STATE POLICE RETIREMENT ACT OF 1986

Act 182 of 1986

AN ACT to provide for the Michigan department of state police retirement system; to create certain reserves and certain funds for this retirement system; to provide for the creation of a retirement board within the department of technology, management, and budget; to prescribe the powers and duties of the retirement board; to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state police, the department of technology, management, and budget, and certain state officers; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 2015, Act 168, Imd. Eff. Nov. 3, 2015


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:


38.1601 Short title.

Sec. 1.

This act shall be known and may be cited as the “state police retirement act of 1986”.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1602 Meanings of words and phrases.

Sec. 2.

For the purposes of this act, the words and phrases defined in sections 3 and 4 have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1603 Definitions; B to L.

Sec. 3.

(1) "Banked leave time program" means the part B annual leave hours within the state's annual and sick leave program approved by a ruling of the internal revenue service on September 5, 2003, in which a pay reduction or other concessions are applied to a member in exchange for additional part B annual leave hours.

(2) "Credited service" means the sum of the prior service and membership service credited to a member's account.

(3) "Deferred member" means a member who separates from service with entitlement to a deferred retirement allowance as provided in section 30, but who is not a retirant.

(4) "Department" means the department of management and budget.

(5) "Direct rollover" means a payment by the retirement system to the eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee.

(6) "Distributee" includes a member or deferred member. Distributee also includes the member's or deferred member's surviving spouse or the member's or deferred member's spouse or former spouse under an eligible domestic relations order, with regard to the interest of the spouse or former spouse.

(7) "DROP participant" means an officer who participates in the deferred retirement option plan established in section 24a.

(8) Beginning January 1, 2002, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, "eligible retirement plan" means 1 or more of the following:

(a) An individual retirement account described in section 408(a) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 408.

(b) An individual retirement annuity described in section 408(b) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 408.

(c) An annuity plan described in section 403(a) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 403.

(d) A qualified trust described in section 401(a) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 401.

(e) An annuity contract described in section 403(b) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 403.

(f) An eligible plan under section 457(b) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 457, which is maintained by a state, political subdivision of a state, or an agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state and which agrees to separately account for amounts transferred into the eligible plan under section 457(b) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 457, from this retirement system, that accepts the distributee's eligible rollover distribution.

(g) Beginning January 1, 2008, a Roth individual retirement account as described in section 408A of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 408A, subject to the rules that apply to rollovers from a traditional individual retirement account to a Roth individual retirement account.

(9) Beginning January 1, 2007, "eligible rollover distribution" means a distribution of all or any portion of the balance to the credit of the distributee. Eligible rollover distribution does not include any of the following:

(a) A distribution made for the life or life expectancy of the distributee or the joint lives or joint life expectancies of the distributee and the distributee's designated beneficiary.

(b) A distribution for a specified period of 10 years or more.

(c) A distribution to the extent that the distribution is required under section 401(a)(9) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 401.

(d) The portion of any distribution that is not includable in federal gross income, except to the extent such portion of the distribution is paid to either of the following:

(i) An individual retirement account or annuity described in section 408(a) or 408(b) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 408.

(ii) A qualified plan described in section 401(a) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 401, or an annuity contract described in section 403(b) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 403, and the plan providers agree to separately account for the amounts paid, including any portion of the distribution that is includable in federal gross income, and the portion of the distribution which is not so includable.

(10) "Final average compensation" means the average annual salary for the last 2 years of service with the department of state police for which the member was compensated as defined in subsection (13). In the case of a nonclassified member of the department holding the rank of colonel, final average compensation means the same average annual salary as that computed for the highest salaried classified member of the department, or at the average annual salary for the last 2 years of service with the department of state police for which the member was compensated, whichever is greater. Average annual salary includes only the following compensation items:

(a) Regular salary paid for the last 2 years of service, including, but not limited to, that salary that is deferred pursuant to a state deferred compensation program.

(b) Overtime, shift differential, and shift differential overtime paid for the last 2 years of service.

(c) Gross pay adjustments paid affecting the last 2 years of service, including compensatory time and emergency response compensation.

(d) Up to a maximum of 240 hours of accumulated annual leave, paid at the time of retirement separation excluding part B annual leave hours paid at the time of retirement separation.

(e) Deferred hours under Plan B of the fiscal years ending September 30, 1981, and September 30, 1982, that are paid at the time of retirement separation.

(f) Longevity pay equal to 2 full years.

(g) Bomb squad pay paid for the last 2 years of service.

(h) Post 29 freeway premium paid for the last 2 years of service.

(i) On-call pay paid for the last 2 years of service.

(j) Beginning October 1, 2003, the value of any unpaid furlough hours or the value of any unpaid hours exchanged for part B annual leave hours, calculated at the member's then-current hourly rate or rates of pay, for a period during which a member is participating in the banked leave time program.

(k) Beginning May 1, 2009, the value of temporary layoff hours. As used in this subdivision, "temporary layoff hours" means hours attributable to the layoff of a member if the layoff does not exceed 1 month and has a fixed, predetermined, and announced recall date.

(11) "Furlough hours" means unworked hours incurred in conjunction with the banked leave time program.

(12) "Internal revenue code" means the United States internal revenue code of 1986.

(13) "Last 2 years of service" means the 2-year period immediately preceding the member's last day of service or that period of 2 consecutive years of service with the department of state police immediately preceding the date the duty disability occurred according to the medical examinations conducted pursuant to section 29 or, if the officer participated in the deferred retirement option plan, the 2-year period immediately preceding participation in the deferred retirement option plan.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 191, Imd. Eff. Aug. 25, 1989 ;-- Am. 1995, Act 192, Imd. Eff. Nov. 7, 1995 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 374, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2001 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 50, Eff. Apr. 22, 2004 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 83, Imd. Eff. Apr. 22, 2004 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 366, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 2008 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 220, Imd. Eff. Dec. 9, 2010


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38.1604 Definitions; M to S.

Sec. 4.

(1) “Member”, except where the context otherwise requires, means an employee of the Michigan department of state police who has subscribed to the constitutional oath of office.

(2) “Officer” means a nonexclusively represented member of the retirement system.

(3) “Retirant” means a member who separates from service and retires with a retirement allowance payable from the appropriate reserve of the retirement system.

(4) “Retirement allowance” means the annual amount, payable monthly, to which a retirant, retirement allowance beneficiary, or refund beneficiary is entitled pursuant to this act.

(5) “Retirement allowance beneficiary” means a person who is being paid or has entitlement to the payment of a retirement allowance in the event of the death of a member, deferred member, or retirant.

(6) “Retirement board” means the retirement board created in section 6.

(7) “Retirement system” means the system of benefits for members of the department of state police and their survivors and beneficiaries provided by this act.

(8) “Surviving spouse” means the spouse at the time of death of the member or retirant.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 83, Imd. Eff. Apr. 22, 2004


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38.1605 Michigan state police retirement system; creation.

Sec. 5.

A Michigan state police retirement system is created for the state police officers who have subscribed to the constitutional oath of office.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1606 State police retirement board; creation; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members.

Sec. 6.

