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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 101--H.F.No. 764
           An act relating to retirement; qualifying park 
          district police for certain pension aids; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 69.011, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 69.011, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] Unless the language or 
context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended, 
the following words and terms shall for the purposes of this 
chapter and chapters 423, 424 and 424A have the meanings 
ascribed to them: 
    (a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner or director of 
insurance. 
    (b) "Municipality" means any home rule charter or statutory 
city or, organized town or park district subject to chapter 398. 
    (c) "Minnesota Firetown Premium Report" means a form 
prescribed by the commissioner containing space for reporting by 
insurers of fire, lightning, sprinkler leakage and extended 
coverage premiums received upon risks located or to be performed 
in this state less return premiums and dividends. 
    (d) "Firetown" means the area serviced by any municipality 
having a qualified fire department or a qualified incorporated 
fire department having a subsidiary volunteer firefighters 
relief association. 
    (e) "Assessed Property Valuation" means latest available 
assessed value of all property in a taxing jurisdiction, whether 
the property is subject to taxation, or exempt from ad valorem 
taxation obtained from information which appears on abstracts 
filed with the commissioner of revenue or equalized by the state 
board of equalization. 
     (f) "Minnesota Aid to Police Premium Report" means a form 
prescribed by the commissioner for reporting by each fire and 
casualty insurer of all premiums received upon direct business 
received by it in this state, or by its agents for it, in cash 
or otherwise, during the preceding calendar year, with reference 
to insurance written for insuring against the perils contained 
in auto liability-bodily injury, auto liability-property damage, 
and auto physical damage as reported in the Minnesota business 
schedule of the fire and casualty insurance companies annual 
financial statement which each insurer is required to file with 
the commissioner in accordance with the governing laws or 
regulations less return premiums and dividends. 
     (g) "Peace officer" means any person: 
     (1) Whose primary source of income derived from wages is 
from direct employment by a municipality or county as a law 
enforcement officer on a full time basis of not less than 30 
hours per week; 
    (2) Who has been employed for a minimum of six months prior 
to December 31 preceding the date of the current year's 
certification pursuant to subdivision 2, clause (b); 
     (3) Who is sworn to enforce the general criminal laws of 
the state and local ordinances; 
     (4) Who is licensed by the peace officers standards and 
training board and is authorized to arrest with a warrant; and 
     (5) Who is a member of a local police relief association to 
which section 69.77 applies or the public employees police and 
fire fund. 
     (h) "Full time equivalent number of peace officers 
providing contract service" means the integral or fractional 
number of peace officers which would be necessary to provide the 
contract service if all peace officers providing service were 
employed on a full time basis as defined by the employing unit 
and the municipality receiving the contract service. 
     (i) "Retirement benefits other than a service pension"  
means any disbursement authorized pursuant to section 424.05, 
subdivision 3, clauses (2), (3) and (4).  
     (j) "Municipal clerk, municipal clerk-treasurer or county 
auditor" means the person who was elected or appointed to the 
specified position or, in the absence of the person, another 
person who is designated by the applicable governing body.  In a 
park district the clerk is the secretary of the board of park 
district commissioners. 
    Approved May 9, 1983