Session of 1999
By Representative Tomlinson

  9             AN  ACT concerning the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system;
10             relating to affiliation by certain participating employers; amending
11             K.S.A. 74-4954 and repealing the existing section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. K.S.A. 74-4954 is hereby amended to read as follows: 74-
15       4954. (1) Any eligible employer may join the system on January 1 of any
16       year on or after January 1, 1967. Application for affiliation shall be by
17       resolution approved by the governing body of the eligible employer and
18       shall be submitted to the board of trustees in such form as the board shall
19       determine, not later than 30 days prior to the date participation is to
20       begin, except as such time limit is extended by the board. Such application
21       may be for participation with regard to: (a) All policemen or firemen, or
22       both, who are employed by the participating employer on or after the
23       employer's entry date; (b) all policemen or firemen, or both, employed
24       by the participating employer immediately prior to and on the employer's
25       entry date and all retired members of all local police or fire pension plans
26       which are maintained and funded by the employer, as those terms are
27       defined in K.S.A. 12-5001 and amendments thereto; or (c) all individuals
28       which are referred to in subsections (a) and (b). The application shall
29       include a statement of the group or groups to be covered. Any such ap-
30       plication, upon approval by the board of trustees, shall be irrevocable,
31       except that extension of coverage to any of the above named employee
32       groups not covered in the employer's initial application may be obtained
33       by supplemental application to the board, in such form as may be pro-
34       vided by the board, with such coverage to be effective on January 1 of
35       any succeeding year.
36             (2) Any eligible employer whose police or firemen, or both, are cov-
37       ered by the Kansas public employees retirement system may provide for
38       the transfer of such police or firemen, or both, to the Kansas police and
39       firemen's retirement system in the same manner as provided in subsec-
40       tion (1). Such transferred employees shall receive credit only for prior
41       service as police or firemen, or both, except as otherwise provided in this
42       act. Upon notice of such transfer authorization, the board of trustees shall
43       transfer to the credit of the employee under the Kansas police and fire-
44       men's retirement system such amounts as may be presently credited to
45       the employee's account for contribution under the Kansas public em-
46       ployees retirement system and an equivalent amount to the employer's
47       account for contributions for such employee.
48             (3) Any eligible employer, prior to the filing of an application for
49       coverage under this system, may request the board of trustees to submit
50       a proposal for such coverage including an estimate of the employer's
51       contribution rate necessary to comply with the actuarial standard of this
52       system. Such eligible employer shall furnish all necessary data from which
53       such proposal may be prepared, and shall pay all costs involved.
54             (4) Any fire district which is a participating employer and has con-
55       solidated with another fire district under the provisions of K.S.A. 19-3601
56       et seq. and amendments thereto, may affiliate for prior service coverage
57       for the employees of the fire district consolidated with the participating
58       employer. The participating employer may cause the value of any defined
59       benefit pension plan or policy maintained by the district consolidated with
60       the participating employer to be transferred to the Kansas police and
61       firemen's retirement system, and any such amounts transferred shall be
62       applied to the cost of affiliating for prior service coverage for the em-
63       ployees of the fire district consolidated with the participating employer.
64             (5) Any participating employer which affiliated with the system pur-
65       suant to the provisions of K.S.A. 74-4954b and amendments thereto may
66       affiliate with the system pursuant to the provisions of this section. 
67       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 74-4954 is hereby repealed.
68        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
69       publication in the statute book.