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AB-1355 City officials: standards. (2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 04, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 24, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1355


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Lara

February 18, 2011


An act to add Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 12245) to Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of Section 36526 to the Government Code, relating to city officials.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1355, as amended, Lara. City officials: standards.

Existing law requires the Secretary of State to, among other things, upon appropriation by the Legislature, publish and distribute a roster of the state and local public officials in California.

Existing law sets forth the required officers for each general law city, including a city council of at least 5 members, a city clerk, a city treasurer, a chief of police, a fire chief, and any subordinate officers or employees provided by law.
This bill would require the Secretary of State to, in consultation with the Controller, the Treasurer, and the League of California Cities, develop and set forth recommendations for the city council of each city, on or before January 1, 2013, to adopt minimal educational and certification standards for city clerks, city managers, and city treasurers, whether elected or appointed, and to post those standards on the Secretary of State’s city’s Internet Web site, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NOYES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 36526 is added to the Government Code, to read:

36526.
 (a) On or before January 1, 2013, the city council shall adopt minimal educational and certification standards for the following city officials, whether elected or appointed:
(1) City clerk.
(2) City manager.
(3) City treasurer.
(b) The standards adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be posted on the city’s Internet Web site.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SECTION 1.Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 12245) is added to Chapter 3 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
5.5.City Officials Standards
12245.

(a)The Secretary of State shall, in consultation with the Controller, the Treasurer, and the League of California Cities,develop and set forth recommendations for minimal educational and certification standards for the following city officials, whether elected or appointed:

(1)City clerk.

(2)City manager.

(3)City treasurer.

(b)The Secretary of State shall post the standards developed pursuant to subdivision (a) on the Secretary of State’s Internet Web site.