“Employee benefit plan” includes public and private retirement, pension, annuity, savings, profit sharing, stock bonus, stock option, thrift, vacation pay, and similar plans of deferred or fringe benefit compensation, whether of the defined contribution or defined benefit type whether or not such plan is qualified under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-406) (ERISA), as amended. The term also includes “employee benefit plan” as defined in Section 3 of ERISA (29 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1002(3)).

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1269, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1995.)