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SF 2385

2nd Engrossment - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 01/31/2000
1st Engrossment Posted on 02/21/2000
2nd Engrossment Posted on 04/25/2000

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to public employment; exempting certain 
  1.3             public hospital employees from the compensation limit; 
  1.4             amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 43A.17, 
  1.5             subdivision 9. 
  1.7      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 43A.17, 
  1.8   subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
  1.10  salary and the value of all other forms of compensation of a 
  1.11  person employed by a statutory or home rule charter city, 
  1.12  county, town, metropolitan or regional agency, or other 
  1.13  political subdivision of this state excluding a school district, 
  1.14  or employed under section 422A.03, may not exceed 95 percent of 
  1.15  the salary of the governor as set under section 15A.082, except 
  1.16  as provided in this subdivision.  Deferred compensation and 
  1.17  payroll allocations to purchase an individual annuity contract 
  1.18  for an employee are included in determining the employee's 
  1.19  salary.  Other forms of compensation which shall be included to 
  1.20  determine an employee's total compensation are all other direct 
  1.21  and indirect items of compensation which are not specifically 
  1.22  excluded by this subdivision.  Other forms of compensation which 
  1.23  shall not be included in a determination of an employee's total 
  1.24  compensation for the purposes of this subdivision are: 
  1.25     (1) employee benefits that are also provided for the 
  2.1   majority of all other full-time employees of the political 
  2.2   subdivision, vacation and sick leave allowances, health and 
  2.3   dental insurance, disability insurance, term life insurance, and 
  2.4   pension benefits or like benefits the cost of which is borne by 
  2.5   the employee or which is not subject to tax as income under the 
  2.6   Internal Revenue Code of 1986; 
  2.7      (2) dues paid to organizations that are of a civic, 
  2.8   professional, educational, or governmental nature; and 
  2.9      (3) reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by the 
  2.10  employee which the governing body determines to be directly 
  2.11  related to the performance of job responsibilities, including 
  2.12  any relocation expenses paid during the initial year of 
  2.13  employment. 
  2.14     The value of other forms of compensation shall be the 
  2.15  annual cost to the political subdivision for the provision of 
  2.16  the compensation.  The salary of a medical doctor or doctor of 
  2.17  osteopathy occupying a position that the governing body of the 
  2.18  political subdivision has determined requires an M.D. or D.O. 
  2.19  degree is excluded from the limitation in this 
  2.20  subdivision.  Upon the approval by a unanimous vote of the 
  2.21  governing body of the political subdivision, excluding members 
  2.22  ineligible to vote on the issue, the salaries of public hospital 
  2.23  administrators, public hospital pharmacists, and public hospital 
  2.24  psychologists are excluded from the limitation in this 
  2.25  subdivision.  The commissioner may increase the limitation in 
  2.26  this subdivision for a position that the commissioner has 
  2.27  determined requires special expertise necessitating a higher 
  2.28  salary to attract or retain a qualified person.  The 
  2.29  commissioner shall review each proposed increase giving due 
  2.30  consideration to salary rates paid to other persons with similar 
  2.31  responsibilities in the state and nation.  The commissioner may 
  2.32  not increase the limitation until the commissioner has presented 
  2.33  the proposed increase to the legislative coordinating commission 
  2.34  and received the commission's recommendation on it.  The 
  2.35  recommendation is advisory only.  If the commission does not 
  2.36  give its recommendation on a proposed increase within 30 days 
  3.1   from its receipt of the proposal, the commission is deemed to 
  3.2   have recommended approval.