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PENSIONS
(40 ILCS 5/) Illinois Pension Code.

40 ILCS 5/Art. 12

 
    (40 ILCS 5/Art. 12 heading)
ARTICLE 12. PARK EMPLOYEES' AND RETIREMENT BOARD EMPLOYEES' ANNUITY AND
BENEFIT FUND--CITIES OVER 500,000

40 ILCS 5/12-101

    (40 ILCS 5/12-101) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-101)
    Sec. 12-101. Creation of fund. In each city of more than 500,000 population, and having a board of park commissioners, under and in pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly, for the purpose of locating, establishing and enclosing, improving or maintaining any public park, boulevard, driveway, or highway or other public work or improvement, an annuity and benefit fund, hereinafter referred to as the "fund", shall be created, maintained, administered and disbursed in the manner described in this Article for the employees of such board as described in "An Act relating to the civil service in park systems", approved June 10, 1911, as amended, including employees in the classified service, and all persons in exempt positions, and employees of the retirement board charged herein with the duty of administering such fund, and for the surviving spouses and children of such employees.
    It is the intention of this Article that any employee or former employee of a board of park commissioners or of the retirement board, shall be deemed to have been an employee during all time heretofore that the employee shall have been in such service, and that this Article shall be construed to be retroactive in effect.
    Participation in the fund by any person entering the service of the board of park commissioners or the retirement board shall be effective only upon completion of 6 months of continuous service, except that beginning July 1, 1991, this 6-month qualification period shall not apply to any person employed in a position requiring service for 6 months or more in a calendar year who would be exempted from mandatory participation in the federal Social Security program by virtue of his participation in the fund. Contributions to the fund shall begin with the payroll period next following that in which the qualification period ends, or if no qualification period is required, upon the commencement of employment. The right to any annuity or benefit shall accrue from the date when such contributions begin.
    Any employee shall have the right to make contributions for retirement and spouse's annuity purposes for the qualification period prior to membership upon completing 10 years of service or attaining age 60 whichever event first occurs. Any person who entered service for the first time on or before September 16, 1980 at age 60 or over may contribute and receive credit for all service rendered prior to his date of entry into the fund. These contributions shall be based upon the salary and rate of contributions in effect at the date of his entry into the fund, plus regular interest compounded annually from the end of the waiting period to the date the contributions are made, whereupon credit as service for such period shall be granted the employee.
    The provisions of the "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957", approved July 5, 1957, as heretofore or hereafter amended, to the extent that they apply to and affect the fund herein established, are incorporated into and made a part of this Article by express reference. Employees of a park district, other than park policemen, transferred to the employment of a city pursuant to said Act, if members of the fund herein established, shall remain members of said fund, and their rights, credits and equities therein shall remain unimpaired by such transfer of employment.
(Source: P.A. 87-794.)

40 ILCS 5/12-102

    (40 ILCS 5/12-102) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-102)
    Sec. 12-102. Terms defined. The terms used in this Article shall have the meanings ascribed to them in Sections 12-103 to 12-126, inclusive, except when the context otherwise requires.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-103

    (40 ILCS 5/12-103) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-103)
    Sec. 12-103. The 1919 Act.
    "The 1919 Act": "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, formation, administration and disbursement of a park employees' and retirement board employees' annuity and benefit fund", approved June 21, 1919, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-104

    (40 ILCS 5/12-104) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-104)
    Sec. 12-104. Exchange of Functions Act of 1957.
    "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957": "An Act in relation to an exchange of certain functions, property and personnel among cities and park districts having coextensive geographic areas and populations in excess of 500,000", approved July 5, 1957, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-105

    (40 ILCS 5/12-105) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-105)
    Sec. 12-105. Retirement board or board.
    "Retirement board" or "board": The board of trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund as created and constituted in this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-106

    (40 ILCS 5/12-106) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-106)
    Sec. 12-106. Actuarial tables. "Actuarial tables": The American Experience Table of Mortality and 4% interest for any present employee or future entrant who was a participant or contributor to the fund on June 30, 1959, and for their widows or other beneficiaries, except as to reserves on annuities for the computation of which the Combined Annuity Mortality Table and 4% interest shall be used, and the Combined Annuity Mortality Table and 4% interest for any future entrant whose first participation in the fund began on or after July 1, 1959, and for his widow or other beneficiaries.
    All annuities and reserves on annuities, present or prospective, except as may otherwise be provided, shall be computed according to such actuarial tables and regular interest, as herein defined: provided, however, that effective as of July 1, 1979 the actuarial table and rate of interest to be used shall be that adopted by the retirement board upon recommendation of the actuary.
(Source: P.A. 81-698.)

40 ILCS 5/12-107

    (40 ILCS 5/12-107) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-107)
    Sec. 12-107. Reserve.
    "Reserve": when applied to an annuity means the present value, according to the applicable actuarial tables and rate of interest, of the payments to be made on account of such annuity.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-108

    (40 ILCS 5/12-108) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-108)
    Sec. 12-108. Highest salary.
    "Highest salary": The highest rate of salary received by an employee during his total service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-109

    (40 ILCS 5/12-109) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-109)
    Sec. 12-109. Service. "Service": Employment by an employer in a position covered by this Article, including (a) actual employment in pay status, (b) periods of approved leaves of absence for which contributions are made by the employee, (c) periods of military service for which credit is granted, and (d) periods for which contribution credits are granted during disability.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/12-111

    (40 ILCS 5/12-111) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-111)
    Sec. 12-111. Withdrawal or withdraws.
    "Withdrawal" or "withdraws": Resignation, separation or discharge from service as an employee from any position to which a person has civil service status and may be subject to re-employment in the classified civil service under "An Act relating to the civil service in park systems", approved June 10, 1911, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2177.)

40 ILCS 5/12-112

    (40 ILCS 5/12-112) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-112)
    Sec. 12-112. Future entrant.
    "Future entrant": An employee who entered service after July 1, 1919, or, as applied to an employee of the board, an employee who entered service after July 1, 1937.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-114

    (40 ILCS 5/12-114) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-114)
    Sec. 12-114. Regular interest. "Regular interest": Interest at the rate prescribed by the Board upon recommendation of the actuary for all employees, spouses or other beneficiaries.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-115

    (40 ILCS 5/12-115) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-115)
    Sec. 12-115. Present value.
    "Present value": The amount of funds presently required to provide an annuity or benefit at some future date when computed according to the actuarial tables.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-116

    (40 ILCS 5/12-116) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-116)
    Sec. 12-116. Fiscal year. "Fiscal year": For periods prior to July 1, 2012, the year commencing with July 1st and ending with June 30th next following. Beginning January 1, 2013, the year commencing January 1 and ending December 31. The fiscal year which begins July 1, 2012 shall end December 31, 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-973, eff. 8-16-12.)

40 ILCS 5/12-117

    (40 ILCS 5/12-117) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-117)
    Sec. 12-117. Contributions. "Contributions": Amounts deducted from the salary or amounts otherwise paid by an employee for the purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/12-118

    (40 ILCS 5/12-118) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-118)
    Sec. 12-118. Employee. "Employee": Any person in the service of a board of park commissioners as described in Section 12-101, or employees of the board, except (a) any person employed in any position requiring service of less than 90 hours during a monthly period, or, beginning July 1, 1991, in any position requiring service of less than 6 months during a calendar year, unless that person is already a member of the fund, and (b) any employee of a city or district transferred to the employment of a park district by virtue of the Exchange of Functions Act of 1957.
(Source: P.A. 86-272; 87-794.)

40 ILCS 5/12-118.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-118.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-118.1)
    Sec. 12-118.1. Employee annuitant.
    "Employee annuitant": An employee who has withdrawn from service and has been granted a service retirement annuity.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1936.)

40 ILCS 5/12-118.2

    (40 ILCS 5/12-118.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-118.2)
    Sec. 12-118.2. Gender.
    The masculine gender whenever used in this Article includes the feminine gender and all annuities and other benefits applicable to male employees and their survivors, and the contributions to be made for widows' annuities or other annuities, benefits, and refunds shall apply with equal force to female employees and their survivors, without any modification or distinction whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 78-1129.)

40 ILCS 5/12-119

    (40 ILCS 5/12-119) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-119)
    Sec. 12-119. Transferred employee.
    "Transferred employee": An employee who was transferred to the employment of a city by virtue of "An Act in relation to an exchange of certain functions, property and personnel among cities and park districts having coextensive geographic areas and populations in excess of 500,000", approved July 5, 1957, as amended. A park policeman shall not be included as being a transferred employee within the meaning of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-120

    (40 ILCS 5/12-120) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-120)
    Sec. 12-120. Employer.
    "Employer": Any board of park commissioners referred to in this Article and the retirement board defined in this Article. Effective January 1, 1959, "employer" shall also include any city to which is transferred by virtue of the "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957" the employment of employees of a park district (other than park policemen) who are members of the fund established by "The 1919 Act".
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-121

    (40 ILCS 5/12-121) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-121)
    Sec. 12-121. Leave of absence.
    "Leave of absence": Absence from service for a temporary period on permission given by the employer upon written request of the employee.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-122

    (40 ILCS 5/12-122) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-122)
    Sec. 12-122. Salary.
    "Salary":
    (a) The annual salary of any employee whose salary is on a yearly basis; (b) 12 times the amount of the salary per month of an employee whose salary is on a monthly basis; (c) 52 times the amount of the salary per week of an employee whose salary is on a weekly basis; (d) 260 times the amount of the salary per day of an employee whose salary is on a daily basis or 2,080 times the amount of the salary per hour of an employee whose salary is on an hourly basis. The number of days or hours in excess of the maximum prescribed by the employer shall not be considered; (e) the maximum annual salary when arranged on a yearly basis to be considered for contributions and benefits for the various purposes of this Article for the periods specified shall be as follows: July 1, 1919 to June 30, 1921, inclusive, $2,500; July 1, 1921 to July 20, 1947, inclusive, $3,000; July 21, 1947, to June 30, 1951, inclusive, $4,800; July 1, 1951 to June 30, 1957, inclusive, $6,000; July 1, 1957 and thereafter, no maximum limitation; (f) the maximum annual salary where arranged on other than a yearly basis to be considered for contributions and benefits for the various purposes of this Article for the periods prior to the effective date of the formulas specified in paragraph (b), (c) or (d) of this section, shall be computed in accordance with the applicable law in force during such periods.
    Salary for part-time employment in positions of a seasonal or part-time character shall be computed in accordance with the foregoing standards as the same may be applicable for the respective periods of employment under rules established by the board.
(Source: P.A. 78-266.)

40 ILCS 5/12-123

    (40 ILCS 5/12-123) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-123)
    Sec. 12-123. Age. "Age": Age at the latest birthday. In the computation of any retirement annuity, the actuarial factor shall be prorated for the number of days between the employee's last birthday and his age on the effective date of the annuity.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-123.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-123.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-123.1)
    Sec. 12-123.1. Surviving spouse. Surviving spouse: The spouse of an active employee on the date of the employee's death; the spouse of an inactive member on the date of separation from park service, unless the member has subsequent service with another pension fund or retirement system under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act and elects to receive a retirement annuity calculated under that Act; the spouse of an annuitant on the date of retirement. If the marriage terminates after the inactive member separates from service or the member retires, the former spouse is no longer eligible for benefits as the surviving spouse. The term "widow" means "surviving spouse" for the purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-124

    (40 ILCS 5/12-124) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-124)
    Sec. 12-124. Fixation of annuity; limitation on reversionary annuity.
    "Fixation of annuity": As applied to a service annuity or prior service annuity or a surviving spouse's annuity, the final determination of the annuity at the date of retirement.
    A reversionary annuity calculated after January 1, 1990 may not be more than 75% of the service annuity granted to the employee annuitant on the date of retirement unless the minimum annuity to the surviving spouse payable under Section 12-135.1 exceeds the 75% maximum payable, in which case the minimum will be payable.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

40 ILCS 5/12-125

    (40 ILCS 5/12-125) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-125)
    Sec. 12-125. Reversionary annuity. "Reversionary annuity": A deferred annuity computed according to the applicable actuarial table, based on employee and employer contributions for surviving spouse's service annuity and surviving spouse's prior service annuity, and payable to the beneficiary during lifetime, or other stated period, only if the beneficiary survives the employee receiving a retirement annuity and qualifies as the surviving spouse under Section 12-123.1.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-125.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-125.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-125.1)
    Sec. 12-125.1. Optional reversionary annuity.
    "Optional reversionary annuity": A deferred annuity derived from part of the actuarial value of an employee's retirement annuity, computed according to the applicable actuarial tables and payable during the lifetime of the beneficiary only if the beneficiary survives the employee receiving a retirement annuity and qualifies as the surviving spouse under Section 12-123.1.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-126

    (40 ILCS 5/12-126) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-126)
    Sec. 12-126. Actuarial equivalent.
    "Actuarial equivalent": An annuity or benefit of equal value to the accumulated contributions, annuity or other benefit, when computed upon the basis of the actuarial tables in use by the fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-127

