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74-49,203.Membership, new and non-vested employees; election by certain members. (a) Any employee other than an elected official of a participating employer who is first employed by a participating employer on or after July 1, 2009, shall be a member of the system under the provisions of this act on the first day of employment of such employee with such participating employer.

(b) Any employee other than an elected official of a participating employer which affiliates with the system on or after July 1, 2009, shall be a member of this system under the provisions of this act on the entry date of such participating employer.

(c) Any non-vested employee other than an elected official of a participating employer who has been employed in a covered position as defined in subsection (3) of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 74-49,202, and amendments thereto, other than with a school employer, shall remain a member of the Kansas public employees retirement system as provided pursuant to K.S.A. 74-4901 et seq., and amendments thereto, on and after July 1, 2009, if the member: (1) Does not leave covered employment with a participating employer for a period of time exceeding 30 consecutive days; (2) does not withdraw the member's accumulated contributions and interest, forfeiting such member's membership in the interim; and (3) returns to covered employment with a participating employer in a covered position within the 30-day time period. Any non-vested employee other than an elected official of a participating employer who has been employed in a covered position as defined in subsection (3) of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 74-49,202, and amendments thereto, with a participating school employer shall remain a member of the Kansas public employees retirement system as provided pursuant to K.S.A. 74-4901 et seq., and amendments thereto, if the member was employed in a covered position with a participating school employer for the duration of the school year and immediately returns to covered employment with another participating school employer at the beginning of the following school year, and the member does not withdraw the member's accumulated contributions and interest, forfeiting such member's membership in the interim.

(d) Any employee who is an elected official and who first took office on or after July 1, 2009, and is eligible to join the system shall file, within 90 days after taking the oath of office, an irrevocable election to become or not to become a member of the system under the provisions of the Kansas public employees retirement system act of 2009. Such election shall become effective immediately upon making such election, if such election is made within 14 days of taking the oath of office or, otherwise, on the first day of the first payroll period of the first quarter following receipt of the election in the office of the retirement system. In the event that such elected official fails to file the election to become a member of the retirement system, it shall be presumed that such person has elected not to become a member.

History: L. 2007, ch. 164, § 3; L. 2008, ch. 113, § 22; July 1.



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