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TITLE 34PUBLIC FINANCE
PART 4EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 77JUDICIAL RETIREMENT
RULE §77.7Spousal Consent Requirements

(a) The provisions of this section apply to the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One and the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two. The selection by a member of a service retirement annuity other than a joint and survivor annuity that pays benefits to the spouse of the member on the death of the member is not effective unless the member's spouse consents to the selection or it is established to the satisfaction of the system that:

  (1) there is no spouse; or

  (2) the spouse cannot be located.

(b) Should the spouse of the member be judicially declared incompetent, the consent required by this section shall be given by the spouse's legal guardian. The consent of a spouse who is incapable of giving his or her consent as required by this section may be given by a legal representative of the spouse only if the executive director or a person designated by the executive director determines:

  (1) that the spouse is incapable of giving his or her consent; and

  (2) the person or persons qualify as the legal representative of the spouse.

(c) The consent required by this section must be in writing on a form prescribed by the Employees Retirement System of Texas and acknowledged before a notary public.

(d) The provisions of this section apply only to service retirement annuities.


Source Note: The provisions of this §77.7 adopted to be effective November 23, 1989, 14 TexReg 5935; amended to be effective January 9, 2000, 24 TexReg 12074

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