Assembly Bill 2626 (MacGillivray – 1974)
Chapter 65, Statutes of 1974 - AB 2626
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Government Code section 31691 was amended and section 31691.1 was added to the Government Code in 1974 following legislative approval of Assembly Bill 2626, which affected these two sections only. (See Exhibit #1d) This bill was introduced on August 20, 1973 by Assembly member W. Don MacGillivray for the California Retired County Employees Association. (See Exhibits #1a and #8, document PE-5)
Assembly Bill 2626 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Retirement and the Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #2 and #3) Two amendments were made to Assembly Bill 2626. (See Exhibits #1b, #1c and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill on March 12, 1974, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 65 of the Statutes of 1974. (See Exhibits #1d and #2)
The Third Reading analysis of Assembly Bill 2626, as last amended on January 10, 1974, that was prepared by the Senate Republican Caucus described the bill as follows:
This bill, relating to county employee retirement, would permit the Board of Retirement to provide specified benefits for eligible surviving spouses or unmarried surviving children from excess earnings of the retirement fund.
(See Exhibit #7)