The State and Consumer Services Agency was created in 1977 when it succeeded the responsibilities of the Agriculture and Services
Agency (Chapter 1229, Statutes of 1977). The State and Consumer Services Agency oversees a diverse array of state departments
and is considered the conglomerate superagency within state government. The agency is under the supervision of the Secretary
for State and Consumer Services, who is appointed by the governor and is a member of the Governor's Cabinet. The agency's
main responsibility is to provide communication, coordination, and policy guidance between the Governor's Office and the departments
within the agency. State departments under the supervision of the agency have included the California Science Center, California
Museum of Science and Industry, California African-American Museum, the Department of Consumer Affairs, the Department of
Fair Employment and Housing, Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the Office of the State Fire Marshall, the Franchise
Tax Board, the Department of General Services, State Personnel Board, Public Employees' Retirement System, State Teachers'
Retirement System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Building Standards Commission, Seismic Safety Commission, the Victim Compensation
and Government Claims Board, the Office of Information Security and Privacy Protection, and the Office of the Insurance Advisor,
and the California Public Broadcasting Commission.
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