Barry Dion Keene
Born: July 30, 1938 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Children: Sue, Joe, Tony, Patty, and Nancy
Previous: Assembly Fellow, Criminal Procedure Committee
1965-1968: Staff Attorney, California Constitutional Revision Commission
1968-19??: Deputy District Attorney, Sonoma County
1983-1985: Member, California Judicial Council
1985-1992: Majority Leader, California State Senate
1992: Resigned from the State Senate on December 15.
2000-2002: Director, California Department of General Services
2008-Present: Member, California Student Aid Commission
- LEGISLATION: Author of Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (1967), which required official meetings of state boards and commissions to follow rules similar to those of the Brown Act.
- LEGISLATION: Authored the Keene Act, the first comprehensive medical malpractice statute.
- LEGISLATION: Author of the Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990.
- LEGISLATION: Author, Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, which provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care.
Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)