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SB-371 Local public employee organizations.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/17/2017 02:47 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 17, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 371


Introduced by Senator Moorlach

February 14, 2017


An act to add Section 3505.9 to the Government Code, relating to public employment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 371, as amended, Moorlach. Local public employee organizations.
The Meyers-Milias-Brown Act requires the governing body of a local public agency to meet and confer in good faith regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment with representatives of a recognized employee organization.
This bill would prohibit an individual who will be covered affected, directly or indirectly, by a memorandum of understanding between a local public agency and a recognized public employee organization from representing the public agency in negotiations with the recognized employee organization. The bill would define the phrases “indirectly affected” and “represent the public agency” for those purposes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 3505.9 is added to the Government Code, to read:

3505.9.
 (a) An individual who will be covered affected, directly or indirectly, by a memorandum of understanding between a public agency and a recognized public employee organization shall not represent the public agency in negotiations with the recognized employee organization.
(b) As used in this section:
(1) “Indirectly affected” means both of the following:
(A) An individual who is in a recognized employee organization other than that which will be covered by the memorandum of understanding and who may derive increased benefits or compensation from the existence of the memorandum of understanding.
(B) An unclassified employee who may derive increased benefits or compensation from the existence of the memorandum of understanding.
(2) “Represent the public agency” means to serve in any capacity on a negotiation team for the public agency in negotiations with a recognized employee organization. “Represent the public agency” does not include a subject matter expert or an individual who testifies in the negotiation proceedings.