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92_HB0513enr HB0513 Enrolled LRB9200763LDpr 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Pension Code by changing 2 Section 14-104. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by 6 changing Section 14-104 as follows: 7 (40 ILCS 5/14-104) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-104) 8 Sec. 14-104. Service for which contributions permitted. 9 Contributions provided for in this Section shall cover the 10 period of service granted. Except as otherwise provided in 11 this Section, the contributions shall be based upon the 12 employee's compensation and contribution rate in effect on 13 the date he last became a member of the System; provided that 14 for all employment prior to January 1, 1969 the contribution 15 rate shall be that in effect for a noncovered employee on the 16 date he last became a member of the System. Except as 17 otherwise provided in this Section, contributions permitted 18 under this Section shall include regular interest from the 19 date an employee last became a member of the System to the 20 date of payment. 21 These contributions must be paid in full before 22 retirement either in a lump sum or in installment payments in 23 accordance with such rules as may be adopted by the board. 24 (a) Any member may make contributions as required in 25 this Section for any period of service, subsequent to the 26 date of establishment, but prior to the date of membership. 27 (b) Any employee who had been previously excluded from 28 membership because of age at entry and subsequently became 29 eligible may elect to make contributions as required in this 30 Section for the period of service during which he was 31 ineligible. HB0513 Enrolled -2- LRB9200763LDpr 1 (c) An employee of the Department of Insurance who, 2 after January 1, 1944 but prior to becoming eligible for 3 membership, received salary from funds of insurance companies 4 in the process of rehabilitation, liquidation, conservation 5 or dissolution, may elect to make contributions as required 6 in this Section for such service. 7 (d) Any employee who rendered service in a State office 8 to which he was elected, or rendered service in the elective 9 office of Clerk of the Appellate Court prior to the date he 10 became a member, may make contributions for such service as 11 required in this Section. Any member who served by 12 appointment of the Governor under the Civil Administrative 13 Code of Illinois and did not participate in this System may 14 make contributions as required in this Section for such 15 service. 16 (e) Any person employed by the United States government 17 or any instrumentality or agency thereof from January 1, 1942 18 through November 15, 1946 as the result of a transfer from 19 State service by executive order of the President of the 20 United States shall be entitled to prior service credit 21 covering the period from January 1, 1942 through December 31, 22 1943 as provided for in this Article and to membership 23 service credit for the period from January 1, 1944 through 24 November 15, 1946 by making the contributions required in 25 this Section. A person so employed on January 1, 1944 but 26 whose employment began after January 1, 1942 may qualify for 27 prior service and membership service credit under the same 28 conditions. 29 (f) An employee of the Department of Labor of the State 30 of Illinois who performed services for and under the 31 supervision of that Department prior to January 1, 1944 but 32 who was compensated for those services directly by federal 33 funds and not by a warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts 34 paid by the State Treasurer may establish credit for such HB0513 Enrolled -3- LRB9200763LDpr 1 employment by making the contributions required in this 2 Section. An employee of the Department of Agriculture of the 3 State of Illinois, who performed services for and under the 4 supervision of that Department prior to June 1, 1963, but was 5 compensated for those services directly by federal funds and 6 not paid by a warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts paid 7 by the State Treasurer, and who did not contribute to any 8 other public employee retirement system for such service, may 9 establish credit for such employment by making the 10 contributions required in this Section. 11 (g) Any employee who executed a waiver of membership 12 within 60 days prior to January 1, 1944 may, at any time 13 while in the service of a department, file with the board a 14 rescission of such waiver. Upon making the contributions 15 required by this Section, the member shall be granted the 16 creditable service that would have been received if the 17 waiver had not been executed. 18 (h) Until May 1, 1990, an employee who was employed on a 19 full-time basis by a regional planning commission for at 20 least 5 continuous years may establish creditable service for 21 such employment by making the contributions required under 22 this Section, provided that any credits earned by the 23 employee in the commission's retirement plan have been 24 terminated. 