PUBLIC LAW 86-778-SEPT. 13, 1960
section, and (ii) all of the positions in the separate retirement system of which such individuals so become members and all of the positions in the separate retirement system referred to in clause (i) would have been covered by a single retirement system if the State had not taken action to provide for separate retirement systems under this paragraph." (2) The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply in the case of transfers of positions (as described therein) which occur on or after the date of enactment of this Act. Such amendment shall also apply in the case of such transfers in any State which occurred prior to such date, but only upon request of the Governor (or other official designated by him for the purpose) filed with the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare before July 1, 1961; and, in the case of any such request, such amendment shall apply only with respect to wages paid on and after the date on which such request is filed. Retroactive Coverage (c)(1) Section 218(f)(1) of the Social Security Act is amended by striking out all that follows the first semicolon and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "except that such date may not be earlier than the last day of the sixth calendar year preceding the year in which such agreement or modification, as the case may be, is agreed to by the Secretary and the State." (2) Section 218(d)(6)(A) of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Where a retirement system covering positions of employees of a State and positions of employees of one or more political subdivisions of the State, or covering positions of employees of two or more political subdivisions of the State, is not divided into separate retirement systems pursuant to the preceding sentence or pursuant to subparagraph (C), then the State may, for purposes of subsection (f) only, deem the system to be a separate retirement system with respect to any one or more of the political subdivisions concerned and, where the retirement system covers positions of employees of the State, a separate retirement system with respect to the State or with respect to the State and any one or more of the political subdivisions concerned." (3) The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply in the case of any agreement or modification of an agreement under section 218 of the Social Security Act which is agreed to on or after January 1, 1960; except that in the case of any such agreement or modification agreed to before January 1, 1961, the effective date specified therein shall not be earlier than December 31, 1955. The amendment made by paragraph (2) shall apply in the case of any such agreement or modification which is agreed to on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. Policemen and Firemen (d) Section 218(p) of the Social Security Act is amended by inserting "Hawaii," after "Georgia,"; and b^^ striking out "Washington, or Territory of Hawaii" and inserting in lieu thereof "Virginia, or Washington". 48232 0-61-59
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