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PENSIONS
(40 ILCS 5/) Illinois Pension Code.

40 ILCS 5/Art. 10

 
    (40 ILCS 5/Art. 10 heading)
ARTICLE 10. FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT EMPLOYEES' ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUND

40 ILCS 5/10-101

    (40 ILCS 5/10-101) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-101)
    Sec. 10-101. Creation of fund.
    In forest preserve districts, the boundaries of which are coextensive with the boundaries of a county in which an annuity and benefit fund is created and set apart and is maintained and administered for county employees under Article 9 of this Code, a forest preserve district employees' annuity and benefit fund shall be created, set apart, maintained and administered for the employees of the forest preserve district, in the same manner as the fund created and set apart, maintained and administered for such county employees.
    The fund herein created may be referred to as the fund.
    The term "district" means a forest preserve district as above described.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/10-102

    (40 ILCS 5/10-102) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-102)
    Sec. 10-102. Board created.
    The retirement board of the county employees' annuity and benefit fund constituted in Article 9 of this Code is ex officio the retirement board for the forest preserve district employees' annuity and benefit fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/10-103

    (40 ILCS 5/10-103) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-103)
    Sec. 10-103. Members, contributions and benefits. The board shall cause the same deductions to be made from salaries and, subject to Section 10-109, allow the same annuities, refunds and benefits for employees of the district as are made and allowed for employees of the county.
(Source: P.A. 95-1036, eff. 2-17-09.)

40 ILCS 5/10-103.1

    (40 ILCS 5/10-103.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-103.1)
    Sec. 10-103.1. This Article does not apply to any person who becomes an employee after June 30, 1979 as a public service employment program participant under the Federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act and whose wages or fringe benefits are paid in whole or in part by funds provided under such Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-39.)

40 ILCS 5/10-104

    (40 ILCS 5/10-104) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-104)
    Sec. 10-104. Prior county service.
    Any person employed by the county prior to July 1, 1935, who on such date is an employee of the forest preserve district and becomes a contributor to the fund, shall receive prior service credit accumulations and credit for years of service in the fund, for all such service by him to the county.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/10-104.1

    (40 ILCS 5/10-104.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-104.1)
    Sec. 10-104.1. (a) Any active member of the General Assembly Retirement System may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this fund to the General Assembly System. Such credits and creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this Fund to the General Assembly Retirement System shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
    (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the applicant, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer, but excluding any additional or optional credits, which credits shall be refunded to the applicant; and
    (2) municipality credits computed and credited under this Article including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date the member terminated service under the Fund. Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) An active member of the General Assembly who has service credits and creditable service under the Fund may establish additional service credits and creditable service for periods during which he was an elected official and could have elected to participate but did not so elect. Service credits and creditable service may be established by payment to the fund of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate, plus interest to the date of payment.
    (c) An active member of the General Assembly may reinstate service and service credits terminated upon receipt of a separation benefit, by payment to the Fund of the amount of the separation benefit plus interest thereon to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 80-1419; 80-1438.)

40 ILCS 5/10-104.2

    (40 ILCS 5/10-104.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-104.2)
    Sec. 10-104.2. Validation of service credits. An active member of the General Assembly having no service credits or creditable service in the Fund, may establish service credit and creditable service for periods during which he was an employee of an employer in an elective office and could have elected to participate in the Fund but did not so elect. Service credits and creditable service may be established by payment to the Fund of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate plus interest to the date of payment, together with a like amount as the applicable municipality credits including interest, but the total period of such creditable service that may be validated shall not exceed 8 years.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/10-104.3

    (40 ILCS 5/10-104.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-104.3)
    Sec. 10-104.3. (a) Persons otherwise required or eligible to participate in the Fund who elect to continue participation in the General Assembly System under Section 2-117.1 may not participate in the Fund for the duration of such continued participation under Section 2-117.1.
    (b) Upon terminating such continued participation, a person may transfer credits and creditable service accumulated under Section 2-117.1 to this Fund, upon payment to the Fund of (1) the amount by which the employer and employee contributions that would have been required if he had participated in this Fund during the period for which credit under Section 2-117.1 is being transferred, plus interest, exceeds the amounts actually transferred under that Section to the Fund, plus (2) interest thereon at 6% per annum compounded annually from the date of such participation to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 82-342.)

