Section: Permissible agreements
Notwithstanding any other provision in this act to the contrary, the pension commission and the county may upon the unanimous vote of the members of the pension commission enter into an agreement which may include any of the following:
a. A provision transferring control and management of the pension fund which previously was exercised by the pension commission pursuant to section 3 of P.L. 1943, c. 160 (C. 43:10-18.3) directly to the county.
b. A provision that the county may invest the assets of the pension fund in the manner authorized by section 5 of P.L. 1943, c. 160 (C. 43:10-18.5) or may use those assets to purchase an annuity to fund all or a portion of the county's pension obligations or to service any debt obligation incurred by the county in connection with the purchase of any annuity contract to pay pension obligations of the retirement system.
c. A provision that the county shall be responsible for the timely payment of all pensions, refunds or other benefits that shall become owing pursuant to the legislation governing the retirement system.
d. A provision that section 4 of P.L. 1943, c. 160 (C. 43:10-18.4), and subsections (b) and (c) of section 16 of P.L. 1943, c. 160 (C. 43:10-18.16) shall no longer apply to the county or the pension commission.
e. A provision requiring the actuary appointed by the pension commission on or before October 1 of each year to evaluate whether there are sufficient reserves contained in existing annuities or in the pension fund to pay all of the county's anticipated obligations as those obligations become due during the next fiscal year and, in the event the actuary concludes such reserves are insufficient, the county shall be required to appropriate, raise by taxation and pay over to the pension fund a sum of money equal to the anticipated deficit.
L. 1987, c. 429, s. 5.
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