BILL NUMBER: AB 2742	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 7, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 22, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 13, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 5, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Blakeslee
    (   Coauthors:   Assembly Members 
 Furutani,  Harkey,   Ma,   and
Torrico   ) 

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2010

   An act to add Section 19991.14 to the Government Code, relating to
public employment.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2742, as amended, Blakeslee. Public employment: retirement:
survivors' benefits.
   Existing law authorizes, at the discretion of the appointing
power, excluded employees to transfer eligible leave credits to an
excluded employee when a catastrophic illness or injury occurs.
   This bill would authorize a request to be made of the employer of
a retired state employee, as defined, who died from a nonwork-related
illness or injury within 12 months of retirement to allow employees
to donate leave credits to a leave bank. The donated leave, not to
exceed $50,000, would be cashed out to the person designated to
receive the deceased employee's leave balance. The bill would provide
that donations would be accepted for 30 days following approval of
the request, except as described below.
   The bill would apply retroactively to  any employee who
retired on or after  December 1, 2009. The bill would require
any leave donations for a retired state employee who died on or
before December 31, 2010, to be accepted until January 31, 2011.
   The bill's provisions would apply to any retired state employee
who at the time of retirement was a member of a collective bargaining
unit that had bargained for a survivor's benefit that authorizes the
donation of leave credits from employees to a leave bank on behalf
of an employee on pay status who dies from a nonwork-related illness
or injury.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 19991.14 is added to the Government Code, to
read:
   19991.14.  (a) If a retired state employee dies from a
nonwork-related illness or injury within 12 months of retirement, a
request may be made to his or her employer to allow state employees
to donate leave credits to a leave bank. This donated leave, not to
exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), shall be cashed out to the
person designated to receive the deceased employee's leave balance.
Donations shall be accepted for 30 days following approval of the
request, except as specified in subdivision (b).
   (b) This section shall apply retroactively to  anyone
  any employee  who retired on or after December 1,
2009. Any leave donations for a retired state employee who died on
or before December 31, 2010, shall be accepted until January 31,
2011.
   (c) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions
shall apply:
   (1) "Leave" includes annual leave, vacation, holiday, personal
leave, or excess leave.
   (2) "Retired state employee" means any retired state employee who
at the time of retirement was a member of a collective bargaining
unit that had bargained for a survivor's benefit that authorizes the
donation of leave credits from employees to a leave bank on behalf of
an employee on pay status who dies from a nonwork-related illness or
injury.