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AB-2506 State of California Housing Agency Act.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/19/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2506


Introduced by Assembly Member Irwin

February 19, 2020


An act to amend, repeal, and add Sections 100 and 10050 of the Business and Professions Code, to amend, repeal, and add Sections 8869.83, 11546.1, 11550, 12800, 12804, 12804.5, 12855, 12856, 12895, 12901, and 12944 of, and to add Sections 12804.6, 12816, and 12857 to, the Government Code, to amend, repeal, and add Sections 50150, 50151, 50154, 50199.8, 50400, 50407.5, 50901, and 50913 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 8257 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2506, as introduced, Irwin. State of California Housing Agency Act.
Existing law establishes various agencies within the state government, including the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. Existing law provides that the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency is under the supervision of the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing. Under existing law, the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency is comprised of the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Real Estate, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Business Oversight, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, the California Horse Racing Board, and the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.
This bill would enact the State of California Housing Agency Act and, as of July 1, 2021, would separate the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency into the Business and Consumer Services Agency and the Housing Agency. The bill would provide that the Business and Consumer Services Agency consists of the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Business Oversight, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, the California Horse Racing Board, and the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission. The bill would rename the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing as the Secretary of Business and Consumer Services. The bill would provide that the Housing Agency consists of the Department of Real Estate, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Housing Finance Agency, the Homeless Coordinating and Finance Council, the Tax Credit Allocation Committee, and the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee. Under the bill, the Housing Agency would be under the supervision of the Secretary of Housing and the bill would require the secretary to be appointed by the Governor, as provided. The bill would make various conforming changes to that effect. The bill would also make related findings and declarations.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 This act shall be known as the State of California Housing Agency Act.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The housing market plays a critical role in the California economy.
(b) The need for housing is the highest priority for all Californians.
(c) Adequate, stable, and accessible housing is a crucial component of life for all Californians.
(d) The expenditure for housing is one of the most significant financial commitments Californians undertake in their day-to-day lives.
(e) Housing and housing-related activities are of primary importance to the people of the state and they warrant the clear and unified focus of state government.

SEC. 3.

 Section 100 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

100.
 (a) There is in the state government, in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, a Department of Consumer Affairs.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 4.

 Section 100 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

100.
 (a) There is in the state government, in the Business and Consumer Services Agency, a Department of Consumer Affairs.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 5.

 Section 10050 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

10050.
 (a) (1) There is in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency a Department of Real Estate, the chief officer of which department is named the Real Estate Commissioner.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law, the powers and duties of the department, as set forth in this part and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 11000) of Part 2, shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The review shall be performed as if this part and that chapter were scheduled to be repealed as of January 1, 2021.
(b) It shall be the principal responsibility of the commissioner to enforce all laws in this part and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 11000) of Part 2 in a manner that achieves the maximum protection for the buyers of real property and those persons dealing with real estate licensees.
(c) Wherever the term “commissioner” is used in this division, it means the Real Estate Commissioner.

(d)This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

(d) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 6.

 Section 10050 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

10050.
 (a) (1) There is in the Housing Agency a Department of Real Estate, the chief officer of which department is named the Real Estate Commissioner.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law, the powers and duties of the department, as set forth in this part and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 11000) of Part 2, shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The review shall be performed as if this part and that chapter were scheduled to be repealed as of January 1, 2021.
(b) It shall be the principal responsibility of the commissioner to enforce all laws in this part and Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 11000) of Part 2 in a manner that achieves the maximum protection for the buyers of real property and those persons dealing with real estate licensees.
(c) Wherever the term “commissioner” is used in this division, it means the Real Estate Commissioner.
(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 7.

 Section 8869.83 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8869.83.
 (a) There is in state government the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, consisting of six members as follows:
(1) The Treasurer, or his or her their designee.
(2) The Controller, or his or her their designee.
(3) The Governor, or his or her their designee.
(4) The Director of Housing and Community Development, who shall be a nonvoting member.
(5) The Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency, who shall be a nonvoting member.
(6) A representative from local government who shall be a nonvoting member, selected by two voting members of the committee.
(b) The Treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the committee and the office of the Treasurer shall provide an executive director and any administrative assistance and support staff that is needed for the committee to operate. The chairperson shall keep, or cause to be kept, minutes and other records and documents of the committee. The committee may, by resolution, delegate to one or more of its members, its executive director, or any other official or employee of the committee any powers and duties that it may deem proper, including, but not limited to, the power to enter into contracts on behalf of the committee.
(c) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation.
(d) Two voting members of the committee shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of two voting members of the committee shall be necessary for any action taken by the committee. However, the committee may, by unanimous vote, delegate to its chairperson the authority to carry out any acts empowered to it under this chapter.
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 8.

