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No person, association, copartnership or corporation shall by
charging any fee, bonus, commission, discount or other compensation
receive from a borrower more than the interest authorized by this
section upon any loan or forbearance of any money, goods or things in
action.

(Excerpt from State of California Constitution –

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_15

(see full Constitutional section below oath and articles of Constitution list, my note)

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(And this comes directly from the state Constitution – see the part that provides for colleges, community colleges and schools to be offered – )

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SECTION 1.  A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being
essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the
people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the
promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural
improvement.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 2.  A Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be elected by
the qualified electors of the State at each gubernatorial election.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall enter upon the duties
of the office on the first Monday after the first day of January next
succeeding each gubernatorial election.  No Superintendent of Public
Instruction may serve more than 2 terms.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 2.1.  The State Board of Education, on nomination of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall appoint one Deputy
Superintendent of Public Instruction and three Associate
Superintendents of Public Instruction who shall be exempt from state
civil service and whose terms of office shall be four years.
   This section shall not be construed as prohibiting the
appointment, in accordance with law, of additional Associate
Superintendents of Public Instruction subject to state civil service.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 3.  A Superintendent of Schools for each county may be elected
by the qualified electors thereof at each gubernatorial election or
may be appointed by the county board of education, and the manner of
the selection shall be determined by a majority vote of the electors
of the county voting on the question; provided, that two or more
counties may, by an election conducted pursuant to Section 3.2 of
this article, unite for the purpose of electing or appointing one
joint superintendent for the counties so uniting.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 3.1.  (a) Notwithstanding any provision of this Constitution to
the contrary, the Legislature shall prescribe the qualifications
required of county superintendents of schools, and for these purposes
shall classify the several counties in the State.
   (b) Notwithstanding any provision of this Constitution to the
contrary, the county board of education or joint county board of
education, as the case may be, shall fix the salary of the county
superintendent of schools or the joint county superintendent of
schools, respectively.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 3.2.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Constitution to the
contrary, any two or more chartered counties, or nonchartered
counties, or any combination thereof, may, by a majority vote of the
electors of each such county voting on the proposition at an election
called for that purpose in each such county, establish one joint
board of education and one joint county superintendent of schools for
the counties so uniting.  A joint county board of education and a
joint county superintendent of schools shall be governed by the
general statutes and shall not be governed by the provisions of any
county charter.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 3.3.  Except as provided in Section 3.2 of this article, it
shall be competent to provide in any charter framed for a county
under any provision of this Constitution, or by the amendment of any
such charter, for the election of the members of the county board of
education of such county and for their qualifications and terms of
office.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 5.  The Legislature shall provide for a system of common
schools by which a free school shall be kept up and supported in each
district at least six months in every year, after the first year in
which a school has been established.

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 6.  Each person, other than a substitute employee, employed by
a school district as a teacher or in any other position requiring
certification qualifications shall be paid a salary which shall be at
the rate of an annual salary of not less than twenty-four hundred
dollars ($2,400) for a person serving full time, as defined by law.

(
   The Public School System shall include all kindergarten schools,
elementary schools, secondary schools, technical schools, and state
colleges, established in accordance with law and, in addition, the
school districts and the other agencies authorized to maintain them.
No school or college or any other part of the Public School System
shall be, directly or indirectly, transferred from the Public School
System or placed under the jurisdiction of any authority other than
one included within the Public School System.
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   The Legislature shall add to the State School Fund such other
means from the revenues of the State as shall provide in said fund
for apportionment in each fiscal year, an amount not less than one
hundred eighty dollars ($180) per pupil in average daily attendance
in the kindergarten schools, elementary schools, secondary schools,
and technical schools in the Public School System during the next
preceding fiscal year.
   The entire State School Fund shall be apportioned in each fiscal
year in such manner as the Legislature may provide, through the
school districts and other agencies maintaining such schools, for the
support of, and aid to, kindergarten schools, elementary schools,
secondary schools, and technical schools except that there shall be
apportioned to each school district in each fiscal year not less than
one hundred twenty dollars ($120) per pupil in average daily
attendance in the district during the next preceding fiscal year and
except that the amount apportioned to each school district in each
fiscal year shall be not less than twenty-four hundred dollars
($2,400).

(etc.)

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION

SEC. 9.  (a) The University of California shall constitute a public
trust, to be administered by the existing corporation known as "The
Regents of the University of California," with full powers of
organization and government, subject only to such legislative control
as may be necessary to insure the security of its funds and
compliance with the terms of the endowments of the university and
such competitive bidding procedures as may be made applicable to the
university by statute for the letting of construction contracts,
sales of real property, and purchasing of materials, goods, and
services.  Said corporation shall be in form a board composed of
seven ex officio members, which shall be:  the Governor, the
Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Superintendent
of Public Instruction, the president and the vice president of the
alumni association of the university and the acting president of the
university, and 18 appointive members appointed by the Governor and
approved by the Senate, a majority of the membership concurring;
provided, however that the present appointive members shall hold
office until the expiration of their present terms.
   (b) The terms of the members appointed prior to November 5, 1974,
shall be 16 years; the terms of two appointive members to expire as
heretofore on March 1st of every even-numbered calendar year, and two
members shall be appointed for terms commencing on March 1, 1976,
and on March 1 of each year thereafter; provided that no such
appointments shall be made for terms to commence on March 1, 1979, or
on March 1 of each fourth year thereafter, to the end that no
appointment to the regents for a newly commencing term shall be made
during the first year of any gubernatorial term of office.  The terms
of the members appointed for terms commencing on and after March 1,
1976, shall be 12 years.  During the period of transition until the
time when the appointive membership is comprised exclusively of
persons serving for terms of 12 years, the total number of appointive
members may exceed the numbers specified in the preceeding
paragraph.
   In case of any vacancy, the term of office of the appointee to
fill such vacancy, who shall be appointed by the Governor and
approved by the Senate, a majority of the membership concurring,
shall be for the balance of the term for which such vacancy exists.
   (c) The members of the board may, in their discretion, following
procedures established by them and after consultation with
representatives of faculty and students of the university, including
appropriate officers of the academic senate and student governments,
appoint to the board either or both of the following persons as
members with all rights of participation:  a member of the faculty at
a campus of the university or of another institution of higher
education; a person enrolled as a student at a campus of the
university for each regular academic term during his service as a
member of the board.  Any person so appointed shall serve for not
less than one year commencing on July 1.
   (d) Regents shall be able persons broadly reflective of the
economic, cultural, and social diversity of the State, including
ethnic minorities and women.  However, it is not intended that
formulas or specific ratios be applied in the selection of regents.
   (e) In the selection of the Regents, the Governor shall consult an
advisory committee composed as follows:  The Speaker of the Assembly
and two public members appointed by the Speaker, the President Pro
Tempore of the Senate and two public members appointed by the Rules
Committee of the Senate, two public members appointed by the
Governor, the chairman of the regents of the university, an alumnus
of the university chosen by the alumni association of the university,
a student of the university chosen by the Council of Student Body
Presidents, and a member of the faculty of the university chosen by
the academic senate of the university.  Public members shall serve
for four years, except that one each of the initially appointed
members selected by the Speaker of the Assembly, the President Pro
Tempore of the Senate, and the Governor shall be appointed to serve
for two years; student, alumni, and faculty members shall serve for
one year and may not be regents of the university at the time of
their service on the advisory committee.
   (f) The Regents of the University of California shall be vested
with the legal title and the management and disposition of the
property of the university and of property held for its benefit and
shall have the power to take and hold, either by purchase or by
donation, or gift, testamentary or otherwise, or in any other manner,
without restriction, all real and personal property for the benefit
of the university or incidentally to its conduct; provided, however,
that sales of university real property shall be subject to such
competitive bidding procedures as may be provided by statute.  Said
corporation shall also have all the powers necessary or convenient
for the effective administration of its trust,
(
 including the power to
sue and to be sued,
(
to use a seal, and to delegate to its committees
or to the faculty of the university, or to others, such authority or
functions as it may deem wise.  The Regents shall receive all funds
derived from the sale of lands pursuant to the act of Congress of
July 2, 1862, and any subsequent acts amendatory thereof.  The
university shall be entirely independent of all political or
sectarian influence and kept free therefrom in the appointment of its
regents and in the administration of its affairs, and no person
shall be debarred admission to any department of the university on
account of race, religion, ethnic heritage, or sex.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_9
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From the California code and a similar law exists in every other state in some close approximation –

