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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 2.6. PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION [19815 - 19999.7]

  ( Part 2.6 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55. )

CHAPTER 4.5. State-Owned Motor Vehicles [19993.1 - 19993.8]
  ( Chapter 4.5 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55. )

19993.1.
  

State-owned motor vehicles shall be used only in the conduct of state business. State business shall include the operation of state-owned vehicles as commute vehicles in a carpool or vanpool program authorized by a state agency, provided that a daily, weekly, or monthly fee is charged that is adequate to reimburse the state for the cost of providing such vehicles for such purpose. No state officer or employee shall use, or permit the use of, any state-owned motor vehicle other than in the conduct of state business.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)

19993.2.
  

The department shall prescribe rules and regulations which:

(a) Define the use of state-owned motor vehicles which constitutes use in the conduct of state business and distinguish such use from misappropriation for private use;

(b) Prescribe the procedure for determining and collecting from the employee responsible for the misuse the actual costs to the state attributable to misuse of state-owned motor vehicles and the disposition of such collections;

(c) Prescribe the records and reports to be kept and made by state agencies relating to the use of state-owned motor vehicles to the end that misuse may be discovered with a minimum of recordkeeping;

(d) Govern the storage of state-owned motor vehicles in those locations where storage space, under the jurisdiction of the Department of General Services, is available for storage of state-owned motor vehicles;

(e) Prescribe the procedures to be used in the operation of state-owned vehicles as commute vehicles in a state carpool or vanpool program.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)

19993.3.
  

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the incumbents of elective state offices.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)

19993.4.
  

The Department of General Services shall administer the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto; provided, however, that it shall be the duty of the head or governing body of each state agency to carry out and enforce this chapter and said rules and regulations within such state agency.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)

19993.5.
  

Any violation by a state officer or employee of this chapter or the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall constitute misuse of state property under Section 19572 of this code.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)

19993.6.
  

The department, upon its own initiative, may suspend from state service without pay for a period not exceeding 30 days, any officer or employee of this state exempt from civil service for violating this chapter or the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

Such suspension is valid only if a written notice is served on the officer or employee prior to the effective date of the suspension and a copy of such notice filed with the State Personnel Board not later than 15 days after the effective date of such suspension. The notice shall be served upon the employee either personally or by mail and shall include: (a) a statement of the nature of the punitive action; (b) the effective date of the action; (c) a statement of the causes therefor; and (d) a statement advising the employee of his or her right to answer the notice and the time within which that must be done if the answer is to constitute an appeal.

The officer or employee against whom such punitive action is taken shall have the right to file an answer with the State Personnel Board as provided in Section 19575, and request a hearing. If the answer requests a hearing the State Personnel Board shall conduct a hearing. The board shall consider carefully the evidence submitted in the hearing and render a decision sustaining, modifying or revoking such suspension.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)

19993.7.
  

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to members of the California Highway Patrol nor to a peace officer defined in subdivision (a) of Section 830.36 of the Penal Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1154, Sec. 3. Effective September 30, 1996.)

19993.8.
  

Section 89008 of the Education Code, and not this chapter, shall govern use of state-owned motor vehicles by employees of the California State University.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1040, Sec. 44.)

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