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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 2. Establishment of System [31500 - 31509]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1947, Ch. 424. )

31500.
  

A retirement system is established in any county for eligible officers and employees by the adoption of an ordinance, accepting this chapter, by:

(a) A majority vote of the electors voting on the proposition at a special or general election; or

(b) A four-fifths vote of the board of supervisors.

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

31501.
  

This chapter becomes operative in any county on either January 1st or July 1st following the adoption of the ordinance, as specified in the ordinance, but not sooner than 60 days after its adoption.

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

31502.
  

This chapter may be made effective by a resolution adopted by a majority of the governing board or committee of any institution operated by two or more counties, or by a majority of the governing board or committee of any district as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 31468, if one of the counties involved in the operation of the institution has adopted its provisions, or, in the case of a district as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 31468, if one of the counties comprising the organization or association has adopted its provisions. Upon the adoption of the resolution the employees of the institution shall become members of the retirement system of the county designated by the governing board or committee of the institution, and all contributions made by the employees and by the institution shall be paid into the county retirement system of the county selected. The governing board or committee shall cause to be paid to the county operating the retirement system, the institution’s proportionate share of the cost of operation of the system.

(Amended by Stats. 1949, Ch. 1338.)

31503.
  

A retirement system established pursuant to this chapter shall supersede any previously established county pension system.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 789.)

31505.
  

The assets and records of a superseded system shall become the assets and records of this retirement system, but there shall be left to the superseded system not established pursuant to either Chapter 4 or Chapter 5, sufficient assets, according to tables adopted by the board of supervisors, to pay all retirement payments or annuities to persons who have been retired under the superseded retirement system.

(Amended by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1098.)

31506.
  

All previously retired members of the superseded system shall be paid for their respective lives the full amount of the retirement payments or annuities to which they are entitled.

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

31507.
  

The retirement board created by this chapter shall determine the amount and kind of assets necessary to meet the requirements of Section 31506, and if the amount so determined proves insufficient, the county shall annually appropriate the sum necessary to fulfill the requirements.

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

31508.
  

The assets shall be administered solely by the board subject to the provisions of this chapter as to the custody, investment, and disbursement of the retirement fund. If there are assets of the superseded system remaining after the termination of all liabilities of the superseded system, the remaining assets shall be transferred to and become part of the retirement fund.

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

31509.
  

A member who has made special contributions to a superseded system shall have the option of withdrawing such special contributions together with interest thereon, following the transfer of contributions to this system, or of permitting the contributions to remain as additional contributions to this system. Any member electing to make such withdrawal shall do so by written notice addressed to the board within 90 days after the effective date of this system.

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

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