GOVERNMENT CODE
SECTION 1090-1099

1090.  Members of the Legislature, state, county, district, judicial
district, and city officers or employees shall not be financially
interested in any contract made by them in their official capacity,
or by any body or board of which they are members. Nor shall state,
county, district, judicial district, and city officers or employees
be purchasers at any sale or vendors at any purchase made by them in
their official capacity.
   As used in this article, "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.

1090.1.  No officer or employee of the State nor any Member of the
Legislature shall accept any commission for the placement of
insurance on behalf of the State.

1091.  (a) An officer shall not be deemed to be interested in a
contract entered into by a body or board of which the officer is a
member within the meaning of this article if the officer has only a
remote interest in the contract and if the fact of that interest is
disclosed to the body or board of which the officer is a member and
noted in its official records, and thereafter the body or board
authorizes, approves, or ratifies the contract in good faith by a
vote of its membership sufficient for the purpose without counting
the vote or votes of the officer or member with the remote interest.
   (b) As used in this article, "remote interest" means any of the
following:
   (1) That of an officer or employee of a nonprofit entity exempt
from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code (26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(3)) or a nonprofit corporation, except as
provided in paragraph (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 1091.5.
   (2) That of an employee or agent of the contracting party, if the
contracting party has 10 or more other employees and if the officer
was an employee or agent of that contracting party for at least three
years prior to the officer initially accepting his or her office and
the officer owns less than 3 percent of the shares of stock of the
contracting party; and the employee or agent is not an officer or
director of the contracting party and did not directly participate in
formulating the bid of the contracting party.
   For purposes of this paragraph, time of employment with the
contracting party by the officer shall be counted in computing the
three-year period specified in this paragraph even though the
contracting party has been converted from one form of business
organization to a different form of business organization within
three years of the initial taking of office by the officer. Time of
employment in that case shall be counted only if, after the transfer
or change in organization, the real or ultimate ownership of the
contracting party is the same or substantially similar to that which
existed before the transfer or change in organization. For purposes
of this paragraph, stockholders, bondholders, partners, or other
persons holding an interest in the contracting party are regarded as
having the "real or ultimate ownership" of the contracting party.
   (3) That of an employee or agent of the contracting party, if all
of the following conditions are met:
   (A) The agency of which the person is an officer is a local public
agency located in a county with a population of less than 4,000,000.
   (B) The contract is competitively bid and is not for personal
services.
   (C) The employee or agent is not in a primary management capacity
with the contracting party, is not an officer or director of the
contracting party, and holds no ownership interest in the contracting
party.
   (D) The contracting party has 10 or more other employees.
   (E) The employee or agent did not directly participate in
formulating the bid of the contracting party.
   (F) The contracting party is the lowest responsible bidder.
   (4) That of a parent in the earnings of his or her minor child for
personal services.
   (5) That of a landlord or tenant of the contracting party.
   (6) That of an attorney of the contracting party or that of an
owner, officer, employee, or agent of a firm that renders, or has
rendered, service to the contracting party in the capacity of
stockbroker, insurance agent, insurance broker, real estate agent, or
real estate broker, if these individuals have not received and will
not receive remuneration, consideration, or a commission as a result
of the contract and if these individuals have an ownership interest
of 10 percent or more in the law practice or firm, stock brokerage
firm, insurance firm, or real estate firm.
   (7) That of a member of a nonprofit corporation formed under the
Food and Agricultural Code or a nonprofit corporation formed under
the Corporations Code for the sole purpose of engaging in the
merchandising of agricultural products or the supplying of water.
   (8) That of a supplier of goods or services when those goods or
services have been supplied to the contracting party by the officer
for at least five years prior to his or her election or appointment
to office.
   (9) That of a person subject to the provisions of Section 1090 in
any contract or agreement entered into pursuant to the provisions of
the California Land Conservation Act of 1965.
   (10) Except as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 1091.5, that
of a director of, or a person having an ownership interest of, 10
percent or more in a bank, bank holding company, or savings and loan
association with which a party to the contract has a relationship of
borrower or depositor, debtor or creditor.
   (11) That of an engineer, geologist, or architect employed by a
consulting engineering or architectural firm. This paragraph applies
only to an employee of a consulting firm who does not serve in a
primary management capacity, and does not apply to an officer or
director of a consulting firm.
   (12) That of an elected officer otherwise subject to Section 1090,
in any housing assistance payment contract entered into pursuant to
Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. Sec.
1437f) as amended, provided that the housing assistance payment
contract was in existence before Section 1090 became applicable to
the officer and will be renewed or extended only as to the existing
tenant, or, in a jurisdiction in which the rental vacancy rate is
less than 5 percent, as to new tenants in a unit previously under a
Section 8 contract. This section applies to any person who became a
public official on or after November 1, 1986.
   (13) That of a person receiving salary, per diem, or reimbursement
for expenses from a government entity.
   (14) That of a person owning less than 3 percent of the shares of
a contracting party that is a for-profit corporation, provided that
the ownership of the shares derived from the person's employment with
that corporation.
   (15) That of a party to litigation involving the body or board of
which the officer is a member in connection with an agreement in
which all of the following apply:
   (A) The agreement is entered into as part of a settlement of
litigation in which the body or board is represented by legal
counsel.
   (B) After a review of the merits of the agreement and other
relevant facts and circumstances, a court of competent jurisdiction
finds that the agreement serves the public interest.
   (C) The interested member has recused himself or herself from all
participation, direct or indirect, in the making of the agreement on
behalf of the body or board.
   (16) That of a person who is an officer or employee of an
investor-owned utility that is regulated by the Public Utilities
Commission with respect to a contract between the investor-owned
utility and a state, county, district, judicial district, or city
body or board of which the person is a member, if the contract
requires the investor-owned utility to provide energy efficiency
rebates or other type of program to encourage energy efficiency that
benefits the public when all of the following apply:
   (A) The contract is funded by utility consumers pursuant to
regulations of the Public Utilities Commission.
   (B) The contract provides no individual benefit to the person that
is not also provided to the public, and the investor-owned utility
receives no direct financial profit from the contract.
   (C) The person has recused himself or herself from all
participation in making the contract on behalf of the state, county,
district, judicial district, or city body or board of which he or she
is a member.
   (D) The contract implements a program authorized by the Public
Utilities Commission.
   (c) This section is not applicable to any officer interested in a
contract who influences or attempts to influence another member of
the body or board of which he or she is a member to enter into the
contract.
   (d) The willful failure of an officer to disclose the fact of his
or her interest in a contract pursuant to this section is punishable
as provided in Section 1097. That violation does not void the
contract unless the contracting party had knowledge of the fact of
the remote interest of the officer at the time the contract was
executed.

