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.
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.)
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.
Requires prominent posting of current meeting agendas on the CCCERA website. The new requirement applies to meetings held on or after January 1, 2019.
AB 2376 contains two provisions that impact CCCERA:
- 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.
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.
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.
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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