 Section 8869.83 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8869.83.
 (a) There is within the Housing Agency the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, consisting of six members as follows:
(1) The Treasurer, or their designee.
(2) The Controller, or their designee.
(3) The Governor, or their designee.
(4) The Director of Housing and Community Development, who shall be a nonvoting member.
(5) The Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency, who shall be a nonvoting member.
(6) A representative from local government who shall be a nonvoting member, selected by two voting members of the committee.
(b) The Treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the committee and the office of the Treasurer shall provide an executive director and any administrative assistance and support staff that is needed for the committee to operate. The chairperson shall keep, or cause to be kept, minutes and other records and documents of the committee. The committee may, by resolution, delegate to one or more of its members, its executive director, or any other official or employee of the committee any powers and duties that it may deem proper, including, but not limited to, the power to enter into contracts on behalf of the committee.
(c) Members of the committee shall serve without compensation.
(d) Two voting members of the committee shall constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of two voting members of the committee shall be necessary for any action taken by the committee. However, the committee may, by unanimous vote, delegate to its chairperson the authority to carry out any acts empowered to it under this chapter.
(e) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 9.

 Section 11546.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11546.1.
 The Department of Technology shall improve the governance and implementation of information technology by standardizing reporting relationships, roles, and responsibilities for setting information technology priorities.
(a) (1) Each state agency shall have a chief information officer who is appointed by the head of the state agency, or by the head’s designee, subject to the approval of the Department of Technology.
(2) A chief information officer appointed under this subdivision shall do all of the following:
(A) Oversee the information technology portfolio and information technology services within his or her their state agency through the operational oversight of information technology budgets of departments, boards, bureaus, and offices within the state agency.
(B) Develop the enterprise architecture for his or her their state agency, subject to the review and approval of the Department of Technology, to rationalize, standardize, and consolidate information technology applications, assets, infrastructure, data, and procedures for all departments, boards, bureaus, and offices within the state agency.
(C) Ensure that all departments, boards, bureaus, and offices within the state agency are in compliance with the state information technology policy.
(b) (1) Each state entity shall have a chief information officer who is appointed by the head of the state entity.
(2) A chief information officer appointed under this subdivision shall do all of the following:
(A) Supervise all information technology and telecommunications activities within his or her their state entity, including, but not limited to, information technology, information security, and telecommunications personnel, contractors, systems, assets, projects, purchases, and contracts.
(B) Ensure the entity conforms with state information technology and telecommunications policy and enterprise architecture.
(c) Each state agency shall have an information security officer appointed by the head of the state agency, or the head’s designee, subject to the approval by the Department of Technology. The state agency’s information security officer appointed under this subdivision shall report to the state agency’s chief information officer.
(d) Each state entity shall have an information security officer who is appointed by the head of the state entity. An information security officer shall report to the chief information officer of his or her their state entity. The Department of Technology shall develop specific qualification criteria for an information security officer. If a state entity cannot fund a position for an information security officer, the entity’s chief information officer shall perform the duties assigned to the information security officer. The chief information officer shall coordinate with the Department of Technology for any necessary support.
(e) (1) For purposes of this section, “state agency” means the Transportation Agency, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, Natural Resources Agency, California Health and Human Services Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, and Department of Food and Agriculture.
(2) For purposes of this section, “state entity” means an entity within the executive branch that is under the direct authority of the Governor, including, but not limited to, all departments, boards, bureaus, commissions, councils, and offices that are not defined as a “state agency” pursuant to paragraph (1).
(f) A state entity that is not defined under subdivision (e) may voluntarily comply with any of the requirements of Sections 11546.2 and 11546.3 and may request assistance from the Department of Technology to do so.
(g) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 10.

 Section 11546.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11546.1.
 The Department of Technology shall improve the governance and implementation of information technology by standardizing reporting relationships, roles, and responsibilities for setting information technology priorities.
(a) (1) Each state agency shall have a chief information officer who is appointed by the head of the state agency, or by the head’s designee, subject to the approval of the Department of Technology.
(2) A chief information officer appointed under this subdivision shall do all of the following:
(A) Oversee the information technology portfolio and information technology services within their state agency through the operational oversight of information technology budgets of departments, boards, bureaus, and offices within the state agency.
(B) Develop the enterprise architecture for their state agency, subject to the review and approval of the Department of Technology, to rationalize, standardize, and consolidate information technology applications, assets, infrastructure, data, and procedures for all departments, boards, bureaus, and offices within the state agency.
(C) Ensure that all departments, boards, bureaus, and offices within the state agency are in compliance with the state information technology policy.
(b) (1) Each state entity shall have a chief information officer who is appointed by the head of the state entity.
(2) A chief information officer appointed under this subdivision shall do all of the following:
(A) Supervise all information technology and telecommunications activities within their state entity, including, but not limited to, information technology, information security, and telecommunications personnel, contractors, systems, assets, projects, purchases, and contracts.
(B) Ensure the entity conforms with state information technology and telecommunications policy and enterprise architecture.
(c) Each state agency shall have an information security officer appointed by the head of the state agency, or the head’s designee, subject to the approval by the Department of Technology. The state agency’s information security officer appointed under this subdivision shall report to the state agency’s chief information officer.
(d) Each state entity shall have an information security officer who is appointed by the head of the state entity. An information security officer shall report to the chief information officer of their state entity. The Department of Technology shall develop specific qualification criteria for an information security officer. If a state entity cannot fund a position for an information security officer, the entity’s chief information officer shall perform the duties assigned to the information security officer. The chief information officer shall coordinate with the Department of Technology for any necessary support.
(e) (1) For purposes of this section, “state agency” means the Transportation Agency, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Business and Consumer Services Agency, Housing Agency, Natural Resources Agency, California Health and Human Services Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, and Department of Food and Agriculture.
(2) For purposes of this section, “state entity” means an entity within the executive branch that is under the direct authority of the Governor, including, but not limited to, all departments, boards, bureaus, commissions, councils, and offices that are not defined as a “state agency” pursuant to paragraph (1).
(f) A state entity that is not defined under subdivision (e) may voluntarily comply with any of the requirements of Sections 11546.2 and 11546.3 and may request assistance from the Department of Technology to do so.
(g) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 11.

