Bill/Topic

AB-47

Short Title

Emergency Services: HIt and Run Incidents

Description

Would authorize a law enforcement agency to issue a Yellow Alert if a person has been killed or has suffered serious bodily injury due to a hit-and-run incident and the law enforcement agency has specified information concerning the suspect or the suspect's vehicle. The bill would require the California Highway Patrol to activate a Yellow Alert within the requested geographic area upon request if it concurs with the law enforcement agency that specified requirements are met.

Link to Bill

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB47

Sponsor(s)

Gatto - D

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 12/19/2012

Last Amend: 7/1/2014
Status: 7/1/2014-Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. Location: 7/1/2014-S. APPR.
Calendar: 8/4/2014 10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, DE LEóN, Chair

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-911

Short Title

Telephone systems: 911

Description

Would require an MLTS operator, as defined, to program, maintain, and operate the MLTS, as specified, to ensure that each emergency call placed from any telephone on the MLTS is routed to the appropriate public safety answering point or private emergency answering point and provides either automatic location information, automation number identification , or emergency response location to the public safety answering point or private emergency answering point . The bill would provide an exemption for a multiline telephone system serving a building or structure with less than 7,000 square feet of workspace.

Link to Bill

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB911&search_keywords=

Sponsor(s)

Bloom- D

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/22/2013

Last Amend: 8/13/2013
Status: 8/30/2013-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/19/2013)
Location: 8/30/2013-S. 2 YEAR

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1772

Short Title

State government: advisory committee on the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.

Description

Current law requires the Attorney General to appoint an advisory committee on the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System to advise and assist in the management of the system. This bill would change the membership of the committee by replacing the representative from the Department of General Services with a representative from the Office of Emergency Services.

Link to Bill

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1772

Sponsor(s)

Williams- D

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/14/2014
Status: 6/27/2014-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(13). (Last location was S. RLS. on 5/22/2014)
Location: 6/27/2014-S. DEAD

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1717

Short Title

Telecommunications: prepaid mobile telephony services: state surcharge and fees: local charges collection.

Description

Would enact the Prepaid Mobile Telephony Service Surcharge Collection Act. The bill would establish a prepaid MTS surcharge, as defined, based upon a percentage of the sales price of each retail transaction that occurs in this state for prepaid mobile telephony services, as defined. The prepaid MTS surcharge would include the emergency telephone users surcharge, as defined, and PUC surcharges, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1717

Sponsor(s)

Perea- D

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 2/13/2014

Last Amend: 7/2/2014

Status: 7/2/2014-Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. Location: 7/2/2014-S. APPR.
Calendar: 8/4/2014 10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, DE LEóN, Chair

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-1211

Short Title

Emergency services: Next Generation 911.

Description

Would require the Office of Emergency Services to develop a plan and timeline of target dates for testing, implementing, and operating a Next Generation 911 emergency communication system, including text to 911 service, throughout California. The bill would require the office, in determining the surcharge rate, to additionally include costs it expects to incur, consistent with the plan and timeline, to plan, test, implement, and operate Next Generation 911 technology and services, including text to 911 service.

Link to Bill

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB1211

Sponsor(s)

Padilla- D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/20/2014

Last Amend: 5/27/2014
Status: 6/26/2014-From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (June 25). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Location: 6/26/2014-A. APPR.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-745

Short Title

Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.

Description

Current law provides that moneys in the Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Grant Account are available for grants to eligible consortia to fund the cost of broadband deployment activities other than the capital cost of facilities, as specified by the commission. This bill would specifically include representatives of workforce organizations and air pollution control or air quality management districts amongst the persons that can be included in an eligible consortium.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0701-0750/sb_745_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hueso - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-741

Short Title

Mobile communications: privacy.

Description

Would prohibit a local agency from acquiring or using cellular communications interception technology, as defined, unless that acquisition or use is approved by a resolution or ordinance adopted by its legislature body at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the legislative body at which members of the public are afforded a reasonable opportunity to comment. The bill would require that the resolution or ordinance set forth the policies of the local agency as to authorized uses of cellular communications interception technology, and as to the use, protection from unauthorized disclosure, and disposal of data obtained through that technology.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0701-0750/sb_741_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hill - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-700

Short Title

Emergency medical services

Description

Under current law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, the Emergency Medical Services Authority is responsible for establishing minimum standards and promulgating regulations for the training and scope of practice for emergency medical technician-paramedic (EMT-P). This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0651-0700/sb_700_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Berryhill - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-677

Short Title

Smog check: penalties

Description

Current law establishes a motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program, referred to as a smog check program, developed, implemented, and administered by the Department of Consumer Affairs. The duty of enforcing and administering the program is vested in the Chief of the Bureau of Automotive Repair within the department. Current law authorizes the department to issue a citation to a licensee, contractor, or fleet owner for a violation of the requirements of the smog check program, and the citation may specify certain civil or administrative penalties. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to those provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0651-0700/sb_677_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Mendoza - D

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-663

Short Title

Liability for fires

Description

Under current law, a person who commits certain acts, including, among others, negligently setting a fire that escapes onto any public or private property or failing to correct a fire hazard prohibited by law, is liable for the costs incurred in fighting the fire and the cost of providing rescue or emergency medical services. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0651-0700/sb_663_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Fuller - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-658

Short Title

Automated external defibrillators.

Description

Would remove the conditions required for the exemption from civil liability of a person or entity that acquires an AED for emergency use and any person or entity responsible for the site where the AED is located. The bill would require a person or entity that acquires an AED to, among other things, comply with specified regulations for the placement of the device and ensure that the AED is maintained and annually tested. The bill would make related changes.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0651-0700/sb_658_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hill - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-612

Short Title

Hazardous materials.

