3-12C-303. Newly elected officials permitted to join system--Requirements--Credited service.

A newly-elected official, who is a full-time employee of a participating unit and not a member of the system, may elect to become a member. However, the official shall make the election when the official is first eligible to participate in the system, and the official's election is irrevocable for as long as the official is an elected official. If the official is a current contributing member or has previously contributed to the system, the elected official shall participate in the system. If an elected official has elected not to participate in the system, the official is not eligible to make a new election. The official's credited service is limited to service for which contributions are made.

Source: SL 1967, ch 303, § 4; SDCL § 3-12-21; SL 1968, ch 216, § 1; SL 1970, ch 25, § 3; SL 1974, ch 35, § 21; SDCL § 3-12-64; SL 2019, ch 22, § 1; SL 2019, ch 23, § 2; SL 2021, ch 29, § 11, eff. Apr. 1, 2021.