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December 5, 2012 Board Meeting Agenda

Franchise Tax Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Franchise Tax Board
9646 Butterfield Way
Town Center, Gerald Goldberg Auditorium
Sacramento, CA  95827

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Open Session

Item 1. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the September 5, 2012, Board meeting – Board approval.

Item 2. Annual EDR Update

Information item.

Item 3. Legislative Proposals

Staff report and Board approval.

Item 4. Regulation Matters

2013 Rulemaking Calendar – Board approval.

Item 5. Administrative Matters

  1. 2013/14 Proposed Budget Change Proposal – Board approval. – Staff report and possible Board action.
    Voluntary Contribution Funds.
  2. Contracts Over $1 Million – Board approval.
    Computer Associates, Inc.
  3. Facility Action Items – Board approval.
    West Covina and Sacramento Field Offices Lease Renewals.

Item 6. Taxpayers' Bill of Rights

This annual hearing is held to allow taxpayers as well as taxpayer and industry representatives to present proposals for changes to existing state franchise and income tax laws.

Item 7. Executive Officer's Time

Executive Officer’s opportunity to report on matters of interest to the Board.

Item 8. Board Members' Time

Members’ opportunity to raise other matters of interest.

Closed Session

Item A.

Closed session to allow the Board to confer with and receive advice from legal counsel regarding pending litigation, within the meaning of Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(2), including Adam W. Dieter v. Bank of America, N.A., et al. and Cutler, Frank v. Franchise Tax Board, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC421864. Closed session is authorized by Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(1).

Item B.

Closed session to consider personnel matters. Closed session is authorized by Government Code section 11126, subdivision (a)(1).

* This facility is architecturally accessible to persons with physical disabilities.

  • When the circumstances warrant, the Chair may modify the order of the agenda items.

  • This notice, including links to written material related to the Open Session agenda items, is also available at http://www.ftb.ca.gov/ under the heading Public Meeting Notices.

  • If you have a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodation and/or this material in alternate format, please make your request as soon as possible, but no later than five working days prior to the meeting date.  Some alternate formats take longer to produce than others.  Therefore, the earlier your request is received, the more likely we can provide the specific alternate format you request.  To place your request, please contact Ellen Clemente by phone at (916) 845-3651 or by email at Ellen.Clemente@ftb.ca.gov.