(1) Effective January 1, 1987, the state police retirement board is created within the department and shall consist of the following 9 members:

(a) One officer member of the retirement system having the rank of sergeant or below, to be selected from a list of at least 3 names submitted by the exclusive bargaining representative of those officers.

(b) One officer member of the retirement system having the rank of lieutenant or above from a list of at least 3 names which shall be the individuals who receive the greatest number of votes as the result of an election involving those members of the retirement system having the rank of lieutenant and above.

(c) One retirant.

(d) One member of the general public who shall have experience in the insurance, actuarial, or institutional investment field, and who is not an employee of the department of state police or a member or retirant of this system.

(e) The director of the department of state police or his or her authorized representative.

(f) The attorney general or his or her authorized representative.

(g) The state treasurer or his or her authorized representative.

(h) The deputy legislative auditor general or his or her authorized representative.

(i) The state employer or his or her authorized representative.

(2) Members of the retirement board described in subsection (1)(a) to (d) shall be appointed by the governor for terms of 3 years each, except that of the members first appointed, 1 shall serve for a term of 1 year, 2 shall serve for terms of 2 years, and 1 shall serve for a term of 3 years.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1607 State police retirement board; oath of member; conducting business at public meeting; notice; quorum; failure of member to attend 3 consecutive meetings; availability of writings to public; rules.

Sec. 7.

(1) A member of the retirement board, upon appointment, shall take an oath of office, which shall be filed immediately in the office of the secretary of state.

(2) The business which the retirement board may perform shall be conducted at a public meeting of the retirement board held in compliance with the open meetings act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Public notice of the time, date, and place of the meeting shall be given in the manner required by Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976. A majority of the retirement board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting of the board. A member of the retirement board who fails to attend 3 consecutive regularly scheduled meetings of the board, without valid excuse, shall be considered as having resigned from retirement board membership, and the retirement board shall declare by resolution the member's office vacated as of the date of adoption of the resolution.

(3) A writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by the retirement board in the performance of an official function shall be made available to the public in compliance with the freedom of information act, Act No. 442 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 15.231 to 15.246 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

(4) The retirement board may promulgate rules pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, being sections 24.201 to 24.328 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, for the implementation and administration of this act.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1608 State police retirement board; per diem compensation; reimbursement of expenses; maximum number of meetings.

Sec. 8.

The per diem compensation of the retirement board and the schedule for reimbursement of expenses incurred in attending meetings of the retirement board and in performing the required services of the members shall be established annually by the legislature. The retirement board shall not have more than 12 meetings in a calendar year.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1609 State treasurer as treasurer of retirement system; investment authority; fiduciary responsibility; limitations on investment of funds; deposit of funds; disposition of income earned by reserves.

Sec. 9.

(1) The state treasurer shall be treasurer of the retirement system and shall have investment authority, including the custodianship of the funds of the retirement system, and shall have fiduciary responsibility with regard to the investment of funds from the reserves of the retirement system. The investment of the funds of the retirement system shall be subject to the limitations provided in Act No. 314 of the Public Acts of 1965, being sections 38.1132 to 38.1140i of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

(2) The state treasurer shall deposit the funds of the retirement system in the same manner and subject to the law governing the deposit of state funds by the treasurer. Income earned by the retirement system's reserves shall be credited to the respective reserves under this act that have earned the income.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 191, Imd. Eff. Aug. 25, 1989


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38.1610 Warrants.

Sec. 10.

The retirement system shall draw its warrants upon the state treasurer, payable out of the reserves of the retirement system, for the payment of retirement allowances, the payment of salaries and wages, and other expenses necessary in the administration of the retirement system.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1611 Engagement of actuary; biennial valuation; risk assumptions.

Sec. 11.

(1) The retirement board, in consultation with the department, shall engage an actuary, in conformance with section 261 of the management and budget act, Act No. 431 of the Public Acts of 1984, being section 18.1261 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

(2) The actuary shall prepare a biennial valuation of the assets, liabilities, financial condition, and contribution rate of the retirement system, upon information supplied by the department.

(3) The retirement board and the department shall adopt risk assumptions upon which actuarial valuations are to be based, after consultation with the actuary, and the state treasurer. These risk assumptions shall be periodically reviewed at least once every 5 years.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1612 State police retirement board; chairperson; executive secretary.

Sec. 12.

The retirement board shall elect from its membership a chairperson who shall take office immediately upon election and serve until a successor is elected. The director of the bureau of retirement systems, department of management and budget, shall be the executive secretary of the retirement system.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1613 Summary of fiscal transactions.

Sec. 13.

By April 15 of each year, the department shall furnish to the governor, the legislature, each retirant or beneficiary of a deceased retirant, and each member, a summary of the fiscal transactions of the retirement system for the last completed fiscal year. The summary shall contain at least the following information from the actuarial and financial statements:

(a) A statement of assets and liabilities.

(b) A statement of investments by, and amount earned in, each category.

(c) A statement of revenues and expenditures.

(d) A statement of the estimated number of members having vested pension benefits for which the retirement system is liable.

(e) Other information the department or retirement board considers necessary.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1613a Correction of error; benefit payment adjustment.

Sec. 13a.

If a change or error in the records of the retirement system results in a retirant, retirement allowance beneficiary, or refund beneficiary receiving from the retirement system more or less than the retirant, retirement allowance beneficiary, or refund beneficiary would have been entitled to receive had the records been correct, the retirement system shall as far as practical correct the error, and may adjust the payment to provide an actuarial equivalent of the benefit to which the retirant, retirement allowance beneficiary, refund beneficiary, estate, or legal representative was correctly entitled. The retirement system shall not make an adjustment in benefits for an error totaling $20.00 or less annually.


History: Add. 2000, Act 374, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2001


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38.1614 Funding objective of retirement system; annual level percentage of payroll contribution rate; submission of differences to legislature for appropriation; allocation and deposit of funds.

Sec. 14.

(1) The funding objective of the retirement system is to establish and receive contributions during each fiscal year that are sufficient to fully cover the actuarial cost of benefits likely to be paid on account of services rendered by members during the fiscal year, the normal cost requirements of the retirement system, and finance the unfunded actuarial costs of benefits likely to be paid on account of service rendered prior to the fiscal year, the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the retirement system, and health, dental, and vision insurance.

(2) The annual level percentage of payroll contribution rate shall be actuarially determined using experience assumptions and level percent of payroll actuarial cost methods adopted by the retirement board and the department pursuant to an annual actuarial valuation, which shall be sufficient to finance benefits being provided and to be provided by the retirement system.

(3) For differences occurring in fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 2001, a minimum of 20% of the difference between the estimated and the actual aggregate compensation and the estimated and the actual contribution rate described in subsection (2), if any, may be submitted in the executive budget to the legislature for appropriation in the next succeeding state fiscal year and a minimum of 25% of the remaining difference shall be submitted in the executive budget to the legislature for appropriation in each of the following 4 state fiscal years, or until 100% of the remaining difference is submitted, whichever first occurs. In addition, interest shall be included for each year that a portion of the remaining difference is carried forward. The interest rate shall equal the actuarially assumed rate of investment return for the state fiscal year in which payment is made.

