Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes
Sec. § 12.03


The board of trustees shall employ an actuary who may be the consultant and technical advisor to the board of trustees regarding the operation of the fund and may perform such duties as may be required by the board.


The actuary shall make a valuation at least once every two years of the assets and liabilities of the fund on the basis of assumptions and methods that are reasonable in the aggregate, considering the experience of the fund and reasonable expectations and that, in combination, offer the actuarys best estimate of anticipated experience under the fund.


On the basis of the valuation, the actuary shall make recommendations to the board of trustees to ensure the actuarial soundness of the fund. In making recommendations, the actuary shall define each actuarial term and enumerate and explain each actuarial assumption used in making the valuation. This information must be included either in the actuarial study or in a separate report made available as a public record.


The board of trustees shall file with the State Pension Review Board a copy of each actuarial study and each separate report made as required by law.


An actuary employed under this section must be a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, or an enrolled actuary under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. Section 1001 et seq.).


The municipality may pay all or part of the cost of the actuarial services. Any cost not paid directly by the municipality is payable from assets of the fund.
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