BILL NUMBER: SB 1217	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  155
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  AUGUST 18, 2010
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  AUGUST 18, 2010
	PASSED THE SENATE  APRIL 29, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 5, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Committee on Public Employment and Retirement
(Senators Correa (Chair), Ashburn, Corbett, Cox, Ducheny, and Liu)

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2010

   An act to repeal and add Section 12479 of the Government Code,
relating to state government.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1217, Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. State
government: warrants: employee designees.
   Existing law authorizes an employee of the state to designate a
person who, upon the death of the employee, is entitled to receive
all warrants that would have been payable to the deceased employee
had that employee survived.
   This bill would repeal and recast this provision to additionally
authorize an employee of the state to designate a primary person and
up to 3 contingent persons for receipt of employee warrants upon
death. This bill would require, if the first-designated person
predeceases the employee, that the next-designated contingent person
who survives the employee receive these warrants. This bill would
specify that a corporation, a trust, or an estate may be a designated
"person," entitled to receive these warrants pursuant to this
provision.



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

  SECTION 1.  Section 12479 of the Government Code is repealed.
  SEC. 2.  Section 12479 is added to the Government Code, to read:
   12479.  (a) Notwithstanding any other law, an employee of the
state may file with his or her appointing power a designation of a
person or persons for receipt of employee warrants upon death. The
designation shall control who is entitled to receive the warrants
that would have been payable to the decedent had he or she survived.
   (b) An employee may designate a primary person and up to three
contingent persons pursuant to this section. The first-designated
person shall be the designated person that receives the warrants. If
the first-designated person predeceases the employee, the next-listed
designated person who survives the employee shall be the designated
person that receives the warrants.
   (c) The appropriate designated person shall claim the warrants
from the appointing power. Upon sufficient proof of identity, the
appointing power shall deliver the warrants to the claimant. A
designated person who receives warrants pursuant to this section
shall be entitled to negotiate the warrants as if he or she were the
payee.
   (d) The employee may change the designation from time to time.
   (e) For purposes of this section, "person" includes, but is not
limited to, a corporation, a trust, or an estate.