19-5-501. Eligibility for service retirement. (1) Subject to a member's right to a refund of the member's accumulated contributions under Title 19, chapter 2, part 6, a vested member who has reached the age of 60 has attained normal retirement age and is eligible to receive the nonforfeitable service retirement benefit provided in 19-5-502.
(2) Retirement benefits may not be approved by the board while the member is drawing full compensation as a judge or justice. However, benefits may not be withheld for receiving compensation as a judge pro tempore.