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SF 305

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2019 03:32pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to military officers; providing for reimbursement grants to local units of
government for public safety personnel on authorized leave; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, sections 190.16, by adding a subdivision; 192.26, by adding a
subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 190.16, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6b. new text end

new text begin Reimbursement grants. new text end

new text begin The adjutant general shall administer a reimbursement
grant program under section 192.26, subdivision 3, and pay grants to local units of
government to reimburse them for paying salary and benefits to public safety employees
on authorized leave under section 192.26, subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 192.26, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin State reimbursement for costs of authorized leave. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this
subdivision, the terms in this paragraph have the meanings given them:
new text end

new text begin (1) "public safety employees" means firefighters who are full-time employees of a local
unit of government;
new text end

new text begin (2) "local unit of government" means a county or home rule charter or statutory city;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) "salary and benefits" means the wages or salaries and benefits paid to employees of
the local unit of government on authorized leave under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The adjutant general shall make grants to local units of government to reimburse
them for salary and benefits paid to public safety employees on authorized leave under this
section.
new text end

new text begin (c) To be eligible for state reimbursement of the amount of salary and benefits paid for
the preceding calendar year as determined under this subdivision, the local unit of government
shall apply to the adjutant general by March 15. By July 15, the adjutant general shall pay
the reimbursement grants to the local units of government.
new text end

new text begin (d) The adjutant general shall prescribe the form and supporting information that must
be supplied by the local unit of government as part of the application for state reimbursement.
new text end

new text begin (e) An appropriation by law from the general fund to the adjutant general must be used
to pay the grants. If the appropriation is insufficient to pay the entire sum of all of the
reimbursements for eligible costs for which local units of government have applied, the
adjutant general shall reduce each grant proportionally so that the sum of the grants equals
the available appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment for reimbursement of
eligible costs incurred by local units of government in calendar year 2020 and thereafter.
new text end