(4) For each fiscal year that begins on or after October 1, 2003, if the actuarial valuation prepared pursuant to this section for each fiscal year demonstrates that as of the beginning of a fiscal year, and after all credits and transfers required by this act for the previous fiscal year have been made, the sum of the actuarial value of assets and the actuarial present value of future normal cost contributions exceeds the actuarial present value of benefits, the amount based on the annual level percent of payroll contribution rate pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) may be deposited into the health advance funding subaccount created by section 42.

(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, if the retirement board establishes an arrangement and fund as described in section 6 of the public employee retirement benefit protection act, 2002 PA 100, MCL 38.1686, the benefits that are required to be paid from that fund shall be paid from a portion of the employer contributions described in this section or other eligible funds. The retirement board shall determine the amount of the employer contributions or other eligible funds that must be allocated to that fund and deposit that amount in that fund before it deposits any remaining employer contributions or other eligible funds in the pension fund.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 191, Imd. Eff. Aug. 25, 1989 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 374, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2001 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 50, Eff. Apr. 22, 2004


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38.1614a Intent; retirement system as qualified pension plan and trust as exempt organization; administration; employer-financed benefit limitation; use and investment of assets; return of post-tax member contributions; beginning date of distributions; termination of retirement system; election to rollover to retirement plan; qualified military service.

Sec. 14a.

(1) This section is enacted pursuant to section 401(a) of the internal revenue code that imposes certain administrative requirements and benefit limitations for qualified governmental plans. This state intends that the retirement system be a qualified pension plan created in trust under section 401 of the internal revenue code and that the trust be an exempt organization under section 501 of the internal revenue code. The department shall administer the retirement system to fulfill this intent.

(2) The retirement system shall be administered in compliance with section 415 of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 415, and regulations under that section that are applicable to governmental plans and, beginning January 1, 2010, applicable provisions of the final regulations issued by the internal revenue service on April 5, 2007. Employer-financed benefits provided by the retirement system under this act shall not exceed the applicable limitations set forth in section 415 of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 415, as adjusted by the commissioner of internal revenue under section 415(d) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 415, to reflect cost of living increases, and the retirement system shall adjust the benefits, including benefits payable to retirants and retirement allowance beneficiaries, subject to the limitation each calendar year to conform with the adjusted limitation. For purposes of section 415(b) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 415, the applicable limitation shall apply to aggregated benefits received from all qualified pension plans for which the office of retirement services coordinates administration of that limitation. If there is a conflict between this section and another section of this act, this section prevails.

(3) The assets of the retirement system shall be held in trust and invested for the sole purpose of meeting the legitimate obligations of the retirement system and shall not be used for any other purpose. The assets shall not be used for or diverted to a purpose other than for the exclusive benefit of the members, deferred members, retirants, and beneficiaries before satisfaction of all retirement system liabilities.

(4) The retirement system shall return post-tax member contributions made by a member and received by the retirement system to a member upon retirement, pursuant to internal revenue service regulations and approved internal revenue service exclusion ratio tables.

(5) The required beginning date for retirement allowances and other distributions shall not be later than April 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the employee attains age 70-1/2 or April 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the employee retires. The required minimum distribution requirements imposed by section 401(a)(9) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 401, shall apply to this act and be administered in accordance with a reasonable and good faith interpretation of the required minimum distribution requirements for all years to which the required minimum distribution requirements apply to this act.

(6) If the retirement system is terminated, the interest of the members, deferred members, retirants, and beneficiaries in the retirement system is nonforfeitable to the extent funded as described in section 411(d)(3) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 411, and related internal revenue service regulations applicable to governmental plans.

(7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this act to the contrary that would limit a distributee's election under this act, a distributee may elect, at the time and in the manner prescribed by the retirement board, to have any portion of an eligible rollover distribution paid directly to an eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee in a direct rollover. This subsection applies to distributions made on or after January 1, 1993.

(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, the compensation of a member of the retirement system shall be taken into account for any year under the retirement system only to the extent that it does not exceed the compensation limit established in section 401(a)(17) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 401, as adjusted by the commissioner of internal revenue. This subsection applies to any person who first becomes a member of the retirement system on or after October 1, 1996.

(9) Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, contributions, benefits, and service credit with respect to qualified military service will be provided under the retirement system in accordance with section 414(u) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 414. This subsection applies to all qualified military service on or after December 12, 1994. Effective January 1, 2007, in accordance with section 401(a)(37) of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 401, if a member dies while performing qualified military service for purposes of determining any death benefits payable under this act, the member shall be treated as having resumed and then terminated employment on account of death.


History: Add. 1995, Act 192, Imd. Eff. Nov. 7, 1995 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 50, Eff. Apr. 22, 2004 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 366, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 2008


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38.1615 Reserve for employee contributions; subaccounts; transfer of accumulated member contributions.

Sec. 15.

(1) The reserve for employee contributions is the account in which member contributions are accumulated and from which shall be made refunds and transfers of accumulated member contributions. The retirement system shall maintain 1 or more separate subaccounts for each person having an interest in this account.

(2) Accumulated member contributions shall be transferred from the reserve for employee contributions to the reserve for retired benefit payments upon the retirement or death of a member or deferred member.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1616 Reserve for employer contributions; transfer of accumulated employer contributions.

Sec. 16.

(1) The reserve for employer contributions is the account to which contributions by the state shall be credited.

(2) Accumulated employer contributions shall be transferred from the reserve for employer contributions to the reserve for retired benefit payments upon the retirement or death of a member or deferred member.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1617 Reserve for retired benefit payments; transfer between reserve for employer contributions and reserve for retired benefit payments.

Sec. 17.

(1) The reserve for retired benefit payments is the account from which shall be paid all retirement allowances and residual refunds of accumulated contributions.

(2) At the end of each year in which a biennial actuarial valuation is prepared, the balance in the reserve for retired benefit payments shall be brought into balance with the actuarial present value of retirement allowances in payment status by a transfer between the reserve for employer contributions and the reserve for retired benefit payments. The pending transfer shall be taken into account by the actuary when making the next biennial actuarial valuation.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1618 Reserve for casualty experience; initial casualty valuation as determining full funding reserve requirements; allocation from assets; retiree casualty payments; “casualty” defined.

Sec. 18.

(1) The reserve for casualty experience is the account in which shall be accumulated contributions by the state pursuant to actual and expected experience as determined by the actuarial valuations. The initial casualty valuation shall determine the full funding reserve requirements which shall be allocated from assets of the reserve. All retiree casualty payments shall be made from this account.

(2) For purposes of this section, the term “casualty” shall mean injury to or death of a member or vested former member.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1619 Reserve for undistributed investment income; amounts to be transferred; providing contingency reserves or meeting requirements of other reserve accounts; insufficient balance.

Sec. 19.

