Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Rules For Tax Appeals

Chapter 5. General Board Hearing Procedures*


Rule 5540

5540. Conduct of the Board Meeting.

(a) Board meetings are conducted in accordance with the following laws:

(1) Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Gov. Code, §§ 11120–11132), which requires the Board to hold public meetings;

(2) Government Code section 15625, which prohibits Board Members and Board employees from engaging in certain economic activities that are incompatible with their duties to the Board and create a conflict of interest;

(3) The Quentin L. Kopp Conflict of Interest Act of 1990 (Gov., Code § 15626), as interpreted by California Code of Regulations, title 18, sections 7001 through 7011, which requires Board Members to disclose certain political contributions and disqualifies Board Members from participating in certain adjudicatory proceedings; and

(4) The Political Reform Act (Gov. Code, § 81000, et seq.), which requires Board Members and Board employees to disclose certain financial interests that may create a conflict of interest, and prohibits Board Members and Board employees from making, participating in making, or in any way using their official position to influence a decision in which they know or should know that they have a financial interest.

(b) The public may attend those portions of Board meetings that are conducted during open session. If a person or persons, including a party or parties to a matter,

willfully interrupt any portion of a Board meeting, the Board Chair may order the removal of such person or persons from the meeting.

Note: Authority cited: California Constitution, article XIII, section 11; Government Code section 15606, 15640; Revenue and Taxation Code sections 251, 1840, 7051, 8251, 9251, 11651, 13170, 30451, 32451, 38701, 40171, 41128, 43501, 45851, 46601, 50152, 55301, 60601.

Reference: Government Code sections 11120–11132, 15609, 15625, 15626, 81000–91014.

History: 1. New section adopted 9-12-2007; effective 2-6-2008.

* Editorial change renaming subchapters to subarticles (Register 2008, No. 13).