Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1210 State Board of Equalization.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would create an Office of Inspector General within the State Board of Equalization.

SEC. 2.

 Section 15630 is added to the Government Code, to read:

15630.
 Prior to rendering a decision in any adjudicatory proceeding, each member of the State Board of Equalization who has had an ex parte communication with respect to any person who is the subject of the adjudicatory proceeding, shall fully disclose the communication on the record of the proceeding.

SEC. 3.

 Section 15631 is added to the Government Code, to read:

15631.
 (a) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, the State Board of Equalization, as a board, may only select and terminate the secretary and the chief counsel.
(2) Notwithstanding any other law, a member of the State Board of Equalization may only select and terminate the board member’s staff who are exempt from civil service pursuant to Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, all personnel matters other than those described in subdivision (a) and related administrative functions shall be the responsibility of the secretary.

SEC. 4.

 Section 15632 is added to the Government Code, to read:

15632.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the secretary shall be responsible for administering all programs of the State Board of Equalization and all other administrative functions and directing the daily operations of the board.
(b) The State Board of Equalization, as a board, shall be responsible for deciding appeals, adopting regulations, and establishing or issuing standards, criteria, procedures, notices, or guidelines with respect to those matters.

SEC. 5.

 Section 15633 is added to the Government Code, to read:

15633.
 (a) The State Board of Equalization shall submit quarterly reports to the Legislature summarizing the decision of each tax or fee appeal for that quarter.
(b) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.

SEC. 6.

 Section 15634 is added to the Government Code, to read:

15634.
 (a) The secretary shall submit an annual report to the Legislature summarizing both of the following:
(1) The performance of any work for or related to any member of the State Board of Equalization by staff who are not exempt from civil service pursuant to Section 4 of Article VII of the California Constitution.
(2) The use of funding or other resources by a member of the State Board of Equalization not specifically budgeted for use by that member.
(b) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.

SEC. 7.

 Section 15635 is added to the Government Code, to read:

15635.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the Department of Finance shall establish a separate line item in the annual Budget Act for any annual appropriations to members of the State Board of Equalization.