    (40 ILCS 5/12-127) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-127)
    Sec. 12-127. Computation of service.
    (a) If an employee during any leave of absence for 30 days or more without pay who is not receiving ordinary disability or duty disability benefits contributes the percentage of salary theretofore deducted from his salary for annuity purposes, the employer shall contribute corresponding amounts for such purposes. Payment for any approved leave of absence shall not be valid unless made during such absence or within 30 days from expiration thereof. The aggregate of leaves of absence for which contributions may be made during the entire employee's service shall be 1 year.
    (b) In computing service, credit shall be given for all leaves of absence subject to the limitations specified in the following paragraph during the time an employee was engaged in the military or naval service of the United States of America during the years 1914 to 1919, inclusive, or between September 16, 1940, and July 25, 1947, or between June 25, 1950, and January 31, 1955, and any such service rendered after January 31, 1955, and who within 180 days subsequent to the completion of military or naval service re-enters the service of the employer.
    The total credit any employee shall receive for military or naval service during the entire term of service as an employee shall be subject to the following conditions and limitations:
        (1) if entry into military or naval service occurs
    
after July 1, 1961, the total credit shall not exceed 3 years;
        (2) if entry into military or naval service occurred
    
on or prior to July 1, 1961, the total credit shall not exceed 5 years;
        (3) an employee who on July 1, 1961, had accrued more
    
than 5 years of such military or naval service shall be entitled to the total amount of such accrued credit.
    The contributions an employee would have made during the period of such military or naval service, together with the prescribed employer contributions, shall be made by the employer and shall be based on the salary for the position occupied by the employee on the date of commencement of the leave of absence.
    (c) For all purposes of this Article except the provisions of Section 12-133, the following shall constitute a year of service in any fiscal year for salary payable according to the basis specified: Monthly Basis: 4 months; Weekly Basis: 17 weeks; Daily Basis: 100 days; Hourly Basis: 800 hours, except that in the case of an employee becoming a participant of the fund on and after July 1, 1973, the following schedule shall govern for all purposes of this Article: Service during 9 months or more in any fiscal year shall constitute a year of service; 6 to 8 months, inclusive, 3/4 of a year; 3 to 5 months, inclusive, 1/2 year; less than 3 months, 1/4 of a year; 15 days or more in any month, a month of service. However, for the 6-month fiscal year July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, the amount of service earned shall not exceed 1/2 year.
    (d) The periods an employee received ordinary or duty disability benefit shall be included in the computation of service.
    (e) Upon receipt of the specified payment, credits transferred to a fund established under this Article pursuant to subsection (d) of Section 8-226.1, subsection (d) of Section 9-121.1, or Section 14-105.1 of this Code shall be included in the computation of service.
    (f) A contributing employee may establish additional service credit for a period of up to 2 years spent in active military service for which he or she does not qualify for credit under subsection (b), provided that (1) the person was not dishonorably discharged from the military service, and (2) the amount of service credit established by the person under this subsection (f), when added to the amount of any military service credit granted to the person under subsection (b), shall not exceed 5 years. In order to establish military service credit under this subsection (f), the applicant must submit a written application to the Fund, including a copy of the applicant's discharge from military service, and pay to the Fund (1) employee contributions at the rates provided in this Article based upon the person's salary on the last date as a participating employee prior to the military service, or on the first date as a participating employee after the military service, whichever is greater, plus (2) an amount determined by the board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefits accrued for such military service, plus (3) regular interest on items (1) and (2) from the date of conclusion of the military service to the date of payment. Contributions must be paid in a single lump sum before the credit will be granted. Credit established under this subsection may be used for pension purposes only.
    (g) A contributing employee may establish additional service credit for a period of up to 5 years of employment by the United States federal government for which he or she does not qualify for credit under any other provision of this Article, provided that (1) the amount of service credit established by the person under this subsection (g), when added to the amount of all military service credit granted to the person under subsections (b) and (f), shall not exceed 5 years, and (2) any credit received for the federal employment in any other public pension fund or retirement system has been terminated or relinquished.
    In order to establish service credit under this subsection (g), the applicant must submit a written application to the Fund, including such documentation of the federal employment as the Board may require, and pay to the Fund (1) employee contributions at the rates provided in this Article based upon the person's salary on the last date as a participating employee prior to the federal service, or on the first date as a participating employee after the federal service, whichever is greater, plus (2) an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefits accrued for such federal service, plus (3) regular interest on items (1) and (2) from the date of conclusion of the federal service to the date of payment. Contributions must be paid in a single lump sum before the credit is granted. Credit established under this subsection may be used for pension purposes only.
(Source: P.A. 97-973, eff. 8-16-12.)

40 ILCS 5/12-127.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-127.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-127.1)
    Sec. 12-127.1. Transfer to General Assembly Retirement System.
    (a) Any active (and until April 1, 1993, any former) 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 (and until April 1, 1993, a former) 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 (and until April 1, 1993, a former) 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.
    (d) 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 employed by the board of park commissioners or the retirement board but did not participate in the Fund, by paying to the Fund prior to July 1, 1992 an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had participated, plus interest thereon at 6% per annum compounded annually from such period to the date of payment.
    Any active member of the General Assembly may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service established under this subsection (d) to any annuity and benefit fund established under Article 8 of this Act. Such credits and creditable service shall be transferred forthwith, together with a payment from this Fund to the designated Article 8 fund consisting of the amounts accumulated to the credit of the applicant under this subsection (d), including the corresponding employer contributions and interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer. Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this subsection shall terminate on the date of transfer.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488; 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-127.5

    (40 ILCS 5/12-127.5) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-127.5)
    Sec. 12-127.5. Transfer of creditable service to Article 5 fund. Pursuant to Section 5-234 of this Code, a police officer who is a participant in a pension fund established under Article 5 of this Code may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this Fund to such Article 5 fund. Such creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this Fund to the Article 5 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 contribution 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.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-128

    (40 ILCS 5/12-128) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-128)
    Sec. 12-128. Annuities provided. A service annuity shall be provided for future entrants and present employees.
    A prior service annuity shall be provided for present employees. A widow's prior service annuity shall be provided for widows of present employees. A widow's service annuity shall be provided for widows of future entrants and present employees.
    A retirement annuity shall consist of a service annuity and a prior service annuity where applicable, and a widow's annuity shall consist of a widow's service annuity and a widow's prior service annuity, where applicable.
    If the total annuities to an employee from accumulation for prior service annuity and service annuity, or to a widow for widow's service annuity and widow's prior service annuity, as an actuarial equivalent of such accumulations, effective on or after July 1, 1983 are less than $100 per month, a temporary annuity of $100 per month shall be payable to the employee or widow, except in the case of a reciprocal pension.
    Except as to a temporary annuity, the annuity payable to an employee or widow shall consist of equal monthly payments for life or widowhood, provided that upon termination thereof due to death or other cause, payment shall be made for the period from the date of the last payment to the date of termination. The first payment of any annuity shall be due and payable 1 month after the occurrence of the event upon which payment thereof depends; provided, that as to annuities effective July 1, 1973, and thereafter payments shall be made as of the first day of each calendar month during the annuity payment period, the first payment to be made as of the first day of the calendar month coincidental with or next following the first day of the annuity payment period and the last payment to be made as of the first day of the calendar month in which the annuitant dies or the annuity payment period ends.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-130

    (40 ILCS 5/12-130) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-130)
    Sec. 12-130. Retirement prior to age 60. An employee withdrawing prior to January 1, 1990 with at least 10 years of service and before attainment of age 55 shall be entitled at his option to a retirement annuity beginning at age 55.
    An employee withdrawing prior to January 1, 1990 with at least 10 years of service upon or after attainment of age 55, and before age 60, shall be entitled to a retirement annuity beginning at any time thereafter.
    An employee who withdraws on or after January 1, 1990 and has attained age 45 before January 1, 2015 with at least 10 years of service and prior to age 60 shall be entitled, at his option, to a retirement annuity beginning at any time after withdrawal or attainment of age 50, whichever occurs later. An employee who has not attained age 45 before January 1, 2015 and withdraws on or after that date with at least 10 years of service and prior to age 60 shall be entitled, at his option, to a retirement annuity beginning at any time after withdrawal or attainment of age 58, whichever occurs later.
    Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1, the changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly apply regardless of whether the employee was in active service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act, but do not apply to a person whose service under this Article is subject to Section 1-160.
    Any employee upon withdrawal after at least 15 years of service, upon or after attainment of age 50, and before attainment of age 55, who received ordinary disability benefit for the maximum period of time provided herein, and who continues to be disabled, shall be entitled to a retirement annuity.
    The amount of retirement annuity for any employee who entered service prior to July 1, 1971 shall be provided from the total of the accumulations as stated in this Section, at the employee's attained age on the date of retirement:
        (a) the accumulation from employee contributions for
    
service annuity on the date of withdrawal, improved by regular interest from the date the employee withdraws to the date he enters upon annuity;
        (b) 1/10 of the accumulation, on the date of
    
withdrawal, from employer contributions for service annuity, for each complete year of service above 10 years up to 100% of such accumulation, improved by regular interest from the date the employee withdraws to the date he enters upon annuity.
(Source: P.A. 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/12-131

    (40 ILCS 5/12-131) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-131)
    Sec. 12-131. Retirement at age 60 or over. An employee, upon withdrawal upon or after age 60 with 4 or more years of service, shall be entitled to a retirement annuity. Such annuity for an employee who entered service prior to July 1, 1971 shall be that provided, as of his age on the date of retirement, from the total of the accumulations described below:
    (a) the accumulation from employee contributions for service annuity on the date of withdrawal, improved by regular interest to the date when he enters upon retirement annuity;
    (b) the accumulation from the contributions by the employer for service annuity, on the date of the employee's withdrawal, improved by regular interest to the date when he enters upon retirement annuity.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-132.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-132.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-132.1)
    Sec. 12-132.1. Employees still in service whose annuities were fixed at age 70 prior to July 1, 1988. For all employees who have not withdrawn from service or retired, whose annuities were fixed under prior law at age 70, prior to July 1, 1988, contributions and service credits shall be resumed on January 1, 1990. However, no contributions or service credits shall be permitted from the time that annuities were fixed to January 1, 1990.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-133

    (40 ILCS 5/12-133) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-133)
    Sec. 12-133. Fixed benefit retirement annuity.
    (a) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Section, the retirement annuity for any employee who withdraws from service on or after January 1, 1983 and before January 1, 1990, at age 60 or over, having at least 4 years of service, shall be 1.70% for each of the first 10 years of service; 2.00% for each of the next 10 years of service; 2.40% for each year of service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30; and 2.80% for each year of service in excess of 30, with a pro-rated amount for service of less than a full year, based upon the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal, provided that: (1) if retirement of the employee occurs below age 60, such annuity shall be reduced 1/2 of 1% for each month or fraction thereof that the employee's age is less than 60, except that an employee retiring at age 55 or over but less than age 60, having at least 35 years of service, shall not be subject to the reduction in his retirement annuity because of retirement below age 60; (2) the annuity shall not exceed 75% of such average annual salary; (3) the actual salary shall be considered in the computation of this annuity.
    The retirement annuity for any employee who withdraws from service on or after January 1, 1990 and prior to December 31, 2003 at age 50 or over with at least 10 years of service, or at age 60 or over with at least 4 years of service, shall be 1.90% for each of the first 10 years of service, 2.20% for each of the next 10 years of service, 2.40% for each of the next 10 years of service, and 2.80% for each year of service in excess of 30, with a pro-rated amount for service of less than a full year, based upon the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal, provided that:
        (1) if retirement of the employee occurs below age
    
60, such annuity shall be reduced 1/4 of 1% (1/2 of 1% in the case of withdrawal from service before January 1, 1991) for each month or fraction thereof that the employee's age is less than 60, except that an employee retiring at age 50 or over having at least 30 years of service shall not be subject to the reduction in retirement annuity because of retirement below age 60;
        (2) the annuity shall not exceed 80% of such average
    
annual salary; and
        (3) the actual salary shall be considered in the
    
computation of this annuity.
    An employee who withdraws from service on or after December 31, 2003, at age 50 or over with at least 10 years of service or at age 60 or over with at least 4 years of service, shall receive, in lieu of any other retirement annuity provided for in this Section, a retirement annuity calculated as follows: for each year of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal, 2.40% of the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal, with a prorated amount for service of less than a full year, provided that:
        (1) if retirement of the employee occurs below age
    
60, such annuity shall be reduced 1/4 of 1% for each month or fraction thereof that the employee's age is less than 60, except that an employee retiring at age 50 or over having at least 30 years of service shall not be subject to the reduction in retirement annuity because of retirement below age 60;
        (2) the annuity shall not exceed 80% of such average
    
annual salary; and
        (3) the actual salary shall be considered in the
    
computation of this annuity.
    Notwithstanding any other formula, the annuity for employees retiring on or after January 31, 2004 and on or before February 29, 2004 with at least 30 years of service shall be 80% of average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal.
    (b) In lieu of the retirement annuity provided as an actuarial equivalent of the total accumulations from contributions by the employee, contributions by the employer, and prior service annuity plus regular interest, an employee in service prior to July 1, 1971 shall be entitled to the largest applicable retirement annuity provided in this Section if the same is larger than the annuity provided in other Sections of this Article.
    (c) The following schedule shall govern the computation of service for the fixed benefit annuities provided by this Section: Service during 9 months or more during any fiscal year shall constitute a year of service; 6 to 8 months, inclusive, 3/4 of a year; 3 to 5 months, inclusive, 1/2 year; less than 3 months, 1/4 of a year; 15 days or more in any month, a month of service. However, for the 6-month fiscal year July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, the amount of service earned shall not exceed 1/2 year.
    (d) The other provisions of this Section shall not apply in the case of any former employee who is receiving a retirement annuity from the fund and who re-enters service as an employee, unless the employee renders from and after the date of re-entry, at least 3 years of additional service.
(Source: P.A. 97-973, eff. 8-16-12.)

