Bill Text: CA AB1728 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Health care districts: board of directors.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-07-12 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (July 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. [AB1728 Detail]

Download: California-2017-AB1728-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1728


Introduced by Committee on Local Government (Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry (Chair), Waldron (Vice Chair), Bloom, Caballero, Gonzalez Fletcher, Grayson, Lackey, and Voepel)

March 22, 2017


An act to add Section 32139 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to health care districts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1728, as introduced, Committee on Local Government. Health care districts: board of directors.
The Local Health Care District Law provides for local health care districts that govern certain health care facilities. Each health care district has a board of directors with specific duties and powers respecting the creation, administration, and maintenance of the district, including purchasing, receiving, having, taking, holding, leasing, using, and enjoying property.
This bill would require the board of directors to 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, establish and maintain an Internet Web site that lists contact information for the district, and adopt annual policies for providing assistance or grant funding, if the district provides assistance or grants. By increasing the duties of the board of directors, relating to disclosure of public records and other duties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires local agencies, for the purpose of ensuring public access to the meetings of public bodies and the writings of public officials and agencies, to comply with a statutory enactment that amends or enacts laws relating to public records or open meetings and contains findings demonstrating that the enactment furthers the constitutional requirements relating to this purpose.
This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


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.
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