19-5-402. Member's contribution. (1) Each member's contribution is 7% of the member's compensation.
(2) Each employer, pursuant to section 414(h)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended and applicable on July 1, 1991, shall pick up and pay the contributions that would be payable by the member under subsection (1) for service rendered after June 30, 1991.
(3) The member's contribution picked up by the employer is the member's contribution for all purposes of the retirement system, except for the determination of a tax upon a distribution from the retirement system. The contributions must become part of the member's accumulated contributions but must be accounted for separately from the previously accumulated contributions.
(4) The member's contributions picked up by the employer are payable from the same source used to pay compensation to the member and must be included in the member's monthly compensation. The employer shall deduct from the member's compensation an amount equal to the amount of the member's contributions picked up by the employer and remit the total of the contributions to the board.