AB 1286, as introduced, Mayes. Economic Growth Commission.
Existing law establishes the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy in state government with a specified membership and independent state oversight duties.
This bill would establish the Economic Growth Commission, composed of 13 members appointed by the Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules, and the Speaker of the Assembly, as specified. This bill would require 4 of the 13 members of the commission to be Members of the Legislature who are to be considered a joint committee of the 2 houses of the Legislature constituted and acting as an investigating committee. This bill would authorize the commission, on its own motion, to make reports and recommendations to assist the Legislature and Governor in respect to the holistic impact of all levels of state and local regulations on specific industries operating within the state. This bill would deem the commission to be within the executive branch of state government, but prohibit the commission from being subject to the control or direction of any officer or employee of the executive branch, except in connection with the appropriation of funds approved by the Legislature.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Chapter 5.9 (commencing with Section 8490) is
2added to Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
There is in the state government the Economic Growth
7Commission, hereafter in this chapter referred to as the
8“commission.” The commission shall be composed of 13 members
10(a) Five members of the public shall be appointed by the
12(b) Two members of the public shall be appointed by the Senate
13Committee on Rules.
14(c) Two members of the public shall be appointed by the Speaker
15of the Assembly.
16(d) Two Members of the Senate appointed by the Senate
17Committee on Rules. These members shall serve at the pleasure
18of the appointing authority but shall not be registered with the
19same political party. If a member, while serving on the commission,
20registers with the same political party as the other member, the
21Senate Committee on Rules shall replace one of the members with
22a new member who is not registered with the same political party
23as the remaining member.
24(e) Two Members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker
25of the Assembly. These members shall serve at the pleasure of the
26appointing authority but shall not be registered with the same
27political party. If a member, while serving on the commission,
28registers with the same political party as the other member, the
29Speaker of the Assembly shall replace one of the members with a
30new member who is not registered with the same political party
31as the remaining member.
32(f) (1) The members appointed pursuant to subdivisions (a) to
33(c), inclusive, shall serve four-year terms and may be reappointed
34for additional terms.
P3 1(2) To establish staggered terms of membership for members
2appointed pursuant to subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, on or before
3March 1, 2016, the Governor shall select two of his or her five
4appointees, and the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker
5of the Assembly shall each select one of its two appointees, to
6serve one term of two years. Thereafter, all members appointed
7pursuant to subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, shall serve terms in
8compliance with paragraph (1).
9(g) All vacancies in the commission membership shall be filled
10in the same manner in which original appointments were made.
For the purposes of expenditures for the support of the
12commission, including the expenses of the members of the
13commission, the commission shall be deemed to be within the
14executive branch of state government, but the commission shall
15not be subject to the control or direction of any officer or employee
16of the executive branch except in connection with the appropriation
17of funds approved by the Legislature.
The members of the commission shall serve without
19compensation, but shall be reimbursed for all necessary expenses
20actually incurred in the performance of their duties.
For the purposes of this chapter, the Members of the
22Legislature serving as members of the commission shall be
23considered a joint committee of the two houses of the Legislature
24constituted and to be acting as an investigating committee, and as
25such shall have the powers and duties imposed on such committees
26by the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly.
The commission shall select from among its members
28a chairperson and vice chairperson, who shall not be registered as
29members of the same political party.
Six members of the commission shall constitute a
It is the purpose of the Legislature to establish a
33multibody commission, composed of individuals with varied, but
34relevant, experiences and viewpoints to analyze the holistic impact
35of all levels of state and local regulations on specific industries
36operating within the state.
The commission, on its own motion, may, for the
38purpose of making reports and recommendations to assist the
39Legislature and Governor in respect to the matters listed in Section
408490.30, examine in detail the structure, organization, operation,
P4 1and impact of all levels of state and local regulations on specific
2industries operating within the state. The commission may make
3recommendations to the Governor and to the Legislature as the
4commission deems necessary.