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Assembly bill would make changes to retirement system

All call-back pay would be eliminated from public employee retirement calculations under a bill being considered by an Assembly panel.

The provisions of Assembly Bill 405 would apply to new employees hired after Jan. 1, 2012.

The bill follows other changes made during the 2009 legislative session that increased the retirement age for state employees and reduced elements of the formula used to determine monthly benefits.

AB405 also includes a “pledge” that the Legislature won’t change benefits for 10 years unless necessary to preserve the health of the retirement system.

The Assembly Government Affairs Committee took no action on the bill Wednesday.

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