J. MILLARD TAWES, Governor 675
(Senate Bill 253)
AN ACT to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Section 112 of
Article 77 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition and
1964 Supplement), title "Public Education", sub-title "Chapter 8.
Teachers' Certificates, Salaries and Pensions", sub-heading "Teach-
ers' Retirement System", to permit members of the Teachers' Re-
tirement System to obtain service credit for service rendered by
them under an emergency teaching certificate.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Section 112 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition
and 1964 Supplement), title "Public Education", sub-title "Chapter
8. Teachers' Certificates, Salaries and Pensions", sub-heading "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ers' Retirement System", be and it hereby is repealed and re-enacted,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 ab-
sent 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 service.
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
purposes as to such service, provided, however, that any member