SESSION LAW 2009-576




AN ACT to adjust the limit on the monthly pension amount payable from the Registers of Deeds' Supplemental Pension Fund.


The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:


SECTION 1.  G.S. 161-50.5(a) reads as rewritten:

"(a)       An eligible retired register of deeds shall be entitled to receive an annual pension benefit, payable in equal monthly installments, equal to one share for each full year of eligible service as register of deeds multiplied by his total number of years of eligible service. The amount of each share shall be determined by dividing the total number of years of eligible service for all eligible retired registers of deeds on December 31 of each calendar year into the amount to be disbursed as monthly pension payments in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 161-50.3. In no event, however, shall a monthly pension under this Article exceed an amount which, when added to a retirement allowance under the maximum allowance at retirement from the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System or an equivalent locally sponsored plan, is greater than seventy-five percent (75%) of a register of deed's equivalent annual salary immediately preceding retirement computed on the latest monthly rate, including any and all supplements, to a maximum amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500)."

SECTION 2.  Section 1 of this act shall not apply to any retiree of the Register of Deeds' Supplemental Pension Fund.  Section 1 of this act shall not apply to any register of deeds who is serving as of the effective date of this bill.

SECTION 3.  This act is effective when it becomes law.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 6th day of August, 2009.



                                                                    s/  Marc Basnight

                                                                         President Pro Tempore of the Senate



                                                                    s/  Joe Hackney

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives



                                                                    s/  Beverly E. Perdue




Approved 3:31 p.m. this 10th day of September, 2009