Jan 1, 2013
California Assembly Bill 2410 is legislation that permanently bans elected officials and others from running for elective office in California if they are convicted of a felony involving a violation of the public trust.
The new California law prohibits the consideration of a person as a candidate for any state or local elective office if the person has been convicted of a felony involving any of the following crimes:
- Accepting a bribe
- Giving a bribe
- Offering a bribe
- Embezzlement of public money
- Extortion of public money
- Theft of public money
- Conspiracy to commit any of the above crimes
- Felony conviction in the state of California
- Felony conviction in any U.S. state
- Felony conviction in the United States of America
- Felony conviction in any nation of a crime that would be a felony if committed in California
- Felony conviction for which the convict has not received an official government pardon
"We can show our constituents that we understand their concerns about public corruption with AB 2410," Fuentes added.
California Assembly Bill 2410, signed into law by Governor Brown, only applies to those charged and convicted of a felony on or after January 1, 2013 and the new California law is now in effect.