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AB-779 Local government: financial disclosures.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Senate  August 03, 2016
Amended  IN  Senate  August 02, 2016
Amended  IN  Senate  June 02, 2016
Amended  IN  Senate  August 19, 2015
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 01, 2015
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 14, 2015
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2015

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 779


Introduced by Assembly Member Cristina Garcia

February 25, 2015


An act to add Section 53909 to the Government Code, relating to local government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 779, as amended, Cristina Garcia. Local government: financial disclosures.
Existing law requires a local agency, if it is required to report specified information to the Controller and if it maintains an Internet Web site, to post, in a conspicuous location on its Internet Web site, information on the annual compensation of its elected officials, officers, and employees, as specified.
This bill would require a city, county, city and county, or special district, on or before April 30 of each year, to post a link on the homepage of compensation information in a conspicuous location on its Internet Web site to a page that contains the names, positions, and total compensation, including a breakdown of the types of compensation provided, of each elected official within that entity for the previous Calendar calendar year. By increasing the duties of local officials, this bill would impose 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: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 53909 is added to the Government Code, to read:

53909.
 (a) A city, county, city and county, or special district shall, on or before April 30 of each year, post a link on the homepage of compensation information in a conspicuous location on its Internet Web site to a page that contains the names, positions, and total compensation, including a breakdown of the types of compensation provided, of each elected official within that entity for the previous calendar year. If a city or special district does not have an Internet Web site, it shall compile this information and make that information readily available upon request.
(b) For purposes of this section “total compensation” includes payments for salaries, overtime, unused vacation time, stipends, pension contributions, retirement contributions, health premium contributions, automobile allowances, phone allowances, and technology allowances. Any other type of compensation that the city, county, city and county, or special district provides shall also be included and specified. “Total compensation” does not include reimbursements or payments for work-related travel expenses.
(c) This section does not apply to school districts.

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.