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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 489

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/18/2013 06:45pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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2.35 2.36
2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44 2.45 2.46 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
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3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25
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3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4
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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
4.19 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 5.1 5.2
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5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13
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5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 6.1 6.2 6.3
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6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17
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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 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 7.35 7.36 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
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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 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 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 9.36 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15
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12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9
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13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26
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14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32
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15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8
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15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32
16.33
16.34 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 17.36 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21
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18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 19.36 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 20.35 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5
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27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31
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28.33 28.34 28.35 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17
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30.1 30.2
30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 30.35 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 31.35 32.1 32.2 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 32.34 32.35 32.36 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
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33.17 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 33.35 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 34.35 34.36 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
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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
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37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16
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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 38.36 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
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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
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40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11
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42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20
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49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 49.34 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12
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52.8 52.9 52.10 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
52.34
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 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 53.35 53.36 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14
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55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22
55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30
55.31 55.32 55.33 56.1 56.2 56.3
56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13
56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18
56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25
56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 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 57.17 57.18
57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25
57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 57.34 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12
58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 58.34 58.35 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10
59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 59.34 59.35 60.1 60.2 60.3
60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12
60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20
60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34 61.35 61.36 61.37 61.38 61.39 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26
62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 62.34 62.35 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13
63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 63.35
64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 64.34 64.35 64.36 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28
65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 65.34 65.35 66.1 66.2
66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8
66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24
66.25 66.26 66.27
66.28 66.29
67.1 67.2 67.3
67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21
67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30
67.31 67.32 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10
68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 68.34 68.35 69.1 69.2
69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 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
71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 71.34 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22
72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 72.34 72.35
73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 73.34 73.35
74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 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
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 79.33 79.34 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 80.34 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 81.37 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 82.37 82.38 82.39 82.40 82.41 82.42 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 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 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 85.33 85.34 85.35 85.36 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 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 88.32 88.33 88.34 88.35 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 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 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 91.34 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 92.34 92.35 92.36 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 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 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 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 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 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 98.36 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 99.35 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 100.33 100.34 100.35 100.36 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6
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
101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 102.33 102.34 102.35 102.36 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6
103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32 103.33 103.34 103.35 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 104.34 104.35 104.36 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32 105.33 105.34 105.35 105.36 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18
106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 106.32 106.33 106.34 106.35 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33 107.34
107.35 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 108.33 108.34 108.35 108.36 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18
109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 109.34 109.35 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 110.33 110.34 110.35 110.36 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 111.32 111.33 111.34 111.35 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23
112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 112.32 112.33 112.34 112.35 113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21
113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 113.33 113.34 113.35 114.1 114.2 114.3
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
116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 116.33 116.34 116.35 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 117.32 117.33 117.34 117.35 117.36 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20
118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 118.32 118.33 118.34 118.35 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5
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
119.31 119.32 119.33 119.34 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15
120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31 120.32 120.33 120.34 120.35 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31 121.32 121.33 121.34 121.35 121.36
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
122.29 122.30 122.31 122.32 122.33 122.34 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9 123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18
123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 123.32 123.33 123.34 124.1 124.2 124.3
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
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
125.31 125.32 125.33 125.34 126.1 126.2
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
127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 127.31 127.32 127.33 127.34 127.35 128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24 128.25 128.26 128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 128.32 128.33 128.34 128.35 128.36 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5 129.6 129.7 129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16 129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 129.32
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
130.15 130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24 130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31 130.32 130.33 130.34 130.35 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4
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
131.27 131.28 131.29 131.30 131.31 131.32 132.1 132.2
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
132.26 132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 132.32 132.33 132.34 133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 133.5 133.6 133.7 133.8 133.9 133.10 133.11 133.12 133.13 133.14 133.15 133.16 133.17 133.18 133.19 133.20 133.21 133.22 133.23 133.24 133.25 133.26 133.27 133.28 133.29 133.30 133.31 133.32 133.33 133.34 133.35 133.36 134.1 134.2 134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 134.7 134.8 134.9 134.10 134.11 134.12 134.13 134.14 134.15 134.16 134.17 134.18 134.19 134.20 134.21 134.22
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
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
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
136.31 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 137.5 137.6 137.7 137.8 137.9 137.10 137.11 137.12 137.13 137.14 137.15 137.16 137.17 137.18 137.19 137.20 137.21 137.22 137.23 137.24 137.25 137.26 137.27 137.28 137.29 137.30 137.31 137.32 137.33 137.34 137.35 137.36 138.1 138.2 138.3 138.4 138.5 138.6 138.7 138.8 138.9 138.10 138.11 138.12 138.13 138.14 138.15 138.16 138.17
138.18
138.19 138.20 138.21 138.22 138.23
138.24
138.25 138.26 138.27 138.28 138.29 138.30 138.31 138.32 138.33 139.1 139.2 139.3 139.4 139.5 139.6 139.7 139.8 139.9 139.10 139.11 139.12 139.13 139.14 139.15 139.16 139.17 139.18 139.19 139.20 139.21 139.22 139.23 139.24 139.25 139.26 139.27 139.28 139.29 139.30 139.31 139.32 139.33 139.34 139.35 139.36 140.1 140.2 140.3 140.4 140.5 140.6 140.7 140.8 140.9 140.10 140.11 140.12 140.13 140.14 140.15 140.16 140.17 140.18 140.19 140.20 140.21 140.22 140.23 140.24 140.25 140.26 140.27 140.28 140.29 140.30 140.31 140.32 140.33 140.34 140.35 140.36 141.1 141.2 141.3 141.4 141.5 141.6 141.7 141.8 141.9 141.10 141.11 141.12 141.13 141.14 141.15 141.16 141.17 141.18 141.19 141.20 141.21 141.22 141.23 141.24 141.25 141.26 141.27 141.28 141.29
141.30
141.31 141.32 141.33 141.34 141.35 142.1 142.2 142.3 142.4 142.5 142.6 142.7 142.8 142.9 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13 142.14
142.15
142.16 142.17 142.18 142.19 142.20 142.21 142.22 142.23 142.24
142.25
142.26 142.27 142.28 142.29 142.30 142.31 142.32 142.33 143.1 143.2 143.3 143.4 143.5 143.6 143.7 143.8 143.9 143.10 143.11 143.12 143.13 143.14 143.15 143.16 143.17 143.18 143.19 143.20 143.21 143.22 143.23 143.24 143.25 143.26 143.27 143.28 143.29 143.30 143.31 143.32 143.33 143.34 143.35 144.1 144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5 144.6
144.7
144.8 144.9 144.10 144.11 144.12 144.13 144.14 144.15 144.16 144.17 144.18 144.19 144.20 144.21 144.22 144.23 144.24 144.25 144.26 144.27 144.28 144.29 144.30 144.31 144.32 144.33 144.34 145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 145.7 145.8 145.9 145.10 145.11 145.12 145.13 145.14 145.15 145.16 145.17 145.18 145.19 145.20 145.21 145.22 145.23 145.24 145.25 145.26 145.27 145.28 145.29 145.30 145.31 145.32 145.33 145.34 145.35 146.1 146.2
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
146.28 146.29 146.30 146.31 146.32 146.33 147.1 147.2 147.3 147.4 147.5 147.6 147.7 147.8 147.9 147.10 147.11 147.12 147.13 147.14 147.15 147.16 147.17 147.18 147.19
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
148.1 148.2
148.3
148.4 148.5
148.6 148.7 148.8 148.9 148.10 148.11 148.12 148.13 148.14 148.15 148.16 148.17 148.18 148.19 148.20 148.21 148.22 148.23 148.24 148.25 148.26 148.27 148.28 148.29 148.30 148.31 148.32 148.33 148.34 149.1 149.2 149.3 149.4 149.5 149.6 149.7 149.8 149.9 149.10 149.11 149.12 149.13 149.14 149.15 149.16 149.17 149.18 149.19 149.20 149.21 149.22 149.23 149.24
149.25 149.26 149.27 149.28
149.29 149.30 149.31 149.32 149.33 149.34 150.1 150.2
150.3
150.4 150.5 150.6 150.7 150.8 150.9 150.10 150.11 150.12 150.13 150.14
150.15
150.16 150.17 150.18 150.19 150.20 150.21 150.22 150.23 150.24 150.25 150.26
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A bill for an act
relating to retirement; Minnesota State Retirement System, Public Employees
Retirement Association, and former local police and paid firefighter relief
associations; authorizing investments in swaps; clarifying language; removing
obsolete language; revising outdated requirements; revising contribution
rate revision procedures; revising disability standards and disability benefit
administration procedures; merging the elected state officers retirement plan into
the legislators retirement plan; revising pension commission standards provision;
revising pension plan financial report contents provision; clarifying coverage of
student employees and extending duration of excluded work-study positions;
revising military service credit purchase provision for consistency with federal
code; clarifying average salary for benefit purposes; clarifying MERF division
benefit eligibility; adding Lake County Sunrise Home to privatization chapter;
removing legislative approval requirements for privatizations; modifying
legislative notification requirements for privatizations; clarifying privatized
public hospital pension benefit eligibility; making various administrative
changes; eliminating the PERA Social Security leveling optional annuity;
revising and repealing various statutes to reflect the recent mergers of local police
and salaried firefighter relief associations and consolidation accounts with the
public employees police and fire retirement plan; streamlining amortization state
aid programs; extending the deadline for participation in the voluntary statewide
lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan; requiring municipal approval
for deferred service pension interest rate changes by volunteer firefighter relief
association boards of trustees; authorizing a resumption of the payment of a
death benefit to estates of certain White Bear Lake volunteer firefighter relief
association retirees; including Minnesota Association of Professional Employees
in MSRS-General plan coverage; authorizing the termination of nonspousal
survival designations in optional annuity form elections in certain instances;
authorizing certain service credit purchases; providing instructions to the revisor
of statutes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 3.85, subdivision 10;
3A.011; 3A.03, subdivision 3; 3A.07; 3A.115; 3A.13; 3A.15; 6.495, subdivisions
1, 3; 6.67; 11A.24, subdivision 1; 13D.01, subdivision 1; 69.011, subdivisions 1,
2, 3, 4; 69.021, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7a, 8, 9, 10, 11; 69.031, subdivisions
1, 3, 5; 69.041; 69.051, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4; 69.33; 69.77, subdivisions
1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; 69.771, subdivision 1; 69.774, subdivision
1; 69.80; 275.70, subdivision 5; 297I.10, subdivision 1; 345.381; 352.01,
subdivisions 2a, 17b; 352.029, subdivisions 1, 2a, 2b, 3, 5; 352.03, subdivisions
4, 8; 352.045, by adding subdivisions; 352.113, subdivisions 4, 6, 8, by adding
subdivisions; 352.115, subdivision 3; 352.22, subdivision 3; 352.87, subdivision
3; 352.93, subdivision 2; 352.95, subdivision 1; 352.955, subdivisions 1, 3;
352B.011, subdivision 13; 352B.08, subdivision 2; 352B.10, subdivision 1, by
adding a subdivision; 352D.04, subdivision 2; 353.01, subdivisions 2a, 2b, 6, 10,
16, 17a, 29; 353.03, subdivision 3; 353.27, subdivision 7; 353.29, subdivision
3; 353.34, subdivisions 1, 2; 353.50, subdivisions 3, 6; 353.64, subdivision 1a;
353.651, subdivision 3; 353.656, subdivisions 1, 1a, 3a; 353.657, subdivisions 2,
2a, 3; 353.659; 353.665, subdivisions 1, 5, 8; 353.71, subdivision 1; 353E.04,
subdivision 3; 353E.06, subdivision 1; 353F.02, subdivisions 3, 4, 6, by adding a
subdivision; 353F.025, subdivisions 1, 2; 353F.03; 353F.04; 353F.05; 353F.051,
subdivision 1; 353F.052; 353F.06; 353F.07; 353F.08; 353G.05, subdivision
2; 354.07, subdivision 1; 354.44, subdivision 6; 354A.021, subdivision 2;
354A.31, subdivisions 4, 4a; 356.20, subdivisions 2, 4; 356.214, subdivision 1;
356.215, subdivisions 1, 8, 18; 356.216; 356.219, subdivisions 1, 2, 8; 356.30,
subdivisions 1, 3; 356.315, subdivision 9; 356.401, subdivision 3; 356.406,
subdivision 1; 356.415, subdivisions 1, 1a, 1b, 2; 356.48, subdivision 1; 356.635,
subdivision 1; 356A.01, subdivision 19; 356A.06, subdivision 4; 356A.07,
subdivision 2; 423A.02, subdivisions 1, 1b, 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5; 424A.001, subdivision
4, by adding a subdivision; 424A.01, subdivision 6; 424A.015, subdivisions 1,
4; 424A.016, subdivision 6; 424A.02, subdivisions 7, 9; 424A.10, subdivisions
1, 2; 475.52, subdivision 6; 490.121, subdivision 22; 490.124, subdivision
1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 3A; 6;
353F; 356; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 3A.02, subdivision 3;
69.021, subdivision 6; 69.77, subdivision 3; 352.955, subdivision 2; 352C.001;
352C.091, subdivision 1; 352C.10; 353.29, subdivision 6; 353.64, subdivision 3;
353.665, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10; 353.667; 353.668; 353.669; 353.6691;
353A.01; 353A.02; 353A.03; 353A.04; 353A.05; 353A.06; 353A.07; 353A.08;
353A.081; 353A.083; 353A.09; 353A.10; 353B.01; 353B.02; 353B.03; 353B.04;
353B.05; 353B.06; 353B.07; 353B.08; 353B.09; 353B.10; 353B.11; 353B.12;
353B.13; 353B.14; 353F.02, subdivisions 4, 5; 353F.025, subdivision 3; 356.315,
subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 7, 8; 423A.01; 423A.02, subdivision
1a; 423A.04; 423A.05; 423A.07; 423A.10; 423A.11; 423A.12; 423A.13;
423A.14; 423A.15; 423A.16; 423A.17; 423A.171; 423A.18; 423A.19; 423A.20;
423A.21; 423A.22; 424A.10, subdivision 5.

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

ARTICLE 1

STATE BOARD OF INVESTMENT PROVISIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 11A.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Securities generally.

(a) new text beginPursuant to an investment policy adopted
by the state board,
new text endthe state board is authorized to purchase, sell, lend, and exchange
the securities specified in this section, for funds or accounts specifically made subject
to this sectiondeleted text begin, includingdeleted text endnew text begin. This authority includesnew text end puts and call options deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end future
contractsnew text begin, and swap contract marked to market, if these options and contracts arenew text end 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 as specified in this section.

(b) 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. 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 6,
paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), 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

ARTICLE 2

MSRS ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3.85, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Standards for pension valuations and cost estimates.

The commission
shall adopt standards prescribing specific detailed methods to calculate, evaluate, and
display current and proposed law liabilities, costs, and actuarial equivalents of all public
employee pension plans in Minnesota. These standards shall be consistent with chapter
356 and be updated annually. new text beginAt a minimum, new text endthe standards deleted text beginmust notdeleted text end new text beginshall new text endcontain deleted text begina
valuation requirement
deleted text end new text beginrequirements new text endthat deleted text beginis inconsistentdeleted text end new text begincomply new text endwith generally accepted
accounting principles applicable to government pension plans.new text begin The standards may include
additional financial, funding, or valuation requirements that are not required under
generally accepted accounting principles applicable to government pension plans.
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 3A.011, is amended to read:


3A.011 ADMINISTRATION OF deleted text beginPLANdeleted text endnew text begin PLANSnew text end.

The executive director and the board of directors of the Minnesota State Retirement
System shall administer the deleted text beginlegislators retirement plandeleted text end new text beginplans specified new text endin deleted text beginaccordancedeleted text end new text beginthis
chapter consistent
new text endwith this chapter and deleted text beginchapterdeleted text end new text beginchapters 356 and new text end356A.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3A.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Legislators retirement fund.

(a) The legislators retirement fund, a special
retirement fund, is created within the state treasury deleted text beginand must be credited with assets equal
to the participation of the legislators retirement plan in the Minnesota postretirement
investment fund as of June 30, 2009, and any investment proceeds on those assets
deleted text end. new text beginThe
legislators retirement fund must be credited with any investment proceeds on the assets of
the retirement fund.
new text end

(b) The payment of annuities under section 3A.115, paragraph (b), is appropriated
from the legislators retirement fund.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3A.07, is amended to read:


3A.07 APPLICATION.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b)new text begin and section 3A.17new text end, this chapter applies
to members of the legislature in service after July 1, 1965, who otherwise meet the
requirements of this chapter.

(b) Members of the legislature who were elected for the first time after June 30,
1997, or members of the legislature who were elected before July 1, 1997, and who, after
July 1, 1998, elect not to be members of the plan established by this chapter are covered
by the unclassified employees retirement program governed by chapter 352D.

(c) The post-July 1, 1998, coverage election under paragraph (b) is irrevocable
and must be made on a form prescribed by the director. The second chance referendum
election under Laws 2002, chapter 392, article 15, also is irrevocable.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3A.115, is amended to read:


3A.115 RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE APPROPRIATION;
POSTRETIREMENT ADJUSTMENT.

(a) The amount necessary to fund the retirement allowance granted under this
chapter to a former legislator retiring after June 30, 2003, new text beginor to that legislator's survivor,
and the retirement allowance granted under section 3A.17 to a former constitutional
officer or the survivor of that constitutional officer
new text endis appropriated from the general fund to
the director to pay pension obligations due to the retiree.

(b) The amount necessary to fund the retirement allowance granted under this
chapter to a former legislator retiring before July 1, 2003, must be paid from the legislators
retirement fund created under section 3A.03, subdivision 3, until the assets of the fund
are exhausted and at that time, the amount necessary to fund the retirement allowances
under this paragraph is appropriated from the general fund to the director to pay pension
obligations to the retireenew text begin and survivornew text end.

(c) Retirement allowances payable to retired legislators and their survivors under
this chapter must be adjusted as provided in sections 3A.02, subdivision 6, and 356.415.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3A.13, is amended to read:


3A.13 EXEMPTION FROM PROCESS AND TAXATION; HEALTH
PREMIUM DEDUCTION.

(a) The provisions of section 356.401 apply to the deleted text beginlegislators retirement plandeleted text endnew text begin plans
specified in this chapter
new text end.

(b) The executive director of the Minnesota State Retirement System must, at the
request of a retired legislator new text beginor constitutional officer new text endwho is enrolled in a health insurance
plan covering state employees, deduct the person's health insurance premiums from the
person's annuity and transfer the amount of the premium to a health insurance carrier
covering state employees.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 3A.15, is amended to read:


3A.15 deleted text beginCOORDINATED PROGRAMdeleted text end new text beginPROGRAMS new text endOF new text beginTHE new text endLEGISLATORS
RETIREMENT PLAN.

deleted text begin The coordinated program of the legislators retirement plan is created.deleted text end The provisions
of sections 3A.01 to 3A.13 apply to the coordinated deleted text beginprogramdeleted text endnew text begin and basic programs of the
legislators retirement plan
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [3A.17] CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin (a) This section specifies the retirement plan applicable
to a former constitutional officer who was first elected to a constitutional office after July
1, 1967, and before July 1, 1997. The plan includes the applicable portions of chapters
352C and 356 in effect on the date on which the person terminated active service as a
constitutional officer.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this section, this act, or Laws 2006, chapter 271, article 10, section
33, subdivision 2, is intended to increase or reduce the benefits of former constitutional
officers or their survivors or to adversely modify their eligibility for benefits in effect
as of June 30, 2012.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Benefit adjustments. new text end

new text begin Retirement allowances payable to retired
constitutional officers and surviving spouse benefits payable must be adjusted under
section 356.415.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.01, subdivision 17b, is amended to read:


Subd. 17b.

Duty disability, physical or psychological.

"Duty disability, physical
or psychological," for a correctional employee, means an occupational disability that is
the direct result of an injury incurred during, or a disease arising out of, the performance
of normal duties or the performance of less frequent duties either of which deleted text beginaredeleted text end new text beginpresent
inherent dangers
new text endspecific to the correctional employee.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.03, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Medical adviser.

The deleted text beginstate commissioner of health or otherdeleted text end new text beginexecutive
director may contract with an accredited independent organization specializing in
disability determinations,
new text endlicensed deleted text beginphysiciandeleted text end new text beginphysicians, or physicians new text endon the staff of the
commissioner new text beginof health new text endas new text begindesignated by new text endthe commissioner deleted text beginmay designate shalldeleted text endnew text begin, tonew text end be the
medical adviser deleted text beginofdeleted text end new text beginto new text endthe deleted text begindirectordeleted text endnew text begin systemnew 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. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.045, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Contribution rate revision; general state employees retirement plan.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the contribution rates stated in plan law, the employee and employer
contribution rates for the general state employees retirement plan must be adjusted:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the regular actuarial valuation of the plan under section 356.215 indicates that
there is a contribution sufficiency greater than one percent of covered payroll and that the
sufficiency has existed for at least two consecutive years, the employee and employer
contribution rates must be decreased as determined under paragraph (b) to a level such
that the sufficiency is no greater than one percent of covered payroll based on the most
recent actuarial valuation; or
new text end

new text begin (2) if the regular actuarial valuation of the plan 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 employee and
employer contribution rates must be increased as determined under paragraph (c) to a level
such that no deficiency exists based on the most recent actuarial valuation.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the actuarially required contribution of the plan is less than the total support
provided by the combined employee and employer contribution rates by more than one
percent of covered payroll, the plan employee and employer contribution rates must be
decreased incrementally over one or more years by no more than 0.25 percent of pay
each for employee and employer 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 paragraph has been fully implemented.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the actuarially required contribution exceeds the total support provided by the
employee and employer contribution rates, the employee and employer contribution rates
must be increased equally to eliminate that contribution deficiency. If the contribution
deficiency is:
new text end

new text begin (1) less than two percent, the incremental increase may be up to 0.25 percent each
for the employee and employer contribution rates;
new text end

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

new text begin (3) greater than four percent, the incremental increase may be up to 0.75 percent
each for the employee and employer contribution.
new text end

new text begin (d) 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 receipt of the most recent annual actuarial valuation
prepared under section 356.215. The report must include draft legislation to revise the
employee and employer contributions stated in plan law. 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 on the first day of the first full payroll period in the fiscal year following receipt
of the most recent actuarial valuation that gave rise to the adjustment.
new text end

new text begin (e) 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.
new text end

new text begin (f) 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.
new text end

new text begin (g) 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 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. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.045, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3b. new text end

new text begin Contribution rate revision; correctional state employees retirement
plan and State Patrol retirement plan.
new text end

new text begin (a) Subdivision 3a applies to the correctional
state employees retirement plan under this chapter and to the State Patrol retirement plan
established under chapter 352B, except as stated in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any limitations on the amount of contribution rate changes stated in subdivision
3a apply only to the amount of the employee contribution revision. The employer
contribution for the correctional state employees retirement plan or the State Patrol
retirement plan, whichever is applicable, must be adjusted so that the employer
contribution is equal to 60 percent of the sum of employee plus employer contributions.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the State Patrol retirement plan, a contribution sufficiency of up to two
percent of covered payroll, rather than one percent, may be held in reserves without taking
action to reduce employee and employer contributions.
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. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.113, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Medical or psychological examinations; authorization for payment of
benefit.

(a) new text beginAny physician, psychologist, chiropractor, or physician assistant providing
any service specified in this section must be licensed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endAn applicant shall provide deleted text beginmedical, chiropractic, or psychologicaldeleted text endnew text begin a detailed
report signed by a physician, and at least one additional report signed by a physician,
chiropractor, psychologist, or physician assistant with
new text end evidence to support an application
for total and permanent disability.

deleted text begin (b) The director shall have the employee examined by at least one additional
licensed chiropractor, physician, or psychologist designated by the medical adviser.
deleted text end The
deleted text beginchiropractors, physicians, or psychologists shall make writtendeleted text end reports deleted text beginto the director
concerning the employee's disability including
deleted text end new text beginmust include an new text endexpert deleted text beginopinions as to
deleted text end new text beginopinion regarding new text endwhether the employee is permanently and totally disabled within
the meaning of section 352.01, subdivision 17new text begin, and that the disability arose before the
employee was placed on any paid or unpaid leave of absence or terminated public service
new text end.

new text begin (c) If there is medical evidence that supports the expectation that at some point
the person applying for the disability benefit will no longer be disabled, the decision
granting the disability benefit may provide for a termination date upon which the total and
permanent disability can be expected to no longer exist. When a termination date is part
of the decision granting benefits, prior to the benefit termination the executive director
shall review any evidence provided by the disabled employee to show that the disabling
condition for which benefits were initially granted continues. If the benefits cease, the
disabled employee may follow the appeal procedures described in section 356.96 or may
reapply for disability benefits using the process described in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any claim to disability must be supported by a report from the employer
indicating that there is no available work that the employee can perform with the disabling
condition and that all reasonable accommodations have been considered. Upon request of
the executive director, an employer shall provide evidence of the steps the employer has
taken to attempt to provide reasonable accommodations and continued employment to
the claimant.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endThe director shall also obtain written certification from the employer
stating whether the employment has ceased or whether the employee is on sick leave of
absence because of a disability that will prevent further service to the employer and deleted text beginas a
consequence
deleted text end new text beginthat new text endthe employee is not entitled to compensation from the employer.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(f) new text endThe medical adviser shall consider the reports of the physicians, new text beginphysician
assistants,
new text endpsychologists, and chiropractors and any other evidence supplied by the
employee or other interested parties. If the medical adviser finds the employee totally and
permanently disabled, the adviser shall make appropriate recommendation to the director
in writing together with the date from which the employee has been totally disabled. The
director shall then determine if the disability occurred within 18 months of filing the
application, while still in the employment of the state, and the propriety of authorizing
payment of a disability benefit as provided in this section.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(g) new text endA terminated employee may apply for a disability benefit within 18 months of
termination as long as the disability occurred while in the employment of the state. The
fact that an employee is placed on leave of absence without compensation because of
disability does not bar that employee from receiving a disability benefit.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin(h) new text endUnless the payment of a disability benefit has terminated because the
employee is no longer totally disabled, or because the employee has reached normal
retirement age as provided in this section, the disability benefit must cease with the last
payment received by the disabled employee or which had accrued during the lifetime of the
employee unless there is a spouse surviving. In that event, the surviving spouse is entitled
to the disability benefit for the calendar month in which the disabled employee died.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.113, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Independent medical examination or vocational rehabilitation
counseling.
new text end

new text begin Any individual applying for or receiving disability benefits shall submit
to an independent medical examination or an assessment by a certified rehabilitation
counselor if requested by the executive director or designee. The examination must be
paid for by the system.
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. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.113, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Regular medical or psychological examinations.