The reserve for undistributed investment income is the account to which is credited all interest, dividends, and other income from the investment of retirement system assets; all gifts, bequests, and rewards offered or due to the members of the department received by the retirement system; all unclaimed accumulated contributions and retirement allowances; and all other money received by the retirement system, the disposition of which is not specifically provided. There shall be transferred from the reserve for undistributed investment income all amounts required to credit interest to the reserve for employee contributions, reserve for employer contributions, and the reserve for retired benefit payments; and to fund the reserve for administrative expenses. Whenever the department determines the balance in the reserve for undistributed investment income is more than sufficient to cover current charges to the reserve, all or any part of the excess may be used to provide contingency reserves or to meet special requirements of the other reserve accounts of the retirement system. Whenever the balance in the reserve for undistributed investment income is insufficient to meet the current charges to the account, the amount of the insufficiency shall be transferred from the reserve for employer contributions.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1620 Administrative expenses; appropriation.

Sec. 20.

The expenses for the administration of the retirement system shall be paid from the reserve for administrative expenses account. There shall be appropriated annually from the reserve for undistributed investment income an amount sufficient to cover the necessary expenses of administering this act.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1621 Allocation of undistributed investment income; charging amounts allocated; allocation rates.

Sec. 21.

The department shall at least annually allocate all or a portion of undistributed investment income to the individual balances in the reserve for employee contributions, the reserve for employer contributions, and the reserve for retired benefit payments and on the aggregate balance in the reserve for excess casualty experience. The amounts allocated shall be charged to the reserve for undistributed investment income. The allocation rates shall be determined by the department. Allocation rates may vary by reserve account but shall be uniformly applied to each subaccount within a reserve account.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1622 Payment date of retirement allowance; payment upon cessation of retirement allowance.

Sec. 22.

Each retirement allowance payable under this act shall date from the first of the month following the month in which the applicant satisfies the age and service or other requirements for receiving the retirement allowance and terminates state service. A full month's retirement allowance shall be payable for the month in which a retirement allowance ceases.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1623 Employees of department of state police as members of retirement system; resignation, death, transfer, or dismissal of member; lump sum.

Sec. 23.

(1) Except as otherwise provided by Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1935, being sections 28.1 to 28.15 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, every employee of the department of state police who has subscribed to the constitutional oath of office shall be a member of this retirement system.

(2) A member who resigns, dies, is transferred to a position not covered by the retirement system, or is dismissed for a reason other than his or her retirement or breach of the public trust, upon application is entitled to receive in a lump sum, payable to him or her or his or her legal representative if the member dies or is legally disabled, 100% of the contributions made into the reserve for employee contributions.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1624 Eligibility for retirement; application for retirement; mandatory retirement; amount of retirement allowance; death of retirant; appeal to retirement board.

Sec. 24.

(1) A member who has 25 years or more of credited service under this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, may retire upon his or her written application to the retirement board, stating a date, not less than 30 nor more than 90 days after the execution and filing of the application, he or she desires to retire. However, a member who becomes 56 years of age shall retire. A member retiring under this subsection shall be entitled to receive a retirement allowance equal to 60% of his or her final average compensation.

(2) If a retirant receiving a retirement allowance under subsection (1) dies, the retirement allowance shall continue to be paid to the surviving spouse of the retirant for the rest of the spouse's life. If there is not a surviving spouse or upon the spouse's death, then the retirement allowance shall be paid to the children under the age of 18 of the retirant, share and share alike. If the surviving spouse dies and there are not eligible children, there shall be paid to the retirant's estate or his or her legal representative any residual accumulated contributions and interest made by the retirant into the fund.

(3) If the director of the department of state police orders the retirement of any member eligible to retire for reason or reasons other than having become 56 years of age, and that member is aggrieved by the order, the member so affected shall be entitled to appeal to the retirement board. An appeal shall be in writing and filed with the retirement board within 30 days after receipt of the order of retirement. The retirement board shall set the appeal for hearing within 30 days after the filing of the appeal and shall review the facts as presented and determine whether the order of retirement shall continue or be revoked.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1624a Deferred retirement option plan.

Sec. 24a.

(1) A deferred retirement option plan is established within the defined benefit plan that is part of the retirement system, and it is to be administered by the office of retirement services. Exclusively represented members of the retirement system may only participate in the deferred retirement option plan pursuant to notice from their collective bargaining agent that the agent agrees to the terms of the deferred retirement option plan. For each fiscal year that begins on or after October 1, 2004, the director of state police and the retirement board may elect to discontinue accepting applications for the deferred retirement option plan.

(2) An officer who has 25 years or more of credited service under this act or former act 1935 PA 251, or both, may elect to participate in the deferred retirement option plan by executing the application provided by the office of retirement services. Once the application is accepted by the office of retirement services, the officer's participation in the deferred retirement option plan is irrevocable and he or she becomes a DROP participant. The officer is solely responsible for any federal, state, or local tax due as a result of his or her participation in the deferred retirement option plan.

(3) Participation in the deferred retirement option plan does not guarantee continued employment. Except as otherwise provided in this section, an officer who elects to participate in the deferred retirement option plan will remain an active employee eligible to receive any applicable wage changes and benefits, will be subject to civil service rules and regulations, and will be subject to the policies and procedures of the department of state police and subject to removal by the governor, if applicable, in the same manner as if he or she had not elected to participate in the deferred retirement option plan.

(4) An officer shall indicate on the application for the deferred retirement option plan the number of years that the officer wants to participate in the deferred retirement option plan, up to a maximum of 6 years. As a condition for participation, the officer agrees to retire at the conclusion of his or her participation in the deferred retirement option plan.

(5) A deferred retirement option plan account shall be created in the accounting records of the retirement system for each DROP participant. Each deferred retirement option plan account shall earn interest at the rate of 3% per annum, prorated for any fraction of a year. The deferred retirement option plan account of a DROP participant shall be credited with the following percentage of his or her monthly retirement allowance as calculated pursuant to section 24 as if he or she had retired on the day prior to becoming a DROP participant:

(a) 100% if the officer remains in the deferred retirement option plan for 6 years.

(b) 90% if the officer remains in the deferred retirement option plan for 5 years but less than 6 years.

(c) 80% if the officer remains in the deferred retirement option plan for 4 years but less than 5 years.

(d) 70% if the officer remains in the deferred retirement option plan for 3 years but less than 4 years.

(e) 60% if the officer remains in the deferred retirement option plan for 2 years but less than 3 years.

(f) 50% if the officer remains in the deferred retirement option plan for 1 year but less than 2 years.

(g) 30% if the officer remains in the deferred retirement option plan for less than 1 year.

(6) A DROP participant shall not receive a monthly retirement allowance, as calculated pursuant to section 24, until termination of his or her deferred retirement option plan participation and commencement of retirement. A DROP participant shall not have any claim to any funds in his or her deferred retirement option plan account until he or she retires at the termination of his or her deferred retirement option plan participation.

(7) Upon termination of the deferred retirement option plan participation and commencement of retirement, the former DROP participant shall select 1 or more of the following options with regard to his or her deferred retirement option plan account:

(a) A total lump-sum distribution.

(b) A partial lump-sum distribution.

(c) A lump-sum direct rollover to another qualified plan if allowed by federal law and subject to the procedures of the retirement system.

(d) Maintain the funds in the account.

A former DROP participant shall remove all funds from his or her deferred retirement option plan account no later than April 1 following the later of the calendar year in which the DROP participant attains 70 years, 6 months of age or the calendar year in which the DROP participant is retired.

