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    Subdivision 1. Refund rights. When any former member accepts a refund, all existing
service credits and all rights and benefits to which the person was entitled prior to the acceptance
of the refund must terminate. The rights and benefits of a former member must not be restored
until the person returns to active service and acquires at least six months of allowable service
credit after taking the last refund and repays the refund or refunds taken and interest received
under section 353.34, subdivisions 1 and 2, plus interest at an annual rate of 8.5 percent
compounded annually. If the person elects to restore service credit in a particular fund from which
the person has taken more than one refund, the person must repay all refunds to that fund. All
refunds must be repaid within six months of the last date of termination of public service.
    Subd. 2. Refund repayment. A person who receives a refund of accumulated employee
deductions, plus interest, may repay the total amount of the refund including the interest, within
30 days of the date the refund was issued, to retain allowable service.
History: 1957 c 935 s 15; 1959 c 650 s 38; 1963 c 641 s 30; 1971 c 106 s 32; 1973 c 753 s
60; 1976 c 329 s 27; 1979 c 216 s 16; 1982 c 404 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1989 c 319 art 3 s 18; 1990
c 570 art 11 s 7; 1992 c 598 art 2 s 6; 1993 c 307 art 4 s 29

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