(1) When a city belonging to FURS has not negotiated a salary agreement with its actively employed firefighters by July 1 of any year, MPERA shall take the following actions:

(a) Retirement benefits will be paid to non-GABA retirees from that city using the most recent base salary for a newly confirmed firefighter negotiated by the city and reported to MPERA.

(b) When a salary agreement is negotiated by the city and MPERA is notified of a change in base pay for the city's newly confirmed firefighters, retirement benefits will be recalculated and adjustments paid retroactively to non-GABA retirees from that city.

(c) Updated reports will be sent to the State Auditor certifying the increased retirement benefits payable from insurance premium tax funds during a given fiscal year as those amounts become known.

History: 19-2-403, MCA; IMP, 19-13-1007, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 2467, Eff. 12/1/08.