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AB-1448 Local government: part-time elected officials: lifetime healthcare benefits.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 06, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1448


Introduced by Assembly Member Mullin

January 07, 2014


An act to add Section 50034 to the Government Code, relating to local government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1448, as amended, Mullin. Local government: part-time elected officials: lifetime healthcare benefits.
Existing law provides for the creation and regulation of cities, counties, and cities and counties. Existing law permits these agencies to form retirement and pension systems, and also permits these agencies to become contracting members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System. Existing law permits a city, a county, and other local governmental entities to provide compensation, including health care benefits, to its elected officials.
This bill would prohibit the legislative or governing body of a city, county, city and county, school board, special district, or any other entity of local government from granting lifetime healthcare benefits to an elected official who serve part time. serves part time, as specified. The bill would specify that these provisions do not prevent the award of, or continuation of, health care benefits that are entirely paid for by the individual.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 50034 is added to the Government Code, to read:

50034.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the legislative body of a city, county, city and county, school board, special district, or any other entity of local government shall not grant lifetime healthcare benefits to an elected official who serves part time on the basis of service as a part-time elected official.
(b) This section applies only to an individual who assumes a term of office commencing on or after January 1, 2015.
(c) Nothing in this section shall prevent the award of, or continuation of, health care benefits that are entirely paid for by the individual.