1091.1.  The prohibition against an interest in contracts provided
by this article or any other provision of law shall not be deemed to
prohibit any public officer or member of any public board or
commission from subdividing lands owned by him or in which he has an
interest and which subdivision of lands is effected under the
provisions of Division 2 (commencing with Section 66410) of Title 7
of the Government Code or any local ordinance concerning
subdivisions; provided, that (a) said officer or member of such board
or commission shall first fully disclose the nature of his interest
in any such lands to the legislative body having jurisdiction over
the subdivision thereof, and (b) said officer or member of such board
or commission shall not cast his vote upon any matter or contract
concerning said subdivision in any manner whatever.

1091.2.  Section 1090 shall not apply to any contract or grant made
by local workforce investment boards created pursuant to the federal
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 except where both of the following
conditions are met:
   (a) The contract or grant directly relates to services to be
provided by any member of a local workforce investment board or the
entity the member represents or financially benefits the member or
the entity he or she represents.
   (b) The member fails to recuse himself or herself from making,
participating in making, or in any way attempting to use his or her
official position to influence a decision on the grant or grants.

1091.3.  Section 1090 shall not apply to any contract or grant made
by a county children and families commission created pursuant to the
California Children and Families Act of 1998 (Division 108
(commencing with Section 130100) of the Health and Safety Code),
except where both of the following conditions are met:
   (a) The contract or grant directly relates to services to be
provided by any member of a county children and families commission
or the entity the member represents or financially benefits the
member or the entity he or she represents.
   (b) The member fails to recuse himself or herself from making,
participating in making, or in any way attempting to use his or her
official position to influence a decision on the grant or grants.

1091.4.  (a) As used in Section 1091, "remote interest" also
includes a person who has a financial interest in a contract, if all
of the following conditions are met:
   (1) The agency of which the person is a board member is a special
district serving a population of less than 5,000 that is a landowner
voter district, as defined in Section 56050, that does not distribute
water for any domestic use.
   (2) The contract is for either of the following:
   (A) The maintenance or repair of the district's property or
facilities provided that the need for maintenance or repair services
has been widely advertised. The contract will result in materially
less expense to the district than the expense that would have
resulted under reasonably available alternatives and review of those
alternatives is documented in records available for public
inspection.
   (B) The acquisition of property that the governing board of the
district has determined is necessary for the district to carry out
its functions at a price not exceeding the value of the property, as
determined in a record available for public inspection by an
appraiser who is a member of a recognized organization of appraisers.
   (3) The person did not participate in the formulation of the
contract on behalf of the district.
   (4) At a public meeting, the governing body of the district, after
review of written documentation, determines that the property
acquisition or maintenance and repair services cannot otherwise be
obtained at a reasonable price and that the contract is in the best
interests of the district, and adopts a resolution stating why the
contract is necessary and in the best interests of the district.
   (b) If a party to any proceeding challenges any fact or matter
required by paragraph (2), (3), or (4) of subdivision (a) to qualify
as a remote interest under subdivision (a), the district shall bear
the burden of proving this fact or matter.