 Section 11550 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11550.
 (a) Effective January 1, 1988, an annual salary of ninety-one thousand fifty-four dollars ($91,054) shall be paid to each of the following:
(1) Director of Finance.
(2) Secretary of Transportation.
(3) Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency.
(4) Secretary of California Health and Human Services.
(5) Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing.
(6) Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol.
(7) Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(8) Secretary of Food and Agriculture.
(9) Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
(10) Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.
(11) Secretary for Environmental Protection.
(12) Secretary of Government Operations.
(b) The annual compensation provided by this section shall be increased in any fiscal year in which a general salary increase is provided for state employees. The amount of the increase provided by this section shall be comparable to, but shall not exceed, the percentage of the general salary increases provided for state employees during that fiscal year.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 12.

 Section 11550 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11550.
 (a) Effective January 1, 1988, an annual salary of ninety-one thousand fifty-four dollars ($91,054) shall be paid to each of the following:
(1) Director of Finance.
(2) Secretary of Transportation.
(3) Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency.
(4) Secretary of California Health and Human Services.
(5) Secretary of Business and Consumer Services.
(6) Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol.
(7) Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(8) Secretary of Food and Agriculture.
(9) Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
(10) Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.
(11) Secretary for Environmental Protection.
(12) Secretary of Government Operations.
(13) Secretary of Housing.
(b) The annual compensation provided by this section shall be increased in any fiscal year in which a general salary increase is provided for state employees. The amount of the increase provided by this section shall be comparable to, but shall not exceed, the percentage of the general salary increases provided for state employees during that fiscal year.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 13.

 Section 12800 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12800.
 (a) There are in the state government the following agencies: Business, Consumer Services, and Housing; Transportation; California Environmental Protection; California Health and Human Services; Labor and Workforce Development; Natural Resources; Government Operations; and Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(b) The secretary of an agency shall be generally responsible for the sound fiscal management of each department, office, or other unit within the agency. The secretary shall review and approve the proposed budget of each department, office, or other unit. The secretary shall hold the head of each department, office, or other unit responsible for management control over the administrative, fiscal, and program performance of his or her their department, office, or other unit. The secretary shall review the operations and evaluate the performance at appropriate intervals of each department, office, or other unit, and shall seek continually to improve the organization structure, the operating policies, and the management information systems of each department, office, or other unit.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 14.

 Section 12800 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12800.
 (a) There are in the state government the following agencies: Business and Consumer Services; Housing; Transportation; California Environmental Protection; California Health and Human Services; Labor and Workforce Development; Natural Resources; Government Operations; and Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(b) The secretary of an agency shall be generally responsible for the sound fiscal management of each department, office, or other unit within the agency. The secretary shall review and approve the proposed budget of each department, office, or other unit. The secretary shall hold the head of each department, office, or other unit responsible for management control over the administrative, fiscal, and program performance of their department, office, or other unit. The secretary shall review the operations and evaluate the performance at appropriate intervals of each department, office, or other unit, and shall seek continually to improve the organization structure, the operating policies, and the management information systems of each department, office, or other unit.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 15.

 Section 12804 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12804.
 (a) There is in the state government the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.
(b) The Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency shall consist of the following: the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Real Estate, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Business Oversight, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, the California Horse Racing Board, and the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.

(c)This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

(c) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 16.

 Section 12804 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12804.
 (a) There is in the state government the Business and Consumer Services Agency.
(b) The Business and Consumer Services Agency shall consist of the following: the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Business Oversight, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, the California Horse Racing Board, and the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 17.

 Section 12804.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12804.5.
 (a) The Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing is hereby authorized to develop programs for technical and fiscal assistance to facilitate nonprofit, self-help community vegetable gardens and related supporting activities.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 18.

 Section 12804.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12804.5.
 (a) The Secretary of Business and Consumer Services is hereby authorized to develop programs for technical and fiscal assistance to facilitate nonprofit, self-help community vegetable gardens and related supporting activities.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 19.

