as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to state employment; increasing salaries for 1.3 judges; modifying employee and employer contribution 1.4 rates for certain judges retirement plans; amending 1.5 Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 490.123, subdivisions 1.6 1a and 1b; Laws 1997, Second Special Session chapter 1.7 3, section 16. 1.8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.9 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 490.123, 1.10 subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 1.11 Subd. 1a. [MEMBER CONTRIBUTION RATES.] (a) A judge who is 1.12 covered by the federal old age, survivors, disability, and 1.13 health insurance program shall contribute to the fund from each 1.14 salary payment a sum equal to
6.278.00 percent of salary. 1.15 (b) A judge not so covered shall contribute to the fund 1.16 from each salary payment a sum equal to 8.15 percent of salary. 1.17 (c) The contribution under this subdivision is payable by 1.18 salary deduction. 1.19 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 490.123, 1.20 subdivision 1b, is amended to read: 1.21 Subd. 1b. [EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION RATE.] The employer 1.22 contribution rate on behalf of a judge is 2220.5 percent of 1.23 salary. 1.24 The employer contribution must be paid by the state court 1.25 administrator and is payable at the same time as member 1.26 contributions under subdivision 1a are remitted. 2.1 Sec. 3. Laws 1997, Second Special Session chapter 3, 2.2 section 16, is amended to read: 2.3 Sec. 16. [SALARIES OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, 2.4 LEGISLATORS, AND JUDGES.] 2.5 (a) The salaries of constitutional officers are increased 2.6 by 2.5 percent effective July 1, 1997, and by 2.5 percent 2.7 effective January 1, 1998. 2.8 (b) The salaries of legislators are increased by 5.0 2.9 percent effective January 4, 1999. 2.10 (c) The salaries of the judges of the supreme court, court 2.11 of appeals, and district court are increased by 4.0 percent 2.12 effective July 1, 1997, andby 5.0 percent effective January 1, 2.13 1998, and by 1.5 percent effective July 1, 1998. 2.14 (d) Effective July 1, 1999, the salaries of judges of the 2.15 supreme court, court of appeals, and district court are 2.16 increased by the average of the general salary adjustments for 2.17 state employees in fiscal year 1998 provided by negotiated 2.18 collective bargaining agreements or arbitration awards ratified 2.19 by the legislature in the 1998 legislative session. 2.20 (e) Effective January 1, 2000, the salaries of judges of 2.21 the supreme court, court of appeals, and district court are 2.22 increased by the average of the general salary adjustments for 2.23 state employees in fiscal year 1999 provided by negotiated 2.24 collective bargaining agreements or arbitration awards ratified 2.25 by the legislature in the 1998 legislative session. 2.26 (f) The commissioner of employee relations shall calculate 2.27 the average of the general salary adjustments provided by 2.28 negotiated collective bargaining agreements or arbitration 2.29 awards ratified by the legislature in the 1998 legislative 2.30 session. Negotiated collective bargaining agreements or 2.31 arbitration awards that do not include general salary 2.32 adjustments may not be included in these calculations. The 2.33 commissioner shall weigh the general salary adjustments by the 2.34 number of full-time equivalent employees covered by each 2.35 agreement or arbitration award. The commissioner shall 2.36 calculate the average general salary adjustment for each fiscal 3.1 year covered by the agreements or arbitration awards. The 3.2 results of these calculations must be expressed as percentages, 3.3 rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one percent. The 3.4 commissioner shall calculate the new salaries for the positions 3.5 listed in paragraphs (d) and (e) using the applicable 3.6 percentages from the calculations in this paragraph and report 3.7 them to the speaker of the house, the president of the senate, 3.8 the chief justice of the supreme court, and the governor. 3.9 Sec. 4. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 3.10 Sections 1 to 3 are effective July 1, 1998.