At least once each
year during the first five years following the allowance of a disability benefit to any
employee, and at least once in every three-year period thereafter, the director may require
any disabled employee to deleted text beginundergo adeleted text end new text beginprovide new text endmedical, chiropractic, or psychological
deleted text beginexaminationdeleted text endnew text begin evidence to support the continuation of the total and permanent disabilitynew text end.
The deleted text beginexamination must be made at the place of residence of the employee, or at any place
mutually agreed upon,
deleted text end new text beginevidence must be in a form and manner prescribed by the executive
director for review
new text endby an expert or experts designated by the medical adviser and engaged
by the director. If deleted text beginany examination indicatesdeleted text end new text beginthe medical information provided new text endto the
medical adviser new text beginindicates new text endthat the employee is no longer permanently and totally disabled,
or is engaged in or can engage in a gainful occupation, payments of the disability benefit
by the fund must be discontinued. The payments must be discontinued as soon as the
employee is reinstated to the payroll following new text begina new text endsick leavenew text begin of absencenew text end, but in no case may
payment be made for more than 60 days after the medical adviser finds that the employee
is no longer permanently and totally disabled.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.113, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Refusal of examination.

If a deleted text begindisabled employeedeleted text end new text beginperson applying for a
disability benefit
new text endrefuses to submit to deleted text beginan expertdeleted text end new text begina medical or psychological examination,
the disability application shall be rejected. If a disability benefit recipient refuses to submit
to a medical or psychological
new text endexamination as required, payments by the fund must be
discontinued and the director shall revoke all rights of the employee in any disability benefit.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.113, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Disabilitant earnings reports. new text end

new text begin Disability benefit recipients must report
all earnings from reemployment and income from workers' compensation to the system
annually by May 15 in a format prescribed by the executive director. If the form is not
submitted by June 15, benefits must be suspended effective July 1. If the form deemed
acceptable by the executive director is received after the June 15 deadline, benefits shall
be reinstated retroactive to July 1.
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. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.22, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Deferred annuity.

(a) An employee who has at least three years of
allowable service if employed before July 1, 2010, or who has at least five years of
allowable service if employed after June 30, 2010, when termination occurs may elect
to leave the accumulated contributions in the fund and thereby be entitled to a deferred
retirement annuity. The annuity must be computed under the law in effect when state
service terminated, on the basis of the allowable service credited to the person before
the termination of service.

(b) An employee on layoff or on leave of absence without pay, except a leave of
absence for health reasons, and who does not return to state service must have an annuity,
deferred annuity, or other benefit to which the employee may become entitled computed
under the law in effect on the employee's last working day.

(c) No application for a deferred annuity may be made more than 60 days before
the time the former employee reaches the required age for entitlement to the payment of
the annuity. The deferred annuity begins to accrue no earlier than 60 days before the date
the application is filed in the office of the system, but not (1) before the date on which
the employee reaches the required age for entitlement to the annuity nor (2) before the
day following the termination of state service in a position which is not covered by the
retirement system.

(d) Application for the accumulated contributions left on deposit with the fund may
be made at any time following the date of the termination of service.

new text begin (e) Deferred annuities must be augmented as provided in section 352.72, subdivision
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

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.955, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Election to transfer prior MSRS-general service credit.

(a) An
eligible employee described in paragraph (b) may elect to transfer service credit in the
general state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement System to the
correctional state employees retirement plan for eligible prior correctional employment.

(b) An eligible employee is a person who is covered by deleted text beginLaws 2007, chapter 134,
article 3, section 6, or who became eligible for retirement coverage by the correctional
state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State Retirement System under Laws
2006, chapter 271, article 2, Laws 2007, chapter 134, article 3, or
deleted text end legislation implementing
the recommendations under section 352.91, subdivision 4a.

(c) Eligible prior correctional employment is new text beginemployment new text endcovered deleted text begincorrectional
service defined in Laws 2007, chapter 134, article 3, section 6, or is employment by the
Department of Corrections or by the Department of Human Services that preceded the
effective date of the retirement coverage transfer under Laws 2006, chapter 271, article
2, Laws 2007, chapter 134, article 3, or legislation implementing the recommendations
under section 352.91, subdivision 4a
deleted text endnew text begin by the general state employees retirement plan of
the Minnesota State Retirement System
new text end, is continuous service, and is certified by the
commissioner of corrections and the commissioner of human services, whichever applies,
and by the commissioner of management and budget to the executive director of the
Minnesota State Retirement System as service that would qualify for correctional state
employees retirement plan coverage under section 352.91, if the service deleted text beginwasdeleted text end new text beginhad been
new text endrendered after the date of coverage transfer.

(d) The election to transfer past service credit under this section must be made in
writing by the applicable person on a form prescribed by the executive director of the
Minnesota State Retirement System and must be filed with the executive director of the
Minnesota State Retirement System on or before deleted text begin(1) January 1, 2008, ordeleted text end the one year
anniversary of the coverage transferdeleted text begin, whichever is later,deleted text end or deleted text begin(2)deleted text end the date of the eligible
employee's termination of state employment, whichever is 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. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.955, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Payment of additional equivalent contributionsdeleted text begin; post-June 30, 2007,
coverage transfers
deleted text end.

(a) An eligible employee who is transferred to plan coverage deleted text beginafter
June 30, 2007,
deleted text end and who elects to transfer past service credit under this section must pay
an additional member contribution for that prior service period. The additional member
contribution is the amount computed under paragraph (b), plus the greater of the amount
computed under paragraph (c), or 40 percent of the unfunded actuarial accrued liability
attributable to the past service credit transfer.

(b) The executive director shall compute, for the most recent 12 months of service
credit eligible for transfer, or for the entire period eligible for transfer if less than 12
months, the difference between the employee contribution rate or rates for the general state
employees retirement plan and the employee contribution rate or rates for the correctional
state employees retirement plan applied to the eligible employee's salary during that
transfer period, plus compound interest at a monthly rate of 0.71 percent.

(c) The executive director shall compute, for any service credit being transferred
on behalf of the eligible employee and not included under paragraph (b), the difference
between the employee contribution rate or rates for the general state employees retirement
plan and the employee contribution rate or rates for the correctional state employees
retirement plan applied to the eligible employee's salary during that transfer period, plus
compound interest at a monthly rate of 0.71 percent.

(d) The executive director shall compute an amount using the process specified in
paragraph (b), but based on differences in employer contribution rates between the general
state employees retirement plan and the correctional state employees retirement plan
rather than employee contribution rates.

(e) The executive director shall compute an amount using the process specified in
paragraph (c), but based on differences in employer contribution rates between the general
state employees retirement plan and the correctional state employees retirement plan
rather than employee contribution rates.

(f) The additional equivalent member contribution under this subdivision must be
paid in a lump sum. Payment must accompany the election to transfer the prior service
credit. No transfer election or additional equivalent member contribution payment may be
made by a person or accepted by the executive director after the one year anniversary date
of the effective date of the retirement coverage transfer, or the date on which the eligible
employee terminates state employment, whichever is earlier.

(g) If an eligible employee elects to transfer past service credit under this section
and pays the additional equivalent member contribution amount under paragraph (a), the
applicable department shall pay an additional equivalent employer contribution amount.
The additional employer contribution is the amount computed under paragraph (d), plus
the greater of the amount computed under paragraph (e), or 60 percent of the unfunded
actuarial accrued liability attributable to the past service credit transfer.

(h) The unfunded actuarial accrued liability attributable to the past service credit
transfer is the present value of the benefit obtained by the transfer of the service credit
to the correctional state employees retirement plan reduced by the amount of the asset
transfer under subdivision 4, by the amount of the member contribution equivalent
payment computed under paragraph (b), and by the amount of the employer contribution
equivalent payment computed under paragraph (d).

(i) The additional equivalent employer contribution under this subdivision must be
paid in a lump sum and must be paid within 30 days of the date on which the executive
director of the Minnesota State Retirement System certifies to the applicable department
that the employee paid the additional equivalent member contribution.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352B.011, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Surviving spouse.

"Surviving spouse" means a member's or former
member's legally married spouse deleted text beginwho resided with the member or former memberdeleted text end at the
time of death deleted text beginand was married to the member or former member, for a period of at least
one year, during or before the time of membership
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. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352B.10, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Disabilitant earnings reports. new text end

new text begin Disability benefit recipients must report
all earnings from reemployment and income from workers' compensation to the system
annually by May 15 in a format prescribed by the executive director. If the form is not
submitted by June 15, benefits must be suspended effective July 1. If the form deemed
acceptable by the executive director is received after the June 15 deadline, benefits shall
be reinstated retroactive to July 1.
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. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352D.04, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Contribution rates.

(a) The money used to purchase shares under this
section is the employee and employer contributions provided in this subdivision.

(b) The employee contribution is an amount equal to the percent of salary specified
in section 352.04, subdivision 2, or 352.045, subdivision deleted text begin3deleted text endnew text begin 3anew text end.

(c) The employer contribution is an amount equal to six percent of salary.

(d) For members of the legislature, the contributions under this subdivision also must
be made on per diem payments received during a regular or special legislative session, but
may not be made on per diem payments received outside of a regular or special legislative
session, on the additional compensation attributable to a leadership position under section
3.099, subdivision 3, living expense payments under section 3.101, or special session
living expense payments under section 3.103.

(e) For a judge who is a member of the unclassified plan under section 352D.02,
subdivision 1, paragraph (c), clause (16), the employee contribution rate is eight percent
of salary, and there is no employer contribution.

(f) These contributions must be made in the manner provided in section 352.04,
subdivisions 4, 5, and 6.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.20, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Contents of financial report.

(a) The financial report required by
this section must contain financial statements and disclosures that indicate the financial
operations and position of the retirement plan and fund. The report must conform with
generally accepted governmental accounting principles, applied on a consistent basis. The
report must be audited.

(b) The report must includedeleted text begin, as part of its exhibits or its footnotes, an actuarial
disclosure item based on
deleted text end new text begina statement that new text endthe actuarial valuation calculations prepared
by the actuary retained under section 356.214 or by the actuary retained by the
retirement fund or plan, whichever applies, deleted text beginaccording todeleted text end new text begincomply with new text endapplicable actuarial
requirements enumerated in section 356.215, and specified in the most recent standards
for actuarial work adopted by the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement.
The actuarial value of assets, the actuarial accrued liabilities, deleted text beginincluding accrued reserves,
deleted text end and the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the fund or plan must be disclosed. The
deleted text begindisclosure itemdeleted text end new text beginreport new text endmust contain a deleted text begindeclarationdeleted text end new text begincertification new text endby the actuary retained
under section 356.214 or the actuary retained by the fund or plan, whichever applies,
specifying that deleted text beginthe required reserves for any retirement, disability, or survivordeleted text end new text beginnormal
cost and the actuarial accrued liabilities for all
new text endbenefits deleted text beginprovided under a benefit formula
deleted text end are computed in accordance with the entry age actuarial cost method and in accordance
with the most recent applicable standards for actuarial work adopted by the Legislative
Commission on Pensions and Retirement.

(c) The report must contain an itemized exhibit describing the administrative
expenses of the plan, including, but not limited to, the following items, classified on a
consistent basis from year to year, and with any further meaningful detail:

(1) personnel expenses;

(2) communication-related expenses;

(3) office building and maintenance expenses;

(4) professional services fees; and

(5) other expenses.

(d) The report must contain an itemized exhibit describing the investment expenses
of the plan, including, but not limited to, the following items, classified on a consistent
basis from year to year, and with any further meaningful detail:

(1) internal investment-related expenses; and

(2) external investment-related expenses.

(e) Any additional statements or exhibits or more detailed or subdivided itemization
of a disclosure item that will enable the management of the plan to portray a true
interpretation of the plan's financial condition must be included in the additional
statements or exhibits.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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;

(8) the Duluth teachers retirement plan, Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund
Association;

(9) the St. Paul teachers retirement plan, St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund
Association;

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

deleted text begin (11) the elective state officers retirement plan, Minnesota State Retirement System;
and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(11) the new text endlocal government correctional service retirement plan, Public
Employees Retirement Association.

new text begin (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.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endThe 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.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endThe 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.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(f) new text endIf 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), (10), (11), or (12), in the
manner provided for in the standards for actuarial work adopted by the commission.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.215, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of sections 3.85 and 356.20 to
356.23, each of the terms in the following paragraphs has the meaning given.

(b) "Actuarial valuation" means a set of calculations prepared by an actuary retained
under section 356.214 if so required under section 3.85, or otherwise, by an approved
actuary, to determine the normal cost and the accrued actuarial liabilities of a benefit
plan, according to the entry age actuarial cost method and based upon stated assumptions
including, but not limited to rates of interest, mortality, salary increase, disability,
withdrawal, and retirement and to determine the payment necessary to amortize over a
stated period any unfunded accrued actuarial liability disclosed as a result of the actuarial
valuation of the benefit plan.

(c) "Approved actuary" means a person who is regularly engaged in the business of
providing actuarial services and who is a fellow in the Society of Actuaries.

(d) "Entry age actuarial cost method" means an actuarial cost method under which
the actuarial present value of the projected benefits of each individual currently covered
by the benefit plan and included in the actuarial valuation is allocated on a level basis over
the service of the individual, if the benefit plan is governed by section 69.773, or over the
earnings of the individual, if the benefit plan is governed by any other law, between the
entry age and the assumed exit age, with the portion of the actuarial present value which is
allocated to the valuation year to be the normal cost and the portion of the actuarial present
value not provided for at the valuation date by the actuarial present value of future normal
costs to be the actuarial accrued liability, with aggregation in the calculation process to be
the sum of the calculated result for each covered individual and with recognition given to
any different benefit formulas which may apply to various periods of service.

(e) "Experience study" means a report providing experience data and an actuarial
analysis of the adequacy of the actuarial assumptions on which actuarial valuations are
based.

(f) "Actuarial value of assets" meansdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) For the July 1, 2012, actuarial valuation, the market value of all assets as of
June 30, 2012, reduced by:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) 20 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the market value of
assets other than the Minnesota postretirement investment fund between June 30, 2009,
and June 30, 2008, and the computed increase in the market value of assets other than the
Minnesota postretirement investment fund over that fiscal year period if the assets had
earned a rate of return on assets equal to the annual percentage preretirement interest rate
assumption used in the actuarial valuation for July 1, 2008;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) 40 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the market value of
total assets between June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2009, and the computed increase in the
market value of total assets over that fiscal year period if the assets had earned a rate of
return on assets equal to the annual percentage preretirement interest rate assumption used
in the actuarial valuation for July 1, 2009;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii) 60 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the market value
of total assets between June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2010, and the computed increase in the
market value of total assets over that fiscal year period if the assets had earned a rate of
return on assets equal to the annual percentage preretirement interest rate assumption used
in the actuarial valuation for July 1, 2010;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv) 80 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the market value of
total assets between June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2011, and the computed increase in the
market value of total assets over that fiscal year period if the assets had earned a rate of
return on assets equal to the annual percentage preretirement interest rate assumption used
in the actuarial valuation for July 1, 2011; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (v) if applicable, 20 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the
market value of the Minnesota postretirement investment fund between June 30, 2009,
and June 30, 2008, and the computed increase in the market value of assets over that fiscal
year period if the assets had increased at 8.5 percent annually.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) For the July 1, 2013, and following actuarial valuations,deleted text end the market value of all
assets as of the preceding June 30, reduced by:

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end 20 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the market value
of total assets between the June 30 that occurred three years earlier and the June 30 that
occurred four years earlier and the computed increase in the market value of total assets
over that fiscal year period if the assets had earned a rate of return on assets equal to the
annual percentage preretirement interest rate assumption used in the actuarial valuation
for the July 1 that occurred four years earlier;

deleted text begin (ii)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end 40 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the market value
of total assets between the June 30 that occurred two years earlier and the June 30 that
occurred three years earlier and the computed increase in the market value of total assets
over that fiscal year period if the assets had earned a rate of return on assets equal to the
annual percentage preretirement interest rate assumption used in the actuarial valuation
for the July 1 that occurred three years earlier;

deleted text begin (iii)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end 60 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the market
value of total assets between the June 30 that occurred one year earlier and the June 30 that
occurred two years earlier and the computed increase in the market value of total assets
over that fiscal year period if the assets had earned a rate of return on assets equal to the
annual percentage preretirement interest rate assumption used in the actuarial valuation
for the July 1 that occurred two years earlier; and

deleted text begin (iv)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end 80 percent of the difference between the actual net change in the market
value of total assets between the most recent June 30 and the June 30 that occurred
one year earlier and the computed increase in the market value of total assets over that
fiscal year period if the assets had earned a rate of return on assets equal to the annual
percentage preretirement interest rate assumption used in the actuarial valuation for the
July 1 that occurred one year earlier.

(g) "Unfunded actuarial accrued liability" means the total current and expected
future benefit obligations, reduced by the sum of the actuarial value of assets and the
present value of future normal costs.

(h) "Pension benefit obligation" means the actuarial present value of credited
projected benefits, determined as the actuarial present value of benefits estimated to be
payable in the future as a result of employee service attributing an equal benefit amount,
including the effect of projected salary increases and any step rate benefit accrual rate
differences, to each year of credited and expected future employee service.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 plannew text begin, and for the
constitutional officers calculation of total plan
liabilities
new text end
0.0
deleted text begin-2.0 until June 30,
2040, and -2.5 after
June 30, 2040
deleted text end new text begin0.0
new text end
deleted text begin elective state officers retirement plan
deleted text end
deleted text begin0.0deleted text end
deleted text begin-2.0 until June 30,
2040, and -2.5 after
June 30, 2040
deleted text end
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
Duluth teachers retirement plan
8.5
8.5
St. Paul teachers retirement plan
8.5
8.5

Except for the legislators retirement plan and the deleted text beginelective statedeleted text end new text beginconstitutional new text endofficers
deleted text beginretirement plandeleted text endnew text begin calculation of total plan liabilitiesnew text end, 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 deleted text beginelective statedeleted text end new text beginconstitutional new text endofficers
deleted text beginretirement plandeleted text endnew text begin calculation of total plan liabilitiesnew text end, 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.

(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 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 all retirement
plans covered by this clause. The designated
percentage rate is 0.3 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
8.00%
6.90%
9.00%
17
8.00
6.90
9.00
18
8.00
6.90
9.00
19
8.00
6.90
9.00
20
6.90
6.90
9.00
21
6.90
6.90
8.75
22
6.90
6.90
8.50
23
6.85
6.85
8.25
24
6.80
6.80
8.00
25
6.75
6.75
7.75
26
6.70
6.70
7.50
27
6.65
6.65
7.25
28
6.60
6.60
7.00
29
6.55
6.55
6.75
30
6.50
6.50
6.75
31
6.45
6.45
6.50
32
6.40
6.40
6.50
33
6.35
6.35
6.50
34
6.30
6.30
6.25
35
6.25
6.25
6.25
36
6.20
6.20
6.00
37
6.15
6.15
6.00
38
6.10
6.10
6.00
39
6.05
6.05
5.75
40
6.00
6.00
5.75
41
5.90
5.95
5.75
42
5.80
5.90
5.50
43
5.70
5.85
5.25
44
5.60
5.80
5.25
45
5.50
5.75
5.00
46
5.40
5.70
5.00
47
5.30
5.65
5.00
48
5.20
5.60
5.00
49
5.10
5.55
5.00
50
5.00
5.50
5.00
51
4.90
5.45
5.00
52
4.80
5.40
5.00
53
4.70
5.35
5.00
54
4.60
5.30
5.00
55
4.50
5.25
4.75
56
4.40
5.20
4.75
57
4.30
5.15
4.50
58
4.20
5.10
4.25
59
4.10
5.05
4.25
60
4.00
5.00
4.25
61
3.90
5.00
4.25
62
3.80
5.00
4.25
63
3.70
5.00
4.25
64
3.60
5.00
4.25
65
3.50
5.00
4.00
66
3.50
5.00
4.00
67
3.50
5.00
4.00
68
3.50
5.00
4.00
69
3.50
5.00
4.00
70
3.50
5.00
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
Duluth teachers retirement plan
4.50
St. Paul teachers retirement plan
5.00

(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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 3Anew text begin, including
constitutional officers as specified in that chapter
new text end;

deleted text begin (6) the elective state officers retirement plan, established under chapter 352C;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endthe general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established under chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endthe public employees police and fire retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association, established under chapter 353;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endthe local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association, established under chapter 353E;

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end the Teachers Retirement Association, established under chapter 354;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endthe St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established under
chapter 354A;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endthe Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established under
chapter 354A; and

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 3Anew text begin, including constitutional
officers as specified in that chapter
new text end;

(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;

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

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endthe unclassified state employees retirement program, established by chapter
352D;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endthe general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established by chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endthe public employees police and fire plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association, established by chapter 353;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endthe public employees defined contribution plan, established by chapter 353D;

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;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endthe voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan,
established by chapter 353G;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endthe Teachers Retirement Association, established by chapter 354;

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

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text endthe St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, established by chapter
354A;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin(14) new text endthe individual retirement account plan, established by chapter 354B;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin(15) new text endthe higher education supplemental retirement plan, established by chapter
354C; and

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin(16) new text endthe judges retirement fund, established by chapter 490.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginplandeleted text endnew text begin plans, including
constitutional officers as specified in chapter 3A
new text end, the general state employees retirement
plan, the correctional state employees retirement plan, deleted text beginthe elected state officers retirement
plan,
deleted text end 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 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 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, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.415, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Covered retirement plans.

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

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

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

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

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

deleted text begin (5) the elective state officers retirement plan established under chapter 352C;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endthe general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement
Association established under chapter 353, including the MERF division of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endthe public employees police and fire retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association established under chapter 353;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endthe local government correctional employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association established under chapter 353E;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(8) new text endthe teachers retirement plan established under chapter 354; and

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text endthe judges retirement plan established under chapter 490.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginAPPLICATION AND INTENT.
new text end

new text begin This article merges the remaining provisions of the elective state officers retirement
plan into the legislators retirement plan chapter to achieve administrative savings,
including reduced cost for actuarial calculations. Nothing in this article should be
interpreted as modifying benefits or benefit eligibility compared to law in effect
immediately before the effective date of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2013.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 3A.02, subdivision 3; 352C.001; 352C.091,
subdivision 1; and 352C.10,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.955, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective July 1, 2013. Paragraph (b) is
effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

PERA ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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, the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Association, or any police or firefighters relief association governed by
section 69.77 that has not consolidated with the Public Employees Retirement Association,
or any local police or firefighters consolidation account who have not elected the type of
benefit coverage provided by the public employees police and fire fund under sections
353A.01 to 353A.10, or any persons covered by section 353.665, subdivision 4, 5, or 6,
who have not elected public employees police and fire plan benefit coverage. 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 new text beginfor up to five years new text endin an internship or residency program
sponsored by new text begina governmental subdivision, including new text endan 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 new text beginup new text endto deleted text beginthreedeleted text end new text beginfive new text endyears deleted text beginor lessdeleted text end, 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.

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 353.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Allowable service; limits and computation.

(a) "Allowable service"
means:

(1) service during years of actual membership in the course of which employee
deductions were withheld from salary and contributions were made at the applicable rates
under section 353.27, 353.65, or 353E.03;

(2) periods of service covered by payments in lieu of salary deductions under
sections 353.27, subdivision 12, and 353.35;

(3) service in years during which the public employee was not a member but for
which the member later elected, while a member, to obtain credit by making payments to
the fund as permitted by any law then in effect;

(4) a period of authorized leave of absence with pay from which deductions for
employee contributions are made, deposited, and credited to the fund;

(5) a period of authorized personal, parental, or medical leave of absence without
pay, including a leave of absence covered under the federal Family Medical Leave Act,
that does not exceed one year, and for which a member obtained service credit for each
month in the leave period by payment under section 353.0161 to the fund made in place of
salary deductions. An employee must return to public service and render a minimum of
three months of allowable service in order to be eligible to make payment under section
353.0161 for a subsequent authorized leave of absence without pay. Upon payment, the
employee must be granted allowable service credit for the purchased period;

(6) a periodic, repetitive leave that is offered to all employees of a governmental
subdivision. The leave program may not exceed 208 hours per annual normal work cycle
as certified to the association by the employer. A participating member obtains service
credit by making employee contributions in an amount or amounts based on the member's
average salary, excluding overtime pay, that would have been paid if the leave had not been
taken. The employer shall pay the employer and additional employer contributions on
behalf of the participating member. The employee and the employer are responsible to pay
interest on their respective shares at the rate of 8.5 percent a year, compounded annually,
from the end of the normal cycle until full payment is made. An employer shall also make
the employer and additional employer contributions, plus 8.5 percent interest, compounded
annually, on behalf of an employee who makes employee contributions but terminates
public service. The employee contributions must be made within one year after the end of
the annual normal working cycle or within 30 days after termination of public service,
whichever is sooner. The executive director shall prescribe the manner and forms to be
used by a governmental subdivision in administering a periodic, repetitive leave. Upon
payment, the member must be granted allowable service credit for the purchased period;

(7) an authorized temporary or seasonal layoff under subdivision 12, limited to three
months allowable service per authorized temporary or seasonal layoff in one calendar year.
An employee who has received the maximum service credit allowed for an authorized
temporary or seasonal layoff must return to public service and must obtain a minimum of
three months of allowable service subsequent to the layoff in order to receive allowable
service for a subsequent authorized temporary or seasonal layoff;

(8) a period during which a member is absent from employment by a governmental
subdivision by reason of service in the uniformed services, as defined in United States
Code, title 38, section 4303(13), if the member returns to public service with the same
governmental subdivision upon discharge from service in the uniformed service within the
time frames required under United States Code, title 38, section 4312(e), provided that
the member did not separate from uniformed service with a dishonorable or bad conduct
discharge or under other than honorable conditions. The service must be credited if the
member pays into the fund equivalent employee contributions based upon the contribution
rate or rates in effect at the time that the uniformed service was performed multiplied
by the full and fractional years being purchased and applied to the annual salary rate.
The annual salary rate is the average annual salarydeleted text begin, excluding overtime pay,deleted text end during the
purchase period that the member would have received if the member had continued to
be employed in covered employment rather than to provide uniformed service, or, if
the determination of that rate is not reasonably certain, the annual salary rate is the
member's average salary ratedeleted text begin, excluding overtime pay,deleted text end during the 12-month period of
covered employment rendered immediately preceding the period of the uniformed service.
Payment of the member equivalent contributions must be made during a period that begins
with the date on which the individual returns to public employment and that is three times
the length of the military leave period, or within five years of the date of discharge from
the military service, whichever is less. If the determined payment period is less than
one year, the contributions required under this clause to receive service credit may be
made within one year of the discharge date. Payment may not be accepted following 30
days after termination of public service under subdivision 11a. If the member equivalent
contributions provided for in this clause are not paid in full, the member's allowable
service credit must be prorated by multiplying the full and fractional number of years of
uniformed service eligible for purchase by the ratio obtained by dividing the total member
contributions received by the total member contributions otherwise required under this
clause. The equivalent employer contribution, and, if applicable, the equivalent additional
employer contribution must be paid by the governmental subdivision employing the
member if the member makes the equivalent employee contributions. The employer
payments must be made from funds available to the employing unit, using the employer
and additional employer contribution rate or rates in effect at the time that the uniformed
service was performed, applied to the same annual salary rate or rates used to compute the
equivalent member contribution. The governmental subdivision involved may appropriate
money for those payments. The amount of service credit obtainable under this section may
not exceed five years unless a longer purchase period is required under United States Code,
title 38, section 4312. The employing unit shall pay interest on all equivalent member and
employer contribution amounts payable under this clause. Interest must be computed at a
rate of 8.5 percent compounded annually from the end of each fiscal year of the leave or the
break in service to the end of the month in which the payment is received. Upon payment,
the employee must be granted allowable service credit for the purchased period; or

(9) a period specified under section 353.0162.

