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                            CHAPTER 498-S.F.No. 2171 
                  An act relating to fire and police state aid; 
                  including Indian tribal governments in definition of 
                  municipality; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, 
                  section 69.011, subdivision 1. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, 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, 423A, 424 and 424A have the meanings 
        ascribed to them: 
           (a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of revenue. 
           (b) "Municipality" means any home rule charter or statutory 
        city, organized town or park district subject to chapter 398, 
        the University of Minnesota, and, for purposes of the fire state 
        aid program only, an American Indian tribal government entity 
        located within a federally recognized American Indian 
        reservation, and, for purposes of the police state aid program 
        only, the metropolitan airports commission, with respect to 
        employees covered under chapter 422A. 
           (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) "Market value" means latest available market 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 
           (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 insurance coverages as reported in the Minnesota 
        business schedule of the annual financial statement which each 
        insurer is required to file with the commissioner in accordance 
        with the governing laws or rules less return premiums and 
           (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 under 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, the public employees police and 
        fire fund, or the Minneapolis employees retirement 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 under section 424A.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.  In the case of the University of 
        Minnesota, the clerk is that official designated by the board of 
        regents.  For the metropolitan airports commission, the clerk is 
        the person designated by the commission. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment 
        and applies to fire state aid paid in 1995 and in subsequent 
           Presented to the governor April 20, 1994 
           Signed by the governor April 22, 1994, 1:56 p.m.

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