California Government Code

Sec. § 8870.71


To implement the foregoing responsibilities, the commission may do any of the following:

(a)

Review state budgets and review grant proposals, other than those grant proposals submitted by institutions of postsecondary education to the federal government, for earthquake-related activities and to advise the Governor and Legislature thereon.

(b)

Review legislative proposals related to earthquake safety to advise the Governor and the Legislature concerning the proposals and to propose needed legislation.

(c)

Recommend the addition, deletion, or changing of state agency standards when, in the commission’s view, the existing situation creates undue hazards or when new developments would promote earthquake hazard mitigation, and conduct public hearings as deemed necessary on the subjects.

(d)

In the conduct of any hearing, investigation, inquiry, or study that is ordered or undertaken in any part of the state, administer oaths and issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, records, reports, books, maps, accounts, documents, and testimony.

(e)

In addition, the commission may perform any of the functions contained in subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, in relation to disasters, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 8870.7, in connection with issues or items reported or discussed with the Office of Emergency Services at any commission meeting.
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