2005 California Government Code Sections 11364-11365 and ParticipationGOVERNMENT CODE
11364. (a) In addition to any other requirement, every state agency, as defined in Section 11000, shall post on its homepage of its Web site, no later than January 1, 2007, a link entitled "Decisions Pending and Opportunities for Public Participation" where the link contains all of the following information: (1) All applicable bulletins and notices required pursuant to this chapter. (2) Notices of all public meetings and agendas. This information shall be posted in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Division 3 of Title 2), the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Division 3 of Title 2) or other applicable provisions of law, but no later than 10 days before the meeting where the regulatory action is on the agenda. (3) Instructions on how the public may submit written comments or otherwise participate in administrative procedures, meetings, and hearings with a link entitled "How to Participate." (4) A link to the text of all regulations and statutes related to current bulletins and notices entitled "Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings." This requirement can be met by a link to another Web site containing the proposed regulation or statute. (5) A link that provides an opportunity for the public to comment on draft regulations pursuant to this chapter through electronic mail or by facsimile entitled "Submit Your Comments on Draft Regulations Here." (b) Every state agency shall, to the extent practicable and can be done utilizing existing resources, have hearings on proposed regulations televised over the Internet via a Web cast or other technology. (c) (1) The requirements of this article only apply to state agencies that otherwise have an Internet Web site and are in addition to any other information that is otherwise required by law. (2) Nothing in this article shall affect the discretion of a state governmental entity to do either of the following: (A) Post on its Web site or the Internet information in addition to what is required to be disclosed by this article. (B) Post accurate, useful, and explanatory plain language information. 11365. This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2012, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends that date.
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