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Chief Sponsor: David Clark

Senate Sponsor: Beverly Ann Evans

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act to allow the
             10      continued participation or withdrawal of certain independent corporation employees in
             11      a Utah State Retirement system or plan.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    allows an independent corporation which participates in a Utah State Retirement
             15      system or plan prior to July 1, 2006, to provide for participation of employees
             16      transferred to a subsidiary or other company with that system or plan; and
             17          .    establishes procedures which allow an independent corporation to elect to continue
             18      its participation for certain employees covered by a system or plan or to elect to
             19      withdraw from participation.
             20      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             21          None
             22      Other Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             25      ENACTS:
             26          49-11-622, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 49-11-622 is enacted to read:

             30          49-11-622. Subsidiaries or other companies owned by independent corporations --
             31      Participation -- Withdrawal.
             32          (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, an independent corporation, as
             33      defined in Section 63E-1-102 , which participates in a system or plan prior to July 1, 2006, and
             34      which owns a subsidiary, or other company may provide for the participation of employees
             35      with that system or plan as follows:
             36          (a) the independent corporation shall determine a date that is no later than January 1,
             37      2007, on which the independent corporation shall make an election under Subsection (2);
             38          (b) an employee hired by the independent corporation and transferred to a subsidiary,
             39      or other company on or after the date set under Subsection (1)(a) may not participate in a
             40      system or plan; and
             41          (c) the independent corporation shall pay to the office any actuarial or administrative
             42      cost, determined by the office, to have arisen out of the transfer of the employees from the
             43      independent corporation.
             44          (2) The independent corporation described under Subsection (1) shall elect to:
             45          (a) continue its participation for all current employees covered by a system or plan and
             46      transferred to a subsidiary, or other company, as of the date set under Subsection (1)(a); or
             47          (b) withdraw from participation in all systems or plans for all employees covered by a
             48      system or plan and transferred to the subsidiary, or other company, as of the date set under
             49      Subsection (1)(a).
             50          (3) If an independent corporation elects to continue participation under Subsection
             51      (2)(a), the independent corporation and the transferred employees shall continue to be subject
             52      to the laws and the rules governing the system or plan in which the employee participates,
             53      including the accrual of service credit and payment of contributions.

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