State teachersí Retirement; Transfer and disbursement of funds
(a) There is in the State Treasury a trust fund to be known as the Teachers' Retirement Program Development Fund. There shall be deposited directly in that fund, and not transferred from the Teachers' Retirement Fund, that portion of employer contributions determined by the board as necessary to fund the expenditures authorized by this section.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, moneys in the Teachers' Retirement Program Development Fund are continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal years to pay any costs determined by the board to be related to the development of programs authorized by statute that the board determines directly or indirectly enhance the financial security of members, participants, or beneficiaries of the State Teachers' Retirement Plan, if the board determines, by resolution, the proposed program is to have a reasonable expectation to generate sufficient revenue to carry out the ongoing responsibilities of the programs under development and permit the subsequent deposit of funds, pursuant to subdivision (e), into the Teachers' Retirement Fund.
(c) The board may authorize the transfer and disbursement of funds from the Teachers' Retirement Program Development Fund for the purpose of carrying into effect this section upon the signature of either or both of its chairperson and vice chairperson or the chief executive officer or any employee of the system designated by the chief executive officer.
(d) Disbursements of moneys from the Teachers' Retirement Program Development Fund of whatever nature shall be made upon claims duly audited in the manner prescribed for the disbursement of other public funds.
(e) An amount equal to employer contributions deposited in the Teachers' Retirement Program Development Fund pursuant to subdivision (a), together with interest calculated based on the actuarially assumed rate of investment return for the Defined Benefit Program for the period beginning with the deposit of employer contributions into the Teachers' Retirement Program Development Fund and ending with the transfer to the Teachers' Retirement Fund, on terms and conditions established by the board pursuant to subdivision (b), shall be deposited in the Teachers' Retirement Fund, from funds generated from the programs receiving development funds pursuant to this section.
(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 780, Sec. 1.)
Government Code 13340