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SB-1270 County employees’ retirement: system personnel.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/16/2018 09:00 PM
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Senate Bill No. 1270
CHAPTER 114

An act to amend Section 31522.3 of the Government Code, relating to county employees’ retirement.

[ Approved by Governor  July 16, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  July 16, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1270, Vidak. County employees’ retirement: system personnel.
The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL) authorizes counties to establish retirement systems pursuant to its provisions in order to provide pension benefits to their employees. CERL authorizes the retirement boards of 5 specified counties to appoint assistant administrators and chief investment officers who, following appointment, are outside county charter, civil service, and merit system rules, except as specified. CERL provides that these administrators and officers are employees of the county, as specified, while serving at the pleasure of the appointing boards, and that they may be dismissed without cause.
This bill would apply these provisions to any county if the board of supervisors for that county, by resolution adopted by majority vote, makes those provisions applicable in the county.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 31522.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

31522.3.
 (a) In a county in which the board of retirement or both the board of retirement and the board of investment have appointed personnel pursuant to Section 31522.1, the respective board or boards may elect to appoint assistant administrators and chief investment officers as provided for in this section. The positions of the assistant administrators and chief investment officers designated by the retirement board shall not be subject to county charter, civil service, or merit system rules. The persons so appointed shall be county employees and shall be included in the salary ordinance or salary resolution adopted by the board of supervisors for the compensation of county officers and employees. The assistant administrators and chief investment officers so appointed shall be directed by, shall serve at the pleasure of, and may be dismissed at the will of, the appointing board or boards. Specific charges, a statement of reasons, or good cause shall not be required as a basis for dismissal of the assistant administrators and chief investment officers by the appointing board or boards.
(b) This section shall not apply to any person who was an assistant administrator or a chief investment officer and was included in the county civil service or was subject to merit system rules on December 31, 1996.
(c) This section shall only apply to a county of the third class, a county of the eighth class, a county of the 14th class, a county of the 15th class, or a county of the 18th class, as provided by Sections 28020, 28024, 28029, 28035, 28036, and 28039.
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (c), this section shall also apply to any county if the board of supervisors, by resolution adopted by majority vote, makes this section applicable in the county.