BILL NUMBER: AB 1399 AMENDED
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JANUARY 12, 2010
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
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
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 a local
official, subject to a specific exception, from making available to
an immediate family member, as defined, a vehicle or credit card
provided by the local agency that the local official represents
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 50084.5 is added to the
Government Code , to read:
50084.5. (a) (1) A local official, whether elected or appointed,
shall not make available to an immediate family member a publicly
funded vehicle owned or operated by, or a credit card issued by, the
local agency that the local official represents.
(2) For purposes of this section, "immediate family member" means
a spouse, child, in-law, parent, or sibling of the local official.
(b) This section shall not apply to a local official if the
legislative body of the local agency that the local official
represents has adopted an ordinance, resolution, or other measure
that prohibits the conduct described in subdivision (a).
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 child, sibling, spouse, or parent.