 Section 12804.6 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12804.6.
 (a) There is in the state government the Housing Agency.
(b) The Housing Agency shall consist of all of the following:
(1) The Department of Real Estate.
(2) The Department of Housing and Community Development.
(3) The California Housing Finance Agency.
(4) The Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.
(5) The Tax Credit Allocation Committee.
(6) The California Debt Limit Allocation Committee.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 20.

 Section 12816 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12816.
 (a) There is hereby established in state government a Housing Agency. The Housing Agency shall be under the supervision of the Secretary of Housing, who shall be appointed and serve pursuant to Section 12801.
(b) The Housing Agency shall consist of the following:
(1) The Department of Housing and Community Development.
(2) The Department of Real Estate.
(3) The California Housing Finance Agency.
(4) The Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.
(5) The Tax Credit Allocation Committee.
(6) The California Debt Limit Allocation Committee.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 21.

 Section 12855 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12855.
 (a) For the purpose of this chapter, “agency” means the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Health and Human Services Agency, the Natural Resources Agency, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Government Operations Agency, the Transportation Agency, or the Corrections and Rehabilitation Agency, and “secretary” means the secretary of any such agency.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 22.

 Section 12855 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12855.
 (a) For the purpose of this chapter, “agency” means the Business and Consumer Services Agency, the Housing Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Health and Human Services Agency, the Natural Resources Agency, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Government Operations Agency, the Transportation Agency, or the Corrections and Rehabilitation Agency, and “secretary” means the secretary of any such agency.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 23.

 Section 12856 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12856.
 (a) The Governor, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing, may appoint up to three deputies for the secretary.
(b) In addition to any other provision of law, the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing may appoint an assistant, who is exempt from the civil service laws. The secretary shall prescribe the duties of the appointed assistant and shall fix the salary of such assistant subject to the approval of the Director of Finance. The appointed assistant shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 24.

 Section 12856 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12856.
 (a) The Governor, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Business and Consumer Services, may appoint up to three deputies for the secretary.
(b) In addition to any other provision of law, the Secretary of Business and Consumer Services may appoint an assistant, who is exempt from the civil service laws. The secretary shall prescribe the duties of the appointed assistant and shall fix the salary of such assistant subject to the approval of the Director of Finance. The appointed assistant shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 25.

 Section 12857 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12857.
 (a) The Governor, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Housing, may appoint up to three deputies for the secretary.
(b) In addition to any other provision of law, the Secretary of Housing may appoint an assistant, who is exempt from the civil service laws. The secretary shall prescribe the duties of the appointed assistant and shall fix the salary of that assistant subject to the approval of the Director of Finance. The appointed assistant shall serve at the pleasure of the secretary.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 26.

 Section 12895 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12895.
 (a) There is in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency a Department of Business Oversight containing the Division of Corporations, which has the responsibility for administering various laws. In order to effectively support the Division of Corporations in the administration of these laws, there is hereby established the State Corporations Fund. All expenses and salaries of the Division of Corporations shall be paid out of the State Corporations Fund. Therefore, notwithstanding any provision of any law administered by the Division of Corporations declaring that fees, reimbursements, assessments, or other money or amounts charged and collected by the Division of Corporations under these laws are to be delivered or transmitted to the Treasurer and deposited to the credit of the General Fund, all fees, reimbursements, assessments, and other money or amounts charged and collected under these laws shall be delivered or transmitted to the Treasurer and deposited to the credit of the State Corporations Fund.
(b) Funds appropriated from the State Corporations Fund and made available for expenditure for any law or program of the Division of Corporations may come from the following:
(1) Fees and any other amounts charged and collected pursuant to Section 25608 of the Corporations Code, except for fees and other amounts charged and collected pursuant to subdivisions (o) to (r), inclusive, of Section 25608 of the Corporations Code.
(2) Fees collected pursuant to subdivisions (a), (b), (c), and (d) of Section 25608.1 of the Corporations Code.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 27.

 Section 12895 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12895.
 (a) There is in the Business and Consumer Services Agency a Department of Business Oversight containing the Division of Corporations, which has the responsibility for administering various laws. In order to effectively support the Division of Corporations in the administration of these laws, there is hereby established the State Corporations Fund. All expenses and salaries of the Division of Corporations shall be paid out of the State Corporations Fund. Therefore, notwithstanding any provision of any law administered by the Division of Corporations declaring that fees, reimbursements, assessments, or other money or amounts charged and collected by the Division of Corporations under these laws are to be delivered or transmitted to the Treasurer and deposited to the credit of the General Fund, all fees, reimbursements, assessments, and other money or amounts charged and collected under these laws shall be delivered or transmitted to the Treasurer and deposited to the credit of the State Corporations Fund.
(b) Funds appropriated from the State Corporations Fund and made available for expenditure for any law or program of the Division of Corporations may come from the following:
(1) Fees and any other amounts charged and collected pursuant to Section 25608 of the Corporations Code, except for fees and other amounts charged and collected pursuant to subdivisions (o) to (r), inclusive, of Section 25608 of the Corporations Code.
(2) Fees collected pursuant to subdivisions (a), (b), (c), and (d) of Section 25608.1 of the Corporations Code.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 28.