(8) If a DROP participant or former DROP participant dies before removing all funds from his or her deferred retirement option plan account, the former DROP participant's designated beneficiary shall receive any remaining balances. If the former DROP participant has not named a beneficiary for his or her deferred retirement option plan account, the amount in the deferred retirement option plan account shall be paid to the beneficiary of the former DROP participant's retirement allowance. If the former DROP participant has not named a beneficiary to his or her retirement allowance, the balance in the former DROP participant's account shall be paid to the former DROP participant's estate.

(9) If a DROP participant is found to be disabled under section 29, his or her participation in the deferred retirement option plan shall immediately cease and he or she shall be retired.

(10) The deferred retirement option plan shall be administered in compliance with section 415 of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 415, and regulations under that section that are applicable to a governmental deferred retirement option plan. If there is a conflict between this subsection and another subsection of this section, this subsection prevails.

(11) A deferred retirement option plan shall not be implemented until the civil service commission adopts rules to regulate all of the following:

(a) A DROP participant's payment for sick leave, annual leave, longevity, and related items.

(b) A DROP participant's accrual of sick leave, annual leave, compensatory time, and related items.

(c) A DROP participant's payment of group insurance plan premiums.

(12) If the department receives notification from the United States internal revenue service that this section or any portion of this section will cause the retirement system to be disqualified for tax purposes under the internal revenue code, 26 USC 1 to 1789, then the portion that will cause the disqualification does not apply.


History: Add. 2004, Act 83, Imd. Eff. Apr. 22, 2004


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38.1625 Payment of retirement allowance to surviving spouse, children, mother, father, sisters, or brothers; payment to deceased member's estate; applicability of supplements to retirement allowances and minimum annual retirement allowance provisions; funeral expenses; maximum retirement allowance.

Sec. 25.

(1) A retirement allowance shall be paid to the surviving spouse of a member of the retirement system who while in the discharge of his or her duty is killed or receives injuries or contracts a disease or illness, by reason of his or her occupation, which results in his or her death. The retirement allowance shall be equal to 60% of the member's final average compensation. Upon the death of the surviving spouse, or if there is no surviving spouse at the time of the death of the member, the pension shall be paid to the children of the member under the age of 18 years, share and share alike. When each respective child attains the age of 18 years, payment to him or her shall cease and his or her share shall be prorated among the remaining children under 18 years of age. If there is a retirement allowance payable to a surviving spouse under this section, a retirement allowance of $100.00 per month shall be paid to each of the children under the age of 18 years, if any, of the deceased member, and all payments to the children shall continue until each respective child reaches the age of 18 years. If there is not a surviving spouse, nor children under the age of 18 years, then a retirement allowance equal to 60% of the member's final average compensation shall be paid to the mother or father, or both, of the member, if dependent on him or her for support, until the dependency ceases. If there is not a dependent mother or father, a retirement allowance of $100.00 per month shall be paid to each of the sisters or brothers, if there are any under 18 years of age dependent upon the member for support. If there are not any dependents, then there shall be paid to the deceased member's estate any residual accumulated contributions and interest made by him or her into the reserve for employee contributions, or $1,500.00, whichever is greater.

(2) The supplements to retirement allowances and minimum annual retirement allowance provisions of this act shall not apply to the special $100.00 per month allowance to children and the allowance to dependent parents and siblings.

(3) When an active or retired member is killed or dies from injuries, disease, or illness, contracted by reason of his or her occupation as a member of the department of state police, the retirement board shall provide a sum not to exceed $1,500.00 from the reserve for casualty experience for funeral expenses.

(4) The retirement allowance payable under this section, when added to the statutory worker's compensation benefits applicable in the case, shall not exceed the average annual salary paid to the member for the member's last 2 years of service with the department of state police prior to his or her death.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 374, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2001


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38.1626 Retirement due to duty incurred disability; amount of retirement allowance; payment to surviving spouse or children; payment to deceased member's estate; maximum retirement allowance.

Sec. 26.

(1) A member who retires due to duty incurred disability after September 30, 1986, is entitled to receive a retirement allowance equal to 60% of the member's final average compensation.

(2) If a retirant receiving a retirement allowance under this section dies, the retirement allowance shall continue to be paid to the surviving spouse of the deceased retirant for the rest of the spouse's life.

(3) For purposes of this section, if there is no surviving spouse or upon the spouse's death, the retirement allowance shall be paid to the children under the age of 18 of the member, share and share alike. If there are no eligible children remaining after the spouse's death, there shall be paid to the deceased member's estate any residual accumulated contributions and interest made by him or her into the reserve for employee contributions.

(4) The retirement allowance payable under this section, when added to the statutory worker's compensation benefits applicable in the case, shall not exceed the average annual salary paid to the member for the member's last 2 years of service with the department of state police before the duty disability retirement allowance effective date.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 2000, Act 374, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2001


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38.1627 Nonduty related death prior to effective date of retirement; payment to surviving spouse or children; payment to deceased member's estate; prohibited payment; commencement of retirement allowance.

Sec. 27.

(1) If a member continues as a member of the retirement system on or after the date he or she acquires 10 years of service credit and suffers a nonduty related death leaving a surviving spouse prior to the effective date of the member's retirement, while a member of the retirement system, the surviving spouse shall be entitled to receive a retirement allowance equal to 2.4% of the member's final average compensation times the number of years, including any fraction of a year, of service credited to the member pursuant to this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, but not to exceed 25 years, as if the member had retired effective the day preceding the date of death and nominated the spouse as beneficiary. If there is not a surviving spouse, or upon the spouse's death, then the retirement allowance shall be paid to the children under the age of 18 years of the member, share and share alike. Upon the spouse's death, if there are not eligible children, there shall be paid to the deceased member's estate any residual accumulated contributions and interest made by him or her into the reserve for employee contributions. A retirement allowance shall not be payable under this section if a retirement allowance is payable under any other section of this act.

(2) Payment of the retirement allowance shall begin the first day of the calendar month next following the month in which the member died.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1628 Retirement due to nonduty incurred disability; amount of retirement allowance; payment to surviving spouse or children; payment to deceased member's estate.

Sec. 28.

(1) A member who retires due to nonduty incurred disability on or after the effective date of this act and after completing 10 years of credited service under this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, shall be entitled to receive a retirement allowance equal to 2.4% of the member's final average compensation times the number of years, including any fraction of a year, of service credited to the member pursuant to this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, but not to exceed 25 years, during the period of disability. If a retirant receiving a retirement allowance under this section dies, the retirement allowance shall continue to be paid to the surviving spouse for the rest of the spouse's life in an amount equal to the retirement allowance which the member was receiving on the date of his or her death.

(2) For purposes of this section, if there is no surviving spouse or upon the spouse's death, then the retirement allowance shall be paid to the children under the age of 18 of the member, share and share alike. If there are no eligible children remaining after the spouse's death, then there shall be paid to the deceased member's estate any residual accumulated contributions and interest made by him or her into the reserve for employee contributions.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1629 Retirement allowance on grounds of disability; medical examination; certification of findings; failure to return to active duty; forfeiture of rights.

Sec. 29.

