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    Subdivision 1. Definition. A sabbatical leave for the purpose of this section means a
sabbatical leave as defined in section 122A.49 or the applicable personnel policy of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities.
    Subd. 2. Pay rate; certification. A sabbatical leave must be compensated by a minimum of
one-third of the salary that the member received for a comparable period during the prior fiscal
year. Upon granting a sabbatical leave, the employing unit granting the leave must certify the
leave to the association on a form specified by the executive director.
    Subd. 3. Employer and employee contributions. Employer contributions and deductions
for employee contributions at the applicable rate specified in section 354.42 must be made by the
employing unit based on the full normal base contract salary that would have been paid to the
member if the member were not on sabbatical leave. The employer must meet the reporting and
remittance requirements under section 354.52.
    Subd. 4. Service credit. A member may not receive more than three years of allowable
service credit in any ten consecutive years under this section unless the allowable service
credit was paid for by the member before July 1, 1962. Notwithstanding the provisions of
any agreements to the contrary, employee and employer contributions may not be made to
receive allowable service credit under this section if the member does not retain the right to full
reinstatement both during and at the end of the sabbatical leave.
History: 1974 c 289 s 54; 1975 c 306 s 8; 1981 c 160 s 4; 1Sp1985 c 12 art 11 s 4; 1986
c 444; 1989 c 319 art 2 s 9; 1991 c 340 s 10; 1997 c 241 art 3 s 4-6; 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3;
2000 c 461 art 3 s 30