Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a local member may elect, within 90 days after the effective date of the amended contract, to have the 1959 survivor allowance coverage under this article.

The effective date of coverage shall be the date that the member first became eligible for the 1959 survivor allowance. The member shall contribute two dollars ($2) for every month from the date of original eligibility.

This section shall not apply to any contracting agency unless and until the agency elects to be subject to this section by amendment to its contract made in the manner prescribed for the approval of contracts, except that an election among the employees is not required.

This section shall not apply to members while their services are included in the federal system.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 379, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)