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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. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 1. Governor [12001 - 12091]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

ARTICLE 3.2. Open Central Registry of Appointive Offices [12033 - 12033.4]
  ( Article 3.2 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1453. )

12033.
  

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that a vast and largely untapped reservoir of talent exists among the citizenry of the State of California, and that rich and varied segments of this great human resource are, all too frequently, not aware of the many opportunities which exist to participate in and serve on state regulatory and advisory boards and commissions to which the Governor, the Legislature and others make more than 2,000 appointments.

(b) The Legislature further finds and declares that the general public of this state has traditionally been denied access to information regarding vacancies which occur on such boards and commissions, thereby denying most citizens and interest groups the opportunity to nominate for consideration by the Governor, the Legislature and other appointive powers persons whose particular strengths, backgrounds, experience, perspective, and talents might contribute significantly to efficient and representative policy development and administration in state government.

(c) The Legislature further finds and declares that the Governors, the Legislature, and other appointive powers of this state, have been denied access to a talent resource hitherto untapped.

(d) It is, therefore, the intent of the Legislature, by the enactment of this chapter, to provide maximum public awareness of and access to specific and current information about the many boards and commissions, both regulatory and advisory, to which the Governor, the Legislature and others make appointments.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1453.)

12033.1.
  

(a) The Governor shall prepare and maintain an Open Central Registry of Appointive Offices, which shall be known as the State Appointments List, that shall be available to the general public as follows:

(1) In the offices of the Secretary of State in the Cities of Sacramento and Los Angeles.

(2) The State Library.

(3) As required by Section 14904, every library that has been designated a complete depository library, and in addition, every municipal or county public library that has been designated a selective depository library.

(4) Every county library where there is no designated depository library in the county, as determined by the State Librarian.

(5) Every municipal library serving a population of 50,000 or greater that is not otherwise served, as determined by the State Librarian.

(b) Additional copies of the list may be provided, upon request, to academic or law libraries designated as selective depository libraries.

(c) The Governor shall, in cooperation with the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Rules Committee, pursuant to Section 1750.5, maintain the currency of the list, provide for updating it at least once per month, but more frequently if practicable or necessary, and ensure that appropriate documents pertaining to this updating are disseminated to each entity designated in subdivision (a), within five days thereafter. Except for appointment of Members of the Legislature, no appointment to any office contained in the list shall be made until at least 15 working days after the day on which a vacancy for that office has been posted in both lists located in the offices of the Secretary of State.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 669, Sec. 1.)

12033.2.
  

The Governor shall make copies of all information on the State Appointments List and updated materials available to any organization or person for a reasonable fee not to exceed actual cost.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 669, Sec. 2.)

12033.3.
  

The State Appointments List located throughout the state shall contain the following:

(a) A list of all boards and commissions to which the Governor, any member of the executive branch, or, the Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, the President pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Senate Rules Committee make appointments.

(b) The names and addresses of all appointees, and the appointing power for each such office, the dates of their appointments, the nearest statutory or scheduled expiration date, or both, of all appointments except those which exist at the pleasure of the appointing power, and necessary qualifications, if any exist, for such offices.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 669, Sec. 3.)

12033.4.
  

All new appointments shall be posted in the State Appointments List within 20 working days after they are made. All unscheduled vacancies shall be posted in the list within 20 working days after they occur. Whenever the appointing power receives notification that an appointee other than a Member of the Legislature will be unable to complete the appointment term, such information shall be posted as soon as practicable, but in no case longer than 20 working days after receipt of notification, in the list. All such pertinent information shall be disseminated to the lists located throughout the state, pursuant to Section 12033.1 of this article.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 669, Sec. 4.)

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