PUBLIC OFFICERS IN GENERAL
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
59-1394. Excess costs — Additional contributions. (1) In addition to the employee and employer contributions required by chapter 14, title 72, Idaho Code, additional contributions shall be required to fund the provisions of section 59-1397, Idaho Code. These costs shall be borne by employers and by the state of Idaho as hereinafter provided.
(a) Fifty percent (50%) of the gross receipts by the state of the tax on fire insurance premiums, as provided by section 41-402, Idaho Code, is hereby perpetually appropriated to the public employee retirement account for the purpose of partially funding the benefit payment requirements imposed by the provisions of chapter 14, title 72, Idaho Code.
(b) The board shall conduct studies from time to time of the benefits prescribed by section 59-1397, Idaho Code, to determine the additional contributions required to fund the rights conferred by chapter 14, title 72, Idaho Code, above and beyond the initial contribution from the fire insurance premium tax required by subsection (1) (a) of this section. If such studies indicate the value of the benefits exceeds the required contributions otherwise prescribed, the board shall establish an additional contribution rate necessary to bring the amounts into balance. The cost of such additional contribution shall be borne equally by the employers through additional contributions and the state of Idaho through the fire insurance premium tax. In addition to appropriation of the fire insurance premium tax contained in subsection (1) (a) of this section, the amount of the gross receipts by the state of the tax on fire insurance premiums, as provided by section 41-402, Idaho Code, necessary to match dollar for dollar the additional contribution required of employers is hereby perpetually appropriated commencing July 1, 1980 to the public employee retirement account for the purpose of subsection (1) (b) of this section. If the matching funds herein provided equal one hundred percent (100%) of the gross receipts from the fire insurance premium tax, the employers shall contribute the balance of the monies required to meet the required contribution rate. The additional contribution rate from the employers commencing October 1, 1980 shall be ten percent (10%) of the pay period salary of each paid firefighter until next determined by the board.
(2) Nothing herein contained shall prevent the board from contracting with employers to provide a schedule of contributions which will retire any excess cost over a given period of time, not to exceed fifty (50) years. In the event that such agreements are reached, the amount of the fire insurance premium tax necessary to match additional employer contributions is continuously appropriated for that purpose.
[(59-1394) 1979, ch. 147, sec. 7, p. 454; am. 1980, ch. 50, sec. 44, p. 103; am. and redesig. 1990, ch. 231, sec. 64, p. 646; am. 1996, ch. 208, sec. 14, p. 672; am. 1996, ch. 322, sec. 57, p. 1086.]