Description

Would require the Department of Toxic Substances Control to adopt regulations establishing criteria and guidelines by December 31, 2016, for determining onsite generation quantities to determine the California generator status, as defined, of a person who generates hazardous waste at an individual site. The bill would require a generator to determine the quantities of all hazardous waste generated onsite each calendar month and to use this quantity to determine his or her California generator status for proper management of those wastes, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0601-0650/sb_612_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Jackson - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-598

Short Title

Sales and use taxes: consumer designation: all volunteer fire department.

Description

Would provide that an all volunteer fire department, as defined, is a consumer, and not a retailer, of all tangible personal property sold by it, if the profits are used solely and exclusively in furtherance of the purposes of the all volunteer fire department, so that the retail sale subject to tax is the sale of tangible personal property to the all volunteer fire department. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0551-0600/sb_598_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hill - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-556

Short Title

Claims against public entities.

Description

Would require the board, the governing body of the local public entity, the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, the Judicial Council, or the Trustees of the California State University, as appropriate, to grant or deny the application for leave to present the claim within 45 days after it is received by the board.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0551-0600/sb_556_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

DeLeon - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-534

Short Title

Medi-Cal: ground emergency medical transportation services: supplemental reimbursement.

Description

Would make technical, non-substantive changes to this provision.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0501-0550/sb_534_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Pan - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-520

Short Title

State responsibility areas: fire prevention fees.

Description

Would repeal these provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0501-0550/sb_520_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Berryhill - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-494

Short Title

Emergency services: earthquake early warning system.

Description

Current law requires various entities, including the Office of Emergency Services, through a public-private partnership, to develop a comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in California that includes certain features, including the installation of field sensors. This bill would declare that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would further the implementation goals of the statewide earthquake early warning system.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0451-0500/sb_494_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hill - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-444

Short Title

Telecommunications: Moore Universal Telephone Service Act.

Description

Would make a nonsubstantive revision to the provision requiring that the items of information be annually reported to the Legislature by the commission in a document that can be made public.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0401-0450/sb_444_bill_20150225_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Fuller - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/25/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 28.
Location: 2/25/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-415

Short Title

Local election dates.

Description

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would prohibit a political subdivision from holding an election on a date other than the date of a statewide direct primary election or statewide general election if doing so would result in a significant decrease in voter turnout as compared to the voter turnout at a statewide election.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0401-0450/sb_415_bill_20150225_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hueso - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/25/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 28.
Location: 2/25/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-393

Short Title

Local agencies

Description

Current law, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000, establishes the sole and exclusive authority and procedure for the initiation, conduct, and completion of changes of organization and reorganization for cities and districts. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the above-described law.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0351-0400/sb_393_bill_20150225_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Nguyen - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/25/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 28.
Location: 2/25/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-375

Short Title

Public employees' retirement

Description

The Public Employees' Retirement Law governs the rate of employer contributions to the Public Employees' Retirement System. The law requires, among other things, that all assets of an employer be used in the determination of the employer contribution rate for the membership comprising the basis of the computation and that those assets held be recognized over the same funding period used to amortize unfunded accrued actuarial obligations, as specified. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Sponsor(s)

Berryhill - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/24/2015
Status: 2/25/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 27.
Location: 2/24/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-354

Short Title

Public Employees' Retirement System.

Description

The Public Employees' Retirement Law creates the Public Employees' Retirement System, which provides a defined benefit to its members based on age at retirement, service credit, and final compensation. Current law defines "member" for purposes of that law. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that definition.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0351-0400/sb_354_bill_20150224_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Huff

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/24/2015
Status: 2/25/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 27.
Location: 2/24/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-331

Short Title

Local government: transparency.

Description

The California Public Records Act requires that the public records of a local agency be open to inspection and provides that every person has a right to inspect any public record, except as specified. The Ralph M. Brown Act requires that all meetings of a legislative body, as defined, of a local agency be open and public and all persons permitted to attend unless a closed session is authorized. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would increase transparency in local government.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0301-0350/sb_331_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Mendoza - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-330

Short Title

Public officers: contracts: financial interest.

Description

Would, on and after January 1, 2017, and notwithstanding any other law, expand these prohibitions to deem that a public officer who is an elected member of any state or local body, board, or commission has a prohibited financial interest in a contract pursuant to these provisions, if that public officer's spouse, child, parent, sibling, or the spouse of the child, parent, or sibling has a financial interest in any contract made by that public officer in his or her official capacity, or by any body, board, or commission of which that public officer is a member. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0301-0350/sb_330_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Mendoza - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-314

Short Title

Arson

Description

Current law provides that a person is guilty of the crime of arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned, or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forest land, or property. The crime of arson is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison, as specified. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0301-0350/sb_314_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Berryhill - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-309

Short Title

County employees' retirement: contribution rates

Description

The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL) authorizes counties to establish retirement systems pursuant to its provisions in order to provide pension benefits to county and district employees. CERL establishes the normal rates of contribution for members based on providing a specified, average annuity at 60 years of age. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Sponsor(s)

Morrell - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-293

Short Title

Public employees: retirement

Description

Current law, the Public Employees' Retirement Law establishes the Public Employees' Retirement System for the purpose of providing pension benefits to specified public employees. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to the provision that names that law.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_293_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Pan - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-292

Short Title

Public Employees' Retirement System: membership: exclusions

Description

The Public Employees' Retirement Law (PERL) creates the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), which provides a defined benefit to its members based on age at retirement, service credit, and final compensation. Current law defines "member" for purposes of PERL and excludes certain people from membership in PERS. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_292_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Pan - D

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-287

Short Title

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Description

Would require certain structures that are not owned or operated by the state or any local government entity and are constructed on or after January 1, 2016, to have an AED on the premises. This bill would require a person or entity that supplies an AED to comply with specified existing law regarding AEDs, and would exempt a person or entity that supplies an AED from liability for civil damages resulting from certain uses, attempted uses, or nonuses of an AED, as specified.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_287_bill_20150219_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hueso - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/19/2015
Status: 2/20/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
Location: 2/19/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-272

Short Title

The California Public Records Act: local agencies: inventory.

