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PENSIONS
(40 ILCS 5/) Illinois Pension Code.

40 ILCS 5/Art. 17

 
    (40 ILCS 5/Art. 17 heading)
ARTICLE 17. PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS' PENSION AND RETIREMENT FUND--CITIES OF
OVER 500,000 INHABITANTS

40 ILCS 5/17-101

    (40 ILCS 5/17-101) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-101)
    Sec. 17-101. Creation of fund. In each city with a population over 500,000, there is created a Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund to be maintained and administered in the manner prescribed in this Article and to be known as the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of ....(city).
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-102

    (40 ILCS 5/17-102) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-102)
    Sec. 17-102. Terms defined. The terms used in this Article shall have the meanings ascribed to them in Sections 17-103 to 17-113, inclusive, except when the context otherwise requires.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-103

    (40 ILCS 5/17-103) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-103)
    Sec. 17-103. Actuarial equivalent.
    "Actuarial equivalent": A pension equal to the value of another sum or pension when computed according to the actuarial tables and rate of interest in use by the board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-104

    (40 ILCS 5/17-104) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-104)
    Sec. 17-104. Board.
    "Board": Board of Trustees of the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of ....(city) as created in this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-105

    (40 ILCS 5/17-105) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-105)
    Sec. 17-105. Board of Education.
    "Board of Education": The Board of Education in a city in which the fund provided by this Article is maintained and operated.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-105.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-105.1)
    Sec. 17-105.1. Employer. "Employer": The Board of Education and a charter school as defined under the provisions of Section 27A-5 of the School Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-106

    (40 ILCS 5/17-106) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-106)
    Sec. 17-106. Contributor, member or teacher. "Contributor", "member" or "teacher": All members of the teaching force of the city, including principals, assistant principals, the general superintendent of schools, deputy superintendents of schools, associate superintendents of schools, assistant and district superintendents of schools, members of the Board of Examiners, all other persons whose employment requires a teaching certificate issued under the laws governing the certification of teachers, any educational, administrative, professional, or other staff employed in a charter school operating in compliance with the Charter Schools Law who is certified under the law governing the certification of teachers, and employees of the Board, but excluding persons contributing concurrently to any other public employee pension system in Illinois for the same employment or receiving retirement pensions under another Article of this Code for that same employment, persons employed on an hourly basis (provided that an Employer may not reclassify a non-hourly employee as an hourly employee for the purpose of evading or avoiding its obligations under this Article), and persons receiving pensions from the Fund who are employed temporarily by an Employer and not on an annual basis.
    All teachers or staff regardless of their position shall presumptively be participants in the Fund, unless the Employer establishes to the satisfaction of the Board that an individual certified teacher or staff member is not working as a teacher or administrator directly or indirectly with the Charter School. Any certified teacher or staff employed by a corporate or non-profit entity engaged in the administration of a charter school shall presumptively be a participant in the Fund, unless the organization establishes to the satisfaction of the Board that an individual certified teacher or staff member is not working as a teacher or administrator directly or indirectly with the Charter School.
    In the case of a person who has been making contributions and otherwise participating in this Fund prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, and whose right to participate in the Fund is established or confirmed by this amendatory Act, such prior participation in the Fund, including all contributions previously made and service credits previously earned by the person, are hereby validated.
    The changes made to this Section and Section 17-149 by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly apply without regard to whether the person was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act, notwithstanding Sections 1-103.1 and 17-157.
(Source: P.A. 98-427, eff. 8-16-13.)

40 ILCS 5/17-106.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-106.1)
    Sec. 17-106.1. Administrator. Administrator means a member who (i) is employed in a position that requires him or her to hold a Type 75 Certificate issued by the State Teacher Certification Board, (ii) is not on the Chicago teachers' or the Chicago charter school teachers' salary schedule, or (iii) is paid on an administrative payroll.
(Source: P.A. 94-514, eff. 8-10-05; 94-912, eff. 6-23-06.)

40 ILCS 5/17-107

    (40 ILCS 5/17-107) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-107)
    Sec. 17-107. Creditable service.
    "Creditable service": Service for which pension credits have not been validated concurrently with its rendition, but which may be validated for pension purposes upon compliance with the conditions prescribed in this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-108

    (40 ILCS 5/17-108) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-108)
    Sec. 17-108. Fiscal year and school year.
    "Fiscal year" and "school year": Beginning July 1, 1999, the period beginning on the 1st day of July of one calendar year and ending on the 30th day of June of the next calendar year. Each fiscal year and each school year shall be designated for convenience with the same number as the calendar year in which that fiscal year or school year ends. The fiscal year which begins September 1, 1998 shall end June 30, 1999.
(Source: P.A. 90-548, eff. 12-4-97.)

40 ILCS 5/17-109

    (40 ILCS 5/17-109) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-109)
    Sec. 17-109. Fund.
    "Fund": The Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund of ....(city).
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-109.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-109.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-109.1)
    Sec. 17-109.1. Pension deferred.
    "Pension deferred": A pension of a sum determined on termination of service but payable upon the expiration of a fixed period of time, provided the person concerned is alive at such date. All such pensions shall be calculated in accordance with the laws in effect at the date of termination of service.
(Source: P.A. 83-792.)

40 ILCS 5/17-109.2

    (40 ILCS 5/17-109.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-109.2)
    Sec. 17-109.2. Pension pending period.
    "Pension pending period": The time required to process all details attendant on the granting of a pension after (1) filing an application therefor and (2) official termination of service.
(Source: P.A. 83-792.)

40 ILCS 5/17-110

    (40 ILCS 5/17-110) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-110)
    Sec. 17-110. Pension period.
    "Pension period": All time during which service is creditable for pension purposes pursuant to this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-111

    (40 ILCS 5/17-111) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-111)
    Sec. 17-111. Reversionary pension.
    "Reversionary pension": A pension computed on an actuarially equated basis and payable to a contributor's beneficiary designated under a prescribed option before retirement, commencing upon the death of the contributor after retirement on pension and continuing thereafter during the life of the beneficiary.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-111.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-111.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-111.1)
    Sec. 17-111.1. Gender.
    Whenever used in this Act, the masculine gender shall be understood to include the feminine gender.
(Source: P.A. 78-1129.)

40 ILCS 5/17-112

    (40 ILCS 5/17-112) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-112)
    Sec. 17-112. Supplementary payment. "Supplementary payment": The payment from the retired teachers' supplementary payment fund necessary to increase a retired teacher's service or disability retirement pension to the amount provided in Section 17-154.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-113

    (40 ILCS 5/17-113) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-113)
    Sec. 17-113. Validated service.
    "Validated service": Service accredited for pension purposes under this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-114

    (40 ILCS 5/17-114) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-114)
    Sec. 17-114. Computation of service.
    (a) When computing days of validated service, contributors shall receive one day of service credit for each day for which they are paid salary representing a partial or a full day of employment rendered to an Employer or the Board.
    (b) When computing months of validated service, 17 or more days of service rendered to an Employer or the Board in a calendar month shall entitle a contributor to one month of service credit for purposes of this Article.
    (c) When computing years of validated service rendered, 170 or more days of service in a fiscal year or 10 or more months of service in a fiscal year shall constitute one year of service credit.
    (d) Notwithstanding subsections (b) and (c) of this Section, validated service in any fiscal year shall be that fraction of a year equal to the ratio of the number of days of service to 170 days.
    (e) For purposes of this Section, no contributor shall earn (i) more than one year of service credit per fiscal year, (ii) more than one day of service credit per calendar day, or (iii) more than 10 days of service credit in a 2 calendar week period as determined by the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-176, eff. 7-29-15.)

40 ILCS 5/17-114.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-114.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-114.1)
    Sec. 17-114.1. (a) Any active member of the General Assembly Retirement System may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this Fund to the General Assembly System. Such credits and creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this Fund to the General Assembly Retirement System shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
    (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the applicant, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer, but excluding any additional or optional credits, which credits shall be refunded to the applicant; and
    (2) employer credits computed and credited under this Article including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date the member terminated service under the Fund. Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) An active member of the General Assembly may reinstate service and service credits terminated upon receipt of a separation benefit, by payment to the Fund of the amount of the separation benefit plus interest thereon to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 81-1128.)

40 ILCS 5/17-114.2

    (40 ILCS 5/17-114.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-114.2)
    Sec. 17-114.2. Transfer of creditable service to Article 8, 9 or 13 Fund.
    (a) Any city officer as defined in Section 8-243.2 of this Code, any county officer elected by vote of the people who is a participant in the pension fund established under Article 9 of this Code, and any elected sanitary district commissioner who is a participant in a pension fund established under Article 13 of this Code, may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this Fund to such Article 8, 9 or 13 fund. Such creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this Fund to the Article 8, 9 or 13 fund shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
        (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the
    
applicant, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer, but excluding any additional or optional credits, which credits shall be refunded to the applicant; and
        (2) employer contributions computed by the Board and
    
credited to the applicant under this Article, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date the applicant terminated service under the Fund.
    Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) Any such elected city officer, county officer or sanitary district commissioner may reinstate credits and creditable service terminated upon receipt of a separation benefit, by payment to the Fund of the amount of the separation benefit plus interest thereon to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 85-964; 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/17-114.3

    (40 ILCS 5/17-114.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-114.3)
    Sec. 17-114.3. (a) Persons otherwise required or eligible to participate in the Fund who elect to continue participation in the General Assembly System under Section 2-117.1 may not participate in the Fund for the duration of such continued participation under Section 2-117.1.
    (b) Upon terminating such continued participation, a person may transfer credits and creditable service accumulated under Section 2-117.1 to this Fund, upon payment to the Fund of the amount by which (1) the employer and employee contributions that would have been required if he had participated in this Fund during the period for which credit under Section 2-117.1 is being transferred, plus interest thereon at 6% per annum compounded annually from the date of such participation to the date of payment, exceeds (2) the amounts actually transferred under that Section to the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/17-115

    (40 ILCS 5/17-115) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-115)
    Sec. 17-115. Eligibility for service retirement pension.
    (a) The Board shall find a contributor eligible for service retirement pension when he has:
        (1) Left the employment of an Employer after
    
completing 5 or more years of service.
        (2) Contributed to the Fund the total sums provided
    
in this Article.
        (3) Contributed as a member of the teaching force in
    
the public schools of the City or to the State Universities Retirement System or to the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois during the last 5 years of his term of service.
        (4) Filed a written application for pension.
    (b) In computing the years of service for which annuity is granted, the following conditions shall apply:
        (1) No more than 10 years of teaching service in
    
public schools of the several states or in schools operated by or under the auspices of the United States shall be allowed. This maximum shall be reduced by the service credit which is validated under paragraph (i) of Section 15-113 and paragraph (3) of Section 16-127 of this Code. Three-fifths of the term of service for which an annuity is granted shall have been rendered in the public schools of the city. No portion of any such service shall be included in the total period of service for which a pension is payable or paid by some other public retirement system; provided that this shall not apply to any benefit payable only after the teacher's death or to any compensation or annuity paid by an employer after retirement from active service.
        (2) Up to 5 years of military active service, if
    
preceded by service as a teacher under this Fund or under Article 16, shall be included in the total period of service even though it can otherwise be used in the computation of a pension or other benefit provided for service in any branch of the armed forces of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 90-32, eff. 6-27-97; 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-116

    (40 ILCS 5/17-116) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-116)
    Sec. 17-116. Service retirement pension.
    (a) Each teacher having 20 years of service upon attainment of age 55, or who thereafter attains age 55 shall be entitled to a service retirement pension upon or after attainment of age 55; and each teacher in service on or after July 1, 1971, with 5 or more but less than 20 years of service shall be entitled to receive a service retirement pension upon or after attainment of age 62.
    (b) The service retirement pension for a teacher who retires on or after June 25, 1971, at age 60 or over, shall be calculated as follows:
        (1) For creditable service earned before July 1, 1998
    
that has not been augmented under Section 17-119.1: 1.67% 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 of service in excess of 30, based upon average salary as herein defined.
        (2) For creditable service earned on or after July 1,
    
1998 by a member who has at least 30 years of creditable service on July 1, 1998 and who does not elect to augment service under Section 17-119.1: 2.3% of average salary for each year of creditable service earned on or after July 1, 1998.
        (3) For all other creditable service: 2.2% of
    
average salary for each year of creditable service.
    (c) When computing such service retirement pensions, the following conditions shall apply:
        1. Average salary shall consist of the average annual
    
rate of salary for the 4 consecutive years of validated service within the last 10 years of service when such average annual rate was highest. In the determination of average salary for retirement allowance purposes, for members who commenced employment after August 31, 1979, that part of the salary for any year shall be excluded which exceeds the annual full-time salary rate for the preceding year by more than 20%. In the case of a member who commenced employment before August 31, 1979 and who receives salary during any year after September 1, 1983 which exceeds the annual full time salary rate for the preceding year by more than 20%, an Employer and other employers of eligible contributors as defined in Section 17-106 shall pay to the Fund an amount equal to the present value of the additional service retirement pension resulting from such excess salary. The present value of the additional service retirement pension shall be computed by the Board on the basis of actuarial tables adopted by the Board. If a member elects to receive a pension from this Fund provided by Section 20-121, his salary under the State Universities Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois shall be considered in determining such average salary. Amounts paid after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 for unused vacation time earned after that effective date shall not under any circumstances be included in the calculation of average salary or the annual rate of salary for the purposes of this Article.
        2. Proportionate credit shall be given for validated
    
service of less than one year.
        3. For retirement at age 60 or over the pension shall
    
be payable at the full rate.
        4. For separation from service below age 60 to a
    
minimum age of 55, the pension shall be discounted at the rate of 1/2 of one per cent for each month that the age of the contributor is less than 60, but a teacher may elect to defer the effective date of pension in order to eliminate or reduce this discount. This discount shall not be applicable to any participant who has at least 34 years of service or a retirement pension of at least 74.6% of average salary on the date the retirement annuity begins.
        5. No additional pension shall be granted for service
    
exceeding 45 years. Beginning June 26, 1971 no pension shall exceed the greater of $1,500 per month or 75% of average salary as herein defined.
        6. Service retirement pensions shall begin on the
    
effective date of resignation, retirement, the day following the close of the payroll period for which service credit was validated, or the time the person resigning or retiring attains age 55, or on a date elected by the teacher, whichever shall be latest; provided that, for a person who first becomes a member after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, the benefit shall not commence more than one year prior to the date of the Fund's receipt of an application for the benefit.
        7. A member who is eligible to receive a retirement
    
pension of at least 74.6% of average salary and will attain age 55 on or before December 31 during the year which commences on July 1 shall be deemed to attain age 55 on the preceding June 1.
        8. A member retiring after the effective date of this
    
amendatory Act of 1998 shall receive a pension equal to 75% of average salary if the member is qualified to receive a retirement pension equal to at least 74.6% of average salary under this Article or as proportional annuities under Article 20 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 99-702, eff. 7-29-16.)

