AMENDMENT 977 RATIFIED

Walker County: Retirement.

(a) No elected or appointed Walker County official, including the sheriff, may assume a supernumerary office after the effective date of this amendment. Any person who, on the effective date of this amendment, is participating in a supernumerary program as a supernumerary sheriff shall not continue to participate in that supernumerary program, and may purchase service credit in the Employees' Retirement System for the time the official served in office. Any person who, on the effective date of this amendment, is participating in a supernumerary program other than serving as a supernumerary sheriff may continue to participate in that supernumerary program, which shall include the assumption of a supernumerary office according to the terms and conditions of the law which established that supernumerary program. Every elected or appointed Walker County official, including the sheriff, may participate in the Employees' Retirement System of Alabama upon the same terms and conditions as may be specified by law for any other employee in the same retirement system. Walker County officials holding office at the time of ratification of this amendment shall be eligible to purchase service credit in the Employees' Retirement System for the time the official has served in the current office; provided, however, the official shall forego the assumption of a supernumerary office.

(b) For purposes of this amendment, "elected or appointed Walker County official" does not include a judge, district attorney, legislator, constable, school board member, or any official elected from a judicial circuit.