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  86.1540.  Normal pension, amount — early retirement option, when — election for optional benefit for spouse — pension after five years of creditable service — felony conviction, effect of. — 1.  (1)  Upon retirement on or after a member's normal retirement date, such member shall receive a base pension in the amount of two percent of such member's final compensation times the number of years, including fractions thereof, of such member's creditable service.

  (2)  Such member may elect to receive a different base pension under an election permitted under this section or section 86.1580.

  2.  Tier I members may elect early retirement as follows:

  (1)  Beginning at age fifty-five, if the member has completed at least ten years of creditable service or at any later age after the member has completed at least ten years of creditable service.  Unless subdivision (3) of this subsection shall be applicable, the benefit as computed under subsection 1 of this section shall be reduced by one-half of one percent for each full month the initial payment is prior to the first day of the month following that in which such member will attain age sixty;

  (2)  Beginning at age sixty, if the member has completed at least five but not more than ten years of creditable service or at any later age after the member has completed at least five years of creditable service.  Unless subdivision (3) of this subsection shall be applicable, the benefit as computed under subsection 1 of this section shall be reduced by one-half of one percent for each full month the initial payment is prior to the first day of the month following that in which such member will attain age sixty-five; or

  (3)  At any time after the member's total of age and years of creditable service equals or exceeds eighty, in which event the benefit shall be as computed under subsection 1 of this section without any reduction.  

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If an election for early retirement results in a reduced benefit under subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection, such reduced benefit shall become the member's base pension, subject to all other adjustments described in this section.

  3.  Tier II members may elect early retirement as follows:

  (1)  Beginning at age sixty-two, if the member has completed at least five years of creditable service, the benefit as computed under subsection 1 of this section shall be reduced by one-half of one percent for each full month the initial payment is prior to the first day of the month following that in which such member will attain age sixty-seven; or

  (2)  At any time after the member has completed at least twenty years of creditable service and is at least sixty-two years of age, in which event the benefit shall be as computed under subsection 1 of this section without any reduction; or

  (3)  At any time after the member's total of age and years of creditable service equals or exceeds eighty-five, in which event the benefit shall be as computed under subsection 1 of this section without any reduction.  

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If an election for early retirement results in a reduced benefit under subdivision (1) of this subsection, such reduced benefit shall become the member's base pension, subject to all other adjustments described in this section.

  4.  (1)  A member who is married at the time of retirement may by a written election, with the written consent of such member's spouse, elect an optional benefit calculated as follows:  such optional benefit shall be a monthly pension in the initial amount which shall be actuarially equivalent to the actuarial value of the pension described in subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section for such member at the date of retirement (including the value of survivorship rights of a surviving spouse, where applicable, under section 86.1610), upon the basis that the initial annuity for the member's spouse, if such spouse survives the member, shall be the same as the amount being paid the member on such annuity at the member's death, and, subject to cost-of-living adjustments thereafter declared on the spouse's base pension under section 86.1590, shall be paid to such surviving spouse for the lifetime of such spouse without regard to remarriage.  If a member who makes an election of an optional benefit under this subsection has also elected an early retirement under either subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 2 of this section or subdivision (1) of subsection 3 of this section, any reduction in benefit required for such early retirement election shall be calculated before calculating the initial amount of the optional benefit under this subsection.

  (2)  If a member who makes the election permitted by this subsection also makes an election permitted under section 86.1580, such optional benefit shall be reduced as provided in subdivision (3) of subsection 2 of section 86.1580.

  (3)  If a member makes the election permitted by this subsection, the amount calculated for such optional benefit under either subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection shall be the base pension for such member and for such member's spouse for all purposes of sections 86.1310 to 86.1640.

  (4)  An election for an optional benefit under this subsection shall be void if the member dies within thirty days after filing such election with the retirement system or if the member dies before the due date of the first payment of such member's pension.

  5.  Subject to the provisions of subsection 7 of this section, whenever the service of a member is terminated after August 28, 1999, for any reason prior to death or retirement and the member has five or more years of creditable service, the member may elect not to withdraw such member's accumulated contributions and shall become entitled to receive a pension upon such member's normal retirement date under subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section or may elect to receive a pension commencing upon or after any date, prior to his or her normal retirement date, upon which early retirement would have been permitted under subsection 2 of this section for Tier I members or subsection 3 of this section for Tier II members if such member had remained a civilian employee of such police department, except that in calculating any qualification under subsection* 2 or 3 of this section, such member shall not be entitled to count any year of creditable service in excess of such member's total years of creditable service at the time of such member's termination of employment.  The amount of any pension commenced upon the basis of a date permitted under subsection* 2 or 3 of this section shall be computed on the basis of the member's final compensation and number of years of creditable service, subject to such adjustments as may be applicable under the subdivision of subsection* 2 or 3 of this section upon which such member relies in electing such member's pension and subject to any other adjustments that such member may elect under this section.  The amount of the initial pension calculated after all applicable adjustments shall be the base pension for such member, and for such member's spouse if such member shall elect the optional benefit permitted under subsection 4 of this section, for all purposes of sections 86.1310 to 86.1640.  Payment of any benefits elected under this subsection shall commence as of the first day of the month next following the applicable date with no proration of such benefit for any initial partial month.

  6.  A member whose service was terminated on or before August 28, 1999, after five or more years of creditable service, and who permitted such member's accumulated contributions to remain in the pension fund, shall upon application to the retirement board be appointed as a consultant.  For services as such consultant, such member shall, beginning the later of August 28, 1999, or the time of such appointment under this subsection, be entitled to elect to receive compensation in such amount and at such time as such member would have been entitled to elect under any of the provisions of subsection 5 of this section if such member had terminated service after August 28, 1999.  Such member shall be entitled to the same cost-of-living adjustments following the commencement of such compensation as if such member's compensation had been a base pension.

  7.  Notwithstanding any other provisions of sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, any member who is convicted of a felony prior to separation from active service shall not be entitled to any benefit from this retirement system except the return of such member's accumulated contributions.

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(L. 2005 H.B. 323, A.L. 2011 H.B. 183 merged with H.B. 282, A.L. 2013 H.B. 116 merged with H.B. 418)

*Word "subsections" appears in original rolls.


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