To make certain that the state board meets the WIA requirement that a majority of the members are representatives of California businesses, the labor agency should continue working with the Governor's Office to identify and appoint a sufficient number of business representatives to the state board as soon as possible.
The labor agency stated that the governor appointed 12 new members to the state board on March 29, 2013, which increased the total membership to 56. The labor agency stated that 29 of the members, or 51.7 percent, are business representatives.
The labor agency stated that the governor has made numerous appointments to the state board and that the governor was considering more appointments. Further, according to the state board's chief of operations, four more appointments are still needed to be made to achieve the 51 percent business majority. He also stated that the state board's executive director was working with the labor agency's secretary and the Governor's Office to make these appointments as soon as possible. (See 2013-406, p. 148)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.