Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
(a) It is declared to be the intent of the General Assembly to provide a method whereby the municipal corporations and certain other entities of this state may, in the discretion of their respective governing bodies, provide retirement and other benefits to their employees through a common administrative and investment system. Such a system based on joint participation will permit municipal corporations and other entities, regardless of size, to provide certain benefits to their employees, will reduce overall administrative costs which might be prohibitive if undertaken individually, will make possible better investment opportunities, and through a provision for continuity of service will provide added security for professional employees who transfer from one municipal corporation or other entity to another in the state. Creation of such a retirement system is considered to be in the public interest in order to attract and retain better qualified personnel in local governmental service and to provide greater personal security to local governmental employees in their old age.
(b) It is intended that this chapter be liberally construed to effectuate this intent.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Georgia Code Title 47. Retirement and Pensions § 47-5-1 - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ga/title-47-retirement-and-pensions/ga-code-sect-47-5-1/
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?