10.10
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010
deleted text end
deleted text begin 11.10
deleted text end
from July 1, 2010, deleted text beginand thereafterdeleted text endnew text beginto June 30,
2014
new text end
12.10deleted text begin.
deleted text end
new text begin from July 1, 2014, and thereafter
new text end
new text begin 12.85.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective on the first day of the first full pay
period beginning after July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.27, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

General employees retirement plan; employee contribution.

(a) For
a basic member of the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association, the employee contribution is 9.10 percent of salary. For a
coordinated member of the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association, the employee contribution is the following percentage of salary
plus any contribution rate adjustment under subdivision 3b:

deleted text begin Effective before January 1, 2011
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
Effective after December 31, 2010
6.25
new text begin Effective January 1, 2015
new text end
new text begin 6.50.
new text end

(b) These contributions must be made by deduction from salary as defined in section
353.01, subdivision 10, in the manner provided in subdivision 4. If any portion of a
member's salary is paid from other than public funds, the member's employee contribution
must be based on the total salary received by the member from all sources.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.27, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

General employees retirement plan; employer contribution.

(a) For
a basic member of the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association, the employer contribution is 9.10 percent of salary. For a
coordinated member of the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association, the employer contribution is the following percentage of salary
plus any contribution rate adjustment under subdivision 3b:

deleted text begin Effective before January 1, 2011
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
Effective after December 31, 2010
6.25
new text begin Effective January 1, 2015
new text end
new text begin 6.50.
new text end

(b) This contribution must be made from funds available to the employing
subdivision by the means and in the manner provided in section 353.28.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.27, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:


Subd. 3b.

Change in employee and employer contributions in certain instances.

(a) For purposes of this section:

(1) a contribution sufficiency exists if the total of the employee contribution under
subdivision 2, the employer contribution under subdivision 3, the additional employer
contribution under subdivision 3a, and any additional contribution previously imposed
under this subdivision exceeds the total of the normal cost, the administrative expenses,
and the amortization contribution of the general employees retirement plan as reported in
the most recent actuarial valuation of the retirement plan prepared by the actuary retained
under section 356.214 and prepared under section 356.215 and the standards for actuarial
work of the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement; and

(2) a contribution deficiency exists if the total of the employee contributions under
subdivision 2, the employer contributions under subdivision 3, the additional employer
contribution under subdivision 3a, and any additional contribution previously imposed
under this subdivision is less than the total of the normal cost, the administrative expenses,
and the amortization contribution of the general employees retirement plan as reported in
the most recent actuarial valuation of the retirement plan prepared by the actuary retained
under section 356.214 and prepared under section 356.215 and the standards for actuarial
work of the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement.

(b) Employee and employer contributions to the general employees retirement plan
under subdivisions 2 and 3 must be adjusted:

(1) ifdeleted text begin, on or after July 1, 2010,deleted text end the regular actuarial valuation of the general employees
retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association under section 356.215
indicates that there is a contribution sufficiency under paragraph (a) greater than one
percent of covered payroll and that the sufficiency has existed for at least two consecutive
years, the coordinated program employee and employer contribution rates must be
decreased as determined under paragraph (c) to a level such that the sufficiency is no
greater than one percent of covered payroll based on the most recent actuarial valuation; or

(2) ifdeleted text begin, on or after July 1, 2010,deleted text end the regular actuarial valuation of the general
employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association under section
356.215 indicates that there is a contribution deficiency equal to or greater than 0.5 percent
of covered payroll and that the deficiency has existed for at least two consecutive years,
the coordinated program employee and employer contribution rates must be increased
as determined under paragraph (d) to a level such that no deficiency exists based on the
most recent actuarial valuation.

(c) If the actuarially required contribution of the general employees retirement plan is
less than the total support provided by the combined employee and employer contribution
rates under subdivisions 2, 3, and 3a, by more than one percent of covered payroll,
the general employees retirement plan coordinated program employee and employer
contribution rates under subdivisions 2 and 3 must be decreased incrementally over one or
more years by no more than 0.25 percent of pay each for employee and employer matching
contribution rates to a level such that there remains a contribution sufficiency of at least one
percent of covered payroll. No contribution rate decrease may be made until at least two
years have elapsed since any adjustment under this subdivision has been fully implemented.

(d) If the actuarially required contribution exceeds the total support provided by the
combined employee and employer contribution rates under subdivisions 2, 3, and 3a,
the employee and matching employer contribution rates must be increased equally to
eliminate that contribution deficiency. If the contribution deficiency is:

(1) less than two percent, the incremental increase may be up to 0.25 percent for the
general employees retirement plan employee and matching employer contribution rates;

(2) greater than 1.99 percent and less than 4.01 percent, the incremental increase
may be up to 0.5 percent for the employee and matching employer contribution rates; or

(3) greater than four percent, the incremental increase may be up to 0.75 percent for
the employee and matching employer contribution.

(e) The general employees retirement plan contribution sufficiency or deficiency
determination under paragraphs (a) to (d) must be made without the inclusion of the
contributions to, the funded condition of, or the actuarial funding requirements of the
MERF division.

(f) Any recommended adjustment to the contribution rates must be reported to the
chair and the executive director of the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
by January 15 following new text beginthe new text endreceipt of the most recent annual actuarial valuation prepared
under section 356.215. If the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement does
not recommend against the rate change or does not recommend a modification in the rate
change, the recommended adjustment becomes effective deleted text beginon the first day of the first full
payroll period in the fiscal year
deleted text end new text beginfor any salary paid on or after the January 1 next new text endfollowing
deleted text beginreceipt of the most recent actuarial valuation that gave rise to the adjustmentdeleted text endnew text begin the legislative
session in which the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement did not take any
action to disapprove or modify the Public Employees Retirement Association Board of
Trustees' recommendation to adjust the employee and employer rates
new text end.

(g) A contribution sufficiency of up to one percent of covered payroll must be held in
reserve to be used to offset any future actuarially required contributions that are more than
the total combined employee and employer contributions under subdivisions 2, 3, and 3a.

(h) Before any reduction in contributions to eliminate a sufficiency in excess of one
percent of covered pay may be recommended, the executive director must review any
need for a change in actuarial assumptions, as recommended by the actuary retained under
section 356.214 in the most recent experience study of the general employees retirement
plan prepared under section 356.215 and the standards for actuarial work promulgated by
the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement that may result in an increase
in the actuarially required contribution and must report to the Legislative Commission
on Pensions and Retirement any recommendation by the board to use the sufficiency
exceeding one percent of covered payroll to offset the impact of an actuarial assumption
change recommended by the actuary retained under section 356.214, subdivision 1, and
reviewed by the actuary retained by the commission under section 356.214, subdivision 4.

(i) No contribution sufficiency in excess of one percent of covered pay may be
proposed to be used to increase benefits, and no benefit increase may be proposed that
would initiate an automatic adjustment to increase contributions under this subdivision.
Any proposed benefit improvement must include a recommendation, prepared by the
actuary retained under section 356.214, subdivision 1, and reviewed by the actuary
retained by the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement as provided under
section 356.214, subdivision 4, on how the benefit modification will be funded.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

JOINT AND SURVIVOR OPTIONAL ANNUITY COMPUTATION
DISCOUNT RATE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3A.01, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Actuarial equivalent.

new text begin(a) new text end"Actuarial equivalent" means the condition of
one allowance or benefit having an equal actuarial present value to another allowance or
benefit, determined by the actuary retained under section 356.214 as of a given date at a
specified age with each actuarial present value based on the mortality table applicable for
the plan and approved under section 356.215, subdivision 18, and using the applicable
preretirement or postretirement interest rate assumption specified in section 356.215,
subdivision 8
.

new text begin (b) For purposes of computing a joint and survivor annuity, the postretirement
interest rate assumption specified in section 356.461 must be used, rather than the
postretirement interest rate specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.01, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Actuarial equivalent.

new text begin(a) new text end"Actuarial equivalent" means the condition
of one annuity or benefit having an equal actuarial present value as another annuity or
benefit, determined as of a given date at a specified age with each actuarial present value
based on the appropriate mortality table adopted by the board of directors based on the
experience of the fund as recommended by the actuary retained under section 356.214, and
approved under section 356.215, subdivision 18, and using the applicable preretirement or
postretirement interest rate assumption specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.

new text begin (b) For purposes of computing a joint and survivor annuity, the postretirement
interest rate assumption specified in section 356.461 must be used, rather than the
postretirement interest rate specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 352.03, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Duties and powers of board of directors.

(a) The board shall:

(1) elect a chair;

(2) appoint an executive director;

(3) establish rules to administer this chapter and chapters 3A, 352B, 352C, 352D,
and 490 and transact the business of the system, subject to the limitations of law;

(4) consider and dispose of, or take any other action the board of directors deems
appropriate concerning, denials of applications for annuities or disability benefits under
this chapter, chapter 3A, 352B, 352C, 352D, or 490, and complaints of employees and
others pertaining to the retirement of employees and the operation of the system;

(5) oversee the administration of the deferred compensation plan established in
section 352.965;

(6) oversee the administration of the health care savings plan established in section;
and

(7) approve early retirement and optional annuity factorsnew text begin for all plans administered
by the system, including approving retirement annuity factors for the unclassified state
employees program under chapter 352D
new text end, subject to review by the actuary retained by
the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement; establish the schedule for
implementation of the approved factors; and notify the Legislative Commission on
Pensions and Retirement of the implementation schedule.

(b) The board shall advise the director on any matters relating to the system and
carrying out functions and purposes of this chapter. The board's advice shall control.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352B.08, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Optional annuity forms.

new text begin(a) new text endIn lieu of the single life annuity provided in
subdivision 2, the member or former member may elect an optional annuity form. The
board of the Minnesota state retirement system shall establish a joint and survivor annuity,
payable to a designated beneficiary for life, adjusted to the actuarial equivalent value of
the single life annuity. The board shall also establish an additional optional annuity with
an actuarial equivalent value of the single life annuity in the form of a joint and survivor
annuity which provides that the elected annuity be reinstated to the single life annuity
provided in subdivision 2, if after commencing the elected joint and survivor annuity, the
designated beneficiary dies before the member, which reinstatement is not retroactive but
takes effect for the first full month occurring after the death of the designated beneficiary.
The board may also establish other actuarial equivalent value optional annuity forms. In
establishing actuarial equivalent value optional annuity forms, each optional annuity form
shall have the same present value as a regular single life annuity using the mortality
table adopted by the board and the interest assumption specified in section 356.215,
subdivision 8
deleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of computing a joint and survivor annuity, the postretirement
interest rate assumption specified in section 356.461 must be used, rather than the
postretirement interest rate specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end The board shall obtain the written recommendation of the actuary retained under
section 356.214. These recommendations shall be a part of the permanent records of
the board.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.01, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Actuarial equivalent.

new text begin(a) new text end"Actuarial equivalent" means the condition
of one annuity or benefit having an equal actuarial present value as another annuity or
benefit, determined as of a given date with each actuarial present value based on the
appropriate mortality table adopted by the board of trustees based on the experience of the
fund as recommended by the actuary retained under section 356.214, and approved under
section 356.215, subdivision 18, and using the applicable preretirement or postretirement
interest rate assumption specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.

new text begin (b) For purposes of computing a joint and survivor annuity, the postretirement
interest rate assumption specified in section 356.461 must be used rather than the
postretirement interest rate specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective on the same date as the next mortality
assumption adjustment or on July 1, 2017, whichever is earlier.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.30, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Optional retirement annuity forms.

new text begin(a) new text endThe board of trustees shall
establish optional annuities which shall take the form of a joint and survivor annuity.
Except as provided in subdivision 3a, the optional annuity forms shall be actuarially
equivalent to the forms provided in section 353.29 and subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, 1c, and 5.
In establishing those optional forms, the board shall obtain the written recommendation of
the actuary retained under section 356.214. The recommendations shall be a part of the
permanent records of the board. A member or former member may select an optional form
of annuity, subject to the provisions of section 356.46, in lieu of accepting any other form
of annuity which might otherwise be available.

new text begin (b) For purposes of computing a joint and survivor annuity, the postretirement
interest rate assumption specified in section 356.461 must be used rather than the
postretirement interest rate specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective on the same date as the next mortality
assumption adjustment or on July 1, 2017, whichever is earlier.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354.05, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Actuarial equivalent.

new text begin(a) new text end"Actuarial equivalent" means the condition
of one annuity or benefit having an equal actuarial present value as another annuity or
benefit, determined as of a given date with each actuarial present value based on the
appropriate mortality table adopted by the board of trustees based on the experience
of the association as recommended by the actuary retained under section 356.214, and
approved under section 356.215, subdivision 18, and using the applicable preretirement or
postretirement interest rate assumption specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.

new text begin (b) For purposes of computing a joint and survivor annuity, the postretirement
interest rate assumption specified in section 356.461 must be used rather than the
postretirement interest rate specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [356.461] VARIOUS RETIREMENT SYSTEMS; JOINT AND
SURVIVOR ANNUITY COMPUTATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Joint and survivor annuity computation. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any
provision of section 356.215, subdivision 8, or 356.415 to the contrary, for purposes of
computing joint and survivor annuities, the applicable postretirement interest assumption
is 6.5 percent.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Covered plans. new text end

new text begin This section applies to the following retirement plans:
new text end

new text begin (1) the legislators retirement plan, established under chapter 3A, including
constitutional officers as specified in that chapter;
new text end

new text begin (2) the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, established under chapter 352;
new text end

new text begin (3) the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement
System, established under chapter 352;
new text end

new text begin (4) the State Patrol retirement plan, established under chapter 352B;
new text end

new text begin (5) the unclassified state employees retirement program of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, established under chapter 352D;
new text end

new text begin (6) the judges retirement plan, established under chapter 490;
new text end

new text begin (7) the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established under chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;
new text end

new text begin (8) the public employees police and fire retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association, established under chapter 353;
new text end

new text begin (9) the local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association, established under chapter 353E; and
new text end

new text begin (10) the Teachers Retirement Association, established under chapter 354.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin (a) For plans administered by the Minnesota State Retirement
System and the Teachers Retirement Association, this section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

new text begin (b) For plans administered by the Public Employees Retirement Association, this
section applies to the determination of joint and survivor factors implemented for the
applicable Public Employees Retirement Association plan effective on the same date as
the next mortality assumption adjustment or on July 1, 2017, whichever is earlier.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 490.121, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Actuarial equivalent.

new text begin(a) new text end"Actuarial equivalent" means the condition
of one annuity or benefit having an equal actuarial present value as another annuity or
benefit, determined as of a given date with each actuarial present value based on the
appropriate mortality table adopted by the board of directors of the Minnesota State
Retirement System based on the experience of the fund as recommended by the actuary
retained under section 356.214 and approved under section 356.215, subdivision 18, and
using the applicable preretirement or postretirement interest rate assumption specified in
section 356.215, subdivision 8.

new text begin (b) For purposes of computing a joint and survivor annuity, the postretirement
interest rate assumption specified in section 356.461 must be used, rather than the
postretirement interest rate specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

MSRS-CORRECTIONAL RETIREMENT PLAN COVERAGE CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.90, is amended to read:


352.90 POLICY.

It is the policy of the legislature to provide special retirement benefits for and special
contributions by certain correctional employees who may be required to retire at an early
age because they lose the mental or physical capacity required to maintain the safety,
security, discipline, and custody of inmates at state correctional facilities deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin;new text end of patients
deleted text beginatdeleted text endnew text begin innew text end the new text beginstate-operated forensic services program, which is comprised of the new text endMinnesota
Security Hospital, new text beginthe forensic nursing home, the forensic transition service, and the
competency restoration program;
new text endof patients in the Minnesota sex offender programdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end or of
patients in the Minnesota Specialty Health System-Cambridge.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.91, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Qualifying jobs.

"Covered correctional service" means service
performed by a state employee, as defined in section 352.01, employed at a state
correctional facility, the deleted text beginMinnesota Security Hospitaldeleted text endnew text begin state-operated forensic services
program
new text end, or the Minnesota sex offender program as:

(1) a corrections officer 1;

(2) a corrections officer 2;

(3) a corrections officer 3;

(4) a corrections officer supervisor;

(5) a corrections lieutenant;

(6) a corrections captain;

(7) a security counselor;

(8) a security counselor lead; or

(9) a corrections canine officer.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.91, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Maintenance, correctional industry, and trades.

"Covered correctional
service" also means service rendered at any time by state employees as maintenance
personnel, correctional industry personnel, or members of trades certified by the
commissioner of management and budget to the executive director as being engaged for at
least 75 percent of the employee's working time in the rehabilitation, treatment, custody,
or supervision of inmates at a Minnesota correctional facility, or of patients deleted text beginatdeleted text endnew text begin innew text end the
deleted text beginMinnesota Security Hospitaldeleted text endnew text begin state-operated forensic services programnew text end or the Minnesota
sex offender program.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.91, subdivision 3c, is amended to read:


Subd. 3c.

Nursing personnel.

(a) "Covered correctional service" means service
by a state employee in one of the employment positions at a correctional facilitydeleted text begin or atdeleted text endnew text begin,
in
new text end the deleted text beginMinnesota Security Hospitaldeleted text endnew text begin state-operated forensic services programnew text end, or in the
Minnesota sex offender program that are specified in paragraph (b) if at least 75 percent of
the employee's working time is spent in direct contact with inmates or patients and the fact
of this direct contact is certified to the executive director by the appropriate commissioner.

(b) The employment positions are as follows:

(1) registered nurse - senior;

(2) registered nurse;

(3) registered nurse - principal;

(4) licensed practical nursedeleted text begin 2deleted text end;

(5) registered nurse advance practice; and

(6) psychiatric advance practice registered nurse.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.91, subdivision 3d, is amended to read:


Subd. 3d.

Other correctional personnel.

(a) "Covered correctional service"
means service by a state employee in one of the employment positions at a correctional
facility or deleted text beginatdeleted text endnew text begin innew text end the deleted text beginMinnesota Security Hospitaldeleted text endnew text begin state-operated forensic services program
new text end specified in paragraph (b) if at least 75 percent of the employee's working time is spent
in direct contact with inmates or patients and the fact of this direct contact is certified to
the executive director by the appropriate commissioner.

(b) The employment positions are:

(1) automotive mechanic;

(2) baker;

(3) central services administrative specialist, intermediate;

(4) central services administrative specialist, principal;

(5) chaplain;

(6) chief cook;

(7) clinical program therapist 1;

(8) clinical program therapist 2;

(9) clinical program therapist 3;

(10) clinical program therapist 4;

(11) cook;

(12) cook coordinator;

(13) corrections inmate program coordinator;

(14) corrections transitions program coordinator;

(15) corrections security caseworker;

(16) corrections security caseworker career;

(17) corrections teaching assistant;

(18) delivery van driver;

(19) dentist;

(20) electrician supervisor;

(21) general maintenance worker lead;

(22) general repair worker;

(23) library/information research services specialist;

(24) library/information research services specialist senior;

(25) library technician;

(26) painter lead;

(27) plant maintenance engineer lead;

(28) plumber supervisor;

(29) psychologist 1;

(30) psychologist 3;

(31) recreation therapist;

(32) recreation therapist coordinator;

(33) recreation program assistant;

(34) recreation therapist senior;

(35) sports medicine specialist;

(36) work therapy assistant;

(37) work therapy program coordinator; and

(38) work therapy technician.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.91, subdivision 3e, is amended to read:


Subd. 3e.

Minnesota Specialty Health System-Cambridge.

(a) "Covered
correctional service" means service by a state employee in one of the employment positions
with the Minnesota Specialty Health System-Cambridge specified in paragraph (b) if at
least 75 percent of the employee's working time is spent in direct contact with patients
who are in the Minnesota Specialty Health System-Cambridge and if service in such a
position is certified to the executive director by the commissioner of human services.

(b) The employment positions are:

(1) behavior analyst 1;

(2) behavior analyst 2;

(3) behavior analyst 3;

(4) group supervisor;

(5) group supervisor assistant;

(6) human services support specialist;

(7) residential program lead;

(8) psychologist 2;

(9) recreation program assistant;

(10) recreation therapist senior;

(11) registered nurse senior;

(12) skills development specialist;

(13) social worker senior;

(14) social worker specialist; and

(15) speech pathology specialist.

new text begin (c) A Department of Human Services employee who was employed at the Minnesota
Specialty Health System-Cambridge immediately preceding the 2014 conversion to the
community-based homes and was in covered correctional service at the time of the
transition shall continue to be covered by the correctional employee retirement plan while
employed and without a break in service with the Department of Human Services in the
direct care and treatment services administration.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.91, subdivision 3f, is amended to read:


Subd. 3f.

Additional Department of Human Services personnel.

(a) "Covered
correctional service" means service by a state employee in one of the employment
positions specified in paragraph (b) deleted text beginatdeleted text endnew text begin innew text end the deleted text beginMinnesota Security Hospitaldeleted text endnew text begin state-operated
forensic services program
new text end or deleted text beginindeleted text end the Minnesota sex offender program if at least 75
percent of the employee's working time is spent in direct contact with patients and
the determination of this direct contact is certified to the executive director by the
commissioner of human services.

