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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

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

DIVISION 1. GENERAL [8000 - 8899.72]

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

CHAPTER 13. California Broadband Council [8885 - 8889]
  ( Chapter 13 added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 338, Sec. 1. )

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The California Broadband Council is established in state government for the purpose of promoting broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas of the state, as defined by the Public Utilities Commission, and broadband adoption throughout the state for the benefit of all Californians.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 338, Sec. 1. (SB 1462) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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(a) The membership of the California Broadband Council shall include all of the following:

(1) The Director of Technology, or the director’s designee.

(2) The President of the Public Utilities Commission, or the president’s designee.

(3) The Director of Emergency Services, or the director’s designee.

(4) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, or the Superintendent’s designee.

(5) The Director of General Services, or the director’s designee.

(6) The Secretary of Transportation, or the secretary’s designee.

(7) The President of the California Emerging Technology Fund, or the president’s designee.

(8) The Secretary of Food and Agriculture, or the secretary’s designee.

(9) The State Librarian, or the librarian’s designee.

(10) The Governor’s Tribal Advisor, or the advisor’s designee.

(11) A Member of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.

(12) A Member of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

(b) Members of the Legislature appointed to the council shall participate in the activities of the council to the extent that their participation is not incompatible with their positions as Members of the Legislature.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 426, Sec. 1. (AB 488) Effective January 1, 2020.)

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Duties of the California Broadband Council shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(a) Ensuring communication among state agencies regarding California’s participation in proceedings related to the National Broadband Plan released by the Federal Communications Commission.

(b) Ensuring that state agencies share all relevant information in order to maximize California’s opportunities for federal and private funding for broadband deployment and adoption.

(c) Ensuring that all relevant state agencies are made aware of actions necessary to fully implement recommendations in the 2008 Broadband Task Force Report.

(d) Identifying opportunities for state agencies and state broadband networks to share facilities, rights-of-way, or other resources related to broadband deployment and adoption.

(e) Taking any other actions to ensure that state agencies are coordinating efforts and resources to promote broadband deployment and adoption.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 338, Sec. 1. (SB 1462) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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(a) The President of the Public Utilities Commission shall call the first meeting of the California Broadband Council, to be held not later than March 1, 2011. The President of the Public Utilities Commission shall serve as chair of the council for the first meeting.

(b) At the first meeting, the members of the council shall choose a chair for subsequent meetings, and may choose a vice chair to act as chair when the chair is unavailable.

(c) Subsequent meetings of the council shall be convened as determined by the chair of the council, but in no event shall the meetings be convened less than three times annually.

(d) The office of the council member serving as chair shall provide administrative support to the council.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 338, Sec. 1. (SB 1462) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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(a) The council 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).

(b) The council shall provide opportunities for stakeholder groups to provide input about broadband deployment and adoption at its regular public meetings, and may provide additional opportunities through public hearings, roundtables, advisory committees, or other means, as determined by the council.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 338, Sec. 1. (SB 1462) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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