40 ILCS 5/17-116.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-116.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-116.1)
    Sec. 17-116.1. Early retirement without discount.
    (a) A member retiring after June 1, 1980 and before June 30, 1995 and within 6 months of the last day of teaching for which retirement contributions were required, may elect at the time of application to make a one time employee contribution to the system and thereby avoid the early retirement reduction in allowance specified in paragraph (4) of Section 17-116 of this Article. The exercise of the election shall obligate the last Employer to also make a one time non-refundable contribution to the Fund.
    (b) Subject to authorization by the Employer as provided in subsection (c), a member retiring on or after June 30, 1995 and on or before June 30, 2010 and within 6 months of the last day of teaching for which retirement contributions were required may elect at the time of application to make a one-time employee contribution to the Fund and thereby avoid the early retirement reduction in allowance specified in paragraph (4) of Section 17-116. The exercise of the election shall obligate the last Employer to also make a one-time nonrefundable contribution to the Fund.
    (c) The benefits provided in subsection (b) are available only to members who retire, during a specified period, from employment with an Employer that has adopted and filed with the Board a resolution expressly providing for the creation of an early retirement without discount program under this Section for that period.
    The Employer has the full discretion and authority to determine whether an early retirement without discount program is in its best interest and to provide such a program to its eligible employees in accordance with this Section. The Employer may decide to authorize such a program for one or more of the following periods: for the period beginning July 1, 1997 and ending June 30, 1998, in which case the resolution must be adopted by January 1, 1998; for the period beginning July 1, 1998 and ending June 30, 1999, in which case the resolution must be adopted by March 31, 1998; for the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending June 30, 2000, in which case the resolution must be adopted by March 31, 1999; for the period beginning July 1, 2000 and ending June 30, 2001, in which case the resolution must be adopted by March 31, 2000; for the period beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30, 2002, in which case the resolution must be adopted by March 31, 2001; for the period beginning July 1, 2002 and ending June 30, 2003, in which case the resolution must be adopted by March 31, 2002; for the period beginning July 1, 2003 and ending June 30, 2004, in which case the resolution must be adopted by March 31, 2003; for the period beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005, in which case the resolution must be adopted by March 31, 2004; for the period beginning July 1, 2005 and ending June 30, 2006, in which case the resolution must be adopted by August 31, 2005; for the period beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007, in which case the resolution must be adopted by June 30, 2006; for the period beginning July 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2008, in which case the resolution must be adopted by June 30, 2007; for the period beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2009, in which case the resolution must be adopted by June 30, 2008; and for the period beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010, in which case the resolution must be adopted by June 30, 2009. The resolution must be filed with the Board within 10 days after it is adopted. A single resolution may authorize an early retirement without discount program as provided in this Section for more than one period.
    Notwithstanding Section 17-157, the Employer shall also have full discretion and authority to determine whether to allow its employees who withdrew from service on or after June 30, 1995 and before June 27, 1997 to participate in an early retirement without discount program under subsection (b). An early retirement without discount program for those who withdrew from service on or after June 30, 1995 and before June 27, 1997 may be authorized only by a resolution of the Employer that is adopted by January 1, 1998 and filed with the Board within 10 days after its adoption. If such a resolution is duly adopted and filed, a person who (i) withdrew from service with the Employer on or after June 30, 1995 and before June 27, 1997, (ii) qualifies for early retirement without discount under subsection (b), (iii) applies to the Fund within 90 days after the authorizing resolution is adopted, and (iv) pays the required employee contribution shall have his or her retirement pension recalculated in accordance with subsection (b). The resulting increase shall be effective retroactively to the starting date of the retirement pension.
    (d) The one-time employee contribution shall be equal to 7% of the retiring member's highest full-time annual salary rate used in the determination of the average salary rate for retirement pension, or if not full-time then the full-time equivalent, multiplied by (1) the number of years the teacher is under age 60, or (2) the number of years the employee's creditable service is less than 34 years, whichever is less.
    The Employer contribution shall be 20% of such salary multiplied by such number of years.
    (e) Upon receipt of the application and election, the Board shall determine the one time employee and Employer contributions. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable until the employee contribution, if any, has been received by the Fund; however, the date that contribution is received shall not be considered in determining the effective date of retirement.
    (f) The number of employees who may retire under this Section in any year may be limited at the option of the Employer to a specified number of those eligible, not lower than 200, but the Employer and the collective bargaining agent for teachers may agree upon a greater limitation to the specified number of employees who may retire under this Section in any year. The right to participate in the early retirement without discount authorized under this Section shall be allocated among those applying on the basis of seniority in the service of the Employer or on such other basis for allocation as the Employer and the collective bargaining agent for teachers agree, in which case, such other basis may be employed among other eligible employees as well.
(Source: P.A. 94-4, eff. 6-1-05.)

40 ILCS 5/17-116.3

    (40 ILCS 5/17-116.3)
    Sec. 17-116.3. Early retirement incentives.
    (a) A teacher who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement shall not be eligible for the early retirement incentives provided under this Section unless the collective bargaining agent and the Board of Education have entered into an agreement under which the agent agrees that any payment for accumulated unused sick days to which the employee is entitled upon withdrawal from service may be paid by the Board of Education in installments over a period of up to 5 years, and a copy of this agreement has been filed with the Board of the Fund.
    To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this Fund who, on or after May 1,
    
1993, is (i) in active payroll status as a teacher, or (ii) on layoff status from such a position with a right of re-employment or recall to service, or (iii) on leave of absence from such a position, but only if the member on leave has not been receiving a disability benefit under this Article for a continuous period of 2 years or more as of the date of application;
        (2) have not previously received a retirement pension
    
under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board and the Board of Education,
    
before August 15, 1993, a written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section and a notice of resignation from employment, which resignation must take effect before September 1, 1993 unless the applicant's retirement is delayed under subsection (e), (f), or (f-5) of this Section;
        (4) be eligible to receive a retirement pension under
    
this Article (for which purpose any age enhancement or creditable service received under this Section may be used) and elect to receive the retirement pension beginning no earlier than June 1, 1993 and no later than September 1, 1993 or the date established under subsection (e), (f), or (f-5) of this Section, if applicable;
        (5) have attained age 50 (without the use of any age
    
enhancement or creditable service received under this Section) by the effective date of the retirement pension;
        (6) have at least 5 years of creditable service under
    
this Fund or any of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act (without the use of any creditable service received under this Section) by the effective date of the retirement pension.
    (b) An eligible person may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section. In addition, for each period of creditable service established under this Section, a person's age at retirement shall be deemed to be increased by an equal period.
    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 purposes of Section 17-116.1, and the determination of average salary or 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 pension payable by this Fund under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act), except for purposes of the reversionary pension under Section 17-120, and distributions required by federal law on account of age. 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, the employer must pay to the Fund an employer contribution consisting of 12% of the member's highest annual full-time rate of compensation for each year of creditable service granted under this Section.
    The employer contribution shall be paid to the Fund in one of the following ways: (i) in a single sum at the time of the member's retirement, (ii) in equal quarterly installments over a period of 5 years from the date of retirement, or (iii) subject to the approval of the Board of the Fund, in unequal installments over a period of no more than 5 years from the date of retirement, as provided in a payment plan designed by the Fund to accommodate the needs of the employer. The employer's failure to make the required contributions in a timely manner shall not affect the payment of the retirement pension.
    For all creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution consisting of 4% of the member's highest annual salary rate used in the determination of the retirement pension for each year of creditable service granted under this Section. The employee contribution shall be deducted from the retirement annuity in 24 monthly installments.
    (d) An annuitant who has received any age enhancement or creditable service under this Section and whose pension is suspended or cancelled under Section 17-149 or 17-150 shall thereby forfeit the age enhancement and creditable service. The forfeiture of creditable service under this subsection shall not entitle the employer to a refund of the employer contribution paid under this Section, nor to forgiveness of any part of that contribution that remains unpaid. The forfeiture of creditable service under this subsection shall not entitle the employee to a refund of the employee contribution paid under this Section.
    (e) If the number of employees of an employer that apply for early retirement under this Section exceeds 30% of those eligible, the employer may require that, for any or all of the number of applicants in excess of that 30%, the starting date of the retirement pension enhanced under this Section be no earlier than June 1, 1994 and no later than September 1, 1994. The right to have the retirement pension begin before June 1, 1994 shall be allocated among the applicants on the basis of seniority in the service of that employer.
    This delay applies only to persons who are applying for early retirement incentives under this Section, and does not prevent a person whose application for early retirement incentives has been withdrawn from beginning to receive a retirement pension on the earliest date upon which the person is otherwise eligible under this Article.
    (f) For a member who is notified after July 30, 1993, but before November 29, 1993, that he or she will become a supernumerary or reserve teacher in the 1993-1994 school year: (1) the August 15, 1993 application deadline in subdivision (a)(3) of this Section is extended to December 14, 1993, (2) the September 1, 1993 deadline in subdivision (a)(4) of this Section is extended to December 14, 1993, and (3) the member shall not be included in the calculation of the 30% under subsection (e) and is not subject to delay in retirement under that subsection.
    (f-5) For a member who is notified after January 1, 1994, but before March 1, 1994, that he or she will become a reserve teacher in the 1993-1994 school year: (1) the August 15, 1993 application deadline in subdivision (a)(3) of this Section is extended to April 1, 1994; (2) the September 1, 1993 deadline in subdivision (a)(4) of this Section is extended to April 1, 1994; and (3) the member shall not be included in the calculation of the 30% under subsection (e) and is not subject to delay in retirement under that subsection.
    (g) A member who receives any early retirement incentive under Section 17-116.4, 17-116.5 or 17-116.6 may not receive any early retirement incentive under this Section.
    (h) The version of this Section included in Public Act 88-85 is intended to and shall control over the version of this Section included in Public Act 88-89, notwithstanding Section 6 of the Statute on Statutes. All persons qualifying for early retirement incentives under this Section shall be subject to the limitations and restrictions provided in the version of this Section included in Public Act 88-85, as amended by Public Act 88-511.
    (i) In addition to the benefits provided under the other provisions of this Section, every person who receives early retirement benefits under this Section is entitled to one additional year of creditable service and a corresponding year of additional age enhancement, for which no additional contribution is required. Every person who receives early retirement benefits under this Section whose retirement annuity has been calculated on the basis of a 4-year average salary is also entitled to have the annuity recalculated on the basis of the average salary for the 3 highest consecutive years within the last 10 years of service.
    The additional benefits provided by this subsection (i) shall begin to accrue on the date the retirement annuity began, notwithstanding Section 17-157. The Fund shall recalculate all annuities originally calculated under this Section to reflect the additional benefits provided under this subsection and shall pay to the annuitant in a lump sum the difference between the annuity payments paid before the date of the recalculation and the recalculated amount of those payments.
(Source: P.A. 92-416, eff. 8-17-01.)

40 ILCS 5/17-116.4

    (40 ILCS 5/17-116.4)
    Sec. 17-116.4. Early retirement incentives.
    (a) A teacher who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement shall not be eligible for the early retirement incentives provided under this Section unless the collective bargaining agent and the Board of Education have entered into an agreement under which the agent agrees that any payment for accumulated unused sick days to which the employee is entitled upon withdrawal from service may be paid by the Board of Education in installments over a period of up to 5 years, and a copy of this agreement has been filed with the Board of the Fund.
    To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this Fund who, on or after May 1,
    
1994, is (i) in active payroll status as a teacher, or (ii) on layoff status from such a position with a right of re-employment or recall to service, or (iii) on leave of absence from such a position, but only if the member on leave has not been receiving a disability benefit under this Article for a continuous period of 2 years or more as of the date of application;
        (2) have not previously received a retirement pension
    
under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board and the Board of Education,
    
before March 1, 1994, a written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section and a notice of resignation from employment, which resignation must take effect no earlier than June 1, 1994 and no later than September 1, 1994 unless the applicant's retirement is delayed under subsection (e) of this Section;
        (4) be eligible to receive a retirement pension under
    
this Article (for which purpose any age enhancement or creditable service received under this Section may be used) and elect to receive the retirement pension beginning no earlier than June 1, 1994 and no later than September 1, 1994 or the date established under subsection (e) of this Section, if applicable;
        (5) have attained age 50 (without the use of any age
    
enhancement or creditable service received under this Section) after September 1, 1993 and no later than September 1, 1994;
        (6) have at least 5 years of creditable service under
    
this Fund or any of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act (without the use of any creditable service received under this Section) by the effective date of the retirement pension.
    (b) An eligible person may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section. In addition, for each period of creditable service established under this Section, a person's age at retirement shall be deemed to be increased by an equal period.
    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 purposes of Section 17-116.1, and the determination of average salary or 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 pension payable by this Fund under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act), except for purposes of the reversionary pension under Section 17-120, and distributions required by federal law on account of age. 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, the employer must pay to the Fund an employer contribution consisting of 12% of the member's highest annual full-time rate of compensation for each year of creditable service granted under this Section.
    The employer contribution shall be paid to the Fund in one of the following ways: (i) in a single sum at the time of the member's retirement, (ii) in equal quarterly installments over a period of 5 years from the date of retirement, or (iii) subject to the approval of the Board of the Fund, in unequal installments over a period of no more than 5 years from the date of retirement, as provided in a payment plan designed by the Fund to accommodate the needs of the employer. The employer's failure to make the required contributions in a timely manner shall not affect the payment of the retirement pension.
    For all creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution consisting of 4% of the member's highest annual salary rate used in the determination of the retirement pension for each year of creditable service granted under this Section. The employee contribution shall be deducted from the retirement annuity in 24 monthly installments.
    (d) An annuitant who has received any age enhancement or creditable service under this Section and whose pension is suspended or cancelled under Section 17-149 or 17-150 shall thereby forfeit the age enhancement and creditable service. The forfeiture of creditable service under this subsection shall not entitle the employer to a refund of the employer contribution paid under this Section, nor to forgiveness of any part of that contribution that remains unpaid. The forfeiture of creditable service under this subsection shall not entitle the employee to a refund of the employee contribution paid under this Section.
    (e) If the number of employees of an employer that apply for early retirement under this Section exceeds 30% of those eligible, the employer may require that, for any or all of the number of applicants in excess of that 30%, the starting date of the retirement pension enhanced under this Section be no earlier than June 1, 1995 and no later than September 1, 1995. The right to have the retirement pension begin before June 1, 1995 shall be allocated among the applicants on the basis of seniority in the service of that employer.
    This delay applies only to persons who are applying for early retirement incentives under this Section, and does not prevent a person whose application for early retirement incentives has been withdrawn from beginning to receive a retirement pension on the earliest date upon which the person is otherwise eligible under this Article.
    (f) A member who receives any early retirement incentive under Section 17-116.3 may not receive any early retirement incentive under this Section.
    (g) Notwithstanding Section 17-157, a person who is receiving early retirement benefits under this Section may establish service credit for a period of up to 3 weeks during the month of January, 1968, during which the person was prevented from working due to civil unrest or a wildcat strike. A person wishing to establish this credit must apply in writing to the Board within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly and pay to the Fund an employee contribution calculated at the rate and salary applicable to the employee at the time for which credit is being established, without interest. When a person establishes additional service credit under this subsection, the Fund shall recalculate the annuity originally granted under this Section to reflect the additional credit and shall pay to the annuitant in a lump sum the difference between the annuity payments paid before the date of the recalculation and the recalculated amount of those payments.
(Source: P.A. 92-416, eff. 8-17-01.)