1091.5.  (a) An officer or employee shall not be deemed to be
interested in a contract if his or her interest is any of the
following:
   (1) The ownership of less than 3 percent of the shares of a
corporation for profit, provided that the total annual income to him
or her from dividends, including the value of stock dividends, from
the corporation does not exceed 5 percent of his or her total annual
income, and any other payments made to him or her by the corporation
do not exceed 5 percent of his or her total annual income.
   (2) That of an officer in being reimbursed for his or her actual
and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official
duties.
   (3) That of a recipient of public services generally provided by
the public body or board of which he or she is a member, on the same
terms and conditions as if he or she were not a member of the body or
board.
   (4) That of a landlord or tenant of the contracting party if the
contracting party is the federal government or any federal department
or agency, this state or an adjoining state, any department or
agency of this state or an adjoining state, any county or city of
this state or an adjoining state, or any public corporation or
special, judicial, or other public district of this state or an
adjoining state unless the subject matter of the contract is the
property in which the officer or employee has the interest as
landlord or tenant in which event his or her interest shall be deemed
a remote interest within the meaning of, and subject to, the
provisions of Section 1091.
   (5) That of a tenant in a public housing authority created
pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 34200) of Division 24 of
the Health and Safety Code in which he or she serves as a member of
the board of commissioners of the authority or of a community
development commission created pursuant to Part 1.7 (commencing with
Section 34100) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code.
   (6) That of a spouse of an officer or employee of a public agency
in his or her spouse's employment or officeholding if his or her
spouse's employment or officeholding has existed for at least one
year prior to his or her election or appointment.
   (7) That of a nonsalaried member of a nonprofit corporation,
provided that this interest is disclosed to the body or board at the
time of the first consideration of the contract, and provided further
that this interest is noted in its official records.
   (8) That of a noncompensated officer of a nonprofit, tax-exempt
corporation, which, as one of its primary purposes, supports the
functions of the body or board or to which the body or board has a
legal obligation to give particular consideration, and provided
further that this interest is noted in its official records.
   For purposes of this paragraph, an officer is "noncompensated"
even though he or she receives reimbursement from the nonprofit,
tax-exempt corporation for necessary travel and other actual expenses
incurred in performing the duties of his or her office.
   (9) That of a person receiving salary, per diem, or reimbursement
for expenses from a government entity, unless the contract directly
involves the department of the government entity that employs the
officer or employee, provided that the interest is disclosed to the
body or board at the time of consideration of the contract, and
provided further that the interest is noted in its official record.
   (10) That of an attorney of the contracting party or that of an
owner, officer, employee, or agent of a firm which renders, or has
rendered, service to the contracting party in the capacity of
stockbroker, insurance agent, insurance broker, real estate agent, or
real estate broker, if these individuals have not received and will
not receive remuneration, consideration, or a commission as a result
of the contract and if these individuals have an ownership interest
of less than 10 percent in the law practice or firm, stock brokerage
firm, insurance firm, or real estate firm.
   (11) Except as provided in subdivision (b), that of an officer or
employee of, or a person having less than a 10-percent ownership
interest in, a bank, bank holding company, or savings and loan
association with which a party to the contract has a relationship of
borrower, depositor, debtor, or creditor.
   (12) That of (A) a bona fide nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation
having among its primary purposes the conservation, preservation, or
restoration of park and natural lands or historical resources for
public benefit, which corporation enters into an agreement with a
public agency to provide services related to park and natural lands
or historical resources and which services are found by the public
agency, prior to entering into the agreement or as part of the
agreement, to be necessary to the public interest to plan for,
acquire, protect, conserve, improve, or restore park and natural
lands or historical resources for public purposes and (B) any
officer, director, or employee acting pursuant to the agreement on
behalf of the nonprofit corporation. For purposes of this paragraph,
"agreement" includes contracts and grants, and "park," "natural
lands," and "historical resources" shall have the meanings set forth
in subdivisions (d), (g), and (i) of Section 5902 of the Public
Resources Code. Services to be provided to the public agency may
include those studies and related services, acquisitions of property
and property interests, and any activities related to those studies
and acquisitions necessary for the conservation, preservation,
improvement, or restoration of park and natural lands or historical
resources.
   (13) That of an officer, employee, or member of the Board of
Directors of the California Housing Finance Agency with respect to a
loan product or programs if the officer, employee, or member
participated in the planning, discussions, development, or approval
of the loan product or program and both of the following two
conditions exist:
   (A) The loan product or program is or may be originated by any
lender approved by the agency.
   (B) The loan product or program is generally available to
qualifying borrowers on terms and conditions that are substantially
the same for all qualifying borrowers at the time the loan is made.
   (b) An officer or employee shall not be deemed to be interested in
a contract made pursuant to competitive bidding under a procedure
established by law if his or her sole interest is that of an officer,
director, or employee of a bank or savings and loan association with
which a party to the contract has the relationship of borrower or
depositor, debtor or creditor.

1091.6.  An officer who is also a member of the governing body of an
organization that has an interest in, or to which the public agency
may transfer an interest in, property that the public agency may
acquire by eminent domain shall not vote on any matter affecting that
organization.

1092.  (a) Every contract made in violation of any of the provisions
of Section 1090 may be avoided at the instance of any party except
the officer interested therein. No such contract may be avoided
because of the interest of an officer therein unless the contract is
made in the official capacity of the officer, or by a board or body
of which he or she is a member.
   (b) An action under this section shall be commenced within four
years after the plaintiff has discovered, or in the exercise of
reasonable care should have discovered, a violation described in
subdivision (a).

1092.5.  Notwithstanding Section 1092, no lease or purchase of, or
encumbrance on, real property may be avoided, under the terms of
Section 1092, in derogation of the interest of a good faith lessee,
purchaser, or encumbrancer where the lessee, purchaser, or
encumbrancer paid value and acquired the interest without actual
knowledge of a violation of any of the provisions of Section 1090.

1093.  The State Treasurer and Controller, county and city officers,
and their deputies and clerks shall not purchase or sell, or in any
manner receive for their own or any other person's use or benefit any
State, county or city warrants, scrip, orders, demands, claims, or
other evidences of indebtedness against the State, or any county or
city thereof. This section does not apply to evidences of
indebtedness issued to or held by such an officer, deputy or clerk
for services rendered by them, nor to evidences of the funded
indebtedness of the State, county, or city.

1094.  Every officer whose duty it is to audit and allow the
accounts of other state, county, or city officers shall, before
allowing such accounts, require each of such officers to make and
file with him an affidavit or certificate under penalty of perjury
that he has not violated any of the provisions of this article, and
any individual who wilfully makes and subscribes such certificate to
an account which he knows to be false as to any material matter shall
be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be subject
to the penalties prescribed for perjury by the Penal Code of this
State.

1095.  Officers charged with the disbursement of public moneys shall
not pay any warrant or other evidence of indebtedness against the
State, county, or city when it has been purchased, sold, received, or
transferred contrary to any of the provisions of this article.

1096.  Upon the officer charged with the disbursement of public
moneys being informed by affidavit that any officer, whose account is
about to be settled, audited, or paid by him, has violated any of
the provisions of this article, the disbursing officer shall suspend
such settlement or payment, and cause the district attorney to
prosecute the officer for such violation. If judgment is rendered for
the defendant upon such prosecution, the disbursing officer may
proceed to settle, audit, or pay the account as if no affidavit had
been filed.

1097.  Every officer or person prohibited by the laws of this state
from making or being interested in contracts, or from becoming a
vendor or purchaser at sales, or from purchasing script, or other
evidences of indebtedness, including any member of the governing
board of a school district, who willfully violates any of the
provisions of such laws, is punishable by a fine of not more than one
thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the state prison,
and is forever disqualified from holding any office in this state.

1098.  (a) Any current public officer or employee who willfully and
knowingly discloses for pecuniary gain, to any other person,
confidential information acquired by him or her in the course of his
or her official duties, or uses any such information for the purpose
of pecuniary gain, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
   (b) As used in this section:
   (1) "Confidential information" means information to which all of
the following apply:
   (A) At the time of the use or disclosure of the information, the
information is not a public record subject to disclosure under the
Public Records Act.
   (B) At the time of the use or disclosure of the information, the
disclosure is prohibited by (i) a statute, regulation, or rule which
applies to the agency in which the officer or employee serves; (ii)
the statement of incompatible activities adopted pursuant to Section
19990 by the agency in which the officer or employee serves; or (iii)
a provision in a document similar to a statement of incompatible
activities if the agency in which the officer or employee serves is a
local agency.
   (C) The use or disclosure of the information will have, or could
reasonably be expected to have, a material financial effect on any
investment or interest in real property which the officer or
employee, or any person who provides pecuniary gain to the officer or
employee in return for the information, has at the time of the use
or disclosure of the information or acquires within 90 days following
the use or disclosure of the information.
   (2) For purposes of paragraph (1):
   (A) "Interest in real property" has the definition prescribed by
Section 82033.
   (B) "Investment" has the definition prescribed by Section 82034.
   (C) "Material financial effect" has the definition prescribed by
Sections 18702 and 18702.2 of Title 2 of the California
Administrative Code, as those sections read on September 1, 1987.
   (3) "Pecuniary gain" does not include salary or other similar
compensation from the officer's or the employee's agency.
   (c) This section shall not apply to any disclosure made to any law
enforcement agency, nor to any disclosure made pursuant to Sections
10542 and 10543.
   (d) This section is not intended to supersede, amend, or add to
subdivision (b) of Section 8920 regarding prohibited conduct of
Members of the Legislature.

