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27:25-15.1a  Participation in Police and Firemen's Retirement System.

2.The police officers of the New Jersey Transit Police Department who qualify for participation in the Police and Firemen's Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of P.L.1944, c.255 (C.43:16A-1 et seq.) shall participate in the retirement system as a condition of employment.  The New Jersey Transit Corporation shall be a participating employer in the retirement system for these police officers and shall make contributions to the retirement system and be subject to all the provisions of law applicable to employers participating in the retirement system, except as otherwise provided in this 1991 amendatory and supplementary act.  A police officer with service with the corporation prior to the effective date of qualification for participation in the retirement system shall receive credit in the retirement system as a railway police officer or police officer of the corporation for this prior service in the same manner provided for the transfer of membership under another State-administered, county or municipal retirement system to the Police and Firemen's System under subsection b. of section 9 of P.L.1989, c.204 (C.43:16A-1.2), except that the retirement allowance of a police officer receiving this prior service credit shall be reduced by the amount of the initial federal Railroad Retirement System Tier II benefit, if any, received by the officer. In either case, such past service credit for any police officer shall be granted only if the officer is continuously employed by the New Jersey Transit Corporation for five full years from the effective date of this 1991 amendatory and supplementary act.  This five year requirement shall be waived in the case of an officer who, while employed, dies, is required to retire because of pension system age requirements or is permanently disabled. 

The corporation shall make contributions to the retirement system for the liability for the prior service credit in the same manner provided for employer contributions for the liability for service credit transferred from another State-administered, county or municipal retirement system under subsection b. of section 9 of P.L.1989, c.204 (C.43:16A-1.2).  The actuary of the retirement system shall determine the liability for the prior service as provided in this section.

The corporation shall make contributions to the retirement system for the liability for the additional prior service credit provided by P.L.2000, c.39 in the same manner provided for employer contributions for the liability for service credit transferred from another State-administered, county or municipal retirement system under subsection b. of section 9 of P.L.1989, c.204 (C.43:16A-1.2).

L.1991,c.386,s.2; amended 2000,c.39,s.1.