Chapter 23

(House Bill 1286)

An Act to permit municipalities to contribute more to the cost of insurance provided to certain officers or retired employees.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 9-14-35 be AMENDED:

9-14-35. The governing body of a municipality, or a municipal retirement system may, in its discretion, include retired employees and officers and their spouses and dependents eligible under the appropriate policy and the spouses and dependents eligible under the appropriate policy of deceased employees and officers under the provisions of §§ 9-14-30 to 9-14-34, inclusive. The governing body may pay fifty up to one hundred percent of the cost of the premiums for such insurance for such retired employee or officer who shall have at least fifteen years' service as an employee or officer of the municipality and who shall have participated at least five years, immediately preceding such retirement, in such municipal insurance program. No eligibility requirement applies to any employee or officer who retired as the result of a duty incurred disability. In addition, the governing body of a municipality or a municipal retirement system may, in its discretion, pay up to fifty one hundred percent of the premium for medicare supplemental health insurance for retired employees, officers, their spouses, and the spouses of deceased retired employees and officers if the retired employee or officer had at least fifteen years' service as an employee or officer of the municipality and had participated for at least five years, immediately preceding such retirement, in the municipality's insurance program.

Signed March 7, 2022

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