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AB-2582 Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act: postemployment health benefits: the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 21, 2014


SECTION 1.

 Section 22902 is added to the Government Code, to read:

22902.
 (a) For the purposes of this section, the term “district” shall mean the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the district may make contributions for postretirement health benefits for its unrepresented employees, including members of the district board of directors to the extent that they are eligible for contributions under existing law, and members of any unit of employees whose terms and conditions of employment are determined through collective bargaining. Those contributions shall be subject to the following:
(1) Credited years of service that the employee worked with the district.
(2) An agreement with all represented employees regarding postretirement health coverage mutually agreed upon through collective bargaining.
(3) Contributions for postretirement health benefits for the district’s unrepresented employees, including members of the district board of directors to the extent that they are eligible for contributions under existing law, may only be made in accordance with the eligibility criteria and schedule below.
(c) An agreement reached pursuant to subdivision (b) shall provide that employer contributions for postretirement health benefits for employees shall be made in the following percentages for the applicable credited years of service:
Credited Years of Service
Percentage of Employer Contribution
10
50
11
60
12
70
13
80
14
90
15
100
(d) An agreement reached pursuant to subdivision (b) shall authorize full employer contributions for postretirement health benefits for those employees who retire for disability with five years of credited service with the district.
(e) (1) This section shall only apply to district employees first hired on or after January 1, 2014, and to directors who first serve as a director on or after January 1, 2014.
(2) This section shall apply to employees whose terms and conditions of employment are determined through collective bargaining only if the agreement is expressly incorporated by reference into, or made a part of, a memorandum of understanding.
(f) This section is not applicable to any employee who retires before the effective date of the memorandum of understanding referenced in paragraph (2) of subdivision (e). In the event that the memorandum of understanding establishes a retroactive effective date, this section shall apply only to retirements occurring on or after the effective date of this section.
(g) The district shall provide, in the manner prescribed by the board, a notification of each agreement established pursuant to this section or personnel action incorporating or applying this section, and any additional information necessary to implement this section.