40 ILCS 5/12-133.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-133.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-133.1)
    Sec. 12-133.1. Annual increase in basic retirement annuity.
    (a) Any employee upon withdrawal from service on or after July 1, 1965, and retiring on a retirement annuity, shall be entitled to an annual increase in his basic retirement annuity as defined herein while he is in receipt of such annuity.
    The term "basic retirement annuity" shall mean the retirement annuity of the amount fixed and payable at date of retirement of the employee.
    (b) The annual increase in annuity shall be 1 1/2% of the basic retirement annuity. The increase shall first occur in the month of January or the month of July, whichever first occurs next following or coincidental with the first anniversary of retirement. Effective January 1, 1972, the annual rate of increase in annuity thereafter shall be 2% of the basic retirement annuity, provided that beginning as of January 1, 1976, the annual rate of increase shall be 3% of the basic retirement annuity.
    (b-1) Notwithstanding subsection (b), all automatic annual increases payable under this Section on or after January 1, 2015 shall be calculated at 3% or one-half the annual unadjusted percentage increase (but not less than 0) in the Consumer Price Index-U for the 12 months ending with the September preceding each November 1, whichever is less, of the originally granted retirement annuity.
    For the purposes of this Article, "Consumer Price Index-U" means the index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor that measures the average change in prices of goods and services purchased by all urban consumers, United States city average, all items, 1982-84 = 100. The new amount resulting from each annual adjustment shall be determined by the Public Pension Division of the Department of Insurance.
    Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1, this subsection (b-1) is applicable without regard to whether the employee was in active service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly. This subsection (b-1) is also applicable to any former employee who on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly is receiving a retirement annuity pursuant to the provisions of this Section.
    (b-2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, no automatic annual increase in retirement annuity payable under this Section shall be granted to any person by the Fund in 2015, 2017, and 2019 under this Article or under Section 1-160 of this Code as it applies to this Article. In the years 2016, 2018, 2020, and thereafter, the Fund shall continue to pay amounts accruing from automatic annual increases in the manner provided by this Code.
    Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1, this subsection (b-2) is applicable without regard to whether the employee was in active service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly. This subsection (b-2) is also applicable to any former employee who on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly is receiving a retirement annuity pursuant to the provisions of this Article.
    (c) For an employee who retires with less than 30 years of service, the increase in the basic retirement annuity shall begin not earlier than in the month of January or the month of July, whichever occurs first, following or coincidental with the employee's attainment of age 60.
    Subject to the provisions of subsection (b-2), for an employee who retires with at least 30 years of service, the annual increase under this Section shall begin in the month of January or the month of July, whichever first occurs next following or coincidental with the later of (1) the first anniversary of retirement or (2) July 1, 1998, without regard to the attainment of age 60 and without regard to whether or not the employee was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998.
    (d) The increase in the basic retirement annuity shall not be applicable unless the employee otherwise qualified has made contributions to the fund as provided herein for an equivalent period of one full year. If such contributions were not made, the employee may make the required payment to the fund at the time of retirement, in a single sum, without interest.
    (e) The additional contributions by an employee towards the annual increase in basic retirement annuity shall not be refundable, except to an employee who withdraws and applies for a refund under this Article, or dies while in service, and also in cases where a temporary annuity becomes payable. In such cases his contributions shall be refunded without interest.
(Source: P.A. 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/12-133.2

    (40 ILCS 5/12-133.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-133.2)
    Sec. 12-133.2. Increases to employee annuitants. The provisions of subsections (b-1) and (b-2) of Section 12-133.1 also apply to the benefits provided under this Section.
    Employees who retired on service retirement annuity prior to July 1, 1965 who were at least 55 years of age at date of retirement and had at least 20 years of credited service, who shall have attained age 65, and any employee retired on or after such date who meets such qualifying conditions and who is not eligible for an annual increase in basic retirement annuity otherwise provided in this Article, shall be entitled to receive benefits under this Section.
    These benefits shall be in an amount equal to 1 1/2% of the service retirement annuity multiplied by the number of full years that the annuitant was in receipt of such annuity. This payment shall begin in January of 1970, and an additional 1 1/2% based upon the original grant of annuity shall be added in January of each year thereafter. Beginning January 1, 1972, the annual rate of increase in annuity shall be 2% of the original grant of annuity and shall also apply thereafter to any person who shall have had at least 15 years of credited service and less than 20 years on the same basis as was applicable to persons retired with 20 or more years of service; provided that beginning January 1, 1976, the annual rate of increase in retirement annuity shall be 3% of the basic retirement annuity.
    An employee annuitant who otherwise qualifies for the aforesaid benefit shall make a one-time contribution of 1% of the final monthly average salary multiplied by the number of completed years of service forming the basis of his service retirement annuity, provided that if the annuity was computed on any other basis, the contribution shall be 1% of the rate of monthly salary in effect on the date of retirement multiplied by the number of completed years of service forming the basis of his service retirement annuity.
(Source: P.A. 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/12-133.3

    (40 ILCS 5/12-133.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-133.3)
    Sec. 12-133.3. Early retirement incentive.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, an employee must:
        (1) be a current contributor to the Fund who, on
    
November 1, 1992, is (i) in active payroll status as an employee or (ii) receiving ordinary or duty disability benefits under Section 12-140, 12-142, or 12-143;
        (2) have not previously retired under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board before June 1, 1993, a
    
written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) withdraw from service on or after December 31,
    
1992 and on or before June 30, 1993;
        (5) have attained age 55 on or before the date of
    
withdrawal;
        (6) by the date of withdrawal, have at least 10 years
    
of creditable service in this Fund and a total of at least 15 years of creditable service in one or more of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, without including any creditable service established under this Section.
    A person is not eligible for the benefits provided in this Section if the person elects to receive a retirement annuity calculated under the alternative formula formerly set forth in Section 20-122.
    (b) An eligible employee may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section, in increments of one month, by making the contributions specified in subsection (d). An eligible person must establish at least the amount of creditable service necessary to bring his or her total creditable service, including service in this Fund, service established under this Section, and service in any of the other participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, to a minimum of 20 years.
    The creditable service under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of average annual salary and the determination of salary, earnings, or compensation under this or any other Article of this Code.
    (c) An eligible employee shall be entitled to have his or her retirement annuity calculated in accordance with the formula provided in Section 12-133, but the annuity shall not be subject to reduction because of withdrawal or commencement of the annuity before attainment of age 60.
    (d) For each month of creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution, to be calculated by the Fund, equal to 4.25% of the member's monthly salary rate on November 1, 1992. The employee may elect to pay the entire contribution before the retirement annuity commences, or to have it deducted from the annuity over a period not longer than 24 months. If the retired employee dies before the contribution has been paid in full, the unpaid installments may be deducted from any annuity or other benefit payable to the employee's survivors.
    All employee contributions paid under this Section shall be deemed contributions made by employees for annuity purposes under Section 12-149 and shall be made and credited to a special reserve, without interest. Employee contributions paid under this Section may be refunded under the same terms and conditions as are applicable to other employee contributions for retirement annuity.
    (e) Notwithstanding Section 12-146, an annuitant who reenters service under this Article after receiving a retirement annuity based on benefits provided under this Section thereby forfeits the right to continue to receive those benefits, and shall have his or her retirement annuity recalculated at the appropriate time without the benefits provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-133.4

    (40 ILCS 5/12-133.4)
    Sec. 12-133.4. Early retirement incentives.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) have been, on March 1, 1994, an employee (i)
    
contributing to the Fund in active payroll status in a position of employment under this Article, or (ii) receiving duty or ordinary disability benefits under Section 12-140 or 12-143;
        (2) not have begun to receive a retirement annuity
    
under this Article before March 1, 1994;
        (3) file with the Board, within 90 days after the
    
effective date of this Section, a written election requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) withdraw from service on or after April 30, 1994
    
and no later than 90 days after the effective date of this Section;
        (5) have attained age 50 on or before the date of
    
withdrawal; and
        (6) have at least 25 years of creditable service
    
under this Fund as defined in Sections 12-109 and 12-127 (not including any creditable service established under this Section) by the date of withdrawal.
    (b) An eligible person may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Article, in increments of one month, by making the contributions specified in subsection (c).
    The creditable service established under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of the highest average annual salary under Section 12-133 or the determination of salary under this or any other Article of this Code.
    (c) For each month of creditable service established under this Section, the person must pay to the Fund an employee contribution to be determined by the Fund, equal to 4.50% of the person's monthly salary rate in effect on the date of withdrawal. Subject to the requirements of subsection (d), the person may elect to pay the required employee contribution before the retirement annuity begins or through deduction from the retirement annuity over a period of up to 24 months.
    If a person who retires under this Section dies before all payments of employee contribution have been made, the remaining payments shall be deducted from any survivor or death benefits payable to the person's surviving spouse or beneficiary.
    All employee contributions paid under this Section shall be deemed employee contributions for the purposes of determining the tax levy under Section 12-149. Employee contributions made under this Section may be refunded under the same terms and conditions as other employee contributions under this Article.
    (d) In the case of a person who begins receiving a retirement annuity under the other provisions of this Article on or after March 1, 1994 and qualifies for benefits under this Section after that retirement annuity begins, the increase in retirement annuity resulting from this Section shall be applied retroactively to the date the retirement annuity began.
    If a person who has retired under this Section receives a retroactive increase in salary, the person's retirement annuity shall be recalculated to reflect the retroactive salary increase, and the resulting increase in retirement annuity, if any, shall be applied retroactively to the date the retirement annuity began. If the retroactive salary increase affects the monthly salary rate that was in effect for the person on the date of withdrawal, the employee contribution required under subsection (c), if any, shall also be recalculated.
    The amount due the annuitant as a result of a retroactive increase in retirement annuity under this subsection shall first be applied against any part of the employee contribution required under this Section that remains unpaid; the remainder shall be paid to the annuitant in a lump sum, without interest.
    (e) A person who retires under the provisions of this Section shall have his or her retirement annuity calculated under the provisions of Section 12-133, except that the retirement annuity shall not be subject to the reduction for retirement under age 60 that is specified in Section 12-133.
    (f) Notwithstanding Section 12-146 of this Article, an annuitant who re-enters service under this Article after receiving a retirement annuity based on the additional benefits provided under this Section thereby forfeits the right to continue to receive those additional benefits and upon again retiring shall have his or her retirement annuity recalculated without the additional benefits provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-136, eff. 7-14-95.)

40 ILCS 5/12-133.5

    (40 ILCS 5/12-133.5)
    Sec. 12-133.5. Early retirement incentives.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) have been, on July 1, 1998, an employee (i)
    
contributing to the Fund in active payroll status in a position of employment under this Article, or (ii) receiving duty or ordinary disability benefits under Section 12-140, 12-142, or 12-143;
        (2) not have begun to receive a retirement annuity
    
under this Article before August 31, 1998;
        (3) file with the Board, within 90 days after the
    
effective date of this Section, a written election requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) withdraw from service on or after August 31, 1998
    
and no later than December 31, 1998;
        (5) have attained age 50 on or before the date of
    
withdrawal; and
        (6) have, by the date of withdrawal, a total of at
    
least 20 years of creditable service with participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, of which at least 15 years must be under this Fund (not including any creditable service established under this Section).
    (b) An eligible person may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Article, in increments of one month, by making the contributions specified in subsection (c).
    The creditable service established under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of the highest average annual salary under Section 12-133 or the determination of salary under this or any other Article of this Code.
    (c) For each month of creditable service established under this Section, the person must pay to the Fund an employee contribution to be determined by the Fund, equal to 4.50% of the person's monthly salary rate in effect on the date of withdrawal. Subject to the requirements of subsection (d), the person may elect to pay the required employee contribution before the retirement annuity begins or through deduction from the retirement annuity over a period of up to 24 months.
    If a person who retires under this Section dies before all payments of employee contribution have been made, the remaining payments shall be deducted from any survivor or death benefits payable to the person's surviving spouse or beneficiary.
    All employee contributions paid under this Section shall be deemed employee contributions for the purposes of determining the tax levy under Section 12-149. Employee contributions made under this Section may be refunded under the same terms and conditions as other employee contributions under this Article.
    (d) A person who retires under the provisions of this Section shall have his or her retirement annuity calculated under the provisions of Section 12-133, except that the retirement annuity shall not be subject to the reduction for retirement under age 60 that is specified in Section 12-133.
    (e) Notwithstanding Section 12-146 of this Article, an annuitant who re-enters service under this Article after receiving a retirement annuity based on the additional benefits provided under this Section thereby forfeits the right to continue to receive those additional benefits and upon again retiring shall have his or her retirement annuity recalculated without the additional benefits provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-766, eff. 8-14-98.)