(b) For calculating benefits under sections 353.30, 353.31, 353.32, and 353.33 for
state officers and employees displaced by the Community Corrections Act, chapter 401,
and transferred into county service under section 401.04, "allowable service" means the
combined years of allowable service as defined in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (6), and
section 352.01, subdivision 11.

(c) For a public employee who has prior service covered by a local police or
firefighters relief association that has consolidated with the Public Employees Retirement
Association under chapter 353A or to which section 353.665 applies, and who has
elected the type of benefit coverage provided by the public employees police and fire
fund either under section 353A.08 following the consolidation or under section 353.665,
subdivision 4
, "allowable service" is a period of service credited by the local police or
firefighters relief association as of the effective date of the consolidation based on law
and on bylaw provisions governing the relief association on the date of the initiation
of the consolidation procedure.

(d) No member may receive more than 12 months of allowable service credit in a
year either for vesting purposes or for benefit calculation purposes. For an active member
who was an active member of the former Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association
on December 29, 2011, "allowable service" is the period of service credited by the
Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association as reflected in the transferred records of the
association up to December 30, 2011, and the period of service credited under paragraph
(a), clause (1), after December 30, 2011. For an active member who was an active member
of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association on December 29, 2011, "allowable
service" is the period of service credited by the Minneapolis Police Relief Association as
reflected in the transferred records of the association up to December 30, 2011, and the
period of service credited under paragraph (a), clause (1), after December 30, 2011.

(e) MS 2002 [Expired]

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 353.01, subdivision 17a, is amended to read:


Subd. 17a.

Average salary.

(a) "Average salary," deleted text beginfor purposes of calculating a
retirement annuity under section 353.29, subdivision 3
deleted text endnew text begin unless otherwise specifiednew text end, means
an amount equivalent to the average of the highest salary of the member, police officer,
or firefighter, whichever applies, upon which employee contributions were paid for any
five successive years of allowable service, based on dates of salary periods as listed on
salary deduction reports. Average salary must be based upon all allowable service if
this service is less than five years.

(b) "Average salary" may not include any reduced salary paid during a period
in which the employee is entitled to benefit payments from workers' compensation for
temporary disability, unless the average salary is higher, including this period.

new text begin (c) "Average salary," for purposes of calculating benefits for a surviving spouse or
dependent children under section 353.657, subdivision 2 or 3, means the average of the
full-time monthly base salary rate in effect during the last six months of allowable service.
If the employment during the last six months of allowable service was part-time, the
average salary must be prorated based on the actual number of hours worked.
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. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.01, subdivision 29, is amended to read:


Subd. 29.

Designated beneficiary.

"Designated beneficiary" means the person deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,
new text end organizationnew text begin, trust, or estatenew text end designated by a member, former member, deleted text begindisabilitant, or
retired member in writing, signed and filed with the association before the death of the
member, former member, disabilitant, or retired member,
deleted text end new text beginor a person legally authorized
to act on behalf of the member or former member
new text endto receive a refund of the balance of
the member's new text beginor former member's new text endaccumulated deductions after death.new text begin A beneficiary
designation is valid if it is made in the form prescribed by the executive director and
is received by the association on or before the date of death of the member or former
member. If a beneficiary designation is deemed to be invalid for any reason, any remaining
balance of the member's or former member's accumulated deductions are subject to the
provisions of section 353.32, subdivisions 4 and 5.
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 2012, section 353.27, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Adjustment for erroneous receipts or disbursements.

(a) Except
as provided in paragraph (b), erroneous employee deductions and erroneous employer
contributions and additional employer contributions to the general employees retirement
plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association or to the public employees police
and fire retirement plan for a person who otherwise does not qualify for membership
under this chapter, are considered:

(1) valid if the initial erroneous deduction began before January 1, 1990. Upon
determination of the error by the association, the person may continue membership in the
association while employed in the same position for which erroneous deductions were
taken, or file a written election to terminate membership and apply for a refund upon
termination of public service or defer an annuity under section 353.34; or

(2) invalid, if the initial erroneous employee deduction began on or after January 1,
1990. Upon determination of the error, the association shall refund all erroneous employee
deductions and all erroneous employer contributions as specified in paragraph (e). No
person may claim a right to continued or past membership in the association based on
erroneous deductions which began on or after January 1, 1990.

(b) Erroneous deductions taken from the salary of a person who did not qualify
for membership in the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees
Retirement Association or in the public employees police and fire retirement plan by
virtue of concurrent employment before July 1, 1978, which required contributions to
another retirement fund or relief association established for the benefit of officers and
employees of a governmental subdivision, are invalid. Upon discovery of the error,
allowable service credit for all invalid service if forfeited and, upon termination of public
service, the association shall refund all erroneous employee deductions to the person, with
interest as determined under section 353.34, subdivision 2, and all erroneous employer
contributions without interest to the employer. This paragraph has both retroactive and
prospective application.

(c) Adjustments to correct employer contributions and employee deductions taken
in error from amounts which are not salary under section 353.01, subdivision 10, must
be made as specified in paragraph (e). The period of adjustment must be limited to the
fiscal year in which the error is discovered by the association and the immediate two
preceding fiscal years.

(d) If there is evidence of fraud or other misconduct on the part of the employee or
the employer, the board of trustees may authorize adjustments to the account of a member
or former member to correct erroneous employee deductions and employer contributions
on invalid salary and the recovery of any overpayments for a period longer than provided
for under paragraph (c).

(e) Upon discovery of the receipt of erroneous employee deductions and employer
contributions under paragraph (a), clause (2), or paragraph (c), the association must require
the employer to discontinue the erroneous employee deductions and erroneous employer
contributions reported on behalf of a member. Upon discontinuation, the association must:

(1) for a member, provide a refund in the amount of the invalid employee deductions
with interest on the invalid employee deductions at the rate specified under section 353.34,
subdivision 2
, from the received date of each invalid salary transaction through the date
the credit or refund is made;

(2) for a former member who:

(i) is not receiving a retirement annuity or benefit, return the erroneous employee
deductions to the former member through a refund with interest at the rate specified under
section 353.34, subdivision 2, from the received date of each invalid salary transaction
through the date the credit or refund is made; or

(ii) is receiving a retirement annuity or disability benefit, or a person who is
receiving an optional annuity or survivor benefit, for whom it has been determined an
overpayment must be recovered, adjust the payment amount and recover the overpayments
as provided under this section; and

(3) return the invalid employer contributions reported on behalf of a member or
former member to the employer by providing a credit against future contributions payable
by the employer.

(f) In the event that a salary warrant or check from which a deduction for the
retirement fund was taken has been canceled or the amount of the warrant or check
returned to the funds of the department making the payment, a refund of the sum
deducted, or any portion of it that is required to adjust the deductions, must be made
to the department or institution.

(g) If the deleted text beginaccrual date of anydeleted text end new text beginassociation discovers that a new text endretirement annuity, survivor
benefit, or disability benefit deleted text beginis within the limitation period specified in paragraph (c), and
an overpayment has resulted
deleted text end new text beginhas been incorrectly calculated new text endby using invalid service or
salary, or due to any erroneous calculation procedure, the association must recalculate
the annuity or benefit payable and deleted text beginrecover anydeleted text end new text beginbegin payment of the corrected annuity or
benefit effective the first of the month following discovery of the error. Any
new text endoverpayment
new text beginresulting from the incorrect calculation must be recovered new text endas provided under subdivision
7bnew text begin, if the accrual date, or any adjustment in the amount of the annuity or benefit calculated
after the accrual date, except adjustments required under section 353.656, subdivision 4,
falls within the current fiscal year and the two immediate previous fiscal years
new text end.

(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subdivision, the association may apply
the Revenue Procedures defined in the federal Internal Revenue Service Employee Plans
Compliance Resolution System and not issue a refund of erroneous employee deductions
and employer contributions or not recover a small overpayment of benefits if the cost to
correct the error would exceed the amount of the member refund or overpayment.

(i) Any fees or penalties assessed by the federal Internal Revenue Service for any
failure by an employer to follow the statutory requirements for reporting eligible members
and salary must be paid by the employer.

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 353.34, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Refund or deferred annuity.

(a) A former member is entitled to
either a refund of accumulated employee deductions under subdivision 2, or to a deferred
annuity under subdivision 3. Application for a refund may not be made before the date of
termination of public service. deleted text beginExcept as specified in paragraph (b),deleted text end A refund must be paid
within 120 days following receipt of the application unless the applicant has again become
a public employee required to be covered by the association.

(b) If an individual was placed on layoff under section 353.01, subdivision 12 or 12c,
a refund is not payable before termination of service under section 353.01, subdivision 11a.

(c) An individual who terminates public service covered by the Public Employees
Retirement Association general employees retirement plan, the MERF division, the Public
Employees Retirement Association police and fire retirement plan, or the public employees
local government correctional service retirement plan, and who is employed by a different
employer and who becomes an active member covered by one of the other two plans, may
receive a refund of employee contributions plus annual compound interest from the plan
from which the member terminated service at the applicable rate specified in subdivision 2.

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 353.34, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Refund with interest.

(a) Except as provided in subdivision 1, any person
who ceases to be a public employee is entitled to receive a refund in an amount equal to
accumulated deductions with annual compound interest to the first day of the month
in which the refund is processed.

(b) For a person who ceases to be a public employee before July 1, 2011, the refund
interest is at the rate of six percent to June 30, 2011, and at the rate of four percent after
June 30, 2011. For a person who ceases to be a public employee after July 1, 2011, the
refund interest is at the rate of four percent.

(c) If a person repays a refund and subsequently applies for another refund, the
repayment amount, including interest, is added to the fiscal year balance in which the
repayment was made.

new text begin (d) If the refund payable to a member is based on employee deductions that are
determined to be invalid under section 353.27, subdivision 7, the interest payable on the
invalid employee deductions is four percent.
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. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.50, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Service credit and benefit liability transfer.

(a) All allowable service
credit and salary credit of the members of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund
as specified in the records of the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund through June
30, 2010, are transferred to the MERF division of the Public Employees Retirement
Association and are credited by the MERF division. deleted text beginAnnuities or benefits of persons
who are active members of the former Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund on
June 30, 2010, must be calculated under Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 422A.11;
422A.12; 422A.13; 422A.14; 422A.15; 422A.151; 422A.155; 422A.156; 422A.16;
422A.17; 422A.18; 422A.19; 422A.20; and 422A.23, but are only eligible for automatic
postretirement adjustments after December 31, 2010, under section 356.415.
deleted text end

(b) The liability for the payment of annuities and benefits of the Minneapolis
Employees Retirement Fund retirees and benefit recipients as specified in the records of
the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund on June 29, 2010, is transferred to the
MERF division of the Public Employees Retirement Association on June 30, 2010.

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 2012, section 353.50, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Benefits.

(a) new text beginRetired, disabled, deferred, and inactive member benefits.
new text endThe annuities and benefits of, or attributable to, retired, disabled, deferred, or inactive
Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund members with that status as of June 30, 2010,
deleted text beginwith the exception of post-December 31, 2010, postretirement adjustments, which
are governed by paragraph (b),
deleted text end as calculated under Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections
422A.11; 422A.12; 422A.13; 422A.14; 422A.15; 422A.151; 422A.155; 422A.156;
422A.16; 422A.17; 422A.18; 422A.19; 422A.20; and 422A.23, continue in force deleted text beginafter the
administrative consolidation under Laws 2010, chapter 359, article 11
deleted text end.

new text begin (b) Benefits; benefit eligibility for June 30, 2010, active members. Persons who
were active members of the former Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund on June
30, 2010, upon satisfying eligibility requirements stated in the applicable sections of
Minnesota Statutes 2008 specified in paragraph (a), are entitled to annuities or benefits
specified in those sections. Eligibility for a formula retirement annuity includes the
requirement in Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 422A.13 and 422A.16, that the
terminating member has attained retirement age, which is age 60 if the person has at least
ten years of service credit, or any age if the person has 30 or more years of service credit.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) Postretirement adjustments. new text endAfter December 31, 2010, annuities and
benefits from the MERF division are eligible for annual automatic postretirement
adjustments solely under section 356.415.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.657, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Benefit amount.

(a) The spouse of a deceased member is entitled to
receive a monthly benefit for life equal to the following percentage of the member's
average deleted text beginfull-time monthlydeleted text end salary deleted text beginratedeleted text endnew text begin, as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 17a,
paragraph (c),
new text end as a member of the police and fire plan deleted text beginin effect over the last six months of
allowable service preceding the month in which death occurred
deleted text end:

(1) if the death was a line of duty death, 60 percent of the deleted text beginstateddeleted text end average salary
is payable; and

(2) if the death was not a line of duty death or if death occurred while receiving
disability benefits that accrued before July 1, 2007, 50 percent of the deleted text beginstateddeleted text end average salary
is payable.

(b) deleted text beginIf the member was a part-time employee in the position for which the employee
qualified for participation in the police and fire plan, the monthly survivor benefit is based
on the salary rate in effect for that member's part-time service during the last six months
of allowable service.
deleted text end If the member's status changed from full time to part time deleted text beginfordeleted text end new text begindue
to
new text endhealth reasons during the last deleted text beginyeardeleted text end new text begin12 months new text endof employment, new text beginnotwithstanding the
definition of average salary in section 353.01, subdivision 17a, paragraph (c), the average
salary used to compute
new text endthe monthly survivor benefit deleted text beginisdeleted text end new text beginmust be new text endbased on the full-time
salary rate of the position held as a member of the police and fire plan in effect over the
last six months of allowable service preceding the month in which the death occurred.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.657, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Death while eligible survivor benefit.

(a) If a member or former member
who has attained the age of at least 50 years and either who is vested under section
353.01, subdivision 47, or who has credit for at least 30 years of allowable service,
regardless of age attained, dies before the annuity or disability benefit becomes payable,
notwithstanding any designation of beneficiary to the contrary, the surviving spouse may
elect to receive a death while eligible survivor benefit.

(b) Notwithstanding the definition of surviving spouse in section 353.01, subdivision
20
, a former spouse of the member, if any, is entitled to a portion of the death while
eligible survivor benefit if stipulated under the terms of a marriage dissolution decree
filed with the association. If there is no surviving spouse or child or children, a former
spouse may be entitled to a lump-sum refund payment under section 353.32, subdivision
1
, if provided for in a marriage dissolution decree but not a death while eligible survivor
benefit despite the terms of a marriage dissolution decree filed with the association.

(c) The benefit may be elected instead of a refund with interest under section 353.32,
subdivision 1
, or surviving spouse benefits otherwise payable under subdivisions 1 and
2. The benefit must be an annuity equal to the 100 percent joint and survivor annuity
which the member could have qualified for on the date of death, computed as provided in
sections 353.651, deleted text beginsubdivisions 2 anddeleted text end new text beginsubdivision new text end3, and 353.30, subdivision 3.

(d) The surviving spouse may apply for the annuity at any time after the date
on which the deceased employee would have attained the required age for retirement
based on the employee's allowable service. Sections 353.34, subdivision 3, and 353.71,
subdivision 2
, apply to a deferred annuity payable under this subdivision.

(e) No payment accrues beyond the end of the month in which entitlement to
such annuity has terminated. An amount equal to the excess, if any, of the accumulated
contributions which were credited to the account of the deceased employee over and
above the total of the annuities paid and payable to the surviving spouse must be paid to
the deceased member's last designated beneficiary or, if none, to the legal representative of
the estate of such deceased member.

(f) Any member may request in writing, with the signed consent of the spouse, that
this subdivision not apply and that payment be made only to the designated beneficiary, as
otherwise provided by this chapter.

(g) For a member who is employed as a full-time firefighter by the Department of
Military Affairs of the state of Minnesota, allowable service as a full-time state Military
Affairs Department firefighter credited by the Minnesota State Retirement System may be
used in meeting the minimum allowable service requirement of this subdivision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.657, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Dependent children.

new text begin(a) new text endA dependent child, as defined in section 353.01,
subdivision 15
, is entitled to receive a monthly benefit equal to ten percent of the member's
average deleted text beginfull-time monthlydeleted text end salary deleted text beginratedeleted text endnew text begin, as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 17a,
paragraph (c),
new text end as a member of the police and fire plan deleted text beginin effect over the last six months of
allowable service preceding the month in which death occurred
deleted text end.

new text begin (b) If the member's status changed from full-time to part-time due to health reasons
during the last 12 months of employment, notwithstanding the definition of average salary
in section 353.01, subdivision 17a, paragraph (c), the average salary used to compute the
monthly dependent child benefit must be based on the full-time salary rate of the position
held as a member of the police and fire plan in effect over the last six months of allowable
service preceding the month in which the death occurred.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end Payments for the benefit of a dependent child must be made to the surviving
parent, or to the legal guardian of the child or to any adult person with whom the child
may at the time be living, provided only that the parent or other person to whom any
amount is to be paid advises the board in writing that the amount will be held or used in
trust for the benefit of the child.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Effective datenew text begin of privatizationnew text end.

"Effective datenew text begin of privatizationnew text end" means
the date that the operation of deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina new text endmedical facility or other public employing unit is
assumed by another employer or the date that deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina new text endmedical facility or other public
employing unit is purchased by another employer and active membership in the Public
Employees Retirement Association consequently terminates.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.02, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Medical facility.

"Medical facility" means:

(1) Bridges Medical Services;

(2) Cedarview Care Center in Steele County;

(3) the City of Cannon Falls Hospital;

(4) the Chris Jenson Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Louis County;

(5) new text beginCornerstone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in new text endClearwater County deleted text beginMemorial
Hospital doing business as Clearwater Health Services in Bagley
deleted text end;

(6) the Dassel Lakeside Community Home;

(7) the Douglas County Hospital, with respect to the Mental Health Unit;

(8) the Fair Oaks Lodge, Wadena;

(9) the Glencoe Area Health Center;

(10) Hutchinson Area Health Care;

new text begin (11) Lake County Sunrise Home;
new text end

deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endthe Lakefield Nursing Home;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text endthe Lakeview Nursing Home in Gaylord;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text end new text begin(14) new text endthe Luverne Public Hospital;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text end new text begin(15) new text endthe Oakland Park Nursing Home;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text end new text begin(16) new text endthe RenVilla Nursing Home;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text end new text begin(17) new text endthe Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, with respect to the Department
of Radiology and the Department of Radiation/Oncology;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text end new text begin(18) new text endthe St. Peter Community Health Care Center;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text end new text begin(19) new text endthe Traverse Care Center in Traverse County;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text end new text begin(20) new text endthe Waconia-Ridgeview Medical Center;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text end new text begin(21) new text endthe Weiner Memorial Medical Center, Inc.;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin(22) new text endthe Wheaton Community Hospital; and

deleted text begin (22)deleted text end new text begin(23) new text endthe Worthington Regional Hospital.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Privatized former public employer. new text end

new text begin "Privatized former public employer"
means a medical facility or other employing unit formerly included in the definition of
governmental subdivision under section 353.01, subdivision 6, that is privatized and
whose employees are certified for participation under this chapter.
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. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.02, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

deleted text beginTerminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginPrivatized former new text endpublic
deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee.

deleted text begin"Terminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text begin(a) "Privatized former
new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee" means a person who:

(1) was employed new text beginby the privatized former public employer new text endon the day before the
effective date deleted text beginby the medical facility or other public employing unitdeleted text endnew text begin of privatizationnew text end; or

(2) terminated employment with the deleted text beginmedical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former
new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end new text beginemployer new text endon the day before the effective date; and

(3) was a participant in the general employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association at the time of termination of employment with the
deleted text beginmedical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text endnew text begin employernew text end.

new text begin (b) Privatized former public employee does not mean a person who, on the day
before the effective date of privatization, was simultaneously employed with the privatized
former public employer and by a governmental subdivision under section 353.01,
subdivision 6, and who, after the effective date of privatization, continues to accrue
service credit under section 353.01, subdivision 16, through simultaneous employment
with a governmental subdivision.
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. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.025, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility determination.

(a) The chief clerical officer of a
governmental subdivision may submit a resolution from the governing body to the
executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association which supports
providing coverage under this chapter for employees of that governmental subdivision
who are privatized, and which states that the governing body will pay for actuarial
calculations, as further specified in paragraph (c).

(b) The governing body must also provide a copy of any applicable purchase or
lease agreement and any other information requested by the executive director to allow the
executive director to verify that under the proposed employer change, the new employer
does not qualify as a governmental subdivision under section 353.01, subdivision 6,
making the employees ineligible for continued coverage as active members of the general
employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association.

(c) Following receipt of a resolution and a determination by the executive director
that the new employer is not a governmental subdivision, the executive director shall
direct the consulting actuary retained under section 356.214 to determine whether the
general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association, if
coverage under this chapter is provided, is expected to receive a net gain or a net loss if
privatization occurs. A net gain is expected if the actuarial liability of the special benefit
coverage provided under this chapter, if extended to the applicable employees under the
privatization, is less than the actuarial gain otherwise to accrue to the plan. A net loss is
expected if the actuarial accrued liability of the special benefit coverage provided under
this chapter, if extended to the applicable employees under the privatization, is more than
the actuarial gain otherwise to accrue to the plan. The date of the actuarial calculations
used to make this determination must be within one year of the effective datedeleted text begin, as defined
in section
deleted text enddeleted text begin353F.02, subdivision 3deleted text endnew text begin of privatizationnew 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. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.025, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

deleted text beginRecommendation to legislaturedeleted text endnew text begin Reporting privatizationsnew text end.

(a) If the
actuarial calculations under subdivision 1, paragraph (c), indicate deleted text beginthatdeleted text end new text beginprivatization can
be approved because
new text enda net gain to the general employees retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association is expected deleted text begindue to the privatizationdeleted text end, or if paragraph deleted text begin(c)
deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endapplies, the executive director shallnew text begin, following acceptance of the actuarial calculations
by the board of trustees,
new text end forward deleted text begina recommendationdeleted text end new text beginnotice new text endand supporting documentationnew text begin,
including a copy of the actuary's report and findings,
new text end to the chair deleted text beginof the Legislative
Commission on Pensions and Retirement, the chair of the Governmental Operations,
Reform, Technology and Elections Committee of the house of representatives, the chair
of the State and Local Government Operations and Oversight Committee of the senate,
deleted text end and the executive director of the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement
new text begin and the chairs and the ranking minority members of the committees with jurisdiction over
governmental operations in the house of representatives and senate
new text end. deleted text beginThe recommendation
must be in the form of an addition to the definition of "medical facility" under section
353F.02, subdivision 4, or to "other public employing unit" under section 353F.02,
subdivision 5
, whichever is applicable. The recommendation must be forwarded to the
legislature before January 15 for the recommendation to be considered in that year's
legislative session. The recommendation may be included as part of public pension
administrative legislation under section 356B.05.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) If a medical facility or other public employing unit listed under section 353F.02,
subdivision 4 or 5, fails to privatize within one year of the final enactment date of the
legislation adding the entity to the applicable definition, its inclusion under this chapter is
voided, and the executive director shall include in the subsequent proposed legislation under
paragraph (a) a recommendation that the applicable entity be stricken from the definition.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endIf the calculations under subdivision 1, paragraph (c), indicate a net loss, the
executive director shall deleted text beginforward a recommendationdeleted text end new text beginrecommend to the board of trustees
new text endthat the privatization be deleted text beginincluded as an addition under paragraph (a)deleted text end new text beginapproved new text endif the chief
clerical officer of the applicable governmental subdivision submits a resolution from
the governing body specifying that a lump sum payment will be made to the deleted text beginexecutive
director
deleted text end new text beginPublic Employees Retirement Association new text endequal to the net loss, plus interest.
The interest must be computed using the applicable new text beginultimate new text endpreretirement interest rate
assumption under section 356.215, subdivision 8, expressed as a monthly rate, from the
date of the actuarial valuation from which the actuarial accrued liability data was used to
determine the net loss in the actuarial study under subdivision 1, to the date of payment,
with annual compounding. Payment must be made on or after the effective date deleted text begindefined
under section 353F.02
deleted text endnew text begin of privatizationnew text end.

new text begin (c) The Public Employees Retirement Association must maintain a list that includes
the names of all privatized former public employers in the association's comprehensive
annual financial report and on the association's Web site. Annually by March 1, the
association must submit to the executive director of the Legislative Commission on
Pensions and Retirement the names of any privatized former public employers approved
since the publication of the previous fiscal year's comprehensive annual financial report.
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. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.03, is amended to read:


353F.03 VESTING RULE FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.

Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 353 to the contrary, a deleted text beginterminated medical
facility or other
deleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee is eligible to receive a
retirement annuity under section 353.29 of the edition of Minnesota Statutes published
in the year before the year in which the privatization occurred, without regard to the
requirement specified in section 353.01, subdivision 47.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.04, is amended to read:


353F.04 AUGMENTATION INTEREST RATES FOR deleted text beginTERMINATED
MEDICAL OR OTHER
deleted text end new text beginPRIVATIZED FORMER new text endPUBLIC deleted text beginEMPLOYING UNIT
FACILITY
deleted text end EMPLOYEES.

Subdivision 1.

Enhanced augmentation rates.

