California Code, Unemployment Insurance Code - UIC § 14012

The board shall be appointed by the Governor to assist in the development of the State Plan and to carry out other functions, as described in Section 14103 .  The board shall be comprised of the Governor and representatives from the following categories:

(a) Two members of each house of the Legislature, appointed by the appropriate presiding officer of each house.

(b) A majority of board members shall be representatives of business who:

(1) Are owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, and other business executives or employers with optimum policymaking or hiring authority, who, in addition, may be members of a local board described in Section 3122(b)(2)(A)(i) of Title 29 of the United States Code .

(2) Represent businesses, including small businesses, or organizations representing businesses that include high-quality, work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the state.

(3) Are appointed from a group of individuals nominated by state business organizations and business trade associations.

(c)(1) Not less than 20 percent of board members shall be representatives of the workforce within the state, including representatives of labor organizations nominated by state labor federations, who shall not be less than 15 percent of the board membership and who shall include at least one representative that is a member of a labor organization or a training director, from a joint labor-management apprenticeship program, or if no such joint program exists in the state, such a representative of an apprenticeship program in the state.

(2) Representatives appointed pursuant to this subdivision may include:

(A) Representatives of community-based organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including organizations that serve veterans, organizations that provide or support competitive, integrated employment for individuals with disabilities, and organizations that serve transgender and gender nonconforming individuals.

(B) Representatives of organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth, including representatives of organizations that serve out-of-school youth.

(d) The balance of board members:

(1) Shall include representatives of government that are lead state officials with primary responsibility for the core programs and shall include chief elected officials, collectively representing cities, counties, and cities and counties where appropriate.

(2) May include other representatives and officials as the Governor may designate, like any of the following:

(A) State agency officials from agencies that are one-stop partners, not specified in paragraph (1), including additional one-stop partners whose programs are covered by the State Plan, if any.

(B) State agency officials responsible for economic development or juvenile justice programs in the state.

(C) Individuals who represent an Indian tribe or tribal organization, as those terms are defined in Section 3221(b) of Title 29 of the United States Code .

(D) State agency officials responsible for education programs in the state, including chief executive officers, or their designees, of institutions of higher education, including, but not limited to, the California Community College system, the California State University system, the University of California system, and their respective individual campuses.

(e) Other requirements of board membership shall include:

(1) The Governor shall select a chairperson for the board from among the representatives described in subdivision (b).

(2) The members of the board shall represent diverse geographic areas of the state, including urban, rural, and suburban areas.

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