 Section 12901 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12901.
 (a) There is in the state government, in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The department is under the direction of an executive officer known as the Director of Fair Employment and Housing, who is appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and who holds office at the pleasure of the Governor. The annual salary of the director is provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 29.

 Section 12901 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12901.
 (a) There is in the state government, in the Business and Consumer Services Agency, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The department is under the direction of an executive officer known as the Director of Fair Employment and Housing, who is appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and who holds office at the pleasure of the Governor. The annual salary of the director is provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 30.

 Section 12944 of the Government Code is amended to read:

12944.
 (a) It shall be unlawful for a licensing board to require any examination or establish any other qualification for licensing that has an adverse impact on any class by virtue of its race, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or sexual orientation, unless the practice can be demonstrated to be job related.
Where the commission, after hearing, determines that an examination is unlawful under this subdivision, the licensing board may continue to use and rely on the examination until such time as judicial review by the superior court of the determination is exhausted.
If an examination or other qualification for licensing is determined to be unlawful under this section, that determination shall not void, limit, repeal, or otherwise affect any right, privilege, status, or responsibility previously conferred upon any person by the examination or by a license issued in reliance on the examination or qualification.
(b) It shall be unlawful for a licensing board to fail or refuse to make reasonable accommodation to an individual’s mental or physical disability or medical condition.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any licensing board, unless specifically acting in accordance with federal equal employment opportunity guidelines or regulations approved by the commission, to print or circulate or cause to be printed or circulated any publication, or to make any non-job-related inquiry, either verbal or through use of an application form, which expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification, or discrimination as to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation or any intent to make any such limitation, specification, or discrimination. Nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit any licensing board from making, in connection with prospective licensure or certification, an inquiry as to, or a request for information regarding, the physical fitness of applicants if that inquiry or request for information is directly related and pertinent to the license or the licensed position the applicant is applying for. Nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit any licensing board, in connection with prospective examinations, licensure, or certification, from inviting individuals with physical or mental disabilities to request reasonable accommodations or from making inquiries related to reasonable accommodations.
(d) It is unlawful for a licensing board to discriminate against any person because the person has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding under this part.
(e) It is unlawful for any licensing board to fail to keep records of applications for licensing or certification for a period of two years following the date of receipt of the applications.
(f) As used in this section, “licensing board” means any state board, agency, or authority in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency that has the authority to grant licenses or certificates which are prerequisites to employment eligibility or professional status.
(g) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 31.

 Section 12944 is added to the Government Code, to read:

12944.
 (a) It shall be unlawful for a licensing board to require any examination or establish any other qualification for licensing that has an adverse impact on any class by virtue of its race, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or sexual orientation, unless the practice can be demonstrated to be job related.
Where the commission, after hearing, determines that an examination is unlawful under this subdivision, the licensing board may continue to use and rely on the examination until such time as judicial review by the superior court of the determination is exhausted.
If an examination or other qualification for licensing is determined to be unlawful under this section, that determination shall not void, limit, repeal, or otherwise affect any right, privilege, status, or responsibility previously conferred upon any person by the examination or by a license issued in reliance on the examination or qualification.
(b) It shall be unlawful for a licensing board to fail or refuse to make reasonable accommodation to an individual’s mental or physical disability or medical condition.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any licensing board, unless specifically acting in accordance with federal equal employment opportunity guidelines or regulations approved by the commission, to print or circulate or cause to be printed or circulated any publication, or to make any non-job-related inquiry, either verbal or through use of an application form, which expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification, or discrimination as to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation or any intent to make any such limitation, specification, or discrimination. Nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit any licensing board from making, in connection with prospective licensure or certification, an inquiry as to, or a request for information regarding, the physical fitness of applicants if that inquiry or request for information is directly related and pertinent to the license or the licensed position the applicant is applying for. Nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit any licensing board, in connection with prospective examinations, licensure, or certification, from inviting individuals with physical or mental disabilities to request reasonable accommodations or from making inquiries related to reasonable accommodations.
(d) It is unlawful for a licensing board to discriminate against any person because the person has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding under this part.
(e) It is unlawful for any licensing board to fail to keep records of applications for licensing or certification for a period of two years following the date of receipt of the applications.
(f) As used in this section, “licensing board” means any state board, agency, or authority in the Business and Consumer Services Agency or the Housing Agency that has the authority to grant licenses or certificates which are prerequisites to employment eligibility or professional status.
(g) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 32.

 Section 50150 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50150.
 (a) This chapter sets forth the general responsibilities and roles of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the California Housing Finance Agency in carrying out state housing policies and programs. It is declaratory of existing law as to those roles and responsibilities, and shall not be construed as creating additional responsibilities.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 33.

 Section 50150 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50150.
 (a) This chapter sets forth the general responsibilities and roles of the Housing Agency, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the California Housing Finance Agency in carrying out state housing policies and programs. It is declaratory of existing law as to those roles and responsibilities, and shall not be construed as creating additional responsibilities.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 34.

