§ 16-16-6.1 Credit for service outside state.
(a) In determining the creditable service of any teacher employed in any city or town for the purpose of retirement, there may be added to, and included in, total service as defined in this chapter not more than five (5) years of service as a teacher in the public school outside this state; provided, however, this service shall not be counted as creditable service unless the member shall pay into the retirement system a contribution equal to the full actuarial value of each year of credit for which application is made based upon the teacher's compensation at the time he or she makes application to purchase credit for each year of service for which he or she claims credit.
(b) Credit for service outside the state which is purchased under paragraph (a) above may also be used for retirement purposes under the provisions of subsection (a) for teachers who retire on ordinary disability under § 16-16-14 provided these teachers have at least ten (10) years creditable service within the state.
(c) The term "outside this state" means service in any state college, university, school, or public school in any other state of the United States, or in any territory or possession of the United States, including the Philippine Islands, or in any school under the jurisdiction of the United States government.
(d) The retirement board shall fix and determine by rules and regulations the time when and the conditions under which payments shall be made.
(P.L. 1970, ch. 112, art. 8, § 3; P.L. 1972, ch. 92, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 346, §§ 1, 2; P.L. 1981, ch. 14, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 288, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 487, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 36; P.L. 2011, ch. 408, § 10; P.L. 2011, ch. 409, § 10.)