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Revised Statutes of Newfoundland 1990


CHAPTER M-6

AN ACT TO PROVIDE PENSIONS ON A CONTRIBUTORY BASIS TO PERSONS WHO HAVE SERVED AS MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Analysis

1. Short title

2. Definitions

3. Interpretation

4. Application of Act

5. Contributions

6. Prior service counted

7. Purchase of prior service

8. Eligibility for allowance

9. Retiring allowance

10. Survivor benefits

11. Children's allowance

12. Allowance to infirm child

13. Disability benefits

14. Application of Act to minister

15. Contributions

16. Prior service counted

17. Purchase of prior service

18. Eligibility for allowance

19. Retiring allowance

20. Survivor benefits

21. Children's allowance

22. Allowance to infirm child

23. Disability benefits

24. Refund of contribution

25. Annuity

26. Discontinuance of allowance

27. Election under s.4 or 14

28. Procedure for elections

29. Fund

30. Allowances non-assignable

31. Overpayments

32. Reciprocal agreements

33. Other pensionable service

34. Pension maximum

35. Regulations


Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Members of the House of Assembly Pensions Act.

1975-76 No15 s1

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Definitions

2. In this Act

(a) "child" means a natural child and includes a stepchild and an adopted child;

(b) "former plan" means the pension plan existing under The Members of the House of Assembly Contributory Pension Plan Act;

(c) "indemnity" means the sessional pay authorized by the Legislature to be paid to members;

(d) "member" means a member of the House of Assembly;

(e) "minister" means a person who holds office as a minister of the Crown, and, for the purposes of this Act includes

(i) the Speaker of the House of Assembly,

(ii) the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, and

(iii) the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Assembly;

(f) "pensionable salary" means

(i) in the case of a minister, the salary authorized by the Legislature to be paid to a minister but does not include indemnity, allowances or expenses paid to him or her as a member, and

(ii) in the case of a member the amount prescribed by regulation;

(g) "retiring allowance" means the allowance authorized by section 8 or 18 of this Act;

(h) "spouse" means a person of the opposite sex

(i) to whom the member is married at the time of that member's death, or

(ii) who establishes to the satisfaction of the Minister of Finance that the person has cohabited with the member for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before that member's death , provided that the person and the member held themselves out to the public as spouses of each other and there was no impediment to marriage between that person and the member;

(i) "term of service" means

(i) in the case of a minister, the period he or she served as a minister from the beginning of the month in which he or she was sworn in or affirmed by the Lieutenant-Governor as a minister of the Crown to the end of the month in which his or her resignation is received by the Lieutenant-Governor or to some other date approved by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council in respect of which period he or she made the contributions required by this Act, and

(ii) in the case of a member the period extending from the date on which he or she was elected to the House of Assembly to the date of dissolution of the House of Assembly of which he or she is a member, or to the date of his or her resignation or death whichever first occurs, in respect of which period he or she made the contributions required by this Act; and

(j) "year" means 365 days.

1975-76 No15 s2; 1990 c51 s1

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Interpretation

3. (1) Where, in the calculation of service there is a fraction of a year the fraction, if equal to or greater than 1/2, shall be counted as a full year and if less than 1/2 shall not be counted.

(2) For the purposes of this Act,

(a) a person does not stop being a member of the House of Assembly by reason only of a dissolution of the House of Assembly; and

(b) a person who, immediately before the dissolution of the House of Assembly, was a member of the House of Assembly shall stop being a member if he or she is not elected as a member at the general election following the dissolution and shall be considered to have stopped being a member on the day on which that general election was held.

1975-76 No15 s3

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Application of Act

4. (1) This Act applies to every member.

(2) A member elected to his or her 1st term of service who has contributed or who is contributing to another registered pension plan or registered retirement savings plan may elect not to contribute under section 5 in respect of that term of service if he or she continues to contribute to that registered pension plan or registered retirement savings plan.

(3) This Act applies to a member in respect of his or her 2nd and subsequent terms of service and he or she may elect to count his or her 1st term of service.

(4) An election under subsection (2) must be made before he or she receives his or her 1st payment of pensionable salary as a member.

(5) An election made under subsection (2) is irrevocable.

1975-76 No15 s4

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Contributions

5. (1) A member shall by reservation from his or her pensionable salary contribute to the fund established under the Pensions Funding Act at the rate of 7% of his or her pensionable salary.

