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AB-894 Attorney General: directors and employees: exempt from civil service.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 894


Introduced by Assembly Member Santiago
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Cervantes)

February 20, 2019


An act to amend Section 12502 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 894, as introduced, Santiago. Attorney General: directors and employees: exempt from civil service.
The California Constitution exempts from state civil service various types of officers and employees, including officers elected by the people and a deputy and an employee selected by each of those officers. The California Constitution additionally authorizes the Attorney General to appoint or employ 6 deputies or 6 employees who are exempt from state civil service.
This bill would require the Governor, with the recommendation of the Attorney General, to appoint 6 directors and 6 associate directors of the Attorney General’s office who are exempt from state civil service.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 12502 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12502.
 (a) The Attorney General may appoint and fix the salaries of such Assistant Attorneys General, Deputy Attorneys General, service agents, experts, and technical and clerical employees as he the Attorney General deems necessary for the proper performance of the duties of his the Attorney General’s office. Each appointee is a civil executive officer.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, but consistent with Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution, the Governor, with the recommendation of the Attorney General, shall appoint six directors and six associate directors of the Attorney-general’s office who shall be exempt from state civil service.