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TITLE 1. GENERAL [100 - 7931.000]

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


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

CHAPTER 7. Removal from Office [3000 - 3075]

  ( Chapter 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

ARTICLE 1. General [3000 - 3003]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )


An officer forfeits his office upon conviction of designated crimes as specified in the Constitution and laws of the State.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.)


Any State, county, or city officer who is intoxicated while in discharge of the duties of his office, or by reason of intoxication is disqualified for the discharge of, or neglects his duties, is guilty of a misdemeanor. On conviction of such misdemeanor he forfeits his office, and the vacancy occasioned thereby shall be filled in the same manner as if the officer had filed his resignation in the proper office.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.)


Whenever the Governor is authorized to appoint a person to an office with the advice and consent of, or subject to confirmation by, the Senate, and no fixed term has been provided by law for such office, the Governor may at any time, without cause and without hearing, remove the incumbent from said office and fill the vacancy occasioned by such removal in the same manner as if the officer had filed his resignation in the proper office.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1881.)


(a) An elected officer of the state or a city, county, city and county, or district in this state forfeits his or her office upon the conviction of a crime pursuant to the federal Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 704) or the California Stolen Valor Act (as specified in Section 532b of the Penal Code), that involves a fraudulent claim, made with the intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, that the person is a veteran or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, as prescribed in those acts.

(b) For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) “District” means any agency of the state formed pursuant to general law or special act, for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries.

(2) “Tangible benefit” means financial remuneration, an effect on the outcome of a criminal or civil court proceeding, or any benefit relating to service in the military that is provided by a federal, state, or local governmental entity.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 576, Sec. 1. (AB 153) Effective January 1, 2018.)

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