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SECTION 911
Benefit enhancements
Retirement & Social Security (RSS) CHAPTER 51-A, ARTICLE 19-A
§ 911. Benefit enhancements. a. 1. An eligible member other than a
member of the New York city teachers' retirement system (i) with a date
of membership in a retirement system prior to July twenty-seventh,
nineteen hundred seventy-six and (ii) who was in active service on June
first, two thousand and continued in active service until October first,
two thousand, shall receive one-twelfth of a year of additional
retirement credit for each year of retirement credit for service
rendered as of the date of retirement, vesting, transfer or death, if
applicable, up to a maximum of two years of retirement credit. Such
additional credit shall be available for all purposes, including
fulfilling the qualifying service requirements of Plans A and C, if
applicable.

2. An eligible member who is a member of the New York city teachers'
retirement system (i) with a date of membership prior to July
twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred seventy-six and (ii) who was in active
service on October first, two thousand and (A) continued in active
service up to and including June thirtieth, two thousand one, shall
receive one-twelfth of a year of additional retirement credit for each
year of retirement credit for service rendered as of the date of
retirement, vesting, transfer or death, if applicable, up to a maximum
of one year of retirement credit or (B) continued in active service up
to and including June thirtieth, two thousand two, shall receive
one-twelfth of a year of additional retirement credit for each year of
retirement credit for service rendered as of the date of retirement,
vesting, transfer or death, if applicable, up to a maximum of two years
of retirement credit. No eligible member shall receive more than two
years of retirement credit pursuant to this section. Such additional
credit shall be available for all purposes, including fulfilling the
qualifying service requirements of Plan A or C, if applicable.

3. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, if the service
retirement benefit of an eligible member is subject to a maximum
retirement benefit, including any limitation imposed by section four
hundred forty-four of this chapter, the additional benefit authorized by
this subdivision shall be computed by multiplying the pensionable salary
base times the number of years of service credit granted by this
subdivision times the benefit fraction of the plan under which the
employee retires.

b. 1. Subject to the provisions of paragraph one-a of this
subdivision, and except as provided in paragraph one-b of this
subdivision, an eligible member (i) with a date of membership in a
retirement system on or after July twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred
seventy-six and (ii) who has ten or more years of membership or ten or
more years of credited service with a retirement system under the
provisions of article fourteen or fifteen of this chapter shall not be
required to contribute to a retirement system pursuant to section five
hundred seventeen or six hundred thirteen of this chapter as of the
cessation date.

1-a. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph one of this
subdivision or any other provision of law to the contrary, and except as
provided in paragraph one-b of this subdivision, a member of the New
York city teachers' retirement system or the New York city board of
education retirement system:

(i) who is a twenty-seven year participant in the age fifty-five
retirement program (as defined in paragraph twelve of subdivision a of
section six hundred four-i of this chapter), and

(ii) who becomes subject to the provisions of article fifteen of this
chapter after the effective date of this paragraph, shall contribute to
a retirement system pursuant to section six hundred thirteen of this
chapter until he or she has completed twenty-seven years of credited
service.

1-b. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to a New York
city uniformed correction/sanitation revised plan member (as defined in
subdivision twenty-five of section five hundred one of this chapter), an
investigator revised plan member (as defined in subdivision twenty-seven
of section five hundred one of this chapter) or a New York city revised
plan member (as defined in subdivision m of section six hundred one of
this chapter).

2. No contribution made to a retirement system by an eligible member
prior to the eligible member's cessation date shall be refunded, except
as otherwise allowable pursuant to article fourteen or fifteen of this
chapter.

3. Nothing in this subdivision b shall affect the obligation of an
eligible member to repay any contributions previously refunded pursuant
to article fourteen, fifteen or fifteen-D of this chapter in the event
such person rejoins a retirement system. Nothing in this subdivision
shall affect the obligation of an eligible member to pay such amounts as
may be required by section five hundred seventeen, six hundred nine or
six hundred thirteen of this chapter or by any other provision of law
for service rendered prior to such member's date of membership at a time
such member was not a member of a retirement system.