BILL NUMBER: AB 3065	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  590
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 7, 2008
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  MAY 29, 2008

INTRODUCED BY   Committee on Veterans Affairs (Salas (Chair), Cook
(Vice Chair), Beall, Carter, DeVore, Lieu, Sharon Runner, and
Saldana)

                        MARCH 5, 2008

   An act to add Section 18991 to the Government Code, relating to
public employment.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 3065, Committee on Veterans Affairs. Public employment:
veterans.
   Under existing law, persons employed by the Legislature for 2 or
more consecutive years are eligible to apply for promotional civil
service examinations, including examinations for career executive
assignments, for which they meet the minimum qualifications as
prescribed by the class specification, as specified.
   This bill would permit a person retired from the United States
military, honorably discharged from active military duty with a
service-connected disability, or honorably discharged from active
duty, to be eligible to apply for promotional civil service
examinations, including examinations for career executive
assignments, for which they meet the minimum qualifications as
prescribed by the class specification, as specified.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 18991 is added to the Government Code, to read:

   18991.  (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, persons
retired from the United States military, honorably discharged from
active military duty with a service-connected disability, or
honorably discharged from active duty, shall be eligible to apply for
promotional civil service examinations, including examinations for
career executive assignments, for which they meet the minimum
qualifications as prescribed by the class specification. Persons
receiving passing scores shall have their names placed on promotional
lists resulting from these examinations or otherwise gain
eligibility for appointment. In evaluating minimum qualifications,
related military experience shall be considered state civil service
experience in a class deemed comparable by the State Personnel Board,
based on the duties and responsibilities assigned.
   (b) In cases where promotional examinations are given by more than
one department for the same classification, the employee shall
select one department in which to compete. Once this selection is
made, it cannot be changed for the duration of the promotional list
established from the examination in which the employee participated.
Employees may transfer list eligibility between departments in the
same manner as provided for civil service employees.