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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title X
PUBLIC OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND RECORDS
Chapter 121
FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM
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F.S. 121.4502
121.4502 Florida Retirement System Investment Plan Trust Fund.
(1) The Florida Retirement System Investment Plan Trust Fund is created to hold the assets of the Florida Retirement System Investment Plan in trust for the exclusive benefit of the plan’s members and beneficiaries, and for the payment of reasonable administrative expenses of the plan, in accordance with s. 401 of the Internal Revenue Code, and shall be administered by the state board as trustee. Funds shall be credited to the trust fund as provided in this part, to be used for the purposes of this part. The trust fund is exempt from the service charges imposed by s. 215.20.
(2) The Florida Retirement System Investment Plan Trust Fund is a retirement trust fund of the Florida Retirement System that accounts for retirement plan assets held by the state in a trustee capacity as a fiduciary for individual participants in the Florida Retirement System Investment Plan and, pursuant to s. 19(f), Art. III of the State Constitution, is not subject to termination.
(3) A forfeiture account shall be created within the Florida Retirement System Investment Plan Trust Fund to hold the assets derived from the forfeiture of benefits by participants. Pursuant to a private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service, the forfeiture account may be used only for paying expenses of the Florida Retirement System Investment Plan and reducing future employer contributions to the program. Consistent with Rulings 80-155 and 74-340 of the Internal Revenue Service, unallocated reserves within the forfeiture account must be used as quickly and as prudently as possible considering the state board’s fiduciary duty. Expected withdrawals from the account must endeavor to reduce the account to zero each fiscal year.
History.s. 1, ch. 2001-255; s. 2, ch. 2010-180; s. 27, ch. 2011-68.