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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 1. GENERAL [100 - 7914]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 4. PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES [1000 - 3599]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General [1000 - 1241]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Disqualifications for Office or Employment [1020 - 1044]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

  
1031.5.  

(a) Any person employed by a governmental agency on September 13, 1982, as a peace officer or a peace officer trainee, or who, prior to September 13, 1982, had applied to fill a position as a peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, is not subject to the requirement of subdivision (a) of Section 1031 prior to its amendment by Chapter 943 of the Statutes of 1982, provided that any person qualifying for this exemption shall, as soon as legally possible, apply for and meet all of the requirements for United States citizenship specified in existing law, and shall be subject to subdivisions (b) and (c).

(b) Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall diligently cooperate with the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the processing of his or her application for citizenship and shall be disqualified from holding that position if, three years after the filing of his or her application for employment, the person has not obtained citizenship due to his or her failure to cooperate in the processing of the application for citizenship.

(c) Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his or her application for citizenship is denied.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1473, Sec. 2.)