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PENSIONS
(40 ILCS 5/) Illinois Pension Code.

40 ILCS 5/Art. 14

 
    (40 ILCS 5/Art. 14 heading)
ARTICLE 14. STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS

40 ILCS 5/14-101

    (40 ILCS 5/14-101) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-101)
    Sec. 14-101. Creation of system. A retirement and benefit system is created to provide retirement annuities and other benefits for employees of the State of Illinois. The system shall be known as the "State Employees' Retirement System of Illinois". By such name all its business shall be transacted and its cash and other property held in trust for the purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-102

    (40 ILCS 5/14-102) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-102)
    Sec. 14-102. Purpose. The purpose of the system is to provide an orderly means whereby aged or disabled employees may be retired from active service, without prejudice or hardship, and to enable the employees to accumulate reserves for themselves and their dependents for old age, disability, death and termination of employment, thus effecting economy and efficiency in the administration of the State Government.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103)
    Sec. 14-103. Terms defined. The terms used in this Article shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Sections which succeed this Section and precede Section 14-104, except when the context otherwise requires.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.01

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.01) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.01)
    Sec. 14-103.01. Retirement system or system. "Retirement system" or "system": the State Employees' Retirement System of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.02

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.02) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.02)
    Sec. 14-103.02. Board of trustees or board. "Board of trustees" or "board": the board created in this Article to direct the affairs of the system.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.03

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.03) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.03)
    Sec. 14-103.03. Date of establishment. "Date of establishment": January 1, 1944.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.04

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.04) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.04)
    Sec. 14-103.04. Department. "Department": Any department, institution, board, commission, officer, court, or any agency of the State having power to certify payrolls to the State Comptroller authorizing payments of salary or wages against State appropriations, or against trust funds held by the State Treasurer, except those departments included under the term "employer" in the State Universities Retirement System. "Department" includes the Illinois Finance Authority. "Department" also includes the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.05

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.05) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.05)
    Sec. 14-103.05. Employee.
    (a) Any person employed by a Department who receives salary for personal services rendered to the Department on a warrant issued pursuant to a payroll voucher certified by a Department and drawn by the State Comptroller upon the State Treasurer, including an elected official described in subparagraph (d) of Section 14-104, shall become an employee for purpose of membership in the Retirement System on the first day of such employment.
    A person entering service on or after January 1, 1972 and prior to January 1, 1984 shall become a member as a condition of employment and shall begin making contributions as of the first day of employment.
    A person entering service on or after January 1, 1984 shall, upon completion of 6 months of continuous service which is not interrupted by a break of more than 2 months, become a member as a condition of employment. Contributions shall begin the first of the month after completion of the qualifying period.
    A person employed by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly who was a member of this System as an employee of the Chicago Area Transportation Study and makes an election under Section 14-104.13 to participate in this System for his or her employment with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
    The qualifying period of 6 months of service is not applicable to: (1) a person who has been granted credit for service in a position covered by the State Universities Retirement System, the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, the General Assembly Retirement System, or the Judges Retirement System of Illinois unless that service has been forfeited under the laws of those systems; (2) a person entering service on or after July 1, 1991 in a noncovered position; (3) a person to whom Section 14-108.2a or 14-108.2b applies; or (4) a person to whom subsection (a-5) of this Section applies.
    (a-5) A person entering service on or after December 1, 2010 shall become a member as a condition of employment and shall begin making contributions as of the first day of employment. A person serving in the qualifying period on December 1, 2010 will become a member on December 1, 2010 and shall begin making contributions as of December 1, 2010.
    (b) The term "employee" does not include the following:
        (1) members of the State Legislature, and persons
    
electing to become members of the General Assembly Retirement System pursuant to Section 2-105;
        (2) incumbents of offices normally filled by vote of
    
the people;
        (3) except as otherwise provided in this Section, any
    
person appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate unless that person elects to participate in this system;
        (3.1) any person serving as a commissioner of an
    
ethics commission created under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act unless that person elects to participate in this system with respect to that service as a commissioner;
        (3.2) any person serving as a part-time employee in
    
any of the following positions: Legislative Inspector General, Special Legislative Inspector General, employee of the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, Executive Director of the Legislative Ethics Commission, or staff of the Legislative Ethics Commission, regardless of whether he or she is in active service on or after July 8, 2004 (the effective date of Public Act 93-685), unless that person elects to participate in this System with respect to that service; in this item (3.2), a "part-time employee" is a person who is not required to work at least 35 hours per week;
        (3.3) any person who has made an election under
    
Section 1-123 and who is serving either as legal counsel in the Office of the Governor or as Chief Deputy Attorney General;
        (4) except as provided in Section 14-108.2 or
    
14-108.2c, any person who is covered or eligible to be covered by the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, the State Universities Retirement System, or the Judges Retirement System of Illinois;
        (5) an employee of a municipality or any other
    
political subdivision of the State;
        (6) any person who becomes an employee after June 30,
    
1979 as a public service employment program participant under the Federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act and whose wages or fringe benefits are paid in whole or in part by funds provided under such Act;
        (7) enrollees of the Illinois Young Adult
    
Conservation Corps program, administered by the Department of Natural Resources, authorized grantee pursuant to Title VIII of the "Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973", 29 USC 993, as now or hereafter amended;
        (8) enrollees and temporary staff of programs
    
administered by the Department of Natural Resources under the Youth Conservation Corps Act of 1970;
        (9) any person who is a member of any professional
    
licensing or disciplinary board created under an Act administered by the Department of Professional Regulation or a successor agency or created or re-created after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997, and who receives per diem compensation rather than a salary, notwithstanding that such per diem compensation is paid by warrant issued pursuant to a payroll voucher; such persons have never been included in the membership of this System, and this amendatory Act of 1987 (P.A. 84-1472) is not intended to effect any change in the status of such persons;
        (10) any person who is a member of the Illinois
    
Health Care Cost Containment Council, and receives per diem compensation rather than a salary, notwithstanding that such per diem compensation is paid by warrant issued pursuant to a payroll voucher; such persons have never been included in the membership of this System, and this amendatory Act of 1987 is not intended to effect any change in the status of such persons;
        (11) any person who is a member of the Oil and Gas
    
Board created by Section 1.2 of the Illinois Oil and Gas Act, and receives per diem compensation rather than a salary, notwithstanding that such per diem compensation is paid by warrant issued pursuant to a payroll voucher;
        (12) a person employed by the State Board of Higher
    
Education in a position with the Illinois Century Network as of June 30, 2004, who remains continuously employed after that date by the Department of Central Management Services in a position with the Illinois Century Network and participates in the Article 15 system with respect to that employment;
        (13) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Civil Service Commission on or after January 1, 2012;
        (14) any person, other than the Director of
    
Employment Security, who first becomes a member of the Board of Review of the Department of Employment Security on or after January 1, 2012;
        (15) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Civil Service Commission on or after January 1, 2012;
        (16) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Illinois Liquor Control Commission on or after January 1, 2012;
        (17) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Secretary of State Merit Commission on or after January 1, 2012;
        (18) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Human Rights Commission on or after January 1, 2012;
        (19) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
State Mining Board on or after January 1, 2012;
        (20) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Property Tax Appeal Board on or after January 1, 2012;
        (21) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Illinois Racing Board on or after January 1, 2012;
        (22) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Department of State Police Merit Board on or after January 1, 2012;
        (23) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority on or after January 1, 2012; or
        (24) any person who first becomes a member of the
    
Illinois State Board of Elections on or after January 1, 2012.
    (c) An individual who represents or is employed as an officer or employee of a statewide labor organization that represents members of this System may participate in the System and shall be deemed an employee, provided that (1) the individual has previously earned creditable service under this Article, (2) the individual files with the System an irrevocable election to become a participant within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, and (3) the individual does not receive credit for that employment under any other provisions of this Code. An employee under this subsection (c) is responsible for paying to the System both (i) employee contributions based on the actual compensation received for service with the labor organization and (ii) employer contributions based on the percentage of payroll certified by the board; all or any part of these contributions may be paid on the employee's behalf or picked up for tax purposes (if authorized under federal law) by the labor organization.
    A person who is an employee as defined in this subsection (c) may establish service credit for similar employment prior to becoming an employee under this subsection by paying to the System for that employment the contributions specified in this subsection, plus interest at the effective rate from the date of service to the date of payment. However, credit shall not be granted under this subsection (c) for any such prior employment for which the applicant received credit under any other provision of this Code or during which the applicant was on a leave of absence.
(Source: P.A. 96-1490, eff. 1-1-11; 97-609, eff. 1-1-12.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.06

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.06) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.06)
    Sec. 14-103.06. Member. "Member": Any employee included in the membership of the system; and any former employee who made contributions to the system and has not received a refund and who is not receiving a retirement annuity under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.07

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.07) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.07)
    Sec. 14-103.07. Annuitant. "Annuitant": A person receiving a retirement annuity under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.08

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.08) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.08)
    Sec. 14-103.08. Beneficiary. "Beneficiary": A person receiving an annuity or benefit under this Article other than a retirement annuity.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.09

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.09) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.09)
    Sec. 14-103.09. Service. "Service": Service as an employee of a Department, for which compensation is paid by the State.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.10

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.10) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.10)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-103.10. Compensation.
    (a) For periods of service prior to January 1, 1978, the full rate of salary or wages payable to an employee for personal services performed if he worked the full normal working period for his position, subject to the following maximum amounts: (1) prior to July 1, 1951, $400 per month or $4,800 per year; (2) between July 1, 1951 and June 30, 1957 inclusive, $625 per month or $7,500 per year; (3) beginning July 1, 1957, no limitation.
    In the case of service of an employee in a position involving part-time employment, compensation shall be determined according to the employees' earnings record.
    (b) For periods of service on and after January 1, 1978, all remuneration for personal services performed defined as "wages" under the Social Security Enabling Act, including that part of such remuneration which is in excess of any maximum limitation provided in such Act, and including any benefits received by an employee under a sick pay plan in effect before January 1, 1981, but excluding lump sum salary payments:
        (1) for vacation,
        (2) for accumulated unused sick leave,
        (3) upon discharge or dismissal,
        (4) for approved holidays.
    (c) For periods of service on or after December 16, 1978, compensation also includes any benefits, other than lump sum salary payments made at termination of employment, which an employee receives or is eligible to receive under a sick pay plan authorized by law.
    (d) For periods of service after September 30, 1985, compensation also includes any remuneration for personal services not included as "wages" under the Social Security Enabling Act, which is deducted for purposes of participation in a program established pursuant to Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code or its successor laws.
    (e) For members for which Section 1-160 applies for periods of service on and after January 1, 2011, all remuneration for personal services performed defined as "wages" under the Social Security Enabling Act, excluding remuneration that is in excess of the annual earnings, salary, or wages of a member or participant, as provided in subsection (b-5) of Section 1-160, but including any benefits received by an employee under a sick pay plan in effect before January 1, 1981. Compensation shall exclude lump sum salary payments:
        (1) for vacation;
        (2) for accumulated unused sick leave;
        (3) upon discharge or dismissal; and
        (4) for approved holidays.
    (f) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, for service on or after July 1, 2013, "compensation" does not include any stipend payable to an employee for service on a board or commission.
    (g) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, for an employee who first becomes a participant on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, "compensation" does not include any payments or reimbursements for travel vouchers submitted more than 30 days after the last day of travel for which the voucher is submitted.
    (h) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the annual compensation of a Tier 1 member for the purposes of this Code shall not exceed, for periods of service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, the greater of (i) the annual limitation determined from time to time under subsection (b-5) of Section 1-160 of this Code, (ii) the annualized compensation of the Tier 1 member as of that effective date, or (iii) the annualized compensation of the Tier 1 member immediately preceding the expiration, renewal, or amendment of an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement in effect on that effective date.
(Source: P.A. 98-449, eff. 8-16-13; 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-103.10. Compensation.
    (a) For periods of service prior to January 1, 1978, the full rate of salary or wages payable to an employee for personal services performed if he worked the full normal working period for his position, subject to the following maximum amounts: (1) prior to July 1, 1951, $400 per month or $4,800 per year; (2) between July 1, 1951 and June 30, 1957 inclusive, $625 per month or $7,500 per year; (3) beginning July 1, 1957, no limitation.
    In the case of service of an employee in a position involving part-time employment, compensation shall be determined according to the employees' earnings record.
    (b) For periods of service on and after January 1, 1978, all remuneration for personal services performed defined as "wages" under the Social Security Enabling Act, including that part of such remuneration which is in excess of any maximum limitation provided in such Act, and including any benefits received by an employee under a sick pay plan in effect before January 1, 1981, but excluding lump sum salary payments:
        (1) for vacation,
        (2) for accumulated unused sick leave,
        (3) upon discharge or dismissal,
        (4) for approved holidays.
    (c) For periods of service on or after December 16, 1978, compensation also includes any benefits, other than lump sum salary payments made at termination of employment, which an employee receives or is eligible to receive under a sick pay plan authorized by law.
    (d) For periods of service after September 30, 1985, compensation also includes any remuneration for personal services not included as "wages" under the Social Security Enabling Act, which is deducted for purposes of participation in a program established pursuant to Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code or its successor laws.
    (e) For members for which Section 1-160 applies for periods of service on and after January 1, 2011, all remuneration for personal services performed defined as "wages" under the Social Security Enabling Act, excluding remuneration that is in excess of the annual earnings, salary, or wages of a member or participant, as provided in subsection (b-5) of Section 1-160, but including any benefits received by an employee under a sick pay plan in effect before January 1, 1981. Compensation shall exclude lump sum salary payments:
        (1) for vacation;
        (2) for accumulated unused sick leave;
        (3) upon discharge or dismissal; and
        (4) for approved holidays.
    (f) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, for service on or after July 1, 2013, "compensation" does not include any stipend payable to an employee for service on a board or commission.
(Source: P.A. 98-449, eff. 8-16-13.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.11

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.11) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.11)
    Sec. 14-103.11. Rate of Compensation. The actual rate upon which the compensation of an individual is calculated at any time as certified on a payroll.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.12

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.12) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.12)
    Sec. 14-103.12. Final average compensation.
    (a) For retirement and survivor annuities, "final average compensation" means the monthly compensation obtained by dividing the total compensation of an employee during the period of: (1) the 48 consecutive months of service within the last 120 months of service in which the total compensation was the highest, or (2) the total period of service, if less than 48 months, by the number of months of service in such period; provided that for purposes of a retirement annuity the average compensation for the last 12 months of the 48-month period shall not exceed the final average compensation by more than 25%.
    (b) For death and disability benefits, in the case of a full-time employee, "final average compensation" means the greater of (1) the rate of compensation of the employee at the date of death or disability multiplied by 1 in the case of a salaried employee, by 174 in the case of an hourly employee, and by 22 in the case of a per diem employee, or (2) for benefits commencing on or after January 1, 1991, final average compensation as determined under subsection (a).
    For purposes of this paragraph, full or part-time status shall be certified by the employing agency. Final rate of compensation for a part-time employee shall be the total compensation earned during the last full calendar month prior to the date of death or disability.
    (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), for the purpose of calculating retirement and survivor annuities of persons with at least 20 years of eligible creditable service as defined in Section 14-110, "final average compensation" means the monthly rate of compensation received by the person on the last day of eligible creditable service (but not to exceed 115% of the average monthly compensation received by the person for the last 24 months of service, unless the person was in service as a State policeman before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997), or the average monthly compensation received by the person for the last 48 months of service prior to retirement, whichever is greater.
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), for a person who was receiving, on the date of retirement or death, a disability benefit calculated under subdivision (b)(2) of this Section, the final average compensation used to calculate the disability benefit may be used for purposes of calculating the retirement and survivor annuities.
    (e) In computing the final average compensation, periods of military leave shall not be considered.
    (f) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of 1997 (redefining final average compensation for members under the alternative formula) apply to members who retire on or after January 1, 1998, without regard to whether employment terminated before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997.
    (g) For a member on leave of absence without pay who purchases service credit for such period of leave pursuant to subsection (l) of Section 14-104, earnings are assumed to be equal to the rate of compensation in effect immediately prior to the leave. If no contributions are required to establish service credit for the period of leave, the member may elect to establish earnings credit for the leave period within 48 months after returning to work by making the employee and employer contributions required by subsection (l) of Section 14-104, based on the rate of compensation in effect immediately prior to the leave, plus interest at the actuarially assumed rate. In determining the contributions required for establishing service credit under this subsection (g), the interest shall be calculated from the beginning of the leave of absence to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 96-525, eff. 8-14-09.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.13

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.13) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.13)
    Sec. 14-103.13. Membership service. "Membership service": Service rendered while a member of the System for which credit is allowable under this Article, and for persons entering service on or after January 1, 1984, or after July 1, 1982 in the case of an emergency or temporary employee as defined in Sections 8b.8 and 8b.9 of the Personnel Code, service rendered as an employee before becoming a member, if credit for such service is received pursuant to Section 14-104.5.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.14

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.14) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.14)
    Sec. 14-103.14. Prior service. "Prior service": Service rendered prior to January 1, 1944 for which credit is allowable under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.15

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.15) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.15)
    Sec. 14-103.15. Creditable service. "Creditable service": Membership service and the total service certified in prior or military service certificates, if any.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.16

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.16) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.16)
    Sec. 14-103.16. Military service. "Military service": Service in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard or any women's auxiliary thereof for which credit is allowed under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.17

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.17) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.17)
    Sec. 14-103.17. Accumulated contributions. "Accumulated contributions": The sum contributed by a member including credits granted during disability.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.18

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.18) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.18)
    Sec. 14-103.18. Annuity. "Annuity": Annual payments for life, or as otherwise provided in this Article, payable in 12 equal monthly installments during the annuity payment period. The first payment shall be made for the first whole calendar month of eligibility after application and the last payment shall be made for the whole calendar month in which eligibility terminates. If an annuity to an annuitant or beneficiary, other than a survivor annuity, is less than $10 per month, the minimum payment shall be $10 per month.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.19

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.19) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.19)
    Sec. 14-103.19. Actuarial tables. "Actuarial tables": Tables of mathematical functions derived from mortality, disability and turn-over rates, combined with interest discount factors as adopted by the board on recommendation of the actuary.
    The adopted actuarial tables shall be used to determine the amount of all benefits under this Article, including any optional forms of benefits. Optional forms of benefits must be the actuarial equivalent of the normal benefit payable under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 98-1117, eff. 8-26-14.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.20

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.20) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.20)
    Sec. 14-103.20. Reversionary annuity. "Reversionary annuity": A deferred annuity computed according to the actuarial tables payable to a beneficiary who survives the specified annuitant.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.21

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.21) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.21)
    Sec. 14-103.21. Actuarial reserves. "Actuarial reserves": An accumulation of funds in advance of benefit payments which will be sufficient with respect to each member and his beneficiaries, if any, to pay the prescribed benefits, computed according to the actuarial tables, without further contributions by or on behalf of the member.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.22

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.22) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.22)
    Sec. 14-103.22. Retirement. "Retirement": The acceptance of a retirement annuity.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.23

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.23) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.23)
    Sec. 14-103.23. Regular interest. "Regular interest": Interest at such rate determined from the actual experience of the system as may be prescribed by the board, compounded annually. Credit for regular interest each fiscal year on a member's individual contribution account shall be computed on the accumulated balance in the account at the beginning of each fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.24

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.24) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.24)
    Sec. 14-103.24. State. "State": The State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.25

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.25) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.25)
    Sec. 14-103.25. Actuarial equivalent. "Actuarial equivalent": An annuity or benefit of equal value to the contributions plus regular interest, annuity or other benefit, when computed upon the basis of the actuarial tables in use by the system.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.26

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.26) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.26)
    Sec. 14-103.26. Withdrawal. "Withdrawal": Severance of employment of a member as an employee of the State or of all Departments, by resignation, discharge, dismissal or layoff.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.27

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.27) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.27)
    Sec. 14-103.27. Fiscal year. "Fiscal year": The period beginning on July 1 in any year and ending on June 30 of the next succeeding year.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.28

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.28) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.28)
    Sec. 14-103.28. Masculine includes feminine. "Masculine includes feminine": The masculine pronoun includes the feminine pronoun.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.29

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.29) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.29)
    Sec. 14-103.29. The 1943 Act. "The 1943 Act": "An Act to provide for the creation, maintenance and administration of a retirement and benefit system for certain officers and employees of the State of Illinois, their dependents and beneficiaries", approved July 23, 1943, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.30

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.30) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.30)
    Sec. 14-103.30. State Universities Retirement System. "State Universities Retirement System": The system defined in Article 15 of this Code, being a continuation of the University Retirement System of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.31

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.31) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.31)
    Sec. 14-103.31. Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois. "Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois": The system defined in Article 16 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.32

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.32) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.32)
    Sec. 14-103.32. Social Security Act. "Social Security Act": The Act of Congress approved August 14, 1935, Chapter 531, 49 Stat. 620, officially cited as the "Social Security Act", as heretofore or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.33

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.33) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.33)
    Sec. 14-103.33. Federal Insurance Contribution Act. "Federal Insurance Contributions Act" or "FICA" means Subchapters A, B and C of Chapter 21 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as such Code may from time to time be amended.
(Source: P.A. 87-11.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.34

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.34) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.34)
    Sec. 14-103.34. Social Security Enabling Act. "Social Security Enabling Act": Article 21 of the "Illinois Pension Code", approved March 18, 1963, and all amendments thereto.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.35

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.35) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.35)
    Sec. 14-103.35. State Agency. "State Agency": The Social Security Unit of the State Employees' Retirement System of Illinois as defined in the Social Security Enabling Act, or any agency succeeding to the duties thereof.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.36

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.36) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.36)
    Sec. 14-103.36. Covered employee. "Covered employee": Any employee covered by coordination with the Federal Social Security Act as herein provided.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.37

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.37) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.37)
    Sec. 14-103.37. Coordination. "Coordination": A plan providing for a coordination of the benefits payable by the system and the contributions to be made by the member with the old age, survivors and disability provisions of the Federal Social Security Act and the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.38

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.38) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.38)
    Sec. 14-103.38. Noncovered employee. "Noncovered employee": A member, either in service or on an authorized leave of absence on October 31, 1968 who elected not to accept coordination with the Federal Social Security Act as provided in this Act, or on or after January 1, 1969 in a position not eligible for Social Security coverage.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.39

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.39) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-103.39)
    Sec. 14-103.39. "Personal services": Beginning January 1, 1978, employment by the State of Illinois for which compensation is certified by a department to the State Comptroller and paid on a regular payroll.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/14-103.40

    (40 ILCS 5/14-103.40)
    (This Section was added by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-103.40. Tier 1 member. "Tier 1 member": A member of this System who first became a member or participant before January 1, 2011 under any reciprocal retirement system or pension fund established under this Code other than a retirement system or pension fund established under Article 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 18 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104)
    Sec. 14-104. Service for which contributions permitted. Contributions provided for in this Section shall cover the period of service granted. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the contributions shall be based upon the employee's compensation and contribution rate in effect on the date he last became a member of the System; provided that for all employment prior to January 1, 1969 the contribution rate shall be that in effect for a noncovered employee on the date he last became a member of the System. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, contributions permitted under this Section shall include regular interest from the date an employee last became a member of the System to the date of payment.
    These contributions must be paid in full before retirement either in a lump sum or in installment payments in accordance with such rules as may be adopted by the board.
    (a) Any member may make contributions as required in this Section for any period of service, subsequent to the date of establishment, but prior to the date of membership.
    (b) Any employee who had been previously excluded from membership because of age at entry and subsequently became eligible may elect to make contributions as required in this Section for the period of service during which he was ineligible.
    (c) An employee of the Department of Insurance who, after January 1, 1944 but prior to becoming eligible for membership, received salary from funds of insurance companies in the process of rehabilitation, liquidation, conservation or dissolution, may elect to make contributions as required in this Section for such service.
    (d) Any employee who rendered service in a State office to which he was elected, or rendered service in the elective office of Clerk of the Appellate Court prior to the date he became a member, may make contributions for such service as required in this Section. Any member who served by appointment of the Governor under the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois and did not participate in this System may make contributions as required in this Section for such service.
    (e) Any person employed by the United States government or any instrumentality or agency thereof from January 1, 1942 through November 15, 1946 as the result of a transfer from State service by executive order of the President of the United States shall be entitled to prior service credit covering the period from January 1, 1942 through December 31, 1943 as provided for in this Article and to membership service credit for the period from January 1, 1944 through November 15, 1946 by making the contributions required in this Section. A person so employed on January 1, 1944 but whose employment began after January 1, 1942 may qualify for prior service and membership service credit under the same conditions.
    (f) An employee of the Department of Labor of the State of Illinois who performed services for and under the supervision of that Department prior to January 1, 1944 but who was compensated for those services directly by federal funds and not by a warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts paid by the State Treasurer may establish credit for such employment by making the contributions required in this Section. An employee of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois, who performed services for and under the supervision of that Department prior to June 1, 1963, but was compensated for those services directly by federal funds and not paid by a warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts paid by the State Treasurer, and who did not contribute to any other public employee retirement system for such service, may establish credit for such employment by making the contributions required in this Section.
    (g) Any employee who executed a waiver of membership within 60 days prior to January 1, 1944 may, at any time while in the service of a department, file with the board a rescission of such waiver. Upon making the contributions required by this Section, the member shall be granted the creditable service that would have been received if the waiver had not been executed.
    (h) Until May 1, 1990, an employee who was employed on a full-time basis by a regional planning commission for at least 5 continuous years may establish creditable service for such employment by making the contributions required under this Section, provided that any credits earned by the employee in the commission's retirement plan have been terminated.
    (i) Any person who rendered full time contractual services to the General Assembly as a member of a legislative staff may establish service credit for up to 8 years of such services by making the contributions required under this Section, provided that application therefor is made not later than July 1, 1991.
    (j) By paying the contributions otherwise required under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus interest, but with all of the interest calculated from the date the employee last became a member of the System or November 19, 1991, whichever is later, to the date of payment, an employee may establish service credit for a period of up to 4 years spent in active military service for which he does not qualify for credit under Section 14-105, provided that (1) he was not dishonorably discharged from such military service, and (2) the amount of service credit established by a member under this subsection (j), when added to the amount of military service credit granted to the member under subsection (b) of Section 14-105, shall not exceed 5 years. The change in the manner of calculating interest under this subsection (j) made by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly applies to credit purchased by an employee on or after its effective date and does not entitle any person to a refund of contributions or interest already paid. In compliance with Section 14-152.1 of this Act concerning new benefit increases, any new benefit increase as a result of the changes to this subsection (j) made by Public Act 95-483 is funded through the employee contributions provided for in this subsection (j). Any new benefit increase as a result of the changes made to this subsection (j) by Public Act 95-483 is exempt from the provisions of subsection (d) of Section 14-152.1.
    (k) An employee who was employed on a full-time basis by the Illinois State's Attorneys Association Statewide Appellate Assistance Service LEAA-ILEC grant project prior to the time that project became the State's Attorneys Appellate Service Commission, now the Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor, an agency of State government, may establish creditable service for not more than 60 months service for such employment by making contributions required under this Section.
    (l) By paying the contributions otherwise required under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus interest, a member may establish service credit for periods of less than one year spent on authorized leave of absence from service, provided that (1) the period of leave began on or after January 1, 1982 and (2) any credit established by the member for the period of leave in any other public employee retirement system has been terminated. A member may establish service credit under this subsection for more than one period of authorized leave, and in that case the total period of service credit established by the member under this subsection may exceed one year. In determining the contributions required for establishing service credit under this subsection, the interest shall be calculated from the beginning of the leave of absence to the date of payment.
    (l-5) By paying the contributions otherwise required under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus interest, a member may establish service credit for periods of up to 2 years spent on authorized leave of absence from service, provided that during that leave the member represented or was employed as an officer or employee of a statewide labor organization that represents members of this System. In determining the contributions required for establishing service credit under this subsection, the interest shall be calculated from the beginning of the leave of absence to the date of payment.
    (m) Any person who rendered contractual services to a member of the General Assembly as a worker in the member's district office may establish creditable service for up to 3 years of those contractual services by making the contributions required under this Section. The System shall determine a full-time salary equivalent for the purpose of calculating the required contribution. To establish credit under this subsection, the applicant must apply to the System by March 1, 1998.
    (n) Any person who rendered contractual services to a member of the General Assembly as a worker providing constituent services to persons in the member's district may establish creditable service for up to 8 years of those contractual services by making the contributions required under this Section. The System shall determine a full-time salary equivalent for the purpose of calculating the required contribution. To establish credit under this subsection, the applicant must apply to the System by March 1, 1998.
    (o) A member who participated in the Illinois Legislative Staff Internship Program may establish creditable service for up to one year of that participation by making the contribution required under this Section. The System shall determine a full-time salary equivalent for the purpose of calculating the required contribution. Credit may not be established under this subsection for any period for which service credit is established under any other provision of this Code.
    (p) By paying the contributions otherwise required under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus interest, a member may establish service credit for a period of up to 8 years during which he or she was employed by the Visually Handicapped Managers of Illinois in a vending program operated under a contractual agreement with the Department of Rehabilitation Services or its successor agency.
    This subsection (p) applies without regard to whether the person was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly. In the case of a person who is receiving a retirement annuity on that effective date, the increase, if any, shall begin to accrue on the first annuity payment date following receipt by the System of the contributions required under this subsection (p).
    (q) By paying the required contributions under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus interest, an employee who was laid off but returned to any State employment may establish creditable service for the period of the layoff, provided that (1) the applicant applies for the creditable service under this subsection (q) within 6 months after July 27, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1320), (2) the applicant does not receive credit for that period under any other provision of this Code, (3) at the time of the layoff, the applicant is not in an initial probationary status consistent with the rules of the Department of Central Management Services, and (4) the total amount of creditable service established by the applicant under this subsection (q) does not exceed 3 years. For service established under this subsection (q), the required employee contribution shall be based on the rate of compensation earned by the employee on the date of returning to employment after the layoff and the contribution rate then in effect, and the required interest shall be calculated at the actuarially assumed rate from the date of returning to employment after the layoff to the date of payment. Funding for any new benefit increase, as defined in Section 14-152.1 of this Act, that is created under this subsection (q) will be provided by the employee contributions required under this subsection (q).
    (r) A member who participated in the University of Illinois Government Public Service Internship Program (GPSI) may establish creditable service for up to 2 years of that participation by making the contribution required under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus interest. The System shall determine a full-time salary equivalent for the purpose of calculating the required contribution. Credit may not be established under this subsection for any period for which service credit is established under any other provision of this Code.
    (s) A member who worked as a nurse under a contractual agreement for the Department of Public Aid, or its successor agency, the Department of Human Services, in the Client Assessment Unit and was subsequently determined to be a State employee by the United States Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Labor Relations Board may establish creditable service for those contractual services by making the contributions required under this Section. To establish credit under this subsection, the applicant must apply to the System by July 1, 2008.
    The Department of Human Services shall pay an employer contribution based upon an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit, plus interest.
    In compliance with Section 14-152.1 added by Public Act 94-4, the cost of the benefits provided by Public Act 95-583 are offset by the required employee and employer contributions.
    (t) Any person who rendered contractual services on a full-time basis to the Illinois Institute of Natural Resources and the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources may establish creditable service for up to 4 years of those contractual services by making the contributions required under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus interest at the actuarially assumed rate from the first day of the service for which credit is being established to the date of payment. To establish credit under this subsection (t), the applicant must apply to the System within 6 months after July 27, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1320).
    (u) By paying the required contributions under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit, plus interest, a member may establish creditable service and earnings credit for periods of furlough beginning on or after July 1, 2008. To receive this credit, the participant must (i) apply in writing to the System before December 31, 2011 and (ii) not receive compensation for the furlough period. For service established under this subsection, the required employee contribution shall be based on the rate of compensation earned by the employee immediately following the date of the first furlough day in the time period specified in this subsection (u), and the required interest shall be calculated at the actuarially assumed rate from the date of the furlough to the date of payment.
    (v) Any member who rendered full-time contractual services to an Illinois Veterans Home operated by the Department of Veterans' Affairs may establish service credit for up to 8 years of such services by making the contributions required under this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit, plus interest at the actuarially assumed rate. To establish credit under this subsection, the applicant must apply to the System no later than 6 months after July 27, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1320).
(Source: P.A. 96-97, eff. 7-27-09; 96-718, eff. 8-25-09; 96-775, eff. 8-28-09; 96-961, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1320, eff. 7-27-10; 96-1535, eff. 3-4-11; 97-333, 8-12-11.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.1)
    Sec. 14-104.1. Any member who was an elected police magistrate or justice of the peace serving as a magistrate of the Circuit Court for the duration of his elected term, who has not elected coverage in a retirement system financed in whole or in part by public funds for such elective service, may receive credit for such service, beginning as of January 1, 1963 and for the remainder of his elective term of office by making contributions for the period of such service based upon the member's compensation and the contribution rate in effect at the time the service was rendered with regular interest thereon from January 1, 1963 until the date of payment. These contributions must be paid in full before retirement either in a lump sum or in installment payments in accordance with such rules as may be adopted by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-430.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.2