Description

Would require each local agency, in implementing the California Public Records Act, to conduct an inventory of data gathered by the agency that discloses what data is maintained by the agency, by whom, and with what frequency it is collected. The bill would require the inventory to be available to the public. Because the bill would require local agencies to perform additional duties, it would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_272_bill_20150219_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hertzberg - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/19/2015
Status: 2/20/2015-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
Location: 2/19/2015-S. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-265

Short Title

Fire prevention fee

Description

Current law requires the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, on or before September 1, 2011, to adopt emergency regulations to establish a fire prevention fee in an amount not to exceed $150 to be charged on each habitable structure on a parcel that is within a state responsibility area, as defined, and authorizes the board to annually adjust the fire prevention fee using prescribed methods. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that law.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_265_bill_20150218_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gaines - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/18/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-Referred to Com. on RLS.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. RLS.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-263

Short Title

Fire prevention: state resonsibility areas

Description

Current law makes certain findings and declarations regarding fire protection of the public trust resources on lands in state responsibility areas, including that the costs of fire prevention activities aimed at reducing the effects of structures in state responsibility areas should be borne by the owners of the structures. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this law.

Sponsor(s)

Gaines - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/18/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-Referred to Com. on RLS.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. RLS.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-258

Short Title

Local government

Description

Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would protect the right of the public to participate in open deliberations of the legislative bodies of local agencies by clarifying the appropriate use of special meetings.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0251-0300/sb_258_bill_20150218_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Bates - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/18/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-Referred to Com. on RLS.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. RLS.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-250

Short Title

State responsibility areas: fire prevention fees

Description

Would extend the time when the fire prevention fee is due and payable from 30 to 60 days from the date of assessment by the State Board of Equalization and would authorize the petition for redetermination to be filed within 60 days after service of the notice of determination, as specified.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0201-0250/sb_250_bill_20150218_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gaines - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/18/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. G. & F.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-239

Short Title

Cities and districts: extended services

Description

Summary: Current law requires the executive officer of a local agency formation commission, within 30 days of receipt of a request for approval by a city or district of a contract to extend services outside its jurisdictional boundary, to determine whether the request is complete and acceptable for filing, as specified. This bill would extend the period within which the executive officer is required to make that determination to 45 days.

Sponsor(s)

Hertzberg - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/17/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
Location: 2/26/2015-S. G. & F.
Summary: Current law requires

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-201

Short Title

California Public Records Act

Description

Summary: Would require a court, in an action by a third party to enjoin disclosure of a public record or declaratory relief concerning a request to inspect a public record, to apply the provisions of the California Public Records Act as if the action had been initiated by a person requesting disclosure of a public record. The bill would also require the third party seeking an injunction or declaratory relief to provide notice to the person whose request prompted the action at the same time the defendant public agency in the action is served.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0201-0250/sb_201_bill_20150210_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Wieckowski - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/10/2015
Status: 2/19/2015-Referred to Com. on JUD.
Location: 2/19/2015-S. JUD.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-198

Short Title

State responsibility areas: fire prevention fees

Description

Summary: Current law establishes the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund and prohibits the collection of fire prevention fees if there are sufficient amounts of moneys in the fund to finance specified fire prevention activities for a fiscal year. Current law requires that the fire prevention fees collected, except as provided, be deposited into the fund and be made available to the board and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for certain fire protection activities that benefit the owners of structures in state responsibility areas who are required to pay the fee. Current law further requires the board to submit an annual written report to the Legislature on specified topics. This bill would repeal these provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0151-0200/sb_198_bill_20150210_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Morrell - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/10/2015
Status: 2/19/2015-Referred to Coms. on N.R. & W. and GOV. & F.
Location: 2/19/2015-S. N.R. & W.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-45

Short Title

Economic development

Description

Summary: Current law provides for various economic development programs throughout the state that foster community sustainability and community and economic development. Current law also authorizes local agencies to finance the purchase, construction, expansion, improvement, or rehabilitation of certain types of facilities. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would authorize local governmental entities to use tax increment financing for the development of economic planning, infrastructure, and educational facilities.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sb_45_bill_20141212_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Mendoza (D)

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 12/12/2014
Status: 1/15/2015-Referred to Com. on RLS.
Location: 1/15/2015-S. RLS.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-8

Short Title

Taxation

Description

Summary: Would state legislative findings regarding the Upward Mobility Act, key provisions of which would expand the application of the Sales and Use Tax law by imposing a tax on specified services, would enhance the state's business climate and would incentivize entrepreneurship and business creation by evaluating the Corporate Tax Law, and would examine the impacts of a lower and simpler Personal Income Tax Law.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sb_8_bill_20141201_introduced.html

Sponsor(s)

Hertzberg (D)

