2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 11:1192 — Annuity savings fund; description; contributions to and payments from funds; amount of employee contributions
§1192. Annuity savings fund; description; contributions to and payments from funds; amount of employee contributions
A. The annuity savings fund is the fund in which shall be accumulated contributions from the compensation of members to provide for their annuities. Contributions to and payments from the annuity savings fund shall be made as follows. The employer shall cause to be deducted from the salary of each member on each and every payroll of such employer for each and every payroll period seven percent of his earnable compensation, provided that no deductions shall be made on that part of any compensation which is designated by law as operating expense.
B. These deductions shall be made notwithstanding that the minimum compensation provided for by the law for any member shall be reduced thereby. Every member shall be deemed to consent and agree to the deductions made and provided for herein and shall receipt for his full salary or compensation; and payment of salary or compensation, less the deduction, shall be a full and complete discharge and acquittance of all claims and demands whatsoever for the services rendered by such person during the period covered by such payment, except as to the benefits provided under this Chapter. The board of trustees shall provide for the methods of collection of contributions from members and employers. The board shall have full authority to require the production of evidence necessary to verify properly the correctness of amounts contributed.
C.(1) In addition to the contributions deducted from compensation, subject to the approval of the board of trustees, any member may redeposit in the annuity savings fund, by a single payment or by an increased rate of contribution, an amount equal to the total amount which he previously withdrew therefrom or any part thereof. Any member may deposit therein by one or more payments an additional amount in order to purchase an additional annuity, provided that the amounts so deposited may be withdrawn only under the conditions established by the board of trustees and the interest credited to such contributions shall not exceed the actual rate earned. These additional amounts deposited shall become a part of his accumulated contributions except in the case of retirement, when they shall be treated as excess contributions returnable to the member in cash or as an annuity of equivalent actuarial value and shall not be considered in computing his pension.
(2) The accumulated contributions of a member withdrawn by him, or paid to his succession or to his designated beneficiary in event of his death, shall be paid from the annuity savings fund. Upon the retirement of a member, his accumulated contributions shall be transferred from the annuity savings fund to the pension reserve fund. If a member dies, leaving survivors eligible for survivor benefits, his accumulated contribution shall be transferred from the annuity savings fund to the survivors' benefit fund.
Amended by Acts 1954, No. 145, §2; Acts 1956, No. 458, §4; Acts 1962, No. 137, §2. Acts 1984, No. 678, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 17:982 by Acts 1991, No. 74, §3, eff. June 25, 1991.
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