as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/04/2019 03:02pm
A bill for an act
relating to public safety; creating an open appropriation from the general fund to
the public safety officer's benefit account; providing for reimbursement for
continued health insurance coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections
299A.42; 299A.465, subdivision 4.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299A.42, is amended to read:
The public safety officer's benefit account is created in the state treasury. Money in the
account consists of money transferred and appropriated to that account. Money in the account
that is not expended in the fiscal year in which it is transferred or appropriated does not
revert to the general fund until claims for reimbursement under section 299A.465 that are
submitted in that fiscal year are either paid or denied.new text beginnew text end
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Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299A.465, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
A public employer subject to this section
may annually apply by August 1 for the preceding fiscal year to the commissioner of public
safety for reimbursement deleted text beginto help defray a portion of its costs of complying with this sectiondeleted text end.
The commissioner shall provide deleted text beginan equal pro rata sharedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end to the public employer
out of the public safety officer's benefit account deleted text beginbased on the availability of fundsdeleted text end for each
eligible officer, firefighter, and qualifying dependents. Individual shares must not exceed
the actual costs of providing coverage under this section by a public employer.