Effective July 1, 2013, the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012 created the Secretary for Business, Consumer Services, and Housing. The 2013-14 Business and Housing responsibilities of the Secretary for Business, Transportation, and Housing were merged into this Secretary. 2012-13 budget information for Business and Housing responsibilities is displayed in the Secretary for Business, Transportation, and Housing (Organization Code 0520). In addition, the 2013-14 Consumer Services responsibilities of the Secretary for State and Consumer Services were merged into this Secretary. 2012-13 budget information for Consumer Services responsibilities is displayed in the Secretary for State and Consumer Services (Organization Code 0510).
The Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency (Agency) is responsible for overseeing departments, boards, bureaus, commissions, and agencies that provide the following services to the people of California: protection of the public through the licensing and regulation of more than 100 businesses and 200 professional categories; regulation of financial services and state-licensed financial institutions; enforcement of the sale of alcoholic beverages; regulation of the horse racing industry; the investigation and prosecution of civil rights violations; safe and affordable housing opportunities; and earthquake safety. The Agency is comprised of the following entities: Department of Consumer Affairs; Department of Business Oversight; Department of Fair Employment and Housing; Department of Housing and Community Development; Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board; California Horse Racing Board; and the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.