Subdivision 1. Terms. For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings given to them unless the language or context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended.
Subd. 2. Constitutional officer. "Constitutional officer" means a person who was duly elected and qualified and is serving as governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, or state auditor of the state of Minnesota.
Subd. 3. Former constitutional officer. "Former constitutional officer" means a person who has ceased to be a constitutional officer for any reason, including but not limited to the expiration of the term of office for which the person was elected, retirement or death.
Subd. 4. MS 1992 Renumbered subd 3
Subd. 4. Surviving spouse. "Surviving spouse" means the unmarried spouse of a deceased constitutional officer or former constitutional officer.
Subd. 5. MS 1992 Renumbered subd 4
Subd. 5. Dependent child. "Dependent child" means any natural or adopted child of a deceased constitutional officer or a deceased former constitutional officer who is under the age of 18, or who is under the age of 22 and is a full-time student, and who in either case is unmarried and was actually dependent for more than one-half of the child's support upon the constitutional officer or the former constitutional officer for a period of at least 90 days immediately prior to the death of the constitutional officer or the former constitutional officer. The term shall also include a posthumous child of the constitutional officer or the former constitutional officer.
Subd. 6. MS 1992 Renumbered subd 5
Subd. 6. Allowable service. "Allowable service" means any years or months of service as a constitutional officer if the person made the contributions required by section 352C.09 on a current basis. The service need not be continuous. For any constitutional officer or former constitutional officer in office on or before July 1, 1967, allowable service shall include any service as a constitutional officer prior to July 1, 1967, notwithstanding that the person did not make concurrent contributions as required by section 352C.09.
Subd. 7. MS 1992 Renumbered subd 6
Subd. 7. Director. "Director" means the executive director of the Minnesota State Retirement System.
Subd. 8. Renumbered subd 7
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