AB 1597 (Nazarian) – Turkish Investment Vehicle Divestiture

Assembly Bill

Prohibits the CalSTRS and CalPERS boards from making additional or new investments or renewing existing investments in any investment vehicle issued, owned, controlled or managed by the government of Turkey, and requires divestment from those investments within six months of the passage of a federal law imposing sanctions on Turkey, subject to the fiduciary duty of the boards.  Requires the boards, within one year of the passage of such a federal law, to report to the Legislature any investments in a Turkish investment vehicle and the sale or transfer of those investments, subject to the fiduciary duty of the boards.  Also indemnifies present, former and future board members, officers and employees of and investment managers under contract with those retirement systems for actions related to the bill.

  • Version: Introduced 2/17/2017
  • Sponsor: Author
  • Location: Senate PE&R Committee
  • Board Position: Oppose

CalSTRS Analysis:

As Introduced 2/17/2017

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