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Texas Laws | Government Code
GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 8. PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

(i) Ineligibility for a service retirement annuity under this section does not impair a person's right to any other retirement benefit for which the person is eligible. (67100)

(j) The governing body of a public retirement system shall adopt rules and procedures to implement this section. (67101)

(k) A court shall notify the retirement system of the terms of a conviction of a person convicted of an offense described by Subsection (c). (67102)

(l) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, if the spouse of a member convicted of a qualifying felony is convicted of the felony as a party to the offense as defined by Section 7.01, Penal Code, or of another qualifying offense arising out of the same criminal episode as defined by Section 3.01, Penal Code, the spouse forfeits the member's service retirement annuity and service retirement contributions to the same extent as the member. (67103)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 443 (S.B. 500), Sec. 1, eff. June 6, 2017. (67104)

Text of section as added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 318 (H.B. 3158), Sec. 1.51 (67105)

For text of section as added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 443 (S.B. 500), Sec. 1, see other Sec. 810.002. (67106)

Sec. 810.002. ALTERNATIVE BENEFIT PLAN FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES. (67107)(Text)

(a) In this section, "alternative benefit plan" means a continuing, organized benefit plan, including a plan qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, of service retirement, disability retirement, or death benefits for officers or employees of a municipality. (67108)

(b) This section applies only to a municipality subject to Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes. (67109)

(c) Notwithstanding any other law and subject to Subsection (f), the governing body of a municipality subject to this section may by ordinance: (67110)

(1) establish an alternative benefit plan and determine the benefits, funding source and amount, and administration of the alternative benefit plan; and (67111)

(2) require an employee first hired by the municipality on or after the date the alternative benefit plan is implemented to participate in the alternative benefit plan instead of participating in the pension system provided under Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes. (67112)

(d) Each active participant of an alternative benefit plan established under this section shall contribute to the plan an amount, if any, determined by the municipality. The municipality shall contribute for each active participant in an alternative benefit plan established under Subsection (c) an amount determined by the municipality. (67113)

(e) A municipality that establishes an alternative benefit plan under this section shall file all reports with the State Pension Review Board required by Chapter 802. (67114)

(f) The governing body of a municipality may only establish an alternative benefit plan under this section if: (67115)

(1) the qualified actuary of the pension system established under Article 6243a-1, Revised Statutes, determines that after establishment and implementation of the alternative benefit plan, the pension system would continue to comply with funding and amortization period requirements applicable to the pension system under Subchapter C, Chapter 802; and (67116)

(2) the State Pension Review Board conducts a review of and validates the determination made under Subdivision (1). (67117)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 318 (H.B. 3158), Sec. 1.51, eff. September 1, 2017. (67118)

SUBTITLE B. EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS (67119)(Text)

CHAPTER 811. GENERAL PROVISIONS (67120)(Text)
Sec. 811.001. DEFINITIONS. (67121)(Text)

In this subtitle: (67122)

(1) "Accumulated contributions" means the total of amounts in a member's individual account in the employees saving account, including: (67123)

(A) amounts deducted from the compensation of the member; (67124)

(B) other member deposits required to be placed in the member's individual account; and (67125)

(C) interest credited to amounts in the member's individual account. (67126)

(2) "Actuarially reduced annuity" means an annuity payable on retirement or death occurring before a normal retirement age, the amount of which is determined by computing, using the amount of the member's service credit, the standard service retirement annuity payable at a normal retirement age and reducing it, under tables adopted by the board, by the factor applicable because of the attained age of the member. (67127)

(3) "Annuity" means an amount of money payable in monthly installments for a guaranteed period or for life, as determined by this subtitle. (67128)

(4) "Appointed officer or employee" means a person who holds a position that requires adherence to laws and rules of the state applicable to its employees, and who is paid a salary from state funds. (67129)

(5) "Board of trustees" means the persons appointed or elected under Subchapter A of Chapter 815 to administer the retirement system. (67130)

(6) "Combined retirement annuity" means the amount payable on retirement for service credited as a member of the employee class of membership plus any supplemental amount payable from the law enforcement and custodial officer supplemental retirement fund. (67131)

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