Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Extension of Coverage by Local Government Employers

Election To Join Retirement System -- Transfer Of Assets

19-9-207. Election to join retirement system -- transfer of assets. (1) Cities other than those participating in the statewide police reserve fund administered by the board in accordance with Chapter 335, Laws of 1974, as of June 30, 1977, may elect to join the retirement system by passing an ordinance stating the election and the consent of the city to be bound by the provisions of this retirement system. Upon the enactment of an ordinance, the provisions of this retirement system become applicable to the city. Any city enacting an election ordinance shall send a certified copy of the ordinance to the board and shall, as soon as possible, deposit all cash and securities held by it in its local police reserve or retirement fund into the municipal police officers' pension trust fund. The value of the securities must be determined by the board.

(2) The trustees or other administrative head of the local plan as of the effective date of the election shall certify the proportion, if any, of the funds of the plan that represents the accumulated contributions of the active members and the relative shares of the members as of that date. The shares must be charged to the employer and credited to the respective members in the retirement system and administered as if the contributions had been made during membership in the retirement system. Any excess of employer credits over charges under this section must be offset, with interest, against future required employer contributions for a period determined by the board. Any excess of employer charges over credits under this section are payable by the employer, with interest, for a period of 30 years or less as determined by the board.

History: En. 11-1885 by Sec. 26, Ch. 456, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 11-1885; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 375, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 286, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 184, Ch. 265, L. 1993; Sec. 19-9-107, MCA 1991; redes. 19-9-207 by Code Commissioner, 1993; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 216, L. 2009.