The following definitions shall apply to educational advisory bodies created by this chapter:
(a) An "educational policy advisory commission" is an advisory body to the State Board of Education composed of professional and lay members, as defined by this code. Such groups are established to advise the State Board of Education within the general policy areas to which they are charged. The Superintendent of Public Instruction or his representative shall serve as executive secretary to each educational policy advisory commission.
(b) An "educational advisory committee" is an advisory body to the Superintendent of Public Instruction composed of educational specialists, technical experts, or specially qualified members of the public, or any combination thereof. Such committees are established to advise the Superintendent of Public Instruction on the administration of programs with which he is charged, and such committees serve at his pleasure.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)