California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2180

Introduced by Assembly Member Ting

February 18, 2016

An act to amend Section 12935 of the Government Code, relating to fair employment and housing.


AB 2180, as introduced, Ting. Fair Employment and Housing Council: reports.

Existing law creates the Fair Employment and Housing Council within the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and requires that the council be appointed by the Governor, as prescribed. Existing law authorizes and requires the council to issue reports to the Governor and the Legislature that, in its judgment will aid in effectuating the purposes of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

This bill would require the council to issue a biennial report with its recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 12935 of the Government Code is
2amended to read:



begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insert The council shall have the following functions,
4powers, and duties:

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P2    1begin insert(1)end insert To adopt, promulgate, amend, and rescind suitable rules,
2regulations, and standards that do either of the following:

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4begin insert(A)end insert Interpret, implement, and apply all provisions of this part.

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6begin insert(B)end insert Carry out all other functions and duties of the council
7pursuant to this part.

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9begin insert(2)end insert To meet at any place within the state and function in any
10office of the department.

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12begin insert(3end insertbegin insert)end insert To create or provide technical assistance to any advisory
13agencies and conciliation councils, local or otherwise, as in its
14judgment will aid in effectuating the purposes of this part, and to
15empower them to study the problems of discrimination in all or
16specific fields of human relationships or in particular instances of
17employment discrimination on the bases enumerated in this part
18or in specific instances of housing discrimination on the bases
19enumerated in this part and to foster, through community effort or
20otherwise, good will, cooperation, and conciliation among the
21groups and elements of the population of the state and to make
22recommendations to the Fair Employment and Housing Council
23for the development of policies and procedures in general except
24for procedural rules and regulations that carry out the investigation,
25prosecution, and dispute resolution functions and duties of the
26department. These advisory agencies and conciliation councils
27shall be composed of representative citizens, serving without pay.

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29begin insert(4)end insert To hold hearings, issue publications,begin insert and issue theend insert results
30of inquiries andbegin delete research, and reports to the Governor and the
31Legislatureend delete
begin insert research,end insert that, in its judgment, will tend to aid in the
32effectuating the purpose of this part, promote good will,
33cooperation and conciliation, and minimize or eliminate unlawful
34discrimination, or advance civil rights in the State of California.

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35(b) (1) The council shall issue a biennial report with its
36recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.

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37(2) The report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted in
38compliance with Section 9795.

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