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§ 554.5. Nomination of Candidates.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 2. Administration
Division 1. Administrative Personnel
Chapter 2. Board of Administration of Public Employees' Retirement System
Subchapter 1. Employees' Retirement System Regulations
Article 2. Administration
2 CCR § 554.5
§ 554.5. Nomination of Candidates.
(a) A person qualifies for nomination if he or she meets the eligibility criteria set forth in Government Code section 20090, subdivision (g), for the Board member position that is the subject of the election. To qualify for candidacy, a nominee must complete the procedures for nomination set forth in the Notice of Election. An individual nominee may not be a candidate for more than one Board member position during any particular election.
(b) Nomination shall be by petition, on the Nomination Petition form(s) provided by CalPERS and signed by the nominee. The Nomination Petition form shall include all information required by this section as provided in the Notice of Election or any Amended Notice of Election. The petition shall identify clearly the specific Board member position for which the nominee seeks election. The petition shall also set forth information required to validate the nominee's eligibility, which shall include, the nominee's full name, last four (4) digits of the nominee's Social Security number, and employer or employer at retirement. The nominee shall provide the following required contact information: address, telephone number, and email address.
(c) Active or retired members shall be eligible to sign a Nomination Petition if they meet the eligibility criteria set forth in the Notice of Election for the Board member position that is the subject of the election. Eligible active or retired members signing a Nomination Petition shall provide identifying information for the purpose of validating membership with CalPERS, which shall include, the member's or retired member's full name, last four (4) digits of his or her Social Security number, and employer or employer at retirement.
(d) The minimum number of petition signatures required for candidacy shall be determined by the Board at a noticed public meeting and specified in the Notice of Election. In setting the minimum number of petition signatures, the Board shall ensure candidates have a minimum level of support, while not making the number of petition signatures so high that active members and retirees are denied reasonable access to candidacy. In no event shall less than 250 valid original signatures be required. Only those petitions received in the Sacramento office of CalPERS by the date and time specified in the Notice of Election shall be accepted.
(e) Each nominee shall certify, on the Nomination Acceptance/Ballot Designation form provided by CalPERS, that he or she accepts the nomination, consents to serve if elected and agrees to abide by a drawing of lots by the Secretary of State in case of a tied vote. Those nominees that choose a title or other designation to be added to their name on the ballot shall include the proposed title or designation on the Nomination Acceptance/Ballot Designation form. That form shall be returned to the Election Coordinator by the date and time specified in the Notice of Election.
(f) The Nomination Acceptance/Ballot Designation Form shall contain:
(1) Ballot Designation, if the candidate so desires, chosen in accordance with the criteria set forth in section 554.4 of this article;
(2) A date for submission pursuant to section 554.3, subdivision (b) of this article;
(3) A certification from the nominee that they accept the nomination pursuant to section 554.5, subdivision (f); and
(4) Job classification or job classification at retirement.
Note: Authority cited: Section 20121, Government Code. Reference: Section 20096, Government Code.
1. New section filed 7-2-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 27).
2. Amendment filed 7-9-84; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 84, No. 28).
3. Amendment filed 8-9-94; operative 9-8-94 (Register 94, No. 32).
4. Amendment of newly designated subsection (a) and new subsection (b) filed 7-17-95 as an emergency; operative 7-17-95 (Register 95, No. 29). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-14-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. Certificate of Compliance as to 7-17-95 order including amendment of Note transmitted to OAL 10-27-95 and filed 12-1-95 (Register 95, No. 48).
6. Amendment of Note filed 8-24-98; operative 9-23-98 (Register 98, No. 35).
7. Renumbering of former section 554.5 to section 554.7 and renumbering and amendment of former section 554.3 to section 554.5 filed 11-10-2016; operative 1-1-2017 (Register 2016, No. 46).
8. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 11-24-2020; operative 1-1-2021 (Register 2020, No. 48).
9. New subsection (g) filed 1-11-2021 as an emergency; operative 1-11-2021 (Register 2021, No. 3). OAL approved this emergency regulatory action pursuant to sections 11346.1 and 11349.6 of the Government Code on 1-11-2021. This emergency regulatory action became effective on 1-11-2021 and, pursuant to Executive Orders N-40-20 and N-71-20, will expire on 11-10-2021. The Certificate of Compliance for this action is due no later than 11-9-2021.
10. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 1-11-2021 emergency amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2021, No. 46).
This database is current through 1/14/22 Register 2022, No. 2
2 CCR § 554.5, 2 CA ADC § 554.5
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