(a) The compensation of the members of the Defined Benefit Program and participants of the Cash Balance Benefit Program who are either elected to the board or appointed to the board by the Governor pursuant to Section 22200, or who are appointed by the board to a committee or subcommittee, or to a panel of the system, may not be reduced by his or her employer for any absence from service occasioned by attendance upon the business of the board, pursuant to Section 22224.
(b) Each employer that employs either a member of the Defined Benefit Program or a participant of the Cash Balance Benefit Program elected or appointed pursuant to Section 22224 and that employs a person to replace the member or participant during attendance at meetings of the board, its committees or subcommittees, or when serving as a member of a panel of the system, or when carrying out other duties approved by the board, shall be reimbursed from the retirement fund for the cost incurred by employing a replacement.
(Amended by Stats, 2004, Ch. 11. Sec. 3)