(b) The employment positions are:

(1) behavior analyst 2;

(2) behavior analyst 3;

(3) certified occupational therapy assistant 1;

(4) certified occupational therapy assistant 2;

(5) chemical dependency counselor senior;

(6) client advocate;

new text begin (7) clinical program therapist 2;
new text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end clinical program therapist 3;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end clinical program therapist 4;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endcustomer services specialist principal;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end dental assistant registered;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end group supervisor;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end group supervisor assistant;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end human services support specialist;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end licensed alcohol and drug counselor;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end licensed practical nurse deleted text begin1deleted text end;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end management analyst 3;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text endnew text begin (18)new text end occupational therapist;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text endnew text begin (19)new text end occupational therapist, senior;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end psychologist 1;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text endnew text begin (21)new text end psychologist 2;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text endnew text begin (22)new text end psychologist 3;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text endnew text begin (23)new text end recreation program assistant;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text endnew text begin (24)new text end recreation therapist lead;

deleted text begin (24)deleted text endnew text begin (25)new text end recreation therapist senior;

deleted text begin (25)deleted text endnew text begin (26)new text end rehabilitation counselor senior;

deleted text begin (26)deleted text endnew text begin (27)new text end security supervisor;

deleted text begin (27)deleted text endnew text begin (28)new text end skills development specialist;

deleted text begin (28)deleted text endnew text begin (29)new text end social worker senior;

deleted text begin (29)deleted text endnew text begin (30)new text end social worker specialist;

deleted text begin (30)deleted text endnew text begin (31)new text end social worker specialist, senior;

deleted text begin (31)deleted text endnew text begin (32)new text end special education program assistant;

deleted text begin (32)deleted text endnew text begin (33)new text end speech pathology clinician;

deleted text begin (33)deleted text endnew text begin (34)new text end work therapy assistant; and

deleted text begin (34)deleted text endnew text begin (35)new text end work therapy program coordinator.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.91, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3j. new text end

new text begin State-operated forensic services program. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section,
"state-operated forensic services program" means the Minnesota Security Hospital, the
forensic nursing home, the forensic transition service, and the competency restoration
program.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

TRA-DTRFA CONSOLIDATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.632, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Beneficiary and survivor data.

The following data on beneficiaries
and survivors of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association deleted text beginand the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end members are private data on individuals: home
address, date of birth, direct deposit number, and tax withholding data.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 122A.18, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Permission to substitute teach.

(a) The Board of Teaching may allow a
person who is enrolled in and making satisfactory progress in a board-approved teacher
program and who has successfully completed student teaching to be employed as a
short-call substitute teacher.

(b) The Board of Teaching may issue a lifetime qualified short-call substitute
teaching license to a person who:

(1) was a qualified teacher under section 122A.16 while holding a continuing
five-year teaching license issued by the board, and receives a retirement annuity from the
Teachers Retirement Associationdeleted text begin, Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association,
deleted text end new text beginor the new text endSt. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Associationdeleted text begin, or Duluth Teachers Retirement
Fund Association
deleted text end;

(2) holds an out-of-state teaching license and receives a retirement annuity as a
result of the person's teaching experience; or

(3) held a continuing five-year license issued by the board, taught at least three
school years in an accredited nonpublic school in Minnesota, and receives a retirement
annuity as a result of the person's teaching experience.

A person holding a lifetime qualified short-call substitute teaching license is not required
to complete continuing education clock hours. A person holding this license may reapply
to the board for a continuing five-year license and must again complete continuing
education clock hours one school year after receiving the continuing five-year license.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 353.01, subdivision 2b, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Excluded employees.

(a) The following public employees are not eligible
to participate as members of the association with retirement coverage by the general
employees retirement plan, the local government correctional employees retirement plan
under chapter 353E, or the public employees police and fire retirement plan:

(1) persons whose salary from one governmental subdivision never exceeds $425 in
a month;

(2) public officers who are elected to a governing body, city mayors, or persons who
are appointed to fill a vacancy in an elective office of a governing body, whose term of office
commences on or after July 1, 2002, for the service to be rendered in that elective position;

(3) election officers or election judges;

(4) patient and inmate personnel who perform services for a governmental
subdivision;

(5) except as otherwise specified in subdivision 12a, employees who are hired for
a temporary position as defined under subdivision 12a, and employees who resign from
a nontemporary position and accept a temporary position within 30 days in the same
governmental subdivision;

(6) employees who are employed by reason of work emergency caused by fire,
flood, storm, or similar disaster;

(7) employees who by virtue of their employment in one governmental subdivision
are required by law to be a member of and to contribute to any of the plans or funds
administered by the Minnesota State Retirement System, the Teachers Retirement
Association, deleted text beginthe Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association,deleted text end and the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Association. This clause must not be construed to prevent a person from
being a member of and contributing to the Public Employees Retirement Association and
also belonging to and contributing to another public pension plan or fund for other service
occurring during the same period of time. A person who meets the definition of "public
employee" in subdivision 2 by virtue of other service occurring during the same period of
time becomes a member of the association unless contributions are made to another public
retirement fund on the salary based on the other service or to the Teachers Retirement
Association by a teacher as defined in section 354.05, subdivision 2;

(8) persons who are members of a religious order and are excluded from coverage
under the federal Old Age, Survivors, Disability, and Health Insurance Program for the
performance of service as specified in United States Code, title 42, section 410(a)(8)(A),
as amended through January 1, 1987, if no irrevocable election of coverage has been made
under section 3121(r) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended;

(9) employees of a governmental subdivision who have not reached the age of
23 and are enrolled on a full-time basis to attend or are attending classes on a full-time
basis at an accredited school, college, or university in an undergraduate, graduate, or
professional-technical program, or a public or charter high school;

(10) resident physicians, medical interns, and pharmacist residents and pharmacist
interns who are serving in a degree or residency program in public hospitals or clinics;

(11) students who are serving for up to five years in an internship or residency program
sponsored by a governmental subdivision, including an accredited educational institution;

(12) persons who hold a part-time adult supplementary technical college license who
render part-time teaching service in a technical college;

(13) except for employees of Hennepin County or Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc.,
foreign citizens who are employed by a governmental subdivision under a work permit, or
an H-1b visa initially issued or extended for a combined period less than three years of
employment. Upon extension of the employment beyond the three-year period, the foreign
citizens must be reported for membership beginning the first of the month thereafter
provided the monthly earnings threshold as provided under subdivision 2a is met;

(14) public hospital employees who elected not to participate as members of the
association before 1972 and who did not elect to participate from July 1, 1988, to October
1, 1988;

(15) except as provided in section 353.86, volunteer ambulance service personnel, as
defined in subdivision 35, but persons who serve as volunteer ambulance service personnel
may still qualify as public employees under subdivision 2 and may be members of the
Public Employees Retirement Association and participants in the general employees
retirement plan or the public employees police and fire plan, whichever applies, on the
basis of compensation received from public employment service other than service as
volunteer ambulance service personnel;

(16) except as provided in section 353.87, volunteer firefighters, as defined in
subdivision 36, engaging in activities undertaken as part of volunteer firefighter duties,
but a person who is a volunteer firefighter may still qualify as a public employee under
subdivision 2 and may be a member of the Public Employees Retirement Association and
a participant in the general employees retirement plan or the public employees police
and fire plan, whichever applies, on the basis of compensation received from public
employment activities other than those as a volunteer firefighter;

(17) pipefitters and associated trades personnel employed by Independent School
District No. 625, St. Paul, with coverage under a collective bargaining agreement by the
pipefitters local 455 pension plan who were either first employed after May 1, 1997, or,
if first employed before May 2, 1997, elected to be excluded under Laws 1997, chapter
241, article 2, section 12;

(18) electrical workers, plumbers, carpenters, and associated trades personnel who
are employed by Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, or the city of St. Paul,
who have retirement coverage under a collective bargaining agreement by the Electrical
Workers Local 110 pension plan, the United Association Plumbers Local 34 pension plan,
or the pension plan applicable to Carpenters Local 87 who were either first employed after
May 1, 2000, or, if first employed before May 2, 2000, elected to be excluded under
Laws 2000, chapter 461, article 7, section 5;

(19) bricklayers, allied craftworkers, cement masons, glaziers, glassworkers,
painters, allied tradesworkers, and plasterers who are employed by the city of St. Paul
or Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, with coverage under a collective
bargaining agreement by the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1 pension plan,
the Cement Masons Local 633 pension plan, the Glaziers and Glassworkers Local L-1324
pension plan, the Painters and Allied Trades Local 61 pension plan, or the Twin Cities
Plasterers Local 265 pension plan who were either first employed after May 1, 2001, or if
first employed before May 2, 2001, elected to be excluded under Laws 2001, First Special
Session chapter 10, article 10, section 6;

(20) plumbers who are employed by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, with
coverage under a collective bargaining agreement by the Plumbers Local 34 pension plan,
who either were first employed after May 1, 2001, or if first employed before May 2,
2001, elected to be excluded under Laws 2001, First Special Session chapter 10, article
10, section 6;

(21) employees who are hired after June 30, 2002, to fill seasonal positions under
subdivision 12b which are limited in duration by the employer to 185 consecutive calendar
days or less in each year of employment with the governmental subdivision;

(22) persons who are provided supported employment or work-study positions by a
governmental subdivision and who participate in an employment or industries program
maintained for the benefit of these persons where the governmental subdivision limits the
position's duration to up to five years, including persons participating in a federal or state
subsidized on-the-job training, work experience, senior citizen, youth, or unemployment
relief program where the training or work experience is not provided as a part of, or
for, future permanent public employment;

(23) independent contractors and the employees of independent contractors;

(24) reemployed annuitants of the association during the course of that
reemployment; and

(25) persons appointed to serve on a board or commission of a governmental
subdivision or an instrumentality thereof.

(b) Any person performing the duties of a public officer in a position defined in
subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), clause (3), is not an independent contractor and is not an
employee of an independent contractor.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Teacher.

(a) "Teacher" means:

(1) a person who renders service as a teacher, supervisor, principal, superintendent,
librarian, nurse, counselor, social worker, therapist, or psychologist in a public school of
the state located outside of the corporate limits of deleted text beginthe city of Duluth ordeleted text end the city of St. Paul,
or in any charter school, irrespective of the location of the school, or in any charitable,
penal, or correctional institutions of a governmental subdivision, or who is engaged in
educational administration in connection with the state public school system, but excluding
the University of Minnesota, whether the position be a public office or an employment, and
not including the members or officers of any general governing or managing board or body;

(2) an employee of the Teachers Retirement Association;

(3) a person who renders teaching service on a part-time basis and who also renders
other services for a single employing unit. A person whose teaching service comprises at
least 50 percent of the combined employment salary is a member of the association for all
services with the single employing unit. If the person's teaching service comprises less
than 50 percent of the combined employment salary, the executive director must determine
whether all or none of the combined service is covered by the association; or

(4) a person who is not covered by the plans established under chapter 352D, 354A,
or 354B and who is employed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities system in an unclassified position as:

(i) a president, vice-president, or dean;

(ii) a manager or a professional in an academic or an academic support program
other than specified in item (i);

(iii) an administrative or a service support faculty position; or

(iv) a teacher or a research assistant.

(b) "Teacher" does not mean:

(1) a person who works for a school or institution as an independent contractor as
defined by the Internal Revenue Service;

(2) a person who renders part-time teaching service or who is a customized trainer
as defined by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system if (i) the service is
incidental to the regular nonteaching occupation of the person; and (ii) the employer
stipulates annually in advance that the part-time teaching service or customized training
service will not exceed 300 hours in a fiscal year and retains the stipulation in its records;
and (iii) the part-time teaching service or customized training service actually does not
exceed 300 hours in a fiscal year; or

(3) a person exempt from licensure under section 122A.30.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354.05, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Allowable service.

"Allowable service" means:

(1) any service rendered by a teacher for which on or before July 1, 1957, the
teacher's account in the retirement fund was credited by reason of employee contributions
in the form of salary deductions, payments in lieu of salary deductions, or in any other
manner authorized by Minnesota Statutes 1953, sections 135.01 to 135.13, as amended by
Laws 1955, chapters 361, 549, 550, 611deleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(2) any service rendered by a teacher for which on or before July 1, 1961, the teacher
elected to obtain credit for service by making payments to the fund deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder
new text endMinnesota Statutes 1980, section 354.09 and section 354.51deleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(3) any service rendered by a teacher after July 1, 1957, for any calendar month
when the member receives salary from which deductions are made, deposited and credited
in the funddeleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(4) any service rendered by a person after July 1, 1957, for any calendar month where
payments in lieu of salary deductions are made, deposited and credited into the fund as
provided in Minnesota Statutes 1980, section 354.09, subdivision 4, and section 354.53deleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(5) any service rendered by a teacher for which the teacher elected to obtain credit
for service by making payments to the fund deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder new text endMinnesota Statutes 1980,
section 354.09, subdivisions 1 and 4, sections 354.50, 354.51, Minnesota Statutes 1957,
section 135.41, subdivision 4, Minnesota Statutes 1971, section 354.09, subdivision 2, or
Minnesota Statutes, 1973 Supplement, section 354.09, subdivision 3deleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(6) both service during years of actual membership in the course of which
contributions were currently made and service in years during which the teacher was not a
member but for which the teacher later elected to obtain credit by making payments to the
fund as permitted by any law then in effectdeleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(7) any service rendered where contributions were made and no credit was
established because of the limitations contained in Minnesota Statutes 1957, section
135.09, subdivision 2, as determined by the ratio between the amounts of money credited
to the teacher's account in a fiscal year and the maximum retirement contribution allowable
for that yeardeleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(8) MS 2002 [Expired]

(9) a period of time during which a teacher was on strike without pay, not to exceed a
period of one year, if payment in lieu of salary deductions is made under section 354.72deleted text begin, ordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(10) a period of service before July 1, 2006, that was properly credited as allowable
service by the Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association, and that was rendered
by a teacher as an employee of Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis, or by an
employee of the Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association who was a member
of the Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association by virtue of that employment,
who has not begun receiving an annuity or other retirement benefit from the former
Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association calculated in whole or in part on that
service before July 1, 2006, and who has not taken a refund of member contributions
related to that service unless the refund is repaid under section 354.50, subdivision 4.
Service as an employee of Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis, on or after July 1,
2006, is "allowable service" only as provided by this chapterdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (11) a period of service before July 1, 2015, that was properly credited as allowable
service by the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, and that was rendered
by a teacher as an employee of Independent School District No. 709, Duluth, or by an
employee of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association who was a member of the
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association by virtue of that employment, who has not
begun receiving an annuity or other retirement benefit from the former Duluth Teachers
Retirement Fund Association calculated in whole or in part on that service before July
1, 2015, and who has not taken a refund of member contributions related to that service
unless the refund is repaid under section 354.50, subdivision 4. Service as an employee
of Independent School District No. 709, Duluth, on or after July 1, 2015, is "allowable
service" only as provided by this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354.42, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Employee contribution.

(a) deleted text beginFor a basic member,deleted text end The employee
contribution to the fund is the following percentage of the member's salary:

new text begin Period
new text end
new text begin Basic Program
new text end
new text begin Coordinated Program
new text end
deleted text begin before July 1, 2011
deleted text end
deleted text begin 9.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2011, until June 30, 2012
deleted text end
deleted text begin 9.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2012, until June 30, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin 10.0 percent
deleted text end
from July 1, 2013, until June 30, 2014
10.5 percent
new text begin 7.0 percent
new text end
after June 30, 2014
11.0 percent
new text begin 7.5 percent
new text end

deleted text begin (b) For a coordinated member, the employee contribution is the following percentage
of the member's salary:
deleted text end

deleted text begin before July 1, 2011
deleted text end
deleted text begin 5.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2011, until June 30, 2012
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2012, until June 30, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2013, until June 30, 2014
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin after June 30, 2014
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.5 percent
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endWhen an employee contribution rate changes for a fiscal year, the new
contribution rate is effective for the entire salary paid for each employer unit with the
first payroll cycle reported.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endAfter June 30, 2015, if a contribution rate revision is required under
subdivisions 4a, 4b, and 4c, the employee contributions under paragraphs (a) and (b) must
be adjusted accordingly.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endThis contribution must be made by deduction from salary. Where any portion
of a member's salary is paid from other than public funds, the member's employee
contribution must be based on the entire salary received.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354.42, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Employer.

(a) The regular employer contribution to the fund by Special
School District No. 1, Minneapolis, is an amount equal to the applicable following
percentage of salary of each coordinated member and the applicable deleted text beginfollowingdeleted text end percentage
of salary of each basic memberdeleted text begin:deleted text endnew text begin specified in paragraph (c).
new text end

deleted text begin Period
deleted text end
deleted text begin Coordinated Member
deleted text end
deleted text begin Basic Member
deleted text end
deleted text begin before July 1, 2011
deleted text end
deleted text begin 5.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin 9.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2011, until June 30, 2012
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin 10.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2012, until June 30, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin 10.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2013, until June 30, 2014
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin 11.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin after June 30, 2014
deleted text end
deleted text begin 7.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin 11.5 percent
deleted text end

The additional employer contribution to the fund by Special School District No. 1,
Minneapolis, is an amount equal to 3.64 percent of the salary of each teacher who is a
coordinated member or new text beginwho new text endis a basic member.

new text begin (b) The regular employer contribution to the fund by Independent School District
No. 709, Duluth, is an amount equal to the applicable percentage of salary of each old law
or new law coordinated member specified for the coordinated program in paragraph (c).
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endThe employer contribution to the fund for every other employer is an amount
equal to the applicable following percentage of the salary of each coordinated member and
the applicable following percentage of the salary of each basic member:

Period
Coordinated Member
Basic Member
deleted text begin before July 1, 2011
deleted text end
deleted text begin 5.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin 9.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2011, until June 30, 2012
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin 10.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin from July 1, 2012, until June 30, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin 10.5 percent
deleted text end
from July 1, 2013, until June 30, 2014
7.0 percent
11.0 percent
after June 30, 2014
7.5 percent
11.5 percent

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endWhen an employer contribution rate changes for a fiscal year, the new
contribution rate is effective for the entire salary paid for each employer unit with the
first payroll cycle reported.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endAfter June 30, 2015, if a contribution rate revision is made under subdivisions
4a, 4b, and 4c, the employer contributions under paragraphs (a) deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end (b)new text begin, and (c) new text end must
be adjusted accordingly.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 354.436, is amended to read:


354.436 DIRECT STATE AID ON BEHALF OF THE FORMER
deleted text beginMINNEAPOLISdeleted text end new text beginFIRST CLASS CITY new text endTEACHERS RETIREMENT FUND
deleted text beginASSOCIATIONdeleted text endnew text begin ASSOCIATIONSnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

Aid authorization.

The state shall pay $12,954,000 to the Teachers
Retirement Association on behalf of the former Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund
Associationnew text begin and shall pay $14,377,000 during fiscal year 2015 to the Teachers Retirement
Association for the credit of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association and, after
fiscal year 2015, shall pay $14,377,000 on behalf of the Duluth Teachers Retirement
Fund Association
new text end.

Subd. 2.

Aid appropriation.

The commissioner of management and budget shall
pay the aid new text beginamounts under subdivision 1 new text endannually on October 1. The amount required
is appropriated annually from the general fund to the commissioner of management and
budget.

Subd. 3.

Aid expiration.

The aid new text beginamounts new text endspecified in this section deleted text beginterminates
deleted text end new text beginterminate new text endand this section expires new text beginon the October 1 next following the later of the
following dates: (1)
new text endwhen the current assets of the Teachers Retirement Association fund
equal or exceed the actuarial accrued liabilities of the fund as determined in the most
recent actuarial valuation report for the Teachers Retirement Association fund by the
actuary retained under section 356.214deleted text begin, or on the established date for full funding under
section 356.215, subdivision 11, whichever occurs earlier
deleted text endnew text begin; or (2) when the member and
employer contribution rates are first determined to be eligible for a reduction under section
354.42, subdivisions 4a, 4b, 4c, and 4d
new text end.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 354.44, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Computation of formula program retirement annuity.

(a) The formula
retirement annuity must be computed in accordance with the applicable provisions of the
formulas stated in paragraph (b) or (d) on the basis of each member's average salary under
section 354.05, subdivision 13a, for the period of the member's formula service credit.

(b) This paragraph, in conjunction with paragraph (c), applies to a person who first
became a member of the association or a member of a pension fund listed in section
356.30, subdivision 3, before July 1, 1989, unless paragraph (d), in conjunction with
paragraph (e), produces a higher annuity amount, in which case paragraph (d) applies. The
average salary as defined in section 354.05, subdivision 13a, multiplied by the following
percentages per year of formula service credit shall determine the amount of the annuity to
which the member qualifying therefor is entitled for service rendered before July 1, 2006:

new text begin Period
new text end
Coordinated Member
Basic Member
Each year of service
during first ten
1.2 percent per year
2.2 percent per year
Each year of service
thereafter
1.7 percent per year
2.7 percent per year

For service rendered on or after July 1, 2006, new text beginby a member other than a member
who was a member of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association between
January 1, 2006, and June 30, 2015, and for service rendered on or after July 1, 2013, by a
member who was a member of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association
between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2015,
new text endthe average salary as defined in section
354.05, subdivision 13a, multiplied by the following percentages per year of service credit,
determines the amount the annuity to which the member qualifying therefor is entitled:

new text begin Period
new text end
Coordinated Member
Basic Member
Each year of service
during first ten
1.4 percent per year
2.2 percent per year
Each year of service after
ten years of service
1.9 percent per year
2.7 percent per year

(c)(i) This paragraph applies only to a person who first became a member of the
association or a member of a pension fund listed in section 356.30, subdivision 3, before
July 1, 1989, and whose annuity is higher when calculated under paragraph (b), in
conjunction with this paragraph than when calculated under paragraph (d), in conjunction
with paragraph (e).