(a) The deferred annuity of a
deleted text beginterminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee is
subject to augmentation under section 353.71, subdivision 2, of the edition of Minnesota
Statutes published in the year in which the privatization occurred, except that the rate of
augmentation is as specified in this subdivision.

(b) This paragraph applies if the deleted text beginlegislation adding the medical facility or other
employing unit to section 353F.02, subdivision 4 or 5, as applicable,
deleted text end new text begineffective date of
privatization
new text endwas deleted text beginenacted before July 26, 2005, and became effective before January 1,
2008, for the Hutchinson Area Health Care
deleted text end new text beginon new text endor before January 1, 2007, deleted text beginfor all other
medical facilities and all other employing units
deleted text endnew text begin and also applies to Hutchinson Area Health
Care with a privatization effective date of January 1, 2008
new text end. For a deleted text beginterminated medical
facility or other
deleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee, the augmentation
rate is 5.5 percent compounded annually until January 1 following the year in which the
person attains age 55. From that date to the effective date of retirement, the augmentation
rate is 7.5 percent compounded annually.

(c) If paragraph (b) is not applicable, and if the effective date of the privatization is
before January 1, 2011, the augmentation rate is four percent compounded annually until
January 1, following the year in which the person attains age 55. From that date to the
effective date of retirement, the augmentation rate is six percent compounded annually.

(d) If the effective date of the privatization is after December 31, 2010, the applicable
augmentation rate depends on the result of computations specified in section 353F.025,
subdivision 1
. If those computations indicate no loss or a net gain to the fund of the
general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association, the
augmentation rate is 2.0 percent compounded annually until the effective date of retirement.
If the computations under that subdivision indicate a net loss to the fund if a 2.0 percent
augmentation rate is used, but a net gain or no loss if a 1.0 percent rate is used, then the
augmentation rate is 1.0 percent compounded annually until the effective date of retirement.

deleted text begin (e) The term "effective date of the privatization" as used in this subdivision means
the "effective date" as defined in section 353F.02, subdivision 3.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Exceptions.

The increased augmentation rates specified in subdivision
1 do not apply deleted text beginif the terminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginto a privatized former new text endpublic
deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee:

(1) new text beginbeginning the first of the month in which the privatized former public employee
new text endbecomes covered again by a retirement plan enumerated in section 356.30, subdivision 3new text begin, if
the employee continues to be covered and accrues at least six months of credited service
new text end; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

new text begin (2) beginning the first of the month after a privatized former public employee
terminates service with the successor entity; or
new text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin(3) if the person new text endbegins receipt of a retirement annuity while employed by
the employer which assumed operations of new text beginor purchased new text endthe deleted text beginmedical facility or other
deleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unit or purchased the medical facility or other public
employing unit
deleted text endnew text begin employernew 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. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.05, is amended to read:


353F.05 AUTHORIZATION FOR ADDITIONAL ALLOWABLE SERVICE
FOR EARLY RETIREMENT PURPOSES.

(a) For the purpose of determining eligibility for early retirement benefits provided
under section 353.30, subdivision 1a, of the edition of Minnesota Statutes published in
the year before the year in which the privatization occurred, and notwithstanding any
provision of chapter 353, to the contrary, the years of allowable service for a deleted text beginterminated
medical facility or other
deleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee who transfers
employment on the effective date new text beginof privatization new text endand does not apply for a refund of
contributions under section 353.34, subdivision 1, of the edition of Minnesota Statutes
published in the year before the year in which the privatization occurred, or any similar
provision, includes service with the successor employer to the deleted text beginmedical facility or other
deleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end new text beginemployer new text endfollowing the effective date. The
successor employer shall provide any reports that the executive director of the Public
Employees Retirement Association may reasonably request to permit calculation of
benefits.

(b) To be eligible for early retirement benefits under this section, the individual must
separate from service with the successor new text beginto the privatized former public new text endemployer deleted text beginto the
medical facility
deleted text end. The deleted text beginterminated eligible individualdeleted text endnew text begin privatized former public employeenew text end, or
an individual authorized to act on behalf of that deleted text beginindividualdeleted text endnew text begin employeenew text end, may apply for an
annuity following application procedures under section 353.29, subdivision 4.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.051, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility.

A deleted text beginterminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former
new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee who is totally and permanently disabled under Minnesota
Statutes 1998, section 353.01, subdivision 19, and who had a medically documented
preexisting condition of the disability before the termination of coverage, may apply for
a disability benefit.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.052, is amended to read:


353F.052 APPLICATION OF SURVIVING SPOUSE, DEPENDENT CHILD
PROVISION.

Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, subdivisions within section
353.32 of the edition of Minnesota Statutes published in the year before the year in which
a privatization occurred, applicable to the surviving spouse or dependent children of a
former member as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 7a, apply to the survivors of a
deleted text beginterminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 24.

new text begin [353F.057] TERMINATION FROM SERVICE REQUIREMENT.
new text end

new text begin Upon termination of service from the privatized former public employer or any
successor entity after the effective date of privatization, a privatized former public
employee must separate from any employment relationship with the privatized former
public employer or any successor entity for at least 30 days to qualify to receive a
retirement annuity under this chapter.
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. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.06, is amended to read:


353F.06 APPLICATION OF REEMPLOYED ANNUITANT EARNINGS
LIMITATIONS.

new text begin If a privatized former public employee satisfies the separation from service
requirement in section 353F.057 and thereafter resumes employment with the privatized
former public employer or any successor entity or a governmental subdivision under
section 353.01, subdivision 6,
new text endthe reemployed annuitant earnings limitations of section
353.37 apply deleted text beginto any service by a terminated medical facility or other public employing
unit employee as an employee of the successor employer to the medical facility
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. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.07, is amended to read:


353F.07 EFFECT ON REFUND.

Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 353 to the contrary, deleted text beginterminated medical
facility or other
deleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employees may receive a refund
of employee accumulated contributions plus interest as provided in section 353.34,
subdivision 2
, at any time after the transfer of employment to the successor employer of
the deleted text beginterminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text endnew text begin employernew text end.
If a deleted text beginterminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employee
has received a refund from a pension plan listed in section 356.30, subdivision 3, the
person may not repay that refund unless the person again becomes a member of one of
those listed plans and complies with section 356.30, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353F.08, is amended to read:


353F.08 COUNSELING SERVICES.

The deleted text beginmedical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end new text beginemployer new text endand
the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association shall provide
deleted text beginterminated medical facility or otherdeleted text end new text beginprivatized former new text endpublic deleted text beginemploying unitdeleted text end employees
with counseling on their benefits available under the general employees retirement plan
of the Public Employees Retirement Association during deleted text beginthe 90 days followingdeleted text end new text begina period
mutually agreed upon before or after the effective date of
new text endprivatization.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.415, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Annual postretirement adjustments; generally.

(a) Except as
otherwise provided in subdivision 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, or 1e, retirement annuity, disability
benefit, or survivor benefit recipients of a covered retirement plan are entitled to a
postretirement adjustment annually on January 1, as follows:

(1) a postretirement increase of 2.5 percent must be applied each year, effective
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 12 full months prior to the January 1
increase; and

(2) for each annuitant or benefit recipient who has been receiving an annuity or a
benefit amount for at least one full month, an annual postretirement increase of 1/12 of 2.5
percent for each month that the person has been receiving an annuity or benefit must be
applied, effective on January 1 following the calendar year in which the person has been
retired for less than 12 months.

(b) The increases provided by this subdivision commence on January 1, 2010.

(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 covered retirement plan requesting that the increase not be made.

deleted text begin (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 353.29, subdivision 6, 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 for section 353.29, subdivision 6. A postretirement
adjustment granted on the period certain retirement annuity must terminate when the
period certain retirement annuity terminates.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.415, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Annual postretirement adjustments; PERA; general employees
retirement plan and local government correctional retirement plan.

(a) Retirement
annuity, disability benefit, or survivor benefit recipients of the general employees
retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association and the local government
correctional service retirement plan are entitled to a postretirement adjustment annually
on January 1, as follows:

(1) for January 1, 2011, and each successive January 1 until funding stability is
restored for the applicable retirement plan, a postretirement increase of one 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 benefit for at least
12 full months as of the current June 30;

(2) for January 1, 2011, and each successive January 1 until funding stability is
restored for the applicable retirement plan, for each annuitant or benefit recipient who has
been receiving an annuity or a benefit for at least one full month, but less than 12 full
months as of the current June 30, an annual postretirement increase of 1/12 of one percent
for each month the person has been receiving an annuity or benefit must be applied;

(3) for each January 1 following the restoration of funding stability for the applicable
retirement plan, 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 benefit for at least 12 full months as of
the current June 30; and

(4) for each January 1 following restoration of funding stability for the applicable
retirement plan, for each annuity or benefit recipient who has been receiving an annuity or
a benefit for at least one full month, but less than 12 full months as of the current June
30, 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.

(b) Funding stability is restored when the market value of assets of the applicable
retirement plan equals or exceeds 90 percent of the actuarial accrued liabilities of the
applicable plan in the most recent prior actuarial valuation prepared under section 356.215
and the standards for actuarial work by the approved actuary retained by the Public
Employees Retirement Association under section 356.214.

(c) If, after applying the increase as provided for in paragraph (a), clauses (3)
and (4), the market value of the applicable retirement plan is determined in the next
subsequent actuarial valuation prepared under section 356.215 to be less than 90 percent
of the actuarial accrued liability of any of the applicable Public Employees Retirement
Association plans, the increase provided in paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), are to be
applied as of the next successive January until funding stability is again restored.

(d) 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 Public Employees Retirement Association requesting that the
increase not be made.

deleted text begin (e) 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 353.29, subdivision 6, 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 for section 353.29, subdivision 6. A postretirement
adjustment granted on the period-certain retirement annuity must terminate when the
period-certain retirement annuity terminates.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.635, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Retirement benefit commencement.

new text begin(a) new text endThe retirement benefit of a
member who has terminated employment must begin no later than the later of April 1 of
the calendar year following the calendar year that the member attains the federal minimum
distribution age under section 401(a)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code or April 1 of the
calendar year following the calendar year in which the member terminated employment.

new text begin (b) The consent requirements of section 411(a)(11) of the Internal Revenue Code do
not apply to the extent that a distribution is required to satisfy the requirements of section
401(a)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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. 31. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 353F.02, subdivisions 4 and 5; and 353F.025,
subdivision 3,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.29, subdivision 6, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective the day following final enactment.
Paragraph (b) is effective January 1, 2014.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

BENEFIT ACCRUAL RATE SPECIFICATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.115, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Retirement annuity formula.

(a) This paragraph, in conjunction with
section 352.116, subdivision 1, applies to a person who became a covered employee or a
member of a pension fund listed in section 356.30, subdivision 3, before July 1, 1989,
unless paragraph (b), in conjunction with section 352.116, subdivision 1a, produces a
higher annuity amount, in which case paragraph (b) deleted text beginwill applydeleted text endnew text begin appliesnew text end. The employee's
average salary, as defined in section 352.01, subdivision 14a, multiplied by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.2 new text endpercent
deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 1,deleted text end per year of allowable service for the first ten
years and deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 2,deleted text end for each later year of
allowable service and pro rata for completed months less than a full year deleted text beginshall determine
deleted text end new text begindetermines new text endthe amount of the retirement annuity to which the employee is entitled.

(b) This paragraph applies to a person who has become at least 55 years old and
first became a covered employee after June 30, 1989, and to any other covered employee
who has become at least 55 years old and whose annuity amount, when calculated under
this paragraph and in conjunction with section 352.116, subdivision 1a, is higher than it is
when calculated under paragraph (a), in conjunction with section 352.116, subdivision 1.
The employee's average salary, as defined in section 352.01, subdivision 14a, multiplied
by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 2,deleted text end for each year of allowable
service and pro rata for months less than a full year deleted text beginshall determinedeleted text end new text begindetermines new text endthe amount
of the retirement annuity to which the employee is entitled.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.87, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Retirement annuity formula.

A person specified in subdivision 1 is
entitled to receive a retirement annuity applicable for allowable service credit under this
section calculated by multiplying the employee's average salary, as defined in section
352.01, subdivision 14a, by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin2.0 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 2a,
deleted text end for each year or portions of a year of allowable service credit. No reduction for retirement
before the normal retirement age, as specified in section 352.01, subdivision 25, applies
to service to which this section applies.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.93, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Calculating monthly annuity.

The monthly annuity under this section
must be determined by multiplying the average monthly salary by the number of years, or
completed months, of covered correctional service by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin2.4 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section
356.315, subdivision 5
deleted text endnew text begin if employed as a correctional state employee before July 1, 2010,
or 2.2 percent if employed as a correctional state employee after June 30, 2010
new text end.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352.95, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duty disability; computation of benefit.

A covered correctional
employee who is determined to have a duty disability, physical or psychological, as
defined under section 352.01, subdivision 17b, is entitled to a duty disability benefit. The
duty disability benefit must be based on covered correctional service only. The duty
disability benefit amount is 50 percent of the average salary defined in section 352.93,
plus an additional new text begin2.4 new text endpercent deleted text beginequal to that specified in section 356.315, subdivision 5,deleted text endnew text begin if
employed as a correctional state employee before July 1, 2010, or 2.2 percent if employed
as a correctional state employee after June 30, 2010,
new text end for each year of covered correctional
service in excess of 20 years, ten months, prorated for completed months.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352B.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Normal retirement annuity.

The annuity must be paid in monthly
installments. The annuity deleted text beginshall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endequal to the amount determined by multiplying the
average monthly salary of the member by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin3.0 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315,
subdivision 6
,
deleted text end for each year and pro rata for completed months of service.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 352B.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duty disability.

A member who is determined to qualify for duty
disability as defined in section 352B.011, subdivision 7, is entitled to receive a duty
disability benefit while disabled. The benefits must be paid monthly. The duty disability
benefit is an amount equal to the member's average monthly salary multiplied by 60 percent,
plus an additional new text begin3.0 new text endpercent deleted text beginequal to that specified in section 356.315, subdivision 6,deleted text end for
each year and pro rata for completed months of service in excess of 20 years, if any.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.29, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Retirement annuity formula.

(a) This paragraph, in conjunction with
section 353.30, subdivisions 1a, 1b, and 1c, applies to any member who first became a
public employee or a member of a pension fund listed in section 356.30, subdivision 3,
before July 1, 1989, unless paragraph (b), in conjunction with section 353.30, subdivision
5
, produces a higher annuity amount, in which case paragraph (b) deleted text beginwill applydeleted text endnew text begin appliesnew text end. The
average salary as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 17a, multiplied by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin2.2 new text endpercent
specified in deleted text beginsection 356.315, subdivision 3,deleted text end for each year of allowable service for the
first ten years and thereafter by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin2.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision
4
,
deleted text end per year of allowable service and completed months less than a full year for a basic
member, and deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.2 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 1,deleted text end for each year
of allowable service for the first ten years and thereafter by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in
section 356.315, subdivision 2,
deleted text end per year of allowable service and completed months less
than a full year for a coordinated member deleted text beginshall determinedeleted text end new text begindetermines new text endthe amount of the
normal retirement annuity.

(b) This paragraph applies to a member who has become at least 55 years old and first
became a public employee after June 30, 1989, and to any other member whose annuity
amount, when calculated under this paragraph and in conjunction with section 353.30,
subdivision 5
, is higher than it is when calculated under paragraph (a), in conjunction with
section 353.30, subdivisions 1a, 1b, and 1c. The average salary, as defined in section
353.01, subdivision 17a, multiplied by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin2.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315,
subdivision 4
,
deleted text end for each year of allowable service and completed months less than a full
year for a basic member and deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 2,
deleted text end per year of allowable service and completed months less than a full year for a coordinated
member, deleted text beginshall determinedeleted text end new text begindetermines new text endthe amount of the normal retirement annuity.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.651, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Retirement annuity formula.

The average salary as defined in section
353.01, subdivision 17a, multiplied by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin3.0 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315,
subdivision 6
,
deleted text end per year of allowable service determines the amount of the normal
retirement annuity. If the member has earned allowable service for performing services
other than those of a police officer or firefighter, the annuity representing that service must
be computed under sections 353.29 and 353.30.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.656, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duty disability; computation of benefits.

(a) A member of the
police and fire plan, other than a firefighter covered by section 353.6511, or a police
officer covered by section 353.6512, who is determined to qualify for duty disability as
defined in section 353.01, subdivision 41, deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginis entitled to new text endreceive disability benefits
during the period of such disability in an amount equal to 60 percent of the average salary
as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 17a, plus an additional deleted text beginpercentage specified
under section 356.315, subdivision 6,
deleted text end new text begin3.0 percent new text endof that average salary for each year
of service in excess of 20 years.

(b) To be eligible for a benefit under paragraph (a), the member must have:

(1) not met the requirements for a retirement annuity under section 353.651,
subdivision 1; or

(2) met the requirements under that subdivision, but does not have at least 20 years
of allowable service credit.

(c) If paragraph (b), clause (2), applies, the disability benefit must be paid for a
period of 60 months from the disability benefit accrual date and at the end of that period
is subject to provisions of subdivision 5a.

(d) If the disability under this subdivision occurs before the member has at least five
years of allowable service credit in the police and fire plan, the disability benefit must be
computed on the average salary from which deductions were made for contribution to
the police and fire fund.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.656, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Total and permanent duty disability; computation of benefits.

(a) A
member of the police and fire plan, other than a firefighter covered by section 353.6511, or
a police officer covered by section 353.6512, whose disabling condition is determined
to be a duty disability that is also a permanent and total disability as defined in section
353.01, subdivision 19, is entitled to receive, for life, disability benefits in an amount
equal to 60 percent of the average salary as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 17a,
plus an additional new text begin3.0 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 6,deleted text end of that average
salary for each year of service in excess of 20 years.

(b) A disability benefit payable under paragraph (a) is subject to eligibility review
under section 353.33, subdivision 6, but the review may be waived if the executive
director receives a written statement from the association's medical advisor that no
improvement can be expected in the member's disabling condition that was the basis for
payment of the benefit under paragraph (a). A member receiving a disability benefit
under this subdivision who is found to no longer be permanently and totally disabled as
defined under section 353.01, subdivision 19, but continues to meet the definition for
receipt of a duty disability under section 353.01, subdivision 41, is subject to subdivision
1 upon written notice from the association's medical advisor that the person is no longer
considered permanently and totally disabled.

(c) If a member approved for disability benefits under this subdivision dies before
attaining normal retirement age as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 37, paragraph
(b), or within 60 months of the effective date of the disability, whichever is later,
the surviving spouse is entitled to receive a survivor benefit under section 353.657,
subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (1), if the death is the direct result of the disabling
condition for which disability benefits were approved, or section 353.657, subdivision
2, paragraph (a), clause (2), if the death is not directly related to the disabling condition
for which benefits were approved under this subdivision.

(d) If the election of an actuarial equivalent optional annuity is not made at the time
the permanent and total disability benefit accrues, an election must be made within 90
days before the member attains normal retirement age as defined under section 353.01,
subdivision 37, paragraph (b), or having collected total and permanent disability benefits
for 60 months, whichever is later. If a member receiving disability benefits who has
dependent children dies, subdivision 6a, paragraph (c), applies.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.656, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Total and permanent regular disability; computation of benefits.

(a)
A member of the police and fire plan, other than a firefighter covered by section 353.6511,
or a police officer covered by section 353.6512, whose disabling condition is determined
to be a regular disability under section 353.01, subdivision 46, that is also a permanent
and total disability as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 19, is entitled to receive, for
life, a disability benefit in an amount equal to 45 percent of the average salary as defined
in section 353.01, subdivision 17a, plus an additional new text begin3.0 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section
356.315, subdivision 6,
deleted text end of that average salary for each year of service in excess of 15 years.

(b) A disability benefit payable under paragraph (a) is subject to eligibility review
under section 353.33, subdivision 6, but the review may be waived if the executive
director receives a written statement from the association's medical advisor that no
improvement can be expected in the member's disabling condition that was the basis for
payment of the benefit under paragraph (a). A member receiving a disability benefit under
this subdivision who is found to no longer be permanently and totally disabled as defined
under section 353.01, subdivision 19, but continues to meet the definition for receipt
of a regular disability under section 353.01, subdivision 46, is subject to subdivision 3
upon written notice from the association's medical advisor that the person is no longer
considered permanently and totally disabled.

(c) A member approved for disability benefits under this subdivision may elect
to receive a normal disability benefit or an actuarial equivalent optional annuity. If the
election of an actuarial equivalent optional annuity is not made at the time the total and
permanent disability benefit accrues, an election must be made within 90 days before
the member attains normal retirement age as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 37,
paragraph (b), or having collected disability benefits for 60 months, whichever is later.
No surviving spouse benefits are payable if the member dies during the period in which
a normal total and permanent disability benefit is being paid. If a member receiving
disability benefits who has dependent children dies, subdivision 6a, paragraph (c), applies.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353E.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Annuity amount.

new text begin(a) new text endThe average salary as defined in subdivision 2,
multiplied by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.9 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 5a,deleted text end for each year of
allowable service, determines the amount of the normal retirement annuity.

new text begin (b)new text end If a person has earned allowable service in the new text begingeneral employees retirement plan
of the
new text endPublic Employees Retirement Association or the public employees police and fire
deleted text beginfund prior todeleted text end new text beginretirement plan before new text endparticipation under this chapter, the retirement annuity
representing such service must be computed in accordance with the formula specified in
sections 353.29 and 353.30 or 353.651, whichever applies.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353E.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duty disability qualification requirements.

A local government
correctional employee who is determined to qualify for a duty disability as defined in
section 353E.001, subdivision 1, is entitled to a disability benefit. The disability benefit
must be based on covered service under this chapter only and is an amount equal to 47.5
percent of the average salary defined in section 353E.04, subdivision 2, plus an additional
new text begin1.9 new text endpercent deleted text beginequal to that specified in section 356.315, subdivision 5a,deleted text end for each year of
covered service under this chapter in excess of 25 years.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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:

Coordinated Member
Basic Member
Each year of service during
first ten
deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.2 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified
in section 356.315,
subdivision 1,
deleted text end per year
deleted text begin thedeleted text end new text begin2.2 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified
in section 356.315,
subdivision 3,
deleted text end per year
Each year of service
thereafter
deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified
in section 356.315,
subdivision 2,
deleted text end per year
deleted text begin thedeleted text end new text begin2.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified
in section 356.315,
subdivision 4,
deleted text end per year

For service rendered on or after July 1, 2006, the 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:

Coordinated Member
Basic Member
Each year of service during
first ten
deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.4 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified
in section 356.315,
subdivision 1a,
deleted text end per year
deleted text begin thedeleted text end new text begin2.2 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified
in section 356.315,
subdivision 3,
deleted text end per year
Each year of service after
ten years of service
deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.9 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified
in section 356.315,
subdivision 2b,
deleted text end per year
deleted text begin thedeleted text end new text begin2.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified
in section 356.315,
subdivision 4,
deleted text end 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 deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin2.7
new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified by section 356.315, subdivision 4,deleted text end for each year of service for a basic
member deleted text beginshall determinedeleted text end new text begindetermines new text endthe 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 deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 2,deleted text end for each year of
service rendered before July 1, 2006, and by deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.9 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315,
subdivision 2b,
deleted text end for each year of service rendered on or after July 1, 2006, determines 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.

(f) 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. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.31, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Computation of normal coordinated retirement annuity; St. Paul
fund.

(a) This subdivision applies to the coordinated program of the St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Association.

(b) The normal coordinated retirement annuity is an amount equal to a retiring
coordinated member's average salary under section 354A.011, subdivision 7a, multiplied
by the retirement annuity formula percentage.

(c) This paragraph, in conjunction with subdivision 6, applies to a person who first
became a member or a member in a pension fund listed in section 356.30, subdivision 3,
before July 1, 1989, unless paragraph (d), in conjunction with subdivision 7, produces a
higher annuity amount, in which case paragraph (d) will apply. The retirement annuity
formula percentage for purposes of this paragraph is deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.2 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section
356.315, subdivision 1,
deleted text end per year for each year of coordinated service for the first ten
years and deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 2,deleted text end for each year of
coordinated service thereafter.

(d) This paragraph applies to a person who has become at least 55 years old and who
first becomes a member 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 subdivision 7 is higher than it is when calculated under paragraph
(c), in conjunction with the provisions of subdivision 6. The retirement annuity formula
percentage for purposes of this paragraph is deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315,
subdivision 2
,
deleted text end for each year of coordinated service.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 354A.31, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Computation of normal coordinated retirement annuity; Duluth
fund.

(a) This subdivision applies to the new law coordinated program of the Duluth
Teachers Retirement Fund Association.

(b) The normal coordinated retirement annuity is an amount equal to a retiring
coordinated member's average salary under section 354A.011, subdivision 7a, multiplied
by the retirement annuity formula percentage.

(c) This paragraph, in conjunction with subdivision 6, applies to a person who first
became a member or a member in a pension fund listed in section 356.30, subdivision 3,
before July 1, 1989, unless paragraph (d), in conjunction with subdivision 7, produces a
higher annuity amount, in which case paragraph (d) applies. The retirement annuity
formula percentage for purposes of this paragraph is deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.2 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section
356.315, subdivision 1,
deleted text end per year for each year of coordinated service for the first ten
years and deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 2,deleted text end for each subsequent
year of coordinated service.

(d) This paragraph applies to a person who is at least 55 years old and who first
becomes a member after June 30, 1989, and to any other member who is at least 55 years
old and whose annuity amount, when calculated under this paragraph and in conjunction
with subdivision 7, is higher than it is when calculated under paragraph (c) in conjunction
with subdivision 6. The retirement annuity formula percentage for purposes of this
paragraph is deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin1.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 2,deleted text end for each year of
coordinated service.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility; computation of annuity.

(a) Notwithstanding any
provisions of the laws governing the retirement plans enumerated in subdivision 3, a
person who has met the qualifications of paragraph (b) may elect to receive a retirement
annuity from each enumerated retirement plan in which the person has at least one-half
year of allowable service, based on the allowable service in each plan, subject to the
provisions of paragraph (c).

(b) A person may receive, upon retirement, a retirement annuity from each
enumerated retirement plan in which the person has at least one-half year of allowable
service, and augmentation of a deferred annuity calculated at the appropriate rate under
the laws governing each public pension plan or fund named in subdivision 3, based on
the date of the person's initial entry into public employment from the date the person
terminated all public service if:

(1) the person has allowable service in any two or more of the enumerated plans;

(2) the person has sufficient allowable service in total that equals or exceeds the
applicable service credit vesting requirement of the retirement plan with the longest
applicable service credit vesting requirement; and

(3) the person has not begun to receive an annuity from any enumerated plan or the
person has made application for benefits from each applicable plan and the effective
dates of the retirement annuity with each plan under which the person chooses to receive
an annuity are within a one-year period.

