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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 5. PERSONNEL [18000 - 22980]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

PART 2. STATE CIVIL SERVICE [18500 - 19799]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

CHAPTER 10. Prohibitions and Offenses [19680 - 19765]

  ( Chapter 10 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123. )

ARTICLE 3. Unlawful Employment [19760 - 19765]
  ( Heading of Article 3 renumbered from Article 4 by Stats. 1985, Ch. 794, Sec. 35. )

19760.
  

It is unlawful for any State officer or employee to draw, sign, issue, or authorize the drawing, signing, or issuing of any warrant or check payable out of State funds, to pay any salary or compensation to any one holding a position in the State civil service, if such person does not lawfully hold such position.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

19762.
  

No salary, compensation, or other emolument shall be paid to any person appointed to or retained in any position in violation of this part. Any person who wilfully or knowingly approves or makes such a payment is liable for the sum on his official bond.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

19763.
  

If the department notifies an officer or employee that any position has been filled in violation of this part or rule, demands for the salary or compensation or other emolument of the position shall not be approved or paid by such officer or employee except upon the order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 81. Effective January 1, 2014.)

19764.
  

Every person who makes a payment of salary, compensation, or other emolument to any person holding a position in the state civil service in violation of this part or rule and any officer or employee who signs, countersigns, or authorizes the signing or countersigning of any warrant for such a payment and the sureties on their official bonds is liable to the State of California therefor. An action to recover such a payment may be maintained in any court of competent jurisdiction of this state, in the name of the people of the state by the Attorney General or by a resident citizen, who is assessed for and is liable to pay, or, within one year before the commencement of such action, has paid a tax in this state.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 427, Sec. 82. Effective January 1, 2014.)

19765.
  

All money recovered in such an action, when collected, shall be paid into the State treasury except that the prevailing party in such an action is entitled to receive for his own use a reasonable sum for attorney fees and the taxable costs of the action.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 123.)

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