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§135‑56.01.  Reciprocity of creditable service with other State‑administeredretirement systems.

(a)        Only for thepurpose of determining eligibility for benefits accruing under this Article,creditable service standing to the credit of a member of the LegislativeRetirement System, Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System, or theLocal Governmental Employees' Retirement System shall be added to thecreditable service standing to the credit of a member of this System; provided,that in the event a person is a retired member of any of the foregoingretirement systems, such creditable service standing to the credit of theretired member prior to retirement shall be likewise counted.  In no instanceshall service credits maintained in the aforementioned retirement systems beadded to the creditable service in this System for application of this System'sbenefit accrual rate in computing a service retirement benefit unlessspecifically authorized by this Article.

(b)        A person who was aformer member of this System and who has forfeited his creditable service inthis System by receiving a return of contributions and who has creditableservice in the Legislative Retirement System, Teachers' and State Employees'Retirement System, or the Local Government Employees' Retirement System maycount such creditable service for the purpose of restoring the creditableservice forfeited in this System under the terms and conditions as set forth inthis Article and reestablish membership in this System.

(c)        Creditable serviceunder this section shall not be counted twice for the same period of timewhether earned as a member, purchased, or granted as prior service credits. (1989(Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1066, s. 35(d); 1997‑456, s. 27.)