California Code, Elections Code - ELEC § 16300
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Irregularity or improper conduct shall annul or set aside a nomination only if it appears that illegal votes in the precinct have been given to the defendant, which if taken from him or her, would reduce the number of his legal votes below the number of votes given to the contestant.
(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Legislative board” means a board, commission, council, committee, working group, task force, study group, advisory group, or other body created in statute or by legislative rule:
(i) with a defined, limited membership;
(ii) that has operated or is intended to operate for more than six months; and
(iii)(A) that has exclusive or majority legislative membership; or
(B) that receives staff support from a legislative staff office.
(b) “Legislative board” does not include:
(i) a standing, ethics, interim, appropriations, confirmation, or rules committee of the Legislature;
(ii) the Legislative Management Committee or a subcommittee of the Legislative Management Committee; or
(iii) an organization that is prohibited from having a member that is a member of the Legislature.
(2)(a) Before August 1, once every five years, beginning in calendar year 2024, each legislative board shall prepare and submit to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel a report that includes:
(i) the name of the legislative board;
(ii) a description of the legislative board's official function and purpose;
(iii) a description of actions taken by the legislative board in the five previous fiscal years;
(iv) recommendations on whether any statutory, rule, or other changes are needed to make the legislative board more effective; and
(v) a recommendation regarding whether the legislative board should continue to exist.
(b) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall compile and post each report described in Subsection (2)(a) to the Legislature's website before September 1 of a calendar year in which the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel receives a report described in Subsection (2)(a).
(3)(a) Before September 1 of a calendar year in which the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel receives a report described in Subsection (2)(a), the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall prepare a report that includes, as of July 1 of that year:
(i) the total number of legislative boards that exist; and
(ii) a summary of the reports submitted to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel under Subsection (2), including:
(A) a list of each legislative board that submitted a report under Subsection (2);
(B) a list of each legislative board that did not submit a report under Subsection (2);
(C) an indication of any recommendations made under Subsection (2)(a)(iv); and
(D) a list of any legislative boards that indicated under Subsection (2)(a)(v) that the legislative board should no longer exist.
(b) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall:
(i) in accordance with Section 68-3-14, submit the report described in Subsection (3)(a) to:
(A) the president of the Senate;
(B) the speaker of the House of Representatives; and
(C) the Government Operations Interim Committee; and
(ii) post the report described in Subsection (3)(a) to the Legislature's website.
(4)(a) The Government Operations Interim Committee may prepare legislation to address a recommendation regarding:
(ii) a legislative board included in the report described in Subsection (3)(a).
(b) If an executive board or a legislative board is assigned to an interim committee for review under Title 63I, Chapter 1, Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act, the Government Operations Interim Committee may coordinate with the interim committee to prepare legislation described in Subsection (4)(a).
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