Article - State Personnel and Pensions
(a) (1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) With respect to local employees, “aggregate annual earnable compensation” means the total annual earnable compensation payable by a local employer to all of its local employees, calculated as of June 30 of the second prior fiscal year before the fiscal year for which the calculation is made under this section, adjusted by any actuarial assumed salary increases that were used in the actuarial valuation prepared under § 21–125(b) of this title for the immediate prior fiscal year.
(3) “Local employee” means a member of the Teachers’ Retirement System or the Teachers’ Pension System who is an employee of a day school in the State under the authority and supervision of a county board of education or the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, employed as:
(i) a clerk;
(ii) a helping teacher;
(iii) a principal;
(iv) a superintendent;
(v) a supervisor; or
(vi) a teacher.
(4) “Local employer” means a county board of education or the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.
(5) “State member” does not include a member on whose behalf a participating governmental unit is required to make an employer contribution under § 21–305 or § 21–306 of this subtitle.
(6) “Total employer contribution for local employees” means that portion of the employer contribution calculated under subsection (b) of this section that is attributable to all local employees.
(b) (1) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5) of this subsection, each fiscal year, on behalf of the State members of each State system, the State shall pay to the appropriate accumulation fund an amount equal to or greater than the sum of the amount, if any, required to be included in the budget bill under § 3–501(c)(2)(ii) of this article and the product of multiplying:
(i) the aggregate annual earnable compensation of the State members of that State system; and
(ii) the sum of the normal contribution rate and the accrued liability contribution rate for State members of that State system, as determined under this section.
(2) The amount determined under paragraph (1) of this subsection for each State system shall be based on an actuarial determination of the amounts that are required to preserve the integrity of the funds of the several systems using:
(i) the entry–age actuarial cost method; and
(ii) actuarial assumptions adopted by the Board of Trustees.
(3) For the purpose of making the determinations required under this section:
(i) the Employees’ Retirement System, the Employees’ Pension System, the Correctional Officers’ Retirement System, and the Legislative Pension Plan shall be considered together as one State system; and
(ii) the Teachers’ Retirement System and the Teachers’ Pension System shall be considered together as one State system.
(4) (i) Subject to § 21–309.1 of this subtitle, beginning on July 1, 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter, each local employer shall pay to the appropriate accumulation fund an amount equal to the local share of the total employer contribution for local employees as provided in this paragraph.
(ii) For fiscal years 2013 through 2016, each local employer shall pay to the Board of Trustees its local share, which shall be equal to the following amounts:
Local Fiscal Fiscal Fiscal Fiscal
Employer Year Year Year Year
2013 2014 2015 2016
Allegany 1,487,742 1,885,754 2,412,465 2,773,667
Anne Arundel 11,493,684 14,568,567 18,637,716 21,428,297
Baltimore City 12,922,862 16,380,092 20,955,217 24,092,793
Baltimore 15,755,802 19,970,922 25,549,002 29,374,395
Calvert 2,835,938 3,594,631 4,958,648 5,287,193
Caroline 793,934 1,006,334 1,287,413 1,480,175
Carroll 4,005,782 5,077,441 6,495,621 7,468,196
Cecil 2,459,819 3,117,889 3,988,747 4,585,973
Charles 3,936,516 4,989,645 6,383,304 7,339,061
Dorchester 656,543 832,186 1,064,625 1,224,028
Frederick 5,893,461 7,470,128 9,556,610 10,987,499
Garrett 664,714 842,544 1,077,874 1,239,262
Harford 5,529,741 7,009,102 8,966,815 10,309,396
Howard 9,821,066 12,448,477 15,925,463 18,309,945
Kent 366,147 464,102 593,730 682,628
Montgomery 27,227,553 34,511,689 44,151,153 50,761,802
Prince George’s 19,554,579 24,785,979 31,708,954 36,456,662
Queen Anne’s 1,105,527 1,401,286 1,792,679 2,061,093
St. Mary’s 2,485,697 3,150,691 4,030,711 4,634,220
Somerset 480,124 608,570 778,550 895,121
Talbot 628,456 796,586 1,019,080 1,171,665
Washington 3,094,113 3,921,875 5,017,294 5,768,522
Wicomico 2,173,593 2,755,091 3,524,616 4,052,348
Worcester 1,271,561 1,611,739 2,061,914 2,370,640
(iii) Beginning in fiscal year 2017, each local employer shall pay to the Board of Trustees its local share equal to the normal contribution rate for the Teachers’ Retirement System and the Teachers’ Pension System multiplied by the aggregate annual earnable compensation of the local employees of that local employer.
(5) The difference between the total employer contribution for local employees and the local share of the total employer contribution for all local employees shall be the obligation of the State.
(c) (1) As part of each actuarial valuation, the actuary shall determine the normal contributions, net of member contributions, on account of the State members of each State system.
(2) For each State system, the normal contribution rate equals the fraction that has:
(i) as its numerator, the sum of the normal contributions determined under this subsection; and
(ii) as its denominator, the aggregate annual earnable compensation of the State members of the State system.
(d) Beginning July 1, 2013, each year the Board of Trustees shall set contribution rates for each State system that shall amortize:
(1) all unfunded liabilities or surpluses accrued as of June 30, 2013, over 25 years; and
(2) any new unfunded liabilities or surpluses that have accrued from July 1 of the preceding fiscal year over the time remaining until June 30, 2038, to reflect:
(i) experience gains and losses;
(ii) the effect of changes in actuarial assumptions and methods; and
(iii) the effect of legislation effective on or after July 1, 2013.