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AB-488 California Broadband Council.(2019-2020)



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Assembly Bill No. 488
CHAPTER 426

An act to amend Section 8886 of the Government Code, relating to communications.

[ Approved by Governor  October 02, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  October 02, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 488, Aguiar-Curry. California Broadband Council.
Existing law establishes the California Broadband Council in state government for the purpose of promoting broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas of the state and broadband adoption throughout the state, imposes specified duties on the council relating to that purpose, and specifies the membership of the council.
This bill would add the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, or the secretary’s designee, the State Librarian, or the librarian’s designee, and the Governor’s Tribal Advisor, or the advisor’s designee, to the membership of the council.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8886 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8886.
 (a) The membership of the California Broadband Council shall include all of the following:
(1) The Director of Technology, or the director’s designee.
(2) The President of the Public Utilities Commission, or the president’s designee.
(3) The Director of Emergency Services, or the director’s designee.
(4) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, or the Superintendent’s designee.
(5) The Director of General Services, or the director’s designee.
(6) The Secretary of Transportation, or the secretary’s designee.
(7) The President of the California Emerging Technology Fund, or the president’s designee.
(8) The Secretary of Food and Agriculture, or the secretary’s designee.
(9) The State Librarian, or the librarian’s designee.
(10) The Governor’s Tribal Advisor, or the advisor’s designee.
(11) A Member of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
(12) A Member of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(b) Members of the Legislature appointed to the council shall participate in the activities of the council to the extent that their participation is not incompatible with their positions as Members of the Legislature.