Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 9, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:
/ SECTION ___. A. Article 1, Chapter 71, Title 38 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 38-71-297. (A) A person who retires from employment with a solicitor's office under a state retirement system is eligible to participate in the state health and dental plans by paying the full premium as determined by the board if at least one county in the judicial circuit covered by that solicitor's office participates in the state health and dental plans and the person's last five years of employment prior to retirement are consecutive and in a full-time permanent position with that solicitor's office or another entity that participates in the state health and dental plans. This section is in addition to the provisions of Article 5, Chapter 11, Title 1.
(B) The provisions of this subsection must be interpreted to provide eligibility to the employee, retiree, and their eligible dependents."
B. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and is retroactive to January 1, 2012. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.