CFA GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS OFFICE WEEKLY REPORT
"AB 2549 SPECIAL ALERT"
August 30, 2002
AB 2549 Moves to the Governor's Desk
AB 2549, sponsored by CFA and authored by Assemblyman Joe Nation
(D-Sonoma), is headed for Governor Gray Davis' desk and CFA has
kicked off a campaign to secure his signature. On Tuesday, the
Senate approved the bill on a 22 - 14 vote and yesterday the
Assembly concurred on recent Senate amendments by a 53 - 27 vote.
AB 2549 would give CFA the ability to negotiate inclusion in the
CalPERS retirement program for part-time lecturers who teach at
least 6 weighted teaching units for two consecutive semesters or
three consecutive quarters. The bill was recently amended in the
Senate so that CFA could bargain the benefit beginning January 1,
2003, but the benefit could not be provided, and therefore no
costs could be incurred, until July 1, 2004 at the earliest.
CFA is mailing a postcard in support of AB 2549 to all CFA
members. (Additional postcards will be sent to all Chapter
Presidents, Lecturer Council Representatives and CFA staff.) Our
goal is to deliver over 1,000 postcards to the Governor in the
next couple of weeks. It is imperative that these be returned
(postage paid is included on the card) to the Government
Relations Office as soon as possible. The Governor could act on
the bill anytime between now and the end of September.
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