(c) The retirement annuity from each plan must be based upon the allowable service,
accrual rates, and average salary in the applicable plan except as further specified or
modified in the following clauses:

(1) the laws governing annuities must be the law in effect on the date of termination
from the last period of public service under a covered retirement plan with which the person
earned a minimum of one-half year of allowable service credit during that employment;

(2) the "average salary" on which the annuity from each covered plan in which
the employee has credit in a formula plan must be based on the employee's highest five
successive years of covered salary during the entire service in covered plans;

(3) the accrual rates to be used by each plan must be those percentages prescribed by
each plan's formula as continued for the respective years of allowable service from one
plan to the next, recognizing all previous allowable service with the other covered plans;

(4) the allowable service in all the plans must be combined in determining eligibility
for and the application of each plan's provisions in respect to reduction in the annuity
amount for retirement prior to normal retirement age; and

(5) the annuity amount payable for any allowable service under a nonformula plan
of a covered plan must not be affected, but such service and covered salary must be used
in the above calculation.

(d) This section does not apply to any person whose final termination from the last
public service under a covered plan was before May 1, 1975.

(e) For the purpose of computing annuities under this section, the accrual rates
used by any covered plan, except the public employees police and fire plan, the judges
retirement fund, and the State Patrol retirement plan, must not exceed deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin2.7 new text endpercent
deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315, subdivision 4,deleted text end per year of service for any year of service or
fraction thereof. The formula percentage used by the judges retirement fund must not
exceed deleted text beginthe percentage rate specified in section 356.315, subdivision 8,deleted text end new text begin3.2 percent new text endper
year of service for any year of service or fraction thereof. The accrual rate used by the
public employees police and fire plan and the State Patrol retirement plan must not exceed
deleted text beginthe percentage rate specified in section 356.315, subdivision 6,deleted text end new text begin3.0 percent new text endper year of
service for any year of service or fraction thereof. The accrual rate or rates used by the
legislators retirement plan must not exceed 2.5 percent, but this limit does not apply to the
adjustment provided under section 3A.02, subdivision 1, paragraph (c).

(f) Any period of time for which a person has credit in more than one of the covered
plans must be used only once for the purpose of determining total allowable service.

(g) If the period of duplicated service credit is more than one-half year, or the person
has credit for more than one-half year, with each of the plans, each plan must apply its
formula to a prorated service credit for the period of duplicated service based on a fraction
of the salary on which deductions were paid to that fund for the period divided by the total
salary on which deductions were paid to all plans for the period.

(h) If the period of duplicated service credit is less than one-half year, or when
added to other service credit with that plan is less than one-half year, the service credit
must be ignored and a refund of contributions made to the person in accord with that
plan's refund provisions.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.315, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Future benefit accrual rate increases.

After January 2, 1998, benefit
accrual rate increases under deleted text beginthis sectiondeleted text end new text begin352.115, subdivision 3; 352.87, subdivision
3; 352.93, subdivision 3; 352.95, subdivision 1; 352B.08, subdivision 2; 352B.10,
subdivision 1; 353.29, subdivision 3; 353.651, subdivision 3; 353.656, subdivision
1, 1a, or 3a; 353E.04, subdivision 3; 353E.06, subdivision 1; 354.44, subdivision 6;
354A.31, subdivision 4 or 4a; 356.30, subdivision 1; 490.121, subdivision 22; or 490.124,
subdivision 1,
new text endmust apply only to allowable service or formula service rendered after the
effective date of the benefit accrual rate increase.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 490.121, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Service credit limit.

"Service credit limit" means the greater of: (1) 24
years of allowable service under this chapter; or (2) for judges with allowable service
rendered before July 1, 1980, the number of years of allowable service under chapter 490,
which, when multiplied by the percentage deleted text beginlisted in section 356.315, subdivision 7deleted text end new text begin2.7 new text endor deleted text begin8
deleted text endnew text begin 3.2new text end, whichever is applicable to each year of service, equals 76.8.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 490.124, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Basic retirement annuity.

(a) Except as qualified hereinafter from
and after the mandatory retirement date, the normal retirement date, the early retirement
date, or one year from the disability retirement date, as the case may be, a retiring judge is
eligible to receive a retirement annuity from the judges' retirement fund.

(b) The retirement annuity is an amount equal to: (1) deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin2.7 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in
section 356.315, subdivision 7,
deleted text end multiplied by the judge's final average compensation with
that result then multiplied by the number of years and fractions of years of allowable
service rendered before July 1, 1980; plus (2) deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begin3.2 new text endpercent deleted text beginspecified in section 356.315,
subdivision 8
,
deleted text end multiplied by the judge's final average compensation with that result then
multiplied by the number of years and fractions of years of allowable service rendered
after June 30, 1980.

(c) Service that exceeds the service credit limit in section 490.121, subdivision 22,
must be excluded in calculating the retirement annuity, but the compensation earned by
the judge during this period of judicial service must be used in determining a judge's final
average compensation and calculating the retirement annuity.

Sec. 21. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.315, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5, 5a,
6, 7, and 8,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 21 are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

REVISIONS AND REPEALS OF FORMER LOCAL POLICE AND PAID
FIREFIGHTER RELIEF ASSOCIATION LAWS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 6.495, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Audit and examinations.

All powers and duties conferred and
imposed upon the state auditor with respect to state, county, and first-class city officers,
institutions, and property are hereby extended to the various fire deleted text beginand policedeleted text end relief
associations in the state. The state auditor shall annually audit the special and general
funds of the relief association or, at the request of the board of trustees or the municipality,
the state auditor may contract for an annual audit by a certified public accountant. The
state auditor may determine that an annual audit is not necessary, in which case the state
auditor shall develop a plan for examination of unaudited relief associations, and shall
prescribe suitable systems of accounts and budgeting, and forms, books, and instructions
concerning the same.

Copies of the written report of the state auditor on the financial condition and
accounts of the relief association deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe filed with the board of trustees of the
relief association and the governing body of the municipality associated with the relief
association. If the report discloses malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance with regard
to relief association funds, copies thereof deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe filed with the city attorney or county
attorney in the city or county in which the relief association is located, and these officials of
the law shall institute proceedings, civil or criminal, as the law and public interest require.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 6.495, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Report to commissioner of revenue.

The state auditor shall file with
the commissioner of revenue a financial compliance report certifying for each relief
association:

(1) the completion of the annual financial report required deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder new text endsection
69.051 and the auditing or certification of those financial reports deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder
new text endsubdivision 1; and

(2) the receipt of any actuarial valuations required deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder new text endsection deleted text begin69.77
or
deleted text end 69.773new text begin or sections 31 to 42new text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 6.67, is amended to read:


6.67 PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS; REPORT OF POSSIBLE MISCONDUCT.

Whenever a public accountant in the course of auditing the books and affairs of a
political subdivision or a local public pension plan governed by deleted text beginsection 69.77,deleted text end sections
69.771 to 69.775, or chapter 354A or 424A, new text beginor sections 31 to 42, new text enddiscovers evidence
pointing to nonfeasance, misfeasance, or malfeasance, on the part of an officer or
employee in the conduct of duties and affairs, the public accountant shall promptly make
a report of such discovery to the state auditor and the county attorney of the county in
which the governmental unit is situated and the public accountant shall also furnish a
copy of the report of audit upon completion to said officers. The county attorney shall
act on such report in the same manner as required by law for reports made to the county
attorney by the state auditor.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13D.01, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

In executive branch, local government.

All meetings, including
executive sessions, must be open to the public

(a) of a state

(1) agency,

(2) board,

(3) commission, or

(4) department,

when required or permitted by law to transact public business in a meeting;

(b) of the governing body of a

(1) school district however organized,

(2) unorganized territory,

(3) county,

(4) statutory or home rule charter city,

(5) town, or

(6) other public body;

(c) of any

(1) committee,

(2) subcommittee,

(3) board,

(4) department, or

(5) commission,

of a public body; and

(d) of the governing body or a committee of:

(1) a statewide public pension plan defined in section 356A.01, subdivision 24; or

(2) a local public pension plan governed by deleted text beginsection 69.77,deleted text end sections 69.771 to 69.775,
or chapter 354Anew text begin, or sections 31 to 42new text end.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.011, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

Unless the language or context clearly indicates that
a different meaning is intended, the following words and terms, for the purposes of this
chapter and chapters 423, 423A, 424 and 424A, have the meanings ascribed to them:

(a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue.

(b) "Municipality" means:

(1) a home rule charter or statutory city;

(2) an organized town;

(3) a park district subject to chapter 398;

(4) the University of Minnesota;

(5) for purposes of the fire state aid program only, an American Indian tribal
government entity located within a federally recognized American Indian reservation;

(6) for purposes of the police state aid program only, an American Indian tribal
government with a tribal police department which exercises state arrest powers under
section 626.90, 626.91, 626.92, or 626.93;

(7) for purposes of the police state aid program only, the Metropolitan Airports
Commission; and

(8) for purposes of the police state aid program only, the Department of Natural
Resources and the Department of Public Safety with respect to peace officers covered
under chapter 352B.

(c) "Minnesota Firetown Premium Report" means a form prescribed by the
commissioner containing space for reporting by insurers of fire, lightning, sprinkler
leakage and extended coverage premiums received upon risks located or to be performed
in this state less return premiums and dividends.

(d) "Firetown" means the area serviced by any municipality having a qualified fire
department or a qualified incorporated fire department having a subsidiary volunteer
firefighters' relief association.

(e) "Market value" means latest available market value of all property in a taxing
jurisdiction, whether the property is subject to taxation, or exempt from ad valorem
taxation obtained from information which appears on abstracts filed with the commissioner
of revenue or equalized by the State Board of Equalization.

(f) "Minnesota Aid to Police Premium Report" means a form prescribed by the
commissioner for reporting by each fire and casualty insurer of all premiums received
upon direct business received by it in this state, or by its agents for it, in cash or otherwise,
during the preceding calendar year, with reference to insurance written for insuring against
the perils contained in auto insurance coverages as reported in the Minnesota business
schedule of the annual financial statement which each insurer is required to file with
the commissioner in accordance with the governing laws or rules less return premiums
and dividends.

(g) "Peace officer" means any person:

(1) whose primary source of income derived from wages is from direct employment
by a municipality or county as a law enforcement officer on a full-time basis of not less
than 30 hours per week;

(2) who has been employed for a minimum of six months prior to December 31
preceding the date of the current year's certification under subdivision 2, clause (b);

(3) who is sworn to enforce the general criminal laws of the state and local ordinances;

(4) who is licensed by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board and is
authorized to arrest with a warrant; and

(5) who is a member of the State Patrol retirement plan or the public employees
police and fire fund.

(h) "Full-time equivalent number of peace officers providing contract service" means
the integral or fractional number of peace officers which would be necessary to provide
the contract service if all peace officers providing service were employed on a full-time
basis as defined by the employing unit and the municipality receiving the contract service.

(i) "Retirement benefits other than a service pension" means any disbursement
authorized under section 424A.05, subdivision 3, clauses (3) and (4).

(j) "Municipal clerk, municipal clerk-treasurer, or county auditor" means:

(1) for the police state aid program deleted text beginand police relief association financial reportsdeleted text end:

(i) the person who was elected or appointed to the specified position or, in the
absence of the person, another person who is designated by the applicable governing body;

(ii) in a park district, the secretary of the board of park district commissioners;

(iii) in the case of the University of Minnesota, the official designated by the Board
of Regents;

(iv) for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the person designated by the
commission;

(v) for the Department of Natural Resources or the Department of Public Safety, the
respective commissioner;

(vi) for a tribal police department which exercises state arrest powers under section
626.90, 626.91, 626.92, or 626.93, the person designated by the applicable American
Indian tribal government; and

(2) for the fire state aid program and fire relief association financial reports, the
person who was elected or appointed to the specified position, or, for governmental
entities other than counties, if the governing body of the governmental entity designates
the position to perform the function, the chief financial official of the governmental entity
or the chief administrative official of the governmental entity.

(k) "Voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan" means the
retirement plan established by chapter 353G.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.011, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualification for fire or police state aid.

(a) Unless retirement coverage
is provided by the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan, in
order to qualify to receive fire state aid, on or before March 15 annually, in conjunction
with the financial report required pursuant to section 69.051, the clerk of each municipality
having a duly organized fire department as provided in subdivision 4, or the secretary of
each independent nonprofit firefighting corporation having a subsidiary incorporated
firefighters' relief associationnew text begin,new text end whichever is applicable, and the fire chief, shall jointly
certify the existence of the municipal fire department or of the independent nonprofit
firefighting corporation, whichever is applicable, which meets the minimum qualification
requirements set forth in this subdivision, and the fire personnel and equipment of the
municipal fire department or the independent nonprofit firefighting corporation as of the
preceding December 31.

(b) Where retirement coverage is provided by the voluntary statewide lump-sum
volunteer firefighter retirement plan, new text beginin order to qualify to receive fire state aid, on or
before March 15, annually,
new text endthe executive director of the Public Employees Retirement
Association shall certify the existence of that coverage for each municipality and the
municipal clerk or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation secretary, whichever
applies, and the applicable fire chief shall certify the fire personnel and fire department
equipment as of the preceding December 31.

deleted text begin (c) Certification must be made to the commissioner on a form prescribed by the
commissioner and shall include any other facts the commissioner may require. The
certification must be made to the commissioner in duplicate. Each copy of the certificate
must be duly executed and is deemed to be an original. The commissioner shall forward
one copy to the auditor of the county wherein the fire department is located and shall
retain one copy.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) On or before March 15 annually the clerk of each municipality having a duly
organized police department and having a duly incorporated relief association shall certify
that fact to the county auditor of the county where the police department is located and to
the commissioner on a form prescribed by the commissioner together with the other facts
the commissioner or auditor may require.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endExcept as provided in subdivision 2b, on or before March 15 annually, new text beginin
order to qualify to receive police state aid,
new text endthe clerk of each municipality and the auditor of
each county employing one or more peace officers as defined in subdivision 1, clause (g),
shall certify the number of such peace officers to the commissioner on forms prescribed by
the commissioner. Credit for officers employed less than a full year must be apportioned.
Each full month of employment of a qualifying officer during the calendar year entitles the
employing municipality or county to credit for 1/12 of the payment for employment of a
peace officer for the entire year. For purposes of sections 69.011 to 69.051, employment
of a peace officer commences when the peace officer is entered on the payroll of the
respective municipal police department or county sheriff's department. No peace officer
may be included in the certification of the number of peace officers by more than one
deleted text beginmunicipality or countydeleted text end new text beginemploying unit new text endfor the same month.

new text begin (d) A certification made under this subdivision must be filed with the commissioner,
must be made on a form prescribed by the commissioner, and must include any other facts
that the commissioner requires.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.011, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Failure to file certificate deemed waiver.

new text begin(a) new text endIf a certification required by
this section is not filed with the commissioner by the due date prescribed by this section,
the commissioner shall notify the new text begincounty, the new text endmunicipalitynew text begin,new text end or the nonprofit firefighting
corporation that a portion or all of its current year aid will be forfeited if the certification
is not received within ten days.

new text begin (b)new text end The amount of aid forfeited is equal to the amount of state police aid or state fire
aid determined for the new text begincounty, the new text endmunicipalitynew text begin,new text end or new text beginthe nonprofit new text endfirefighting corporation
for the current year, multiplied by five percent for each week or fraction of a week that
this certification is late. The penalty deleted text beginwilldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe computed beginning ten days after the
postmark date of the commissioner's notification as required under this subdivision. All
forfeited aid amounts revert to the general fund in the state treasury. Failure to receive the
certificate form deleted text begincannotdeleted text end new text beginmay not new text endbe used as a defense for deleted text beginnot filingdeleted text endnew text begin a failure to filenew text end.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.011, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Qualification for new text beginfire new text endstate aid.

deleted text beginAnydeleted text end new text begin(a) A new text endmunicipality in this state
new text beginqualifies to receive fire state aid if it meets the general requirements of paragraph (b) and
if it meets the specific requirements of paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) Minimum qualifications for fire state aid include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text endhaving for more than one year an organized fire department and officially
established by the governing body of the municipality or an independent nonprofit
firefighting corporation created under the nonprofit corporation act of this state and
operating exclusively for firefighting purposes and providing retirement and relief benefits
to its membersdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end having a separate subsidiary incorporated firefighter's relief deleted text beginand pension
deleted text end association providing retirement and relief benefits, or participating in the voluntary
statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plandeleted text begin, may qualify to receive state aid
if it meets the following
deleted text end new text beginor, if a paid fire department, having retirement coverage by the
public employees police and fire retirement plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endMinimum requirements new text beginfor fire state aid also include the following new text endor new text begintheir
new text endequivalent as determined by the state fire marshal deleted text beginby July 1, 1972deleted text end:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text end new text begin(1) having new text endten paid or volunteer firefighters including a fire chief and assistant
fire chiefdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(2) having new text endregular scheduled meetings and frequent drills including instructions
in firefighting tactics and in the use, care, and operation of all fire apparatus and
equipmentdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(3) having new text enda motorized fire truck equipped with a motorized pump, 250 gallon or
larger water tank, 300 feet of one inch or larger fire hose in two lines with combination
spray and straight stream nozzles, five-gallon hand pumps--tank extinguisher or equivalent,
dry chemical extinguisher or equivalent, ladders, extension ladders, pike poles, crow bars,
axes, lanterns, fire coats, helmets, new text beginand new text endbootsdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(4) having new text endapparatus suitably housed in a building of good construction with
facilities for care of hose and equipmentdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(5) having new text enda reliable and adequate method of receiving fire alarms by telephone
or with electric siren and suitable means of sounding an alarmdeleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endif response is to be provided outside the corporate limits of the municipality
wherein the fire department is located, deleted text beginthe municipality hasdeleted text end new text beginhaving new text endanother piece of
motorized apparatus to make the responsedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end and

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin(7) meeting new text endother requirements new text beginthat new text endthe commissioner establishes by rule.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Minnesota Firetown Premium Report and Minnesota Aid to
Police Premium Report.

The commissioner shall, at the time of mailing tax forms,
send blank copies of the Minnesota Firetown Premium Report and when applicable the
Minnesota Aid to Police Premium Report to each insurer, including township and farmers
mutual insurance companies licensed to write insurance as described in section 69.011,
subdivision 1
, clauses (c) and (f) in this state. These reports deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endcontain space
for the insurers name, address, gross premiums less return premiums, dividends, net
premiums, certification and other facts new text beginthat new text endthe commissioner may require.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Report of premiums.

new text begin(a) new text endEach insurer, including township and farmers
mutual insurers where applicable, shall return to the commissioner the reports described in
subdivision 1 certified by its secretary and president or chief financial officer.

new text begin (b)new text end The Minnesota Firetown Premium Report deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endcontain a true and accurate
statement of the total premium for all gross direct fire, lightning, sprinkler leakage, and
extended coverage insurance of all domestic mutual insurers and the total premiums for
all gross direct fire, lightning, sprinkler leakage and extended coverage insurance of all
other insurers, less return premiums and dividends received by them on that business
written or done during the preceding calendar year upon property located within the state
or brought into the state for temporary use. The fire and extended coverage portion of
multiperil and multiple peril package premiums and all other combination premiums deleted text beginshall
deleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe determined by applying percentages determined by the commissioner or by rating
bureaus recognized by the commissioner.

new text begin (c)new text end The Minnesota Aid to Police Premium Report deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endcontain a true and
accurate statement of the total premiums, less return premiums and dividends, on all direct
business received by such insurer in this state, or by its agents for it, in cash or otherwise,
during the preceding calendar year, with reference to insurance written for perils described
in section 69.011, subdivision 1, clause (f).

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Penalty for fraudulent, incorrect, incomplete returns and late filing of
report.

(a) When it appears to the commissioner that any insurer has made an incomplete or
inaccurate reportnew text begin,new text end the commissioner shall return the report and demand that a complete and
accurate report be filed. If the insurer fails to file a report on or before March 1, annually,
the insurer deleted text beginshall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endliable and shall pay $25 for each seven days deleted text begindelinquentdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end or fraction
thereofnew text begin, that the report is delinquent, butnew text end not to exceed $200. If the insurer fails to file a
corrected report within 30 days after demand, the insurer is liable for the penalties provided
in deleted text beginthis subdivisiondeleted text end new text beginparagraph (b) or (c) new text endfor knowingly filing an inaccurate or false report.

(b) Any insurer deleted text beginwhodeleted text end new text beginwhich new text endknowingly makes and files an inaccurate or false report
deleted text beginshall bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endliable to a fine new text beginin an amount new text endof not less than $25 nor more than $1,000new text begin, as
determined by the commissioner,
new text end and new text beginadditionally new text endthe commissioner of commerce may
revoke the insurer's certificate of authority.

(c) Any person whose duty it is to make the report who fails or refuses to make it
within 30 days after notification by the commissioner shall be fined new text beginan amount of new text endnot
more than $1,000.

new text begin (d)new text end Failure of the insurer to receive a reporting form deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text begindoes new text endnot excuse the insurer
from filing the report.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Determination of qualified state aid recipients; certification to
commissioner of management and budget.

(a) The commissioner shall determine
which municipalities and independent nonprofit firefighting corporations are qualified to
receive fire state aid new text begindirectly or are qualified to receive the benefit of fire state aid paid
to the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan
new text endand which
municipalities and counties are qualified to receive police state aid.

(b) The commissioner shall determine qualification for state aid upon receipt of:

(1) the fire department personnel and equipment certification or the police department
and qualified peace officers certificate, whichever applies, required under section 69.011;

(2) the financial compliance report required under section 6.495, subdivision 3, if
applicable; and

(3) any other relevant information which comes to the attention of the commissioner.

(c) Upon completion of the determination, on or before October 1, the commissioner
shall calculate the amount of:

(1) the police state aid which each county or municipality is to receive under
subdivisions 5, 6, 7a, and 10; and

(2) the fire state aid which each municipality or nonprofit firefighting corporation
is to receive under subdivisions 5 and 7.

(d) The commissioner shall certify to the commissioner of management and budget
the name of each county or municipality, and the amount of state aid which each county or
municipality is to receive, in the case of police state aid. The commissioner shall certify to
the commissioner of management and budget the name of each municipality or independent
nonprofit firefighting corporation and the amount of state aid which each municipality
or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation is to receivenew text begin directly or the amount of
state aid which the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan is
qualified to receive on behalf of the municipality or corporation
new text end, in the case of fire state aid.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Calculation of state aid.

(a) The amount of fire state aid available for
apportionment, before the addition of the minimum fire state aid allocation amount under
subdivision 7, is equal to 107 percent of the amount of premium taxes paid to the state
upon the fire, lightning, sprinkler leakage, and extended coverage premiums reported to
the commissioner by insurers on the Minnesota Firetown Premium Report. This amount
must be reduced by the amount required to pay the state auditor's costs and expenses of
the audits or exams of the firefighters relief associations.

The total amount for apportionment in respect to fire state aid must not be less than
two percent of the premiums reported to the commissioner by insurers on the Minnesota
Firetown Premium Report after subtracting the following amounts:

(1) the amount required to pay the state auditor's costs and expenses of the audits or
exams of the firefighters relief associations; and

(2) one percent of the premiums reported by town and farmers' mutual insurance
companies and mutual property and casualty companies with total assets of $5,000,000 or
less.

(b) The total amount for apportionment as police state aid is equal to 104 percent
of the amount of premium taxes paid to the state on the premiums reported to the
commissioner by insurers on the Minnesota Aid to Police Premium Reportdeleted text begin, reduced by
the amount required to pay the costs and expenses of the state auditor for audits or exams
of police relief associations
deleted text end. The total amount for apportionment in respect to the police
state aid program must not be less than two percent of the amount of premiums reported
to the commissioner by insurers on the Minnesota Aid to Police Premium Report deleted text beginafter
subtracting the amount required to pay the state auditor's cost and expenses of the audits
or exams of the police relief associations
deleted text end.

(c) The commissioner shall calculate the percentage of increase or decrease reflected
in the apportionment over or under the previous year's available state aid using the same
premiums as a basis for comparison.

(d) In addition to the amount for apportionment of police state aid under paragraph
(b), each year $100,000 must be apportioned for police state aid. An amount sufficient to
pay this increase is annually appropriated from the general fund.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Apportionment of fire state aid to municipalities and relief associations.

(a) The commissioner shall apportion the fire state aid relative to the premiums reported
on the Minnesota Firetown Premium Reports filed under this chapter to each municipality
and/or firefighters relief associationnew text begin qualified under section 69.011, subdivision 4new text end.

(b) The commissioner shall calculate an initial fire state aid allocation amount for each
municipality or fire department under paragraph (c) andnew text begin, if applicable,new text end a minimum fire state
aid allocation amount for each municipality or fire department under paragraph (d). The
municipality or fire department must deleted text beginreceivedeleted text end new text beginbe apportioned new text endthe larger fire state aid amount.

(c) The initial fire state aid allocation amount is the amount available for
apportionment as fire state aid under subdivision 5, without new text beginthe new text endinclusion of any additional
funding amount to support a minimum fire state aid amount under section 423A.02,
subdivision 3
, allocated one-half in proportion to the population as shown in the last
official statewide federal census for each fire town and one-half in proportion to the market
value of each fire town, including (1) the market value of tax-exempt property and (2) the
market value of natural resources lands receiving in lieu payments under sections 477A.11
to 477A.14, but excluding the market value of minerals. In the case of incorporated or
municipal fire departments furnishing fire protection to other cities, towns, or townships
as evidenced by valid fire service contracts filed with the commissioner, the distribution
must be adjusted proportionately to take into consideration the crossover fire protection
service. Necessary adjustments must be made to subsequent apportionments. In the case
of municipalities or independent fire departments qualifying for the aid, the commissioner
shall calculate the state aid for the municipality or relief association on the basis of the
population and the market value of the area furnished fire protection service by the fire
department as evidenced by duly executed and valid fire service agreements filed with the
commissioner. If one or more fire departments are furnishing contracted fire service to a
city, town, or township, only the population and market value of the area served by each
fire department may be considered in calculating the state aid and the fire departments
furnishing service shall enter into an agreement apportioning among themselves the
percent of the population and the new text beginpercent of the new text endmarket value of each new text beginshared new text endservice area.
The agreement must be in writing and must be filed with the commissioner.

