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Disqualification of public employment; felony conviction   

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(a) If a public employee is convicted of any felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes arising directly out of his or her official duties as a public employee, he or she shall be disqualified for five years from any public employment, including, but not limited to, employment with a city, county, district, or any other public agency of the state.

(b) The five-year disqualification period described in subdivision (a) shall begin on the later of either of the following:

(1) The date of final conviction.

(2) The date on which the public employee is released from any incarceration.

(c) For purposes of this section, "public employee" means any person employed at will for the purposes of providing services to an elected public officer who takes public office, or is reelected to public office, on or after January 1, 2013.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 54, Sec. 1.)