Nevada State Judicial Department
Sec. § 1A.270
Membership of Supreme Court justices, judges of the Court of Appeals and district judges who are elected, reelected or appointed on or after November 5, 2002; membership of Supreme Court justices and district judges who are serving on November 5, 2002; restriction on benefits.


1.

Each justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals or district judge who is elected or appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court, a judge of the Court of Appeals or a district judge on or after November 5, 2002, who takes office on or after January 1, 2003, and who previously has not served as either a justice of the Supreme Court, a judge of the Court of Appeals or a district judge must receive benefits for retirement, benefits for disability and survivor benefits under the Judicial Retirement Plan, if eligible to receive such benefits under the Judicial Retirement Plan, unless the justice or judge is a member of the Public Employees Retirement System. If the justice or judge is a member of the Public Employees Retirement System, he or she will remain a member unless he or she withdraws from the Public Employees Retirement System pursuant to NRS 1A.280, if eligible to do so.

2.

Each justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals or district judge who is elected or appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals or district judge on or after November 5, 2002, and who previously has served as either a justice of the Supreme Court or a district judge and each justice of the Supreme Court or district judge who is serving as a justice of the Supreme Court or district judge on November 5, 2002, must receive benefits for retirement, benefits for disability and survivor benefits pursuant to:

(a)

NRS 2.060 to 2.083, inclusive, or 3.090 to 3.099, inclusive, as those sections existed on November 5, 2002, if eligible to receive such benefits under such provisions;

(b)

NRS 2A.100 to 2A.150, inclusive, if eligible to receive such benefits under such provisions; or

(c)

The Judicial Retirement Plan, if eligible to receive such benefits under the Judicial Retirement Plan,
whichever is most beneficial to the justice or judge or his or her survivor, as determined by the justice or judge at the time of retirement or the time at which the justice or judge becomes disabled, or as determined by his or her survivor at the time of his or her death, unless the justice or judge is a member of the Public Employees Retirement System. If the justice or judge is a member of the Public Employees Retirement System, the justice or judge will remain a member unless the justice or judge withdraws from the Public Employees Retirement System pursuant to NRS 1A.280, if eligible to do so. A survivor may not change a determination that affects the survivor and which was made by a justice or judge pursuant to this section while the justice or judge was alive.

3.

A determination made pursuant to subsection 2 is final and if a justice or judge or the survivor of the justice or judge determines pursuant to subsection 2:

(a)

To receive benefits pursuant to the Judicial Retirement Plan, the justice, judge or survivor may not receive benefits pursuant to NRS 2.060 to 2.083, inclusive, 2A.100 to 2A.150, inclusive, or 3.090 to 3.099, inclusive; or

(b)

To receive benefits pursuant to NRS 2.060 to 2.083, inclusive, 2A.100 to 2A.150, inclusive, or 3.090 to 3.099, inclusive, the justice, judge or survivor may not receive benefits pursuant to the Judicial Retirement Plan.

4.

No justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals or district judge or survivor of a justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals or district judge may receive benefits under both this chapter and:

(a)

NRS 2.060 to 2.083, inclusive;

(b)

NRS 2A.100 to 2A.150, inclusive; or

(c)

NRS 3.090 to 3.099, inclusive.

5.

A justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals or district judge or a survivor of a justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals or district judge who is receiving retirement allowances pursuant to NRS 2.060 to 2.083, inclusive, or pursuant to NRS 3.090 to 3.099, inclusive, on January 1, 2003, is not eligible for transfer to the Judicial Retirement Plan.
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