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 12/1/2014
Last Amend: 2/10/2015
Status: 2/19/2015-Re-referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
Location: 2/19/2015-S. G. & F.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

SB-3

Short Title

Minimum wage: adjustment

Description

Summary: Would increase the minimum wage, on and after January 1, 2016, to not less than $11 per hour, on and after July 1, 2017, to not less than $13 per hour. The bill would require the annual automatic adjustment of the minimum wage, commencing January 1, 2019, to maintain employee purchasing power diminished by the rate of inflation during the previous year. The adjustment would be calculated using the California Consumer Price Index, as specified. The bill would prohibit the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) from adjusting the minimum wage downward and from adjusting the minimum wage if the average percentage ofinflation for the previous year was negative.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sb_3_bill_20141201_introduced.html

Sponsor(s)

Leno - D

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 12/1/2014
Status: 1/15/2015-Referred to Com. on L. & I.R.
Location: 1/15/2015-S. L. & I.R.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

ACR-10

Short Title

Emergency Medical Services Week.

Description

Summary: This measure would proclaim the week of May 17, 2015, through May 23, 2015, as Emergency Medical Services Week.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/acr_10_bill_20150121_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Rodriguez - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 1/21/2015
Status: 2/2/2015-Referred to Com. on RLS.
Location: 2/2/2015-A. RLS.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

ACA-3

Short Title

Public employees' retirement.

Description

Summary: Would require, with respect to any public retirement systems, that any enhancement to a public employee's retirement formula or retirement benefit, adopted on or after the measure's effective date, apply only to service performed on and after the operative date of the enhancement and shall not be applied to any service performed prior to the operative date of the change. The measure would specify how changes in membership classification or changes in employment are to be applied in this context. The measure would provide that specified cost-of-living adjustments are not enhancements of retirement benefits.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/aca_3_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gallagher - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1503

Short Title

Telecommunications universal service programs: teleconnect fund.

Description

Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop and implement a program funded by the California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund to advance universal service by providing discounted rates to qualifying schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, community colleges, libraries, hospitals, health clinics, and community organizations. This bill would require the commission to include auxiliary organizations of the California State University in the program funded by the California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1501-1550/ab_1503_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Perea - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1499

Short Title

Property tax: revenue allocations.

Description

Summary: Current property tax law generally requires the county auditor, in each fiscal year, to allocate property tax revenues to local jurisdictions in accordance with specified formulas and procedures, and generally requires that each jurisdiction be allocated an amount equal to the total of the amount of revenue allocated to that jurisdiction in the prior fiscal year, subject to certain modifications, and that jurisdiction's portion of the annual tax increment, as defined. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1499_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gray - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1462

Short Title

Local government

Description

Summary: Current law specifies certain hiring practices and other procedures governing officers and employees of local agencies. Current law prohibits local agencies and districts from requiring that their employees be residents of that jurisdiction. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this prohibition.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1462_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gonzalez - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1412

Short Title

Redevelopment: successor agencies to redevelopment agencies.

Description

Summary: Would provide that upon application by the successor agency and approval by the oversight board, loan agreements entered into between the redevelopment agency and the city, county, or city and county that created the redevelopment agency, where the outstanding principal balance of the loan is $1,250,000 or less, are enforceable obligations if the oversight board finds, among other things, that the loan was for legitimate redevelopment purposes, it was entered into more than 2 years after the creation of the former redevelopment agency and prior to January 1, 2011, and it is the only debt of the former redevelopment agency remaining to be paid on the recognized obligation payment schedule.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1401-1450/ab_1412_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Perea - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1411

Short Title

Fire protection: type 1 clothes dryers.

Description

Summary: Would require, on or before July 1, 2017, the State Fire Marshal, with the advice of the State Board of Fire Services, to adopt regulations and standards requiring a visual warning device on a type 1 clothes dryer, as defined, that indicates a hazardous lint buildup. The bill would prohibit, after January 1, 2018, a type 1 clothes dryer from being marketed, distributed, offered for sale, or sold in this state by a retailer unless the dryer incorporates a visual warning device that indicates a hazardous lint buildup.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1401-1450/ab_1411_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Garcia, Eduardo - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1396

Short Title

Medi-Cal

Description

Summary: Current federal law requires that a state plan for medical assistance provide methods and procedures relating to the utilization of, and the payment for, care and services available under the plan as may be necessary to assure that payments are consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care and are sufficient to enlist enough providers so that care and services are available under the plan at least to the extent that care and services are available to the general population in the geographic area. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to align state law with federal law, as specified above, and to require an independent, third party to establish standardized metrics on access to care and quality of care, and to assess services using those metrics.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1351-1400/ab_1396_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Bonta - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1347

Short Title

Public contracts: claims

Description

Summary: Would establish, for contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2016, a claim resolution process applicable to all public entity contracts. The bill would define a claim as a contractor's written demand or assertion, including a request for a modification, contract amendment, or change order, seeking an adjustment or interpretation of the terms of the contract documents, payment of money, extension of time, or other relief, including a determination of disputes or matters arising out of, or related to, the contract documents or the performance of work on a public work. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1301-1350/ab_1347_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Chiu - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1346

Short Title

State Emergency Plan.

Description

Summary: Would require the Office of Emergency Services to update the State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2017, and every 5 years thereafter.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1301-1350/ab_1346_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gray - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1345

Short Title

California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: wildfires.