40 ILCS 5/10-104.4

    (40 ILCS 5/10-104.4) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-104.4)
    Sec. 10-104.4. Transfer of creditable service to Article 8, 9 or 13 Fund.
    (a) Any city officer as defined in Section 8-243.2 of this Code, any county officer elected by vote of the people who is a participant in the pension fund established under Article 9 of this Code, and any elected sanitary district commissioner who is a participant in a pension fund established under Article 13 of this Code, may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this Fund to such Article 8, 9 or 13 fund. Such creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this Fund to the Article 8, 9 or 13 fund shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
        (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the
    
applicant, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer, but excluding any additional or optional credits, which credits shall be refunded to the applicant; and
        (2) employer contributions computed by the Board and
    
credited to the applicant under this Article, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date the applicant terminated service under the Fund.
    Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) Any such elected city officer, county officer or sanitary district commissioner who has credits and creditable service under the Fund may establish additional credits and creditable service for periods during which he could have elected to participate but did not so elect. Credits and creditable service may be established by payment to the Fund of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate, plus interest to the date of payment.
    (c) Any such elected city officer, county officer or sanitary district commissioner may reinstate credits and creditable service terminated upon receipt of a separation benefit, by payment to the Fund of the amount of the separation benefit plus interest thereon to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 85-964; 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/10-104.5

    (40 ILCS 5/10-104.5)
    Sec. 10-104.5. Alternative retirement cancellation payment.
    (a) To be eligible for the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this Fund who, on December 31,
    
2006, was (i) in active payroll status as an employee and continuously employed in a position on and after the effective date of this Section and (ii) an active contributor to this Fund with respect to that employment;
        (2) have not previously received any retirement
    
annuity under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board on or before 45 days after
    
the effective date of this Section, a written application requesting the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section;
        (4) terminate employment under this Article no later
    
than 60 days after the effective date of this Section; and
        (5) if there is a QILDRO in effect against the
    
person, file with the Board the written consent of all alternate payees under the QILDRO to the election of an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section.
    (b) In lieu of any retirement annuity or other benefit provided under this Article, a person who qualifies for and elects to receive the alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section shall be entitled to receive a one-time lump sum retirement cancellation payment equal to the amount of his or her contributions to the Fund (including any employee contributions for optional service credit and including any employee contributions paid by the employer or credited to the employee during disability) on the date of termination, with regular interest, multiplied by 1.5.
    (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a person who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section thereby forfeits the right to any other retirement or disability benefit or refund under this Article, and no widow's, survivor's, or death benefit deriving from that person shall be payable under this Article. Upon accepting an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section, the person's creditable service and all other rights in the Fund are terminated for all purposes.
    (d) To the extent permitted by federal law, a person who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section may direct the Fund to pay all or a portion of that payment as a rollover into another retirement plan or account qualified under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a person who has received an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section and who reenters service under this Article must first repay to the Fund the amount by which that alternative retirement cancellation payment exceeded the amount of his or her refundable employee contributions with interest of 6% per annum. For the purposes of re-establishing creditable service that was terminated upon election of the alternative retirement cancellation payment, the portion of the alternative retirement cancellation payment representing refundable employee contributions shall be deemed a refund repayable together with interest at the effective rate from the application date of such refund to the date of repayment.
    (f) No individual who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section may return to active payroll status within 365 days after separation from service to the employer.
(Source: P.A. 95-369, eff. 8-23-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

40 ILCS 5/10-105

    (40 ILCS 5/10-105) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-105)
    Sec. 10-105. Employment of former county employees.
    A contributor to and participant in the annuity and benefit fund provided for employees of such county, who resigns or is discharged from the county service, and thereafter is employed by the district, shall, upon the date of entering the employ of the district, become a contributor to and participant in the fund, with the same status he would have had in the county annuity and benefit fund if he had become a re-entrant into the service of the county on that date. The board shall transfer all sums to his credit in the county annuity and benefit fund to the fund, to be used therein for his benefit. The employee shall thereupon cease to have any rights in the county annuity and benefit fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/10-106

