Substitute House Bill No. 7010
          Substitute House Bill No. 7010

              SPECIAL ACT NO. 97-17


AN ACT PROVIDING  PENSION BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN OF
CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Notwithstanding any other provision of chapter
66 of the  general  statutes  to the contrary, any
State Employees Retirement  System  Tier  I member
who was employed  by  a constituent unit of higher
education, who applied  for a nonservice connected
disability  retirement  under  the  provisions  of
section 5-169 of  the  general  statutes to become
effective January 1,  1995,  naming  his spouse as
his  one hundred  per  cent  contingent  annuitant
pursuant to section 5-165 of the general statutes,
and who became  deceased  on December 9, 1994, and
whose surviving spouse was issued an estimated one
hundred  per cent  annuitant  benefit  payment  on
January 31, 1995,  in  accordance  with subsection
(c) of section 5-165a of the general statutes, and
who herself died  on February 12, 1995, shall have
his  original  one  hundred  per  cent  contingent
annuitant    option   election    nullified    and
substituted  in its  place  a  twenty-year  period
certain  option naming  his  children  as  of  the
effective date of  his  retirement, entitling them
to  annuitant  payments  in  accordance  with  the
twenty year certain  election effective January 1,
1995.

Approved June 6, 1997