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AB-607 State teachers’ retirement: career bonus.(2001-2002)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 24203.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

24203.5.
 (a) The percentage of final compensation used to compute the allowance pursuant to Section 24202.5, 24203, 24205, 24209, 24209.3, 24210, 24211, 24212, or 24213 or 24205  of a member retiring on or after January 1, 1999, who has 30 or more years of credited service, excluding service credited pursuant to Section 22714, 22715, or 22717,  shall be increased by two-tenths of 1 percentage point, provided that the sum of the percentage of final compensation used to compute the allowance,  allowance in Section 24202.5, 24203, or 24205,  including any adjustments for retiring before the normal retirement age, and the additional percentage provided by this section does not exceed 2.40 percent. For purposes of establishing eligibility for the increased allowance pursuant to this section only, credited service shall include credited service that a court has ordered be awarded to a nonmember spouse pursuant to Section 22652. A nonmember spouse shall also be eligible for the increased allowance pursuant to this section if the member had 30 or more years of credited service on the date the parties separated, as established in the judgment or court order pursuant to Section 22652. 
(b) For purposes of establishing eligibility for the increased allowance pursuant to this section only, credited service shall exclude service credited pursuant to the following:
(1) Section 22714.
(2) Section 22715.
(3) Section 22717, except as provided in subdivision (c) of Section 22121.
(4) Section 22717.5.
(c) For purposes of establishing eligibility for the increased allowance pursuant to this section only, credited service shall include credited service that a court has ordered be awarded to a nonmember spouse pursuant to Section 22652. A nonmember spouse shall also be eligible for the increased allowance pursuant to this section if the member had 30 or more years of credited service on the date the parties separated, as established in the judgment or court order pursuant to Section 22652.
(d) (b)  Nonqualified service credit for which contributions pursuant to Section 22826 were made in a lump sum on or after January 1, 2000, or for which the first installment was made on or after January 1, 2000, may shall  not be included in determining the eligibility for an increased allowance pursuant to this section.
(c) The amendments made to subdivision (a) in the first year of the 1999–2000 Regular Session are declaratory of existing law.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the sum of the percentage of final compensation used to compute the allowance in Section 24202.5, 24203, or 24205, including any adjustments for retiring before the normal retirement age, and the additional percentage provided by this section, for a member described in subdivision (a) who retires on or after January 1, 2002, shall not exceed 2.60 percent.