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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 2. LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT [8902 - 10606]

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

PART 1. LEGISLATURE [8902 - 9937]

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

CHAPTER 1.5. General [9000 - 9149.23]

  ( Heading of Chapter 1.5 renumbered from Chapter 1 by Stats. 1966, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 163. )

ARTICLE 8.5. Legislative Review of State Boards [9148.50 - 9148.52]
  ( Article 8.5 added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 789, Sec. 25. )

9148.50.
  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) California’s multilevel, complex governmental structure today contains more than 400 categories of administrative or regulatory boards, commissions, committees, councils, associations, and authorities.

(b) These administrative or regulatory boards, commissions, committees, councils, associations, and authorities have been established without any method of periodically reviewing their necessity, effectiveness, or utility.

(c) As a result, the Legislature and residents of California cannot be assured that existing or proposed administrative or regulatory boards, commissions, committees, councils, associations, and authorities adequately protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 789, Sec. 25. Effective January 1, 2004.)

9148.51.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that all existing and proposed eligible agencies, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 9147.7, be subject to review to evaluate and determine whether each has demonstrated a public need for its continued existence in accordance with enumerated factors and standards as set forth in Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 9147.7).

(b) If any state board becomes inoperative or is repealed in accordance with the act that added this section, any provision of existing law that provides for the appointment of board members and specifies the qualifications and tenure of board members shall not be implemented and shall have no force or effect while that state board is inoperative or repealed.

(c) Any provision of law authorizing the appointment of an executive officer by a state board subject to the review described in Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 9147.7), or prescribing his or her duties, shall not be implemented and shall have no force or effect while the applicable state board is inoperative or repealed.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 670, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2011.)

9148.52.
  

(a) The Joint Sunset Review Committee established pursuant to Section 9147.7 shall review all eligible agencies.

(b) The committee shall evaluate and make determinations pursuant to Article 7.5 (commencing with Section 9147.7).

(c) Pursuant to an evaluation made as specified in this section, the committee shall make a report which shall be available to the public and the Legislature on whether an agency should be terminated, or continued, or whether its functions should be revised or consolidated with those of another agency, and include any other recommendations as necessary to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the agency. If the committee deems it advisable, the report may include proposed legislative proposals that would carry out its recommendations.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 670, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2011.)

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