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Code of Virginia
Title 51.1. Pensions, Benefits, and Retirement
Chapter 10. Disclosure Requirements for Public Retirement Systems

§ 51.1-1000. All state and local plans included.

All automated retirement systems administered by the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System and all automated retirement systems administered by the localities (hereinafter referred to as retirement systems) have a duty to report and disclose certain material information and data to the retirement systems' members and beneficiaries. Such retirement systems shall cause to be furnished to each member covered under the retirement systems' plans and to each beneficiary who is receiving benefits under the retirement systems' plans the following:

1. A summary plan description (SPD) that contains all or substantially all the information an average member would deem crucial to possess a knowledgeable understanding of his benefits under the plan;

2. A statement of benefits that indicates, on the basis of the latest available information: (i) his total accrued benefits and (ii) his nonforfeitable accrued retirement benefits, if any, or the earliest date on which benefits will become nonforfeitable; and

3. A document disclosing material soft dollar transactions (arrangements not negotiated at arm's length or dealings between the retirement systems' fund managers and persons providing services to the systems for noncash considerations) in which the fund managers have engaged. "Material" means transactions wherein it could be asserted that a conflict of interests or an appearance of impropriety was a factor in making the determination of which outside provider of services would be contracted and which involved a transaction or course of dealings involving $10,000 or more. This disclosure document shall not be a part of the retirement system's annual report, but shall be prepared as an annual supplement and made available to the public upon request. Local retirement systems may publish such disclosure document with their annual reports.

1990, c. 706; 1991, c. 612; 2004, c. 209.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.