2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:9-117.13 - Person under 35; transfer of membership in public employees' retirement system or county pension fund to police and firemen's retirement system

40A:9-117.13. Person under 35; transfer of membership in public employees' retirement system or county pension fund to police and firemen's retirement system

a. Any person who is 35 years of age or younger on the effective date of this act, and who is subsequently appointed as a sheriff's officer pursuant to this act, shall be permitted to transfer his membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System of New Jersey under P.L.1954, c. 84 (C. 43:15A-1 et seq.), or in a county pension fund created under P.L.1943, c. 160 (C. 43:10-18.1 et seq.) or P.L.1948, c. 310 (C. 43:10-18.50 et seq.) or article 1 of chapter 10 of Title 43 of the Revised Statutes (R.S. 43:10-1 et seq.) to the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey established by P.L.1944, c. 255 (C. 43:16A-1 et seq.) by waiving all rights and benefits which would otherwise be provided by the Public Employees' Retirement System of New Jersey or county pension fund and making a lump sum payment into the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey annuity savings fund of the amount of the difference between the contribution which was paid as a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System of New Jersey or county pension fund and the contribution that would have been required if he had been a member of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey since the date of last enrolling in the Public Employees' Retirement System of New Jersey or a county pension fund. In addition, the employee shall be liable for any payment to the retirement system that the employer would have been required to make on behalf of the member for the purchase of such credit; this payment may be made in regular monthly installments or in a lump sum, as the employee may elect, and pursuant to rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Division of Pensions. He may also be permitted to continue his membership in the Public Employees' Retirement System of New Jersey or county pension fund by waiving all rights and benefits which would otherwise be provided by the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey. Any waiver shall be accomplished by filing forms satisfactory to the Division of Pensions, which is responsible for the administration of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey, within 90 days following the date of appointment. In the absence of a filing of a timely waiver by the person, his pension status shall remain unchanged and his membership shall not be transferred to the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey.

b. The transfer of membership from the Public Employees' Retirement System of New Jersey or county pension fund to the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey shall be done in accordance with the provisions of P.L.1973, c. 156 (C. 43:16A-62 et seq.) and this act. Whenever in P.L.1973, c. 156 a period of time is set which is to be calculated from the effective date of that act, the time shall be calculated from the date of appointment as sheriff's officer pursuant to this act for the purposes hereof.

L.1982, c. 133, s. 8, eff. Sept. 14, 1982.

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