18A:66-103. Withdrawal of contributions by veteran members; service credits required; liquidation of certain service credits
a. Each public employee veteran member of a pension fund in existence and established on June 26, 1962 under article 16 of chapter 5 of Title 18 of the Revised Statutes shall have returned to him the contributions made by him as of July 1, 1962 with simple interest at 2% per annum to such date. All service rendered in office, position or employment of this State or of a county, municipality, school district or board of education or service rendered for the State University of New Jersey, an instrumentality of this State, after April 16, 1945, and the New Jersey State Agricultural Experiment Station established by an act approved March 10, 1880 (P.L.1880, c. 106 and continued pursuant to chapter 16 of Title 4 of the Revised Statutes), an instrumentality of this State, excluding service rendered as county extension service farm and home demonstration agents, by such service of such veteran member previous to June 26, 1962, and excluding credits for prior veteran covering employment which is vested in another governmental body or pension fund, for which evidence satisfactory to the board of trustees was presented prior to June 27, 1963, shall be credited to him as a member and such credit shall be known as prior service credit and the obligation of the board of education employing such veteran member on account of such credit shall be known as the accrued liability on behalf of such veteran member, and the board of education which employed such veteran member as of June 26, 1962 shall liquidate said accrued liability by annual payments for a period of 30 years commencing July 1, 1963, the amount of these payments to be computed by the actuary and certified by the board of trustees.
b. In the event that a public employee veteran who prior to June 26, 1962 rendered service in office, position or employment of this State, including such service rendered for any instrumentality enumerated in subsection a. of this section, or of a county, municipality, or school district or board of education, shall be a member of the pension fund on or after said date, such public employee veteran shall receive prior service credit for such service for which evidence satisfactory to the board of trustees is presented in the same manner as received by other public employee veteran members. The employer of such public employee veteran on the date of his becoming a member shall liquidate the accrued liability for such prior service by annual payments over the remainder of the 30-year period specified in subsection a. of this section, the amount of these payments to be computed by the actuary and certified by the board of trustees.
L.1967, c.271; amended by L.1968, c. 364, s. 2, eff. Dec. 26, 1968.
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