2009 California Penal Code - Section 13810-13813 :: Chapter 2. California Council On Criminal Justice

PENAL CODE
SECTION 13810-13813

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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