Description

Summary: Would require the State Air Resources Board, in consultation with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, no later than January 1, 2017, to estimate the annual greenhouse gas emissions associated with wildfires in California between the years 1990 and 2015, inclusive. The bill would require the state board to develop, no later than January 1, 2017, an emissions baseline for wildfires by calculating the average of the annual greenhouse gas emissions associated with wildfires between the years 1990 and 2015, inclusive.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1301-1350/ab_1345_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Dahle - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1291

Short Title

The County Employees Retirement Law of 1937.

Description

Summary: Current law, the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, authorizes counties to establish retirement systems, as specified, in order to provide pension benefits to county, city, and district employees. Current law defines a district for these purposes and includes specified county retirement systems within the definition. This bill would include the retirement system established under these provisions in the County of Ventura within the definition of district. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1251-1300/ab_1291_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Williams - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1290

Short Title

Community redevelopment.

Description

Summary: Current law dissolved redevelopment agencies and community development agencies, as of February 1, 2012, and designates successor agencies, as defined. Current law requires successor agencies to wind down the affairs of the dissolved redevelopment agencies. Current law requires a successor agency to, among other things, continue to make payments due for enforceable obligations, remit unencumbered balances to the county auditor-controller for distribution, and dispose of assets, as directed. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1251-1300/ab_1290_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Dahle - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1264

Short Title

Vehicles: emergency contact locator database.

Description

Summary: Would enact the "Motor Vehicle Emergency Contact Locator Act of 2015" and would require a vehicle identification number emergency contact locator database to be established by motor vehicle manufacturers in conjunction with law enforcement agencies and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1251-1300/ab_1264_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Medina - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1262

Short Title

Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.

Description

Summary: Would require that of the moneys collected for the California Advanced Services Fund on and after January 1, 2011, $15,000,000 is to be deposited into the Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Grant Account and used for specified purposes, and $10,000,000 is to be deposited into the Broadband Infrastructure Revolving Loan Account and used for specified purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1251-1300/ab_1262_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Wood - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1260

Short Title

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1201-1250/ab_1231_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Description

Summary: Current law authorizes the legislative body of a city or a county to establish an enhanced infrastructure financing district, adopt an infrastructure financing plan, and issue bonds, for which only the district is liable, upon approval by 55% of the voters to finance public capital facilities or other specified projects of communitywide significance. Current law requires the legislative body to establish a public financing authority, defined as the governing board of the enhanced infrastructure financing authority, comprised of members of the legislative body of the participating entities and of the public, as provided. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1251-1300/ab_1260_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Thurmond - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1231

Short Title

Medi-Cal: nonmedical transportation.

Description

Summary: Would add to the schedule of benefits nonmedical transportation, as defined, for a beneficiary to obtain covered specialty care Medi-Cal services, if those services are more than 60 minutes or 30 miles from the beneficiary's place of residence.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1201-1250/ab_1231_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Wood

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1223

Short Title

Emergency medical services: noncritical cases

Description

Summary: Would authorize the policies and procedures to allow for the transportation of a noncritical case that cannot be immediately admitted to a hospital emergency room to another appropriate medical treatment facility, including, but not limited to, a clinic, as defined, or a doctors' office.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1201-1250/ab_1223_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

O'Donnell - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1217

Short Title

Orange County Fire Authority

Description

Summary: Would, as of January 1, 2018, require the Board of Directors of the Orange County Fire Authority, a joint powers agency, to consist of 13 members, each serving a term of 2 years. The bill would create the Orange County Fire Authority City Selection Committee to select 10 of those board members from cities that contract with the authority for fire protection services, as specified. The bill would additionally require 3 of the members of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Fire Authority to be members of the board of supervisors of the County of Orange. This bill contains other related provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1201-1250/ab_1217_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Daly - D

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1215

Short Title

Open government.

Description

Summary: Current law requires, with specified exceptions, that all meetings of state and local government entities be open and public and that all persons be permitted to attend and participate. Current law also requires that public records be open to inspection at all times during the office hours of a state or local government entity and that every person has a right to inspect any public record, except as specifically provided. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to strengthen the state's commitment to an open and transparent government.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1201-1250/ab_1215_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Ting - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1203

Short Title

Office of Emergency Services: Fire Fighter Apprenticeship Program: training: crude oil spills.

Description

Summary: Would authorize the Office of Emergency Services to contract with the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Program to develop a course of instruction on the responsibilities of first responders to incidents involving crude oil spills by rail, and would additionally require the course of instruction to be developed in consultation with individuals knowledgeable about crude oil spills by rail.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1201-1250/ab_1203_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Jones-Sawyer - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1202

Short Title

Fire prevention fee: fee reduction

Description

Summary: Would require the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to reduce the amount of the fire prevention fee to be charged on a habitable structure by an amount equal to the amount paid by the owner of the structure to a local fire district for fire prevention services during the year for which the fee is due, if the owner of the structure provides the board with written documentation of the amount paid to the local fire district for those services.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1201-1250/ab_1202_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Mayes - R

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1190

Short Title

Public employees: retirement: elections.

