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  86.1600.  Supplemental retirement benefit, amount, cost-of-living adjustments — special consultant, compensation — cost-of-living adjustments, rulemaking authority — member defined. — 1.  Any member who retires subsequent to August 28, 1997, and on or before August 28, 2007, with entitlement to a pension under sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, and any member who retires subsequent to August 28, 2007, with entitlement to a pension under sections 86.1310 to 86.1640 and who either has at least fifteen years of creditable service or is retired under subsection 1 of section 86.1560, shall receive, in addition to such member's base pension and cost-of-living adjustments thereto under section 86.1590, and in addition to any other compensation or benefit to which such member may be entitled under sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, a supplemental retirement benefit of fifty dollars per month.  The amount of such supplemental retirement benefit may be adjusted by cost-of-living adjustments determined by the retirement board not more frequently than annually.

  2.  Any member who was retired on or before August 28, 1997, and is receiving retirement benefits from the retirement system shall, upon application to the retirement board, be retained as a consultant, and for such services such member shall receive, in addition to such member's base pension and cost-of-living adjustments thereto under section 86.1590, and in addition to any other compensation or benefit to which such member may be entitled under sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, a supplemental compensation in the amount of fifty dollars per month.  This appointment as a consultant shall in no way affect any member's eligibility for retirement benefits under the provisions of sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, or in any way have the effect of reducing retirement benefits otherwise payable to such member.  The amount of such supplemental compensation under this subsection may be adjusted by cost-of-living adjustments determined by the retirement board not more frequently than annually.

  3.  In determining and granting the cost-of-living adjustments under this section, the retirement board shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this section, including provisions for the manner of computation of such adjustments and the effective dates thereof.  The retirement board shall provide for such adjustments to be determined once each year and granted on a date or dates to be chosen by the board.  The retirement board shall not be required to prorate the initial adjustment to any supplemental retirement benefit or any supplemental compensation under this section for any member.

  4.  For purposes of subsections 1 and 2 of this section, the term "member" shall include a surviving spouse who is entitled to a benefit under sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, who shall be deemed to have retired for purposes of this section on the date of retirement of the member of whom such person is the surviving spouse or on the date of death of such member if such member died prior to retirement; provided, that no benefits shall be payable under this section to the surviving spouse of any member who died while in active service after August 28, 2007, unless such death occurred in the line of duty or course of employment or as the result of an injury or illness incurred in the line of duty or course of employment or unless such member had at least fifteen years of creditable service.  The surviving spouse of a member who died in service after August 28, 2007, whose death occurred in the line of duty or course of employment or as the result of an injury or illness incurred in the line of duty or course of employment shall be entitled to benefits under subsection 1 of this section without regard to such member's years of creditable service.  All benefits payable to a surviving spouse under this section shall be in addition to all other benefits to which such surviving spouse may be entitled under other provisions of sections 86.1310 to 86.1640.  Any qualifying surviving spouse of a member who dies while entitled to payments under this section shall succeed to the full amount of payment under this section to which such member was entitled at the time of such member's death, including any cost-of-living adjustments received by such member in the payment under this section prior to such member's death.

  5.  The determination of whether the retirement system will remain actuarially sound shall be made at the time any cost-of-living adjustment under this section is granted.  If at any time the retirement system ceases to be actuarially sound, supplemental retirement benefit payments under subsection 1 of this section and supplemental compensation payments as a consultant under subsection 2 of this section shall continue as adjusted by increases or decreases theretofore granted.  A member of the retirement board shall have no personal liability for granting increases under this section if that retirement board member in good faith relied and acted upon advice of a qualified actuary that the retirement system would remain actuarially sound.

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(L. 2005 H.B. 323, A.L. 2007 S.B. 172 merged with S.B. 406, A.L. 2011 H.B. 183 merged with H.B. 282)


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