A.  All definitions prescribed in Part I of this Chapter are applicable to the plan created pursuant to this Part unless a different definition is set forth in this Part, or the context in which a term is used in this Part indicates a different meaning than that prescribed in Part I.

B.(1)  “Excess benefit participant” shall mean any member whose retirement benefit as determined on the basis of all qualified plans without regard to the limitations of R.S. 11:1531 and comparable provisions of other qualified plans of the employer would exceed the maximum benefit permitted under Section 415 of the Code.

(2)  “Maximum benefit” shall mean the retirement benefit a member is entitled to receive from the pension plan set forth in Part III of this Chapter in any month after giving effect to R.S. 11:1531 and any similar provisions of any other qualified plans designed to conform to Section 415 of the Code.

(3)  “Unrestricted benefit” shall mean the monthly retirement benefit a member, or the spouse, child, or single dependent parent of a member, would have received under the terms of all qualified plans of the employer, except for the restrictions of R.S. 11:1531 and any similar provisions of any other qualified plans designed to conform to Section 415 of the Code.

Acts 1999, No. 34, §1.