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AB-1363 Public safety services.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 06, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1363


Introduced by Assembly Member Roger Hernández

February 22, 2013


An act to amend Section 148 of the Labor Code, relating to employment. An act to add Section 37117 to the Government Code, relating to local government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1363, as amended, Roger Hernández. Employment: Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. Public safety services.
Existing law provides for the creation and regulation of cities. Existing law specifies the powers of the legislative bodies of cities.
This bill would prohibit the legislative body of a general law city from eliminating its entire police or fire protection department except by an ordinance that is approved by a majority of the voters voting on the issue at a local election.

Existing law establishes within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board to conduct hearings when an employer is served with a special order relating to occupational safety and health appeals that order.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this provision.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 37117 is added to the Government Code, to read:

37117.
 The legislative body of a general law city shall not eliminate its entire police or fire protection department except by an ordinance that is approved by a majority of the voters voting on the issue at a local election.

SECTION 1.Section 148 of the Labor Code is amended to read:
148.

(a)There is in the Department of Industrial Relations the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, consisting of three members appointed by the Governor, subject to the approval of the Senate. One member shall be from the field of management, one shall be from the field of labor, and one member shall be from the general public. The public member shall be chosen from fields other than management or labor. Each member of the appeals board shall devote his or her full time to the performance of his or her duties.

(b)The chairman and each member of the appeals board shall receive the annual salary provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

(c)The Governor shall designate the chairman of the appeals board from the membership of the appeals board. The person so designated shall hold the office of chairman at the pleasure of the Governor. The chairman shall designate a member of the appeals board to act as chairman in his or her absence.