§ 1–819.01. Coordination between Secretary, Trustee, and District Government.
The Secretary, Trustee, and District Government shall carry out responsibilities under this chapter and under the contract in a manner which promotes the cost-effective and efficient administration of benefit payments under the District Retirement Programs, and in a manner which avoids unnecessary interruptions and delays in paying individuals the full benefits to which they are entitled under such Programs.
2001 Ed., § 1-817.01.
1981 Ed., § 1-769.1.
Former 1-819.01 has been recodified as § 1-821.01.
§ 1–819.02. Study of alternatives for financing Federal obligations.
(a) In general. — As soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this chapter, the Secretary shall enter into a contract with an independent consultant to conduct a study of actuarial alternatives for financing the federal obligations assumed under this chapter, together with an analysis of the impact of each alternative on the federal budget. The Secretary and the District Government shall cooperate with the consultant and shall provide direct access to such information systems, records, documents, information, or data as will enable the consultant to conduct the study.
(b) Deadline. — The contract entered into under subsection (a) of this section shall require the consultant to report the results of the study not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of this act.
(c) No effect on Federal obligations. — Nothing in this section may be construed to affect any obligation of the Federal Government to make payments under this chapter.
2001 Ed., § 1-817.02.
1981 Ed., § 1-769.2.
References in Text
“This act,” referred to in (b), is the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, Title XI of Pub. L. 105-33, 111 Stat. 712.
“The date of enactment of this chapter” and “the date of enactment of this Act,” referred to in this section, is the later of October 1, 1997, or the day the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority certifies that the financial plan and budget for the District of Columbia government for fiscal year 1998 meet the requirements of § 201(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995.
§ 1–819.03. Issuance of regulations by Secretary.
The Secretary is authorized to issue regulations to implement, interpret, administer and carry out the purposes of this chapter, and, in the Secretary’s discretion, those regulations may have retroactive effect.
2001 Ed., § 1-817.03.
1981 Ed., § 1-769.3.
§ 1–819.04. Effect on Reform Act and other laws.
(a) Reform Act. — This chapter supersedes any provision of the Reform Act inconsistent with this chapter and the regulations thereunder.
(b) No effect on tax treatment of benefits. — Except as otherwise specifically provided, nothing in this chapter may be construed to affect the application of any provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to any annuity or other benefit provided to or on behalf of any individual, including any disability benefit or any portion of a retirement benefit attributable to an individual’s disability status.
(c) No effect on benefits for Park Police and Secret Service. — Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to alter or amend in any way the provisions of existing law (including the Reform Act) relating to the program of annuities, other retirement benefits, or medical benefits for members and officers, retired members and officers, and survivors thereof, of the United States Park Police force, the United States Secret Service, or the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.
2001 Ed., § 1-817.04.
1981 Ed., § 1-769.4.
References in Text
The “Internal Revenue Code of 1986,” referred to in (b), is codified as Title 26 of the United States Code.
§ 1–819.05. [Reserved].
2001 Ed., § 1-817.05.
1981 Ed., § 1-769.5.
§ 1–819.06. Full faith and credit.
Federal obligations for benefits under this chapter are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.
2001 Ed., § 1-817.06.
1981 Ed., § 1-769.6.
§ 1–819.07. Severability of provisions.
If any provision of this chapter, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstances, shall be held invalid, the remainder of this chapter, or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby.
2001 Ed., § 1-817.07.
1981 Ed., § 1-769.7.