Senate BillNo. 469

Introduced by Senator Hill

February 25, 2015

An act to amend Sections 18602 and 18613 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.


SB 469, as introduced, Hill. State Athletic Commission.

Under existing law, the State Athletic Commission Act, the State Athletic Commission has jurisdiction over all professional and amateur boxing, professional and amateur kickboxing, all forms and combinations of forms of full contact martial arts contests, including mixed martial arts, and matches or exhibitions conducted, held, or given within this state. Existing law requires the commission to appoint an executive officer. Existing law repeals these provisions establishing the commission and authorizing it to appoint an executive officer on January 1, 2016.

This bill would extend the repeal date to January 1, 2020.

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 18602 of the Business and Professions
is amended to read:



(a) Except as provided in this section, there is in the
4Department of Consumer Affairs the State Athletic Commission,
5which consists of seven members. Five members shall be appointed
6by the Governor, one member shall be appointed by the Senate
P2    1Rules Committee, and one member shall be appointed by the
2Speaker of the Assembly.

3The members of the commission appointed by the Governor are
4subject to confirmation by the Senate pursuant to Section 1322 of
5the Government Code.

6No person who is currently licensed, or who was licensed within
7the last two years, under this chapter may be appointed or
8reappointed to, or serve on, the commission.

9(b) In appointing commissioners under this section, the
10Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules, and the Speaker of the
11Assembly shall make every effort to ensure that at least four of
12the members of the commission shall have experience and
13demonstrate expertise in one of the following areas:

14(1) A licensed physician or surgeon having expertise or
15specializing in neurology, neurosurgery, head trauma, or sports
16medicine. Sports medicine includes, but is not limited to,
17physiology, kinesiology, or other aspects of sports medicine.

18(2) Financial management.

19(3) Public safety.

20(4) Past experience in the activity regulated by this chapter,
21either as a contestant, a referee or official, a promoter, or a venue

23(c) Each member of the commission shall be appointed for a
24term of four years. All terms shall end on January 1. Vacancies
25occurring prior to the expiration of the term shall be filled by
26appointment for the unexpired term. No commission member may
27serve more than two consecutive terms.

28(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,
29members first appointed shall be subject to the following terms:

30(1) The Governor shall appoint two members for two years, two
31members for three years, and one member for four years.

32(2) The Senate Committee on Rules shall appoint one member
33for four years.

34(3) The Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint one member for
35four years.

36(e) (1) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
37begin delete2016,end deletebegin insert 2020,end insert and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
38statute, that is enacted before January 1,begin delete 2016,end deletebegin insert 2020,end insert deletes or
39extends that date.

P3    1(2) Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section
2renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy
3committees of the Legislature.


SEC. 2.  

Section 18613 of the Business and Professions Code
5 is amended to read:



(a) (1) The commission shall appoint a person exempt
7from civil service who shall be designated as an executive officer
8and who shall exercise the powers and perform the duties delegated
9by the commission and vested in him or her by this chapter. The
10appointment of the executive officer is subject to the approval of
11the Director of Consumer Affairs.

12(2) The commission may employ in accordance with Section
13154 other personnel as may be necessary for the administration of
14this chapter.

15(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,begin delete 2016,end delete
16begin insert 2020,end insert and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
17that is enacted before January 1,begin delete 2016,end deletebegin insert 2020,end insert deletes or extends
18that date.