40 ILCS 5/12-133.6

    (40 ILCS 5/12-133.6)
    Sec. 12-133.6. Early retirement incentive.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) have been, on November 1, 2003, an employee (i)
    
contributing to the Fund in active payroll status in a position of employment under this Article, (ii) returning to active payroll status from an approved leave of absence prior to December 1, 2003, (iii) receiving ordinary or duty disability benefits under Section 12-140, 12-142, or 12-143 or (iv) or have been subjected to an involuntary termination or layoff by the employer and restored to service by his or her employer prior to January 31, 2004;
        (2) have not previously retired under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board before January 31, 2004 a
    
written election requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) withdraw from service on or after January 31,
    
2004 and on or before February 29, 2004 (or the date established under subsection (a-5), if applicable); and
        (5) have, by the date of withdrawal or by February
    
29, 2004, whichever is earlier, attained age 50 with at least 10 years of creditable service in one or more participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, without including any creditable service established under this Section.
    (a-5) To ensure that the efficient operation of employers under this Article is not jeopardized by the simultaneous retirement of large numbers of critical personnel, each employer may, for its critical employees, extend the February 29, 2004 deadline for terminating employment under this Article established in subdivision (a)(4) of this Section to a date not later than May 31, 2004 by so notifying the Fund by January 31, 2004.
    (b) An eligible person may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section, in increments of one month, by making the contributions specified in subsection (c). In addition, for each month of creditable service established under this Section, a person's age at retirement shall be deemed to be one month older than it actually is, except for purposes of determining age under item (5) of subsection (a).
    The creditable service established under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of highest average annual salary under Section 12-133 or the determination of salary under this or any other Article of this Code.
    (c) For each month of creditable service established under this Section, the person must pay to the Fund an employee contribution to be determined by the Fund, equal to 4.50% of the person's monthly salary rate on the date of withdrawal from service. Subject to the requirements of subsection (d), the person may elect to pay the required employee contribution before the retirement annuity commences or through deductions from the retirement annuity over a period not longer than 24 months.
    If a person who retires dies before all payments of the employee contribution have been made, the remaining payments shall be deducted from any survivor or death benefits payable to the employee's surviving spouse or beneficiary.
    Notwithstanding any provision in this Article to the contrary, all employee contributions paid under this Section shall not be deemed employee contributions for the purpose of determining the tax levy under Section 12-149. Notwithstanding any provision in this Article to the contrary, the employer shall not make a contribution for any credit established by an employee under subsection (b) of this Section. Employee contributions made under this Section may be refunded under the same terms and conditions as other employee contributions under this Article.
    (d) A person who retires under the provisions of this Section shall be entitled to have his or her retirement annuity calculated under the provisions of Section 12-133, except that the retirement annuity shall not be subject to reduction for retirement under age 60.
    (e) Notwithstanding Section 12-146 of this Article, an annuitant who reenters service under this Article after receiving a retirement annuity based on additional benefits provided under this Section thereby forfeits the right to continue to receive those benefits, and upon again retiring shall have his or her retirement annuity recalculated at the appropriate time without the additional benefits provided in this Section.
    (f) No employer action in declaring an employee to be a critical employee pursuant to subsection (a-5) shall be construed as an impairment of any pension benefit or entitlement. No early retirement option or resultant benefit conferred under this Section shall, in any manner, vest for any employee until the earlier date of the employer's decision to release the employee from service or May 31, 2004.
(Source: P.A. 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/12-133.7

    (40 ILCS 5/12-133.7)
    Sec. 12-133.7. Early retirement incentive for employees who have earned maximum pension benefits. A person who is eligible for the benefits provided under Section 12-133.6 and who, if he or she had retired on or before February 29, 2004, would have been entitled to a pension equal to 80% of his or her highest average salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding February 29, 2004 without receiving the benefits provided in Section 12-133.6 may elect, by filing a written election with the Fund by January 30, 2004, to receive a lump sum from the Fund on his or her last day of employment equal to 100% of his or her salary for the year ending on February 29, 2004 or the date of withdrawal, whichever is earlier. To be eligible to receive the benefit provided under this Section, the person must withdraw from service on or after January 31, 2004 and on or before February 29, 2004. If a person elects to receive the benefit provided under this Section, his or her retirement annuity otherwise payable under Section 12-133 shall be reduced by an amount equal to the actuarial equivalent of the lump sum. If a person elects to receive the benefit provided under this Section, the resulting reduction in retirement annuity under this Section shall not affect the amount of any widow's service annuity or widow's prior service annuity under Section 12-135 or any optional reversionary annuity for a surviving spouse under Section 12-136.1.
(Source: P.A. 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/12-134

    (40 ILCS 5/12-134) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-134)
    Sec. 12-134. Maximum retirement annuity. Except as modified by the provisions of Sections 12-133.1 and 12-133.2, the maximum retirement annuity for any employee under the provisions of this Article shall be 70% of the highest average annual salary for any 5 consecutive years within the last 10 years immediately preceding the date of withdrawal; provided that in the case of an employee in service on June 30, 1957, the maximum retirement annuity shall be the amount prescribed by the provisions of "The 1919 Act" in effect on June 30, 1957, increased by the amount resulting from accumulations accruing during service rendered thereafter consisting of contributions by the employee and employer for service annuity, improved by regular interest, subject to a maximum annuity equal to 75% of the highest salary received by an employee while in service for that part of such salary which does not exceed $6,000 per year, and 60% of that part of such salary which exceeds $6,000 per year.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/12-135

    (40 ILCS 5/12-135) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-135)
    Sec. 12-135. Widow's service annuity and widow's prior service annuity.
    (a) The widow of an employee who withdraws after at least 10 years of service and before attainment of age 60 shall be entitled to a widow's annuity beginning on the day next following his death, if he has not received a refund upon withdrawal before age 55.
    If fixation has occurred in the annuities payable on account of such employee, the annuity to a widow shall be a reversionary annuity to be provided from the total of the following accumulations, as of her attained age on the date of fixation, to begin on the day next following the death of the employee provided that the accumulation from contributions by the employer shall not be used to an extent which, when taken with the accumulation from employee contributions, will provide the widow an annuity in excess of 50% of the highest salary which the employee received while in service:
        (1) the accumulation from employee contributions for
    
widow's service annuity on the date when the employee withdraws, improved by regular interest to the date of fixation of the widow's annuity;
        (2) 1/10 of the accumulation from contributions by
    
the employer for widow's service annuity on the date when the employee withdraws for each year of service above 10 years up to 100% of such accumulation, improved by regular interest to the date of fixation of the widow's annuity.
    (b) The widow's annuity upon death of the employee while in service, shall be that provided from the total of the accumulations as stated below, on the day next following the date of death of the employee as of the widow's age on such date, provided that the accumulations from sums contributed by the employer shall not be used to an extent which, when taken with the deductions from salary, will provide for such widow an annuity in excess of 50% of the highest salary which the employee received while in service, and in no case greater than the reversionary annuity that would be payable if the employee had retired at age 55 if he withdrew prior to such age or had retired on annuity when he withdrew if withdrawal occurred after age 55:
        (1) the accumulation from employee contributions for
    
service annuity and widow's service annuity on the date when he withdraws to the date of his death;
        (2) 1/10 of the total of the accumulations from
    
contributions by the employer for service annuity and widow's service annuity on the date when such employee withdraws, for each complete year of service above 10 years up to 100% of such accumulation, improved by regular interest to the date of death of the employee.
    (c) The widow of an employee who withdraws or dies while in service, upon or after attainment of age 60, and after fixation of the widow's annuity, shall be entitled to a widow's annuity beginning on the day next following the date of death of the employee.
    The amount of such annuity shall be that provided from the total of the accumulations derived as stated below on the date of fixation, as of her attained age on such date; provided that the accumulation from sums contributed by the employer shall not be used to an extent which, when taken with the accumulation from employee contributions for such purpose, shall provide an annuity in excess of 50% of the highest salary which such employee received while in service:
        (1) the accumulation from employee contributions for
    
widow's service annuity on the date of fixation of the widow's annuity;
        (2) the accumulation from contributions by the
    
employer for widow's service annuity on the date of fixation of the widow's annuity;
        (3) for a present employee the accumulation for
    
widow's prior service annuity, improved by regular interest to the date of fixation of the widow's annuity.
    (d) The widow of an employee who dies while in service before fixation of the annuity rights of such widow shall be entitled to a widow's annuity beginning on the day next following his death. Such annuity shall be that provided from the total of the accumulations derived as stated below on the date of death of the employee as of her attained age on such date; provided that the accumulation from sums contributed by the employer shall not be used to an extent which, when taken with the accumulation from employee contributions, for such purpose, will provide an annuity in excess of 50% of the highest salary received by the employee while in service:
        (1) The accumulation from employee contributions for
    
service annuity and widow's service annuity on the date of death of the employee;
        (2) the accumulation from contributions by the
    
employer for service annuity and widow's service annuity on the date of death of the employee.
    (e) The widow's service annuity or widow's prior service annuity which shall be determined for the wife of any employee at the date of his retirement shall be derived from the sum to the credit of such employee for such purposes, on the date of fixation of the widow's annuity, to provide a reversionary annuity for the wife after the death of her husband.
    (f) In lieu of the widow's annuity described above, a widow of any employee who dies while in service, or after retirement on annuity, may elect to receive a lump sum payment of $300 which is to be applied to reduce the accumulations for widow's service annuity and widow's prior service annuity, and a reduced widow's annuity from the remainder of said accumulations. Said payment shall be applied against the accumulations for the respective annuities in proportionate amounts. In the event a widow elects a lump sum payment, and the total of the aforesaid accumulations prior to adjustment for said payment is equal to or less than $300, the total payment to said widow shall consist only of the amount of said accumulations, and no widow's annuity shall be payable to said widow.
    (g) Any widow's annuity provided for in this section shall be computed as provided above, except that the maximum age of such widow for the computation of annuity for the widow shall not be more than 5 years less than the age of her employee husband.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-135.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-135.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-135.1)
    Sec. 12-135.1. Minimum annuity to surviving spouse. Upon death of an employee or annuitant occurring on or after January 1, 1976, who has completed at least 20 years of service and has established accumulations for such annuity by employee contributions as provided in Section 12-151 hereof, plus the prescribed concurrent contributions by the employer, the annuity to the surviving spouse shall in no event be less than one-half of the retirement annuity which had accrued to an employee if death occurs while in service, or one-half of the amount of retirement annuity of the retired employee on the date of death; provided that if the age of the surviving spouse is less than 60 years at the date of death of the employee or annuitant, the annuity to the spouse shall be reduced 1/2 of 1% for each month that such age is less than 60 years.
    If the minimum annuity survivor's benefit provided in this Section exceeds the maximum survivor's benefit payable under Section 12-125 or 12-135, such minimum benefit shall be payable.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-135.2

    (40 ILCS 5/12-135.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-135.2)
    Sec. 12-135.2. Increase in annuity to a surviving spouse. An annuity being paid to a surviving spouse on December 31, 1992, other than a temporary annuity, shall be increased by 10% effective January 1, 1993 and shall thereafter be paid at the increased rate until the termination of the annuity by death or other cause, subject to the annual increases provided under Section 12-135.3.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-135.3

    (40 ILCS 5/12-135.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-135.3)
    Sec. 12-135.3. Annual increases to surviving spouses. On January 1 of each year, every surviving spouse, other than a surviving spouse who is receiving a temporary annuity or who has received a surviving spouse annuity for less than one full year, shall be entitled to a 3% annual increase in his or her surviving spouse's annuity. The 3% annual increase shall be based on the amount of annuity then payable, including any increases previously received under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-136

    (40 ILCS 5/12-136) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-136)
    Sec. 12-136. Spouses not entitled to a surviving spouse's annuity. The following described spouses and former spouses of employees shall not have any right to a surviving spouse's annuity from the fund:
        (a) the spouse of an employee who withdraws or
    
retires and who dies while out of service, if such spouse was not the spouse of the employee while in service;
        (b) the spouse of an employee who received a refund;
        (c) the spouse of an employee who dies after
    
withdrawal if the employee withdrew before attainment of age 60 and has less than 10 years of service;
        (d) the spouse of an employee or annuitant who
    
remarries after the death of the employee or annuitant, if the spouse is under age 55 at the time of the remarriage;
        (e) the former spouse of any employee, inactive
    
member or annuitant, regardless of the date on which the marriage is dissolved.
    A spouse's annuity shall terminate upon remarriage while under age 55. Such termination shall be permanent and shall not be affected by any future change in marital status.
(Source: P.A. 86-272; 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-136.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-136.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-136.1)
    Sec. 12-136.1. Optional reversionary annuity for surviving spouse. An employee may elect to take a lesser retirement annuity reduced by not more than 1/3 thereof and provide an optional reversionary annuity for a surviving spouse derived from the actuarial value of his retirement annuity; provided (a) a written notice of election by the employee to provide such annuity is received by the board at least 1 year before the date of his retirement, except that for an employee retiring prior to July 1, 1964, such notice must be given the board at least 60 days before his retirement, (b) the amount of the optional reversionary annuity as specified in the employee's notice of election is not less than $100 per month nor more than the employee's reduced retirement annuity, and (c) death of the employee occurs after retirement.
    The employee may revoke the election if notice thereof is received by the board at least 1 year before the date the retirement annuity begins. The death of the employee or death of the spouse prior to retirement of the employee shall constitute an automatic revocation of the election.
    No option shall be permitted in any case where the reversionary annuity for a wife, when added to the widow's annuity provided herein, exceeds the reduced retirement annuity payable to the employee.
    The increases in the retirement annuity provided in Section 12-133.1 shall, as to a member so electing a reversionary annuity, be applicable to the amount of the reduced retirement annuity.
    An optional reversionary annuity shall begin on the day next following the annuitant's death. If the beneficiary does not survive the annuitant, no such annuity shall be payable.
(Source: P.A. 82-1008.)

40 ILCS 5/12-136.2

    (40 ILCS 5/12-136.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-136.2)
    Sec. 12-136.2. Annuities to survivors of female employees.
    All provisions of this Article relating to annuities or benefits to a widow, minor children or other survivors of a male employee shall apply with equal force to a surviving spouse, children or other eligible survivors of a female employee, including credits for the several annuity purposes, refunds and death benefits, without any modification or distinction whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 78-1129.)

40 ILCS 5/12-137

    (40 ILCS 5/12-137) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-137)
    Sec. 12-137. Eligibility for child's benefit. A benefit shall be granted to any child of the employee under 18 years of age or any child under such age legally adopted by the employee whose death occurred under the following conditions:
        (a) from injury incurred in the performance of duty
    
regardless of length of service;
        (b) from any other cause after completion of at least
    
2 years of service;
        (c) after the employee withdraws from service
    
subsequent to age 55 and entered upon or is eligible for annuity.
    In the case of an employee whose death occurs after withdrawal subsequent to age 55, if eligible for an annuity, birth of a child must have occurred before the date of the employee's latest withdrawal.
    No annuity shall be payable to any child after such child's marriage. The termination date of any child's annuity due to the attainment of age 18 or marriage shall be the due date of the last annuity payment for the child, next preceding such due date with no proration for any period which is less than a full month.
    A posthumous child shall be regarded as a child of the employee entitled to an annuity.
(Source: P.A. 95-279, eff. 1-1-08.)

40 ILCS 5/12-138

    (40 ILCS 5/12-138) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-138)
    Sec. 12-138. Amount of child's benefit. A child's benefit effective upon death of an employee occurring on or after July 1, 1983 shall be $100 per month, if a parent survives; or $150 per month if no parent survives, or upon the death of the surviving parent; provided that the combined benefits to a widow and children, or for children only if there is no widow, shall not exceed 60% of final salary in any case where the employee's death resulted from any cause other than an act of duty, or 75% of such salary if death was the result of an act of duty. Where such limitations are exceeded, the benefits to the widow and children shall be reduced pro rata to conform to the applicable limitation.
    If a parent survives, the child's benefit shall be paid to the parent if the parent is providing support for the child, unless another person has been appointed by a court as the guardian of the child. If no parent survives, or if a surviving parent is not providing support for the child, the child's benefit shall be paid to the legally appointed guardian.
(Source: P.A. 82-1008.)