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.2)
    Sec. 14-104.2. Any member who participated in a voluntary furlough plan or who was subject to a 4 day work week pursuant to negotiated agreements in fiscal years 1983 and 1984 may receive service and earnings credit for such periods by making contributions on or before December 31, 1984, based on the rate of compensation in effect immediately prior to the furlough or the fifth work day of any calendar week and the contribution rate then in effect. Contributions made under this Section must be made prior to retirement except that any member who retired on or before August 22, 1983 may receive service and earnings credit for such periods by making the contribution as required in this Section. Any annuitant who establishes service and earnings credit as herein provided shall have his retirement annuity adjusted retroactively to the date of retirement.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.3

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.3)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-104.3. Notwithstanding provisions contained in Section 14-103.10, any person who first becomes a member before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly and who at the time of retirement and after December 6, 1983 receives compensation in a lump sum for accumulated vacation, sickness, or personal business may receive service credit for such periods by making contributions within 90 days of withdrawal, based on the rate of compensation in effect immediately prior to retirement and the contribution rate then in effect. Any person who first becomes a member on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly and who receives compensation in a lump sum for accumulated vacation, sickness, or personal business may not receive service credit for such periods. Exercising the option provided in this Section shall not change a member's date of withdrawal or final average compensation for purposes of computing the amount or effective date of a retirement annuity. Any annuitant who establishes service credit as herein provided shall have his retirement annuity adjusted retroactively to the date of retirement.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-104.3. Notwithstanding provisions contained in Section 14-103.10, any member who at the time of retirement and after December 6, 1983 receives compensation in a lump sum for accumulated vacation, sickness, or personal business may receive service credit for such periods by making contributions within 90 days of withdrawal, based on the rate of compensation in effect immediately prior to retirement and the contribution rate then in effect. Exercising the option provided in this Section shall not change a member's date of withdrawal or final average compensation for purposes of computing the amount or effective date of a retirement annuity. Any annuitant who establishes service credit as herein provided shall have his retirement annuity adjusted retroactively to the date of retirement.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.4

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.4) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.4)
    Sec. 14-104.4. For purposes of this Article, the term "award for back pay under a statute" means an award, determination or agreement granted or approved by a court or administrative agency which arises under a State or federal law protecting an employee's right to employment or wages, and which provides for payment by the employer for a period of deemed employment for which the employee has not already established service credit.
    Membership service credit will be retroactively granted pursuant to an "award for back pay under a statute" for the time period during which the service was deemed to have been performed. Employee contributions will be deducted at the applicable rates in effect for the time periods involved. The employer's share of retirement contributions will be paid at the current Board rate in effect at the time of payment.
(Source: P.A. 85-1008.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.5

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.5) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.5)
    Sec. 14-104.5. A member who enters service on or after January 1, 1984, or after July 1, 1982 as an emergency or temporary employee, as defined in Sections 8b.8 and 8b.9 of the Personnel Code, may receive membership service credit for periods of employment during which he or she was an employee but not a member by making contributions for such periods based on his or her compensation and the contribution rate in effect when he or she last became a member of the System, plus regular interest thereon to the date of payment unless payment is made within the first 6 months after becoming a member or prior to July 1, 1984.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.6

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.6) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.6)
    Sec. 14-104.6. Service transferred from Article 16. Service also includes the following:
    (a) Any period as a teacher employed by the Department of Corrections for which credit was established under Article 16 of this Code, subject to the following conditions: (1) the credits accrued for such employment under Article 16 have been transferred to this System; and (2) the participant has contributed to this System an amount equal to (A) employee contributions at the rate in effect for noncoordinated eligible creditable service at the date of membership in this System, based upon the salary in effect during such period of service, plus (B) the employer's share of the normal cost under this System for each year that credit is being established, based on the salary in effect during such period of service, plus (C) regular interest, compounded annually, from July 1, 1987 to the date of payment, less (D) the amount transferred on behalf of the participant under Section 16-131.6.
    (b) Any period as a security employee of the Department of Human Services, as defined in Section 14-110, for which credit was established under Article 16 of this Code, subject to the following conditions: (1) the credits accrued for that employment under Article 16 have been transferred to this System; and (2) the participant has contributed to this System an amount equal to (A) employee contributions at the rate in effect for noncoordinated eligible creditable service at the date of membership in this System, based upon the salary in effect during the period of service, plus (B) the employer's share of the normal cost under this System for each year that credit is being established, based on the salary in effect during the period of service, plus (C) regular interest, compounded annually, from July 1, 2001 to the date of payment, less (D) the amount transferred on behalf of the participant under Section 16-131.6.
    (c) Credit established under this Section shall be deemed noncoordinated eligible creditable service as defined in Section 14-110.
(Source: P.A. 92-14, eff. 6-28-01.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.7

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.7) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.7)
    Sec. 14-104.7. Payments and Rollovers.
    (a) The Board may adopt rules prescribing the manner of repaying refunds and purchasing any optional credits permitted under this Article. The rules may prescribe the manner of calculating interest when such payments or repayments are made in installments.
    (b) Rollover contributions from other retirement plans qualified under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code may be used to purchase any optional credit or repay any refund permitted under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.8

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.8) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.8)
    Sec. 14-104.8. Grant of noncoordinated service credit. The entire period of service between June 30, 1969 and December 15, 1984 during which an employee was erroneously classified as eligible for federal Social Security coverage and for which the employee paid FICA contributions that were not refundable at the time the error was discovered shall be deemed to be service as a noncovered employee, notwithstanding that the employee has paid FICA contributions and retains federal Social Security coverage for that period, if the employee applies to the Board within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.9

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.9) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104.9)
    Sec. 14-104.9. Credit for leave of absence. A member may establish creditable service under this Article for up to one year during which he or she was on a leave of absence from employment for which credit is not otherwise available under this Code, subject to the following conditions: (1) the leave of absence terminated before January 1, 1971, and (2) on or before March 1, 1993, the member files a written application with the System and contributes to the System an amount determined by the Board, equal to (i) employee contributions at the appropriate rate in effect for members of this System during the period for which credit is being established, and based upon the compensation received by the applicant at the time the leave began, plus (ii) the employer's share of the normal cost of the creditable service being established, plus (iii) regular interest, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.10

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.10)
    Sec. 14-104.10. Federal or out-of-state employment. A contributing employee may establish additional service credit for periods of full-time employment by the federal government or a unit of state or local government located outside Illinois for which he or she does not qualify for credit under any other provision of this Article, provided that (i) the amount of service credit established by a person under this Section shall not exceed 8 years or 40% of his or her membership service under this Article, whichever is less, (ii) the amount of service credit established by a person under this Section for federal employment, when added to the amount of all military service credit granted to the person under this Article, shall not exceed 8 years, and (iii) any credit received for the federal or out-of-state employment in any federal or other public employee pension fund or retirement system has been terminated or relinquished. Credit may not be established under this Section for any period of military service or for any period for which credit has been or may be established under Section 14-110 or any other provision of this Article.
    In order to establish service credit under this Section, the applicant must submit a written application to the System by June 30, 1999, including documentation of the federal or out-of-state employment satisfactory to the Board, and pay to the System (1) employee contributions at the rates provided in this Article based upon the person's salary on the last day as a participating employee prior to the federal or out-of-state employment, or on the first day as a participating employee after that employment, 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 that employment, plus (3) regular interest on items (1) and (2) from the date of conclusion of the employment to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 90-32, eff. 6-27-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 90-766, eff. 8-14-98.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.11

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.11)
    Sec. 14-104.11. Illinois Finance Authority. An employee may establish creditable service for periods prior to the date upon which the Illinois Finance Authority first becomes a department (as defined in Section 14-103.04) during which he or she was employed by the Illinois Finance Authority or the Illinois Industrial Development Authority, by applying in writing and paying to the System an amount equal to (i) employee contributions for the period for which credit is being established, based upon the employee's compensation and the applicable contribution rate in effect on the date he or she last became a member of the System, plus (ii) the employer's normal cost of the credit established, plus (iii) interest on the amounts in items (i) and (ii) at the rate of 2.5% per year, compounded annually, from the date the applicant last became a member of the System to the date of payment. This payment must be paid in full before retirement, either in a lump sum or in installment payments in accordance with the rules of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.12

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.12)
    Sec. 14-104.12. Early termination incentives under the State Finance Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article and notwithstanding that they may be payable from a personal services line item, early termination incentives paid under Section 14a.5 of the State Finance Act:
        (1) shall not be included in, and do not affect the
    
calculation of, compensation or final average compensation under this Article;
        (2) do not entitle the recipient to establish any
    
additional service credit under this Article;
        (3) do not require and shall not result in the
    
payment of any employee or employer contributions under this Article; and
        (4) have no effect under this Article except to
    
disqualify the recipient from receiving the alternative retirement cancellation payment under Section 14-108.5.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)

40 ILCS 5/14-104.13

    (40 ILCS 5/14-104.13)
    Sec. 14-104.13. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; employee election.
    (a) Within one year after the effective date of this Section, a person employed by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (formerly the Regional Planning Board) on the effective date of this Section who was a member of this System as an employee of the Chicago Area Transportation Study may elect to participate in this System for his or her employment with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
    (b) An employee who elects to participate in the System pursuant to subsection (a) may elect to transfer any creditable service earned by the employee under the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund for his or her employment with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (formerly the Regional Planning Board) upon payment to this System of the amount by which (1) the employer and employee contributions that would have been required if the employee had participated in this System during the period for which the credit under Section 7-139.12 is being transferred, plus interest thereon from the date of such participation to the date of payment, exceeds (2) the amounts actually transferred under Section 7-139.12 to this System.
(Source: P.A. 95-677, eff. 10-11-07.)

40 ILCS 5/14-105

    (40 ILCS 5/14-105) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-105)
    Sec. 14-105. Service credit for which contributions are not required.
    (a) Each employee in service on December 31, 1943, or then on leave of absence not in conflict with Civil Service rules, if such leave had not extended for more than one year continuously, or who is otherwise entitled to prior service credit, who becomes a member shall file with the board on a form supplied by it, a detailed statement of all service rendered prior to January 1, 1944, for which credit is claimed.
    Upon verification thereof, the board shall issue a prior service certificate certifying length of prior service. A prior service certificate shall be conclusive so long as membership continues, provided, that a member may, within one year from the date of original issuance of the certificate or modification thereof, request the board to modify or correct the certificate.
    When membership ceases, a prior service certificate shall become void, and shall be revived only under the conditions specified in this Article.
    In the computation of prior service, the following schedule shall govern: 9 months of service or more during any fiscal year constitutes a year of service; 6 to 9 months, 3/4 of a year; 3 to 6 months, 1/2 year; less than 3 months shall not be considered. Credit shall not be allowed for any period of absence without compensation or for less than 15 days service in any month, nor shall more than one year of service be creditable for all service rendered in any one fiscal year.
    (b) Any member shall receive credit for military service provided all of the following conditions are met:
        (1) the member was a State employee within 6 months
    
immediately prior to entry into military service;
        (2) the member returns as a State employee within 15
    
months after his unconditional discharge other than by dishonorable discharge; and
        (3) the member establishes creditable service for
    
State employment immediately prior to and following the military service.
    The total amount of creditable military service for any member during his entire term of service shall not exceed 5 years in the aggregate, except that any member who on July 1, 1963, had accrued more than 5 years of such credit shall be entitled to the total amount of such accrued credit.
    (c) Any active member of the System who (1) was earning eligible creditable service under subdivision (b)(12) of Section 14-110 on January 1, 1992, and (2) has at least 17 years of creditable service under Article 5, and (3) is eligible to transfer that creditable service to this System under subsection (c) of Section 5-236 of this Code, and (4) applies in writing for transfer of that creditable service to this System within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993, shall receive eligible creditable service in this System for that creditable service upon receipt by this System of the amounts transferred under Section 5-236. No additional contributions shall be required for the transferred service.
    (d) Any active member of the system who (1) was earning eligible creditable service under subdivision (b)(5) of Section 14-110 on January 1, 1992, and (2) has no more than 7 years of creditable service as a municipal conservator of the peace under Article 7, and (3) is eligible to transfer that creditable service to this System under subsection (a) of Section 7-139.7 of this Code, and (4) makes written notification to this System by January 31, 1994, shall receive eligible creditable service in this System for that service upon receipt by this System of the amounts transferred under Section 7-139.7. No additional contributions shall be required for the transferred service.
    (e) Any member may establish creditable service and earnings credit for a period of voluntary or involuntary furlough, not exceeding 5 days, beginning on or after December 1, 2001 and ending before January 1, 2003, that is utilized as a means of addressing a State fiscal emergency. To receive this credit, the member must apply in writing to the System or the member's employer before July 1, 2005. No additional contribution is required for this credit.
(Source: P.A. 92-566, eff. 6-25-02.)

40 ILCS 5/14-105.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-105.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-105.1)
    Sec. 14-105.1. (a) Any active (and until February 1, 1993, any former) member of the General Assembly Retirement System may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this System to the General Assembly System or a Fund established under Article 5 or 12 of this Code. Such credits and creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this System to the General Assembly Retirement System or the Fund established under Article 5 or 12 shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
        (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the
    
applicant, including regular interest, on the books of the System on the date of transfer; and
        (2) employer contributions in an amount equal to the
    
amount of member contributions as determined under subparagraph (1).
    Participation in this System as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) An active (and until February 1, 1993, a former) member of the General Assembly who has service credits and creditable service under the System 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 System of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate, plus regular interest to the date of payment.
    (c) An active (and until February 1, 1993, a former) member of the General Assembly Retirement System may reinstate service and service credits terminated upon receipt of a separation benefit, by payment to the System of the amount of the separation benefit plus regular interest thereon to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 86-27; 86-273; 86-1028; 86-1488; 87-794.)

40 ILCS 5/14-105.2

    (40 ILCS 5/14-105.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-105.2)
    Sec. 14-105.2. Validation of service credits. An active member of the General Assembly Retirement System or the Judges Retirement System having no service credits or creditable service in the System, may establish service credit and creditable service for periods during which he was an employee and did not participate in the System. Service credits and creditable service may be established by payment to the System of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had participated, plus regular interest to the date of payment, together with a like amount representing the employer contributions. The total period of such creditable service that may be validated shall not exceed 8 years.
(Source: P.A. 85-1008.)

40 ILCS 5/14-105.3

    (40 ILCS 5/14-105.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-105.3)
    Sec. 14-105.3. Any active member of the Judges Retirement System and, between January 1 and January 15, 1983, any deputy sheriff who is an active member of a Fund created under Article 9 of this Act may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this System to the Judges Retirement System or such Article 9 Fund, respectively. Such credits and creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this System to the Judges Retirement System or such Article 9 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 System on the date of transfer; and
    (2) employer contributions in an amount equal to the amount of member contributions as determined under subparagraph (1). Participation in this System as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
(Source: P.A. 82-768.)

40 ILCS 5/14-105.4

    (40 ILCS 5/14-105.4) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-105.4)
    Sec. 14-105.4. (a) Persons otherwise required or eligible to participate in this System who elect to continue participation in the General Assembly System under Section 2-117.1 may not participate in this System for the duration of such continued participation under Section 2-117.1.
    (b) Upon terminating such continued participation, a person may transfer credits and creditable service accumulated under Section 2-117.1 to this System, upon payment to this System of (1) the amount by which the employer and employee contributions that would have been required if he had participated in this System during the period for which credit under Section 2-117.1 is being transferred, plus regular interest, exceeds the amounts actually transferred under that Section to this System, plus (2) regular interest thereon from the date of such participation to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 83-430.)

40 ILCS 5/14-105.5

    (40 ILCS 5/14-105.5) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-105.5)
    Sec. 14-105.5. Transfer of creditable service to Article 8, 9 or 13 Fund.
    (a) Any city officer as defined in Section 8-243.2 of this Code, any county officer elected by vote of the people who is a participant in the pension fund established under Article 9 of this Code, any chief of the County Police Department or undersheriff of the County Sheriff's Department who has elected under subparagraph (j) of Section 9-128.1 to be included within the provisions of Section 9-128.1 of Article 9 of this Code, and any elected sanitary district commissioner who is a participant in a pension fund established under Article 13 of this Code, may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this System to such Article 8, 9 or 13 fund. Such creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this System to the Article 8, 9 or 13 fund shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
        (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the
    
applicant, including regular interest, on the books of the System on the date of transfer; and
        (2) employer contributions in an amount equal to the
    
amount of member contributions as determined under item (1) above.
Participation in this System as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) Any such elected city officer, county officer, chief of the County Police Department, undersheriff of the County Sheriff's Department, or sanitary district commissioner who has credits and creditable service under the System may establish additional credits and creditable service for periods during which he could have elected to participate but did not so elect. Credits and creditable service may be established by payment to the System of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate, plus regular interest to the date of payment.
    (c) Any such elected city officer, county officer, chief of the County Police Department, undersheriff of the County Sheriff's Department, or sanitary district commissioner may reinstate credits and creditable service terminated upon receipt of a refund, by payment to the System of the amount of the refund plus regular interest thereon to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 89-643, eff. 8-9-96.)

40 ILCS 5/14-105.6

    (40 ILCS 5/14-105.6) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-105.6)
    Sec. 14-105.6. (a) Until July 1, 1990, any active or inactive member of the pension fund established under Article 7 of this Code who has been a county sheriff may apply for transfer of his creditable service accumulated under this System to such Article 7 fund. Such creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this System to the Article 7 fund shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
    (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the applicant for such service, including regular interest, on the books of the System on the date of transfer; and
    (2) employer contributions in an amount equal to the amount of member contributions as determined under item (1) above.
    Participation in this System as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) Any person transferring credit under this Section may reinstate credits and creditable service terminated upon receipt of a refund, by payment to the System, prior to July 1, 1990, of the amount of the refund plus regular interest thereon to the date of payment. This is not a limitation on the repayment provisions of Article 20.
(Source: P.A. 86-273.)

40 ILCS 5/14-105.7

    (40 ILCS 5/14-105.7)
    Sec. 14-105.7. Transfer to Article 9 fund.
    (a) Until July 1, 2003, any active or inactive member of the System who has established creditable service under paragraph (i) of Section 14-104 (relating to contractual service to the General Assembly) and is an active or former contributor to the pension fund established under Article 9 of this Code may apply to the Board for transfer of all of his or her creditable service accumulated under this System to the Article 9 fund. The creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this System to the Article 9 fund shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
        (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the
    
applicant for that service, including regular interest, on the books of the System on the date of transfer; plus
        (2) employer contributions in an amount equal to the
    
amount determined under item (1).
Participation in this System as to the credits transferred under this Section terminates on the date of transfer.
    (b) Any person transferring credit under this Section may reinstate credits and creditable service terminated upon receipt of a refund, by paying to the System, before July 1, 2003, the amount of the refund plus regular interest from the date of refund to the date of payment.
    (c) The changes to this Section and Section 9-121.15 made by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly apply without regard to whether the person is in active service, under this System or the Article 9 Fund, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/14-106

    (40 ILCS 5/14-106) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-106)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-106. Membership service credit.
    (a) After January 1, 1944, all service of a member since he last became a member with respect to which contributions are made shall count as membership service; provided, that for service on and after July 1, 1950, 12 months of service shall constitute a year of membership service, the completion of 15 days or more of service during any month shall constitute 1 month of membership service, 8 to 15 days shall constitute 1/2 month of membership service and less than 8 days shall constitute 1/4 month of membership service. The payroll record of each department shall constitute conclusive evidence of the record of service rendered by a member.
    (b) For a member who is employed and paid on an academic-year basis rather than on a 12-month annual basis, employment for a full academic year shall constitute a full year of membership service, except that the member shall not receive more than one year of membership service credit (plus any additional service credit granted for unused sick leave) for service during any 12-month period. This subsection (b) applies to all such service for which the member has not begun to receive a retirement annuity before January 1, 2001.
    (c) A person who first becomes a member before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall be entitled to additional service credit, under rules prescribed by the Board, for accumulated unused sick leave credited to his account in the last Department on the date of withdrawal from service or for any period for which he would have been eligible to receive benefits under a sick pay plan authorized by law, if he had suffered a sickness or accident on the date of withdrawal from service. It shall be the responsibility of the last Department to certify to the Board the length of time salary or benefits would have been paid to the member based upon the accumulated unused sick leave or the applicable sick pay plan if he had become entitled thereto because of sickness on the date that his status as an employee terminated. This period of service credit granted under this paragraph shall not be considered in determining the date the retirement annuity is to begin, or final average compensation.
    (d) A person who first becomes a member on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall not be entitled to additional service credit for accumulated unused sick leave.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-106. Membership service credit.
    (a) After January 1, 1944, all service of a member since he last became a member with respect to which contributions are made shall count as membership service; provided, that for service on and after July 1, 1950, 12 months of service shall constitute a year of membership service, the completion of 15 days or more of service during any month shall constitute 1 month of membership service, 8 to 15 days shall constitute 1/2 month of membership service and less than 8 days shall constitute 1/4 month of membership service. The payroll record of each department shall constitute conclusive evidence of the record of service rendered by a member.
    (b) For a member who is employed and paid on an academic-year basis rather than on a 12-month annual basis, employment for a full academic year shall constitute a full year of membership service, except that the member shall not receive more than one year of membership service credit (plus any additional service credit granted for unused sick leave) for service during any 12-month period. This subsection (b) applies to all such service for which the member has not begun to receive a retirement annuity before January 1, 2001.
    (c) A member shall be entitled to additional service credit, under rules prescribed by the Board, for accumulated unused sick leave credited to his account in the last Department on the date of withdrawal from service or for any period for which he would have been eligible to receive benefits under a sick pay plan authorized by law, if he had suffered a sickness or accident on the date of withdrawal from service. It shall be the responsibility of the last Department to certify to the Board the length of time salary or benefits would have been paid to the member based upon the accumulated unused sick leave or the applicable sick pay plan if he had become entitled thereto because of sickness on the date that his status as an employee terminated. This period of service credit granted under this paragraph shall not be considered in determining the date the retirement annuity is to begin, or final average compensation.
(Source: P.A. 92-14, eff. 6-28-01.)

40 ILCS 5/14-107

    (40 ILCS 5/14-107) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-107)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-107. Retirement annuity - service and age - conditions.
    (a) A member is entitled to a retirement annuity after having at least 8 years of creditable service.
    (b) A member who has at least 35 years of creditable service may claim his or her retirement annuity at any age. A member having at least 8 years of creditable service but less than 35 may claim his or her retirement annuity upon or after attainment of age 60 or, beginning January 1, 2001, any lesser age which, when added to the number of years of his or her creditable service, equals at least 85. A member upon or after attainment of age 55 having at least 25 years of creditable service (30 years if retirement is before January 1, 2001) may elect to receive the lower retirement annuity provided in paragraph (c) of Section 14-108 of this Code. For purposes of the rule of 85, portions of years shall be counted in whole months.
    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this Section, for a Tier 1 member who begins receiving a retirement annuity under this Section on or after July 1, 2014, the required retirement age under subsection (b) is increased as follows, based on the Tier 1 member's age on June 1, 2014:
        (1) If he or she is at least age 46 on June 1, 2014,
    
then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) remain unchanged.
        (2) If he or she is at least age 45 but less than age
    
46 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 4 months.
        (3) If he or she is at least age 44 but less than age
    
45 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 8 months.
        (4) If he or she is at least age 43 but less than age
    
44 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 12 months.
        (5) If he or she is at least age 42 but less than age
    
43 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 16 months.
        (6) If he or she is at least age 41 but less than age
    
42 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 20 months.
        (7) If he or she is at least age 40 but less than age
    
41 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 24 months.
        (8) If he or she is at least age 39 but less than age
    
40 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 28 months.
        (9) If he or she is at least age 38 but less than age
    
39 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 32 months.
        (10) If he or she is at least age 37 but less than
    
age 38 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 36 months.
        (11) If he or she is at least age 36 but less than
    
age 37 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 40 months.
        (12) If he or she is at least age 35 but less than
    
age 36 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 44 months.
        (13) If he or she is at least age 34 but less than
    
age 35 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 48 months.
        (14) If he or she is at least age 33 but less than
    
age 34 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 52 months.
        (15) If he or she is at least age 32 but less than
    
age 33 on June 1, 2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 56 months.
        (16) If he or she is less than age 32 on June 1,
    
2014, then the required retirement ages under subsection (b) are increased by 60 months.
    Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1, this subsection (c) applies without regard to whether or not the Tier 1 member is in active service under this Article on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
    (d) The allowance shall begin with the first full calendar month specified in the member's application therefor, the first day of which shall not be before the date of withdrawal as approved by the board. Regardless of the date of withdrawal, the allowance need not begin within one year of application therefor.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-107. Retirement annuity - service and age - conditions. A member is entitled to a retirement annuity after having at least 8 years of creditable service.
    A member who has at least 35 years of creditable service may claim his or her retirement annuity at any age. A member having at least 8 years of creditable service but less than 35 may claim his or her retirement annuity upon or after attainment of age 60 or, beginning January 1, 2001, any lesser age which, when added to the number of years of his or her creditable service, equals at least 85. A member upon or after attainment of age 55 having at least 25 years of creditable service (30 years if retirement is before January 1, 2001) may elect to receive the lower retirement annuity provided in paragraph (c) of Section 14-108 of this Code. For purposes of the rule of 85, portions of years shall be counted in whole months.
    The allowance shall begin with the first full calendar month specified in the member's application therefor, the first day of which shall not be before the date of withdrawal as approved by the board. Regardless of the date of withdrawal, the allowance need not begin within one year of application therefor.
(Source: P.A. 91-927, eff. 12-14-00.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-108)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-108. Amount of retirement annuity. A member who has contributed to the System for at least 12 months shall be entitled to a prior service annuity for each year of certified prior service credited to him, except that a member shall receive 1/3 of the prior service annuity for each year of service for which contributions have been made and all of such annuity shall be payable after the member has made contributions for a period of 3 years. Proportionate amounts shall be payable for service of less than a full year after completion of at least 12 months.
    The total period of service to be considered in establishing the measure of prior service annuity shall include service credited in the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois and the State Universities Retirement System for which contributions have been made by the member to such systems; provided that at least 1 year of the total period of 3 years prescribed for the allowance of a full measure of prior service annuity shall consist of membership service in this system for which credit has been granted.
    (a) In the case of a member who retires on or after January 1, 1998 and is a noncovered employee, the retirement annuity for membership service and prior service shall be 2.2% of final average compensation for each year of service. Any service credit established as a covered employee shall be computed as stated in paragraph (b).
    (b) In the case of a member who retires on or after January 1, 1998 and is a covered employee, the retirement annuity for membership service and prior service shall be computed as stated in paragraph (a) for all service credit established as a noncovered employee; for service credit established as a covered employee it shall be 1.67% of final average compensation for each year of service.
    (c) For a member retiring after attaining age 55 but before age 60 with at least 30 but less than 35 years of creditable service if retirement is before January 1, 2001, or with at least 25 but less than 30 years of creditable service if retirement is on or after January 1, 2001, the retirement annuity shall be reduced by 1/2 of 1% for each month that the member's age is under age 60 at the time of retirement. For members to whom subsection (c) of Section 14-107 applies, the references to age 55 and 60 in this subsection (c) are increased as provided in subsection (c) of Section 14-107.
    (d) A retirement annuity shall not exceed 75% of final average compensation, subject to such extension as may result from the application of Section 14-114 or Section 14-115.
    (e) The retirement annuity payable to any covered employee who is a member of the System and in service on January 1, 1969, or in service thereafter in 1969 as a result of legislation enacted by the Illinois General Assembly transferring the member to State employment from county employment in a county Department of Public Aid in counties of 3,000,000 or more population, under a plan of coordination with the Old Age, Survivors and Disability provisions thereof, if not fully insured for Old Age Insurance payments under the Federal Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance provisions at the date of acceptance of a retirement annuity, shall not be less than the amount for which the member would have been eligible if coordination were not applicable.
    (f) The retirement annuity payable to any covered employee who is a member of the System and in service on January 1, 1969, or in service thereafter in 1969 as a result of the legislation designated in the immediately preceding paragraph, if fully insured for Old Age Insurance payments under the Federal Social Security Act at the date of acceptance of a retirement annuity, shall not be less than an amount which when added to the Primary Insurance Benefit payable to the member upon attainment of age 65 under such Federal Act, will equal the annuity which would otherwise be payable if the coordinated plan of coverage were not applicable.
    (g) In the case of a member who is a noncovered employee, the retirement annuity for membership service as a security employee of the Department of Corrections or security employee of the Department of Human Services shall be: if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001, 3% of final average compensation for each year of creditable service; or if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001, 1.9% of final average compensation for each of the first 10 years of service, 2.1% for each of the next 10 years of service, 2.25% for each year of service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30, and 2.5% for each year in excess of 30; except that the annuity may be calculated under subsection (a) rather than this subsection (g) if the resulting annuity is greater.
    (h) In the case of a member who is a covered employee, the retirement annuity for membership service as a security employee of the Department of Corrections or security employee of the Department of Human Services shall be: if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001, 2.5% of final average compensation for each year of creditable service; if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001, 1.67% of final average compensation for each of the first 10 years of service, 1.90% for each of the next 10 years of service, 2.10% for each year of service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30, and 2.30% for each year in excess of 30.
    (i) For the purposes of this Section and Section 14-133 of this Act, the term "security employee of the Department of Corrections" and the term "security employee of the Department of Human Services" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in subsection (c) of Section 14-110.
    (j) The retirement annuity computed pursuant to paragraphs (g) or (h) shall be applicable only to those security employees of the Department of Corrections and security employees of the Department of Human Services who have at least 20 years of membership service and who are not eligible for the alternative retirement annuity provided under Section 14-110. However, persons transferring to this System under Section 14-108.2 or 14-108.2c who have service credit under Article 16 of this Code may count such service toward establishing their eligibility under the 20-year service requirement of this subsection; but such service may be used only for establishing such eligibility, and not for the purpose of increasing or calculating any benefit.
    (k) (Blank).
    (l) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of 1997 (changing certain retirement annuity formulas from a stepped rate to a flat rate) apply to members who retire on or after January 1, 1998, without regard to whether employment terminated before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997. An annuity shall not be calculated in steps by using the new flat rate for some steps and the superseded stepped rate for other steps of the same type of service.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-108. Amount of retirement annuity. A member who has contributed to the System for at least 12 months shall be entitled to a prior service annuity for each year of certified prior service credited to him, except that a member shall receive 1/3 of the prior service annuity for each year of service for which contributions have been made and all of such annuity shall be payable after the member has made contributions for a period of 3 years. Proportionate amounts shall be payable for service of less than a full year after completion of at least 12 months.
    The total period of service to be considered in establishing the measure of prior service annuity shall include service credited in the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois and the State Universities Retirement System for which contributions have been made by the member to such systems; provided that at least 1 year of the total period of 3 years prescribed for the allowance of a full measure of prior service annuity shall consist of membership service in this system for which credit has been granted.
    (a) In the case of a member who retires on or after January 1, 1998 and is a noncovered employee, the retirement annuity for membership service and prior service shall be 2.2% of final average compensation for each year of service. Any service credit established as a covered employee shall be computed as stated in paragraph (b).
    (b) In the case of a member who retires on or after January 1, 1998 and is a covered employee, the retirement annuity for membership service and prior service shall be computed as stated in paragraph (a) for all service credit established as a noncovered employee; for service credit established as a covered employee it shall be 1.67% of final average compensation for each year of service.
    (c) For a member retiring after attaining age 55 but before age 60 with at least 30 but less than 35 years of creditable service if retirement is before January 1, 2001, or with at least 25 but less than 30 years of creditable service if retirement is on or after January 1, 2001, the retirement annuity shall be reduced by 1/2 of 1% for each month that the member's age is under age 60 at the time of retirement.
    (d) A retirement annuity shall not exceed 75% of final average compensation, subject to such extension as may result from the application of Section 14-114 or Section 14-115.
    (e) The retirement annuity payable to any covered employee who is a member of the System and in service on January 1, 1969, or in service thereafter in 1969 as a result of legislation enacted by the Illinois General Assembly transferring the member to State employment from county employment in a county Department of Public Aid in counties of 3,000,000 or more population, under a plan of coordination with the Old Age, Survivors and Disability provisions thereof, if not fully insured for Old Age Insurance payments under the Federal Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance provisions at the date of acceptance of a retirement annuity, shall not be less than the amount for which the member would have been eligible if coordination were not applicable.
    (f) The retirement annuity payable to any covered employee who is a member of the System and in service on January 1, 1969, or in service thereafter in 1969 as a result of the legislation designated in the immediately preceding paragraph, if fully insured for Old Age Insurance payments under the Federal Social Security Act at the date of acceptance of a retirement annuity, shall not be less than an amount which when added to the Primary Insurance Benefit payable to the member upon attainment of age 65 under such Federal Act, will equal the annuity which would otherwise be payable if the coordinated plan of coverage were not applicable.
    (g) In the case of a member who is a noncovered employee, the retirement annuity for membership service as a security employee of the Department of Corrections or security employee of the Department of Human Services shall be: if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001, 3% of final average compensation for each year of creditable service; or if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001, 1.9% of final average compensation for each of the first 10 years of service, 2.1% for each of the next 10 years of service, 2.25% for each year of service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30, and 2.5% for each year in excess of 30; except that the annuity may be calculated under subsection (a) rather than this subsection (g) if the resulting annuity is greater.
    (h) In the case of a member who is a covered employee, the retirement annuity for membership service as a security employee of the Department of Corrections or security employee of the Department of Human Services shall be: if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001, 2.5% of final average compensation for each year of creditable service; if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001, 1.67% of final average compensation for each of the first 10 years of service, 1.90% for each of the next 10 years of service, 2.10% for each year of service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30, and 2.30% for each year in excess of 30.
    (i) For the purposes of this Section and Section 14-133 of this Act, the term "security employee of the Department of Corrections" and the term "security employee of the Department of Human Services" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in subsection (c) of Section 14-110.
    (j) The retirement annuity computed pursuant to paragraphs (g) or (h) shall be applicable only to those security employees of the Department of Corrections and security employees of the Department of Human Services who have at least 20 years of membership service and who are not eligible for the alternative retirement annuity provided under Section 14-110. However, persons transferring to this System under Section 14-108.2 or 14-108.2c who have service credit under Article 16 of this Code may count such service toward establishing their eligibility under the 20-year service requirement of this subsection; but such service may be used only for establishing such eligibility, and not for the purpose of increasing or calculating any benefit.
    (k) (Blank).
    (l) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of 1997 (changing certain retirement annuity formulas from a stepped rate to a flat rate) apply to members who retire on or after January 1, 1998, without regard to whether employment terminated before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997. An annuity shall not be calculated in steps by using the new flat rate for some steps and the superseded stepped rate for other steps of the same type of service.
(Source: P.A. 91-927, eff. 12-14-00; 92-14, eff. 6-28-01.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108.2

