TITLE 11. CONSOLIDATED PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS
SUBTITLE II. STATE SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 2. TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF LOUISIANA
PART VII. METHOD OF FINANCING
11:873 Annuity savings fund; description; contributions to and payment from fund, how made; amount of employees' contributions
The annuity savings fund shall be a fund in which shall be accumulated contributions from the compensation of members to provide for their annuities. Contributions to and payments from the annuity savings fund shall be made as follows:
(1)(a) Each employer shall cause to be deducted from the total salary or compensation of each person who is or becomes a member on each and every payroll of such employer for each and every payroll period, eight percent of his total earnable compensation. However, in the event the employer's contribution to the retirement system as approved, funded, and appropriated by the legislature is less than eleven and eight-tenths percent of the total earnable compensation of each member, each employer shall cause to be deducted from the total salary or compensation of each person who is or becomes a member, on each and every payroll period, seven percent of his total earnable compensation. In determining the amount earnable by a member in a payroll period, the board of trustees may consider the rate of annual compensation payable to such member on the first day of the payroll period as continuing throughout such payroll period.
(b) With respect to each member of this system who is a participant in the Louisiana Educational Employees' Professional Improvement Program, upon retirement or termination for any cause, if such member has not completed at least three years of one program, as defined in R.S. 17:3602(5), any deductions made on compensation received pursuant to R.S. 17:3601 et seq. prior to retirement or termination for any cause, shall be returned to the member without interest. Members of this system who complete at least three years of one program, as defined in R.S. 17:3602(5), shall not receive a return of any employee deductions upon retirement.
(2) The deductions provided for herein shall be made notwithstanding that the minimum compensation provided for by law for any member shall be reduced thereby. Every member shall be deemed to consent and agree to the deductions made and shall receipt for his full salary or compensation, and payment of salary or compensation less the deduction shall be a full and complete discharge and acquittance of all claims and demands whatsoever for the services rendered by such person during the period covered by such payment, except as to the benefits provided under this Part. The employer shall certify to the board of trustees on each and every payroll or in such other manner as the board of trustees may prescribe, the amounts to be deducted; and each of said amounts shall be deducted, and when deducted shall be paid into said annuity savings fund, and shall be credited to the individual account of the member from whose compensation the deduction was made.
Acts 1991, No. 74, §3, eff. June 25, 1991. Amended by Acts 1997, No. 812, §1, eff. July 1, 1997.