2005 Minnesota Statutes - 144E.46 — Ambulance service personnel longevity award.


144E.46 Ambulance service personnel longevity award.
(a) A qualified ambulance service person who has terminated active ambulance service, who has at least five years of credited ambulance service, who is at least 50 years old, and who is among the 400 persons with the greatest amount of credited ambulance service applying for a longevity award during that year, is entitled, upon application, to an ambulance service personnel longevity award. An applicant whose application is not approved because of the limit on the number of annual awards may apply in a subsequent year.
(b) If a qualified ambulance service person who meets the service requirements specified in paragraph (a) dies before applying for a longevity award, the estate of the decedent is entitled, upon application, to the decedent's ambulance service personnel longevity award, without reference to the limit on the number of annual awards.
(c) An ambulance service personnel longevity award is the total amount of the person's accumulations indicated in the person's separate record under section 144E.45 as of November 1 in the calendar year in which application is made. The amount is payable only in a lump sum.
(d) Applications for an ambulance service personnel longevity award must be received by the board or the board's designee under section 144E.40, subdivision 2, by October 1, annually. Ambulance service personnel longevity awards are payable only as of the last business day in December annually.
HIST: 1Sp1993 c 1 art 9 s 60; 1995 c 207 art 9 s 26; 1996 c 438 art 5 s 3; 1997 c 199 s 14; 2004 c 144 s 8

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