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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

PART 2.5. AGENCIES [12800 - 12896]

  ( Part 2.5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 2037. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Administration [12800 - 12838.14]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 2037. )

  
12803.65.  

(a) The Governor shall rename and establish, in the California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Rehabilitation, the existing “California Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities” as the “California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.”

(b) (1) The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(A) Four individuals with disabilities representing disabled persons, one each appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly and two appointed by the Secretary of California Health and Human Services, each for a three-year term.

(B) The Directors of the Employment Development Department, State Department of Health Care Services, State Department of Developmental Services, State Department of Social Services, and Department of Rehabilitation, and the Chair of the State Independent Living Council.

(C) A representative from the California Health Incentive Improvement Project.

(D) A representative from the California Workforce Investment Board who is nominated by that board.

(E) At the discretion of the Secretary of California Health and Human Services, representatives from any other department or program that may have a role in increasing the capacity of state programs to support the employment-related needs of individuals with disabilities.

(F) A representative from a local one-stop or local workforce investment board, to be nominated by the California Workforce Investment Board.

(G) Three business representatives with experience in employing persons with disabilities, to be appointed by the Secretary of California Health and Human Services.

(2) The members of the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities shall select a chair from among the members, and shall hold open meetings no less than four times a year.

(c) The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities shall consult with and advise the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the California Health and Human Services Agency on all issues related to full inclusion in the workforce of persons with disabilities, including development of the comprehensive strategy required pursuant to Section 12803.6.

(d) The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities shall coordinate and provide leadership, as necessary, with regard to efforts to increase inclusion in the workforce of persons with disabilities, including, but not limited to, one annual event for youth with disabilities, to the extent funding is available.

(e) The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities shall meet four times a year with the California Health Incentive Improvement Project and the project’s steering committee, to the extent funding for the project continues and the activities of the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities are not inconsistent with the charge of the California Health Incentive Improvement Project.

(f) Using existing funding, the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities shall facilitate, promote, and coordinate collaborative dissemination of information on employment supports and benefits, which shall include the Ticket to Work program and health benefits, to individuals with disabilities, consumers of public services, employers, service providers, and state and local agency staff.

(g) Using existing funding, the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities shall receive primary administrative and staff support from the Department of Rehabilitation, subject to funding from the Employment Development Department.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 438, Sec. 3. (AB 1468) Effective September 22, 2012.)