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74-4911e. Election by elected officials to continue membership after service terminates; employer and employee rates of contribution, limitations; revocation; application of Kansas public employees retirement act. (a) Each person who is an elected official on and after January 1, 1985, and who is a member of the Kansas public employees retirement system, may elect to continue to participate in the Kansas public employees retirement system under the provisions of this act after the date such person's service as an elected official terminates unless such person immediately becomes an employee of another participating employer. Such person's election is valid only if such person files notice of such election in the office of the executive director of the Kansas public employees retirement system, in a form acceptable to the system, within 30 days of the termination of such person's service as an elected official.

(b) For the purposes of contributions to and benefits under the Kansas public employees retirement system, compensation of such members shall be a monthly amount equal to the greater of (1) the compensation to which the elected official was entitled for services as an elected official during the period January 15 to February 14, inclusive, of the most recent year, or (2) the monthly amount of such person's compensation at the time that such person's service as an elected official terminates. The employer rate of contribution for the state of Kansas and employee rate of contribution shall be applied to such amounts monthly. Such person shall remit the required employer and employee contributions to the system quarterly in advance with a report as may be required by the system.

(c) Any election by such person under subsection (a) shall remain in effect until revoked in writing and received by the system or such person becomes an employee of another participating employer or upon failure of such person to remit to the system the employer and employee contributions required under subsection (b).

(d) This act or acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto shall become a part of the Kansas public employees retirement act as defined in subsection (2) of K.S.A. 74-4902 and amendments thereto and shall be governed thereby in all respects, except if words and phrases used in this act appear to have a different meaning, the provisions of this act shall prevail.

(e) The provisions of subsection (2) of K.S.A. 74-4916 and amendments thereto are not applicable to any person making an election under subsection (a).

(f) No election shall be made as provided in subsection (a) after June 30, 1998.

History: L. 1985, ch. 254, § 26; L. 1987, ch. 299, § 11; L. 1998, ch. 64, § 30; L. 2001, ch. 209, § 8; May 31.

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