2009 California Penal Code - Section 13810-13813 :: Chapter 2. California Council On Criminal JusticePENAL CODE
13810. (a) There is hereby created in the state government the California Council on Criminal Justice, which shall be composed of the following members: the Attorney General; the Administrative Director of the Courts; 19 members appointed by the Governor, including the Commissioner of the Department of the Highway Patrol, the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or his or her designee, a subordinate officer of the Secretary of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the State Public Defender; eight members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; and eight members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. (b) (1) The remaining appointees of the Governor shall include different persons from each of the following categories: a district attorney, a sheriff, a county public defender, a county probation officer, a member of a city council, a member of a county board of supervisors, a faculty member of a college or university qualified in the field of criminology, police science, or law, a person qualified in the field of criminal justice research and six private citizens, including a representative of a citizens, professional, or community organization. (2) The Senate Committee on Rules shall include among its appointments different persons from each of the following categories: a member of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, a representative of the counties, a representative of the cities, a judge designated by the Judicial Council, and four private citizens, including a representative of a citizens, professional, or community organization. (3) The Speaker of the Assembly shall include among his or her appointments different persons from each of the following categories: a representative of the counties, a representative of the cities, a member of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, a chief of police, a peace officer, and three private citizens, including a representative of a citizens, professional, or community organization directly related to delinquency prevention. (c) The Governor shall select a chairperson from among the members of the council. 13811. The council shall meet no more than 12 times per year. The council may create subcommittees of its own membership and each subcommittee shall meet as often as the subcommittee members find necessary. It is the intent of the Legislature that all council members shall actively participate in all council deliberations required by this chapter. Any member who misses three consecutive meetings or who attends less than 50 percent of the council's regularly called meetings in any calendar year for any cause except severe temporary illness or injury shall be automatically removed from the council. 13812. Members of the council shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for their expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties under this title. No compensation or expenses shall be received by the members of any continuing task forces, review committees or other auxiliary bodies created by the council who are not council members, except that persons requested to appear before the council with regard to specific topics on one or more occasions shall be reimbursed for the travel expenses necessarily incurred in fulfilling those requests. The Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention appointed by the Governor pursuant to federal law may be reimbursed by the agency or agencies designated by the Director of Finance pursuant to Section 13820 for expenses necessarily incurred by the members. Staff support for the committee will be provided by the agency or agencies designated by the Director of Finance pursuant to Section 13820. 13813. The council shall act as the supervisory board of the state planning agency pursuant to federal acts. It shall annually review and approve, or review, revise and approve, the comprehensive state plan for the improvement of criminal justice and delinquency prevention activities throughout the state, shall establish priorities for the use of such funds as are available pursuant to federal acts, and shall approve the expenditure of all funds pursuant to such plans or federal acts; provided that the approval of such expenditures may be granted to single projects or to groups of projects.
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