40 ILCS 5/12-139

    (40 ILCS 5/12-139) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-139)
    Sec. 12-139. Death benefit. Effective July 1, 1955, a death benefit is provided for employees and annuitants, in addition to other annuities and benefits, payable upon death of the employee while (a) in actual salary status or within 60 days thereof; (b) on an approved leave of absence, without salary, if death occurs within 60 days from the date he was in salary status; (c) receiving ordinary or duty disability benefit; or within 60 days from the date of termination of such benefit payments. Upon death of an annuitant the death benefit is payable if the annuity was granted and became effective on or after the employee's attainment of age 50. The death benefit is also payable upon death of an employee whose annuity was determined at age 65 or over and the employee and employer's contributions were transferred to the annuity reserve. No death benefit is payable unless application for the annuity was made within 60 days from the date of withdrawal from service.
    This death benefit shall be payable to the surviving spouse as defined in Section 12-123.1 of the employee or annuitant; but if no spouse survives, payment shall be made according to the last written designation filed with the board prior to death by the employee or annuitant. If no such designation was filed, payment shall be made to the executor or administrator of the estate of the employee or annuitant, or if the estate is under the amount required under law for opening an estate, payment shall be made to the person filing a small estate affidavit as prescribed by law.
    Upon death on or after January 1, 1980 and before January 1, 1990, prior to retirement on annuity, the amount of benefit shall be $2,000 payable upon death of the employee during the first year of membership in the Fund, $3,000 upon death during the second year of membership, $4,000 upon death during the third year of membership, $5,000 upon death during the fourth year of membership and $6,000 upon death during the fifth year of membership or over. Upon the death of an employee on or after January 1, 1990, prior to retirement on annuity, the amount of benefit shall be $3,000 upon death during the first year of membership in the Fund, $4,000 upon death during the second year of membership, $5,000 upon death during the third year of membership, and $6,000 upon death during the fourth through tenth years of membership. Upon the death, on or after January 1, 1983, of an employee prior to retirement with 10 or more years of service, the amount of benefit shall be $10,000.
    Upon death of an employee while on retirement, occurring on or after January 1, 1980, the benefit computed according to the foregoing formula, subject to the aforesaid maximum, shall be reduced $1,500 for each year or fraction of a year that the employee was on retirement, provided that the minimum benefit payable on account of death of a retirant shall be $1,500. Upon the death of an employee who retired on or after January 1, 1983, with at least 10 years of service, the $10,000 benefit shall be reduced to $6,000 if death occurs during the first year of retirement, and shall be reduced $1,500 for each year or fraction of a year thereafter that the employee was retired, provided that the minimum benefit payable shall be $1,500. Upon the death, on or after January 1, 1990, of an employee while on retirement, the minimum benefit payable shall be $3,000.
    The board shall establish rules to govern the administration of this benefit.
(Source: P.A. 86-272; 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-140

    (40 ILCS 5/12-140) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-140)
    Sec. 12-140. Duty disability benefit. An employee who becomes disabled as the direct result of injury incurred in the performance of an act of duty and cannot perform the duties of the regularly assigned position, is entitled to receive, while so disabled, a benefit of 75% of the salary at the date when such duty disability benefits commence, subject to the conditions hereinafter stated, except that beginning January 1, 2015, such duty disability benefits shall be reduced to 74% of that salary; beginning January 1, 2017, such duty disability benefits shall be reduced to 73% of that salary; and beginning January 1, 2019, such duty disability benefits shall be reduced to 72% of that salary.
    In the event an employee returns to service from any duty disability and renders actual employment in pay status performing the duties of the regularly assigned position for at least 60 days, and again becomes disabled, whether due to the previous disability or a new disability, the salary to be used in the computation of the benefit shall be the salary in effect at the date of the last day of service prior to the latest disability.
    The employee shall also receive a further benefit of $20 per month on account of each eligible minor child as prescribed in Section 12-137, but the combined benefit to employee and children shall not exceed the annual salary at the date of such disability less the sums that would be deducted from his salary for service annuity and spouse's service annuity.
    The benefit prescribed herein shall be payable during disability until the employee attains age 65, if disability is incurred before age 60, or for a period of 5 years if disability is incurred at age 60 or older. If the disability is incurred after age 65, this 5 year period may be reduced if such reduction can be justified on the basis of actuarial cost data approved by the board upon the recommendation of the actuary. At such time if the employee remains disabled the employee may retire on a retirement annuity.
    If an employee dies as the direct result of injury incurred in the performance of an act of duty, or if death results from any cause which is compensable under the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, a surviving spouse shall be entitled to a benefit (subject to the modifications stated in Section 12-141) of 50% of the employee's salary as it was at the date of injury resulting in death, until the date when the employee would have attained age 65, if injury was incurred under age 60, or for a period of 5 years if disability is incurred at age 60 or older. After such date, the spouse shall be entitled to receive the reversionary annuity that would have been fixed had the employee continued in service at the rate of salary received at the date of his injury resulting in death, until the employee attained age 65 or as stated herein and had then retired.
    If a spouse remarries while under age 55 while in receipt of a benefit under this section, the benefit shall terminate. Such termination shall be final and shall not be affected by any change thereafter in his or her marital status.
    Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1, the changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly apply to duty disability benefits payable on or after January 1, 2015, regardless of whether the recipient is deemed to be in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/12-141

    (40 ILCS 5/12-141) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-141)
    Sec. 12-141. Workers' compensation offset. If an employee or surviving spouse and minor children receive any compensation or payment for specific loss, disability or death under or by virtue of the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act on account of disability or death resulting from the performance of an act of duty, the benefit payable to them under this Article shall be reduced by the amount of such compensation. If the amount received as compensation exceeds such benefits, no payment shall be made to the employee or surviving spouse until the expiration of the period during which the benefit payments, accumulated at the rates herein stated, becomes equal to the sum received as compensation; provided, that the commutation of compensation to a lump sum basis as provided by the aforesaid Acts shall not increase the benefits payable by the fund but such benefits shall be adjusted to the amount of the compensation awarded under the aforesaid Acts prior to any commutation of such compensation. No interest shall be considered in these calculations.
    If any employee or surviving spouse and children are denied compensation by the park or city under those Acts, or if the park or city fails to act, the denial or failure to act shall not be considered final until the claim has been adjudicated by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)

40 ILCS 5/12-142

    (40 ILCS 5/12-142) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-142)
    Sec. 12-142. Ordinary disability benefit. Only employees in active status are entitled to ordinary disability. In order that payments may begin from the date of absence, without pay, on account of disability, an employee must file an application within 60 days from the date when the employee was in salary status. If the filing of the application is delayed beyond such period, the benefit shall begin to accrue as of a date not more than 60 days prior to the date on which the application is received by the board.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-143

    (40 ILCS 5/12-143) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-143)
    Sec. 12-143. Amount of ordinary disability benefit. Any employee disabled as the result of any cause other than injury incurred in the performance of an act of duty, while in actual service or in salary status within a period of 30 days from date of disability, whose absence from service without salary extends for 8 days or more, shall be entitled to an ordinary disability benefit. No benefit shall be payable if the total period of disability is less than 8 days.
    The benefit shall begin to accrue from the first day of such absence and shall be payable during the period of disability, subject to the following limitations: (1) the maximum cumulative period for which the benefit is payable during the entire period of the employee's service shall be 1/4 of the employee's total credited service (excluding periods for which ordinary disability benefits were paid) or 5 years, whichever is the lesser; (2) if the disability is incurred after age 65, the 5 year period may be reduced if such reduction can be justified on the basis of actuarial cost data approved by the board upon the recommendation of the actuary.
    The amount of benefit shall be 45% of the rate of salary of the employee at the time ordinary disability benefits commence together with the credits specified in Section 12-155; provided that if an employee reenters service and renders more than 30 days of actual employment in pay status performing the duties of his regularly assigned position, and again becomes eligible for ordinary disability benefit, the rate of salary to be used in the computation of his latest benefit shall be the rate in effect on the date of commencement of the last period of absence on account of disability.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-143.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-143.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-143.1)
    Sec. 12-143.1. Limitations on payment of ordinary or duty disability.
    (a) An employee who has withdrawn from service, has been on a leave of absence, is laid off or is out of pay status for any reason for more than 30 days, and who subsequently reenters service, shall not be entitled to ordinary or duty disability payments unless the employee (1) qualified for an ordinary or duty disability benefit before the absence from service, or (2) renders at least 6 months of service subsequent to the date of the last reentry.
    (b) An ordinary or duty disability benefit otherwise payable under this Article shall be suspended for the duration of any period during which the disabled employee receives salary or other compensation for personal services (but not including any worker's compensation benefit) that exceeds 50% of the amount of the disability benefit.
    A person receiving an ordinary or duty disability benefit shall provide to the Board, upon request, a tax return, pay stub, or other documentation of earnings.
(Source: P.A. 86-272; 86-273; 86-1028.)

40 ILCS 5/12-144

    (40 ILCS 5/12-144) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-144)
    Sec. 12-144. Medical examinations.
    An employee in receipt of any disability benefit shall undergo a medical examination periodically and in any event at least once each year by a physician designated by the board. Should the board decide as the result of such examination that the employee is no longer disabled for the performance of duty, the board shall discontinue payment of benefits. Should the employee refuse to submit to such examination, benefit payments shall cease and written notice thereof shall be given the employer by the board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-145

    (40 ILCS 5/12-145) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-145)
    Sec. 12-145. Re-entry of former employee. (a) Any former employee who received a refund who re-enters service and remains in continuous service for a period of 2 years may have restored to him all service and accumulations for annuity purposes for all previous employment; provided he repays to the fund all amounts received as refund, including regular interest from the dates of refund to the date of repayment. Such repayment may be made in installments, and must be fully paid within 1 year from the date of application of the employee for the exercise of the right of repayment.
    (b) Any employee entering service as a future entrant shall be entitled to credit for service rendered an employer in any capacity other than employee as herein defined; provided, that such service was rendered immediately preceding his entry into the new service of the employer. All amounts to the credit of the employee for annuity purposes in any annuity and benefit fund to which such employee was a contributor in such other capacity shall be transferred to this fund and used for the respective annuity purposes herein provided.
    (c) Whenever any former employee shall have reentered the service after July 1, 1919, or after July 1, 1937 in the case of an employee of the board, and completes 5 years of continuous service following such reentry, but who was not in the service of the employer on July 1, 1919 or July 1, 1937, as the case may be, so as to be classed as a present employee, such employee having had service prior to said date, shall receive credit for such prior service in accordance with the provisions of "The 1919 Act", upon completion of said 5 years of continuous service. Such employee shall thereupon be entitled to the classification of a present employee.
    (d) Any employee who shall not withdraw the amounts to which he shall have a right to refund, or shall not have entered upon annuity, shall have a right to have all such amounts and all other amounts to his credit for annuity purposes on the date of his withdrawal retained to his credit and improved by regular interest until the date of retirement. These amounts are to be used for annuity purposes for his benefit and the benefit of any person who may have any right to annuity through him because of his service according to the provisions of this Article in the event he shall subsequently re-enter service.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-146

    (40 ILCS 5/12-146) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-146)
    Sec. 12-146. Re-entry of annuitant. When any person receiving an annuity shall re-enter service, the annuity previously granted to such person and any annuity fixed for his wife shall be cancelled. Such employee shall be credited, in accordance with the applicable actuarial tables, with sums sufficient to provide annuities equal in amount to those cancelled for the employee and wife, as of their respective ages on the date of the employee's re-entrance into service. Employee Contributions as salary deductions shall be made from the time of such re-entry into service. Upon subsequent retirement, new annuities based upon the amounts to the credit of the employee for annuity purposes, and the entire period of his service, shall be fixed for the employee and his wife.
    In the case of an employee described in the foregoing paragraph, whose wife for whom annuity was fixed prior to such re-entry died before he re-entered service, any sum to the credit of the employee for widow's service annuity and widow's prior service annuity at the time annuity for such wife was fixed shall not be credited to the employee when he re-enters service, and no such sum or any part thereof shall be used to provide a widow's annuity for any wife of the employee who has married the employee after such re-entry.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-147