25 (i) Any person who rendered full time contractual 26 services to the General Assembly as a member of a legislative 27 staff may establish service credit for up to 8 years of such 28 services by making the contributions required under this 29 Section, provided that application therefor is made not later 30 than July 1, 1991. 31 (j) By paying the contributions otherwise required under 32 this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be 33 equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus 34 interest, but with all of the interest calculated from the HB0513 Enrolled -4- LRB9200763LDpr 1 date the employee last became a member of the System or 2 November 19, 1991, whichever is later, to the date of 3 payment, an employee may establish service credit for a 4 period of up to 2 years spent in active military service for 5 which he does not qualify for credit under Section 14-105, 6 provided that (1) he was not dishonorably discharged from 7 such military service, and (2) the amount of service credit 8 established by a member under this subsection (j), when added 9 to the amount of military service credit granted to the 10 member under subsection (b) of Section 14-105, shall not 11 exceed 5 years. The change in the manner of calculating 12 interest under this subsection (j) made by this amendatory 13 Act of the 92nd General Assembly applies to credit purchased 14 by an employee on or after its effective date and does not 15 entitle any person to a refund of contributions or interest 16 already paid. 17 (k) An employee who was employed on a full-time basis by 18 the Illinois State's Attorneys Association Statewide 19 Appellate Assistance Service LEAA-ILEC grant project prior to 20 the time that project became the State's Attorneys Appellate 21 Service Commission, now the Office of the State's Attorneys 22 Appellate Prosecutor, an agency of State government, may 23 establish creditable service for not more than 60 months 24 service for such employment by making contributions required 25 under this Section. 26 (l) By paying the contributions otherwise required under 27 this Section, plus an amount determined by the Board to be 28 equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit plus 29 interest, a member may establish service credit for periods 30 of less than one year spent on authorized leave of absence 31 from service, provided that (1) the period of leave began on 32 or after January 1, 1982 and (2) any credit established by 33 the member for the period of leave in any other public 34 employee retirement system has been terminated. A member may HB0513 Enrolled -5- LRB9200763LDpr 1 establish service credit under this subsection for more than 2 one period of authorized leave, and in that case the total 3 period of service credit established by the member under this 4 subsection may exceed one year. In determining the 5 contributions required for establishing service credit under 6 this subsection, the interest shall be calculated from the 7 beginning of the leave of absence to the date of payment. 8 (m) Any person who rendered contractual services to a 9 member of the General Assembly as a worker in the member's 10 district office may establish creditable service for up to 3 11 years of those contractual services by making the 12 contributions required under this Section. The System shall 13 determine a full-time salary equivalent for the purpose of 14 calculating the required contribution. To establish credit 15 under this subsection, the applicant must apply to the System 16 by March 1, 1998. 17 (n) Any person who rendered contractual services to a 18 member of the General Assembly as a worker providing 19 constituent services to persons in the member's district may 20 establish creditable service for up to 8 years of those 21 contractual services by making the contributions required 22 under this Section. The System shall determine a full-time 23 salary equivalent for the purpose of calculating the required 24 contribution. To establish credit under this subsection, the 25 applicant must apply to the System by March 1, 1998. 26 (o) A member who participated in the Illinois 27 Legislative Staff Internship Program may establish creditable 28 service for up to one year of that participation by making 29 the contribution required under this Section. The System 30 shall determine a full-time salary equivalent for the purpose 31 of calculating the required contribution. Credit may not be 32 established under this subsection for any period for which 33 service credit is established under any other provision of 34 this Code. HB0513 Enrolled -6- LRB9200763LDpr 1 (Source: P.A. 90-32, eff. 6-27-97; 90-448, eff. 8-16-97; 2 90-511, eff. 8-22-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 90-766, eff. 3 8-14-98.) 4 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 5 becoming law.
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