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-108.2)
    Sec. 14-108.2. Any person employed by the Department of Corrections who is a member of the Teachers' Retirement System established under Article 16 of this Code may elect to become a member of this System on either June 1, 1987 or July 1, 1987, by notifying the board of his election in writing on or before May 31, 1987.
    For such persons electing to become covered employees, participation in the Article 16 system shall terminate on June 1, 1987, and membership in this System shall begin on that date.
    For such persons electing to become noncovered employees, participation in the Article 16 system shall terminate on July 1, 1987, and membership in this System shall begin on that date.
(Source: P.A. 84-1472.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108.2a

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108.2a)
    Sec. 14-108.2a. Former Chicago public health employees.
    (a) This Section applies only to persons who were employed at any time during the period July 13 through December 31, 1993, by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health in connection with clinical health laboratory functions that are transferred to the State pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement, and who become employed by the Illinois Department of Public Health before July 1, 1994 to perform services relating to those transferred functions.
    For the purposes of this Section and Section 8-230.4, the "dual eligibility period" of a person to whom this Section applies means the period beginning when the person is employed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to perform services relating to the transferred clinical health laboratory functions and ending on the last day of the second complete pay period of that employment following the effective date of this Section.
    (b) A person to whom this Section applies who has not begun receiving a retirement benefit under Article 8 may elect to continue participation in the pension fund governed by Article 8 through the last day of his or her dual eligibility period by giving written notice to the System and the Article 8 fund of this election within 15 days of beginning service or within 15 days after this Section takes effect. Any person so electing shall become a member of this System beginning on the day following the last day of the dual eligibility period and shall be a noncovered employee for the remainder of his or her employment, except as may be otherwise required under federal law.
    (c) If a person to whom this Section applies does not elect to become a member of this System in accordance with subsection (b), the person shall be deemed to have elected to participate in the System as of the first day of his or her employment with the Illinois Department of Public Health and shall be a covered employee for the duration of that employment.
    (d) In the case of a person to whom this Section applies and who is performing services for the Illinois Department of Public Health relating to the transferred clinical health laboratory functions at the time of death or the commencement of disability, the following requirements are not applicable:
        (1) The requirement of 18 months of creditable
    
service to qualify for temporary disability benefits under Section 14-123.1.
        (2) The requirement of 1 1/2 years of creditable
    
service to qualify for nonoccupational disability benefits under Section 14-124.
        (3) The requirement of 1 1/2 years of contributing
    
creditable service for the surviving spouse to qualify for a survivors annuity under Section 14-120.
(Source: P.A. 88-535.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108.2b

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108.2b)
    Sec. 14-108.2b. Former Chicago Police Department Crime Laboratory Division employees.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section and Section 8-230.5:
        (1) "Takeover date" means the date upon which the
    
Illinois Department of State Police assumes and becomes responsible for performing the crime laboratory functions that are transferred to the Department from the Chicago Police Department Crime Laboratory Division pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement.
        (2) The "dual eligibility period" of a person to whom
    
this Section applies means the period beginning when the person is employed by the Illinois Department of State Police to perform services relating to the transferred crime laboratory functions and ending on the last day of the second complete pay period of that employment following the takeover date or the effective date of this Section, whichever occurs later.
    (b) This Section applies only to persons who were employed at any time between June 30, 1995 and the takeover date by the Chicago Police Department Crime Laboratory Division in connection with functions of that Division that are transferred to the State pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement, and who become employed by the Illinois Department of State Police on or after July 1, 1995 but no later than 6 months after the takeover date to perform services relating to those transferred functions.
    (c) A person to whom this Section applies who has not begun receiving a retirement benefit under Article 8 may elect to continue participation in the pension fund governed by Article 8 through the last day of his or her dual eligibility period by giving written notice to the System and the Article 8 fund of this election within 15 days of beginning service or within 15 days after this Section takes effect, whichever is later. Any person so electing shall become a member of this System beginning on the day following the last day of the dual eligibility period and shall be a noncovered employee for the remainder of his or her employment, except as may be otherwise required under federal law.
    (d) If a person to whom this Section applies does not elect to become a member of this System in accordance with subsection (c), the person shall be deemed to have elected to participate in the System as of the first day of his or her employment with the Illinois Department of State Police and shall be a covered employee for the duration of that employment.
    (e) In the case of a person to whom this Section applies and who is performing services for the Department of State Police relating to the transferred crime laboratory functions at the time of death or the commencement of disability, the following requirements are not applicable:
        (1) The requirement of 18 months of creditable
    
service to qualify for temporary disability benefits under Section 14-123.1.
        (2) The requirement of 1 1/2 years of creditable
    
service to qualify for nonoccupational disability benefits under Section 14-124.
        (3) The requirement of 1 1/2 years of contributing
    
creditable service for the surviving spouse to qualify for a survivors annuity under Section 14-120.
(Source: P.A. 89-246, eff. 8-4-95.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108.2c

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108.2c)
    Sec. 14-108.2c. Transfer of membership from TRS. A security employee of the Department of Human Services, as defined in Section 14-110, who is a member of the Teachers' Retirement System established under Article 16 of this Code may elect to become a member of this System on either June 1, 2001 or July 1, 2001 by notifying the Board of the election in writing on or before May 31, 2001.
    For persons electing to become covered employees, participation in the Article 16 system shall terminate on June 1, 2001, and membership in this System shall begin on that date.
    For persons electing to become noncovered employees, participation in the Article 16 system shall terminate on July 1, 2001, and membership in this System shall begin on that date.
(Source: P.A. 92-14, eff. 6-28-01.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108.3

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108.3)
    Sec. 14-108.3. Early retirement incentives.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this System who, on any day during
    
June, 2002, is (i) in active payroll status in a position of employment with a department and an active contributor to this System with respect to that employment, and terminates that employment before the retirement annuity under this Article begins, or (ii) on layoff status from such a position with a right of re-employment or recall to service, or (iii) receiving benefits under Section 14-123, 14-123.1 or 14-124, but only if the member has not been receiving those benefits for a continuous period of more than 2 years as of the date of application;
        (2) not have received any retirement annuity under
    
this Article beginning earlier than August 1, 2002;
        (3) file with the Board on or before December 31,
    
2002 a written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) terminate employment under this Article no later
    
than December 31, 2002 (or the date established under subsection (d), if applicable);
        (5) by the date of termination of service, have at
    
least 8 years of creditable service under this Article, without the use of any creditable service established under this Section;
        (6) by the date of termination of service, have at
    
least 5 years of membership service earned while an employee under this Article, which may include military service for which credit is established under Section 14-105(b), service during the qualifying period for which credit is established under Section 14-104(a), and service for which credit has been established by repaying a refund under Section 14-130, but shall not include service for which any other optional service credit has been established; and
        (7) not receive any early retirement benefit under
    
Section 16-133.3 of this Code.
    (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). 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.
    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 final average compensation under Section 14-103.12 or the determination of compensation under this or any other Article of this Code.
    The age enhancement established under this Section may not be used to enable any person to begin receiving a retirement annuity calculated under Section 14-110 before actually attaining age 50 (without any age enhancement under this Section). The age enhancement established under this Section may be used for all other purposes under this Article (including calculation of a proportionate annuity payable by this System under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act), except for purposes of the level income option in Section 14-112, the reversionary annuity under Section 14-113, and the required distributions under Section 14-121.1.
    The age enhancement established under this Section may be used in determining benefits payable under Article 16 of this Code under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, if the person has at least 5 years of service credit in the Article 16 system that was earned while participating in that system as a teacher (as defined in Section 16-106) employed by a department (as defined in Section 14-103.04). Age enhancement established under this Section shall not otherwise be used in determining benefits payable under other Articles of this Code under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act.
    (c) For all creditable service established under this Section, a person must pay to the System an employee contribution to be determined by the System, based on the member's rate of compensation on June 1, 2002 (or the last date before June 1, 2002 for which a rate can be determined) and the retirement contribution rate in effect on June 1, 2002 for the member (or for members with the same social security and alternative formula status as the member).
    If the member receives a lump sum payment for accumulated vacation, sick leave and personal leave upon withdrawal from service, and the net amount of that lump sum payment is at least as great as the amount of the contribution required under this Section, the entire contribution must be paid by the employee by payroll deduction. If there is no such lump sum payment, or if it is less than the contribution required under this Section, the member shall make an initial payment by payroll deduction, equal to the net amount of the lump sum payment for accumulated vacation, sick leave, and personal leave, and have the remaining amount due treated as a reduction from the retirement annuity in 24 equal monthly installments beginning in the month in which the retirement annuity takes effect. The required contribution may be paid as a pre-tax deduction from earnings. For federal and Illinois tax purposes, the monthly amount by which the annuitant's benefit is reduced shall not be treated as a contribution by the annuitant, but rather as a reduction of the annuitant's monthly benefit.
    (c-5) The reduction in retirement annuity provided in subsection (c) of Section 14-108 does not apply to the annuity of a person who retires under this Section. A person who has received any age enhancement or creditable service under this Section may begin to receive an unreduced retirement annuity upon attainment of age 55 with at least 25 years of creditable service (including any age enhancement and creditable service established under this Section).
    (d) In order to ensure that the efficient operation of State government is not jeopardized by the simultaneous retirement of large numbers of key personnel, the director or other head of a department may, for key employees of that department, extend the December 31, 2002 deadline for terminating employment under this Article established in subdivision (a)(4) of this Section to a date not later than April 30, 2003 by so notifying the System in writing by December 31, 2002.
    (e) Notwithstanding Section 14-111, a person who has received any age enhancement or creditable service under this Section and who reenters service under this Article (or as an employee of a department under Article 16) other than as a temporary employee thereby forfeits that age enhancement and creditable service and is entitled to a refund of the contributions made pursuant to this Section.
    (f) The System shall determine the amount of the increase in the present value of future benefits resulting from the granting of early retirement incentives under this Section and shall report that amount to the Governor and the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly and on or before November 15, 2004. Beginning with State fiscal year 2008, the increase reported under this subsection (f) shall be included in the calculation of the required State contribution under Section 14-131.
    (g) In addition to the contributions otherwise required under this Article, the State shall appropriate and pay to the System an amount equal to $70,000,000 in State fiscal years 2004 and 2005.
    (h) The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (i) shall hold one or more hearings on or before the last session day during the fall veto session of 2004 to review recommendations relating to funding of early retirement incentives under this Section and (ii) shall file its report with the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2004 making its recommendations relating to funding of early retirement incentives under this Section; the Commission's report may contain both majority recommendations and minority recommendations. The System shall recalculate and recertify to the Governor by January 31, 2005 the amount of the required State contribution to the System for State fiscal year 2005 with respect to those incentives. The Pension Laws Commission (or its successor, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability) shall determine and report to the General Assembly, on or before January 1, 2004 and annually thereafter through the year 2006, its estimate of (1) the annual amount of payroll savings likely to be realized by the State as a result of the early retirement of persons receiving early retirement incentives under this Section and (2) the net annual savings or cost to the State from the program of early retirement incentives created under this Section.
    The System, the Department of Central Management Services, the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (formerly Bureau of the Budget), and all other departments shall provide to the Commission any assistance that the Commission may request with respect to its reports under this Section. The Commission may require departments to provide it with any information that it deems necessary or useful with respect to its reports under this Section, including without limitation information about (1) the final earnings of former department employees who elected to receive benefits under this Section, (2) the earnings of current department employees holding the positions vacated by persons who elected to receive benefits under this Section, and (3) positions vacated by persons who elected to receive benefits under this Section that have not yet been refilled.
    (i) The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly do not apply to persons who retired under this Section on or before May 1, 1992.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04; 93-839, eff. 7-30-04; 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05; 94-4, eff. 6-1-05; 94-1057, eff. 7-31-06.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108.4

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108.4) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-108.4)
    Sec. 14-108.4. State police early retirement incentives.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this System who, on any day during
    
October, 1992, is in active payroll status in a position of employment with the Department of State Police for which eligible creditable service is being earned under Section 14-110;
        (2) have not previously retired under this Article;
        (3) file a written application requesting the
    
benefits provided in this Section with the Director of State Police and the Board on or before January 20, 1993;
        (4) establish eligibility to receive a retirement
    
annuity under Section 14-110 by January 31, 1993 (for which purpose any age enhancement or creditable service received under this Section may be used) and elect to receive the retirement annuity beginning not earlier than January 1, 1993 and not later than February 1, 1993, except that with the written permission of the Director of State Police, the effective date of the retirement annuity may be postponed to no later than July 1, 1993.
    (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). 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.
    The creditable service established under this Section shall be deemed eligible creditable service as defined in Section 14-110, and may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of final average compensation under Section 14-103.12, or the determination of compensation under this or any other Article of this Code.
    The age enhancement established under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article (including calculation of a proportionate annuity payable by this System under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act), except for purposes of the level income option in Section 14-112, the reversionary annuity under Section 14-113, and the required distributions under Section 14-121.1. However, age enhancement established under this Section shall not be used in determining benefits payable under other Articles of this Code under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act.
    (c) For all creditable service established under this Section, a person must pay to the System an employee contribution to be determined by the System, based on the member's final rate of compensation and one-half of the total retirement contribution rate in effect for the member under subdivision (a)(3) of Section 14-133 on the date of withdrawal.
    If the member receives a lump sum payment for accumulated vacation, sick leave and personal leave upon withdrawal from service, and the net amount of that lump sum payment is at least as great as the amount of the contribution required under this Section, the entire contribution (or so much of it as does not exceed the contribution limitations of Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) must be paid by the employee before the retirement annuity may become payable. If there is no such lump sum payment, or if it is less than the contribution required under this Section, the member may either pay the entire contribution before the retirement annuity becomes payable, or may instead make an initial payment before the retirement annuity becomes payable, equal to the net amount of the lump sum payment for accumulated vacation, sick leave and personal leave (or so much of it as does not exceed the contribution limitations of Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), and have the remaining amount due deducted from the retirement annuity in 24 equal monthly installments beginning in the month in which the retirement annuity takes effect.
    However, if the net amount of the lump sum payment for accumulated vacation, sick leave and personal leave equals or exceeds the contribution required under this Section, but the required contribution exceeds an applicable contribution limitation contained in Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, then the amount of the contribution in excess of the Section 415 limitation shall instead be paid by the annuitant in January of 1994. If this additional amount is not paid as required, the retirement annuity shall be suspended until the required contribution is received.
    (d) Notwithstanding Section 14-111, an annuitant who has received any age enhancement or creditable service under this Section and who reenters service under this Article other than as a temporary employee shall thereby forfeit such age enhancement and creditable service, and become entitled to a refund of the contributions made pursuant to this Section.
    (e) The Board shall determine the unfunded accrued liability created by the granting of early retirement benefits to State policemen under this Section, and shall certify the amount of that liability to the Department of State Police, the State Comptroller, the State Treasurer, and the Bureau of the Budget (now Governor's Office of Management and Budget) by June 1, 1993, or as soon thereafter as is practical. In addition to any other payments to the System required under this Code, the Department of State Police shall pay to the System the amount of that unfunded accrued liability, out of funds appropriated to the Department for that purpose, over a period of 7 years at the rate of 14.3% of the certified amount per year, plus interest on the unpaid balance at the actuarial rate as calculated and certified annually by the Board. Beginning in State fiscal year 1996, the liability created under this subsection (e) shall be included in the calculation of the required State contribution under Section 14-131 and no additional payments need be made under this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108.5

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108.5)
    Sec. 14-108.5. Alternative retirement cancellation payment.
    (a) To be eligible for the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this System who, on any day
    
during June 2004, was (i) in active payroll status as an employee in a position listed in subsection (b) of this Section and continuously employed in a position listed in subsection (b) on and after January 1, 2004 and (ii) an active contributor to this System with respect to that employment;
        (2) have not previously received any retirement
    
annuity under this Article;
        (3) not accept an incentive payment under Section
    
14a.5 of the State Finance Act;
        (4) in the case of persons employed in a position
    
title listed under paragraph (1) of subsection (b), be among the first 3,000 persons to file with the Board on or before September 30, 2004 a written application requesting the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section;
        (5) in the case of persons employed in a position
    
title listed under paragraph (2) of subsection (b), have received written authorization from the director or other head of his or her department and filed that authorization with the system on or before September 1, 2004;
        (6) if there is a QILDRO in effect against the
    
person, file with the Board the written consent of all alternate payees under the QILDRO to the election of an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section; and
        (7) terminate employment under this Article within 2
    
weeks after approval of the person's application requesting the alternative retirement cancellation payment, but in no event later than October 31, 2004.
        (b)(1) Position titles eligible for the alternative
    
retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section are:

 
    911 Analyst III; Brickmason; Account Clerk I and II;
    
Budget Analyst I and II; Account Technician I and II; Budget Operations Director; Accountant; Budget Principal; Accountant Advanced; Building Services Worker; Accountant Supervisor; Building/Grounds Laborer; Accounting Fiscal Administrative Career Trainee; Building/Grounds Lead 1 and 2; Accounts Payable Processing Analyst; Building/Grounds Maintenance Worker; Accounts Payable Specialist; Building/Grounds Supervisor; Accounts Processing Analyst; Bureau Chief; Actuarial Assistant; Business Administrative Specialist; Administrative and Technology Director; Business Analyst I through IV; Administrative Assistant I through III; Business Manager; Administrative Clerk; Buyer; Administrative Coordinator; Buyer Assistant; Administrator; Capital Budget Analyst I and II; Administrator of Capital Programs; Capital Budget Director; Administrator of Construction Administration; Capital Programs Analyst I and II; Administrator of Contract Administration; Capital Programs Technician; Administrator of Fair Employment Practices; Carpenter; Administrator of Fiscal; Carpenter Foreman; Administrator of Information Management; Cartographer I through III; Administrator of Information Systems; Chief - Police; Administrator of Personnel; Chief Veterans Technician; Administrator of Professional Services; Circuit Provisioning Specialist; Administrator of Public Affairs; Civil Engineer I through IX; Administrator of Quality-Based Selection; Civil Engineer Trainee; Administrator of Strategic Planning and Training; Clerical Trainee; Appeals & Orders Coordinator; Communications Director; Appraisal Specialist 1 through 3; Community Planner 3; Assignment Coordinator; Commander; Assistant Art-in-Architecture Coordinator; Compliance Specialist; Assistant Chief - Police; Conservation Education Representative; Assistant Internal Auditor; Conservation Grant Administrator 1 through 3; Assistant Manager; Construction Supervisor I and II; Assistant Personnel Officer; Consumer Policy Analyst; Assistant Professor Scientist; Consumer Program Coordinator; Assistant Reimbursement Officer; Contract Executive; Assistant Steward; Coordinator of Administrative Services; Associate Director for Administrative Services; Coordinator of Art-in-Architecture; Associate Museum Director; Corrections Clerk I through III; Associate Professor Scientist; Corrections Maintenance Supervisor; Corrections Caseworker Supervisor; Corrections Food Service Supervisor; Auto Parts Warehouse Specialist; Corrections Maintenance Worker; Auto Parts Warehouser; Curator I through III; Automotive Attendant I and II; Data Processing Administrative Specialist; Automotive Mechanic; Data Processing Assistant; Automotive Shop Supervisor; Data Processing Operator; Baker; Data Processing Specialist; Barber; Data Processing Supervisor 1 through 3; Beautician; Data Processing Technician; Brickmason; Deputy Chief Counsel; Director of Licensing; Desktop Technician; Director of Security; Human Resources Officer; Division Chief; Human Resources Representative; Division Director; Human Resources Specialist; Economic Analyst I through IV; Human Resources Trainee; Electrical Engineer; Human Services Casework Manager; Electrical Engineer I through V; Human Services Grant Coordinator 2 and 3; Electrical Equipment Installer/Repairer; Iconographer; Electrical Equipment Installer/Repairer Lead Worker; Industry and Commercial Development Representative 1 and 2; Electrician; Industry Services Consultant 1 and 2; Electronics Technician; Information Services Intern; Elevator Operator; Information Services Specialist I and II; Endangered Species Secretary; Information Systems Analyst I through III; Engineering Aide; Information Systems Manager; Engineering Analyst I through IV; Information Systems Planner; Engineering Manager I and II; Institutional Maintenance Worker; Engineering Technician I through V; Instrument Designer; Environmental Scientist I and II; Insurance Analyst I through IV; Executive I through VI; Executive Assistant; Intermittent Clerk; Executive Assistant I through IV; Intermittent Laborer Maintenance; Executive Secretary 1 through 3; Intern; Federal Funding and Public Safety Director; Internal Auditor 1; Financial & Budget Assistant; Internal Communications Officer; Financial & Budget Supervisor; International Marketing Representative 1; Financial Management Director; IT Manager; Fiscal Executive; Janitor I and II; Fiscal Officer; Junior State Veterinarian; Gas Engineer I through IV; Junior Supervisor Scientist; General Counsel and Regulatory Director; Laboratory Manager II; General Services Administrator I; Labor Maintenance Lead Worker; General Services Technician; Laborer; Geographic Information Specialist 1 and 2; Laborer (Building); Geologist I through IV; Laborer (Maintenance); Graphic Arts Design Supervisor; Landscape Architect; Graphic Arts Designer; Landscape Architect I through IV; Graphic Arts Technician; Landscape Planner; Grounds Supervisor; Laundry Manager I; Highway Construction Supervisor I; Legislative Liaison I and II; Historical Research Editor 2; Liability Claims Adjuster 1 and 2; Historical Research Specialist; Librarian 1 and 2; Horse Custodian; Library Aide I through III; Horse Identifier; Library Associate; Hourly Assistant; Library Technical Assistant; Human Resource Coordinator; Licensing Assistant; Human Resources Analyst; Line Technician I through II; Human Resources Assistant; Local History Service Representative; Human Resources Associate; Local Housing Advisor 2 and 3; Human Resources Manager; Local Revenue and Fiscal Advisor 3; Machinist; Locksmith; Maintenance Equipment Operator; Operations Communications Specialist Trainee; Maintenance Worker; Operations Technician; Maintenance Worker Power Plant; Painter; Management Information Technician; Paralegal Assistant; Management Operations Analyst 1 and 2; Performance Management Analyst; Management Secretary I; Personnel Manager; Management Systems Specialist; Photogrammetrist I through IV; Management Technician I through IV; Physician; Manager; Physician Specialist Operations A through D; Manpower Planner 1 through 3; Planning Director; Medical Administrator III and V; Plant Maintenance Engineer 1 and 2; Methods & Processes Advisor 1, 2 and III; Plumber; Methods & Processes Career Associate 1 and 2; Policy Advisor; Microfilm Operator I through III; Policy Analyst I through IV; Military Administrative Assistant I; Power Shovel Operator (Maintenance); Military Administrative Clerk; Principal Economist; Military Administrative Officer-Legal; Principal Scientist; Military Administrative Specialist; Private Secretary 1 and 2; Military Community Relations Specialist; Private Secretary I and II; Military Cooperative Agreement Specialist; Procurement Representative; Military Crash, Fire, Rescue I through III; Professor & Scientist; Military Energy Manager; Program Manager; Military Engineer Technician; Program Specialist; Military Environmental Specialist I through III; Project Coordinator; Military Facilities Engineer; Project Designer; Military Facilities Officer I; Project Manager I through III; Military Maintenance Engineer; Project Manager; Military Museum Director; Project Manager/Technical Specialist I thru III; Military Program Supervisor; Project Specialist I through IV; Military Property Custodian II; Projects Director; Military Real Property Clerk; Property & Supply Clerk I through III; Motorist Assistance Specialist; Property Control Officer; Museum Director; Public Administration Intern; Museum Security Head I through III; Public Information Coordinator; Museum Technician I through III; Public Information Officer; Network Control Center Specialist; Public Information Officer 2 through 4; Network Control Center Technician 2; Public Service Administrator; Network Engineer I through IV; Race Track Maintenance 1 and 2; Office Administration Specialist; Radio Technician Program Coordinator; Office Administrator 1 through 5; Realty Specialist I through V; Office Aide; Receptionist; Office Assistant; Regional Manager; Office Associate; Regulatory Accountant IV; Office Clerk; Reimbursement Officer 1 and 2; Office Coordinator; Representative I and II; Office Manager; Representative Trainee; Office Occupations Trainee; School Construction Manager; Office Specialist; Secretary I and IV; Operations Communications Specialist I and II; Security Guard; Senior Economic Analyst; Security Supervisor; Senior Editor; Systems Developer I through IV; Senior Electrical Engineer; Systems Developer Trainee; Senior Financial & Budget Assistant; Systems Engineer I through IV; Senior Gas Engineer; Systems Engineer Trainee; Senior Policy Analyst; Tariff & Order Coordinator; Senior Programs Analyst; Tariff Administrator III; Senior Project Consultant; Tariff Analyst IV; Senior Project Manager; Teacher of Barbering; Senior Public Information Officer; Teacher of Beauty Culture; Senior Public Service Administrator; Technical Advisor 2 and 3; Senior Rate Analyst; Technical Advisor I through VII; Senior Technical Assistant; Technical Analyst; Technical Manager I through IX; Senior Technical Supervisor; Technical Assistant; Senior Technology Specialist; Technical Manager 1; Senior Transportation Industry Analyst; Technical Manager I through X; Sewage Plant Operator; Technical Specialist; Sign Hanger; Technical Support Specialist; Sign Hanger Foreman; Technical Specialist I thru III; Sign Painter; Technician Trainee; Sign Shop Foreman; Telecom Systems Analyst; Silk Screen Operator; Telecom Systems Consultant; Senior Administrative Assistant; Telecom Systems Technician 1 and 2; Site Superintendent; Telecommunication Supervisor; Software Architect; Tinsmith; Special Assistant; Trades Tender; Special Assistant to the Executive Director; Training Coordinator; Staff Development Specialist I; Transportation Counsel; Staff Development Technician II; Transportation Industry Analyst III; State Police Captain; Transportation Industry Customer Service; State Police Lieutenant; Transportation Officer; State Police Major; Transportation Policy Analyst III and IV; State Police Master Sergeant; Urban Planner I through VI; Stationary Engineer; Utility Engineer I and II; Stationary Engineer Assistant Chief; Veteran Secretary; Stationary Engineer Chief; Veteran Technician; Stationary Fireman; Water Engineer I through IV; Statistical Research Specialist 1 through 3; Water Plant Operator; Statistical Research Supervisor; Web and Publications Manager; Statistical Research Technician; Steamfitter; Steward; Steward Secretary; Storekeeper I through III; Stores Clerk; Student Intern; Student Worker; Supervisor; Supervisor & Assistant Scientist; Supervisor & Associate Scientist; Switchboard Operator 1 through 3; Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent; Assistant Legal Advisor; Legal Assistant; Senior Human Resources Specialist; Principal Internal Auditor; Division Administrator; Division Supervisor; and Private Secretary I through III.
        (2) In addition, any position titles with the Speaker
    
of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Comptroller, the Treasurer, the Auditor General, the Supreme Court, the Court of Claims, and each legislative agency are eligible for the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section.
    (c) In lieu of any retirement annuity or other benefit provided under this Article, a person who qualifies for and elects to receive the alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section shall be entitled to receive a one-time lump sum retirement cancellation payment equal to the amount of his or her contributions to the System (including any employee contributions for optional service credit and including any employee contributions paid by the employer or credited to the employee during disability) as of the date of termination, with regular interest, multiplied by 2.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a person who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section thereby forfeits the right to any other retirement or disability benefit or refund under this Article, and no widow's, survivor's, or death benefit deriving from that person shall be payable under this Article. Upon accepting an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section, the person's creditable service and all other rights in the System are terminated for all purposes, except for the purpose of determining State group life and health benefits for the person and his or her survivors as provided under the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971.
    (e) To the extent permitted by federal law, a person who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section may direct the System to pay all or a portion of that payment as a rollover into another retirement plan or account qualified under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
    (f) Notwithstanding Section 14-111, a person who has received an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section and who reenters service under this Article other than as a temporary employee must repay to the System the amount by which that alternative retirement cancellation payment exceeded the amount of his or her refundable employee contributions within 60 days of resuming employment under this System. For the purposes of re-establishing creditable service that was terminated upon election of the alternative retirement cancellation payment, the portion of the alternative retirement cancellation payment representing refundable employee contributions shall be deemed a refund repayable in accordance with Section 14-130.
    (g) The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall determine and report to the Governor and the General Assembly, on or before January 1, 2006, its estimate of (1) the annual amount of payroll savings likely to be realized by the State as a result of the early termination of persons receiving the alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section and (2) the net annual savings or cost to the State from the program of alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section.
    The System, the Department of Central Management Services, the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, and all other departments shall provide to the Commission any assistance that the Commission may request with respect to its report under this Section. The Commission may require departments to provide it with any information that it deems necessary or useful with respect to its reports under this Section, including without limitation information about (1) the final earnings of former department employees who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section, (2) the earnings of current department employees holding the positions vacated by persons who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section, and (3) positions vacated by persons who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section that have not yet been refilled.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04; 93-1067, eff. 1-15-05.)

