J. MILLARD TAWES, Governor 321
ers' Retirement System", to permit members of the Teachers' Re-
tirement System to obtain service credit for service rendered by
them prior to September 1, 1954, under an emergency teaching
certificate with certain conditions, and correcting an error therein.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 112 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition
and 1963 Supplement), title "Public Education", subtitle "Chapter 8.
Teachers' Certificates, Salaries and Pensions", subheading "Teach-
ers' Retirement System", be and it hereby is repealed and re-enacted,
with amendments, to read as follows:
(1) Under such rules and regulations as the Board of Trustees
shall adopt each member who was a teacher at any time during the
year immediately preceding the establishment of the system and who
becomes a member during the first year of operation of the Retire-
ment System, shall file a detailed statement of all service as a teacher
rendered by him prior to the date of establishment for which he
claims credit, including service in a similar capacity rendered as a
teacher outside the State of Maryland.
(2) The Board of Trustees shall fix and determine by appropriate
rules and regulations how much service in any year is equivalent to
one year of service, but except as otherwise provided, in no case shall
more than one year of service be creditable for all service in one
calendar year. The Board of Trustees, under such rules and regula-
tions as it shall adopt, shall allow credit, however, to members absent
in the military service during World War I or within the periods
and under the provisions specified in S. 88 of Article 65 of the Anno-
tated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition as amended), for the period
of their absence, provided that such members were teachers when
they entered such military service and who again became teachers.
However, any teacher whose board of education had granted him a
leave of absence immediately before he left for military service shall
be considered to have left the teaching profession for military serv-
ice. Service rendered for the regular school year in any district shall
be equivalent to one year's service.
(3) Subject to the above restrictions and to such other rules and
regulations as the Board of Trustees may adopt, the Board of Trus-
tees shall verify, as soon as practicable after the filing of such state-
ments of service, the service therein claimed.
(4) Upon verification of the statements of service the Board of
Trustees shall issue prior service certificates certifying to each mem-
ber the length of service rendered prior to the day of the establish-
ment of the retirement system, with which he is credited on the basis
of his statement of service. So long as membership continues a prior
service certificate shall be final and conclusive for retirement pur-
poses as to such service, provided, however, that any member may,
within one year from the date of issuance or modification of such
certificate, request the Board of Trustees to modify or correct his
prior service certificate.
When membership ceases such prior service certificate shall be-
come void. Should the teacher again become a member, such teacher
shall enter the system as a teacher not entitled to prior service credit
except as provided in S. 113, subsection (5), paragraph (b) of this