    (40 ILCS 5/10-106) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-106)
    Sec. 10-106. Employees with county while on leave from district.
    If an employee on leave of absence from the service of the district is employed by the county, the board shall cause deductions to be made from his salary on the same basis as if he were employed by the district. The sums so deducted shall be placed in the fund to be used for the benefit of the employee.
    Contributions on behalf of the employee shall be made by the forest preserve district, and placed in the fund on the same basis as if the service for the county had been rendered the district. The employee shall have the same rights in the fund while such service is being rendered for the county and after the service is terminated as if the service was rendered for the district.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/10-107

    (40 ILCS 5/10-107) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-107)
    Sec. 10-107. Financing - Tax levy. The forest preserve district may levy an annual tax on the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the district for the purpose of providing revenue for the fund. The rate of such tax in any year may not exceed the rate herein specified for that year or the rate which will produce, when extended, the sum herein stated for that year, whichever is higher: for any year prior to 1970, .00103% or $195,000; for the year 1970, .00111% or $210,000; for the year 1971, .00116% or $220,000. For the year 1972 and each year thereafter, the Forest Preserve District shall levy a tax annually at a rate on the dollar of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue upon all taxable property in the county, when extended, not to exceed an amount equal to the total amount of contributions by the employees to the fund made in the calendar year 2 years prior to the year for which the annual applicable tax is levied, multiplied by 1.25 for the year 1972; and by 1.30 for the year 1973 and for each year thereafter.
    The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of the district and shall be in addition to the maximum of all other tax rates which the district may levy upon the aggregate valuation of all taxable property and shall be exclusive of and in addition to the maximum amount and rate of taxes the district may levy for general purposes or under and by virtue of any laws which limit the amount of tax which the district may levy for general purposes. The county clerk of the county in which the forest preserve district is located in reducing tax levies under the provisions of "An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes", approved May 9, 1901, as amended, shall not consider any such tax as a part of the general tax levy for forest preserve purposes, and shall not include the same in the limitation of 1% of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended, and shall not reduce the same under the provisions of that Act. The proceeds of the tax herein authorized shall be kept as a separate fund.
    The Board may establish a manpower program reserve, or a special forest preserve district contribution rate, with respect to employees whose wages are funded as program participants under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 in the manner provided in subsection (d) or (e), respectively, of Section 9-169.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

40 ILCS 5/10-107.5

    (40 ILCS 5/10-107.5)
    Sec. 10-107.5. Delinquent contributions; deduction from payments of State funds to the district. If the district fails to transmit to the Fund contributions required of it under this Article by December 31st of the year in which such contributions are due, the Fund may, after giving notice to the district, certify to the State Comptroller the amounts of the delinquent payments in accordance with any applicable rules of the Comptroller, and the Comptroller must, beginning in payment year 2016, deduct and remit to the Fund the certified amounts from payments of State funds to the district.
    The State Comptroller may not deduct from any payments of State funds to the district more than the amount of delinquent payments certified to the State Comptroller by the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-8, eff. 7-9-15.)

40 ILCS 5/10-108

    (40 ILCS 5/10-108) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 10-108)
    Sec. 10-108. Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act.
    The "Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act", being Article 20 of this Code, as now enacted or hereafter amended, is hereby adopted and made a part of this Article; provided, that where there is a direct conflict in the provisions of such Act and the specific provisions of this Article such latter provisions shall prevail.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1182.)

40 ILCS 5/10-109

    (40 ILCS 5/10-109)
    Sec. 10-109. Felony conviction. None of the benefits provided in this Article shall be paid to any person who is convicted of any felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with his service as an employee.
    None of the benefits provided for in this Article shall be paid to any person who otherwise would receive a survivor benefit who is convicted of any felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with the service of the employee from whom the benefit results.
    This Section shall not operate to impair any contract or vested right heretofore acquired under any law or laws continued in this Article, nor to preclude the right to a refund, and for the changes under this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, shall not impair any contract or vested right acquired by a survivor prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
    All future entrants entering service after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly shall be deemed to have consented to the provisions of this Section as a condition of coverage, and all participants entering service subsequent to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be deemed to have consented to the provisions of this amendatory Act as a condition of participation.
(Source: P.A. 100-334, eff. 8-25-17.)