Commission Reviews of Reorganization Plans

  • A Review of Government Reorganization Plan No. 2
    (Report #211, May 2012, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:Restructure various agencies and departments
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
  • A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan to Unify and Streamline the California State Personnel System
    (Report #206, June 2011, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective: Consolidate certain functions of the Department of Personnel Administration and State Personnel Board under a new department
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
  • A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan to Consolidate Information Technology Functions
    (Report #196, March 2009, Proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger)
    Objective: Consolidate state information technology functions
    under the Office of the State Chief Information Officer
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter regarding the Governor's Reorganization Plan to Create a Department of Energy
    (Report #182, June 2005, Proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger)
    Objective:
    Establish a Department of Energy through the
    consolidation of the functions of several departments,
    commissions and offices that implement state energy
    programs
    Commission recommendation: Reject
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • Reconstructing Government:  A Review of the Governor's Reorganzation Plan to Create a Department of Technology Services
    (Report #180, May 2005, Proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger)
    Objective: Consolidate the state’s two general purpose data centers
    and its telecommunications unit into a new Department
    of Technology Services
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Reconstructing Government:  A Review of the Governor's Reorganization Plan Reforming California's Youth & Adult Correctional Agency
    (Report #179, February 2005, Proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger)
    Objective: Transform the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency
    (YACA) and its related departments, board and one
    commission, into a new California Department of
    Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect, included 6 recommendations to further improve the correctional system
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • (2005, Plan proposed, withdrawn by Governor Schwarzenegger)
    Objective: Eliminate 88 boards and commissions
  • Only A Beginning: The Proposed Labor & Workforce Development Agency
    (Report 164, April 2002, Proposed by Governor Davis)
    Objective:
    Create a Labor and Workforce Development Agency to
    include EDD, Department of Industrial Relations, the
    Workforce Investment Board and Agricultural Labor
    Relations Board
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect, but establish and measure goals
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1998
    (Report #147, 1998, Proposed by Governor Wilson)
    Objective:
    Create a Department of Managed Care, abolish the
    Department of Corporations and expand the role and
    rename the Department of Financial Institutions
    Commission recommendation: Reject
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • Review of State Fire Marshall/Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Reorganization
    (Report #134, June 1995, Proposed by Governor Wilson)
    Objective:
    Merge the Office of State Fire Marshal with the
    Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Review of Governor's Energy Reorganization
    (Report #131, March 1995, Proposed by Governor Wilson)
    Objective:
    Reorganize the California Energy Commission and
    related governmental functions
    Commission recommendation: Implement plan with two modifications
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • Review of CHP/State Police Reorganization
    (Report #130, March 1995, Proposed by Governor Wilson)
    Objective:
    Merge the State Police with the California Highway
    Patrol
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • CAL-EPA: An Umbrella for the Environment
    (Report #110, June 1991, Proposed by Governor Wilson)
    Objective:
    Create an Environmental Protection Agency and transfer
    several departments and functions into the new agency
    Commission recommendation: Implement, then modify, plan
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • (1985, Proposed by Governor Deukmejian)
    Objective:
    Create a cabinet-level Department of Waste
    Management
    Commission recommendation: Plan not submitted to Commission
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • Summary of Review of 1985 Waste Management Reorganization Proposal
    (March 1985, Proposed by Governor Deukmejian)
    Objective:
    Create a Department of Waste Management, a State
    Waste Commission and three Regional Waste Boards
    Commission recommendation: Implement the plan subject to seven amendments
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • Background and Analysis of Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1984
    (April 1984, Proposed by Governor Deukmejian)
    Objective:
    Transfer civil service position classification function
    from the State Personnel Board to the Department of
    Personnel Administration
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1981
    (February 1981, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Create a Department of Personnel Administration
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Review of February 26, 1980 Amendments to Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1979
    (April 1980, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Create a central agency for personnel administration
  • Memo urging the Legislature to allow Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1980 to go into effect
    (May 1980, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Transfer licensing and regulation of mobile home
    industry from DMV to the Department of Housing and
    Community Development
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter recommending the Legislature allow Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1979 to go into effect
    (December 1979, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Create the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency and
    consolidate correctional programs into the new agency
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Analysis of Reorganization Plan Number Two of 1979
    (December 1979, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Create a central agency for personnel administration
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1979
    (June 1979, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Transfer and rename the Fair Employment Practices
    Commission and transfer, rename and elevate the
    Division of Fair Employment Practices from the
    Department of Industrial Relations to the State and
    Consumer Services Agency
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1978
    (May 1978, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Abolish the Division of Industrial Safety and the
    Occupational Health Branch in the Department of
    Health and consolidate functions in a new Division of
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the
    Department of Industrial Relations
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1977
    (April 1977, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Abolish the Office of Narcotics and Drug Abuse and
    transfer functions to the Health Department's Division
    of Substance Abuse and create an Advisory Council on
    Narcotics and Drug Abuse
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1976
    (February 1976, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Merge the Office of Alcoholism with the Department of
    Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and move the ABC into
    the Health and Welfare Agency
    Commission recommendation: Concurred with the
    plan but urged extending effective date
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • (1976, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Create a new Environmental Quality Agency and
    consolidate all air, water quality and solid waste
    programs into the new agency
    Commission recommendation: Plan not officially submitted to Commission
    Legislative action: Was not submitted
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1975
    (March 1975, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Consolidate the Divisions of Labor Law Enforcement
    and Industrial Welfare into a Division of Labor
    Standards Enforcement
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to take effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1975
    (March 1975, Resubmitted in May 1975, Proposed by Governor Brown)
    Objective:
    Create a new Environmental Quality Agency and
    consolidate all air, water quality and solid waste
    programs into the new agency
    Commission recommendation: Withdrawn
    Legislative action: Was not submitted
  • (1971, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Rename the Resources Agency to Environment and
    Resources Agency and create a Department of
    Environmental Protection within the agency
    Commission recommendation: Proposed during a brief period, from 1970 to 1972, when plans did not have to be submitted to the Little Hoover Commission
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • (1971, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Abolish the State Board of Dry Cleaners
    Commission recommendation: Proposed during a brief period, from 1970 to 1972, when plans did not have to be submitted to the Little Hoover Commission
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • (1971, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Rename water quality control boards
    Commission recommendation: Proposed during a brief period, from 1970 to 1972, when plans did not have to be submitted to the Little Hoover Commission
    Legislative action: Rejected
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1970
    (February 1970, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Rename the Department of Professional and Vocational
    Standards to Department of Consumer Affairs
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1970
    (February 1970, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Establish a single state Department of Health within the
    Human Relations Agency to administer Medi-Cal and
    consolidate functions from numerous health-related
    departments
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1969
    (April 1969, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Change staff titles and organization names in the
    Department of Professional and Vocational Standards
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1969
    (April 1969, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Rename the Department of Harbors & Waterways to
    Department of Navigation & Ocean Development and
    rename the Harbors and Watercraft Commission to
    Navigation and Ocean Development Commission
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter urging the Legislature to allow to go into effect Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1969
    (April 1969, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Eliminate 32 boards, commissions, committees and
    advisory councils, transferring some functions to other
    departments and reconfigure the membership of several
    other government entities
    Commission recommendation: Allow plan to go into effect
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect
  • Letter following a review of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1968
    (February 1968, Proposed by Governor Reagan)
    Objective:
    Establish four agencies in the executive branch:
    Business & Transportation, Resources, Human
    Relations, Agriculture and Services
    Commission recommendation: No recommendation
    Legislative action: Plan went into effect