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HF 3700

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/30/2016 10:52am

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

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Introduction Posted on 03/30/2016

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; proposing early separation incentives for employees
of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.

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

Section 1. new text beginIRON RANGE RESOURCES AND REHABILITATION BOARD;
EARLY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM AUTHORIZATION.
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new text begin (a) "Commissioner" as used in this section means the commissioner of the Iron
Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board unless otherwise specified.
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new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the commissioner, in consultation
with the commissioner of management and budget, shall offer a targeted early separation
incentive program for employees of the commissioner who have attained the age of 60
years or who have received credit for at least 30 years of allowable service under the
provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 352. The commissioner shall also offer a
targeted separation incentive program for employees of the commissioner whose positions
are in support of operations at Giants Ridge and will be eliminated if the agency no longer
directly manages Giants Ridge operations.
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new text begin (c) The early separation incentive program may include one or more of the following:
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new text begin (1) employer-paid postseparation health, medical, and dental insurance until age
65; and
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new text begin (2) cash incentives that may, but are not required to be, used to purchase additional
years of service credit through the Minnesota State Retirement System, to the extent that
the purchases are otherwise authorized by law.
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new text begin (d) The commissioner shall establish eligibility requirements for employees to
receive an incentive.
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new text begin (e) The commissioner, consistent with the established program provisions under
paragraph (b), and with the eligibility requirements under paragraph (f), may designate
specific programs or employees as eligible to be offered the incentive program.
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new text begin (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 commissioner.
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new text begin (g) The cost of the incentive is payable solely by funds made available to the
commissioner by law, but only on prior approval of the expenditures by a majority of the
members of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.
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new text begin (h) Unilateral implementation of this section by the commissioner is not an unfair
labor practice under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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