1. A vested or retired member of the system who was a member of the general assembly prior to July 1, 1988, may make contributions to the system for all or a portion of the period of service in the general assembly. 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 of service in the general assembly. 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. The member of the system shall submit proof to the department of membership in the general assembly. The department shall credit the member with the period of membership service for which contributions are made.
There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department an amount sufficient to pay the contributions of the employer based on the period of service of members of the general assembly for which the member paid accumulated contributions under this section. The amount appropriated is equal to the employer contributions which would have been made if the members of the system who made employee contributions had been members of the system during the period for which they made employee contributions, plus interest at the rate provided in section 97B.70 for each year compounded as provided in section 97B.70.
2. 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.
86 Acts, ch 1243, § 23; 88 Acts, ch 1242, § 49; 93 Acts, ch 44, § 10; 94 Acts, ch 1183, § 54, 55, 97; 96 Acts, ch 1187, § 59, 60
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