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Title VII CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

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  86.010.  Definitions. — The following words and phrases as used in sections 86.010 to 86.193, unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context, shall have the following meanings:

  (1)  "Accumulated contributions" shall mean the sum of all amounts deducted from the compensation of a member and credited to his individual account in the annuity savings fund, together with regular interest thereon as provided in section 86.127.

  (2)  "Actuarial equivalent" shall mean a benefit of equal value when computed upon the basis of mortality tables adopted by the board of trustees and regular interest.

  (3)  "Annuity" shall mean annual payments for life derived from the accumulated contributions of a member.  All annuities shall be payable in monthly installments.

  (4)  "Annuity reserve" shall mean the present value of all payments to be made on account of an annuity or benefit in lieu of an annuity granted under the provisions of sections 86.010 to 86.193 upon the basis of such mortality tables as shall be adopted by the board of trustees and regular interest.

  (5)  "Average final compensation" shall mean the average earnable compensation of the member during his last ten years of service as a policeman, or if he has had less than ten years of service, then the average earnable compensation of his entire period of service; provided, that all earnable compensation for service prior to July 9, 1925, shall be computed on the rates of compensation fixed by section 84.160.

  (6)  "Beneficiary" shall mean any person in receipt of a pension, an annuity, a retirement allowance or other benefit as provided in sections 86.010 to 86.193.

  (7)  "Board of police commissioners" shall mean any board of police, board of police commissioners, police commissioners and any other officials or boards now or hereafter authorized by law to employ and manage a permanent police force in said cities.

  (8)  "Board of trustees" shall mean the board provided in section 86.023 to administer the retirement system.

  (9)  "Creditable service" shall mean prior service plus membership service as provided in section 86.020.

  (10)  "Earnable compensation" shall mean the regular compensation which a member would earn during one year on the basis of the stated compensation for his rank or position.

  (11)  "Medical board" shall mean the board of physicians provided for in section 86.047.

  (12)  "Member" shall mean a member of the retirement system as defined by section 86.017.

  (13)  "Membership service" shall mean service as a policeman rendered since last becoming a member, except in the case of a member who shall have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and shall have subsequently been reinstated as a policeman, in which case "membership service" shall mean service as a policeman rendered since last becoming a member prior to entering such armed service.

  (14)  "Pension" shall mean annual payments for life derived from appropriations provided by the said cities.  All pensions shall be paid in equal monthly installments.

  (15)  "Pension reserve" shall mean the present value of all payments to be made on account of any pension or benefit in lieu of a pension granted under the provisions of sections 86.010 to 86.193 upon the basis of such mortality tables as shall be adopted by the board of trustees and regular interest.

  (16)  "Policeman" shall mean any officer or employee of the police department of the said cities employed by the board of police commissioners of the said cities for police duty, and shall include prison guards, turnkeys, probationary patrolmen, patrolmen, sergeants, lieutenants, drill masters, captains, senior officers, detectives, and secretary to the chief of police, but shall not include any police commissioner or anyone employed in a clerical or other capacity not involving police duties.  In case of doubt as to whether any person is a policeman within the meaning of sections 86.010 to 86.193, the decision of the board of trustees shall be final.

  (17)  "Prior service" shall mean all service as a policeman rendered prior to the date the system becomes operative which is creditable in accordance with the provisions of section 86.020.

  (18)  "Regular interest" shall mean interest at the rate of four percent per annum, compounded annually.

  (19) "Retirement allowance" shall mean the sum of the annuity and the pension or any benefits in lieu thereof granted to a member upon retirement.

  (20)  "Retirement system" shall mean the police retirement system of the said cities as defined in section 86.013.

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(RSMo 1939 § 9464, A.L. 1945 p. 1336)

Prior revision: 1929 § 8906


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