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Connecticut Laws | Title 5 State Employees
Sec. 5-151. Benefits for survivors of previously deceased police.

Sec. 5-151. Benefits for survivors of previously deceased police. (58)(Text)

Any widow other than one who has received benefits under the provisions of section 5-144, and a dependent child or children of any state policeman or of a retired state policeman who would have been eligible for benefits under sections 5-146 to 5-151, inclusive, had said sections been in effect on June 1, 1944, or at any time subsequent thereto shall be entitled to such benefits on and after July 1, 1985, provided such eligibility still exists. The survivors' benefits paid in accordance with this section shall be certified by the Retirement Commission to the Comptroller, who shall draw his order on the Treasurer for payment of such allowances. (59)



Sec. 5-152. Short title: State Employees Retirement Act. (62)(Text)

This chapter is known and shall be cited as the "State Employees Retirement Act". (63)

Sec. 5-153. Continuance from prior law. (64)(Text)

The State Employees Retirement Commission and the state employees retirement system, as existing on September 30, 1961, shall be continued in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this chapter. Each person who was a member of the system on said date shall continue to be a member. All retirement salaries being paid on said date from the General Fund or the Retirement Fund shall continue to be paid from the General Fund or Retirement Fund, as the case may be. All service and contributions credited to a member for retirement purposes on said date shall remain credited. (65)

Sec. 5-154. Definitions. (66)(Text)

For the purposes of this chapter: (67)

(a) "Covered under Social Security" means, with regard to a state employee, that the state is required to make contributions for the employee under the Social Security Agreement; (68)

(b) "Federal Insurance Contributions Act" means the chapter of the federal Internal Revenue Code officially cited by that name, 26 USC (IRC 1939) § 1400 et seq., 26 USC (IRC 1986) § 3100 et seq., as originally enacted and as amended from time to time; (69)

(c) "For retirement purposes" means for the purposes of the state employees retirement system; (70)

(d) "Member" means a member of the state employees retirement system; (71)

(e) "Retirement Commission" means the State Employees Retirement Commission; (72)

(f) "Retirement contributions" means contributions made by, or deducted from the salary of, a member in accordance with part III or part IV of this chapter; (73)

(g) "Retirement system" means the state employees retirement system; (74)

(h) "Salary" means (1) any payment, including longevity payments and payments for accrued vacation time under section 5-252, for state service made from a payroll submitted to the Comptroller; and (2) the cash value of maintenance furnished by the state; and (3) fees received from the state in whole or in part in lieu of or in addition to item (1) above and established to the satisfaction of the Retirement Commission, to the extent that the employee has made retirement contributions on such fees; and (4) compensation paid by the United States to state employees who are employees of the United States Purchasing and Finance Office; and (5) compensation paid to employees of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5-208a, any state employee who is employed by more than one state agency during any week shall, for compensation earned on and after January 1, 1983, have all such compensation recognized for all purposes of the retirement program; (75)

(i) "Social Security" means the Old Age and Survivors Insurance System under Title II of the Social Security Act; (76)

(j) "Social Security Act" means the federal act officially cited by that name, 42 USC § 301 et seq., as originally enacted and as amended from time to time; (77)

(k) "Social Security Agreement" means the agreement between the state and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as modified from time to time, entered into under the terms of Section 218 of the Social Security Act; (78)

(l) "State employee" means a person in state service, either appointive or elective; (79)

(m) "State service" is service with the state, either appointive or elective, for which a salary is paid, subject to the following rules: (1) "State service" includes time lost from state service because of a disability incurred in the performance of state service; (2) "state service" includes service before September 1, 1939, of a member who began to make such member's retirement contributions before September 1, 1941, and has made contributions for all such member's salary received from September 1, 1939, to such member's retirement date; (3) "state service" includes service as a member of the General Assembly or as an employee of the General Assembly or either branch thereof, or of any officer or committee thereof; (4) "state service" excludes any month of otherwise eligible service on or after September 1, 1939, for which the full required retirement contribution, including any required interest thereon, has not been made by or for the member; (5) "state service" excludes all periods of otherwise eligible service before the date on which a member elects to receive a return of such member's retirement contributions, unless the member has thereafter returned such contributions with interest, as provided in subsection (a) of section 5-167; (6) "state service" includes a period equivalent to accrued vacation time for which payment is made under section 5-252; (7) any teacher, as defined in section 10-183b, in state service who is employed for a full academic year, equivalent to ten months' credited service, shall be deemed to be employed for the entire year. Any such teacher who has completed the work obligations of such teacher's appointment period and who retires after May first, but before September first, shall receive, upon retirement, credit for the entire appointment year and the remaining biweekly payments due for the entire appointment year, together with any amounts held back previously; (8) "state service" includes service as an employee of a state-aided institution as defined in section 5-175 and service as a vending stand operator as defined in section 5-175a; (9) "state service" includes service as an employee of the Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies; (10) "state service" includes service on and after January 1, 1999, as an employee of the Capital City Economic Development Authority established by section 32-601; (80)

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