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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                         CHAPTER 15-S.F.No. 149 
           An act relating to education; authorizing the 
          Minneapolis school district to pay health insurance 
          premium subsidies more often than annually; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 275.125, subdivision 
          6h. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 275.125, 
subdivision 6h, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6h.  [MINNEAPOLIS HEALTH INSURANCE SUBSIDY LEVY.] 
Each year special school district No. 1, Minneapolis, may make 
an additional levy not to exceed the amount raised by .1 mill 
times the adjusted gross tax capacity of the property in the 
district for the preceding year.  In addition, in 1987 the 
district may levy an amount not to exceed the amount raised by 
.1 mill times the adjusted gross tax capacity of the property in 
the district for the preceding year for health insurance 
subsidies for fiscal year 1988.  The proceeds may be used only 
to subsidize health insurance costs for eligible teachers as 
provided in this section.  
    "Eligible teacher" means a retired teacher who was a basic 
member of the Minneapolis teachers retirement fund association, 
who retired before May 1, 1974, and who is not eligible to 
receive the hospital insurance benefits of the federal Medicare 
program of the Social Security Act without payment of a monthly 
premium.  The district shall notify eligible teachers that a 
subsidy is available.  To obtain a subsidy, an eligible teacher 
may must submit to the school district a copy of receipts for 
health insurance premiums paid during the previous 12-month 
period.  The school district shall disburse the health insurance 
premium subsidy to each eligible teacher in a timely and 
efficient manner according to a schedule determined by the 
district, but at least annually.  An eligible teacher may 
receive a subsidy up to an amount equal to the lesser of 90 
percent of the cost of the eligible teacher's health insurance 
or up to 90 percent of the cost of the number two qualified plan 
of health coverage for individual policies made available by the 
Minnesota comprehensive health association under chapter 62E.  
    If funds remaining from the previous year's health 
insurance subsidy levy, minus the previous year's required 
subsidy amount, are sufficient to pay the estimated current year 
subsidy, the levy must be discontinued until the remaining funds 
are estimated by the school board to be insufficient to pay the 
subsidy. 
     Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Presented to the governor March 29, 1989 
    Signed by the governor March 29, 1989, 9:18 a.m.