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TITLE 3. GOVERNMENT OF COUNTIES [23000 - 33205]

  ( Title 3 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

DIVISION 4. EMPLOYEES [31000 - 33017]

  ( Division 4 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

PART 3. RETIREMENT SYSTEMS [31200 - 33017]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

CHAPTER 3. County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 [31450 - 31898]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

ARTICLE 14. Subrogation [31820 - 31823]
  ( Article 14 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

31820.
  

If benefits are payable under this chapter because of an injury to, or the death of, a member of the retirement association, and such injury or death is the proximate consequence of the act of any person other than his employer, the board on behalf of the retirement association may recover from such person an amount which is the lesser of the following:

(1) An amount which is equal to one-half of the actuarial equivalent of the benefits for which the association is liable because of such injury or death; or

(2) An amount which is equal to one-half of the remaining balance of the amount recovered after allowance of that amount which the employer or its insurance carrier have paid or become obligated to pay. The right shall be determined under the subrogation provisions of any workmen’s compensation law.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1340.)

31821.
  

The retirement association may join with the employer or its compensation insurance carrier in any proceeding under this article.

(Added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424.)

31822.
  

Any amount recovered by any of the parties shall be applied, first, to the amounts which the employer or its insurance carrier have paid or become obligated to pay, and second, to the amounts to which the retirement association is entitled under the provisions of Section 31820 hereof.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1340.)

31823.
  

Actions brought by the board under this article shall be commenced within three years after the liability of the retirement system to pay benefits is fixed. Liability of the retirement system is fixed at the time the board approves the payment of benefits under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 159, Sec. 1.)

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