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356B.05 PUBLIC PENSION ADMINISTRATION LEGISLATION.

(a) Proposed administrative legislation recommended by or on behalf of the Minnesota State Retirement System, the Public Employees Retirement Association, the Teachers Retirement Association, the Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund, or a first class city teachers retirement fund association, and proposed retirement-related legislation recommended by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system must be presented to the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement, the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee of the senate, and the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy Committee of the house of representatives on or before October 1 of each year in order for the proposed administrative legislation to be acted upon during the upcoming legislative session. The executive director or the deputy executive director of the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement shall provide written comments on the proposed administrative provisions to the public pension plans by November 15 of each year.

(b) Proposed administrative legislation recommended by or on behalf of a public employee pension plan or system under paragraph (a) must address provisions:

(1) authorizing allowable service credit for leaves of absence and related circumstances;

(2) governing offsets or deductions from the amount of disability benefits;

(3) authorizing the purchase of allowable service credit for prior uncredited periods;

(4) governing subsequent employment earnings by reemployed annuitants; and

(5) authorizing retroactive effect for retirement annuity or benefit applications.

(c) Where possible and desirable, taking into account the differences among the public pension plans in existing law and the unique characteristics of the individual public pension fund memberships, uniform provisions relating to paragraph (b) for all applicable public pension plans must be presented for consideration during the legislative session. Supporting documentation setting forth the policy rationale for each set of uniform provisions must accompany the proposed administrative legislation.