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353A.083 PERA-P&F BENEFIT PLAN APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN CONSOLIDATIONS.

Subdivision 1.Pre-1993 consolidations.

For any consolidation account in effect on May 24, 1993, the public employee police and fire fund benefit plan applicable to consolidation account members who have elected or will elect that benefit plan coverage under section 353A.08 is the pre-July 1, 1993, public employees police and fire fund benefit plan unless the applicable municipality approves the extension of the post-June 30, 1993, public employees police and fire fund benefit plan to the consolidation account.

Subd. 2.Pre-1995 consolidations.

For any consolidation account in effect on July 1, 1995, the public employee police and fire fund benefit plan applicable to consolidation account members who have elected or will elect that benefit plan coverage under section 353A.08 is the pre-July 1, 1995, public employees police and fire fund benefit plan unless the applicable municipality approves the extension of the post-June 30, 1995, public employees police and fire fund benefit plan to the consolidation account.

Subd. 3.Pre-1997 consolidation.

(a) For any consolidation plan account in effect on July 1, 1997, the applicable benefit plan coverage defined in paragraph (b) or (c) applies unless the consolidation account's city approves the extension of the post-June 30, 1997, public employees police and fire fund benefit plan to the consolidation account members.

(b) If the applicable municipality has approved the July 1, 1993, public employees police and fire fund benefit provisions, but has not approved the extension of the post-June 30, 1997, public employees police and fire fund benefit provisions:

(1) the benefit accrual rate for calculating retirement annuities that apply to consolidation account members who have elected or elect coverage under the provisions of the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan is 2.9 percent of average salary under section 353.651, subdivision 2, per year of allowable service;

(2) the optional survivor annuities payable to the survivors of these consolidated members who elected coverage under the provisions of the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan must be determined using a benefit accrual rate of 2.9 percent of average salary under section 353.651, subdivision 2, per year of the member's allowable service;

(3) the disability benefit payable for these consolidated members who elected or elect coverage under the provisions of the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan and:

(i) who become disabled in the line of duty, as defined under section 353.656, subdivision 1, is an amount equal to 58 percent of average salary under section 353.651, subdivision 2, plus an additional 2.9 percent of that average salary for each year of service in excess of 20 years; or

(ii) who become disabled because of sickness or injury occurring while not on duty, as defined under section 353.656, subdivision 3, is an amount equal to 43.50 percent of average salary under section 353.651, subdivision 2, plus an additional 2.9 percent of that average salary for each year of service in excess of 15 years.

(c) If the applicable municipality has not approved the July 1, 1993, public employees police and fire fund benefit provisions, and has not approved the extension of the post-June 30, 1997, public employees police and fire fund benefit provisions:

(1) the benefit accrual rate for calculating retirement annuities that apply to consolidation account members who have elected or elect coverage under the provisions of the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan is 2.74 percent of average salary under section 353.651, subdivision 2, per year of allowable service;

(2) the optional survivor annuities payable to the survivors of these consolidated members who elected coverage under the provisions of the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan must be determined using a benefit accrual rate of 2.74 percent of average salary under section 353.651, subdivision 2, per year of the member's allowable service;

(3) the disability benefit payable for consolidated members who elected or elect the coverage under the provisions of the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan and:

(i) who become disabled in the line of duty, as defined under section 353.656, subdivision 1, is an amount equal to 54.80 percent of the average salary under section 353.651, subdivision 2, plus an additional 2.74 percent of that average salary for each year of service in excess of 20 years; or

(ii) who become disabled because of sickness or injury occurring while not on duty, as defined under section 353.656, subdivision 3, is an amount equal to 41.10 percent of the average salary under section 353.651, subdivision 2, plus an additional 2.74 percent of that average salary for each year of service in excess of 15 years.

Subd. 4.Pre-1999 consolidations.

For any consolidation account in effect on July 1, 1999, the public employees police and fire fund benefit plan applicable to consolidation account members who have elected or will elect that benefit plan coverage under section 353A.08 is the most recent change adopted by the applicable municipality under subdivision 1, 2, or 3, unless the applicable municipality approves the extension of the post-June 30, 1999, public employees police and fire fund benefit plan to the consolidation account.