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SF 3550

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2020 08:54am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to retirement; volunteer firefighter relief associations; increasing the
maximum lump-sum service pension amount; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 424A.02, subdivision 3; repealing Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 14,
section 29.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 424A.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Flexible service pension maximums.

(a) Annually on or before August 1 as
part of the certification of the financial requirements and minimum municipal obligation
determined under section 424A.092, subdivision 4, or 424A.093, subdivision 5, as applicable,
the secretary or some other official of the relief association designated in the bylaws of each
defined benefit relief association shall calculate and certify to the governing body of the
applicable municipality the average amount of available financing per active covered
firefighter for the most recent three-year period. The amount of available financing includes
any amounts of fire state aid and police and firefighter retirement supplemental state aid
received or receivable by the relief association, any amounts of municipal contributions to
the relief association raised from levies on real estate or from other available revenue sources
exclusive of fire state aid, and one-tenth of the amount of assets in excess of the accrued
liabilities of the relief association calculated under section 424A.092, subdivision 2;
424A.093, subdivisions 2 and 4; or 424A.094, subdivision 2, if any.

(b) The maximum service pension which the defined benefit relief association has
authority to provide for in its bylaws for payment to a member retiring after the calculation
date when the minimum age and service requirements specified in subdivision 1 are met
must be determined using the table in paragraph (c) or (d), whichever applies.

(c) For a defined benefit relief association where the governing bylaws provide for a
monthly service pension to a retiring member, the maximum monthly service pension amount
per month for each year of service credited that may be provided for in the bylaws is the
greater of the service pension amount provided for in the bylaws on the date of the calculation
of the average amount of the available financing per active covered firefighter or the
maximum service pension figure corresponding to the average amount of available financing
per active covered firefighter:

Minimum Average Amount of Available
Financing per Firefighter
Maximum Service Pension Amount
Payable per Month for Each Year of
Service
$ ...
$ .25
41
.50
81
1.00
122
1.50
162
2.00
203
2.50
243
3.00
284
3.50
324
4.00
365
4.50
405
5.00
486
6.00
567
7.00
648
8.00
729
9.00
810
10.00
891
11.00
972
12.00
1053
13.00
1134
14.00
1215
15.00
1296
16.00
1377
17.00
1458
18.00
1539
19.00
1620
20.00
1701
21.00
1782
22.00
1823
22.50
1863
23.00
1944
24.00
2025
25.00
2106
26.00
2187
27.00
2268
28.00
2349
29.00
2430
30.00
2511
31.00
2592
32.00
2673
33.00
2754
34.00
2834
35.00
2916
36.00
2997
37.00
3078
38.00
3159
39.00
3240
40.00
3321
41.00
3402
42.00
3483
43.00
3564
44.00
3645
45.00
3726
46.00
3807
47.00
3888
48.00
3969
49.00
4050
50.00
4131
51.00
4212
52.00
4293
53.00
4374
54.00
4455
55.00
4536
56.00
4617
57.00
4698
58.00
4779
59.00
4860
60.00
4941
61.00
5022
62.00
5103
63.00
5184
64.00
5265
65.00
5346
66.00
5427
67.00
5508
68.00
5589
69.00
5670
70.00
5751
71.00
5832
72.00
5913
73.00
5994
74.00
6075
75.00
6156
76.00
6237
77.00
6318
78.00
6399
79.00
6480
80.00
6561
81.00
6642
82.00
6723
83.00
6804
84.00
6885
85.00
6966
86.00
7047
87.00
7128
88.00
7209
89.00
7290
90.00
7371
91.00
7452
92.00
7533
93.00
7614
94.00
7695
95.00
7776
96.00
7857
97.00
7938
98.00
8019
99.00
8100
100.00
any amount in excess of
8100
100.00

(d) For a defined benefit relief association in which the governing bylaws provide for a
lump-sum service pension to a retiring member, the maximum lump-sum service pension
amount for each year of service credited that may be provided for in the bylaws is the greater
of the service pension amount provided for in the bylaws on the date of the calculation of
the average amount of the available financing per active covered firefighter or the maximum
service pension figure corresponding to the average amount of available financing per active
covered firefighter for the applicable specified period:

