2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:66-70 - Veterans' free membership in fund


NJ Rev Stat § 18A:66-70 (2013) What's This?

18A:66-70. Veterans' free membership in fund
a. Each public employee veteran member shall have returned to him his accumulated deductions as of January 1, 1956, less contributions based on his compensation for the year 1955 at the rate of contribution provided in subsection b. All service rendered in office, position, or employment of this state or of a county, municipality, or school district, board of education or other public employer by such veteran member previous to January 1, 1955, for which evidence satisfactory to the retirement system is presented, shall be credited to him as a "class B" member and the accrued liability for such credit shall be paid by the employer as provided in section 18A:66-33; provided, however, that no credit shall be allowed for such service rendered prior to January 1, 1955 unless the member purchases credit for all service rendered on or after such date.

b. Each public employee veteran member as of January 1, 1956, shall make contributions to the retirement system at the rates of contribution applicable to class B members of the public employee's retirement system as of January 2, 1955, as provided in section 18A:66-29. Each public employee veteran member shall pay the proportion of compensation applicable to his age at the commencement of employment, position or office with the State, any county, municipality or school district, board of education or other public employer, except that where such service has not been continuous, the public employee veteran member shall pay the proportion of compensation applicable to the age resulting from the subtraction, as of January 1, 1955, of his years of service from his age. No public employee veteran member shall be required during the continuation of his membership to increase the proportion of compensation certified on January 1, 1956, or at the time of becoming a member, if later, as payable by him, except as provided in section 18A:66-29.

c. In the event that a public employee veteran who prior to January 1, 1956, rendered service in office, position, or employment of this State or of a county, municipality, or school district, board of education or other public employer, but who is not in such office, position or employment on January 1, 1956, shall later become a member of the retirement system, such public employee veteran member shall receive prior service credit for service rendered prior to January 1, 1955, for which evidence satisfactory to the retirement system is presented, and shall pay the proportion of compensation, applicable to the age resulting from the subtraction of his years of such prior service from his age on the date of his becoming a member of the retirement system and as provided in section 18A:66-29. The State shall pay the accrued liability on behalf of such prior service, and such liability shall be paid in such a manner that the total obligation will be met within the period of time fixed for the liquidation of such accrued liabilities under this article.

L.1967, c.271; amended by L.1971, c. 121, s. 34, eff. April 29, 1971.


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