1099.  (a)  A public officer, including, but not limited to, an
appointed or elected member of a governmental board, commission,
committee, or other body, shall not simultaneously hold two public
offices that are incompatible. Offices are incompatible when any of
the following circumstances are present, unless simultaneous holding
of the particular offices is compelled or expressly authorized by
law:
   (1) Either of the offices may audit, overrule, remove members of,
dismiss employees of, or exercise supervisory powers over the other
office or body.
   (2)  Based on the powers and jurisdiction of the offices, there is
a possibility of a significant clash of duties or loyalties between
the offices.
   (3) Public policy considerations make it improper for one person
to hold both offices.
   (b) When two public offices are incompatible, a public officer
shall be deemed to have forfeited the first office upon acceding to
the second. This provision is enforceable pursuant to Section 803 of
the Code of Civil Procedure.
   (c) This section does not apply to a position of employment,
including a civil service position.
   (d) This section shall not apply to a governmental body that has
only advisory powers.
   (e) For purposes of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), a member of
a multimember body holds an office that may audit, overrule, remove
members of, dismiss employees of, or exercise supervisory powers over
another office when the body has any of these powers over the other
office or over a multimember body that includes that other office.
   (f) This section codifies the common law rule prohibiting an
individual from holding incompatible public offices.

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From this section –

DIVISION 4.  PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
     CHAPTER 1.  GENERAL
      Article 1.  Classification of Officers ........................ 1000-1001
      Article 2.  Disqualifications for Office or Employment ........ 1020-1042
      Article 3.  Residence Restrictions and Absence from State ..... 1060-1064
      Article 4.  Prohibitions Applicable to Specified Officers ..... 1090-1099
      Article 4.5.  Sales of Public Securities ...................... 1100-1102
      Article 4.7.  Incompatible Activities ......................... 1125-1129
      Article 5.  Withholding Salary on Contest of Title ............ 1130-1132
      Article 6.  Salary and Wage Deductions ........................ 1150-1158
      Article 6.5.  Withholding Tax Deductions ...................... 1170-1176
      Article 7.  Deputies and Subordinates ......................... 1190-1195
      Article 8.  Miscellaneous ..................................... 1220-1243
     CHAPTER 2.  APPOINTMENTS, NOMINATIONS, COMMISSIONS, AND OATHS
      Article 1.  General ........................................... 1300-1303
      Article 2.  Nominations by Governor ........................... 1320-1323
      Article 3.  Commissions ....................................... 1340-1342
      Article 4.  Oath of Office .................................... 1360-1369
     CHAPTER 3.  OFFICIAL BONDS
      Article 1.  General ........................................... 1450-1463
      Article 2.  Bonds Not Required by Statute ..................... 1480-1482
      Article 3.  Form and Conditions ............................... 1500-1505
      Article 4.  Qualifications of Sureties ........................ 1530-1532
      Article 8.  Payment of Premiums ............................... 1650-1653
     CHAPTER 4.  RESIGNATIONS AND VACANCIES
      Article 1.  Resignations ...................................... 1750-1752
      Article 2.  Vacancies ......................................... 1770-1782
     CHAPTER 5.  OBTAINING POSSESSION OF OFFICE ..................... 1850-1855
     CHAPTER 7.  REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
      Article 1.  General ........................................... 3000-3003
      Article 2.  Impeachment ....................................... 3020-3040
      Article 3.  Removal Other Than by Impeachment ................. 3060-3075

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(A copy of the oath taken by every member of California state government including members of the Legislature.)

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 20  MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS

SEC. 3.  Members of the Legislature, and all public officers and
employees, executive, legislative, and judicial, except such inferior
officers and employees as may be by law exempted, shall, before they
enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take and
subscribe the following oath or affirmation:

       "I, ______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support
     and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Consti-
     tution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign
     and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the
     Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the
     State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without

     any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will
     well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about
     to enter.
       "And I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate,
nor
     am I a member of any party or organization, political or other-
     wise, that now advocates the overthrow of the Government of the
     United States or of the State of California by force or violence

     or other unlawful means; that within the five years immediately
     preceding the taking of this oath (or affirmation) I have not
     been a member of any party or organization, political or other-
     wise, that advocated the overthrow of the Government of the
     United States or of the State of California by force or violence

     or other unlawful means except as follows:
     ________________________________________________________________

         (If no affiliations, write in the words "No Exceptions")
     and that during such time as I hold the office of ______________

     ________________________________ I will not advocate nor become
             (name of office)
     a member of any party or organization, political or otherwise,
     that advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United
     States or of the State of California by force or violence or
     other unlawful means."

   And no other oath, declaration, or test, shall be required as a
qualification for any public office or employment.
   "Public officer and employee" includes every officer and employee
of the State, including the University of California, every county,
city, city and county, district, and authority, including any
department, division, bureau, board, commission, agency, or
instrumentality of any of the foregoing.

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From this online California Constitution resource -
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const-toc.html

Table of Contents for the Constitution of California

PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I        DECLARATION OF RIGHTS ...............................     1-31
ARTICLE II       VOTING, INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM, AND RECALL .......     1-20
ARTICLE III      STATE OF CALIFORNIA .................................     1-9
ARTICLE IV       LEGISLATIVE .........................................     1-28
ARTICLE V        EXECUTIVE ...........................................     1-14
ARTICLE VI       JUDICIAL ............................................     1-22
ARTICLE VII      PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES .......................     1-11
ARTICLE IX       EDUCATION ...........................................     1-16
ARTICLE X        WATER ...............................................     1-7
ARTICLE X A      WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT .........................     1-8
ARTICLE X B      MARINE RESOURCES PROTECTION ACT OF 1990 .............     1-16
ARTICLE XI       LOCAL GOVERNMENT ....................................     1-15
ARTICLE XII      PUBLIC UTILITIES ....................................     1-9
ARTICLE XIII     TAXATION ............................................     1-35
ARTICLE XIII A   [TAX LIMITATION] ....................................     1-7
ARTICLE XIII B   GOVERNMENT SPENDING LIMITATION ......................     1-13
ARTICLE XIII C   [VOTER APPROVAL FOR LOCAL TAX LEVIES] ...............     1-3
ARTICLE XIII D   [ASSESSMENT AND PROPERTY-RELATED FEE REFORM] ........     1-6
ARTICLE XIV      LABOR RELATIONS .....................................     1-5
ARTICLE XV       USURY ...............................................     1
ARTICLE XVI      PUBLIC FINANCE ......................................     1-20
ARTICLE XVIII    AMENDING AND REVISING THE CONSTITUTION ..............     1-4
ARTICLE XIX      MOTOR VEHICLE REVENUES ..............................     1-9
ARTICLE XIX A    LOANS FROM THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNT OR
                 LOCAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDS ..........................     1-2
ARTICLE XIX B    MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL SALES TAX REVENUES AND
                 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT FUNDING ..................     1
ARTICLE XX       MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS ..............................     1-23
ARTICLE XXI      REDISTRICTING OF SENATE, ASSEMBLY, CONGRESSIONAL
                 AND BOARD OF EQUALIZATION DISTRICTS .................     1-3
ARTICLE XXII     [ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES] ............     1-2
ARTICLE XXXIV    PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECT LAW ..........................     1-4
ARTICLE XXXV     MEDICAL RESEARCH ....................................     1-7

