(Rubio, Blanca D) Public contracts: conflicts of interest.

Current Text: Introduced: 1/30/2023 

Status: 9/30/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 263, Statutes of 2023.
3/16/2023-In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Summary: Existing law prohibits members of the Legislature and state, county, district, judicial district, and city officers or employees from being financially interested in any contract made by them in their official capacity, or by any body or board of which they are members. Existing law authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission to commence an administrative or civil action against persons who violate this prohibition, as prescribed, and includes provisions for the collection of penalties after the time for judicial review of a commission order or decision has lapsed, or if all means of judicial review of the order or decision have been exhausted. Existing law identifies certain remote interests in contracts that are not subject to this prohibition and other situations in which an official is not deemed to be financially interested in a contract.

This bill would establish that an independent contractor, who meets specified requirements, is not an officer for purposes of being subject to the prohibition on being financially interested in a contract.

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