2003 Legislation

Assembly Bill

AB 91 (Dutton) – Classified Employees in Cash Balance Program

As introduced, this bill would have authorized part-time classified employees to participate in the Cash Balance Benefit Program, upon formal action by the governing board of the employing district. The amendments of July 3, 2003, removed reference to CalSTRS.

  • Version: Amended 7/3/2003
  • Sponsor: N/A
  • Location: Senate
  • Board Position: N/A

CalSTRS Analysis:

As Amended 5/13/2003

As Amended 5/05/2003

As Amended 2/11/2003

Assembly Bill

AB 106 (Corbett) – Definition of “Spouse”

For purposes of receiving survivor benefits, defines a spouse as a person who was continuously married to the member for the period beginning prior to the occurrence of the injury or diagnosis of the illness that resulted in the member’s death.

  • Version: Chaptered (Chapter 548, Statutes of 2003)
  • Sponsor: Author
  • Location: Signed by Governor
  • Board Position: Support

CalSTRS Analysis:

As Amended 3/20/2003

As Amended 1/10/2003

Assembly Bill

AB 205 (Goldberg) – Compliance with California Domestic Partner Act of 2003

Except where prohibited by federal law, extends the rights and duties of marriage to persons registered as domestic partners beginning 1/1/2005.

  • Version: Chaptered (Chapter 421, Statutes of 2003)
  • Sponsor: California Alliance for Pride & Equality
  • Location: Signed by Governor
  • Board Position: Support

CalSTRS Analysis:

As Amended 8/21/2003

As Amended 7/03/2003

As Amended 6/03/2003

As Amended 3/25/2003

As Introduced 1/28/2003

Assembly Bill

AB 1207 (Corbett) – Retirement Incentive

Authorizes school districts to offer 2 years of service credit under the existing early retirement incentive program and offers a new program for districts to offer 2 years of service credit plus 2 years of age to members who retire on or before January 1, 2005.

  • Version: Chaptered (Chapter 313, Statutes of 2003)
  • Sponsor: CFT, ACSA, SSDA, CTA, FACCC
  • Location: Signed by Governor
  • Board Position: Support

CalSTRS Analysis:

As Amended 7/21/2003

As Amended 7/17/2003

As Amended 6/19/2003

As Amended 5/20/2003

As Amended 5/07/2003

As Amended 4/29/2003

Assembly Bill

AJR 29 (Pavley) – Social Security Offsets

Requests the President and Congress of the Unites States to enact legislation to remove the onerous effects of the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision from the Social Security Act.

  • Version: Chaptered (Resolution Chapter 65, Statutes of 2003)
  • Sponsor: UTLA, CTA
  • Location: Chaptered by the Secretary of State
  • Board Position: Support

CalSTRS Analysis:

As introduced 4/10/03

Senate Bill

SB 269 (Soto) – Compensation for Executive/Investment Management

Allows the Teachers’ Retirement Board and the CalPERS Board of Administration to set the compensation level of executives and investment professionals at levels comparable to other public retirement systems and financial services companies.

  • Version: Chaptered (Chapter 856, Statutes of 2003)
  • Sponsor: Teachers’ Retirement Board, CalPERS
  • Location: Signed by Governor
  • Board Position: Sponsor

CalSTRS Analysis:

As Amended 9/09/2003

As Amended 6/02/2003

As Amended 5/12/2003

Senate Bill

SB 627 (PE&R) – Technical Housekeeping

Makes various grammatical, technical and conforming changes to the Teachers’ Retirement Law to facilitate efficient administration of the Teachers’ Retirement Plan.

  • Version: Chaptered (Chapter 859, Statutes of 2003)
  • Sponsor: Teachers’ Retirement Board
  • Location: Signed by Governor
  • Board Position: Sponsor

CalSTRS Analysis:

As Amended 8/25/2003

As Amended 7/24/2003

As Amended 5/08/2003

As Introduced 2/21/2003