40 ILCS 5/14-108.6

    (40 ILCS 5/14-108.6)
    Sec. 14-108.6. Alternative retirement cancellation payment.
    (a) To be eligible for the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this System who, as of June 1,
    
2006, was (i) in active payroll status as an employee in a position listed in subsection (b) of this Section and continuously employed in a position listed in subsection (b) on and after January 1, 2006 and (ii) an active contributor to this System with respect to that employment;
        (2) have not previously received any retirement
    
annuity under this Article;
        (3) in the case of persons employed in a position
    
title listed under paragraph (1) of subsection (b), be among the first 500 persons to file with the Board on or before August 31, 2006 a written application requesting the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section;
        (4) in the case of persons employed in a position
    
title listed under paragraph (2) of subsection (b), have received written authorization from the director or other head of his or her department and filed that authorization with the system on or before August 1, 2006;
        (5) if there is a QILDRO in effect against the
    
person, file with the Board the written consent of all alternate payees under the QILDRO to the election of an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section; and
        (6) terminate employment under this Article within
    
one month after approval of the person's application requesting the alternative retirement cancellation payment, but in no event later than September 30, 2006.
    (b)(1) Position titles eligible for the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section are:
        911 Analyst III; Brickmason; Account Clerk I and
    
II; Budget Analyst I and II; Account Technician I and II; Budget Operations Director; Accountant; Budget Principal; Accountant Advanced; Building Services Worker; Accountant Supervisor; Building/Grounds Laborer; Accounting Fiscal Administrative Career Trainee; Building/Grounds Lead 1 and 2; Accounts Payable Processing Analyst; Building/Grounds Maintenance Worker; Accounts Payable Specialist; Building/Grounds Supervisor; Accounts Processing Analyst; Bureau Chief; Actuarial Assistant; Business Administrative Specialist; Administrative and Technology Director; Business Analyst I through IV; Administrative Assistant I through III; Business Manager; Administrative Clerk; Buyer; Administrative Coordinator; Buyer Assistant; Administrator; Capital Budget Analyst I and II; Administrator of Capital Programs; Capital Budget Director; Administrator of Construction Administration; Capital Programs Analyst I and II; Administrator of Contract Administration; Capital Programs Technician; Administrator of Fair Employment Practices; Carpenter; Administrator of Fiscal; Carpenter Foreman; Administrator of Information Management; Cartographer I through III; Administrator of Information Systems; Chief - Police; Administrator of Personnel; Chief Veterans Technician; Administrator of Professional Services; Circuit Provisioning Specialist; Administrator of Public Affairs; Civil Engineer IV through IX; Administrator of Quality-Based Selection; Civil Engineer Trainee; Administrator of Strategic Planning and Training; Clerical Trainee; Appeals & Orders Coordinator; Communications Director; Appraisal Specialist 1 through 3; Community Planner 3; Assignment Coordinator; Commander; Assistant Art-in-Architecture Coordinator; Compliance Specialist; Assistant Chief - Police; Conservation Education Representative; Assistant Internal Auditor; Conservation Grant Administrator 1 through 3; Assistant Manager; Construction Supervisor I and II; Assistant Personnel Officer; Consumer Policy Analyst; Assistant Professor Scientist; Consumer Program Coordinator; Assistant Reimbursement Officer; Contract Executive; Assistant Steward; Coordinator of Administrative Services; Associate Director for Administrative Services; Coordinator of Art-in-Architecture; Associate Museum Director; Corrections Clerk I through III; Associate Professor Scientist; Corrections Maintenance Supervisor; Corrections Caseworker Supervisor; Corrections Food Service Supervisor; Auto Parts Warehouse Specialist; Corrections Maintenance Worker; Auto Parts Warehouser; Curator I through III; Automotive Attendant I and II; Data Processing Administrative Specialist; Automotive Mechanic; Data Processing Assistant; Automotive Shop Supervisor; Data Processing Operator; Baker; Data Processing Specialist; Barber; Data Processing Supervisor 1 through 3; Beautician; Data Processing Technician; Brickmason; Deputy Chief Counsel; Director of Licensing; Desktop Technician; Director of Security; Human Resources Officer; Division Chief; Human Resources Representative; Division Director; Human Resources Specialist; Economic Analyst I through IV; Human Resources Trainee; Electrical Engineer; Human Services Casework Manager; Electrical Engineer I through V; Human Services Grant Coordinator 2 and 3; Electrical Equipment Installer/Repairer; Iconographer; Electrical Equipment Installer/Repairer Lead Worker; Industry and Commercial Development Representative 1 and 2; Electrician; Industry Services Consultant 1 and 2; Electronics Technician; Information Services Intern; Elevator Operator; Information Services Specialist I and II; Endangered Species Secretary; Information Systems Analyst I through III; Engineering Aide; Information Systems Manager; Engineering Analyst I through IV; Information Systems Planner; Engineering Manager I and II; Institutional Maintenance Worker; Instrument Designer; Environmental Scientist I and II; Insurance Analyst I through IV; Executive I through VI; Executive Assistant; Intermittent Clerk; Executive Assistant I through IV; Intermittent Laborer Maintenance; Executive Secretary 1 through 3; Intern; Federal Funding and Public Safety Director; Internal Auditor 1; Financial & Budget Assistant; Internal Communications Officer; Financial & Budget Supervisor; International Marketing Representative 1; Financial Management Director; IT Manager; Fiscal Executive; Janitor I and II; Fiscal Officer; Junior State Veterinarian; Gas Engineer I through IV; Junior Supervisor Scientist; General Counsel and Regulatory Director; Laboratory Manager II; General Services Administrator I; Labor Maintenance Lead Worker; General Services Technician; Laborer; Geographic Information Specialist 1 and 2; Laborer (Building); Geologist I through IV; Laborer (Maintenance); Graphic Arts Design Supervisor; Landscape Architect; Graphic Arts Designer; Landscape Architect I through IV; Graphic Arts Technician; Landscape Planner; Grounds Supervisor; Laundry Manager I; Highway Construction Supervisor I; Legislative Liaison I and II; Historical Research Editor 2; Liability Claims Adjuster 1 and 2; Historical Research Specialist; Librarian 1 and 2; Horse Custodian; Library Aide I through III; Horse Identifier; Library Associate; Hourly Assistant; Library Technical Assistant; Human Resource Coordinator; Licensing Assistant; Human Resources Analyst; Line Technician I through II; Human Resources Assistant; Local History Service Representative; Human Resources Associate; Local Housing Advisor 2 and 3; Human Resources Manager; Local Revenue and Fiscal Advisor 3; Machinist; Locksmith; Maintenance Equipment Operator; Operations Communications Specialist Trainee; Maintenance Worker; Operations Technician; Maintenance Worker Power Plant; Painter; Management Information Technician; Paralegal Assistant; Management Operations Analyst 1 and 2; Performance Management Analyst; Management Secretary I; Personnel Manager; Management Systems Specialist; Photogrammetrist I through IV; Management Technician I through IV; Physician; Manager; Physician Specialist Operations A through D; Manpower Planner 1 through 3; Planning Director; Medical Administrator III and V; Plant Maintenance Engineer 1 and 2; Methods & Processes Advisor 1, 2 and III; Plumber; Methods & Processes Career Associate 1 and 2; Policy Advisor; Microfilm Operator I through III; Policy Analyst I through IV; Military Administrative Assistant I; Power Shovel Operator (Maintenance); Military Administrative Clerk; Principal Economist; Military Administrative Officer-Legal; Principal Scientist; Military Administrative Specialist; Private Secretary 1 and 2; Military Community Relations Specialist; Private Secretary I and II; Military Cooperative Agreement Specialist; Procurement Representative; Military Crash, Fire, Rescue I through III; Professor & Scientist; Military Energy Manager; Program Manager; Military Engineer Technician; Program Specialist; Military Environmental Specialist I through III; Project Coordinator; Military Facilities Engineer; Project Designer; Military Facilities Officer I; Project Manager I through III; Military Maintenance Engineer; Project Manager; Military Museum Director; Project Manager/Technical Specialist I thru III; Military Program Supervisor; Project Specialist I through IV; Military Property Custodian II; Projects Director; Military Real Property Clerk; Property & Supply Clerk I through III; Motorist Assistance Specialist; Property Control Officer; Museum Director; Public Administration Intern; Museum Security Head I through III; Public Information Coordinator; Museum Technician I through III; Public Information Officer; Network Control Center Specialist; Public Information Officer 2 through 4; Network Control Center Technician 2; Public Service Administrator; Network Engineer I through IV; Race Track Maintenance 1 and 2; Office Administration Specialist; Radio Technician Program Coordinator; Office Administrator 1 through 5; Realty Specialist I through V; Office Aide; Receptionist; Office Assistant; Regional Manager; Office Associate; Regulatory Accountant IV; Office Clerk; Reimbursement Officer 1 and 2; Office Coordinator; Representative I and II; Office Manager; Representative Trainee; Office Occupations Trainee; School Construction Manager; Office Specialist; Secretary I and IV; Operations Communications Specialist I and II; Security Guard; Senior Economic Analyst; Security Supervisor; Senior Editor; Systems Developer I through IV; Senior Electrical Engineer; Systems Developer Trainee; Senior Financial & Budget Assistant; Systems Engineer I through IV; Senior Gas Engineer; Systems Engineer Trainee; Senior Policy Analyst; Tariff & Order Coordinator; Senior Programs Analyst; Tariff Administrator III; Senior Project Consultant; Tariff Analyst IV; Senior Project Manager; Teacher of Barbering; Senior Public Information Officer; Teacher of Beauty Culture; Senior Public Service Administrator; Technical Advisor 2 and 3; Senior Rate Analyst; Technical Advisor I through VII; Senior Technical Assistant; Technical Analyst; Technical Manager VII through IX; Senior Technical Supervisor; Technical Assistant; Senior Technology Specialist; Technical Manager 1; Senior Transportation Industry Analyst; Technical Manager I through X; Sewage Plant Operator; Technical Specialist; Sign Hanger; Technical Support Specialist; Sign Hanger Foreman; Technical Specialist I thru III; Sign Painter; Technician Trainee; Sign Shop Foreman; Telecom Systems Analyst; Silk Screen Operator; Telecom Systems Consultant; Senior Administrative Assistant; Telecom Systems Technician 1 and 2; Site Superintendent; Telecommunication Supervisor; Software Architect; Tinsmith; Special Assistant; Trades Tender; Special Assistant to the Executive Director; Training Coordinator; Staff Development Specialist I; Transportation Counsel; Staff Development Technician II; Transportation Industry Analyst III; State Police Captain; Transportation Industry Customer Service; State Police Lieutenant; Transportation Officer; State Police Major; Transportation Policy Analyst III and IV; State Police Master Sergeant; Urban Planner I through VI; Stationary Engineer; Utility Engineer I and II; Stationary Engineer Assistant Chief; Veteran Secretary; Stationary Engineer Chief; Veteran Technician; Stationary Fireman; Water Engineer I through IV; Statistical Research Specialist 1 through 3; Water Plant Operator; Statistical Research Supervisor; Web and Publications Manager; Statistical Research Technician; Steamfitter; Steward; Steward Secretary; Storekeeper I through III; Stores Clerk; Student Intern; Student Worker; Supervisor; Supervisor & Assistant Scientist; Supervisor & Associate Scientist; Switchboard Operator 1 through 3; Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent; Assistant Legal Advisor; Legal Assistant; Senior Human Resources Specialist; Principal Internal Auditor; Division Administrator; Division Supervisor; Private Secretary I through III; Actuary 1 through 3; Agriculture Marketing Reporter; Apiary Inspector; App/Dry Goods Specialist I through III; Appraisal Specialist Trainer; Check Issuance Machine Operator; Check Issuance Machine Supervisor; Corrections Leisure Activity Specialist 2 through 4; Corrections Supply Supervisor I through III; Guard 1 through 3; Guard Supervisor; Information Tech/Com System Specialist 1 and 2; Police Officer I and II; Property & Supply Clerk I through III; Reproductive Services Supervisor 1; Reproductive Services Tech 1 through 3; Security Guard 1; Security Officer; Security Officer Chief; Security Officer Lieutenant; Security Officer Sgt; and Volunteer Services Coordinator I through III.
        (2) In addition, any position titles with the Speaker
    
of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Comptroller, the Treasurer, the Auditor General, the Supreme Court, the Court of Claims, and each legislative agency are eligible for the alternative retirement cancellation payment provided in this Section.
    (c) In lieu of any retirement annuity or other benefit provided under this Article, a person who qualifies for and elects to receive the alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section shall be entitled to receive a one-time lump sum retirement cancellation payment equal to the amount of his or her contributions to the System (including any employee contributions for optional service credit and including any employee contributions paid by the employer or credited to the employee during disability) as of the date of termination, with regular interest, multiplied by 2.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, a person who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section thereby forfeits the right to any other retirement or disability benefit or refund under this Article, and no widow's, survivor's, or death benefit deriving from that person shall be payable under this Article. Upon accepting an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section, the person's creditable service and all other rights in the System are terminated for all purposes, except for the purpose of determining State group life and health benefits for the person and his or her survivors as provided under the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971.
    (e) To the extent permitted by federal law, a person who receives an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section may direct the System to pay all or a portion of that payment as a rollover into another retirement plan or account qualified under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
    (f) Notwithstanding Section 14-111, a person who has received an alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section and who reenters service under this Article other than as a temporary employee must repay to the System the amount by which that alternative retirement cancellation payment exceeded the amount of his or her refundable employee contributions within 60 days of resuming employment under this System. For the purposes of re-establishing creditable service that was terminated upon election of the alternative retirement cancellation payment, the portion of the alternative retirement cancellation payment representing refundable employee contributions shall be deemed a refund repayable in accordance with Section 14-130.
    (g) The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall determine and report to the Governor and the General Assembly, on or before January 1, 2008, its estimate of (1) the annual amount of payroll savings likely to be realized by the State as a result of the early termination of persons receiving the alternative retirement cancellation payment under this Section and (2) the net annual savings or cost to the State from the program of alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section.
    The System, the Department of Central Management Services, the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, and all other departments shall provide to the Commission any assistance that the Commission may request with respect to its report under this Section. The Commission may require departments to provide it with any information that it deems necessary or useful with respect to its reports under this Section, including without limitation information about (1) the final earnings of former department employees who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section, (2) the earnings of current department employees holding the positions vacated by persons who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section, and (3) positions vacated by persons who elected to receive alternative retirement cancellation payments under this Section that have not yet been refilled.
(Source: P.A. 94-109, eff. 7-1-05; 94-839, eff. 6-6-06.)

40 ILCS 5/14-109

    (40 ILCS 5/14-109) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-109)
    Sec. 14-109. Minimum retirement annuity.
    (a) Beginning January 1, 1987, any person who is receiving a monthly retirement annuity under this Article which, after inclusion of (1) all one-time and automatic annual increases to which the person is entitled, (2) any supplemental annuity payable under Section 14-115, and (3) any amount deducted under Section 14-113 to provide a reversionary annuity, is less than the minimum monthly retirement benefit amount specified in subsection (b) of this Section, shall be entitled to a monthly supplemental payment equal to the difference.
    (b) For purposes of the calculation in subsection (a):
        (1) Until January 1, 1997, the minimum monthly
    
retirement benefit amount is the sum of $15 for each year of service as a noncovered employee, plus $7.50 for each year of service as a covered employee, up to a maximum of 30 years of service.
        (2) Beginning January 1, 1997, the minimum monthly
    
retirement benefit amount is the sum of $25 for each year of service as a noncovered employee, plus $15 for each year of service as a covered employee, up to a maximum of 30 years of service.
    (c) This Section applies to all persons receiving a retirement annuity under this Article, without regard to whether or not employment terminated prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996.
(Source: P.A. 89-616, eff. 8-9-96.)

40 ILCS 5/14-110

    (40 ILCS 5/14-110) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-110)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-19)
    Sec. 14-110. Alternative retirement annuity.
    (a) Any member who has withdrawn from service with not less than 20 years of eligible creditable service and has attained age 55, and any member who has withdrawn from service with not less than 25 years of eligible creditable service and has attained age 50, regardless of whether the attainment of either of the specified ages occurs while the member is still in service, shall be entitled to receive at the option of the member, in lieu of the regular or minimum retirement annuity, a retirement annuity computed as follows:
        (i) for periods of service as a noncovered employee:
    
if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001, 3% of final average compensation for each year of creditable service; if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001, 2 1/4% of final average compensation for each of the first 10 years of creditable service, 2 1/2% for each year above 10 years to and including 20 years of creditable service, and 2 3/4% for each year of creditable service above 20 years; and
        (ii) for periods of eligible creditable service as a
    
covered employee: if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001, 2.5% of final average compensation for each year of creditable service; if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001, 1.67% of final average compensation for each of the first 10 years of such service, 1.90% for each of the next 10 years of such service, 2.10% for each year of such service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30, and 2.30% for each year in excess of 30.
    Such annuity shall be subject to a maximum of 75% of final average compensation if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001 or to a maximum of 80% of final average compensation if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001.
    These rates shall not be applicable to any service performed by a member as a covered employee which is not eligible creditable service. Service as a covered employee which is not eligible creditable service shall be subject to the rates and provisions of Section 14-108.
    (b) For the purpose of this Section, "eligible creditable service" means creditable service resulting from service in one or more of the following positions:
        (1) State policeman;
        (2) fire fighter in the fire protection service of a
    
department;
        (3) air pilot;
        (4) special agent;
        (5) investigator for the Secretary of State;
        (6) conservation police officer;
        (7) investigator for the Department of Revenue or the
    
Illinois Gaming Board;
        (8) security employee of the Department of Human
    
Services;
        (9) Central Management Services security police
    
officer;
        (10) security employee of the Department of
    
Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice;
        (11) dangerous drugs investigator;
        (12) investigator for the Department of State Police;
        (13) investigator for the Office of the Attorney
    
General;
        (14) controlled substance inspector;
        (15) investigator for the Office of the State's
    
Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor;
        (16) Commerce Commission police officer;
        (17) arson investigator;
        (18) State highway maintenance worker.
    A person employed in one of the positions specified in this subsection is entitled to eligible creditable service for service credit earned under this Article while undergoing the basic police training course approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, if completion of that training is required of persons serving in that position. For the purposes of this Code, service during the required basic police training course shall be deemed performance of the duties of the specified position, even though the person is not a sworn peace officer at the time of the training.
    (c) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) The term "state policeman" includes any title or
    
position in the Department of State Police that is held by an individual employed under the State Police Act.
        (2) The term "fire fighter in the fire protection
    
service of a department" includes all officers in such fire protection service including fire chiefs and assistant fire chiefs.
        (3) The term "air pilot" includes any employee whose
    
official job description on file in the Department of Central Management Services, or in the department by which he is employed if that department is not covered by the Personnel Code, states that his principal duty is the operation of aircraft, and who possesses a pilot's license; however, the change in this definition made by this amendatory Act of 1983 shall not operate to exclude any noncovered employee who was an "air pilot" for the purposes of this Section on January 1, 1984.
        (4) The term "special agent" means any person who by
    
reason of employment by the Division of Narcotic Control, the Bureau of Investigation or, after July 1, 1977, the Division of Criminal Investigation, the Division of Internal Investigation, the Division of Operations, or any other Division or organizational entity in the Department of State Police is vested by law with duties to maintain public order, investigate violations of the criminal law of this State, enforce the laws of this State, make arrests and recover property. The term "special agent" includes any title or position in the Department of State Police that is held by an individual employed under the State Police Act.
        (5) The term "investigator for the Secretary of
    
State" means any person employed by the Office of the Secretary of State and vested with such investigative duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        A person who became employed as an investigator for
    
the Secretary of State between January 1, 1967 and December 31, 1975, and who has served as such until attainment of age 60, either continuously or with a single break in service of not more than 3 years duration, which break terminated before January 1, 1976, shall be entitled to have his retirement annuity calculated in accordance with subsection (a), notwithstanding that he has less than 20 years of credit for such service.
        (6) The term "Conservation Police Officer" means any
    
person employed by the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Natural Resources and vested with such law enforcement duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D), and 218(l)(1) of that Act. The term "Conservation Police Officer" includes the positions of Chief Conservation Police Administrator and Assistant Conservation Police Administrator.
        (7) The term "investigator for the Department of
    
Revenue" means any person employed by the Department of Revenue and vested with such investigative duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        The term "investigator for the Illinois Gaming Board"
    
means any person employed as such by the Illinois Gaming Board and vested with such peace officer duties as render the person ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D), and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        (8) The term "security employee of the Department of
    
Human Services" means any person employed by the Department of Human Services who (i) is employed at the Chester Mental Health Center and has daily contact with the residents thereof, (ii) is employed within a security unit at a facility operated by the Department and has daily contact with the residents of the security unit, (iii) is employed at a facility operated by the Department that includes a security unit and is regularly scheduled to work at least 50% of his or her working hours within that security unit, or (iv) is a mental health police officer. "Mental health police officer" means any person employed by the Department of Human Services in a position pertaining to the Department's mental health and developmental disabilities functions who is vested with such law enforcement duties as render the person ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act. "Security unit" means that portion of a facility that is devoted to the care, containment, and treatment of persons committed to the Department of Human Services as sexually violent persons, persons unfit to stand trial, or persons not guilty by reason of insanity. With respect to past employment, references to the Department of Human Services include its predecessor, the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
        The changes made to this subdivision (c)(8) by Public
    
Act 92-14 apply to persons who retire on or after January 1, 2001, notwithstanding Section 1-103.1.
        (9) "Central Management Services security police
    
officer" means any person employed by the Department of Central Management Services who is vested with such law enforcement duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        (10) For a member who first became an employee under
    
this Article before July 1, 2005, the term "security employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice" means any employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice or the former Department of Personnel, and any member or employee of the Prisoner Review Board, who has daily contact with inmates or youth by working within a correctional facility or Juvenile facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice or who is a parole officer or an employee who has direct contact with committed persons in the performance of his or her job duties. For a member who first becomes an employee under this Article on or after July 1, 2005, the term means an employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice who is any of the following: (i) officially headquartered at a correctional facility or Juvenile facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice, (ii) a parole officer, (iii) a member of the apprehension unit, (iv) a member of the intelligence unit, (v) a member of the sort team, or (vi) an investigator.
        (11) The term "dangerous drugs investigator" means
    
any person who is employed as such by the Department of Human Services.
        (12) The term "investigator for the Department of
    
State Police" means a person employed by the Department of State Police who is vested under Section 4 of the Narcotic Control Division Abolition Act with such law enforcement powers as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        (13) "Investigator for the Office of the Attorney
    
General" means any person who is employed as such by the Office of the Attorney General and is vested with such investigative duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act. For the period before January 1, 1989, the term includes all persons who were employed as investigators by the Office of the Attorney General, without regard to social security status.
        (14) "Controlled substance inspector" means any
    
person who is employed as such by the Department of Professional Regulation and is vested with such law enforcement duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act. The term "controlled substance inspector" includes the Program Executive of Enforcement and the Assistant Program Executive of Enforcement.
        (15) The term "investigator for the Office of the
    
State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor" means a person employed in that capacity on a full time basis under the authority of Section 7.06 of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Act.
        (16) "Commerce Commission police officer" means any
    
person employed by the Illinois Commerce Commission who is vested with such law enforcement duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D), and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        (17) "Arson investigator" means any person who is
    
employed as such by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and is vested with such law enforcement duties as render the person ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D), and 218(l)(1) of that Act. A person who was employed as an arson investigator on January 1, 1995 and is no longer in service but not yet receiving a retirement annuity may convert his or her creditable service for employment as an arson investigator into eligible creditable service by paying to the System the difference between the employee contributions actually paid for that service and the amounts that would have been contributed if the applicant were contributing at the rate applicable to persons with the same social security status earning eligible creditable service on the date of application.
        (18) The term "State highway maintenance worker"
    
means a person who is either of the following:
            (i) A person employed on a full-time basis by the
        
Illinois Department of Transportation in the position of highway maintainer, highway maintenance lead worker, highway maintenance lead/lead worker, heavy construction equipment operator, power shovel operator, or bridge mechanic; and whose principal responsibility is to perform, on the roadway, the actual maintenance necessary to keep the highways that form a part of the State highway system in serviceable condition for vehicular traffic.
            (ii) A person employed on a full-time basis by
        
the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority in the position of equipment operator/laborer H-4, equipment operator/laborer H-6, welder H-4, welder H-6, mechanical/electrical H-4, mechanical/electrical H-6, water/sewer H-4, water/sewer H-6, sign maker/hanger H-4, sign maker/hanger H-6, roadway lighting H-4, roadway lighting H-6, structural H-4, structural H-6, painter H-4, or painter H-6; and whose principal responsibility is to perform, on the roadway, the actual maintenance necessary to keep the Authority's tollways in serviceable condition for vehicular traffic.
    (d) A security employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice, and a security employee of the Department of Human Services who is not a mental health police officer, shall not be eligible for the alternative retirement annuity provided by this Section unless he or she meets the following minimum age and service requirements at the time of retirement:
        (i) 25 years of eligible creditable service and age
    
55; or
        (ii) beginning January 1, 1987, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 54, or 24 years of eligible creditable service and age 55; or
        (iii) beginning January 1, 1988, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 53, or 23 years of eligible creditable service and age 55; or
        (iv) beginning January 1, 1989, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 52, or 22 years of eligible creditable service and age 55; or
        (v) beginning January 1, 1990, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 51, or 21 years of eligible creditable service and age 55; or
        (vi) beginning January 1, 1991, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 50, or 20 years of eligible creditable service and age 55.
    Persons who have service credit under Article 16 of this Code for service as a security employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice, or the Department of Human Services in a position requiring certification as a teacher may count such service toward establishing their eligibility under the service requirements of this Section; but such service may be used only for establishing such eligibility, and not for the purpose of increasing or calculating any benefit.
    (e) If a member enters military service while working in a position in which eligible creditable service may be earned, and returns to State service in the same or another such position, and fulfills in all other respects the conditions prescribed in this Article for credit for military service, such military service shall be credited as eligible creditable service for the purposes of the retirement annuity prescribed in this Section.
    (f) For purposes of calculating retirement annuities under this Section, periods of service rendered after December 31, 1968 and before October 1, 1975 as a covered employee in the position of special agent, conservation police officer, mental health police officer, or investigator for the Secretary of State, shall be deemed to have been service as a noncovered employee, provided that the employee pays to the System prior to retirement an amount equal to (1) the difference between the employee contributions that would have been required for such service as a noncovered employee, and the amount of employee contributions actually paid, plus (2) if payment is made after July 31, 1987, regular interest on the amount specified in item (1) from the date of service to the date of payment.
    For purposes of calculating retirement annuities under this Section, periods of service rendered after December 31, 1968 and before January 1, 1982 as a covered employee in the position of investigator for the Department of Revenue shall be deemed to have been service as a noncovered employee, provided that the employee pays to the System prior to retirement an amount equal to (1) the difference between the employee contributions that would have been required for such service as a noncovered employee, and the amount of employee contributions actually paid, plus (2) if payment is made after January 1, 1990, regular interest on the amount specified in item (1) from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (g) A State policeman may elect, not later than January 1, 1990, to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of his service as a policeman under Article 3, by filing a written election with the Board, accompanied by payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.5, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman may elect, not later than July 1, 1993, to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of his service as a member of the County Police Department under Article 9, by filing a written election with the Board, accompanied by payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 9-121.10 and the amounts that would have been contributed had those contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (h) Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman or investigator for the Secretary of State may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 12 years of his service as a policeman under Article 5, by filing a written election with the Board on or before January 31, 1992, and paying to the System by January 31, 1994 an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 5-236, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman, conservation police officer, or investigator for the Secretary of State may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of service as a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7, by filing a written election with the Board on or before January 31, 1993, and paying to the System by January 31, 1994 an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 7-139.7, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman, conservation police officer, or investigator for the Secretary of State may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 5 years of service as a police officer under Article 3, a policeman under Article 5, a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7, a member of the county police department under Article 9, or a police officer under Article 15 by filing a written election with the Board and paying to the System an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.6, 5-236, 7-139.8, 9-121.10, or 15-134.4 and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), an investigator for the Office of the Attorney General, or an investigator for the Department of Revenue, may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 5 years of service as a police officer under Article 3, a policeman under Article 5, a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7, or a member of the county police department under Article 9 by filing a written election with the Board within 6 months after August 25, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-745) and paying to the System an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.6, 5-236, 7-139.8, or 9-121.10 and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the actuarially assumed rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman, conservation police officer, investigator for the Office of the Attorney General, an investigator for the Department of Revenue, or investigator for the Secretary of State may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 5 years of service as a person employed by a participating municipality to perform police duties, or law enforcement officer employed on a full-time basis by a forest preserve district under Article 7, a county corrections officer, or a court services officer under Article 9, by filing a written election with the Board within 6 months after August 25, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-745) and paying to the System an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Sections 7-139.8 and 9-121.10 and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the actuarially assumed rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (i) The total amount of eligible creditable service established by any person under subsections (g), (h), (j), (k), and (l) of this Section shall not exceed 12 years.
    (j) Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), an investigator for the Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor or a controlled substance inspector may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of his service as a policeman under Article 3 or a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7, by filing a written election with the Board, accompanied by payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (1) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.6 or 7-139.8, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (2) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (k) Subject to the limitation in subsection (i) of this Section, an alternative formula employee may elect to establish eligible creditable service for periods spent as a full-time law enforcement officer or full-time corrections officer employed by the federal government or by a state or local government located outside of Illinois, for which credit is not held in any other public employee pension fund or retirement system. To obtain this credit, the applicant must file a written application with the Board by March 31, 1998, accompanied by evidence of eligibility acceptable to the Board and payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (1) employee contributions for the credit being established, based upon the applicant's salary on the first day as an alternative formula employee after the employment for which credit is being established and the rates then applicable to alternative formula employees, plus (2) an amount determined by the Board to be the employer's normal cost of the benefits accrued for the credit being established, plus (3) regular interest on the amounts in items (1) and (2) from the first day as an alternative formula employee after the employment for which credit is being established to the date of payment.
    (l) Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a security employee of the Department of Corrections may elect, not later than July 1, 1998, to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of his or her service as a policeman under Article 3, by filing a written election with the Board, accompanied by payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.5, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to security employees of the Department of Corrections, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (m) The amendatory changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly apply only to: (1) security employees of the Department of Juvenile Justice employed by the Department of Corrections before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice by this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly; and (2) persons employed by the Department of Juvenile Justice on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly who are required by subsection (b) of Section 3-2.5-15 of the Unified Code of Corrections to have a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, or a closely related social science or, in the case of persons who provide vocational training, who are required to have adequate knowledge in the skill for which they are providing the vocational training.
    (n) A person employed in a position under subsection (b) of this Section who has purchased service credit under subsection (j) of Section 14-104 or subsection (b) of Section 14-105 in any other capacity under this Article may convert up to 5 years of that service credit into service credit covered under this Section by paying to the Fund an amount equal to (1) the additional employee contribution required under Section 14-133, plus (2) the additional employer contribution required under Section 14-131, plus (3) interest on items (1) and (2) at the actuarially assumed rate from the date of the service to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 95-530, eff. 8-28-07; 95-1036, eff. 2-17-09; 96-37, eff. 7-13-09; 96-745, eff. 8-25-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-19)
    Sec. 14-110. Alternative retirement annuity.
    (a) Any member who has withdrawn from service with not less than 20 years of eligible creditable service and has attained age 55, and any member who has withdrawn from service with not less than 25 years of eligible creditable service and has attained age 50, regardless of whether the attainment of either of the specified ages occurs while the member is still in service, shall be entitled to receive at the option of the member, in lieu of the regular or minimum retirement annuity, a retirement annuity computed as follows:
        (i) for periods of service as a noncovered employee:
    
if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001, 3% of final average compensation for each year of creditable service; if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001, 2 1/4% of final average compensation for each of the first 10 years of creditable service, 2 1/2% for each year above 10 years to and including 20 years of creditable service, and 2 3/4% for each year of creditable service above 20 years; and
        (ii) for periods of eligible creditable service as a
    
covered employee: if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001, 2.5% of final average compensation for each year of creditable service; if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001, 1.67% of final average compensation for each of the first 10 years of such service, 1.90% for each of the next 10 years of such service, 2.10% for each year of such service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30, and 2.30% for each year in excess of 30.
    Such annuity shall be subject to a maximum of 75% of final average compensation if retirement occurs before January 1, 2001 or to a maximum of 80% of final average compensation if retirement occurs on or after January 1, 2001.
    These rates shall not be applicable to any service performed by a member as a covered employee which is not eligible creditable service. Service as a covered employee which is not eligible creditable service shall be subject to the rates and provisions of Section 14-108.
    (b) For the purpose of this Section, "eligible creditable service" means creditable service resulting from service in one or more of the following positions:
        (1) State policeman;
        (2) fire fighter in the fire protection service of a
    
department;
        (3) air pilot;
        (4) special agent;
        (5) investigator for the Secretary of State;
        (6) conservation police officer;
        (7) investigator for the Department of Revenue or the
    
