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Appropriation for Supplemental Benefit Maintenance Account in the Teachers' Retirement Fund   

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(a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, a continuous appropriation is hereby annually made from the General Fund to the Controller, pursuant to this section, for transfer to the Supplemental Benefit Maintenance Account in the Teachers' Retirement Fund.

(b) Except as reduced pursuant to subdivision (c), the total amount of the appropriation for each year shall be equal to 2.5 percent of the total of the creditable compensation of the fiscal year ending in the immediately preceding calendar year upon which members' contributions are based for purposes of funding the supplemental payments authorized by Section 24415, as reported annually to the Director of Finance, the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and the Legislative Analyst pursuant to Section 22955.5.

(c) Beginning with the 2008-09 fiscal year, the appropriation in subdivision (b) shall be reduced in accordance with the following schedule:

2008-09.................$66,386,000

2009-10.................$70,000,000

2010-11.................$71,000,000

2011-12 and each

fiscal year

thereafter..............$72,000,000

(d) Transfers made to the Supplemental Benefit Maintenance Account, pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be made on October 15 and April 15 of each fiscal year with each payment to be 50 percent of the annual appropriation.

(e) Notwithstanding subdivision (d), for the 2010-11 fiscal year only, the transfer that would have been made pursuant to subdivision (d) on October 15, 2010, shall be made on November 15, 2010, and the transfer that would have been made pursuant to subdivision (d) on April 15, 2011, shall be made on March 14, 2011.

(f) The board may deduct from the annual appropriation made pursuant to this section an amount necessary for the administrative expenses of Section 24415.

(g) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to establish the supplemental payments pursuant to Section 24415 as vested benefits pursuant to a contractually enforceable promise to make annual contributions from the General Fund to the Supplemental Benefit Maintenance Account in the Teachers' Retirement Fund in order to provide a continuous annual source of revenue for the purposes of making the supplemental payments under Section 24415.

Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 713, Sec. 2.)

Reference:

Education Code 24415

Education Code 22955.5

Government Code 13340