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Substitute Senate Bill No. 612

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-233

AN ACT CONCERNING LONGEVITY CREDIT FOR JUDGES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 51-49f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) For purposes of determining both the retirement salary of judges who first commenced service as judges prior to January 1, 1981, and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses under subsection (a) of section 51-51, "salary for the office" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: The annual salary payable pursuant to subsection (a) of section 51-47, AS AMENDED as such salary may change from time to time; and for judges to whom a longevity payment has been made or is due and payable, in each instance under subsection (d) of section 51-47, (1) one and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a judge OR OTHER STATE SERVICE OR SERVICE AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY COMBINATION OF SUCH SERVICE, (2) three per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as a judge OR OTHER STATE SERVICE OR SERVICE AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY COMBINATION OF SUCH SERVICE, (3) four and one-half per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a judge OR OTHER STATE SERVICE OR SERVICE AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY COMBINATION OF SUCH SERVICE, and (4) six per cent of annual salary, as such salary may change from time to time, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a judge OR OTHER STATE SERVICE OR SERVICE AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY COMBINATION OF SUCH SERVICE.

(b) For purposes of determining both the retirement salary of judges who first commenced service as judges on or after January 1, 1981, and the allowance payable to their surviving spouses, under subsection (b) of section 51-51, "salary" shall be composed of the total of the following amounts: The annual salary payable at the time of retirement or death, fixed in accordance with subsection (a) of section 51-47 AS AMENDED; and for judges to whom a longevity payment has been made or is due and payable, in each case under subsection (d) of section 51-47, (1) one and one-half per cent of the annual salary the judge was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed ten or more but less than fifteen years of service as a judge OR OTHER STATE SERVICE OR SERVICE AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY COMBINATION OF SUCH SERVICE, (2) three per cent of the annual salary the judge was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed fifteen or more but less than twenty years of service as a judge OR OTHER STATE SERVICE OR SERVICE AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY COMBINATION OF SUCH SERVICE, (3) four and one-half per cent of the annual salary the judge was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed twenty or more but less than twenty-five years of service as a judge OR OTHER STATE SERVICE OR SERVICE AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY COMBINATION OF SUCH SERVICE and (4) six per cent of the annual salary the judge was receiving at the time of retirement or death, for those who have completed twenty-five or more years of service as a judge OR OTHER STATE SERVICE OR SERVICE AS A ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY COMBINATION OF SUCH SERVICE.

Approved June 6, 1996. Effective October 1, 1996.

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