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California Laws | Harbors and Navigation Code
DIVISION 5. PILOTS FOR MONTEREY BAY AND THE BAYS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SAN PABLO, AND SUISUN
CHAPTER 3. PENSION PLAN (1160-1168)

(3) The estimated cost of the services of the fiduciary agent or agents to administer the pension plan shall be calculated by the fiduciary agent or agents for the benefit periods described in paragraph (2), shall be expressed as mills per gross registered ton, and shall be calculated to the nearest one-hundredth of a mill. (1723)

(b) The rate determined pursuant to paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subdivision (a) shall become effective on January 1 of the following year with respect to the September 30 calculations, on April 1 of the following year with respect to the December 31 calculations, on July 1 of that year with respect to the March 31 calculations, and on October 1 of that year with respect to the June 30 calculations. The rates shall be in effect for the succeeding benefit payment period. (1724)

1166. (a) The benefits actually paid out each month by the fiduciary agent or agents designated by the board to all retired and disabled pilots and inland pilots, to surviving spouses of deceased pilots and inland pilots, and to successors in interest shall be equal to the revenue received pursuant to Section 1165 during the preceding month less the expenses of the fiduciary agent or agents incurred during that month. The revenue, whether greater or less than the amount used in determining the tonnage rates under this chapter to provide the aggregate target pensions to which those persons are entitled according to Section 1163, shall be paid to each of them in proportion to the relative target amounts to which they are entitled, after payment of the expenses of the fiduciary agent or agents. (1725)

(b) Revenues for any month or year are the amounts to be received pursuant to the pension plan for pilotage during that month or year. The fiduciary agent or agents shall determine which accounting system shall be used to make the payment, provided that, if the accrual method is used, it shall be subject to later equitable adjustments for unpaid receivables. (1726)

(c) Benefits pursuant to the new rate calculations shall be paid commencing in February, May, August, and November of each year and shall continue through, and include, the next following April, July, October, and January, respectively, so that each benefit pension period equals three months of payments. The period during which benefits are paid is the benefit payment period. (1727)

1167. (a) The board shall review the benefits received by retired or disabled pilots and inland pilots and their surviving spouses every three years or when the cumulative percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (San Francisco Bay Area) has exceeded 12 percent, whichever occurs first. (1728)

(b) The board may increase the monthly pensions specified in Section 1163. Those increases shall take into consideration the maritime industry practice in the United States as brought to the attention of the board by the pilots, inland pilots, or the industry. The increase shall not exceed 50 percent of the cumulative increase in the Consumer Price Index (San Francisco Bay Area). Monthly pensions for retired pilots, inland pilots, or their surviving spouses who have been retired less than the full three-year interval between adjustments shall increase on a pro rata basis according to the number of months that those persons have been retired prior to that adjustment. (1729)

1168. The board may review the pension plan and make any recommendations it deems necessary for changes in the plan. Monthly pensions shall not be adjusted except as provided by Section 1167. (1730)

CHAPTER 4. LICENSING OF PILOTS (1731)(Text)

Article 1. Issuance of License (1170-1179) (1732)(Text)

1170. The board shall appoint and license the number of pilots which is sufficient to carry out the purposes of this division. (1733)

1170.1. In determining the number of pilots needed, pursuant to Section 1170, the board shall take into consideration the findings and declarations in Sections 1100 and 1101, the results of an audit made pursuant to, and the factors specified in, Section 1203, the industry's current economic trends, fluctuations in the number of vessel calls, the size of vessels, and whether the need for pilotage is increasing or decreasing. (1734)

1170.2. Before changing the number of pilots which may be licensed pursuant to this division, the board shall conduct a hearing pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. (1735)

1170.3. (a) The board shall adopt, by regulation, a pilot's conflict-of-interest code, which shall include, but need not be limited to, a provision specifying that a pilot shall not have any interest in, or derive any income from, any tugboat in operation on Monterey Bay and the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun. This requirement of divestiture does not apply to the ownership of barges and vessels similar to barges. (1736)

(b) The conflict-of-interest code shall not prohibit the ownership of stock in any corporation registered on a national securities exchange or on the National Market System of the NASDAQ Stock Market, pursuant to Section 78f of Title 15 of the United States Code, which may own tugboats in operation on Monterey Bay and the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun. (1737)

1171. (a) The board shall have the sole authority to determine the qualifications for obtaining a license as a pilot or inland pilot pursuant to this division, determine who shall have such a license, and issue the license. (1738)

(b) All persons possessing a valid state pilot's license on January 1, 1985, are hereby licensed as if the license was granted by the board. (1739)

1171.5. (a) The board shall adopt, by regulation, licensing standards that equal or exceed standards for obtaining federal endorsements and that conform with and support the state policy specified in Sections 1100 and 1101. (1740)

(b) The board shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations that require pilots to be qualified to perform all pilot duties. (1741)

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