40 ILCS 5/17-116.5

    (40 ILCS 5/17-116.5)
    Sec. 17-116.5. Early retirement incentives.
    (a) A teacher who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement shall not be eligible for the early retirement incentives provided under this Section unless the collective bargaining agent and the Board of Education have entered into an agreement under which the agent agrees that any payment for accumulated unused sick days to which the employee is entitled upon withdrawal from service may be paid by the Board of Education in installments over a period of up to 5 years, and a copy of this agreement has been filed with the Board of the Fund.
    To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this Fund who, on November 1,
    
1993, is (i) in active payroll status as a teacher, or (ii) on layoff status from such a position with a right of re-employment or recall to service, or (iii) on leave of absence from such a position, but only if the member on leave has not been receiving a disability benefit under this Article for a continuous period of 2 years or more as of the date of application;
        (2) be a member of this Fund who, on or after May 1,
    
1994, is (i) in active payroll status as a teacher, or (ii) on layoff status from such a position with a right of re-employment or recall to service, or (iii) on leave of absence from such a position, but only if the member on leave has not been receiving a disability benefit under this Article for a continuous period of 2 years or more as of the date of application;
        (3) have not previously received a retirement pension
    
under this Article;
        (4) file with the Board and the Board of Education,
    
before March 1, 1994, a written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section and a notice of resignation from employment, which resignation must take effect no earlier than the last day of the 1993-94 school year and no later than September 1, 1994, unless the applicant's retirement is delayed under subsection (e) or (f) of this Section;
        (5) be eligible to receive a retirement pension under
    
this Article (for which purpose any age enhancement or creditable service received under this Section may be used) and elect to receive the retirement pension beginning no earlier than the first day after the last day of the 1993-94 school year and no later than September 1, 1994 or the date established under subsection (e) or (f) of this Section, if applicable;
        (6) have attained age 50 (without the use of any age
    
enhancement or creditable service received under this Section) by the effective date of the retirement pension;
        (7) have at least 5 years of creditable service under
    
this Fund or any of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act (without the use of any creditable service received under this Section) by the effective date of the retirement pension.
    (b) An eligible person may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section. In addition, for each period of creditable service established under this Section, a person's age at retirement shall be deemed to be increased by an equal period.
    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 purposes of Section 17-116.1, and the determination of average salary or 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 pension payable by this Fund under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act), except for purposes of the reversionary pension under Section 17-120, and distributions required by federal law on account of age. 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, the employer must pay to the Fund an employer contribution consisting of 12% of the member's highest annual full-time rate of compensation for each year of creditable service granted under this Section.
    The employer contribution shall be paid to the Fund in one of the following ways: (i) in a single sum at the time of the member's retirement, (ii) in equal quarterly installments over a period of 5 years from the date of retirement, or (iii) subject to the approval of the Board of the Fund, in unequal installments over a period of no more than 5 years from the date of retirement, as provided in a payment plan designed by the Fund to accommodate the needs of the employer. The employer's failure to make the required contributions in a timely manner shall not affect the payment of the retirement pension.
    For all creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution consisting of 4% of the member's highest annual salary rate used in the determination of the retirement pension for each year of creditable service granted under this Section. The employee contribution shall be deducted from the retirement annuity in 24 monthly installments.
    (d) An annuitant who has received any age enhancement or creditable service under this Section and whose pension is suspended or cancelled under Section 17-149 or 17-150 shall thereby forfeit the age enhancement and creditable service. The forfeiture of creditable service under this subsection shall not entitle the employer to a refund of the employer contribution paid under this Section, nor to forgiveness of any part of that contribution that remains unpaid. The forfeiture of creditable service under this subsection shall not entitle the employee to a refund of the employee contribution paid under this Section.
    (e) If the number of employees of an employer that apply for early retirement under this Section exceeds 30% of those eligible, the employer may require that, for any or all of the number of applicants in excess of that 30%, the starting date of the retirement pension enhanced under this Section be no earlier than June 1, 1995 and no later than September 1, 1995. The right to have the retirement pension begin before June 1, 1995 shall be allocated among the applicants on the basis of seniority in the service of that employer.
    This delay applies only to persons who are applying for early retirement incentives under this Section, and does not prevent a person whose application for early retirement incentives has been withdrawn from beginning to receive a retirement pension on the earliest date upon which the person is otherwise eligible under this Article.
    (f) For a member who receives notice that he or she has been declared a reserve teacher pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement after February 15, 1994, but before September 15, 1994: (1) the March 1, 1994 application deadline in subdivision (a)(4) of this Section is extended to a date 15 days after the date of notification of the reserve teacher declaration, (2) the September 1, 1994 deadline in subdivision (a)(5) of this Section is extended to October 1, 1994, and (3) the member shall not be included in the calculation of the 30% under subsection (e) and is not subject to delay in retirement under that subsection.
    (g) A member who receives any early retirement incentive under Section 17-116.3, 17-116.4, or 17-116.6 may not receive any early retirement incentive under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-511.)

40 ILCS 5/17-116.6

    (40 ILCS 5/17-116.6)
    Sec. 17-116.6. Early retirement incentives.
    (a) A teacher who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement shall not be eligible for the early retirement incentives provided under this Section unless the collective bargaining agent and the Board of Education have entered into an agreement under which the agent agrees that any payment for accumulated unused sick days to which the employee is entitled upon withdrawal from service may be paid by the Board of Education in installments over a period of up to 5 years, and a copy of this agreement has been filed with the Board of the Fund.
     To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, a person must:
        (1) be a member of this Fund who is a reserve teacher
    
as defined in Section 34-1.1 of the School Code;
        (2) have not previously received a bachelor's or more
    
advanced degree from an accredited college or university;
        (3) have not previously received a retirement pension
    
under this Article;
        (4) file with the Board and the Board of Education,
    
by the later of 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993 or 60 days after becoming a reserve teacher, but in no event later than December 31, 1995, a written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (5) be eligible to receive a retirement pension under
    
this Article (for which purpose any age enhancement or creditable service received under this Section may be used) and elect to receive the retirement pension beginning no earlier than September 1, 1993, and no later than 120 days after becoming a reserve teacher;
        (6) have attained age 50 (without the use of any age
    
enhancement or creditable service received under this Section) by the effective date of the retirement pension;
        (7) have at least 5 years of creditable service under
    
this Fund or any of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act (without the use of any creditable service received under this Section) by the effective date of the retirement pension.
    (b) An eligible person may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section. In addition, for each period of creditable service established under this Section, a person's age at retirement shall be deemed to be increased by an equal period.
    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 purposes of Section 17-116.1, and the determination of average salary or 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 pension payable by this Fund under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act), except for purposes of the reversionary pension under Section 17-120, and distributions required by federal law on account of age. 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, the employer must pay to the Fund an employer contribution consisting of 12% of the member's highest annual full-time rate of compensation for each year of creditable service granted under this Section.
    The employer contribution shall be paid to the Fund in one of the following ways: (i) in a single sum at the time of the member's retirement, (ii) in equal quarterly installments over a period of 5 years from the date of retirement, or (iii) subject to the approval of the Board of the Fund, in unequal installments over a period of no more than 5 years from the date of retirement, as provided in a payment plan designed by the Fund to accommodate the needs of the employer. The employer's failure to make the required contributions in a timely manner shall not affect the payment of the retirement pension.
    For all creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution consisting of 4% of the member's highest annual salary rate used in the determination of the retirement pension for each year of creditable service granted under this Section. The employee contribution shall be deducted from the retirement annuity in 24 monthly installments.
    (d) An annuitant who has received any age enhancement or creditable service under this Section and whose pension is suspended or cancelled under Section 17-149 or 17-150 shall thereby forfeit the age enhancement and creditable service. The forfeiture of creditable service under this subsection shall not entitle the employer to a refund of the employer contribution paid under this Section, nor to forgiveness of any part of that contribution that remains unpaid. The forfeiture of creditable service under this subsection shall not entitle the employee to a refund of the employee contribution paid under this Section.
    (e) A member who receives any early retirement incentive under Section 17-116.3, 17-116.4, or 17-116.5 may not receive any early retirement incentive under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-117

    (40 ILCS 5/17-117) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-117)
    Sec. 17-117. Disability retirement pension.
    (a) The conditions prescribed in items 1 and 2 in Section 17-116 for computing service retirement pensions shall apply in the computation of disability retirement pensions.
        (1) Each teacher retired or retiring after 10 years
    
of service and with less than 20 years of service because of permanent disability not incurred as a proximate result of the performance of duty shall receive a disability retirement pension equal to 2.2% of average salary for each year of service after June 30, 1998 and for each year of service on or before that date that has been augmented under Section 17-119.1 and 1 2/3% of average salary for each year of other service.
        (2) If the total service is 20 years and less than 25
    
years and the teacher's age is under 55, the disability retirement pension shall equal a service retirement pension discounted 1/2 of 1% for each month the age of the contributor is less than 55 down to a minimum age of 50 years, provided the disability retirement pension so computed shall not be less than the amount payable under paragraph 1.
        (3) If the total service is 20 years or more and the
    
teacher has attained age 55, and is under age 60, a disability retirement pension shall equal a service retirement pension without discount.
        (4) If the total service is 25 years or more
    
regardless of age, a disability pension shall equal a service retirement pension without discount.
        (5) If the total service is 20 years or more and the
    
teacher is age 60 or over, a service retirement pension shall be payable.
    (b) For disability retirement pensions, the following further conditions shall apply:
        (1) Written application shall be submitted within 3
    
years from the date of separation.
        (2) The applicant shall submit to examination by
    
physicians appointed by the Board within one year from the date of their appointment.
        (3) Two physicians, appointed by the Board, shall
    
declare the applicant to be suffering from a disability which wholly and presumably permanently incapacitates him for teaching or for service as an employee of the Board. In the event of disagreement by the physicians, a third physician, appointed by the Board, shall declare the applicant wholly and presumably permanently incapacitated.
    (c) Disability retirement pensions shall begin on the effective date of resignation or the day following the close of the payroll period for which credit was validated, whichever is later.
(Source: P.A. 90-32; eff. 6-27-97; 90-566, eff. 1-2-98; 91-887, eff. 7-6-00.)

40 ILCS 5/17-117.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-117.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-117.1)
    Sec. 17-117.1. Duty disability. A teacher who becomes wholly and presumably permanently incapacitated for duty while under age 65 as the proximate result of injuries sustained or a hazardous condition encountered in the performance and within the scope of his duties, if such injury or hazard was not the result of his own negligence, shall be entitled to a duty disability benefit, provided:
        (1) application for the benefit is made to the Board
    
not more than 6 months after a final settlement or an award from the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission or within 6 months of the manifestation of an injury or illness that can be traced directly to an injury or illness for which a claim was filed with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission;
        (2) certification is received from 2 or more
    
physicians designated by the Board that the teacher is physically incapacitated for teaching service; and
        (3) the teacher provides the Board with a copy of the
    
notice of the occurrence that was filed with the Employer within the time provided by law.
    The benefit shall be payable during disability and shall be 75% of the salary in effect at date of disability, payable until the teacher's attainment of age 65. At such time if disability still exists, the teacher shall become entitled to a service retirement pension. Creditable service shall accrue during the period the disability benefit is payable.
    Before any action is taken by the Board on an application for a duty disability benefit, the teacher shall file a claim with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission to establish that the disability was incurred while the teacher was acting within the scope of and in the course of his duties under the terms of the Workers' Compensation or Occupational Diseases Acts, whichever may be applicable. The benefit shall be payable after a finding by the Commission that the claim was compensable under either of the aforesaid Acts; but if such finding is appealed the benefit shall be payable only upon affirmance of the Commission's finding. After the teacher has made timely application for a duty disability benefit supported by the certificate of two or more physicians, he shall be entitled to a disability retirement pension provided in Section 17-117 of this Act until such time as the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission award finding that his disability is duty-connected as provided in this Section becomes final.
    Any amounts provided for the teacher under such Acts shall be applied as an offset to the duty disability benefit payable hereunder in such manner as may be prescribed by the rules of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 93-721, eff. 1-1-05.)

40 ILCS 5/17-118

    (40 ILCS 5/17-118) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-118)
    Sec. 17-118. Disability pension administration. A disability pensioner may be required to submit to an examination periodically by a physician or physicians appointed by the Board. The purpose of the examination is to establish whether the disability still exists and to determine whether the person is still incapacitated for teaching service or service as an employee of the Board. The Board may require disability pensioners to submit evidence of the continued existence of the disability. The Board may also employ investigative services to determine whether such pensioners are employed elsewhere as teachers or to establish whether they are still disabled.
    The Board shall cancel a disability pension upon evidence that a pensioner is no longer incapacitated for teaching or service as an employee of the Board. However, if a pensioner has attained age 55 and has 20 or more years of service, the pension shall not be cancelled unless he is re-employed as a teacher or as a pensioner-substitute. If a disability pensioner is re-employed as a teacher or pensioner-substitute, the pension shall be cancelled on the first day of re-employment. The pensioner shall reimburse the Fund for pension payments received after the date of re-employment (if any), plus 5% interest compounded annually beginning one year after the Fund's notification of the cancellation and indebtedness. Upon cancellation of a disability pension, unless such person re-enters service and becomes a contributor, a refund shall be payable of the excess, if any, of the refundable contributions paid by him over the amount paid in disability pension.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-119

    (40 ILCS 5/17-119) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-119)
    Sec. 17-119. Automatic annual increase in pension. Each teacher retiring on or after September 1, 1959, is entitled to the annual increase in pension, defined herein, while he is receiving a pension from the Fund.
    1. The term "base pension" means a service retirement or disability retirement pension in the amount fixed and payable at the date of retirement of a teacher.
    2. The annual increase in pension shall be at the rate of 1 1/2% of base pension. This increase shall first occur in January of the year next following the first anniversary of retirement. At such time the Fund shall pay the pro rata part of the increase for the period from the first anniversary date to the date of the first increase in pension. Beginning January 1, 1972, the rate of annual increase in pension shall be 2% of the base pension. Beginning January 1, 1979, the rate of annual increase in pension shall be 3% of the base pension. Beginning January 1, 1990, all automatic annual increases payable under this Section shall be calculated as a percentage of the total pension payable at the time of the increase, including all increases previously granted under this Article, notwithstanding Section 17-157.
    3. An increase in pension shall be granted only if the retired teacher is age 60 or over. If the teacher attains age 60 after retirement, the increase in pension shall begin in January of the year following the 61st birthday. At such time the Fund also shall pay the pro rata part of the increase from the 61st birthday to the date of first increase in pension.
    In addition to other increases which may be provided by this Section, on January 1, 1981 any teacher who was receiving a retirement pension on or before January 1, 1971 shall have his retirement pension then being paid increased $1 per month for each year of creditable service. On January 1, 1982, any teacher whose retirement pension began on or before January 1, 1977, shall have his retirement pension then being paid increased $1 per month for each year of creditable service.
    On January 1, 1987, any teacher whose retirement pension began on or before January 1, 1977, shall have the monthly retirement pension increased by an amount equal to 8 per year of creditable service times the number of years that have elapsed since the retirement pension began.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-119.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-119.1)
    Sec. 17-119.1. Optional increase in retirement annuity.
    (a) A member of the Fund may qualify for the augmented rate under subdivision (b)(3) of Section 17-116 for all years of creditable service earned before July 1, 1998 by making the optional contribution specified in subsection (b); except that a member who retires on or after July 1, 1998 with at least 30 years of creditable service at retirement qualifies for the augmented rate without making any contribution under subsection (b). Any member who retires on or after July 1, 1998 and before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly with at least 30 years of creditable service shall be paid a lump sum equal to the amount he or she would have received under the augmented rate minus the amount he or she actually received. A member may not elect to qualify for the augmented rate for only a portion of his or her creditable service earned before July 1, 1998.
    (b) The contribution shall be an amount equal to 1.0% of the member's highest salary rate in the 4 consecutive school years immediately prior to but not including the school year in which the application occurs, multiplied by the number of years of creditable service earned by the member before July 1, 1998 or 20, whichever is less. This contribution shall be reduced by 1.0% of that salary rate for every 3 full years of creditable service earned by the member after June 30, 1998. The contribution shall be further reduced at the rate of 25% of the contribution (as reduced for service after June 30, 1998) for each year of the member's total creditable service in excess of 34 years. The contribution shall not in any event exceed 20% of that salary rate.
    The member shall pay to the Fund the amount of the contribution as calculated at the time of application under this Section. The amount of the contribution determined under this subsection shall be recalculated at the time of retirement, and if the Fund determines that the amount paid by the member exceeds the recalculated amount, the Fund shall refund the difference to the member with regular interest from the date of payment to the date of refund.
    The contribution required by this subsection shall be paid in one of the following ways or in a combination of the following ways that does not extend over more than 5 years:
        (i) in a lump sum on or before the date of retirement;
        (ii) in substantially equal installments over a
    
period of time not to exceed 5 years, as a deduction from salary in accordance with Section 17-130.2;
        (iii) in substantially equal monthly installments
    
over a 24-month period, by a deduction from the annuitant's monthly benefit.
    (c) If the member fails to make the full contribution under this Section in a timely fashion, the payments made under this Section shall be refunded to the member, without interest. If the member (including a member who has become an annuitant) dies before making the full contribution, the payments made under this Section shall be refunded to the member's designated beneficiary if there is no survivor's or children's pension benefit payable. If there is a survivor's or children's benefit payable, then all payments made under this Section shall be retained by the Fund and all such survivor's or children's benefits payable shall be calculated as if all contributions required under this Section have been paid in full.
    (d) For purposes of this Section and subsection (b) of Section 17-116, optional creditable service established by a member shall be deemed to have been earned at the time of the employment or other qualifying event upon which the service is based, rather than at the time the credit was established in this Fund.
    (e) The contributions required under this Section are the responsibility of the teacher and not the teacher's employer. However, an employer of teachers may, after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998, specifically agree, through collective bargaining or otherwise, to make the contributions required by this Section on behalf of those teachers.
(Source: P.A. 91-17, eff. 6-4-99; 92-416, eff. 8-17-01; 92-599, eff. 6-28-02; 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

