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AB-453 State employees: scientists.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 453


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Skinner

February 15, 2011


An act to add Section 19060 to the Government Code, relating to state employees.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 453, as introduced, Skinner. State employees: scientists.
Existing law establishes rules and procedures to fill positions in state civil service by appointment.
This bill would provide that a person appointed to any state scientist class on or after January 1, 2012, shall, at a minimum, have a baccalaureate degree in a scientific discipline from a foreign or domestic accredited university.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19060 is added to the Government Code, to read:

19060.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person appointed to any state scientist class, on or after January 1, 2012, shall, at a minimum, have a baccalaureate degree in a scientific discipline from a foreign or domestic accredited university.
(b) Subdivision (a) does not apply to any person appointed to a state scientist class prior to January 1, 2012, and shall not prohibit movement between positions in the class.
(c) For purposes of this section, “state scientist class” means any class assigned to State Bargaining Unit 10 or any supervisory, managerial, or confidential class related to State Bargaining Unit 10.
(d) If the provisions of this section that apply to classes assigned to State Bargaining Unit 10 are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Section 3517.5, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if those provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.