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The City and County insures its officers against liability, other than a liability which may be insured against under the provisions of Division 4 of the Labor Code of the State of California, for injuries or damages resulting from their negligence or carelessness in the operation, during the course of their service or employment and within the scope of their duties to the City and County in such service or employment, of any motor vehicle which is owned by the City and County or which is rented by the City and County from any person other than an officer of the City and County.
Such insurance, so far as it is not effected by contract with any insurer authorized to transact such insurance in the State of California, whether contracted for by the City and County directly or through a contractor, shall be deemed to be self-insurance of the City and County.
A motor vehicle, as used in this Section, is a vehicle which is self-propelled, within the meaning of such term as used in the Vehicle Code of the State of California.
Officer or officers, as used in this Section, shall include any deputy, assistant or employee of the City and County, acting within the scope of his or her office or employment in the operation of any such motor vehicle, except as otherwise provided.
Liability, as used in this Section, shall be liability of an officer for injury or damages resulting from such negligence or carelessness in such operation of such a motor vehicle within the meaning of the term liability, as used in Section 1956 of the Government Code of the State of California.
(Ord. No. 5060 (1939), Sec. 1; amended by Ord. 191-99, File No. 990878, App. 7/1/99)