40 ILCS 5/17-120

    (40 ILCS 5/17-120) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-120)
    Sec. 17-120. Reversionary pension. Any contributor, at any time prior to retirement on a service retirement pension, may exercise an option of taking a lesser amount of service retirement pension and providing with the remainder of his equity, determined on an actuarial equivalent basis, a reversionary pension benefit for any person named in a written designation filed by the contributor with the Board, provided that the pension resulting from such election is not less than $40 per month, or more than the reduced pension payable after the exercise of the option. If the reduced pension to the retired teacher is less than that provided for a beneficiary, whether or not the aforesaid minimum amount is payable, the election shall be void.
    The pension to a beneficiary shall begin on the first day of the month next following the month in which the retired teacher dies.
    If the beneficiary survives the date of retirement of the teacher, but does not survive the retired teacher, no reversionary pensions shall be payable, and the teacher's service pension shall be restored to the full service pension amount beginning on the first day of the month next following the month in which the beneficiary dies or on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997, whichever occurs later.
    If the beneficiary dies after the election but before the retirement of the teacher, the election shall be void. No change shall be permitted in the written designation filed with the Board.
    In the case of a reversionary annuity elected on or after January 1, 1984, no reversionary annuity shall be paid if the teacher dies before the expiration of 730 days from the date that a written designation was filed with the Board, even though the teacher was receiving a reduced annuity.
    Sections 1-103.1 and 17-157 do not apply to the changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 90-32, eff. 6-27-97; 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-121

    (40 ILCS 5/17-121) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-121)
    Sec. 17-121. Survivor's pensions - Eligibility.
    (a) A surviving spouse of a teacher shall be entitled to a survivor's pension only if the surviving spouse was married to the teacher for at least one year immediately prior to the teacher's death.
    The changes made to this subsection (a) by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly apply (i) only to the surviving spouse of a person who dies on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act, and only if the amount of any refund of contributions for survivor's pension is repaid with interest in accordance with subsection (f), and (ii) notwithstanding Section 17-157 and without regard to whether the deceased person was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
    (b) If the surviving spouse is under age 50 and there are no eligible minor children born to or legally adopted by the contributor and his or her surviving spouse, payment of the survivor's pension shall begin when the surviving spouse attains age 50.
    (c) Beginning January 1, 2003, the remarriage of a surviving spouse at any age does not terminate his or her survivor's pension.
    A surviving spouse whose survivor's pension (or expectation of a survivor's pension upon attainment of age 50) was terminated before January 1, 2003 due to remarriage and who applies for reinstatement of that pension and repays the amount of any refund of contributions for survivor's pension with interest in accordance with subsection (f) shall be entitled to have the survivor's pension (or expectation of a survivor's pension upon attainment of age 50) reinstated. The reinstated pension shall begin to accrue on the first day of the month following the month in which the application and repayment, if any, are received by the Fund, but in no event sooner than January 1, 2003 and, if subsection (b) applies, no sooner than upon attainment of age 50. The reinstated pension shall include any one-time or annual increases in the survivor's pension received prior to the date of termination, but not any increases that would otherwise have accrued from the date of termination to the date of reinstatement.
    This subsection (c) applies notwithstanding Section 17-157 and without regard to whether the deceased teacher was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
    (d) Except as provided in subsection (c), remarriage of the surviving spouse prior to September 1, 1983 while in receipt of a survivor's pension shall permanently terminate payment thereof, regardless of any subsequent change in marital status; however, beginning September 1, 1983, remarriage of a surviving spouse after attainment of age 55 shall not terminate the survivor's pension.
    A surviving spouse whose pension was terminated on or after September 1, 1983 due to remarriage after attainment of age 55, and who applies for reinstatement of that pension before January 1, 1990, shall be entitled to have the pension reinstated effective January 1, 1990.
    (e) A surviving spouse of a member or annuitant under this Fund who is also a dependent beneficiary under the provisions of Section 16-140 is eligible for a reciprocal survivor's pension, provided that any refund of survivor's pension contributions is repaid to the Fund and application is made within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
    (f) If a refund of contributions for survivor's pension has been paid, a person choosing to establish or reestablish the right to receive a survivor's pension pursuant to the changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly must first repay to the Fund the amount of the refund of contributions for survivor's pension, together with interest thereon at the rate of 5% per year, compounded annually, from the date of the refund to the date of repayment.
(Source: P.A. 92-416, eff. 8-17-01; 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/17-122

    (40 ILCS 5/17-122) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-122)
    Sec. 17-122. Survivor's and children's pensions - Amount. Upon the death of a teacher who has completed at least 1 1/2 years of contributing service with either this Fund or the State Universities Retirement System or the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, provided his death occurred while (a) in active service covered by the Fund or during his first 18 months of continuous employment without a break in service under any other participating system as defined in the Illinois Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act except the State Universities Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, (b) on a creditable leave of absence, (c) on a noncreditable leave of absence of no more than one year, or (d) a pension was deferred or pending provided the teacher had at least 10 years of validated service credit, or upon the death of a pensioner otherwise qualified for such benefit, the surviving spouse and unmarried minor children of the deceased teacher under age 18 shall be entitled to pensions, under the conditions stated hereinafter. Such survivor's and children's pensions shall be based on the average of the 4 highest consecutive years of salary in the last 10 years of service or on the average salary for total service, if total service has been less than 4 years, according to the following percentages:
    30% of average salary or 50% of the retirement pension earned by the teacher, whichever is larger, subject to the prescribed maximum monthly payment, for a surviving spouse alone on attainment of age 50;
    60% of average salary for a surviving spouse and eligible minor children of the deceased teacher.
    If no eligible spouse survives, or the surviving spouse remarries, or the parent of the children of the deceased member is otherwise ineligible for a survivor's pension, a children's pension for eligible minor children under age 18 shall be paid to their parent or legal guardian for their benefit according to the following percentages:
    30% of average salary for one child;
    60% of average salary for 2 or more children.
    On January 1, 1981, any survivor or child who was receiving a survivor's or children's pension on or before January 1, 1971, shall have his survivor's or children's pension then being paid increased by 1% for each full year which has elapsed from the date the pension began. On January 1, 1982, any survivor or child whose pension began after January 1, 1971, but before January 1, 1981, shall have his survivor's or children's pension then being paid increased 1% for each full year which has elapsed from the date the pension began. On January 1, 1987, any survivor or child whose pension began on or before January 1, 1977, shall have the monthly survivor's or children's pension increased by $1 for each full year which has elapsed since the pension began.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, every survivor's and children's pension shall be increased (1) on each January 1 occurring on or after the commencement of the pension if the deceased teacher died while receiving a retirement pension, or (2) in other cases, on each January 1 occurring on or after the first anniversary of the commencement of the pension, by an amount equal to 3% of the current amount of the pension, including all increases previously granted under this Article, notwithstanding Section 17-157. Such increases shall apply without regard to whether the deceased teacher was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, but shall not accrue for any period prior to January 1, 1990.
    Subject to the minimum established below, the maximum amount of pension for a surviving spouse alone or one minor child shall be $400 per month, and the maximum combined pensions for a surviving spouse and children of the deceased teacher shall be $600 per month, with individual pensions adjusted for all beneficiaries pro rata to conform with this limitation. If proration is unnecessary the minimum survivor's and children's pensions shall be $40 per month. The minimum total survivor's and children's pension payable upon the death of a contributor or annuitant which occurs after December 31, 1986, shall be 50% of the earned retirement pension of such contributor or annuitant, calculated without early retirement discount in the case of death in service.
    On death after retirement, the total survivor's and children's pensions shall not exceed the monthly retirement or disability pension paid to the deceased retirant. Survivor's and children's benefits described in this Section shall apply to all service and disability pensioners eligible for a pension as of July 1, 1981.
(Source: P.A. 90-32, eff. 6-27-97; 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-123

    (40 ILCS 5/17-123) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-123)
    Sec. 17-123. Death benefits - Death in service. If a teacher dies (a) in service, (b) after resignation or (c) after retirement but before receiving any pension payment, his or her estate shall be paid a refund of the amounts he or she contributed to the Fund less (1) any former refund that has not been repaid, (2) the amount contributed for a survivor's pension in the event such pension is payable under Sections 17-121 and 17-122 and (3) pension payments received; but if a written direction, signed by the contributor before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments and stating that the refund shall be paid to named beneficiaries, was filed with the Board prior to his or her death, the refund shall be paid to such named beneficiaries. If any of several named beneficiaries does not survive the contributor and no directive was furnished by the member to cover this contingency, the deceased beneficiary's share of the refund shall be paid to the estate of the contributor.
    In addition to the payment provided in the foregoing paragraph, if such teacher has received service credit within 13 calendar months of the date of death or was on a sick leave authorized by the Employer at the time of death, and if no other pensions or benefits were payable under the provisions of this Article or any other participating system, as defined in the Illinois Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except a refund of contributions or a survivor's pension, there shall be paid a single payment death benefit. For a teacher who dies on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, this benefit shall be equal to the last month's base rate of salary, subject to the limitations and conditions set forth in this Article, for each year of validated service, not to exceed 6 times such salary, or $10,000, whichever is less. The single payment death benefit shall be paid in the manner prescribed for a refund of contributions to the Fund.
    Death benefits shall be paid only on written application to the Board.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

40 ILCS 5/17-124

    (40 ILCS 5/17-124) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-124)
    Sec. 17-124. Death Benefits - Death on pension. On written application to the Board, there shall be paid to the estate of a deceased teacher-pensioner pension payments, accrued, temporarily withheld or represented by checks uncashed at the date of his death and the excess, if any, of an amount equal to his refundable contributions for service or disability retirement pension over pension to the date of death; provided, that if there be filed with the Board prior to the death of the pensioner his written direction, signed and acknowledged before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments, that such payments be paid to designated beneficiaries, they shall be so paid on written application therefor to the Board. If none of several named beneficiaries survives the pensioner and no directive was furnished by the member to cover this contingency, the deceased beneficiary's share shall be paid to the estate of the pensioner.
    If a reversionary pension is payable upon death of a pensioner, the determination and payment of any refund of contributions payable under this Section shall be made upon death of the reversionary pensioner. At such time a refund of contributions less (1) the amount contributed for annual increases in pension and (2) total pension payments to the teacher-pensioner and survivor shall be paid in the manner provided in this Section to the designated beneficiaries, or estate of the deceased survivor.
    If a pension is payable to a surviving spouse and/or minor children upon death of a pensioner, the determination of any refund of contributions payable under this Section shall be made upon death of the survivor and marriage or attainment of age 18 of minor children. At that time a refund of contributions for retirement and survivors' and children's pensions less total pension payments to teacher-pensioner, survivor and minor children shall be paid in the manner provided in this Section to the designated beneficiaries, or estate of the deceased survivor.
    If eligible beneficiaries for survivors' or children's benefits existed at the time of a pensioner's retirement but not on the date of his death thereafter, the excess of total contributions for retirement and survivors' and children's pensions over pensions paid shall be determined upon death of the pensioner and paid in the manner provided in this Section to the designated beneficiaries, or estate of the deceased teacher-pensioner.
    Reversionary or survivor's pension payments accrued, temporarily withheld, or represented by uncashed checks to the date of death shall be paid to the reversionary pensioner's or survivor's designated beneficiaries, or estate in the manner provided in this Section.
    On death of a retired teacher whose death occurs on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, there shall be payable a lump sum death benefit equal to 6 times the teacher's salary rate for his last month of service or $10,000, whichever is less, upon death during the first year on pension minus 1/5 of the death benefit, as defined herein, for each year or fraction thereof on pension after the first full year, to a minimum of $5,000.
    Notwithstanding Section 17-157, the changes made in this Section and Section 17-123 by this amendatory Act of 1991 shall apply to teachers dying on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 without regard to whether service terminated prior to that date.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-125

    (40 ILCS 5/17-125) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-125)
    Sec. 17-125. Refund of contributions. Upon certification by the Employer of his resignation or cancellation of his teaching certificate prior to completion of the minimum term of service required to establish eligibility for a pension and on written application therefor, a teacher shall be paid a refund of all the amounts he has contributed to the Fund, less any former refund that has not been repaid.
    Upon certification by the Employer of his resignation or cancellation of his teaching certificate after completion of the minimum term of service required to establish eligibility for a pension and on written application therefor, a teacher shall be paid a refund of all the amounts he has contributed, less (1) any former refund that has not been repaid, and (2) pension payments received, provided he has executed and delivered to the Board his written receipt and release in that behalf. Thereupon, he shall have no further interest in or claim against the Fund.
    A request for refund under either of the preceding paragraphs shall be considered valid if withdrawal from service occurred at least 2 months prior to the filing of such request.
    Upon retirement of a teacher either on immediate or deferred pension, if the teacher is not then married, or if his spouse or children do not meet the qualifying conditions for survivor's or children's pensions, the total amount contributed by him or otherwise paid by deductions from salary for survivor's pension, shall be refunded to him, without interest. No survivor's or children's pension rights shall be effective thereafter in such a case.
    During a teacher's term of service, no refund is payable except contributions made in error.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-126

    (40 ILCS 5/17-126) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-126)
    Sec. 17-126. Repayment of refund. If any person who has received a refund is reemployed by an Employer and again becomes a contributor for a period of at least 2 years, or has established credit of at least 2 years of service subsequent to the date of such refund, in a retirement system which has subscribed to the "Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act" and is a contributor thereto, he may repay to the Fund the amount he received as a refund, together with interest thereon at 5% per annum compounded annually from the time the refund was paid to the date of repayment.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-127

