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AB-36 Probation officer: appointments.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 1203.6 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

1203.6.
 (a) The county board of supervisors, in conjunction with the presiding judge, shall appoint and may remove for good cause the adult probation officer. In a county where the superior court has more than two judges, the county board of supervisors, in conjunction with a majority of the judges, shall make the appointment and may effect removal of the adult probation officer.
(b) The salary of the probation officer shall be established by the board of supervisors.
(c) The adult probation officer shall appoint and may remove all assistants, deputies, and other persons employed in the officer’s department, and their compensation shall be established, according to the merit system or civil service system provisions of the county. If no merit system or civil service system exists in the county, the board of supervisors shall provide for appointment, removal, and compensation of those personnel.
(d) This section is applicable in a charter county whose charter establishes the office of adult probation officer and provides that the officer shall be appointed in accordance with general law subject to the merit system provisions of the charter.

SEC. 2.

 Section 270 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

270.
 The (a)   chief probation officer shall be appointed and compensation for the position shall be determined as provided in Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 27770) of Part 3 of Division 2 of Title 3 of the Government Code. Except as provided in Section 69906.5 of the Government Code, there shall be in each county the offices of probation officer, assistant probation officer, and deputy probation officer. A probation officer shall be appointed in every county. 
(b) The board of supervisors shall, by ordinance, direct the manner in which a probation officer in any county is nominated by the juvenile justice commission or regional justice commission of the county. The board of supervisors, in conjunction with the judge of the juvenile court, shall appoint the probation officer.
(c) The probation officer may appoint as many deputies or assistant probation officers as the probation officer desires; but the deputies or assistant probation officers shall not have authority to act until their appointments have been approved by a majority vote of the members of the juvenile justice commission, and by the board of supervisors. The term of office of each deputy or assistant probation officer shall expire with the term of the probation officer who appointed the deputy or assistant probation officer.
(d) Probation officers may at any time be removed by the board of supervisors for good cause shown.