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S.B. 85 Enrolled

                 

PUBLIC SAFETY RETIREMENT EXCEPTION

                 
2001 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Sponsor: Beverly Ann Evans

                  This act modifies the Utah State Retirement Act to allow an elected sheriff to retire within
                  the Public Safety Retirement System and to continue in the office with a retirement
                  exclusion. This act has an immediate effective date.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                  AMENDS:
                      49-4-205, as last amended by Chapter 224, Laws of Utah 1991
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 49-4-205 is amended to read:
                       49-4-205. Exclusion of certain employees from coverage -- Exception.
                      (1) (a) A public employee serving as the commissioner of public safety, or as the elected
                  or appointed sheriff or chief of police of a public safety organization, is excluded from coverage
                  under this system if that public employee files a formal written request seeking exclusion from
                  coverage[, but].
                      (b) Except as provided in Subsection (1)(c), the public employee [cannot] may not
                  continue employment in the same covered employer unit and receive payment from the retirement
                  office at the same time.
                      (c) An elected sheriff who is eligible to retire under Section 49-4-401 may:
                      (i) retire from the system and receive a retirement payment;
                      (ii) continue in the elected office; and
                      (iii) file for the exclusion under Subsection (1)(a).
                      (2) Any member of the system or any newly hired employee who is eligible for coverage
                  and who is drawing a military pension may, by application to the retirement administrator, be
                  exempted from participating in the system.
                      Section 2. Effective date.
                      If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this act takes effect


                  upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
                  Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto, the date
                  of veto override.

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