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353D.02 ELECTION OF COVERAGE.

Subdivision 1.Elected local government officials.

Eligible elected local government officials may elect to participate in the defined contribution plan after being elected or appointed to elective public office by filing a membership application on a form prescribed by the executive director of the association authorizing contributions to be deducted from the elected official's salary. Participation begins on the first day of the pay period for which the contributions were deducted or, if pay period coverage dates are not provided, the date on which the membership application or contributions are received in the office of the association, whichever is received first, provided further that the membership application is received by the association within 60 days of the receipt of the contributions. An election to participate in the plan is revocable during incumbency.

Subd. 2.Eligible physician.

Eligible physicians may elect to participate in the defined contribution plan within 90 days of commencing employment with a government subdivision under section 353.01, subdivision 6, by filing a membership application on a form prescribed by the executive director of the association authorizing contributions to be deducted from the physician's salary. Participation begins on the first day of the pay period for which the contributions were deducted. An election to participate in the defined contribution plan is irrevocable.

Subd. 3.Eligible ambulance service personnel.

Each public ambulance service with eligible personnel may elect to participate in the plan. If a service elects to participate, its eligible personnel may elect to participate or to decline to participate. An individual's election must be made within 30 days of the service's election to participate or 30 days of the date on which the individual was employed by the service or began to provide service for it, whichever date is later. An election by a service or an individual is revocable.

Subd. 4.Eligible rescue squad personnel.

The municipality or county, as applicable, associated with a rescue squad under section 353D.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (4), may elect to participate in the plan. If the municipality or county, as applicable, elects to participate, the eligible personnel may elect to participate or decline to participate. An eligible individual's election must be made within 30 days of the service's election to participate or 30 days of the date on which the individual begins to provide service to the rescue squad, whichever is later. Elections under this subdivision by a government unit or individual are irrevocable. The municipality or county, as applicable, must specify by resolution eligibility requirements for rescue squad personnel which must be satisfied if the individual is to be authorized to make the election under this subdivision.

Subd. 5.St. Paul Port Authority personnel.

Employees of the Port Authority of the city of St. Paul who do not elect to participate in the general employees retirement plan may elect to participate in the plan by filing a membership application on a form prescribed by the executive director of the association authorizing contributions to be deducted from the employee's salary. Participation begins on the first day of the pay period for which the contributions were deducted or, if pay period coverage dates are not provided, the date on which the membership application or the contributions are received in the office of the association, whichever is received first, if the membership application is received by the association within 60 days of the receipt of the contributions. An election to participate in the plan is irrevocable.

Subd. 6.City managers.

City managers who elected to be excluded from the general employees retirement plan of the Public Employees Retirement Association under section 353.028, and who elected to participate in the plan under section 353.028, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), shall file that election with the executive director. Participation begins on the first day of the pay period next following the date of the coverage election. An election to participate by a city manager is revocable.

Subd. 7.Certain volunteer firefighters.

Volunteer or emergency on-call firefighters who are serving as members of a municipal fire department or an independent nonprofit firefighting corporation and who are not covered for that firefighting service by the public employees police and fire retirement plan under sections 353.63 to 353.68 or by the applicable volunteer firefighters relief association under chapter 424A may elect to participate in the plan. An eligible firefighter's election is irrevocable. No employer contribution is payable by the fire department or the firefighting corporation unless the municipal governing body or the firefighting corporation governing body, whichever applies, ratifies the election.

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