(2) When a member has made contributions that will provide the maximum allowance to which he or she is entitled under subsection 9(3), his or her obligation to contribute stops.

1975-76 No15 s5; 1981 c3 Sch

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Prior service counted

6. (1) A member may elect to contribute under this Act in respect of his or her prior terms of service.

(2) A member who makes an election under subsection (1)

(a) shall repay contributions and interest refunded under section 24 or contributions and interest refunded under The Members of the House of Assembly Contributory Pension Plan Act;

(b) shall repay money paid out on his or her behalf under section 27; and

(c) shall pay the difference between money paid out on his or her behalf under section 27 and the contributions required under this Act.

1977 c78 s1

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Purchase of prior service

7. Where a member elects to contribute in respect of his or her prior terms of service his or her contributions shall be paid into the fund established under the Pensions Funding Act in a lump sum payable on the date he or she made the election or by instalments payable during a period not exceeding the period of the prior term of service.

1975-76 No15 s7; 1981 c3 Sch

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Eligibility for allowance

8. (1) A retiring allowance shall be paid in accordance with this Act upon the application of a person who, being a member, stops being a member

(a) if he or she has made the contributions required by this Act and has served as a member in 2 general assemblies of the House of Assembly and for not less than 5 years; and

(b) in respect of whom at any time the total of the number of years served as a member added to the number of years of his or her age equals or exceeds 60.

(2) Where a member has served as Premier the total specified in paragraph (1)(b) must equal or exceed 55.

1975-76 No15 s8

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Retiring allowance

9. (1) Where a person has stopped being a member there shall be paid to him or her annually during his or her lifetime a retiring allowance amounting to the total of

(a) the product of 5% of the average of his or her pensionable salary for 3 calendar years times the years of his or her service as a member up to but not exceeding 10 years;

(b) the product of 4% of the average of his or her pensionable salary as a member for 3 calendar years times the years of his or her service as a member after the 10 years referred to in paragraph (a) up to but not exceeding 5 years; and

(c) the product of 2.5% of the average of his or her pensionable salary for 3 calendar years times the years of service after the 5 years referred to in paragraph (b) to a maximum of 2 years.

(2) Where a member serves as a member for less than 3 years, the average of his or her pensionable salary shall be the average of the annual rates of pensionable salary pro-rated in the manner prescribed by the regulations until sufficient time has elapsed to provide an average of pensionable salary for 3 calendar years.

(3) The retiring allowance paid to a member under subsection (1) shall not exceed 75% of the average of his or her pensionable salary for 3 calendar years selected by the member.

(4) The retiring allowance paid to a member shall be paid as directed by the Minister of Finance and shall stop at the end of the month in which the death of the recipient occurs.

1975-76 No15 s9

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Survivor benefits

10. (1) Upon the death of a member or a former member who has served as a member in 2 general assemblies of the House of Assembly and for not less than 5 years and who has contributed under this Act or the former plan there shall be paid

(a) to the surviving spouse an annual allowance equal to the greater of

(i) 60% of the allowance being paid to the member at the date of his or her death or to which he or she would have been entitled as of that date had the total of the number of his or her years served as a member added to the number of years of his or her age equalled or exceeded 60, or

(ii) 25% of the last pensionable salary the member received; and

(b) to or on behalf of each child an annual allowance equal to 1/6 of the allowance payable to the surviving spouse.

(2) Where a member has served as Premier the total specified in subparagraph (1)(a)(i) must equal or exceed 55.

(3) The total of the allowances payable under subsection (1) shall not exceed the member's maximum retiring allowance as determined by subsection 9(3) and where the total payable equals that maximum the amount by which it exceeds the surviving spouse's allowance shall be divided equally among all the children.

(4) An allowance paid to or on behalf of a child terminates on the earlier of the child's death or the child's reaching the age of 18 years.

(5) Notwithstanding subsection (4), where a child is in full time attendance at a recognized university, college, school or similar institution, payment of the allowance shall be made until the child reaches the age of 25 years.

1975-76 No15 s10; 1985 c11 s17

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Children's allowance

11. (1) Upon the death of a member or a former member who has contributed under this Act and who dies or died leaving children but no spouse, there shall be paid to or in respect of each child 1/3 of the allowance that would have been payable to a surviving spouse.

