The board of the association shall determine by May 1 of each year whether the fund has a total excess asset amount for that year. If a total excess asset amount exists for the given year, the net total excess asset amount shall be determined. The total excess asset amount and net total excess asset amount shall be reported to the chief administrative officer of the association, the mayor and governing body of the city, the state auditor, the commissioner of finance, and the executive director of the legislative commission on pensions and retirement. The portion of the net excess asset amount which is distributed under this section must not be considered as income to or assets of the fund for actuarial valuations of the fund for that year under sections 69.77, 356.215, 356.216, and Laws 2000, chapter 461, except to offset the amount distributed.
Twenty percent of the net total excess asset amount determined under subdivision 1 is available for excess asset amount payments under subdivision 3.
Except as limited under subdivision 4, the net excess asset amount payment to an eligible member is equal to the amount determined under subdivision 2 multiplied by the units applicable to the eligible member and divided by the total units of all eligible members.
A person who is an eligible member for the entire 12 months before the determination date is eligible for a full excess asset amount payment under subdivision 2. A person who is an eligible member for less than 12 months before the determination date is eligible for a prorated excess asset amount payment. If an eligible member dies after the determination date and before the excess asset amount payment commences, the association must pay the eligible member's excess asset amount payment to the eligible member's surviving spouse or, if no surviving spouse, to the member's estate.
The excess asset amount payments determined under this section commence on June 1 following the determination date. These amounts may be paid as a lump sum, disbursed to the eligible members in 12 equal monthly installments, or any other manner which the board shall determine.
No provision of Laws 2000, chapter 461, may be interpreted or relied upon by any member of the association to guarantee or entitle a member to a net excess asset amount payment relating to any year in which there is no net total excess asset amount.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes