Report 2012-117 Recommendation 26 Responses

Report 2012-117: State Athletic Commission: Its Ongoing Administrative Struggles Call Its Future Into Question (Release Date: March 2013)

Recommendation #26 To: Athletic Commission, State

To comply with state law governing the pension plan, the commission needs to limit its expenditures for administering the pension plan to 20 percent of the average of the prior two years' contributions to the plan.

6-Month Agency Response

Update: We are awaiting the Governor's consideration of SB 309. Should the bill, that passed the Senate and the Assembly be signed into law, the Commission will be in full compliance. Please see attachment 4.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

Chapter 370, Statutes of 2013, increases the amount that the commission can spend on administration to 2 percent of the corpus of the fund. As a result, the commission will be in compliance with the new law if it ensures that its expenditures remain below the limit.

60-Day Agency Response

The commission has taken steps to comply with this recommendation. First, the commission no longer pays the staff service analyst from the pension account that will result in approximately $30,000 savings. Further, the commission is working with Consumer Affairs and the Legislature to address this provision of state law.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2012-117

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.