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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS [18000 - 18999.8]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 15. Emergency Food Assistance Program Advisory Board [18996- 18996.]
  ( Chapter 15 added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 606, Sec. 57. )

18996.
  

(a) The Emergency Food Assistance Program Advisory Board is hereby established. The board shall provide advice and assistance in the operation of the emergency food assistance program (EFAP). The board shall also provide advice on all matters relating to food distribution. The board shall annually review the state plan and any amendments submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture by the state, as well as the EFAP budget and review the EFAP annual report. The plan shall include equitable criteria for eligibility and the distribution of commodities and administrative funds.

(b) The board shall consist of 22 members, 12 to be appointed by the Governor, five to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and five to be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. Appointments shall reflect geographic diversity statewide, and shall include food bank and congregate feeding program representatives and people interested in the emergency food assistance program.

(c) The board shall be subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 329, Sec. 42. Effective August 21, 1998.)

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