(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), this chapter applies to members of the legislature in
service after July 1, 1965, who otherwise meet the requirements of this chapter.
(b) Members of the legislature who were elected for the first time after June 30, 1997, or
members of the legislature who were elected before July 1, 1997, and who, after July 1, 1998,
elect not to be members of the plan established by this chapter are covered by the unclassified
employees retirement program governed by chapter 352D.
(c) The post-July 1, 1998, coverage election under paragraph (b) is irrevocable and must be
made on a form prescribed by the director. The second chance referendum election under Laws
2002, chapter 392, article 15, also is irrevocable.
History: 1965 c 896 s 7; 1981 c 224 s 274; 1997 c 233 art 2 s 1; 2006 c 271 art 10 s 26