    (40 ILCS 5/12-147) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-147)
    Sec. 12-147. Refunds of employee contributions.
    (1) (a) Any employee who withdraws from service before
    
age 60, with less than 10 years of service, shall be entitled to refund upon request.
        Any employee who withdraws from service after
    
completion of at least 10 years of service but before age 55 shall be entitled to a refund upon request, provided such request is made before he attains such age.
        Any employee who withdraws from service on or after
    
age 60 with less than 5 years of service may elect to receive either a refund or an annuity.
        The refund shall consist of the accumulation from
    
employee contributions for service annuity, annual increase in basic retirement annuity, surviving spouse's service annuity, and interest deficiency, if any, without interest for employee contributions for the period on and after August 1, 1947. For the period prior to August 1, 1947, the refund of employee contributions shall be improved by interest at 4% per annum only. Contributions by the employer for military or naval service shall not be included in any refund but shall be considered for all other purposes of this Article except service for disability benefits. Credits in lieu of salary deductions during ordinary disability or duty disability shall be refundable.
        (b) If a male employee has no spouse when his or her
    
retirement annuity is fixed, or when he or she enters on retirement annuity, a refund shall be made of the salary deductions for a widow's service annuity, without interest on any employee contributions for the period subsequent to August 1, 1947.
        (c) Whenever an employee and surviving spouse have
    
not received retirement and surviving spouse's annuity payments, before the death of the survivor, in a total amount equal to the employee's accumulated contributions for service annuity and surviving spouse's service annuity at the date those annuities became payable, including interest, the remainder shall be refunded in the manner hereinafter specified.
        (d) If a surviving spouse remarries before age 55 and
    
has not received in the form of annuity payments an amount equal to the total credited in the account of the employee from employee contributions for service annuity and spouse's service annuity purposes, including interest, the remainder of such total credits shall be refunded to the surviving spouse except that if an optional reversionary annuity is payable, no such refund shall be paid.
    (2) Upon death of an employee or an employee annuitant, refunds, accrued annuity payments, accrued ordinary and duty disability benefits, or other accrued benefits, shall be payable as follows in the order designated:
        (a) to the surviving spouse of the deceased employee
    
or annuitant as defined in Section 12-123.1;
        (b) if there is no surviving spouse, or if upon the
    
death of a surviving spouse a refund becomes due, said monies shall be paid to the person or persons designated by the employee in a written authorization and direction executed and delivered by the employee to the board prior to his or her death, on forms supplied by the board, and acknowledged before a Notary Public;
        (c) if there is no such surviving spouse, or if upon
    
the death of a surviving spouse a refund becomes due, and the deceased employee or employee annuitant has not executed and delivered to the board prior to his or her death a written authorization and direction as described in the foregoing paragraph, the board shall pay the moneys to the executor of the estate, or if no estate need be opened, the moneys shall be distributed to the person filing a small estate affidavit as prescribed by law.
    Probate of the estate of an employee may be waived when and in the manner provided by statute. Payment to the person appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to administer the testate or intestate estate of a deceased employee or employee annuitant, or to the person filing a small estate affidavit as prescribed by law, shall be a complete discharge of the board's obligations under this Article.
    The board may at its discretion defer payment of refunds for a period not to exceed one year. If at the end of the year suit is pending to determine the employee's right to retain his or her former position, payment of refunds shall be suspended until final disposition of the suit.
    Any employee who receives a refund shall forfeit all rights to annuity for himself or herself and for any one who may have any right to annuity through him or her, and credit for service rendered by him or her before refund was made. If he or she re-enters service, his or her status shall be that of an employee who enters service for the first time but he or she may regain the credits so forfeited by fulfilling the requirements specified elsewhere in this Article.
    The board is hereby authorized to write off on its books of account any pending claim subject to the provisions of this section which remains unpaid for 2 years or more from the date of death of the employee or annuitant; provided, however, that when a valid claim is subsequently filed to the satisfaction of the board in the case of any account so written off the amount shall be paid in the manner prescribed herein.
    (3) Upon the death of an employee while in service or an employee who had withdrawn from service and was not eligible to receive a pension, the refund to the beneficiary or estate shall consist of the accumulation from employee contributions for service annuity, annual increase in retirement annuity, surviving spouse's service annuity, and interest deficiency, if any, without interest for employee contributions for the period on and after August 1, 1947. For the period prior to August 1, 1947, the refund of employee contributions shall be improved by interest at 4% per annum only. Contributions by the employer for military or naval service shall not be included in any refund. Credits in lieu of salary deductions during ordinary or duty disability shall be refundable.
(Source: P.A. 86-272; 86-1488; 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-148

    (40 ILCS 5/12-148) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-148)
    Sec. 12-148. Credits of employer contributions.
    Refunds of accumulation from contributions of the employer for service annuity and widow's service annuity, and also for prior service annuity and widow's prior service annuity after contributions for such purposes are completed shall be made to the employer in the form of a credit to reduce the contributions otherwise required in subsequent years.
(Source: P.A. 77-319.)

40 ILCS 5/12-149

    (40 ILCS 5/12-149) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-149)
    Sec. 12-149. Financing.
    (a) The board of park commissioners of any such park district shall annually levy a tax (in addition to the taxes now authorized by law) upon all taxable property embraced in the district, at the rate which, when added to the employee contributions under this Article and applied to the fund created hereunder, shall be sufficient to provide for the purposes of this Article in accordance with the provisions thereof. Such tax shall be levied and collected with and in like manner as the general taxes of such district, and shall not in any event be included within any limitations of rate for general park purposes as now or hereafter provided by law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto.
    The amount of such annual tax to and including the year 1977 shall not exceed .0275% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property embraced within the park district, provided that for the year 1978, and for each year thereafter, the amount of such annual tax shall be at a rate on the dollar of assessed valuation of all taxable property that will produce, when extended, for the year 1978 the following sum: 0.825 times the amount of employee contributions during the fiscal year 1976; for the year 1979, 0.85 times the amount of employee contributions during the fiscal year 1977; for the year 1980, 0.90 times the amount of employee contributions during the fiscal year 1978; for the year 1981, 0.95 times the amount of employee contributions during the fiscal year 1979; for the year 1982, 1.00 times the amount of employee contributions during the fiscal year 1980; for the year 1983, 1.05 times the amount of contributions made on behalf of employees during the fiscal year 1981; and for the year 1984 and each year thereafter through the year 2013, an amount equal to 1.10 times the employee contributions during the fiscal year 2-years prior to the year for which the applicable tax is levied. For the year 2014, this calculation shall be 1.10 times the amount of employee contributions during the 12-month fiscal year ending June 30, 2012; and for the year 2015, this calculation shall be 1.70 times the amount of employee contributions during the 12-month fiscal year ending December 31, 2013. For the year 2016, this calculation shall be an amount equal to 1.70 times; for the years 2017 and 2018, this calculation shall be an amount equal to 2.30 times; and for the year 2019 and each year thereafter, until the Fund attains a funded ratio of at least 90% with the funded ratio being the ratio of the actuarial value of assets to the total actuarial liability, this calculation shall be an amount equal to 2.90 times the employee contributions during the fiscal year 2 years prior to the year for which the applicable tax is levied. Beginning in the fiscal year in which the Fund attains a funding ratio of at least 90%, the contribution shall be the lesser of (1) 2.90 times the employee contributions during the fiscal year 2 years prior to the year for which the applicable tax is levied, or (2) the amount needed to maintain a funded ratio of 90%.
    In addition to the contributions required under the other provisions of this Article, by November 1 of the following specified years, the employer shall contribute to the Fund the following specified amounts: $12,500,000 in 2015; $12,500,000 in 2016; and $50,000,000 in 2019. The additional employer contributions required under this subsection (a) are intended to decrease the unfunded liability of the Fund and shall not decrease the amount of the employer contributions required under the other provisions of this Article. The additional employer contributions made under this subsection (a) may be used by the Fund for any of its lawful purposes.
    (b) As used in this Section, the term "employee contributions" means contributions by employees for retirement annuity, spouse's annuity, automatic increase in retirement annuity, and death benefit.
    In making required contributions under this Section, the employer may, in lieu of levying all or a portion of the tax required under this Section, deposit an amount not less than the required amount of employer contributions derived from any source legally available for that purpose.
    (c) In respect to park district employees, other than policemen, who are transferred to the employment of a city by virtue of the "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957", the corporate authorities of the city shall annually levy a tax upon all taxable property embraced in the city, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, at such rate per cent of the value of such property as shall be sufficient, when added to the amounts deducted from the salary or wages of such employees, to provide the benefits to which such employees, their dependents and beneficiaries are entitled under the provisions of this Article. The park district shall not levy a tax hereunder in respect to such employees. The tax levied by the city under authority of this Article shall be in addition to and exclusive of all other taxes authorized by law to be levied by the city for corporate, annuity fund or other purposes.
    (d) All moneys accruing from the levy and collection of taxes, pursuant to this section, shall be remitted to the board by the employers as soon as they are received. Where a city has levied a tax pursuant to this Section in respect to park district employees transferred to the employment of a city, the treasurer of such city or other authorized officer shall remit the moneys accruing from the levy and collection of such tax as soon as they are received. Such remittances shall be made upon a pro rata share basis, whereby each employer shall pay to the board such employer's proportionate percentage of each payment of taxes received by it, according to the ratio which its tax levy for this fund bears to the total tax levy of such employer.
    (e) Should any board of park commissioners included under the provisions of this Article be without authority to levy the tax provided in this Section the corporation authorities (meaning the supervisor, clerk and assessor) of the town or towns for which such board shall be the board of park commissioners shall levy such tax.
    (f) Employer contributions to the Fund may be reduced by $5,000,000 for calendar years 2004 and 2005.
(Source: P.A. 97-973, eff. 8-16-12; 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/12-149.5

    (40 ILCS 5/12-149.5)
    Sec. 12-149.5. Delinquent contributions; deduction from payments of State funds to the employer. If the employer 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 employer, 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 employer.
    The State Comptroller may not deduct from any payments of State funds to the employer 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 5/12-150

    (40 ILCS 5/12-150) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-150)
    Sec. 12-150. Contributions by employees for service annuity.
    (a) From each payment of salary to a present employee beginning August 4, 1961, and prior to September 1, 1971, there shall be deducted as contributions for service annuity 6% of such payment. Beginning September 1, 1971, the deduction shall be 6 1/2% of salary. Beginning January 1, 2015, the deduction shall be 8% of salary. Beginning January 1, 2017, the deduction shall be 9% of salary. Beginning January 1, 2019, the deduction shall be 10% of salary. These contributions shall continue until the amounts thus deducted will provide an accumulation, at regular interest, at least equal to the amount that would be provided on such date from employee contributions, assuming regular interest to such date, if such employee had been contributing in accordance with the provisions of "The 1919 Act" and this Article from the beginning of his service and the salary of the employee during his prior service was the same as it was on July 1, 1919, or on July 1, 1937 in the case of an employee of the board.
    (b) From each payment of salary to a future entrant beginning August 4, 1961, and prior to September 1, 1971, there shall be deducted as contributions for service annuity 6% of such payment. Beginning September 1, 1971, the deduction shall be 6 1/2% of salary. Beginning January 1, 1990, the deduction shall be 7% of salary. Beginning January 1, 2015, the deduction shall be 8% of salary. Beginning January 1, 2017, the deduction shall be 9% of salary. Beginning January 1, 2019, the deduction shall be 10% of salary. Beginning with the first pay period on or after the date when the funded ratio of the Fund is first determined to have reached the 90% funding goal, and each pay period thereafter for as long as the Fund maintains a funding ratio of 90% or more, employee contributions shall be 8.5% of salary for the service annuity. If the funding ratio falls below 90%, then employee contributions for the service annuity shall revert to 10% of salary until such time as the Fund once again is determined to have reached the 90% funding goal, at which time the 8.5% of salary employee contribution for the service annuity shall resume.
    (c) For service rendered prior to August 4, 1961, the rates of contribution by employees for service annuity shall be as follows: July 1, 1919 to July 20, 1947, inclusive, 4% of salary; July 21, 1947 to August 3, 1961, inclusive, 5% of salary.
    For the period from July 1, 1919, to August 4, 1961 such deductions for a present employee shall continue until such date as the amounts deducted will provide an accumulation at least equal to that which would be provided on such date, assuming regular interest to such date, from deductions from salary of such employee if such employee had been under the provisions of "The 1919 Act" and this Article from the beginning of his service and the salary of such employee during his period of prior service was the same as it was on July 1, 1919 or on July 1, 1937 in the case of an employee of the board.
    (d) Any employee shall have the option to contribute for service annuity an amount, together with regular interest, equal to the difference between the amount he had accumulated in the fund on June 30, 1947, from contributions at the rate of 4% of salary, together with regular interest, and the amount he would have accumulated, together with regular interest, if he had made contributions at the rate of 5% of salary. All such contributions shall be subject to salary limitations and other conditions in effect prior to July 1, 1947. Upon making such contribution the employer of such employee shall contribute in the ratio of 2 to 1 with such employee.
(Source: P.A. 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/12-150.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-150.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-150.1)
    Sec. 12-150.1. The employer may pick up the employee contributions required by Sections 12-150, 12-151, 12-151.1, 12-151.2 and 12-152 for salary earned after December 31, 1981. If employee contributions are not picked up, the amount that would have been picked up under this amendatory Act of 1980 shall continue to be deducted from salary. If contributions are picked up they shall be treated as employer contributions in determining tax treatment under the United States Internal Revenue Code; however, the employer shall continue to withhold Federal and state income taxes based upon these contributions until the Internal Revenue Service or the Federal courts rule that pursuant to Section 414(h) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, these contributions shall not be included as gross income of the employee until such time as they are distributed or made available. The employer shall pay these employee contributions from the same source of funds which is used in paying salary to the employee. The employer may pick up these contributions by a reduction in the cash salary of the employee or by an offset against a future salary increase or by a combination of a reduction in salary and offset against a future salary increase. If employee contributions are picked up they shall be treated for all purposes of this Article 12 in the same manner and to the same extent as employee contributions made prior to the date picked up.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/12-150.5

    (40 ILCS 5/12-150.5)
    Sec. 12-150.5. Use of contributions for health care subsidies. The Fund shall not use any contribution received by the Fund under this Article to provide a subsidy for the cost of participation in a retiree health care program.
(Source: P.A. 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/12-151

    (40 ILCS 5/12-151) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-151)
    Sec. 12-151. Contributions by employees for widow's service annuity. Beginning July 1, 1919, subject to the provisions of Section 12-184 for transferred employees, from each payment of salary to a male employee, there shall be deducted as contributions 1% of salary to provide for a widow's service annuity. Such deduction shall continue until the employee withdraws from service or retires.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-151.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-151.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-151.1)
    Sec. 12-151.1. Contributions by employees towards annual increase in retirement annuity. Beginning July 1, 1965, there shall be deducted 1/2 of 1% of salary in the case of each employee as his contribution for the annual increase in the basic retirement annuity; provided that beginning January 1, 1976, the rate of deduction shall be 1% of salary. Such deduction shall continue during the entire time the employee is in service and in receipt of salary.
(Source: P.A. 79-478.)

