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353G.01 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

For the purposes of this chapter, the words or terms defined in this section have the meanings given to them unless the context of the word or term clearly indicates otherwise.

Subd. 2.Advisory board.

"Advisory board" means the board established by section 353G.03.

Subd. 3.Board.

"Board" means the board of trustees of the Public Employees Retirement Association operating under section 353.03.

Subd. 4.Commissioner of management and budget.

"Commissioner of management and budget" means the state official appointed and qualified under section 16A.01.

Subd. 5.Executive director; director.

"Executive director" or "director" means the person appointed under section 353.03, subdivision 3a.

Subd. 6.Fund.

"Fund" means the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement fund established under section 353G.02, subdivision 3.

Subd. 7.Good time service credit.

"Good time service credit" means the length of service credit for an active firefighter that is reported by the applicable fire chief based on the minimum firefighter activity standards of the fire department. The credit may be recognized on an annual or monthly basis.

Subd. 8.Member.

"Member" means a volunteer firefighter who provides active service to a municipal fire department or an independent nonprofit firefighting corporation where the applicable municipality or corporation has elected coverage by the retirement plan under section 353G.05, and which service is covered by the retirement plan.

Subd. 9.Municipality.

"Municipality" means a governmental entity specified in section 69.011, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clauses (1), (2), and (5).

Subd. 10.Plan.

"Plan" means the retirement plan established by this chapter.

Subd. 11.Retirement fund.

"Retirement fund" means the voluntary statewide lump-sum volunteer firefighter retirement fund established under section 353G.02, subdivision 3.

Subd. 12.Retirement plan.

"Retirement plan" means the retirement plan established by this chapter.

Subd. 13.Standards for actuarial work.

"Standards for actuarial work" means the standards adopted by the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement under section 3.85, subdivision 10.

Subd. 14.State Board of Investment.

"State Board of Investment" means the board created by article XI, section 8, of the Minnesota Constitution and governed by chapter 11A.

Subd. 15.Volunteer firefighter.

"Volunteer firefighter" means a person who is an active member of a municipal fire department or independent nonprofit firefighting corporation and who, in that capacity, engages in fire suppression activities, provides emergency response services, or delivers fire education or prevention services on an on-call basis.