104.1018. 1. When a member is no longer employed in a position covered by the system, membership in the system shall thereupon cease. If a member has five or more years of credited service upon such member's termination of membership, such member shall be a vested former member entitled to a deferred annuity pursuant to section 104.1036. If a member has fewer than five years of credited service upon termination of membership, such former member's credited service shall be forfeited, provided that if such former member becomes reemployed in a position covered by the system, such former member shall again become a member of the system and the forfeited credited service shall be restored after receiving creditable service continuously for one year.
2. Upon a member becoming a retiree, membership shall cease and, except as otherwise provided in section 104.1039, the person shall not again become a member of the system.
3. If a vested former member becomes reemployed in a position covered by the system before such vested former member's annuity starting date, membership shall be restored with the previous credited service and increased by such reemployment.
(L. 1999 S.B. 308 & 314, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1455)
Missouri General Assembly