(2) Where there is more than 1 child the total allowance shall not exceed the allowance that would have been payable to the member under subsection 9(3), and, where that allowance equals the maximum, the allowance shall be divided equally among all of the children.

(3) An allowance paid under this section terminates on the earlier of the child's death or the child's reaching the age of 18 years.

(4) Where a child is in full time attendance at a recognized university, college, school or similar institution payment of the allowance shall be made until the child reaches the age of 25 years.

1975-76 No15 s12; 1985 c11 s17

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Allowance to infirm child

12. (1) Where a child is incapable of providing for his or her support because of an infirmity, that is certified by 2 medical practitioners selected by the Minister of Finance, payment of an allowance under paragraph 10(1)(b) or section 11 shall be made to the guardian of that child or to a person appointed by the Minister of Finance until that child is capable of providing for his or her support.

(2) Where an allowance is payable under paragraph 10(1)(b) or section 11 the allowance shall be paid to the guardian of each child or to a person appointed by the Minister of Finance until the child reaches the age of 18 years.

(3) Payment of an allowance under section 10 or 11 continues to the end of the month in which the event causing termination of the allowance occurs.

1975-76 No15 s13; 1988 c39 s10

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Disability benefits

13. (1) Notwithstanding the Legislative Disabilities Act, where a member is unable to perform his or her duties because of an incapacity, that is medically certified by 2 medical officers of the Department of Health as likely to be permanent, the member shall be retired and there shall be paid to the member an allowance in an amount equal to the greater of

(a) the accrued benefit as provided under subsection 9(1); and

(b) 40% of his or her annual pensionable salary.

(2) An allowance payable under subsection (1) becomes payable on a date prescribed by the Minister of Finance.

(3) Where a member is retired under subsection (1) his or her seat in the House of Assembly becomes vacant on the date referred to in subsection (2), and section 5 of the Legislative Disabilities Act applies.

(4) Upon the death of a former member who at the time of his or her death is in receipt of an allowance under this section, there shall be paid to the surviving spouse and children of the former member the allowances described in sections 10, 11 and 12.

1975-76 No15 s14

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Application of Act to minister

14. (1) This Act applies to every member who becomes a minister.

(2) A member elected to his or her 1st term of service who becomes a minister during that term of service or a minister appointed to office and not being a member and who has made or who is making contributions to another registered pension plan or registered retirement savings plan may elect not to make contributions under section 15 for his or her 1st term of service if he or she continues to make contributions to that registered pension plan or registered retirement savings plan.

(3) This Act applies to a minister in respect of his or her 2nd and subsequent terms of service, and he or she may elect to count his or her 1st term of service.

(4) An election under subsection (2) must be made before the minister receives his or her 1st payment of pensionable salary as a minister.

(5) An election made under this section is irrevocable.

1975-76 No15 s15; 1977 c78 s2

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Contributions

15. (1) A minister shall by reservation from his or her pensionable salary contribute to the fund established under the Pensions Funding Act at the rate of 7% of his or her pensionable salary.

(2) Where a minister has made contributions that will provide the maximum allowance to which he or she is entitled under subsection 19(3), his or her obligation to contribute stops.

1975-76 No15 s16; 1981 c3 Sch

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Prior service counted

16. (1) A minister may elect to contribute under this Act in respect of his or her prior terms of service.

(2) A minister who makes an election under subsection (1)

(a) shall repay contributions and interest refunded under section 24 or contributions and interest refunded under The Members of the House of Assembly Contributory Pension Plan Act;

(b) shall repay all sums of money paid out on his or her behalf under section 27; and

(c) shall pay the difference between the sums of money paid out on his or her behalf under section 27 and the contributions required under this Act.

1977 c78 s3

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Purchase of prior service

17. Where a minister elects to contribute in respect of his or her prior terms of service, that minister's contributions shall be paid into the fund established under the Pensions Funding Act in a lump sum payable on the date he or she made the election or by instalments payable during a period not exceeding the period of the prior term of service.

1975-76 No15 s18; 1981 c3 Sch

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Eligibility for allowance

18. (1) A retiring allowance shall be paid in accordance with this Act upon the application of a person who, being a minister, stops being a minister,

(a) if he or she has made the contributions required by this Act and has served as a member in 2 general assemblies of the House of Assembly and for not less than 5 years; and

(b) in respect of whom at any time the total of the number of years served as a member added to the number of years of his or her age equals or exceeds 60.

