California Government Code
(a) The membership of the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate from lists of nominees submitted by organizations as listed below:
(1) Four members appointed from established organizations in the fields of architecture and planning, fire protection, public utilities, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
(2) Four members appointed from established organizations in the fields of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, geology, and seismology.
(3) Four members submitted by the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties.
(4) Three members appointed from established organizations in the fields of insurance, social services, and emergency services. One of these members shall be a building official.
(b) One member shall be appointed from the Senate by the Senate Rules Committee, and one member shall be appointed from the Assembly by the Speaker of the Assembly. Each of the members appointed pursuant to this subdivision may designate an alternate who shall be counted toward a quorum, who may vote, and who may receive the expenses specified in Section 8870.4.