A Public Meeting of the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan Local Board for the Judiciary was convened Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Conference Room 109, Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona.

Board Members Present in Conference Room 109:N/A

Board Member Present by Conference/Video Call: Kevin Kluge, Chair; Jason Hathcock; Jennifer Fish; Mark Smalley; Scott Mabery

Board Member Absent:

Also Present in Conference Room 109: Vanessa Haney, Local Board Secretary (video call); Alicia Bocardo, Recorder (video call); Liana Garcia, AOC Director of Government Affairs (video call)

Call to Order:

Approval of the Minutes:

January 5, 2021 – Public Meeting Minutes

MOTION: A motion to approve the public minutes of the January 5, 2021 meeting was made by Mark Smalley. The motion was seconded and passed; minutes stand approved. CORP 2021-04

2021 CORP Election

Board member Mark Smalley’s term will expire on June 30, 2021.Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-893, the Board will conduct an election to fill that position effective July 1, 2021.

Board Chair, Kevin Kluge’s term will also expire on June 30, 2021. Mr. Kluge’s reappointment or a new appointment for that position will be made by May 31, 2021.

The Local Board Secretary informed the Board that all the nomination supplies were ordered. She added that county human resources and directors were advised about the upcoming election in an effort to spread the word and get updated addresses for members. Notice of the election was also posted on the CORP website.

Legislative Liaison Report

Liana Garcia attended the Board meeting to introduce herself as the new AOC Director of Government Affairs and to summarize upcoming legislation pertinent to CORP. Ms. Garcia updated the status of the following bills: HB2059, HB2381, SB1396, and SB1214.

Board member Jason Hathcock asked Ms. Garcia to clarify the verbiage of SB1396 because the senate bill reads to amend A.R.S. §38‑888 under Public Safety Personnel Retirement System when the subsection §38‑888 falls underneath the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan article. Mr. Hathcock added that PSPRS has that existing statute under the surviving spouse benefits which is opposite to CORP.

Ms. Garcia noted the discrepancy and agreed that SB1396 should read as “§38‑888, Arizona Revised Statutes; Relating to Corrections Officer Retirement Plan” Ms. Garcia advised the Board that she would reach out the bill’s sponsor/office to receive clarification and note the title correction.

Approval of Normal Retirement Benefits:

There were three applications for Normal Retirement benefits submitted for the Board’s approval pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-893 (D).

MOTION: A motion to approve the payment of Normal Retirement benefits to the following applicants in about the following amounts effective February 1, 2021 was made by Scott Mabery. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. CORP 2021-05

Paul Seashols$3,537.93

Frank Silva$3,415.76; Reverse DROP Estimate $213,187.34

Robert Villasenor$4,134.66

Approval of Membership:

The Local Board may consider and vote on the approval of the following requests for membership or defer decision to a later date:

Cook, Jeffrey



Villalobos, Gloria



Salazar, Alana



Hernandez, Anthony



Johnson, Karlton



Pomeranz, Taylor



MOTION:A motion to approve the 6 applicants listed on the agenda for this meeting for membership in CORP pursuant to A.R.S. §38-893.D and to note for the record that the physical examination for Taylor Pomeranz identified a physical or mental condition or injury that existed or occurred before their date of membership in the plan, was made by Jason Hathcock. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.CORP 2021-06

Future Agenda Items:

The Local Board Secretary informed the Board that the next future agenda items will include upcoming election items and a few retiree applications.

Call to the Public:

No members of the public addressed the Board.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:24 a.m.

Transcribed February 3, 2021.