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40 ILCS 5/4-118.1
(40 ILCS 5/4-118.1)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 4-118.1)
Contributions by firefighters.
(a) Beginning January 1, 1976 and until the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, each firefighter shall contribute
to the pension fund 6 3/4% of salary towards the cost of his or her pension.
Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General
Assembly, each firefighter shall contribute to the pension fund 6.955% of
salary towards the cost of his or her pension.
(b) In addition, beginning January 1, 1976, each firefighter shall
contribute 1% of salary toward the cost of the increase in pension provided in
Section 4-109.1; beginning January 1, 1987, such contribution shall be 1.5% of
salary; beginning July 1, 2004, the contribution shall be 2.5% of salary.
(c) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd
General Assembly, each firefighter who elects to receive a pension under
Section 4-109.3 and who has participated in
at least one other pension fund under this Article for a period of at
least one year shall contribute an additional 1.0% of salary toward the
cost of the increase in pensions provided in Section 4-109.3.
In the event that
a firefighter does not elect to receive a retirement pension
provided under Section 4-109.3 from one or more of the pension funds in which the firefighter has credit, he or she shall, upon withdrawal from
the last pension fund as defined in Section 4-109.3, be entitled to receive,
from each such fund to which he or she has paid additional contributions under
this subsection (c) and from which he or she does not receive a refund under Section 4-116, a refund of those contributions without interest.
A refund of total contributions to a particular firefighter pension fund under Section 4-116 shall include any refund of additional contributions paid to that fund under this subsection (c), but a firefighter who accepts a refund from a pension fund under Section 4-116 is thereafter
ineligible to receive a pension provided under Section 4-109.3 from that fund. A firefighter who meets the eligibility requirements of Section 4-109.3 may receive a pension under Section 4-109.3 from any pension fund from which the firefighter has not received a refund under Section 4-116 or under this subsection (c).
(d) "Salary" means the annual salary, including longevity, attached
to the firefighter's rank, as established by the municipality appropriation
ordinance, including any compensation for overtime which is included in the
salary so established, but excluding any "overtime pay", "holiday pay",
"bonus pay", "merit pay", or any other cash benefit not included in the
salary so established.
(e) The contributions shall be deducted and withheld from the salary
(Source: P.A. 93-689, eff. 7-1-04.)