Description

Summary: Current law vests the management and control of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) in the Board of Administration of the PERS. Existing law provides that the membership of the board includes 6 members elected under the supervision of the board. Existing law requires the board to distribute ballots to each member of the retirement system in advance of each election, the results of which are required to be certified by the Secretary of State. This bill would additionally authorize an entity designated by the Secretary of the State to provide that mandatory certification of election results.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1151-1200/ab_1190_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Cooley - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1172

Short Title

California cyber security

Description

Summary: Would continue in existence the California Cyber Security Task Force, consisting of specified members, previously created by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Technology, in the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. This bill would authorize the task force to convene stakeholders to act in an advisory capacity and compile policy recommendations on cyber security for the state.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1151-1200/ab_1172_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Chau - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1168

Short Title

Local government finance

Description

Summary: Current law requires the county auditor, in the case in which a qualifying city becomes the successor agency to a special district as a result of a merger with that district as described in a specified statute, to additionally allocate to that successor qualifying city that amount of property tax revenue that otherwise would have been allocated to that special district pursuant to general allocation requirements. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the provision pertaining to property tax revenue allocations to a qualifying city that merges with a special district.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0151-0200/ab_168_bill_20150122_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Maienschein - R

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 1/22/2015
Status: 1/23/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee February 22.
Location: 1/22/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1129

Short Title

Emergency medical services: data and information system.

Description

Summary: Would require an emergency medical care provider to, when collecting and sharing data with a local EMS agency, use a system that is compliant with the California Emergency Medical Services Information System (CEMSIS) and the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) standards and ensure that the system can be integrated with the local EMS agency's system, as specified. The bill would prohibit a local EMS agency from mandating that a provider use a specified system to collect and share data with the agency.

Link to Bill

Summary: Would require an emergency medical care provider to, when collecting and sharing data with a local EMS agency, use a system that is compliant with the California Emergency Medical Services Information System (CEMSIS) and the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) standards and ensure that the system can be integrated with the local EMS agency's system, as specified. The bill would prohibit a local EMS agency from mandating that a provider use a specified system to collect and share data with the agency.

Sponsor(s)

Burke - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1111

Short Title

Vehicles: parking

Description

Summary: Current law generally prohibits a person from stopping or parking a vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1101-1150/ab_1111_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gatto - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1079

Short Title

Successor agencies: due diligence review: finding of completion.

Description

Summary: Current law requires a successor agency to employ a licensed accountant to conduct a due diligence review to determine the unobligated balances of the former redevelopment agency that are available for transfer to taxing entities. Current law requires the Department of Finance to issue a finding of completion to a successor agency that completes the due diligence review and meets other requirements. This bill would provide that the requirements of a due diligence review have been satisfied if specified conditions with respect to a transfer of assets are met, and would provide in that event, that the successor agency is entitled to a finding of completion by the department.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1051-1100/ab_1079_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Obernolte - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1072

Short Title

Insurance: firefighters or police officers' benefit and relief associations.

Description

Summary: Current law exempts from the requirements set forth in the Insurance Code firemen's, policemen's, and peace officers' benefit and relief associations that comply with specified criteria, including, among other things, a requirement that the membership consist solely of peace officers, members of police or fire departments, and emergency medical personnel employed by fire departments, as specified. Current law prohibits an association from operating or doing business in the state without a certificate of authority, and imposes a filing fee of $590 for the application for that certificate. This bill would repeal those provisions and would enact new provisions governing those entities.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1051-1100/ab_1072_bill_20150227_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Daly - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/27/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Read first time.
Location: 2/27/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1027

Short Title

Automobile insurance coverage: medical transportation services.

Description

Summary: Would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1001-1050/ab_1027_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gatto - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-1009

Short Title

ocal government: redevelopment: revenues from property tax override rates.

Description

Summary: Would authorize a city or county that levies a property tax rate, approved by the voters of a city or county to make payments in support of pension programs and levied in addition to the general property tax rate, to make a request to an oversight board to prohibit revenues derived from that property tax rate from being deposited into a Redevelopment Property Tax Fund. This bill would authorize an oversight board to deny this request based on substantial evidence that a former redevelopment agency made a pledge of revenues that specifically included revenues derived from the imposition of that property tax rate.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1001-1050/ab_1009_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Garcia, Cristina -D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-992

Short Title

County Employees Retirement Law of 1937: disability retirement: modification of allowance.

Description

Summary: Would specify that a member who applies for disability and is granted a service retirement pending a determination of disability may change the type of allowance that he or she elected at the time of the service retirement, as specified.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0951-1000/ab_992_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

(Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Soc)

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-966

Short Title

Public works: prevailing wage.

Description

Summary: Would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the that provision.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0951-1000/ab_966_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Baker - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-952

Short Title

Local government: cities: special districts: governing boards: vacancies.

Description

Summary: Would require the provisional appointee to serve on the board until the next regularly scheduled election. This bill would eliminate the requirement that an election be held 130 or more days after the effective date of the vacancy. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0951-1000/ab_952_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Garcia, Cristina - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-951

Short Title

Local agencies

Description

Summary: Current law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, requires the legislative body of a local agency to provide the time and place for holding regular meetings of the legislative body. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this law.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0951-1000/ab_951_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Wilk - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-896

Short Title

Counties: search or rescue: costs.

Description

Summary: Would prohibit the county or city and county from collecting reimbursement from persons whom the county or city and county determines are unable to pay the charges. The bill would prohibit a county or city and county from billing a resident more than $12,000, adjusted annually for inflation as determined by the Department of Industrial Relations, for a search or rescue, unless the search or rescue is the result of a criminal violation punishable as a felony. This bill would provide that the county or city and county may only seek reimbursement if the board of supervisors of that county or city and county passes an ordinance consistent with this bill. This bill contains other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0851-0900/ab_896_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Wagner - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-883

Short Title

Employment: public employee status.

Description

Summary: Would prohibit private and public employers from publishing or posting a job advertisement or announcement that states or indicates directly or indirectly that the applicant for employment must not be a current or former public employee. The bill would also prohibit these employers from communicating, directly or indirectly, that an applicant's status as a current or former public employee disqualifies an individual from eligibility for employment or from basing an employment decision on an applicant's current or former employment as a public employee.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0851-0900/ab_883_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Low - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-874

Short Title

Collective bargaining.