40 ILCS 5/12-151.2

    (40 ILCS 5/12-151.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-151.2)
    Sec. 12-151.2. Contributions by female employees. (a) Effective as of October 1, 1974, each female employee shall contribute at the same rates as a male employee for widow's annuity or other benefits, to the end that like credits may be established and maintained for both male and female employees for all purposes of this Article with respect to annuities, benefits, contribution rates, refunds and other provisions of this Article.
    (b) Any female employee shall have the option of making contributions for the aforesaid purposes covering the period prior to October 1, 1974, and receiving pension credits therefor, including the concurrent credits from city contributions. Such contributions shall include interest at the regular interest rate from the dates such contributions should have been made from the beginning of their service to the dates of payment to the end that equal credits may be provided for all employees under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-152

    (40 ILCS 5/12-152) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-152)
    Sec. 12-152. Contributions by employer for service annuity and widow's service annuity.
    (a) In the case of any present employee or future entrant, and for an employee of the board, the employer shall contribute for service annuity beginning August 4, 1961, 1.50 times the employee's contribution for this purpose.
    (b) For widow's service annuity, the employer shall contribute beginning August 4, 1961, in the case of any employee, 2.75 times the employee's contribution for this purpose.
    (c) For service prior to August 4, 1961, the employer's contributions for any employee shall be a percentage of salary as follows:
    For service annuity: July 1, 1919 to July 13, 1927, inclusive, 8% of salary; July 14, 1927 to July 20, 1947, inclusive, 11% of salary; July 21, 1947 to August 3, 1961, inclusive, 10% of salary.
    For widow's service annuity: July 1, 1919 to July 13, 1927, inclusive, 2% of salary; July 14, 1927 to August 3, 1961, inclusive, 2 3/4% of salary.
    In determining the amounts to be contributed by an employer on behalf of an employee for service annuity and widow's service annuity in conformity with the percentage prescribed for such annuities, the contributions to be made by the employee during any fiscal year shall be accumulated at regular interest to the end of such year, and the employer shall make his contributions plus such interest, with additional regular interest between the end of such fiscal year and the dates when contributions by the employer are made.
(Source: P.A. 77-319.)

40 ILCS 5/12-153

    (40 ILCS 5/12-153) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-153)
    Sec. 12-153. Contributions for death benefit. To defray the cost of the death benefit provided in Section 12-139, each employee in service shall make an additional contribution during the period prior to retirement, in the form of a deduction from salary, at a rate estimated by the board to be sufficient to provide, in any fiscal year, 1/2 of the amount necessary to meet the requirements for such benefit payments. For the fiscal year July 1, 1955 to June 30, 1956, the rate of employee contribution shall be 3/10 of 1% of salary. The employer shall make contributions for this benefit through the established tax levy in an amount equal to the contributions made by the employees.
    On and after July 1, 1956, the rate of employee contribution, and the amount of employer contributions shall be fixed by the board for each fiscal year, prior to the beginning of such year, based upon the experience of the fund in the payment of benefits hereunder. Employees receiving ordinary or duty disability benefit and persons receiving a retirement annuity shall not be required to make contributions towards this benefit.
    An employee in a position involving part-time employment shall make contributions in accordance with the rules of the board.
(Source: P.A. 79-478.)

40 ILCS 5/12-154

    (40 ILCS 5/12-154) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-154)
    Sec. 12-154. Contributions by employer for ordinary disability benefit.
    The amount necessary to provide the ordinary disability benefit shall be paid by the employer. Effective January 1, 1959, in respect to employees of a park district other than park policemen, who were transferred to the employment of a city by virtue of the "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957", the city to which such employees are transferred shall pay the amount necessary for the purposes of the ordinary disability benefit.
    The board shall notify the board of park commissioners and the corporate authorities of the city to which employees of a park district have been transferred under the "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957" of the amount necessary for said purpose, and such amount, when approved by the board of park commissioners, or by the corporate authorities of the city in respect to such transferred employees, shall be included in the annual tax levy as provided in this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-155

    (40 ILCS 5/12-155) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-155)
    Sec. 12-155. Contributions by employer while employee disabled. The employer of any employee who is receiving ordinary disability benefit or duty disability benefit shall contribute amounts ordinarily contributed by such employee and employer for service annuity and widow's service annuity and the annual increase in retirement annuity during any period for which disability benefit is paid to the employee, and such amounts shall be credited to the employee in lieu of salary deductions.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/12-155.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-155.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-155.1)
    Sec. 12-155.1. Contributions by employer towards annual increase in retirement annuity. The employer shall contribute for the annual increase in retirement annuity an amount representing the remainder required to finance such increase.
(Source: P.A. 79-478.)

40 ILCS 5/12-155.5

    (40 ILCS 5/12-155.5)
    Sec. 12-155.5. Funding obligation.
    (a) Beginning January 1, 2015, the board of park commissioners shall be obligated to contribute to the Fund in each fiscal year an amount not less than the amount determined annually under subsection (a) of Section 12-149 of this Code. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the board of park commissioners fails to pay the amount guaranteed under this Section within 60 days after the date set forth by the retirement board, the retirement board may bring a mandamus action in the Circuit Court of Cook County to compel the board of park commissioners to make the required payment, irrespective of other remedies that may be available to the Fund. The obligations and causes of action created under this Section shall be in addition to any other right or remedy otherwise accorded by common law or State or federal law, and nothing in this Section shall be construed to deny, abrogate, impair, or waive any such common law or statutory right or remedy.
    (b) In ordering the board of park commissioners to make the required payment, the court may order a reasonable payment schedule to enable the board of park commissioners to make the required payment without significantly imperiling the public health, safety, or welfare. Any payments required to be made by the board of park commissioners pursuant to this Section are expressly subordinated to the payment of the principal, interest, and premium, if any, on any bonded debt obligation of the board of park commissioners, either currently outstanding or to be issued, for which the source of repayment or security thereon is derived directly or indirectly from tax revenues collected by the board of park commissioners. Payments on such bonded obligations include any statutory fund transfers or other prefunding mechanisms or formulas set forth, now or hereafter, in State law or bond indentures, into debt service funds or accounts of the board of park commissioners related to such bonded obligations, consistent with the payment schedules associated with such obligations.
(Source: P.A. 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/12-156

    (40 ILCS 5/12-156) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-156)
    Sec. 12-156. Board created.
    A board composed of 7 members shall constitute a Board of Trustees authorized to carry out the provisions of this Article. Such Board of Trustees shall be known as the Retirement Board of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund.
    Three members of such board shall be appointed by the board of park commissioners for terms of 3 years. Four members of such board shall be elected from among the employees for terms of 4 years who shall serve until their respective successors have been elected and have qualified.
    The members of the board of a fund holding office at the time this Article becomes effective, including elected and appointed members, shall continue in office until the expiration of their respective terms or appointments and until their respective successors are appointed or elected and have qualified. When the term of any appointed member expires, the board of park commissioners shall appoint a successor.
    The board shall conduct regular elections annually under rules which shall be adopted by it for the election of successors to members of the board whose terms shall expire. All employees who are included under the provisions of this Article shall be entitled to vote. The ballots shall be of secret character.
    Each person elected or appointed to membership upon the board shall take a written oath of office that he will, so far as it devolves upon him, diligently and honestly administer the affairs of the office to which he was elected or appointed and that he will not knowingly violate or wilfully permit to be violated any of the provisions of law applicable under this Article. Such oath shall be subscribed by the person making it, and certified to by the officer before whom it is taken, and deposited with the custodian of the fund. Anyone after appointment or election shall be deemed to have qualified for membership on the board when such certificate is deposited with the custodian of the fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-157

    (40 ILCS 5/12-157) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-157)
    Sec. 12-157. Board vacancy.
    If a vacancy shall occur in the membership of the board, due to death, resignation or other cause, said vacancy shall be filled by appointment. If the vacant membership be of appointive character, appointment for the unexpired portion of such term shall be made by the board of park commissioners, and if it be of elective character, it shall be filled by appointment by the elective members of the board, provided that the person appointed to the vacancy of an elective member shall be an employee. The persons so appointed to elective membership shall serve until an employee who shall be elected to serve for the unexpired portion of such term shall be chosen. Such election shall be held concurrently with and in the same manner as the next regular annual election.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-158

    (40 ILCS 5/12-158) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-158)
    Sec. 12-158. Board officers. The board shall elect from its membership a president, a vice president and a secretary, all of whom shall serve without salary, except that the secretary, if not an employee as defined herein, may be compensated during his tenure in the office of secretary in an amount not to exceed $2,400 per year.
(Source: P.A. 81-697.)

40 ILCS 5/12-159

    (40 ILCS 5/12-159) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-159)
    Sec. 12-159. Board's powers and duties. The board shall have the powers and duties stated in Section 12-160 to 12-169, inclusive, in addition to the other powers and duties provided in this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-160

    (40 ILCS 5/12-160) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-160)
    Sec. 12-160. To determine service credits.
    To determine the length of service of each present employee rendered prior to the date when he comes under the provisions of "The 1919 Act" or this Article, including all service rendered to any employer as defined herein; to require each employee to file with the board a detailed statement of all such service rendered by him and to prescribe rules and regulations for the filing of such statements; to fix the period for which such employee shall receive credit for prior service from such information as is available, if the employee fails to file the aforesaid statement, or if the board is unable to verify such statement; to certify such statement and issue a certificate to the employee stating the length of prior service allowed.
    Such certificate shall be final and conclusive as to length of prior service and amount of credit unless modified by the board, either of its own volition or upon application of the employee, within one year from the date when the certificate or a modified certificate is issued.
    All leaves of absence without pay shall be excluded in computing prior service, and leaves of absence on full or part pay shall be included in computing the prior service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-161

    (40 ILCS 5/12-161) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-161)
    Sec. 12-161. To supervise contributions. To see that all employee contributions by way of salary deductions and contributions by each employer are made, and that all funds collected are deposited when collected with the custodian of the fund; and to certify to each employer the amount to be deducted from the salary of each employee.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/12-162

    (40 ILCS 5/12-162) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-162)
    Sec. 12-162. To have exclusive original jurisdiction.
    To have exclusive original jurisdiction in all matters relating to or affecting the fund, including, in addition to all other matters, all claims for annuities, benefits or refunds under this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-163

    (40 ILCS 5/12-163) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-163)
    Sec. 12-163. To see that duties of employer are performed.
    To see that all the other duties under this Article of each employer are being performed, and in the event that an employer fails to perform any duties imposed on said employer under the provisions of this Article to take such steps as in its judgment seem advisable to enforce compliance by the employer with the provisions of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-164

    (40 ILCS 5/12-164) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-164)
    Sec. 12-164. To appoint custodian.
    To appoint annually a custodian of the fund; and to deposit all moneys received or accruing to the fund with the custodian.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-165

    (40 ILCS 5/12-165) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-165)
    Sec. 12-165. To manage fund.
    To have exclusive control and management of all moneys, securities and other property of said fund; and to defray the total cost of administration of this Article by means of the tax levy authority provided herein.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-166

    (40 ILCS 5/12-166) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-166)
    Sec. 12-166. To invest money. To invest and reinvest the moneys of the fund subject to the requirements and restrictions set forth in this Article and in Sections 1-109, 1-109.1, 1-109.2, 1-110, 1-111, 1-114, and 1-115.
    No investments shall be purchased or sold or in any manner hypothecated except by the action of the board duly entered in the record of its proceedings.
    The board may hold, purchase, sell, assign, transfer or dispose of any of the securities and investments in which any of the moneys of the fund or the proceeds of those investments have been invested.
    The board shall have the authority to enter into any agreements and to execute any documents that it determines to be necessary to complete any investment transaction.
    All investments shall be clearly held and accounted for to indicate ownership by the fund. The board may direct the registration of securities or the holding of interests in real property in the name of the fund or in the name of a nominee created for the express purpose of registering securities or holding interests in real property by a national or state bank or trust company authorized to conduct a trust business in the State of Illinois. The board may hold title to interests in real property in the name of the fund or in the name of a title holding corporation created for the express purpose of holding title to interests in real property.
    Investments shall be carried at cost or at a value determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting procedures approved by the board.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive investment funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act. Those requirements shall be applicable only at the time of investment and shall not require the liquidation of any investment at any time.
    The board of trustees of any fund established under this Article may not transfer its investment authority, nor transfer the assets of the fund to any other person or entity for the purpose of consolidating or merging its assets and management with any other pension fund or public investment authority, unless the board resolution authorizing such transfer is submitted for approval to the contributors and retirees of the fund at elections held not less than 30 days after the adoption of such resolution by the board, and such resolution is approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question in both the contributors election and the retirees election. The election procedures and qualifications governing the election of trustees shall govern the submission of resolutions for approval under this paragraph, insofar as they may be made applicable.
(Source: P.A. 90-766, eff. 8-14-98.)

40 ILCS 5/12-166.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-166.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-166.1)
    Sec. 12-166.1. Participation in commingled investment funds-Transfer of investment functions and securities.
    (a) The retirement board may invest in any commingled investment fund or funds established and maintained by the Illinois State Board of Investment under the provisions of Article 22A of this Code. The book value of all commingled equity participations plus the book value of other stock investments owned by this system shall not exceed the maximum permissible percentage rate for equity investments prescribed in Section 12-166. All commingled fund participations shall be subject to the law governing the Illinois State Board of Investment and the rules, policies and directives of that Board.
    (b) The retirement board may, by resolution duly adopted by a majority vote of its membership, transfer to the Illinois State Board of Investment created by Article 22A of this Code, for management and administration, all investments owned by the Fund of every kind and character. Upon completion of such transfer, the authority of the retirement board to make investments shall terminate. Thereafter, all investments of the reserves of the Fund shall be made by the Illinois State Board of Investment in accordance with the provisions of Article 22A of this Code.
    Such transfer shall be made not later than the first day of the fourth month next following the date of such resolution. Before such transfer an audit of such investments shall be completed by a certified public accountant selected by the Illinois State Board of Investment and approved by the Auditor General of the State of Illinois. The expense of such audit shall be defrayed by the retirement board.
(Source: P.A. 78-645.)