 Section 50151 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50151.
 (a) The Secretary of Business, Consumer Services and Housing shall be responsible for allocating financial aid and contributions made available directly to state government or to the agency by any agency of the United States for the purpose of subsidizing housing for persons and families of low or moderate income.

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(b) The agency shall have priority among all other units of state government for receipt of federal housing subsidies for use in connection with its lending and insurance programs.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 35.

 Section 50151 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50151.
 (a) The Secretary of Housing shall be responsible for allocating financial aid and contributions made available directly to state government or to the agency by any agency of the United States for the purpose of subsidizing housing for persons and families of low or moderate income.
(b) The agency shall have priority among all other units of state government for receipt of federal housing subsidies for use in connection with its lending and insurance programs.
(c) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 36.

 Section 50154 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50154.
 (a) The California Housing Finance Agency, within the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, is a primary agency in the implementation of state housing policy. The agency’s role is to make financing opportunities available for the construction, rehabilitation, and purchase of housing for persons and families of low or moderate income by (a) (1) borrowing in the securities markets and relending to housing sponsors, developers, and homeowners and (b) (2) insuring loans made by the agency or by others for the same purposes. In general, the agency pays for its operations out of the excess of its interest revenue from loan repayments over the cost of the money it borrows or, in the case of insurance, by the excess of fees charged for the provision of insurance over the value of claims paid. The agency shall seek to implement the goals, policies, and objectives of the California Statewide Housing Plan and shall annually report on its progress toward compliance with priorities in the California Statewide Housing Plan.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 37.

 Section 50154 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50154.
 (a) The California Housing Finance Agency, within the Housing Agency, is a primary agency in the implementation of state housing policy. The agency’s role is to make financing opportunities available for the construction, rehabilitation, and purchase of housing for persons and families of low or moderate income by (1) borrowing in the securities markets and relending to housing sponsors, developers, and homeowners and (2) insuring loans made by the agency or by others for the same purposes. In general, the agency pays for its operations out of the excess of its interest revenue from loan repayments over the cost of the money it borrows or, in the case of insurance, by the excess of fees charged for the provision of insurance over the value of claims paid. The agency shall seek to implement the goals, policies, and objectives of the California Statewide Housing Plan and shall annually report on its progress toward compliance with priorities in the California Statewide Housing Plan.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 38.

 Section 50199.8 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50199.8.
 (a) The committee is composed of the Governor, or in the Governor’s absence, the Director of Finance, the Controller, the Treasurer, the Director of Housing and Community Development, and the Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency. Two representatives of local government, one representative of the counties appointed by the Senate Rules Committee, and one representative of the cities appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly shall serve as ex officio, nonvoting members. The Treasurer shall be the chairperson of the committee. The members of the committee shall serve without compensation. A majority of voting members shall be empowered to act for the committee. The committee may employ an executive director to carry out its duties under this chapter. The committee may, by resolution, delegate to one or more of its members, its executive director, or any other official or employee of the committee any powers and duties that it may deem proper, including, but not limited to, the power to enter into contracts on behalf of the committee.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 39.

 Section 50199.8 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50199.8.
 (a) The committee is within the Housing Agency.
(b) The committee is composed of the Governor, or in the Governor’s absence, the Director of Finance, the Controller, the Treasurer, the Director of Housing and Community Development, and the Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency. Two representatives of local government, one representative of the counties appointed by the Senate Rules Committee, and one representative of the cities appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly shall serve as ex officio, nonvoting members. The Treasurer shall be the chairperson of the committee.
(c) The members of the committee shall serve without compensation.
(d) A majority of voting members shall be empowered to act for the committee.
(e) The committee may employ an executive director to carry out its duties under this chapter.
(f) The committee may, by resolution, delegate to one or more of its members, its executive director, or any other official or employee of the committee any powers and duties that it may deem proper, including, but not limited to, the power to enter into contracts on behalf of the committee.
(g) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 40.

 Section 50400 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50400.
 (a) The Department of Housing and Community Development is hereby continued in existence in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 41.

 Section 50400 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50400.
 (a) The Department of Housing and Community Development is hereby continued in existence in the Housing Agency.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 42.

 Section 50407.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50407.5.
 (a) Notwithstanding the transfer of the department from the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency to the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, the department, the Department of Transportation, and the California Transportation Commission shall coordinate state housing and transportation policies and programs to help achieve state and regional planning priorities and to maximize cobenefits of infrastructure investments.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 43.

 Section 50407.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50407.5.
 (a) Notwithstanding the transfer of the department from the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency to the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, or the transfer of the department from the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency to the Housing Agency, the department, the Department of Transportation, and the California Transportation Commission shall coordinate state housing and transportation policies and programs to help achieve state and regional planning priorities and to maximize cobenefits of infrastructure investments.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 44.

 Section 50901 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50901.
 (a) The agency shall be administered by a board of directors consisting of 13 voting members, including a chairperson selected by the Governor from among his or her the Governor’s appointees. The Treasurer; the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing; the Director of Housing and Community Development; and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or their designees, shall be members, in addition to seven members appointed by the Governor, one member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. The Director of Finance, the Director of Planning and Research, and the executive director of the agency shall serve as nonvoting ex officio members of the board.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 45.