Illinois Gaming Board;
        (8) security employee of the Department of Human
    
Services;
        (9) Central Management Services security police
    
officer;
        (10) security employee of the Department of
    
Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice;
        (11) dangerous drugs investigator;
        (12) investigator for the Department of State Police;
        (13) investigator for the Office of the Attorney
    
General;
        (14) controlled substance inspector;
        (15) investigator for the Office of the State's
    
Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor;
        (16) Commerce Commission police officer;
        (17) arson investigator;
        (18) State highway maintenance worker.
    A person employed in one of the positions specified in this subsection is entitled to eligible creditable service for service credit earned under this Article while undergoing the basic police training course approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, if completion of that training is required of persons serving in that position. For the purposes of this Code, service during the required basic police training course shall be deemed performance of the duties of the specified position, even though the person is not a sworn peace officer at the time of the training.
    (c) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) The term "state policeman" includes any title or
    
position in the Department of State Police that is held by an individual employed under the State Police Act.
        (2) The term "fire fighter in the fire protection
    
service of a department" includes all officers in such fire protection service including fire chiefs and assistant fire chiefs.
        (3) The term "air pilot" includes any employee whose
    
official job description on file in the Department of Central Management Services, or in the department by which he is employed if that department is not covered by the Personnel Code, states that his principal duty is the operation of aircraft, and who possesses a pilot's license; however, the change in this definition made by this amendatory Act of 1983 shall not operate to exclude any noncovered employee who was an "air pilot" for the purposes of this Section on January 1, 1984.
        (4) The term "special agent" means any person who by
    
reason of employment by the Division of Narcotic Control, the Bureau of Investigation or, after July 1, 1977, the Division of Criminal Investigation, the Division of Internal Investigation, the Division of Operations, or any other Division or organizational entity in the Department of State Police is vested by law with duties to maintain public order, investigate violations of the criminal law of this State, enforce the laws of this State, make arrests and recover property. The term "special agent" includes any title or position in the Department of State Police that is held by an individual employed under the State Police Act.
        (5) The term "investigator for the Secretary of
    
State" means any person employed by the Office of the Secretary of State and vested with such investigative duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        A person who became employed as an investigator for
    
the Secretary of State between January 1, 1967 and December 31, 1975, and who has served as such until attainment of age 60, either continuously or with a single break in service of not more than 3 years duration, which break terminated before January 1, 1976, shall be entitled to have his retirement annuity calculated in accordance with subsection (a), notwithstanding that he has less than 20 years of credit for such service.
        (6) The term "Conservation Police Officer" means any
    
person employed by the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Natural Resources and vested with such law enforcement duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D), and 218(l)(1) of that Act. The term "Conservation Police Officer" includes the positions of Chief Conservation Police Administrator and Assistant Conservation Police Administrator.
        (7) The term "investigator for the Department of
    
Revenue" means any person employed by the Department of Revenue and vested with such investigative duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        The term "investigator for the Illinois Gaming Board"
    
means any person employed as such by the Illinois Gaming Board and vested with such peace officer duties as render the person ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D), and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        (8) The term "security employee of the Department of
    
Human Services" means any person employed by the Department of Human Services who (i) is employed at the Chester Mental Health Center and has daily contact with the residents thereof, (ii) is employed within a security unit at a facility operated by the Department and has daily contact with the residents of the security unit, (iii) is employed at a facility operated by the Department that includes a security unit and is regularly scheduled to work at least 50% of his or her working hours within that security unit, or (iv) is a mental health police officer. "Mental health police officer" means any person employed by the Department of Human Services in a position pertaining to the Department's mental health and developmental disabilities functions who is vested with such law enforcement duties as render the person ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act. "Security unit" means that portion of a facility that is devoted to the care, containment, and treatment of persons committed to the Department of Human Services as sexually violent persons, persons unfit to stand trial, or persons not guilty by reason of insanity. With respect to past employment, references to the Department of Human Services include its predecessor, the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
        The changes made to this subdivision (c)(8) by Public
    
Act 92-14 apply to persons who retire on or after January 1, 2001, notwithstanding Section 1-103.1.
        (9) "Central Management Services security police
    
officer" means any person employed by the Department of Central Management Services who is vested with such law enforcement duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        (10) For a member who first became an employee under
    
this Article before July 1, 2005, the term "security employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice" means any employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice or the former Department of Personnel, and any member or employee of the Prisoner Review Board, who has daily contact with inmates or youth by working within a correctional facility or Juvenile facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice or who is a parole officer or an employee who has direct contact with committed persons in the performance of his or her job duties. For a member who first becomes an employee under this Article on or after July 1, 2005, the term means an employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice who is any of the following: (i) officially headquartered at a correctional facility or Juvenile facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice, (ii) a parole officer, (iii) a member of the apprehension unit, (iv) a member of the intelligence unit, (v) a member of the sort team, or (vi) an investigator.
        (11) The term "dangerous drugs investigator" means
    
any person who is employed as such by the Department of Human Services.
        (12) The term "investigator for the Department of
    
State Police" means a person employed by the Department of State Police who is vested under Section 4 of the Narcotic Control Division Abolition Act with such law enforcement powers as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        (13) "Investigator for the Office of the Attorney
    
General" means any person who is employed as such by the Office of the Attorney General and is vested with such investigative duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act. For the period before January 1, 1989, the term includes all persons who were employed as investigators by the Office of the Attorney General, without regard to social security status.
        (14) "Controlled substance inspector" means any
    
person who is employed as such by the Department of Professional Regulation and is vested with such law enforcement duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D) and 218(l)(1) of that Act. The term "controlled substance inspector" includes the Program Executive of Enforcement and the Assistant Program Executive of Enforcement.
        (15) The term "investigator for the Office of the
    
State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor" means a person employed in that capacity on a full time basis under the authority of Section 7.06 of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Act.
        (16) "Commerce Commission police officer" means any
    
person employed by the Illinois Commerce Commission who is vested with such law enforcement duties as render him ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D), and 218(l)(1) of that Act.
        (17) "Arson investigator" means any person who is
    
employed as such by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and is vested with such law enforcement duties as render the person ineligible for coverage under the Social Security Act by reason of Sections 218(d)(5)(A), 218(d)(8)(D), and 218(l)(1) of that Act. A person who was employed as an arson investigator on January 1, 1995 and is no longer in service but not yet receiving a retirement annuity may convert his or her creditable service for employment as an arson investigator into eligible creditable service by paying to the System the difference between the employee contributions actually paid for that service and the amounts that would have been contributed if the applicant were contributing at the rate applicable to persons with the same social security status earning eligible creditable service on the date of application.
        (18) The term "State highway maintenance worker"
    
means a person who is either of the following:
            (i) A person employed on a full-time basis by the
        
Illinois Department of Transportation in the position of highway maintainer, highway maintenance lead worker, highway maintenance lead/lead worker, heavy construction equipment operator, power shovel operator, or bridge mechanic; and whose principal responsibility is to perform, on the roadway, the actual maintenance necessary to keep the highways that form a part of the State highway system in serviceable condition for vehicular traffic.
            (ii) A person employed on a full-time basis by
        
the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority in the position of equipment operator/laborer H-4, equipment operator/laborer H-6, welder H-4, welder H-6, mechanical/electrical H-4, mechanical/electrical H-6, water/sewer H-4, water/sewer H-6, sign maker/hanger H-4, sign maker/hanger H-6, roadway lighting H-4, roadway lighting H-6, structural H-4, structural H-6, painter H-4, or painter H-6; and whose principal responsibility is to perform, on the roadway, the actual maintenance necessary to keep the Authority's tollways in serviceable condition for vehicular traffic.
    (d) A security employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice, and a security employee of the Department of Human Services who is not a mental health police officer, shall not be eligible for the alternative retirement annuity provided by this Section unless he or she meets the following minimum age and service requirements at the time of retirement:
        (i) 25 years of eligible creditable service and age
    
55; or
        (ii) beginning January 1, 1987, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 54, or 24 years of eligible creditable service and age 55; or
        (iii) beginning January 1, 1988, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 53, or 23 years of eligible creditable service and age 55; or
        (iv) beginning January 1, 1989, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 52, or 22 years of eligible creditable service and age 55; or
        (v) beginning January 1, 1990, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 51, or 21 years of eligible creditable service and age 55; or
        (vi) beginning January 1, 1991, 25 years of eligible
    
creditable service and age 50, or 20 years of eligible creditable service and age 55.
    Persons who have service credit under Article 16 of this Code for service as a security employee of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice, or the Department of Human Services in a position requiring certification as a teacher may count such service toward establishing their eligibility under the service requirements of this Section; but such service may be used only for establishing such eligibility, and not for the purpose of increasing or calculating any benefit.
    (e) If a member enters military service while working in a position in which eligible creditable service may be earned, and returns to State service in the same or another such position, and fulfills in all other respects the conditions prescribed in this Article for credit for military service, such military service shall be credited as eligible creditable service for the purposes of the retirement annuity prescribed in this Section.
    (f) For purposes of calculating retirement annuities under this Section, periods of service rendered after December 31, 1968 and before October 1, 1975 as a covered employee in the position of special agent, conservation police officer, mental health police officer, or investigator for the Secretary of State, shall be deemed to have been service as a noncovered employee, provided that the employee pays to the System prior to retirement an amount equal to (1) the difference between the employee contributions that would have been required for such service as a noncovered employee, and the amount of employee contributions actually paid, plus (2) if payment is made after July 31, 1987, regular interest on the amount specified in item (1) from the date of service to the date of payment.
    For purposes of calculating retirement annuities under this Section, periods of service rendered after December 31, 1968 and before January 1, 1982 as a covered employee in the position of investigator for the Department of Revenue shall be deemed to have been service as a noncovered employee, provided that the employee pays to the System prior to retirement an amount equal to (1) the difference between the employee contributions that would have been required for such service as a noncovered employee, and the amount of employee contributions actually paid, plus (2) if payment is made after January 1, 1990, regular interest on the amount specified in item (1) from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (g) A State policeman may elect, not later than January 1, 1990, to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of his service as a policeman under Article 3, by filing a written election with the Board, accompanied by payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.5, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman may elect, not later than July 1, 1993, to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of his service as a member of the County Police Department under Article 9, by filing a written election with the Board, accompanied by payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 9-121.10 and the amounts that would have been contributed had those contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (h) Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman or investigator for the Secretary of State may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 12 years of his service as a policeman under Article 5, by filing a written election with the Board on or before January 31, 1992, and paying to the System by January 31, 1994 an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 5-236, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman, conservation police officer, or investigator for the Secretary of State may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of service as a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7, by filing a written election with the Board on or before January 31, 1993, and paying to the System by January 31, 1994 an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 7-139.7, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman, conservation police officer, or investigator for the Secretary of State may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 5 years of service as a police officer under Article 3, a policeman under Article 5, a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7, a member of the county police department under Article 9, or a police officer under Article 15 by filing a written election with the Board and paying to the System an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.6, 5-236, 7-139.8, 9-121.10, or 15-134.4 and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), an investigator for the Office of the Attorney General, or an investigator for the Department of Revenue, may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 5 years of service as a police officer under Article 3, a policeman under Article 5, a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7, or a member of the county police department under Article 9 by filing a written election with the Board within 6 months after August 25, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-745) and paying to the System an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.6, 5-236, 7-139.8, or 9-121.10 and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the actuarially assumed rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a State policeman, conservation police officer, investigator for the Office of the Attorney General, an investigator for the Department of Revenue, or investigator for the Secretary of State may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 5 years of service as a person employed by a participating municipality to perform police duties, or law enforcement officer employed on a full-time basis by a forest preserve district under Article 7, a county corrections officer, or a court services officer under Article 9, by filing a written election with the Board within 6 months after August 25, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-745) and paying to the System an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Sections 7-139.8 and 9-121.10 and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (ii) interest thereon at the actuarially assumed rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (i) The total amount of eligible creditable service established by any person under subsections (g), (h), (j), (k), and (l) of this Section shall not exceed 12 years.
    (j) Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), an investigator for the Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor or a controlled substance inspector may elect to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of his service as a policeman under Article 3 or a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7, by filing a written election with the Board, accompanied by payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (1) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.6 or 7-139.8, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to State policemen, plus (2) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (k) Subject to the limitation in subsection (i) of this Section, an alternative formula employee may elect to establish eligible creditable service for periods spent as a full-time law enforcement officer or full-time corrections officer employed by the federal government or by a state or local government located outside of Illinois, for which credit is not held in any other public employee pension fund or retirement system. To obtain this credit, the applicant must file a written application with the Board by March 31, 1998, accompanied by evidence of eligibility acceptable to the Board and payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (1) employee contributions for the credit being established, based upon the applicant's salary on the first day as an alternative formula employee after the employment for which credit is being established and the rates then applicable to alternative formula employees, plus (2) an amount determined by the Board to be the employer's normal cost of the benefits accrued for the credit being established, plus (3) regular interest on the amounts in items (1) and (2) from the first day as an alternative formula employee after the employment for which credit is being established to the date of payment.
    (l) Subject to the limitation in subsection (i), a security employee of the Department of Corrections may elect, not later than July 1, 1998, to establish eligible creditable service for up to 10 years of his or her service as a policeman under Article 3, by filing a written election with the Board, accompanied by payment of an amount to be determined by the Board, equal to (i) the difference between the amount of employee and employer contributions transferred to the System under Section 3-110.5, and the amounts that would have been contributed had such contributions been made at the rates applicable to security employees of the Department of Corrections, plus (ii) interest thereon at the effective rate for each year, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
    (m) The amendatory changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly apply only to: (1) security employees of the Department of Juvenile Justice employed by the Department of Corrections before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice by this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly; and (2) persons employed by the Department of Juvenile Justice on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly who are required by subsection (b) of Section 3-2.5-15 of the Unified Code of Corrections to have any bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university or, in the case of persons who provide vocational training, who are required to have adequate knowledge in the skill for which they are providing the vocational training.
    (n) A person employed in a position under subsection (b) of this Section who has purchased service credit under subsection (j) of Section 14-104 or subsection (b) of Section 14-105 in any other capacity under this Article may convert up to 5 years of that service credit into service credit covered under this Section by paying to the Fund an amount equal to (1) the additional employee contribution required under Section 14-133, plus (2) the additional employer contribution required under Section 14-131, plus (3) interest on items (1) and (2) at the actuarially assumed rate from the date of the service to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 100-19, eff. 1-1-18.)

40 ILCS 5/14-111

    (40 ILCS 5/14-111) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-111)
    Sec. 14-111. Re-entry After retirement.
    (a) An annuitant who re-enters the service of a department and receives compensation on a regular payroll shall receive no payments of the retirement annuity during the time he is so employed, with the following exceptions:
        (1) An annuitant who is employed by a department
    
while he or she is a continuing participant in the General Assembly Retirement System under Sections 2-117.1 and 14-105.4 will not be considered to have made a re-entry after retirement within the meaning of this Section for the duration of such continuing participation. Any person who is a continuing participant under Sections 2-117.1 and 14-105.4 on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 and whose retirement annuity has been suspended under this Section shall be entitled to receive from the System a sum equal to the annuity payments that have been withheld under this Section, and shall receive the benefit of this amendment without regard to Section 1-103.1.
        (2) An annuitant who accepts temporary employment
    
from such a department for a period not exceeding 75 working days in any calendar year is not considered to make a re-entry after retirement within the meaning of this Section. Any part of a day on temporary employment is considered a full day of employment.
    (b) If such person re-enters the service of a department, not as a temporary employee, contributions to the system shall begin as of the date of re-employment and additional creditable service shall begin to accrue. He shall assume the status of a member entitled to all rights and privileges in the system, including death and disability benefits, excluding a refund of contributions.
    Upon subsequent retirement, his retirement annuity shall consist of:
        (1) the amounts of the annuities terminated by
    
re-entry into service; and
        (2) the amount of the additional retirement annuity
    
earned by the member during the period of additional membership service which shall not be subject to reversionary annuity if any.
    The total retirement annuity shall not, however, exceed the maximum applicable to the member at the time of original retirement. In the computation of any such retirement annuity, the time that the member was on retirement shall not interrupt the continuity of service for the computation of final average compensation and the additional membership service shall be considered, together with service rendered before the previous retirement, in establishing final average compensation.
    A person who re-enters the service of a department within 3 years after retiring may qualify to have the retirement annuity computed as though the member had not previously retired by paying to the System, within 5 years after re-entry and prior to subsequent retirement, in a lump sum or in installment payments in accordance with such rules as may be adopted by the Board, an amount equal to all retirement payments received, including any payments received in accordance with subsection (c) or (d) of Section 14-130, plus regular interest from the date retirement payments were suspended to the date of repayment.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488; 87-794.)

40 ILCS 5/14-112

    (40 ILCS 5/14-112) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-112)
    Sec. 14-112. Level Income Option. A covered employee who retires from service prior to the age of becoming eligible for old age insurance payments under the Federal Social Security Act and who at the time of retirement is fully insured under that Act, may elect to have the retirement annuity increased prior to such eligible age and reduced after such age by amounts which have equivalent actuarial values. Such modification is for the purpose of coordinating a member's retirement annuity with old age insurance benefits receivable under that Federal Act.
    However, the option under this Section is not available if the resulting payments by the System after the employee becomes eligible for old age insurance payments under the Federal Social Security Act would be less than $10 per month.
(Source: P.A. 81-863.)

40 ILCS 5/14-113

    (40 ILCS 5/14-113) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-113)
    Sec. 14-113. Reversionary annuity. A member entitled to a retirement annuity may elect, at the time of retirement, to receive a lesser amount of such allowance and provide with the remainder of his equity, as actuarially determined, an annuity for any person who is dependent upon the member at the time of retirement, as named in a written direction filed with the board as a part of his application for a retirement annuity; provided, that (1) the condition of dependency exists and is proved to the satisfaction of the board; and that (2) the reversionary annuity resulting from such election is not less than $10 per month, nor more than the amount of reduced retirement annuity which the member receives under this option.
    The reversionary annuity shall be the amount determined by the board in accordance with the member's written direction. A reversionary annuity shall begin the first day of the month following the death of the annuitant; provided, that if the designated reversionary annuity beneficiary does not survive the annuitant, a reversionary annuity shall not be payable nor shall any change be permitted in the written direction filed with the board after the retirement annuity has been granted and became effective.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-114

    (40 ILCS 5/14-114) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-114)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-114. Automatic increase in retirement annuity.
    (a) This subsection (a) is subject to subsections (a-1) and (a-2) of this Section. Any person receiving a retirement annuity under this Article who retires having attained age 60, or who retires before age 60 having at least 35 years of creditable service, or who retires on or after January 1, 2001 at an age which, when added to the number of years of his or her creditable service, equals at least 85, shall, on January 1 next following the first full year of retirement, have the amount of the then fixed and payable monthly retirement annuity increased 3%. Any person receiving a retirement annuity under this Article who retires before attainment of age 60 and with less than (i) 35 years of creditable service if retirement is before January 1, 2001, or (ii) the number of years of creditable service which, when added to the member's age, would equal 85, if retirement is on or after January 1, 2001, shall have the amount of the fixed and payable retirement annuity increased by 3% on the January 1 occurring on or next following (1) attainment of age 60, or (2) the first anniversary of retirement, whichever occurs later. However, for persons who receive the alternative retirement annuity under Section 14-110, references in this subsection (a) to attainment of age 60 shall be deemed to refer to attainment of age 55. For a person receiving early retirement incentives under Section 14-108.3 whose retirement annuity began after January 1, 1992 pursuant to an extension granted under subsection (e) of that Section, the first anniversary of retirement shall be deemed to be January 1, 1993. For a person who retires on or after June 28, 2001 and on or before October 1, 2001, and whose retirement annuity is calculated, in whole or in part, under Section 14-110 or subsection (g) or (h) of Section 14-108, the first anniversary of retirement shall be deemed to be January 1, 2002.
    On each January 1 following the date of the initial increase under this subsection, the employee's monthly retirement annuity shall be increased by an additional 3%.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, all automatic annual increases payable under this Section shall be calculated as a percentage of the total annuity payable at the time of the increase, including previous increases granted under this Article.
    (a-1) Notwithstanding subsection (a), but subject to the provisions of subsection (a-2), all automatic increases payable under subsection (a) on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall be calculated as 3% of the lesser of (1) the total annuity payable at the time of the increase, including previous increases granted, or (2) $800 ($1,000 for portions of the annuity based on service as a noncovered employee) multiplied by the number of years of creditable service upon which the annuity is based.
    Beginning January 1, 2016, the $800 ($1,000 for portions of the annuity based on service as a noncovered employee) referred in item (2) of this subsection (a-1) shall be increased on each January 1 by the annual unadjusted percentage increase (but not less than zero) in the consumer price index-u for the 12 months ending with the preceding September; these adjustments shall be cumulative and compounded. For the purposes of this subsection (a-1), "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 dollar amount resulting from each annual adjustment shall be determined by the Public Pension Division of the Department of Insurance and made available to the System by November 1 of each year.
    This subsection (a-1) is applicable without regard to whether the person is in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
    (a-2) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (a-1), for an active or inactive Tier 1 member who has not begun to receive a retirement annuity under this Article before July 1, 2014:
        (1) the second automatic annual increase payable
    
under subsection (a) shall be at the rate of 0% of the total annuity payable at the time of the increase if he or she is at least age 50 on the effective date of this amendatory Act;
        (2) the second, fourth, and sixth automatic annual
    
increases payable under subsection (a) shall be at the rate of 0% of the total annuity payable at the time of the increase if he or she is at least age 47 but less than age 50 on the effective date of this amendatory Act;
        (3) the second, fourth, sixth, and eighth automatic
    
annual increases payable under subsection (a) shall be at the rate of 0% of the total annuity payable at the time of the increase if he or she is at least age 44 but less than age 47 on the effective date of this amendatory Act; and
        (4) the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, and tenth
    
automatic annual increases payable under subsection (a) shall be at the rate of 0% of the total annuity payable at the time of the increase if he or she is less than age 44 on the effective date of this amendatory Act.
    For the purposes of Section 1-103.1, this subsection (a-2) is applicable without regard to whether the person is in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
    (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this Section shall be applicable to an employee only if the employee makes the additional contributions required after December 31, 1969 for the purpose of the automatic increases for not less than the equivalent of one full year. If an employee becomes an annuitant before his additional contributions equal one full year's contributions based on his salary at the date of retirement, the employee may pay the necessary balance of the contributions to the system, without interest, and be eligible for the increasing annuity authorized by this Section.
    (c) The provisions of subsection (a) of this Section shall not be applicable to any annuitant who is on retirement on December 31, 1969, and thereafter returns to State service, unless the member has established at least one year of additional creditable service following reentry into service.
    (d) In addition to other increases which may be provided by this Section, on January 1, 1981 any annuitant who was receiving a retirement annuity on or before January 1, 1971 shall have his retirement annuity then being paid increased $1 per month for each year of creditable service. On January 1, 1982, any annuitant who began receiving a retirement annuity on or before January 1, 1977, shall have his retirement annuity then being paid increased $1 per month for each year of creditable service.
    On January 1, 1987, any annuitant who began receiving a retirement annuity on or before January 1, 1977, shall have the monthly retirement annuity increased by an amount equal to 8 per year of creditable service times the number of years that have elapsed since the annuity began.
    (e) Every person who receives the alternative retirement annuity under Section 14-110 and who is eligible to receive the 3% increase under subsection (a) on January 1, 1986, shall also receive on that date a one-time increase in retirement annuity equal to the difference between (1) his actual retirement annuity on that date, including any increases received under subsection (a), and (2) the amount of retirement annuity he would have received on that date if the amendments to subsection (a) made by Public Act 84-162 had been in effect since the date of his retirement.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-114. Automatic increase in retirement annuity.
    (a) Any person receiving a retirement annuity under this Article who retires having attained age 60, or who retires before age 60 having at least 35 years of creditable service, or who retires on or after January 1, 2001 at an age which, when added to the number of years of his or her creditable service, equals at least 85, shall, on January 1 next following the first full year of retirement, have the amount of the then fixed and payable monthly retirement annuity increased 3%. Any person receiving a retirement annuity under this Article who retires before attainment of age 60 and with less than (i) 35 years of creditable service if retirement is before January 1, 2001, or (ii) the number of years of creditable service which, when added to the member's age, would equal 85, if retirement is on or after January 1, 2001, shall have the amount of the fixed and payable retirement annuity increased by 3% on the January 1 occurring on or next following (1) attainment of age 60, or (2) the first anniversary of retirement, whichever occurs later. However, for persons who receive the alternative retirement annuity under Section 14-110, references in this subsection (a) to attainment of age 60 shall be deemed to refer to attainment of age 55. For a person receiving early retirement incentives under Section 14-108.3 whose retirement annuity began after January 1, 1992 pursuant to an extension granted under subsection (e) of that Section, the first anniversary of retirement shall be deemed to be January 1, 1993. For a person who retires on or after June 28, 2001 and on or before October 1, 2001, and whose retirement annuity is calculated, in whole or in part, under Section 14-110 or subsection (g) or (h) of Section 14-108, the first anniversary of retirement shall be deemed to be January 1, 2002.
    On each January 1 following the date of the initial increase under this subsection, the employee's monthly retirement annuity shall be increased by an additional 3%.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, all automatic annual increases payable under this Section shall be calculated as a percentage of the total annuity payable at the time of the increase, including previous increases granted under this Article.
    (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this Section shall be applicable to an employee only if the employee makes the additional contributions required after December 31, 1969 for the purpose of the automatic increases for not less than the equivalent of one full year. If an employee becomes an annuitant before his additional contributions equal one full year's contributions based on his salary at the date of retirement, the employee may pay the necessary balance of the contributions to the system, without interest, and be eligible for the increasing annuity authorized by this Section.
    (c) The provisions of subsection (a) of this Section shall not be applicable to any annuitant who is on retirement on December 31, 1969, and thereafter returns to State service, unless the member has established at least one year of additional creditable service following reentry into service.
    (d) In addition to other increases which may be provided by this Section, on January 1, 1981 any annuitant who was receiving a retirement annuity on or before January 1, 1971 shall have his retirement annuity then being paid increased $1 per month for each year of creditable service. On January 1, 1982, any annuitant who began receiving a retirement annuity on or before January 1, 1977, shall have his retirement annuity then being paid increased $1 per month for each year of creditable service.
    On January 1, 1987, any annuitant who began receiving a retirement annuity on or before January 1, 1977, shall have the monthly retirement annuity increased by an amount equal to 8 per year of creditable service times the number of years that have elapsed since the annuity began.
    (e) Every person who receives the alternative retirement annuity under Section 14-110 and who is eligible to receive the 3% increase under subsection (a) on January 1, 1986, shall also receive on that date a one-time increase in retirement annuity equal to the difference between (1) his actual retirement annuity on that date, including any increases received under subsection (a), and (2) the amount of retirement annuity he would have received on that date if the amendments to subsection (a) made by Public Act 84-162 had been in effect since the date of his retirement.
(Source: P.A. 91-927, eff. 12-14-00; 92-14, eff. 6-28-01; 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

40 ILCS 5/14-115

    (40 ILCS 5/14-115) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-115)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-115. Supplemental Annuity.
    (a) Each annuitant, who retired at age 55 or over and after the completion of at least 15 years of creditable service, whose status as an employee terminated before January 1, 1970, is entitled to a monthly supplemental annuity effective January 1, 1970, or on January 1 nearest the annuitant's 65th birthday, whichever is later. Such supplemental annuity shall be 1-1/2% of the monthly retirement annuity, multiplied by the number of full years which elapsed from the date of the member's latest retirement to the effective date of the supplemental annuity. This monthly supplemental annuity shall be increased on each January 1 thereafter during the lifetime of the annuitant by 1-1/2% of the monthly retirement annuity disregarding any supplemental annuity previously granted. Beginning January 1, 1972, the rate of increase in the supplemental annuity shall be 2%. Beginning January 1, 1979, the rate of increase in the supplemental annuity shall be 3%.
    The supplemental annuity under this subsection is payable only if the annuitant pays to the System, in a single sum, an amount equal to 1% of his monthly final average compensation multiplied by the number of full years of creditable service.
    (b) Any member who retired with less than 15 years of creditable service whose status as an employee terminated before January 1, 1970, shall be entitled to an increase of 3% of the original monthly retirement allowance, effective January 1, 1982, or on January 1 nearest the annuitant's 65th birthday, whichever is later. On each January 1 thereafter during the lifetime of the member, he shall be entitled to an additional increase of 3% of the original monthly retirement allowance. No qualifying contribution is required for the supplemental annuity under this subsection.
    (c) Beginning January 1, 1990, all automatic annual increases payable under this Section shall be calculated as a percentage of the total monthly amount of annuity payable at the time of the increase, including any supplemental annuity or other increase previously granted under this Article.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, all increases payable under this Section on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall be calculated as 3% of the lesser of (1) the total annuity payable at the time of the increase, including previous increases granted, or (2) $800 ($1,000 for portions of the annuity based on service as a noncovered employee) multiplied by the number of years of creditable service upon which the annuity is based.
    Beginning January 1, 2016, the $800 ($1,000 for portions of the annuity based on service as a noncovered employee) referred in item (2) of this subsection (d) shall be increased on each January 1 by the annual unadjusted percentage increase (but not less than zero) in the consumer price index-u for the 12 months ending with the preceding September; these adjustments shall be cumulative and compounded. For the purposes of this subsection (d), "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 dollar amount resulting from each annual adjustment shall be determined by the Public Pension Division of the Department of Insurance and made available to the System by November 1 of each year.
    This subsection (d) is applicable without regard to whether the person is in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-115. Supplemental Annuity. (a) Each annuitant, who retired at age 55 or over and after the completion of at least 15 years of creditable service, whose status as an employee terminated before January 1, 1970, is entitled to a monthly supplemental annuity effective January 1, 1970, or on January 1 nearest the annuitant's 65th birthday, whichever is later. Such supplemental annuity shall be 1-1/2% of the monthly retirement annuity, multiplied by the number of full years which elapsed from the date of the member's latest retirement to the effective date of the supplemental annuity. This monthly supplemental annuity shall be increased on each January 1 thereafter during the lifetime of the annuitant by 1-1/2% of the monthly retirement annuity disregarding any supplemental annuity previously granted. Beginning January 1, 1972, the rate of increase in the supplemental annuity shall be 2%. Beginning January 1, 1979, the rate of increase in the supplemental annuity shall be 3%.
    The supplemental annuity under this subsection is payable only if the annuitant pays to the System, in a single sum, an amount equal to 1% of his monthly final average compensation multiplied by the number of full years of creditable service.
    (b) Any member who retired with less than 15 years of creditable service whose status as an employee terminated before January 1, 1970, shall be entitled to an increase of 3% of the original monthly retirement allowance, effective January 1, 1982, or on January 1 nearest the annuitant's 65th birthday, whichever is later. On each January 1 thereafter during the lifetime of the member, he shall be entitled to an additional increase of 3% of the original monthly retirement allowance. No qualifying contribution is required for the supplemental annuity under this subsection.
    (c) Beginning January 1, 1990, all automatic annual increases payable under this Section shall be calculated as a percentage of the total monthly amount of annuity payable at the time of the increase, including any supplemental annuity or other increase previously granted under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-273.)

