A Review of Governor’s Reorganization Plan No. 3 of State Fire Marshal/Department of Forestry and Fire Protection


For this study, the Commission reviewed the Governor’s Reorganization Plan #3 of 1995, which merges the office of the California State Fire Marshal with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

State law establishes that all Governors’ reorganization plans must be submitted to the Commission for review at least 30 days prior to submitting it to the Legislature for its consideration. Following its review and one or more public hearings on the proposal, the Commission offers a recommendation on whether the Legislature should allow the plan to go into effect.