354A.29 St. Paul teachers retirement fund association postretirement adjustment.
Subdivision 1. Articles of incorporation and bylaws. Permission is granted for the St. Paul teachers retirement fund association under Minnesota Statutes, section 354A.12, subdivision 4, to amend its articles of incorporation and bylaws to provide postretirement adjustments under this section.
Subd. 2. Elimination of prior lump sum postretirement adjustment mechanism. As a condition precedent to the implementation of subdivisions 3 to 6, the lump sum postretirement adjustment mechanism in effect on July 1, 1997, must be eliminated and the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the association must be amended accordingly.
Subd. 3. Postretirement adjustment. (a) The postretirement adjustment described in the articles and bylaws of the St. Paul teachers retirement fund association must be determined by the board annually after June 30 using the procedures under this section.
(b) Each eligible person who has been receiving an annuity or benefit under the articles of incorporation, the bylaws, or this chapter for at least 12 months as of the end of the fiscal year is eligible to receive a postretirement adjustment of 2.0 percent that is payable each January 1.
Subd. 4. Additional investment percentage adjustment. (a) An excess investment earnings percentage adjustment must be computed and paid under this subdivision to those annuitants and eligible benefit recipients who have been receiving an annuity or benefit for at least 12 months as determined each June 30 by the board of trustees.
(b) The board shall also determine the five-year annualized rate of return attributable to the assets of the St. Paul teachers retirement fund association under the formula specified in section 11A.04, clause (11), and the amount of the excess five-year annualized rate of return over the preretirement interest assumption specified in section 356.215.
(c) The excess investment percentage adjustment must be determined by multiplying the quantity one minus the rate of contribution deficiency, as specified in the most recent actuarial report of the actuary retained by the legislative commission on pensions and retirement under section 356.215, by the rate of return excess as determined in paragraph (b).
(d) The excess investment percentage adjustment is payable to all annuitants and benefit recipients on the following January 1.
Subd. 5. Effect on annuity. The adjustments calculated under subdivisions 3 and 4 must be included in all annuities or benefits paid to the recipient after the adjustments take effect.
Subd. 6. Lump sum postretirement adjustment transition. This subdivision applies to all annuitants and beneficiaries of the association who received a lump sum postretirement adjustment before the calculation of the first postretirement adjustment under subdivisions 3 and 4. Before the calculation of the first postretirement adjustment under subdivisions 3 and 4, the annual retirement annuity must be increased by the amount of the lump sum postretirement adjustment described in the association bylaws and paid to the annuitant or beneficiary in 1997 before July 1, 1997, or if the annuitant or beneficiary was not eligible for a lump sum postretirement adjustment, then the annual benefit paid to that annuitant or benefit recipient must be increased by the cumulative percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers All Items Index published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, from the date of the initial receipt of a retirement annuity or benefit of the person whose service is the basis of the benefit to June 30, 1997.
HIST: 1997 c 233 art 3 s 7
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