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CHAPTER 53--S.F.No. 1611

An act

relating to insurance; authorizing the Nonprofit Insurance Trust to self-insure against certain liabilities;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 471.98, subdivision 2; 471.982, subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.98, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Political subdivision.

"Political subdivision" includes a statutory or home rule charter city, a county, a school district, a town, a watershed management organization as defined in section 103B.205, subdivision 13, or an instrumentality thereof, including but not limited to instrumentalities incorporated under chapter 317A, having independent policy-making and appropriating authority. For the purposes of this section and section 471.981, the governing body of a town is the town board. The term also includes the Nonprofit Insurance Trust incorporated under chapter 317A and its members incorporated under chapter 317A.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.982, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Exemptions.

Self-insurance pools established and open for enrollment on a statewide basis by the Minnesota League of Cities Insurance Trust, the Minnesota School Boards Association Insurance Trust, the Minnesota Association of Townships Insurance and Bond Trust, or the Minnesota Association of Counties Insurance Trust, or the Nonprofit Insurance Trust and the political subdivisions that belong to them are exempt from the requirements of this section and section 65B.48, subdivision 3. In addition, the Minnesota Association of Townships Insurance and Bond Trust and the townships that belong to it are exempt from the requirement to hold the certificate of surety authorization issued by the commissioner of commerce as provided in section 574.15.

Presented to the governor May 6, 2009

Signed by the governor May 9, 2009, 4:07 p.m.