40 ILCS 5/14-116

    (40 ILCS 5/14-116) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-116)
    Sec. 14-116. Nonoccupational death benefit-death before retirement. (a) Upon death of a member before retirement from any cause other than illness contracted or injuries received in the performance of duty to the State, if no survivors annuity beneficiary survives the member, such person as the member has nominated by written direction duly acknowledged and filed with the board or if no such nomination the estate of the member, except as otherwise provided, shall receive the member's accumulated contributions plus credited interest. If such member dies in service and was in receipt of compensation within a period of 12 months before death, or if death occurred during the first 30 days of absence on account of disability or while in receipt of a nonoccupational disability or occupational disability benefit, a death benefit shall also be payable in the manner provided in this Section. The benefit shall be equal to one month's final average compensation upon death occurring during the first year of service and an additional amount of one month's final average compensation for each additional complete year of creditable service, but not to exceed 6 months' final average compensation.
    (b) When an annuitant re-enters the service in a department, and dies under the conditions described in paragraph (a) of this Section, the accumulated contributions plus credited interest to be paid as provided in this Section shall, if the member has not previously elected a reversionary annuity, consist of the excess, if any, of his accumulated contributions plus credited interest over the total amount of retirement annuity payments received by the member before death. The death benefit provided from State contributions is payable only if the member has rendered at least one year of creditable service during such re-employment and is paid in the manner provided in this Article.
    (c) Upon the death of a member before retirement, or while in service after having previously retired, from any cause other than illness contracted or injuries received in the performance of duty to the State, leaving an eligible survivors annuity beneficiary, such person as the member has nominated by written direction duly acknowledged and filed with the board or if no such nomination the estate of the member is entitled to a refund of the member's contributions for retirement annuity plus credited interest less retirement annuity payments, if any, and a survivors annuity is payable in the manner provided in this Article.
    (d) Instead of a death benefit provided in this Section, the widow of a member, if eligible therefor, may elect to receive the widow's annuity and lump sum payment provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-117

    (40 ILCS 5/14-117) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-117)
    Sec. 14-117. Nonoccupational death benefit-Death after retirement. Upon death of a retired member, unless a reversionary annuity, widow's annuity or survivors annuity is payable, a death benefit shall be payable to such person as the member shall have nominated by written direction duly acknowledged and filed with the board or if no such nomination, to the estate of the member. Such benefit shall consist of the excess, if any, of the member's accumulated contributions plus credited interest still remaining in the system at the time of retirement, over the total amount of all retirement annuity payments received by the member prior to death subject to a minimum payment of $500.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-118

    (40 ILCS 5/14-118) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-118)
    Sec. 14-118. Widow's annuity - Conditions for payment. A widow who exercises the right of election to receive an annuity pursuant to this Section is entitled to a lump sum payment of $500 plus a widow's annuity, if:
        (1) she was married to the deceased member:
            (i) in the case of a member who dies before the
        
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, for at least one year prior to his death or retirement, whichever first occurs, and also on the day of the last termination of his service as a State employee; or
            (ii) in the case of a member who dies on or after
        
the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, for at least one year immediately prior to the date of death, regardless of the date of withdrawal;
        (2) the deceased member had at least 8 years of
    
creditable service if death occurred while in service, or while on leave of absence from service, or while in receipt of a nonoccupational disability or occupational disability benefit, or after retirement;
        (3) she was nominated exclusively to receive the
    
entire death benefit payable under this Article;
        (4) death of the member occurred after withdrawal,
    
and he had fulfilled the prescribed age and service conditions for establishing a right in a retirement annuity; and
        (5) she elected to receive the widow's annuity within
    
6 months from the date of death of the employee, otherwise the survivors annuity if applicable, shall be payable.
     If a widow's annuity beneficiary becomes entitled to a survivors annuity and a widow's annuity, she shall elect to receive only one of such annuities.
    The surviving spouse of a person who (1) died on or after January 1, 1985, (2) withdrew from service prior to August 1, 1953, (3) was receiving an annuity from the system at the time of death, and (4) meets all other requirements of this Section, shall be entitled to the benefits provided under this Section.
    A widow's annuity shall be payable beginning on the first of the month following the date of death of the member if the widow has then attained age 50 or, if she is under age 50 on such date, on the first of the month following her attainment of such age; provided, that if an unmarried child or children of the member under age 18 (or under age 22 if a full-time student) also survive him, and the child or children are under the care of the eligible widow, the widow's annuity shall begin on the first of the month following the member's death without regard to the age of the widow. If she is under age 50 at the death of the member and she qualifies for a widow's annuity, she is entitled to receive the lump sum payment immediately upon application, but payment of the widow's annuity shall be deferred as provided above.
    The provision for a widow's annuity shall not be construed to affect the payment of a reversionary annuity. If a widow qualifies for more than one widow's annuity, or for a widow's annuity and a survivors annuity, she shall elect to receive only one of such annuities.
    This Section shall not apply to the widow of any male person who first became a member after July 19, 1961.
(Source: P.A. 90-448, eff. 8-16-97; 91-887, eff. 7-6-00.)

40 ILCS 5/14-119

    (40 ILCS 5/14-119) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-119)
    Sec. 14-119. Amount of widow's annuity.
    (a) The widow's annuity shall be 50% of the amount of retirement annuity payable to the member on the date of death while on retirement if an annuitant, or on the date of his death while in service if an employee, regardless of his age on such date, or on the date of withdrawal if death occurred after termination of service under the conditions prescribed in the preceding Section.
    (b) If an eligible widow, regardless of age, has in her care any unmarried child or children of the member under age 18 (under age 22 if a full-time student), the widow's annuity shall be increased in the amount of 5% of the retirement annuity for each such child, but the combined payments for a widow and children shall not exceed 66 2/3% of the member's earned retirement annuity.
    The amount of retirement annuity from which the widow's annuity is derived shall be that earned by the member without regard to whether he attained age 60 prior to his withdrawal under the conditions stated or prior to his death.
    (c) Marriage of a child shall render the child ineligible for further consideration in the increase in the amount of the widow's annuity.
    Attainment of age 18 (age 22 if a full-time student) shall render a child ineligible for further consideration in the increase of the widow's annuity, but the annuity to the widow shall be continued thereafter, without regard to her age at that time.
    (d) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (d), a widow's annuity payable on account of any covered employee who has been a covered employee for at least 18 months shall be reduced by 1/2 of the amount of survivors benefits to which his beneficiaries are eligible under the provisions of the Federal Social Security Act, except that (1) the amount of any widow's annuity payable under this Article shall not be reduced by reason of any increase under that Act which occurs after the offset required by this subsection is first applied to that annuity, and (2) for benefits granted on or after January 1, 1992, the offset under this subsection (d) shall not exceed 50% of the amount of widow's annuity otherwise payable.
    Beginning July 1, 2009, the offset under this subsection (d) shall no longer be applied to any widow's annuity of any person who began receiving retirement benefits or a widow's annuity prior to January 1, 1998.
    Beginning July 1, 2009, the offset under this subsection (d) shall no longer be applied to the widow's annuity of any person who began receiving a widow's annuity on or after January 1, 1998 and before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly.
    Any person who began receiving retirement benefits after January 1, 1998 and before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly may, during a one-time election period established by the System, elect to reduce his or her retirement annuity by 3.825% in exchange for not having the offset under this subsection (d) applied to his or her widow's annuity.
    Any employee in service on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly may, at the time of retirement, elect to reduce his or her retirement annuity by 3.825% in exchange for not having the offset under this subsection (d) applied to his or her widow's annuity.
    If a widow's annuity is payable to the widow of an employee based on the employee's death in service, then the offset under this subsection (d) shall no longer be applied to the widow's annuity.
    A retiree who elects to reduce his or her retirement annuity under this subsection (d) in exchange for not having the offset applied may make an irrevocable election to eliminate the reduction of his or her retirement annuity if there is a change in marital status due to death or divorce, but the retiree is not entitled to reimbursement of any benefit reduction prior to the election.
    (e) Upon the death of a recipient of a widow's annuity the excess, if any, of the member's accumulated contributions plus credited interest over all annuity payments to the member and widow, exclusive of the $500 lump sum payment, shall be paid to the named beneficiary of the widow, or if none has been named, to the estate of the widow, provided no reversionary annuity is payable.
    (f) On January 1, 1981, any recipient of a widow's annuity who was receiving a widow's annuity on or before January 1, 1971, shall have her widow's annuity then being paid increased by 1% for each full year which has elapsed from the date the widow's annuity began. On January 1, 1982, any recipient of a widow's annuity who began receiving a widow's annuity after January 1, 1971, but before January 1, 1981, shall have her widow's annuity then being paid increased by 1% for each full year which has elapsed from the date the widow's annuity began. On January 1, 1987, any recipient of a widow's annuity who began receiving the widow's annuity on or before January 1, 1977, shall have the monthly widow's annuity increased by $1 for each full year which has elapsed since the date the annuity began.
    (g) Beginning January 1, 1990, every widow's annuity shall be increased (1) on each January 1 occurring on or after the commencement of the annuity if the deceased member died while receiving a retirement annuity, or (2) in other cases, on each January 1 occurring on or after the first anniversary of the commencement of the annuity, by an amount equal to 3% of the current amount of the annuity, including any previous increases under this Article. Such increases shall apply without regard to whether the deceased member was in service on or after the effective date of Public Act 86-1488, but shall not accrue for any period prior to January 1, 1990.
(Source: P.A. 95-279, eff. 1-1-08; 95-1043, eff. 3-26-09.)

40 ILCS 5/14-120

    (40 ILCS 5/14-120) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-120)
    Sec. 14-120. Survivors annuities - Conditions for payments. A survivors annuity is established for all members of the System. Upon the death of any male person who was a member on July 19, 1961, however, his widow may have the option of receiving the widow's annuity provided in this Article, in lieu of the survivors annuity.
    (a) A survivors annuity beneficiary, as herein defined, is eligible for a survivors annuity if the deceased member had completed at least 1 1/2 years of contributing creditable service if death occurred:
        (1) while in service;
        (2) while on an approved or authorized leave of
    
absence from service, not exceeding one year continuously; or
        (3) while in receipt of a non-occupational disability
    
or an occupational disability benefit.
    (b) If death of the member occurs after withdrawal, the survivors annuity beneficiary is eligible for such annuity only if the member had fulfilled at the date of withdrawal the prescribed service conditions for establishing a right in a retirement annuity.
    (c) Payment of the survivors annuity shall begin immediately if the beneficiary is 50 years or over, or upon attainment of age 50 if the beneficiary is under that age at the date of the member's death. In the case of survivors of a member whose death occurred between November 1, 1970 and July 15, 1971, the payment of the survivors annuity shall begin upon October 1, 1977, if the beneficiary is then 50 years of age or older, or upon the attainment of age 50 if the beneficiary is under that age on October 1, 1977.
    If an eligible child or children, under the care of the spouse also survive the member, the survivors annuity shall begin immediately without regard to whether the beneficiary has attained age 50.
    Benefits under this Section shall accrue and be payable for whole calendar months, beginning on the first day of the month after the initiating event occurs and ending on the last day of the month in which the terminating event occurs.
    (d) A survivor annuity beneficiary means:
        (1) A spouse of a member or annuitant if:
            (i) in the case of a member or annuitant who dies
        
before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the current marriage with the member or annuitant was in effect for at least one year at the date of death or withdrawal, whichever first occurs; or
            (ii) in the case of a member or annuitant who
        
dies on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the current marriage with the member or annuitant was in effect for at least one year immediately prior to the date of death, regardless of the date of withdrawal.
        (2) An unmarried child under age 18 (under age 22 if
    
a full-time student) of the member or annuitant; an unmarried stepchild under age 18 (under age 22 if a full-time student) who has been such for at least one year at the date of the member's death or at least one year at the date of withdrawal, whichever first occurs; an unmarried adopted child under age 18 (under age 22 if a full-time student); and an unmarried child over age 18 if he or she is dependent by reason of a physical or mental disability, so long as the physical or mental disability continues. For purposes of this subsection, disability means inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.
        (3) A dependent parent of the member or annuitant; a
    
dependent step-parent by a marriage contracted before the member or annuitant attained age 18; or a dependent adopting parent by whom the member or annuitant was adopted before he or she attained age 18.
    (e) Payment of a survivors annuity to a beneficiary terminates upon: (1) remarriage before age 55 that occurs before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly or death, if the beneficiary is a spouse; (2) marriage or death, if the beneficiary is a child; or (3) remarriage before age 55 or death, if the beneficiary is a parent. Remarriage of a prospective beneficiary prior to the attainment of age 50 disqualifies the beneficiary for the annuity expectancy hereunder, if the remarriage occurs before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly. Termination due to marriage or remarriage shall be permanent, regardless of any future changes in marital status.
    The substantive changes made to this subsection by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly (pertaining to remarriage prior to age 55 or 50) apply without regard to whether the deceased participant or annuitant was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
    Any person whose survivors annuity was terminated during 1978 or 1979 due to remarriage at age 55 or over shall be eligible to apply, not later than July 1, 1990, for a resumption of that annuity, to begin on July 1, 1990.
    (f) The term "dependent" relating to a survivors annuity means a beneficiary of a survivors annuity who was receiving from the member at the date of the member's death at least 1/2 of the support for maintenance including board, lodging, medical care and like living costs.
    (g) If there is no eligible spouse surviving the member, or if a survivors annuity beneficiary includes a spouse who dies or is disqualified by remarriage, the annuity is payable to an unmarried child or children. If at the date of death of the member there is no spouse or unmarried child, payments shall be made to a dependent parent or parents. If no eligible survivors annuity beneficiary survives the member, the non-occupational death benefit is payable in the manner provided in this Article.
    (h) Survivor benefits do not affect any reversionary annuity.
    (i) If a survivors annuity beneficiary becomes entitled to a widow's annuity or one or more survivors annuities or both such annuities, the beneficiary shall elect to receive only one of such annuities.
    (j) Contributing creditable service under the State Universities Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois shall be considered in determining whether the member has met the contributing service requirements of this Section.
    (k) In lieu of the Survivor's Annuity described in this Section, the spouse of the member has the option to select the Nonoccupational Death Benefit described in this Article, provided the spouse is the sole survivor and the sole nominated beneficiary of the member.
    (l) The changes made to this Section and Sections 14-118, 14-119, and 14-128 by this amendatory Act of 1997, relating to benefits for certain unmarried children who are full-time students under age 22, apply without regard to whether the deceased member was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997. These changes do not authorize the repayment of a refund or a re-election of benefits, and any benefit or increase in benefits resulting from these changes is not payable retroactively for any period before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 95-279, eff. 1-1-08.)

40 ILCS 5/14-121

    (40 ILCS 5/14-121) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-121)
    Sec. 14-121. Amount of survivors annuity. A survivors annuity beneficiary shall be entitled upon death of the member to a single sum payment of $1,000, payable pro rata among all persons entitled thereto, together with a survivors annuity payable at the rates and under the conditions specified in this Article.
    (a) If the survivors annuity beneficiary is a spouse, the survivors annuity shall be 30% of final average compensation subject to a maximum payment of $400 per month.
    (b) If an eligible child or children under the care of a spouse also survives the member, such spouse as natural guardian of the child or children shall receive, in addition to the foregoing annuity, 20% of final average compensation on account of each such child and 10% of final average compensation divided pro rata among such children, subject to a maximum payment on account of all survivor annuity beneficiaries of $600 per month, or 80% of the member's final average compensation, whichever is the lesser.
    (c) If the survivors annuity beneficiary or beneficiaries consists of an unmarried child or children, the amount of survivors annuity shall be 20% of final average compensation to each child, and 10% of final average compensation divided pro rata among all such children entitled to such annuity, subject to a maximum payment to all children combined of $600 per month or 80% of the member's final average compensation, whichever is the lesser.
    (d) If the survivors annuity beneficiary is one or more dependent parents, the annuity shall be 20% of final average compensation to each parent and 10% of final average compensation divided pro rata among the parents who qualify for this annuity, subject to a maximum payment to both dependent parents of $400 per month.
    (e) The survivors annuity to the spouse, children or dependent parents of a member whose death occurs after the date of last withdrawal, or after retirement, or while in service following reentry into service after retirement but before completing 1 1/2 years of additional creditable service, shall not exceed the lesser of 80% of the member's earned retirement annuity at the date of death or the maximum previously established in this Section.
    (f) In applying the limitation prescribed on the combined payments to 2 or more survivors annuity beneficiaries, the annuity on account of each beneficiary shall be reduced pro rata until such time as the number of beneficiaries makes the reduction no longer applicable.
    (g) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (g), a survivors annuity payable on account of any covered employee who has been a covered employee for at least 18 months at date of death or last withdrawal, whichever is the later, shall be reduced by 1/2 of the survivors benefits to which his beneficiaries are eligible under the federal Social Security Act, except that (1) the survivors annuity payable under this Article shall not be reduced by any increase under that Act which occurs after the offset required by this subsection is first applied to that annuity, (2) for benefits granted on or after January 1, 1992, the offset under this subsection (g) shall not exceed 50% of the amount of survivors annuity otherwise payable.
    Beginning July 1, 2009, the offset under this subsection (g) shall no longer be applied to any survivors annuity of any person who began receiving retirement benefits or a survivors annuity prior to January 1, 1998.
    Beginning July 1, 2009, the offset under this subsection (g) shall no longer be applied to the survivors annuity of any person who began receiving a survivors annuity on or after January 1, 1998 and before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly.
    Any person who began receiving retirement benefits after January 1, 1998 and before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly may, during a one-time election period established by the System, elect to reduce his or her retirement annuity by 3.825% in exchange for not having the offset under this subsection (g) applied to his or her survivors annuity.
    Any employee in service on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly may, at the time of retirement, elect to reduce his or her retirement annuity by 3.825% in exchange for not having the offset under this subsection (g) applied to his or her survivors annuity.
    If a survivors annuity is payable to the widow of an employee based on the employee's death in service, then the offset under this subsection (g) shall no longer be applied to the survivors annuity.
    A retiree who elects to reduce his or her retirement annuity under this subsection (g) in exchange for not having the offset applied may make an irrevocable election to eliminate the reduction of his or her retirement annuity if there is a change in marital status due to death or divorce, but the retiree is not entitled to reimbursement of any benefit reduction prior to the election.
    (h) The minimum payment to a beneficiary hereunder shall be $60 per month, which shall be reduced in accordance with the limitation prescribed on the combined payments to all beneficiaries of a member.
    (i) Subject to the conditions set forth in Section 14-120, the minimum total survivors annuity benefit payable to the survivors annuity beneficiaries of a deceased member or annuitant whose death occurs on or after January 1, 1984, shall be 50% of the amount of retirement annuity that was or would have been payable to the deceased on the date of death, regardless of the age of the deceased on such date. If the minimum total benefit provided by this subsection exceeds the maximum otherwise imposed by this Section, the minimum total benefit shall nevertheless be payable. Any increase in the total survivors annuity benefit resulting from the operation of this subsection shall be divided among the survivors annuity beneficiaries of the deceased in proportion to their shares of the total survivors annuity benefit otherwise payable under this Section.
    (j) Any survivors annuity beneficiary whose annuity terminates due to any condition specified in this Article other than death shall be entitled to a refund of the excess, if any, of the accumulated contributions of the member plus credited interest over all payments to the member and beneficiary or beneficiaries, exclusive of the single sum payment of $1,000, provided no future survivors or reversionary annuity benefits are payable.
    (k) Upon the death of the last eligible recipient of a survivors annuity the excess, if any, of the member's accumulated contributions plus credited interest over all annuity payments to the member and survivors exclusive of the single sum payment of $1000, shall be paid to the named beneficiary of the last eligible survivor, or if none has been named, to the estate of the last eligible survivor, provided no reversionary annuity is payable.
    (l) On January 1, 1981, any survivor who was receiving a survivors annuity on or before January 1, 1971, shall have his survivors annuity then being paid increased by 1% for each full year which has elapsed from the date the annuity began. On January 1, 1982, any survivor who began receiving a survivor's annuity after January 1, 1971, but before January 1, 1981, shall have his survivor's annuity then being paid increased by 1% for each full year that has elapsed from the date the annuity began. On January 1, 1987, any survivor who began receiving a survivor's annuity on or before January 1, 1977, shall have the monthly survivor's annuity increased by $1 for each full year which has elapsed since the date the survivor's annuity began.
    (m) Beginning January 1, 1990, every survivor's annuity shall be increased (1) on each January 1 occurring on or after the commencement of the annuity if the deceased member died while receiving a retirement annuity, or (2) in other cases, on each January 1 occurring on or after the first anniversary of the commencement of the annuity, by an amount equal to 3% of the current amount of the annuity, including any previous increases under this Article. Such increases shall apply without regard to whether the deceased member was in service on or after the effective date of Public Act 86-1488, but shall not accrue for any period prior to January 1, 1990.
(Source: P.A. 95-1043, eff. 3-26-09.)

40 ILCS 5/14-121.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-121.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-121.1)
    Sec. 14-121.1. Required distributions. (a) A person who would be eligible to receive a widow's or survivor's annuity under this Article but for the fact that the person has not yet attained age 50, shall be eligible for a monthly distribution under this subsection (a), provided that the payment of such distribution is required by federal law.
    The distribution shall become payable on (i) July 1, 1987, (ii) December 1 of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the deceased spouse died, or (iii) December 1 of the calendar year in which the deceased spouse would have attained age 70 1/2, whichever occurs last, and shall remain payable until the first of the following to occur: (1) the person becomes eligible to receive a widow's or survivor's annuity under this Article; (2) the end of the month in which the person ceases to be eligible to receive a widow's or survivor's annuity upon attainment of age 50, due to remarriage or death; or (3) the end of the month in which such distribution ceases to be required by federal law.
    The amount of the distribution shall be fixed at the time the distribution first becomes payable, and shall be calculated in the same manner as a survivor's annuity under Sections 14-120, 14-121 and 14-122 (or, in the case of a person who has elected to receive a widow's annuity instead of a survivor's annuity, in the same manner as the widow's annuity under Sections 14-118 and 14-119), but excluding: (A) any requirement for an application for the distribution; (B) any automatic annual increases, supplemental increases, or one-time increases that may be provided by law for survivor's or widow's annuities; and (C) any lump-sum or death benefit.
    (b) For the purpose of this Section, a distribution shall be deemed to be required by federal law if: (1) directly mandated by federal statute, rule, or administrative or court decision; or (2) indirectly mandated through imposition of substantial tax or other penalties for noncompliance.
    (c) Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1 of this Code, a member need not be in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989 for the member's surviving spouse to be eligible for a distribution under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-273.)

40 ILCS 5/14-122

    (40 ILCS 5/14-122) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-122)
    Sec. 14-122. Limitation on widow's and survivors annuity. (a) If a beneficiary also qualifies for a widow's annuity or survivors annuity under Articles 2, 15, 16, 17 or 18 of this Code, and the combined annuities payable thereunder to a widow's annuity or survivors annuity beneficiary, because of established pension credits, exceed the highest annuity to such a beneficiary under the aforesaid Articles, the annuity payable by this system to the eligible beneficiary shall be reduced to an amount which when added to the annuity payable by such other system or systems would equal such highest annuity.
    (b) If any of the other retirement systems involved provide for a similar adjustment, the respective annuities shall be reduced in proportion to the ratio which the amount of each proportional annuity bears to the aggregate of all proportional annuities.
    (c) In the event a beneficiary of such other system or systems elects to waive a widow's or survivors annuity in favor of a lump sum or death benefit payment, this system shall, for the adjustment of the widow's or survivors annuity under this section, assume that the beneficiary had been entitled to an annuity as an actuarial equivalent at the date of death of the member or annuitant of such lump sum or death benefit payment as of attained age of the beneficiary at such date according to the actuarial tables in use by the system.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-123

    (40 ILCS 5/14-123) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-123)
    Sec. 14-123. Occupational disability benefits. A member who becomes incapacitated to perform the duties of his position as the proximate result of bodily injuries sustained or a hazard undergone while in the performance and within the scope of the member's duties, shall receive an occupational disability benefit; provided:
    (a) application is made within 12 months after the date that such disability results in the loss of pay, or 12 months after the date that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission rules on the application for an occupational disability, or 12 months after the occurrence of disablement if an occupational disease; and
    (b) proper proof is received from one or more physicians designated by the Board certifying that the member is mentally or physically incapacitated.
    The benefit shall be 75% of the member's final average compensation at date of disability and shall be payable until the first of the following dates occurs:
        (1) the date on which disability ceases;
        (2) the date on which the member engages in gainful
    
employment;
        (3) the end of the month in which the member attains
    
age 65, in the case of benefits commencing prior to attainment of age 60;
        (4) the end of the month following the fifth
    
anniversary of the effective date of the benefit, or of the temporary disability benefit if one was received, in the case of benefits commencing on or after attainment of age 60; or
        (5) the end of the month in which the death of the
    
member occurs.
    At the end of the month in which the benefits cease as prescribed in paragraphs (3) or (4) above, if the member is still disabled, he shall become entitled to a retirement annuity and the minimum period of service prescribed for the receipt of such annuity shall be waived.
    In the event that a temporary disability benefit has been received, the benefit paid under this Section shall be subject to adjustment by the Board under Section 14-123.1.
    The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations governing the filing of claims for occupational disability benefits, and the investigation, control and supervision of such claims.
(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)

40 ILCS 5/14-123.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-123.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-123.1)
    Sec. 14-123.1. Temporary disability benefit.
    (a) A member who has at least 18 months of creditable service and who becomes physically or mentally incapacitated to perform the duties of his position shall receive a temporary disability benefit, provided that:
        (1) the agency responsible for determining the
    
liability of the State (i) has formally denied all employer-paid temporary total disability benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act and an appeal of that denial is pending before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, or (ii) has granted and then terminated for any reason an employer-paid temporary total disability benefit and the member has filed a petition for emergency hearing under Section 19(b-1) of the Workers' Compensation Act or Section 19(b-1) of the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act; and
        (2) application is made not later than (i) 12 months
    
after the date that the disability results in loss of pay, (ii) 12 months after the date the agency responsible for determining the liability of the State under the Workers' Compensation Act or Workers' Occupational Diseases Act has formally denied or terminated the employer-paid temporary total disability benefit, or (iii) in the case of termination of an employer-paid temporary total disability benefit, 12 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, whichever occurs last; and
        (3) proper proof is received from one or more
    
physicians designated by the Board certifying that the member is mentally or physically incapacitated.
    (b) In the case of a denial of benefits, the temporary disability benefit shall begin to accrue on the 31st day of absence from work on account of disability, but the benefit shall not become actually payable to the member until the expiration of 31 days from the day upon which the member last received or had a right to receive any compensation.
    In the case of termination of an employer-paid temporary total disability benefit, the temporary disability benefit under this Section shall be calculated from the day following the date of termination of the employer-paid benefit or the 31st day of absence from work on account of disability, whichever is later, but shall not become payable to the member until (i) the member's right to an employer-paid temporary total disability benefit is denied as a result of the emergency hearing held under Section 19(b-1) of the Workers' Compensation Act or Section 19(b-1) of the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act or (ii) the expiration of 150 days from the date of termination of the employer-paid benefit, whichever occurs first. If a terminated employer-paid temporary total disability benefit is resumed or replaced with another employer-paid disability benefit and the resumed or replacement benefit is later terminated and the member again files a petition for emergency hearing under Section 19(b-1) of the Workers' Compensation Act or Section 19(b-1) of the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, the member may again become eligible to receive a temporary disability benefit under this Section. The waiting period before the temporary disability benefit under this Section becomes payable applies each time that the benefit is reinstated.
    The benefit shall continue to accrue until the first of the following events occurs:
        (1) the disability ceases;
        (2) the member engages in gainful employment;
        (3) the end of the month in which the member attains
    
age 65, in the case of benefits commencing prior to attainment of age 60;
        (4) the end of the month following the fifth
    
anniversary of the effective date of the benefit in the case of benefits commencing on or after attainment of age 60;
        (5) the end of the month in which the death of the
    
member occurs;
        (6) the end of the month in which the aggregate
    
period for which temporary disability payments have been made becomes equal to 1/2 of the member's total period of creditable service, not including the time for which he has received a temporary disability benefit or nonoccupational disability benefit; for purposes of this item (6) only, in the case of a member to whom Section 14-108.2a or 14-108.2b applies and who, at the time disability commences, is performing services for the Illinois Department of Public Health or the Department of State Police relating to the transferred functions referred to in that Section and has less than 10 years of creditable service under this Article, the member's "total period of creditable service" shall be augmented by an amount equal to (i) one half of the member's period of creditable service in the Fund established under Article 8 (excluding any creditable service over 20 years), minus (ii) the amount of the member's creditable service under this Article;
        (7) a payment is made on the member's claim pursuant
    
to a determination made by the agency responsible for determining the liability of the State under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act;
        (8) a final determination is made on the member's
    
claim by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
    (c) The temporary disability benefit shall be 50% of the member's final average compensation at the date of disability.
    If a covered employee is eligible under the Social Security Act for a disability benefit before attaining age 65, or a retirement benefit on or after attaining age 65, then the amount of the member's temporary disability benefit shall be reduced by the amount of primary benefit the member is eligible to receive under the Social Security Act, whether or not such eligibility came about as the result of service as a covered employee under this Article. The Board may make such reduction pending a determination of eligibility if it appears that the employee may be so eligible, and shall make an appropriate adjustment if necessary after such determination has been made. The amount of temporary disability benefit payable under this Article shall not be reduced by reason of any increase in benefits payable under the Social Security Act which occurs after the reduction required by this paragraph has been applied.
    (d) The temporary disability benefit provided under this Section is intended as a temporary payment of occupational or nonoccupational disability benefit, whichever is appropriate, in cases in which the occupational or nonoccupational character of the disability has not been finally determined.
    When an employer-paid disability benefit is paid or resumed, the Board shall calculate the benefit that is payable under Section 14-123 and shall deduct from the benefit payable under Section 14-123 the amounts already paid under this Section; those amounts shall then be treated as if they had been paid under Section 14-123.
    When a final determination of the character of the disability has been made by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, or by settlement between the parties to the disputed claim, the Board shall calculate the benefit that is payable under Section 14-123 or 14-124, whichever is applicable, and shall deduct from such benefit the amounts already paid under this Section; such amounts shall then be treated as if they had been paid under such Section 14-123 or 14-124.
    (e) Any excess benefits paid under this Section shall be subject to recovery by the System from benefits payable under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act or from third parties as provided in Section 14-129, or from any other benefits payable either to the member or on his behalf under this Article. A member who accepts benefits under this Section acknowledges and authorizes these recovery rights of the System.
    (f) Service credits under the State Universities Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois shall be considered for the purposes of determining temporary disability benefit eligibility under this Section, and for determining the total period of time for which such benefits are payable.
    (g) The Board shall prescribe rules and regulations governing the filing of claims for temporary disability benefits, and the investigation, control and supervision of such claims.
    (h) References in this Section to employer-paid benefits include benefits paid for by the State, either directly or through a program of insurance or self-insurance, whether paid through the member's own department or through some other department or entity; but the term does not include benefits paid by the System under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)

40 ILCS 5/14-124

    (40 ILCS 5/14-124) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-124)
    Sec. 14-124. Nonoccupational disability benefit. A member with at least 1 1/2 years of creditable service may be granted a nonoccupational disability benefit, if:
        (1) application for the benefit is made to the system
    
by the member in writing after the commencement of disability;
        (2) the member is found upon medical examination to
    
be mentally or physically incapacitated to perform the duties of the member's position;
        (3) the disability resulted from a cause other than
    
an injury or illness sustained in connection with the member's performance of duty as a State employee;
        (4) the member has been granted a leave of absence
    
for disability at the time of commencement of disability. Renewal of a disability leave of absence shall not be required for the continued payment of benefits; and
        (5) the member has used all accumulated sick leave
    
available at the beginning of the leave of absence for disability.
    The benefit shall begin to accrue on the latest of (i) the 31st day of absence from work on account of disability (including any periods of such absence for which sick pay was received); (ii) the day following the day on which the member last receives or has a right to receive any compensation as an employee, including any sick pay; or (iii) if application by the member is delayed more than 90 days after the member's name is removed from the payroll, the date application is received by the system. The benefit shall continue to accrue until the first of the following to occur:
        (a) the date on which disability ceases;
        (b) the end of the month in which the member attains
    
age 65 in the case of benefits commencing prior to attainment of age 60;
        (c) the end of the month following the fifth
    
anniversary of the effective date of the benefit, or of the temporary disability benefit if one was received, in the case of benefits commencing on or after attainment of age 60;
        (d) the end of the month in which the aggregate
    
period for which non-occupational disability and temporary disability benefit payments have been made becomes equal to 1/2 of the member's total period of creditable service, not including the time during which he has received a temporary disability benefit or nonoccupational disability benefit; for purposes of this item (d) only, in the case of a member to whom Section 14-108.2a or 14-108.2b applies and who, at the time disability commences, is performing services for the Illinois Department of Public Health or the Department of State Police relating to the transferred functions referred to in that Section and has less than 10 years of creditable service under this Article, the member's "total period of creditable service" shall be augmented by an amount equal to (i) one half of the member's period of creditable service in the Fund established under Article 8 (excluding any creditable service over 20 years), minus (ii) the amount of the member's creditable service under this Article;
        (e) the date on which the member engages in gainful
    
employment;
        (f) the end of the month in which the death of the
    
member occurs.
    If disability has ceased and the member again becomes disabled within 60 days from date of resumption of State employment, and if the disability is due to the same cause for which he received nonoccupational disability benefit immediately preceding such reentry into service, the 30 days waiting period prescribed for the receipt of benefits is waived as to such new period of disability.
    A member shall be considered disabled only when the board has received:
        (a) a written certificate by one or more licensed and
    
practicing physicians designated by the board, certifying that the member is disabled and unable properly to perform the duties of his position at the time of disability; and
        (b) the employee certifies that he is not and has not
    
been engaged in gainful employment.
    The board shall prescribe rules and regulations governing the filing of claims for nonoccupational disability benefits, and the investigation, control and supervision of such claims.
    Service credits under the State Universities Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois shall be considered for the purposes of nonoccupational disability benefit eligibility under this Article and for the total period of time for which such benefits are payable.
(Source: P.A. 88-535; 89-246, eff. 8-4-95.)