(d) The minimum fire state aid allocation amount is the amount in addition to the
initial fire state allocation amount that is derived from any additional funding amount
to support a minimum fire state aid amount under section 423A.02, subdivision 3, and
allocated to municipalities with volunteer firefighters relief associations or covered by the
voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan based on the number
of active volunteer firefighters who are members of the relief association as reported
in the annual financial reporting for the calendar year 1993 to the Office of the State
Auditor, but not to exceed 30 active volunteer firefighters, so that all municipalities or
fire departments with volunteer firefighters relief associations receive in total at least a
minimum fire state aid amount per 1993 active volunteer firefighter to a maximum of
30 firefighters. If a relief association is established after calendar year 1993 and before
calendar year 2000, the number of active volunteer firefighters who are members of the
relief association as reported in the annual financial reporting for calendar year 1998
to the Office of the State Auditor, but not to exceed 30 active volunteer firefighters,
shall be used in this determination. If a relief association is established after calendar
year 1999, the number of active volunteer firefighters who are members of the relief
association as reported in the first annual financial reporting submitted to the Office of
the State Auditor, but not to exceed 20 active volunteer firefighters, must be used in this
determination. If a relief association is terminated as a result of providing retirement
coverage for volunteer firefighters by the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer
firefighter retirement plan under chapter 353G, the number of active volunteer firefighters
of the municipality covered by the statewide plan as certified by the executive director of
the Public Employees Retirement Association to the commissioner and the state auditor,
but not to exceed 30 active firefighters, must be used in this determination.

(e) Unless the firefighters of the applicable fire department are members of the
voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan, the fire state aid must
be paid to the treasurer of the municipality where the fire department is located and the
treasurer of the municipality shall, within 30 days of receipt of the fire state aid, transmit
the aid to the relief association if the relief association has filed a financial report with the
treasurer of the municipality and has met all other statutory provisions pertaining to the
aid apportionment. If the firefighters of the applicable fire department are members of
the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan, the fire state aid
must be paid to the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association
and deposited in the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement fund.

(f) The commissioner may make rules to permit the administration of the provisions
of this section.

(g) Any adjustments needed to correct prior misallocations must be made to
subsequent new text beginfire state aid new text endapportionments.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Apportionment of police state aid.

new text begin(a) new text endSubject to the reduction provided
for under subdivision 10, the commissioner shall apportion the police state aid to each
municipality deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end to deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begineach new text endcountynew text begin, and to the Departments of Natural Resources and
Public Safety
new text end in the following manner:

(1) for all municipalities maintaining police departments, counties, the Department
of Natural Resources, and the Department of Public Safety, the police state aid must be
distributed in proportion to the relationship that the total number of peace officers, as
determined under section 69.011, subdivision 1, deleted text beginclausedeleted text end new text beginparagraph new text end(g), and subdivision 2,
deleted text beginclausedeleted text end new text beginparagraph new text end(b), employed by that employing unit for 12 calendar months and the
proportional or fractional number who were employed less than 12 months bears to the total
number of peace officers employed by all municipalities deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end countiesnew text begin, the Departments of
Natural Resources and Public Safety,
new text end subject to any reduction under subdivision 10;

(2) for each municipality which contracts with the county for police service, a
proportionate amount of the state aid distributed to the county based on the full-time
equivalent number of peace officers providing contract service to that municipality must
be credited against the municipality's contract obligation; and

(3) for each municipality which contracts with another municipality for police
service, a proportionate amount of the state aid distributed to the municipality providing
contract service based on the full-time equivalent number of peace officers providing
contract service to that municipality on a full-time equivalent basis must be credited
against the contract obligation of the municipality receiving contract service.

new text begin (b) Any necessary additional adjustments must be made to subsequent police state
aid apportionments.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Population and market value.

(a) In computations relating to fire state aid
requiring the use of population figures, only official statewide federal census figures deleted text beginare
to
deleted text end new text beginmay new text endbe used. Increases or decreases in population disclosed by reason of any special
census must not be taken into consideration.

(b) In calculations relating to fire state aid requiring the use of market value property
figures, only the latest available market value property figures may be used.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Appeal.

new text begin(a) new text endIn the event that a municipality, a county, a fire relief
association, deleted text begina police relief association,deleted text end new text beginthe Department of Natural Resources, the
Department of Public Safety,
new text endor the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter
retirement plan, feels itself to be aggrieved, it may request the commissioner to review
and adjust the apportionment of funds within the county in the case of police state aid, or
within the state in the case of fire state aid.

new text begin (b)new text end The decision of the commissioner is subject to appeal, review, and adjustment by
the district court in the county in which the applicable municipalitydeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin ornew text end fire departmentdeleted text begin,
deleted text end deleted text beginor police departmentdeleted text end is locatednew text begin or by the Ramsey County District Court with respect to
the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Safety, or the voluntary
statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan
new text end.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Reduction in police state aid apportionment.

(a) The commissioner of
revenue shall reduce the apportionment of police state aid under subdivisions 5, paragraph
(b), 6, and 7a, for eligible employer units by new text beginthe amount of new text endany excess police state aid.

(b) "Excess police state aid" is:

(1) for counties and for municipalities in which police retirement coverage is
provided wholly by the public employees police and fire fund and all police officers are
members of the plan governed by sections 353.63 to 353.657, the amount in excess of the
employer's total prior calendar year obligation as defined in paragraph (c), as certified by
the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association;

deleted text begin (2) for municipalities in which police retirement coverage is provided in part by the
public employees police and fire fund governed by sections 353.63 to 353.657 and in
part by a local police consolidation account governed by chapter 353A, and established
before March 2, 1999, for which the municipality declined merger under section 353.665,
subdivision 1
, or established after March 1, 1999, the amount in excess of the employer's
total prior calendar year obligation as defined in paragraph (c), plus the amount of the
employer's total prior calendar year obligation under section 353A.09, subdivision 5,
paragraphs (a) and (b), as certified by the executive director of the Public Employees
Retirement Association;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) for municipalities in which police retirement coverage is provided by the public
employees police and fire plan governed by sections 353.63 to 353.657, in which police
retirement coverage was provided by a police consolidation account under chapter
353A before July 1, 1999, and for which the municipality has an additional municipal
contribution under section 353.665, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), the amount in excess of
the employer's total prior calendar year obligation as defined in paragraph (c), plus the
amount of any additional municipal contribution under section 353.665, subdivision 8,
paragraph (b), until the year 2010, as certified by the executive director of the Public
Employees Retirement Association;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(2) new text endfor deleted text beginmunicipalities in which police retirement coverage is provided in part by
the public employees police and fire fund governed by sections 353.63 to 353.657 and in
part by a local police relief association governed by sections 69.77 and 423A.01
deleted text endnew text begin the cities
of Fairmont and Minneapolis
new text end, the amount in excess of the employer's total prior calendar
year obligation as defined in paragraph (c), as certified by the executive director of the
public employees retirement association, plus the amount of deleted text beginthe financial requirements of
the relief association certified to the applicable municipality during the prior calendar year
under section 69.77, subdivisions 4 and 5, reduced by the amount of member contributions
deducted from the covered salary of the relief association during the prior calendar year
under section 69.77, subdivision 3, as certified by the chief administrative officer of the
applicable municipality
deleted text endnew text begin any additional municipal contribution under section 353.668,
subdivision 6, or 353.669, subdivision 6
new text end;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(3) new text endfor the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the amount in excess of the
commission's total prior calendar year obligation as defined in paragraph (c), as certified
by the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text endfor the Department of Natural Resources and for the Department of Public
Safety, the amount in excess of the employer's total prior calendar year obligation under
section 352B.02, subdivision 1c, for plan members who are peace officers under section
69.011, subdivision 1, clause (g), as certified by the executive director of the Minnesota
State Retirement System.

(c) The employer's total prior calendar year obligation with respect to the public
employees police and fire plan new text beginunder paragraph (b), clause (1), new text endis the total prior calendar
year obligation under section 353.65, subdivision 3, for police officers as defined in
section 353.64, subdivision 2, and the actual total prior calendar year obligation under
section 353.65, subdivision 3, for firefighters, as defined in section 353.64, subdivision
3
, but not to exceed for those firefighters the applicable following deleted text beginamountsdeleted text endnew text begin employer
calendar year amount
new text end:

Municipality
Maximum Amount
Albert Lea
$54,157.01
Anoka
10,399.31
Apple Valley
5,442.44
Austin
49,864.73
Bemidji
27,671.38
Brooklyn Center
6,605.92
Brooklyn Park
24,002.26
Burnsville
15,956.00
Cloquet
4,260.49
Coon Rapids
39,920.00
Cottage Grove
8,588.48
Crystal
5,855.00
East Grand Forks
51,009.88
Edina
32,251.00
Elk River
5,216.55
Ely
13,584.16
Eveleth
16,288.27
Fergus Falls
6,742.00
Fridley
33,420.64
Golden Valley
11,744.61
Hastings
16,561.00
Hopkins
4,324.23
International Falls
14,400.69
Lakeville
782.35
Lino Lakes
5,324.00
Little Falls
7,889.41
Maple Grove
6,707.54
Maplewood
8,476.69
Minnetonka
10,403.00
Montevideo
1,307.66
Moorhead
68,069.26
New Hope
6,739.72
North St. Paul
4,241.14
Northfield
770.63
Owatonna
37,292.67
Plymouth
6,754.71
Red Wing
3,504.01
Richfield
53,757.96
Rosemount
1,712.55
Roseville
9,854.51
St. Anthony
33,055.00
St. Louis Park
53,643.11
Thief River Falls
28,365.04
Virginia
31,164.46
Waseca
11,135.17
West St. Paul
15,707.20
White Bear Lake
6,521.04
Woodbury
3,613.00
any other municipality
0.00

(d) The total amount of excess police state aid must be deposited in the excess
police state-aid account in the general fund, administered and distributed as provided
in subdivision 11.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.021, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Excess police state-aid holding account.

(a) The excess police state-aid
holding account is established in the general fund. The excess police state-aid holding
account must be administered by the commissioner.

(b) Excess police state aid determined according to subdivision 10, must be
deposited new text beginannually new text endin the excess police state-aid holding account.

(c) From the balance in the excess police state-aid holding account, $900,000 must
be canceled annually to the general fund.

deleted text begin (d) If a police officer stress reduction program is created by law and money is
appropriated for that program, an amount equal to that appropriation must be transferred
to the administrator of that program from the balance in the excess police state-aid holding
account.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endOn October 1 of each year, one-half of the balance of the excess police
state-aid holding account remaining after the deleted text begindeductionsdeleted text end new text begindeduction new text endunder deleted text beginparagraphs
deleted text end new text beginparagraph new text end(c) deleted text beginand (d)deleted text end is appropriated for additional amortization aid under section
423A.02, subdivision 1b.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endAnnually, the remaining balance in the excess police state-aid holding account,
after the deductions under paragraphs (c)deleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginand new text end(d)deleted text begin, and (e),deleted text end cancels to the general fund.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Commissioner's warrant.

(a) The commissioner of management
and budget shall issue to the Public Employees Retirement Association on behalf of
a municipality or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation that is a member of the
voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan under chapter 353Gnew text begin,
to the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Safety,
new text end or deleted text begintodeleted text end the
county, municipality, or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation certified to the
commissioner of management and budget by the commissioner a warrant for an amount
equal to the amount of fire state aid or police state aid, whichever applies, certified for the
applicable state aid recipient by the commissioner under section 69.021.

(b) new text beginFire state aid and police state aid is payable on October 1 annually. new text endThe amount
of state aid due and not paid by October 1 accrues interest new text beginpayable to the state aid recipient
new text endat the rate of one percent for each month or part of a month new text beginthat new text endthe amount remains
unpaid after October 1.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.031, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Appropriations.

There is hereby appropriated annually from the state
general fund to the commissioner of revenue deleted text beginan amountdeleted text end new text beginamounts new text endsufficient to make the
police new text beginstate aid payments new text endand new text beginthe new text endfire state aid payments specified in this section and
section 69.021.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.031, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Deposit of state aid.

(a) If the municipality or the independent nonprofit
firefighting corporation is covered by the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer
firefighter retirement plan under chapter 353G, the executive director shall credit the fire
state aid against future municipal contribution requirements under section 353G.08 and
shall notify the municipality or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation of the fire
state aid so credited at least annually. If the municipality or the independent nonprofit
firefighting corporation is not covered by the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer
firefighter retirement plan, the municipal treasurer shall, within 30 days after receipt,
transmit the fire state aid to the treasurer of the duly incorporated firefighters' relief
association if there is one organized and the association has filed a financial report with the
municipality. If the relief association has not filed a financial report with the municipality,
the municipal treasurer shall delay transmission of the fire state aid to the relief association
until the complete financial report is filed. If the municipality or independent nonprofit
firefighting corporation is not covered by the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer
firefighter retirement plan, if there is no relief association organized, or if the association
has dissolved or has been removed as trustees of state aid, then the treasurer of the
municipality shall deposit the money in the municipal treasury and the money may be
disbursed only for the purposes and in the manner set forth in section 424A.08 or for the
payment of the employer contribution requirement with respect to firefighters covered by
the public employees police and fire retirement plan under section 353.65, subdivision 3.

deleted text begin (b) The municipal treasurer, upon receipt of the police state aid, shall disburse the
police state aid in the following manner:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) For a municipality in which a local police relief association exists and all peace
officers are members of the association, the total state aid must be transmitted to the
treasurer of the relief association within 30 days of the date of receipt, and the treasurer
of the relief association shall immediately deposit the total state aid in the special fund
of the relief association;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endFor a municipality in which police retirement coverage is provided by the
public employees police and fire fund and all peace officers are members of the fund,
including municipalities covered by section 353.665, the total state aid must be applied
toward the municipality's employer contribution to the public employees police and
fire fund under sections 353.65, subdivision 3, and deleted text begin353.665deleted text endnew text begin 353.668new text end, subdivision deleted text begin8deleted text endnew text begin 6new text end,
deleted text beginparagraph (b)deleted text endnew text begin or 353.669, subdivision 6new text end, if applicabledeleted text begin; ordeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (3) For a municipality other than a city of the first class with a population of more
than 300,000 in which both a police relief association exists and police retirement
coverage is provided in part by the public employees police and fire fund, the municipality
may elect at its option to transmit the total state aid to the treasurer of the relief association
as provided in clause (1), to use the total state aid to apply toward the municipality's
employer contribution to the public employees police and fire fund subject to all the
provisions set forth in clause (2), or to allot the total state aid proportionately to be
transmitted to the police relief association as provided in this subdivision and to apply
toward the municipality's employer contribution to the public employees police and fire
fund subject to the provisions of clause (2) on the basis of the respective number of active
full-time peace officers, as defined in section 69.011, subdivision 1, clause (g).
deleted text end

deleted text begin For a city of the first class with a population of more than 300,000, in addition, the
city may elect to allot the appropriate portion of the total police state aid to apply toward
the employer contribution of the city to the public employees police and fire fund based
on the covered salary of police officers covered by the fund each payroll period and to
transmit the balance to the police relief association; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) For a municipality in which police retirement coverage is provided in part by
the public employees police and fire fund and in part by a local police consolidation
account governed by chapter 353A and established before March 2, 1999, for which the
municipality declined merger under section 353.665, subdivision 1, or established after
March 1, 1999, the total police state aid must be applied towards the municipality's total
employer contribution to the public employees police and fire fund and to the local police
consolidation account under sections 353.65, subdivision 3, and 353A.09, subdivision 5.
deleted text end

(c) The county treasurer, upon receipt of the police state aid for the county, shall
apply the total state aid toward the county's employer contribution to the public employees
police and fire fund under section 353.65, subdivision 3.

(d) The designated Metropolitan Airports Commission official, upon receipt of the
police state aid for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, shall apply the total police
state aid toward the commission's employer contribution for police officers to the public
employees police and fire plan under section 353.65, subdivision 3.

(e) The police state aid apportioned to the Departments of Public Safety and Natural
Resources under section 69.021, subdivision 7a, is appropriated to the commissioner of
management and budget for transfer to the funds and accounts from which the salaries of
peace officers certified under section 69.011, subdivision 2b, are paid. The commissioner
of revenue shall certify to the commissioners of public safety, natural resources, and
management and budget the amounts to be transferred from the appropriation for police
state aid. The commissioners of public safety and natural resources shall certify to the
commissioner of management and budget the amounts to be credited to each of the funds
and accounts from which the peace officers employed by their respective departments are
paid. Each commissioner shall allocate the police state aid first for employer contributions
for employees funded from the general fund and then for employer contributions for
employees funded from other funds. For peace officers whose salaries are paid from the
general fund, the amounts transferred from the appropriation for police state aid must
be canceled to the general fund.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.041, is amended to read:


69.041 SHORTFALL FROM GENERAL FUND.

(a) If the annual funding requirements of fire or police relief associations or
consolidation accounts under sections deleted text begin69.77,deleted text end 69.771 to 69.775, deleted text beginordeleted text end 353A.09, new text beginor sections
31 to 42,
new text endexceed all applicable revenue sources of a given year, including the insurance
premium taxes funding the applicable fire or police state aid as set under section 297I.05,
subdivisions 2, 3, and 4
, the shortfall in the annual funding requirements must be paid
from the general fund to the extent appropriated by the legislature.

(b) Nothing in this section may be deemed to relieve any municipality from its
obligation to a relief association or consolidation account under law.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.051, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Financial report and audit.

(a) The board of deleted text begineach salaried
firefighters
deleted text end new text beginthe Bloomington Fire Department new text endRelief Associationdeleted text begin, police relief association,
deleted text end and new text begineach new text endvolunteer firefighters relief association as defined in section 424A.001,
subdivision 4
, with assets of at least $200,000 or liabilities of at least $200,000 in the prior
year or in any previous year, according to the applicable actuarial valuation or new text beginaccording
to the
new text endfinancial report if no valuation is required, shall prepare a financial report covering
the special and general funds of the relief association for the preceding fiscal year, file the
financial report, and submit financial statements.

(b) The financial report must contain financial statements and disclosures which
present the true financial condition of the relief association and the results of relief
association operations in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and in
compliance with the regulatory, financing and funding provisions of this chapter and any
other applicable laws. The financial report must be countersigned by:

(1) the municipal clerk or clerk-treasurer of the municipality in which the relief
association is located if the relief association is a firefighters relief association which is
directly associated with a municipal fire department deleted text beginor is a police relief associationdeleted text end; or

(2) by the municipal clerk or clerk-treasurer of the largest municipality in population
which contracts with the independent nonprofit firefighting corporation if the volunteer
firefighter 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.

(c) The financial report must be retained in its office for public inspection and must
be filed with the governing body of the government subdivision in which the associated
fire department is located after the close of the fiscal year. One copy of the financial report
must be furnished to the state auditor after the close of the fiscal year.

(d) Audited financial statements must be attested to by a certified public accountant
or new text beginby new text endthe state auditor and must be filed with the state auditor within 180 days after the
close of the fiscal year. The state auditor may accept this report in lieu of the report
required in paragraph (c).

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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
shownew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end the sources and amounts of all money received;

new text begin (2)new text end all disbursements, accounts payable and accounts receivable;

new text begin (3)new text end the amount of money remaining in the treasury;

new text begin (4) new text end total assetsnew text begin,new text end including a listing of all investments;

new text begin (5)new text end the accrued liabilities; and

new text begin (6)new text end all new text beginother new text enditems 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 an independent public accountant or auditor or by the auditor or accountant who
regularly examines or audits the financial transactions of the municipality. 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 independent accountant or auditor 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 deleted text beginor policedeleted text end 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 deleted text begincity councildeleted text end new text begingoverning body of the municipality new text endwithin 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.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.051, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Qualification.

The state auditor may, upon a demonstration by a relief
association of hardship or new text beginan new text endinability to conform, extend the deadline for reports under
subdivisions 1 or 1a, but not beyond November 30th following the due date. If the
reports are not received by November 30th, the municipality or relief association deleted text beginwill
forfeit
deleted text end new text beginforfeits new text endits current year state aid, andnew text begin,new text end until the state auditor receives the required
information, the relief new text beginassociation new text endor municipality deleted text beginwill bedeleted text end new text beginis new text endineligible to receive any
future state aid. A municipality or deleted text beginpolice ordeleted text end firefighters' relief association deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text begindoes new text endnot
qualify initially to receive, or be entitled subsequently to retain, state aid deleted text beginpursuant todeleted text end new text beginunder
new text endthis 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.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.051, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Treasurers bond.

deleted text beginNodeleted text end new text begin(a) The new text endtreasurer of deleted text beginadeleted text end new text beginthe Bloomington Fire
Department
new text endRelief Association deleted text begingoverned by section 69.77 shalldeleted text end new text beginmay not new text endenter upon duties
without having given the association a bond in a reasonable amount acceptable to the
municipality for the faithful discharge of duties according to law.

new text begin (b)new text end No treasurer of a relief association governed by sections 69.771 to 69.776 deleted text beginshall
deleted text end new text beginmay new text endenter upon the duties of the office until the treasurer has given the association a good
and sufficient bond in an amount equal to at least ten percent of the assets of the relief
association; however, the amount of the bond need not exceed $500,000.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.051, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Report by certain municipalities.

(a) new text beginThe chief administrative officer
of
new text endeach municipality which has an organized fire department but which does not have a
firefighters' relief association governed by section 69.77 or sections 69.771 to 69.775 and
which is not exempted under paragraph (b) shall annually prepare a detailed financial
report of the receipts and disbursements by the municipality for fire protection service
during the preceding calendar yeardeleted text begin,deleted text end 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 deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text begindoes new text endnot qualify
initially to receive, deleted text beginor bedeleted text end new text beginand is not new text endentitled 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 new text begincertifies conformity new text endby the applicable fire chief
with the requirements of section 353G.07.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.051, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Notification by commissioner and state auditor.

(a) The state auditornew text begin,
new text end in performing an audit or examinationnew text begin,new text end shall notify the Legislative Commission on
Pensions and Retirement if the audit or examination reveals malfeasance, misfeasance, or
nonfeasance in officenew text begin by relief association officials or municipal officialsnew text end.

(b) The commissioner shall notify the Legislative Commission on Pensions and
Retirement if the state auditor has not filed the required financial compliance reports
by July 1.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.33, is amended to read:


69.33 REPORT; AMOUNT OF PREMIUMS RECEIVED BY INSURANCE
COMPANIES.

new text begin For purposes of the first class city fire insurance premium tax surcharge aid program
under section 297I.10,
new text endthe commissioner shall enclose in the annual statement blank that is
sent to all fire insurance companies doing business in this state a blank form containing
the names of all cities of the first class and require these companies, at the time of making
their annual statements to the commissioner, to state on these blanks the amount of
premiums received by them upon properties insured within the corporate limits of the
cities named thereon during the year ending December 31st last past. Thereafter, before
July first each year, the commissioner shall certify to the commissioner of management
and budget the information thus obtained, together with the amount of the tax for the
benefit of the pension plans covering firefighters in cities of the first class paid in such
year by these companies upon these insurance premiums.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Conditioned employer support for deleted text beginadeleted text end new text beginthe Bloomington Fire
Department
new text endRelief Association.

(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, only
if the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endand the new text beginBloomington Fire Department new text endRelief
Association comply with the provisions of this section, deleted text begina municipalitydeleted text end new text beginthe city of
Bloomington
new text endmay contribute public funds, including any applicable police or fire state
aid, or levy property taxes for the support of deleted text begina police or firefighters'deleted text end new text beginthe Bloomington
Fire Department
new text endRelief Associationdeleted text begin, enumerated in subdivision 1a, however organized,
which provides retirement coverage or pays a service pension to a retired police officer or
firefighter or a retirement benefit to a surviving dependent of either an active or retired
police officer or firefighter,
deleted text end new text beginand new text endfor the operation and maintenance of the relief association.

(b) The commissioner shall not include in the apportionment of deleted text beginpolice ordeleted text end fire state
aid deleted text beginto the county auditor under section 69.021, subdivision 6, any municipality in which
there exists a local police or salaried firefighters' relief association as enumerated in
subdivision 1a which
deleted text end new text beginthe city of Bloomington if the Bloomington Fire Department Relief
Association
new text enddoes not comply with the provisions of this section or the provisions of any
applicable special law relating to the funding or financing of the association and deleted text beginthat
municipality
deleted text end new text beginthe city of Bloomington new text endmay not qualify initially to receive, or be entitled
subsequently to retain, new text beginfire new text endstate aid under sections 69.011 to 69.051 until the reason
for the disqualification is remedied, whereupon the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text endnew text begin city of Bloomingtonnew text end,
if otherwise qualified, is entitled to again receive new text beginfire new text endstate aid for the year occurring
immediately subsequent to the year in which the disqualification is remedied.

(c) The state auditor and the commissioner shall determine if deleted text begina municipality with a
local police or salaried firefighters' relief association fails
deleted text end new text beginthe city of Bloomington and the
Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association fail
new text endto comply with the provisions of
this section or the funding or financing provisions of any applicable special law.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Inapplicable penalty.

The penalty provided for in subdivision 1 does not
apply to deleted text beginadeleted text end new text beginthe Bloomington Fire Department new text endRelief Association deleted text beginenumerated in subdivision
1a
deleted text end if the requirements of subdivisions 3 to 10 are met.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Relief association financial requirements; minimum municipal
obligation.

(a) The officers of the new text beginBloomington Fire Department new text endRelief Association
shall determine the financial requirements of the relief association and new text beginthe new text endminimum
obligation of the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endfor the following calendar year in
accordance with the requirements of this subdivision. The financial requirements of the
relief association and the minimum obligation of the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington
new text endmust be determined on or before the submission date established by the deleted text beginmunicipality
deleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endunder subdivision 5.

(b) The financial requirements of the relief association for the following calendar
year must be based on the most recent actuarial valuation or survey of the special fund of
the association if more than one fund is maintained by the association, or of the association,
if only one fund is maintained, prepared in accordance with sections 356.215, subdivisions
4 to 15, and 356.216, as required under subdivision 10. If an actuarial estimate is prepared
by the actuary of the relief association as part of obtaining a modification of the benefit
plan of the relief association and the modification is implemented, the actuarial estimate
must be used in calculating the subsequent financial requirements of the relief association.

