Bill Text: CA AB2212 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: State employees: pay system: warrants upon death.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-13 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 14. [AB2212 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB2212-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2212


Introduced by Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review

February 12, 2020


An act to amend Section 12479 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2212, as introduced, Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review. State employees: pay system: warrants upon death.
Existing law authorizes an employee of the state to file with their appointing power a designation of a person who may, upon the employee’s death, receive the employee’s warrants. Existing law requires the appointing power, upon sufficient proof of identity, to deliver the warrants to the person making claim to the warrants. Existing law entitles a designated person who receives warrants to negotiate the warrants as if they were the payee.
This bill would revise that provision to instead require the appointing power, upon sufficient proof of the person’s identity, to endorse and deposit the warrants in a specified manner and issue a revolving fund check in the original amount payable to the designated person.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 12479 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12479.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, an employee of the state may file with his or her their appointing power a designation of a person or persons for receipt of employee warrants upon death. The designation shall control who is entitled to receive the warrants that would have been payable to the decedent had he or she they survived.
(b) An employee may designate a primary person and up to three contingent persons pursuant to this section. The first-designated person shall be the designated person that receives the warrants. If the first-designated person predeceases the employee, the next-listed designated person who survives the employee shall be the designated person that receives the warrants.
(c) The appropriate designated person shall claim the warrants from the appointing power. Upon sufficient proof of identity, the appointing power shall deliver the warrants to the claimant. A designated person who receives warrants pursuant to this section shall be entitled to negotiate the warrants as if he or she were the payee. endorse and deposit the warrants in the manner provided in Section 17051 and shall issue a revolving fund check in the original amount payable to the designated person.
(d) The employee may change the designation from time to time.
(e) For purposes of this section, “person” includes, but is not limited to, a corporation, a trust, or an estate.

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