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SB-984 State boards and commissions: representation: women.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/05/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 984


Introduced by Senator Skinner

February 05, 2018


An act to add Section 11142 to the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 984, as introduced, Skinner. State boards and commissions: representation: women.
Existing law establishes various boards and commissions within state government. Under existing law, it is the policy of the State of California that the composition of these state boards and commissions broadly reflect the general public, including ethnic minorities and women. Under existing law, the Governor and other appointing authorities are responsible for nominating to these boards and commissions persons of different backgrounds, abilities, interests, and opinions.
This bill would require the composition of state boards and commissions to be comprised of, at a minimum, 50% women. The bill would also require the Secretary of State to disclose on its Internet Web site the gender composition of each state board and commission.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11142 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11142.
 (a) The composition of state boards and commissions shall be, at a minimum, 50 percent women.
(b) The Secretary of State shall disclose on its Internet Web site the gender composition of each state board and commission.