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Senate Bill 400 (Ortiz 1999)

Chapter 555, Statutes of 1999 - SB 400

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Senate Bill 400 amended Government Code sections 20391, 20392, 20393, 20395, 20397, 20398, 20405.1, 20405.3, 20407, 20409, 20677, 20683, 20687, 20822, 21070, 21071, 21072, 21073, 21073.5, 21077, 21130, 21337, 21353, 21353.5, 21362, 21363, 21363.5, 21369, 21372, 21373, 21374, 21403, 21407, 21572, 21573, and 21581, and added sections 20035.5, 21070.5, 21070.6, 21073.1, 21073.7, 21251.13, 21328, 21354.1, 21362.2, 21363.1, and 21369.1 to the Government Code, repealed Government Code sections 21363.6 and 21573.5, and added and repealed Government Code section 21574.7, relating to the Public Employees’ Retirement System. (See Exhibit #1g)  Senator Debra Ortiz introduced the bill on February 12, 1999 at the request of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, California State Employees' Association, California Department of Forestry Retirees, and California School Employees' Association.  (See Exhibits #1a and #6, page 1)

Senate Bill 400 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Public Employment & Retirement and the Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #8)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on

Appropriations.  (See Exhibits #4 and #9)  Six amendments were made to Senate Bill 400 during legislative consideration.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1g and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 400 on September 28, 1999, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on September 29, 1999 as Chapter 555 of the Statutes of 1999.  (See Exhibits #1h and #2)

The Unfinished Business analysis described as follows Senate Bill 400 as it was last amended on September 7, 1999:

DIGEST : This bill establishes a new level of survivor benefits for state and school employee participants in the 1959 Survivor Benefit Program, effective January 1, 2000 until January 1, 2010, increasing the benefit level to more closely achieve comparability with Social Security, and makes various improvements in the benefits provided to state and school members of the Public Employee's Retirement.

 

Assembly Amendments add provisions one through nine (see Analysis section for details).

(See Exhibit #15, page 2)