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 1        AN ACT in relation to public employee benefits.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The  Illinois  Pension  Code  is  amended  by
 5    changing Section 14-105 as follows:

 6        (40 ILCS 5/14-105) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-105)
 7        Sec.  14-105.  Service credit for which contributions are
 8    not required.
 9        (a)  Each employee in service on December  31,  1943,  or
10    then  on  leave of absence not in conflict with Civil Service
11    rules, if such leave had not extended for more than one  year
12    continuously,  or  who is otherwise entitled to prior service
13    credit, who becomes a member shall file with the board  on  a
14    form  supplied  by  it,  a  detailed statement of all service
15    rendered prior  to January  1,  1944,  for  which  credit  is
16    claimed.
17        Upon  verification thereof, the board shall issue a prior
18    service certificate certifying length of  prior  service.   A
19    prior  service  certificate  shall  be  conclusive so long as
20    membership continues, provided, that a member may, within one
21    year from the date of original issuance of the certificate or
22    modification thereof, request the board to modify or  correct
23    the certificate.
24        When membership ceases, a prior service certificate shall
25    become  void,  and shall be revived only under the conditions
26    specified in this Article.
27        In  the  computation  of  prior  service,  the  following
28    schedule shall govern: 9 months of service or more during any
29    fiscal year constitutes a year of service; 6 to 9 months, 3/4
30    of a year; 3 to 6 months, 1/2 year; less than 3 months  shall
31    not  be  considered.   Credit  shall  not  be allowed for any
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 1    period of absence without compensation or for  less  than  15
 2    days  service  in  any month, nor shall more than one year of
 3    service be creditable for all service  rendered  in  any  one
 4    fiscal year.
 5        (b)  Any member shall receive credit for military service
 6    provided all of the following conditions are met:
 7             (1)  the member was a State employee within 6 months
 8        immediately prior to entry into military service;
 9             (2)  the  member  returns as a State employee within
10        15 months after his unconditional discharge other than by
11        dishonorable discharge; and
12             (3)  the member establishes creditable  service  for
13        State  employment  immediately prior to and following the
14        military service.
15        The total amount of creditable military service  for  any
16    member  during  his entire term of service shall not exceed 5
17    years in the aggregate, except that any member who on July 1,
18    1963, had accrued more than 5 years of such credit  shall  be
19    entitled to the total amount of such accrued credit.
20        (c)  Any  active member of the System who (1) was earning
21    eligible creditable  service  under  subdivision  (b)(12)  of
22    Section  14-110  on  January 1, 1992, and (2) has at least 17
23    years of creditable service  under  Article  5,  and  (3)  is
24    eligible  to  transfer that creditable service to this System
25    under subsection (c) of Section 5-236 of this Code,  and  (4)
26    applies in writing for transfer of that creditable service to
27    this  System  within 30 days after the effective date of this
28    amendatory Act of 1993,  shall  receive  eligible  creditable
29    service  in  this  System  for  that  creditable service upon
30    receipt by this  System  of  the  amounts  transferred  under
31    Section 5-236.  No additional contributions shall be required
32    for the transferred service.
33        (d)  Any  active member of the system who (1) was earning
34    eligible  creditable  service  under  subdivision  (b)(5)  of
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 1    Section 14-110 on January 1, 1992, and (2) has no more than 7
 2    years of creditable service as a municipal conservator of the
 3    peace under Article 7, and (3) is eligible to  transfer  that
 4    creditable  service  to  this  System under subsection (a) of
 5    Section  7-139.7  of  this  Code,  and  (4)   makes   written
 6    notification  to  this  System  by  January  31,  1994, shall
 7    receive eligible creditable service in this System  for  that
 8    service   upon   receipt   by  this  System  of  the  amounts
 9    transferred   under   Section   7-139.7.     No    additional
10    contributions shall be required for the transferred service.
11        (e)  Any  member  may  establish  creditable  service and
12    earnings credit for a  period  of  voluntary  or  involuntary
13    furlough, not exceeding 5 days, beginning on or after January
14    1, 2002 and ending before July 1, 2002, that is utilized as a
15    means  of  addressing  a  State fiscal emergency.  To receive
16    this credit, the member must apply in writing to  the  System
17    or  the member's employer before July 1, 2005.  No additional
18    contribution is required for this credit.
19    (Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

20        Section 99. Effective date.  This Act takes  effect  upon
21    becoming law.

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