(2) Where a minister has served as Premier the total specified in paragraph (1)(b) must equal or exceed 55.

(3) A minister does not stop being a minister by reason only of the dissolution of the House of Assembly.

1975-76 No15 s19

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Retiring allowance

19. (1) Where a minister has stopped being a minister, there shall be paid to him or her annually for life a retiring allowance amounting to the total of

(a) the product of 5% of the average of his or her pensionable salary for any 3 calendar years times the years of his or her service as a minister up to but not exceeding 10 years;

(b) the product of 4% of the average of his or her pensionable salary as a minister for any 3 calendar years times the years of his or her service as a minister after the 10 years referred to in paragraph (a) up to but not exceeding 5 years; and

(c) the product of 2.5% of the average of his or her pensionable salary for any 3 calendar years times the years of service after the 5 years referred to in paragraph (b) to a maximum of 2 years.

(2) Where a minister serves as a minister for less than 3 years, the average of his or her pensionable salary shall be the average of the annual rates of pensionable salary pro-rated in the manner prescribed by the regulations until sufficient time has elapsed to provide an average of pensionable salary for any 3 calendar years.

(3) Where a member served as a minister before January 1, 1976 and has not served as a minister after January 1, 1976, the average of his or her pensionable salary shall be prescribed by regulation provided that the average shall not be less than the highest rate of salary paid to him or her as a minister.

(4) The retiring allowance paid to a minister under subsection (1) shall not exceed 75% of the average of his or her pensionable salary for any 3 calendar years selected by the minister.

(5) The retiring allowance paid to a minister shall be paid as directed by the Minister of Finance and shall stop at the end of the month in which the death of the recipient occurs.

1975-76 No15 s20

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Survivor benefits

20. (1) Upon the death of a minister or a former minister who has served as a member in 2 general assemblies of the House of Assembly and for not less than 5 years and who has contributed under this Act or the former plan, there shall be paid

(a) to the surviving spouse an annual allowance equal to the greater of

(i) 60% of the allowance being paid to the minister at the date of his or her death or to which he or she would have been entitled as of that date had the total of the number of his or her years served as a member added to the number of years of his or her age equalled or exceeded 60, or

(ii) 25% of the last pensionable salary the minister received; and

(b) to or on behalf of each surviving child an annual allowance equal to 1/6 of the allowance payable to the surviving spouse.

(2) Where a minister has served as Premier the total specified in subparagraph (1)(a)(i) must equal or exceed 55.

(3) The total of the allowance payable under subsection (1) shall not exceed the minister's maximum retiring allowance as determined by subsection 19(3) and where the total payable equals that maximum the amount by which it exceeds the surviving spouse's allowance shall be divided equally among all the children.

(4) An allowance paid to or on behalf of a child terminates on the earlier of the child's death or the child's reaching the age of 18.

(5) Notwithstanding subsection (4), where a child is in full time attendance at a recognized university, college, school or similar institution, payment of the allowance shall be made until the child reaches the age of 25 years.

1975-76 No15 s21; 1985 c11 s17

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Children's allowance

21. (1) Upon the death of a minister or a former minister who has contributed under this Act and who dies or died leaving children but no spouse, there shall be paid to each child 1/3 of the allowance that would have been payable to a surviving spouse.

(2) Where there is more than 1 child, the total allowance shall not exceed the allowance that would have been payable to the minister under subsection 19(3) and, where that allowance equals the maximum, the allowance shall be divided equally among all of the children.

(3) An allowance payable under this section terminates on the earlier of the child's death or the child's reaching the age of 18 years.

(4) Where a child is in full time attendance at a recognized university, college, school or similar institution, payment of the allowance shall be made until the child reaches the age of 25 years.

1975-76 No15 s23; 1985 c11 s17

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Allowance to infirm child

22. (1) Where a child is incapable of providing for his or her support because of an infirmity, that is certified by 2 medical practitioners selected by the Minister of Finance, payment of an allowance under paragraph 20(1)(b) or section 21 shall be made to the guardian of that child or to a person appointed by the Minister of Finance until that child is capable of providing for his or her support.

