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90_HB3203 40 ILCS 5/9-179.1 from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-179.1 30 ILCS 805/8.22 new Amends the Cook County Article of the Pension Code in relation to credit for military service not immediately preceded by county service. Allows purchase of that credit by any person with at least 10 years of service credit in the Fund. Increases the amount of that credit that may be purchased, from 2 to 4 years. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately. LRB9011076EGfg LRB9011076EGfg 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Pension Code by changing 2 Section 9-179.3 and to amend the State Mandates Act. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by 6 changing Section 9-179.3 as follows: 7 (40 ILCS 5/9-179.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-179.1) 8 Sec. 9-179.1. Military service. A contributing employee 9
as of January 1, 1993with at least 10 25years of service 10 credit may apply for creditable service for up to 4 years 211 yearsof military service whether or not the military service 12 followed service as a county employee. The military service 13 need not have been served in wartime, but the employee must 14 not have been dishonorably discharged. To establish this 15 creditable service the applicant must pay to the Fund, while 16 in the service of the county, an amount determined by the 17 Fund to represent the employee contributions for the 18 creditable service established, based on the employee's rate 19 of compensation on his or her last day as a contributor 20 before the military service, or on his or her first day as a 21 contributor after the military service, whichever is greater, 22 plus interest at the effective rate from the date of 23 discharge to the date of payment. 24 The 4 years of military service credit authorized to be 25 established under this Section is in addition to any military 26 service credit authorized under Section 9-179, but a person 27 may not establish credit under both this Section and Section 28 9-179 for the same period of military service. A person may 29 not establish credit for military service under both this 30 Section and Section 9-120.1. 31 If a person who has established any credit under this -2- LRB9011076EGfg 1 Section applies for or receives any early retirement 2 incentive under Section 9-134.2, the credit under this 3 Section shall be forfeited and the amount paid to the Fund 4 under this Section shall be refunded. 5 (Source: P.A. 87-1265.) 6 Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding 7 Section 8.22 as follows: 8 (30 ILCS 805/8.22 new) 9 Sec. 8.22. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 10 and 8 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required 11 for the implementation of any mandate created by this 12 amendatory Act of 1998. 13 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 14 becoming law.
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