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AB-925 State officer or supervisory employee: personal liability for overpayment of compensation.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 1244 is added to the Government Code, to read:

 (a) A state officer or supervisory employee who knowingly or intentionally circumvents statutory or regulatory policy, resulting in overpayment or unauthorized payment of compensation by a state agency to himself or herself, to another employee, or to a contractor, shall be personally liable for damages upon a finding by a court of competent jurisdiction that the officer or supervisory employee intentionally or knowingly committed the acts resulting in the unauthorized payments.
(b) The state shall have the right to bring legal action against the state officer or supervisory employee to recover damages under this section.
(c) A state officer or supervisory employee found liable under subdivision (a) shall be liable for treble damages based on the total amount of the overpayment or unauthorized payment.
(d) The damages recovered from the state officer or supervisory employee pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the General Fund.