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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 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 2. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 3. Secretary of State [12152 - 12279]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

ARTICLE 1. General [12152 - 12153]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

12152.
  

(a) To assist in the discharge of the duties of the Secretary of State’s office, the Secretary of State may appoint one Assistant Secretary of State, whose powers, duties, and liabilities shall be those of a deputy, and any deputies and clerical, expert, technical, and other assistants necessary for the proper conduct of the Secretary of State’s office. The Assistant Secretary of State and all deputies are civil executive officers.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, but consistent with Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution and with subdivision (a) of this section, the Governor shall appoint four employees of the Secretary of State’s office, who may be nominated by the Secretary of State, and who are exempt from state civil service.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 50, Sec. 34. (AB 378) Effective January 1, 2022.)

12153.
  

The Secretary of State shall appoint a competent person to the position of Chief of Archives.

In case of the appointee’s absence or inability to perform the duties of the Chief of Archives, the Secretary of State shall designate some other competent person to act in the Chief of Archive’s place.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 50, Sec. 35. (AB 378) Effective January 1, 2022.)

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