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SB-334 Teachers’ retirement benefits: retirement following reinstatement.(2001-2002)

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Senate Bill No. 334
CHAPTER 800

An act to add Section 24209.3 to the Education Code, relating to teachers’ retirement benefits, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  October 13, 2001. Approved by Governor  October 12, 2001. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 334, Ortiz. Teachers’ retirement benefits: retirement following reinstatement.
Existing law prescribes service retirement benefits for members of the Defined Benefit Program of the State Teachers’ Retirement Plan who retire for service following reinstatement from a prior retirement.
This bill would prescribe different service retirement benefits for those members who retire for service with at least 2 years of creditable service, as specified, following reinstatement from a prior retirement.
The bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 24209.3 is added to the Education Code, to read:

24209.3.
 (a) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 24209 and subdivision (d) of Section 24204, and exclusive of any amounts payable during the prior retirement for service pursuant to Section 22714 or22715:
(1) A member who retired, other than pursuant to Section 24210, 24211, 24212, or 24213, and who reinstates and performs creditable service, as defined in Section 22119.5, after the most recent reinstatement, in an amount equal to two or more years of credited service, shall, upon retirement for service on or after the effective date of this section, receive a service retirement allowance equal to the sum of the following:
(A) An amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on credited service performed prior to the most recent reinstatement, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, from which age shall be deducted the total time during which the member was retired for service, and final compensation.
(B) An amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on credited service performed subsequent to the most recent reinstatement, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, and final compensation.
(2) A member who retired pursuant to Section 24210 and who reinstates and performs creditable service, as defined in Section 22119.5, after the most recent reinstatement, in an amount equal to two or more years of credited service, shall, upon retirement for service on or after the effective date of this section, receive a service retirement allowance equal to the sum of the following:
(A) An amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on service credit accrued prior to the effective date of the disability retirement, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, from which age shall be deducted the total time during which the member was retired for service, and indexed final compensation to the effective date of the initial service retirement.
(B) An amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on the service credit accrued after termination of the disability retirement, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, from which age shall be deducted the total time during which the member was retired for service, and final compensation.
(C) An amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on credited service performed subsequent to the most recent reinstatement, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, and final compensation.
(3) A member who retired pursuant to Section 24211 and who reinstates and performs creditable service, as defined in Section 22119.5, after the most recent reinstatement, in an amount equal to two or more years of credited service, shall, upon retirement for service on or after the effective date of this section, receive a service retirement allowance equal to the sum of the following:
(A) The greater of (i) the disability allowance the member was receiving immediately prior to termination of that allowance, excluding the children’s portion, or (ii) an amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on service credit accrued prior to the effective date of the disability retirement, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, from which age shall be deducted the total time during which the member was retired for service, and final compensation using compensation earnable or projected final compensation or a combination of both.
(B) An amount equal to either of the following:
(i) For a member who was receiving a benefit pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 24211, the member’s credited service at the time of the retirement pursuant to Section 24211, excluding service credited pursuant to Section 22717 or 22717.5 or Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 22800) or Chapter 14.2 (commencing with Section 22820).
(ii) For a member who was receiving a benefit pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 24211, the member’s projected service, excluding service credited pursuant to Section 22717 or 22717.5 or Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 22800) or Chapter 14.2 (commencing with Section 22820).
(C) An amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on credited service performed subsequent to the most recent reinstatement, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, and final compensation using compensation earnable or projected final compensation or a combination of both.
(D) An amount based on any service credited pursuant to Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 22800 or Chapter 14,2 (commencing with Section 22820) or, for credited service performed during the most recent reinstatement, Section 22714, 22715, 22717, or 22717.5, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, from which age shall be deducted the total time during which the member was retired for service, and final compensation using compensation earnable, or projected final compensation, or a combination of both.
(4) A member who retired pursuant to Section 24212 or 24213 and who reinstates and performs creditable service, as defined in Section 22119.5, after the most recent reinstatement, in an amount equal to two or more years of credited service, shall, upon retirement for service on or after the effective date of this section, receive a service retirement allowance equal to the sum of the following:
(A) An amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on the member’s projected service credit, excluding service credited pursuant to Section 22717, 22717.5, or Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 22800) or Chapter 14.2 (commencing with Section 22820), using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, from which age shall be deducted the total time during which the member was retired for service, and final compensation using compensation earnable or projected final compensation or a combination of both.
(B) An amount calculated pursuant to this chapter based on credited service performed subsequent to the most recent reinstatement, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, and final compensation, using compensation earnable or projected final compensation or a combination of both.
(C) An amount based on any service credited pursuant to Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 22800 or Chapter 14,2 (commencing with Section 22820) or, for credited service performed during the most recent reinstatement, Section 22714, 22715, 22717, or 22717.5, using the member’s age at the subsequent service retirement, from which age shall be deducted the total time during which the member was retired for service, and final compensation using compensation earnable, or projected final compensation, or a combination of both.
(b) If the total amount of credited service, other than that accrued pursuant to Sections 22714, 22715, 22717, 22717.5, and 22826, is equal to or greater than the number of years required to be eligible for an increased allowance pursuant to this chapter or Section 22134.5, the amounts identified in this section shall be calculated pursuant to the section authorizing the increased benefit.
(c) For members receiving an allowance pursuant to Section 24410.5 or 24410.6, the amount payable pursuant to this section shall not be less than the amount payable to the member as of the effective date of reinstatement.
(d) The amount payable pursuant to this section shall not be less than the amount that would be payable to the member pursuant to Section 24209.
(e) For purposes of determining an allowance increase pursuant to Sections 24415 and 24417, the calendar year of retirement shall be the year of the subsequent retirement if the final compensation used to calculate the allowance pursuant to this section is higher than the final compensation used to calculate the allowance for the prior retirement.
(f) The allowance paid pursuant to this section to a member receiving a lump sum payment pursuant to Section 24237 shall be actuarially reduced to reflect that lump sum payment.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to provide improved retirement benefits to teachers who have returned to teaching following retirement, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.