SB 184

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 30, 2019
  • Passed Senate May 21, 2019
  • Passed Assembly Sep 09, 2019
  • Governor

Judges' Retirement System II: deferred retirement.

Abstract

(1) Existing law establishes the Judges' Retirement System II, which the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System administers. Existing law authorizes a judge who is a member of the system and who retires upon attaining both 65 years of age and 20 or more years of service, or upon attaining 70 years of age with a minimum of 5 years of service, to elect from specified retirement benefits including a monthly pension. Existing law requires a judge who leaves judicial office after accruing 5 or more years of service, but who has not reached the applicable age of retirement, to be paid a lump sum equal to monetary credits that accrued while in office, as specified. Existing law authorizes a judge who, among other things, separates from office after accruing 5 or more years of service and has not reached 65 years of age to continue health care benefits if the judge assumes certain payments. Existing law specifies benefits provided to a surviving spouse or other beneficiary in relation to these provisions. This bill would authorize a judge who is not otherwise eligible to retire and who has either attained 60 years of age with a minimum of 5 years of service or accrued 20 or more years of service to leave the judge's monetary credits on deposit with the system, to retire, and upon reaching retirement age, as specified, to receive a retirement allowance, as provided. The bill would prescribe procedures to apply if the judge fails to elect within 30 days of separation and would authorize the board to charge an administrative fee, as specified, to a judge who elects to apply these provisions. The bill would specify the monthly allowance provided to a surviving spouse or other beneficiary and would make other conforming changes in relation to these provisions. The bill would also provide, for the purposes of the Judges' Retirement System II, and for a judge first appointed or elected to office on or after January 1, 2020, that a surviving spouse is a spouse who was married to the judge continuously for a period beginning one year prior to the date of the judge's retirement until the judge's death. (2) Existing law establishes the Public Employees' Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA) for the purpose of providing health care benefits to employees and annuitants, as defined. PEMHCA defines an annuitant for purposes of receiving postretirement health benefits as including, among others, a person who retires within 120 days of separation from public employment and a judge who receives the above-described lump sum payment of monetary credits. Contributions and premiums paid under PEMHCA are deposited in the Public Employees' Contingency Reserve Fund, which is continuously appropriated. This bill would authorize a judge who elects to retire as described above but is not yet receiving a retirement allowance, or a specified surviving spouse of that judge, to continue health care benefits upon separation from office if the judge or surviving spouse assumes specified payments. The bill would include these judges, and specified surviving spouses, within the definition of annuitant upon commencement of the judge's retirement allowance, thereby authorizing the judge or a surviving spouse to receive applicable postretirement health benefits. By authorizing the use of continuously appropriated funds for a new purpose, and by depositing additional amounts into a continuously appropriated fund, this bill would make an appropriation.

Bill Sponsors (5)

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Actions


Jan 13, 2020

Senate

Stricken from file.

Senate

Veto sustained.

Oct 13, 2019

Senate

In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.

Senate

Vetoed by the Governor.

Sep 17, 2019

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.

Sep 10, 2019

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2784.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Sep 09, 2019

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3179.) Ordered to the Senate.

Sep 04, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2019

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 30, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (August 30).

Aug 14, 2019

Assembly

August 14 set for first hearing. Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jun 26, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 30, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Com. on P.E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P.E. & R.

May 22, 2019

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 21, 2019

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 1196.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 20, 2019

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 17, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 1091.) (May 16).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

May 10, 2019

Senate

Set for hearing May 16.

Apr 08, 2019

Senate

April 8 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Mar 29, 2019

Senate

Set for hearing April 8.

Mar 27, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0. Page 466.) (March 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 14, 2019

Senate

Set for hearing March 27.

Feb 06, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Jan 31, 2019

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 2.

Jan 30, 2019

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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01/30/19 - Introduced PDF
05/17/19 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/12/19 - Enrolled PDF

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