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SB-496 Department of Consumer Affairs: regulatory boards: removal of board members.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 496


Introduced by Senator De León

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 106 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to consumer affairs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 496, as introduced, De León. Department of Consumer Affairs: regulatory boards: removal of board members.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law authorizes the Governor to remove from office any member of any board within the department appointed by him or her, on specific grounds, including continued neglect of duties required by law.
This bill would specifically include the failure to attend meetings of the board as one example of continued neglect of duties required by law that the Governor can use as a reason to remove a member from a board.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 106 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

106.
 The Governor has power to remove from office at any time, any member of any board appointed by him or her for continued neglect of duties required by law, which may include the failure to attend board meetings, or for incompetence, or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct. Nothing in this section shall be construed as a limitation or restriction on the power of the Governor, conferred on him or her by any other provision of law, to remove any member of any board.