Then CalPERS staff delivered an analytical beat-down.
The measure was set for a legislative committee hearing last Wednesday, but Weber asked to cancel it. A call to her office seeking comment today wasn't immediately returned.
The AFSCME-sponsored bill would have allowed groups representing CalPERS annuitants to request that the fund send retirees' address information to third-party mailing houses, which would use the information to send out non-political materials on behalf of the groups. The mailing houses would then destroy the address lists to keep them from being abused. The groups would pay the normal costs of the mailings.
But AB 785, the CalPERS analysis concluded, goes against the fund's policy, weakens the board's authority and "creates legal, financial and information security risks for the System." Staff members recommended the board opposed the bill.
The measure is on Tuesday's agenda for CalPERS' Pension and Health Benefits Committee.
It's moot now.