BILL NUMBER: AB 1399 AMENDED BILL TEXT AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JANUARY 4, 2010 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MAY 4, 2009 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 13, 2009 INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Anderson ( Coauthors: Assembly Members Arambula, Beall, Tom Berryhill, Blakeslee, Brownley, Coto, DeVore, Fletcher, Fuller, Garrick, Gilmore, Hagman, Hill, Logue, Bonnie Lowenthal, Ma, Silva, Solorio, Tran, and Villines ) ( Coauthor: Senator Strickland ) FEBRUARY 27, 2009 An act to add Section 24059 to the Government Code, relating to local government. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 1399, as amended, Anderson. Elected county officials. Existing provisions of the California Constitution prohibit the Legislature from making any gift of public money or thing of value to any person, and this prohibition applies to local government. Existing law specifies the duties of various elected county officials. This bill would prohibit any elected county official from hiring or employing any immediate family member, as defined, if that immediate family member would serve under direct supervision of the elected county official. The bill would also specifically prohibit an elected county official from making a gift of public funds or property to any person without consideration. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 24059 is added to the Government Code, to read: 24059. (a) An elected county official shall not hire or employ any immediate family member if that immediate family member would serve under direct supervision of the elected county official. (b) An elected county official shall not make a gift of public funds or property to any person, without consideration. (c) For purposes of this section, "immediate family member" means an elected county official's
spouse,child, sibling, spouse, or parent.