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A8.596 MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ON JANUARY 1, 2003 WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM UNDER CHARTER SECTION A8.585
Members of the fire department on January 1, 2003 who are members of the Retirement System under Section A8.585 may elect to be members of the Retirement System under Section A8.596 instead of Section A8.585. Any such election must be exercised in writing, on a form furnished by the Retirement System, and filed at the office of said system not later than the close of business on December 31, 2002.
Those persons who elect to be members under Section A8.596 as provided in the preceding paragraph, shall be members of the system subject to provisions of Section A8.596 through Section A8.596-14 (which shall apply only to members under Section A8.596) in addition to the provisions contained in Sections 12.100 to 12.103 and Sections A8.500, A8.510 and A8.520 of this Charter, notwithstanding the provisions of any other section of this Charter, and shall not be subject to any of the provisions of Section A8.585 of this Charter.
The provisions of section A8.596 shall not apply to any member of the Retirement System under section A8.585 who separated from service, retired or died before January 1, 2003, or to his or her continuant; provided, however, that the provisions of section A8.596-2 shall apply to the adjustment required in Sections A8.585-3, A8-585-4 and A8.585-5 for a retired member or his or her surviving spouse or continuant when the retired member would not have completed at least twenty-five (25) years of service in the aggregate and attained the age of fifty (50) years until after January 1, 2003.
(Added November 2002)