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353A.07 EFFECT ON ADMINISTRATION.
    Subdivision 1. Transfer of administration. On the effective date of consolidation, the
administration of the special fund and the benefit plan of the relief association is transferred to the
executive director and the board of trustees of the Public Employees Retirement Association.
    Subd. 2. Transfer of records. On the effective date of consolidation, the chief administrative
officer of the relief association shall transfer all records and documents relating to the special
fund of the relief association to the fund. To the extent possible, original copies of all records and
documents shall be transferred. For any records and documents which apply to both the general
fund and the special fund of the relief association, the chief administrative officer may transfer
a photostatic copy of the applicable original record or document if the copy is accompanied by
a certification by the chief administrative officer that the copy is a true and exact copy of the
original. Any photostatic copy of any document so certified may be treated by the fund for all
purposes as an original copy.
    Subd. 3. Transfer of assets. On the effective date of consolidation, the chief administrative
officer of the relief association shall transfer the entire assets of the special fund of the relief
association to the Public Employees Retirement Association. The transfer must include any
investment securities of the consolidation account which are not determined to be ineligible or
inappropriate by the executive director of the state board under section 353A.05, subdivision
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, at the market value of the investment security as of the effective date of the consolidation.
The transfer must include any accounts receivable determined by the executive director of the
state board as capable of being collected. The transfer must also include an amount, in cash,
representing any remaining investment security or other asset of the consolidation account which
was liquidated, after defraying any accounts payable.
As of the effective date of consolidation, subject to the authority of the state board, the board
of trustees of the Public Employee Retirement Association has legal title to and management
responsibility for any transferred assets as trustees for any person having a beneficial interest
arising out of benefit coverage provided by the relief association. The Public Employees
Retirement Association is the successor in interest for all claims for and against the consolidation
account or the municipality with respect to the consolidation account of the relief association,
except a claim against the relief association or the municipality or any person connected with
the relief association or the municipality in a fiduciary capacity, based on any act or acts by that
person which were not done in good faith and which constituted a breach of the obligation of the
person as a fiduciary. As a successor in interest, the Public Employees Retirement Association
may assert any applicable defense in any judicial proceeding which the board of the relief
association or the municipality would have otherwise been entitled to assert.
    Subd. 4. Termination of special fund. As of the effective date of consolidation and the
transfer of administration, records, assets, and liabilities from the relief association to the separate
consolidation fund, the special fund of the relief association shall cease to exist as a legal entity. If
the relief association has a general fund as of the effective date of consolidation, the general fund
may continue to exist as a legal entity at the discretion of the board of the relief association. If the
relief association does not have a general fund as of the effective date of consolidation, the board
of the relief association may establish a general fund, which may conduct business on behalf of
the relief association as the board of the relief association may direct. Following consolidation,
the general fund may retain the name of the relief association, shall be the only fund of the relief
association, and shall continue to be governed by any applicable general or special law provision
other than any provisions governing the benefits previously payable from the special fund of the
relief association. Any relief association continuing in the form of the general fund shall function
as a fraternal organization.
The municipality shall maintain the service previously provided to assist the relief
association through making the appropriate payroll deduction of relief association membership
dues from relief association members.
    Subd. 5. Costs of consolidation. The reasonable and necessary costs arising from the actions
of the commission, the state board, and the fund preliminary to consolidation as provided in
section 353A.05 shall be paid by the relief association from the special fund as those costs are
incurred before the effective date of the consolidation and shall be considered to be authorized
administrative expenses of the relief association for section 69.80.
    Subd. 6. Postconsolidation bylaw amendments. Following the effective date of
consolidation, if the relief association continues in the form of the general fund, the board
of the relief association shall adopt the appropriate amendments to its bylaws and articles of
incorporation to reflect its change in status and operation. The amendments shall be effective upon
filing the applicable amendments with the executive director of the commission and with the state
auditor and shall not require municipal ratification as provided in section 69.77, subdivision 3.
History: 1987 c 296 s 14; 1992 c 432 art 2 s 30; 1992 c 598 art 7 s 1; 2002 c 392 art 1 s 8