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      40 ILCS 5/17-106          from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-106
      30 ILCS 805/8.22 new
          Amends the Chicago Teacher Article of the  Pension  Code.
      Removes  the  prohibition  on participating in the Fund while
      simultaneously participating  in  one  of  the  other  public
      employee   retirement   systems  because  of  a  second  job.
      Validates prior service and contributions for certain persons
      currently participating.  Amends the State  Mandates  Act  to
      require   implementation  without  reimbursement.   Effective
 1        AN ACT to amend the Illinois  Pension  Code  by  changing
 2    Section 17-106 and to amend the State Mandates Act.
 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 17-106 as follows:
 7        (40 ILCS 5/17-106) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 17-106)
 8        Sec.    17-106.    Contributor,    member   or   teacher.
 9    "Contributor", "member" or "teacher":   All  members  of  the
10    teaching  force  of the city, including principals, assistant
11    principals, the general  superintendent  of  schools,  deputy
12    superintendents  of  schools,  associate  superintendents  of
13    schools,  assistant  and district superintendents of schools,
14    members of the Board of Examiners, all  other  persons  whose
15    employment  requires  a teaching certificate issued under the
16    laws   governing   the   certification   of   teachers,   any
17    educational, administrative,  professional,  or  other  staff
18    employed in a charter school operating in compliance with the
19    Charter  Schools Law who is certified under the law governing
20    the certification of teachers, and employees  of  the  Board,
21    but  excluding persons contributing concurrently to any other
22    public employee pension  system  in  Illinois  for  the  same
23    employment  or  receiving  retirement  pensions under another
24    Article of this Code for that  same  employment  (unless  the
25    person's  eligibility  to  participate  in that other pension
26    system arises from the holding of an elective public  office,
27    and  the  person  has held that public office for at least 10
28    years), persons employed on  an  hourly  basis,  and  persons
29    receiving pensions from the Fund who are employed temporarily
30    by  an  Employer  for 100 days or less in any school year and
31    not on an annual basis.
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 1        In the case of a person who has been making contributions
 2    and  otherwise  participating  in  this  Fund  prior  to  the
 3    effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998 1991, and whose
 4    right to participate in the Fund is established or  confirmed
 5    by this amendatory Act, such prior participation in the Fund,
 6    including  all  contributions  previously  made  and  service
 7    credits   previously   earned   by  the  person,  are  hereby
 8    validated.
 9    (Source: P.A. 89-450,  eff.  4-10-96;  90-32,  eff.  6-27-97;
10    90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)
11        Section  90.  The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
12    Section 8.22 as follows:
13        (30 ILCS 805/8.22 new)
14        Sec. 8.22. Exempt mandate.   Notwithstanding  Sections  6
15    and  8 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required
16    for  the  implementation  of  any  mandate  created  by  this
17    amendatory Act of 1998.
18        Section 99. Effective date.  This Act takes  effect  upon
19    becoming law.

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