Makes a legislative declaration about the prevalence of domestic partner health care benefits and the need for the state to remain competitive for recruiting and retaining skilled employees. Defines "domestic partner" as an unmarried person of the same gender as the employee who is ineligible to marry the employee with whom they have had an exclusive relationship for at least one year. Directs the state personnel director to adopt rules for state employees to elect domestic partner coverage. Beginning in fiscal year 2010-11, allows state employees to elect such coverage for their domestic partners.
- 05/18/2009 Signed by Governor