 Section 50901 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50901.
 (a) The agency shall be administered by a board of directors consisting of 13 voting members, including a chairperson selected by the Governor from among the Governor’s appointees. The Treasurer; the Secretary of Housing; the Director of Housing and Community Development; and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or their designees, shall be members, in addition to seven members appointed by the Governor, one member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. The Director of Finance, the Director of Planning and Research, and the executive director of the agency shall serve as nonvoting ex officio members of the board.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 46.

 Section 50913 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

50913.
 (a) For its activities under this division, the executive director shall prepare a preliminary budget on or before December 1 of each year for the ensuing fiscal year to be reviewed by the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing, the Director of Finance, and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 47.

 Section 50913 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

50913.
 (a) For its activities under this division, the executive director shall prepare a preliminary budget on or before December 1 of each year for the ensuing fiscal year to be reviewed by the Secretary of Housing, the Director of Finance, and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.

SEC. 48.

 Section 8257 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

8257.
 (a) The Governor shall create a Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.
(b) The council shall have all of the following goals:
(1) To oversee implementation of this chapter.
(2) To identify mainstream resources, benefits, and services that can be accessed to prevent and end homelessness in California.
(3) To create partnerships among state agencies and departments, local government agencies, participants in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Program, federal agencies, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, nonprofit entities working to end homelessness, homeless services providers, and the private sector, for the purpose of arriving at specific strategies to end homelessness.
(4) To promote systems integration to increase efficiency and effectiveness while focusing on designing systems to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied youth under 25 years of age.
(5) To coordinate existing funding and applications for competitive funding. Any action taken pursuant to this paragraph shall not restructure or change any existing allocations or allocation formulas.
(6) To make policy and procedural recommendations to legislators and other governmental entities.
(7) To identify and seek funding opportunities for state entities that have programs to end homelessness, including, but not limited to, federal and philanthropic funding opportunities, and to facilitate and coordinate those state entities’ efforts to obtain that funding.
(8) To broker agreements between state agencies and departments and between state agencies and departments and local jurisdictions to align and coordinate resources, reduce administrative burdens of accessing existing resources, and foster common applications for services, operating, and capital funding.
(9) To serve as a statewide facilitator, coordinator, and policy development resource on ending homelessness in California.
(10) To report to the Governor, federal Cabinet members, and the Legislature on homelessness and work to reduce homelessness.
(11) To ensure accountability and results in meeting the strategies and goals of the council.
(12) To identify and implement strategies to fight homelessness in small communities and rural areas.
(13) To create a statewide data system or warehouse that collects local data through Homeless Management Information Systems, with the ultimate goal of matching data on homelessness to programs impacting homeless recipients of state programs, such as Medi-Cal (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9) and CalWORKs (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3 of Division 9).
(14) Setting goals to prevent and end homelessness among California’s youth.
(15) Working to improve the safety, health, and welfare of young people experiencing homelessness in the state.
(16) Increasing system integration and coordinating efforts to prevent homelessness among youth who are currently or formerly involved in the child welfare system or the juvenile justice system.
(17) Leading efforts to coordinate a spectrum of funding, policy, and practice efforts related to young people experiencing homelessness.
(18) Identifying best practices to ensure homeless minors who may have experienced maltreatment, as described in Section 300, are appropriately referred to, or have the ability to self-refer to, the child welfare system.
(c) (1) The Governor shall appoint up to 19 members of the council as follows:
(A) The Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing, or the secretary’s designee, who shall serve as chair of the council.
(B) A representative from the Department of Transportation.
(C) A representative from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
(D) A representative of the State Department of Social Services.
(E) A representative of the California Housing Finance Agency.
(F) A representative of the State Department of Health Care Services.
(G) A representative of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
(H) A representative of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(I) A representative from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee in the Treasurer’s office.
(J) A representative of the Victim Services Program within the Division of Grants Management within the Office of Emergency Services.
(K) A representative from the State Department of Education.
(L) A representative of the state public higher education system who shall be from one of the following:
(i) The California Community Colleges.
(ii) The University of California.
(iii) The California State University.
(M) A formerly homeless person who lives in California.
(N) A formerly homeless youth who lives in California.
(O) Two representatives of local agencies or organizations that participate in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Program.
(P) State advocates or other members of the public or state agencies, at the Governor’s discretion.
(2) The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one member to the council from two different stakeholder organizations.
(3) The council may, at its discretion, invite stakeholders, individuals who have experienced homelessness, members of philanthropic communities, and experts to participate in meetings or provide information to the council.
(d) The council shall hold public meetings at least once every quarter.
(e) The members of the council shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
(f) Within existing funding, the council may establish working groups, task forces, or other structures from within its membership or with outside members to assist it in its work. Working groups, task forces, or other structures established by the council shall determine their own meeting schedules.
(g) The members of the council shall serve without compensation, except that members of the council who are, or have been, homeless may receive reimbursement for travel, per diem, or other expenses.
(h) The Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency shall provide staff for the council.
(i) The members of the council may enter into memoranda of understanding with other members of the council to achieve the goals set forth in this chapter, as necessary, in order to facilitate communication and cooperation between the entities the members of the council represent.
(j) There shall be an executive director of the council under the direction of the Secretary of Business, Consumer Services, and Housing.
(k) The council shall be under the direction of the executive director and staffed by employees of the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.
(l) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 49.

