2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:66-19.1 - TPAF members, eligibility based on one position.

18A:66-19.1 TPAF members, eligibility based on one position.

25. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, after the effective date of P.L.2010, c.1, a person who is or becomes a member of the Teachers' Pension and Annuity Fund and becomes employed in more than one office, position, or employment covered by the retirement system or commences service in a covered office, position, or employment with more than one employer shall be eligible for membership in the retirement system based upon only one of the offices, positions, or employments held concurrently. In the case of a person who holds more than one office, position, or employment covered by the retirement system, the retirement system shall designate the position providing the higher or highest compensation for the person with such concurrent positions as the basis for eligibility for membership and the compensation base for contributions and pension calculations.

b. Contributions shall be deducted only from the member's compensation for the office, position, or employment designated pursuant to subsection a. of this section and shall be credited to the member's single account established pursuant to N.J.S.18A:66-19. The designation by the retirement system of one office, position, or employment upon which membership in the retirement system shall be based shall be irrevocable as between or among the offices, positions, or employments held at the time the designation is made as long as the designated position is the one with the higher or highest compensation. A member who leaves a designated office, position, or employment, or acquires a different or additional office, position, or employment, may receive a new designation by the retirement system from among the offices, positions, or employments then held. Service in an office, position, or employment other than the one designated shall not be deemed creditable service for the purposes of the retirement system.

c. The provisions of subsections a. and b. of this section shall not apply to a person who, on the effective date of P.L.2010, c.1, is a member of the retirement system and holds more than one office, position, or employment covered by the retirement system with one or more employers, while the member continues to hold without a break in service more than one of those offices, positions, or employments. Any additional office, position, or employment acquired by the member shall not be deemed creditable service for the purposes of the retirement system and no designation for that member shall be made until only one of the offices, positions, or employments held on the effective date remains.

L.2010, c.1, s.25.

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