|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representative Atkins of Winooski
Subject: Executive branch; state employees; retirement; group D; state’s attorneys
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to include state’s attorneys in the group D plan of the Vermont employees’ retirement system.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE INCLUSION OF STATE’S ATTORNEYS IN GROUP D OF THE VERMONT EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 3 V.S.A. § 455(a)(11)(D) is amended to read:
D members” shall mean justices of the supreme court, superior judges, district
judges, environmental judges,
and probate judges, and state’s
Sec. 2. 3 V.S.A. § 459(b)(3) is amended to read:
D members who are justices of the supreme court, superior judges, environmental
and district judges, or state’s attorneys; additional
retirement allowance. Justices of the supreme court, superior judges,
environmental judges, and district judges, and state’s attorneys,
upon retirement under this section, shall receive an additional retirement
allowance according to years of service as a supreme court justice, a superior
judge, an environmental judge, or a district judge, or a state’s
attorney or any combination thereof as follows:
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order to qualify for the benefits provided by this title, each justice
judge, or state’s attorney shall have the maximum employee contribution
in accordance with the requirements of the state employees’ retirement system. These
provisions shall apply to surviving justices and, judges, and
state’s attorneys retired before its enactment, but only from the effective
date of its enactment, and not retroactively.
(C) For the purposes of this section, years of service as a municipal judge are to be counted as years of service in determining the additional retirement allowance, insofar as they represent years of membership service.
GROUP D PARTICIPATION; STATE’S ATTORNEYS;
TRANSFER; EFFECTIVE DATE
(a) State’s attorneys who participate in a state retirement plan other than group D shall have the option to transfer to the group D plan. Election to join the group D plan shall be made by June 30, 2008 and shall be irrevocable.
(b) The effective date of participation in the group D plan for those employees covered by this act and who elect to transfer to the group D plan shall be June 30, 2008. All past service accrued through the date of transfer shall be calculated based upon the plan in which the service accrued with all appropriate provisions and penalties applied.
The Vermont General Assembly
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