2017 ORS 237.645¹
Options for legislators who are not members of Public Employees Retirement System

(1) A person who is appointed or elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly and who is not a member of the Public Employees Retirement System at the time of the appointment or election:

(a) May not become a member of the Public Employees Retirement System for the purpose of service in the Legislative Assembly.

(b) May elect to become a legislator member of the state deferred compensation plan under ORS 237.655 (Legislator members of state deferred compensation plan) for the purpose of service in the Legislative Assembly.

(2) An election under this section does not affect the ability of a person appointed or elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly to participate in the state deferred compensation plan in the manner provided by ORS 243.401 (Definitions for ORS 243.401 to 243.507) to 243.507 (Payment of deferred compensation to alternate payee under judgment or order) as other than a legislator member under ORS 237.655 (Legislator members of state deferred compensation plan). [2013 s.s. c.3 §7]

Note: 237.645 (Options for legislators who are not members of Public Employees Retirement System) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 237 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 237

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority for voluntary pension trust program for public employees not in educa­tion, (1971) Vol 35, p 998; applica­tion of 1971 amend­ments to benefits under this chapter to retired teachers, (1972) Vol 35, p 1243; retroactive credit for employees of the Legislative Assembly for benefits of the Public Employes’ Retire­ment System, (1973) Vol 36, p 491; eligibility of Teachers’ Retire­ment Fund members for increased retire­ment benefits under 1973 law, (1973) Vol 36, p 687; implied standards for level of funding which must be maintained to achieve “actuarial soundness,” (1977) Vol 38, p 880

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 237—Public Employee Retirement Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors237.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 237, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano237.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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