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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 360--S.F.No. 767
           An act relating to retirement; authorizing the 
          purchase of prior service credit in the Minnesota 
          state retirement system by certain employees or former 
          employees of the legislature or joint legislative 
          agencies or commissions; proposing new law coded in 
          Minnesota Statutes, chapter 352D. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [352D.11] [PURCHASE OF PRIOR SERVICE CREDIT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ELIGIBILITY.] A qualified legislative 
employee may purchase prior service credit from the Minnesota 
state retirement system for service for which the employee did 
not receive service credit from the state retirement system.  An 
employee is qualified to purchase prior service credit only if:  
    (1) the employee is a permanent employee of the senate, the 
house of representatives, or of a joint legislative agency or 
legislative commission, or a former permanent employee of the 
senate, the house of representatives, or of a joint legislative 
agency or legislative commission who has not withdrawn the value 
of shares in the unclassified program; and 
    (2) before permanent employment the employee served as a 
temporary, intermittent, or contract employee of the senate, the 
house of representatives, a joint legislative staff agency, or a 
legislative commission. 
     Subd. 2.  [PAYMENTS BY EMPLOYEE.] An employee entitled to 
purchase service credit may make the purchase by paying to the 
state retirement system an amount equal to the current employee 
contribution rate in effect for the state retirement system 
applied to the current or final salary rate multiplied by the 
months and days of prior temporary, intermittent, or contract 
legislative service.  Payment shall be made in one lump sum 
unless the executive director of the state retirement system 
agrees to accept payment in installments over a period of not 
more than three years from the date of the agreement. 
Installment payments shall be charged interest at a rate found 
appropriate by the executive director. 
      Subd. 3.  [CERTIFICATION.] Proof of all legislative 
employment and the duration of all legislative employment shall 
be established for current or former employees by certification 
of the appropriate employer: 
     (1) by the committee on rules and administration of the 
senate;  
     (2) by the committee on rules and legislative 
administration of the house of representatives; or 
     (3) by the agency director or commission chairman for 
service as an employee of a joint legislative staff agency or 
legislative commission. 
     Certification to the executive director of the state 
retirement system shall include the exact period or periods of 
employment for which the employee or qualified former employee 
is entitled to obtain service credit.  Service credit shall be 
computed and granted upon receiving payment based on the 
relationship that the temporary, intermittent, or contract 
service bears to full-time employment.  
    Subd. 4.  [EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS.] Employee payments to 
the state retirement system authorized by this section shall be 
matched by the current employer of the qualified employee from 
the appropriation made to the respective legislative expense 
funds or the appropriation available to the agency or 
commission.  If the qualified employee is a participant in the 
unclassified program at the time of payment, payments by the 
employee and employer shall be used to purchase shares in the 
Minnesota supplemental retirement fund.  
    Sec. 2. 
    Any employee of the senate, the house of representatives, 
or of a joint legislative agency or commission who transferred 
from the department of revenue prior to the effective date of 
this section who was covered by the Minnesota state retirement 
system regular plan during the period of employment with the 
department of revenue and who upon transfer participates in the 
unclassified plan shall have his employee and applicable 
employer contributions for the period of employment with the 
department of revenue transferred to the supplemental fund in 
accordance with section 352D.02, subdivision 4 and section 
352D.03.  
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 and 2 are effective July 1, 1983. 
    Approved June 14, 1983