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Chapter 1. Teachers' Retirement System. Article 14. Investment Relationships And Campaign Contributions. Remedies, Enforcement and Safe Harbors.   

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(a) CalSTRS' General Counsel shall cause an independent investigation to be performed for any reported violation of Sections 24010 and 24011, and report any documented violation to the Board for action.

(b) If any party seeking an Investment Relationship with CalSTRS is found to be in violation of Section 24010, that party shall be disqualified from engaging in an Investment Relationship with CalSTRS for a period of two years.

(c) Any party who has an existing Investment Relationship with CalSTRS and who is found to be in violation of the provisions of Section 24010 shall be subject to disqualification from doing future or additional business with CalSTRS for a period of two years.

(d) If a party voluntarily reports a violation of Section 24010 to the CalSTRS General Counsel within ninety days of the contribution being made and it is established pursuant to an independent investigation that the violation was inadvertent, the disqualification provision of subdivision (c) will not be applied. This safe harbor provision does not apply to a knowing or intentional violation of Section 24010.

(e) CalSTRS staff shall maintain a current list of parties engaged in an Investment Relationship subject to Section 24010, subdivision (d). The disclosure and recusal requirements of Section 24011, subdivision (a) shall not apply to any CalSTRS officer, employee or current Teachers' Retirement Board member, including the Controller, Treasurer, and Superintendent of Public Instruction if the Investment Relationship has not been published on the list maintained by CalSTRS staff.

Authority cited:

California Constitution, Article XVI, Section 17

Education Code 22202

Education Code 22207

Education Code 22208

Education Code 22214

Education Code 22250

Education Code 22253

Education Code 22305

Reference:

California Constitution, Article XVI, Section 17

Education Code 22250

Education Code 22253

(Added by Register 2007, No. 44.)