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AB-455 Public employment: local public employee organizations.(2011-2012)

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Enrolled  July 06, 2011
Passed  IN  Senate  July 05, 2011
Passed  IN  Assembly  April 07, 2011
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 31, 2011

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 455


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Campos

February 15, 2011


An act to add Section 3507.7 to the Government Code, relating to public employment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 455, Campos. Public employment: local public employee organizations.
The Meyers-Milias-Brown Act contains various provisions that provide methods for local public employers and their employees to resolve disputes regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.
This bill would additionally provide that when a local public agency has established a personnel commission or merit commission to administer personnel rules or a merit system, the governing board of the public agency would appoint 1/2 of the members of the commission, and 1/2 of the members of the commission, nominated by the recognized employee organization, would be appointed by the governing board of the public agency. Whenever multiple bargaining units are represented by different recognized employee organizations, the employee organization representing the largest number of employees would designate commission members pursuant to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 3507.7 is added to the Government Code, to read:

3507.7.
 (a) When a public agency has established a personnel commission or merit commission to administer personnel rules or a merit system, the governing board of the public agency shall appoint one-half of the members of the commission, and one-half of the members of the commission, nominated by the recognized employee organization, shall be appointed by the governing board of the public agency. Whenever multiple bargaining units are represented by different recognized employee organizations, the employee organization representing the largest number of employees shall be the one empowered to designate commission members pursuant to this section.
(b) The commission members selected under subdivision (a) shall elect jointly one additional member of the commission, who will act as chairperson of the commission.