WEST virginia legislature
2017 regular session
House Bill 3095
By Delegate Espinosa
A BILL to amend §18-7A-13a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing retired teachers to be subsequently employed by the Higher Education Policy Commission or the council for community and technical college education without any loss of retirement annuity or retirement benefits under certain circumstances.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-7A-13a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted as follows:
ARTICLE 7A. STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
§18-7A-13a. Resumption of service by retired teachers.
(a) For the purpose of this
section, reemployment of a former or retired teacher as a teacher
no way does not impair the teacher's eligibility for a prior service
pension or any other benefit provided by this article.
Retirants who qualified for an annuity because of age or service may not
receive the prior service allowance from the retirement board when
employed as a teacher and when regularly employed by the State of West
Virginia or nonteaching member. The payment of the prior service
allowance shall be discontinued on the first day of the month within which such
employment begins and shall be resumed on the first day of the month succeeding
the month within which such employment ceases. The guaranteed annuity portion
paid the teacher retirant on first retirement resulting from the
Teachers' Accumulation Fund and the Employers' Accumulation Retirement
System Fund shall continue throughout the governmental resumption
of service and thereafter according to the option selected by the teacher
retirant upon first retirement.
(c) Retired teachers who qualified for an annuity because of disability shall receive no further retirement payments if the retirement board finds that the disability of the teacher no longer exists; payment shall be discontinued on the first day of the month within which the finding is made. If the retired teacher returns to service as a teacher, he or she shall contribute to the Teachers' Accumulation Fund as a member of the system. His or her prior service eligibility, if any, shall not be impaired because of his or her disability retirement. His or her accumulated contributions which were transferred to the benefit fund upon his or her retirement shall be returned to his or her individual account in the Teachers' Accumulation Fund, minus retirement payments received which were not supported by such contributions and interest. Upon subsequent retirement, he or she shall receive credit for all of his or her contributory experience, anything to the contrary in this article notwithstanding.
(d) Notwithstanding any
provision of this code to the contrary, a person who retires under the system
provided by this article, may subsequently become employed on either a
full-time basis, part-time basis or contract basis by any state
institution of higher education, the Higher Education Policy Commission or
the Council for Community and Technical College Education without any loss
of retirement annuity or retirement benefits:
if the person's retirement
commences between the effective date of the enactment of this section in 2002
and December 31, 2002 Provided, That the person has a break in
service of no less than six months following retirement before being
subsequently reemployed; Provided, however, That the person shall
is not be eligible to participate in any other state retirement
system provided by this code except that system set out in section five,
article seven, chapter eighteen-b of this code.
(e) The retirement board
herewith authorized to may require of the retired teachers and their
employers such reports as it deems considers necessary to
effectuate the provisions of this section.