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(a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for a local police or salaried firefighters relief
association that implements the provision with municipal approval as provided in paragraph (c),
if an active, deferred, or retired member of the relief association dies and no survivor benefit is
payable, the designated beneficiary of the decedent or, if none, the legal representative of the
estate of the decedent is entitled, upon application, to a refund.
(b) The refund under paragraph (a) is an amount equal to the member contributions to the
credit of the decedent, plus interest on those contributions at an annual compound rate of five
percent from the first day of the month following the date of the contribution to the first day of the
month following the date of death of the decedent, reduced by the sum of any service pension or
disability benefit previously paid by the fund to the decedent.
(c) The benefit under this section must be implemented by an amendment to the bylaws of
the relief association, with municipal approval as provided in section 69.77, subdivision 11. The
bylaw amendment is not effective until a certified copy of the amendment and the municipal
approval has been filed by the municipal clerk with the executive director of the Legislative
Commission on Pensions and Retirement, the state auditor, and the secretary of state.
History: 1991 c 290 s 1; 2002 c 392 art 1 s 8

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