Notwithstanding Section 31781.1, each allowance paid pursuant to Section 31781.1 on account of a member who dies on or after the operative date of this section shall be equal to 65 percent of the monthly retirement allowance to which the deceased member would have been entitled, without modification in accordance with one of the optional settlements specified in this article, if he or she had retired, or been retired, by reason of a nonservice-connected disability as of the date of death.

This section shall only be applicable to Los Angeles County and shall not become operative until the board of supervisors of that county elects, by resolution adopted by a majority vote, to make this section operative in the county.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 778, Sec. 13. Effective October 13, 2001. Section conditionally operative by its own provisions.)