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SB-1166 Public Employees’ Retirement System: contracting agency: contributions.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 20831.3 is added to the Government Code, to read:

20831.3.
 (a) A contracting agency that fails to make the employer’s contribution required by this chapter within the applicable time limitations shall notify a member or retired member who is a current or past employee of that agency, or a beneficiary thereof, of the agency’s delinquency by mail, to the member’s or retired member’s, or beneficiary’s latest address, within 30 days of the payment having become delinquent, subject to the process described in subdivision (b).
(b) (1) If a contracting agency fails to bring its account current on or before seven days of becoming delinquent, the board shall provide the contracting agency with contact information data in its possession for the purpose of providing members, retired members, and beneficiaries the notice required by subdivision (a). The contact information data shall be provided to the contracting agency in an open format that is platform independent, machine readable, retrievable, downloadable, indexable, and electronically searchable by commonly used Internet search applications.
(2) Within 14 days of receipt of the contact information data described in paragraph (1), the contracting agency shall provide written notice to members and retired members, or to their beneficiaries, of the delinquency, its cause, and how and when the delinquency is proposed to be satisfied.
(3) The contracting agency shall not be liable for failure to provide the notice required pursuant to this section to a member, retired member, or beneficiary if the contact information received for that member, retired member, or beneficiary is incomplete or incorrect.