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Code of Virginia
Title 51.1. Pensions, Benefits, and Retirement
Chapter 6.1. Cash Match Plan
6/25/2018

§ 51.1-607. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Board" means the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System.

"Cash match plan" means a plan established pursuant to the provisions of § 401 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to which a participating employer contributes based on contributions made by an employee to a deferred compensation plan or to a plan established pursuant to § 403 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Alternatively, if the Board determines that it is appropriate, such plan may be established pursuant to § 403 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

"Deferred compensation plan" means a plan described in Chapter 6 (§ 51.1-600 et seq.) of this title.

"Employee" means, in the case of the plan described in § 51.1-608, any salaried person, including appointed or elected officials, providing services for a participating employer. In the case of a plan adopted by a county, municipality, authority or other political subdivision pursuant to § 51.1-610, an employee shall be defined by such county, municipality, authority or other political subdivision, subject to the approval of the Board.

"Participating employer" means the Commonwealth or any political subdivision that has elected pursuant to § 51.1-603.1 to participate in the deferred compensation plan established by the Board pursuant to Chapter 6 (§ 51.1-600 et seq.) of this title or a sponsor of a plan established pursuant to § 403 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

"Qualified participant" means, in the case of a plan established pursuant to § 51.1-608, an employee of a participating employer who is making continuous deferrals of at least ten dollars per pay period to the deferred compensation plan established by the Board pursuant to Chapter 6 (§ 51.1-600 et seq.) of this title or to a plan established pursuant to § 403 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The determination of whether an employee is making continuous deferrals shall be made by the Board. In the case of a plan established pursuant to subsection D of § 51.1-608 or § 51.1-610, qualified participant means an employee described by the governing body establishing such plan in the documents setting forth the details of such plan.

2002, c. 311; 2014, c. 356.

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.