Bill Introduced To Ban Part-Time Elected Officials in Calif. From Receiving Health Benefits After Leaving Office
On Tuesday, Assembly member Kevin Mullin (D - San Mateo) introduced legislation (AB 1437) that would prevent future part-time elected officials from receiving health insurance funded by taxpayers after such officials leave their position. The bill comes after the San Jose Mercury News reported last month that more than 200 former politicians from the Bay Area continue to receive government-funded medical insurance. Mullin said the measure would ease the cost burden on local governments.
- "Bay Area Legislator Proposes Ending Health Benefits for Former Part-Time Politicians" (Peele, "Salary Survey," San Jose Mercury News, 1/7).