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AB-1013 State agencies: grant applications.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 10/04/2019 02:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1013
CHAPTER 498

An act to add Section 11000.5 to the Government Code, relating to state government.

[ Approved by Governor  October 03, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  October 03, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1013, Obernolte. State agencies: grant applications.
Existing law authorizes various state agencies to award grant money for various purposes.
This bill would prohibit a state agency from permitting an evaluator to review a discretionary grant application submitted by an organization or a person for which the evaluator was a representative, voting member, or staff member within the 2-year period preceding receipt of that application.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11000.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11000.5.
 (a) A state agency shall not permit an evaluator to review a discretionary grant application submitted by an organization or a person for which the evaluator was a representative, voting member, or staff member within the two-year period preceding receipt of that application.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Organization” does not include a public agency as defined in Section 6252, an auxiliary organization as defined in Section 89901 of the Education Code, or an entity of the federal government.
(2) “Person” shall have the same meaning as defined in Section 6252.
(3) “Representative” does not include an unpaid volunteer.
(4) “Staff member” does not include an unpaid volunteer.