(40 ILCS 5/2-105)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 2-105)
"Member": Members of the General Assembly of this
State including persons who enter military service while a member of the
General Assembly and any person serving as Governor,
Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Comptroller, or Attorney
General for the period of service in such office.
Any person who has served for 10 or more years as Clerk or Assistant Clerk
of the House of Representatives, Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the
Senate, or any combination thereof, may elect to become a member
of this system while thenceforth engaged in such service by filing a
written election with the board. Any person so electing shall be
deemed an active member of the General Assembly for the purpose of validating
and transferring any service credits earned under any of the funds and systems
established under Articles 3 through 18 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 85-1008.)