3105.80 Property division orders involving public retirement program definitions.

As used in this section and sections 3105.81 to 3105.90 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Alternate payee" means a party in an action for divorce, legal separation, annulment, or dissolution of marriage who is to receive one or more payments from a benefit or lump sum payment under an order issued under section 3105.171 or 3105.65 of the Revised Code that is in compliance with sections 3105.81 to 3105.90 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Benefit" means a periodic payment under a pension, annuity, allowance, or other type of benefit, other than a survivor benefit, that has been or may be granted to a participant under sections 742.01 to 742.61 or Chapter 145., 3307., 3309., or 5505. of the Revised Code or any payment that is to be made under a contract a participant has entered into for the purposes of an alternative retirement plan. "Benefit" also includes all amounts received or to be received under a plan of payment elected under division (E)(1) of section 145.46 , division (B) of section 3307.60 , or division (B)(4) of section 3309.46 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Lump sum payment" means a payment of accumulated contributions standing to a participant's credit under sections 742.01 to 742.61 or Chapter 145., 3307., 3309., or 5505. of the Revised Code or pursuant to a contract a participant has entered into for the purposes of an alternative retirement plan and any other payment made or that may be made to a participant under those sections or chapters on withdrawal of a participant's contributions. "Lump sum payment" includes a lump sum payment under section 145.384 , 742.26 , 3307.352 , or 3309.344 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Participant" means a member, contributor, retirant, or disability benefit recipient who is or will be entitled to a benefit or lump sum payment under sections 742.01 to 742.61 or Chapter 145., 3307., 3309., or 5505. of the Revised Code or an employee who elects to participate in an alternative retirement plan under Chapter 3305. of the Revised Code.

(E) "Personal history record" has the same meaning as in sections 145.27 , 742.41 , 3305.20 , 3307.20 , 3309.22 , and 5505.04 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Public retirement program" means the public employees retirement system, Ohio police and fire pension fund, school employees retirement system, state teachers retirement system, state highway patrol retirement system, or an entity providing an alternative retirement plan under Chapter 3305. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 3105.80

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.148, SB 343, §1, eff. 1/7/2013.

Effective Date: 10-01-2002; 10-27-2006