City of South Pasadena, FL
Pinellas County
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[HISTORY:  Adopted by the City Commission of the City of South Pasadena 12-18-1984 by Ord. No. 84-23 as Ch. 16 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 46-1 Benefits extended to city employees and officials.

It is hereby declared to be the policy and purpose of the city to extend, effective as of March 1, 1961, to the employees and officials thereof, not excluded by law, nor excepted herein, the benefits of the system of old-age and survivor's insurance as authorized by the Federal Social Security Act and amendments thereto, and by Chapter 650 of the Florida Statutes, as amended; and to cover by such plan all services which constitute employment as defined in F.S. § 650.02, performed in the employ of the city by employees and officials thereof, except elected officials, part-time employees and professional personnel on a fee basis.

§ 46-2 Exclusions.

There is hereby excluded from this Article any authority to include in any agreement entered into under § 46-3 hereof any services, position, employee or official now covered by or eligible to be covered by an existing retirement system.

§ 46-3 Execution of agreements.

The Mayor (or other chief executive officer) is hereby authorized and directed to execute all necessary agreements and amendments thereto with the state, for the purpose of extending the benefits provided by the system of old-age and survivor's insurance to the employees and officials of this city as provided in §§ 46-1 and 46-2, which agreement shall provide for such methods of administration of the plan by the city as are found by the state to be necessary and proper, and shall be effective with respect to services in employment covered by such agreement performed on and after the first day of March 1961.

§ 46-4 Withholding authorized; payments.

Withholding from salaries, wages or other compensation of employees and officials for the purpose provided in § 46-1 hereof are hereby authorized to be made and shall be:
A. 
Made in the amounts and at such times as may be required by applicable state or federal laws or regulations; and
B. 
Paid over to the state agency designated by said laws or regulations to receive such amounts.

§ 46-5 Contributions of city to be paid to state agency.

There shall be appropriated from available funds, derived from the general fund, such amounts at such times as may be required to pay promptly the contributions and assessments required of the city as employer by applicable state or federal laws or regulations, which shall be paid over to the lawfully designated state agency at the times and in the manner provided by law and regulation.

§ 46-6 Records to be kept.

The city shall keep such records and make such reports as may be required by applicable state or federal laws or regulations, and shall adhere to the regulations of the state agency.

§ 46-7 Terms of agreement adopted by city.

The city does hereby adopt the terms, conditions, requirements, reservations, benefits, privileges and other conditions thereunto appertaining, of Title II of the Social Security Act, as amended, for and on behalf of all officers and employees of its departments and agencies to be covered under the agreement.

§ 46-8 Custodian of funds; reporting and withholding agent.

A. 
The Director of Finance is hereby designated the custodian of all sums withheld from the compensation of officers and employees and of the appropriated funds or the contribution of the city.
B. 
The Director of Finance is hereby made the withholding and reporting agent and charged with the duty of maintaining records for the purposes of this Article.
[Amended 11-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-11; 2-10-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-01]

§ 46-9 Applicability.

The City of South Pasadena maintains several different pension plans for the benefit of City employees. General employees shall be all employees of the City, who are not required to be certified firefighters (as defined in F.S. § 633.35)[1] as a condition of employment with the City. Nothing in this article shall pertain to those City employees who are certified firefighters, as a condition of their employment with the City.
[1]
Editor's Note: F.S. § 633.35 was renumbered as F.S. § 633.408 and amended by Laws 2013, c. 2013-183, § 59, effective 7-1-2013.

§ 46-10 Florida Retirement System.

All general employees shall be entitled to the benefits of the Florida Retirement System. The City does hereby adopt the terms, conditions, bylaws, benefits, and privileges pertaining to the Florida Retirement System for and on behalf of City employees covered under this pension plan. The City shall comply with all of the requirements and provisions of Florida Statutes, Chapter 121, for those employees who are members of the Florida Retirement System.

§ 46-11 Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund.

Employees hired between January 1, 1996, and March 1, 2015, shall be permitted to elect to continue their participation in the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund. Employees hired after March 1, 2015, shall not be entitled to participate in the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund. The City shall comply with the terms, conditions, bylaws, benefits and privileges pertaining to the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund for and on behalf of City employees covered under this pension plan in accordance with the provisions of any plan or agreement governing the administration of the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund.

§ 46-12 Execution of agreements.

A. 
The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute all necessary agreements and amendments thereto with the administrator of the Florida Retirement System, which agreements shall provide for such methods of administration of the plan by the City as are found by the administrator of the Florida Retirement System to be necessary and proper.
B. 
The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute all necessary agreements and amendments thereto with the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund.

§ 46-13 Appropriations to pay contributions and assessments.

A. 
There shall be appropriated from available funds, derived from the general fund, such amounts at such times as may be required to promptly pay the contributions and assessments required of the City as an employer by applicable state laws, or regulations, which shall be paid to the lawfully designated administrator of the Florida Retirement System.
B. 
There shall be appropriated from available funds, derived from the general fund, such amounts as may be required to promptly pay defined contributions and expense payments, required of the City as employer and member of the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund, which shall be paid to the lawfully designated administrator of the Florida Municipal Pension Trust Fund.

§ 46-14 Custodian of funds; reporting and withholding agent.

A. 
The Director of Finance is hereby designated the custodian of all the appropriated funds for the employer's contributions as provided in § 46-13 hereof.
B. 
The Director of Finance is hereby made the withholding and reporting agent, charged with the duty of maintaining records for the purposes of this article.
C. 
The Director of Finance shall keep such records and make such reports as may be required by applicable state laws, regulations or agreements for each of the two separate pensions systems.