The State Advisory Commission on Indian Affairs was created by the legislature in 1961 (Stats. 1961, ch. 2139, effective Sept. 15, 1961) but it did not actually get underway until it was funded in 1964 (Stats. 1963, ch. 1924, effective July 24, 1963). The Commission consisted of nine members: The Director of Social Welfare, the Director
of Public Health and the Director of Education; three members of the State Senate appointed by the Rules Committee and three
members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker. The chairman, usually a State Senator, was appointed by the Governor. There
was also a seven member Advisory Committee made up of three Indians and four non-Indians. The Advisory Commission on Indian
Affairs was to investigate Indian living conditions and complaints in California and make a report to the Governor and Legislature.
The Commission went out of existence on Sept. 30, 1969, because its life was not extended by the Legislature.
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