 Section 8257 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

8257.
 (a) The Governor shall create a Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.
(b) The council shall have all of the following goals:
(1) To oversee implementation of this chapter.
(2) To identify mainstream resources, benefits, and services that can be accessed to prevent and end homelessness in California.
(3) To create partnerships among state agencies and departments, local government agencies, participants in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Program, federal agencies, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, nonprofit entities working to end homelessness, homeless services providers, and the private sector, for the purpose of arriving at specific strategies to end homelessness.
(4) To promote systems integration to increase efficiency and effectiveness while focusing on designing systems to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied youth under 25 years of age.
(5) To coordinate existing funding and applications for competitive funding. Any action taken pursuant to this paragraph shall not restructure or change any existing allocations or allocation formulas.
(6) To make policy and procedural recommendations to legislators and other governmental entities.
(7) To identify and seek funding opportunities for state entities that have programs to end homelessness, including, but not limited to, federal and philanthropic funding opportunities, and to facilitate and coordinate those state entities’ efforts to obtain that funding.
(8) To broker agreements between state agencies and departments and between state agencies and departments and local jurisdictions to align and coordinate resources, reduce administrative burdens of accessing existing resources, and foster common applications for services, operating, and capital funding.
(9) To serve as a statewide facilitator, coordinator, and policy development resource on ending homelessness in California.
(10) To report to the Governor, federal Cabinet members, and the Legislature on homelessness and work to reduce homelessness.
(11) To ensure accountability and results in meeting the strategies and goals of the council.
(12) To identify and implement strategies to fight homelessness in small communities and rural areas.
(13) To create a statewide data system or warehouse that collects local data through Homeless Management Information Systems, with the ultimate goal of matching data on homelessness to programs impacting homeless recipients of state programs, such as Medi-Cal (Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of Part 3 of Division 9) and CalWORKs (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200) of Part 3 of Division 9).
(14) Setting goals to prevent and end homelessness among California’s youth.
(15) Working to improve the safety, health, and welfare of young people experiencing homelessness in the state.
(16) Increasing system integration and coordinating efforts to prevent homelessness among youth who are currently or formerly involved in the child welfare system or the juvenile justice system.
(17) Leading efforts to coordinate a spectrum of funding, policy, and practice efforts related to young people experiencing homelessness.
(18) Identifying best practices to ensure homeless minors who may have experienced maltreatment, as described in Section 300, are appropriately referred to, or have the ability to self-refer to, the child welfare system.
(c) (1) The Governor shall appoint up to 19 members of the council as follows:
(A) The Secretary of Housing, or the secretary’s designee, who shall serve as chair of the council.
(B) A representative from the Department of Transportation.
(C) A representative from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
(D) A representative of the State Department of Social Services.
(E) A representative of the California Housing Finance Agency.
(F) A representative of the State Department of Health Care Services.
(G) A representative of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
(H) A representative of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(I) A representative from the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee in the Treasurer’s office.
(J) A representative of the Victim Services Program within the Division of Grants Management within the Office of Emergency Services.
(K) A representative from the State Department of Education.
(L) A representative of the state public higher education system who shall be from one of the following:
(i) The California Community Colleges.
(ii) The University of California.
(iii) The California State University.
(M) A formerly homeless person who lives in California.
(N) A formerly homeless youth who lives in California.
(O) Two representatives of local agencies or organizations that participate in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care Program.
(P) State advocates or other members of the public or state agencies, at the Governor’s discretion.
(2) The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one member to the council from two different stakeholder organizations.
(3) The council may, at its discretion, invite stakeholders, individuals who have experienced homelessness, members of philanthropic communities, and experts to participate in meetings or provide information to the council.
(d) The council shall hold public meetings at least once every quarter.
(e) The members of the council shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
(f) Within existing funding, the council may establish working groups, task forces, or other structures from within its membership or with outside members to assist it in its work. Working groups, task forces, or other structures established by the council shall determine their own meeting schedules.
(g) The members of the council shall serve without compensation, except that members of the council who are, or have been, homeless may receive reimbursement for travel, per diem, or other expenses.
(h) The Housing Agency shall provide staff for the council.
(i) The members of the council may enter into memoranda of understanding with other members of the council to achieve the goals set forth in this chapter, as necessary, in order to facilitate communication and cooperation between the entities the members of the council represent.
(j) There shall be an executive director of the council under the direction of the Secretary of Housing.
(k) The council shall be under the direction of the executive director and staffed by employees of the Housing Agency.
(l) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.