Note: see session law sections for effective dates.
Any person who has been a member of the Minnesota state retirement system or the Public Employees Retirement Association including the Public Employees Retirement Association police and fire fund or the Teachers Retirement Association or the Minnesota State Patrol Retirement Association, or any other public employee retirement system in the state of Minnesota having a like provision but excluding all other funds providing benefits for police officers or firefighters shall be entitled when qualified to an annuity from each fund if the person's total allowable service in all three funds or in any two of these funds totals three or more years, provided no portion of the allowable service upon which the retirement annuity from one fund is based is again used in the computation for benefits from another fund and provided further that the person has not taken a refund from any one of these three funds since the person's membership in that association has terminated. The annuity from each fund shall be determined by the appropriate provisions of the law except that the requirement that an annuitant have at least three years' membership service or three years of allowable service in the respective association shall not apply for the purposes of this section provided the combined service in two or more of these funds equals three or more years.
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