DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Nepotism; public employee holding elected office. Provides that an employee of a political subdivision is considered to have resigned from employment with the political subdivision if the employee assumes the elected executive office of the political subdivision or becomes an elected member of the political subdivision's legislative or fiscal body. Specifies that the restriction applies to an employee of a political subdivision who assumes an elected office after June 30, 2011, but provides that the restriction does not apply to an employee of a political subdivision who holds elective office on June 30, 2011, as long as the individual continues to hold or be reelected to that office. Provides that the restriction does not prohibit an employee of a political subdivision from holding an elected office of a political subdivision other than the political subdivision that employs the government employee. Prohibits a relative of an officer or employee of a political subdivision from being employed by the political subdivision in a position that would put the relative in a direct supervisory or subordinate relationship with the officer or employee. Specifies that an employee of a political subdivision is not required by these provisions to be terminated or reassigned from any position held by that individual before July 1, 2011, but provides that this grandfathering provision expires January 1, 2015.