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CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 15  USURY

SECTION 1.  The rate of interest upon the loan or forbearance of any
money, goods, or things in action, or on accounts after demand,
shall be 7 percent per annum but it shall be competent for the
parties to any loan or forbearance of any money, goods or things in
action to contract in writing for a rate of interest:
   (1) For any loan or forbearance of any money, goods, or things in
action, if the money, goods, or things in action are for use
primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, at a rate not
exceeding 10 percent per annum; provided, however, that any loan or
forbearance of any money, goods or things in action the proceeds of
which are used primarily for the purchase, construction or
improvement of real property shall not be deemed to be a use
primarily for personal, family or household purposes; or
   (2) For any loan or forbearance of any money, goods, or things in
action for any use other than specified in paragraph (1), at a rate
not exceeding the higher of (a) 10 percent per annum or (b) 5 percent
per annum plus the rate prevailing on the 25th day of the month
preceding the earlier of (i) the date of execution of the contract to
make the loan or forbearance, or (ii) the date of making the loan or
forbearance established by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
on advances to member banks under Sections 13 and 13a of the Federal
Reserve Act as now in effect or hereafter from time to time amended
(or if there is no such single determinable rate of advances, the
closest counterpart of such rate as shall be designated by the
Superintendent of Banks of the State of California unless some other
person or agency is delegated such authority by the Legislature).
   No person, association, copartnership or corporation shall by
charging any fee, bonus, commission, discount or other compensation
receive from a borrower more than the interest authorized by this
section upon any loan or forbearance of any money, goods or things in
action.
   However, none of the above restrictions shall apply to any
obligations of, loans made by, or forbearances of, any building and
loan association as defined in and which is operated under that
certain act known as the "Building and Loan Association Act,"
approved May 5, 1931, as amended, or to any corporation incorporated
in the manner prescribed in and operating under that certain act
entitled "An act defining industrial loan companies, providing for
their incorporation, powers and supervision," approved May 18, 1917,
as amended, or any corporation incorporated in the manner prescribed
in and operating under that certain act entitled "An act defining
credit unions, providing for their incorporation, powers, management
and supervision," approved March 31, 1927, as amended or any duly
licensed pawnbroker or personal property broker, or any loans made or
arranged by any person licensed as a real estate broker by the State
of California and secured in whole or in part by liens on real
property, or any bank as defined in and operating under that certain
act known as the "Bank Act," approved March 1, 1909, as amended, or
any bank created and operating under and pursuant to any laws of this
State or of the United States of America or any nonprofit
cooperative association organized under Chapter 1 (commencing with
Section 54001) of Division 20 of the Food and Agricultural Code in
loaning or advancing money in connection with any activity mentioned
in said title or any corporation, association, syndicate, joint stock
company, or partnership engaged exclusively in the business of
marketing agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, dairy, live
stock, poultry and bee products on a cooperative nonprofit basis in
loaning or advancing money to the members thereof or in connection
with any such business or any corporation securing money or credit
from any federal intermediate credit bank, organized and existing
pursuant to the provisions of an act of Congress entitled
"Agricultural Credits Act of 1923," as amended in loaning or
advancing credit so secured, or any other class of persons authorized
by statute, or to any successor in interest to any loan or
forbearance exempted under this article, nor shall any such charge of
any said exempted classes of persons be considered in any action or
for any purpose as increasing or affecting or as connected with the
rate of interest hereinbefore fixed.  The Legislature may from time
to time prescribe the maximum rate per annum of, or provide for the
supervision, or the filing of a schedule of, or in any manner fix,
regulate or limit, the fees, bonuses, commissions, discounts or other
compensation which all or any of the said exempted classes of
persons may charge or receive from a borrower in connection with any
loan or forbearance of any money, goods or things in action.
   The rate of interest upon a judgment rendered in any court of this
State shall be set by the Legislature at not more than 10 percent
per annum.  Such rate may be variable and based upon interest rates
charged by federal agencies or economic indicators, or both.
   In the absence of the setting of such rate by the Legislature, the
rate of interest on any judgment rendered in any court of the State
shall be 7 percent per annum.
   The provisions of this section shall supersede all provisions of
this Constitution and laws enacted thereunder in conflict therewith.

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(See the final note on that section - )

   The provisions of this section shall supersede all provisions of
this Constitution and laws enacted thereunder in conflict therewith.

How about that? . . . . Isn't that something considering that state government officials entered into
contracts in violation of this section and so did the department of education and university system. HMMM.