(1) A physician designated by the director of public health and 2 other reputable physicians, 1 to be appointed by the department, and 1 by the applicant, shall examine each applicant for a retirement allowance on the grounds of disability, shall determine the extent of the disability, and shall certify the results of their findings to the director of the department of state police and the retirement board, which findings shall be binding upon the director and the retirement board.

(2) The retirement board may require a person receiving a retirement allowance due to disability to submit to a medical examination periodically. If upon examination it is determined that the person is no longer disabled, the director of the department of state police may order the person to return to active duty. A person who fails to return to active duty following an order to do so by the director of the department of state police forfeits all rights to a retirement allowance under this act unless the person is otherwise eligible to retire.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1630 Deferred retirement allowance in lieu of refund of contributions; amount; commencement and duration of payments; forfeiture; payment to surviving spouse or dependent children; effect of reemployment; combining prior and subsequent service; recomputation of retirement allowance; service credit for member not meeting vision screening standards.

Sec. 30.

(1) A member who resigns, dies, is transferred to a position not covered by the retirement system, or is dismissed for a reason other than his or her retirement or breach of the public trust, and who meets the requirements of subsection (3) or who has been a member under this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, for 10 or more years, is entitled to a deferred retirement allowance in lieu of a payment of a refund of his or her contributions as provided in section 23. The retirement allowance of a deferred member who retires under this section on or after October 1, 1986 shall equal 2% of the deferred member's final average compensation times the number of years, including any fraction of a year, of service credited to the deferred member pursuant to this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, but not to exceed 25 years. The payment shall not begin before the date the deferred member becomes 50 years of age, and shall continue during the life of a surviving spouse. The entitlement to a deferred retirement allowance under this section is forfeited if a deferred member is paid a refund of his or her contributions. If a deferred member dies before becoming 50 years of age, the deferred retirement allowance shall be paid to his or her surviving spouse or dependent children on the first day of the month following the date the retirant would have attained 50 years of age.

(2) If a member has qualified for a deferred retirement allowance under subsection (1) and has not forfeited his or her retirement allowance and subsequently is reemployed and becomes an employee of the department of state police by subscribing to the constitutional oath of office, he or she shall again become a member of this retirement system. If the member again serves for at least 5 years, his or her prior service shall be combined with his or her subsequent service and the member's retirement allowance shall be recomputed with credit for his or her total number of years served in accordance with section 24.

(3) A member who has been a member under this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, for less than 10 years, shall receive the service credit needed to equal 10 years if the member does not meet the vision screening standards as required for continued employment developed by the department of state police. However, a member shall not receive the grant of service credit under this subsection if 1 or more of the following circumstances exist:

(a) The department of state police has made reasonable accommodation for the continued employment of the member.

(b) The member's failure to meet the vision screening standards is directly related to and arose out of a nonduty illness, injury, or occurrence.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 191, Imd. Eff. Aug. 25, 1989


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38.1631 Remarriage of surviving spouse.

Sec. 31.

The remarriage of a surviving spouse shall not render the surviving spouse ineligible to receive the retirement allowance benefits provided for in this act, regardless of the date of the remarriage.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1632 Purchase of service credit for active duty with armed forces.

Sec. 32.

(1) A member of this retirement system who has accumulated 10 or more years of retirement system service credit under this act or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, or both, and who, while an employee of the department of state police, was or is drafted, enlisted, inducted, or commissioned into active duty with the military, naval, marine, or other armed service of the United States government and who is accepted for reemployment as an employee of the department of state police who subscribes to the constitutional oath of office within 6 months following discharge from active service, or if hospitalized at date of discharge, is accepted for reemployment as an employee of the department who subscribes to the constitutional oath of office within 6 months following release from the military facility, shall have not more than 2 years of the active service credited as a member of the retirement system, in the same manner as if the member had served uninterruptedly. During the period of active service, and until reemployment, the member's contributions to the reserve for employee contributions shall be suspended and the member's balance in his or her account standing to the member's credit as of the last payroll date preceding the member's leave of absence shall be accumulated at regular interest. If the member withdraws all or part of the accumulated contributions from his or her account, the active service shall not be credited until the member returns to the reserve for employee contributions those amounts withdrawn, together with regular interest computed from the date of withdrawal to the date of repayment.

(2) A member of this retirement system who does not meet the requirements of subsection (1) and who was drafted, enlisted, inducted, or commissioned into active duty with the military or other armed service of the United States government may elect to receive service credit for not more than 2 years of active duty upon request and payment to the retirement system of an amount equal to 5% of the member's full-time compensation for the fiscal year in which the payment is made multiplied by the years and months the member elects to purchase up to the maximum. Service shall not be credited if the service is or would be credited under any other federal, state, or local publicly supported retirement system, but this restriction shall not apply to those persons who have or will have acquired retirement eligibility under the federal government for service in the reserve. Armed service shall not be credited under this subsection until the member has accumulated 10 years of credited service, of which the last 5 are continuous.

(3) Service credit may be purchased under this section instead of, but not in addition to, purchasing service credit under section 33.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1633 Purchase of service credit for service in VISTA or Peace Corps.

Sec. 33.

(1) A member may elect to purchase service credit for not more than 2 years of full-time service as a volunteer in the VISTA program provided for under sections 101 to 108 of title I of Public Law 93-113, 42 U.S.C. 4951 to 4958, or as a volunteer, volunteer leader, or employee in the Peace Corps under sections 5 to 7 of title I of Public Law 87-293, 22 U.S.C. 2504 to 2506, upon request and presentation of documentation of the employment rendered which is verifiable from official reporting unit records or other acceptable documentation as determined by the retirement board, and upon payment to the retirement system of an amount which is equal to the actuarial cost of the service. For the purpose of computing payment under this subsection, the compensation amount used shall not be less than the highest fiscal year compensation previously received by the member.

(2) Service shall not be credited under this section until the member has accumulated 10 years of credited service.

(3) Service credit purchased under this section shall not be creditable toward retirement under this act if the member is or will be receiving a pension or annuity for the same service from another retirement system.

(4) Service credit may be purchased under this section instead of, but not in addition to, purchasing service credit under section 32.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1634 Leaving service or reducing hours of employment for purposes of maternity or paternity or child rearing; purchase of service credit.

Sec. 34.

(1) A member who left or leaves service as an employee of the department of state police for purposes of maternity or paternity or child rearing, and returns to service as an employee of the department of state police, without other intervening employment of more than 20 hours per week for each week for which service credit is claimed, may purchase service credit for the time period or periods during which the person was separated from service as an employee of the department of state police upon request and payment to the board of an amount determined by the board to be the actuarial cost. The total service credited under this section shall not exceed 2 years. A member requesting purchase of service credit under this section shall certify to the board the purpose for which the member took leave and was separated from service as an employee of the department of state police.

(2) Service credit purchased under this section may not be used to satisfy the minimum of 10 years of service credit required to receive a retirement allowance under this act.

(3) If a member who made payment under this section dies and a retirement allowance beneficiary has not been designated, or if the member leaves employment before his or her retirement becomes effective, the payment made by the member shall be refunded upon request to the member or to the member's legal representative.

