CA Gov't Code Section 21362.2


Upon attaining the age of 50 years or more, the combined current and prior service pension for state patrol members and for local safety members with respect to local safety service rendered to a contracting agency that is subject to the provisions of this section is a pension derived from the contributions of the employer sufficient when added to the service retirement annuity that is derived from the accumulated normal contributions of the member at the date of his or her retirement to equal 3 percent of his or her final compensation at retirement, multiplied by the number of years of patrol service or local safety service subject to this section with which he or she is credited at retirement.


In no event shall the current service pension and the combined current and prior service pensions under this section for all service to all employers exceed an amount that, when added to the service retirement annuity related to that service, equals 85 percent of final compensation. For state patrol members with respect to service for all state employers under this section, the benefit shall not exceed 90 percent of final compensation. If the pension relates to service to more than one employer and would otherwise exceed that maximum, the pension payable with respect to each employer shall be reduced in the same proportion as the allowance based on service to that employer bears to the total allowance computed as though there were no limit, so that the total of the pensions shall equal the maximum. Where a state or local member has service under this section with both state and local agency employers, the higher maximum shall apply and the additional benefit shall be funded by increasing the member’s pension payable with respect to the employer for whom the member performed the service subject to the higher maximum.


For patrol members employed by the state on or after January 1, 2000, this section shall supersede Section 21362.


This section shall not apply to state safety or state peace officer/firefighter members.


This section shall not apply to any contracting agency nor its employees unless and until the agency elects to be subject to the provisions of this section by amendment to its contract made in the manner prescribed for approval of contracts or, in the case of contracts made after the date this section becomes operative, by express provision in the contract making the contracting agency subject to this section. The operative date of this section for a local safety member shall be the effective date of the amendment to his or her employer’s contract electing to be subject to this section.


This section shall supersede Section 21362, 21363, 21363.1, 21366, 21368, 21369, or 21370, whichever is then applicable, with respect to local safety members who retire after the date this section becomes applicable to their respective employers.


The Legislature reserves, with respect to any member subject to this section, the right to provide for the adjustment of industrial disability retirement allowances because of earnings of a retired person and modification of the conditions and qualifications required for retirement for disability as it may find appropriate because of the earlier ages of service retirement made possible by the benefits under this section.


Operation and application of this section is subject to the limitations set forth in Section 21251.13.


Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, this section shall not apply to a state patrol member who is employed by the state for the first time and becomes a state patrol member of the system on or after October 31, 2010, and is represented by State Bargaining Unit 5. With respect to related state patrol members in managerial, supervisory, or confidential positions and officers or employees of the executive branch of state government who are not members of the civil service, the Director of Human Resources may exercise his or her discretion whether to approve their status in writing to the board.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 21362.2’s source at ca​.gov