cricketdiane note

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CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SECTION 1.  A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being
essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the
people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the
promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural
improvement.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 2.  A Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be elected by
the qualified electors of the State at each gubernatorial election.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall enter upon the duties
of the office on the first Monday after the first day of January next
succeeding each gubernatorial election.  No Superintendent of Public
Instruction may serve more than 2 terms.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 2.1.  The State Board of Education, on nomination of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall appoint one Deputy
Superintendent of Public Instruction and three Associate
Superintendents of Public Instruction who shall be exempt from state
civil service and whose terms of office shall be four years.
   This section shall not be construed as prohibiting the
appointment, in accordance with law, of additional Associate
Superintendents of Public Instruction subject to state civil service.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 3.  A Superintendent of Schools for each county may be elected
by the qualified electors thereof at each gubernatorial election or
may be appointed by the county board of education, and the manner of
the selection shall be determined by a majority vote of the electors
of the county voting on the question; provided, that two or more
counties may, by an election conducted pursuant to Section 3.2 of
this article, unite for the purpose of electing or appointing one
joint superintendent for the counties so uniting.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 3.1.  (a) Notwithstanding any provision of this Constitution to
the contrary, the Legislature shall prescribe the qualifications
required of county superintendents of schools, and for these purposes
shall classify the several counties in the State.
   (b) Notwithstanding any provision of this Constitution to the
contrary, the county board of education or joint county board of
education, as the case may be, shall fix the salary of the county
superintendent of schools or the joint county superintendent of
schools, respectively.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 3.2.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Constitution to the
contrary, any two or more chartered counties, or nonchartered
counties, or any combination thereof, may, by a majority vote of the
electors of each such county voting on the proposition at an election
called for that purpose in each such county, establish one joint
board of education and one joint county superintendent of schools for
the counties so uniting.  A joint county board of education and a
joint county superintendent of schools shall be governed by the
general statutes and shall not be governed by the provisions of any
county charter.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 3.3.  Except as provided in Section 3.2 of this article, it
shall be competent to provide in any charter framed for a county
under any provision of this Constitution, or by the amendment of any
such charter, for the election of the members of the county board of
education of such county and for their qualifications and terms of
office.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 5.  The Legislature shall provide for a system of common
schools by which a free school shall be kept up and supported in each
district at least six months in every year, after the first year in
which a school has been established.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 6.  Each person, other than a substitute employee, employed by
a school district as a teacher or in any other position requiring
certification qualifications shall be paid a salary which shall be at
the rate of an annual salary of not less than twenty-four hundred
dollars ($2,400) for a person serving full time, as defined by law.
   The Public School System shall include all kindergarten schools,
elementary schools, secondary schools, technical schools, and state
colleges, established in accordance with law and, in addition, the
school districts and the other agencies authorized to maintain them.
No school or college or any other part of the Public School System
shall be, directly or indirectly, transferred from the Public School
System or placed under the jurisdiction of any authority other than
one included within the Public School System.
   The Legislature shall add to the State School Fund such other
means from the revenues of the State as shall provide in said fund
for apportionment in each fiscal year, an amount not less than one
hundred eighty dollars ($180) per pupil in average daily attendance
in the kindergarten schools, elementary schools, secondary schools,
and technical schools in the Public School System during the next
preceding fiscal year.
   The entire State School Fund shall be apportioned in each fiscal
year in such manner as the Legislature may provide, through the
school districts and other agencies maintaining such schools, for the
support of, and aid to, kindergarten schools, elementary schools,
secondary schools, and technical schools except that there shall be
apportioned to each school district in each fiscal year not less than
one hundred twenty dollars ($120) per pupil in average daily
attendance in the district during the next preceding fiscal year and
except that the amount apportioned to each school district in each
fiscal year shall be not less than twenty-four hundred dollars
($2,400).
   Solely with respect to any retirement system provided for in the
charter of any county or city and county pursuant to the provisions
of which the contributions of, and benefits to, certificated
employees of a school district who are members of such system are
based upon the proportion of the salaries of such certificated
employees contributed by said county or city and county, all amounts
apportioned to said county or city and county, or to school districts
therein, pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be
considered as though derived from county or city and county school
taxes for the support of county and city and county government and
not money provided by the State within the meaning of this section.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 61/2.  Nothing in this constitution contained shall forbid the
formation of districts for school purposes situate in more than one
county or the issuance of bonds by such districts under such general
laws as have been or may hereafter be prescribed by the legislature;
and the officers mentioned in such laws shall be authorized to levy
and assess such taxes and perform all such other acts as may be
prescribed therein for the purpose of paying such bonds and carrying
out the other powers conferred upon such districts; provided, that
all such bonds shall be issued subject to the limitations prescribed
in section eighteen of article eleven hereof.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 7.  The Legislature shall provide for the appointment or
election of the State Board of Education and a board of education in
each county or for the election of a joint county board of education
for two or more counties.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 7.5.  The State Board of Education shall adopt textbooks for
use in grades one through eight throughout the State, to be furnished
without cost as provided by statute.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 8.  No public money shall ever be appropriated for the support
of any sectarian or denominational school, or any school not under
the exclusive control of the officers of the public schools; nor
shall any sectarian or denominational doctrine be taught, or
instruction thereon be permitted, directly or indirectly, in any of
the common schools of this State.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 9.  (a) The University of California shall constitute a public
trust, to be administered by the existing corporation known as "The
Regents of the University of California," with full powers of
organization and government, subject only to such legislative control
as may be necessary to insure the security of its funds and
compliance with the terms of the endowments of the university and
such competitive bidding procedures as may be made applicable to the
university by statute for the letting of construction contracts,
sales of real property, and purchasing of materials, goods, and
services.  Said corporation shall be in form a board composed of
seven ex officio members, which shall be:  the Governor, the
Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Superintendent
of Public Instruction, the president and the vice president of the
alumni association of the university and the acting president of the
university, and 18 appointive members appointed by the Governor and
approved by the Senate, a majority of the membership concurring;
provided, however that the present appointive members shall hold
office until the expiration of their present terms.
   (b) The terms of the members appointed prior to November 5, 1974,
shall be 16 years; the terms of two appointive members to expire as
heretofore on March 1st of every even-numbered calendar year, and two
members shall be appointed for terms commencing on March 1, 1976,
and on March 1 of each year thereafter; provided that no such
appointments shall be made for terms to commence on March 1, 1979, or
on March 1 of each fourth year thereafter, to the end that no
appointment to the regents for a newly commencing term shall be made
during the first year of any gubernatorial term of office.  The terms
of the members appointed for terms commencing on and after March 1,
1976, shall be 12 years.  During the period of transition until the
time when the appointive membership is comprised exclusively of
persons serving for terms of 12 years, the total number of appointive
members may exceed the numbers specified in the preceeding
paragraph.
   In case of any vacancy, the term of office of the appointee to
fill such vacancy, who shall be appointed by the Governor and
approved by the Senate, a majority of the membership concurring,
shall be for the balance of the term for which such vacancy exists.
   (c) The members of the board may, in their discretion, following
procedures established by them and after consultation with
representatives of faculty and students of the university, including
appropriate officers of the academic senate and student governments,
appoint to the board either or both of the following persons as
members with all rights of participation:  a member of the faculty at
a campus of the university or of another institution of higher
education; a person enrolled as a student at a campus of the
university for each regular academic term during his service as a
member of the board.  Any person so appointed shall serve for not
less than one year commencing on July 1.
   (d) Regents shall be able persons broadly reflective of the
economic, cultural, and social diversity of the State, including
ethnic minorities and women.  However, it is not intended that
formulas or specific ratios be applied in the selection of regents.
   (e) In the selection of the Regents, the Governor shall consult an
advisory committee composed as follows:  The Speaker of the Assembly
and two public members appointed by the Speaker, the President Pro
Tempore of the Senate and two public members appointed by the Rules
Committee of the Senate, two public members appointed by the
Governor, the chairman of the regents of the university, an alumnus
of the university chosen by the alumni association of the university,
a student of the university chosen by the Council of Student Body
Presidents, and a member of the faculty of the university chosen by
the academic senate of the university.  Public members shall serve
for four years, except that one each of the initially appointed
members selected by the Speaker of the Assembly, the President Pro
Tempore of the Senate, and the Governor shall be appointed to serve
for two years; student, alumni, and faculty members shall serve for
one year and may not be regents of the university at the time of
their service on the advisory committee.
   (f) The Regents of the University of California shall be vested
with the legal title and the management and disposition of the
property of the university and of property held for its benefit and
shall have the power to take and hold, either by purchase or by
donation, or gift, testamentary or otherwise, or in any other manner,
without restriction, all real and personal property for the benefit
of the university or incidentally to its conduct; provided, however,
that sales of university real property shall be subject to such
competitive bidding procedures as may be provided by statute.  Said
corporation shall also have all the powers necessary or convenient
for the effective administration of its trust, including the power to
sue and to be sued, to use a seal, and to delegate to its committees
or to the faculty of the university, or to others, such authority or
functions as it may deem wise.  The Regents shall receive all funds
derived from the sale of lands pursuant to the act of Congress of
July 2, 1862, and any subsequent acts amendatory thereof.  The
university shall be entirely independent of all political or
sectarian influence and kept free therefrom in the appointment of its
regents and in the administration of its affairs, and no person
shall be debarred admission to any department of the university on
account of race, religion, ethnic heritage, or sex.
   (g) Meetings of the Regents of the University of California shall
be public, with exceptions and notice requirements as may be provided
by statute.



CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 14.  The Legislature shall have power, by general law, to
provide for the incorporation and organization of school districts,
high school districts, and community college districts, of every kind
and class, and may classify such districts.
   The Legislature may authorize the governing boards of all school
districts to initiate and carry on any programs, activities, or to
otherwise act in any manner which is not in conflict with the laws
and purposes for which school districts are established.

(which is not in conflict with the laws and purposes for which school districts are established, that includes using 
education funds as a financial resource pool for gambling in the stock market and with financial derivatives, my note).

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 9  EDUCATION


SEC. 16.  (a) It shall be competent, in all charters framed under
the authority given by Section 5 of Article XI, to provide, in
addition to those provisions allowable by this Constitution, and by
the laws of the State for the manner in which, the times at which,
and the terms for which the members of boards of education shall be
elected or appointed, for their qualifications, compensation and
removal, and for the number which shall constitute any one of such
boards.
   (b) Notwithstanding Section 3 of Article XI, when the boundaries
of a school district or community college district extend beyond the
limits of a city whose charter provides for any or all of the
foregoing with respect to the members of its board of education, no
charter amendment effecting a change in the manner in which, the
times at which, or the terms for which the members of the board of
education shall be elected or appointed, for their qualifications,
compensation, or removal, or for the number which shall constitute
such board, shall be adopted unless it is submitted to and approved
by a majority of all the qualified electors of the school district or
community college district voting on the question.  Any such
amendment, and any portion of a proposed charter or a revised charter
which would establish or change any of the foregoing provisions
respecting a board of education, shall be submitted to the electors
of the school district or community college district as one or more
separate questions.  The failure of any such separate question to be
approved shall have the result of continuing in effect the applicable
existing law with respect to that board of education.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_9

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GOVERNMENT CODE
SECTION 1125-1129


1125.  "Local agency," as used in this article, means a county,
city, city and county, political subdivision, district, or municipal
corporation.


1126.  (a) Except as provided in Sections 1128 and 1129, a local
agency officer or employee shall not engage in any employment,
activity, or enterprise for compensation which is inconsistent,
incompatible, in conflict with, or inimical to his or her duties as a
local agency officer or employee or with the duties, functions, or
responsibilities of his or her appointing power or the agency by
which he or she is employed. The officer or employee shall not
perform any work, service, or counsel for compensation outside of his
or her local agency employment where any part of his or her efforts
will be subject to approval by any other officer, employee, board, or
commission of his or her employing body, unless otherwise approved
in the manner prescribed by subdivision (b).
   (b) Each appointing power may determine, subject to approval of
the local agency, and consistent with the provisions of Section 1128
where applicable, those outside activities which, for employees under
its jurisdiction, are inconsistent with, incompatible to, or in
conflict with their duties as local agency officers or employees. An
employee's outside employment, activity, or enterprise may be
prohibited if it: (1) involves the use for private gain or advantage
of his or her local agency time, facilities, equipment and supplies;
or the badge, uniform, prestige, or influence of his or her local
agency office or employment or, (2) involves receipt or acceptance by
the officer or employee of any money or other consideration from
anyone other than his or her local agency for the performance of an
act which the officer or employee, if not performing such act, would
be required or expected to render in the regular course or hours of
his or her local agency employment or as a part of his or her duties
as a local agency officer or employee or, (3) involves the
performance of an act in other than his or her capacity as a local
agency officer or employee which act may later be subject directly or
indirectly to the control, inspection, review, audit, or enforcement
of any other officer or employee or the agency by which he or she is
employed, or (4) involves the time demands as would render
performance of his or her duties as a local agency officer or
employee less efficient.
   (c) The local agency shall adopt rules governing the application
of this section. The rules shall include provision for notice to
employees of the determination of prohibited activities, of
disciplinary action to be taken against employees for engaging in
prohibited activities, and for appeal by employees from such a
determination and from its application to an employee. Nothing in
this section is intended to abridge or otherwise restrict the rights
of public employees under Chapter 9.5 (commencing with Section 3201)
of Title 1.
   (d) The application of this section to determine what outside
activities of employees are inconsistent with, incompatible with, or
in conflict with their duties as local agency officers or employees
may not be used as part of the determination of compensation in a
collective bargaining agreement with public employees.




1127.  It is not the intent of this article to prevent the
employment by private business of a public employee, such as a peace
officer, fireman, forestry service employee, among other public
employees, who is off duty to do work related to and compatible with
his regular employment, or past employment, provided the person or
persons to be employed have the approval of their agency supervisor
and are certified as qualified by the appropriate agency.



1128.  Service on an appointed or elected governmental board,
commission, committee, or other body by an attorney employed by a
local agency in a nonelective position shall not, by itself, be
deemed to be inconsistent, incompatible, in conflict with, or
inimical to the duties of the attorney as an officer or employee of
the local agency and shall not result in the automatic vacation of
either such office.



1129.  Service on the Board of Directors of the Local Agency
Self-Insurance Authority by an officer or employee of a local agency,
as defined by subdivision (a) of Section 6599.02, or by a person who
serves in an appointed or employed position with an agency or entity
created by a joint powers agreement pursuant to Section 6503.5 to
provide insurance pooling, shall not, by itself, be deemed to be
inconsistent, incompatible, in conflict with, or inimical to, duties
of the officer or employee in either capacity.



http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=01001-02000&file=1125-1129

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