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

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

DIVISION 2. LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT [8902 - 10606]

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

PART 2. AIDS TO THE LEGISLATURE [10200 - 10606]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 1. Legislative Counsel [10200 - 10300]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

ARTICLE 3. Commission on Uniform State Laws [10270 - 10282]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. )

10270.
  

There is, in the Legislative Counsel Bureau, the Commission on Uniform State Laws.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10271.
  

(a) The commission consists of one Member of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; one Member of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly; six additional members, appointed by the Governor; the Legislative Counsel; any person, not otherwise a member of the commission, elected as a life member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws based upon service as a member of the commission; and any person, not otherwise a member of the commission, who served as a member of the commission, other than as an appointee of the Governor, for a period of at least five years.

(b) The Members of the Legislature appointed to the commission shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing power and shall participate in the activities of the commission to the extent that the participation is not incompatible with their positions as Members of the Legislature. For the purposes of this article, the Members of the Legislature shall constitute a joint interim investigating committee on the subject of this article, and shall have the powers and duties imposed upon those committees by the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10272.
  

Each appointed member of the commission shall be any of the following:

(a) A member in good standing of the State Bar of California.

(b) A person admitted to practice before the highest court of any other state of the United States.

(c) A judge of a court of record in this state.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10273.
  

Each member appointed by the Governor to the commission shall hold office for a term of four years and until the appointment and qualification of a successor.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10274.
  

When a vacancy occurs in an office filled by appointment by the Governor, the Governor shall appoint a person to the office for the balance of the unexpired term.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10275.
  

A member of the commission is eligible for reappointment.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10276.
  

A member of the commission shall not receive compensation for services as a member, but shall receive one hundred dollars ($100) for each day while on official business of the commission. In addition, each member shall be allowed actual expenses incurred in the discharge of his or her duties, including actual and necessary travel expenses.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10277.
  

The commission may participate in the work of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and the Legislative Counsel may allocate funds to cover the commission’s proportionate share of the expenses of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. This proportionate share shall be based upon the population of the state in comparison to that of other states.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10278.
  

The commission shall meet at some place in the state at least once every two years. The commission shall elect one of its members as chairperson and another as secretary, who shall hold their respective offices for a term of two years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10279.
  

The members of the commission shall attend the meetings of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. The attendance of a member at this meeting is an excused or authorized absence from employment.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10280.
  

The commission shall do all in its power to promote uniformity in state laws upon all subjects where uniformity is deemed desirable and practicable.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10281.
  

The commission shall bring about, as far as practicable, the passage of the various uniform acts recommended by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and shall devise and recommend additional legislation or other course of action as is deemed necessary to accomplish the purposes of this article.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

10282.
  

The commission shall report to the Legislature from time to time as the commission deems desirable and practicable, giving an account of its transactions and its advice and recommendations for legislation.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 46, Sec. 17. (SB 1038) Effective June 27, 2012.)

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