Maine Revised Statutes

§18312. Emergency medical services persons

1. Contribution rate.   Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3, an emergency medical services person as defined in Title 32, section 83, subsection 12, including but not limited to a first responder, emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician and paramedic, employed by a participating local district that provides a special retirement benefit under section 18453, subsection 4 or 5 shall contribute to the Participating Local District Retirement Program or must have pick-up contributions made by the employer at a rate of 8% of earnable compensation as long as the person is employed as an emergency medical services person.
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2. Exception.   A participating local district may elect to reduce the rate of contribution set out in subsection 1 to 6.5% of earnable compensation for all emergency medical services persons who continue employment after attaining eligibility for retirement during the remainder of their employment as emergency medical services persons.
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3. Member contributions to Participating Local District Consolidated Retirement Plan.   The board may establish by rule the rate at which emergency medical services persons who participate in the consolidated plan described in chapter 427 contribute to that plan. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules pursuant to chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
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2013, c. 602, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).