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

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

DIVISION 1. GENERAL [8000 - 8899.24]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

CHAPTER 6. The Milton Marks Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy [8501 - 8542]

  ( Heading of Chapter 6 amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 12, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 1. Creation and Membership [8501 - 8508]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 2038. )

8501.
  

There is in the state government the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy, hereafter in this chapter referred to as the “commission.” The commission shall be composed of thirteen members as follows:

(a) Nine members of the public, appointed for terms of four years pursuant to this section. Not more than five of these members shall be registered as members of the same political party, and none shall hold public office in the executive branch of the state government.

Any public member who is absent for three consecutive regular meetings of the commission may be removed by the appointing authority unless the member is excused from those meetings by the chairperson of the commission. In the event of removal, or upon the resignation or death of the member, the respective appointing authority shall designate another person to fill the balance of the unexpired term.

(b) Five members shall be appointed by the Governor. However, the terms of these members shall be staggered so that the terms of three members shall commence on January 1, 1978, and the terms of two members shall commence on January 1, 1980. To achieve the staggering of terms, the Governor shall designate the terms of the present members of the commission who have been appointed by the Governor.

(c) Two members of the public shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. However, the terms of these members shall be staggered so that the term of one member commences on January 1, 1979, and the term of the other member commences January 1, 1981. To achieve the staggering of terms, the Senate Committee on Rules shall designate the terms of the present members of the commission who have been appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.

(d) Two members of the public shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. However, the terms of these members shall be staggered so that the term of one member commences January 1, 1979, and the term of the other member commences January 1, 1981. To achieve the staggering of terms, the Speaker of the Assembly shall designate the terms of the present members of the commission who have been appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

(e) Two Members of the Senate appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. These members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority but shall not be registered with the same political party. If a member, while serving on the commission, registers with the same political party as the other member, the Senate Committee on Rules shall replace one of the members with a new member who is not registered with the same political party as the remaining member.

(f) Two Members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. These members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority but shall not be registered with the same political party. If a member, while serving on the commission, registers with the same political party as the other member, the Speaker of the Assembly shall replace one of the members with a new member who is not registered with the same political party as the remaining member.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 682, Sec. 1. Effective October 10, 1995. Note: Section 8455 is in Chapter 5.4, which follows Section 8334.)

8502.
  

For the purposes of expenditures for the support of the commission, including the expenses of the members of the commission, the commission shall be deemed to be within the executive branch of state government, but the commission shall not be subject to the control or direction of any officer or employee of the executive branch except in connection with the appropriation of funds approved by the Legislature.

(Added by renumbering Section 8526 by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1625.)

8503.
  

The members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for all necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their duties.

(Added by renumbering Section 8502 by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1625.)

8504.
  

For the purposes of this chapter the Members of the Legislature serving as members of the commission shall be considered a joint committee of the two houses of the Legislature constituted and acting as an investigating committee, and as such shall have the powers and duties imposed on such committees by the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly.

(Added by renumbering Section 8503 by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1625.)

8506.
  

All vacancies in the commission membership shall be filled in the same manner in which original appointments were made.

(Added by renumbering Section 8507 by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1625.)

8507.
  

The commission shall select from among its members a chairman and vice chairman, who shall not be registered as members of the same political party.

(Added by renumbering Section 8504 by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1625.)

8508.
  

Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

(Added by renumbering Section 8505 by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1625.)

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