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      RS 11:246     


§246. Additional cost-of-living adjustments; retirees and beneficiaries over age sixty-five

            A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the provisions of this Section shall apply to the following public retirement systems:

            (1) Assessors' Retirement Fund.

            (2) Clerks' of Court Retirement and Relief Fund.

            (3) District Attorneys' Retirement System.

            (4) Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana.

            (5) Parochial Employees' Retirement System.

            (6) Registrar of Voters Employees' Retirement System.

            (7) Repealed by Acts 2019, No. 77, §2, eff. June 30, 2019.

            (8) Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System.

            (9) Firefighters' Retirement System.

            B. In addition to any other cost-of-living increases which the systems and funds enumerated in Subsection A are authorized by law to provide, the board of trustees may provide, on July 1, 1981 and thereafter, from interest income from investments, a supplemental cost-of-living adjustment to all retirees and beneficiaries who are sixty-five years of age or over, which shall consist of an amount equal to two percent of the benefit being received on October 1, 1977, or on the date the benefit is originally received if retirement commenced after October 1, 1977. No board shall provide such additional increases unless the board has received a rate of return in excess of the valuation interest rate based on the actuarial value of assets for the current fiscal year and the cost-of-living increase provided therein shall be payable only from the investment income in excess of that determined by the application of the valuation interest rate to the actuarial value of assets.

            Added by Acts 1981, No. 605, §1, eff. July 20, 1981. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 682, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 42:712.2 by Acts 1991, No. 74, §3, eff. June 25, 1991; Acts 1997, No. 1276, §1; Acts 2001, No. 817, §1, eff. June 26, 2001; Acts 2007, No. 333, §1, eff. July 1, 2007; Acts 2019, No. 77, §2, eff. June 30, 2019.

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