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353.87 VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS; PARTICIPATION; LIMITATION; AND REFUND.

Subdivision 1.Participation.

Except as provided in subdivision 2, a volunteer firefighter, as defined in section 353.01, subdivision 36, who, on June 30, 1989, was a member of, and a participant in, the general employees retirement fund or the public employees police and fire fund and was making contributions to either of those funds based, at least in part, on compensation for services performed as a volunteer firefighter shall continue as a member of, and a participant in, the general employees retirement fund or the public employees police and fire fund and compensation for services performed as a volunteer firefighter must be considered salary.

Subd. 2.Option.

A volunteer firefighter to whom subdivision 1 applies has the option to terminate membership and future participation in the general employees retirement fund or the public employees police and fire fund upon filing of a written notice of intention to terminate participation. Notice must be given on a form prescribed by the executive director of the association and must be filed in the offices of the association not later than June 30, 1990.

Subd. 3.Limitation.

No volunteer firefighter to whom subdivision 1 applies or the governmental employer of the volunteer firefighter is required to make back contributions to the Public Employees Retirement Association for volunteer firefighter services rendered before July 1, 1989, notwithstanding the provisions of section 353.27, subdivision 12.

Subd. 4.Refund.

Upon timely filing of a valid notice of termination of participation in accordance with subdivision 2, a volunteer firefighter to whom subdivision 1 applies must be given a refund of all past employee contributions made on account of volunteer firefighter service with five percent interest compounded annually.

Subd. 5.

[Repealed, 1990 c 570 art 11 s 13]

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