2009 California Government Code - Section 12900-12906 :: Chapter 1. General ProvisionsGOVERNMENT CODE
12900. This part may be known and referred to as the "California Fair Employment and Housing Act." 12901. There is in the state government, in the State and Consumer Services Agency, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The department is under the direction of an executive officer known as the Director of Fair Employment and Housing, who is appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and who holds office at the pleasure of the Governor. The annual salary of the director is provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2. 12902. The provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11150) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 apply to the director and the director is the head of a department within the meaning of such chapter. 12903. There is in the State and Consumer Services Agency the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. The commission shall consist of seven members, to be known as commissioners, who shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and one of whom shall be designated as chairperson by the Governor. The term of office of each member of the commission shall be for four years. 12904. Any member chosen to fill a vacancy on the commission occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the member whom he or she is to succeed. Four members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting the business thereof. 12905. Each member of the commission shall serve without compensation but shall receive one hundred dollars ($100) for each day actually spent in the performance of his or her duties under this part and shall also be entitled to his or her expenses actually and necessarily incurred in the performance of his or her duties. 12906. Any member of the commission may be removed by the Governor for inefficiency, for neglect of duty, misconduct or malfeasance in office, after being given a written statement of the charges and an opportunity to be heard thereon.
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