40 ILCS 5/14-125

    (40 ILCS 5/14-125) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-125)
    Sec. 14-125. Nonoccupational disability benefit - Amount of. The nonoccupational disability benefit shall be 50% of the member's final average compensation at the time disability occurred. In the case of a member whose benefit was resumed due to the same disability, the amount of the benefit shall be the same as that last paid before resumption of State employment. In the event that a temporary disability benefit has been received, the nonoccupational disability benefit shall be subject to adjustment by the Board under Section 14-123.1.
    If a covered employee is eligible for a disability benefit before attaining age 65 or a retirement benefit on or after attaining age 65 under the Federal Social Security Act, the amount of the member's nonoccupational disability benefit shall be reduced by the amount of primary benefit the member would be eligible to receive under such Act, whether or not entitlement thereto came about as the result of service as a covered employee under this Article. The Board may make such reduction if it appears that the employee may be so eligible pending determination of eligibility and make an appropriate adjustment if necessary after such determination. The amount of any nonoccupational disability benefit payable under this Article shall not be reduced by reason of any increase under the Federal Social Security Act which occurs after the offset required by this Section is first applied to that benefit.
(Source: P.A. 84-1028.)

40 ILCS 5/14-125.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-125.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-125.1)
    Sec. 14-125.1. Automatic increase in disability benefit. Each disability benefit payable under Section 14-123 or 14-124 shall be increased by 7% of the original fixed amount of such benefit on January 1, 1986 or January 1 following the fourth anniversary of the granting of the benefit, whichever occurs later. On each January 1 following the 7% increase, but not earlier than January 1, 1991, the disability benefit shall be increased by 3% of the current amount of the benefit, including prior increases under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/14-126

    (40 ILCS 5/14-126) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-126)
    Sec. 14-126. Nonoccupational disability benefit-Rights on expiration-Retirement annuity option on re-entry. Any member having 15 or more years of creditable service, and having attained at least age 55, or having 20 or more years of creditable service and having attained at least age 50, who, after receiving nonoccupational disability benefit for the maximum period of time specified herein is still disabled for service, shall be entitled to receive a retirement annuity beginning the first of the month following application, without regard to whether the member has attained age 60.
    If a member having 15 but less than 20 years of creditable service is under age 55 when nonoccupational disability benefits terminate, and the member has been continuously disabled for service, the member is entitled upon application to the retirement annuity upon the first of the month after attainment of age 55.
    If a member having 20 or more years of creditable service is under age 50 when nonoccupational disability benefits terminate, and the member has been continuously disabled for service, the member is entitled upon application to the retirement annuity beginning upon the first of the month after attainment of age 50.
    As an option to the computation of a retirement annuity in the manner provided in this Article, if a person who retires on a retirement annuity prior to age 60 under the provisions of this Section re-enters State employment, that person may refund to the system the amount theretofore received as a retirement annuity and upon subsequently retiring from State service shall be entitled to a retirement annuity computed as though that member had not previously received such annuity.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-127

    (40 ILCS 5/14-127) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-127)
    Sec. 14-127. Credit during disability. During any period of disability for which nonoccupational, occupational or temporary disability benefits are paid, there shall be credited to the account of the disabled member amounts representing the contributions the member would have made had he remained in active employment in the same position and at the rate of compensation in effect at the time disability occurred. Service credit shall also be granted him during any such periods of disability for all purposes of this Article except for measuring the duration of nonoccupational and temporary disability benefits. The resolution of a temporary disability benefit into an occupational or nonoccupational disability benefit shall not entitle the disabled member to receive duplicate contribution and service credit under this Section for the period during which the temporary disability benefit was paid.
(Source: P.A. 84-1028.)

40 ILCS 5/14-128

    (40 ILCS 5/14-128) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-128)
    Sec. 14-128. Occupational death benefit. An occupational death benefit is provided for a member of the System whose death, prior to retirement, is the proximate result of bodily injuries sustained or a hazard undergone while in the performance and within the scope of the member's duties.
    (a) Conditions for payment.
    Exclusive of the lump sum payment provided for herein, all annuities under this Section shall accrue and be payable for complete calendar months, beginning on the first day of the month next following the month in which the initiating event occurs and ending on the last day of the month in which the terminating event occurs.
    The following named survivors of the member may be eligible for an annuity under this Section:
        (i) The member's spouse.
        (ii) An unmarried child of the member under age 18
    
(under age 22 if a full-time student); an unmarried stepchild under age 18 (under age 22 if a full-time student) who has been such for at least one year at the date of the member's death; an unmarried adopted child under age 18 (under age 22 if a full-time student); and an unmarried child over age 18 who is dependent by reason of a physical or mental disability, for so long as such physical or mental disability continues. For the purposes of this Section disability means inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.
        (iii) If no spouse or eligible children survive: a
    
dependent parent of the member; a dependent step-parent by a marriage contracted before the member attained age 18; or a dependent adopting parent by whom the member was adopted before he or she attained age 18.
    The term "dependent" relating to an occupational death benefit means a survivor of the member who was receiving from the member at the date of the member's death at least 1/2 of the support for maintenance including board, lodging, medical care and like living costs.
    Payment of the annuity shall continue until the occurrence of the following:
        (1) remarriage before age 55 that occurs before the
    
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly or death, in the case of a surviving spouse;
        (2) attainment of age 18 or termination of
    
disability, death, or marriage, in the case of an eligible child;
        (3) remarriage before age 55 or death, in the case of
    
a dependent parent.
    If none of the aforementioned beneficiaries is living at the date of death of the member, no occupational death benefit shall be payable, but the nonoccupational death benefit shall be payable as provided in this Article.
    The change made to this subsection by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly (pertaining to remarriage prior to age 55) applies without regard to whether the deceased member was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
    (b) Amount of benefit.
    The member's accumulated contributions plus credited interest shall be payable in a lump sum to such person as the member has nominated by written direction, duly acknowledged and filed with the Board, or if no such nomination to the estate of the member. When an annuitant is re-employed by a Department, the accumulated contributions plus credited interest payable on the member's account shall, if the member has not previously elected a reversionary annuity, consist of the excess, if any, of the member's total accumulated contributions plus credited interest for all creditable service over the total amount of all retirement annuity payments received by the member prior to death.
    In addition to the foregoing payment, an annuity is provided for eligible survivors as follows:
        (1) If the survivor is a spouse only, the annuity
    
shall be 50% of the member's final average compensation.
        (2) If the spouse has in his or her care an eligible
    
child or children, the annuity shall be increased by an amount equal to 15% of the final average compensation on account of each such child, subject to a limitation on the combined annuities to a surviving spouse and children of 75% of final average compensation.
        (3) If there is no surviving spouse, or if the
    
surviving spouse dies or remarries while a child remains eligible, then each such child shall be entitled to an annuity of 15% of the deceased member's final average compensation, subject to a limitation of 50% of final average compensation to all such children.
        (4) If there is no surviving spouse or eligible
    
children, then an annuity shall be payable to the member's dependent parents, equal to 25% of final average compensation to each such beneficiary.
    If any annuity payable under this Section is less than the corresponding survivors annuity, the beneficiary or beneficiaries of the annuity under this Section may elect to receive the survivors annuity and the nonoccupational death benefit provided for in this Article in lieu of the annuity provided under this Section.
    (c) Occupational death claims pending adjudication by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission or a ruling by the agency responsible for determining the liability of the State under the "Workers' Compensation Act" or "Workers' Occupational Diseases Act" shall be payable under Sections 14-120 and 14-121 until a ruling or adjudication occurs, if the beneficiary or beneficiaries: (1) meet all conditions for payment as prescribed in this Article; and (2) execute an assignment of benefits payable as a result of adjudication by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission or a ruling by the agency responsible for determining the liability of the State under such Acts. The assignment shall be made to the System and shall be for an amount equal to the excess of benefits paid under Sections 14-120 and 14-121 over benefits payable as a result of adjudication of the workers' compensation claim computed from the date of death of the member.
    (d) Every occupational death annuity payable under this Section shall be increased on each January 1 occurring on or after (i) January 1, 1990, or (ii) the first anniversary of the commencement of the annuity, whichever occurs later, by an amount equal to 3% of the current amount of the annuity, including any previous increases under this Article, without regard to whether the deceased member was in service on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991.
(Source: P.A. 95-279, eff. 1-1-08.)

40 ILCS 5/14-129

    (40 ILCS 5/14-129) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-129)
    Sec. 14-129. Determination of compensability - Offset - Subrogation. Except as provided in Section 14-128 of this Act with respect to occupational death claims, and except as provided in Section 14-123.1 for temporary disability benefits, before the board takes any action on an application for an occupational disability or occupational death benefit, adjudication by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission or a ruling by the agency responsible for determining the liability of the State under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act shall be had on a claim to establish that the disability or death was incurred while in the performance and within the scope of the member's duties, under the terms of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, whichever applies. The system shall make payment of an occupational disability or occupational death benefit only if the claim is found to be compensable under one or both of those Acts.
    Any amounts provided for a member or his dependents under those Acts shall be applied for the period of time prescribed by such Acts for payments thereunder as an offset to any occupational disability or occupational death benefit or to a survivors annuity or annuities provided in this Article in such manner as may be prescribed by the rules of the board.
    In those cases where the injury or death for which an occupational disability or death benefit is payable under this Article was caused under circumstances creating a legal liability for damages on the part of some person other than the employer, all of the rights and privileges, including the right to notice of suit brought against such other person and the right to commence or join in such suit, as given the employer, together with the conditions or obligations imposed under paragraph (b) of Section 5 of the "Workers' Compensation Act", are also given and granted to the System, to the end that the System created by this Article may be paid or reimbursed for the amount of temporary disability, occupational disability or death benefit paid or to be paid by the System to the injured employee, or his personal representative in the event of death, including any contribution amounts credited to the account of the member under Section 14-127, out of any judgment, settlement, or payment for such injury or death obtained by such injured employee or his personal representative from such other person, or be paid or reimbursed for such amount paid or to be paid by the System to the surviving spouse or children of such employee by virtue of the injury or the death of such employee from such injury.
(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)

40 ILCS 5/14-130

    (40 ILCS 5/14-130) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-130)
    Sec. 14-130. Refunds; rules.
    (a) Upon withdrawal a member is entitled to receive, upon written request, a refund of the member's contributions, including credits granted while in receipt of disability benefits, without credited interest. The board, in its discretion may withhold payment of the refund of a member's contributions for a period not to exceed 1 year after the member has ceased to be an employee.
    For purposes of this Section, a member will be considered to have withdrawn from service if a change in, or transfer of, his position results in his becoming ineligible for continued membership in this System and eligible for membership in another public retirement system under this Act.
    (b) A member receiving a refund forfeits and relinquishes all accrued rights in the System, including all accumulated creditable service. If the person again becomes a member of the System and establishes at least 2 years of creditable service, the member may repay all the moneys previously refunded or a portion of the moneys previously refunded representing contributions for one or more whole months of creditable service. If a member repays a portion of moneys previously refunded, he or she may later repay some or all of the remaining portion of those previously refunded moneys. However, a former member may restore credits previously forfeited by acceptance of a refund without returning to service by applying in writing and repaying to the System, by April 1, 1993, the amount of the refund plus regular interest calculated from the date of refund to the date of repayment.
    The repayment of refunds issued prior to January 1, 1984 shall consist of the amount refunded plus 5% interest per annum compounded annually for the period from the date of the refund to the end of the month in which repayment is made. The repayment of refunds issued after January 1, 1984 shall consist of the amount refunded plus regular interest for the period from the date of refund to the end of the month in which repayment is made. The repayment of the refund of a person who accepts an alternative retirement cancellation payment under Section 14-108.5 shall consist of the entire amount paid to the person under subsection (c) of Section 14-108.5 plus regular interest for the period from the date of the refund to the end of the month in which repayment is made. However, in the case of a refund that is repaid in a lump sum between January 1, 1991 and July 1, 1991, repayment shall consist of the amount refunded plus interest at the rate of 2.5% per annum compounded annually from the date of the refund to the end of the month in which repayment is made.
    Upon repayment, the member shall receive credit for the service for which the refund has been repaid, and the corresponding member contributions and regular interest that was forfeited by acceptance of the refund, as well as regular interest for the period of non-membership. Such repayment shall be made in full before retirement either in a lump sum or in installment payments in accordance with such rules as may be adopted by the board.
    (b-5) The Board may adopt rules governing the repayment of refunds and establishment of credits in cases involving awards of back pay or reinstatement. The rules may authorize repayment of a refund in installment payments and may waive the payment of interest on refund amounts repaid in full within a specified period.
    (c) A member no longer in service who is unmarried and does not have an eligible survivors annuity beneficiary on the date of application therefor is entitled to a refund of contributions for widow's annuity or survivors annuity purposes, or both, as the case may be, without interest. A widow's annuity or survivors annuity shall not be payable upon the death of a person who has received this refund, unless prior to that death the amount of the refund has been repaid to the System, together with regular interest from the date of the refund to the date of repayment.
    (d) Any member who has service credit in any position for which an alternative retirement annuity is provided and in relation to which an increase in the rate of employee contribution is required, shall be entitled to a refund, without interest, of that part of the member's employee contribution which results from that increase in the employee rate if the member does not qualify for that alternative retirement annuity at the time of retirement.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04; 94-455, eff. 8-4-05.)

40 ILCS 5/14-131

    (40 ILCS 5/14-131)
    Sec. 14-131. Contributions by State.
    (a) The State shall make contributions to the System by appropriations of amounts which, together with other employer contributions from trust, federal, and other funds, employee contributions, investment income, and other income, will be sufficient to meet the cost of maintaining and administering the System on a 90% funded basis in accordance with actuarial recommendations.
    For the purposes of this Section and Section 14-135.08, references to State contributions refer only to employer contributions and do not include employee contributions that are picked up or otherwise paid by the State or a department on behalf of the employee.
    (b) The Board shall determine the total amount of State contributions required for each fiscal year on the basis of the actuarial tables and other assumptions adopted by the Board, using the formula in subsection (e).
    The Board shall also determine a State contribution rate for each fiscal year, expressed as a percentage of payroll, based on the total required State contribution for that fiscal year (less the amount received by the System from appropriations under Section 8.12 of the State Finance Act and Section 1 of the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act, if any, for the fiscal year ending on the June 30 immediately preceding the applicable November 15 certification deadline), the estimated payroll (including all forms of compensation) for personal services rendered by eligible employees, and the recommendations of the actuary.
    For the purposes of this Section and Section 14.1 of the State Finance Act, the term "eligible employees" includes employees who participate in the System, persons who may elect to participate in the System but have not so elected, persons who are serving a qualifying period that is required for participation, and annuitants employed by a department as described in subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(2) of Section 14-111.
    (c) Contributions shall be made by the several departments for each pay period by warrants drawn by the State Comptroller against their respective funds or appropriations based upon vouchers stating the amount to be so contributed. These amounts shall be based on the full rate certified by the Board under Section 14-135.08 for that fiscal year. From the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly through the payment of the final payroll from fiscal year 2004 appropriations, the several departments shall not make contributions for the remainder of fiscal year 2004 but shall instead make payments as required under subsection (a-1) of Section 14.1 of the State Finance Act. The several departments shall resume those contributions at the commencement of fiscal year 2005.
    (c-1) Notwithstanding subsection (c) of this Section, for fiscal years 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 only, contributions by the several departments are not required to be made for General Revenue Funds payrolls processed by the Comptroller. Payrolls paid by the several departments from all other State funds must continue to be processed pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section.
    (c-2) For State fiscal years 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 only, on or as soon as possible after the 15th day of each month, the Board shall submit vouchers for payment of State contributions to the System, in a total monthly amount of one-twelfth of the fiscal year General Revenue Fund contribution as certified by the System pursuant to Section 14-135.08 of the Illinois Pension Code.
    (d) If an employee is paid from trust funds or federal funds, the department or other employer shall pay employer contributions from those funds to the System at the certified rate, unless the terms of the trust or the federal-State agreement preclude the use of the funds for that purpose, in which case the required employer contributions shall be paid by the State. From the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly through the payment of the final payroll from fiscal year 2004 appropriations, the department or other employer shall not pay contributions for the remainder of fiscal year 2004 but shall instead make payments as required under subsection (a-1) of Section 14.1 of the State Finance Act. The department or other employer shall resume payment of contributions at the commencement of fiscal year 2005.
    (e) For State fiscal years 2012 through 2045, the minimum contribution to the System to be made by the State for each fiscal year shall be an amount determined by the System to be sufficient to bring the total assets of the System up to 90% of the total actuarial liabilities of the System by the end of State fiscal year 2045. In making these determinations, the required State contribution shall be calculated each year as a level percentage of payroll over the years remaining to and including fiscal year 2045 and shall be determined under the projected unit credit actuarial cost method.
    A change in an actuarial or investment assumption that increases or decreases the required State contribution and first applies in State fiscal year 2018 or thereafter shall be implemented in equal annual amounts over a 5-year period beginning in the State fiscal year in which the actuarial change first applies to the required State contribution.
    A change in an actuarial or investment assumption that increases or decreases the required State contribution and first applied to the State contribution in fiscal year 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017 shall be implemented:
        (i) as already applied in State fiscal years before
    
2018; and
        (ii) in the portion of the 5-year period beginning in
    
the State fiscal year in which the actuarial change first applied that occurs in State fiscal year 2018 or thereafter, by calculating the change in equal annual amounts over that 5-year period and then implementing it at the resulting annual rate in each of the remaining fiscal years in that 5-year period.
    For State fiscal years 1996 through 2005, the State contribution to the System, as a percentage of the applicable employee payroll, shall be increased in equal annual increments so that by State fiscal year 2011, the State is contributing at the rate required under this Section; except that (i) for State fiscal year 1998, for all purposes of this Code and any other law of this State, the certified percentage of the applicable employee payroll shall be 5.052% for employees earning eligible creditable service under Section 14-110 and 6.500% for all other employees, notwithstanding any contrary certification made under Section 14-135.08 before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997, and (ii) in the following specified State fiscal years, the State contribution to the System shall not be less than the following indicated percentages of the applicable employee payroll, even if the indicated percentage will produce a State contribution in excess of the amount otherwise required under this subsection and subsection (a): 9.8% in FY 1999; 10.0% in FY 2000; 10.2% in FY 2001; 10.4% in FY 2002; 10.6% in FY 2003; and 10.8% in FY 2004.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the total required State contribution to the System for State fiscal year 2006 is $203,783,900.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the total required State contribution to the System for State fiscal year 2007 is $344,164,400.
    For each of State fiscal years 2008 through 2009, the State contribution to the System, as a percentage of the applicable employee payroll, shall be increased in equal annual increments from the required State contribution for State fiscal year 2007, so that by State fiscal year 2011, the State is contributing at the rate otherwise required under this Section.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the total required State General Revenue Fund contribution for State fiscal year 2010 is $723,703,100 and shall be made from the proceeds of bonds sold in fiscal year 2010 pursuant to Section 7.2 of the General Obligation Bond Act, less (i) the pro rata share of bond sale expenses determined by the System's share of total bond proceeds, (ii) any amounts received from the General Revenue Fund in fiscal year 2010, and (iii) any reduction in bond proceeds due to the issuance of discounted bonds, if applicable.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the total required State General Revenue Fund contribution for State fiscal year 2011 is the amount recertified by the System on or before April 1, 2011 pursuant to Section 14-135.08 and shall be made from the proceeds of bonds sold in fiscal year 2011 pursuant to Section 7.2 of the General Obligation Bond Act, less (i) the pro rata share of bond sale expenses determined by the System's share of total bond proceeds, (ii) any amounts received from the General Revenue Fund in fiscal year 2011, and (iii) any reduction in bond proceeds due to the issuance of discounted bonds, if applicable.
    Beginning in State fiscal year 2046, the minimum State contribution for each fiscal year shall be the amount needed to maintain the total assets of the System at 90% of the total actuarial liabilities of the System.
    Amounts received by the System pursuant to Section 25 of the Budget Stabilization Act or Section 8.12 of the State Finance Act in any fiscal year do not reduce and do not constitute payment of any portion of the minimum State contribution required under this Article in that fiscal year. Such amounts shall not reduce, and shall not be included in the calculation of, the required State contributions under this Article in any future year until the System has reached a funding ratio of at least 90%. A reference in this Article to the "required State contribution" or any substantially similar term does not include or apply to any amounts payable to the System under Section 25 of the Budget Stabilization Act.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the required State contribution for State fiscal year 2005 and for fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter, as calculated under this Section and certified under Section 14-135.08, shall not exceed an amount equal to (i) the amount of the required State contribution that would have been calculated under this Section for that fiscal year if the System had not received any payments under subsection (d) of Section 7.2 of the General Obligation Bond Act, minus (ii) the portion of the State's total debt service payments for that fiscal year on the bonds issued in fiscal year 2003 for the purposes of that Section 7.2, as determined and certified by the Comptroller, that is the same as the System's portion of the total moneys distributed under subsection (d) of Section 7.2 of the General Obligation Bond Act. In determining this maximum for State fiscal years 2008 through 2010, however, the amount referred to in item (i) shall be increased, as a percentage of the applicable employee payroll, in equal increments calculated from the sum of the required State contribution for State fiscal year 2007 plus the applicable portion of the State's total debt service payments for fiscal year 2007 on the bonds issued in fiscal year 2003 for the purposes of Section 7.2 of the General Obligation Bond Act, so that, by State fiscal year 2011, the State is contributing at the rate otherwise required under this Section.
    (f) After the submission of all payments for eligible employees from personal services line items in fiscal year 2004 have been made, the Comptroller shall provide to the System a certification of the sum of all fiscal year 2004 expenditures for personal services that would have been covered by payments to the System under this Section if the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly had not been enacted. Upon receipt of the certification, the System shall determine the amount due to the System based on the full rate certified by the Board under Section 14-135.08 for fiscal year 2004 in order to meet the State's obligation under this Section. The System shall compare this amount due to the amount received by the System in fiscal year 2004 through payments under this Section and under Section 6z-61 of the State Finance Act. If the amount due is more than the amount received, the difference shall be termed the "Fiscal Year 2004 Shortfall" for purposes of this Section, and the Fiscal Year 2004 Shortfall shall be satisfied under Section 1.2 of the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act. If the amount due is less than the amount received, the difference shall be termed the "Fiscal Year 2004 Overpayment" for purposes of this Section, and the Fiscal Year 2004 Overpayment shall be repaid by the System to the Pension Contribution Fund as soon as practicable after the certification.
    (g) For purposes of determining the required State contribution to the System, the value of the System's assets shall be equal to the actuarial value of the System's assets, which shall be calculated as follows:
    As of June 30, 2008, the actuarial value of the System's assets shall be equal to the market value of the assets as of that date. In determining the actuarial value of the System's assets for fiscal years after June 30, 2008, any actuarial gains or losses from investment return incurred in a fiscal year shall be recognized in equal annual amounts over the 5-year period following that fiscal year.
    (h) For purposes of determining the required State contribution to the System for a particular year, the actuarial value of assets shall be assumed to earn a rate of return equal to the System's actuarially assumed rate of return.
    (i) After the submission of all payments for eligible employees from personal services line items paid from the General Revenue Fund in fiscal year 2010 have been made, the Comptroller shall provide to the System a certification of the sum of all fiscal year 2010 expenditures for personal services that would have been covered by payments to the System under this Section if the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly had not been enacted. Upon receipt of the certification, the System shall determine the amount due to the System based on the full rate certified by the Board under Section 14-135.08 for fiscal year 2010 in order to meet the State's obligation under this Section. The System shall compare this amount due to the amount received by the System in fiscal year 2010 through payments under this Section. If the amount due is more than the amount received, the difference shall be termed the "Fiscal Year 2010 Shortfall" for purposes of this Section, and the Fiscal Year 2010 Shortfall shall be satisfied under Section 1.2 of the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act. If the amount due is less than the amount received, the difference shall be termed the "Fiscal Year 2010 Overpayment" for purposes of this Section, and the Fiscal Year 2010 Overpayment shall be repaid by the System to the General Revenue Fund as soon as practicable after the certification.
    (j) After the submission of all payments for eligible employees from personal services line items paid from the General Revenue Fund in fiscal year 2011 have been made, the Comptroller shall provide to the System a certification of the sum of all fiscal year 2011 expenditures for personal services that would have been covered by payments to the System under this Section if the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly had not been enacted. Upon receipt of the certification, the System shall determine the amount due to the System based on the full rate certified by the Board under Section 14-135.08 for fiscal year 2011 in order to meet the State's obligation under this Section. The System shall compare this amount due to the amount received by the System in fiscal year 2011 through payments under this Section. If the amount due is more than the amount received, the difference shall be termed the "Fiscal Year 2011 Shortfall" for purposes of this Section, and the Fiscal Year 2011 Shortfall shall be satisfied under Section 1.2 of the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act. If the amount due is less than the amount received, the difference shall be termed the "Fiscal Year 2011 Overpayment" for purposes of this Section, and the Fiscal Year 2011 Overpayment shall be repaid by the System to the General Revenue Fund as soon as practicable after the certification.
    (k) For fiscal years 2012 through 2018 only, after the submission of all payments for eligible employees from personal services line items paid from the General Revenue Fund in the fiscal year have been made, the Comptroller shall provide to the System a certification of the sum of all expenditures in the fiscal year for personal services. Upon receipt of the certification, the System shall determine the amount due to the System based on the full rate certified by the Board under Section 14-135.08 for the fiscal year in order to meet the State's obligation under this Section. The System shall compare this amount due to the amount received by the System for the fiscal year. If the amount due is more than the amount received, the difference shall be termed the "Prior Fiscal Year Shortfall" for purposes of this Section, and the Prior Fiscal Year Shortfall shall be satisfied under Section 1.2 of the State Pension Funds Continuing Appropriation Act. If the amount due is less than the amount received, the difference shall be termed the "Prior Fiscal Year Overpayment" for purposes of this Section, and the Prior Fiscal Year Overpayment shall be repaid by the System to the General Revenue Fund as soon as practicable after the certification.
(Source: P.A. 99-8, eff. 7-9-15; 99-523, eff. 6-30-16; 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/14-132

    (40 ILCS 5/14-132) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-132)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-132. Obligations of State; funding guarantee.
    (a) The payment of the required department contributions, all allowances, annuities, benefits granted under this Article, and all expenses of administration of the system are obligations of the State of Illinois to the extent specified in this Article.
    (b) All income of the system shall be credited to a separate account for this system in the State treasury and shall be used to pay allowances, annuities, benefits and administration expense.
    (c) Beginning July 1, 2014, the State shall be obligated to contribute to the System in each State fiscal year an amount not less than the sum of (i) the State's normal cost for the year and (ii) the portion of the unfunded accrued liability assigned to that year by law. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the State fails to pay an amount required under this subsection, it shall be the obligation of the Board to seek payment of the required amount in compliance with the provisions of this Section and, if the amount remains unpaid, to bring a mandamus action in the Supreme Court of Illinois to compel the State to make the required payment.
    If the System submits a voucher for contributions required under Section 14-131 and the State fails to pay that voucher within 90 days of its receipt, the Board shall submit a written request to the Comptroller seeking payment. A copy of the request shall be filed with the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State shall provide a copy to the Governor and General Assembly. No earlier than the 16th day after the System files the request with the Comptroller and Secretary of State, if the amount remains unpaid the Board shall commence a mandamus action in the Supreme Court of Illinois to compel the Comptroller to satisfy the voucher.
    This subsection (c) constitutes an express waiver of the State's sovereign immunity solely to the extent that it permits the Board to commence a mandamus action in the Supreme Court of Illinois to compel the Comptroller to pay a voucher for the contributions required under Section 14-131.
    (d) Beginning in State fiscal year 2016, the State shall be obligated to make the transfers set forth in subsections (c-5) and (c-10) of Section 20 of the Budget Stabilization Act and to pay to the System its proportionate share of the transferred amounts in accordance with Section 25 of the Budget Stabilization Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the State fails to transfer an amount required under this subsection or to pay to the System its proportionate share of the transferred amount in accordance with Section 25 of the Budget Stabilization Act, it shall be the obligation of the Board to seek transfer or payment of the required amount in compliance with the provisions of this Section and, if the required amount remains untransferred or the required payment remains unpaid, to bring a mandamus action in the Supreme Court of Illinois to compel the State to make the required transfer or payment or both, as the case may be.
    If the State fails to make a transfer required under subsection (c-5) or (c-10) of Section 20 of the Budget Stabilization Act or a payment to the System required under Section 25 of that Act, the Board shall submit a written request to the Comptroller seeking payment. A copy of the request shall be filed with the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State shall provide a copy to the Governor and General Assembly. No earlier than the 16th day after the System files the request with the Comptroller and Secretary of State, if the required amount remains untransferred or the required payment remains unpaid, the Board shall commence a mandamus action in the Supreme Court of Illinois to compel the Comptroller to make the required transfer or payment or both, as the case may be.
    This subsection (d) constitutes an express waiver of the State's sovereign immunity solely to the extent that it permits the Board to commence a mandamus action in the Supreme Court of Illinois to compel the Comptroller to make a transfer required under subsection (c-5) or (c-10) of Section 20 of the Budget Stabilization Act and to pay to the System its proportionate share of the transferred amount in accordance with Section 25 of the Budget Stabilization Act.
    The obligations created by this subsection (d) expire when all of the requirements of subsections (c-5) and (c-10) of Section 20 of the Budget Stabilization Act and Section 25 of the Budget Stabilization Act have been met.
    (e) Any payments and transfers required to be made by the State pursuant to subsection (c) or (d) are expressly subordinate to the payment of the principal, interest, and premium, if any, on any bonded debt obligation of the State or any other State-created entity, 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 State or any other State-created entity. 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 State related to such bond obligations, consistent with the payment schedules associated with such obligations.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-132. Obligations of State. The payment of the required department contributions, all allowances, annuities, benefits granted under this Article, and all expenses of administration of the system are obligations of the State of Illinois to the extent specified in this Article.
    All income of the system shall be credited to a separate account for this system in the State treasury and shall be used to pay allowances, annuities, benefits and administration expense.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-132.2

    (40 ILCS 5/14-132.2)
    Sec. 14-132.2. Payment into the General Obligation Retirement and Interest Fund. Notwithstanding any other law, on the first day of each month, or as soon thereafter as practical, the System shall pay over to the State for deposit into the General Obligation Retirement and Interest Fund all amounts previously received by the System pursuant to Section 14-135.08(b) representing additional amounts to pay principal of and interest on general obligation bonds authorized by Section 7.2(a) of the General Obligation Bond Act and issued to provide those proceeds deposited by the State with the System in July 2003, representing deposits other than amounts reserved under Section 7.2 of the General Obligation Bond Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-839, eff. 7-30-04.)

