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20-2608. Retirement ages; exceptions; early retirement benefit reduction. (a) Any judge may retire upon reaching age 65 or age 62 with the completion of 10 years of credited service or the first day of the month coinciding with or following the date that the total of the number of years of credited service and the number of years of attained age of the judge is equal to or more than 85 and upon making application for retirement to the board. Any judge upon reaching age 75 shall retire, except that when any judge attains the age of 75, such judge may, if such judge desires, finish serving the term during which such judge attains the age of 75. Upon retiring, each such judge as described in this subsection shall receive retirement annuities as provided in K.S.A. 20-2610, and amendments thereto.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), any judge who is otherwise eligible to retire may retire upon reaching age 60 and, having total years of service of not less than 10 years, and upon making application to the board. Any such judge who retires on and after July 1, 1993, and prior to attaining the age of 62 shall receive a retirement annuity pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2610, and amendments thereto, based upon the normal retirement age of 62 reduced by an amount equal to the product of (1) such annual retirement annuity payable had the judge retired on the normal retirement date, multiplied by (2) the product of .2% multiplied by the number of months' difference, to the nearest whole month, between the judge's attained age at the time of retirement and age 62.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), on or after July 1, 1993, any judge who is otherwise eligible to retire may retire upon reaching age 55 with the completion of 10 years of service, and upon making application to the board. Any such judge who retires prior to attaining the age of 62 pursuant to this subsection shall receive a retirement annuity pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2610, and amendments thereto, based upon the normal retirement age of 62 reduced by an amount equal to the total of: (1) (A) The product of such annual retirement annuity payable had the judge retired on the normal retirement date, multiplied by (B) the product of .6% multiplied by the number of months' difference, to the nearest whole month, between the member's attained age at the time of retirement and age 60; and

(2) for any judge who retired on or after July 1, 1993, the product of such annual retirement annuity payable had the judge retired on the normal retirement date, multiplied by 4.8%.

The provisions of this subsection apply to any judge who retires before the age of 62 and has attained age 55 but has not attained age 60, with the completion of 10 years of service.

History: L. 1953, ch. 182, § 8; L. 1974, ch. 142, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 190, § 7; L. 1980, ch. 238, § 1; L. 1985, ch. 254, § 4; L. 1989, ch. 232, § 3; L. 1993, ch. 227, § 5; L. 2004, ch. 156, § 1; L. 2009, ch. 105, § 1; July 1.


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