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SB-656 Judges’ Retirement System II: deferred retirement.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Moorlach (S) , Lara (S)
Brough (A) , Cooley (A)
Calderon (A)
Judges’ Retirement System II: deferred retirement.
An act to amend Sections 22760, 22814, 75521, 75523, 75553, 75570, 75571.5, and 75590 of, and to add Sections 75522.5 and 75591.5 to, the Government Code, relating to judges’ retirement, and making an appropriation therefor.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/30/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/12/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
08/31/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 6152.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/31/18 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 656 without my signature.

This bill would amend and significantly expand--retroactively--the pension benefits of the Judges' Retirement System II, a program that has been in effect since 1994.

The costs associated with this bill are large and unbudgeted. In addition, the proposed retroactive benefits are contrary to the explicit provisions of the Public Employees Pensions Reform Act of 2013.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.