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(a) Notwithstanding Sections 22870, 22871, 22873, and 22874, a state employee, defined by subdivision (c) of Section 3513, who is employed by the state for the first time, and who is represented by State Bargaining Unit 12, who becomes a state member of the system on or after January 1, 2011, may not receive any portion of the employer contribution payable for annuitants unless the person is credited with 15 years of state service at the time of retirement.

(b) The percentage of the employer contribution payable for postretirement health benefits for an employee subject to this section shall be based on the completed years of credited state service at retirement as shown in the following table:

Credited Years Years of Service Percentage Contribution

of Employer

Contribution 15.......................... 50 16.......................... 55 17.......................... 60 18.......................... 65 19.......................... 70 20.......................... 75 21.......................... 80 22.......................... 85 23.......................... 90 24.......................... 95 25 or more.................. 100

(c) This section shall apply only to state employees who retire for service. For purposes of this section, "state service" means service rendered as an employee of the state or an appointed or elected officer of the state for compensation. Notwithstanding Section 22826, for purposes of this section, credited state service includes service to the state for which the employee, pursuant to Section 20281.5, did not receive credit.

(d) This section does not apply to:

(1) Former state employees previously employed before January 1, 2011, who return to state employment on or after January 1, 2011.

(2) State employees hired prior to January 1, 2011, who were subject to Section 20281.5 during the first 24 months of state employment.

(3) State employees hired prior to January 1, 2011, who become subject to representation by State Bargaining Unit 12 on or after January 1, 2011.

(4) State employees on an approved leave of absence employed before January 1, 2011, who return to active employment on or after January 1, 2011.

(5) State employees hired after January 1, 2011, who are first represented by a state bargaining unit other than State Bargaining Unit 12.

(6) Employees of the California State University, the judicial branch, or the Legislature.

(e) Notwithstanding Section 22875, this section shall also apply to a related state employee who is excepted from the definition of "state employee" in subdivision (c) of Section 3513, and an officer or employee of the executive branch of state government who is not a member of the civil service who met the requirements of this section when employed by the state for the first time.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 130.)