Section: Construction as continuation of heretofore existing laws
4. There is established in, but not of, the Division of Pensions and Benefits in the Department of the Treasury the Defined Contribution Retirement Program Board, that shall consist of the Director of the Division of Pensions and Benefits or a designee; the Director of the Division of Investment or a designee; the Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Insurance or a designee; the Director of the Office of Management and Budget or a designee; and a person appointed by the Director of the Division of Pensions and Benefits who is an active participant or retiree of the Defined Contribution Retirement Program.
In order to expedite implementation of the Defined Contribution Retirement Program, the current third party administrator for the New Jersey State Employees Deferred Compensation Program selected through a competitive bidding process may be utilized as the initial provider for a period not to exceed the term of the contract in effect on the effective date of this section of P.L.2007, c.92 (C.43:15C-4) including extensions, to administer this program. Subsequent to the initial contract, the Defined Contribution Retirement Program Board shall select through a competitive bidding process a provider licensed or otherwise authorized to transact business in New Jersey. This provider shall be selected by competitive bidding in accordance with all applicable State laws and regulations.
L.2007, c.92, s.4.
43:15C-5 Allocation of contributions by participants.
5. Participants in the Defined Contribution Retirement Program shall be allowed to allocate their own contributions and the contributions of their employer into investment alternatives as determined by the Defined Contribution Retirement Program Board, including, but not limited, to mutual funds, subject to such rules and regulations as the Division of Pensions and Benefits may adopt, in accordance with all Internal Revenue Code rules and regulations. All moneys which are deferred and deducted in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 through 19 of P.L.2007, c.92 (C.43:15C-1 through C.43:15C-15, C.43:3C-9, C.43:15A-7, C.43:15A-75 and C.43:15A-135) and the program shall remain assets of the State and shall be invested in accordance with the provisions of this act and the program. The obligation of the State to participating employees and contractors shall be contractual only and no preferred or special interest in the deferred moneys shall accrue to such employees or contractors, except that all assets and income of the program shall be held in trust for the exclusive benefit of participating employees and their beneficiaries.
L.2007, c.92, s.5.
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