40 ILCS 5/14-133

    (40 ILCS 5/14-133) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-133)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-133. Contributions on behalf of members.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (a-5), each participating employee shall make contributions to the System, based on the employee's compensation, as follows:
        (1) Covered employees, except as indicated below,
    
3.5% for retirement annuity, and 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (2) Noncovered employees, except as indicated below,
    
7% for retirement annuity and 1% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (3) Noncovered employees serving in a position in
    
which "eligible creditable service" as defined in Section 14-110 may be earned, 1% for a widow or survivors annuity plus the following amount for retirement annuity: 8.5% through December 31, 2001; 9.5% in 2002; 10.5% in 2003; and 11.5% in 2004 and thereafter;
        (4) Covered employees serving in a position in which
    
"eligible creditable service" as defined in Section 14-110 may be earned, 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity plus the following amount for retirement annuity: 5% through December 31, 2001; 6% in 2002; 7% in 2003; and 8% in 2004 and thereafter;
        (5) Each security employee of the Department of
    
Corrections or of the Department of Human Services who is a covered employee, 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity plus the following amount for retirement annuity: 5% through December 31, 2001; 6% in 2002; 7% in 2003; and 8% in 2004 and thereafter;
        (6) Each security employee of the Department of
    
Corrections or of the Department of Human Services who is not a covered employee, 1% for a widow or survivors annuity plus the following amount for retirement annuity: 8.5% through December 31, 2001; 9.5% in 2002; 10.5% in 2003; and 11.5% in 2004 and thereafter.
    (a-5) Beginning July 1, 2014, in lieu of the contributions otherwise required under subsection (a), each Tier 1 member who is a participating employee shall make contributions to the System, based on his or her compensation, as follows:
        (1) Covered employees, except as indicated below,
    
2.5% for retirement annuity, and 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (2) Noncovered employees, except as indicated below,
    
6% for retirement annuity and 1% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (3) Noncovered employees serving in a position in
    
which "eligible creditable service" as defined in Section 14-110 may be earned, 10.5% for retirement annuity and 1% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (4) Covered employees serving in a position in which
    
"eligible creditable service" as defined in Section 14-110 may be earned, 7% for retirement annuity and 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (5) Each security employee of the Department of
    
Corrections or of the Department of Human Services who is a covered employee, 7% for retirement annuity and 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (6) Each security employee of the Department of
    
Corrections or of the Department of Human Services who is not a covered employee, 10.5% for retirement annuity and 1% for a widow or survivors annuity.
    (b) Contributions shall be in the form of a deduction from compensation and shall be made notwithstanding that the compensation paid in cash to the employee shall be reduced thereby below the minimum prescribed by law or regulation. Each member is deemed to consent and agree to the deductions from compensation provided for in this Article, and shall receipt in full for salary or compensation.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-133. Contributions on behalf of members.
    (a) Each participating employee shall make contributions to the System, based on the employee's compensation, as follows:
        (1) Covered employees, except as indicated below,
    
3.5% for retirement annuity, and 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (2) Noncovered employees, except as indicated below,
    
7% for retirement annuity and 1% for a widow or survivors annuity;
        (3) Noncovered employees serving in a position in
    
which "eligible creditable service" as defined in Section 14-110 may be earned, 1% for a widow or survivors annuity plus the following amount for retirement annuity: 8.5% through December 31, 2001; 9.5% in 2002; 10.5% in 2003; and 11.5% in 2004 and thereafter;
        (4) Covered employees serving in a position in which
    
"eligible creditable service" as defined in Section 14-110 may be earned, 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity plus the following amount for retirement annuity: 5% through December 31, 2001; 6% in 2002; 7% in 2003; and 8% in 2004 and thereafter;
        (5) Each security employee of the Department of
    
Corrections or of the Department of Human Services who is a covered employee, 0.5% for a widow or survivors annuity plus the following amount for retirement annuity: 5% through December 31, 2001; 6% in 2002; 7% in 2003; and 8% in 2004 and thereafter;
        (6) Each security employee of the Department of
    
Corrections or of the Department of Human Services who is not a covered employee, 1% for a widow or survivors annuity plus the following amount for retirement annuity: 8.5% through December 31, 2001; 9.5% in 2002; 10.5% in 2003; and 11.5% in 2004 and thereafter.
    (b) Contributions shall be in the form of a deduction from compensation and shall be made notwithstanding that the compensation paid in cash to the employee shall be reduced thereby below the minimum prescribed by law or regulation. Each member is deemed to consent and agree to the deductions from compensation provided for in this Article, and shall receipt in full for salary or compensation.
(Source: P.A. 92-14, eff. 6-28-01.)

40 ILCS 5/14-133.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-133.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-133.1)
    Sec. 14-133.1. Pickup of contributions.
    (a) Each department shall pick up the employee contributions required by Section 14-133 for all compensation earned after December 31, 1981, and the contributions so picked up shall be treated as employer contributions in determining tax treatment under the United States Internal Revenue Code; however, each department 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 department shall pay these employee contributions from the same fund which is used in paying earnings to the employee. The department 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 14 in the same manner and to the same extent as employee contributions made prior to the date picked up.
    (b) Subject to the requirements of federal law, an employee of a department may elect to have the department pick up optional contributions that the employee has elected to pay to the System, and the contributions so picked up shall be treated as employer contributions for the purposes of determining federal tax treatment. The department shall pick up the contributions by a reduction in the cash salary of the employee and shall pay the contributions from the same fund that is used to pay earnings to the employee. The election to have optional contributions picked up is irrevocable and the optional contributions may not thereafter be prepaid, by direct payment or otherwise. If the provision authorizing the optional contribution requires payment by a stated date (rather than the date of withdrawal or retirement), that requirement shall be deemed to have been satisfied if (i) on or before the stated date the employee executes a valid irrevocable election to have the contributions picked up under this subsection, and (ii) the picked-up contributions are in fact paid to the System as provided in the election.
(Source: P.A. 90-448, eff. 8-16-97; 90-766, eff. 8-14-98.)

40 ILCS 5/14-133.5

    (40 ILCS 5/14-133.5)
    (This Section was added by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 14-133.5. Use of contributions for health care subsidies. The System shall not use any contribution received by the System under this Article to provide a subsidy for the cost of participation in a retiree health care program.
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)

40 ILCS 5/14-134

    (40 ILCS 5/14-134) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-134)
    Sec. 14-134. Board created. The retirement system created by this Article shall be a trust, separate and distinct from all other entities. The responsibility for the operation of the system and for making effective this Article is vested in a board of trustees.
    The board shall consist of 7 trustees, as follows:
    (a) the Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget; (b) the Comptroller; (c) one trustee, not a State employee, who shall be Chairman, to be appointed by the Governor for a 5 year term; (d) two members of the system, one of whom shall be an annuitant age 60 or over, having at least 8 years of creditable service, to be appointed by the Governor for terms of 5 years; (e) one member of the system having at least 8 years of creditable service, to be elected from the contributing membership of the system by the contributing members as provided in Section 14-134.1; (f) one annuitant of the system who has been an annuitant for at least one full year, to be elected from and by the annuitants of the system, as provided in Section 14-134.1. The Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Comptroller shall be ex-officio members and shall serve as trustees during their respective terms of office, except that each of them may designate another officer or employee from the same agency to serve in his or her place. However, no ex-officio member may designate a different proxy within one year after designating a proxy unless the person last so designated has become ineligible to serve in that capacity. Except for the elected trustees, any vacancy in the office of trustee shall be filled in the same manner as the office was filled previously.
    A trustee shall serve until a successor qualifies, except that a trustee who is a member of the system shall be disqualified as a trustee immediately upon terminating service with the State.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, the term of office of each trustee of the board appointed by the Governor who is sitting on the board on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly is terminated on that effective date.
    Beginning on the 90th day after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the board shall consist of 13 trustees as follows:
        (1) the Comptroller, who shall be the Chairperson;
        (2) six persons appointed by the Governor with the
    
advice and consent of the Senate who may not be members of the system or hold an elective State office and who shall serve for a term of 5 years, except that the terms of the initial appointees under this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be as follows: 3 for a term of 3 years and 3 for a term of 5 years;
        (3) four active participants of the system having at
    
least 8 years of creditable service, to be elected from the contributing members of the system by the contribution members as provided in Section 14-134.1; and
        (4) two annuitants of the system who have been
    
annuitants for at least one full year, to be elected from and by the annuitants of the system, as provided in Section 14-134.1.
    For the purposes of this Section, the Governor may make a nomination and the Senate may confirm the nominee in advance of the commencement of the nominee's term of office. The Governor shall make nominations for appointment to the board under this Section within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. A trustee sitting on the board on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly may not hold over in office for more than 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. Nothing in this Section shall prevent the Governor from making a temporary appointment or nominating a trustee holding office on the day before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
    Each trustee is entitled to one vote on the board, and 4 trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The affirmative votes of a majority of the trustees present, but at least 3 trustees, shall be necessary for action by the board at any meeting. On the 90th day after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, 7 trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the affirmative vote of a majority of the trustees present, but at least 7 trustees, shall be necessary for action by the board at any meeting. The board's action of July 22, 1986, by which it amended the bylaws of the system to increase the number of affirmative votes required for board action from 3 to 4 (in response to Public Act 84-1028, which increased the number of trustees from 5 to 7), and the board's rejection, between that date and the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993, of proposed actions not receiving at least 4 affirmative votes, are hereby validated.
    The trustees shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed from the funds of the system for all necessary expenses incurred through service on the board.
    Each trustee shall take an oath of office that he or she will diligently and honestly administer the affairs of the system, and will not knowingly violate or willfully permit the violation of any of the provisions of law applicable to the system. The oath shall be subscribed to by the trustee making it, certified by the officer before whom it is taken, and filed with the Secretary of State. A trustee shall qualify for membership on the board when the oath has been approved by the board.
(Source: P.A. 96-6, eff. 4-3-09.)

40 ILCS 5/14-134.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-134.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-134.1)
    Sec. 14-134.1. Board-elected members-vacancies. The 2 elected trustees shall be elected, beginning in 1986 and every 5 years thereafter, for a term of 5 years beginning July 15 next following their election. The trustees to be elected under Section 14-134 of this Code in accordance with this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be elected within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly for a term of 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Trustees shall be elected every 5 years thereafter for a term of 5 years beginning July 15 next following their election. Elections shall be held on May 1, or on May 2 when May 1 falls on Sunday. Candidates for the contributing trustee shall be nominated by petitions in writing, signed by not less than 400 contributors with their addresses shown opposite their names. Candidates for the annuitant trustee shall be nominated by petitions in writing, signed by not less than 100 annuitants with their addresses shown opposite their names.
    If there is more than one qualified nominee for either elected trustee, the board shall conduct a secret ballot election by mail for that trustee, in accordance with rules as established by the board.
    If there is only one qualified person nominated by petition for either trustee, the election as required by this Section shall not be conducted for that trustee and the board shall declare such nominee duly elected.
    A vacancy occurring in the elective membership of the board shall be filled for the unexpired term by the board.
(Source: P.A. 96-6, eff. 4-3-09.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135)
    Sec. 14-135. Board's powers and duties. The board shall have the powers and duties stated in the Sections which succeed this Section and precede Section 14-136, in addition to the other powers and duties provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.01

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.01) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.01)
    Sec. 14-135.01. To establish an office and system of records. To establish an office or offices for the meetings of the board and for the administrative personnel; to provide for the installation of a complete and adequate system of accounts and records which will give effect to the requirements of this Article; and to credit all assets of the system according to the purposes for which they are held. All books and records shall be kept in such offices.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.02

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.02) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.02)
    Sec. 14-135.02. To hold meetings. To hold regular meetings at least quarterly in each year and such special meetings as may be deemed necessary. All meetings shall be open to the public. The board shall keep a record of all its proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.03

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.03) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.03)
    Sec. 14-135.03. To prescribe rules and administer system. To establish rules and regulations and formulate policy for proper operation of the system and the transaction of its business; to prescribe rules for the determination of the value of maintenance, board, lodging, laundry, and other allowances to employees in lieu of money; to maintain a separate account on each member's contribution, and submit a statement of account to each member annually. The Board may include in such rules and regulations provisions requiring the disclosure of social security numbers and may provide for the use of such numbers in the records of the System as it may deem appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.04

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.04) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.04)
    Sec. 14-135.04. To pass on annuities. To consider and pass on all applications for annuities, allowances and benefits, and have examinations made of persons receiving disability benefits, at least once each year.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.05

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.05) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.05)
    Sec. 14-135.05. To adopt actuarial tables. To adopt all necessary actuarial tables to be used in the operation of the system as prepared by the actuary, and compile such additional data as may be necessary for required actuarial valuation and calculation.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.06

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.06) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.06)
    Sec. 14-135.06. To have an audit and submit statements. To have the accounts of the system audited annually by a certified public accountant designated by the Auditor General; to submit an annual statement to the Governor as soon as possible after the end of each fiscal year; and to cause to be published for distribution among the members a financial statement showing the assets and liabilities of the system, an income statement, an analysis of operating results, and an actuarial valuation of the assets and liabilities of the system.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.07

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.07) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.07)
    Sec. 14-135.07. To accept gifts. To accept any gift, grant or bequest of any money or securities for the purposes designated by the grantor, made with the specific purpose of providing cash benefits for some or all of the members or any beneficiary of the system, or if no such purpose is designated to apply the same against the amount to be contributed by the State.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.08

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.08) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.08)
    Sec. 14-135.08. To certify required State contributions.
    (a) To certify to the Governor and to each department, on or before November 15 of each year until November 15, 2011, the required rate for State contributions to the System for the next State fiscal year, as determined under subsection (b) of Section 14-131. The certification to the Governor under this subsection (a) shall include a copy of the actuarial recommendations upon which the rate is based and shall specifically identify the System's projected State normal cost for that fiscal year.
    (a-5) On or before November 1 of each year, beginning November 1, 2012, the Board shall submit to the State Actuary, the Governor, and the General Assembly a proposed certification of the amount of the required State contribution to the System for the next fiscal year, along with all of the actuarial assumptions, calculations, and data upon which that proposed certification is based. On or before January 1 of each year beginning January 1, 2013, the State Actuary shall issue a preliminary report concerning the proposed certification and identifying, if necessary, recommended changes in actuarial assumptions that the Board must consider before finalizing its certification of the required State contributions. On or before January 15, 2013 and each January 15 thereafter, the Board shall certify to the Governor and the General Assembly the amount of the required State contribution for the next fiscal year. The Board's certification must note any deviations from the State Actuary's recommended changes, the reason or reasons for not following the State Actuary's recommended changes, and the fiscal impact of not following the State Actuary's recommended changes on the required State contribution.
    (b) The certifications under subsections (a) and (a-5) shall include an additional amount necessary to pay all principal of and interest on those general obligation bonds due the next fiscal year authorized by Section 7.2(a) of the General Obligation Bond Act and issued to provide the proceeds deposited by the State with the System in July 2003, representing deposits other than amounts reserved under Section 7.2(c) of the General Obligation Bond Act. For State fiscal year 2005, the Board shall make a supplemental certification of the additional amount necessary to pay all principal of and interest on those general obligation bonds due in State fiscal years 2004 and 2005 authorized by Section 7.2(a) of the General Obligation Bond Act and issued to provide the proceeds deposited by the State with the System in July 2003, representing deposits other than amounts reserved under Section 7.2(c) of the General Obligation Bond Act, as soon as practical after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly.
    On or before May 1, 2004, the Board shall recalculate and recertify to the Governor and to each department the amount of the required State contribution to the System and the required rates for State contributions to the System for State fiscal year 2005, taking into account the amounts appropriated to and received by the System under subsection (d) of Section 7.2 of the General Obligation Bond Act.
    On or before July 1, 2005, the Board shall recalculate and recertify to the Governor and to each department the amount of the required State contribution to the System and the required rates for State contributions to the System for State fiscal year 2006, taking into account the changes in required State contributions made by this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
    On or before April 1, 2011, the Board shall recalculate and recertify to the Governor and to each department the amount of the required State contribution to the System for State fiscal year 2011, applying the changes made by Public Act 96-889 to the System's assets and liabilities as of June 30, 2009 as though Public Act 96-889 was approved on that date.
    By November 1, 2017, the Board shall recalculate and recertify to the State Actuary, the Governor, and the General Assembly the amount of the State contribution to the System for State fiscal year 2018, taking into account the changes in required State contributions made by this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly. The State Actuary shall review the assumptions and valuations underlying the Board's revised certification and issue a preliminary report concerning the proposed recertification and identifying, if necessary, recommended changes in actuarial assumptions that the Board must consider before finalizing its certification of the required State contributions. The Board's final certification must note any deviations from the State Actuary's recommended changes, the reason or reasons for not following the State Actuary's recommended changes, and the fiscal impact of not following the State Actuary's recommended changes on the required State contribution.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.09

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.09) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.09)
    Sec. 14-135.09. To obtain services. To obtain, pursuant to the "Personnel Code", approved July 18, 1955, as now or hereafter amended, an executive secretary, an actuary and such medical and other services as shall be required to transact the business of the system; and to pay the expenses of the board necessary for the operation of the system at such rates and in such amounts as the board determines and approves.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.10

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.10) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-135.10)
    Sec. 14-135.10. To subpoena witnesses. To compel witnesses to attend and testify before it upon any necessary matter concerning the System, and to allow reasonable fees to such witnesses for attendance at such meetings in amounts to be determined by the board. The presiding member of the board may administer oaths to witnesses.
(Source: P.A. 84-1028.)

40 ILCS 5/14-135.11

    (40 ILCS 5/14-135.11)
    Sec. 14-135.11. To request information. To request from any member, annuitant, beneficiary, or employer such information as is necessary for the proper administration of the System.
(Source: P.A. 99-450, eff. 8-24-15.)

40 ILCS 5/14-136

    (40 ILCS 5/14-136) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-136)
    Sec. 14-136. Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary shall be the executive officer in charge of the administration of the detailed affairs of the system. He shall:
    (a) collect and receipt for all payments made to the system, including member contributions, State contributions, and other income accruing to the system, and deposit same with the State Treasurer for its account; (b) sign vouchers for the payment of moneys by the system in accordance with authorization of the board; and (c) perform such other duties as the board assigns to him.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-137

    (40 ILCS 5/14-137) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-137)
    Sec. 14-137. Treasurer. The Treasurer of the State of Illinois shall be, ex-officio, the treasurer of the system. He shall:
    (a) act as official custodian of the cash and securities belonging to the system and provide adequate safe deposit facilities for their preservation and hold such cash and securities subject to the order of the board; (b) receive all items of cash belonging to the system, as the same are transmitted by the Executive Secretary of the system, including member contributions, State contributions, interest and principal payments on investments and other income accruing to the system, and deposit all such amounts in a special trust fund for the account of this system, and submit a monthly report to the board of all such transactions; (c) make payments for purposes specified in this Article upon warrants or direct deposit transmittals of the State Comptroller issued in accordance with vouchers signed by the Executive Secretary pursuant to authorization of the board.
    The treasurer shall furnish a corporate surety bond, acceptable to the board in the penal sum of $50,000, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties, and to deliver up all moneys, securities, papers, books, records and other property appertaining to his office as treasurer of the system, whole, safe and undefaced, to his successor in office. Whenever the board deems the amount of the bond insufficient, it may require an increase to a penal sum not to exceed $100,000. All reasonable charges incidental to the procuring and giving of such bond shall be paid by the board.
    Any cash accruing to the special trust fund of the system not required for current operating expenditures shall upon direction by the Executive Secretary be transferred immediately to the said Illinois State Board of Investment for purposes of permanent investment for the system. Until such transfer is made, those funds shall be invested temporarily by the Treasurer on behalf of the system and interest earned thereon shall be credited to the trust fund of the system.
(Source: P.A. 82-391.)

40 ILCS 5/14-138

    (40 ILCS 5/14-138) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-138)
    Sec. 14-138. Actuary. The Actuary shall be the technical advisor of the board on matters regarding the operation of the system. The actuary shall:
        (a) at least once every 3 years, make a general
    
investigation of the mortality, retirement, disability, employment, turnover, interest and earnable compensation;
        (b) recommend tables to be used for all required
    
actuarial calculations;
        (c) make an annual valuation of the liabilities and
    
reserves of the system, make an annual determination of the amount of contributions required from the State under this Article, and certify the results thereof to the board; and
        (d) perform such other duties as the board may assign.
(Source: P.A. 99-232, eff. 8-3-15.)

40 ILCS 5/14-139

    (40 ILCS 5/14-139) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-139)
    Sec. 14-139. Legal counsel. The Attorney General of the State shall be the legal advisor to the board.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-140

    (40 ILCS 5/14-140) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-140)
    Sec. 14-140. Duties of a department. Each department in the preparation of payroll vouchers covering payments of salary and wages to members for employment, shall indicate, for each employee who is a member of the system, in addition to other things:
    (a) the rate of compensation;
    (b) the total compensation earned; and
    (c) the amount of contributions deducted for the purposes of the System.
    An additional certified copy of each payroll voucher certified by each such department shall be prepared and forwarded together with the original payroll voucher to the Director of Central Management Services, State Comptroller or other officer receiving the original certified payroll voucher for transmittal to the board as herein provided.
    Each department, in drawing warrants against trust or federal funds for items of salary on payroll vouchers certified by the department, shall draw such warrants to the employees who are members of the system for the amount of salary or wages specified for the period, less the contributions to be made to the system as certified in such payroll vouchers, and shall draw a warrant made payable to the system for the total of the contributions so withheld from such employees on each such payroll voucher. The warrant drawn to this system, together with the additional copy of the payroll shall be transmitted immediately to the Executive Secretary of the board.
    Each Department shall submit to the board a current membership record for each new employee entitled to membership in the system, and such other information regarding each employee as the board may require.
(Source: P.A. 82-789.)

40 ILCS 5/14-141

    (40 ILCS 5/14-141) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-141)
    Sec. 14-141. Duties of Director of Central Management Services. The Director of Central Management Services in considering all payroll vouchers which are required under "An Act in relation to State finance", approved June 10, 1919, as amended, to be approved by the Department of Central Management Services before warrants are drawn by the State Comptroller, shall approve such payrolls if they are prepared in accordance with Section 14-140 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 82-789.)

40 ILCS 5/14-142

    (40 ILCS 5/14-142) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-142)
    Sec. 14-142. Duties of Director of Central Management Services. The Director of Central Management Services in passing on payroll vouchers as required under the provisions of the "Personnel Code", approved July 18, 1955, as amended, shall approve the payroll vouchers if they are prepared in accordance with Section 14-140 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 82-789.)

40 ILCS 5/14-143

    (40 ILCS 5/14-143) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-143)
    Sec. 14-143. Duties of State Comptroller. The State Comptroller shall draw warrants or prepare direct deposit transmittals upon the State Treasurer payable from the funds of this system for purposes provided for in this Article upon the presentation of vouchers approved by the Executive Secretary of the board in accordance with authorization of the board.
    The Comptroller, in drawing warrants for items of salary and wages on payroll vouchers certified by a department, shall deduct the employee contribution to be withheld therefrom in accordance with this Article, as certified in such payroll vouchers and shall draw a warrant made payable to the system for the total of the contributions so withheld on each such payroll voucher.
(Source: P.A. 82-391.)

40 ILCS 5/14-144

    (40 ILCS 5/14-144) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-144)
    Sec. 14-144. Authorizations. Members shall, by virtue of the payment of the contributions required to be paid to this system, receive a vested interest in their accumulated contributions in the system, and, in consideration of such vested interest, each member is deemed to have agreed to and authorized the deductions from salary of all contributions payable to this system.
    Payment of salary as prescribed by law or as contracted by a department, less the amounts of contributions provided in this Article, shall, together with such special vested rights, be a full and complete discharge of all claims of payments for service rendered by a member to the State during the period covered by any such payment.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-145

    (40 ILCS 5/14-145) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-145)
    Sec. 14-145. Retirement systems reciprocal act. The Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, Article 20 of this Code, as now or hereafter amended, is adopted and made a part of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-146

    (40 ILCS 5/14-146) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-146)
    Sec. 14-146. Undivided interests. The assets of the system shall be invested as one fund, and no particular person, group of persons or entity shall have any right in any specific security or property, or in any item of cash other than an undivided interest in the whole as specified in this Article as it now exists or is subsequently amended.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-147

    (40 ILCS 5/14-147) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-147)
    Sec. 14-147. Annuities, etc. - Exempt. Except as provided in this Article, all moneys in the fund created by this Article, and all securities and other property of the System, and all annuities and other benefits payable under this Article, and all accumulated contributions and other credits of employees in this System, and the right of any person to receive an annuity or other benefit under this Article, or a refund or return of contributions, shall not be subject to judgment, execution, garnishment, attachment, or other seizure by process, in bankruptcy or otherwise, nor to sale, pledge, mortgage or other alienation, and shall not be assignable. A person receiving an annuity or benefit, or refund or return of contributions, may authorize withholding from such annuity, benefit, refund or return of contributions in accordance with the provisions of the "State Salary and Annuity Withholding Act", approved August 21, 1961, as now or hereafter amended.
    The General Assembly finds and declares that the amendment to this Section made by this amendatory Act of 1989 is a clarification of existing law, and an indication of its previous intent in enacting and amending this Section. Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1, application of this amendment shall not be limited to persons in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 86-273.)

40 ILCS 5/14-148

    (40 ILCS 5/14-148) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-148)
    Sec. 14-148. Fraud. Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, or falsifies or permits to be falsified any record of this system, in any attempt to defraud the system, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-148.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-148.1)
    Sec. 14-148.1. Mistake in benefit. If the System mistakenly sets any benefit at an incorrect amount, it shall recalculate the benefit as soon as may be practicable after the mistake is discovered.
    If the benefit was mistakenly set too low, the System shall make a lump sum payment to the recipient of an amount equal to the difference between the benefits that should have been paid and those actually paid.
    If the benefit was mistakenly set too high, the System may recover the amount overpaid from the recipient thereof, either directly or by deducting such amount from the remaining benefits payable to the recipient. However, if (1) the amount of the benefit was mistakenly set too high, and (2) the error was undiscovered for 3 years or longer, and (3) the error was not the result of incorrect information supplied by the affected member or beneficiary, then upon discovery of the mistake the benefit shall be adjusted to the correct level, but the recipient of the benefit need not repay to the System the excess amounts received in error.
    This Section applies to all mistakes in benefit calculations that occur before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 98-1117, eff. 8-26-14.)

40 ILCS 5/14-149

    (40 ILCS 5/14-149) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-149)
    Sec. 14-149. Felony conviction. None of the benefits herein provided for 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 9, 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 5/14-150

    (40 ILCS 5/14-150) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-150)
    Sec. 14-150. 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 defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

40 ILCS 5/14-151

    (40 ILCS 5/14-151) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-151)
    Sec. 14-151. 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: P.A. 80-841.)

40 ILCS 5/14-152

    (40 ILCS 5/14-152) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-152)
    Sec. 14-152. The amendments to Sections 14-123, 14-123.1 and 14-124 of this Article (relating to attainment of age 70) made by this amendatory Act of 1989 shall be retroactive to January 1, 1987.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/14-152.1

    (40 ILCS 5/14-152.1)
    Sec. 14-152.1. 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 June 1, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-4). "New benefit increase", however, does not include any benefit increase resulting from the changes made to Article 1 or this Article by Public Act 96-37 or by this amendatory Act of the 100th 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 System of additional funding at least sufficient to fund the resulting annual increase in cost to the System as it accrues.
    Every new benefit increase is contingent upon the General Assembly providing the additional funding required under this subsection. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability shall analyze whether adequate additional funding has been provided for the new benefit increase and shall report its analysis to the Public Pension Division of the Department of Insurance. A new benefit increase created by a Public Act that does not include the additional funding required under this subsection is null and void. If the Public Pension Division determines that the additional funding provided for a new benefit increase under this subsection 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.
    (d) Every new benefit increase shall expire 5 years after its effective date or on such earlier date as may be specified in the language enacting the new benefit increase or provided under subsection (c). This does not prevent the General Assembly from extending or re-creating a new benefit increase by law.
    (e) Except as otherwise provided in the language creating the new benefit increase, a new benefit increase that expires under this Section continues to apply to persons who applied and qualified for the affected benefit while the new benefit increase was in effect and to the affected beneficiaries and alternate payees of such persons, but does not apply to any other person, including without limitation a person who continues in service after the expiration date and did not apply and qualify for the affected benefit while the new benefit increase was in effect.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/14-152.2

    (40 ILCS 5/14-152.2)
    Sec. 14-152.2. New benefit increases. The General Assembly finds and declares that the amendment to Section 14-104 made by this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly that allows members to establish creditable service for certain participation in the University of Illinois Government Public Service Internship Program (GPSI) constitutes a new benefit increase within the meaning of Section 14-152.1. Funding for this new benefit increase will be provided by additional employee contributions under subsection (r) of Section 14-104.
(Source: P.A. 95-652, eff. 10-11-07.)

40 ILCS 5/14-153.3

    (40 ILCS 5/14-153.3)
    Sec. 14-153.3. Termination of plan. Upon plan termination, a member's interest in the pension fund will be nonforfeitable.
(Source: P.A. 98-1117, eff. 8-26-14.)

40 ILCS 5/14-155

    (40 ILCS 5/14-155)
    Sec. 14-155. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14. Repealed by P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/14-156

    (40 ILCS 5/14-156)
    Sec. 14-156. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-599, eff. 6-1-14. Repealed by P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)