2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 11:2255 — Transfers of firefighter service
§2255. Transfers of firefighter service
A. Any active contributing member of this system may transfer all of his accredited service which was earned as a full-time firefighter from any other public retirement system in this state if, at the time of the employment for which he desires a transfer of credit, he was under the age of fifty and provided that he is not receiving a regular or disability benefit from any public retirement system; provided, however, service shall not be transferred to this system from any firefighter retirement system or plan, which is eligible to merge with this system pursuant to R.S. 11:2260.
B. The system from which the member transfers such credit shall transfer to this system all employee and employer contributions contributed by or for the transferring member plus interest equal to six percent compounded annually from each year of contribution to the date of transfer; provided that in any system, fund, or plan, where the employer contribution is not at least a fixed percentage of the employee's earnings, an employer's contribution equal to the employee's contributions shall be transferred by the system, fund, or plan from which the person is transferring.
C. In the event that the amount of contribution transferred is less than the amount which would have been contributed by the member and his employer, had all the credit originally been credited in this system, the member, except as provided for herein, shall pay the deficit or difference including the interest thereon at a rate of interest to be determined by the board of trustees, which shall be at a rate of interest of not less than six percent compounded annually.
D. In lieu of paying the deficit or difference plus interest, the person may at his option, but only at the time of transfer, be granted an amount of credit in this system based on the amount of funds actually transferred.
E. All applications for transfers of service as a full-time firefighter must be submitted to the system on or before January 1, 1988.
Acts 1985, No. 461, §1; Acts 1986, No. 490, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 33:2154.1 by Acts 1991, No. 74, §3, eff. June 25, 1991.
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