(ii) Where any member retires prior to normal retirement age under a formula
annuity, the member shall be paid a retirement annuity in an amount equal to the normal
annuity provided in paragraph (b) reduced by one-quarter of one percent for each month
that the member is under normal retirement age at the time of retirement except that for
any member who has 30 or more years of allowable service credit, the reduction shall be
applied only for each month that the member is under age 62.

(iii) Any member whose attained age plus credited allowable service totals 90 years
is entitled, upon application, to a retirement annuity in an amount equal to the normal
annuity provided in paragraph (b), without any reduction by reason of early retirement.

(d) This paragraph applies to a member who has become at least 55 years old and
first became a member of the association after June 30, 1989, and to any other member
who has become at least 55 years old and whose annuity amount when calculated under
this paragraph and in conjunction with paragraph (e), is higher than it is when calculated
under paragraph (b), in conjunction with paragraph (c). For a basic member, the average
salary, as defined in section 354.05, subdivision 13a, multiplied by 2.7 percent for each
year of service for a basic member determines the amount of the retirement annuity to
which the basic member is entitled. The annuity of a basic member who was a member of
the former Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association as of June 30, 2006, must
be determined according to the annuity formula under the articles of incorporation of the
former Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association in effect as of that date. For a
coordinated member, the average salary, as defined in section 354.05, subdivision 13a,
multiplied by 1.7 percent for each year of service rendered before July 1, 2006, and by 1.9
percent for each year of service rendered on or after July 1, 2006, new text beginfor a member other than
a member who was a member of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association
between January 1, 2006, and June 30, 2015, and by 1.9 percent for each year of service
rendered on or after July 1, 2013, for a member of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement
Fund Association between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2015,
new text enddetermines the amount of
the retirement annuity to which the coordinated member is entitled.

(e) This paragraph applies to a person who has become at least 55 years old and first
becomes a member of the association after June 30, 1989, and to any other member who
has become at least 55 years old and whose annuity is higher when calculated under
paragraph (d) in conjunction with this paragraph than when calculated under paragraph
(b), in conjunction with paragraph (c). An employee who retires under the formula annuity
before the normal retirement age shall be paid the normal annuity provided in paragraph
(d) reduced so that the reduced annuity is the actuarial equivalent of the annuity that
would be payable to the employee if the employee deferred receipt of the annuity and the
annuity amount were augmented at an annual rate of three percent compounded annually
from the day the annuity begins to accrue until the normal retirement age if the employee
became an employee before July 1, 2006, and at 2.5 percent compounded annually if the
employee becomes an employee after June 30, 2006. Except in regards to section 354.46,
this paragraph remains in effect until June 30, 2015.

(f) After June 30, 2020, this paragraph applies to a person who has become at least
55 years old and first becomes a member of the association after June 30, 1989, and to any
other member who has become at least 55 years old and whose annuity is higher when
calculated under paragraph (d) in conjunction with this paragraph than when calculated
under paragraph (b) in conjunction with paragraph (c). An employee who retires under
the formula annuity before the normal retirement age is entitled to receive the normal
annuity provided in paragraph (d). For a person who is at least age 62 or older and has at
least 30 years of service, the annuity must be reduced by an early reduction factor of six
percent per year of the annuity that would be payable to the employee if the employee
deferred receipt of the annuity and the annuity amount were augmented at an annual rate
of three percent compounded annually from the day the annuity begins to accrue until the
normal retirement age if the employee became an employee before July 1, 2006, and at 2.5
percent compounded annually if the employee became an employee after June 30, 2006.
For a person who is not at least age 62 or older and does not have at least 30 years of
service, the annuity would be reduced by an early reduction factor of four percent per year
for ages 55 through 59 and seven percent per year of the annuity that would be payable
to the employee if the employee deferred receipt of the annuity and the annuity amount
were augmented at an annual rate of three percent compounded annually from the day
the annuity begins to accrue until the normal retirement age if the employee became an
employee before July 1, 2006, and at 2.5 percent compounded annually if the employee
became an employee after June 30, 2006.

(g) After June 30, 2015, and before July 1, 2020, for a person who would have
a reduced retirement annuity under either paragraph (e) or (f) if they were applicable,
the employee is entitled to receive a reduced annuity which must be calculated using
a blended reduction factor augmented monthly by 1/60 of the difference between the
reduction required under paragraph (e) and the reduction required under paragraph (f).

(h) No retirement annuity is payable to a former employee with a salary that exceeds
95 percent of the governor's salary unless and until the salary figures used in computing
the highest five successive years average salary under paragraph (a) have been audited by
the Teachers Retirement Association and determined by the executive director to comply
with the requirements and limitations of section 354.05, subdivisions 35 and 35a.

Sec. 10.

new text begin [354.73] RETIREMENT COVERAGE RELATED TO THE FORMER
DULUTH TEACHERS RETIREMENT FUND ASSOCIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin This section applies to the retirement coverage of
members of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association transferred to the
Teachers Retirement Association by section 46.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Teachers Retirement Association as successor in interest. new text end

new text begin The Teachers
Retirement Association is the successor in interest to all claims which the former Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association may have or may have been able to assert against
any person on June 30, 2015, and is the successor in interest to all claims which could
have been asserted against the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association,
subject to the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Teachers Retirement Association is not liable for any claim against the
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, its former board or board members, which
is founded upon a claim of breach of fiduciary duty, where the act or acts constituting the
claimed breach were not done in good faith;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Teachers Retirement Association may assert any applicable defense to
any claim in any judicial or administrative proceeding that the former Duluth Teachers
Retirement Fund Association or its board would otherwise have been entitled to assert;
new text end

new text begin (3) the Teachers Retirement Association may assert any applicable defense that it
may assert in its capacity as a statewide agency; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the Teachers Retirement Association shall indemnify any former fiduciary of the
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association consistent with section 356A.11.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Benefit calculation. new text end

new text begin (a) For every deferred, inactive, disabled, and
retired member of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association transferred under
subdivision 1, and the survivors of these members, annuities or benefits earned before July
1, 2015, other than future postretirement adjustments, must be calculated and paid by the
Teachers Retirement Association under the laws, articles of incorporation, and bylaws of
the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association that were in effect relative to
the person on the date of the person's termination of active service covered by the former
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association.
new text end

new text begin (b) Former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association members who retired
before July 1, 2015, must receive postretirement adjustments after January 1, 2015, only
as provided in section 356.415. All other benefit recipients of the former Duluth Teachers
Retirement Fund Association must receive postretirement adjustments after December 31,
2015, only as provided in section 356.415.
new text end

new text begin (c) This consolidation does not impair or diminish benefits for an active, deferred,
or retired member or a survivor of an active, deferred, or retired member under the
former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association in existence at the time of the
consolidation, except that any future postretirement adjustments must be paid after July 1,
2015, in accordance with paragraph (b), and all benefits based on service on or after July
1, 2015, must be determined only by laws governing the Teachers Retirement Association.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.011, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Coordinated member.

"Coordinated member" means any member of the
teachers retirement fund association who is covered by any agreement or modification
made between the state and the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare making the
provisions of the federal Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Act applicable
to certain teachers deleted text beginexcept in the case of a member of the Duluth Teachers Retirement
Fund Association, in which it means additionally that the member either first became a
member prior to July 1, 1981, and elected to be covered by the new law coordinated
program of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association or first became a member
on or subsequent to July 1, 1981
deleted text end.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.011, subdivision 15a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 15a.

Normal retirement age.

"Normal retirement age" means age 65 for a
person who first became a member of the coordinated program of the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Association deleted text beginor the new law coordinated program of the Duluth Teachers
Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end or a member of a pension fund listed in section 356.30,
subdivision 3
, before July 1, 1989. For a person who first became a member of the
coordinated program of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association deleted text beginor the new law
coordinated program of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end after June 30,
1989, normal retirement age means the higher of age 65 or retirement age, as defined in
United States Code, title 42, section 416(l), as amended, but not to exceed age 66. For a
person who is a member of the basic program of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund
Association deleted text beginor the old law coordinated program of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association
deleted text end, normal retirement age means the age at which a teacher becomes eligible for
a normal retirement annuity computed upon meeting the age and service requirements
specified in the applicable provisions of the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the
deleted text beginrespectivedeleted text end teachers retirement fund association.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.011, subdivision 27, is amended to read:


Subd. 27.

Teacher.

(a) "Teacher" means any person who renders service for a public
school district, other than a charter school, located in the corporate limits of deleted text beginDuluth or
deleted text end St. Paul, as any of the following:

(1) a full-time employee in a position for which a valid license from the state
Department of Education is required;

(2) an employee of the teachers retirement fund association located in the city of deleted text beginthe
first class
deleted text endnew text begin St. Paulnew text end;

(3) a part-time employee in a position for which a valid license from the state
Department of Education is required; or

(4) a part-time employee in a position for which a valid license from the state
Department of Education is required who also renders other nonteaching services for the
school district, unless the board of trustees of the teachers retirement fund association
determines that the combined employment is on the whole so substantially dissimilar to
teaching service that the service may not be covered by the association.

(b) The term does not mean any person who renders service in the school district
as any of the following:

(1) an independent contractor or the employee of an independent contractor;

(2) an employee who is a full-time teacher covered by the Teachers Retirement
Association deleted text beginor by another teachers retirement fund association established pursuant to
this chapter or
deleted text end new text beginunder new text endchapter 354;

(3) an employee who is exempt from licensure pursuant to section 122A.30;

(4) an employee who is a teacher in a technical college located in a city of the first
class unless the person elects coverage by the deleted text beginapplicabledeleted text end first class city teacher retirement
fund association under section 354B.21, subdivision 2;

(5) a teacher employed by a charter school, irrespective of the location of the
school; or

(6) an employee who is a part-time teacher in a technical college in deleted text beginadeleted text end new text beginthe new text endcity of deleted text beginthe
first class
deleted text end new text beginSt. Paul new text endand who has elected coverage by the deleted text beginapplicabledeleted text end first class city teacher
retirement fund association under section 354B.21, subdivision 2, but (i) the teaching
service is incidental to the regular nonteaching occupation of the person; (ii) the applicable
technical college stipulates annually in advance that the part-time teaching service will not
exceed 300 hours in a fiscal year; and (iii) the part-time teaching actually does not exceed
300 hours in the fiscal year to which the certification applies.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.021, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

There is established a teachers retirement fund
association in deleted text begineach ofdeleted text end the deleted text begincitiesdeleted text end new text begincity new text endof deleted text beginDuluth anddeleted text end St. Paul. The deleted text beginassociations shall be
deleted text end new text beginassociation is new text endknown deleted text beginrespectivelydeleted text end as the deleted text begin"Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association"
and the
deleted text end "St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association." deleted text beginEachdeleted text end new text beginThe new text endassociation deleted text beginshall be
deleted text end new text beginis new text enda continuation of the teachers retirement fund association with the same corporate
name established deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder new text endthe authorization contained in Laws 1909, chapter
343, section 1.

Sec. 15.

new text begin [354A.022] AUTHORIZATION TO CERTIFY FUNDS TO STATE
BOARD OF INVESTMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Certification of funds to State Board of Investment. new text end

new text begin The chief
administrative officer of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, from time
to time, may certify to the State Board of Investment those portions of the assets of the
retirement plan that are not needed for administrative expenses or benefit payments.
Assets certified to the State Board of Investment must be invested under sections 11A.14
and 11A.23. The chief administrative officer of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association may certify assets for withdrawal from the State Board of Investment only
to make benefit payments or to pay administrative expenses or investment expenses of
existing direct real estate holdings or assets that are noncompliant with State Board of
Investment objectives or limitations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Investment of certified funds. new text end

new text begin Assets certified to the State Board of
Investment are deemed to be from a covered retirement fund required to be invested by
the State Board of Investment under section 11A.23.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires June 30, 2015, if the consolidation
provisions receive the local approvals in section 49 and all other requirements of section
49 are met.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.092, is amended to read:


354A.092 SABBATICAL LEAVE.

Any teacher in the coordinated program of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund
Association deleted text beginor any teacher in the new law coordinated program of the Duluth Teachers
Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end who is granted a sabbatical leave deleted text beginshall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endentitled to
receive allowable service credit in the deleted text beginapplicabledeleted text end association for periods of sabbatical
leave. To obtain the service credit, the teacher on sabbatical leave shall make an employee
contribution to the deleted text beginapplicabledeleted text end association. No teacher deleted text beginshall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endentitled to receive more
than three years of allowable service credit deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder new text endthis section for a period or
periods of sabbatical leave during any ten consecutive deleted text beginfiscal or calendardeleted text end yearsdeleted text begin, whichever is
the applicable plan year for the teachers retirement fund association
deleted text end. If the teacher granted a
sabbatical leave makes the employee contribution for a period of sabbatical leave deleted text beginpursuant
to
deleted text end new text beginunder new text endthis section, the employing unit shall make an employer contribution on behalf of
the teacher to the deleted text beginapplicabledeleted text end association for that period of sabbatical leave in the manner
described in section 354A.12, subdivision 2a. The employee and employer contributions
deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe in an amount equal to the employee and employer contribution rates in effect
for other active members of the association covered by the same program applied to a salary
figure equal to the teacher's actual covered salary for the plan year immediately preceding
the sabbatical leave period. Payment of the employee contribution authorized deleted text beginpursuant
to
deleted text end new text beginunder new text endthis section deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe made by the teacher on or before June 30 of year
next following the year in which the sabbatical leave terminated and deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe made
without interest. For sabbatical leaves taken after June 30, 1986, the required employer
contributions deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe paid by the employing unit within 30 days after notification by
the association of the amount due. If the employee contributions for the sabbatical leave
period are less than an amount equal to the applicable contribution rate applied to a salary
figure equal to the teacher's actual covered salary for the plan year immediately preceding
the sabbatical leave period, service credit deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe prorated. The prorated service
credit deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe determined by the ratio between the amount of the actual payment
which was made and the full contribution amount payable deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder new text endthis section.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.093, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility.

Any teacher in the coordinated program of the St. Paul
Teachers Retirement Fund Association deleted text beginor any teacher in the new law coordinated program
of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end who is absent from employment by
reason of service in the uniformed services as defined in United States Code, title 38,
section 4303(13) and who returns to the employer providing active teaching service upon
discharge from uniformed service within the time frames required under United States
Code, title 38, section 4312(e), may receive allowable service credit in the deleted text beginapplicable
deleted text end association for all or a portion of the period of uniformed service, provided that the teacher
did not separate from uniformed service with a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge
or under other than honorable conditions.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.096, is amended to read:


354A.096 MEDICAL LEAVE.

Any teacher in the coordinated program of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund
Association deleted text beginor the new law coordinated program of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association
deleted text end who is on an authorized medical leave of absence and subsequently returns to
teaching service is entitled to receive allowable service credit, not to exceed one year, for
the period of leave, upon making the prescribed payment to the fund. This payment must
include the required employee and employer contributions at the rates specified in section
354A.12, subdivisions 1 and 2a, as applied to the member's average full-time monthly
salary rate on the date the leave of absence commenced plus annual interest at the rate of
8.5 percent per year from the end of the fiscal year during which the leave terminates to the
end of the month during which payment is made. The member must pay the total amount
required unless the employing unit, at its option, pays the employer contributions. The total
amount required must be paid by the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which
the leave of absence terminated or before the member retires, whichever is earlier. Payment
must be accompanied by a copy of the resolution or action of the employing authority
granting the leave and the employing authority, upon granting the leave, must certify the
leave to the association in a manner specified by the executive director. A member may not
receive more than one year of allowable service credit during any fiscal year by making
payment under this section. A member may not receive disability benefits under section
354A.36 and receive allowable service credit under this section for the same period of time.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 354A.12, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Employee contributions.

(a) The contribution required to be paid
by each member of deleted text beginadeleted text end new text beginthe St. Paul new text endTeachers Retirement Fund Association is the percentage
of total salary specified below for the applicable association and program:

deleted text beginAssociation anddeleted text end Program
Percentage of Total Salary
deleted text begin Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end
deleted text begin old law and new law
deleted text end
deleted text begin coordinated programs
deleted text end
deleted text begin before July 1, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin6.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin effective July 1, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin7.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin effective July 1, 2014
deleted text end
deleted text begin7.5 percent
deleted text end
St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association
deleted text begin basic program after June 30, 2012
deleted text end
deleted text begin 8.5 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin basic program after June 30, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin 8.75 percent
deleted text end
basic program after June 30, 2014
9.0 percent
basic program after June 30, 2015
9.5 percent
basic program after June 30, 2016
10.0 percent
deleted text begin coordinated program after June 30, 2012
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin coordinated program after June 30, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6.25 percent
deleted text end
coordinated program after June 30, 2014
6.5 percent
coordinated program after June 30, 2015
7.0 percent
coordinated program after June 30, 2016
7.5 percent

(b) Contributions deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe made by deduction from salary and must be remitted
directly to the deleted text beginrespectivedeleted text end new text beginSt. Paul new text endTeachers Retirement Fund Association at least once
each month.

(c) When an employee contribution rate changes for a fiscal year, the new
contribution rate is effective for the entire salary paid by the employer with the first
payroll cycle reported.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Retirement contribution levy disallowed.

Except as provided in
section 423A.02, subdivision 3, with respect to Independent School District No. 625,
notwithstanding any law to the contrary, levies for new text beginthe St. Paul new text endTeachers Retirement Fund
deleted text beginassociations in the cities of Duluth and St. Pauldeleted text endnew text begin Associationnew text end, including levies for any
employer Social Security taxes for teachers covered by the deleted text beginDuluth Teachers Retirement
Fund Association or the
deleted text end St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, are disallowed.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 354A.12, subdivision 2a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Employer regular and additional contributions.

(a) The employing
units shall make the following employer contributions to new text beginthe new text endteachers retirement fund
deleted text beginassociationsdeleted text endnew text begin associationnew text end:

(1) for any coordinated member of deleted text beginone ofdeleted text end the deleted text beginfollowingdeleted text end new text beginSt. Paul new text endTeachers
Retirement Fund deleted text beginassociations in a city of the first classdeleted text endnew text begin Associationnew text end, the employing unit
shall make a regular employer contribution to the deleted text beginrespectivedeleted text end retirement fund association in
an amount equal to the designated percentage of the salary of the coordinated member
as provided below:

deleted text begin Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end
deleted text begin before July 1, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin6.79 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin effective July 1, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin7.29 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin effective July 1, 2014
deleted text end
deleted text begin7.50 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end
deleted text begin after June 30, 2012
deleted text end
deleted text begin 5.0 percent
deleted text end
deleted text begin after June 30, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin 5.25 percent
deleted text end
after June 30, 2014
5.5 percent
after June 30, 2015
6.0 percent
after June 30, 2016
6.25 percent
after June 30, 2017
6.5 percent

(2) for any basic member of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the
employing unit shall make a regular employer contribution to the respective retirement
fund in an amount according to the schedule below:

deleted text begin after June 30, 2012
deleted text end
deleted text begin 8.5 percent of salary
deleted text end
deleted text begin after June 30, 2013
deleted text end
deleted text begin 8.75 percent of salary
deleted text end
after June 30, 2014
9.0 percent of salary
after June 30, 2015
9.5 percent of salary
after June 30, 2016
9.75 percent of salary
after June 30, 2017
10.0 percent of salary

(3) for a basic member of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the
employing unit shall make an additional employer contribution to the respective fund in
an amount equal to 3.64 percent of the salary of the basic member;

(4) for a coordinated member of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association,
the employing unit shall make an additional employer contribution to the respective fund
in an amount equal to deleted text beginthe applicable percentagedeleted text end new text begin3.84 percent new text endof the coordinated member's
salarydeleted text begin, as provided below:deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association
deleted text end
deleted text begin 3.84 percent
deleted text end

(b) The regular and additional employer contributions must be remitted directly to
the deleted text beginrespectivedeleted text endnew text begin St. Paulnew text end Teachers Retirement Fund Association at least once each month.
Delinquent amounts are payable with interest under the procedure in subdivision 1a.

(c) Payments of regular and additional employer contributions for school district
or technical college employees who are paid from normal operating funds must be made
from the appropriate fund of the district or technical college.

(d) When an employer contribution rate changes for a fiscal year, the new
contribution rate is effective for the entire salary paid by the employer with the first
payroll cycle reported.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 354A.12, subdivision 3a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Special direct state aid to first class city teachers retirement fund
associations.

(a) The state shall pay deleted text begin$346,000 as special direct state aid to the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association and
deleted text end $2,827,000 to the St. Paul Teachers Retirement
Fund Association.

(b) The deleted text beginaidsdeleted text end new text beginaid new text endunder this subdivision deleted text beginaredeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end payable October 1 annually. The
commissioner of management and budget shall pay the deleted text beginaidsdeleted text endnew text begin aidnew text end specified in this
subdivision. The deleted text beginamountsdeleted text endnew text begin amountnew text end required deleted text beginaredeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end appropriated annually from the general
fund to the commissioner of management and budget.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.31, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Age and service requirements.

Any coordinated member or former
coordinated member of the deleted text beginDuluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association or of thedeleted text end St.
Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association who has ceased to render teaching service for
deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text beginIndependent new text endSchool District deleted text beginin which the teachers retirement fund association exists
deleted text endnew text begin No. 625new text end, who is vested and who has either attained the age of at least 55 years or received
credit for not less than 30 years of allowable service regardless of age, deleted text beginshall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endentitled
upon written application to a retirement annuity.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.32, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Optional forms generally.

