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TO AMEND SECTION 9-11-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION THAT MAY BE EARNED UPON RETURNING TO COVERED EMPLOYMENT UNDER THE POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SO AS TO EXEMPT CERTAIN SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS FROM THE EARNINGS LIMITATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 9-11-90(4)(a)(ii) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(ii) The earnings limitation imposed pursuant to this item does not apply if the member meets at least one of the following qualifications:
(A) the member retired before January 2, 2013;
(B) the member has attained the age of fifty-seven years at retirement;
(C) compensation received by the retired member from the covered employer is for service in a public office filled by the appointment of the Governor and with confirmation by the Senate, by appointment or election by the General Assembly, or by election of the qualified electors of the applicable jurisdiction; or
(D) the member retired before January 1, 2018, holds a Class 1 Law Enforcement certification, and is employed by a public school district as a critical needs school resource officer. The Law Enforcement Training Council shall develop guidelines and curriculum for these officers to be recertified and may not require recertification through basic training for those that have been inactive for a year or more."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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