30.1. A local municipality shall pay a severance allowance to a person who ceases to be a member of the council after having accumulated two or more years of credited service under the pension plan established by the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Elected Municipal Officers (chapter R-9.3).
The amount of the allowance is equal to the product obtained by multiplying the amount of the average bi-weekly remuneration computed on the basis of a period of 12 consecutive months preceding the date on which he ceased to be a member of the council by the number of years of service credited from 1 January 1992; the amount of the allowance is increased by that part of the bi-weekly remuneration which is proportional to any part of a year of credited service.
If a person who has already received a severance allowance again holds office as a member of the council of a municipality which has adhered to the pension plan in his respect, the municipality shall, when he again ceases to be a member, pay to him an allowance computed in accordance with the second paragraph, excluding, however, for the purposes of the computation, the years or parts of years of service for which the person has already received such an allowance.
If a person who again holds office as a member of the council of a municipality which has adhered to the pension plan in his respect is subject to section 39 or 80 of the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Elected Municipal Officers, the municipality shall pay to him, when he again ceases to be a member, an allowance computed in accordance with the third paragraph, on the basis, however, of the years or parts of years for which the person was a member of the council from the time he resumed such office, whether or not he was participating in the pension plan at that time.
The total amount of the allowance shall not exceed the remuneration received by the person in the period of 12 consecutive months preceding the date on which he ceased to be a member of the council.
For the purposes of this section, the remuneration includes any remuneration paid by a mandatary body of the municipality or a supramunicipal body to a person in respect of a function that he exercised by virtue of his office.
This section applies, with the necessary modifications, to a regional county municipality in respect of its warden elected in accordance with section 210.29.2 of the Act respecting municipal territorial organization (chapter O-9).
1991, c. 78, s. 18; 1996, c. 27, s. 170; 2001, c. 25, s. 192.