H.P. 1183 - L.D. 1671
Sec. MMMM-1. 4 MRSA §1201, sub-§9, as amended by PL 2009, c. 254, §1 and affected by §4, is further amended to read:
9. Earnable compensation.
"Earnable compensation" means the annual salary as a judge. Any money paid by the State under an annuity contract for the future benefit of a judge must be considered part of the judge's earnable compensation. The earnable compensation of a member retired with a disability retirement allowance under section 1353 must be assumed, for the purposes of determining benefits under this chapter, to be continued after the member's date of termination of service at the same rate as received immediately prior thereto, subject to the same percentage adjustments, if any, that may apply to the amount of retirement allowance of the beneficiary under section 1358. For a member who served as a judge any time between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2005, earnable compensation includes the salary that would have been paid for a judge in the given year if the cost-of-living adjustments in fiscal year 2003-04 and fiscal year 2004-05 had been funded. For a member who served as a judge any time between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, earnable compensation includes the salary that would have been paid for a judge in that year if the cost-of-living adjustment in fiscal year 2010-11 had been funded.
Sec. MMMM-2. Suspension of cost-of-living adjustment for judges. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 4, subsection 2-A, a cost-of-living adjustment for the State's chief justices, chief judge, deputy chief judge, associate justices and associate judges may not be made on July 1, 2010.
Sec. MMMM-3. Application. That section of this Part that amends the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 4, section 1201, subsection 9 applies to judges who retire on or after the effective date of this Part.