BILL NUMBER: AB 1217 ENROLLED BILL TEXT PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 15, 2016 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 22, 2016 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 6539 to the Government Code, relating to joint powers. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 1217, 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 members. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Orange County Fire Authority. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 6539 is added to the Government Code, to read: 6539. Notwithstanding any other law, the composition of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Fire Authority shall not include alternate members. 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.