(c) If the relief association has an unfunded actuarial accrued liability as reported in
the most recent actuarial valuation or survey, the total of the amounts calculated under
clauses (1), (2), and (3), constitute the financial requirements of the relief association for
the following year. If the relief association does not have an unfunded actuarial accrued
liability as reported in the most recent actuarial valuation or survey, the amount calculated
under clauses (1) and (2) constitute the financial requirements of the relief association for
the following year. The financial requirement elements are:

(1) the normal level cost requirement for the following year, expressed as a dollar
amount, which must be determined by applying the normal level cost of the relief
association as reported in the actuarial valuation or survey and expressed as a percentage
of covered payroll to the estimated covered payroll of the active membership of the relief
association, including any projected change in the active membership, for the following
year;

(2) deleted text beginfor the Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association,deleted text end to the dollar amount
of normal cost determined under clause (1) must be added an amount equal to the dollar
amount of the administrative expenses of the special fund of the association if more
than one fund is maintained by the association, or of the association if only one fund is
maintained, for the most recent year, multiplied by the factor of 1.035. The administrative
expenses are those authorized under section 69.80; and

(3) to the dollar amount of normal cost and expenses determined under clauses
(1) and (2) must be added an amount equal to the level annual dollar amount which
is sufficient to amortize the unfunded actuarial accrued liability as determined from
the actuarial valuation or survey of the fund, using an interest assumption set at the
applicable rate specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8, by that fund's amortization
date as specified in paragraph (d).

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end The deleted text beginBloomington Fire Department Relief Associationdeleted text end special fund amortization
date is determined under section 356.216, clause (2). The amortization date specified in
this paragraph supersedes any amortization date specified in any applicable special law.

new text begin (d) If the actuarial value of the assets of the special fund of the relief association
exceed the actuarial accrued liability as reported in the most recent actuarial valuation of the
special fund of the relief association, the financial requirements of the relief association are
the amounts calculated under paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (2), reduced by one-tenth of the
amount by which the actuarial value of the assets of the special fund of the relief association
exceeds the actuarial accrued liability of the special fund of the relief association.
new text end

(e) The minimum obligation of the municipality is an amount equal to the financial
requirements of the relief association reduced by the estimated amount of member
contributions from covered salary anticipated for the following calendar year and the
estimated deleted text beginamountsdeleted text end new text beginamount new text endanticipated for the following calendar year from the deleted text beginapplicable
deleted text end new text beginfire new text endstate aid program established under sections 69.011 to 69.051 receivable by the relief
association after any allocation made under section 69.031, subdivision 5, paragraph (b),
clause (2)deleted text begin, or 423A.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (6), from the local police
and salaried firefighters' relief association amortization aid program established under
section 423A.02, subdivision 1, from the supplementary amortization state-aid program
established under section 423A.02, subdivision 1a, and from the additional amortization
state aid under section 423A.02, subdivision 1b
deleted text end.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Determination submission.

The officers of the relief association shall
submit the determination of the financial requirements of the relief association and of the
minimum obligation of the municipality to the deleted text begingoverning bodydeleted text end new text beginBloomington City Council
new text endon or before the date established by the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text endnew text begin city of Bloomingtonnew text end, which may
not be earlier than August 1 and may not be later than September 1 of each year. The
deleted text begingoverning body of the municipalitydeleted text end new text beginBloomington City Council new text endmust ascertain whether or
not the determinations were prepared in accordance with law.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Municipal payment.

(a) The deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endshall
provide for and shall pay, each year, at least the amount of the minimum obligation of the
deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endto the new text beginBloomington Fire Department new text endRelief Association.

(b) If there is any deficiency in the municipal payment to meet the minimum
obligation of the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endas of the end of any calendar year, the
amount of the deficiency must be added to the minimum obligation of the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity
of Bloomington
new text endfor the following year calculated under subdivision 4 and must include
interest at the compound rate of six percent per annum from the date that the deleted text beginmunicipality
deleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endwas required to make payment under this subdivision until the date
that the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endactually makes the required payment.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Budget inclusion.

(a) The deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endshall provide
in the annual municipal budget for at least the minimum obligation of the municipality
calculated under subdivision 4.

(b) The deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endmay levy taxes for the payment of the
minimum obligation of the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endwithout any limitation as to
rate or amount and irrespective of limitations imposed by other provisions of law upon the
rate or amount of taxation when the balance of the special fund or any fund of the relief
association has attained a specified minimum asset level. In addition, any taxes levied
under this section may not cause the amount or rate of other taxes levied in that year or to
be levied in a subsequent year by the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endwhich are subject
to a limitation as to rate or amount to be reduced.

(c) If the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text enddoes not include the full amount of
the minimum obligation of the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endin the levy that the
deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endcertified to the new text beginHennepin new text endCounty auditor in any year, the
officers of the relief association shall certify the amount of any deficiency to the new text beginHennepin
new text endCounty auditor. Upon verifying the existence of any deficiency in the levy certified by
the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text endnew text begin city of Bloomingtonnew text end, the new text beginHennepin new text endCounty auditor shall spread a levy
over the taxable property of the deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endin the amount of the
deficiency certified to by the officers of the relief association.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Accelerated amortization.

Any sums of money paid by the deleted text beginmunicipality
deleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endto the relief association in excess of the minimum obligation of the
deleted text beginmunicipalitydeleted text end new text begincity of Bloomington new text endin any year must be used to amortize any unfunded
actuarial accrued liabilities of the new text beginBloomington Fire Department new text endRelief Association.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Local paid fire relief association investment authority.

(a) The deleted text beginspecial
fund
deleted text end new text beginfunds new text endof the association must be invested in securities that are authorized investments
under section 356A.06, subdivision 6 or 7, whichever applies.

(b) The governing board of the new text beginBloomington Fire Department Relief new text endAssociation
may select and appoint a qualified private firm to measure management performance and
return on investment, and the firm must use the formula or formulas developed by the
State Board new text beginof Investment new text endunder section 11A.04, clause (11).new text begin The governing board of the
Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association may certify general fund assets of the
relief association for investment by the State Board of Investment in fixed income pools
or in a separately managed account at the discretion of the State Board of Investment
as provided in section 11A.14.
new text end

deleted text begin (c) The governing board of the association may certify general fund assets of the
relief association for investment by the State Board of Investment in fixed income pools
or in a separately managed account at the discretion of the State Board of Investment
as provided in section 11A.14.
deleted text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Actuarial valuation required.

The new text begingoverning board of the Bloomington
Fire Department Relief
new text endAssociation shall obtain an actuarial valuation showing the
condition of the special fund of the relief association under sections 356.215 and 356.216
and deleted text beginanydeleted text end new text beginthe new text endapplicable standards for actuarial work established by the Legislative
Commission on Pensions and Retirement. The actuarial valuation must be made as of
December 31 of every year. A copy of the actuarial valuation must be filed with the
Director of the Legislative Reference Library, the deleted text begingoverning body of the municipality in
which the association is organized
deleted text endnew text begin Bloomington City Councilnew text end, the executive director of
the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement, and the state auditor, not later
than July 1 of the following year.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Municipal approval of benefit changes required.

Any amendment to
the bylaws or articles of incorporation of deleted text beginadeleted text end new text beginthe Bloomington Fire Department new text endRelief
Association which increases or otherwise affects the retirement coverage provided by or
the service pensions or retirement benefits payable from deleted text beginany police or firefighters'deleted text end new text beginthe
new text endrelief association deleted text beginenumerated in subdivision 1adeleted text end is not effective until it is ratified by the
deleted text beginmunicipality in which the relief association is locateddeleted text endnew text begin city of Bloomingtonnew text end. The officers
of the relief association shall not seek municipal ratification before obtaining either an
updated actuarial valuation including the proposed amendment or an estimate of the
expected actuarial impact of the proposed amendment prepared by the actuary of the relief
association and submitting that actuarial valuation or estimate to the new text beginBloomington city
new text endclerk deleted text beginof the municipalitydeleted text end.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Application of other laws to contribution rate.

In the absence of any
specific provision to the contrary, no general or special law previously enacted may be
construed as reducing the levy amount deleted text beginor rate of contributiondeleted text end to deleted text begina police or firefightersdeleted text end new text beginthe
Bloomington Fire Department
new text endRelief Association to which subdivision 1a applies, by deleted text begina
municipality or member of the association
deleted text endnew text begin the city of Bloomingtonnew text end, which is required as a
condition for the use of public funds or the levy of taxes for the support of the association.
deleted text beginEachdeleted text end new text beginThe Bloomington Fire Department Relief new text endAssociation, the deleted text beginmunicipality in which
it is organized
deleted text endnew text begin city of Bloomingtonnew text end, and the officers of each, are authorized to do all
things required by this section as a condition for the use of public funds or the levy of
taxes for the support of the association.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.77, subdivision 13, is amended to read:


Subd. 13.

Citation.

This section may be cited as the "deleted text beginPolice and Firefighters'
deleted text end new text beginBloomington Fire Department new text endRelief deleted text beginAssociationsdeleted text end new text beginAssociation new text endGuidelines Act deleted text beginof 1969deleted text end."

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.771, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Covered relief associations.

The applicable provisions of sections
69.771 to 69.776 apply to any firefighters' relief association other than deleted text beginadeleted text end new text beginthe Bloomington
Fire Department
new text endRelief Association deleted text beginenumerated in section 69.77, subdivision 1a,deleted text end which
is organized under any laws of this state, which is composed of volunteer firefighters or
is composed partially of volunteer firefighters and partially of salaried firefighters with
retirement coverage provided by the public employees police and fire fund and which, in
either case, operates subject to the service pension minimum requirements for entitlement
and maximums contained in section 424A.02, or subject to a special law modifying those
requirements or maximums.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 69.80, is amended to read:


69.80 AUTHORIZED ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the payment of the
following necessary, reasonable and direct expenses of maintaining, protecting and
administering the special fund, when provided for in the bylaws of the association and
approved by the board of trustees, constitutes authorized administrative expenses of a
deleted text beginpolice, salaried firefighters', ordeleted text end volunteer firefighters' relief association organized under
any law of this statenew text begin or the Bloomington Fire Department Relief Associationnew text end:

(1) office expense, including, but not limited to, rent, utilities, equipment, supplies,
postage, periodical subscriptions, furniture, fixtures, and salaries of administrative
personnel;

(2) salaries of the officers of the association, or their designees, and salaries of the
members of the board of trustees of the association if the salary amounts are approved by
the governing body of the entity that is responsible for meeting any minimum obligation
under section deleted text begin69.77,deleted text end 69.772deleted text begin,deleted text end or 69.773, new text beginor sections 31 to 42, new text endand the itemized expenses
of relief association officers and board members that are incurred as a result of fulfilling
their responsibilities as administrators of the special fund;

(3) tuition, registration fees, organizational dues, and other authorized expenses
of the officers or members of the board of trustees incurred in attending educational
conferences, seminars, or classes relating to the administration of the relief association;

(4) audit, actuarial, medical, legal, and investment and performance evaluation
expenses;

(5) filing and application fees payable by the relief association to federal or other
governmental entities;

(6) reimbursement to the officers and members of the board of trustees, or their
designees, for reasonable and necessary expenses actually paid and incurred in the
performance of their duties as officers or members of the board; and

(7) premiums on fiduciary liability insurance and official bonds for the officers,
members of the board of trustees, and employees of the relief association.

(b) Any other expenses of the relief association must be paid from the general fund
of the association, if one exists. If a relief association has only one fund, that fund is the
special fund for purposes of this section. If a relief association has a special fund and
a general fund, and any expense of the relief association that is directly related to the
purposes for which both funds were established, the payment of that expense must be
apportioned between the two funds on the basis of the benefits derived by each fund.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 275.70, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Special levies.

"Special levies" means those portions of ad valorem taxes
levied by a local governmental unit for the following purposes or in the following manner:

(1) to pay the costs of the principal and interest on bonded indebtedness or to
reimburse for the amount of liquor store revenues used to pay the principal and interest
due on municipal liquor store bonds in the year preceding the year for which the levy
limit is calculated;

(2) to pay the costs of principal and interest on certificates of indebtedness issued for
any corporate purpose except for the following:

(i) tax anticipation or aid anticipation certificates of indebtedness;

(ii) certificates of indebtedness issued under sections 298.28 and 298.282;

(iii) certificates of indebtedness used to fund current expenses or to pay the costs of
extraordinary expenditures that result from a public emergency; or

(iv) certificates of indebtedness used to fund an insufficiency in tax receipts or an
insufficiency in other revenue sources, provided that nothing in this subdivision limits the
special levy authorized under section 475.755;

(3) to provide for the bonded indebtedness portion of payments made to another
political subdivision of the state of Minnesota;

(4) to fund payments made to the Minnesota State Armory Building Commission
under section 193.145, subdivision 2, to retire the principal and interest on armory
construction bonds;

(5) property taxes approved by voters which are levied against the referendum
market value as provided under section 275.61;

(6) to fund matching requirements needed to qualify for federal or state grants or
programs to the extent that either (i) the matching requirement exceeds the matching
requirement in calendar year 2001, or (ii) it is a new matching requirement that did not
exist prior to 2002;

(7) to pay the expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred in preparing for or
repairing the effects of natural disaster including the occurrence or threat of widespread
or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from natural causes, in
accordance with standards formulated by the Emergency Services Division of the state
Department of Public Safety, as allowed by the commissioner of revenue under section
275.74, subdivision 2;

(8) pay amounts required to correct an error in the levy certified to the county
auditor by a city or county in a levy year, but only to the extent that when added to the
preceding year's levy it is not in excess of an applicable statutory, special law or charter
limitation, or the limitation imposed on the governmental subdivision by sections 275.70
to 275.74 in the preceding levy year;

(9) to pay an abatement under section 469.1815;

(10) to pay any costs attributable to increases in the employer contribution rates under
chapter 353, or locally administered pension plans, that are effective after June 30, 2001;

(11) to pay the operating or maintenance costs of a county jail as authorized in section
641.01 or 641.262, or of a correctional facility as defined in section 241.021, subdivision 1,
paragraph (f), to the extent that the county can demonstrate to the commissioner of revenue
that the amount has been included in the county budget as a direct result of a rule, minimum
requirement, minimum standard, or directive of the Department of Corrections, or to pay
the operating or maintenance costs of a regional jail as authorized in section 641.262. For
purposes of this clause, a district court order is not a rule, minimum requirement, minimum
standard, or directive of the Department of Corrections. If the county utilizes this special
levy, except to pay operating or maintenance costs of a new regional jail facility under
sections 641.262 to 641.264 which will not replace an existing jail facility, any amount
levied by the county in the previous levy year for the purposes specified under this clause
and included in the county's previous year's levy limitation computed under section
275.71, shall be deducted from the levy limit base under section 275.71, subdivision 2,
when determining the county's current year levy limitation. The county shall provide the
necessary information to the commissioner of revenue for making this determination;

(12) to pay for operation of a lake improvement district, as authorized under section
103B.555. If the county utilizes this special levy, any amount levied by the county in the
previous levy year for the purposes specified under this clause and included in the county's
previous year's levy limitation computed under section 275.71 shall be deducted from
the levy limit base under section 275.71, subdivision 2, when determining the county's
current year levy limitation. The county shall provide the necessary information to the
commissioner of revenue for making this determination;

(13) to repay a state or federal loan used to fund the direct or indirect required
spending by the local government due to a state or federal transportation project or other
state or federal capital project. This authority may only be used if the project is not a
local government initiative;

(14) to pay for court administration costs as required under section 273.1398,
subdivision 4b
, less the (i) county's share of transferred fines and fees collected by the
district courts in the county for calendar year 2001 and (ii) the aid amount certified to be
paid to the county in 2004 under section 273.1398, subdivision 4c; however, for taxes
levied to pay for these costs in the year in which the court financing is transferred to the
state, the amount under this clause is limited to the amount of aid the county is certified to
receive under section 273.1398, subdivision 4a;

(15) to fund a deleted text beginpolice ordeleted text end firefighters relief association as required under deleted text beginsection
69.77
deleted text end new text beginsections 31 to 42 new text endto the extent that the required amount exceeds the amount levied
for this purpose in 2001;

(16) for purposes of a storm sewer improvement district under section 444.20;

(17) to pay for the maintenance and support of a city or county society for the
prevention of cruelty to animals under section 343.11, but not to exceed in any year
$4,800 or the sum of $1 per capita based on the county's or city's population as of the most
recent federal census, whichever is greater. If the city or county uses this special levy, any
amount levied by the city or county in the previous levy year for the purposes specified
in this clause and included in the city's or county's previous year's levy limit computed
under section 275.71, must be deducted from the levy limit base under section 275.71,
subdivision 2
, in determining the city's or county's current year levy limit;

(18) for counties, to pay for the increase in their share of health and human service
costs caused by reductions in federal health and human services grants effective after
September 30, 2007;

(19) for a city, for the costs reasonably and necessarily incurred for securing,
maintaining, or demolishing foreclosed or abandoned residential properties, as allowed by
the commissioner of revenue under section 275.74, subdivision 2. A city must have either
(i) a foreclosure rate of at least 1.4 percent in 2007, or (ii) a foreclosure rate in 2007 in
the city or in a zip code area of the city that is at least 50 percent higher than the average
foreclosure rate in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2,
to use this special levy. For purposes of this paragraph, "foreclosure rate" means the
number of foreclosures, as indicated by sheriff sales records, divided by the number of
households in the city in 2007;

(20) for a city, for the unreimbursed costs of redeployed traffic-control agents and
lost traffic citation revenue due to the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge, as certified
to the Federal Highway Administration;

(21) to pay costs attributable to wages and benefits for sheriff, police, and fire
personnel. If a local governmental unit did not use this special levy in the previous year its
levy limit base under section 275.71 shall be reduced by the amount equal to the amount it
levied for the purposes specified in this clause in the previous year;

(22) an amount equal to any reductions in the certified aids or credit reimbursements
payable under sections 477A.011 to 477A.014, and section 273.1384, due to unallotment
under section 16A.152 or reductions under another provision of law. The amount of the
levy allowed under this clause for each year is limited to the amount unallotted or reduced
from the aids and credit reimbursements certified for payment in the year following the
calendar year in which the tax levy is certified unless the unallotment or reduction amount
is not known by September 1 of the levy certification year, and the local government has
not adjusted its levy under section 275.065, subdivision 6, or 275.07, subdivision 6, in
which case that unallotment or reduction amount may be levied in the following year;

(23) to pay for the difference between one-half of the costs of confining sex offenders
undergoing the civil commitment process and any state payments for this purpose pursuant
to section 253B.185, subdivision 5;

(24) for a county to pay the costs of the first year of maintaining and operating a new
facility or new expansion, either of which contains courts, corrections, dispatch, criminal
investigation labs, or other public safety facilities and for which all or a portion of the
funding for the site acquisition, building design, site preparation, construction, and related
equipment was issued or authorized prior to the imposition of levy limits in 2008. The
levy limit base shall then be increased by an amount equal to the new facility's first full
year's operating costs as described in this clause; and

(25) for the estimated amount of reduction to market value credit reimbursements
under section 273.1384 for credits payable in the year in which the levy is payable.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 297I.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Cities of the first class.

(a) The commissioner shall order and direct
a surcharge to be collected of two percent of the fire, lightning, and sprinkler leakage gross
premiums, less return premiums, on all direct business received by any licensed foreign or
domestic fire insurance company on property in a city of the first class, or by its agents for
it, in cash or otherwise.

(b) By July 31 and December 31 of each yearnew text begin,new text end the commissioner of management
and budget shall pay to deleted text beginthe relief association indeleted text end each city new text beginof the first class new text enda warrant for
an amount equal to the total amount of the surcharge on the premiums collected within
deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text beginthat new text endcity since the previous payment.

(c) The treasurer of the deleted text beginrelief associationdeleted text end new text begincity new text endshall place the money received under
this subdivision in deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina new text endspecial new text beginaccount or new text endfund deleted text beginof the relief associationdeleted text endnew text begin to defray all or a
a portion of the employer contribution requirement of public employees police and fire
plan coverage for city firefighters
new text end.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 345.381, is amended to read:


345.381 PROPERTY HELD BY MINNESOTA PUBLIC PENSION FUND.

No amounts of money held or owing by a public pension fund enumerated in section
356.20, subdivision 2, or 356.30, subdivision 3, or governed by sections deleted text begin69.77 ordeleted text end 69.771 to
69.776 deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginor sections 31 to 42 may new text endbe presumed to have been abandoned for purposes of
sections 345.41, 345.42, 345.43, 345.47 and 345.48 if the plan governing the public pension
fund includes a provision governing the disposition of unclaimed amounts of money.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.01, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Included employees; mandatory membership.

(a) Public employees
whose salary exceeds $425 in any month 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;

deleted text begin (6) employees of the Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association or Minneapolis
Police Relief Association who are not excluded employees under subdivision 2b due
to coverage by the relief association pension plan and who elected general employee
retirement plan coverage before August 20, 2009;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endemployees 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; and

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endemployees of the Seaway Port Authority of Duluth who are not excluded
employees under subdivision 2b.

(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 the salary of an included public employee is less than $425 in any subsequent
month, 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.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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, the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, new text beginand new text endthe St. Paul Teachers
Retirement Fund Associationdeleted text begin, or any police or firefighters relief association governed by
section 69.77 that has not consolidated with the Public Employees Retirement Association,
or any local police or firefighters consolidation account who have not elected the type of
benefit coverage provided by the public employees police and fire fund under sections
353A.01 to 353A.10, or any persons covered by section 353.665, subdivision 4, 5, or 6,
who have not elected public employees police and fire plan benefit coverage
deleted text end. 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 in an internship or residency program sponsored
by 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 three years or less, 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. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.01, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Governmental subdivision.

(a) "Governmental subdivision" means a
county, city, town, school district within this state, or a department, unit or instrumentality
of state or local government, or any public body established under state or local
authority that has a governmental purpose, is under public control, is responsible for the
employment and payment of the salaries of employees of the entity, and receives a major
portion of its revenues from taxation, fees, assessments or from other public sources.

(b) Governmental subdivision also means the Public Employees Retirement
Association, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Metropolitan
Municipalities, charter schools formed under section 124D.10, service cooperatives
exercising retirement plan participation under section 123A.21, subdivision 5, joint powers
boards organized under section 471.59, subdivision 11, paragraph (a), family service
collaboratives and children's mental health collaboratives organized under section 471.59,
subdivision 11, paragraph (b) or (c), provided that the entities creating the collaboratives
are governmental units that otherwise qualify for retirement plan membership, public
hospitals owned or operated by, or an integral part of, a governmental subdivision or
governmental subdivisions, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Minnesota
Inter-county Association, the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, the Metropolitan
Airports Commission, the University of Minnesota with respect to police officers covered
by the public employees police and fire retirement plan, the Minneapolis Employees
Retirement Fund for employment initially commenced after June 30, 1979, the Range
Association of Municipalities and Schools, soil and water conservation districts, economic
development authorities created or operating under sections 469.090 to 469.108, the Port
Authority of the city of St. Paul, the Seaway Port Authority of Duluth, the Red Wing
Port Authority, the Spring Lake Park Fire Department, incorporated, the Lake Johanna
Volunteer Fire Department, incorporated, the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center,
the Dakota County Agricultural Society, new text beginand new text endHennepin Healthcare System, Inc.deleted text begin, and the
Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association and Minneapolis Police Relief Association
with respect to staff covered by the Public Employees Retirement Association general plan.
deleted text end

(c) Governmental subdivision does not mean any municipal housing and
redevelopment authority organized under the provisions of sections 469.001 to 469.047;
or any port authority organized under sections 469.048 to 469.089 other than the Port
Authority of the city of St. Paul or the Seaway Port Authority of Duluth and other than
the Red Wing Port Authority; or any hospital district organized or reorganized prior to
July 1, 1975, under sections 447.31 to 447.37 or the successor of the district; or the board
of a family service collaborative or children's mental health collaborative organized
under sections 124D.23, 245.491 to 245.495, or 471.59, if that board is not controlled
by representatives of governmental units.

(d) A nonprofit corporation governed by chapter 317A or organized under Internal
Revenue Code, section 501(c)(3), which is not covered by paragraph (a) or (b), is not a
governmental subdivision unless the entity has obtained a written advisory opinion from
the United States Department of Labor or a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service
declaring the entity to be an instrumentality of the state so as to provide that any future
contributions by the entity on behalf of its employees are contributions to a governmental
plan within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code, section 414(d).

(e) A public body created by state or local authority may request membership on
behalf of its employees by providing sufficient evidence that it meets the requirements in
paragraph (a).

(f) An entity determined to be a governmental subdivision is subject to the reporting
requirements of this chapter upon receipt of a written notice of eligibility from the
association.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.01, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Salary.

(a) Subject to the limitations of section 356.611, "salary" means:

(1) the periodic compensation of a public employee, before deductions for deferred
compensation, supplemental retirement plans, or other voluntary salary reduction
programs, and also means "wages" and includes net income from fees;new text begin and
new text end

(2) for a public employee who is covered by a supplemental retirement plan under
section 356.24, subdivision 1, clause (8), (9), or (10), which require all plan contributions
be made by the employer, the contribution to the applicable supplemental retirement plan
when an agreement between the parties establishes that the contribution will either result
in a mandatory reduction of employees' wages through payroll withholdings, or be made
in lieu of an amount that would otherwise be paid as wagesdeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (3) for a public employee who has prior service covered by a local police or
firefighters relief association that has consolidated with the Public Employees Retirement
Association or to which section 353.665 applies and who has elected coverage either
under the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan under section 353A.08
following the consolidation or under section 353.665, subdivision 4, the rate of salary
upon which member contributions to the special fund of the relief association were made
prior to the effective date of the consolidation as specified by law and by bylaw provisions
governing the relief association on the date of the initiation of the consolidation procedure
and the actual periodic compensation of the public employee after the effective date of
consolidation.
deleted text end

(b) Salary does not mean:

(1) the fees paid to district court reporters, unused annual vacation or sick leave
payments, in lump-sum or periodic payments, severance payments, reimbursement of
expenses, lump-sum settlements not attached to a specific earnings period, or workers'
compensation payments;

(2) employer-paid amounts used by an employee toward the cost of insurance
coverage, employer-paid fringe benefits, flexible spending accounts, cafeteria plans, health
care expense accounts, day care expenses, or any payments in lieu of any employer-paid
group insurance coverage, including the difference between single and family rates that
may be paid to a member with single coverage and certain amounts determined by the
executive director to be ineligible;

(3) the amount equal to that which the employing governmental subdivision would
otherwise pay toward single or family insurance coverage for a covered employee when,
through a contract or agreement with some but not all employees, the employer:

(i) discontinues, or for new hires does not provide, payment toward the cost of the
employee's selected insurance coverages under a group plan offered by the employer;

(ii) makes the employee solely responsible for all contributions toward the cost of
the employee's selected insurance coverages under a group plan offered by the employer,
including any amount the employer makes toward other employees' selected insurance
coverages under a group plan offered by the employer; and

(iii) provides increased salary rates for employees who do not have any
employer-paid group insurance coverages;

(4) except as provided in section 353.86 or 353.87, compensation of any kind paid to
volunteer ambulance service personnel or volunteer firefighters, as defined in subdivision
35 or 36;

(5) the amount of compensation that exceeds the limitation provided in section
356.611; and

(6) amounts paid by a federal or state grant for which the grant specifically
prohibits grant proceeds from being used to make pension plan contributions, unless the
contributions to the plan are made from sources other than the federal or state grant.

