BILL NUMBER: AB 1217 AMENDED
AMENDED IN SENATE AUGUST 2, 2016
AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 23, 2016
AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 9, 2015
INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Daly
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
An act to add Section
6538 6539 to
the Government Code, relating to joint powers.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
AB 1217, as amended, Daly. Orange County Fire Authority.
Existing law authorizes 2 or more public agencies, by agreement,
to form a joint powers authority to exercise any power common to the
contracting parties, as specified. Existing law authorizes the
agreement to set forth the manner by which the joint powers authority
will be governed. Existing law authorizes the board of supervisors
of any county to contract with any local agency within the county or
with the state for services relating to the prevention and
suppression of fires.
This bill would prohibit the composition of the Board of Directors
of the Orange County Fire Authority from including alternate
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to
the necessity of a special statute for the Orange County Fire
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. It is the intent of the Legislature
to reevaluate the structure of the Board of Directors of the Orange
County Fire Authority within a reasonable period from the effective
date of this act to consider the effectiveness of the size and
structure of the board.
SEC. 2. SECTION 1. Section
6538 6539 is added to the Government Code, to
6538. 6539. Notwithstanding any
other law, the composition of the Board of Directors of the Orange
County Fire Authority shall not include alternate members.
SEC. 3. SEC. 2. The Legislature
finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general
law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of
Article IV of the California Constitution because of the challenges
faced as a result of the current governance structure of the Orange
County Fire Authority.