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Government Code - GOV

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 2. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 6. Attorney General [12500 - 12661]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

ARTICLE 6. Special Agents and Investigators [12570 - 12574]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

12570.
  

For the purpose of enabling him to perform the duties imposed upon him by Section 13 of Article V of the Constitution the Attorney General may appoint and fix the compensation of such special agents and investigators not exceeding 10 in number as he deems necessary. The Attorney General shall not be required to divulge their identities. They may be employed either on a monthly basis or by the day. Each special agent or investigator shall take an oath of office, the record of which shall be kept in the private files of the Attorney General.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 312.)

12571.
  

When serving under the direction of the Attorney General each special agent or investigator is a peace officer of this State.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111.)

12572.
  

Whenever the Attorney General deems it advisable to keep secret the identity of any special agent or investigator, claims for compensation and expenses of the special agent or investigator may be presented by the Attorney General in his own name with the statement that the charges have been incurred under this article. When so presented the claims shall be paid out of any fund in the state treasury allocated for the use of the Attorney General. Such claims are exempt from Section 925.6.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 449.)

12573.
  

Upon the completion of each secret investigation and, in any event, within not more than one year after the payment of any claim, the Attorney General shall file with the Controller vouchers in support of the claim. The Controller shall not divulge any information conveyed by the vouchers, except upon order of a court of record in cases where the information is relevant and material evidence or upon order of the Legislature.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111.)

12574.
  

The Attorney General may employ additional special agents and investigators not exceeding 10 in number, to enable him to carry out his duties relative to sabotage and subversive activities. The special agents and investigators are exempt from civil service.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170.)

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