The National Conference on Public Retirement Systems filed an amicus brief in the Sacramento County Superior Court this week supporting a factual and explicit summary of a ballot initiative being proposed that would eliminate a provision in the state constitution that protects the retirement benefits of California's public employees.

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, who authored the ballot measure, sued state Attorney General Kamala Harris because he and his supporters dislike how she worded the summary for the initiative.

The summary states that the initiative "eliminates constitutional protections for vested pension and retiree health care benefits for current public employees, including teachers, nurses, and peace officers, for future work performed."

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.