Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes § 6243m Contributions And Benefits; Certain Municipal Retirement Systems Or Death Benefit Programs


Section 1. An incorporated city or town that institutes after August 31, 1981, by charter, ordinance, or statute a program of continuing service retirement, disability retirement, or death benefits for any of its officers or employees shall require participating officers and employees to contribute a percentage of their salaries to the program during each payroll period. The city or town also shall make contributions to the program during each payroll period. The ratio of municipal contributions to the aggregate contributions of officers and employees may not be less than one to one or more than two to one.

Sec. 2. For municipal retirement systems created after August 31, 1981, through charter, ordinance, or statute, benefits shall be ascertained by the system's actuary in relationship to contributions. The level of benefits shall never be in excess of the amount actuarially determined for the system to be financially sound. An actuary hired by a retirement system shall have at least five years of experience working with one or more public retirement systems and be a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, or an enrolled actuary under the federal Employees Retirement Security Act of 1974.

Sec. 3. This Act does not apply to a program for which the only funding agency is a life insurance company, a program providing only workers' compensation benefits, or a program administered by a city or town as a member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2606, ch. 694, Sec. 1 to 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.

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