(a) Notwithstanding Section 22901, the normal rate of contribution for a "state employee," as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 3513 of the Government Code, who is a member of the Defined Benefit Program, may be established by a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Section 3517.5 of the Government Code. The memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if the provisions of the memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions may not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.
(b) The Director of the Department of Personnel Administration may establish the normal rate of contribution for a state employee who is a member of the Defined Benefit Program who is excepted from the definition of "state employee" in subdivision (c) of Section 3513 of the Government Code, and an officer or employee of the executive branch of state government who is not a member of the civil service. The normal rate of contribution shall be the same for all members identified in this subdivision. The contribution rate shall be effective the beginning of the pay period indicated by the Director of the Department of Personnel Administration but shall be no earlier than the beginning of the pay period following the date the board receives notification.
(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 14, Sec. 7.)
Education Code 22901
Government Code 3513
Government Code 3517.5