    (40 ILCS 5/17-127) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-127)
    Sec. 17-127. Financing; revenues for the Fund.
    (a) The revenues for the Fund shall consist of: (1) amounts paid into the Fund by contributors thereto and from employer contributions and State appropriations in accordance with this Article; (2) amounts contributed to the Fund by an Employer; (3) amounts contributed to the Fund pursuant to any law now in force or hereafter to be enacted; (4) contributions from any other source; and (5) the earnings on investments.
    (b) The General Assembly finds that for many years the State has contributed to the Fund an annual amount that is between 20% and 30% of the amount of the annual State contribution to the Article 16 retirement system, and the General Assembly declares that it is its goal and intention to continue this level of contribution to the Fund in the future.
    Beginning in State fiscal year 1999, the State shall include in its annual contribution to the Fund an additional amount equal to 0.544% of the Fund's total teacher payroll; except that this additional contribution need not be made in a fiscal year if the Board has certified in the previous fiscal year that the Fund is at least 90% funded, based on actuarial determinations. These additional State contributions are intended to offset a portion of the cost to the Fund of the increases in retirement benefits resulting from this amendatory Act of 1998.
(Source: P.A. 90-548, eff. 12-4-97; 90-566, eff. 1-2-98; 90-582, eff. 5-27-98; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-127.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-127.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-127.1)
    Sec. 17-127.1. Special revenues. Donations, gifts, and legacies received by the fund shall be held and accounted for as the Board so provides by appropriate resolution. Nothing in this Article shall be so construed as to prevent the Board from directing such resources to be used for memorial or other commemorative purposes honoring the grantors, while alive or posthumously, of such special revenues.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-127.2

    (40 ILCS 5/17-127.2)
    Sec. 17-127.2. Additional contributions by employer of teachers. Beginning July 1, 1998, the employer of a teacher shall pay to the Fund an employer contribution computed as follows:
        (1) Beginning July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, the
    
employer contribution shall be equal to 0.3% of each teacher's salary.
        (2) Beginning July 1, 1999 and thereafter, the
    
employer contribution shall be equal to 0.58% of each teacher's salary.
The employer may pay these employer contributions out of any source of funding available for that purpose and shall forward the contributions to the Fund on the schedule established for the payment of member contributions.
    These employer contributions need not be made in a fiscal year if the Board has certified in the previous fiscal year that the Fund is at least 90% funded, based on actuarial determinations.
    These employer contributions are intended to offset a portion of the cost to the Fund of the increases in retirement benefits resulting from Public Act 90-582.
(Source: P.A. 90-582, eff. 5-27-98; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

40 ILCS 5/17-128

    (40 ILCS 5/17-128) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-128)
    Sec. 17-128. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95.)

40 ILCS 5/17-129

    (40 ILCS 5/17-129) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-129)
    Sec. 17-129. Employer contributions; deficiency in Fund.
    (a) If in any fiscal year of the Board of Education ending prior to 1997 the total amounts paid to the Fund from the Board of Education (other than under this subsection, and other than amounts used for making or "picking up" contributions on behalf of teachers) and from the State do not equal the total contributions made by or on behalf of the teachers for such year, or if the total income of the Fund in any such fiscal year of the Board of Education from all sources is less than the total such expenditures by the Fund for such year, the Board of Education shall, in the next succeeding year, in addition to any other payment to the Fund set apart and appropriate from moneys from its tax levy for educational purposes, a sum sufficient to remove such deficiency or deficiencies, and promptly pay such sum into the Fund in order to restore any of the reserves of the Fund that may have been so temporarily applied. Any amounts received by the Fund after December 4, 1997 from State appropriations, including under Section 17-127, shall be a credit against and shall fully satisfy any obligation that may have arisen, or be claimed to have arisen, under this subsection (a) as a result of any deficiency or deficiencies in the fiscal year of the Board of Education ending in calendar year 1997.
    (b) (i) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, and notwithstanding any prior certification by the Board under subsection (c) for fiscal year 2011, the Board of Education's total required contribution to the Fund for fiscal year 2011 under this Section is $187,000,000.
    (ii) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the Board of Education's total required contribution to the Fund for fiscal year 2012 under this Section is $192,000,000.
    (iii) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the Board of Education's total required contribution to the Fund for fiscal year 2013 under this Section is $196,000,000.
    (iv) For fiscal years 2014 through 2059, the minimum contribution to the Fund to be made by the Board of Education in each fiscal year shall be an amount determined by the Fund to be sufficient to bring the total assets of the Fund up to 90% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund by the end of fiscal year 2059. In making these determinations, the required Board of Education contribution shall be calculated each year as a level percentage of the applicable employee payrolls over the years remaining to and including fiscal year 2059 and shall be determined under the projected unit credit actuarial cost method.
    (v) Beginning in fiscal year 2060, the minimum Board of Education contribution for each fiscal year shall be the amount needed to maintain the total assets of the Fund at 90% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund.
    (vi) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection (b), for any fiscal year, the contribution to the Fund from the Board of Education shall not be required to be in excess of the amount calculated as needed to maintain the assets (or cause the assets to be) at the 90% level by the end of the fiscal year.
    (vii) Any contribution by the State to or for the benefit of the Fund, including, without limitation, as referred to under Section 17-127, shall be a credit against any contribution required to be made by the Board of Education under this subsection (b).
    (c) The Board shall determine the amount of Board of Education contributions required for each fiscal year on the basis of the actuarial tables and other assumptions adopted by the Board and the recommendations of the actuary, in order to meet the minimum contribution requirements of subsections (a) and (b). Annually, on or before February 28, the Board shall certify to the Board of Education the amount of the required Board of Education contribution for the coming fiscal year. The certification shall include a copy of the actuarial recommendations upon which it is based.
(Source: P.A. 96-889, eff. 4-14-10.)

40 ILCS 5/17-130

    (40 ILCS 5/17-130) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-130)
    Sec. 17-130. Participants' contributions by payroll deductions.
    (a) There shall be deducted from the salary of each teacher 7.50% of his salary for service or disability retirement pension and 0.5% of salary for the annual increase in base pension.
    In addition, there shall be deducted from the salary of each teacher 1% of his salary for survivors' and children's pensions.
    (b) An Employer and any employer of eligible contributors as defined in Section 17-106 is authorized to make the necessary deductions from the salaries of its teachers. Such amounts shall be included as a part of the Fund. An Employer and any employer of eligible contributors as defined in Section 17-106 shall formulate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of this Section.
    (c) All persons employed as teachers shall, by such employment, accept the provisions of this Article and of Sections 34-83 to 34-85, inclusive, of "The School Code", approved March 18, 1961, as amended, and thereupon become contributors to the Fund in accordance with the terms thereof. The provisions of this Article and of those Sections shall become a part of the contract of employment.
    (d) A person who (i) was a member before July 1, 1998, (ii) retires with more than 34 years of creditable service, and (iii) does not elect to qualify for the augmented rate under Section 17-119.1 shall be entitled, at the time of retirement, to receive a partial refund of contributions made under this Section for service occurring after the later of June 30, 1998 or attainment of 34 years of creditable service, in an amount equal to 1.00% of the salary upon which those contributions were based.
(Source: P.A. 97-8, eff. 6-13-11.)

40 ILCS 5/17-130.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-130.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-130.1)
    Sec. 17-130.1. Employer contributions on behalf of employees. An Employer and the Board may make and may incur an obligation to make contributions on behalf of its employees in an amount not to exceed the employee contributions required by Section 17-130 for all compensation earned after September 21, 1981. If the Employer or the Board of Education determines not to make such contributions or incur an obligation to make such contributions, the amount that it could have contributed on behalf of its employees shall continue to be deducted from salary. If contributions are made by an Employer or the Board on behalf of its employees they shall be treated as employer contributions in determining tax treatment under the United States Internal Revenue Code. An Employer or the Board may make these contributions on behalf of its employees 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. An Employer or the Board shall pay these employee contributions from the same source of funds which is used in paying salary to the employee, or it may also or alternatively make such contributions from the proceeds of the tax authorized by Section 34-60 of the School Code. Such employee contributions shall be treated for all purposes of this Article 17 in the same manner and to the same extent as employee contributions made by employees and deducted from salary; provided, however, that contributions made by the Board of Education on behalf of its employees which are to be paid from the proceeds of the tax, as provided in Section 34-60 of the School Code, shall not be treated as teachers' pension contributions for the purposes of Section 17-132 of the Illinois Pension Code, and provided further, that contributions which are made by the Board of Education on behalf of its employees shall not be treated as a pension or retirement obligation of the Board of Education for purposes of Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local governmental entities", approved July 31, 1969.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-130.2

    (40 ILCS 5/17-130.2)
    Sec. 17-130.2. Pickup of optional contributions.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "optional contributions" means contributions that a member elects to make in order to qualify for the augmented service retirement pension rate under Section 17-119.1.
    (b) Subject to the requirements of federal law and the rules of the Board, beginning July 1, 1998 a member who is employed on a full-time basis may elect to have the Employer pick up optional contributions that the member has elected to pay to the Fund, and the contributions so picked up shall be treated as employer contributions for the purposes of determining federal tax treatment. The election to have optional contributions picked up is irrevocable. At the time of making the election, the member shall execute a binding, irrevocable payroll deduction authorization. Upon receiving notice of the election, the Employer shall pick up the contributions by a reduction in the cash salary of the member and shall pay the contributions from the same source of funds that is used to pay earnings to the member.
    (c) Each Employer under this Fund shall take the steps necessary to comply with the requirements of Section 414(h) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to permit the pickup of optional contributions on a tax-deferred basis.
(Source: P.A. 90-582, eff. 5-27-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-130.3

    (40 ILCS 5/17-130.3)
    Sec. 17-130.3. Election of medicare coverage.
    (a) The Fund shall conduct a divided medicare coverage referendum, open to teachers continuously employed by the same employer since March 31, 1986. The referendum shall be conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of federal law and Article 21 of this Code.
    (b) As used in this Section and in compliance with federal law, "referendum" means the process whereby teachers are granted the opportunity to make an irrevocable individual election to participate in the medicare program on a prospective basis.
    (c) Employers shall pay the necessary employer contributions and make the necessary deductions from salary for teachers who elect to participate in the federal medicare program under this Section, as required by the System, Article 21 of this Code, and federal law.
(Source: P.A. 94-724, eff. 1-20-06.)

40 ILCS 5/17-131

    (40 ILCS 5/17-131) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-131)
    Sec. 17-131. Administration of payroll deductions.
    (a) An Employer or the Board shall make pension deductions in each pay period on the basis of the salary earned in that period, exclusive of salaries for overtime, special services, or any employment on an optional basis, such as in summer school.
    (b) If a salary paid in a pay period includes adjustments on account of errors or omissions in prior pay periods, then salary amounts and related pension deductions shall be separately identified as to the adjusted pay period and deductions by the Employer or the Board shall be at rates in force during the applicable adjusted pay period.
    (c) If members earn salaries for the school year, as established by an Employer, or if they earn annual salaries over more than a 10-calendar month period, or if they earn annual salaries over more than 170 calendar days, the required contribution amount shall be deducted by the Employer in installments on the basis of salary earned in each pay period. The total amounts for each pay period shall be deducted whenever salary payments represent a partial or whole day's pay.
    (d) If an Employer or the Board pays a salary to a member for vacation periods, then the salary shall be considered part of the member's pensionable salary, shall be subject to the standard deductions for pension contributions, and shall be considered to represent pay for the number of whole days of vacation.
    (e) If deductions from salaries result in amounts of less than one cent, the fractional sums shall be increased to the next higher cent. Any excess of these fractional increases over the prescribed annual contributions shall be credited to the members' accounts.
    (f) In the event that, pursuant to Section 17-130.1, employee contributions are picked up or made by the Board of Education on behalf of its employees, then the amount of the employee contributions which are picked up or made in that manner shall not be deducted from the salaries of such employees.
(Source: P.A. 97-30, eff. 7-1-11.)

40 ILCS 5/17-132

    (40 ILCS 5/17-132) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-132)
    Sec. 17-132. Payments and certification of salary deductions.
    (a) An Employer shall cause the Fund to receive all members' payroll records and pension contributions within 30 calendar days after each predesignated payday. For purposes of this Section, the predesignated payday shall be determined in accordance with each Employer's payroll schedule for contributions to the Fund.
    (b) An Employer that fails to timely certify and submit payroll records to the Fund is subject to a statutory penalty in the amount of $100 per day for each day that a required certification and submission is late.
    Amounts not received by the 30th calendar day after the predesignated payday shall be deemed delinquent and subject to a penalty consisting of interest, which shall accrue on a monthly basis at the Fund's then effective actuarial rate of return, and liquidated damages in the amount of $100 per day, not to exceed 20% of the principal contributions due, which shall be mandatory except for good cause shown and in the discretion of the Board.
    An Employer in possession of member contributions deducted from payroll checks is holding Fund assets, and thus becomes a fiduciary over those assets.
    (c) The payroll records shall report (1) all pensionable salary earned in that pay period, exclusive of salaries for overtime, special services, or any employment on an optional basis, such as in summer school; (2) adjustments to pensionable salary, exclusive of salaries for overtime, special services, or any employment on an optional basis, such as in summer school, made in a pay period for any prior pay periods; (3) pension contributions attributable to pensionable salary earned in the reported pay period or the adjusted pay period as required by subsection (b) of Section 17-131; and (4) any salary paid by an Employer if that salary is compensation for validated service and is exclusive of salary for overtime, special services, or any employment on an optional basis, such as in summer school. Payroll records required by item (4) of this paragraph shall identify the number of days of service rendered by the member and whether each day of service represents a partial or whole day of service.
    (d) The appropriate officers of the Employer shall certify and submit the payroll records no later than 30 calendar days after each predesignated payday. The certification shall constitute a confirmation of the accuracy of such deductions according to the provisions of this Article.
    Each Charter School shall designate an administrator as a "Pension Officer". The Pension Officer shall be responsible for certifying all payroll information, including contributions due and certified sick days payable pursuant to Section 17-134, and assuring resolution of reported payroll and contribution deficiencies.
    (e) The Board has the authority to conduct payroll audits of a charter school to determine the existence of any delinquencies in contributions to the Fund, and such charter school shall be required to provide such books and records and contribution information as the Board or its authorized representative may require. The Board is also authorized to collect delinquent contributions from charter schools and develop procedures for the collection of such delinquencies. Collection procedures may include legal proceedings in the courts of the State of Illinois. Expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred in the collection of delinquent contributions may be assessed by the Board against the charter school.
(Source: P.A. 98-427, eff. 8-16-13; 99-176, eff. 7-29-15.)

