Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Employment Development Department shall disclose to the system information in its possession relating to the earnings of any person who is a member of the Defined Benefit Program, if the member is receiving a disability benefit or performing retired member activities. The earnings information shall be released to the system only upon written request from the system specifying that the person is a member of the Defined Benefit Program and is receiving a disability benefit or performing retired member activities. The system shall use the information obtained pursuant to this section only for purposes of Chapter 25 (commencing with Section 24001), Chapter 26 (commencing with the Section 24100), Section 24214, or Section 24214.5. The request may be made by the chief executive officer of the system or by an employee of the system so authorized and identified by name and title by the chief executive officer in writing. The system shall notify members receiving a disability benefit or performing retired member activities that earnings information shall be obtained from the Employment Development Department upon request by the system. The system shall not release any earnings information received from the Employment Development Department to any person, agency, or other entity. The system shall reimburse the Employment Development Department for all reasonable administrative expenses incurred pursuant to this section.
(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 559, Sec. 12.)