(a) Notwithstanding Sections 18000 and 19990, any officer or employee of the state may receive for his or her personal use compensation from any nonprofit corporation formed exclusively to aid and assist an entity described in subdivision (b) for services rendered to the nonprofit corporation and for his or her expenses of performing these services, provided that the nonprofit corporation obtains the prior written approval of the Department of Human Resources to provide the compensation to any officer or employee and files with the Controller and the Department of Human Resources by September 30 of each year a statement disclosing the names of state officers and employees compensated and their respective amounts of compensation for the preceding fiscal year, and the giving or receipt of
the compensation is not in violation of any state or federal law. Any subsequent changes to the compensation for any officer or employee provided under this section must be approved by the Department of Human Resources.
The board of directors of the entities described in subdivision (b) shall determine whether the services are incompatible with the state responsibilities of the officer or employee and whether the services rendered to the nonprofit corporation interfere with the officer’s or employee’s full-time obligation to the state. The board of directors of the entities described in subdivision (b) also shall review any issues of compliance of the nonprofit corporation with the terms of any contractual arrangements with the state independently of the officer’s or employee’s receiving compensation from the nonprofit corporation.
(b) Any officer or employee of the state may be compensated, as
described in subdivision (a), by a nonprofit corporation formed to aid and assist any of the following entities:
(2) A district agricultural association, as provided for in Section 3951 of the Food and Agricultural Code.