Assembly Bill 1444 (Deddeh – 1969)
Chapter 1271, Statutes of 1969 - AB 1444
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Government Code section 31691 was amended in 1969 following legislative approval of Assembly Bill 1444, which affected only this section. (See Exhibit #1b) This bill was introduced on April 7, 1969 by Assembly member Wadie P. Deddeh at the request of the State Association of County Retirement System Administrators. (See Exhibits #1a and #4, document PE-2) At this time, Assembly member Deddeh served as chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. (See Exhibit #4, document PE-6)
Assembly Bill 1444 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement and the Senate Committee on Governmental Efficiency where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit #2) No amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1444. (See Exhibit #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill on August 31, 1969 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on August 31st as Chapter 1271 of the Statutes of 1969. (See Exhibits #1b and #2)
The Summary Digest of Statutes Enacted described Assembly Bill 1444 as last amended as follows:
Permits the board of retirement in a county retirement system to pay the cost of hospital, medical, disability, or life insurance or service for the benefit of its retired members out of surplus earnings of system in excess of designated amounts, and to pay these same costs for the benefit of the active members where the county board of supervisors or district governing body has elected to provide benefits to the active members.
(See Exhibits #5, page 184)