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2000General Provisions.
Rule TextThe Political Reform Act, Government Code Sections 81000, et seq., requires state and local government agencies to adopt and promulgate Conflict of Interest Codes. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has adopted a regulation, 2 California Code of Regulations Section 18730, which contains the terms of a standard Conflict of Interest Code, which can be incorporated by reference, and which may be amended by the FPPC to conform to amendments in the Political Reform Act after public notice and hearings. Therefore, the terms of 2 California Code of Regulations Section 18730 and any amendments to it duly adopted by the FPPC along with the attached Appendix in which officials and employees are designated and disclosure categories are set forth, are hereby incorporated by reference and constitute the Conflict of Interest Code of the California Horse Racing Board. Designated employees shall file statements of economic interests with the agency. Upon receipt of the statements of the Commissioners and the Executive Director, the agency shall make and retain a copy and forward the original of these statements to the FPPC. Statements for all other designated employees will be retained by the agency. NOTE: Authority cited: Section 87306, Government Code. Reference: Sections 87300-87302 and 87306, Government Code. HISTORY: 1. New Article 20, rules 2000-2012, consecutive, filed 5-26-77; effective 6-25-77. 2. Repealer of Article 20 and new Article 20, rule 2000 and appendix, filed 2-26-81; effective 3-28-81. 3. Amendment of rule and appendix filed 6-23-93; effective 7-23-93. 4. Amendment of appendix filed 8-19-94; effective 9-18-94. 5. Amendment of appendix filed 6-2-97; effective 7-2-97. 6. Amendment of appendix filed 5-17-99; effective 6-16-99. 7. Amendment of rule and appendix filed 5-22-01; effective 6-21-01. 8. Amendment of appendix filed 9-2-03; effective 10-2-03. 9. Amendment of appendix filed 11-17-15; effective 12-17-15. Appendix Designated Positions Assigned Disclosure Categories Commissioners (members)... 1,2 Executive Director... 1,2 Career Executive Assignment (Assistant Executive Director... 1,2 Equine Medical Director... 1,2 Attorney (All Levels)... 1,2 Chief of Licensing & Enforcement... 1,2 Staff Services Manager I/II... 1,2 Senior Management Auditor... 1,2 Senior Programmer Analyst (Chief Information Officer)... 1,2 Business Services Assistant/Business Services Officer... 1d Stewards... 1,2 Hearing Officers... 1,2 Supervising Special Investigator I/II, Investigato... 1,2 Associate Governmental Program Analyst (Public Relations Officer... 1,2 Racing Officials - Official Veterinarian... 1a,b,2 Consultants / New Positions... * * The Executive Director may determine, in writing, that a particular consultant/new position, hired to perform a range of duties limited in scope, is not required to fully comply with the disclosure requirements in this rule. The written determination shall include a description of the consultant's/new position's duties and, based upon that description, a statement of the extent of disclosure requirements. The Executive Director's determination is a public record and shall be retained for public inspection in the same manner and location as this Conflict of Interest Code. Disclosure Categories Category 1 All designated employees shall report: Any investments, business positions and sources of income, including receipt of gifts, loans and travel payments in a source which: (a) Is a racing association or entity, which has a financial interest in a racing association or racetrack or any management company which participates in or earns any income from pari-mutuel wagering. (b) Is a business or person "attendant upon horses" and is subject to licensing and/or regulation by the California Horse Racing Board (Board); (c) Is a concessionaire of a racing association subject to approval by the Board; (d) Is a business that has, within the previous two years, leased space, or provided goods, services, equipment, materials or supplies of the type used by the Board; (e) The designated employee knows, or has reason to know, has contracted with, or plans to contract with, any concessionaire of a racing association to provide products for use by that concessionaire in connection with the concession; (f) Is any person against whom the Board is contemplating legal or administrative action or has intervened in such action; (g) Is a manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor of products required or approved by the Board for use at racing association meetings. Category 2 All designated employees shall report: Any investments in or sources of income, including receipt of gifts, loans and travel payments derived from racehorses or from persons or entities that own or breed racehorses.
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