(2) Where an allowance is payable under paragraph 20(1)(b) or section 21 the allowance shall be paid to the guardian of each child or to a person appointed by the Minister of Finance until the child reaches the age of 18 years.

(3) Payment of an allowance under section 20 or 21 continues to the end of the month in which the event causing termination of the allowance occurs.

1975-76 No15 s24; 1988 c39 s10

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Disability benefits

23. (1) Notwithstanding the Legislative Disabilities Act, where a minister is unable to perform his or her duties because of an incapacity, that is medically certified by 2 medical officers of the Department of Health as likely to be permanent, the minister shall be retired and there shall be paid to the minister an allowance in an amount equal to the greater of

(a) the accrued benefits as provided under subsection 19(1); and

(b) 40% of his or her annual pensionable salary.

(2) An allowance under subsection (1) becomes payable on a date prescribed by the Minister of Finance.

(3) Where a minister is retired under subsection (1) his or her seat in the House of Assembly becomes vacant on the date referred to in subsection (2), and section 5 of the Legislative Disabilities Act, applies.

(4) Upon the death of a former member who at the time of his or her death is in receipt of an allowance under this section, there shall be paid to the surviving spouse and children of the former member the allowances described in sections 20, 21 and 22.

1975-76 No15 s25; 1988 c39 s10

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Refund of contribution

24. (1) A member or minister who stops being a member and is ineligible for a retiring allowance shall have all his or her contributions refunded to him or her together with compound interest calculated at the rate of 5% annually, if he or she so elects.

(2) Where a member or a minister who is not in receipt of a retiring allowance under this Act dies leaving no spouse or children, his or her contributions shall be paid to his or her personal representative together with compound interest at the rate of 5% a year.

(3) Interest on refunds shall be calculated once a year as of December 31 of that year.

1975-76 No15 s26; 1977 c78 s4

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Annuity

25. (1) In place of the allowances otherwise payable under this Act, a member or minister may elect to receive a term annuity payable in monthly instalments starting the month in which he or she would become eligible to receive an allowance and terminating the month in which he or she dies or becomes entitled to receive benefits under the Canada Pension Plan, and the monthly instalment shall equal either

(a) the prospective monthly payment to which he or she will be entitled under the Old Age Security Act and Canada Pension Plan, certified by a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, selected by the Minister of Finance; or

(b) a monthly amount whose capitalized value, certified by a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, selected by the Minister of Finance, equals the value of the annual allowances otherwise payable during his or her lifetime under this Act,

whichever is the lesser.

(2) Where a member or minister elects under subsection (1) and where the value of the allowances otherwise payable during his or her lifetime under this Act certified in accordance with paragraph (1)(b) is greater than the value of the term annuity referred to in subsection (1), the member or minister shall further receive a life annuity payable by monthly instalments starting the month in which he or she would become eligible to receive an allowance and terminating the month in which he or she dies, and the amount of the life annuity shall be equal to the value of the allowances otherwise payable under this Act reduced by the value of the benefits payable under subsection (1).

(3) An election made under subsection (1) does not affect the payment of allowances under this Act after the death of a member or minister.

1975-76 No15 s27

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Discontinuance of allowance

26. (1) A retiring allowance payable to a person under section 9, 19 or 33 or an annuity payable under section 25 shall be discontinued while that person is a member of the House of Assembly.

(2) Where a person whose allowance is to be discontinued in accordance with subsection (1) is a member or is employed or renders services, at any time during a month, the whole amount payable to him or her on account of the allowance or annuity in that month shall be withheld.

1975-76 No15 s28; 1981 c66 s1

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Election under s.4 or 14

27. Where a member or minister elects according to section 4 or 14 not to contribute for his or her 1st term of service, the Minister of Finance shall deduct from that person's pensionable salary and make those contributions that are required by that person's registered pension plan or registered retirement savings plan, but in no event shall contributions exceed in respect of the pension plan, 14%, and in respect of the savings plan, 7% of that person's pensionable salary.

1975-76 No15 s29

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Procedure for elections

28. Each election required to be made under this Act shall be made to the Minister of Finance in a form prescribed by the regulations and shall be considered to be made when the form, signed by the member or minister, is delivered to the Minister of Finance.

1975-76 No15 s30

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Fund

29. (1) In this section "fund" means the fund established under the Pensions Funding Act.

