HB 449 - Employees' Ret; GBI Narcotic Agent; prior service credit

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 449 - Employees' Ret; GBI Narcotic Agent; prior service credit

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Code Sections - 47-2-225
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House Comm: Ret / Senate Comm: Ret / House Vote: Yeas 154 Nays 0 Senate Vote: Yeas 48 Nays 0 ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 1/27/95 Read 1st Time 2/6/96 1/30/95 Read 2nd Time 2/12/96 1/29/96 Favorably Reported 2/9/96 2/5/96 Read 3rd Time 3/13/96 2/5/96 Passed/Adopted 3/13/96 3/28/96 Sent to Governor 4/9/96 Signed by Governor 824 Act/Veto Number W/F Effective Date ---------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 47-2-225, 47-2-334
HB 449 LC 21 2964 Employees' Ret; GBI Narcotic Agent; prior service credit 449 hb449 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Chapter 2 of Title 47 of the Official Code of 1- 2 Georgia Annotated, relating to the Employees' Retirement 1- 3 System of Georgia, so as to provide that members with prior 1- 4 service as a narcotics agent with the Georgia Bureau of 1- 5 Investigation shall be eligible to obtain creditable service 1- 6 for such prior service; to provide conditions for an 1- 7 effective date and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting 1- 8 laws; and for other purposes. 1- 9 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-10 Chapter 2 of Title 47 of the Official Code of Georgia 1-11 Annotated, relating to the Employees' Retirement System of 1-12 Georgia, is amended by inserting at the end of Part 5 of 1-13 Article 8, relating to membership of certain law enforcement 1-14 personnel in such retirement system, the following: 1-15 "47-2-225. (Index) 1-16 Any other provision of this chapter to the contrary 1-17 notwithstanding, any member who was employed as a 1-18 narcotics agent pursuant to the provisions of Code Section 1-19 35-3-9 prior to becoming a member of the retirement system 1-20 shall be entitled to obtain creditable service for all 1-21 such prior service subject to the conditions contained in 1-22 this Code section. In order to be eligible for such 1-23 creditable service, the member must make application as 1-24 prescribed by the board not later than July 1, 1997, or 1-25 one year after becoming a member of the retirement system, 1-26 whichever date is later, provide proof of such prior 1-27 service, and pay the employee contributions which he or 1-28 she would have paid if he or she had been a member of the 1-29 retirement system, together with regular interest thereon. 1-30 Within 30 days after the retirement system gives notice 1-31 that the foregoing conditions have been met, the Georgia 1-32 Bureau of Investigation shall pay the employer 1-33 contributions which would have been paid for the member if -1- (Index) LC 21 2964 2- 1 he or she had been a member of the retirement system, 2- 2 together with regular interest thereon." SECTION 2. 2- 3 Said chapter is further amended by striking in its entirety 2- 4 paragraph (2) of subsection (f) of Code Section 47-2-334, 2- 5 relating to membership in such retirement system by certain 2- 6 employees employed on or after July 1, 1982, and inserting 2- 7 in lieu thereof the following: 2- 8 "(2) Except as otherwise provided in Code Sections 2- 9 47-2-204, 47-2-225, and 47-2-266 and paragraph (3) of 2-10 this subsection, no service shall constitute creditable 2-11 service except membership service for which the full 2-12 rate of employee membership contributions and employer 2-13 contributions is made pursuant to subsections (c) and 2-14 (d) of this Code section; and" SECTION 3. 2-15 This Act shall become effective on July 1, 1996, only if it 2-16 is determined to have been concurrently funded as provided 2-17 in Chapter 20 of Title 47 of the Official Code of Georgia 2-18 Annotated, the "Public Retirement Systems Standards Law"; 2-19 otherwise, this Act shall not become effective and shall be 2-20 automatically repealed in its entirety on July 1, 1996, as 2-21 required by subsection (a) of Code Section 47-20-50. SECTION 4. 2-22 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2-23 repealed. -2- (Index)

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