(c) A person elected as a trustee shall qualify as a trustee, after
declaration by the board that he has been duly elected, upon taking and
subscribing to the constitutional oath of office and filing same in the
office of the Fund.
(d) The term of office of each trustee shall begin upon January 1 of
the year following the year in which he is elected and shall continue
for a period of 5 years and until a successor has been elected and
qualified, or until prior resignation, death, incapacity or
(e) Any elected trustee (other than the annuitant trustee) shall be
disqualified immediately upon termination of employment with all participating
municipalities and instrumentalities thereof or upon any change in status which
removes any such trustee from all employments within the group he represents.
The annuitant trustee shall be disqualified upon termination of his or her
(f) The trustees shall fill any vacancy in the board by appointment,
for the period until the next election of trustees, or, if the remaining
term is less than 2 years, for the remainder of the term, and until his
successor has been elected and qualified.
(g) Trustees shall serve without compensation, but shall be
reimbursed for any reasonable expenses incurred in attending meetings of
the board and in performing duties on behalf of the Fund and for the
amount of any earnings withheld by any employing municipality or
participating instrumentality because of attendance at any board
(h) Each trustee shall be entitled to
one vote on any and all actions before the board. At least 5 concurring votes
shall be necessary for every decision or action by the board at any of its
meetings. No decision or action shall become effective unless presented and so
approved at a regular or duly called special meeting of the board.
(Source: P.A. 100-139, eff. 8-18-17.)