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California Code, Government Code - GOV § 8264

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(a) Excluding the initial staggering of terms, commissioners shall serve two-year terms.

(b) Commissioners shall be between 14 and 25 years of age. If a commissioner turns 26 years of age during their term, that commissioner shall be allowed to complete the term.

(c) A commissioner shall be a resident of California.

(d) A commissioner may seek reappointment as long as they fulfill the requirements pursuant to subdivision (b).

(e)(1) Attending a meeting of the commission as a commissioner shall be a lawful excuse for a student to be absent from school, under paragraph (7) of subdivision (a) of Section 48205 of the Education Code, if approved by the principal or a designated representative pursuant to uniform standards established by the governing board.

(2) A student excused from school attendance under this section may not be recorded as being absent on any date for which the excuse is operative and may not be penalized by the school in any manner.

(f)(1) In the event of inappropriate conduct, unexcused absences, or inability to complete expected duties of a commissioner, the commissioner in question is entitled to a facilitated meeting using restorative practices.

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, the following definitions shall apply:

(A) “Facilitated meeting” means a facilitated process designed to acknowledge, address, and respond to the underlying needs of all parties, that may include, but is not limited to, a meeting of the commissioners in conflict.

(B) “Restorative justice practices” means a process to improve and repair relationships between people and communities. Restorative justice practices provide tertiary prevention, introduced after the problem has occurred, with the intention of avoiding reoccurrence.

(g) A commissioner's position becomes vacant, under the approval of the executive director, in the event of any of the following:

(1) Death of a commissioner.

(2) Resignation of a commissioner.

(3) Change in residence of a commissioner to outside of California.

(4) Failure to resolve challenges occurring from inappropriate conduct, unexcused absences, or inability to complete expected duties of a commissioner.

(h) In the event of a vacancy, the alternate will fill the position, and the appointing power that appointed the commissioner shall appoint a new alternate in the same manner as the original appointment within 60 days of the vacancy.

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