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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 1. STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES [11000 - 11895]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 1. State Agencies [11000 - 11148.5]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

ARTICLE 12. State Agency Ethics Training [11146 - 11146.4]
  ( Article 12 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 364, Sec. 1. )

11146.
  

For purposes of this article, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “State agency” has the same meaning as set forth in Section 82049, but does not include the Legislature.

(b) “Filer” means each member, officer, or designated employee of a state agency who is required to file a statement of economic interests under either Article 2 (commencing with Section 87200) or Article 3 (commencing with Section 87300) of Chapter 7 of Title 9 because of the position he or she holds with the agency.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 663, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)

11146.1.
  

Each state agency shall offer at least semiannually to each of its filers an orientation course on the relevant ethics statutes and regulations that govern the official conduct of state officials.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 364, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1999.)

11146.2.
  

Each state agency shall maintain records indicating the specific attendees, each attendee’s job title, and dates of their attendance for each orientation course offered pursuant to Section 11146.1 for a period of not less than five years after each course is given. These records shall be public records subject to inspection and copying consistent with Section 81008 and otherwise subject to the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1).

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 303, Sec. 188. (AB 731) Effective January 1, 2016.)

11146.3.
  

Except as set forth in Section 11146.4, each filer shall attend the orientation course required in Section 11146.1, as follows:

(a) For a filer who holds a position with the agency on January 1, 2003, not later than December 31, 2003 and, thereafter, at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years commencing on January 1, 2005.

(b) For a person who becomes a filer with the agency after January 1, 2003, within six months after he or she becomes a filer and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years commencing on the first odd-numbered year thereafter.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 663, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2003.)

11146.4.
  

(a) The requirements of Section 11146.3 shall not apply to filers with a state agency who have taken an equivalent ethics orientation course through another state agency or the Legislature within the time periods set forth in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 11146.3, as applicable.

(b) State agencies may jointly conduct and filers from more than one state agency may jointly attend an orientation course required by Section 11146.1, as long as the course content is relevant to the official duties of the attending filers.

(c) Before conducting each orientation course required by Section 11146.1, state agencies shall consult with the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Attorney General regarding appropriate course content.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 364, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1999.)

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