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AB-1050 California Horse Racing Board: public records: votes.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/20/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 20, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1050


Introduced by Assembly Member Cooper

February 21, 2019


An act to amend Section 11813 of the Government Code, relating to state agencies. An act to amend Section 19431 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to horse racing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1050, as amended, Cooper. State Government Strategic Planning and Performance and Review Act. California Horse Racing Board: public records: votes.
The Horse Racing Law establishes the California Horse Racing Board and requires the board, among other things, to maintain a general office for the transaction of its business in Sacramento and to maintain a public record of every vote at the board’s general office.
This bill would require the board to post the record of its vote on its internet website.

The State Government Strategic Planning and Performance and Review Act requires certain state entities to develop a strategic plan and report to the Governor and to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee by April 1, 1995, and by each April 1 thereafter on the steps being taken to develop and adopt a strategic plan. Existing law requires the report to include specified elements and to identify the steps being taken to develop performance measures that could be used for a performance budgeting system or a performance review. The act contains related findings and declarations.

This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to the findings and declarations.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19431 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19431.
  (a) The board shall establish and maintain a general office for the transaction of its business in Sacramento. The board may establish any branch office for the transaction of its business at a place to be determined by it, and may hold meetings at any other place within the state when the interests of the public may be better served.

(A)

(b) A public record of every vote shall be maintained at the board’s general office. office and posted on the board’s internet website.

(At)

(c) At least four members of the board shall concur in the taking of any official action or in the exercise of any of the board’s duties, powers, or functions.

SECTION 1.Section 11813 of the Government Code is amended to read:
11813.

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)Waste and inefficiency in state government undermine the confidence of Californians in government and reduces the state government’s ability to adequately address vital public needs.

(b)State government, in many instances, is a morass of bureaucratic red tape and regulations that ultimately stifle economic revitalization and further alienate the people the agencies were created to serve.

(c)Legislative policymaking, spending decisions, and program oversight are seriously handicapped by insufficient attention to program performance and results.

(d)Many of the basic components of performance-based government are missing from day-to-day operations in state government. These include strategic planning, performance measurement, management information systems, performance budget contracts, and management flexibility.

(e)The tremendous success of performance reviews in Texas and other states serve as excellent performance-based models of government for California state government.

(f)A performance review of California state government could identify ways to reduce state spending through more efficient and effective operations and programs, without reducing services to residents.

(g)A performance review of California state government could challenge and question the basic assumptions underlying all state agencies and the programs and services offered by the state in order to identify those that are vital to the best interests of the people of the state and those that no longer meet that goal.

(h)The Legislature authorized implementation of performance budgeting pilot projects in Chapter 641 of the Statutes of 1993, which added Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 11800).

(i)Strategic planning is a prerequisite for effective performance reviews and effective performance budgeting.