(4) A member who reduces hours of employment with the department of state police for purposes of maternity, paternity, or child rearing may purchase service credit for those hours by which employment was reduced if all other requirements of this section are met.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1635 Partial purchase of service credit.

Sec. 35.

A member who is otherwise entitled to purchase service credit for active duty in the armed forces under section 32 for service in the Peace Corps or VISTA under section 33, or for maternity or paternity or child rearing under section 34, may purchase such service credit in separate increments equal to 1 or more full years, or a remaining fraction of a year, if any, or both. Partial purchase of service credit under this section shall not bar future such purchases otherwise in compliance with this section and sections 32, 33, and 34, but computation of the amount of payment due shall be made separately for each purchase.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1636 Reinstatement of disability retirant.

Sec. 36.

A person who retires under section 26 due to a duty incurred disability and who has been or is reinstated in active service shall again become a member of the retirement system from the date of the reinstatement. Upon reinstatement of the disability retirant to active service, any balance the retirant may have in the reserve for retired benefit payments at the time of reinstatement to active service shall be transferred from that reserve to the reserve for employee contributions and credited to his or her individual account in that reserve. Any service, on the basis of which his or her retirement allowance was computed at the time of retirement, shall be restored to full force and effect, and he or she shall be given service credit for the period of time he or she was out of service due to the disability.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1637 Supplement to retirement allowance under former MCL 28.107(5).

Sec. 37.

The supplement to the retirement allowance payable under section 7(5) of former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, described as follows, is retained:

Effective Date of Retirement Percent of Increase
July 1, 1972 to June 30, 1973 2
July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1972 4
July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971 6
July 1, 1969 to June 30, 1970 8
July 1, 1968 to June 30, 1969 10
July 1, 1967 to June 30, 1968 12
July 1, 1966 to June 30, 1967 14
July 1, 1965 to June 30, 1966 16
July 1, 1964 to June 30, 1965 18
July 1, 1963 to June 30, 1964 20
July 1, 1962 to June 30, 1963 22
July 1, 1961 to June 30, 1962 24
July 1, 1960 to June 30, 1961 26
July 1, 1959 to June 30, 1960 28
Any time before July 1, 1959 30


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1638 Supplement to retirement allowance under former MCL 28.108c.

Sec. 38.

The supplement to the retirement allowance payable under section 8c of former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, described as follows, is retained:

Effective Date of Retirement Percent Supplemented
  10-1-76 10-1-77
July 1, 1975 to June 30, 1976 1 1
July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975 2 2
July 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974 3 3
July 1, 1972 to June 30, 1973 4 4
July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1972 5 5
July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971 6 6
July 1, 1969 to June 30, 1970 7 7
July 1, 1968 to June 30, 1969 8 8
Before July 1, 1968 8 8


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1639 Supplement to retirement allowance on or after October 1, 1986.

Sec. 39.

On or after October 1, 1986, the monthly retirement allowance payable to a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary who was on the rolls as such for September, 1984 is supplemented as follows:

Effective Date of Retirement Percent of Increase
October 1, 1983 to September 30, 1984 2
October 1, 1982 to September 30, 1983 4
October 1, 1981 to September 30, 1982 6
October 1, 1980 to September 30, 1981 8
October 1, 1979 to September 30, 1980 10
October 1, 1978 to September 30, 1979 12
October 1, 1977 to September 30, 1978 14
October 1, 1976 to September 30, 1977 16
October 1, 1975 to September 30, 1976 18
October 1, 1974 to September 30, 1975 20
October 1, 1973 to September 30, 1974 22
October 1, 1972 to September 30, 1973 24
October 1, 1971 to September 30, 1972 26
October 1, 1970 to September 30, 1971 28
Before October 1, 1970 30


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1639a Monthly retirement allowance of retirant or beneficiary of deceased retirant; increase in payments; requirements; basis for calculations of future adjustments.

Sec. 39a.

(1) Effective October 1, 1996, the monthly retirement allowance payable to a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant or member who meets the requirements of this section is increased 10%. This section only applies to a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant or member who meets all of the following requirements:

(a) The retirant's or deceased retirant's effective date of retirement was before October 1, 1986 or the retirement allowance effective date for the retirement allowance beneficiary of the deceased member was before October 1, 1986.

(b) The retirant or deceased retirant retired after 25 years of service or because of duty-incurred total disability under section 5 of former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935 or the retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased member is receiving duty death benefits under section 8 or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935.

(c) The retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary was in payment status on the rolls of the retirement system on October 1, 1995.

(2) The increased retirement allowance under this section shall be the basis upon which future adjustments to the retirement allowance, including the increases under sections 40 and 40a, if applicable, are calculated.


History: Add. 1996, Act 201, Imd. Eff. May 17, 1996
Compiler's Notes: In subsection (1)(b), the phrase “under section 8 or former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935” evidently should read “under section 8 of former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935.”


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38.1640 Total retirement allowance of retirant or beneficiary of deceased retirant; increase; basis for calculations of future adjustments.

Sec. 40.

(1) Effective October 1, 1986, after the retirant and retirement allowance beneficiary monthly allowance recomputation as determined in section 39 has been determined, a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant shall receive a total retirement allowance of not less than $6,000.00 per annum. This subsection does not apply to a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant who is eligible for an increased retirement allowance under subsection (2).

(2) Effective October 1, 1996, after the retirant's or retirement allowance beneficiary's retirement allowance is increased under section 39a, if applicable, a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant who meets the requirements of this subsection shall receive a total retirement allowance of not less than $10,800.00 per annum. This subsection only applies to a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant, which retirant or deceased retirant retired after 25 years of service or because of duty-incurred total disability under section 5 of former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, with a retirement allowance payable under section 24, or with a duty-incurred disability retirement allowance payable under section 26.

(3) The increased retirement allowance under this section shall be the basis upon which future adjustments to the retirement allowance, including the increase under section 40a, if applicable, are calculated.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 201, Imd. Eff. May 17, 1996


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38.1640a Retirement allowance of retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary; increase; amount; limitation.

Sec. 40a.

(1) Effective October 1, 1996, after the retirant's or retirement allowance beneficiary's retirement allowance is increased under section 39a or 40, as applicable, a retirant or a retirement allowance beneficiary is entitled to have his or her retirement allowance increased as provided in this section. The retirement allowance of a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary shall be increased each October 1, beginning with the later of October 1, 1995 or the first October 1 that is at least 12 months after the retirement allowance effective date.

(2) The amount of the annual increase under this section shall be 2% of the retirement allowance that would be payable without application of this section. The annual increase under this section shall not exceed $500.00.


History: Add. 1992, Act 139, Imd. Eff. July 15, 1992 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 201, Imd. Eff. May 17, 1996


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38.1640b Recalculation of retirement allowance.

Sec. 40b.

The retirement system shall recalculate each retirant's or beneficiary's retirement allowance who retired under section 26 based upon the definition of last 2 years of service added under section 3(10) by the amendatory act that added this section. If the recalculation results in an increased retirement allowance, the retirant or beneficiary is eligible to receive the recalculated retirement allowance beginning the first day of the month following the month that this section takes effect.


History: Add. 2000, Act 374, Imd. Eff. Jan. 2, 2001


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38.1640c Supplemental benefit; conditions.

