Subdivision 1. Amount. Every constitutional officer shall contribute nine percent of total salary by payroll deduction to be paid into the state treasury and deposited in the general fund. In case of retirement any unpaid deductions shall be deducted from any retirement allowance that becomes payable. All deductions and payments, if any, in lieu of deductions are to be paid into the state treasury and deposited in the general fund. It shall be the duty of the director to record the contributions of each constitutional officer and credit such contribution to such officer's account.
Subd. 2. Refund. (1) Any person who has made contributions pursuant to subdivision 1 who is no longer a constitutional officer is entitled to receive upon application to the director a refund of all contributions credited to the individual's account with interest at the rate of six percent per annum compounded annually.
(2) The refund of contributions as provided in clause (1) above terminates all rights of a former constitutional officer or commissioner or survivors thereof under the provisions of this chapter. Should the former constitutional officer or commissioner again hold such office after having taken a refund as provided above, the former officer or commissioner shall be considered a new member and may reinstate the rights and credit for service forfeited provided all refunds previously taken are repaid with interest at an annual rate of 8.5 percent compounded annually.
(3) No person shall be required to apply for or accept a refund.
(4) The provisions of section 352.15 shall apply to the elective state officers retirement plan, chapter 352C.
Subd. 3. Death refund. If a constitutional officer who has not received other benefits under this chapter dies and there are no survivor benefits payable under this chapter, a refund plus interest as provided in subdivision 2, clause (1), is payable to the last designated beneficiary named on a form filed with the director before the death of the constitutional officer, or if no designation is on file, the refund is payable to the estate of the deceased constitutional officer.
HIST: 1967 c 700 s 9; 1969 c 399 s 1; 1974 c 445 s 15; 1976 c 329 s 9; 1978 c 796 s 20,21; 1980 c 614 s 140; 1983 c 286 s 5; 1984 c 564 s 20; 1986 c 444; 1990 c 570 art 12 s 17; 1992 c 598 art 1 s 9; 1993 c 307 art 1 s 33; 1996 c 438 art 1 s 3
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