The board of the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Association shall establish for the coordinated program deleted text beginand the board
of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association shall establish for the new law
coordinated program
deleted text end an optional retirement annuity which deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endtake the form of
a joint and survivor annuity. deleted text beginEachdeleted text end new text beginThe new text endboard may alsonew text begin,new text end in its discretionnew text begin,new text end establish an
optional annuity which deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmay new text endtake the form of an annuity payable for a period certain
and for life thereafter. deleted text beginEachdeleted text end new text beginThe new text endboard shall also establish an optional retirement annuity
that guarantees payment of the balance of the annuity recipient's accumulated deductions
to a designated beneficiary upon the death of the annuity recipient. Except as provided in
subdivision 1a, new text beginthe new text endoptional annuity forms deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe the actuarial equivalent of the
normal forms provided in section 354A.31. In establishing these optional annuity forms,
the board shall obtain the written recommendation of the actuary retained under section
356.214. The recommendation deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe a part of the permanent records of the board.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.35, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Death before retirement; refund.

If a coordinated member or
former coordinated member dies deleted text beginprior todeleted text end new text beginbefore new text endretirement or deleted text beginprior todeleted text end new text beginbefore new text endthe receipt
of any retirement annuity or other benefit payment which is or may be payable and a
surviving spouse optional annuity is not payable deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder new text endsubdivision 2, a
refund deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe paid to the person's surviving spouse, or if there is none, to the
person's designated beneficiary, or if there is none, to the legal representative of the
person's estate. For a coordinated member or former coordinated member of the St. Paul
Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the refund deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe in an amount equal to the
person's accumulated employee contributions plus interest at the rate of six percent per
annum compounded annually. deleted text beginFor a coordinated member or former coordinated member
of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the refund shall be in an amount
equal to the person's accumulated employee contributions plus interest at the rate of six
percent per annum compounded annually to July 1, 2010, and four percent per annum
compounded annually thereafter.
deleted text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.37, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Computation of refund amount.

A former coordinated member who
qualifies for a refund under subdivision 1 deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginis entitled to new text endreceive a refund equal to the
amount of the former coordinated member's accumulated employee contributions with
interest at the rate of six percent per annum compounded annually to deleted text beginJuly 1, 2010, if the
person is a former member of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, or to
deleted text end July 1, 2011, if the person is a former member of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund
Association, and four percent per annum compounded annually thereafter.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.37, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Certain refunds at normal retirement age.

Any coordinated member
who has attained the normal retirement age with less than ten years of allowable service
credit and has terminated active teaching service deleted text beginshall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endentitled to a refund in lieu of a
proportionate annuity under section 356.32. The refund must be equal to the coordinated
member's accumulated employee contributions plus interest at the rate of six percent
compounded annually to deleted text beginJuly 1, 2010, if the person is a former member of the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association, or to
deleted text end July 1, 2011, if the person is a former
member of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, and four percent per
annum compounded annually thereafter.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.39, is amended to read:


354A.39 SERVICE IN OTHER PUBLIC RETIREMENT FUNDS; ANNUITY.

Any person who has been a member of the Minnesota State Retirement System, the
Public Employees Retirement Association including the Public Employees Retirement
Association Police and Fire Fund, the Teachers Retirement Association, the Minnesota
State Patrol Retirement Association, the legislators retirement plan, the constitutional
officers retirement plan, deleted text beginthe Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association new law
coordinated program,
deleted text end the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association coordinated
program, or any other public employee retirement system in the state of Minnesota
having a like provision, but excluding all other funds providing retirement benefits for
police officers or firefighters, is entitled, when qualified, to an annuity from each fund if
the person's total allowable service in all of the funds or in any two or more of the funds
totals three or more years, provided that no portion of the allowable service upon which
the retirement annuity from one fund is based is used again in the computation for a
retirement annuity from another fund and provided further that the person has not taken a
refund from any of funds or associations since the person's membership in the fund or
association has terminated. The annuity from each fund or association must be determined
by the appropriate provisions of the law governing each fund or association, except that
the requirement that a person must have at least three years of allowable service in the
respective fund or association does not apply for the purposes of this section, provided
that the aggregate service in two or more of these funds equals three or more years.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.41, is amended to read:


354A.41 ADMINISTRATION OF COORDINATED PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Administrative provisions.

The provisions of the articles of
incorporation and bylaws of the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association relating
to the administration of the fund shall govern the administration of the coordinated and
basic programs deleted text beginand the provisions of the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association relating to the administration of the fund
shall govern the administration of the new law coordinated program in instances
deleted text end where the
administrative provisions are not inconsistent with deleted text beginthe provisions ofdeleted text end sections 354A.31 to
354A.41, including but not limited to provisions relating to the composition and function
of the board of trustees, the investment of assets of the new text beginSt. Paul new text endTeachers Retirement Fund
Association, and the definition of the plan year. The administrative provisions in the
articles of incorporation and the bylaws of the Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund
Association pertaining to the granting of pension benefits of the basic and coordinated
programs are no longer in effect after June 30, 2006new text begin, and the administrative provisions of
the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association pertaining to retirement benefits of the
old law coordinated program are no longer in effect after June 30, 2015
new text end.

Subd. 2.

Actuarial valuations.

In any actuarial valuation of the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Associationdeleted text begin, or the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Associationdeleted text end under
section 356.215 prepared by the actuary retained under section 356.214 or supplemental
actuarial valuation prepared by an approved actuary retained by the new text beginSt. Paul new text endTeachers
Retirement Fund Association, there deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe included a finding of the condition of the
fund showing separately the basic and coordinated programs deleted text beginor the old law coordinated
and new law coordinated programs, as appropriate
deleted text end. The finding deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endinclude the level
normal cost and the applicable employee and employer contribution rates for each program.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354B.21, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Plan coverage and election; certain past service technical college
faculty.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 3, if an employee of the board was employed in
a faculty position in a technical college on June 30, 1997, with coverage by the Teachers
Retirement Association, the employee retains that coverage. If the employee was a
technical college faculty member on June 30, 1995, covered by a first class city teacher
retirement fund established under chapter 354A, the retirement coverage continues with
the deleted text beginDuluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association or thedeleted text end St. Paul Teachers Retirement
Fund Association, whichever is applicable. If the person was a technical college faculty
member on June 30, 1995, covered by the former Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund
Associationnew text begin or the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Associationnew text end, the Teachers
Retirement Association shall provide coverage.

(b) An employee under paragraph (a) who has coverage by deleted text begina first class city
teacher
deleted text end new text beginthe St. Paul Teachers Retirement new text endFund Association retains that coverage for the
duration of the person's employment by the board unless, within one year of a change in
employment within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, the person
elects the individual retirement account plan for all future employment by the board.
The election is irrevocable.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 355.01, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:


Subd. 2c.

Duluth teacher.

"Duluth teacher" means a person employed by
Independent School District No. 709, Duluth, who holds a position covered by the deleted text beginDuluth
deleted text end Teachers Retirement deleted text beginFunddeleted text end Association deleted text beginestablisheddeleted text end under deleted text beginchapter 354Adeleted text endnew text begin section 354.73
and section 46
new text end.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.20, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Covered public pension plans and funds.

This section applies to the
following public pension plans:

(1) the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement
System;

(2) the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association;

(3) the Teachers Retirement Association;

(4) the State Patrol retirement plan;

(5) the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association;

deleted text begin (6) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endthe University of Minnesota faculty retirement plan;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endthe University of Minnesota faculty supplemental retirement plan;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endthe judges retirement fund;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text endthe Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text enda volunteer firefighter relief association governed by section 424A.091;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endthe public employees police and fire plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endthe correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text endthe local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association; and

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin(14) new text endthe voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.214, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Actuary retention.

(a) The governing board or managing or
administrative official of each public pension plan and retirement fund or plan enumerated
in paragraph (b) shall contract with an established actuarial consulting firm to conduct
annual actuarial valuations and related services. The principal from the actuarial
consulting firm on the contract must be an approved actuary under section 356.215,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (c).

(b) Actuarial services must include the preparation of actuarial valuations and
related actuarial work for the following retirement plans:

(1) the teachers retirement plan, Teachers Retirement Association;

(2) the general state employees retirement plan, Minnesota State Retirement System;

(3) the correctional employees retirement plan, Minnesota State Retirement System;

(4) the State Patrol retirement plan, Minnesota State Retirement System;

(5) the judges retirement plan, Minnesota State Retirement System;

(6) the general employees retirement plan, Public Employees Retirement
Association, including the MERF division;

(7) the public employees police and fire plan, Public Employees Retirement
Association;

deleted text begin (8) the Duluth teachers retirement plan, Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endthe St. Paul teachers retirement plan, St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund
Association;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text endthe legislators retirement plan, Minnesota State Retirement System; and

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endthe local government correctional service retirement plan, Public
Employees Retirement Association.

(c) The actuarial valuation for the legislators retirement plan must include a separate
calculation of total plan actuarial accrued liabilities due to constitutional officer coverage
under section 3A.17.

(d) The contracts must require completion of the annual actuarial valuation
calculations on a fiscal year basis, with the contents of the actuarial valuation calculations
as specified in section 356.215, and in conformity with the standards for actuarial work
adopted by the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement.

The contracts must require completion of annual experience data collection and
processing and a quadrennial published experience study for the plans listed in paragraph
(b), clauses (1), (2), and (6), as provided for in the standards for actuarial work adopted by
the commission. The experience data collection, processing, and analysis must evaluate
the following:

(1) individual salary progression;

(2) the rate of return on investments based on the current asset value;

(3) payroll growth;

(4) mortality;

(5) retirement age;

(6) withdrawal; and

(7) disablement.

(e) The actuary shall annually prepare a report to the governing or managing board
or administrative official and the legislature, summarizing the results of the actuarial
valuation calculations. The actuary shall include with the report any recommendations
concerning the appropriateness of the support rates to achieve proper funding of
the retirement plans by the required funding dates. The actuary shall, as part of the
quadrennial experience study, include recommendations on the appropriateness of the
actuarial valuation assumptions required for evaluation in the study.

(f) If the actuarial gain and loss analysis in the actuarial valuation calculations
indicates a persistent pattern of sizable gains or losses, the governing or managing board
or administrative official shall direct the actuary to prepare a special experience study for a
plan listed in paragraph (b), clause (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), (9), new text beginor new text end(10), deleted text beginor (11),deleted text end in the manner
provided for in the standards for actuarial work adopted by the commission.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.215, subdivision 8, is
amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Interest and salary assumptions.

(a) The actuarial valuation must use
the applicable following preretirement interest assumption and the applicable following
postretirement interest assumption:

(1) select and ultimate interest rate assumption

plan
ultimate
preretirement
interest rate
assumption
ultimate
postretirement
interest rate
assumption
general state employees retirement plan
8.5%
6.0%
correctional state employees retirement plan
8.5
6.0
State Patrol retirement plan
8.5
6.0
legislators retirement plan, and for the
constitutional officers calculation of total plan
liabilities
0.0
0.0
judges retirement plan
8.5
6.0
general public employees retirement plan
8.5
6.0
public employees police and fire retirement plan
8.5
6.0
local government correctional service
retirement plan
8.5
6.0
teachers retirement plan
8.5
6.0
deleted text begin Duluth teachers retirement plan
deleted text end
deleted text begin 8.5
deleted text end
deleted text begin 8.5
deleted text end
St. Paul teachers retirement plan
8.5
8.5

Except for the legislators retirement plan and the constitutional officers calculation
of total plan liabilities, the select preretirement interest rate assumption for the period
after June 30, 2012, through June 30, 2017, is 8.0 percent. Except for the legislators
retirement plan and the constitutional officers calculation of total plan liabilities, the select
postretirement interest rate assumption for the period after June 30, 2012, through June
30, 2017, is 5.5 percent, except for deleted text beginthe Duluth teachers retirement plan anddeleted text end the St. Paul
teachers retirement plan, each with a select postretirement interest rate assumption for the
period after June 30, 2012, through June 30, 2017, of 8.0 percent.

(2) single rate preretirement and postretirement interest rate assumption

plan
interest rate
assumption
Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association
6.0
local monthly benefit volunteer firefighters relief
associations
5.0

(b) The actuarial valuation must use the applicable following single rate future salary
increase assumption, the applicable following modified single rate future salary increase
assumption, or the applicable following graded rate future salary increase assumption:

(1) single rate future salary increase assumption

plan
future salary increase assumption
legislators retirement plan
5.0%
judges retirement plan
3.0
Bloomington Fire Department Relief
Association
4.0

(2) age-related future salary increase age-related select and ultimate future salary
increase assumption or graded rate future salary increase assumption

plan
future salary increase assumption
local government correctional service retirement plan
assumption deleted text beginCdeleted text endnew text beginB
new text end
deleted text begin Duluth teachers retirement plan
deleted text end
deleted text begin assumption A
deleted text end
St. Paul teachers retirement plan
assumption deleted text beginBdeleted text endnew text beginA
new text end

For plans other than the deleted text beginDuluthdeleted text end new text beginSt. Paul
new text endteachers retirement plannew text begin and the local
government correctional service retirement
plan
new text end, the select calculation is: during the
designated select period, a designated
percentage rate is multiplied by the result of
the designated integer minus T, where T is the
number of completed years of service, and is
added to the applicable future salary increase
assumption. The designated select period is
ten years and the designated integer is ten
deleted text beginfor the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association and
deleted text end for the local government
correctional service retirement plan and 15
for the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund
Association. The designated percentage
rate is 0.2 percent for the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Association. deleted text beginThe select
calculation
deleted text enddeleted text beginfor the Duluth Teachers
Retirement Fund Association is 8.00 percent
per year for service years one through seven,
7.25 percent per year for service years seven
and eight, and 6.50 percent per year for
service years eight and nine.
deleted text end

The ultimate future salary increase assumption is:

age
deleted text begin A
deleted text end
deleted text begin B deleted text end new text begin A
new text end
deleted text begin C deleted text end new text begin B
new text end
16
deleted text begin 6.00%
deleted text end
5.90%
9.00%
17
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.90
9.00
18
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.90
9.00
19
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.90
9.00
20
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.90
9.00
21
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.90
8.75
22
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.90
8.50
23
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.85
8.25
24
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.80
8.00
25
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.75
7.75
26
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.70
7.50
27
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.65
7.25
28
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.60
7.00
29
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.55
6.75
30
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.50
6.75
31
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.45
6.50
32
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.40
6.50
33
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.35
6.50
34
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.30
6.25
35
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end
5.25
6.25
36
deleted text begin 5.86
deleted text end
5.20
6.00
37
deleted text begin 5.73
deleted text end
5.15
6.00
38
deleted text begin 5.59
deleted text end
5.10
6.00
39
deleted text begin 5.45
deleted text end
5.05
5.75
40
deleted text begin 5.31
deleted text end
5.00
5.75
41
deleted text begin 5.18
deleted text end
4.95
5.75
42
deleted text begin 5.04
deleted text end
4.90
5.50
43
deleted text begin 4.90
deleted text end
4.85
5.25
44
deleted text begin 4.76
deleted text end
4.80
5.25
45
deleted text begin 4.63
deleted text end
4.75
5.00
46
deleted text begin 4.49
deleted text end
4.70
5.00
47
deleted text begin 4.35
deleted text end
4.65
5.00
48
deleted text begin 4.21
deleted text end
4.60
5.00
49
deleted text begin 4.08
deleted text end
4.55
5.00
50
deleted text begin 3.94
deleted text end
4.50
5.00
51
deleted text begin 3.80
deleted text end
4.45
5.00
52
deleted text begin 3.66
deleted text end
4.40
5.00
53
deleted text begin 3.53
deleted text end
4.35
5.00
54
deleted text begin 3.39
deleted text end
4.30
5.00
55
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.25
4.75
56
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.20
4.75
57
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.15
4.50
58
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.10
4.25
59
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.05
4.25
60
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.25
61
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.25
62
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.25
63
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.25
64
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.25
65
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.00
66
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.00
67
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.00
68
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.00
69
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.00
70
deleted text begin 3.25
deleted text end
4.00
4.00

(3) service-related ultimate future salary increase assumption

general state employees retirement plan of the
Minnesota State Retirement System
assumption A
general employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association
assumption B
Teachers Retirement Association
assumption C
public employees police and fire retirement plan
assumption D
State Patrol retirement plan
assumption E
correctional state employees retirement plan of the
Minnesota State Retirement System
assumption F
service
length
A
B
C
D
E
F
1
10.50%
12.03%
12.00%
13.00%
8.00%
6.00%
2
8.10
8.90
9.00
11.00
7.50
5.85
3
6.90
7.46
8.00
9.00
7.00
5.70
4
6.20
6.58
7.50
8.00
6.75
5.55
5
5.70
5.97
7.25
6.50
6.50
5.40
6
5.30
5.52
7.00
6.10
6.25
5.25
7
5.00
5.16
6.85
5.80
6.00
5.10
8
4.70
4.87
6.70
5.60
5.85
4.95
9
4.50
4.63
6.55
5.40
5.70
4.80
10
4.40
4.42
6.40
5.30
5.55
4.65
11
4.20
4.24
6.25
5.20
5.40
4.55
12
4.10
4.08
6.00
5.10
5.25
4.45
13
4.00
3.94
5.75
5.00
5.10
4.35
14
3.80
3.82
5.50
4.90
4.95
4.25
15
3.70
3.70
5.25
4.80
4.80
4.15
16
3.60
3.60
5.00
4.80
4.65
4.05
17
3.50
3.51
4.75
4.80
4.50
3.95
18
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.80
4.35
3.85
19
3.50
3.50
4.25
4.80
4.20
3.75
20
3.50
3.50
4.00
4.80
4.05
3.75
21
3.50
3.50
3.90
4.70
4.00
3.75
22
3.50
3.50
3.80
4.60
4.00
3.75
23
3.50
3.50
3.70
4.50
4.00
3.75
24
3.50
3.50
3.60
4.50
4.00
3.75
25
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
26
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
27
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
28
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
29
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
30 or more
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75

(c) The actuarial valuation must use the applicable following payroll growth
assumption for calculating the amortization requirement for the unfunded actuarial
accrued liability where the amortization retirement is calculated as a level percentage
of an increasing payroll:

plan
payroll growth assumption
general state employees retirement plan of the
Minnesota State Retirement System
3.75%
correctional state employees retirement plan
3.75
State Patrol retirement plan
3.75
judges retirement plan
3.00
general employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association
3.75
public employees police and fire retirement plan
3.75
local government correctional service retirement plan
3.75
teachers retirement plan
3.75
deleted text begin Duluth teachers retirement plan
deleted text end
deleted text begin 3.50
deleted text end
St. Paul teachers retirement plan
4.00

(d) The assumptions set forth in paragraphs (b) and (c) continue to apply, unless a
different salary assumption or a different payroll increase assumption:

(1) has been proposed by the governing board of the applicable retirement plan;

(2) is accompanied by the concurring recommendation of the actuary retained under
section 356.214, subdivision 1, if applicable, or by the approved actuary preparing the
most recent actuarial valuation report if section 356.214 does not apply; and

(3) has been approved or deemed approved under subdivision 18.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.219, subdivision 8, is
amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Timing of reports.

(a) For the Bloomington Fire Department Relief
Association and the volunteer firefighter relief associations, the information required
under this section must be submitted by the due date for reports required under section
69.051, subdivision 1 or 1a, as applicable. If a relief association satisfies the definition of
a fully invested plan under subdivision 1, paragraph (b), for the calendar year covered
by the report required under section 69.051, subdivision 1 or 1a, as applicable, the chief
administrative officer of the covered pension plan shall certify that compliance on a form
prescribed by the state auditor. The state auditor shall transmit annually to the State Board
of Investment a list or lists of covered pension plans which submitted certifications in
order to facilitate reporting by the State Board of Investment under paragraph (c).

(b) For the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Associationdeleted text begin, the Duluth Teachers
Retirement Fund Association,
deleted text end and the University of Minnesota faculty supplemental
retirement plan, the information required under this section must be submitted to the state
auditor by June 1 of each year.

(c) The State Board of Investment, on behalf of pension funds specified in
subdivision 1, paragraph (c), deleted text beginmustdeleted text end new text beginshall new text endreport information required under this section by
September 1 of each year.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.30, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Covered plans.

This section applies to the following retirement plans:

(1) the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement
System, established under chapter 352;

(2) the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, established under chapter 352;

(3) the unclassified employees retirement program, established under chapter 352D;

(4) the State Patrol retirement plan, established under chapter 352B;

(5) the legislators retirement plan, established under chapter 3A, including
constitutional officers as specified in that chapter;

(6) the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established under chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

(7) the public employees police and fire retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association, established under chapter 353;

(8) the local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association, established under chapter 353E;

(9) the Teachers Retirement Association, established under chapter 354;

(10) the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established under chapter
354A;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (11) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established under chapter
354A; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endthe judges retirement fund, established by chapter 490.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.302, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Covered retirement plans.

This section applies to the following
retirement plans:

(1) the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement
System, established by chapter 352;

(2) the unclassified state employees retirement program of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, established by chapter 352D;

(3) the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established by chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

(4) the Teachers Retirement Association, established by chapter 354;

deleted text begin (5) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established by chapter 354A;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endthe St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established by chapter
354A;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endthe state correctional employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, established by chapter 352;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endthe State Patrol retirement plan, established by chapter 352B;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endthe public employees police and fire plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established by chapter 353;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text endthe local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association, established by chapter 353E; and

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endthe judges retirement plan, established by chapter 490.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.303, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Covered retirement plans.

