20 CFR 404.1207 - Divided retirement system coverage groups.

§ 404.1207 Divided retirement system coverage groups.

(a)General. Under section 218(d)(6)(C) of the Act certain States and under section 218(g)(2) of the Act all interstate instrumentalities may divide a retirement system based on whether the employees in positions under that system want coverage. The States having this authority are Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

(b)Divided retirement system coverage group. A divided retirement system coverage group is a grouping under a retirement system of positions of members of the system who voted for coverage and positions of individuals who become members of the system (the “yes” group), and positions of members of the system who did not elect coverage (the “no” group) and ineligible employees (see § 404.1208). For purposes of this section for groups covered after 1959, the term “member” also includes individuals who have an option to become members of the retirement system but have not done so. The position of a member in the “no” group can be covered if, within two years after the agreement or modification extending coverage to the “yes” group is executed, the State provides an opportunity to transfer the position to the covered “yes” group and the individual occupying the position makes a written request for the transfer. The members of the “no” group can also be covered if, by referendum, a majority of them vote for coverage. If the majority votes for coverage, all positions of the members of the “no” group become covered. There is no further subdivision of the “no” group into those who voted for and those who voted against coverage. If the State requests, the ineligibles in the “no” group may become part of the “yes” group and have their services covered.

(c)Referendum procedures. To divide a retirement system, the State must conduct a referendum among the system's employees. If the system is to be divided, the governor or an individual named by him must certify to the Secretary that:

(1) The referendum was held by written ballot on the question of whether members of a retirement system wish coverage under an agreement;

(2) All members of the retirement system at the time the vote was held had the opportunity to vote;

(3) All members of the system on the date the notice of the referendum was issued were given at least 90 days' notice regarding the referendum;

(4) The referendum was conducted under the supervision of the governor or agency or person designated by him; and

(5) The retirement system was divided into two parts, one composed of positions of members of the system who voted for coverage and the other composed of the remaining positions under the retirement system.

After the referendum the State may include those members who chose coverage under its agreement as a retirement system coverage group. The State has two years from the date of the referendum to enter into an agreement or modification extending coverage to that group.
[ 53 FR 32976, Aug. 29, 1988, as amended at 70 FR 41956, July 21, 2005]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

§ 401 - Trust Funds

§ 402 - Old-age and survivors insurance benefit payments

§ 403 - Reduction of insurance benefits

§ 404 - Overpayments and underpayments

§ 405 - Evidence, procedure, and certification for payments

§ 405 note - Evidence, procedure, and certification for payments

§ 406 - Representation of claimants before Commissioner

§ 409 - “Wages” defined

§ 410 - Definitions relating to employment

§ 410a - Transferred

§ 411 - Definitions relating to self-employment

§ 412 - Self-employment income credited to calendar years

§ 413 - Quarter and quarter of coverage

§ 414 - Insured status for purposes of old-age and survivors insurance benefits

§ 415 - Computation of primary insurance amount

§ 416 - Additional definitions

§ 417 - Benefits for veterans

§ 418 - Voluntary agreements for coverage of State and local employees

§ 418 note - Voluntary agreements for coverage of State and local employees

§ 421 - Disability determinations

§ 421 note - Disability determinations

§ 422 - Rehabilitation services

§ 423 - Disability insurance benefit payments

§ 424a - Reduction of disability benefits

§ 425 - Additional rules relating to benefits based on disability

§ 428 - Benefits at age 72 for certain uninsured individuals

§ 429 - Benefits in case of members of uniformed services

§ 430 - Adjustment of contribution and benefit base

§ 431 - Benefits for certain individuals interned by United States during World War II

§ 433 - International agreements

§ 902 - Commissioner; Deputy Commissioner; other officers

§ 902 note - Commissioner; Deputy Commissioner; other officers

§ 909 - Delivery of benefit checks

§ 1320a-6

§ 1320a-8a

§ 1320b-13

§ 1320b-17

Statutes at Large

Title 20 published on 20-Dec-2017 04:12

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 20 CFR Part 404 after this date.

  • 2017-12-15; vol. 82 # 240 - Friday, December 15, 2017
    1. 82 FR 59514 - Extension of Expiration Dates for Four Body System Listings
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