40 ILCS 5/17-133

    (40 ILCS 5/17-133) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-133)
    Sec. 17-133. Contributions for periods of outside and other service.
    Regularly certified and appointed teachers who desire to have the following described services credited for pension purposes shall submit to the Board evidence thereof and pay into the Fund the amounts prescribed herein:
        1. For teaching service by a certified teacher in the
    
public schools of the several states or in schools operated by or under the auspices of the United States, a teacher shall pay the contributions at the rates in force (a) on the date of appointment as a regularly certified teacher after salary adjustments are completed, or (b) at the time of reappointment after salary adjustments are completed, whichever is later, but not less than $450 per year of service. Upon the Board's approval of such service and the payment of the required contributions, service credit of not more than 10 years shall be granted.
        2. For service as a playground instructor in public
    
school playgrounds, teachers shall pay the contributions prescribed in this Article (a) at the time of appointment, as a regularly certified teacher after salary adjustments are completed, or (b) on return to service as a full time regularly certified teacher, as the case may be, provided such rates or amounts shall not be less than $450 per year.
        3. For service prior to September 1, 1955, in the
    
public schools of the City as a substitute, evening school or temporary teacher, or for service as an Americanization teacher prior to December 31, 1955, teachers shall pay the contributions prescribed in this Article (a) at the time of appointment, as a regularly certified teacher after salary adjustments are completed, (b) on return to service as a full time regularly certified teacher, as the case may be, provided such rates or amounts shall not be less than $450 per year; and provided further that for teachers employed on or after September 1, 1953, rates shall not include contributions for widows' pensions if the service described in this sub-paragraph 3 was rendered before that date. Any teacher entitled to repay a refund of contributions under Section 17-126 may validate service described in this paragraph by payment of the amounts prescribed herein, together with the repayment of the refund, provided that if such creditable service was the last service rendered in the public schools of the City and is not automatically reinstated by repayment of the refund, the rates or amounts shall not be less than $450 per year.
        4. For service after June 30, 1982 as a member of the
    
Board of Education, if required to resign from an administrative or teaching position in order to qualify as a member of the Board of Education.
        5. For service during the 1986-87 school year as a
    
teacher on a special leave of absence with full loss of salary, teaching for an agency under contract to the Board of Education, if the teacher returned to employment in September, 1987. For service under this item 5, the teacher must pay the contributions at the rates in force at the completion of the leave period.
        6. For up to 2 years of service as a teacher or
    
administrator employed by a private school registered with or recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education, provided that the teacher (i) was certified under the law governing the certification of teachers at the time the service was rendered, (ii) applies in writing on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly and on or before June 1, 2009, (iii) supplies satisfactory evidence of the employment, (iv) completes at least 10 years of contributing service as a teacher as defined in Section 17-106, (v) pays the contribution required in this Section, and (vi) does not receive credit for that service under any other provision of this Code. The member may apply for credit under this subsection and pay the required contribution before completing the 10 years of contributing service required under item (iv), but the credit may not be used until the item (iv) contributing service requirement has been met.
        For each year of service credit to be established
    
under this subparagraph 6, a member is required to contribute to the System (i) 16.5% of the annual salary rate during the first year of full-time employment as a teacher under this Article following the private school service, plus (ii) interest thereon from the date of first full-time employment as a teacher under this Article following the private school service to the date of payment, compounded annually, at the rate of 8.0% per year.
    For service described in sub-paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Section, interest shall be charged beginning one year after the effective date of appointment or reappointment.
    Effective September 1, 1974, the interest rate to be charged by the Fund on contributions provided in sub-paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 shall be 5% per annum compounded annually.
(Source: P.A. 94-1111, eff. 2-27-07.)

40 ILCS 5/17-134

    (40 ILCS 5/17-134) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-134)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 17-134. Contributions for leaves of absence; military service; computing service. In computing service for pension purposes the following periods of service shall stand in lieu of a like number of years of teaching service upon payment therefor in the manner hereinafter provided: (a) time spent on a leave of absence granted by the employer; (b) service with teacher or labor organizations based upon special leaves of absence therefor granted by an Employer; (c) a maximum of 5 years spent in the military service of the United States, of which up to 2 years may have been served outside the pension period; (d) unused sick days at termination of service to a maximum of 244 days; (e) time lost due to layoff and curtailment of the school term from June 6 through June 21, 1976; and (f) time spent after June 30, 1982 as a member of the Board of Education, if required to resign from an administrative or teaching position in order to qualify as a member of the Board of Education.
        (1) For time spent on or after September 6, 1948 on
    
sabbatical leaves of absence or sick leaves, for which salaries are paid, an Employer shall make payroll deductions at the applicable rates in effect during such periods.
        (2) For time spent on a leave of absence granted by
    
the employer for which no salaries are paid, teachers desiring credit therefor shall pay the required contributions at the rates in effect during such periods as though they were in teaching service. If an Employer pays salary for vacations which occur during a teacher's sick leave or maternity or paternity leave without salary, vacation pay for which the teacher would have qualified while in active service shall be considered part of the teacher's total salary for pension purposes. No more than 36 months of leave credit may be allowed any person during the entire term of service. Sabbatical leave credit shall be limited to the time the person on leave without salary under an Employer's rules is allowed to engage in an activity for which he receives salary or compensation.
        (3) For time spent prior to September 6, 1948, on
    
sabbatical leaves of absence or sick leaves for which salaries were paid, teachers desiring service credit therefor shall pay the required contributions at the maximum applicable rates in effect during such periods.
        (4) For service with teacher or labor organizations
    
authorized by special leaves of absence, for which no payroll deductions are made by an Employer, teachers desiring service credit therefor shall contribute to the Fund upon the basis of the actual salary received from such organizations at the percentage rates in effect during such periods for certified positions with such Employer. To the extent the actual salary exceeds the regular salary, which shall be defined as the salary rate, as calculated by the Board, in effect for the teacher's regular position in teaching service on September 1, 1983 or on the effective date of the leave with the organization, whichever is later, the organization shall pay to the Fund the employer's normal cost as set by the Board on the increment. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision (4), teachers are only eligible for credit for service under this subdivision (4) if the special leave of absence begins before January 5, 2012 (the effective date of Public Act 97-651).
        (5) For time spent in the military service, teachers
    
entitled to and desiring credit therefor shall contribute the amount required for each year of service or fraction thereof at the rates in force (a) at the date of appointment, or (b) on return to teaching service as a regularly certified teacher, as the case may be; provided such rates shall not be less than $450 per year of service. These conditions shall apply unless an Employer elects to and does pay into the Fund the amount which would have been due from such person had he been employed as a teacher during such time. In the case of credit for military service not during the pension period, the teacher must also pay to the Fund an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefits accrued from such service, plus interest thereon at 5% per year, compounded annually, from the date of appointment to the date of payment.
        The changes to this Section made by Public Act 87-795
    
shall apply not only to persons who on or after its effective date are in service under the Fund, but also to persons whose status as a teacher terminated prior to that date, whether or not the person is an annuitant on that date. In the case of an annuitant who applies for credit allowable under this Section for a period of military service that did not immediately follow employment, and who has made the required contributions for such credit, the annuity shall be recalculated to include the additional service credit, with the increase taking effect on the date the Fund received written notification of the annuitant's intent to purchase the credit, if payment of all the required contributions is made within 60 days of such notice, or else on the first annuity payment date following the date of payment of the required contributions. In calculating the automatic annual increase for an annuity that has been recalculated under this Section, the increase attributable to the additional service allowable under this amendatory Act of 1991 shall be included in the calculation of automatic annual increases accruing after the effective date of the recalculation.
        The total credit for military service shall not
    
exceed 5 years, except that any teacher who on July 1, 1963, had validated credit for more than 5 years of military service shall be entitled to the total amount of such credit.
        (6) For persons who first become teachers before the
    
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, a maximum of 244 unused sick days credited to his account by an Employer on the date of termination of employment. Members, upon verification of unused sick days, may add this service time to total creditable service.
        (7) In all cases where time spent on leave is
    
creditable and no payroll deductions therefor are made by an Employer, persons desiring service credit shall make the required contributions directly to the Fund.
        (8) For time lost without pay due to layoff and
    
curtailment of the school term from June 6 through June 21, 1976, as provided in item (e) of the first paragraph of this Section, persons who were contributors on the days immediately preceding such layoff shall receive credit upon paying to the Fund a contribution based on the rates of compensation and employee contributions in effect at the time of such layoff, together with an additional amount equal to 12.2% of the compensation computed for such period of layoff, plus interest on the entire amount at 5% per annum from January 1, 1978 to the date of payment. If such contribution is paid, salary for pension purposes for any year in which such a layoff occurred shall include the compensation recognized for purposes of computing that contribution.
        (9) For time spent after June 30, 1982, as a
    
nonsalaried member of the Board of Education, if required to resign from an administrative or teaching position in order to qualify as a member of the Board of Education, an administrator or teacher desiring credit therefor shall pay the required contributions at the rates and salaries in effect during such periods as though the member were in service.
    Effective September 1, 1974, the interest charged for validation of service described in paragraphs (2) through (5) of this Section shall be compounded annually at a rate of 5% commencing one year after the termination of the leave or return to service.
(Source: P.A. 97-651, eff. 1-5-12; 98-599, eff. 6-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-599, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 17-134. Contributions for leaves of absence; military service; computing service. In computing service for pension purposes the following periods of service shall stand in lieu of a like number of years of teaching service upon payment therefor in the manner hereinafter provided: (a) time spent on a leave of absence granted by the employer; (b) service with teacher or labor organizations based upon special leaves of absence therefor granted by an Employer; (c) a maximum of 5 years spent in the military service of the United States, of which up to 2 years may have been served outside the pension period; (d) unused sick days at termination of service to a maximum of 244 days; (e) time lost due to layoff and curtailment of the school term from June 6 through June 21, 1976; and (f) time spent after June 30, 1982 as a member of the Board of Education, if required to resign from an administrative or teaching position in order to qualify as a member of the Board of Education.
        (1) For time spent on or after September 6, 1948 on
    
sabbatical leaves of absence or sick leaves, for which salaries are paid, an Employer shall make payroll deductions at the applicable rates in effect during such periods.
        (2) For time spent on a leave of absence granted by
    
the employer for which no salaries are paid, teachers desiring credit therefor shall pay the required contributions at the rates in effect during such periods as though they were in teaching service. If an Employer pays salary for vacations which occur during a teacher's sick leave or maternity or paternity leave without salary, vacation pay for which the teacher would have qualified while in active service shall be considered part of the teacher's total salary for pension purposes. No more than 36 months of leave credit may be allowed any person during the entire term of service. Sabbatical leave credit shall be limited to the time the person on leave without salary under an Employer's rules is allowed to engage in an activity for which he receives salary or compensation.
        (3) For time spent prior to September 6, 1948, on
    
sabbatical leaves of absence or sick leaves for which salaries were paid, teachers desiring service credit therefor shall pay the required contributions at the maximum applicable rates in effect during such periods.
        (4) For service with teacher or labor organizations
    
authorized by special leaves of absence, for which no payroll deductions are made by an Employer, teachers desiring service credit therefor shall contribute to the Fund upon the basis of the actual salary received from such organizations at the percentage rates in effect during such periods for certified positions with such Employer. To the extent the actual salary exceeds the regular salary, which shall be defined as the salary rate, as calculated by the Board, in effect for the teacher's regular position in teaching service on September 1, 1983 or on the effective date of the leave with the organization, whichever is later, the organization shall pay to the Fund the employer's normal cost as set by the Board on the increment. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision (4), teachers are only eligible for credit for service under this subdivision (4) if the special leave of absence begins before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
        (5) For time spent in the military service, teachers
    
entitled to and desiring credit therefor shall contribute the amount required for each year of service or fraction thereof at the rates in force (a) at the date of appointment, or (b) on return to teaching service as a regularly certified teacher, as the case may be; provided such rates shall not be less than $450 per year of service. These conditions shall apply unless an Employer elects to and does pay into the Fund the amount which would have been due from such person had he been employed as a teacher during such time. In the case of credit for military service not during the pension period, the teacher must also pay to the Fund an amount determined by the Board to be equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefits accrued from such service, plus interest thereon at 5% per year, compounded annually, from the date of appointment to the date of payment.
        The changes to this Section made by Public Act 87-795
    
shall apply not only to persons who on or after its effective date are in service under the Fund, but also to persons whose status as a teacher terminated prior to that date, whether or not the person is an annuitant on that date. In the case of an annuitant who applies for credit allowable under this Section for a period of military service that did not immediately follow employment, and who has made the required contributions for such credit, the annuity shall be recalculated to include the additional service credit, with the increase taking effect on the date the Fund received written notification of the annuitant's intent to purchase the credit, if payment of all the required contributions is made within 60 days of such notice, or else on the first annuity payment date following the date of payment of the required contributions. In calculating the automatic annual increase for an annuity that has been recalculated under this Section, the increase attributable to the additional service allowable under this amendatory Act of 1991 shall be included in the calculation of automatic annual increases accruing after the effective date of the recalculation.
        The total credit for military service shall not
    
exceed 5 years, except that any teacher who on July 1, 1963, had validated credit for more than 5 years of military service shall be entitled to the total amount of such credit.
        (6) A maximum of 244 unused sick days credited to his
    
account by an Employer on the date of termination of employment. Members, upon verification of unused sick days, may add this service time to total creditable service.
        (7) In all cases where time spent on leave is
    
creditable and no payroll deductions therefor are made by an Employer, persons desiring service credit shall make the required contributions directly to the Fund.
        (8) For time lost without pay due to layoff and
    
curtailment of the school term from June 6 through June 21, 1976, as provided in item (e) of the first paragraph of this Section, persons who were contributors on the days immediately preceding such layoff shall receive credit upon paying to the Fund a contribution based on the rates of compensation and employee contributions in effect at the time of such layoff, together with an additional amount equal to 12.2% of the compensation computed for such period of layoff, plus interest on the entire amount at 5% per annum from January 1, 1978 to the date of payment. If such contribution is paid, salary for pension purposes for any year in which such a layoff occurred shall include the compensation recognized for purposes of computing that contribution.
        (9) For time spent after June 30, 1982, as a
    
nonsalaried member of the Board of Education, if required to resign from an administrative or teaching position in order to qualify as a member of the Board of Education, an administrator or teacher desiring credit therefor shall pay the required contributions at the rates and salaries in effect during such periods as though the member were in service.
    Effective September 1, 1974, the interest charged for validation of service described in paragraphs (2) through (5) of this Section shall be compounded annually at a rate of 5% commencing one year after the termination of the leave or return to service.
(Source: P.A. 97-651, eff. 1-5-12.)

40 ILCS 5/17-134.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-134.1)
    Sec. 17-134.1. Labor organization employees.
    (a) A former teacher who is employed by a teacher or labor organization and is not eligible to participate under subdivision (4) of Section 17-134 because he or she is not on a special leave of absence may elect to participate in the Fund for the duration of that employment by so notifying the Fund in writing. Participation shall be subject to the same conditions as are applicable to persons participating under that subdivision (4), and service credit shall be contingent upon the required contributions being received by the Fund.
    (b) A person who participates in the Fund under subsection (a) may establish service credit for periods of such employment that took place before beginning participation under this Section by submitting a written application to the Fund. Credit shall be granted upon payment to the Fund of an amount to be determined by the Fund, equal to (i) the employee contributions that would have been paid if the person had participated under subdivision (4) of Section 17-134 during the period for which service credit is to be established, based on the actual salary received, plus (ii) the employer's normal cost associated with that service credit, plus (iii) interest on items (i) and (ii) at the rate of 6% per year, compounded annually, from the date of the service established to the date of payment. Service credit under this subsection shall not be granted until the required contribution has been paid in full; the contribution may be paid at any time before retirement.
    (c) A person who participates in the Fund under subsection (a) may reestablish any service credits previously forfeited by acceptance of a refund by paying to the Fund the amount of the refund plus interest thereon at the rate of 5% per annum, compounded annually, from the date of the refund to the date of payment.
    (d) Rollover contributions from other retirement plans qualified under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 may be used to make the payments required under subsections (b) and (c).
    (e) No service credit may be established under this Section for any period of employment for which the person receives service credit under any other provision of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-448, eff. 8-16-97.)

