SEC. 25-13-31. Exemption of benefits from taxation, legal execution, and assignment; deductions from retirement allowances for payment of employer or system sponsored group life or health insurance.
(1) The right of a person to an annuity, a retirement allowance or benefit, or to the return of contributions, or to any optional benefits or any other right accrued or accruing to any person under the provisions of the Highway Patrol Retirement Law, the system and the monies in the system created by said law, are hereby exempt from any state, county or municipal ad valorem taxes, income taxes, premium taxes, privilege taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes or other taxes not so named, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and exempt from levy and sale, garnishment, attachment, or any other process whatsoever, and shall be unassignable except as * * * specifically otherwise provided in this article.
(2) Any retired member or beneficiary receiving a retirement allowance or benefit under this article may authorize the Public Employees' Retirement System to make deductions from the retirement allowance or benefit for the payment of employer or system sponsored group life or health insurance. The deductions authorized under this subsection shall be subject to rules and regulations adopted by the Board of the Public Employees' Retirement System.
SOURCES: Laws, 1975, ch. 500, Sec. 2; 1987, ch. 327, Sec. 2; 1990, ch. 523, Sec. 4, eff from and after January 1, 1990. Laws, 1993, ch. 523, Sec. 5; Laws, 2004, ch. 531, § 4, SB 2673, eff from and after July 1, 2004.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2004
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