This section applies to the following
retirement plans:

(1) the legislators retirement plan, established by chapter 3A;

(2) the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement
System, established by chapter 352;

(3) the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, established by chapter 352;

(4) the State Patrol retirement plan, established by chapter 352B;

(5) the elective state officers retirement plan, established by chapter 352C;

(6) the unclassified state employees retirement program, established by chapter 352D;

(7) the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established by chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

(8) the public employees police and fire plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established by chapter 353;

(9) the local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association, established by chapter 353E;

(10) the Teachers Retirement Association, established by chapter 354;

deleted text begin (11) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established by chapter 354A;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endthe St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established by chapter
354A; and

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endthe judges retirement fund, established by chapter 490.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.32, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Covered retirement plans.

The provisions of this section apply to the
following retirement plans:

(1) the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement
System, established under chapter 352;

(2) the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, established under chapter 352;

(3) the State Patrol retirement plan, established under chapter 352B;

(4) the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established under chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

(5) the public employees police and fire plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established under chapter 353;

(6) the Teachers Retirement Association, established under chapter 354;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (7) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established under chapter
354A; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endthe St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established under chapter
354A.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.401, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Covered retirement plans.

The provisions of this section apply to the
following retirement plans:

(1) the legislators retirement plan, established by chapter 3A, including constitutional
officers as specified in that chapter;

(2) the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement
System, established by chapter 352;

(3) the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, established by chapter 352;

(4) the State Patrol retirement plan, established by chapter 352B;

(5) the unclassified state employees retirement program, established by chapter 352D;

(6) the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established by chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

(7) the public employees police and fire plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established by chapter 353;

(8) the public employees defined contribution plan, established by chapter 353D;

(9) the local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association, established by chapter 353E;

(10) the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan,
established by chapter 353G;

(11) the Teachers Retirement Association, established by chapter 354;

deleted text begin (12) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established by chapter 354A;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endthe St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established by chapter
354A;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text endthe individual retirement account plan, established by chapter 354B;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin(14) new text endthe higher education supplemental retirement plan, established by chapter
354C; and

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin(15) new text endthe judges retirement fund, established by chapter 490.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.42, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Covered retirement plans.

The postretirement adjustment provided in
this section applies to the following retirement funds:

(1) the general employees retirement plans of the Public Employees Retirement
Association;

(2) the public employees police and fire plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association;

(3) the teachers retirement association;

(4) the State Patrol retirement plan;

(5) the state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement System;
new text begin and
new text end

(6) the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association established under chapter
354Adeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (7) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association established under chapter
354A.
deleted text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.465, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Covered retirement plans.

The provisions of this section apply to the
following retirement plans:

(1) the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement
System established under chapter 352;

(2) the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System established under chapter 352;

(3) the State Patrol retirement plan established under chapter 352B;

(4) the legislators retirement plan established under chapter 3A;

(5) the judges retirement plan established under chapter 490;

(6) the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association established under chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

(7) the public employees police and fire plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association established under chapter 353;

(8) the teachers retirement plan established under chapter 354;

deleted text begin (9) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association established under chapter
354A;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text endthe St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association established under
chapter 354A; and

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endthe local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association established under chapter 353E.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.47, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Payment.

(a) Beginning one year after the reemployment withholding
period ends relating to the reemployment that gave rise to the limitation, and the filing of a
written application, the retired member is entitled to the payment, in a lump sum, of the
value of the person's amount under subdivision 2, plus annual compound interest. For the
general state employees retirement plan, the correctional state employees retirement plan,
the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association,
the public employees police and fire retirement plan, the local government correctional
employees retirement plan, and the teachers retirement plan, the annual interest rate is
six percent from the date on which the amount was deducted from the retirement annuity
to the date of payment or until January 1, 2011, whichever is earlier, and no interest
after January 1, 2011. deleted text beginFor the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the annual
interest is six percent from the date on which the amount was deducted from the retirement
annuity to the date of payment or until June 30, 2010, whichever is earlier, and with
no interest accrual after June 30, 2010.
deleted text end For the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund
Association, the annual interest is the rate of six percent from the date that the amount was
deducted from the retirement annuity to the date of payment or June 30, 2011, whichever
is earlier, and with no interest accrual after June 30, 2011.

(b) The written application must be on a form prescribed by the chief administrative
officer of the applicable retirement plan.

(c) If the retired member dies before the payment provided for in paragraph (a) is
made, the amount is payable, upon written application, to the deceased person's surviving
spouse, or if none, to the deceased person's designated beneficiary, or if none, to the
deceased person's estate.

(d) In lieu of the direct payment of the person's amount under subdivision 2, on
or after the payment date under paragraph (a), if the federal Internal Revenue Code so
permits, the retired member may elect to have all or any portion of the payment amount
under this section paid in the form of a direct rollover to an eligible retirement plan as
defined in section 402(c) of the federal Internal Revenue Code that is specified by the
retired member. If the retired member dies with a balance remaining payable under this
section, the surviving spouse of the retired member, or if none, the deceased person's
designated beneficiary, or if none, the administrator of the deceased person's estate may
elect a direct rollover under this paragraph.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.99, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the terms in paragraphs
(b) to (e) have the meanings given them.

(b) "Chief administrative officer" means the person selected or elected by the
governing board of a covered pension plan with primary responsibility to administer the
covered pension plan, or that person's designee or representative.

(c) "Covered pension plan" means a plan enumerated in section 356.30, subdivision
3
, except clauses (3), (5), and (6).

(d) "Governing board" means the governing board of the Minnesota State Retirement
System, the Public Employees Retirement Association, the Teachers Retirement
Association, deleted text beginthe Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association,deleted text end or the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Association.

(e) "Member" means an active plan member in a covered pension plan.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 423A.02, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Reallocation of amortization state aid.

(a) Seventy percent of the
difference between $5,720,000 and the current year amortization aid distributed under
subdivision 1 that is not distributed for any reason to a municipality must be distributed
by the commissioner of revenue according to this paragraph. The commissioner shall
distribute deleted text begin50deleted text end new text begin60 new text endpercent of the amounts derived under this paragraph to the Teachers
Retirement Association, deleted text beginten percent to the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association,
deleted text end and 40 percent to the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association to fund the unfunded
actuarial accrued liabilities of the respective funds. These payments must be made on July
15 each fiscal year. If the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association or the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association becomes fully funded, the association's eligibility
for its portion of this aid ceases. Amounts remaining in the undistributed balance account
at the end of the biennium if aid eligibility ceases cancel to the general fund.

(b) In order to receive amortization aid under paragraph (a), before June 30 annually
Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, must make an additional contribution of
$800,000 each year to the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association.

(c) Thirty percent of the difference between $5,720,000 and the current year
amortization aid under subdivision 1a that is not distributed for any reason to a
municipality must be distributed under section 69.021, subdivision 7, paragraph (d), as
additional funding to support a minimum fire state aid amount for volunteer firefighter
relief associations.

Sec. 46. new text beginCONSOLIDATION OF DULUTH TEACHERS RETIREMENT FUND
ASSOCIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership transfer. new text end

new text begin All active, inactive, and retired members
of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association are transferred to the Teachers
Retirement Association and are no longer members of the Duluth Teachers Retirement
Fund Association as of July 1, 2015.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Teachers Retirement Association membership. new text end

new text begin A person first hired as a
teacher by Independent School District No. 709, Duluth, after June 30, 2015, and who is a
teacher as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 354.05, subdivision 2, is a member of the
Teachers Retirement Association for the person's subsequent teaching service.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Service credit and liability transfer. new text end

new text begin All allowable service and salary
credit of the members and other individuals transferred under subdivision 1 as specified
in the records of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association as of June 30, 2015,
is allowable service credit under Minnesota Statutes, section 354.05, subdivision 13,
formula service credit under Minnesota Statutes, section 354.05, subdivision 25, and
salary credit under Minnesota Statutes, section 354.05, subdivision 35, for the Teachers
Retirement Association.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Transfer of records. new text end

new text begin On or before June 30, 2015, the chief administrative
officer of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association shall transfer all records and
documents relating to the funds and the benefit plans of the association to the executive
director of the Teachers Retirement Association. To the extent possible, original copies of
all records and documents must be transferred.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Transfer of assets. new text end

new text begin (a) On or before December 31, 2014, the chief
administrative officer of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association shall transfer
to the State Board of Investment for investment under Minnesota Statutes, section 11A.14,
the entire assets of the special retirement fund, except for direct real estate holdings, of the
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association.
new text end

new text begin (b) By August 1, 2014, the chief administrative officer of the Duluth Teachers
Retirement Fund Association must provide to the State Board of Investment a list of
assets that are intended to be transferred.
new text end

new text begin (c) The executive director of the State Board of Investment shall review the assets
and determine which assets are not in compliance with the requirements and limitations
set forth in Minnesota Statutes, sections 11A.09, 11A.14, 11A.23, and 11A.24, or are
not appropriate for retention under the established investment objectives of the State
Board of Investment. Within 30 days of receipt of the list of assets that are intended to
be transferred, the executive director of the State Board of Investment shall provide the
chief administrative officer of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association with a
list of assets that are acceptable for transfer and a list of assets that are noncompliant or
inappropriate. Acceptable assets, including cash, must be transferred at market value,
and transfers may begin upon the transfer of legal title and notification by the chief
administrative officer of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association to the State
Board of Investment.
new text end

new text begin (d) Assets deemed to be noncompliant or inappropriate must be retained by the
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association. Within 30 days of receipt of the list of
noncompliant or inappropriate assets, the chief administrative officer of the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association must provide the executive director of the State
Board of Investment with evidence that the chief administrative officer of the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association is taking action to convert noncompliant or
inappropriate assets to acceptable assets.
new text end

new text begin (e) Beginning January 1, 2015, the executive director of the State Board of
Investment is authorized to direct the process of transferring legal title of assets for which
such change is deemed necessary.
new text end

new text begin (f) On June 30, 2015, the remaining assets of the special retirement fund of the
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association are transferred to the State Board of
Investment at market values determined by the executive director of the State Board of
Investment. Legal title to transferred assets vests with the State Board of Investment
on behalf of the Teachers Retirement Association. The transfer of the assets of the
Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association special retirement fund must include any
investment-related accounts receivable that are determined by the executive director
of the State Board of Investment as reasonably capable of being collected and any
non-investment-related accounts receivable that are determined by the executive director
of the Teachers Retirement Association as reasonably capable of being collected. For
accounts receivable that are determined as not reasonably capable of being collected, legal
title to the account transfers to Independent School District No. 709, Duluth, as of the
date of the determination of the executive director of the State Board of Investment and
the executive director of the Teachers Retirement Association. If the accounts receivable
transferred to Independent School District No. 709, Duluth, are subsequently recovered
by the school district, the superintendent of Independent School District No. 709, Duluth,
shall transfer the recovered amount to the executive director of the Teachers Retirement
Association, in cash, for deposit in the teachers retirement fund, less the reasonable
expenses of the school district related to the recovery. If the board of trustees of the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association establishes a liquidating trust and deposits any of
the retirement fund association assets in that trust or if the legislative auditor determines
that the transferred assets were in an amount less than the full assets of the retirement fund
association other than assets in the tax sheltered annuity program on the date of transfer as
specified in paragraph (g), the amount of any untransferred assets are a claim against the
state aid otherwise payable to Independent School District No. 709, Duluth, payable to the
Teachers Retirement Association by the commissioner of management and budget upon
request by the executive director of the Teachers Retirement Association.
new text end

new text begin (g) As of June 30, 2015, assets of the special retirement fund, except for direct real
estate holdings, of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association are assets of the
Teachers Retirement Association to be invested by the State Board of Investment under
Minnesota Statutes, section 354.07, subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Termination of Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association special
retirement fund.
new text end

new text begin (a) As of June 30, 2015, the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association as a public retirement plan and its special retirement fund ceases to exist.
new text end

new text begin (b) Contracts, records, and obligations of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association special retirement fund existing at the time of consolidation with the Teachers
Retirement Association are transferred to the Teachers Retirement Association under
Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, subdivisions 5 and 5a, except that contracts, records,
and obligations of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association special retirement
fund related to investment and safekeeping of assets are transferred to the State Board
of Investment under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039, subdivisions 5 and 5a. The
State Board of Investment has the authority to pay the investment-related liabilities
and obligations from the assets transferred from the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association incurred by the Teachers Retirement Association. The legislative auditor shall
audit the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association for the fiscal year ending June 30,
2015, as part of the Teachers Retirement Association board's annual financial reporting
requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 356.20. The board of trustees of the
Teachers Retirement Association may authorize and contract with either the legislative
auditor or the state auditor to perform other audit services. Between April 1, 2015, and
June 30, 2015, the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association cannot incur a new or
additional enforceable contractual liability or obligation without approval of the executive
director of the Teachers Retirement Association.
new text end

Sec. 47. new text beginDULUTH TEACHERS RETIREMENT FUND ASSOCIATION
EMPLOYEES.
new text end

new text begin Effective June 30, 2015, the employees of the Duluth Teachers Retirement
Fund Association have their employment with the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association terminated and, effective July 1, 2015, unless the former employee elects
otherwise, the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association employees, excluding the
Executive Director, become employees of the Teachers Retirement Association. The
commissioner of management and budget shall place employees from the former Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association into state service in their proper classifications,
except that employees are appointed without examination and must be compensated at no
less than their current hourly salary rate. Employees must have their accumulated, but
unused, vacation leave balance as of June 30, 2015, posted to their credit by the Teachers
Retirement Association, but if the employee has vacation time in excess of the applicable
maximum, no additional vacation may accrue until the employee's balance falls below
the maximum permitted by the state for the employee's position. The employees must
receive length of service credit for vacation leave accrual for time served at the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association. Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association
employees who become employees of the Teachers Retirement Association effective on
July 1, 2015, must be considered to have completed six months of continuous service
for vacation use purposes. Employees of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association appointed to the classified service are subject to a probationary period under
the collective bargaining agreement or compensation plan applicable to the employee's
position at the Teachers Retirement Association. Effective July 1, 2015, all transferred
employees must be enrolled in the state employees' group insurance program as provided
in Minnesota Statutes, sections 43A.22 to 43A.31, and the commissioner of management
and budget shall provide open enrollment in all state employee health and dental insurance
plans with no limitation on preexisting conditions except as specified in existing state
employee certificates of coverage. The commissioner of management and budget shall
provide these transferred employees with the opportunity to purchase optional life and
disability insurance as provided by the state group insurance program in accordance with
the policies of management and budget.
new text end

Sec. 48. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 354A.021, subdivision 5; 354A.108; 354A.24;
and 354A.27, subdivision 5,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, sections 354A.27, subdivisions 6a and 7;
and 354A.31, subdivision 4a,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 49. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin (a) Section 8, subdivision 1, and section 22 are effective July 1, 2014. Section 46,
subdivision 5, is effective October 1, 2014. Sections 1 to 7, 8, subdivisions 2 and 3, 9 to
14, 16 to 21, 23 to 45, 46, subdivisions 1 to 4 and 6, 47, and 48, are effective June 30,
2015, if the following approve the consolidation provisions before October 1, 2014:
new text end

new text begin (1) the board of trustees of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association;
new text end

new text begin (2) the membership of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the board of trustees of the Teachers Retirement Association.
new text end

new text begin (b) An approval under paragraph (a) must be provided in a timely manner in
compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3, to the secretary
of state, the state auditor, the legislative auditor, and the revisor of statutes by the chief
administrative officer of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association for an approval
under paragraph (a) by the board of trustees of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association or by the membership of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association and
by the chief administrative officer of the Teachers Retirement Association for an approval
under paragraph (a) by the board of trustees of the Teachers Retirement Association.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

FIRST CLASS CITY TEACHER RETIREMENT FUND
ASSOCIATION CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 354A.12, subdivision 3a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

deleted text beginSpecialdeleted text end Direct state aid to first class city teachers retirement fund
associations.

(a) The state shall pay $346,000 as special direct state aid to the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association and $2,827,000 to the St. Paul Teachers Retirement
Fund Association.

new text begin (b) In addition to other amounts specified in this subdivision, the state shall pay
$7,000,000 as state aid to the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endThe aids under this subdivision are payable October 1 annually. The
commissioner of management and budget shall pay the aids specified in this subdivision.
The amounts required are appropriated annually from the general fund to the commissioner
of management and budget.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective September 30, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 354A.12, subdivision 3c, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3c.

Termination of supplemental contributions and direct matching
and state aid.

(a) The supplemental contributions payable to the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Association by Independent School District No. 625 under section
423A.02, subdivision 3, and all forms of deleted text beginstatedeleted text end aid under subdivision 3a to the St. Paul
Teachers Retirement Fund Association must continue until the current assets of the fund
equal or exceed the actuarial accrued liability of the fund as determined in the most recent
actuarial report for the fund by the actuary retained under section 356.214 or until deleted text beginJune
30, 2037
deleted text endnew text begin the established date for full funding under section 356.215, subdivision 11new text end,
whichever occurs earlier.

(b) The aid to the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association under section
423A.02, subdivision 3, and all forms of state aid under subdivision 3a to the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association must continue until the current assets of the fund
equal or exceed the actuarial accrued liability of the fund as determined in the most
recent actuarial report for the fund by the actuary retained under section 356.214 or until
the established date for full funding under section 356.215, subdivision 11, whichever
occurs earlier.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.215, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Amortization contributions.

(a) In addition to the exhibit indicating
the level normal cost, the actuarial valuation of the retirement plan must contain an
exhibit for financial reporting purposes indicating the additional annual contribution
sufficient to amortize the unfunded actuarial accrued liability and must contain an exhibit
for contribution determination purposes indicating the additional contribution sufficient
to amortize the unfunded actuarial accrued liability. For the retirement plans listed in
subdivision 8, paragraph (c), but excluding the MERF division of the Public Employees
Retirement Association and the legislators retirement plan, the additional contribution
must be calculated on a level percentage of covered payroll basis by the established
date for full funding in effect when the valuation is prepared, assuming annual payroll
growth at the applicable percentage rate set forth in subdivision 8, paragraph (c). For all
other retirement plans and for the MERF division of the Public Employees Retirement
Association and the legislators retirement plan, the additional annual contribution must be
calculated on a level annual dollar amount basis.

(b) For any retirement plan other than the general state employees retirement plan
of the Minnesota State Retirement System or a retirement plan governed by paragraph
(d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), or (j), if there has not been a change in the actuarial assumptions
used for calculating the actuarial accrued liability of the fund, a change in the benefit
plan governing annuities and benefits payable from the fund, a change in the actuarial
cost method used in calculating the actuarial accrued liability of all or a portion of the
fund, or a combination of the three, which change or changes by itself or by themselves
without inclusion of any other items of increase or decrease produce a net increase in the
unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund, the established date for full funding is the
first actuarial valuation date occurring after June 1, 2020.

(c) For any retirement plan other than the general employees retirement plan of the
Public Employees Retirement Association, if there has been a change in any or all of the
actuarial assumptions used for calculating the actuarial accrued liability of the fund, a
change in the benefit plan governing annuities and benefits payable from the fund, a
change in the actuarial cost method used in calculating the actuarial accrued liability of all
or a portion of the fund, or a combination of the three, and the change or changes, by itself
or by themselves and without inclusion of any other items of increase or decrease, produce
a net increase in the unfunded actuarial accrued liability in the fund, the established date
for full funding must be determined using the following procedure:

(i) the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund must be determined in
accordance with the plan provisions governing annuities and retirement benefits and the
actuarial assumptions in effect before an applicable change;

(ii) the level annual dollar contribution or level percentage, whichever is applicable,
needed to amortize the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount determined under item
(i) by the established date for full funding in effect before the change must be calculated
using the interest assumption specified in subdivision 8 in effect before the change;

(iii) the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund must be determined in
accordance with any new plan provisions governing annuities and benefits payable from
the fund and any new actuarial assumptions and the remaining plan provisions governing
annuities and benefits payable from the fund and actuarial assumptions in effect before
the change;

(iv) the level annual dollar contribution or level percentage, whichever is applicable,
needed to amortize the difference between the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount
calculated under item (i) and the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount calculated
under item (iii) over a period of 30 years from the end of the plan year in which the
applicable change is effective must be calculated using the applicable interest assumption
specified in subdivision 8 in effect after any applicable change;

(v) the level annual dollar or level percentage amortization contribution under item
(iv) must be added to the level annual dollar amortization contribution or level percentage
calculated under item (ii);

(vi) the period in which the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount determined
in item (iii) is amortized by the total level annual dollar or level percentage amortization
contribution computed under item (v) must be calculated using the interest assumption
specified in subdivision 8 in effect after any applicable change, rounded to the nearest
integral number of years, but not to exceed 30 years from the end of the plan year in which
the determination of the established date for full funding using the procedure set forth in this
clause is made and not to be less than the period of years beginning in the plan year in which
the determination of the established date for full funding using the procedure set forth in
this clause is made and ending by the date for full funding in effect before the change; and

(vii) the period determined under item (vi) must be added to the date as of which
the actuarial valuation was prepared and the date obtained is the new established date
for full funding.

(d) For the MERF division of the Public Employees Retirement Association, the
established date for full funding is June 30, 2031.

(e) For the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, the established date for full funding is June 30, 2031.

(f) For the Teachers Retirement Association, the established date for full funding is
June 30, 2037.

