(a) This section applies only to a former member, member, retiree, or surviving beneficiary
of the Employees' Pension System who, while a member, was an employee of a participating
governmental unit that elected the contributory pension benefit for its employees
under § 31-116 of this article.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a member who is subject
to the contributory pension benefit under Subtitle 2, Part II of this title may purchase
credit for eligibility service for the period of employment from July 1, 1998, through
the effective date of election of the member's participating employer, by paying to
the Board of Trustees:
(1) on or before June 30, 2003, the amount the member would have been required to
contribute for that period of employment; or
(2) on or after July 1, 2003, the amount the member would have been required to contribute
for that period of employment plus regular interest compounded annually.
(c) If the member fails to make the payment as provided under subsection (b) of this
section, the Board of Trustees shall reduce actuarially the allowance payable to a
former member, retiree, or surviving beneficiary of a deceased member, former member,
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