Persons who are members of the Seventy-first General Assembly or a succeeding general assembly who submit proof to the department of membership in the general assembly during any period beginning July 4, 1953, may make contributions to the system for all or a portion of the period of service in the general assembly, and receive credit for the applicable period for which contributions are made. The contributions made by the member shall be equal to the accumulated contributions as defined in section 97B.41, subsection 2, which would have been made if the member of the general assembly had been a member of the system during the applicable period. The proof of membership in the general assembly and payment of accumulated contributions shall be transmitted to the department. A member making contributions pursuant to this section may make the contributions either for the entire applicable period of service, or for portions of the period of service, and if contributions are made for portions of the period of service, the contributions shall be in increments of one or more calendar quarters.
There is appropriated from moneys available to the general assembly under section 2.12 an amount sufficient to pay the contributions of the employer based on the period of service for which the members have paid accumulated contributions, in an amount equal to the contributions which would have been made if the members of the general assembly who made employee contributions had been members of the system during the applicable period of service in the general assembly, plus interest and interest dividends at the rate provided in section 97B.70 for all completed calendar years, and for any completed calendar year for which the interest dividend has not been declared and for completed months of partially completed calendar years, compounded as provided in section 97B.70.
However, the department shall ensure that the member, in exercising an option provided in this section, does not exceed the amount of annual additions to a member's account permitted pursuant to section 415 of the federal Internal Revenue Code.
[C79, 81, § 97B.72]
84 Acts, ch 1285, § 18; 91 Acts, ch 267, § 508; 93 Acts, ch 44, § 9; 94 Acts, ch 1183, §53, 97; 96 Acts, ch 1187, § 57, 58
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