2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-17-116.7. Supplemental pension benefits - Audits - Reports.

A. After the effective date of this act, before entering into any type of contract that creates an unfunded liability and is for the purpose of enhancing pension benefits for employees beyond the provisions of the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma, a state institution of higher education, technology center school district, or public school district, unless otherwise provided by law, shall forward to the Office of the Attorney General a copy of the contract and a copy of an actuarial report indicating the amount of unfunded liability that would be created pursuant to the contract. The Attorney General shall review the contract to ensure that the contract conforms to state law. No such contract shall be signed by the education entity until the Attorney General approves the contract. Any such contract entered into without complying with the requirements of this section shall be void.

B. In order to make the Legislature and Governor more aware of the effect of unfunded pension benefits and other post-employment benefits on state finances, annual audits conducted pursuant to law on state institutions of higher education, technology center school districts, and school districts shall be prepared in accordance with appropriate accounting standards pertaining to unfunded pension benefits and other post-employment benefits. The State Regents for Higher Education, the State Board of Career and Technology Education and the State Board of Education, jointly, shall have the information pertaining to benefits compiled into an annual report that shall be distributed to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

Added by Laws 1990, c. 237, § 1, emerg. eff. May 21, 1990. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 33, § 117, eff. July 1, 2001.

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