(g) For the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, the established date for full funding is June 30, 2038.

(h) For the judges retirement plan, the established date for full funding is June
30, 2038.

(i) For the public employees police and fire retirement plan, the established date
for full funding is June 30, 2038.

(j) For the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the established date for
full funding is June 30 deleted text beginof the 25th year from the valuation datedeleted text endnew text begin, 2042new text end. In addition to
other requirements of this chapter, the annual actuarial valuation must contain an exhibit
indicating the funded ratio and the deficiency or sufficiency in annual contributions when
comparing liabilities to the market value of the assets of the fund as of the close of the
most recent fiscal year.

(k) For the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, the established date for full funding is June 30, 2040.

(l) For the retirement plans for which the annual actuarial valuation indicates an
excess of valuation assets over the actuarial accrued liability, the valuation assets in
excess of the actuarial accrued liability must be recognized as a reduction in the current
contribution requirements by an amount equal to the amortization of the excess expressed
as a level percentage of pay over a 30-year period beginning anew with each annual
actuarial valuation of the plan.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 8

MNSCU-RELATED PROVISIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 136F.481, is amended to read:


136F.481 EARLY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities may offer a targeted early separation
incentive program for its employees.

(b) The early separation incentive program may include one or both of the following:

(1) cash incentives, not to exceed one year of base salary; or

(2) employer contributions to the postretirement healthcare savings plan established
under section 352.98.

(c) To be eligible to receive an incentive, an employee must be at least age 55
and must have at least five years of employment by the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities System. The board of trustees shall establish new text beginand periodically revisenew text end the
eligibility requirements for system employees to receive an incentive. The board of
trustees shall file a copy of its proposed new text beginrevisednew text end eligibility requirements with the chairs
and ranking members of the senate committee deleted text beginondeleted text end new text beginwith new text endhigher education new text beginwithin its
jurisdiction
new text endand the deleted text beginHigher Education budget and Policydeleted text end new text beginsenate finance new text enddivision deleted text beginof the
senate Committee on Finance
deleted text end new text beginwith higher education within its jurisdiction new text endand with the
chair and ranking members of the deleted text beginHigher Education and Workforce Development Finance
and Policy Division of the Finance
deleted text end committee deleted text beginofdeleted text end new text beginin new text endthe house of representatives new text beginwith
higher education within its jurisdiction and of the house of representatives Committee
on Ways and Means,
new text endat least 30 days before deleted text begintheirdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end final adoption new text beginof the proposed
revised eligibility requirements
new text end by the board of trustees, shall post the same document
on the system Web site at the same time, and shall hold a public hearing on the proposed
eligibility requirements. The type and any additional amount of the incentive to be offered
may vary by employee classification, as specified by the board.

(d) The president of a college or university, consistent with paragraphs (b) and
(c), may designate:

(1) specific departments or programs at the college or university whose employees
are eligible to be offered the incentive program; or

(2) positions at the college or university eligible to be offered the incentive program.

(e) The chancellor, consistent with paragraphs (b) and (c), may designate:

(1) system office divisions whose employees are eligible to be offered the incentive
program; or

(2) positions at the system office eligible to be offered the incentive program.

(f) Acceptance of the offered incentive must be voluntary on the part of the employee
and must be in writing. The incentive may only be offered at the sole discretion of the
president of the applicable college or university.

(g) A decision by the president of a college or university or by the chancellor not to
offer an incentive may not be challenged.

(h) The cost of the incentive is payable by the college or university on whose behalf
the president offered the incentive or from the system office budget if the chancellor offered
the incentive. If a college or university is merged, the remaining cost of any early separation
incentive must be borne by the successor institution. If a college or university is closed,
the remaining cost of any early separation incentive must be borne by the board of trustees.

(i) Annually, the chancellor and the president of each college or university must
report on the number and types of early separation incentives which were offered and
utilized under this section. The report must be filed annually with the board of trustees and
with the Legislative Reference Library on or before September 1.

new text begin (j) The early retirement incentive authority under this section expires on June 30,
2019.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.1155, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility.

Except as indicated in subdivision 4, the annuity
reduction provisions of section 352.115, subdivision 10, do not apply to a person who:

(1) retires from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system with at least
ten years of combined service credit in a system under the jurisdiction of the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities;

(2) was employed on a full-time basis immediately preceding retirement as a faculty
member or as an unclassified administrator in that system;

new text begin (3) was not a recipient of an early retirement incentive under section 136F.481;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end begins drawing an annuity from the general state employees retirement plan
of the Minnesota State Retirement System; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end returns to work on not less than a one-third time basis and not more than a
two-thirds time basis in the system from which the person retired under an agreement in
which the person may not earn a salary of more than deleted text begin$46,000deleted text end new text begin$62,000new text end in a calendar year
deleted text beginfromdeleted text endnew text begin throughnew text end employment after retirement in the system from which the person retired.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.1155, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Exemption limit.

For a person eligible under this section who earns more
than deleted text begin$46,000deleted text end new text begin$62,000 new text endin a calendar year deleted text beginfromdeleted text endnew text begin throughnew text end reemployment in the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities system following retirement, the annuity reduction
provisions of section 352.115, subdivision 10, apply only to income over deleted text begin$46,000deleted text endnew text begin $62,000new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354.445, is amended to read:


354.445 NO ANNUITY REDUCTION.

(a) The annuity reduction provisions of section 354.44, subdivision 5, do not apply
to a person who:

(1) retires from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system with at least
ten years of combined service credit in a system under the jurisdiction of the Board of
Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities;

(2) was employed on a full-time basis immediately preceding retirement as a faculty
member or as an unclassified administrator in that system;

new text begin (3) was not a recipient of an early retirement incentive under section 136F.481;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end begins drawing an annuity from the teachers retirement association; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end returns to work on not less than a one-third time basis and not more than a
two-thirds time basis in the system from which the person retired under an agreement in
which the person may not earn a salary of more than deleted text begin$46,000deleted text end new text begin$62,000 new text endin a calendar year
deleted text beginfromdeleted text endnew text begin throughnew text end employment after retirement in the system from which the person retired.

(b) Initial participation, the amount of time worked, and the duration of participation
under this section must be mutually agreed upon by the president of the institution where
the person returns to work and the employee. The president may require up to one-year
notice of intent to participate in the program as a condition of participation under this
section. The president shall determine the time of year the employee shall work. The
employer or the president may not require a person to waive any rights under a collective
bargaining agreement as a condition of participation under this section.

(c) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a person eligible under paragraphs (a)
and (b) may not, based on employment to which the waiver in this section applies, earn
further service credit in a Minnesota public defined benefit plan and is not eligible to
participate in a Minnesota public defined contribution plan, other than a volunteer fire plan
governed by chapter 424A. No employer or employee contribution to any of these plans
may be made on behalf of such a person.

(d) For a person eligible under paragraphs (a) and (b) who earns more than deleted text begin$46,000
deleted text end new text begin$62,000new text end in a calendar year deleted text beginfromdeleted text endnew text begin throughnew text end employment after retirement due to employment
by the Minnesota state colleges and universities system, the annuity reduction provisions
of section 354.44, subdivision 5, apply only to income over deleted text begin$46,000deleted text endnew text begin $62,000new text end.

(e) A person who returns to work under this section is a member of the appropriate
bargaining unit and is covered by the appropriate collective bargaining contract. Except
as provided in this section, the person's coverage is subject to any part of the contract
limiting rights of part-time employees.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.31, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

No annuity reduction.

(a) The annuity reduction provisions of
subdivision 3 do not apply to a person who:

(1) retires from the technical college system with at least ten years of service credit
in the system from which the person retires;

(2) was employed on a full-time basis immediately preceding retirement as a
technical college faculty member;

new text begin (3) was not a recipient of an early retirement incentive under section 136F.481;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end begins drawing an annuity from a first class city teachers retirement
association; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end returns to work on not less than a one-third time basis and not more than a
two-thirds time basis in the technical college system under an agreement in which the
person may not earn a salary of more than deleted text begin$46,000deleted text end new text begin$62,000 new text endin a calendar year deleted text beginfrom
deleted text endnew text begin throughnew text end the technical college system.

(b) Initial participation, the amount of time worked, and the duration of participation
under this section must be mutually agreed upon by the employer and the employee. The
employer may require up to a one-year notice of intent to participate in the program as a
condition of participation under this section. The employer shall determine the time
of year the employee shall work.

(c) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a person eligible under paragraphs
(a) and (b) may not earn further service credit in a first class city teachers retirement
association and is not eligible to participate in the individual retirement account plan or
the supplemental retirement plan established in chapter 354B as a result of service under
this section. No employer or employee contribution to any of these plans may be made on
behalf of such a person.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354B.21, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Coverage; election.

(a) An eligible person employed by the board has
the default coverage specified in subdivision 3, or other subdivisions of this section,
whichever is applicable, and retains that coverage for the period of covered employment
unless a timely election to change that coverage is made as specified in this section.

(b) An eligible person under subdivision 3, paragraph (b) or (c), is authorized to elect
prospective Teachers Retirement Association plan coverage.

(c) An eligible person under subdivision 3, paragraph (d), is authorized to elect
prospective coverage by the plan established by this chapter.

(d) The election under paragraph (a) must be made within one year of commencing
eligible Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system employment. If an election
is not made within the specified election period due to a termination of Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities system employment, an election may be made within 90 days
of returning to eligible Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system employment.
Except as specified in paragraph (f), all elections are irrevocable.

(e) Except as provided in paragraph (f), a purchase of service credit in the Teachers
Retirement Association plan for any period or periods of Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities system employment occurring before the election under this section
is prohibited.

(f) Notwithstanding other paragraphs in this subdivision, a faculty member who
is a member of the individual retirement account plan may elect to transfer retirement
coverage to the teachers retirement plan within one year of the faculty member first
achieving tenure or its equivalent at a Minnesota state college or university. The faculty
member electing Teachers Retirement Association coverage under this paragraph must
purchase service credit in the Teachers Retirement Association for the entire period of
time covered under the individual retirement account plan and the purchase payment
amount must be determined under section 356.551. The Teachers Retirement Association
may charge a faculty member transferring coverage a reasonable fee to cover the costs
associated with computing the actuarial cost of purchasing service credit and making the
transfer. A faculty member transferring from the individual retirement account plan to the
Teachers Retirement Association may use any balances to the credit of the faculty member
in the individual retirement account plan, any balances to the credit of the faculty member
in the higher education supplemental retirement plan established under chapter 354C, or
any source specified in section 356.441, subdivision 1, to purchase the service credit in the
Teachers Retirement Association. If the total amount of payments under this paragraph are
less than the total purchase payment amount under section 356.551, the payment amounts
must be refunded to the applicable source. deleted text beginThe retirement coverage transfer and service
credit purchase authority under this paragraph expires with respect to any Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities System faculty initially hired after June 30, 2014.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Laws 2009, chapter 169, article 6, section 1, the effective date, is amended to
read:


EFFECTIVE DATEdeleted text begin; SUNSETdeleted text end.

This section is effective the day following final
enactment deleted text beginand expires June 30, 2014deleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 9

POLICE AND FIREFIGHTER PENSION CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.6511, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Postretirement adjustments.

Effective January 1, 2012, service pensions
and survivor benefits in force are entitled to be recomputed with the number of units
specified in subdivision 2, subdivision 4, and subdivision 6. Optional annuities under
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 423C.05, subdivision 8, also are entitled to be recomputed
as the actuarial equivalent of the service pensions and survivor benefits with the number of
units specified in subdivision 2, subdivision 4, and subdivision 6. Retirement annuities,
service pensions, disability benefits, and survivor benefits after December 31, 2015, are
eligible for postretirement adjustments under section 356.415, subdivision 1c. The unit
value for the calculation of a retirement annuity first payable after December 31, 2015, is
the calendar year 2015 unit value, plus any new text beginannual new text endpostretirement adjustment percentage
amount new text beginpayable after December 31, 2015, new text endunder section 356.415, subdivision 1c, deleted text beginpayable
after December 31, 2015, and before the date of retirement
deleted text endnew text begin paragraph (a), clause (1), or,
when applicable, under section 356.415, subdivision 1c, paragraph (b), clause (1)
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.6512, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Postretirement adjustments.

Retirement annuities, service pensions,
disability benefits, and survivor benefits after December 31, 2015, are eligible for
postretirement adjustments under section 356.415, subdivision 1c. The unit value for the
calculation of a retirement annuity first payable after December 31, 2015, is the calendar
year 2015 unit value, plus any new text beginannual new text endpostretirement adjustment percentage amount
new text beginpayable after December 31, 2015, new text endunder section 356.415, subdivision 1c, deleted text beginpayable after
December 31, 2015, and before the date of retirement
deleted text endnew text begin paragraph (a), clause (1), or, when
applicable, under section 356.415, subdivision 1c, paragraph (b), clause (1)
new text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 423A.02, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Reallocation of amortization state aid.

(a) Seventy percent of the
difference between $5,720,000 and the current year amortization aid distributed under
subdivision 1 that is not distributed for any reason to a municipality must be distributed
by the commissioner of revenue according to this paragraph. The commissioner shall
distribute 50 percent of the amounts derived under this paragraph to the Teachers
Retirement Association, ten percent to the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association,
and 40 percent to the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association to fund the unfunded
actuarial accrued liabilities of the respective funds. These payments must be made on July
15 each fiscal year. If the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association or the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association becomes fully funded, the association's eligibility
for its portion of this aid ceases. Amounts remaining in the undistributed balance account
at the end of the biennium if aid eligibility ceases cancel to the general fund.

(b) In order to receive amortization aid under paragraph (a), before June 30 annually
Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, must make an additional contribution of
$800,000 each year to the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association.

(c) Thirty percent of the difference between $5,720,000 and the current year
amortization aid under subdivision deleted text begin1adeleted text end new text begin1 new text endthat is not distributed for any reason to a
municipality must be distributed under section 69.021, subdivision 7, paragraph (d), as
additional funding to support a minimum fire state aid amount for volunteer firefighter
relief associations.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 423A.022, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Allocation.

new text begin(a) new text endOf the total amount appropriated as supplemental state aid:

(1) deleted text begin58.065deleted text end new text begin58.064 new text endpercent must be paid to the executive director of the Public
Employees Retirement Association for deposit in the public employees police and fire
retirement fund established by section 353.65, subdivision 1;

(2) 35.484 percent must be paid to municipalities other than municipalities solely
employing firefighters with retirement coverage provided by the public employees police
and fire retirement plan which qualified to receive fire state aid in that calendar year,
allocated in proportion to the most recent amount of fire state aid paid under section
69.021, subdivision 7, for the municipality bears to the most recent total fire state aid
for all municipalities other than the municipalities solely employing firefighters with
retirement coverage provided by the public employees police and fire retirement plan
paid under section 69.021, subdivision 7, with the allocated amount for fire departments
participating in the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan
paid to the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association for deposit
in the fund established by section 353G.02, subdivision 3, and credited to the respective
account and with the balance paid to the treasurer of each municipality for transmittal
within 30 days of receipt to the treasurer of the applicable volunteer firefighter relief
association for deposit in its special fund; and

(3) 6.452 percent must be paid to the executive director of the Minnesota State
Retirement System for deposit in the state patrol retirement fund.

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, the term "municipalities" includes independent
nonprofit firefighting corporations that participate in the voluntary statewide lump-sum
volunteer firefighter retirement plan under chapter 353G or with subsidiary volunteer
firefighter relief associations operating under chapter 424A.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 423A.022, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Reportingdeleted text begin; definitionsdeleted text end.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end On or before September 1, annually, the
executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association shall report to the
commissioner of revenue the following:

(1) the municipalities which employ firefighters with retirement coverage by the
public employees police and fire retirement plan;

(2) the number of firefighters with public employees police and fire retirement plan
coverage employed by each municipality;

(3) the fire departments covered by the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer
firefighter retirement plan; and

(4) any other information requested by the commissioner to administer the police
and firefighter retirement supplemental state aid program.

deleted text begin (b) For this subdivision, (i) the number of firefighters employed by a municipality
who have public employees police and fire retirement plan coverage means the number
of firefighters with public employees police and fire retirement plan coverage that were
employed by the municipality for not less than 30 hours per week for a minimum of six
months prior to December 31 preceding the date of the payment under this section and, if
the person was employed for less than the full year, prorated to the number of full months
employed; and (ii) the number of active police officers certified for police state aid receipt
under section 69.011, subdivisions 2 and 2b, means, for each municipality, the number of
police officers meeting the definition of peace officer in section 69.011, subdivision 1,
counted as provided and limited by section 69.011, subdivisions 2 and 2b.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL AID REVISION FOR OMITTED 2013
INDEPENDENT NONPROFIT FIREFIGHTING CORPORATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any provision of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 423A, to the
contrary, this section modifies the allocation of the police and fire supplemental retirement
state aid under Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 423A.022, for October
1, 2014.
new text end

new text begin (b) Before the allocation of the police and fire supplemental retirement state aid is
made for October 1, 2014, the commissioner of revenue shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) determine those fire departments that qualified for fire state aid under Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 7, on October 1, 2013, that did not receive a
2013 allocation of police and fire supplemental retirement state aid, and that were an
independent nonprofit firefighting corporation; and
new text end

new text begin (2) determine the amount of police and fire supplemental retirement state aid
under Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 423A.022, that the fire departments
described in clause (1) would have received on October 1, 2013, if the fire departments
had been included in that allocation.
new text end

new text begin (c) The total amount determined in paragraph (b), clause (2), must be deducted from
the amount available for allocation under Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section
423A.022, subdivision 2, clause (2), and the commissioner of revenue shall pay to the fire
departments determined in paragraph (b), clause (1), their respective portion of the total as
an additional payment on October 1, 2014.
new text end

new text begin (d) The remaining amount after the deduction of the total amount under paragraph
(c) must be allocated as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 423A.022, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginPERA; STUDY OF LOCAL RELIEF ASSOCIATION BENEFITS
UNDER CONSOLIDATION.
new text end

new text begin The executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association shall
report to the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement by February 1, 2015,
regarding the situation of former members and surviving spouses of former members of
local salaried police and fire relief associations governed by Minnesota Statutes, chapter
423A, that consolidated with the public employees police and fire retirement plan under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 353A, and Laws 1999, chapter 222, article 4.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 10

ACTUARIAL ASSUMPTION CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.215, subdivision 8,
is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Interest and salary assumptions.

(a) The actuarial valuation must use
the applicable following deleted text beginpreretirementdeleted text end interest assumption deleted text beginand the applicable following
postretirement interest assumption
deleted text end:

(1) select and ultimate interest rate assumption

plan
ultimate
deleted text beginpreretirement
deleted text end interest rate
assumption
deleted text begin ultimate
postretirement
interest rate
assumption
deleted text end
general state employees retirement plan
8.5%
deleted text begin 6.0%
deleted text end
correctional state employees retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 6.0
deleted text end
State Patrol retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 6.0
deleted text end
legislators retirement plan, and for the
constitutional officers calculation of total plan
liabilities
0.0
deleted text begin 0.0
deleted text end
judges retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 6.0
deleted text end
general public employees retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 6.0
deleted text end
public employees police and fire retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 6.0
deleted text end
local government correctional service
retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 6.0
deleted text end
teachers retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 6.0
deleted text end
Duluth teachers retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 8.5
deleted text end
St. Paul teachers retirement plan
8.5
deleted text begin 8.5
deleted text end

Except for the legislators retirement plan and the constitutional officers calculation
of total plan liabilities, the select preretirement interest rate assumption for the period
after June 30, 2012, through June 30, 2017, is 8.0 percent. deleted text beginExcept for the legislators
retirement plan and the constitutional officers calculation of total plan liabilities, the select
postretirement interest rate assumption for the period after June 30, 2012, through June
30, 2017, is 5.5 percent, except for the Duluth teachers retirement plan and the St. Paul
teachers retirement plan, each with a select postretirement interest rate assumption for the
period after June 30, 2012, through June 30, 2017, of 8.0 percent.
deleted text end

(2) single rate deleted text beginpreretirement and postretirementdeleted text end interest rate assumption

plan
interest rate
assumption
Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association
6.0
local monthly benefit volunteer firefighters relief
associations
5.0

new text begin (b)(1) If funding stability has been attained, the valuation must use a postretirement
adjustment rate actuarial assumption equal to the postretirement adjustment rate specified
in section 354A.27, subdivision 7; 354A.29, subdivision 9; or 356.415, subdivision 1,
whichever applies.
new text end

new text begin (2) If funding stability has not been attained, the valuation must use a select
postretirement adjustment rate actuarial assumption equal to the postretirement adjustment
rate specified in section 354A.27, subdivision 6a; 354A.29, subdivision 8; or 356.415,
subdivision 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, or 1f, whichever applies, for a period ending when the
approved actuary estimates that the plan will attain the defined funding stability measure,
and thereafter an ultimate postretirement adjustment rate actuarial assumption equal
to the postretirement adjustment rate under section 354A.27, subdivision 7; 354A.29,
subdivision 9; or 356.415, subdivision 1, for the applicable period or periods beginning
when funding stability is projected to be attained.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endThe actuarial valuation must use the applicable following single rate future
salary increase assumption, the applicable following modified single rate future salary
increase assumption, or the applicable following graded rate future salary increase
assumption:

(1) single rate future salary increase assumption

plan
future salary increase assumption
legislators retirement plan
5.0%
judges retirement plan
3.0
Bloomington Fire Department Relief
Association
4.0

(2) age-related future salary increase age-related select and ultimate future salary
increase assumption or graded rate future salary increase assumption

plan
future salary increase assumption
local government correctional service retirement plan
assumption C
Duluth teachers retirement plan
assumption A
St. Paul teachers retirement plan
assumption B

For plans other than the Duluth teachers
retirement plan, the select calculation
is: during the designated select period, a
designated percentage rate is multiplied by
the result of the designated integer minus T,
where T is the number of completed years
of service, and is added to the applicable
future salary increase assumption. The
designated select period is ten years and
the designated integer is ten for the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association
and for the local government correctional
service retirement plan and 15 for the St.
Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association.
The designated percentage rate is 0.2
percent for the St. Paul Teachers Retirement
Fund Association. The select calculation
for the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association is 8.00 percent per year for
service years one through seven, 7.25 percent
per year for service years seven and eight,
and 6.50 percent per year for service years
eight and nine.

