Legislation

Overview

Legislation

CCCERA is governed by the California Constitution (Article 16 – Public Finance, Section 17); the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL); the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), and is subject to various other state and federal laws including the Internal Revenue Code. These laws are continuously changing. 

CCCERA’s legislation section helps to keep you informed about recent legislation that may have an effect on your retirement benefits. For the most current information on California legislation, refer to the California Legislative Information website.

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AB 241
Local government: bankruptcy; retired employees; disclosure of names and mailing addresses

AB 241 requires local public entities to provide the name and mailing address of each retired employee (or employee’s beneficiary) to organizations representing retired employees in municipal bankruptcy or similar proceedings, as specified in new Government Code Section 53760.9. The provision limits the organization to using the information for representation of the retired employees. Its stated purpose is to ensure that retirees have the opportunity to meaningfully participate in the legal processes of a local public entity filing bankruptcy.

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AB 1661
Local government: sexual harassment training and education

Existing law requires CCCERA, as a local agency, to provide at least 2 hours of training and education regarding sexual harassment to all CCCERA supervisory employees. AB 1661 requires CCCERA trustees to receive sexual harassment prevention training and education. Each trustee must receive at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education within the first six months of taking office, and every two years thereafter. (Article 2.4.5, Government Code Sections 53237-53237.5.)

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AB 1692
County Employees' Retirement: Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County has a unique disability standard as compared to the rest of the retirement systems governed by the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL). The unique disability standard applies a “substantial gainful employment” test for Tier III members. (Gov’t Code Sec.

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AB 2257
Local agency meetings: agenda: online posting

Requires prominent posting of current meeting agendas on the CCCERA website. The new requirement applies to meetings held on or after January 1, 2019. 

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AB 2376
County Employees' Retirement: Los Angeles County

AB 2376 contains two provisions that impact CCCERA: 

  1. A provision sponsored by the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA) has expanded the voting powers of an alternate retired member of a CERL retirement board. Specifically, new Gov’t Code Section 31520.6 allows the alternate retired member to vote whenever two elected board members are absent.
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AB 2833
Public Retirement Systems: funds: disclosures

This bill applies to contracts entered into on and after January 1, 2017 as well as existing contracts for which a new capital commitment is made on or after January 1, 2017. It requires a public pension or retirement system to require alternative investment vehicles in which it invests to make specified disclosures regarding fees, expenses, and the gross and net rate of return in connection with these vehicles and the underlying investments.

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SB 1436
Local agency meetings: local agency executive compensation: oral report of final action recommendation

The Ralph M. Brown Act requires that all meetings of a legislative body of a local agency be open and public, except that closed sessions may be held under prescribed circumstances. The CCCERA Board may hold a closed session to consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, discipline, or dismissal of a public employee, but generally prohibits the closed session from including discussion or action on proposed compensation.

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AB 197
Change In Compensation For Retirement Calculations

AB 197 Frequently Asked Questions

On September 12, 2012, the Governor signed into law Assembly Bill 197, with an effective date of January 1, 2013. The measure changed how county retirement boards were permitted to calculate their current members’ retirement allowances.

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