40 ILCS 5/17-135

    (40 ILCS 5/17-135) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-135)
    Sec. 17-135. Contributions for other service credits. On payment at the rates prescribed herein on the date of appointment or employment as teachers, or as such rates are adjusted by the Board of Education, but not less than $450 per year of service, members shall be entitled to have credited for pension purposes service as: (a) a civil service librarian in the public schools of the city, or in such city; (b) a playground or recreational instructor for such city or the Park District in such city; (c) a school clerk, employed by the Board of Education; and (d) a lunchroom manager for the Board of Education. Interest on such payments shall be charged commencing one year after the date of such appointment or employment.
    Effective September 1, 1974, the interest rate to be charged by the Fund shall be 5% per annum compounded annually.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-136

    (40 ILCS 5/17-136) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-136)
    Sec. 17-136. Computation of aggregate contributions by teachers. The aggregate sum required to be contributed by any person otherwise entitled to a pension under this Article shall be computed as follows:
    1. For service as a teacher after July 6, 1931, by computing the total of the required deductions at the rates in force when the service was rendered and required contributions for optionally creditable service at rates prescribed in this Article.
    2. For service as a teacher after September 1, 1963, by computing the total of the required deductions at the rates in force when salary was paid and required contributions for optionally creditable service at rates prescribed in this Article.
    Effective September 1, 1974, any deficiencies resulting under the provisions of this section shall accrue at an interest rate of 5% per annum compounded annually until paid.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/17-137

    (40 ILCS 5/17-137) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-137)
    Sec. 17-137. Board created. There shall be elected a Board of Trustees, herein also referred to as the "Board", to administer and control the Fund created by this Article. The Board shall consist of 12 members, 2 of whom shall be members of the Board of Education, 6 of whom shall be contributors who are not administrators, one of whom shall be a contributor who is an administrator, and 3 of whom shall be pensioners, all to be chosen as provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 98-449, eff. 8-16-13.)

40 ILCS 5/17-138

    (40 ILCS 5/17-138) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-138)
    Sec. 17-138. Board membership. At the first meeting of the Board of Education in November of each year, the Board of Education shall appoint one of its members to serve, while a member of the Board of Education, on the Board of Trustees for a term of 2 years.
    During the first week of November, there shall be elected 2 members of the Board from the teachers other than administrators, who shall hold office for terms of 3 years, provided the trustee retains his or her status as a teacher other than an administrator, and other members to fill any unexpired terms. The election shall be by secret ballot conducted in person or by secure electronic ballot, and shall be held in such manner as the Board by bylaws or rules shall provide. Only teachers who are not administrators shall be eligible to vote in the election.
    During the first week of November of 1995 and every third year thereafter, one contributor who is an administrator shall be elected a member of the Board. This trustee shall hold office for a term of 3 years, provided the trustee retains his or her status as an administrator. The election shall be by mail ballot or by secure electronic ballot, and only contributors who are administrators shall be eligible to vote. The election shall be held in the manner provided by the Board by rule or bylaw.
    During the first week of November of each odd-numbered year there shall be elected 3 members of the Board from the pensioners, who shall hold office for a term of 2 years while retaining their status as pensioners. The election shall be by mail ballot or secure electronic ballot to all service and disability pensioners, and shall be held in such manner as the Board by bylaws or rules shall provide.
    All trustees, while members of the Board of Education or while administrators, teachers other than administrators, or pensioners, as the case may be, shall hold their offices until their successors shall have been appointed or elected and qualified by subscribing to the constitutional oath of office at the immediately succeeding regular meeting of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-449, eff. 8-16-13.)

40 ILCS 5/17-139

    (40 ILCS 5/17-139) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-139)
    Sec. 17-139. Board elections and vacancies.
    (1) Contributors other than administrators election. Every member who is not an administrator may vote at the election for as many persons as there are trustees to be elected by the contributors who are not administrators, provided that the contributor obtained that voter eligibility status on or before October 1 of the election year. The name of a candidate shall not be placed on the ballot unless he or she has been assigned on a regular certificate for at least 10 years in the Chicago public schools or charter schools and nominated by a petition signed by not less than 200 contributors who are not administrators.
    Petitions shall be filed with the recording secretary of the Fund on or after September 15 of each year and not later than October 1st of that year. No more than one candidate may be nominated by any one petition. If the nominations do not exceed the number of candidates to be elected, the canvassing board shall declare the nominated candidates elected. Otherwise, candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast for their respective terms shall be declared elected. The location and number of polling places shall be designated by the Board.
    Elections to fill vacancies on the Board shall be held at the next annual election.
    (2) Pensioners election. The name of a candidate shall not be placed on the ballot unless he or she has been nominated by a petition signed by not less than 100 pensioners of the Fund. Petitions shall be filed with the recording secretary of the Fund on or before October 1 of the odd-numbered year. If the nominations do not exceed 3, the mailing of ballots shall be eliminated and the nominated candidates shall be declared elected. Otherwise, the 3 candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be declared elected.
    (3) Administrators election. The name of a candidate shall not be placed on the ballot unless he or she has been nominated by a petition signed by at least 25 contributors who are administrators. Petitions shall be filed with the recording secretary of the Fund on or before October 1 of the election year. Every member who is an administrator may vote at the election for one candidate who is a contributor who is an administrator, provided that the member obtained such voter eligibility status on or before October 1 of the election year. If only one eligible candidate is nominated, the election shall not be held and the nominated candidate shall be declared elected. Otherwise, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be declared elected.
    (4) Vacancies. The Board may fill vacancies occurring in the membership of the Board elected by the administrators, teachers other than administrators, or pensioners at any regular meeting of the Board. The Board of Education may fill vacancies occurring in the membership of the Board appointed by the Board of Education at any regular meeting of the Board of Education.
(Source: P.A. 98-449, eff. 8-16-13.)

40 ILCS 5/17-140

    (40 ILCS 5/17-140) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-140)
    Sec. 17-140. Board officers. The president, recording secretary and other officers of the Board shall be elected by and from the members of the board at the first meeting of the Board after the election of trustees.
    In case any officer whose signature appears upon any check or draft, issued pursuant to this Article, ceases (after attaching his signature) to hold his office before the delivery thereof to the payee, his signature nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the same effect as if he had remained in office until delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-141

    (40 ILCS 5/17-141) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-141)
    Sec. 17-141. Board's powers and duties. The Board shall have the powers and duties stated in Sections 17-142 to 17-146, inclusive, in addition to the other powers and duties provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-142

    (40 ILCS 5/17-142) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-142)
    Sec. 17-142. To make payments. To make payments from the Fund of pensions and other benefits provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-142.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-142.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-142.1)
    Sec. 17-142.1. To defray health insurance costs. To provide for the partial reimbursement of health insurance costs.
    (1) On the first day of September of each year, beginning in 1988, the Board may, by separate warrant, pay to each recipient of a service retirement, disability retirement or survivor's pension an amount to be determined by the Board, which shall represent partial reimbursement for the cost of the recipient's health insurance coverage.
    (2) In lieu of the annual payment authorized in subdivision (1), for pensioners enrolled in the Fund's regular health care deduction plans, the Fund may pay the health insurance premium reimbursement on a monthly rather than annual basis, at the percentage rate established from time to time by the Board. If the Board so directs, these monthly payments may be made in the form of a direct payment of premium and a reduction in the amount deducted from the annuity, rather than in the form of reimbursement by separate warrant.
    (3) Total payments under this Section in any year may not exceed $65,000,000 plus any amount that was authorized to be paid under this Section in the preceding year but was not actually paid by the Board, including any interest earned thereon.
    (4) The total amount of payments under this Section in any year may not exceed 75% of the total cost of health insurance coverage in that year for all the recipients who receive payments authorized by this Section in that year.
(Source: P.A. 93-677, eff. 6-28-04.)

40 ILCS 5/17-143

    (40 ILCS 5/17-143) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-143)
    Sec. 17-143. To employ assistance.
    To employ such assistance and service as may be necessary for the proper administration of this Article and carrying into effect the by-laws and rules adopted by it.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-143.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-143.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-143.1)
    Sec. 17-143.1. Office. To rent, lease, or acquire office space as may be necessary for the proper administration of the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-143.5

    (40 ILCS 5/17-143.5)
    Sec. 17-143.5. Testimony and the production of records. The Board shall have the power to issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents and records in conjunction with the determination of employer payments required under subsection (c) of Section 17-116, a disability claim, an administrative review proceeding, an attempt to obtain information to assist in the collection of sums due to the Fund, or a felony forfeiture investigation. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State and shall be paid by the party seeking the subpoena. The Board may apply to any circuit court in the State for an order requiring compliance with a subpoena issued under this Section. Subpoenas issued under this Section shall be subject to applicable provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 99-786, eff. 8-12-16.)

40 ILCS 5/17-144

    (40 ILCS 5/17-144) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-144)
    Sec. 17-144. To fill vacancies. To fill any vacancies occurring in the Board of members elected from the teachers or pensioners, until the next annual election, when the vacancies shall be filled as provided by this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-145

    (40 ILCS 5/17-145) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-145)
    Sec. 17-145. To adopt rules. To adopt such by-laws and rules for the administration of the Fund as it deems advisable.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-146

    (40 ILCS 5/17-146) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-146)
    Sec. 17-146. To make investments. To invest the moneys of the Fund, subject to the requirements and restrictions set forth in this Article and in Sections 1-109, 1-109.1, 1-109.2, 1-110, 1-111, 1-114 and 1-115.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive investment funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act. Those requirements shall be applicable only at the time of investment and shall not require the liquidation of any investment at any time.
    The Board shall have the authority to enter into any agreements and to execute any documents that it determines to be necessary to complete any investment transaction.
    All investments shall be clearly held and accounted for to indicate ownership by the Fund. The Board may direct the registration of securities or the holding of interests in real property in the name of the Fund or in the name of a nominee created for the express purpose of registering securities or holding interests in real property by a national or state bank or trust company authorized to conduct a trust business in the State of Illinois. The Board may hold title to interests in real property in the name of the fund or in the name of a title holding corporation created for the express purpose of holding title to interests in real property.
    Investments shall be carried at cost or at a value determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting procedures approved by the Board.
    The value of investments held by the Fund in one or more commingled investment accounts shall be determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
    The Board may not transfer its investment authority, nor transfer the assets of the Fund to any other person or entity for the purpose of consolidating or merging its assets and management with any other pension fund or public investment authority, unless the Board resolution authorizing such transfer is submitted for approval to the contributors and pensioners of the Fund at elections held not less than 30 days after the adoption of such resolution by the Board, and such resolution is approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question in both the contributors election and the pensioners election. The election procedures and qualifications governing the election of trustees shall govern the submission of resolutions for approval under this paragraph, insofar as they may be made applicable.
(Source: P.A. 89-636, eff. 8-9-96; 90-19, eff. 6-20-97; 90-32, eff. 6-27-97.)

40 ILCS 5/17-146.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-146.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-146.1)
    Sec. 17-146.1. Participation in commingled investment funds; transfer of investment functions and securities.
    (a) The Board may invest in any commingled investment fund or funds established and maintained by the Illinois State Board of Investment under the provisions of Article 22A of this Code. All commingled fund participations shall be subject to the law governing the Illinois State Board of Investment and the rules, policies and directives of that Board.
    (b) The Board may, by resolution duly adopted by a majority vote of its membership, transfer to the Illinois State Board of Investment created by Article 22A of this Code, for management and administration, all investments owned by the Fund of every kind and character. Upon completion of such transfer, the authority of the Board to make investments shall terminate. Thereafter, all investments of the reserves of the Fund shall be made by the Illinois State Board of Investment in accordance with the provisions of Article 22A of this Code.
    Such transfer shall be made not later than the first day of the fourth month next following the date of such resolution. Before such transfer an audit of such investments shall be completed by a certified public accountant selected by the Illinois State Board of Investment and approved by the Auditor General of the State of Illinois. The expense of such audit shall be defrayed by the retirement Board.
(Source: P.A. 90-19, eff. 6-20-97; 90-32, eff. 6-27-97; 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-146.2

    (40 ILCS 5/17-146.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-146.2)
    Sec. 17-146.2. To lend securities. The Board may lend securities owned by the Fund to a borrower upon such written terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed. The agreement shall provide that during the period of the loan the Fund (or the custodian of the Fund, or agent thereof, as applicable) shall retain the right to receive or collect from the borrower all dividends, interest and distributions to which the Fund would have otherwise been entitled. The borrower shall deposit with the Fund collateral for the loan equal to the market value of the securities at the time the loan is made, and shall increase the amount of collateral if the Board requests an additional amount because of subsequent increased market value of the securities. The Board may accept from the borrower cash collateral or collateral consisting of assets described in Section 1-113 of this Act. To the extent that the Fund participates in a securities lending program established and maintained by (1) a national or State bank which is authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, or (2) an investment manager, the Board may accept collateral consisting of an undivided interest in a pool of commingled collateral that has been established by the bank or investment manager for the purpose of pooling collateral received for the loans of securities owned by substantially all of the participants in such bank's or investment manager's securities lending program. Nothing in Sections 1-109, 1-110 or 1-113 of this Act shall be construed to prohibit the Fund's lending of securities in accordance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-147

    (40 ILCS 5/17-147) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-147)
    Sec. 17-147. Custody of Fund - Bonds - Legal proceedings. The city treasurer, ex-officio, shall be the custodian of the Fund, and shall secure and safely keep it, subject to the control and direction of the Board. He shall keep his books and accounts concerning the Fund in the manner prescribed by the Board. The books and accounts shall always be subject to the inspection of the Board or any member thereof. The city treasurer shall be liable on his official bond for the proper performance of his duties and the conservation of the Fund.
    Payments from the Fund shall be made upon warrants signed by the president and the secretary of the Board of Education, the president of the Board, and countersigned by the executive director or by such person as the Board may designate from time to time by appropriate resolution.
    Neither the treasurer nor any other officer having the custody of the Fund is entitled to retain any interest accruing thereon, but such interest shall accrue and inure to the benefit of such Fund, become a part thereof, subject to the purposes of this Article.
    Any legal proceedings necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this Article shall be brought by and in the name of the Board of the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-148

    (40 ILCS 5/17-148) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-148)
    Sec. 17-148. Method of paying pensions. Annual pensions and automatic annual increases shall be paid in 12 monthly installments and shall be so adjusted that all monthly payments are the same. This shall apply also to automatic increases accrued from the anniversary of the pension or the 61st birthdate, whichever is later, to the following January. In computing the first pension payment for a fractional part of a month, 30 days shall constitute one month. Beginning January 1, 1970, the pension payment shall begin on the first day of the month, with the issuance of the last check on the first day of the month in which death occurs. If a pensioner is reinstated as a contributor, no pension shall be paid for the month in which re-employment occurs. The pensioner shall reimburse the Fund for any pension payments received to which he is not legally entitled, plus 5% interest compounded annually beginning one year after the Fund's notification of the indebtedness.
(Source: P.A. 84-1028.)

