Article 1. The California Building Standards Commission of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 13. >> Part 2.5. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 1.
There is continued in existence in the Government Operations
Agency a California Building Standards Commission consisting of the
Secretary of Government Operations and 10 members appointed by the
Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(a) The appointed members of the commission shall be
selected from, and represent the public, design professions, the
building and construction industry, local government building
officials, fire and safety officials, and labor in accordance with
(b) Four members shall be appointed from among the professions and
industries concerned with building construction as follows:
(1) An architect.
(2) A mechanical or electrical engineer or fire protection
(3) A structural engineer.
(4) A licensed contractor.
(c) Three members shall be appointed from among the general public
at least one of whom shall be a person with physical disabilities.
(d) One member shall be appointed from organized labor in the
(e) One member shall be appointed who is a local building
(f) One member shall be appointed who is a local fire official.
(g) At least one member of the commission shall be experienced and
knowledgeable in barrier free architecture and aware of, and
sensitive to, the requirements necessary to ensure public buildings
are accessible to, and usable by, persons with physical disabilities.
(h) At least one member of the commission shall be experienced and
knowledgeable in building energy efficiency standards.
(i) At least one member of the commission shall be experienced and
knowledgeable in sustainable building, design, construction, and
(j) As used in this section, "persons with physical disabilities"
means persons who have permanent mobility impairments which affect
ambulation due to cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, spinal cord injury,
amputation, and other conditions or diseases which reduce mobility or
require the use of crutches, canes, or wheelchairs.
The Secretary of Government Operations or the secretary's
representative shall serve as the chair of the commission. The
commission shall elect a vice chair annually from among its members.
(a) The term of office of members of the commission shall be
four years and they shall hold office until the appointment and
qualification of their successors, not to exceed 180 days after the
term is expired.
(b) The terms of members of the commission shall be staggered
based on the following cycle:
(1) The terms of two members shall expire on January 1, 1981.
(2) The terms of three members shall expire on January 1, 1982.
(3) The terms of two members shall expire on January 1, 1983.
(4) The terms of three members shall expire on January 1, 1984.
(c) Prior members of the commission may be reappointed.
(d) In the event of a vacancy prior to the expiration of a term,
an appointment shall be made to fill the balance of the unexpired
The members of the commission shall serve without
compensation. Members of the commission who are not state officers
shall be paid their actual necessary travel expenses.