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20-2610.Retirement annuity; computation; maximum; final average salary. (a) (1) A judge who retires under K.S.A. 20-2608, and amendments thereto, shall be entitled to receive an annual annuity payable in monthly amounts subject to subsection (b), each such annual annuity of which shall be in an amount equal to the total of 5% of the final average salary of the judge, determined as provided in subsection (b), multiplied by the number of the judge's years of service up to 10 years, and 3.5% of the final average salary of the judge, determined as provided in subsection (b), multiplied by the number of the judge's years of service in excess of 10 years, but such annual annuity shall not exceed 70% of the final average salary of such judge, determined as provided in subsection (b). A judge who retires under K.S.A. 20-2608 and amendments thereto, and who became a member of the system after June 30, 1987, shall be entitled to receive an annual annuity payable in monthly amounts subject to subsection (b), each such annual amount of which shall be in an amount equal to the total of 3.5% of the final average salary of the judge, determined as provided in subsection (b), multiplied by the number of the judge's years of service, but such annual annuity shall not exceed 70% of the final average salary of the judge, determined as provided in subsection (b).

(2) For purposes of this subsection, the date of membership for a district magistrate judge who became a member of the system as provided by K.S.A. 20-2620, and amendments thereto, and who purchased service as provided in subsection (c) of K.S.A. 20-2620 and K.S.A. 74-49,123, and amendments thereto, shall be the day such district magistrate judge became a district magistrate judge and if such district magistrate judge's membership date as determined in this subsection is earlier than July 1, 1987, such district magistrate judge shall be entitled to the 5% of final average salary calculation for up to 10 years of service as provided in this subsection. Any additional cost associated with the provisions of this subsection shall be paid by such district magistrate judge by means of a single lump-sum payment or equal annual payments for not to exceed five years. The lump-sum or annual payments shall be determined by the system's actuary by using the member's final average salary at the time of application, actuarial assumptions and tables currently in use by the system and the member's attained age.

(b) For any judge who retires under K.S.A. 20-2608 or 20-2609, and amendments thereto, on or after July 1, 1975, the annuity shall be based on the final average salary of such judge as provided in this subsection. The final average salary of a judge who becomes permanently physically or mentally disabled and who is retired under K.S.A. 20-2608 or 20-2609, and amendments thereto, shall be determined as if such judge had retired on the date such judge became permanently physically or mentally disabled. The final average salary of a former judge whose service is terminated without retiring and who later retires under K.S.A. 20-2608, and amendments thereto, shall be determined as if such former judge had retired at the time such service was terminated.

In the case of judges who retire on or after July 1, 1993, the final average salary shall mean the average highest annual salary paid to the judge for any three years of the last 10 years of service as a judge immediately preceding retirement or termination of employment, or if service as a judge is less than three years, then the final average salary shall be the average annual salary paid to the judge during the full period of service as a judge, or if service as a judge is less than one year, then the final average salary shall be computed by multiplying the amount of monthly salary such judge was receiving at the time of retirement by 12.

(c) The provisions of law in effect on the retirement date of a judge under the retirement system for judges shall govern the retirement benefit payable to the judge, any joint annuitant and any beneficiary.

(d) A judge who retires under K.S.A. 20-2608, and amendments thereto, and who, after such retirement, again is appointed or elected as a judge, shall have the judge's retirement annuity suspended as provided in this subsection. Such judge shall become an active member and make employee contributions to the system and receive service credit for any service after the date of commencement of service in such position. Upon again retiring, any credited service such member subsequently accrues shall be added to all previous service and the retirement annuity shall be recalculated in accordance with the provisions of this section.

History: L. 1953, ch. 182, § 10; L. 1963, ch. 218, § 3; L. 1968, ch. 377, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 108, § 3; L. 1974, ch. 143, § 2; L. 1975, ch. 190, § 9; L. 1982, ch. 319, § 9; L. 1983, ch. 254, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 115, § 50; L. 1987, ch. 299, § 5; L. 1988, ch. 302, § 2; L. 1993, ch. 227, § 7; L. 1998, ch. 201, § 5; L. 2000, ch. 152, § 5; July 1.



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