Subdivision 1. General authority. (a) The director, with the approval of the governor, is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement on behalf of the state with the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services, consistent with the terms and provisions of this chapter, for the purpose of extending the benefits of the federal old age, survivors, and disability insurance system to employees of the state or any political subdivision thereof with respect to services specified in the agreement which constitute "employment," whenever so specifically authorized by the statutory provisions of this state pertaining to any coverage group of such employees to which the agreement may become applicable under the Social Security Act.
(b) Under this specific authorization the agreement may contain those provisions relating to coverage, benefits, contributions, effective date, modification and termination of the agreement, administration, and other appropriate provisions as the director and the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services shall agree upon, but, except as may be otherwise required by or under the Social Security Act as to the services to be covered, such agreement must provide in effect that:
(1) benefits will be provided for employees whose services are covered by the agreement (and their dependents and survivors) on the same basis as though those services constituted employment within the meaning of title II of the Social Security Act;
(2) the state or other employer will pay to the federal Secretary of the Treasury, at such time or times as may be prescribed under the Social Security Act, contributions with respect to wages, equal to the sum of the taxes which would be imposed by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act if the services covered by the agreement constituted employment within the meaning of that act;
(3) the agreement is effective with respect to services in employment covered by the agreement performed after a date specified therein; and
(4) all services which constitute employment and are performed in the employ of the state or any of its political subdivisions by employees thereof, may be covered by the agreement whenever so specifically authorized by the statutory provisions of this state pertaining to any coverage group of such employees to which the agreement may become applicable under the Social Security Act.
Subd. 2. Interstate instrumentality. (a) Any instrumentality jointly created by this state and any other state or states is authorized, upon the granting of like authority by the other state or states, to:
(1) enter into an agreement with the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services whereby the benefits of the federal old age, survivors, and disability insurance system are extended to employees of the instrumentality;
(2) require its employees to pay (and for that purpose to deduct from their wages) contributions equal to the amounts which they would be required to pay under section 355.03, subdivision 1, if they were covered by an agreement made under subdivision 1; and
(3) make payments to the federal Secretary of the Treasury in accordance with that agreement, including payments from its own funds, and otherwise to comply with those agreements.
(b) The agreements must, to the extent practicable, be consistent with the terms and provisions of subdivision 1 and other provisions of this chapter.
Subd. 3. Groups covered by Social Security. The following groups must be covered by an agreement or a modification to an agreement between the director and the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services:
(1) constitutional officers;
(2) Duluth teachers;
(3) educational employees;
(4) higher education employees;
(5) hospital employees;
(8) Minneapolis teachers;
(9) public employees;
(10) St. Paul teachers;
(11) special authority or district employees; and
(12) state employees.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes