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HF 3329

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/03/2010 04:07pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; clarifying the retired employee health benefits levy
calculation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 126C.41,
subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 126C.41, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Retired employee health benefits.

(a) A district may levy an amount up
to the amount the district is required by the collective bargaining agreement in effect
on March 30, 1992, to pay for health insurance or unreimbursed medical expenses for
licensed and nonlicensed employees who have terminated services in the employing
district and withdrawn from active teaching service or other active service, as applicable,
before July 1, 1992, and to pay for health insurance or unreimbursed medical expenses
for licensed and nonlicensed employees who have terminated services in the employing
district and withdrawn from active teaching service or other active service, as applicable
before July 1, 1998, only if a sunset clause is in effect for the current collective bargaining
agreement. The total amount of the levy each year may not exceed $600,000.

(b) In addition to the levy authority granted under paragraph (a), a school district
may levy for other postemployment benefits expensesnew text begin actually paid during the previous
fiscal year
new text end. For purposes of this subdivision, "postemployment benefits" means benefits
giving rise to a liability under Statement No. 45 of the Government Accounting Standards
Board. A district seeking levy authority under this subdivision must:

(1) create or have created an actuarial liability to pay postemployment benefits to
employees or officers after their termination of service;

(2) have a sunset clause in effect for the current collective bargaining agreement as
required by paragraph (a); and

(3) apply for the authority in the form and manner required by the commissioner
of education.

If the total levy authority requested under this paragraph exceeds the amount established
in paragraph (c), the commissioner must proportionately reduce each district's maximum
levy authority under this subdivision.new text begin The commissioner may subsequently adjust each
district's levy authority under this subdivision so long as the total levy authority does not
exceed the maximum levy authority for that year.
new text end

(c) The maximum levy authority under paragraph (b) must not exceed the following
amounts:

(1) $9,242,000 for taxes payable in 2010;

(2) $29,863,000 for taxes payable in 2011; and

(3) for taxes payable in 2012 and later, the maximum levy authority must not exceed
the sum of the previous year's authority and $14,000,000.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies for taxes payable in 2010 and later.
new text end