Article VII Section 6 California Constitution
Below is the content of Article VII Section 6 of the California Constitution
(a) The Legislature may provide preferences for veterans and their surviving spouses.
(b) The board by special rule may permit persons in exempt positions, brought under civil service by constitutional provision, to qualify to continue in their positions.
(c) When the State undertakes work previously performed by a county, city, public district of this State or by a federal department or agency, the board by special rule shall provide for persons who previously performed this work to qualify to continue in their positions in the state civil service subject to such minimum standards as may be established by statute.