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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 18. Adjustment to Fit Other Allowances [31895 - 31898]
  ( Article 18 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 511. )

31895.
  

As used in this article “public agency” includes the federal government or any federal department or agency, this state, any other state or any state department or agency, a county, city, public corporation, or public district of this state or any other state. Section 31478 does not apply to this article.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 511.)

31895.5.
  

As used in this article, “total benefits” means the retirement allowance or other benefit payable to any beneficiary pursuant to the provisions of this chapter plus any other monetary payments due to the same beneficiary from any public agency.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 511.)

31896.
  

If an increase in the retirement allowance or other benefit payable to any beneficiary pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, whether such increase begins prior or subsequent to the effective date of this article, results in the decrease of the amount of any monetary payments due to the same beneficiary from any public agency, such retirement allowance or other benefit shall be so reduced as to result in the maximum total benefits to such beneficiary.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 511.)

31896.5.
  

If the statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, or orders of any public agency are so changed, or if for any other reason the effect of the increase of the retirement allowance or other benefit payable to any beneficiary pursuant to the provisions of this chapter on the amount of any monetary payments due to the same beneficiary by such public agency are changed, the board shall adjust such retirement allowance or other benefit, but not to an amount greater than otherwise authorized by this chapter so as to result in the maximum total benefits to such beneficiary.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 511.)

31897.
  

The provisions of this article are mandatory and not subject to option or election by any member or other beneficiary. Every such beneficiary shall inform the board of all facts necessary in order to comply with this article. The board shall ascertain such facts by such procedures as it sees fit to adopt.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 511.)

31897.5.
  

If the board in good faith diligently seeks to ascertain all facts necessary in order to comply with this article, but, despite such effort, a payment of a retirement allowance or other benefit to any beneficiary is made without having been reduced as required by this article, neither the board, nor any member thereof, nor any public officer nor public employee shall be liable for such excess payment.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 511.)

31897.6.
  

The board shall deduct the amount of advanced disability pension payments made to a local safety member pursuant to Section 4850.3 or 4850.4 of the Labor Code from the member’s retroactive disability pension payments. If the retroactive disability allowance is not sufficient to reimburse the total advanced disability pension payments, an amount no greater than 10 percent of the member’s monthly disability allowance shall be deducted and reimbursed to the local agency until the total advanced disability pension payments have been repaid. The local safety member and this system may agree to any other arrangement or schedule for the member to repay the advanced disability pension payments.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 877, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

31898.
  

A retirement allowance or other benefit payable to a beneficiary pursuant to this chapter shall not be reduced pursuant to this article if such reduction would impair the constitutional rights of any person.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 511.)

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