40 ILCS 5/12-166.2

    (40 ILCS 5/12-166.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-166.2)
    Sec. 12-166.2. To lend securities. The Board may lend securities owned by the Fund to a borrower upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed in writing. The agreement shall provide that during the period of the loan the Fund shall retain the right to receive, or collect from the borrower, all dividends, interest rights, and any distributions to which the Fund would have otherwise been entitled. The borrower shall deposit with the Fund as collateral for the loan cash, U.S. Government securities, or letters of credit equal to the market value of the securities at the time the loan is made and shall increase the amount of collateral if and when the Fund requests an additional amount because of subsequent increases in the market value of the securities.
    The period for which the securities may be loaned shall not exceed one year, and the loan agreement may specify earlier termination by either party upon mutually agreed conditions.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-167

    (40 ILCS 5/12-167) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-167)
    Sec. 12-167. To keep records, books and prepare reports. To keep a record of all its proceedings which shall be open to inspection by the public; to keep such books and records as are necessary for the transaction of its business; and to prepare a report, as of the last day of each fiscal year, setting forth the income and disbursements of the fund for the year, and the amount of its assets and liabilities at the close of the year. Such statement shall include, among other things, the following information:
        (a) the total of the reserves on all annuities being
    
paid and to be paid from the fund to employees and widows whose annuities are determined but not entered upon, calculating such reserves as if the annuities were actually entered upon;
        (b) the total of the liabilities of the employer for
    
prior service annuities and widow's prior service annuities, including the present values of such annuities that are entered upon.
(Source: P.A. 97-973, eff. 8-16-12.)

40 ILCS 5/12-168

    (40 ILCS 5/12-168) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-168)
    Sec. 12-168. To have an audit. To have an annual audit of the books, records and reserves of the fund as of the last day of each fiscal year, by a certified public accountant. A copy of the report of such audit shall be filed with the board of park commissioners, and a synopsis thereof shall be prepared for public distribution.
(Source: P.A. 97-973, eff. 8-16-12.)

40 ILCS 5/12-169

    (40 ILCS 5/12-169) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-169)
    Sec. 12-169. To appoint employees. To appoint such actuarial, legal, medical, clerical and other employees as may be necessary in the administration of the fund and fix their compensation.
    One or more actuaries shall be employed with duty to determine the amount of money necessary to be provided under this Article, and to assist the board in preparing the annual statement as of the last day of each fiscal year, and to certify to the correctness thereof.
(Source: P.A. 97-973, eff. 8-16-12.)

40 ILCS 5/12-170

    (40 ILCS 5/12-170) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-170)
    Sec. 12-170. Custodian of fund. All payments from the fund shall be made by the custodian of the fund only, and only upon warrant of or voucher signed by the president or vice-president of the board and countersigned by the secretary of the board. No warrant or voucher shall be drawn except by order of the board duly entered in the record of its proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-171

    (40 ILCS 5/12-171) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-171)
    Sec. 12-171. Money which may be held on deposit. The board may keep as an available sum for the purpose of making payments for annuities and other benefits, such an amount as shall be estimated by the board as being necessary to meet the current disbursements for a period not to exceed 90 days. Such sum shall be kept on deposit in any bank or savings and loan association in this State organized under the laws thereof or under the laws of the United States, or with any trust company incorporated under the laws of this State; provided said bank, savings and loan association or trust company shall furnish adequate security for said sum; and provided further that the sum so deposited shall not exceed 25% of the paid-up capital and surplus of said bank, savings and loan association or trust company.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive investment funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements, other than the maximum deposit requirement, established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

40 ILCS 5/12-171.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-171.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-171.1)
    Sec. 12-171.1. Records. The board shall maintain adequate accounting records that reflect the financial condition of the fund, and such additional data as are necessary for required calculations, actuarial valuations, and operation of the fund.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-177

    (40 ILCS 5/12-177) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-177)
    Sec. 12-177. Employee accounts. The amounts contributed by employees for service annuity and spouse's service annuity shall be credited to this account; also all amounts contributed by the employer in lieu of deductions from salary in cases of ordinary or duty disability.
     An individual account shall be kept with each employee. As contributions by or on behalf of the employee are made, each such account shall be credited with the amounts thereof. At least once each year each account shall be credited with regular interest.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-183

    (40 ILCS 5/12-183) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-183)
    Sec. 12-183. Annual actuarial valuation. An actuarial valuation shall be made annually of the liabilities and reserves for present and prospective annuities and benefits, and beginning January 1, 2013 a general investigation shall be made and shall be completed every 5 years thereafter of the operating experience of the fund as to mortality, disability, retirement, marital status of employees, withdrawal from service without right to annuity, investment earnings and other factors of actuarial criteria.
    Upon the basis of the annual actuarial valuation and quinquennial actuarial investigations, the actuary shall recommend the tables to be used in the annual valuations and in current operations including the prescribed rate of interest, and shall advise the board on any matters of actuarial character affecting the financial condition of the fund and its operations.
(Source: P.A. 97-973, eff. 8-16-12.)

40 ILCS 5/12-185

    (40 ILCS 5/12-185) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-185)
    Sec. 12-185. Duties of employer. It shall be the duty of each employer hereunder to:
    (a) notify each person to whom this Article shall apply before employing him of his duties and obligations under this Article as a condition of his employment;
    (b) notify the board of the employment of new employees, removals, withdrawals, deaths and changes in salary of employees, setting forth the dates upon which such employments, removals, withdrawals, deaths and changes in salaries occurred;
    (c) furnish such other information to the board as the board may reasonably require hereunder in the discharge of its duties;
    (d) deduct from the salary of each employee, for each and every payroll period, such amounts as shall be required under the provisions of this Article. Each employer shall certify to the treasurer of said employer, on each and every payroll, a statement as voucher for the amount so deducted, and shall send a duplicate of such statement to the board. The treasurer of each employer, on receipt of such voucher for deductions from salaries of employees, shall transmit to the board the amounts specified in such voucher.
    (e) Keep such records as the board may require hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/12-186

    (40 ILCS 5/12-186) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-186)
    Sec. 12-186. No commissions or compensation.
    No member of the board, nor any one connected with the board, shall have any interest, direct or indirect, in the gains or profits of any investment made by such board, nor as such, directly or indirectly, receive any pay or emoluments for his services. Nor shall any such person as an agent or partner of others borrow any funds or deposits, or in any manner use the same, except to make such current and necessary payments as are authorized by the board. Nor shall any member of said board, or anyone connected with said board, become an endorser or surety or become in any manner an obligor for moneys loaned by or borrowed of any such board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-187

    (40 ILCS 5/12-187) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-187)
    Sec. 12-187. Condition of employment. Any person included as an employee as defined in this Article, or any person who shall hereafter be included as an employee, shall by such employment accept the provisions of this Article and thereupon become a contributor in accordance with the provisions hereof. The provisions of this Article shall become a condition of employment of such person and part of any contract of employment entered into by and with any such person.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-188

    (40 ILCS 5/12-188) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-188)
    Sec. 12-188. Employees under legal disabilities. In the event that an employee is adjudicated to be a person under legal disability by a court having jurisdiction to so determine and a guardian is appointed by a court having jurisdiction so to do, such guardian may, with the approval of the court, execute such documents, including resignations from the service, as may be necessary for the protection and best interests of the employee.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)

40 ILCS 5/12-189

    (40 ILCS 5/12-189) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-189)
    Sec. 12-189. 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. Where there is a direct conflict in the provisions of that Act and the specific provisions of this Article, the latter provisions shall prevail; except that the provisions of this Article shall be applied without taking into account the provisions of Section 12-130 regarding commencement of benefits at age 50 unless all the systems to which the member is applying allow for a service retirement annuity payable at age 50.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/12-190

    (40 ILCS 5/12-190) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-190)
    Sec. 12-190. Annuities etc. Exempt.
    (a) All pensions, annuities, refunds or disability benefits granted under this Article, and every portion thereof, are exempt from any State or municipal tax, and exempt from attachment or garnishment process and shall not be seized, taken, subjected to, detained or levied upon by virtue of any judgment, or any process or proceeding whatsoever issued out of or by any court for the payment and satisfaction in whole or in part of any debt, damage, claim, demand or judgment against a pensioner, annuitant, refund applicant or other beneficiary hereunder.
    (b) No pensioner, annuitant, applicant for refund, disability beneficiary or other beneficiary has a right to transfer or assign his or her pension, annuity, refund or disability benefit or any part thereof, either by mortgage or otherwise, except that an annuitant may direct that a monthly payment be made to the group health or hospital insurance plan administered by his or her former employer or by the pension fund established under this Article.
    (c) Whenever an annuity, pension, refund or disability benefit is payable to a minor or a person adjudged to be under legal disability, the board, in its discretion, when in the apparent interest of such minor or person under legal disability, may waive guardianship proceedings and pay such money to the person providing for or caring for such minor and to the spouse or blood relative providing or caring for such person under legal disability. In the event the person under legal disability has no spouse or blood relatives willing to provide or care for him or her, and for whom no estate guardian has been appointed, and who is confined to a Medicare approved, State certified nursing home or a publicly owned and operated nursing home, hospital or mental institution, the board may pay such benefit due such person to the head of the nursing home, hospital or mental institution for deposit to such person's trust fund account maintained by the certified nursing home, hospital or institution, if such trust fund accounts are authorized or recognized by law. The acceptance of the payment and the endorsement of the payment by the person caring for or providing for a minor or a person under legal disability shall be an absolute discharge of the board's and the fund's liability in respect to the amount so paid.
    (d) Whenever an employee, pensioner, annuitant, applicant for refund or disability beneficiary disappears or the person's whereabouts are unknown and it cannot be ascertained whether or not the person is alive, there shall be paid to the person's spouse the amount which would be payable to the spouse in the event that the person died on the date of disappearance. In the event the missing person returns, or is proved to be alive, the amount previously paid to the spouse shall be charged against any moneys payable to the person under this Article as though such payment to the spouse had been an allowance out of the moneys payable to such person.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/12-190.1

    (40 ILCS 5/12-190.1) (from Ch. 108 1/5, par. 12-190.1)
    Sec. 12-190.1. Payment of an annuity other than direct. The board, at the written direction and request of any annuitant, may, solely as an accommodation to the annuitant, pay the amounts due the annuitant to a bank, savings and loan association or any other financial institution insured by an agency of the federal government, for deposit to his or her account, or to a bank or trust company for deposit in a trust established by the annuitant for his or her benefit with such bank, savings and loan association or trust company. An annuitant may withdraw such direction at any time.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/12-190.2

    (40 ILCS 5/12-190.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-190.2)
    Sec. 12-190.2. Overpayment; deduction. The amount of any overpayment, of any pension or benefit granted under this Article, due to fraud, misrepresentation or error, may be deducted from future payments or refunds made to the recipient of the overpayment. The board also may withhold payment of any benefits or pensions payable under this Article where any type of lawsuit or Workers' Compensation suit has been instituted until the specific liability of the board and the fund for payments due is established by the adjudication or dismissal of the suit. Any such action of the board shall relieve and release the board and the fund from any liability for any moneys deducted or withheld.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/12-190.3

    (40 ILCS 5/12-190.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-190.3)
    Sec. 12-190.3. Fraud. Any person who knowingly makes any false statement or falsifies or permits to be falsified any record of this Fund in any attempt to defraud the Fund is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    None of the benefits provided for in this Article shall be paid to any person who is convicted of any misdemeanor or felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with any attempt to defraud the Fund.
    This Section shall not operate to impair any contract or vested right previously acquired under any law or laws continued in this Article, nor to preclude the right to a refund.
(Source: P.A. 96-1466, eff. 8-20-10.)

40 ILCS 5/12-191

    (40 ILCS 5/12-191) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-191)
    Sec. 12-191. Felony conviction. None of the benefits provided for 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 subsequent to July 11, 1955 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.)

40 ILCS 5/12-192

    (40 ILCS 5/12-192) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-192)
    Sec. 12-192. Administrative review. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the retirement board provided for under this Article. The term "administrative decision" is as defined in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

40 ILCS 5/12-193

    (40 ILCS 5/12-193) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-193)
    Sec. 12-193. General provisions and savings clause.
    The provisions of Article 1 and Article 23 of this Code apply to this Article as though such provisions were fully set forth in this Article as a part thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/12-194

    (40 ILCS 5/12-194) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-194)
    Sec. 12-194. Effective Date of Certain Provisions. The changes made by this amendatory Act of 1989 pertaining to the date of fixation of annuities and the period of time for which disability benefits are payable shall be effective July 1, 1988.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/12-195

    (40 ILCS 5/12-195)
    Sec. 12-195. Application and expiration of new benefit increases.
    (a) As used in this Section, "new benefit increase" means an increase in the amount of any benefit provided under this Article, or an expansion of the conditions of eligibility for any benefit under this Article, that results from an amendment to this Code that takes effect after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code or any subsequent amendment to this Code, every new benefit increase is subject to this Section and shall be deemed to be granted only in conformance with and contingent upon compliance with the provisions of this Section.
    (c) The Public Act enacting a new benefit increase must identify and provide for payment to the Fund of additional funding at least sufficient to fund the resulting annual increase in cost to the Fund as it accrues.
    Every new benefit increase is contingent upon the General Assembly providing the additional funding required under this subsection (c). The State Actuary shall analyze whether adequate additional funding has been provided for the new benefit increase. A new benefit increase created by a Public Act that does not include the additional funding required under this subsection (c) is null and void. If the State Actuary determines that the additional funding provided for a new benefit increase under this subsection (c) is or has become inadequate, it may so certify to the Governor and the State Comptroller and, in the absence of corrective action by the General Assembly, the new benefit increase shall expire at the end of the fiscal year in which the certification is made.
(Source: P.A. 98-622, eff. 6-1-14.)