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.