Minimum Average Amount of Available
Financing per Firefighter
Maximum Lump-Sum Service Pension
Amount Payable for Each Year of Service
$ ...
$ 10
11
20
16
30
23
40
27
50
32
60
43
80
54
100
65
120
77
140
86
160
97
180
108
200
131
240
151
280
173
320
194
360
216
400
239
440
259
480
281
520
302
560
324
600
347
640
367
680
389
720
410
760
432
800
486
900
540
1000
594
1100
648
1200
702
1300
756
1400
810
1500
864
1600
918
1700
972
1800
1026
1900
1080
2000
1134
2100
1188
2200
1242
2300
1296
2400
1350
2500
1404
2600
1458
2700
1512
2800
1566
2900
1620
3000
1672
3100
1726
3200
1753
3250
1780
3300
1820
3375
1834
3400
1888
3500
1942
3600
1996
3700
2023
3750
2050
3800
2104
3900
2158
4000
2212
4100
2265
4200
2319
4300
2373
4400
2427
4500
2481
4600
2535
4700
2589
4800
2643
4900
2697
5000
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5100
2805
5200
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5300
2913
5400
2967
5500
3021
5600
3075
5700
3129
5800
3183
5900
3237
6000
3291
6100
3345
6200
3399
6300
3453
6400
3507
6500
3561
6600
3615
6700
3669
6800
3723
6900
3777
7000
3831
7100
3885
7200
3939
7300
3993
7400
4047
7500
4101
7600
4155
7700
4209
7800
4263
7900
4317
8000
4371
8100
4425
8200
4479
8300
4533
8400
4587
8500
4641
8600
4695
8700
4749
8800
4803
8900
4857
9000
4911
9100
4965
9200
5019
9300
5073
9400
5127
9500
5181
9600
5235
9700
5289
9800
5343
9900
5397
10,000
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new text begin 5505
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new text begin 12,900
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new text begin 13,000
new text end
new text begin 7071
new text end
new text begin 13,100
new text end
new text begin 7125
new text end
new text begin 13,200
new text end
new text begin 7179
new text end
new text begin 13,300
new text end
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new text begin 13,400
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new text begin 7287
new text end
new text begin 13,500
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new text begin 7341
new text end
new text begin 13,600
new text end
new text begin 7395
new text end
new text begin 13,700
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new text begin 7449
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new text begin 7503
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new text begin 13,900
new text end
new text begin 7557
new text end
new text begin 14,000
new text end
new text begin 7311
new text end
new text begin 14,100
new text end
new text begin 7665
new text end
new text begin 14,200
new text end
new text begin 7719
new text end
new text begin 14,300
new text end
new text begin 7773
new text end
new text begin 14,400
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new text begin 7827
new text end
new text begin 14,500
new text end
new text begin 7881
new text end
new text begin 14,600
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new text begin 7935
new text end
new text begin 14,700
new text end
new text begin 7989
new text end
new text begin 14,800
new text end
new text begin 8043
new text end
new text begin 14,900
new text end
new text begin 8097
new text end
new text begin 15,000
new text end
any amount in excess of
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8097
new text end
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15,000
new text end

(e) For a defined benefit relief association in which the governing bylaws provide for a
monthly benefit service pension as an alternative form of service pension payment to a
lump-sum service pension, the maximum service pension amount for each pension payment
type must be determined using the applicable table contained in this subdivision.

(f) If a defined benefit relief association establishes a service pension in compliance
with the applicable maximum contained in paragraph (c) or (d) and the minimum average
amount of available financing per active covered firefighter is subsequently reduced because
of a reduction in fire state aid or because of an increase in the number of active firefighters,
the relief association may continue to provide the prior service pension amount specified
in its bylaws, but may not increase the service pension amount until the minimum average
amount of available financing per firefighter under the table in paragraph (c) or (d), whichever
applies, permits.

(g) No defined benefit relief association is authorized to provide a service pension in an
amount greater than the largest applicable flexible service pension maximum amount even
if the amount of available financing per firefighter is greater than the financing amount
associated with the largest applicable flexible service pension maximum.

(h) The method of calculating service pensions must be applied uniformly for all years
of active service. Credit must be given for all years of active service except for caps on
service credit if so provided in the bylaws of the relief association.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 14, section 29, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2021.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: 20-7185

Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 14, section 29

Sec. 29. new text beginCERTAIN VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF ASSOCIATION SERVICE PENSIONS.new text end

new text begin (a) As used in this section, "qualifying volunteer firefighters relief association" means a volunteer firefighters relief association with a funding ratio of greater than 100 percent as of the most recent fiscal year end, and which provides a lump sum pension benefit based on a lump sum pension amount equal to $9,500 or more, as of the effective date of this section. For purposes of this section, "qualifying volunteer firefighters relief association" does not include an association whose maximum lump-sum pension amount is specifically established by other provisions of this bill. new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any provision of Minnesota Statutes, section 424A.02, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), to the contrary, the maximum lump-sum pension amount for each year of service credited that may be provided for in the bylaws of a qualifying volunteer firefighters relief association is the maximum service pension figure corresponding to the average amount of available financing per active covered firefighter for the applicable specified period: new text end

new text begin Minimum Average Amount of Available Financing per Firefighter new text end new text begin Maximum Lump-Sum Service Pension Amount Payable for Each Year of Service new text end
new text begin $ ... new text end new text begin $ 10 new text end
new text begin 11 new text end new text begin 20 new text end
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new text begin (c) The maximum monthly service pension amount per month for each year of service credited that may be provided for in the bylaws of the volunteer firefighters relief association must be set pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 424A.02, subdivision 3, paragraph (c). 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