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:
Section 12935 of the Government Code is
2amended to read:
The council shall have the following functions,
4powers, and duties:
P2 1 To adopt, promulgate, amend, and rescind suitable rules,
2regulations, and standards that do either of the following:
4 Interpret, implement, and apply all provisions of this part.
6 Carry out all other functions and duties of the council
7pursuant to this part.
9 To meet at
any place within the state and function in any
10office of the department.
12 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.
29 To hold hearings, issue publications,
30of inquiries and
begin delete research, and reports to the Governor and the 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.