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SB-715 Department of Consumer Affairs: regulatory boards: removal of board members.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/26/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 25, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 715


Introduced by Senator Newman

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 5503 of the Public Resources Code, relating to park districts. An act to amend Section 106 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to consumer affairs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 715, as amended, Newman. Park and open-space districts. Department of Consumer Affairs: regulatory boards: removal of board members.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law authorizes the Governor to remove from office any member of any board within the department appointed by him or her, on specific grounds, including continued neglect of duties required by law.
This bill would specifically include the failure to attend meetings of the board as one example of continued neglect of duties required by law that the Governor can use as a reason to remove a member from a board.

Existing law provides a procedure for the formation of a regional park district, regional park and open-space district, or a regional open-space district.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to one of those provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 106 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

106.
 The Governor has power to remove from office at any time, any member of any board appointed by him or her for continued neglect of duties required by law, which may include the failure to attend board meetings, or for incompetence, or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct. Nothing in this section shall be construed as a limitation or restriction on the power of the Governor, conferred on him or her by any other provision of law, to remove any member of any board.

SECTION 1.Section 5503 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:
5503.

Whenever it is desired to form a district under this article, a petition requesting the creation and maintenance of a district, and describing the exterior boundaries of the proposed district shall be signed by at least 5,000 electors residing within the territory proposed to be included in the district. The petition shall be presented to the board of supervisors of the county containing the largest area within the proposed district.