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AB-1728 Health care districts: board of directors.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 32139 is added to the Health and Safety Code, in Article 2 of Chapter 2 of Division 3, to read:

32139.
 The board of directors shall do all of the following:
(a) Adopt an annual budget in a public meeting, on or before September 1 of each year, that conforms to generally accepted accounting and budgeting procedures for special districts.
(b) Establish and maintain an Internet Web site that lists contact information for the district. The Internet Web site may also list any of the following:
(1) The adopted budget.
(2) A list of current board members.
(3) Information regarding public meetings required pursuant to Section 32106 or the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code).
(4) A municipal service review or special study conducted by a local agency formation commission pursuant to the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Division 3 (commencing with Section 56000) of Title 5 of the Government Code), if any.
(5) Recipients of grant funding or assistance provided by the district, if any.
(6) Audits of the district’s accounts and records pursuant to Section 26909 of the Government Code or Section 32133 of this code.
(7) Annual financial reports to the Controller, submitted pursuant to Section 53890 of the Government Code.
(8) Any other information the board deems relevant.
(c) Adopt annual policies for providing assistance or grant funding, if the district provides assistance or grants pursuant to Section 32126.5 or any other law. This policy shall include all of the following:
(1) A nexus between the allocation of assistance and grant funding with health care and the mission of the district.
(2) A process for the district to ensure allocated grant funding is spent consistently with the grant application and the mission and purpose of the district.
SEC. 2.
 The Legislature finds and declares that Section 1 of this act, which adds Section 32139 of the Health and Safety Code, furthers, within the meaning of paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution, the purposes of that constitutional section as it relates to the right of public access to the meetings of local public bodies or the writings of local public officials and local agencies. Pursuant to paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution, the Legislature makes the following findings:
By requiring health care districts to post specified information on their Internet Web site, this act increases public access to public records, and thereby furthers the purposes of paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district under this act would result from a legislative mandate that is within the scope of paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article I of the California Constitution.
However, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains other costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.