(a) In a county in which a board of investments has been established pursuant to Section 31520.2:

(1) As used in Sections 31453, 31453.5, 31454, 31454.1, 31454.5, 31472, 31588.1, 31589.1, 31591, 31592.3, 31594, 31595.1, 31595.9, 31596, 31596.1, 31601.1, 31607, 31610, 31611, 31612, 31613, 31616, 31618, 31621.11, 31625, 31639.26, 31784, and 31872, “board” means board of investments.

(2) As used in the first paragraph of Section 31592.2 and the first paragraph and subdivision (c) of the second paragraph of Section 31595, “board” means a board of investments.

(3) Sections 31521, 31522, 31522.1, 31522.2, 31523, 31524, 31525, 31528, 31529, 31529.5, 31535.1, 31580.2, 31614, 31680, and 31680.1, apply to both the board of retirement and board of investments, and “board” means either or both the board of retirement and board of investments.

(4) Subdivision (a) of Section 31526 and subdivisions (a) and (b) of the second paragraph of Section 31595 apply to both the board of retirement and board of investments, and “board” means either or both the board of retirement and board of investments.

(b) In Article 17 (commencing with Section 31880) of this chapter, “board” means the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System.

(c) In all other cases, “board” means the board of retirement.

(d) This section shall apply only in a county of the first class, as defined in Section 28020, as amended by Chapter 1204 of the Statutes of 1971, and Section 28022, as amended by Chapter 43 of the Statutes of 1961.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 48, Sec. 1. (SB 637) Effective January 1, 2012.)