Office of the Lt. Governor California ( Office of the Lt. Governor California )

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Under California's Constitution, the Lieutenant Governor serves as Acting Governor whenever the Governor is absent from the state, and automatically becomes Governor if a vacancy occurs in the Office of Governor. The Lieutenant Governor is also President of the Senate and votes in case of a tie.

The Lieutenant Governor serves as a voting member of the Board of Regents of the University of California and a voting member of the Board of Trustees of the California State University system.

The Lieutenant Governor also serves on, and rotates with the State Controller, as chair of the three-member State Lands Commission, which oversees the control and leasing of millions of acres of state-owned land, including offshore oil resources, as well as use and permitting for all navigable waterways in California. The Commission also manages state land-use planning and revenues, and related interstate issues. During alternate years, when the Lieutenant Governor serves as Chairperson of the State Lands Commission, he also serves as a member of the California Ocean Protection Council.

In addition, under state statutes, the Lieutenant Governor chairs the California Commission for Economic Development, which provides support and guidance to the Governor, Legislature and private sector regarding the development of California's economy. The Lieutenant Governor is also a member of the State Job Training Coordinating Council and the California Emergency Council.

Office of the Lt. Governor California press release, blog etc

01/04/2018 - 18:27 STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on Federal Plans to reverse Marijuana Policy
12/19/2017 - 12:10 New California gun laws for January 1, 2018
12/12/2017 - 08:45 STATEMENT: Acting Governor Newsom on Death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
12/05/2017 - 18:58 Another Offshore Oil Operation to be Retired by CA State Lands Commission
10/20/2017 - 13:44 Proposition 63 Proponents File Court Brief Defending Voter-Approved Ban on Large Capacity Magazines
10/19/2017 - 16:20 State Lands Commission acts on Desalination Plant, securing significant funding for Wetlands habitat
09/28/2017 - 15:51 Lt. Governor Newsom endorses legal action to address Tijuana River pollution
09/08/2017 - 17:34 STATEMENT: U.C. Regent and California Lt. Governor Newsom Gavin Newsom on Regents' DACA Lawsuit
08/23/2017 - 12:14 Lt. Governor Newsom calls for protection of National Monuments
08/17/2017 - 13:37 Commission Approves Closure of Last Coastal Sand Mine in the Continental U.S.
08/17/2017 - 13:20 Commission delivers plan to tackle abandoned oil wells leaking on California beach
08/10/2017 - 12:15 STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on Martins Beach court ruling and public coastal access
07/13/2017 - 14:29 Closure of Last Coastal Sand Mine Nearing Conclusion
07/01/2017 - 13:59 Large Capacity Magazines: Lt. Governor Newsom on two separate District Court considerations today
06/29/2017 - 11:43 STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on budget funding for Computer Science initiatives
06/27/2017 - 11:42 Lt. Governor Newsom Supports Terms to Close America's Last Coastal Sand Mine
06/22/2017 - 13:25 State Lands Commission Vows to Resist President Trump's Executive Order on Offshore Oil Drilling
06/01/2017 - 15:15 STATEMENT: Lt. Governor Newsom on the Paris Climate Agreement