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353.668 CONSOLIDATION OF THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION.

Subdivision 1.Membership transfer.

On the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19, the active, inactive, and retired members, including surviving spouses, of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association are transferred to the public employees police and fire retirement plan, are no longer members of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association, and are members of the public employees police and fire retirement plan.

Subd. 2.Service credit and benefit liability transfer.

(a) Allowable service credit and base salary credit of the active members of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association, as contained in the records of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association through the day before the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19, are transferred to the public employees police and fire retirement plan and are credited as provided in section 353.01, subdivisions 10b and 16, paragraph (c), on the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19.

(b) The liability for the payment of retirement annuities, service pensions, and retirement and surviving spouse benefits of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association retired members, service pensioners, disabilitants, surviving spouses, and other retirement benefit recipients as specified in the records of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association is transferred to the public employees police and fire retirement plan on the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19.

Subd. 3.Transfer of records.

On the effective date of the consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19, the chief administrative officer of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association shall transfer all records and documents relating to the special fund of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association to the executive director of the Public Employees Retirement Association. To the extent possible, original copies of all records and documents must be transferred.

Subd. 4.Transfer of assets; transfer of title to assets.

(a) On the effective date of the consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19, the chief administrative officer of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association shall transfer the entire assets of the special fund of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association other than the health insurance account to the public employees police and fire retirement fund at market value. Unless ineligible or inappropriate, the transfer must be in the form of investment securities and must include any accounts receivable that are determined by the State Board of Investment as being capable of being collected. An amount, in cash, must be transferred by the city of Minneapolis equal to the market value recognized by the relief association of investment securities that are determined by the executive director of the State Board of Investment not to be in compliance with the requirements and limitations set forth in sections 11A.09, 11A.14, 11A.23, and 11A.24 or not to be appropriate for retention in light of the established investment objectives of the State Board of Investment or of accounts receivable determined by the executive director of the State Board of Investment as being incapable of being collected. Legal and beneficial title to assets that are determined noncompliant or inappropriate securities or that are uncollectible accounts receivable are transferred to the city of Minneapolis on the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19. Any accounts payable on the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19, are an obligation of the public employees police and fire retirement fund and reduce the asset value for purposes of subdivision 6. The transferred assets must be deposited in the public employees police and fire retirement fund. The amount of the health insurance account as of the date of the consolidation must remain deposited in the financial institution retained by the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association on May 1, 2011, and that financial institution must act as the custodian of the account. The financial institution shall perform all trustee and fiduciary duties with respect to the account as a condition to the retention of the account. The executive director of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association, prior to the effective date of consolidation, shall estimate three calendar years of the administrative expenses related to the operation of the account and shall prepay those expenses from the account to the financial institution prior to the effective date of consolidation. After the three-year prepayment period, the beneficiaries of the account are responsible for the payment of the administrative expenses related to the operation of the account.

(b) Upon the transfer of assets to the State Board of Investment under paragraph (a), legal title to those transferred assets vests with the State Board of Investment on behalf of the public employees police and fire retirement plan, and beneficial title to the transferred assets remains with the former membership of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association.

(c) The public employees police and fire retirement plan and fund is the successor in interest to all claims for or against the Minneapolis Police Relief Association. The public employees police and fire retirement plan and fund is not liable for any claim against the Minneapolis Police Relief Association, its governing board, or its administrative staff acting in a fiduciary capacity, under chapter 356A or common law, which is founded upon a claim of a breach of fiduciary duty if the act or acts constituting the claimed breach were not undertaken in good faith. The public employees police and fire retirement plan may assert any applicable defense to any claim in any judicial or administrative proceeding that the Minneapolis Police Relief Association, its board, or its administrative staff would otherwise have been entitled to assert, and the public employees police and fire retirement plan may assert any applicable defense that it has in its capacity as a statewide agency.

(d) The Public Employees Retirement Association shall indemnify any former fiduciary of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association consistent with the provisions of section 356A.11. The indemnification may be effected by the purchase by the Public Employees Retirement Association of reasonable fiduciary liability tail insurance for the officers and directors of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association. Consistent with section 69.80, the relief association may purchase reasonable fiduciary liability tail insurance for its officers and directors prior to the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19.

(e) Office equipment and other physical assets of the special fund of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association that are not needed by the Public Employees Retirement Association may be sold by the special fund of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association to the general fund of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association or to any successor fraternal organization of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association at fair market value, with the proceeds of that sale deposited in the public employees police and fire retirement fund and included in the transferred asset value under subdivision 6.

Subd. 5.Benefits.

The annuities, service pensions, and other retirement benefits of or attributable to retired, disabled, deferred, surviving spouse, or inactive Minneapolis Police Relief Association members who had that status as of the day before the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19, continue after consolidation in the same amount and under the same terms as provided in chapter 423B, except that the unit value is governed by section 353.01, subdivision 10b, and the postretirement adjustments after December 31, 2015, must be calculated solely under section 353.6512, subdivision 8.

Subd. 6.Additional employer contributions.

(a) As of the effective date of the consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19, the approved actuary retained by the Public Employees Retirement Association shall calculate the present value of future benefits of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association, and, after subtracting the market value of the transferred assets of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association and the present value of the employer contribution under section 353.65, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), shall calculate the remainder present value of future benefits amount. Annually, following the effective date of consolidation under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19, the city of Minneapolis shall pay an amount sufficient to amortize on a level annual dollar basis the remainder present value of future benefits amount by December 31, 2031. The amortization payment is payable annually on July 15, beginning in the year following the effective date of the consolidation. The 2012 payment should be estimated based on the provisions of Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8. The July 2013 payment shall be adjusted based on the final actuarial valuation.

(b) If the postretirement or preretirement interest rate actuarial assumption applicable to the public employees police and fire retirement plan under section 356.215, subdivision 8, is modified from the rates specified in section 356.215, subdivision 8, the remainder present value of future benefits amount calculation under paragraph (a), updated for the passage of time, must be revised and the amortization contribution by the city of Minneapolis for the balance of the amortization period must be redetermined and certified to the city of Minneapolis.

Subd. 7.Health and dental insurance program deductions.

The executive director shall withhold any health insurance or dental insurance premiums designated by the annuitant or benefit recipient and shall transfer them to the city of Minneapolis. The Public Employees Retirement Association may charge a necessary and reasonable monthly administrative fee to the city of Minneapolis for this function and bill it in addition to the employer contribution under section 353.65, subdivision 3, paragraph (c). Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 13 to the contrary, the executive director shall provide the city of Minneapolis with the current addresses of former members of the Minneapolis Police Relief Association.

Subd. 8.Cooperation with fraternal organization.

(a) This subdivision applies if the membership of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association approves the continuation of the relief association as a fraternal organization under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 16.

(b) The executive director shall cooperate with the Minneapolis police fraternal association to ensure adequate communication with the former members of the former Minneapolis Police Relief Association consistent with Public Employees Retirement Association policy.

NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 14, is effective contingent on the approvals in Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19. Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 8, article 7, section 19.