California Government Code Section 100043

CA Govt Code § 100043 (2017)  

(a) The board shall not implement the program if the IRA arrangements offered fail to qualify for the favorable federal income tax treatment ordinarily accorded to IRAs under the Internal Revenue Code, or if it is determined that the program is an employee benefit plan under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

(b) (1) Prior to opening the program for enrollment, the board shall report to the Governor and Legislature the specific date on which the program will start to enroll program participants and that the following prerequisites and requirements for the program have been met:

(A) The program is structured in a manner to keep the program from being classified as an employee benefit plan subject to the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

(B) The payroll deduction IRA arrangements offered by the program qualify for the favorable federal income tax treatment ordinarily accorded to IRA arrangements under the Internal Revenue Code.

(C) The board has defined in regulation the roles and responsibilities of employers in a manner to keep the program from being classified as an employee benefit plan subject to the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

(D) The board has adopted a third-party administrator operational model that limits employer interaction and transactions with the employee to the extent feasible.

(2) The report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 21, Sec. 10. (AB 119) Effective June 27, 2017.)

Last modified: October 8, 2018