Description

Summary: Current law governs collective bargaining between public employers and recognized employee organizations. Current law generally delegates jurisdiction to the Public Employment Relations Board to resolve disputes and enforce the statutory duties and rights of state, local, and public school employers and employees. This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to collective bargaining.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0851-0900/ab_874_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Rendon - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-867

Short Title

Tax administration: refunds: property tax: state assessment: actions.

Description

Summary: Would, notwithstanding existing law regarding the rule of res judicata, where a tax, fee, assessment, surcharge, or other amount levied or collected by the tax agency, which this bill would define to include the board and the Franchise Tax Board, has been determined to have been illegally levied or collected in a final and nonappealable decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, authorize any person who paid that tax, fee, assessment, surcharge, or other amount to file with the tax agency a claim for refund, within one year after the date of the final and nonappealable decision and would require the tax agency to refund the amount so paid.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0851-0900/ab_867_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Wagner - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Status: 2/26/2015-Read first time. To print.
Current Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-863

Short Title

Modified limousines: passenger safety.

Description

Summary: Current law, on and after January 1, 2016, prohibits any person from operating a modified limousine that is modified prior to July 1, 2015, unless it is equipped with at least 2 rear side doors and one or 2 rear windows that the rear seat passengers or all passengers of the vehicle may open from the inside of the vehicle in case of any fire or other emergency, as specified. This bill would instead make this prohibition operative on January 1, 2017. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0851-0900/ab_863_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Dodd - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-851

Short Title

Local government: organization: disincorporations.

Description

Summary: Would, in the case of a disincorporation or reorganization that includes a disincorporation, require the plan for services to include specific provisions, including, among others, an enumeration and description of the services currently provided by the city proposed for disincorporation and an outline of current retirement obligations, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0851-0900/ab_851_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Mayes - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-849

Short Title

Unlawfully causing a fire: explosion

Description

Summary: Would revise those provisions to specify that they also apply to unlawfully causing an explosion. The bill would also provide that unlawfully causing a fire or an explosion that causes the contents of an inhabited structure or an inhabited property to burn or be damaged by an explosion is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 2, 3, or 4 years, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine, or by both that imprisonment and fine. By expanding the scope of existing crimes and creating new crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0801-0850/ab_849_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Bonilla - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-843

Short Title

Public Employees' Retirement System: public information.

Description

Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that improves the methods by which the Public Employees' Retirement System delivers information to the public, that more fully reflects the information practices of the system, and that provides for delivery of information that better satisfies the public's need to understand its operations.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0801-0850/ab_843_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hadley - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-814

Short Title

Local tax payment

Description

Summary: Would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0801-0850/ab_814_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Daly - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-806

Short Title

Redevelopment: successor agencies to redevelopment agencies.

Description

Summary: Would authorize a successor agency, if the successor agency has received a finding of completion, to enter into, or amend existing, contracts and agreements, or otherwise administer projects in connection with enforceable obligations, if the contract, agreement, or project will not commit new property tax funds or otherwise adversely affect the flow of specified tax revenues or payments to the taxing agencies, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0801-0850/ab_806_bill_20150226_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

odd - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/26/2015
Status: 2/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 29.
Location: 2/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-712

Short Title

Redevelopment: successor agencies: Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule.

Description

Summary: Would, commencing July 1, 2016, revise the timeline for the preparation of the required Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule to provide that the successor agency prepare a schedule for a 12-month fiscal period, with the first of these periods beginning July 1, 2016, and would authorize the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule to be amended by the oversight board during a 12-month fiscal period if the amendment is approved at least 90 days before the date of the next property tax distribution.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0701-0750/ab_712_bill_20150225_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Mullin - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/25/2015
Status: 2/26/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 28.
Location: 2/25/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-654

Short Title

Community redevelopment

Description

Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature that the use of residual revenues, derived from an additional property tax rate approved by the voters of a city, county, city and county, or special district to make payments in support of capital projects and programs related to the State Water Project, be consistent with the use of those revenues approved by the voters of the relevant jurisdiction.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0651-0700/ab_654_bill_20150224_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Brown - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/24/2015
Status: 2/25/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 27.
Location: 2/24/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-651

Short Title

Public safety officers and firefighters: investigations and interviews.

Description

Summary: The Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act require that, when a firefighter or public safety officer is under investigation and is interrogated by his or her commanding officer, or another member of the employing agency, on matters than that could lead to punitive action, the interrogation be conducted under certain conditions. This bill would authorize an employing public agency to grant the right of representation to a firefighter or public safety officer if an interview regarding the investigation of another firefighter or public safety officer focuses on matters that may, or are likely to, result in punitive action against the firefighter or officer who is not formally under investigation.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0651-0700/ab_651_bill_20150224_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Cooper - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/24/2015
Status: 2/25/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 27.
Location: 2/24/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-644

Short Title

Land use: general plan: safety element: fire hazard impacts

Description

Summary: Under the Subdivision Map Act, the legislative body of a county is required to make 3 specified findings before approving a tentative map, or a parcel map for which a tentative map was not required, for an area located in a state responsibility area or a very high fire hazard severity zone, as defined. This bill would exempt from those requirements the approval of a tentative map, or a parcel map for which a tentative map was not required, that would subdivide land identified in the open space element of the general plan for the management of resources, as defined.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0601-0650/ab_644_bill_20150224_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Wood - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/24/2015
Status: 2/25/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 27.
Location: 2/24/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-537

Short Title

Public employees' benefits

Description

Summary: Current law permits the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System to authorize an employer to participate in the prefunding of health care coverage and other postemployment benefits for annuitants. This bill would prohibit a public agency, state employer, employee organization, or public employee from entering into a memorandum of understanding that provides postemployment health care benefits without a strategy for permanently prefunding members' postemployment health care benefits.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0501-0550/ab_537_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Allen, Travis - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-510

Short Title

Emergency services: 911 emergency communication system.

