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Chapter 69

Section 69.031

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69.031 COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE'S WARRANT, APPROPRIATION, PAYMENT
AND ADMINISTRATION.
    Subdivision 1. Commissioner of finance's warrant. The commissioner of finance shall
issue to the county, municipality, or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation certified to the
commissioner of finance by the commissioner a warrant for an amount equal to the amount of fire
state aid or police state aid, whichever applies, certified for the applicable state aid recipient by
the commissioner under section 69.021. The amount of state aid due and not paid by October 1
accrues interest at the rate of one percent for each month or part of a month the amount remains
unpaid, beginning the preceding July 1.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 13 s 376]
    Subd. 3. Appropriations. There is hereby appropriated annually from the state general
fund to the commissioner of revenue an amount sufficient to make the police and fire state aid
payments specified in this section and section 69.021.
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1Sp1986 c 1 art 4 s 48]
    Subd. 5. Deposit of state aid. (a) The municipal treasurer shall, within 30 days after receipt,
transmit the fire state aid to the treasurer of the duly incorporated firefighters' relief association if
there is one organized and the association has filed a financial report with the municipality. If the
relief association has not filed a financial report with the municipality, the municipal treasurer
shall delay transmission of the fire state aid to the relief association until the complete financial
report is filed. If there is no relief association organized, or if the association has dissolved, or
has been removed as trustees of state aid, then the treasurer of the municipality shall deposit the
money in the municipal treasury as provided for in section 424A.08 and the money may be
disbursed only for the purposes and in the manner set forth in that section.
(b) The municipal treasurer, upon receipt of the police state aid, shall disburse the police
state aid in the following manner:
(1) For a municipality in which a local police relief association exists and all peace officers
are members of the association, the total state aid must be transmitted to the treasurer of the relief
association within 30 days of the date of receipt, and the treasurer of the relief association shall
immediately deposit the total state aid in the special fund of the relief association;
(2) For a municipality in which police retirement coverage is provided by the public
employees police and fire fund and all peace officers are members of the fund, including
municipalities covered by section 353.665, the total state aid must be applied toward the
municipality's employer contribution to the public employees police and fire fund under sections
353.65, subdivision 3, and 353.665, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), if applicable; or
(3) For a municipality other than a city of the first class with a population of more than
300,000 in which both a police relief association exists and police retirement coverage is provided
in part by the public employees police and fire fund, the municipality may elect at its option to
transmit the total state aid to the treasurer of the relief association as provided in clause (1), to
use the total state aid to apply toward the municipality's employer contribution to the public
employees police and fire fund subject to all the provisions set forth in clause (2), or to allot the
total state aid proportionately to be transmitted to the police relief association as provided in this
subdivision and to apply toward the municipality's employer contribution to the public employees
police and fire fund subject to the provisions of clause (2) on the basis of the respective number of
active full-time peace officers, as defined in section 69.011, subdivision 1, clause (g).
For a city of the first class with a population of more than 300,000, in addition, the city may
elect to allot the appropriate portion of the total police state aid to apply toward the employer
contribution of the city to the public employees police and fire fund based on the covered salary
of police officers covered by the fund each payroll period and to transmit the balance to the
police relief association; or
(4) For a municipality in which police retirement coverage is provided in part by the public
employees police and fire fund and in part by a local police consolidation account governed
by chapter 353A and established before March 2, 1999, for which the municipality declined
merger under section 353.665, subdivision 1, or established after March 1, 1999, the total police
state aid must be applied towards the municipality's total employer contribution to the public
employees police and fire fund and to the local police consolidation account under sections
353.65, subdivision 3, and 353A.09, subdivision 5.
(c) The county treasurer, upon receipt of the police state aid for the county, shall apply the
total state aid toward the county's employer contribution to the public employees police and
fire fund under section 353.65, subdivision 3.
(d) The designated Metropolitan Airports Commission official, upon receipt of the police
state aid for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, shall apply the total police state aid first
toward the commission's employer contribution for police officers to the Minneapolis Employees
Retirement Fund under section 422A.101, subdivision 2a, and, if there is any amount of police
state aid remaining, shall apply that remainder toward the commission's employer contribution for
police officers to the public employees police and fire plan under section 353.65, subdivision 3.
(e) The police state aid apportioned to the Departments of Public Safety and Natural
Resources under section 69.021, subdivision 7a, is appropriated to the commissioner of finance
for transfer to the funds and accounts from which the salaries of peace officers certified under
section 69.011, subdivision 2a, are paid. The commissioner of revenue shall certify to the
commissioners of public safety, natural resources, and finance the amounts to be transferred from
the appropriation for police state aid. The commissioners of public safety and natural resources
shall certify to the commissioner of finance the amounts to be credited to each of the funds and
accounts from which the peace officers employed by their respective departments are paid. Each
commissioner must allocate the police state aid first for employer contributions for employees
funded from the general fund and then for employer contributions for employees funded from
other funds. For peace officers whose salaries are paid from the general fund, the amounts
transferred from the appropriation for police state aid must be canceled to the general fund.
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1984 c 592 s 94]
History: 1969 c 399 s 1; 1969 c 1001 s 4; 1971 c 695 s 3,4; Ex1971 c 6 s 8; 1973 c 492 s
14; 1976 c 315 s 7; 1977 c 429 s 9,63; 1981 c 68 s 9; 1981 c 224 s 20,21; 1Sp1981 c 4 art 1 s
59; 1982 c 424 s 15; 1984 c 558 art 1 s 9; 1984 c 655 art 2 s 12 subd 1; 1Sp1985 c 13 s 192;
1986 c 359 s 8; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 1 art 4 s 5,6; 1988 c 719 art 2 s 5; 1989 c 319 art 6 s
2; art 19 s 2; 1992 c 596 s 3; 1994 c 632 art 3 s 48; 1996 c 390 s 29,30; 1997 c 233 art 1 s 13;
1997 c 241 art 1 s 9-11; 1999 c 222 art 4 s 3