5505.21 Distribution of accumulated contributions when no pension payable.

Should a member of the state highway patrol retirement system die and no pension becomes payable from funds of the system on account of his employment with the patrol, his accumulated contributions, less interest, standing to his credit in the employees' savings fund at the time of his death shall be paid to such person or persons as he has nominated by written designation duly executed and filed with the state highway patrol retirement board. If there is no such designated person or persons surviving such member, his accumulated contributions shall be paid according to the state law of descent and distribution; provided that, if his accumulated contributions are not claimed by an eligible person or by the estate of the deceased member within seven years, they shall be transferred to the income fund of the system and after that shall be paid from that fund to such person or estate upon application to the board.

Effective Date: 04-16-1993 .