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AB-146 State Air Resources Board: membership.(2011-2012)

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Assembly Bill No. 146
CHAPTER 522

An act to amend Section 39510 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to air pollution.

[ Approved by Governor  September 25, 2012. Filed with Secretary of State  September 25, 2012. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 146, Dickinson. State Air Resources Board: membership.
Existing law establishes in the California Environmental Protection Agency the State Air Resources Board, which is responsible for control of emissions from motor vehicles and is designated the air pollution control agency for all purposes set forth in federal law. Existing law requires the state board to consist of 11 members appointed based on certain qualifications, including a requirement that one member be a board member from any district other than certain specified districts.
This bill would require the state board to consist of 12 members appointed based on certain qualifications. This bill would also require that one member be from the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, the Feather River Air Quality Management District, or the El Dorado County Air Pollution Control District.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 39510 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

39510.
 (a) The State Air Resources Board is continued in existence in the California Environmental Protection Agency. The state board shall consist of 12 members.
(b) The members shall be appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Senate, on the basis of their demonstrated interest and proven ability in the field of air pollution control and their understanding of the needs of the general public in connection with air pollution problems.
(c) Six members shall have the following qualifications:
(1) One member shall have training and experience in automotive engineering or closely related fields.
(2) One member shall have training and experience in chemistry, meteorology, or related scientific fields, including agriculture or law.
(3) One member shall be a physician and surgeon or an authority on health effects of air pollution.
(4) Two members shall be public members.
(5) One member shall have the qualifications specified in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) or shall have experience in the field of air pollution control.
(d) Six members shall be board members from districts who shall reflect the qualitative requirements of subdivision (c) to the extent practicable. Of these members:
(1) One shall be a board member from the south coast district.
(2) One shall be a board member from the bay district.
(3) One shall be a board member from the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District.
(4) One shall be a board member from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District.
(5) One shall be a board member from the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, the Feather River Air Quality Management District, or the El Dorado County Air Pollution Control District.
(6) One shall be a board member of any other district.
(e) Any vacancy shall be filled by the Governor within 30 days of the date on which it occurs. If the Governor fails to make an appointment for any vacancy within the 30-day period, the Senate Committee on Rules may make the appointment to fill the vacancy in accordance with this section.
(f) While serving on the state board, all members shall exercise their independent judgment as officers of the state on behalf of the interests of the entire state in furthering the purposes of this division. A member of the state board shall not be precluded from voting or otherwise acting upon any matter solely because that member has voted or acted upon the matter in his or her capacity as a member of a district board, except that a member of the state board who is also a member of a district board shall not participate in any action regarding his or her district taken by the state board pursuant to Sections 41503 to 41505, inclusive.