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  86.1230.  Supplemental retirement benefits, Tier I members, amount — member to be special consultant, compensation. — 1.  Any Tier I member who retires subsequent to August 28, 1991, with entitlement to a pension under sections 86.900 to 86.1280, shall receive, in addition to such member's base pension and cost-of-living adjustments thereto under section 86.1220, and in addition to any other compensation or benefit to which such member may be entitled under sections 86.900 to 86.1280, 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 Tier I member who was retired on or before August 28, 1991, 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 86.1220, and in addition to any other compensation or benefit to which such member may be entitled under sections 86.900 to 86.1280, 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 86.900 to 86.1280, 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.  For purposes of subsections 1 and 2 of this section, the term "member" shall include a surviving spouse entitled to a benefit under sections 86.900 to 86.1280 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 if the surviving spouse of any member who retired prior to August 28, 2000, shall not have remarried prior to August 28, 2000, but remarries thereafter, such surviving spouse shall thereafter receive benefits under subsection 2 of this section, and provided further, that no benefits shall be payable under this section to the surviving spouse of any member who retired prior to August 28, 2000, if such surviving spouse was at any time remarried after the member's death and prior to August 28, 2000.  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 86.900 to 86.1280.  Any such 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.  In all events, the term "member" shall not include any children of the member who would be entitled to receive part or all of the pension which would be received by a surviving spouse if living.

  4.  Any member who is receiving benefits from the retirement system and who either was retired under the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of section 86.1150, or who retired before August 28, 2001, under the provisions of section 86.1180 or section 86.1200, shall, upon application to the retirement board, be retained as a consultant.  For such services such member shall receive each month in addition to such member's base pension and cost-of-living adjustments thereto under section 86.1220, and in addition to any other compensation or benefit to which such member may be entitled under sections 86.900 to 86.1280, an equalizing supplemental compensation of ten 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 86.900 to 86.1280, or in any way have the effect of reducing retirement benefits otherwise payable to such member.  The amount of equalizing supplemental compensation under this subsection may be adjusted by cost-of-living adjustments, determined by the retirement board not more frequently than annually, but in no event shall the aggregate of such equalizing supplemental compensation together with all such cost-of-living adjustments thereto exceed twenty-five percent of the member's base pension.  Each cost-of-living adjustment to compensation under this subsection shall be determined independently of any cost-of-living adjustment to any other benefit under sections 86.900 to 86.1280.  For the purposes of this subsection, the term "member" shall include a surviving spouse entitled to benefits under the provisions of sections 86.900 to 86.1280, and who is the surviving spouse of a member who qualified, or would have qualified if living, for compensation under this subsection.  Such surviving spouse shall, upon application to the retirement board, be retained as a consultant, and for such services shall be compensated in an amount equal to the compensation which would have been received by the member under this subsection, if living.  Any such surviving spouse of a member who dies while entitled to payments under this subsection shall succeed to the full amount of payment under this subsection 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 subsection prior to such member's death.  In all events, the term "member" shall not include any children of the member who would be entitled to receive part or all of the pension that would be received by a surviving spouse, if living.

  5.  A surviving spouse who is entitled to benefits under the provisions of subsection 1 of section 86.1240 as a result of the death prior to August 28, 2007, of a member in service, and who is receiving benefits from the retirement system, shall, upon application to the retirement board, be retained as a consultant, and for such services such surviving spouse shall receive each month an equalizing supplemental compensation of ten dollars per month.  A surviving spouse entitled to benefits under the provisions of subsection 1 of section 86.1240 as a result of the death of a member in service on or after August 28, 2007, shall receive each month an equalizing supplemental benefit of ten dollars per month.  All benefits payable to a surviving spouse under this subsection shall be in addition to all other benefits to which such surviving spouse may be entitled under other provisions of sections 86.900 to 86.1280 and shall in no way have the effect of reducing benefits otherwise payable to such surviving spouse.  The amount of equalizing supplemental benefit or equalizing supplemental compensation under this subsection may be adjusted by cost-of-living adjustments, determined by the retirement board not more frequently than annually, but in no event shall the aggregate of such equalizing supplemental benefit or compensation together with all such cost-of-living adjustments thereto exceed twenty-five percent of the base pension of the surviving spouse.  Each cost-of-living adjustment to an equalizing supplemental benefit or compensation under this subsection shall be determined independently of any cost-of-living adjustment to any other benefit under sections 86.900 to 86.1280.  In all events the term "surviving spouse" as used in this subsection shall not include any children of the member who would be entitled to receive part or all of the pension that would be received by a surviving spouse, if living.

  6.  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 benefit or compensation under this section for any member.

  7.  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, any benefit or compensation payments provided under 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 and S.B. 406, A.L. 2008 H.B. 1710 merged with S.B. 980, A.L. 2011 H.B. 183 merged with H.B. 282, A.L. 2013 H.B. 116 merged with H.B. 418)


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