as introduced - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to public employment; requiring notice before 1.3 dissolution of certain self insured employee benefit 1.4 plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 1.5 471.617, subdivision 4. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 471.617, 1.8 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 1.9 Subd. 4. [EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE.] (a) No statutory or 1.10 home rule charter city or county or school district or 1.11 instrumentality thereof, shall adopt a self insured health 1.12 benefit plan for any employees represented by an exclusive 1.13 representative certified pursuant to section 179A.12 without 1.14 prior notification and consultation on ten days written notice 1.15 to the exclusive representative and agreement by the exclusive 1.16 representative that represents the largest number of employees 1.17 to be included in the plan. 1.18 (b) Prior to a decision to dissolve any self insurance, 1.19 trust fund, or dedicated insurance fund created by statutory or 1.20 home rule charter city, county, school district, or 1.21 instrumentality of any of them, either by ordinance or 1.22 resolution, the employer must provide 30 days' written notice to 1.23 the exclusive representative of the largest group of employees, 1.24 and obtain approval for the proposed action by the exclusive 1.25 representative. All assets from the trust fund must be audited 2.1 before closure and remaining assets must be dedicated for use 2.2 for health insurance benefits for all employees included in the 2.3 original trust fund, unless the parties agree to another purpose 2.4 for use of the assets, a method to disperse the assets to those 2.5 who have contributed, or the designation of the assets for 2.6 alternative purposes. 2.7 Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 2.8 Section 1 is effective July 1, 1997.