(2) All contributions and other payments required by this Act shall be deposited in the fund and all allowances and other money payable under this Act shall be paid out of the fund.

(3) The government of the province shall pay out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and pay into the fund

(a) an amount equal to the contributions of each member and minister under this Act; or

(b) an amount that may be prescribed by regulation.

(4) Regulations made under this section may be made with retroactive effect to a date not earlier than July 1, 1980.

1981 c3 Sch

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Allowances non-assignable

30. An allowance shall not be assigned or given as security, but the Minister of Finance may

(a) approve the payment of the whole or part of an allowance to a relative of a former member or to another person upon the written authorization of the former member; or

(b) direct that payment be made of the whole or part of an allowance to the guardian of a former member or to a person who maintains a former member who is suffering from an incapacity.

1975-76 No15 s32; 1988 c39 s10

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Overpayments

31. (1) Notwithstanding subsection (2), where an overpayment of an allowance or a refund under this Act has been made to a person or money is payable to the Crown by a person, the Minister of Finance may reduce or withhold payments of the allowance or other money payable to that person under this Act until the amount overpaid or payable has been recovered.

(2) An allowance payable under this Act is not subject to attachment or execution.

1975-76 No15 s33

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Reciprocal agreements

32. Subject to the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the Minister of Finance may enter into a reciprocal agreement with

(a) the Government of Canada or an agency of the Government of Canada;

(b) the government of a province of Canada;

(c) a municipality in this province; or

(d) a corporation or institution,

providing that where a member has contributed to a pension plan administered by that body, he or she may have credited as service under this Act the whole or part of the service credited to him or her by the pension plan of that body and providing further that payments may be made into and out of the fund established under the Pensions Funding Act under that agreement.

1977 c78 s5; 1981 c3 Sch

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Other pensionable service

33. (1) A member who

(a) has service with the government of the province or the Government of Canada, or with a board, agency, commission or corporation established under an Act of the Legislature or an Act of the Parliament of Canada whose pension plan is established under that Act or has service with a body that has entered into an agreement with the Minister of Finance under section 32;

(b) has made the contributions required under the pension plan applicable to that service;

(c) has had his or her contributions made with respect to that pensionable service paid into the fund established under the Pensions Funding Act; and

(d) is entitled to a retiring allowance under this Act,

may elect to receive a retiring allowance in respect of that service under this Act.

(2) Notwithstanding subsections 9(3) and 19(4), where a member makes an election under subsection (1) his or her retiring allowance receivable under this section is the product of 2% times his or her total number of years of pensionable service set out in subsection (1) times the total of the average pensionable salaries referred to in sections 9 and 19.

(3) A member who

(a) has pensionable service with the House of Commons as a member or minister;

(b) has made the contributions required under the pension plan applicable to that service;

(c) has had his or her contributions made with respect to that pensionable service paid into the fund established under the Pensions Funding Act; and

(d) is entitled to receive a retiring allowance under this Act,

may elect to receive a retiring allowance in respect of that service under this Act as if that service were service as a member of the House of Assembly or minister.

1977 c78 s6; 1978 c35 s16; 1981 c3 Sch; l981 c66 s2

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Pension maximum

34. The total of the pensions payable under sections 9, 19 and 33 may not exceed 75% of the total of the average pensionable salaries referred to in subsection 33(2).

1981 c66 s3

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Regulations

35. (1) The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) prescribing for the purposes of section 5 the amount of the pensionable salary of a member;

(b) prescribing for the purposes of sections 7 and 17 the dates on which and the manner in which instalments are to be paid;

(c) prescribing for the purposes of subsections 9(2) and 19(2) the manner of pro-rating;

(d) prescribing for the purposes of subsection 19(3) an average of pensionable salary;

(e) providing for the proofs of age and relationship;

(f) prescribing forms that are by this Act to be prescribed or that he or she considers necessary for the administration of this Act;

(g) prescribing the manner in which an overpayment referred to in section 31 may be recovered from an allowance payable under this Act;

(h) defining the expression "full time attendance at a recognized university, college, school or similar institution", as applied to a child of a member or minister; and

(i) generally, to give effect to the purpose of this Act.

(2) Regulations made under this section may be made with retroactive effect.

1975-76 No15 s36

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