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Article2.

Coverage of GovernmentalEmployees under Title II of the Social Security Act.

§ 135‑19.  Declarationof policy.

In order to extend toemployees of the State and its political subdivisions and of theinstrumentalities of either, and to the dependents and survivors of suchemployees, the basic protection accorded to others by the Old Age and SurvivorsInsurance System embodied in the Social Security Act, it is hereby declared tobe the policy of the legislature, subject to the limitation of this Article,that such steps be taken as to provide such protection to employees of theState and local governments on as broad a basis as is permitted underapplicable federal law.

It is also the policy of thelegislature that the protection afforded employees in positions covered by aretirement system on the date an agreement under this Article is madeapplicable to service performed in such positions, or receiving periodicbenefits under such retirement system at such time, will not be impaired as aresult of making the agreement so applicable or as a result of legislativeenactment in anticipation thereof. (1951, c. 562, s. 3; 1955, c.1154, s. 1.)