Bill Text: CA SB984 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: State boards and commissions: representation: appointments.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-07-03 - Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. [SB984 Detail]

Download: California-2017-SB984-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Assembly  July 03, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 21, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 19, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  May 25, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  May 01, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 984


Introduced by Senator Skinner

February 05, 2018


An act to add Section 11142 to the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 984, as amended, Skinner. State boards and commissions: representation: appointments.
Existing law establishes various boards and commissions within state government. Under existing law, it is the policy of the State of California that the composition of these state boards and commissions broadly reflect the general public, including ethnic minorities and women. Under existing law, the Governor and other appointing authorities are responsible for nominating to these boards and commissions persons of different backgrounds, abilities, interests, and opinions.
This bill, on and after January 1, 2024, would require the composition of each appointed state board and commission to have a specified minimum number of women board members or commissioners based on the total number of board members or commissioners on that board. The bill would also require the office of the Governor to collect and release, annually, at a minimum, aggregated demographic data provided by state board and commission applicants, nominees, and appointees.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11142 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11142.
 (a) (1) Beginning on and after January 1, 2024, the composition of each appointed state board and commission shall comply with the following:
(A) If the number of board members or commissioners is six five or more, the state board or commission shall have a minimum of 40 percent women board members or commissioners.

(B)If the number of board members or commissioners is five, the state board or commission shall have a minimum of two women board members or commissioners.

(C)

(B) If the number of board members or commissioners is four or fewer, the state board or commission shall have a minimum of one woman board member or commissioner.
(2) For the purposes of this section, “woman” means an individual who self-identifies her gender as a woman, without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth.
(b) (1) The office of the Governor shall collect and release, annually, at a minimum, and on an aggregate basis, both of the following:
(A) Demographic data provided by all state board and commission applicants relative to ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
(B) Demographic data provided by all state board and commission nominees or appointees relative to ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
(2) Any demographic data disclosed or released pursuant to this subdivision shall disclose only aggregated statistical data and shall not identify any individual applicant, nominee, or appointed board member or commissioner.
(3) Any demographic data disclosed or released pursuant to this subdivision shall also indicate the percentage of respondents who declined to respond.
(c) The provisions of this section are severable. If any provision of this section or its application is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

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