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Chapter 178

Effective - 01 Jul 2014, 3 histories, see footnote bottom

  178.640.  Retirement system options for employees of the college, effective when — election by employee, time limitation — failure of employee to make election, effect — service credit, limitation. — 1.  Employees of the technical college commonly known as the State Technical College of Missouri, who become employees of the State Technical College of Missouri on the date the conditions of section 178.631 are met, shall, on that date, become members of the Missouri state employees' retirement system if they otherwise meet the requirements for membership in that system.

  (1)  Any such employee who had been contributing to a retirement system established by sections 169.010 to 169.141 or 169.600 to 169.715 may elect one of the following:

  (a)  All creditable service with the public school retirement system of Missouri or the public education employee retirement system of Missouri resulting from employment with the State Technical College of Missouri shall be forfeited and an equal amount of service shall be transferred to and recognized as prior creditable service by the Missouri state employees' retirement system, and the member, upon application, shall receive a refund of accumulated contributions associated with such transferred service from the system to which member contributions had been made; or

  (b)  All creditable service with the public school retirement system of Missouri or the public education employee retirement system, regardless of the source of such creditable service, shall be recognized by the applicable system and the person, notwithstanding any of the provisions of chapter 169, shall immediately vest in the applicable system and, upon attainment of the minimum retirement age of the applicable system, be entitled to a monthly benefit based on such creditable service and the law in effect at the time of retirement, provided the person does not withdraw accumulated contributions associated with such creditable service.

  (2)  With respect to those persons electing to receive a refund under paragraph (a) of subdivision (1) of this subsection*, the public school retirement system of Missouri or the public education employee retirement system of Missouri, whichever is applicable, shall transfer to the Missouri state employees' retirement system an amount equal to the actuarial accrued liability for the forfeited creditable service, determined as if the person were going to continue to be an active member of the public school retirement system of Missouri or the public education employee retirement system as applicable, less the amount of any refunds of member contributions.  In addition, notwithstanding any of the provisions of chapter 169, any person who elects to receive a refund under paragraph (a) of subdivision (1) of this subsection* and has creditable service with the public school retirement system of Missouri or the public education employee retirement system of Missouri resulting from employment with any employer other than the State Technical College of Missouri shall, with respect to such service, immediately vest in the applicable system and, upon attainment of the minimum retirement age of the applicable system, be entitled to a monthly benefit based on such creditable service and the law in effect at the time of retirement, provided the person does not withdraw accumulated contributions associated with such creditable service.

  (3)  The election under subdivision (1) of this subsection* shall be made within ninety days after the conditions of section 178.631 are met.  Any person who fails to make an election within that period shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by paragraph (a) of subdivision (1) of this subsection*.

  2.  In no event shall any person receive service credit for the same period of service under more than one retirement system as a result of the provisions of this act.

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(L. 1995 S.B. 101 § 10, A.L. 2013 H.B. 673)

Effective 7-01-14

*Word "section" appears in original rolls.


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