The ultimate future salary increase assumption is:

age
A
B
C
16
6.00%
5.90%
9.00%
17
6.00
5.90
9.00
18
6.00
5.90
9.00
19
6.00
5.90
9.00
20
6.00
5.90
9.00
21
6.00
5.90
8.75
22
6.00
5.90
8.50
23
6.00
5.85
8.25
24
6.00
5.80
8.00
25
6.00
5.75
7.75
26
6.00
5.70
7.50
27
6.00
5.65
7.25
28
6.00
5.60
7.00
29
6.00
5.55
6.75
30
6.00
5.50
6.75
31
6.00
5.45
6.50
32
6.00
5.40
6.50
33
6.00
5.35
6.50
34
6.00
5.30
6.25
35
6.00
5.25
6.25
36
5.86
5.20
6.00
37
5.73
5.15
6.00
38
5.59
5.10
6.00
39
5.45
5.05
5.75
40
5.31
5.00
5.75
41
5.18
4.95
5.75
42
5.04
4.90
5.50
43
4.90
4.85
5.25
44
4.76
4.80
5.25
45
4.63
4.75
5.00
46
4.49
4.70
5.00
47
4.35
4.65
5.00
48
4.21
4.60
5.00
49
4.08
4.55
5.00
50
3.94
4.50
5.00
51
3.80
4.45
5.00
52
3.66
4.40
5.00
53
3.53
4.35
5.00
54
3.39
4.30
5.00
55
3.25
4.25
4.75
56
3.25
4.20
4.75
57
3.25
4.15
4.50
58
3.25
4.10
4.25
59
3.25
4.05
4.25
60
3.25
4.00
4.25
61
3.25
4.00
4.25
62
3.25
4.00
4.25
63
3.25
4.00
4.25
64
3.25
4.00
4.25
65
3.25
4.00
4.00
66
3.25
4.00
4.00
67
3.25
4.00
4.00
68
3.25
4.00
4.00
69
3.25
4.00
4.00
70
3.25
4.00
4.00

(3) service-related ultimate future salary increase assumption

general state employees retirement plan of the
Minnesota State Retirement System
assumption A
general employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association
assumption B
Teachers Retirement Association
assumption C
public employees police and fire retirement plan
assumption D
State Patrol retirement plan
assumption E
correctional state employees retirement plan of the
Minnesota State Retirement System
assumption F
service
length
A
B
C
D
E
F
1
10.50%
12.03%
12.00%
13.00%
8.00%
6.00%
2
8.10
8.90
9.00
11.00
7.50
5.85
3
6.90
7.46
8.00
9.00
7.00
5.70
4
6.20
6.58
7.50
8.00
6.75
5.55
5
5.70
5.97
7.25
6.50
6.50
5.40
6
5.30
5.52
7.00
6.10
6.25
5.25
7
5.00
5.16
6.85
5.80
6.00
5.10
8
4.70
4.87
6.70
5.60
5.85
4.95
9
4.50
4.63
6.55
5.40
5.70
4.80
10
4.40
4.42
6.40
5.30
5.55
4.65
11
4.20
4.24
6.25
5.20
5.40
4.55
12
4.10
4.08
6.00
5.10
5.25
4.45
13
4.00
3.94
5.75
5.00
5.10
4.35
14
3.80
3.82
5.50
4.90
4.95
4.25
15
3.70
3.70
5.25
4.80
4.80
4.15
16
3.60
3.60
5.00
4.80
4.65
4.05
17
3.50
3.51
4.75
4.80
4.50
3.95
18
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.80
4.35
3.85
19
3.50
3.50
4.25
4.80
4.20
3.75
20
3.50
3.50
4.00
4.80
4.05
3.75
21
3.50
3.50
3.90
4.70
4.00
3.75
22
3.50
3.50
3.80
4.60
4.00
3.75
23
3.50
3.50
3.70
4.50
4.00
3.75
24
3.50
3.50
3.60
4.50
4.00
3.75
25
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
26
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
27
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
28
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
29
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75
30 or more
3.50
3.50
3.50
4.50
4.00
3.75

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endThe actuarial valuation must use the applicable following payroll growth
assumption for calculating the amortization requirement for the unfunded actuarial
accrued liability where the amortization retirement is calculated as a level percentage
of an increasing payroll:

plan
payroll growth assumption
general state employees retirement plan of the
Minnesota State Retirement System
3.75%
correctional state employees retirement plan
3.75
State Patrol retirement plan
3.75
judges retirement plan
3.00
general employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association
3.75
public employees police and fire retirement plan
3.75
local government correctional service retirement plan
3.75
teachers retirement plan
3.75
Duluth teachers retirement plan
3.50
St. Paul teachers retirement plan
4.00

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endThe assumptions set forth in paragraphs deleted text begin(b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end and deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end continue to apply,
unless a different salary assumption or a different payroll increase assumption:

(1) has been proposed by the governing board of the applicable retirement plan;

(2) is accompanied by the concurring recommendation of the actuary retained under
section 356.214, subdivision 1, if applicable, or by the approved actuary preparing the
most recent actuarial valuation report if section 356.214 does not apply; and

(3) has been approved or deemed approved under subdivision 18.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2014, and applies to
actuarial valuation reports prepared on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.215, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Amortization contributions.

(a) In addition to the exhibit indicating
the level normal cost, the actuarial valuation of the retirement plan must contain an
exhibit for financial reporting purposes indicating the additional annual contribution
sufficient to amortize the unfunded actuarial accrued liability and must contain an exhibit
for contribution determination purposes indicating the additional contribution sufficient
to amortize the unfunded actuarial accrued liability. For the retirement plans listed in
subdivision 8, paragraph (c), but excluding the MERF division of the Public Employees
Retirement Association and the legislators retirement plan, the additional contribution
must be calculated on a level percentage of covered payroll basis by the established date
for full funding in effect when the valuation is prepared, assuming annual payroll growth
at the applicable percentage rate set forth in subdivision 8, paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end. For all
other retirement plans and for the MERF division of the Public Employees Retirement
Association and the legislators retirement plan, the additional annual contribution must be
calculated on a level annual dollar amount basis.

(b) For any retirement plan other than deleted text beginthe general state employees retirement plan of
the Minnesota State Retirement System or
deleted text end a retirement plan governed by paragraph (d),
(e), (f), (g), (h), (i), deleted text beginordeleted text end (j), new text beginor (k), new text endif there has not been a change in the actuarial assumptions
used for calculating the actuarial accrued liability of the fund, a change in the benefit
plan governing annuities and benefits payable from the fund, a change in the actuarial
cost method used in calculating the actuarial accrued liability of all or a portion of the
fund, or a combination of the three, which change or changes by itself or by themselves
without inclusion of any other items of increase or decrease produce a net increase in the
unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund, the established date for full funding is the
first actuarial valuation date occurring after June 1, 2020.

(c) For any retirement plan deleted text beginother than the general employees retirement plan of the
Public Employees Retirement Association
deleted text end, if there has been a change in any or all of the
actuarial assumptions used for calculating the actuarial accrued liability of the fund, a
change in the benefit plan governing annuities and benefits payable from the fund, a
change in the actuarial cost method used in calculating the actuarial accrued liability of all
or a portion of the fund, or a combination of the three, and the change or changes, by itself
or by themselves and without inclusion of any other items of increase or decrease, produce
a net increase in the unfunded actuarial accrued liability in the fund, the established date
for full funding must be determined using the following procedure:

(i) the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund must be determined in
accordance with the plan provisions governing annuities and retirement benefits and the
actuarial assumptions in effect before an applicable change;

(ii) the level annual dollar contribution or level percentage, whichever is applicable,
needed to amortize the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount determined under item
(i) by the established date for full funding in effect before the change must be calculated
using the interest assumption specified in subdivision 8 in effect before the change;

(iii) the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund must be determined in
accordance with any new plan provisions governing annuities and benefits payable from
the fund and any new actuarial assumptions and the remaining plan provisions governing
annuities and benefits payable from the fund and actuarial assumptions in effect before
the change;

(iv) the level annual dollar contribution or level percentage, whichever is applicable,
needed to amortize the difference between the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount
calculated under item (i) and the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount calculated
under item (iii) over a period of 30 years from the end of the plan year in which the
applicable change is effective must be calculated using the applicable interest assumption
specified in subdivision 8 in effect after any applicable change;

(v) the level annual dollar or level percentage amortization contribution under item
(iv) must be added to the level annual dollar amortization contribution or level percentage
calculated under item (ii);

(vi) the period in which the unfunded actuarial accrued liability amount determined
in item (iii) is amortized by the total level annual dollar or level percentage amortization
contribution computed under item (v) must be calculated using the interest assumption
specified in subdivision 8 in effect after any applicable change, rounded to the nearest
integral number of years, but not to exceed 30 years from the end of the plan year in which
the determination of the established date for full funding using the procedure set forth in this
clause is made and not to be less than the period of years beginning in the plan year in which
the determination of the established date for full funding using the procedure set forth in
this clause is made and ending by the date for full funding in effect before the change; and

(vii) the period determined under item (vi) must be added to the date as of which
the actuarial valuation was prepared and the date obtained is the new established date
for full funding.

(d) For the MERF division of the Public Employees Retirement Association, the
established date for full funding is June 30, 2031.

(e) For the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, the established date for full funding is June 30, 2031.

(f) For the Teachers Retirement Association, the established date for full funding is
June 30, 2037.

(g) For the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, the established date for full funding is June 30, 2038.

(h) For the judges retirement plan, the established date for full funding is June
30, 2038.

(i) For the public employees police and fire retirement plan, the established date
for full funding is June 30, 2038.

(j) For the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the established date for
full funding is June 30 of the 25th year from the valuation date. In addition to other
requirements of this chapter, the annual actuarial valuation must contain an exhibit
indicating the funded ratio and the deficiency or sufficiency in annual contributions when
comparing liabilities to the market value of the assets of the fund as of the close of the
most recent fiscal year.

(k) For the general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System, the established date for full funding is June 30, 2040.

(l) For the retirement plans for which the annual actuarial valuation indicates an
excess of valuation assets over the actuarial accrued liability, the valuation assets in
excess of the actuarial accrued liability must be recognized as a reduction in the current
contribution requirements by an amount equal to the amortization of the excess expressed
as a level percentage of pay over a 30-year period beginning anew with each annual
actuarial valuation of the plan.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to actuarial
valuation results prepared on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.415, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2014, and applies to
actuarial valuation reports prepared on or after that date.
new text end

ARTICLE 11

POSTRETIREMENT ADJUSTMENT TRIGGER PROCEDURES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 354A.27, subdivision 6a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6a.

Postretirement adjustment transition.

(a) If the funded ratio of the
retirement plan based on the actuarial value of assets is at least 90 percent as reported in
the new text begintwo new text endmost recent actuarial deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text end new text begin valuations new text endprepared under sections 356.214 and
356.215, this subdivision expires and subsequent postretirement adjustments are governed
by subdivision 7.

(b) Each annuity or benefit recipient of the retirement plan who has been receiving
that annuity or benefit for at least 12 months as of the applicable January 1 is eligible to
receive a postretirement adjustment of one percent, payable on January 1.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015, unless Minnesota
Statutes, section 354A.27, subdivision 6a, is repealed by action of the 2014 legislature.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.29, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Calculation of postretirement adjustments; transitional provision.

(a)
For purposes of computing postretirement adjustments for eligible benefit recipients of
the St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the accrued liability funding ratio
based on the actuarial value of assets of the plan as determined by the new text begintwo new text endmost recent
actuarial deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text end new text begin valuations new text endprepared under sections 356.214 and 356.215 determines
the postretirement increase, as follows:

Funding ratio
Postretirement increase
Less than 80 percent
1 percent
At least 80 percent but less than90
percent
2 percent

(b) The amount determined under paragraph (a) is the full postretirement increase
to be applied as a permanent increase to the regular payment of each eligible member
on January 1 of the next calendar year. For any eligible member whose effective date
of benefit commencement occurred during the calendar year before the postretirement
increase is applied, the full increase amount must be prorated on the basis of whole
calendar quarters in benefit payment status in the calendar year prior to the January 1 on
which the postretirement increase is applied, calculated to the third decimal place.

(c) If the accrued liability funding ratio based on the actuarial value of assets is at
least 90 percentnew text begin in two consecutive actuarial valuationsnew text end, this subdivision expires and
subsequent postretirement increases must be paid as specified in subdivision 9.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.415, subdivision 1a, is
amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Annual postretirement adjustments; Minnesota State Retirement
System plans other than State Patrol retirement plan.

(a) Retirement annuity, disability
benefit, or survivor benefit recipients of the legislators retirement plans, including
constitutional officers as specified in chapter 3A, the general state employees retirement
plan, the correctional state employees retirement plan, the unclassified state employees
retirement program, and the judges retirement plan are entitled to a postretirement
adjustment annually on January 1, as follows:

(1) a postretirement increase of two percent must be applied each year, effective
on January 1, to the monthly annuity or benefit of each annuitant or benefit recipient
who has been receiving an annuity or a benefit for at least 18 full months before the
January 1 increase; and

(2) for each annuitant or benefit recipient who has been receiving an annuity or
a benefit for at least six full months, an annual postretirement increase of 1/12 of two
percent for each month that the person has been receiving an annuity or benefit must be
applied, effective January 1, following the calendar year in which the person has been
retired for at least six months, but has been retired for less than 18 months.

(b) The increases provided by this subdivision commence on January 1, 2011.
Increases under this subdivision for the general state employees retirement plan, the
correctional state employees retirement plan, or the judges retirement plan terminate on
December 31 of the calendar year in which deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begintwo prior consecutive new text endactuarial deleted text beginvaluation
deleted text end new text beginvaluations new text endprepared by the approved actuary under sections 356.214 and 356.215 and the
standards for actuarial work promulgated by the Legislative Commission on Pensions
and Retirement indicates that the market value of assets of the retirement plan equals or
exceeds 90 percent of the actuarial accrued liability of the retirement plan and increases
under subdivision 1 recommence after that date. Increases under this subdivision for
the legislators retirement plan or the elected state officers retirement plan terminate
on December 31 of the calendar year in which the actuarial valuation prepared by the
approved actuary under sections 356.214 and 356.215 and the standards for actuarial work
promulgated by the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement indicates that the
market value of assets of the general state employees retirement plan equals or exceeds
90 percent of the actuarial accrued liability of the retirement plan and increases under
subdivision 1 recommence after that date.

(c) An increase in annuity or benefit payments under this subdivision must be made
automatically unless written notice is filed by the annuitant or benefit recipient with the
executive director of the applicable covered retirement plan requesting that the increase
not be made.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.415, subdivision 1d, is amended to read:


Subd. 1d.

Teachers Retirement Association annual postretirement adjustments.

(a) Retirement annuity, disability benefit, or survivor benefit recipients of the Teachers
Retirement Association are entitled to a postretirement adjustment annually on January
1, as follows:

(1) for January 1, 2011, and January 1, 2012, no postretirement increase is payable;

(2) for January 1, 2013, and each successive January 1 until funding stability is
restored, a postretirement increase of two percent must be applied each year, effective
on January 1, to the monthly annuity or benefit amount of each annuitant or benefit
recipient who has been receiving an annuity or a benefit for at least 18 full months prior
to the January 1 increase;

(3) for January 1, 2013, and each successive January 1 until funding stability is
restored, for each annuitant or benefit recipient who has been receiving an annuity or a
benefit for at least six full months before the January 1 increase, an annual postretirement
increase of 1/12 of two percent for each month the person has been receiving an annuity or
benefit must be applied, effective January 1, for which the person has been retired for at
least six months but less than 18 months;

(4) for each January 1 following the restoration of funding stability, a postretirement
increase of 2.5 percent must be applied each year, effective January 1, to the monthly
annuity or benefit amount of each annuitant or benefit recipient who has been receiving an
annuity or a benefit for at least 18 full months prior to the January 1 increase; and

(5) for each January 1 following the restoration of funding stability, for each
annuitant or benefit recipient who has been receiving an annuity or a benefit for at least
six full months before the January 1 increase, an annual postretirement increase of 1/12
of 2.5 percent for each month the person has been receiving an annuity or benefit must
be applied, effective January 1, for which the person has been retired for at least six
months but less than 18 months.

(b) Funding stability is restored when the market value of assets of the Teachers
Retirement Association equals or exceeds 90 percent of the actuarial accrued liabilities
of the Teachers Retirement Association in the new text begintwo new text endmost recent prior actuarial deleted text beginvaluation
deleted text end new text beginvaluations new text endprepared under section 356.215 and the standards for actuarial work by the
approved actuary retained by the Teachers Retirement Association under section 356.214.

(c) An increase in annuity or benefit payments under this section must be made
automatically unless written notice is filed by the annuitant or benefit recipient with the
executive director of the Teachers Retirement Association requesting that the increase
not be made.

(d) The retirement annuity payable to a person who retires before becoming eligible
for Social Security benefits and who has elected the optional payment as provided in
section 354.35 must be treated as the sum of a period-certain retirement annuity and a life
retirement annuity for the purposes of any postretirement adjustment. The period-certain
retirement annuity plus the life retirement annuity must be the annuity amount payable
until age 62, 65, or normal retirement age, as selected by the member at retirement, for an
annuity amount payable under section 354.35. A postretirement adjustment granted on
the period-certain retirement annuity must terminate when the period-certain retirement
annuity terminates.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.415, subdivision 1e, is
amended to read:


Subd. 1e.

Annual postretirement adjustments; State Patrol retirement plan.

(a) Retirement annuity, disability benefit, or survivor benefit recipients of the State Patrol
retirement plan are entitled to a postretirement adjustment annually on January 1, as
follows:

(1) a postretirement increase of one percent must be applied each year, effective on
January 1, to the monthly annuity or benefit of each annuitant or benefit recipient who
has been receiving an annuity or a benefit for at least 18 full months before the January 1
increase; and

(2) for each annuitant or benefit recipient who has been receiving an annuity or a
benefit for at least six full months, an annual postretirement increase of 1/12 of one percent
for each month that the person has been receiving an annuity or benefit must be applied,
effective January 1, following the calendar year in which the person has been retired for at
least six months, but has been retired for less than 18 months.

(b) The increases provided by this subdivision commence on January 1, 2014.
Increases under paragraph (a) for the State Patrol retirement plan terminate on December
31 of the calendar year in which deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begintwo prior consecutive new text endactuarial deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text end new text beginvaluations
new text endprepared by the approved actuary under sections 356.214 and 356.215 and the standards
for actuarial work promulgated by the Legislative Commission on Pensions and
Retirement indicates that the market value of assets of the retirement plan equals or
exceeds 85 percent of the actuarial accrued liability of the retirement plan and increases
under paragraph (c) recommence after that date.

(c) Retirement annuity, disability benefit, or survivor benefit recipients of the State
Patrol retirement plan are entitled to a postretirement adjustment annually on January
1, as follows:

(1) a postretirement increase of 1.5 percent must be applied each year, effective on
January 1, to the monthly annuity or benefit of each annuitant or benefit recipient who
has been receiving an annuity or a benefit for at least 18 full months before the January 1
increase; and

(2) for each annuitant or benefit recipient who has been receiving an annuity or a
benefit for at least six full months, an annual postretirement increase of 1/12 of 1.5 percent
for each month that the person has been receiving an annuity or benefit must be applied,
effective January 1, following the calendar year in which the person has been retired for at
least six months, but has been retired for less than 18 months.

(d) Increases under paragraph (c) for the State Patrol retirement plan terminate on
December 31 of the calendar year in which deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begintwo prior consecutive new text endactuarial deleted text beginvaluation
deleted text end new text beginvaluations new text endprepared by the approved actuary under sections 356.214 and 356.215 and
the standards for actuarial work adopted by the Legislative Commission on Pensions
and Retirement indicates that the market value of assets of the retirement plan equals or
exceeds 90 percent of the actuarial accrued liability of the retirement plan and increases
under subdivision 1 recommence after that date.

(e) An increase in annuity or benefit payments under this subdivision must be made
automatically unless written notice is filed by the annuitant or benefit recipient with the
executive director of the applicable covered retirement plan requesting that the increase
not be made.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 356.415, subdivision 1f, is
amended to read:


Subd. 1f.

Annual postretirement adjustments; Minnesota State Retirement
System judges retirement plan.

(a) The increases provided under this subdivision begin
on January 1, 2014, and are in lieu of increases under subdivision 1 or 1a for retirement
annuity, disability benefit, or survivor benefit recipients of the judges retirement plan.

