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Ralph Dills Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act of 1998   

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(a) The Teachers' Retirement Board shall bill school employers for service credit granted for unused excess sick leave under this part, subject to the following provisions:

(1) (A) In addition to the certification of sick leave days, the employer shall also certify the number of unused excess sick leave days.

(B) Excess sick leave days granted by an employer other than the member's last employer shall be deemed to be granted by the last employer and shall be included in the certification if the member was eligible to use those excess sick leave days while he or she was employed by the last employer. If, during the last year a member is employed to perform creditable service subject to coverage by the Defined Benefit Program, that member is employed by more than one employer, unused excess sick leave days shall be certified and paid for by the employer for the period in which the member was eligible to use those excess sick leave days.

(2) The billing shall be authorized only if the employer grants more than one day of sick leave per pay period of at least four weeks to members of the Defined Benefit Program.

(3) The employer shall be billed only for the present value of the unused excess sick leave days and any subsequent adjustments to the billing shall be billed or refunded, as appropriate, to the employer.

(4) (A) The employer shall remit the amount billed to the system with the certification required by Section 22717 within 30 days after the effective date of the member's retirement or within 30 days after the date the system has notified the employer that a certification must be made, whichever is later.

(B) If payment is not received within 30 days, the present value shall be recalculated to include regular interest from the due date to the date full payment is received.

(C) If the system has billed the employer for an additional amount, the employer shall remit the additional amount within 30 days after the date of the billing. If payment is not received for the additional amount within 30 days, the present value shall be recalculated to include regular interest from the due date to the date full payment is received.

(b) If a school employer fails to pay a bill charged according to subdivision (a), the Teachers' Retirement Board may request the Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, as appropriate, to reduce state apportionments to the school employer by an amount equal to the amount billed. The Superintendent or chancellor shall make the reduction, and if requested by the board, direct the Controller to reduce the amount transferred from the General Fund to Section A or Section B, as appropriate, of the State School Fund by an equal amount, which shall instead be transferred to the Teachers' Retirement Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 864, Sec. 9.)