BILL NUMBER: AB 935	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 18, 2013

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Frazier
   (Coauthor: Assembly Member Bonilla)

                        FEBRUARY 22, 2013

   An act to amend Section 66540.12 of the Government Code, relating
to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation
Authority.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 935, as amended, Frazier. San Francisco Bay Area Water
Emergency Transportation Authority: terms of board members.
   Existing law establishes the San Francisco Bay Area Water
Emergency Transportation Authority  (WETA)  with
specified powers and duties, including, but not limited to, the
authority to coordinate the emergency activities of all water
transportation and related facilities within the bay area region, as
defined.
   Existing law provides for a board of directors  of the
authority  , 3 members of which are appointed by the Governor
and one each by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the
Assembly. Directors serve 6-year terms.
   This bill would expand the number of members appointed by the
Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly to 2
members each. The bill would require that the initial terms of the
additional members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the
Speaker of the Assembly pursuant to its provisions shall be 2 years
and 6 years, respectively. The bill would also require that 
one of  the  3  members appointed by the Governor
be a resident of the County of Contra Costa  selected from a
list of 3 nominees provided by the Contra Costa Transportation
Authority  and one   , a resident of the County
of San Mateo selected  from a list of 3 nominees provided by the
San Mateo County Transportation Authority  , and a resident of
the County of Solano selected from a list of 3 nominees provided by
the Solano Transportation Authority  .  The bill would
require the Governor to appoint a resident of the county of one of
these transportation authorities that fails to submit a list of 3
nominees to the Governor within 45 days of a vacancy. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 66540.12 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   66540.12.  (a) The authority shall be governed by a board composed
of seven members, as follows:
   (1) Three members shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to
confirmation by the Senate. The Governor shall make the initial
appointment of these members of the board no later than January 11,
2008.
   (A) One member appointed by the Governor shall be a resident of
the County of Contra Costa and shall be selected from a list of three
nominees provided by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority. 
If the authority fails to submit a list of three nominees within 45
days of   a vacancy, the Governor shall appoint a resident
of that county   . 
   (B) One member appointed by the Governor shall be a resident of
the County of San Mateo and shall be selected from a list of three
nominees provided by the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.
 If the authority fails to submit a list of three nominees within
45 days of a vacancy, the Governor shall appoint a resident of that
county.  
   (C) One member appointed by the Governor shall be a resident of
the County of Solano and shall be selected from a list of three
nominees provided by the Solano Transportation Authority. If the
authority fails to submit a list of three nominees within 45 days of
a vacancy, the Governor shall appoint a resident of that county.

   (2) Two members shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on
Rules.
   (3) Two members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

   (b) Each member of the board shall be a resident of a county in
the bay area region.
   (c) Public officers associated with an area of government,
including planning or water, whether elected or appointed, may be
appointed to serve contemporaneously as members of the board. A
public agency shall not have more than one representative on the
board of the authority.
   (d) The Governor shall designate one member as the chairperson of
the board and one member as the vice chairperson of the board.
   (e) Except as provided in subdivisions (f) and (g), the term of a
member of the board shall be six years.
   (f) (1)  The   Except as to initial
appointments specified in subdivision (g), the  appointments
next following the expiration of the terms of the initial
appointments shall be for the following terms:
   (A) Two of the members appointed by the Governor shall serve terms
of two years and one shall serve a term of six years.
   (B) The member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules shall
serve a term of four years.
   (C) The member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly shall
serve a term of four years.
   (2) Each member appointed after the expiration of the terms set
forth in subparagraphs (A) to (C), inclusive, of paragraph (1) shall
serve a term of six years.
   (g) The initial terms for additional appointees of the Senate
Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly added to the
authority pursuant to the act that added this subdivision shall be
the following:
   (1) The additional member appointed by the Senate Committee on
Rules shall serve a term of two years.
   (2) The additional member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly
shall serve a term of six years.
   (h) Vacancies shall be filled immediately by the appointing power
for the unexpired portion of the terms in which they occur.