(c) Amounts provided to an employee by the employer through a grievance
proceeding or a legal settlement are salary only if the settlement is reviewed by the
executive director and the amounts are determined by the executive director to be
consistent with paragraph (a) and prior determinations.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.01, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Allowable service; limits and computation.

(a) "Allowable service"
means:

(1) service during years of actual membership in the course of which employee
deductions were withheld from salary and contributions were made at the applicable rates
under section 353.27, 353.65, or 353E.03;

(2) periods of service covered by payments in lieu of salary deductions under
sections 353.27, subdivision 12, and 353.35;

(3) service in years during which the public employee was not a member but for
which the member later elected, while a member, to obtain credit by making payments to
the fund as permitted by any law then in effect;

(4) a period of authorized leave of absence with pay from which deductions for
employee contributions are made, deposited, and credited to the fund;

(5) a period of authorized personal, parental, or medical leave of absence without
pay, including a leave of absence covered under the federal Family Medical Leave Act,
that does not exceed one year, and for which a member obtained service credit for each
month in the leave period by payment under section 353.0161 to the fund made in place of
salary deductions. An employee must return to public service and render a minimum of
three months of allowable service in order to be eligible to make payment under section
353.0161 for a subsequent authorized leave of absence without pay. Upon payment, the
employee must be granted allowable service credit for the purchased period;

(6) a periodic, repetitive leave that is offered to all employees of a governmental
subdivision. The leave program may not exceed 208 hours per annual normal work cycle
as certified to the association by the employer. A participating member obtains service
credit by making employee contributions in an amount or amounts based on the member's
average salary, excluding overtime pay, that would have been paid if the leave had not been
taken. The employer shall pay the employer and additional employer contributions on
behalf of the participating member. The employee and the employer are responsible to pay
interest on their respective shares at the rate of 8.5 percent a year, compounded annually,
from the end of the normal cycle until full payment is made. An employer shall also make
the employer and additional employer contributions, plus 8.5 percent interest, compounded
annually, on behalf of an employee who makes employee contributions but terminates
public service. The employee contributions must be made within one year after the end of
the annual normal working cycle or within 30 days after termination of public service,
whichever is sooner. The executive director shall prescribe the manner and forms to be
used by a governmental subdivision in administering a periodic, repetitive leave. Upon
payment, the member must be granted allowable service credit for the purchased period;

(7) an authorized temporary or seasonal layoff under subdivision 12, limited to three
months allowable service per authorized temporary or seasonal layoff in one calendar year.
An employee who has received the maximum service credit allowed for an authorized
temporary or seasonal layoff must return to public service and must obtain a minimum of
three months of allowable service subsequent to the layoff in order to receive allowable
service for a subsequent authorized temporary or seasonal layoff;

(8) a period during which a member is absent from employment by a governmental
subdivision by reason of service in the uniformed services, as defined in United States
Code, title 38, section 4303(13), if the member returns to public service with the same
governmental subdivision upon discharge from service in the uniformed service within the
time frames required under United States Code, title 38, section 4312(e), provided that
the member did not separate from uniformed service with a dishonorable or bad conduct
discharge or under other than honorable conditions. The service must be credited if the
member pays into the fund equivalent employee contributions based upon the contribution
rate or rates in effect at the time that the uniformed service was performed multiplied by
the full and fractional years being purchased and applied to the annual salary rate. The
annual salary rate is the average annual salary, excluding overtime pay, during the purchase
period that the member would have received if the member had continued to be employed
in covered employment rather than to provide uniformed service, or, if the determination
of that rate is not reasonably certain, the annual salary rate is the member's average salary
rate, excluding overtime pay, during the 12-month period of covered employment rendered
immediately preceding the period of the uniformed service. Payment of the member
equivalent contributions must be made during a period that begins with the date on which
the individual returns to public employment and that is three times the length of the
military leave period, or within five years of the date of discharge from the military service,
whichever is less. If the determined payment period is less than one year, the contributions
required under this clause to receive service credit may be made within one year of the
discharge date. Payment may not be accepted following 30 days after termination of
public service under subdivision 11a. If the member equivalent contributions provided for
in this clause are not paid in full, the member's allowable service credit must be prorated
by multiplying the full and fractional number of years of uniformed service eligible for
purchase by the ratio obtained by dividing the total member contributions received by the
total member contributions otherwise required under this clause. The equivalent employer
contribution, and, if applicable, the equivalent additional employer contribution must be
paid by the governmental subdivision employing the member if the member makes the
equivalent employee contributions. The employer payments must be made from funds
available to the employing unit, using the employer and additional employer contribution
rate or rates in effect at the time that the uniformed service was performed, applied to the
same annual salary rate or rates used to compute the equivalent member contribution. The
governmental subdivision involved may appropriate money for those payments. The
amount of service credit obtainable under this section may not exceed five years unless a
longer purchase period is required under United States Code, title 38, section 4312. The
employing unit shall pay interest on all equivalent member and employer contribution
amounts payable under this clause. Interest must be computed at a rate of 8.5 percent
compounded annually from the end of each fiscal year of the leave or the break in service
to the end of the month in which the payment is received. Upon payment, the employee
must be granted allowable service credit for the purchased period; or

(9) a period specified under section 353.0162.

(b) For calculating benefits under sections 353.30, 353.31, 353.32, and 353.33 for
state officers and employees displaced by the Community Corrections Act, chapter 401,
and transferred into county service under section 401.04, "allowable service" means the
combined years of allowable service as defined in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (6), and
section 352.01, subdivision 11.

deleted text begin (c) For a public employee who has prior service covered by a local police or
firefighters relief association that has consolidated with the Public Employees Retirement
Association under chapter 353A or to which section 353.665 applies, and who has
elected the type of benefit coverage provided by the public employees police and fire
fund either under section 353A.08 following the consolidation or under section 353.665,
subdivision 4
, "allowable service" is a period of service credited by the local police or
firefighters relief association as of the effective date of the consolidation based on law
and on bylaw provisions governing the relief association on the date of the initiation
of the consolidation procedure.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endNo member may receive more than 12 months of allowable service credit in a
year either for vesting purposes or for benefit calculation purposes. For an active member
who was an active member of the former Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association
on December 29, 2011, "allowable service" is the period of service credited by the
Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association as reflected in the transferred records of the
association up to December 30, 2011, and the period of service credited under paragraph
(a), clause (1), after December 30, 2011. For an active member who was an active member
of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association on December 29, 2011, "allowable
service" is the period of service credited by the Minneapolis Police Relief Association as
reflected in the transferred records of the association up to December 30, 2011, and the
period of service credited under paragraph (a), clause (1), after December 30, 2011.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endMS 2002 [Expired]

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.64, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Police and fire plan; other members.

(a) A person who deleted text beginprior to July
1, 1961, was a member of the police and fire plan, by virtue of being a police officer or
firefighter, shall, as long as the person remains in either position, continue membership in
the plan.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) A person whodeleted text end was employed by a governmental subdivision as a police officer
and was a member of the police and fire plan on July 1, 1978, by virtue of being a police
officer as defined by this section on that date, and if employed by the same governmental
subdivision in a position in the same department in which the person was employed on
that date, continues to be a member of the plan, whether or not that person has the power
of arrest by warrant and is licensed by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board
after that date.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(b) new text endA person who was employed as a correctional officer by Rice county before
July 1, 1998, for the duration of employment in the correctional position held on July 1,
1998, continues to be a member of the public employees police and fire plan, whether or
not the person has the power of arrest by warrant and is licensed by the Peace Officers
Standards and Training Board after that date.

deleted text begin (d) A person who was employed by a governmental subdivision as a police officer
or a firefighter, whichever applies, was an active member of the local police or salaried
firefighters relief association located in that governmental subdivision by virtue of that
employment as of the effective date of the consolidation as authorized by sections
353A.01 to 353A.10, and has elected coverage by the public employees police and fire
plan, shall become a member of the police and fire plan after that date if employed by
the same governmental subdivision in a position in the same department in which the
person was employed on that date.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) Any police officer or firefighter of a relief association that has consolidated
with the association for which the employee has not elected coverage by the public
employees police and fire plan as provided in sections 353A.01 to 353A.10, or any police
officer or firefighter to whom section 353.665 applies who has not elected coverage by
the public employees police and fire plan as provided in section 353.665, subdivision 4,
must become a member of the public employees police and fire plan, but is not subject
to the provisions of sections 353.651 to 353.659 unless an election for such coverage is
made under section 353.665, subdivision 4.
deleted text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.659, is amended to read:


353.659 LOCAL RELIEF ASSOCIATION CONSOLIDATION ACCOUNT
BENEFITS.

new text begin (a) new text endFor any person who deleted text beginhasdeleted text end new text beginhad new text endprior service covered by a local police or firefighters
relief association which has deleted text beginconsolidateddeleted text end new text beginmerged new text endwith the public employees new text beginpolice and
fire
new text endretirement deleted text beginassociationdeleted text end new text beginplan new text endand who has elected the type of benefit coverage provided
by the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan deleted text beginunder section 353A.08 following
the consolidation
deleted text endnew text begin as permitted by the applicable lawnew text end, deleted text beginanydeleted text end new text beginthe new text endretirement benefits payable
are governed by the applicable provisions of this chapter.

new text begin (b)new text end For any person who deleted text beginhasdeleted text end new text beginhad new text endprior service covered by a local police or firefighters
relief association which has deleted text beginconsolidateddeleted text end new text beginmerged new text endwith the public employees new text beginpolice and fire
new text endretirement deleted text beginassociationdeleted text end new text beginplan new text endand who deleted text beginhasdeleted text end new text begindid new text endnot deleted text beginelecteddeleted text end new text beginelect new text endthe type of benefit coverage
provided by the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan deleted text beginunder section 353A.08
following the consolidation
deleted text endnew text begin as permitted by the applicable lawnew text end, deleted text beginanydeleted text end new text beginthe new text endretirement benefits
payable are governed by the provisions of new text beginMinnesota Statutes 2012, new text endsections 353B.01 to
353B.13 which deleted text beginapplydeleted text end new text beginapplied new text endto the new text beginapplicable former new text endrelief associationnew text begin or by section
353.6511 or 353.6512, if applicable
new text end.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.665, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginMerger authorizeddeleted text endnew text begin Applicationnew text end.

(a) deleted text beginNotwithstanding any
provision of law to the contrary, unless the applicable municipality elects otherwise under
paragraph (b), every
deleted text end new text beginThis section applies to the new text endlocal police and fire new text beginrelief associations or
new text endconsolidation deleted text beginaccount under chapter 353A in existence on March 1, 1999, becomes a part
of
deleted text end new text beginaccounts that merged with new text endthe public employees police and fire plan and fund deleted text begingoverned
by sections 353.63 to 353.659 on July 1, 1999
deleted text endnew text begin and are specified in paragraph (b)new text end.

(b) deleted text beginIf a municipality desires to retain its consolidation accountdeleted text end new text beginThe former local
police or fire relief associations
new text endor consolidation accountsdeleted text begin, whichever applies, the
governing body of the municipality must adopt a resolution to that effect and must file a
copy of the resolution with the secretary of state, the state auditor, the legislative auditor,
the management and budget commissioner, the revenue commissioner, the executive
director of the public employees retirement association, and the executive director of
the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement. The retention election must
apply to both consolidation accounts if the municipality is associated with more than
one consolidation account. The retention resolution must be adopted and filed with all
recipients before June 15, 1999.
deleted text endnew text begin are:
new text end

new text begin (1) the former local police and fire consolidation accounts that merged with the public
employees police and fire retirement plan and fund under Laws 1999, chapter 222, article 4;
new text end

new text begin (2) the former Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association;
new text end

new text begin (3) the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association;
new text end

new text begin (4) the former Fairmont Police Relief Association; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the former Virginia Fire Consolidation Account.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.665, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Benefit coverage for deleted text beginretirees and benefit recipientsdeleted text endnew text begin certain former local
relief association or consolidation account members
new text end.

(a) deleted text beginA person who received a
deleted text end new text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (b), (e), or (f), the annuity, new text endservice pension, deleted text beginadeleted text end disability
pension or benefit, or deleted text beginadeleted text end survivor benefit deleted text beginfrom a mergingdeleted text end new text beginattributable to or of a former
member of a former merged
new text endlocal police or fire consolidation account deleted text beginfor the month of June
1999, and
deleted text end who deleted text beginhasdeleted text end new text begindid new text endnot deleted text beginpreviously elected participation in the Minnesota postretirement
investment fund for any future postretirement adjustments rather than the postretirement
adjustment mechanism or mechanisms of the relief association benefit plan under
section 353A.08, subdivision 1, may elect participation in the Minnesota postretirement
investment fund for any future postretirement adjustments or retention of the
postretirement adjustment mechanism or mechanisms of the relief association benefit plan
as reflected in the applicable provisions of chapter 353B. This election must be in writing
on a form prescribed by the executive director and must be made before September 1,
1999.
deleted text endnew text begin elect coverage by all or a portion of the public employees police and fire retirement
plan as permitted by applicable law must be calculated or computed under the benefit plan
provisions of the applicable former local police or paid firefighters relief association.
new text end

(b) deleted text beginIf an eligible person is a minor, the election must be made by the person's
parent or legal guardian. If the eligible person makes no affirmative election under this
subdivision, the person retains the postretirement adjustment mechanism or mechanisms
of the relief association benefit plan as reflected in the applicable provisions of chapter
353B.
deleted text endnew text begin The annuity, service pension, disability pension or benefit, or survivor benefit
attributable to or of a former member of the former Minneapolis Firefighters Relief
Association or of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association who had that status as
of December 29, 2011, continue after consolidation in the same amount and under the
same terms as provided in chapter 423B or 423C, respectively, and the bylaws in effect as
of that date, except that the unit value is governed by section 353.01, subdivisions 10a and
10b, respectively, and the postretirement adjustments after December 31, 2015, must be
calculated solely under section 353.6511, subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin (c) On behalf of former members of the Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association
or Minneapolis Police Relief Association, the executive director shall withhold any health
insurance or dental insurance premiums designated by the annuitant or benefit recipient
and shall transfer them to the city of Minneapolis. The Public Employees Retirement
Association may charge a necessary and reasonable monthly administrative fee to the city
of Minneapolis for this function and bill it in addition to the employer contribution under
section 353.65, subdivision 3, paragraph (b). Notwithstanding any provision of chapter
13 to the contrary, the executive director shall provide the city of Minneapolis with the
current addresses of former members of the Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association
and the Minneapolis Police Relief Association.
new text end

new text begin (d) The executive director shall cooperate with the Minneapolis firefighters
fraternal association and the Minneapolis police fraternal association to ensure adequate
communications with the former members of the former Minneapolis Firefighters
Relief Association or the Minneapolis Police Relief Association consistent with Public
Employees Retirement Association policy.
new text end

deleted text begin (c) The survivor benefit payable on behalf of any service pension or disability
benefit recipient who elects participation in the Minnesota postretirement investment fund
must be calculated under the relief association benefit plan in effect on the effective date
of consolidation under chapter 353A as reflected in the applicable provisions of chapter
353B.
deleted text end new text begin (e) The annuity, service pension, disability pension or benefit, or survivor benefit
attributable to or of a former member of the former Fairmont Police Relief Association
must be calculated or computed under Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 423.41 to
423.46, 423.48 to 423.59, 423.61, and 423.62; Laws 1963, chapter 423; Laws 1977,
chapter 100; and Laws 1999, chapter 222, article 3, section 4, except that the annual
base salary figure for pension and benefit determinations upon consolidation and for
the balance of calendar year 2012 is $106,666.67 and after December 31, 2012, annual
postretirement adjustments of pensions and benefits in force must be calculated solely
under section 356.415, subdivision 1c.
new text end

new text begin (f) The annuity, service pension, disability pension or benefit, or survivor benefit
attributable to or of a former member of the former Virginia firefighters consolidation
account must be calculated or computed under the election made under Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 353A.08, unless the person made a subsequent election under
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.6691, subdivision 4, subject to any additional ad hoc
postretirement adjustment under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.6691, subdivision
5, paragraph (d).
new text end

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.665, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Member and employer contributions.

(a) deleted text beginEffective on the first day of the
first full pay period following June 30, 1999,
deleted text end new text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (b), (c),
or (d),
new text endthe employee contribution rate for deleted text beginmergingdeleted text end new text beginmerged new text endformer consolidation account
active members is the rate specified in section 353.65, subdivision 2, and the regular
municipal contribution rate on behalf of new text beginmerged new text endformer consolidation account active
members is the rate specified in section 353.65, subdivision 3.

(b) deleted text beginThe municipality associated with a merging former local consolidation account
that had a positive value amortizable base calculation under subdivision 7, paragraph (d),
after the preliminary calculation or the second calculation, whichever applies, must make
an additional municipal contribution to the public employees police and fire plan for
the period from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2009. The amount of the additional
municipal contribution is the amount calculated by the actuary retained under section
356.214 and certified by the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement
Association by which the amortizable base amount would be amortized on a level dollar
annual end-of-the-year contribution basis, using an 8.5 percent interest rate assumption.
The additional municipal contribution is payable during the month of January, is without
any interest, or if made after January 31, but before the next following December 31,
is payable with interest for the period since January 1 at a rate which is equal to the
preretirement interest rate assumption specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8,
applicable to the public employees police and fire fund expressed as a monthly rate and
compounded on a monthly basis or if made after December 31 of the year in which the
additional municipal contribution is due is payable with interest at a rate which is four
percent greater than the highest interest rate assumption specified in section 356.215,
subdivision 8
, expressed as a monthly rate and compounded monthly from January 1 of the
year in which the additional municipal contribution is due until the date on which payment
is made.
deleted text endnew text begin With respect to active members of the merged former Minneapolis Firefighters
Relief Association and the merged former Minneapolis Police Relief Association, there are
no employee contributions payable and the employer contribution on behalf of those active
members is at the rate specified in section 353.65, subdivision 3, applied to the active
member's salary. In addition, an additional municipal contribution is payable by the city of
Minneapolis annually on July 15, set at the amount calculated as of December 30, 2011, as
sufficient to amortize, on a level annual dollar basis by December 31, 2031, the unfunded
present value figure calculated as required by Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.667,
subdivision 6, paragraph (a), and Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.668, subdivision
6, paragraph (a). If the postretirement or preretirement interest rate actuarial assumption
applicable to the public employees police and fire retirement plan under section 356.215,
subdivision 8, is modified from the rates specified in Minnesota Statutes 2010, section
356.215, subdivision 8, the remainder present value of future benefits amount calculation
under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.667, subdivision 6, and Minnesota Statutes
2012, section 353.668, subdivision 6, paragraph (a), updated for the passage of time, must
be revised and the amortization contribution by the city of Minneapolis for the balance
of the amortization period must be redetermined by the actuary retained under section
356.214 and certified by the executive director to the city of Minneapolis.
new text end

new text begin (c) If there are assets of the former Fairmont Police Relief Association in excess of
the present value of future benefits as of June 29, 2012, these assets must be credited to an
interest-bearing suspense account within the public employees police and fire retirement
fund, must be used to offset any amount payable under paragraph (a) until June 30, 2015,
and, after June 30, 2015, must be paid to the city of Fairmont. The suspense account must
be credited with the same rate of investment return as the public employees police and fire
retirement fund. If, after June 29, 2012, the postretirement or preretirement interest rate
actuarial assumption applicable to the public employees police and fire retirement plan
under section 356.215, subdivision 8, is modified from the rates specified in Minnesota
Statutes 2010, section 356.215, subdivision 8, the remainder present value of future
benefits amount calculation under paragraph (a), updated for the passage of time, must be
revised and the amortization contribution by the city of Fairmont for the balance of the
amortization period must be redetermined by the actuary retained under section 356.214
and certified by the executive director to the city of Fairmont.
new text end

new text begin (d) If there was a remainder present value of future benefits amounts under
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.6691, subdivision 5, paragraph (a), the city of
Virginia shall pay an additional municipal contribution annually on or before December
31 sufficient to amortize on a level annual dollar basis by December 31, 2020, that
remainder present value of future benefits amounts of the former Virginia fire department
consolidation account. If, after June 29, 2012, the postretirement or preretirement interest
rate actuarial assumption applicable to the public employees police and fire retirement plan
under section 356.215, subdivision 8, is modified from the rates specified in Minnesota
Statutes 2010, section 356.215, subdivision 8, the remainder present value of future
benefits amount calculation under paragraph (a), updated for the passage of time, must be
revised and any amortization contribution by the city of Virginia for the balance of the
amortization period must be redetermined by the actuary retained under section 356.214
and certified by the executive director to the city of Virginia.
new text end

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 353.71, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligibility.

Any person who has been a member of a defined
benefit retirement plan administered by the Public Employees Retirement Association,
or a retirement plan administered by the Minnesota State Retirement System, or the
Teachers Retirement Association, or any other public retirement system in the state of
Minnesota having a like provision, except a retirement plan providing benefits for police
officers or firefighters governed by sections deleted text begin69.77 ordeleted text end 69.771 to 69.776, new text beginor by sections 31
to 42,
new text endis entitled, when qualified, to an annuity from each retirement plan if the total
allowable service in all retirement plans or in any two of these retirement plans totals the
number of years of allowable service required to receive a normal retirement annuity for
that retirement plan, provided that no portion of the allowable service upon which the
retirement annuity from one retirement plan is based is again used in the computation for
benefits from another retirement plan and provided further that the person has not taken a
refund from any one of these retirement plans since the person's membership in that
association or system last terminated. The annuity from each fund must be determined by
the appropriate provisions of the law except that the requirement that a person must have
at least a specific minimum period of allowable service in the respective association or
system does not apply for the purposes of this section if the combined service in two or
more of these retirement plans equals the number of years of allowable service required to
receive a normal retirement annuity for that retirement plan.

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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;

(6) the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association;

(7) the University of Minnesota faculty retirement plan;

(8) the University of Minnesota faculty supplemental retirement plan;

(9) the judges retirement fund;

(10) deleted text begina police or firefighter's relief association specified or described in section 69.77,
subdivision 1a
deleted text endnew text begin the Bloomington Fire Department Relief Associationnew text end;

(11) a volunteer firefighter relief association governed by section 69.771, subdivision
1
;

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

(13) the correctional state employees retirement plan of the Minnesota State
Retirement System;

(14) the local government correctional service retirement plan of the Public
Employees Retirement Association; and

(15) the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement plan.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.215, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Establishment of actuarial assumptions.

(a) Before July 2, 2010, the
actuarial assumptions used for the preparation of actuarial valuations under this section
that are other than preretirement interest, postretirement interest, salary increase, and
payroll increase may be changed only with the approval of the Legislative Commission on
Pensions and Retirement or after a period of one year has elapsed since the date on which
the proposed assumption change or changes were received by the Legislative Commission
on Pensions and Retirement without commission action.

(b) After July 1, 2010, the actuarial assumptions used for the preparation of actuarial
valuations under this section that are other than postretirement interest and preretirement
interest may be changed only with the approval of the Legislative Commission on
Pensions and Retirement or after a period of one year has elapsed since the date on which
the proposed assumption change or changes were received by the Legislative Commission
on Pensions and Retirement without commission action.

(c) A change in the applicable actuarial assumptions may be proposed by the
governing board of the applicable pension fund or relief association, by the actuary
retained by the joint retirement systems under section 356.214 or by the actuary retained
by a local police or firefighters relief association governed by sections deleted text begin69.77 ordeleted text end 69.771 to
69.776new text begin or by sections 31 to 42new text end, if one is retained.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 356.216, is amended to read:


356.216 CONTENTS OF ACTUARIAL VALUATIONS FOR LOCAL
deleted text beginPOLICE AND FIRE FUNDSdeleted text endnew text begin MONTHLY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER RELIEF
ASSOCIATIONS
new text end.

The provisions of section 356.215 that govern the contents of actuarial valuations
deleted text beginmustdeleted text end apply to new text beginthe Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association and to new text endany local deleted text beginpolice
or fire pension fund or
deleted text end new text beginmonthly volunteer firefighter new text endrelief association required to make
an actuarial report under this section, except as follows:

deleted text begin (1) in calculating normal cost and other requirements, if required to be expressed as
a level percentage of covered payroll, the salaries used in computing covered payroll must
be the maximum rate of salary on which retirement and survivorship credits and amounts
of benefits are determined and from which any member contributions are calculated and
deducted;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end new text begin(1) new text endin lieu of the amortization date specified in section 356.215, subdivision
11
, the appropriate amortization target date specified in new text beginclause (2) or new text endsection deleted text begin69.77,
subdivision 4
, or
deleted text end 69.773, subdivision 4, deleted text beginclausedeleted text endnew text begin paragraphnew text end (c), must be used in calculating
any required amortization contributiondeleted text begin, except that if the actuarial reportdeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end for the Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association deleted text beginindicates andeleted text endnew text begin, any
new text end unfunded actuarial accrued liabilitydeleted text begin, the unfunded obligation is todeleted text end new text beginmust new text endbe amortized on
a level dollar basis by December 31 of the year occurring 20 years deleted text beginlaterdeleted text endnew text begin after the year
in which the unfunded actuarial accrued liability initially occurred
new text end, andnew text begin,new text end if subsequent
actuarial valuations for the Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association deleted text begindetermine
deleted text end new text beginindicate new text enda net actuarial experience loss incurred during the year which ended as of the day
before the most recent actuarial valuation date, any unfunded new text beginactuarial accrued new text endliability
due to that loss is to be amortized on a level dollar basis by December 31 of the year
occurring 20 years deleted text beginlaterdeleted text endnew text begin after the year in which the net actuarial experience loss occurrednew text end;

(3) in addition to the tabulation of active members and annuitants provided for in
section 356.215, subdivision 13, deleted text beginthe member contributions for active members for the
calendar year and
deleted text end the prospective annual deleted text beginretirement annuitiesdeleted text end new text beginservice pensions new text endunder the
benefit plan for active members must be reported;

(4) actuarial valuations required under section new text begin39 must be made annually and
actuarial valuations required under section
new text end69.773, subdivision 2, must be made deleted text begin