(40 ILCS 5/3-109.2)
    Sec. 3-109.2. Retirement Program Elections.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section and Section 3-109.3:
    "Eligible employee" means a police officer who is hired on or within one year after the effective date of the self-managed plan established under Section 3-109.3.
    "Ineligible employee" means a police officer who is hired before or more than one year after that effective date.
    (b) Each eligible employee may elect to participate in the self-managed plan with respect to all periods of covered employment occurring on and after the effective date of the eligible employee's election. The election must be made in writing, in the manner prescribed by the fund, and within 6 months after the later of (i) the date upon which the self-managed plan takes effect or (ii) the date of hire.
    The election, once made, is irrevocable. If an employee terminates employment after making the election, then upon his or her subsequent re-employment under this Article with the same municipality, the original election shall automatically be reinstated.
    A police officer who does not elect to participate in the self-managed plan within the permitted time shall participate in the defined benefit plan otherwise provided under this Article.
    The employer shall not remit contributions to the fund on behalf of an eligible employee until the earlier of the expiration of the employee's 6-month election period or the date on which the employee submits a properly completed election to the employer or to the fund.
    (c) Each eligible employee shall be provided with written information prepared or prescribed by the fund, describing the employee's retirement program choices. The eligible employee shall be offered an opportunity to receive counseling from the fund prior to making his or her election. This counseling may consist of videotaped materials, group presentations, individual consultation with an employee or authorized representative of the fund in person or by telephone or other electronic means, or any combination of these methods.
(Source: P.A. 91-939, eff. 2-1-01.)