SECTION 1. Paragraph (a) of Subdivision (1) of Section 8 of Chapter 32, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking in line 6 and line 9 the phrase “the same department” and inserting in place thereof: “a retirement system”.
Said section is further amended by adding after the word “job” in line 25: “or similar position”.
Said section is further amended by striking in line 63 the phrase “the same department” and inserting in place thereof: “a retirement system”
Said section is further amended by inserting the following new paragraph after the first paragraph:
During the regular periodic review process done pursuant to this section a member may request that, in addition to being evaluated for a return to his former position, he be evaluated for a specific identified position other than the position from which he retired. Said evaluation shall be conducted in the same manner as all other examinations provided for in this section. If the member is found able to perform the essential duties of the identified position he shall be permitted to return to active service in said position and his pension provided for in section six or seven shall cease upon his return to service.
SECTION 2. Paragraph (b) of Subdivision (2) of Section 8 of Chapter 32 is hereby amended by adding the following sentences:
If the member returns to service, within a different retirement system than that from which they retired, the original system shall provide creditable service for any period of disability prior to reinstatement to service in the new system; provided that if the member is subsequently retired for a disability as a result of the injury for which such member was previously retired, the original retirement system shall be assessed a portion of the disability pension pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (5) of section seven.
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