California Code of Regulations
Title 18 - Public Revenues
Division 2.3 - State Board of Equalization-Contribution Disclosure
Section 7008 - Prohibitions and Disqualification Under Government Code Section 15626

Universal Citation: 18 CA Code of Regs 7008

Current through Register 2023 Notice Reg. No. 52, December 29, 2023

(a) For purposes of Government Code Section 15626,

(1) A board member knows or has reason to know that a person has a financial interest in the decision in a pending adjudicatory proceeding if:
(A) The person is a named party; or

(B) The person is a participant and reveals facts in his or her written or oral support or opposition before the board which makes the person's financial interest apparent.

(2) A board member knows, or should have known, about an adjudicatory proceeding pending before the board if either:
(A) The member has received notice of the pending adjudicatory proceeding. Notice includes receipt of an agenda or other written document from the staff identifying the proceeding and the party by name; or

(B) The board member has actual knowledge of the proceeding.

(3) A board member knows, or has reason to know about a contribution if:
(A) The contribution has been disclosed by the party or participant or agent pursuant to Section 15626; or

(B) The board member has actual knowledge of the contribution.

(b) A board member will be considered to have participated under Government Code Section 15626 in a matter if he or she, acting within the authority of his or her office:

(1) Votes on a matter.

(2) Takes part in the discussion regarding the matter.

(3) Urges other board members to reach a particular result in the matter.

(4) Is present and determines not to act when a vote is called without disclosure of the reasons for disqualification.

(c) Nothing in this section shall prevent any member of the board from making, or participating in making, a governmental decision to the extent that the member's participation is legally required for the action or decision to be made. However, the fact that a member's vote is needed to break a tie does not make the member's participation legally required.

(d) In the event a board member's participation is legally required for the action or decision to be made, the board may bring back as many disqualified members as is necessary to establish a quorum. The preferred means of selecting which disqualified member should participate is by lot. Other means of random selection or other impartial and equitable means of selection may also be used.

1. New section filed 7-21-94; operative 8-22-94 (Register 94, No. 29).

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