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Retirement & Social Security (RSS) CHAPTER 51-A, ARTICLE 19-A
§ 910. Definitions. The following words and phrases as used in this
article shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning is
plainly required by the context:

a. "Retirement system" shall mean the New York city teachers'
retirement system, the New York city board of education retirement
system or the New York city employees' retirement system.

b. "Eligible member" shall mean a member of a retirement system other
than a member who (1) is an employee of the New York city transit
authority, and (2) is either (i) subject to the provisions of section
13-161 of the administrative code of the city of New York or (ii) a New
York city transit authority member as defined in paragraph one of
subdivision a of section six hundred four-b of this chapter.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the benefits
provided herein shall only apply to an eligible member who is a member
of a retirement system as defined by subdivision a of this section.

c. "Active service" shall mean (1) service while being paid on the
payroll; (2) a leave of absence with pay; (3) other approved leave
without pay; (4) any period of time between school terms for a teacher
or other employee employed on a school-year basis; and (5) periods of
time between regularly scheduled periods of paid service in the city
university of New York.

d. "Cessation date" shall mean the later of (1) October first, two
thousand or (2) the date on which the eligible member attains ten years
of membership or, if earlier, ten years of credited service.