FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Mark Hedlund
May 23, 2012 (916) 651-4006
Steinberg Announces Rules Appointments
(Sacramento) – State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg is announcing the following appointments made by the Senate Rules Committee:
Clark Parker, PhD, a Democrat from Beverly Hills, has been appointed as a public member to the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board. Parker is president of View Park Estates Development, Inc. and a member of the American Builders Association. His term on the board ends January 15, 2016.
The purpose of the board is to maintain ambient air quality standards regarding air pollution and to implement and enforce a comprehensive basinwide air quality management plan.
Carl Cranor, PhD, a Democrat from Riverside, has been appointed as a member with specified expertise to the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program Scientific Guidance Panel. Cranor is professor of philosophy and a faculty member of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program at the University of California, Riverside. His term on the panel ends January 1, 2014.
Julia B. Quint, PhD, a Democrat from Berkeley, has been reappointed as a member with specified expertise on the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program Scientific Guidance Panel. Quint is retired from the state Department of Health Services as chief and research scientist supervisor II of the Occupational Health Branch. Her term on the panel ends January 1, 2015.
The purpose of the panel is to provide scientific peer review and make recommendations regarding the design and implementation of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program to the Department of Public Health Services and the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Evelyn (Gerrie) Schipske, a Democrat from Long Beach, has been reappointed as a public member to the Medical Board of California. Schipske is a City Councilwoman for Long Beach, a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, and a registered nurse practitioner. Her term on the board ends June 1, 2015.
The purpose of the board is to enforce disciplinary and criminal provisions of the Medical Practice Act; administer and hear disciplinary actions; carry out disciplinary actions made by a panel or an administrative law judge; suspend, revoke, or limit certificates after conclusion of disciplinary actions; review the quality of medical practice carried out by physician and surgeon certificate holders; approve undergraduate and graduate medical education programs; issue licenses and certificates; and administer the continuing medical education program.
Lois E. Starr, a Democrat from Hermosa Beach, has been appointed as a county representative to the Tax Credit Allocation Committee. Starr is housing development director for the Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County. This is a pleasure term.
The purpose of the authority is to administer the entitlement allocations process for qualified mortgage bonds under the federal Mortgage Subsidy Bond Tax Act of 1980, the mortgage credit certificates under the Tax Reform Act of 1984 and the federal low-income housing tax credits program under the Tax Reform Act of 1986.