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          Date of Hearing:   April 3, 2013

           ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                 Jim Frazier, Chair
                   AB 1317 (Frazier) - As Amended:  March 21, 2013
           
          SUBJECT  :   Governor's Reorganization Plan NO.2 of 2012

           SUMMARY  :  As required by Government Code 12081, this bill makes  
          changes in the statutes necessary to reflect the changes made by  
          the Governors' Reorganization Plan 2 (GRP2) as introduced to the  
          Legislature on May 3, 2012 and made effective on July 2, 2012.

           EXISTING LAW:   The California Constitution grants the Governor  
          the authority to reorganize the functions of executive officers  
          and agencies. Government Code Sections beginning with 12080 set  
          forth definitions and procedures whereby the Legislature reviews  
          and reports on the Governor's reorganization plan. 

          The Legislature may choose to vote on the plan or allow the plan  
          to become effective on the first day after 60 days of continuous  
          session after receipt of the plan. Once the plan becomes  
          effective, a bill must be introduced, not later than the next  
          regular session, effecting such changes in the statutes as may  
          be necessary to reflect the changes made by the reorganization  
          plan. Failure to enact such a bill shall not affect the validity  
          of the plan.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   Unknown

           COMMENTS  :   Governor Brown introduced GRP2 on March 30, 2012 and  
          after review by the Legislature it took effect July 3, 2012.  
          This bill makes conforming changes in the statutes necessary to  
          reflect the changes made by GRP2.

           The Governor's office states that GRP2 makes government less  
          costly, more efficient and more sensible through changes,  
          including, but not limited to, restructuring the State and  
          Consumer Services and the Business, Transportation and Housing  
          agencies and other scattered government entities into three  
          agencies with coordinated and consolidated functions:

          1)The Government Operations Agency - responsible for  
            administering state operations, such as procurement,  
            information technology and human resources.








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          2)The Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency -  
            responsible for licensing and oversight of industries,  
            businesses and other professionals.

          3)The Transportation Agency - responsible for addressing the  
            state's transportation needs.

          In addition to creating three new agencies, GRP2 restructures  
          other parts of the State's organization. This bill is an urgency  
          measure and contains the technical and conforming changes to  
          effect the implementation of GRP2.








           REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION  :   

           Support 
           
          None on file

           Opposition 
           
          None on file
           
          Analysis Prepared by  :    William Herms / A. & A.R. / (916)  
          319-3600