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


  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 10.5. STATE PUBLIC WORKS BOARD [15752 - 15799.6]

  ( Heading of Part 10.5 renumbered from Part 10 (as added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170) by Stats. 1959, Ch. 1259. )

CHAPTER 2. State Public Works Board [15770 - 15771]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170. )


There is in the state government the State Public Works Board. The board consists of the Director of Finance, the Director of Transportation, and the Director of General Services. For the purpose of hearing and deciding upon matters related to the issuance of revenue bonds pursuant to the State Building Construction Act of 1955 (Part 10b (commencing with Section 15800)), or any other law authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds, the Treasurer and the Controller shall be members of the board. For the purpose of hearing and deciding matters related to the acquisition of properties or construction of projects for any department, office, or other unit under the jurisdiction of the Natural Resources Agency, the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency shall be a member of the board. Three Members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and three Members of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker, shall meet with and participate in the work of the board to the extent that such participation is not incompatible with their positions as Members of the Legislature. The appointed Members of the Legislature constitute a legislative interim committee on the subject of this part with all the powers and duties imposed upon such committees by the Joint Rules of the Legislature.

The amendments made to this section at the 1981–82 Regular Session of the Legislature shall become operative on January 1, 1983.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 242, Sec. 1. (AB 3133) Effective January 1, 2019.)


The Director of the Employment Development Department shall meet with and advise the board whenever the board is engaged in activities imposed by Section 15799.2.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 380.)


(a) The Director of Finance may designate a deputy or other official in the Department of Finance to act for him or her and represent him or her at meetings of the board.

(b) The Director of Finance or his or her representative shall serve as chairperson of the board.

(c) The board may, by resolution, delegate to one or more of its members, or to any other official or employee of the board, any powers and duties that it may deem proper, including, but not limited to, the power to enter into contracts on behalf of the board.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 726, Sec. 3. (AB 1620) Effective October 19, 2010.)


When the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency is serving as a member of the board, in the case of a vote of the board that results in a tie, the chairperson of the board shall cast the deciding vote.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 242, Sec. 2. (AB 3133) Effective January 1, 2019.)


The members of the board and of the interim committee shall receive no compensation for their services under this part, but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties prescribed by this part, to be paid out of the money made available to the director for that purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170.)

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