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Title VIII PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, BONDS AND RECORDS

Chapter 104

Effective - 28 Aug 1997 bottom

  104.371.  Elective state officers entitled to normal annuity, how computed, exception — additional service, how credited — retirement age, statewide officer, annuity, amount. — 1.  The normal annuity of a state official holding an elective state office, other than a member of the general assembly, shall be an amount equal to one and six-tenths percent of the average compensation of such elective or appointed officer multiplied by the number of years of creditable service of such elective or appointed officer; except that, if a member has held one or more statewide state elective offices for a total of at least twelve years, the member's normal annuity after September 28, 1983, shall be equal to fifty percent of the compensation provided by law at the time of retirement for the state officer of the highest office held, other provisions of law notwithstanding.  The benefits shall be funded as provided in section 104.436.

  2.  Any member who has served in at least three full biennial assemblies as a member of the general assembly may elect to be credited with additional service as a state officer or employee for each year in which he or she served as a member of the general assembly with each full biennial assembly served counting as two years of service and each partial biennial assembly served counting as the pro rata portion of two years which is equal to the portion of the general assembly served.

  3.  Any member who terminated employment prior to August 28, 1994, who has served in at least three full biennial assemblies as a member of the general assembly, may upon application to the board of trustees of the Missouri state employees' retirement system, be made, constituted and appointed and employed by the board as a special consultant on the problems of retirement, aging and other state matters for the remainder of the member's life.  Upon request of the board, the consultant shall give opinions or be available to give opinions in writing or orally in response to such requests.  As compensation for such services, the consultant may elect to be credited with additional service as a statewide elected official or employee for each year in which he or she served as a member of the general assembly, with each full biennial assembly served counting as two years and each partial biennial assembly served counting as the pro rata portion of two years which is equal to the portion of the general assembly served.

  4.  Any elected statewide officer may retire after attaining fifty-five years of age and having had at least ten years of vesting service.  In such case, such elected officer shall receive an annuity in an amount which is the actuarial reduction approved by the board of the normal annuity the member would have received commencing at the earliest date on which the member is entitled to an unreduced benefit based on the member's creditable service at the date such member left office.

  5.  Any member who may retire as an elected statewide officer who has attained sixty years of age and has at least fifteen years of creditable service may retire with a normal annuity benefit.

  6.  Any member who may retire as an elected statewide elected officer shall be entitled to retire with a normal annuity if the sum of the member's age and creditable service equals eighty years or more and if the member is at least fifty years of age.

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(L. 1981 H.B. 835, et al., A.L. 1983 S.B. 252, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1370, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1496, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1643 & 1399, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1149, A.L. 1997 H.B. 356)

(1994)  Where former state legislator sued state retirement system for denial of benefits for period from date he reached the age for eligibility for legislative retirement until time he retired from circuit judge position.  Former legislator was ineligible under statute until his retirement from circuit judge position.  Former members of general assembly are ineligible for retirement benefit during any period which they are serving as elected or appointed stated officers.  Geary v. Missouri State Employees' Retirement System, 878 S.W.2d 918 (Mo. App. W.D.).


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