40 ILCS 5/17-149

    (40 ILCS 5/17-149) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-149)
    Sec. 17-149. Cancellation of pensions.
    (a) If any person receiving a disability retirement pension from the Fund is re-employed as a teacher by an Employer, the pension shall be cancelled on the date the re-employment begins, or on the first day of a payroll period for which service credit was validated, whichever is earlier.
    (b) If any person receiving a service retirement pension from the Fund is re-employed as a teacher on a permanent or annual basis by an Employer, the pension shall be cancelled on the date the re-employment begins, or on the first day of a payroll period for which service credit was validated, whichever is earlier. However, subject to the limitations and requirements of subsection (c-5), the pension shall not be cancelled in the case of a service retirement pensioner who is re-employed on a temporary and non-annual basis or on an hourly basis.
    (c) If the date of re-employment on a permanent or annual basis occurs within 5 school months after the date of previous retirement, exclusive of any vacation period, the member shall be deemed to have been out of service only temporarily and not permanently retired. Such person shall be entitled to pension payments for the time he could have been employed as a teacher and received salary, but shall not be entitled to pension for or during the summer vacation prior to his return to service.
    When the member again retires on pension, the time of service and the money contributed by him during re-employment shall be added to the time and money previously credited. Such person must acquire 3 consecutive years of additional contributing service before he may retire again on a pension at a rate and under conditions other than those in force or attained at the time of his previous retirement.
    (c-5) The service retirement pension shall not be cancelled in the case of a service retirement pensioner who is re-employed as a teacher on a temporary and non-annual basis or on an hourly basis, so long as the person (1) does not work as a teacher for compensation on more than 100 days in a school year or (2) does not accept gross compensation for the re-employment in a school year in excess of (i) $30,000 or (ii) in the case of a person who retires with at least 5 years of service as a principal, an amount that is equal to the daily rate normally paid to retired principals multiplied by 100. These limitations apply only to school years that begin on or after August 8, 2012 (the effective date of Public Act 97-912). Such re-employment does not require contributions, result in service credit, or constitute active membership in the Fund.
    Notwithstanding the 100-day limit set forth in item (1) of this subsection (c-5), the service retirement pension shall not be cancelled in the case of a service retirement pensioner who teaches only driver education courses after regular school hours and does not teach any other subject area, so long as the person does not work as a teacher for compensation for more than 900 hours in a school year. The $30,000 limit set forth in subitem (i) of item (2) of this subsection (c-5) shall apply to a service retirement pensioner who teaches only driver education courses after regular school hours and does not teach any other subject area.
    To be eligible for such re-employment without cancellation of pension, the pensioner must notify the Fund and the Board of Education of his or her intention to accept re-employment under this subsection (c-5) before beginning that re-employment (or if the re-employment began before the effective date of this amendatory Act, then within 30 days after that effective date).
    An Employer must certify to the Fund the temporary and non-annual or hourly status and the compensation of each pensioner re-employed under this subsection at least quarterly, and when the pensioner is approaching the earnings limitation under this subsection.
    If the pensioner works more than 100 days or accepts excess gross compensation for such re-employment in any school year that begins on or after August 8, 2012 (the effective date of Public Act 97-912), the service retirement pension shall thereupon be cancelled.
    If the pensioner who only teaches drivers education courses after regular school hours works more than 900 hours or accepts excess gross compensation for such re-employment in any school year that begins on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, the service retirement pension shall thereupon be cancelled.
    The Board of the Fund shall adopt rules for the implementation and administration of this subsection.
    (d) Notwithstanding Sections 1-103.1 and 17-157, the changes to this Section made by Public Act 90-32 apply without regard to whether termination of service occurred before the effective date of that Act and apply retroactively to August 23, 1989.
    Notwithstanding Sections 1-103.1 and 17-157, the changes to this Section and Section 17-106 made by Public Act 92-599 apply without regard to whether termination of service occurred before the effective date of that Act.
    Notwithstanding Sections 1-103.1 and 17-157, the changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly apply without regard to whether termination of service occurred before the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-176, eff. 7-29-15; 99-786, eff. 8-12-16.)

40 ILCS 5/17-149.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-149.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-149.1)
    Sec. 17-149.1. Felony conviction. None of the benefits provided for in this Article shall be paid to any person who is convicted of any felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with his or her service as a teacher.
    This Section shall not operate to impair any contract or vested right acquired prior to January 1, 1988, nor to preclude the right to a refund.
    All teachers entering service after January 1, 1988 shall be deemed to have consented to the provisions of this Section as a condition of membership.
(Source: P.A. 85-964.)

40 ILCS 5/17-150

    (40 ILCS 5/17-150) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-150)
    Sec. 17-150. Suspension of pensions. Until July 1, 2000, pension payments, exclusive of those made to the survivors of persons who were contributors, shall be suspended while the recipient is employed in a teaching capacity, outside the City in which the Fund exists, by any public school or charter school in this State, unless the recipient is so employed temporarily as a substitute teacher for 100 days or less in a school year or on an hourly basis with earnings not in excess of the sum payable for 100 days' substitute service.
    Beginning July 1, 2000, pension payments shall no longer be suspended while the recipient is employed in a teaching capacity, outside the City in which the Fund exists, by any public school or charter school in this State, and any pension that is in a state of suspension under this Section on July 1, 2000 shall be reinstated on that date. Notwithstanding Section 17-157, the change to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly applies without regard to whether or not the pensioner was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98; 91-887, eff. 7-6-00.)

40 ILCS 5/17-151

    (40 ILCS 5/17-151) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-151)
    Sec. 17-151. Annuities, etc. - Exempt. All pensions, annuities, refunds, or death benefits granted under the provisions of this Article are exempt from State and municipal taxes and are exempt from attachment or garnishment process. They shall not be seized or levied upon by virtue of any judgment or any process or proceedings issued out of or by any court for the payment or satisfaction in whole or in part of any debt, claim, damage, demand or judgment.
    No pensioner has the right to transfer or assign his pension or any part thereof by way of mortgage or otherwise except for the purpose (1) of establishing and maintaining membership in nonprofit group health or hospital plans approved by the Board and (2) of establishing a living trust, the trustee of which is authorized to engage in the trust business, provided all pension payments so assigned are required to be paid monthly to the trustor or, in the event of his incapacity, expended for his benefit. The Board is hereby authorized to administer all the details involved in establishing and maintaining membership in such health or hospital plans for the benefit of the annuitants, but it shall not be obligated to do so or to continue doing so, if in its judgment such continuance is not desirable.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-151.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-151.1)
    Sec. 17-151.1. Recovery of amount paid in error.
    (a) The Board may retain out of any annuity or benefit payable to any person any amount that the Board determines is owing to the Fund because (i) required employee contributions were not made in whole or in part, (ii) employee or member obligations to return refunds were not met, or (iii) money was paid to any employee, member, or annuitant through misrepresentation, fraud, or error.
    (b) The Board and the Fund shall be held free from any liability for any money retained or paid in accordance with this Section, and the employee, member, or pensioner shall be assumed to have assented and agreed to the disposition of money due.
    (c) The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly are not limited to persons in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-425, eff. 8-2-05.)

40 ILCS 5/17-152

    (40 ILCS 5/17-152) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-152)
    Sec. 17-152. Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act.
    The "Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act", being Article 20 of this Code, as now enacted and hereafter amended, is hereby adopted and made a part of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/17-153

    (40 ILCS 5/17-153) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-153)
    Sec. 17-153. Accounting - Audits. The assets of the Fund shall be held for the express purposes set forth in the provisions of this Article subject to the conditions prescribed herein. An adequate system of accounts and records shall be established and maintained that will give effect to the requirements hereof. All assets of the Fund shall be credited to designated reserve accounts according to the purposes for which they are held.
    Appropriate reserves shall be maintained representing member contributions and other revenues accruing from taxes, state appropriations and miscellaneous sources.
    At the end of each fiscal year the Board shall have the accounts and records of the Fund audited by certified public accountants selected by the Board. Within 2 weeks after receiving the audit report, the Board shall file a copy of the audit report with the State Superintendent of Education and the Auditor General.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-154

    (40 ILCS 5/17-154) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-154)
    Sec. 17-154. Retired teachers supplementary payments. All persons who were on June 30, 1975, entitled to a service retirement pension or disability retirement pension, under this Fund or any fund of which this Fund is a continuation, and who meet the conditions prescribed hereinafter, shall receive supplementary payments as follows:
    (1) In the case of any such retired person, who attained or shall attain after June 30, 1975, the age of 60 years, who was in receipt of a service retirement pension, the payment pursuant to this section shall be an amount equal to the difference between (a) his annual service retirement pension from the Fund plus any annual payment received under the provisions of Section 34-87 (now repealed) of "The School Code", approved March 18, 1961, as amended, if the total of such amounts is less than $4500 per year, and (b) an amount equal to $100 for each year of validated teaching service forming the basis of the service retirement pension up to a maximum of 45 years of such service;
    (2) In the case of any such retired person, who was in receipt on June 30, 1975, of a disability retirement pension, the payment shall be equal to the difference between (a) his total annual disability retirement pension and (b) an amount equal to $100 for each year of validated teaching service forming the basis of the disability retirement pension.
(Source: P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

40 ILCS 5/17-155

    (40 ILCS 5/17-155) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-155)
    Sec. 17-155. Retired teachers' contributions for supplementary payments. Supplementary payment to retired teachers under Section 17-154 shall not accrue until such retired person has paid a total additional contribution of $5 per year for each year of validated teaching service, plus interest at 5% per annum from October 1, 1975. If retirement pension was not computed according to average salary as defined in Section 17-116, 1% of the monthly base pension multiplied by each complete year of service forming the basis of his service retirement pension shall constitute the total additional contribution.
    The supplementary payment (1) shall be prorated on a monthly basis as a one-twelfth addition to monthly payments due on the service retirement and disability retirement pensions, (2) shall begin on the date on which the payment of such allowance is next due after such contribution and interest thereon have been paid, and (3) shall continue to be paid only to the extent that funds are available in the Retired Teachers Supplementary Payment Fund established hereunder for this purpose; provided that in no case shall the present or future service retirement pension or disability retirement pension of any person be reduced hereby. No part of any such supplementary payment shall be an obligation of the fund otherwise established under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 79-206.)

40 ILCS 5/17-156

    (40 ILCS 5/17-156) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-156)
    Sec. 17-156. Retired Teachers Supplementary Payment Fund.) A fund to be known as the Retired Teachers Supplementary Payment Fund shall be established for the purpose of making the supplementary payments for service and disability retirement under Section 17-154.
    1. This fund shall be credited with:
        (a) the contributions made by retired persons to
    
establish their right to the supplementary payment;
        (b) amounts appropriated by the State of Illinois for
    
the purpose of providing for the supplementary payment;
        (c) any interest accruing to this fund.
    2. This fund shall be charged with all supplementary payments as they are made.
    3. All supplementary payments shall be paid in the order that the payments become due and payable from the Retired Teachers Supplementary Payment Fund. In the event that the moneys in the fund are insufficient to make full supplementary payments to all persons entitled thereto, a proportionate amount, determined by the ratio of the moneys available in the fund to the total supplementary payments then due, shall be payable. Thereafter supplementary payments shall cease and shall not be resumed until further funds are made available for this purpose through appropriation by the State of Illinois. After all supplementary payments to all persons entitled thereto have been completed, any remaining moneys in this fund shall be transferred to the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund established by this Article; provided that, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, in the event such a transfer shall have been made in prior biennia, and there is insufficient moneys available in the supplementary payment fund to make full statutory payments to persons entitled thereto in the current biennium, the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund established by this Article may transfer back to the supplemental payment fund moneys in an amount not exceeding the amount so transferred to it at the close of prior biennia.
    4. Supplementary payments shall be suspended while the recipient is employed by the City in which the fund exists, by any other municipal corporation coterminous with the City or by any public school or charter school in this State, unless the recipient is so employed temporarily as a substitute teacher for 100 days or less in a school year or on an hourly basis with earnings not in excess of the sum payable for 100 days' substitute service.
    5. The Retired Teachers Supplementary Payment Fund shall be held and administered by the Public School Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund established by this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-156.1

    (40 ILCS 5/17-156.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-156.1)
    Sec. 17-156.1. Increases to retired members. A teacher who retired prior to September 1, 1959 on service retirement pension who was at least 55 years of age at date of retirement and had at least 20 years of validated service shall be entitled to receive benefits under this Section.
    These benefits shall be in an amount equal to 1-1/2% of the total of (1) the initial service retirement pension plus (2) any emeritus payment payable under Sections 34-86 and 34-87 (now repealed) of the School Code, multiplied by the number of full years on pension. This payment shall begin in January of 1970. An additional 1-1/2% shall be added in January of each year thereafter. Beginning January 1, 1972 the rate of increase in the service retirement pension each year shall be 2%. Beginning January 1, 1979, the rate of increase in the service retirement pension each year shall be 3%. Beginning January 1, 1990, all automatic annual increases payable under this Section shall be calculated as a percentage of the total pension payable at the time of the increase, including all increases previously granted under this Article, notwithstanding Section 17-157.
    A pensioner who otherwise qualifies for the aforesaid benefit shall make a one-time payment of 1% of the final monthly average salary multiplied by the number of completed years of service forming the basis of his service retirement pension or, if the pension was not computed according to average salary as defined in Section 17-116, 1% of the monthly base pension multiplied by each complete year of service forming the basis of his service retirement pension. Unless the pensioner rejects the benefits of this Section, such sum shall be deducted from the pensioner's December 1969 pension check and shall not be refundable.
(Source: P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

40 ILCS 5/17-156.2

    (40 ILCS 5/17-156.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-156.2)
    Sec. 17-156.2. Increases to retired members. Any teacher who retired prior to September 1, 1959 on a service retirement pension at age 55 or over with at least 15 years of validated service, or while under age 55 with at least 20 years of validated service, or any teacher retired for total and permanent disability who is aged 65 years or over, shall be entitled to receive the benefits of this Section beginning January 1, 1972, except that no teacher may receive increases in benefits under both this Section and Section 17-156.1.
    These benefits shall be the same as provided in Section 17-156.1, as amended, except that the yearly automatic annual increase to and including the calendar year 1971 shall be limited to 1 1/2%. This payment shall begin in January, 1972.
    A pensioner who otherwise qualifies for the aforesaid benefit shall make a one-time payment of 1% of the monthly base pension multiplied by each complete year of service forming the basis of his service or disability retirement pension. Unless the pensioner rejects the benefits of this Section such sum shall be deducted from the pensioner's December 1971 pension check and shall not be refundable.
(Source: P.A. 82-581.)

40 ILCS 5/17-156.3

    (40 ILCS 5/17-156.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-156.3)
    Sec. 17-156.3. Minimum retirement pension.
    (a) Beginning January 1, 1987, any person who is receiving a monthly retirement pension under this Article which, after inclusion of (1) all one-time and automatic annual increases to which the person is entitled, (2) any supplementary payment payable under Section 17-154, and (3) any amount deducted under Section 17-120 to provide a reversionary pension, 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) Beginning January 1, 1996, for purposes of the calculation in subsection (a), the minimum monthly retirement benefit amount is the sum of $25 for each year of service, up to a maximum of $750 per month for 30 or more years of creditable service.
    (c) The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of 1995 apply to all persons receiving a retirement pension under this Article, without regard to whether or not employment terminated prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 and notwithstanding Section 17-157.
(Source: P.A. 89-21, eff. 6-6-95; 89-25, eff. 6-21-95.)

40 ILCS 5/17-157

    (40 ILCS 5/17-157) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-157)
    Sec. 17-157. Effect of amendments. Whenever an amendment which is, has been or may be enacted, proposes liberalizing changes in qualifying conditions or increases in benefits, the amendment shall be applicable only to persons who, on or after its effective date, are teachers, providing that an amendment shall be applicable to a former teacher who is reinstated as a contributor.
(Source: P.A. 84-1028.)

40 ILCS 5/17-158

    (40 ILCS 5/17-158) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-158)
    Sec. 17-158. 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 Board provided for under this Article. The term "administrative decision" is as defined in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)

40 ILCS 5/17-159

    (40 ILCS 5/17-159) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-159)
    Sec. 17-159. General provisions and savings clause.
    The provisions of Article 1 and Article 23 of this Code apply to this Article as though such provisions were fully set forth in this Article as a part thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)