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Legal Opinions and Correspondence

Legal Opinions and Correspondence

Legal Correspondence

  • 05-30-2014: Department of Finance certification of positive balance in the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties for the current Fiscal Year (2013-2014): PDF | RTF
  • 05-16-2013: Department of Finance certification of positive balance in the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties for the current Fiscal Year (2012-2013): PDF | RTF
  • 05-18-2012: Department of Finance certification of negative balance in the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties for the current Fiscal Year (2011-2012): PDF | RTF
  • 05-25-2011: Department of Finance certification of negative balance in the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties for the current Fiscal Year (2010-2011): PDF | RTF
  • 05-10-2011: Request for legal opinions from the Franchise Tax Board regarding Legislators' Per Diem: PDF | RTF
  • 11-30-2010: California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board's response concerning Senator Cedillo's claim: PDF | RTF
  • 11-15-2010: Claim filed with the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board by State Senator Gilbert Cedillo: PDF | RTF

Legal Opinions

Unless otherwise stated, the Department of Personnel Administration provided any legal opinions to the Commission.
  • 05-24-2012: Review of Legal Authority of the California Citizens Compensation Commission Over Travel and Living Expenses: PDF | RTF
  • 06-27-2011: Tax treatment of Per Diem paid to State Legislators under federal and California law - Opinion provided by the Franchise Tax Board: PDF | RTF
  • 03-04-2011: Limitations on the Commission's authority to adopt resolutions prior to receiving certification of a budget deficit from the Department of Finance: PDF | RTF
  • 11-19-2009: Can the Commission reduce the salary during the current term of an elected official - Opinion provided by the California Attorney General
  • 06-16-2009: Can the Commission reduce a salary or benefits during the current term of an elected official and, if not, how can the Commission can challenge this restriction? - Opinion provided by the California Attorney General: PDF | RTF
  • 06-16-2009: What benefits does the Commission have the authority to adjust? PDF | RTF
  • 06-11-2009: Can the Commission eliminate salary increases gained by elected officials after they begin their term in office? PDF | RTF
  • 06-11-2009: What is the impact of Proposition 1(f) on the authority of the Commission to adjust the salaries and benefits of state officers? PDF | RTF
  • 05-18-2009: Does the Commission's duty to annually adjust state officers' salary vitiate the constitution bar of mid-term salary reductions of elected officials? PDF | RTF
  • 09-17-1990: How do the provisions of the Bagley/Keene Open Meeting Act apply to the Commission? PDF | RTF

 

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Updated 6/27/2019
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