SENATE BILL 5485
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators von Reichbauer, Vognild, Moore and L. Smith.
Read first time February 1, 1991. Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.
AN ACT Relating to credit for military service under the teachers' retirement system; amending RCW 41.32.260; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 41.32.260 and 1974 ex.s. c 199 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
Any member whose public school service is interrupted by active service to ((
United States as a member of its military, naval or air service, or to))
the state of Washington, as a member of the legislature, may upon becoming
reemployed in the public schools, receive credit for such service upon
presenting satisfactory proof, and contributing to the annuity fund, either in
a lump sum or installments, such amounts as shall be determined by the (( board
of trustees: PROVIDED (1), That no such military service credit in excess of
five years shall be established or reestablished after July 1, 1961, unless the
service was actually rendered during time of war: PROVIDED FURTHER (2), That))
A member of the retirement system who is a member of the state legislature
or a state official eligible for the combined pension and annuity provided by
RCW 41.32.497, or 41.32.498, as now or hereafter amended shall have deductions
taken from his or her salary in the amount of seven and one-half percent
of earnable compensation and that service credit shall be established with the
retirement system while such deductions are reported to the retirement system,
unless he or she has by reason of his or her employment become a
contributing member of another public retirement system in the state of
: AND PROVIDED FURTHER (3), That)).
Such elected official who has retired or otherwise terminated his or her
public school service may then elect to terminate his or her membership
in the retirement system and receive retirement benefits while continuing to
serve as an elected official((
: AND, PROVIDED FURTHER (4), That)).
(d) A member of the retirement system who had previous service as an elected or appointed official, for which he or she did not contribute to the retirement system, may receive credit for such legislative service unless he or she has received credit for that service in another state retirement system, upon making contributions in such amounts as shall be determined by the board of trustees.
(2)(a) Any member whose public school service is interrupted by active service to the United States as a member of its military, naval, or air service, may upon becoming reemployed in the public schools, receive credit for such service upon presenting satisfactory proof: PROVIDED, That no such military service credit in excess of five years shall be established or reestablished after July 1, 1961, unless the service was actually rendered during time of war.
(b) After completing twenty-five years of creditable service, any member may have the member's service in the armed forces credited to the member if the service was prior to membership, but in no instance shall such military service in excess of five years be credited. This subsection (2)(b) does not apply to any individual who is not a veteran within the meaning of RCW 41.04.005. Military service shall not be credited to any member who is receiving full military retirement benefits pursuant to Title 10 of the United States Code.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.