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74-4911f. Election by certain state officers to not be a member of system; filing; participation in deferred compensation plan; contribution by state. (a) Subject to procedures or limitations prescribed by the governor, any person who is not an employee and who becomes a state officer may elect to not become a member of the system. The election to not become a member of the system must be filed within 90 days of assuming the position of state officer. Such election shall be irrevocable. If such election is not filed by such state officer, such state officer shall be a member of the system.

(b) Any such state officer who is a member of the Kansas public employees retirement system, on or after the effective date of this act, may elect to not be a member by filing an election with the office of the retirement system. The election to not become a member of the system must be filed within 90 days of assuming the position of state officer. If such election is not filed by such state officer, such state officer shall be a member of the system.

(c) Subject to limitations prescribed by the board, the state agency employing any employee who has filed an election as provided under subsection (a) or (b) and who has entered into an employee participation agreement, as provided in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 74-49b10, and amendments thereto, for deferred compensation pursuant to the Kansas public employees deferred compensation plan shall contribute to such plan on such employee's behalf an amount equal to 8% of the employee's salary, as such salary has been approved pursuant to K.S.A. 75-2935b, and amendments thereto, or as otherwise prescribed by law. With regard to a state officer who is a member of the legislature who has retired pursuant to the Kansas public employees retirement system and who files an election as provided in this section, employee's salary means per diem compensation as provided by law as a member of the legislature.

(d) As used in this section and K.S.A. 74-4927k, and amendments thereto, "state officer" means the secretary of administration, secretary for aging and disability services, secretary of commerce, secretary of corrections, secretary of health and environment, secretary of labor, secretary of revenue, secretary for children and families, secretary of transportation, secretary of wildlife, parks and tourism, superintendent of the Kansas highway patrol, secretary of agriculture, executive director of the Kansas lottery, executive director of the Kansas racing commission, president of the Kansas development finance authority, state fire marshal, state librarian, securities commissioner, adjutant general, members and chief hearing officer of the state board of tax appeals, members of the state corporation commission, any unclassified employee on the staff of officers of both houses of the legislature, any unclassified employee appointed to the governor's or lieutenant governor's staff, any person employed by the legislative branch of the state of Kansas, other than any such person receiving service credited under the Kansas public employees retirement system or any other retirement system of the state of Kansas therefor, who elected to be covered by the provisions of this section as provided in K.S.A. 46-1302(e), and amendments thereto, or who is first employed on or after July 1, 1996, by the legislative branch of the state of Kansas and any member of the legislature who has retired pursuant to the Kansas public employees retirement system.

(e) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any state officer who has elected to remain eligible for assistance by the state board of regents as provided in K.S.A. 74-4925(a), and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1988, ch. 302, § 31; L. 1995, ch. 267, § 7; L. 1996, ch. 93, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 266, § 8; L. 1997, ch. 160, § 40; L. 1998, ch. 64, § 31; L. 2003, ch. 155, § 7; L. 2004, ch. 179, § 101; L. 2007, ch. 74, § 8; L. 2008, ch. 109, § 65; L. 2012, ch. 16, § 27; L. 2014, ch. 141, § 72; L. 2015, ch. 100, § 10; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in the 2003 session, see also 74-4911h.

Section was also amended by L. 2012, ch. 47, § 95, but that version was repealed by L. 2012, ch. 166, § 24.

Section was amended twice in the 2014 session, see also 74-4911j.



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