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354.73 RETIREMENT COVERAGE RELATED TO THE FORMER DULUTH TEACHERS RETIREMENT FUND ASSOCIATION.

Subdivision 1.Application.

This section applies to the retirement coverage of members of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association transferred to the Teachers Retirement Association by Laws 2014, chapter 296, article 6, section 46.

Subd. 2.Teachers Retirement Association as successor in interest.

The Teachers Retirement Association is the successor in interest to all claims which the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association may have or may have been able to assert against any person on June 30, 2015, and is the successor in interest to all claims which could have been asserted against the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, subject to the following:

(1) the Teachers Retirement Association is not liable for any claim against the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association, its former board or board members, which is founded upon a claim of breach of fiduciary duty, where the act or acts constituting the claimed breach were not done in good faith;

(2) the Teachers Retirement Association may assert any applicable defense to any claim in any judicial or administrative proceeding that the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association or its board would otherwise have been entitled to assert;

(3) the Teachers Retirement Association may assert any applicable defense that it may assert in its capacity as a statewide agency; and

(4) the Teachers Retirement Association shall indemnify any former fiduciary of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association consistent with section 356A.11.

Subd. 3.Benefit calculation.

(a) For every deferred, inactive, disabled, and retired member of the Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association transferred under subdivision 1, and the survivors of these members, annuities or benefits earned before July 1, 2015, other than future postretirement adjustments, must be calculated and paid by the Teachers Retirement Association under the laws, articles of incorporation, and bylaws of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association that were in effect relative to the person on the date of the person's termination of active service covered by the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association.

(b) Former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association members who retired before July 1, 2015, must receive postretirement adjustments after January 1, 2015, only as provided in section 356.415. All other benefit recipients of the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association must receive postretirement adjustments after December 31, 2015, only as provided in section 356.415.

(c) This consolidation does not impair or diminish benefits for an active, deferred, or retired member or a survivor of an active, deferred, or retired member under the former Duluth Teachers Retirement Fund Association in existence at the time of the consolidation, except that any future postretirement adjustments must be paid after July 1, 2015, in accordance with paragraph (b), and all benefits based on service on or after July 1, 2015, must be determined only by laws governing the Teachers Retirement Association.

History:

2014 c 296 art 6 s 10,49