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74-4957. Normal retirement date; early retirement; eligibility; employment after retirement with previous employer. (1) The normal retirement date for a member of the system who is appointed or employed prior to July 1, 1989, and who does not make an election pursuant to K.S.A. 74-4955a, and amendments thereto, shall be the first day of the month coinciding with or following termination of employment not followed by employment with any participating employer within 30 days, and the attainment of age 55 and the completion of 20 years of credited service or the completion of 32 years of credited service regardless of the age of the member. Any member may retire on such member's normal retirement date or on the first day of any month thereafter.

(2) Early retirement. Any member who is appointed or employed prior to July 1, 1989, and who does not make an election pursuant to K.S.A. 74-4955a, and amendments thereto, may retire before such member's normal retirement date on the first day of any month coinciding with or following termination of employment not followed by employment with any participating employer within 30 days and the attainment of age 50 and the completion of 20 years of credited service.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section and K.S.A. 74-4955a, 74-4957a, 74-4958a, 74-4960a, 74-4963a and 74-4964a, and amendments thereto, the normal retirement date for any member who was, up to the entry date of such member's employer, covered by a pension system under the provisions of K.S.A. 13-14a01 to 13-14a14, inclusive, or 14-10a01 to 14-10a15, inclusive, and amendments thereto, shall be the first day of the month coinciding with or following the attainment of age 50 and the completion of 25 years of credited service.

(4) In no event shall a member be eligible to retire until such member has been a contributing member of the system for 12 months of participating service, and shall have given such member's employer prior notice of retirement.

(5) If a retirant who retired on or after July 1, 1994, is employed, elected or appointed in or to any position or office for which compensation for service is paid in an amount equal to $25,000 or more in any one such calendar year, by the same state agency or the same police or fire department of any county, city, township or special district or the same sheriff's office of a county during the final two years of such retirant's participation, such retirant shall not receive any retirement benefit for any month for which such retirant serves in such position or office. The participating employer shall report to the system within 30 days of when the compensation paid to the retirant is equal to or exceeds any limitation provided by this section. Any retirant employed by a participating employer in the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system shall not make contributions nor receive additional credit under such system for such service except as provided by this section. Upon request of the executive director of the system, the secretary of revenue shall provide such information as may be needed by the executive director to carry out the provisions of this act.

History: L. 1965, ch. 447, § 7; L. 1967, ch. 431, § 6; L. 1973, ch. 327, § 1; L. 1981, ch. 311, § 3; L. 1987, ch. 299, § 27; L. 1989, ch. 232, § 17; L. 1994, ch. 293, § 21; L. 1995, ch. 267, § 22; L. 1998, ch. 201, § 36; L. 2001, ch. 209, § 29; L. 2004, ch. 182, § 6; L. 2016, ch. 76, § 4; July 1.


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