For the purposes of this article:
(a) "Health insurance benefits" include medical benefits but do not include vision or dental benefits.
(b) "Part-time faculty" refers to any faculty member whose teaching assignment equals or exceeds 40 percent of the cumulative equivalent of a minimum full-time teaching assignment.
(c) The changes made to subdivision (b) during the 1999 portion of the 1999-2000 Regular Session of the Legislature shall be operative in any fiscal year only if funds are appropriated for purposes of those changes in the annual Budget Act or in another measure. If the amount appropriated in the annual Budget Act or in another measure for purposes of this section is insufficient to fully fund those changes for the fiscal year, the chancellor shall prorate the funds among the community college districts affected by this section.
(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 738, Sec. 3.)