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§ 953. Contributions by county--Use of funds--Return of employee funds

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 19. Counties and County Officers

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 19. Counties and County Officers
Chapter 25. County Employees' Retirement Systems
19 Okl.St.Ann. § 953
§ 953. Contributions by county--Use of funds--Return of employee funds
A. Every county establishing a retirement fund and system and having a population in excess of six hundred seventy-five thousand (675,000) according to the latest Federal Decennial Census is hereby authorized to contribute to such fund and to pay to the treasurer of such fund for the use and benefit of the persons eligible for retirement benefits such amounts as the board of trustees may authorize by resolution not exceeding the limitation as provided in Section 954 of this title. Money on hand in this fund shall not be available for any other purpose and shall not be used for any purpose other than for retirement benefits to eligible persons except as provided in Section 952.2 of this title; provided that should any county employee who has contributed to such retirement fund cease, either by resignation, discharge or failure of re-election, to be a county employee at any time before such employee becomes eligible for retirement, such employee shall be entitled to receive from the retirement fund an amount, without interest, equal to the sum deducted from his or her salary and credited to the retirement fund, and the board of trustees is hereby authorized and required, on written demand of such employee, to return to such employee, without interest, all funds contributed by such employee; and, provided further, that should any county employee whose services as such employee shall have ceased prior to such employee being eligible for retirement, and should such employee have withdrawn his or her contribution to the retirement fund as provided herein, such employee shall not thereafter become eligible for retirement unless he or she shall have paid into the pension fund all money previously withdrawn therefrom by such employee by September 1, 1984, for those employees that again became county employees prior to July 1, 1984, and within sixty (60) days after an employee again becomes a county employee for those employees that again become county employees on or after July 1, 1984.
B. Every county establishing a retirement fund and system and not having a population in excess of six hundred seventy-five thousand (675,000) according to the latest Federal Decennial Census is hereby authorized to contribute to such fund and to pay to the treasurer of such fund for the use and benefit of the persons eligible for retirement benefits such amounts as the board of trustees may authorize by resolution not exceeding the limitation as provided in Section 954 of this title. Money on hand in this fund shall not be available for any other purpose and shall not be used for any purpose other than for retirement benefits to eligible persons except as provided in Section 952.2 of this title; provided that should any county employee who has contributed to such retirement fund cease, either by resignation, discharge or failure of re-election, to be a county employee at any time before such employee becomes eligible for retirement, such employee shall be entitled to receive from the retirement fund an amount, without interest, equal to the sum deducted from his or her salary and credited to the retirement fund, and the board of trustees is hereby authorized and required, on written demand of such employee, to return to such employee, without interest, all funds contributed by such employee; and, provided further, that should any county employee whose services as such employee shall have ceased prior to such employee being eligible for retirement, and should such employee have withdrawn his or her contribution to the retirement fund as provided herein, such an employee, otherwise meeting the eligibility requirements for membership, who has withdrawn his or her accumulated contributions at any period of time, and who wishes to reinstate the creditable service covered by such contributions, shall pay the system the full amount of contributions previously withdrawn with interest thereon at the annual percentage rate of ten percent (10%) from the date withdrawn. The withdrawn contributions plus interest must be repaid by August 31, 1994 to reinstate such creditable service. Any increase in benefits resulting from reinstatement of creditable service under this subsection shall be prospective from the date of repayment. Nothing in this subsection shall apply to alter any amount of benefits paid or due prior to repayment of the withdrawn contributions.

Credits

Laws 1961, p. 217, § 3, emerg. eff. July 14, 1961; Laws 1963, c. 182, § 1, emerg. eff. June 10, 1963; Laws 1967, c. 222, § 1, emerg. eff. May 2, 1967; Laws 1982, c. 227, § 3, emerg. eff. May 4, 1982; Laws 1984, c. 267, § 5, operative July 1, 1984; Laws 1989, c. 124, § 4, eff. July 1, 1989; Laws 1994, c. 297, § 1, eff. July 1, 1994; Laws 2000, c. 200, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2011, c. 337, § 1, emerg. eff. May 25, 2011.
19 Okl. St. Ann. § 953, OK ST T. 19 § 953
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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