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(a) "Spouse" means the person married to the participant on the date the participant files a beneficiary designation, or an application for a benefit, or on the date of the participant's death.

(b) Except as excluded in Sections 26004 and 27406, a person who is the registered domestic partner of the participant, as established pursuant to Section 297 or 299.2 of the Family Code, on the date the participant files a beneficiary designation or an application for a benefit, or on the date of the participant's death, shall be treated in the same manner as a spouse.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 418, Sec. 10.)

Reference:

Education Code 26004

Education Code 27406

Family Code 297

Family Code 299.2