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after their election or appointment. All such officials shall be entitled
to credit for prior service rendered by them to the State, including
service rendered prior to the establishment of the employees' retire-
ment system. If any such official is entitled to a pension under the
provisions of any other law, such official shall be deemed to have
waived the benefits thereof by accepting the payment of benefits
under this article.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect
June 1, 1955.
Approved April 25, 1955.
(Senate Bill 519)
AN ACT to add Section 6 (7) and Section 24A to Article 73B of
the Annotated Code of Maryland (1951 Edition), title "Pensions",
said new sections to follow respectively after Sections 6 (6) and
24 thereof, relating to the creditable service of certain elected or
appointed officials who are members of the Employees' Retirement
System of the State of Maryland.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 6 (7) and Section 24A be and they are hereby added
to Article 73B of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1951 Edition),
title "Pensions", said new sections to follow respectively after Sec-
tions 6 (6) and 24 thereof, and all to read as follows:
(7) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Article,
every elected or appointed official who is or becomes a member of the
Employees' Retirement System and who at any previous time was
an elected or appointed official of one or more of the counties or
municipal corporations of this State shall receive in the Employees9
Retirement System prior service credit for the time spent as an
elected or appointed official of the county or municipal corporation.
Upon receiving a claim for such prior service credit from the official,
the Board of Trustees of the Retirement System shall verify the fact
of previous tenure as an elected or appointed official of the county
or municipal corporation, compute the amount due from such political
sub-division for the prior service credit, and submit a statement to
the county or municipal corporation for such amount. The county
or municipal corporation is authorized and directed forthwith to pay
the said amount to the Retirement System, or to place it in the next
ensuing budget for prompt payment when that budget becomes
24A. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Article,
any elected or appointed official of a municipal corporation which
EXPLANATION: Italics indicate new matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter stricken from existing law.
CAPITALS indicate amendments to bill.
Strike out indicates matter stricken out of bill.