California Government Code
(a) There is in the state government an Arts Council which shall be composed of 11 members. On or before January 10, 1979, the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Rules Committee shall each appoint one member to represent the general public. Prior to appointing the remaining nine members, the Governor shall request and consider recommendations from organizations representing the arts community and when making his appointments shall give consideration to the various arts disciplines and ethnic and geographic parts of the state. All appointments made to the council by the Governor shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(b) Five of the eleven members shall hold office for four years, four shall hold office for three years, and two shall hold office for two years. Terms of office shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the council after January 1, 1979.
(c) Nothing in this section shall prevent the reappointment or replacement of any individual presently serving on the existing Arts Council unless such person has already served for more than four consecutive years as a member of the California Arts Council or Arts Commission.
(d) In January of each year, the members of the council shall select a chairperson. Members of the council shall receive one hundred dollars ($100) per meeting and shall be reimbursed for necessary traveling and other expenses incurred in the performance of official duties.