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3A.03 Contributions.

Subdivision 1. Percentage. Every member of the legislature shall contribute nine percent of total salary, by payroll deduction, to be paid into the state treasury and deposited in the general fund. It shall be the duty of the director to record the periodic contributions of each member of the legislature and credit such contribution to the member's account.

Subd. 2. Refund. (a) Any former member who has made contributions under subdivision 1 and who is no longer a member of the legislature is entitled to receive, upon application to the director, a refund of all contributions credited to the member's account with interest at an annual rate of six percent compounded annually.

(b) The refund of contributions as provided in paragraph (a) terminates all rights of a former member of the legislature or the survivors of the former member under this chapter. If the former member of the legislature again becomes a member of the legislature after having taken a refund as provided in paragraph (a), the member must be considered a new member. However, a new member may reinstate the rights and credit for service forfeited if the new member repays all refunds taken plus interest at an annual rate of 8.5 percent compounded annually.

(c) No person may be required to apply for or to accept a refund.

HIST: 1965 c 896 s 3; 1969 c 399 s 1; 1971 c 928 s 3; 1973 c 653 s 4; 1974 c 445 s 5,6; 1975 c 368 s 6; 1978 c 796 s 7; 1980 c 614 s 37; 1981 c 224 s 274; 1983 c 286 s 1; 1984 c 564 s 3; 1986 c 444; 1990 c 570 art 12 s 1; 1992 c 598 art 1 s 1; 1Sp2001 c 10 art 3 s 1