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AB-960 State government: Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 960
CHAPTER 197

An act to amend Section 8241 of, and to amend the heading of Chapter 3.1 (commencing with Section 8241) of Division 1 of Title 2 of, the Government Code, relating to state government.

[ Approved by Governor  August 28, 2013. Filed with Secretary of State  August 28, 2013. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 960, Campos. State government: Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
Existing law creates within state government the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, consisting of 17 members, including 7 public members appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Senate.
This bill would require one of the 7 public members appointed by the Governor to be a veteran or a member of the military.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The heading of Chapter 3.1 (commencing with Section 8241) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code is amended to read:
CHAPTER  3.1. Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

SEC. 2.

 Section 8241 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8241.
 (a) There is in the state government the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. The commission shall consist of 17 members to be appointed as follows:
(1) Three Members of the Senate and one public member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
(2) Three Members of the Assembly and one public member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(3) One public member appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Chief of the Division of Industrial Welfare in the Department of Industrial Relations.
(4) (A) Seven public members appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Senate.
(B) One of these public members shall be a veteran or a member of the military.
(b) The Members of the Legislature shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing powers.
(c) Public member appointees of the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules, and appointees of the Governor shall serve four-year terms. All persons appointed pursuant to Section 2 of Chapter 1378 of the Statutes of 1965, as amended by Chapter 382 of the Statutes of 1973, shall continue in office until the expiration of their term and the appointment of their successors. The appointing powers may reappoint a member whose term has expired, and shall immediately fill any vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term in which it occurs. The appointing powers shall, in making appointments of public members to the commission, make every effort to ensure that there is a geographic balance of representation on the commission.
(d) All appointees shall hold office until the appointment of their successors.