Texas Vernon’s Civil Statutes
Sec. § 13.01
Transfer of Eligible Rollover Distributions


(a)

Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary that would otherwise limit a distributees election under this section, a distributee may elect, at the time and in the manner prescribed by the board, to have any portion of an eligible rollover distribution paid directly to an eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee in a direct rollover.

(b)

In this section:

(1)

"Eligible rollover distribution" means any distribution of all or any portion of the balance to the credit of the distributee, except that an eligible rollover distribution does not include:

(A)

any distribution that is one of a series of substantially equal periodic payments made at least annually for the life or life expectancy of the distributee or the joint lives or joint life expectancies of the distributee and distributees beneficiary, or for a specified period of 10 years or more;

(B)

any distribution to the extent the distribution is required under Section 401(a)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 401); or

(C)

the portion of any distribution that is not includible in gross income.

(2)

"Eligible retirement plan" means an individual retirement account described by Section 408(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 408), an individual retirement annuity described in Section 408(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 408), an annuity plan described in Section 403(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 403), a qualified trust described in Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 401), an annuity contract described by Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 403), or an eligible plan under Section 457(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Section 457), that is maintained by a state, a political subdivision of a state, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state that agrees to separately account for amounts transferred from the plan, provided that any of the vehicles described above accepts the distributees eligible rollover distribution. The term applies to a distribution to a surviving spouse or to a spouse or former spouse who is the alternate payee under a qualified domestic relations order within the meaning of Chapter 804, Government Code. In the case of an eligible rollover distribution to a non-spouse beneficiary, an eligible retirement plan includes only an individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity described above.

(3)

"Distributee" means a member or former member, the members or former members surviving spouse, the members or former members spouse or former spouse who is the alternate payee under a qualified domestic relations order, as prescribed by Section 804.003, Government Code, or the members or former members non-spouse beneficiary.

(4)

"Direct rollover" means a payment by this system to the eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee.
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