Allows county department and state agency heads class A
membership status in the retirement system as their state

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TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                     A BILL FOR AN ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Section 88-47, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 2 amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
 3      "(a)  There shall be three classes of members in the system
 4 to be known as class A, class B, and class C, defined as follows:
 5      (1)  Class A shall consist of members covered by section
 6           88-74(3), those members whose salaries are set forth in
 7           sections 26-52 and 26-53, and their county
 8           counterparts, managing directors or administrative
 9           assistant to the mayor, and other department heads,
10           including agency heads appointed by the mayor, first
11           deputies appointed by the county attorney and
12           prosecuting attorney, the county clerk and deputy
13           county clerk of each county, the administrative
14           director of the courts, the deputy administrative
15           director of the courts, the [executive director]
16           chairperson and members of the labor and industrial
17           relations appeals board, the [executive director]
18           chairperson and members of the Hawaii labor relations
19           board, the chairperson and members of the public

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 1           utilities commission, investigators of the department
 2           of the attorney general, narcotics enforcement
 3           investigators, water safety officers not making the
 4           election under section 88-271, public safety
 5           investigations staff investigators, and those members
 6           in service prior to July 1, 1984, including those who
 7           are on approved leave of absence, who are covered by
 8           Title II of the Social Security Act on account of
 9           service creditable under this part.  This class shall
10           consist of:
11           (A)  All employees who enter membership after June 30,
12                1957, except employees in positions to which
13                coverage under Title II of the Social Security Act
14                is not extended;
15           (B)  All employees who were members on July 1, 1957,
16                who elected to be covered by the Social Security
17                Act; and
18           (C)  All former class A retirants who return to
19                employment after June 30, 1984, requiring the
20                retirant's active membership;
21      (2)  Class B shall consist of all members who are not class
22           A or class C members; and
23      (3)  Except for members described in section 88-47(a)(1),

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 1           class C shall consist of all employees in positions
 2           covered by Title II of the Social Security Act who:
 3           (A)  First enter service after June 30, 1984;
 4           (B)  Reenter service after June 30, 1984, without
 5                vested benefit status as provided in section
 6                88-96(b);
 7           (C)  Make the election to become a class C member as
 8                provided in part VII; or
 9           (D)  Are former class C retirants who return to service
10                requiring the retirant's active membership."
11      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
12 New statutory material is underscored.
13      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
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