Subdivision 1. Administrative agency and standards. This chapter must be administered by the Minnesota State Retirement System. The elected state officers retirement plan must be administered consistent with this chapter and chapters 356 and 356A.
Subd. 2. Application of specific law to constitutional officers. Laws 1976, chapter 329, sections 4 to 11 shall apply to constitutional officers in office on and after April 21, 1976.
Subd. 3. Application of specific law to constitutional officers and commissioners. Laws 1978, chapter 796, sections 12 to 22 shall apply to constitutional officers and commissioners in office on and after July 1, 1977. Any constitutional officer or commissioner in office on the effective date of Laws 1978, chapter 796 shall be entitled to elect to have the retirement allowance payable computed pro rata under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 1976, chapter 352C for all service prior to the effective date of Laws 1978, chapter 796 and the provisions of this chapter, as amended by Laws 1978, chapter 796, for all service subsequent to the effective date of Laws 1978, chapter 796, or to have the retirement allowance computed entirely under the provisions of this chapter, as amended by Laws 1978, chapter 796. Any former constitutional officer or commissioner who terminated active service prior to July 1, 1977 but has not yet applied to receive a retirement allowance under the provisions of this chapter shall be entitled to apply for and commence receipt of a retirement allowance at the age specified in section 352C.031, subdivision 1, be covered by the deferred annuities augmentation provision contained in section 352C.04, subdivision 1, and be included in the coverage by more than one retirement system provision set forth in section 352C.051.