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  104.345.  Circuit clerks entitled to prior service credit, when — certain circuit clerks to be appointed consultants, duties, compensation to be creditable service, when — clerks entitled to refund of contribution, procedure, also entitled to prior service credit. — 1.  Any circuit clerk holding office or employment as such on or after August 28, 1989, for service rendered as an employee of any county or other political subdivision for the purposes of performing duties for the judicial system, is entitled to creditable prior service pursuant to the provisions of this chapter in the Missouri state employees' retirement system, provided such period of service has not been included for purposes of qualification for any other retirement system.

  2.  Any member who was a circuit clerk on July 1, 1980, and whose employment as a circuit clerk terminated prior to October 1, 1989, upon application to the board shall be made, constituted, appointed, and employed by the board as a special consultant on the problems of retirement for the remainder of the person's life.  Upon request of the board, the consultant shall give opinions or be available to give opinions in writing or orally in response to such requests.  As compensation, the consultant shall receive creditable service for service rendered as a circuit clerk, deputy circuit clerk or division clerk, if:

  (1)  The member does not receive credit for the same period of service under more than one retirement system;

  (2)  The person made application to the board for such creditable prior service within ninety days of October 1, 1989; and

  (3)  The person establishes proof of such service to the satisfaction of the board.  

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Such person shall be a member of the Missouri state employees' retirement system and be entitled to a normal annuity or to a deferred normal annuity, based on the person's creditable service and the law in effect at the time service as a circuit clerk was terminated.

  3.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any person who is an employee on August 28, 1990, who was a circuit clerk, deputy circuit clerk or division clerk on June 30, 1981, employed by a county which participated in the local government employees' retirement system pursuant to sections 70.600 to 70.755, or which paid to the Missouri state employees' retirement system to actuarially fund the creditable prior service of such clerk, and such person elected to receive creditable prior service under this system by waiving rights to the person's accumulated contributions made or accrued while such person was a county employee or who made payment to the county as reimbursement for the costs incurred by the county to actuarially fund the creditable prior service for such person which were received by this system pursuant to the provisions of this section in effect when such person became a member, upon written application filed with the board, shall be eligible to receive a refund of such accumulated contributions or payment amount.  Members receiving such a refund shall not forfeit any service presently credited the member under this system but in no event shall a member receive credit for the same period of service under more than one retirement system.

  4.  Any actively employed member of the Missouri state employees' retirement system on or after August 28, 2000, shall be entitled to creditable prior service for service rendered as a circuit clerk, deputy circuit clerk or division clerk, if:

  (1)  The service had not become vested in a county or city retirement plan;

  (2)  The person made application to the board for such creditable prior service; and

  (3)  The person establishes proof of such service to the satisfaction of the board including proof that the person worked in a position that normally required at least one thousand hours of service per year for service after October 1, 1984, or one thousand five hundred hours of service per year for service prior to October 1, 1984.

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(L. 1981 H.B. 835, et al., A.L. 1982 H.B. 1720, et al., A.L. 1983 H.B. 713 Revision, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1370, A.L. 1989 H.B. 674, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1347, et al., A.L. 2000 H.B. 1808, A.L. 2001 S.B. 371)


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