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INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Wieckowski

FEBRUARY 15, 2011

An act to amend Section 31458.2 of the Government Code, relating
to county employees retirement.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 506, as introduced, Wieckowski. County employees retirement.
Under existing law, counties and districts, as defined, may
provide retirement benefits to their employees pursuant to the County
Employees Retirement Law of 1937. The County Employees Retirement
Law of 1937 sets forth a comprehensive system of retirement benefits
for county and district employees. That law requires, if a member
dies leaving a spouse and has not designated a beneficiary, and,
prior to the payment of any portion of the death benefit, the
surviving spouse files with the board written evidence that she or he
is the surviving spouse, as specified, the surviving spouse is to be
deemed nominated as the beneficiary by that member.
This bill would declare the intent of Legislature to enact
legislation that would address issues relating to county public
employee retirement pensions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 31458.2 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
31458.2. If, after December 31, 1957, and either before or after
retirement a member dies leaving a spouse and has not designated a
beneficiary, and, prior to the payment of any portion of the death
benefit, such that spouse files with
the board written evidence, satisfactory to the board, that she or he
is the surviving spouse and the date of the marriage, such
that surviving spouse shall be deemed, for the
purposes of this chapter, to have been nominated as the beneficiary
by such that member.