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  86.930.  Membership of the board — election procedures — vacancies — oath. — 1.  The retirement board shall be constituted as follows:

  (1)  Two members, one of whom shall be of the political party casting the highest number of votes statewide for governor in the election next preceding such member's selection and the other of whom shall be of the political party casting the next highest number of votes statewide for governor at the election next preceding such member's selection, shall be selected by the board of police commissioners of such cities to serve one- and two-year terms respectively.  All such subsequent members shall serve for terms of two years each or to fill an unexpired term;

  (2)  Two members, one of whom shall be of the political party casting the highest number of votes statewide for governor in the election next preceding such member's selection and the other of whom shall be of the political party casting the next highest number of votes statewide for governor at the election next preceding such member's selection, shall be selected by the city council of such city, one of whom may be the director of finance of such city to act as ex officio member, and the other to serve for a term of two years; and

  (3)  Five members shall be elected for three-year terms respectively or to fill an unexpired term in annual elections in which each member of the police retirement system, each person receiving benefits as a surviving spouse of a member of the police retirement system, and, if such city has established a civilian employees' retirement system of the police department of such city pursuant to the provisions of sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, each member of such civilian employees' retirement system and each person receiving benefits as a surviving spouse of a member of such civilian employees' retirement system shall be entitled to one vote.

  2.  Commencing with the first annual election for members of the retirement board in 2004, the five elected members of the board shall be designated and elected as follows:

  (1)  If a city has established a civilian employees' retirement system of the police department of such city under the provisions of sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, the elected members of the retirement board of such city shall consist of three restricted members and two open members:

  (a)  One restricted member shall be a member of the police retirement system who has retired from active service with the police department as of the date of such member's election to the board;

  (b)  One restricted member shall be a member of the police retirement system who, as of the date of such member's election to the board, is in active service as a police officer and has not attained the rank of sergeant or higher; and

  (c)  One restricted member shall be a member of the civilian employees' retirement system of the police department of such city.  

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There shall be no required qualifications for open members.  At the annual election in 2004 and each third year thereafter, one open member shall be elected to a three-year term.  At the annual election in 2005 and each third year thereafter, one open member shall be elected to a three-year term.  At the annual election in 2006 and each third year thereafter, the three restricted members shall be elected to a three-year term.  Such elections shall be conducted simultaneously but as elections for three separate offices, in which only persons qualified for a respective office may be a candidate for such office;

  (2)  If a city has not established a civilian employees' retirement system of the police department of such city under the provisions of sections 86.1310 to 86.1640, the elected members of the retirement board of such city shall consist of two restricted members and three open members.  All provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall apply, except that the restricted membership provided for a member of a civilian employees' retirement system shall be an open membership;

  (3)  In every election in which more than one position is to be filled, either for a three-year term or for the unexpired portion of the term of a position which has become vacant, every candidate in such election must declare the position to which such candidate desires to be elected; and no person may be a candidate for more than one such position in any given election;

  (4)  Any person elected to a restricted position on the retirement board who at the time of such election meets the qualifications for such position shall be deemed to continue to meet such qualifications throughout the term to which such person was elected, regardless of any change in the rank, classification or other employment status of such person.

  3.  If a vacancy occurs in the office of a member of the retirement board the vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the vacated office was previously filled.

  4.  Each member of the retirement board shall, within ten days after appointment or election, take an oath of office that such member will diligently and honestly administer the affairs of the board, and will not knowingly violate or willingly permit to be violated any of the provisions of the law applicable to the police retirement system.  Such oath shall be signed by the member and filed with the clerk of such city.

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(L. 2005 H.B. 323)


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