Sec. 40c.

(1) Beginning October 1, 2015, and subject to an annual appropriation, if the annual retirement allowance payable to a retirant or a retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant or member is less than $16,000.00 in the preceding fiscal year, the retirement system shall pay the retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary a supplemental benefit in the amount sufficient to produce an annual retirement allowance of $16,000.00 for the current fiscal year. This section only applies to a retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant or member who meets both of the following requirements:

(a) The retirant's or deceased retirant's effective date of retirement was before October 1, 1986 or the retirement allowance effective date for the retirement allowance beneficiary of the deceased member was before October 1, 1986.

(b) The retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary was in payment status on the rolls of the retirement system on or before the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section.

(2) The payment of the supplemental benefit provided in subsection (1) must be made on a schedule and in a manner determined by the office of retirement services.


History: Add. 2015, Act 168, Imd. Eff. Nov. 3, 2015


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38.1641 Retirement allowance increases for command officers; effect on salary adjustments.

Sec. 41.

The retirement allowance increases being given to command officers under this act shall be considered by the coordinated compensation panel of the civil service commission when determining salary adjustments for command officers for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1987.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1641a Retirant participating and accruing leave time in bank time hours program established December 22, 1957 to July 13, 1963; supplement.

Sec. 41a.

(1) On or after January 1, 2007, the monthly retirement allowance payable to a retirant who participated and accrued leave time in the bank time hours program established by the civil service system and operating from December 22, 1957 to July 13, 1963 when the retirant was a member is supplemented by an increase calculated under subsection (3).

(2) On or after January 1, 2007, the retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant who would have been eligible for an increased retirement allowance under subsection (1) shall have his or her retirement allowance supplemented by an increase calculated under subsection (3).

(3) A retirant or the retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant who accrued no less than 5,276 bank time hours shall have his or her annual retirement allowance supplemented by an increase of 17%. A retirant or the retirement allowance beneficiary of a deceased retirant who has accrued fewer than 5,276 bank time hours shall have his or her retirement allowance supplemented by an increase of a percentage determined by multiplying 17% by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of bank time hours accrued by the retirant or deceased retirant and the denominator of which is 5,276. If this calculation results in a retirement allowance supplement of less than $600.00 annually, then the supplement received by the retirant or retirement allowance beneficiary entitled to a supplement under this section shall be $600.00 annually.

(4) The increase in retirement allowance under this section shall be included in the basis upon which future adjustments to the retirement allowance are calculated.


History: Add. 2006, Act 606, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2007


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38.1642 Payment of hospitalization and medical, dental, and vision coverage insurance premiums; creation and function of health-dental-and vision benefits fund; health advance funding subaccount; transfer of funds.

Sec. 42.

(1) Hospitalization and medical coverage insurance premiums payable by a retirant or his or her retirement allowance beneficiary and his or her dependents under any group health plan authorized by the Michigan civil service commission and the department shall be paid in amounts provided by this subsection from appropriations for this purpose made to the retirement system. Until October 1, 1989, the amount payable by the retirement system shall be 90% of the entire monthly premium payable for hospitalization and medical coverage insurance. Beginning October 1, 1989, the amount payable by the retirement system shall be 95% of the entire monthly premium payable for hospitalization and medical coverage insurance.

(2) Effective October 1, 1989, dental coverage and vision coverage insurance premiums payable by a retirant or his or her retirement allowance beneficiary and his or her dependents under any group health plan authorized by the Michigan civil service commission and the department shall be paid in amounts provided by this subsection from appropriations for this purpose made to the retirement system. The amount payable by the retirement system shall be 90% of the entire monthly premium payable for dental coverage and vision coverage insurance.

(3) The health-dental-vision benefits fund is created and shall be the fund into which appropriations of the state for health, dental, and vision benefits are paid. Benefits payable pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) shall be payable from the health-dental-vision benefits fund. The assets and any earnings on the assets contained in the health-dental-vision benefits fund and the health advance funding subaccount are not to be treated as pension assets for any purpose.

(4) The health advance funding subaccount is the account to which amounts transferred pursuant to section 14(3) are credited. Any amounts received from the health advance funding subaccount and accumulated earnings on those amounts shall not be expended until the actuarial accrued liability for health benefits under this section is at least 100% funded. The department may expend funds or transfer funds to another account to expend for health benefits under this section if the actuarial accrued liability for health benefits under this section is at least 100% funded.

(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the department may transfer amounts from the health advance funding subaccount to the reserve for employer contributions created by section 16 if the actuarial valuation prepared pursuant to section 14 demonstrates that, as of the beginning of a fiscal year, and after all credits and transfers required by this act for the previous fiscal year have been made, the sum of the actuarial value of assets and the actuarial present value of future normal cost contributions does not exceed the actuarial present value of benefits.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 191, Imd. Eff. Aug. 25, 1989 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 50, Eff. Apr. 22, 2004


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38.1643 Right of member, retirant, or beneficiary to retirement allowance or other benefit.

Sec. 43.

The right of a member, retirant, or beneficiary to a retirement allowance, deferred retirement allowance, accumulated contributions, or other benefit under this act is subject to the public employee retirement benefit protection act, 2002 PA 100, MCL 38.1681 to 38.1689.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986 ;-- Am. 1991, Act 53, Imd. Eff. June 27, 1991 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 96, Imd. Eff. Mar. 27, 2002 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 50, Eff. Apr. 22, 2004


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38.1644 Transfer of records, personnel, property, or funds to retirement system.

Sec. 44.

Effective January 1, 1987, all records, personnel, property, unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, or other funds of the Michigan state police, pension, accident and disability fund created by former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, are hereby transferred to the Michigan state police retirement system created by this act.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1645 General administration, management, and responsibility for operation of retirement system.

Sec. 45.

Through December 31, 1986, the general administration, management, and responsibility for the operation of the retirement system created by this act shall continue to be the responsibility of the director of the department of state police under the supervision of the state administrative board, as provided by section 2 of former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1646 Savings clause.

Sec. 46.

All proceedings pending and all rights and liabilities existing, acquired, or incurred under former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935 at the time this act takes effect are saved. Those proceedings shall be consummated pursuant to the law in effect when the proceedings were commenced. Those rights and liabilities shall be preserved pursuant to the law in effect on the day immediately preceding the effective date of this act. To the extent that either the kinds of benefits available under former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935 are in effect on the day immediately preceding the effective date of this act or the manner of calculating those benefits under former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935 results in a greater benefit of any kind than would otherwise be available under this act or includes a benefit not otherwise available under this act, the determinations of those kinds of benefits available and the manner of calculating those benefits shall be made pursuant to former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935 for those members who participated in the retirement system as set forth in former Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935 before the effective date of this act.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1647 Repeal of MCL 28.101 to 28.110.

Sec. 47.

Act No. 251 of the Public Acts of 1935, being sections 28.101 to 28.110 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, is repealed.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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38.1648 Effective date; exceptions.

Sec. 48.

Except as provided in sections 6 and 44, this act shall take effect October 1, 1986.


History: 1986, Act 182, Eff. Oct. 1, 1986


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