BILL NUMBER: AB 1658	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  JUNE 28, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  MAY 13, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 1, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Lieu

                        JANUARY 19, 2010

   An act to amend Section 31639.7 of the Government Code, relating
to public retirement.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1658, Lieu. County employees' retirement: service credit:
safety members.
   The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 authorizes a member of
that system who becomes a safety member by operation of a specified
law to receive service credit, as a safety member, for duties
performed, prior to the change in law, which, under current law
constitutes service as a safety member. Existing law requires a
member that elects to receive the service credit to pay an amount
equal to the contributions the member would have made for that
service, plus interest.
   This bill would authorize specified members in the County of Los
Angeles that become safety members by operation of a specified
consolidation of departments within that county to receive service
credit, as a safety member, for duties performed as an officer prior
to the consolidation. This bill would require a member that elects to
receive the service credit to pay an amount equal to the
contributions, together with the regular interest the member would
have made for that service, either by a lump sum payment or by
installment payments.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 31639.7 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   31639.7.  (a) If a member not previously within the field of
membership as a safety member is brought within such field of safety
membership by amendment to this chapter, he or she may receive credit
as a safety member for all or any part of the time during which his
or her duties would have made him or her eligible to become a safety
member if the amendment had then been in effect by filing with the
board at the time he or she elects to become a safety member his or
her election to pay into the retirement fund an amount equal to the
difference between the contributions actually made during the time
for which he or she claims credit and the contributions he or she
would have made during that time, including all additional
contributions, if any, required by Article 7.5 of this chapter, had
he or she been a safety member, together with regular interest on the
amount required to be deposited.
   (b) If a member not previously within the field of membership as a
Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff is brought into that field of
membership by a consolidation of the Los Angeles County Office of
Public Safety with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, that
member may receive additional credit as a safety member for all or
any part of the time that member served as an officer with the Los
Angeles County Office of Public Safety if that member makes an
election to fund an amount equal to the difference between the member
and employer contributions actually made as a general member and the
member and employer contributions made for the time in which he or
she claims credit, together with regular interest on the amount
required to be deposited. The member may elect to fund the
contributions by either a lump sum payment or by installment
payments. No other restrictions shall be placed on a member's
election to receive additional credit as authorized by this
subdivision.