§5-10A-9. Rules of construction.
If any provision of this article is determined to deprive a
person of any property right which is vested and is indefeasible as
of the effective date of this article, the provisions of this
article shall nonetheless be effective as to any benefits or a part
of any benefit under a retirement plan which shall be deemed to
vest on or after the effective date of this article; and the right
to receive any benefit under a retirement plan, which right shall
vest on or after the effective date of this article, is hereby
conditioned upon the full compliance and observance of the
provisions hereof and the rendering of honorable service throughout
the service in public employment or public office in respect of
which such benefit is payable.