246.14.2. Any judge who is not entitled to an annual pension under this plan at the time he or she ceases to hold office, is entitled only to a refund of the amounts he or she paid to benefit from the indexing provided for in the second paragraph of section 246.14.1, unless he or she transfers his or her years of service to another pension plan pursuant to a transfer agreement made pursuant to section 246.24. If he or she dies before having obtained the refund, the amounts shall be paid to his or her married or civil union spouse or, if he or she leaves no spouse, to his or her heirs.
If a judge dies while in office and leaves no married or civil union spouse entitled to a pension, his or her heirs are entitled to a refund of the amounts paid to benefit from the indexing.
If the total of the amounts paid as pension to a judge and his or her married or civil union spouse is less than the total of the amounts paid to benefit from the indexing, with accrued interest, the difference shall be refunded to the heirs when payment of a pension to the last person entitled to it ceases.
1990, c. 44, s. 21; 2002, c. 6, s. 224.