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SB-79 County road commissioner: County of Colusa.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 03/07/2021 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 07, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 79


Introduced by Senator Nielsen

December 15, 2020


An act to amend Section 83105 of the Government Code, relating to the Fair Political Practices Commission. An act to add Section 2006.3 to the Streets and Highways Code, relating to county roads.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 79, as amended, Nielsen. Fair Political Practices Commission. County road commissioner: County of Colusa.
Existing law provides for the appointment of a road commissioner in each county by the board of supervisors, with specified powers and duties relating to county roads. Existing law provides for exceptions to this requirement, including authorization for the Board of Supervisors of the County of Merced to transfer the duties of the county road commissioner to the county director of the department of public works.
This bill would also authorize the Board of Supervisors of the County of Colusa to transfer the duties of the county road commissioner to the county director of the department of public works.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of Colusa.

Existing law prohibits members of the Fair Political Practices Commission from holding certain offices and from participating in certain activities. Existing law also prescribes criteria for the removal of members of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2006.3 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

2006.3.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Colusa may abolish the office of road commissioner if the board transfers all duties of the road commissioner to the county director of the department of public works. The director of that department shall not be required to have any special permit, registration, or license. Any civil engineering functions that are required to be performed by the road commissioner shall be performed by a registered civil engineer acting under the authority of the director of that department.

SEC. 2.

  The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the particular needs of the County of Colusa.
SECTION 1.Section 83105 of the Government Code is amended to read:
83105.

Each member of the commission shall be an elector. No member of the commission, during the member’s tenure, shall hold any other public office, serve as an officer of any political party or partisan organization, participate in or contribute to an election campaign, or employ or be employed as a lobbyist nor, during the member’s term of appointment, seek election to any other public office. Members of the commission may be removed by the Governor, with concurrence of the Senate, for substantial neglect of duty, gross misconduct in office, inability to discharge the powers and duties of office or violation of this section, after written notice and opportunity for a reply.