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          Date of Hearing:   April 30, 2014

           ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                 Jim Frazier, Chair
           AB 2763 (Committee on Accountability & Administrative Review) -  

                           As Introduced:  March 26, 2014
           
          SUBJECT  :   State government operations

           SUMMARY  :  Makes additional changes in the statutes necessary to  
          reflect the changes made by the Governor's Reorganization Plan 2  
          (GRP2) as introduced to the Legislature on May 3, 2012, and made  
          effective on July 2, 2012.  Specifically, this bill reallocates  
          specified duties of reorganized and abolished state entities and  
          their officers to established state entities including, but not  
          limited to the following:

          1)Reallocates specified duties of the abolished Business,  
            Transportation and Housing Agency

          2)Reallocates certain existing duties to the Department of  
            Business Oversight and the Department of Justice.

          3)Repeals provisions and authorities, as specified, of the  
            California Collider Commission.

          4)Makes other technical, nonsubstantive, and conforming changes  
            to implement GRP2.

           EXISTING LAW  , through 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, or bills, 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.








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           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 the  
          following 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;

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

          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 contains  
          additional 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 








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