(b) Retirement annuity, disability benefit, or survivor benefit recipients of the
judges retirement plan are entitled to a postretirement adjustment annually on January
1, as follows:

(1) a postretirement increase of 1.75 percent must be applied each year, effective
on January 1, to the monthly annuity or benefit of each annuitant or benefit recipient
who has been receiving an annuity or a benefit for at least 18 full months before the
January 1 increase; and

(2) for each annuitant or benefit recipient who has been receiving an annuity or a
benefit for at least six full months, an annual postretirement increase of 1/12 of 1.75
percent for each month that the person has been receiving an annuity or benefit must be
applied, effective January 1, following the calendar year in which the person has been
retired for at least six months, but has been retired for less than 18 months.

(c) Increases under this subdivision terminate on December 31 of the calendar
year in which deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begintwo prior consecutive new text endactuarial deleted text beginvaluationdeleted text end new text beginvaluations new text endprepared by the
approved actuary under sections 356.214 and 356.215 and the standards for actuarial work
promulgated by the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement indicates that
the market value of assets of the judges retirement plan equals or exceeds 70 percent of
the actuarial accrued liability of the retirement plan. Increases under subdivision 1 or 1a,
whichever is applicable, begin on the January 1 next following that date.

(d) An increase in annuity or benefit payments under this subdivision must be made
automatically unless written notice is filed by the annuitant or benefit recipient with the
executive director of the applicable covered retirement plan requesting that the increase
not be made.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

ARTICLE 12

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER RELIEF ASSOCIATION CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 69.051, subdivision 1a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Financial statement.

(a) The board of each volunteer firefighters relief
association, as defined in section 424A.001, subdivision 4, that is not required to file a
financial report and audit under subdivision 1 must prepare a detailed statement of the
financial affairs for the preceding fiscal year of the relief association's special and general
funds in the style and form prescribed by the state auditor. The detailed statement must
show:

(1) the sources and amounts of all money received;

(2) all disbursements, accounts payable and accounts receivable;

(3) the amount of money remaining in the treasury;

(4) total assets, including a listing of all investments;

(5) the accrued liabilities; and

(6) all other items necessary to show accurately the revenues and expenditures and
financial position of the relief association.

(b) The detailed financial statement required under paragraph (a) must be certified
by deleted text beginan independentdeleted text end new text begina certified new text endpublic accountant or new text beginby the state new text endauditor deleted text beginor by the auditor or
accountant who regularly examines or audits the financial transactions of the municipality
deleted text end.
In addition to certifying the financial condition of the special and general funds of the relief
association, the accountant or auditor conducting the examination shall give an opinion
as to the condition of the special and general funds of the relief association, and shall
comment upon any exceptions to the report. The deleted text beginindependentdeleted text end accountant deleted text beginor auditordeleted text end must
have at least five years of public accounting, auditing, or similar experience, and must not
be an active, inactive, or retired member of the relief association or the fire department.

(c) The detailed statement required under paragraph (a) must be countersigned by:

(1) the municipal clerk or clerk-treasurer of the municipality; or

(2) where applicable, by the municipal clerk or clerk-treasurer of the largest
municipality in population which contracts with the independent nonprofit firefighting
corporation if the relief association is a subsidiary of an independent nonprofit firefighting
corporation and by the secretary of the independent nonprofit firefighting corporation; or

(3) by the chief financial official of the county in which the volunteer firefighter
relief association is located or primarily located if the relief association is associated with
a fire department that is not located in or associated with an organized municipality.

(d) The volunteer firefighters' relief association board must file the detailed statement
required under paragraph (a) in the relief association office for public inspection and
present it to the governing body of the municipality within 45 days after the close of the
fiscal year, and must submit a copy of the detailed statement to the state auditor within 90
days of the close of the fiscal year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 69.051, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Report by certain municipalitiesnew text begin; exceptionsnew text end.

(a) The chief
administrative officer of each municipality which has an organized fire department but
which does not have a firefighters' relief association governed by section 69.77 or sections
424A.091 to 424A.095 and which is not exempted under paragraph (b) new text beginor (c) new text endshall annually
prepare a detailed financial report of the receipts and disbursements by the municipality
for fire protection service during the preceding calendar year on a form prescribed by the
state auditor. The financial report must contain any information which the state auditor
deems necessary to disclose the sources of receipts and the purpose of disbursements for
fire protection service. The financial report must be signed by the municipal clerk or
clerk-treasurer of the municipality. The financial report must be filed by the municipal clerk
or clerk-treasurer with the state auditor on or before July 1 annually. The municipality does
not qualify initially to receive, and is not entitled subsequently to retain, state aid under
this chapter if the financial reporting requirement or the applicable requirements of this
chapter or any other statute or special law have not been complied with or are not fulfilled.

(b) Each municipality that has an organized fire department and provides retirement
coverage to its firefighters through the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter
retirement plan under chapter 353G qualifies to have fire state aid transmitted to and
retained in the statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement fund without filing
a detailed financial report if the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement
Association certifies compliance by the municipality with the requirements of sections
353G.04 and 353G.08, paragraph (e), and certifies conformity by the applicable fire chief
with the requirements of section 353G.07.

new text begin (c) Each municipality qualifies to receive fire state aid under this chapter without
filing a financial report under paragraph (a) if the municipality:
new text end

new text begin (1) has an organized fire department;
new text end

new text begin (2) does not have a volunteer firefighters relief association directly associated with
its fire department;
new text end

new text begin (3) does not participate in the statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement
plan under chapter 353G;
new text end

new text begin (4) provides retirement coverage to its firefighters through the public employees
police and fire retirement plan under sections 353.63 to 353.68; and
new text end

new text begin (5) is certified by the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement
Association to the state auditor to have had an employer contribution under section
353.65, subdivision 3, for its firefighters for the immediately prior calendar year equal to
or greater than its fire state aid for the immediately prior calendar year.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to fire state aid payable on October 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356A.06, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Expanded list of authorized investment securities.

(a) Authority. A
covered pension plan not described by subdivision 6, paragraph (a), is an expanded list
plan and shall invest its assets as specified in this subdivision. The governing board of an
expanded list plan may select and appoint investment agencies to act for or on its behalf.

(b) Securities generally; investment forms. An expanded list plan is authorized
to purchase, sell, lend, and exchange the investment securities authorized under this
subdivision, including puts and call options and future contracts traded on a contract
market regulated by a governmental agency or by a financial institution regulated by
a governmental agency. These securities may be owned directly or through shares
in exchange-traded or mutual funds, or as units in commingled trusts, subject to any
limitations specified in this subdivision.

(c) Government obligations. An expanded list plan is authorized to invest funds in
governmental bonds, notes, bills, mortgages, and other evidences of indebtedness if the
issue is backed by the full faith and credit of the issuer or the issue is rated among the top
four quality rating categories by a nationally recognized rating agency. The obligations in
which funds may be invested under this paragraph are guaranteed or insured issues of:

(1) the United States, one of its agencies, one of its instrumentalities, or an
organization created and regulated by an act of Congress;

(2) the Dominion of Canada or one of its provinces if the principal and interest are
payable in United States dollars;

(3) a state or one of its municipalities, political subdivisions, agencies, or
instrumentalities; and

(4) a United States government-sponsored organization of which the United States is
a member if the principal and interest are payable in United States dollars.

(d) Investment-grade corporate obligations. An expanded list plan is authorized
to invest funds in bonds, notes, debentures, transportation equipment obligations, or
any other longer term evidences of indebtedness issued or guaranteed by a corporation
organized under the laws of the United States or any of its states, or the Dominion of
Canada or any of its provinces if:

(1) the principal and interest are payable in United States dollars; and

(2) the obligations are rated among the top four quality categories by a nationally
recognized rating agency.

(e) Below-investment-grade corporate obligations. An expanded list plan is
authorized to invest in unrated corporate obligations or in corporate obligations that are
not rated among the top four quality categories by a nationally recognized rating agency if:

(1) the aggregate value of these obligations does not exceed five percent of the
covered pension plan's market value;

(2) the covered pension plan's participation is limited to 50 percent of a single
offering subject to this paragraph; and

(3) the covered pension plan's participation is limited to 25 percent of an issuer's
obligations subject to this paragraph.

(f) Other obligations. (1) An expanded list plan is authorized to invest funds in:

(i) bankers acceptances and deposit notes if issued by a United States bank that is
rated in the highest four quality categories by a nationally recognized rating agency;

(ii) certificates of deposit if issued by a United States bank or savings institution
rated in the highest four quality categories by a nationally recognized rating agency or
whose certificates of deposit are fully insured by federal agencies, or if issued by a credit
union in an amount within the limit of the insurance coverage provided by the National
Credit Union Administration;

(iii) commercial paper if issued by a United States corporation or its Canadian
subsidiary and if rated in the highest two quality categories by a nationally recognized
rating agency;

(iv) mortgage securities and asset-backed securities if rated in the top four quality
categories by a nationally recognized rating agency;

(v) repurchase agreements and reverse repurchase agreements if collateralized with
letters of credit or securities authorized in this section;

(vi) guaranteed investment contracts if issued by an insurance company or a bank
that is rated in the top four quality categories by a nationally recognized rating agency
or alternative guaranteed investment contracts if the underlying assets comply with the
requirements of this subdivision;

(vii) savings accounts if fully insured by a federal agency; and

(viii) guaranty fund certificates, surplus notes, or debentures if issued by a domestic
mutual insurance company.

(2) Sections 16A.58, 16C.03, subdivision 4, and 16C.05 do not apply to certificates
of deposit and collateralization agreements executed by the covered pension plan under
clause (1), item (ii).

(3) In addition to investments authorized by clause (1), item (iv), an expanded list
plan is authorized to purchase from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency all or any part
of a pool of residential mortgages, not in default, that has previously been financed by the
issuance of bonds or notes of the agency. The covered pension plan may also enter into
a commitment with the agency, at the time of any issue of bonds or notes, to purchase
at a specified future date, not exceeding 12 years from the date of the issue, the amount
of mortgage loans then outstanding and not in default that have been made or purchased
from the proceeds of the bonds or notes. The covered pension plan may charge reasonable
fees for any such commitment and may agree to purchase the mortgage loans at a price
sufficient to produce a yield to the covered pension plan comparable, in its judgment,
to the yield available on similar mortgage loans at the date of the bonds or notes. The
covered pension plan may also enter into agreements with the agency for the investment
of any portion of the funds of the agency. The agreement must cover the period of the
investment, withdrawal privileges, and any guaranteed rate of return.

(g) Corporate stocks. An expanded list plan is authorized to invest in stocks or
convertible issues of any corporation organized under the laws of the United States or any
of its states, any corporation organized under the laws of the Dominion of Canada or any
of its provinces, or any corporation listed on an exchange that is regulated by an agency of
the United States or of the Canadian national government.

An investment in any corporation must not exceed five percent of the total
outstanding shares of that corporation, except that an expanded list plan may hold up
to 20 percent of the shares of a real estate investment trust and up to 20 percent of the
shares of a closed mutual fund.

(h) Other investments. (1) In addition to the investments authorized in paragraphs
(b) to (g), and subject to the provisions in clause (2), an expanded list plan is authorized
to invest funds in:

(i) equity and debt investment businesses through participation in limited
partnerships, trusts, private placements, limited liability corporations, limited liability
companies, limited liability partnerships, and corporations;

(ii) real estate ownership interests or loans secured by mortgages or deeds of trust
or shares of real estate investment trusts, through investment in limited partnerships,
bank-sponsored collective funds, trusts, mortgage participation agreements, and insurance
company commingled accounts, including separate accounts;

(iii) resource investments through limited partnerships, trusts, private placements,
limited liability corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships,
and corporations; and

(iv) international securities.

(2) The investments authorized in clause (1) must conform to the following
provisions:

(i) the aggregate value of all investments made under clause (1), items (i), (ii), and
(iii), may not exceed 35 percent of the market value of the fund for which the expanded
list plan is investing;

(ii) there must be at least four unrelated owners of the investment other than the
expanded list plan for investments made under clause (1), item (i), (ii), or (iii);

(iii) the expanded list plan's participation in an investment vehicle is limited to 20
percent thereof for investments made under clause (1), item (i), (ii), or (iii);

(iv) the expanded list plan's participation in a limited partnership does not include a
general partnership interest or other interest involving general liability. The expanded list
plan may not engage in any activity as a limited partner which creates general liability; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(v) new text beginthe aggregate value of all unrated obligations and obligations that are not rated
among the top four quality categories by a nationally recognized rating agency authorized
by paragraph (e) and clause (1), item (iv), must not exceed five percent of the covered
plan's market value; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) new text endfor volunteer firefighter relief associations, emerging market equity and
international debt investments authorized under clause (1), item (iv), must not exceed 15
percent of the association's special fund market value.

(i) Supplemental plan investments. The governing body of an expanded list plan
may certify assets to the State Board of Investment for investment under section 11A.17.

(j) Asset mix limitations. The aggregate value of an expanded list plan's
investments under paragraphs (g) and (h) and equity investments under paragraph (i),
regardless of the form in which these investments are held, must not exceed 85 percent of
the covered plan's market value.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356A.06, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Restrictions.

Any agreement to lend securities must be concurrently
collateralized with cash or securities with a market value of not less than 100 percent of the
market value of the loaned securities at the time of the agreement. For a covered pension
authorized to purchase put and call options and futures contracts under subdivision 7, any
agreement for put and call options and futures contracts may only be entered into with a
fully offsetting amount of cash or securities. Only securities authorized by this section,
excluding those under subdivision 7, paragraph deleted text begin(g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end, clause (1), items (i) to (iv), may be
accepted as collateral or offsetting securities.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 424A.015, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Governing benefit plan provisions. new text end

new text begin A service pension or ancillary benefit
payable under this chapter is governed by and must be calculated under the general statute,
special law, relief association articles of incorporation, and relief association bylaw
provisions applicable on the date on which the member separated from active service with
the fire department and active membership in the relief association.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 424A.016, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Individual accounts.

(a) An individual account must be established for
each firefighter who is a member of the relief association.

(b) To each individual active member account must be credited an equal share of:

(1) any amounts of fire state aid received by the relief association;

(2) any amounts of municipal contributions to the relief association raised from
levies on real estate or from other available municipal revenue sources exclusive of fire
state aid; and

(3) any amounts equal to the share of the assets of the special fund to the credit of:

(i) any former member who terminated active service with the fire department to
which the relief association is associated before meeting the minimum service requirement
provided for in subdivision 2, paragraph (b), and has not returned to active service with
the fire department for a period no shorter than five years; or

(ii) any retired member who retired before obtaining a full nonforfeitable interest in
the amounts credited to the individual member account under subdivision 2, paragraph
(b), and any applicable provision of the bylaws of the relief association. In addition, any
investment return on the assets of the special fund must be credited in proportion to the
share of the assets of the special fund to the credit of each individual active member
account. Administrative expenses of the relief association payable from the special
fund may be deducted from individual accounts in a manner specified in the bylaws of
the relief association.

(c) If the bylaws so permit and as the bylaws define, the relief association may credit
any investment return on the assets of the special fund to the accounts of inactive members.

(d) Amounts to be credited to individual accounts must be allocated uniformly
for all years of active service and allocations must be made for all years of service,
except for caps on service credit if so provided in the bylaws of the relief association.
new text beginAmounts forfeited under paragraph (b), clause (3), before a resumption of active service
and membership under section 424A.01, subdivision 6, remain forfeited and may not be
reinstated upon the resumption of active service and membership.
new text endThe allocation method
may utilize monthly proration for fractional years of service, as the bylaws or articles of
incorporation of the relief association so provide. The bylaws or articles of incorporation
may define a "month," but the definition must require a calendar month to have at least 16
days of active service. If the bylaws or articles of incorporation do not define a "month," a
"month" is a completed calendar month of active service measured from the member's
date of entry to the same date in the subsequent month.

(e) At the time of retirement under subdivision 2 and any applicable provision of the
bylaws of the relief association, a retiring member is entitled to that portion of the assets
of the special fund to the credit of the member in the individual member account which is
nonforfeitable under subdivision 3 and any applicable provision of the bylaws of the relief
association based on the number of years of service to the credit of the retiring member.

(f) Annually, the secretary of the relief association shall certify the individual
account allocations to the state auditor at the same time that the annual financial statement
or financial report and audit of the relief association, whichever applies, is due under
section 69.051.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 424A.016, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Deferred service pensions.

(a) A member of a relief association is entitled
to a deferred service pension if the member separates from active service and membership
and has completed the minimum service and membership requirements in subdivision 2.
The requirement that a member separate from active service and membership is waived
for persons who have discontinued their volunteer firefighter duties and who are employed
on a full-time basis under section 424A.015, subdivision 1.

(b) The deferred service pension is payable when the former member reaches at
least age 50, or at least the minimum age specified in the bylaws governing the relief
association if that age is greater than age 50, and when the former member makes a valid
written application.

(c) A defined contribution relief association may, if its governing bylaws so provide,
credit interest or additional investment performance on the deferred lump-sum service
pension during the period of deferral. If provided for in the bylaws, the interest must be
paid:

(1) at the investment performance rate actually earned on that portion of the assets
if the deferred benefit amount is invested by the relief association in a separate account
established and maintained by the relief association;

(2) at the investment performance rate actually earned on that portion of the assets
if the deferred benefit amount is invested in a separate investment vehicle held by the
relief association; or

(3) at the investment return on the assets of the special fund of the defined contribution
volunteer firefighter relief association in proportion to the share of the assets of the special
fund to the credit of each individual deferred member account through the accounting date
on which the investment return is recognized by and credited to the special fund.

(d) Unless the bylaws of a relief association that has elected to pay interest or
additional investment performance on deferred lump-sum service pensions under
paragraph (c) specifies a different interest or additional investment performance method,
including the interest or additional investment performance period starting date and ending
date, the interest or additional investment performance on a deferred service pension
is creditable as follows:

(1) for a relief association that has elected to pay interest or additional investment
performance under paragraph (c), clause (1) or (3), beginning on the date that the
member separates from active service and membership and ending on the accounting
date immediately before the deferred member commences receipt of the deferred service
pension; or

(2) for a relief association that has elected to pay interest or additional investment
performance under paragraph (c), clause (2), beginning on the date that the member
separates from active service and membership and ending on the date that the separate
investment vehicle is valued immediately before the date on which the deferred member
commences receipt of the deferred service pension.

deleted text begin (e) The deferred service pension is governed by and must be calculated under
the general statute, special law, relief association articles of incorporation, and relief
association bylaw provisions applicable on the date on which the member separated from
active service with the fire department and active membership in the relief association.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 424A.016, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Limitation on ancillary benefits.

(a) A defined contribution relief
association may only pay an ancillary benefit which would constitute an authorized
disbursement as specified in section 424A.05. The ancillary benefit for active members
must equal the vested and nonvested amount of the individual account of the member.

(b) For deferred members, the ancillary benefit must equal the vested amount of
the individual account of the member. For the recipient of installment payments of a
service pension, the ancillary benefit must equal the remaining balance in the individual
account of the recipient.

(c)new text begin If the bylaws permit and as defined by the bylaws, the relief association may pay
an ancillary benefit to, or on behalf of, a member who is not active or deferred.
new text end

new text begin (d)new text end(1) If a survivor or death benefit is payable under the articles of incorporation or
bylaws, the benefit must be paid:

(i) as a survivor benefit to the surviving spouse of the deceased firefighter;

(ii) as a survivor benefit to the surviving children of the deceased firefighter if no
surviving spouse;

(iii) as a survivor benefit to a designated beneficiary of the deceased firefighter if no
surviving spouse or surviving children; or

(iv) as a death benefit to the estate of the deceased active or deferred firefighter if no
surviving spouse, no surviving children, and no beneficiary designated.

(2) If there are no surviving children, the surviving spouse may waive, in writing,
wholly or partially, the spouse's entitlement to a survivor benefit.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For purposes of this section, for a defined contribution volunteer fire relief
association, a trust created under chapter 501B may be a designated beneficiary. If a trust
payable to the surviving children organized under chapter 501B has been established as
authorized by this section and there is no surviving spouse, the survivor benefit may be
paid to the trust, notwithstanding the requirements of this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 424A.02, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Flexible service pension maximums.

(a) Annually on or before August
1 as part of the certification of the financial requirements and minimum municipal
obligation determined under section 424A.092, subdivision 4, or 424A.093, subdivision
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, as applicable, the secretary or some other official of the relief association designated
in the bylaws of each defined benefit relief association shall calculate and certify to the
governing body of the applicable deleted text beginqualifieddeleted text end municipality the average amount of available
financing per active covered firefighter for the most recent three-year period. The amount
of available financing includes any amounts of fire state aid received or receivable by the
relief association, any amounts of municipal contributions to the relief association raised
from levies on real estate or from other available revenue sources exclusive of fire state
aid, and one-tenth of the amount of assets in excess of the accrued liabilities of the relief
association calculated under section 424A.092, subdivision 2; 424A.093, subdivisions 2
and 4; or 424A.094, subdivision 2, if any.

(b) The maximum service pension which the defined benefit relief association has
authority to provide for in its bylaws for payment to a member retiring after the calculation
date when the minimum age and service requirements specified in subdivision 1 are met
must be determined using the table in paragraph (c) or (d), whichever applies.

(c) For a defined benefit relief association where the governing bylaws provide for
a monthly service pension to a retiring member, the maximum monthly service pension
amount per month for each year of service credited that may be provided for in the bylaws
is the greater of the service pension amount provided for in the