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Potential Felony Conflict of Interest? Attorney General Addresses Conflict of Interest Scenarios Involving Public Officers

December 2014 Number 93 The California Attorney General recently issued two opinions addressing the scope of California's conflict of interest statute relating to public officers.

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The Affordable Care Act "Employer Mandate": Are you Prepared for 2015?

December 2014 Number 92 In 2015, the "employer mandate" of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes into effect.

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Recent Fines for Failure to Disclose Gifts on Form 700 Serve as a Reminder to Public Officials

November 2014 Number 88 The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state agency responsible for administering and enforcing

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California Court of Appeals Raises Questions Regarding Mello-Roos Landowner Voting

October 2014 Number 82 Since its enactment, local government has turned to the flexibility of the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982

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California Enacts Historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

October 2014 Number 79 For the first time in its history, California has passed comprehensive legislation providing for the sustainable management of the state's groundwater resources.

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New Compensation Disclosure Requirements for School and Special Districts Under Assembly Bill 2040

October 2014 Number 76 The Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2040, which amends Government Code sections 12463 and 53892 to mandate disclosure of

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AB 2053 Requires "Abusive Conduct Prevention" Component be Added to Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors

September 2014 Number 69 Assembly Bill (AB) 2053 amends Government Code section 12950.1 effective January 1, 2015 to require that abusive conduct

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AB 1443 Extends Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Protections to Unpaid Interns and Volunteers

September 2014 Number 68 Legal protections against discrimination and harassment got a little broader this year. Government Code section 12940

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Public Agencies May Recover Costs of Preparing the CEQA Record Even if the Party Suing the Agency Elects to Self-Prepare the Record

September 2014 Number 65 An appellate court has held that a public agency may recover administrative record preparation costs

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