The board shall invest and reinvest the funds of the system, and may from time to time sell and invest and reinvest the proceeds of any securities held by it and invest and reinvest all unappropriated income of the funds. All funds received by it not required for current disbursements shall be invested only in (a) Securities that are legal for savings bank investments or that have been certified as legal investments for savings banks pursuant to Division 10 (commencing with Section 20000) of the Water Code, or any bonds which, pursuant to the statutes or laws providing for the issuance of those bonds are entitled to the same force or value or use as bonds issued by any municipality, or any bonds issued pursuant to those acts, statutes or laws of this state wherein that law specifically states by reference or otherwise that the bonds shall be legal investments for either savings banks, insurance companies, all trust funds, state school funds and any funds that may be invested in bonds of cities, counties, cities and counties, school districts, or municipalities in the state, or any bonds that have been investigated and approved by a commission or board now or hereafter authorized by law to conduct that investigation and give that approval and by authority of which those bonds are declared to be legal investments for insurers.
(b) Deposits at interest in any state or national bank doing business with the county pursuant to law authorizing and controlling the deposit of public funds in banks.
(c) Shares, share accounts, or certificates of funds of a credit union that has the protection provided by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund or other private insurance or guaranty of share accounts that is acceptable to the Commissioner of Financial Institutions.
(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 430, Sec. 11.)