Description

Summary: Would require the Office of Emergency Services, by January 1, 2017, to conduct a comprehensive review of California's 911 emergency communications system, including all public safety answering points, available technology, funding needs, and telephone and equipment limitations, and provide a report on its findings to the Legislature, to include specified information and recommendations. This bill contains other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0501-0550/ab_510_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Rodriguez - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-503

Short Title

Emergency medical services

Description

Summary: Current law requires the Emergency Medical Services Authority to develop planning and implementation guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) systems that address several components, including, but not limited to, manpower and training, communications, transportation, and assessment of hospitals and critical care centers. This bill would authorize a health facility, as defined, to release patient-identifiable medical inform a prehospital emergency medical services provider to the extent specific data elements are requested for quality assessment and improvement purposes.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0501-0550/ab_503_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Rodriguez - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-448

Short Title

Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle license fee adjustments.

Description

Summary: Current property tax law requires the county auditor, in each fiscal year, to allocate property tax revenue to local jurisdictions in accordance with specified formulas and procedures, and generally provides that each jurisdiction shall be allocated an amount equal to the total of the amount of revenue allocated to that jurisdiction in the prior fiscal year, subject to certain modifications, and that jurisdiction's portion of the annual tax increment, as defined. This bill would modify these reduction and transfer provisions, for the 2015-16 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter, by providing for a vehicle license fee adjustment amount calculated on the basis of changes in assessed valuation.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0401-0450/ab_448_bill_20150223_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Brown - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/23/2015
Status: 2/24/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-402

Short Title

Local agency services: contracts

Description

Summary: Would allow a local agency formation commission to authorize a city or district to provide new or extended services outside its jurisdictional boundaries to support existing or planned uses involving public or private properties, subject to approval at a publicly noticed hearing where the commission makes specified determinations. The bill would also make technical and conforming changes.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0401-0450/ab_402_bill_20150219_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Dodd - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/19/2015
Status: 3/2/2015-Referred to Com. on L. GOV.
Location: 3/2/2015-A. L. GOV.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-385

Short Title

Local agencies

Description

Summary: Current law defines the term "legislative body" for purposes of laws relating to cities, counties, and other local agencies. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that definition.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0351-0400/ab_385_bill_20150218_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Chu - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/18/2015
Status: 2/19/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.
Location: 2/18/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-368

Short Title

Community redevelopment

Description

Summary: Current law relating to redevelopment agencies provides for specified payments with respect to development project areas. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0351-0400/ab_368_bill_20150217_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Steinorth - R

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/17/2015
Status: 2/18/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.
Location: 2/17/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-341

Short Title

Financial affairs: reports

Description

Current law requires the officer of each local agency, who has charge of the financial records of the local agency, to furnish to the Controller a report of all the financial transactions of the local agency during the next preceding fiscal year within 90 days of the close of each fiscal year, or within 110 days if the report is furnished in an electronic format. This bill would require the report to contain underlying data from audited financial statements, as specified, if this data is available.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0301-0350/ab_341_bill_20150213_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Achadjian - R

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/13/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Referred to Com. on L. GOV.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. L. GOV.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-327

Short Title

Public works: volunteers

Description

All workers employed on public works projects are required to be paid not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work, except as specified. Current law governing public works does not apply to specified work performed by a volunteer, a volunteer coordinator, or a member of the California Conservation Corps or a community conservation corps. These provisions are effective only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date are repealed. This bill would delete that repeal date provision, effectively extending those provisions indefinitely. The bill would also delete an obsolete provision.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0301-0350/ab_327_bill_20150213_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gordon - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/13/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Referred to Com. on L. & E.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. L. & E.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-313

Short Title

Enhanced infrastructure financing districts

Description

Would require, after the adoption of a resolution of intention to establish a proposed district, the legislative body to send a copy of the resolution to the public financing authority. This bill would revise the duties of the public financing authority after the resolution of intention to establish the proposed district has been adopted, so that the public financing authority, instead of the legislative body, will perform the specified duties related to the preparation, proposal, and adoption of the infrastructure financing plan and the adoption of the formation of the district.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0301-0350/ab_313_bill_20150212_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Atkins - D

Position

For

Current Update

Introduced: 2/12/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Referred to Com. on L. GOV.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. L. GOV.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-301

Short Title

State responsibility areas: fire prevention fees

Description

Current law requires the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to adopt emergency regulations to establish a fire prevention fee in an amount not to exceed $150 to be charged annually on each habitable structure on a parcel that is within a state responsibility area. This bill would require the fee to be prorated for an owner, upon whom a fee is imposed, if that owner owns the habitable structure for only a portion of the year for which the fee is due.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0301-0350/ab_301_bill_20150212_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Bigelow - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/12/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. NAT. RES.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-299

Short Title

Public health: drownings

Description

Would require the State Department of Public Health to create, by regulation, a submersion incident report form for the reporting of all statewide drownings or near drownings, as specified. The bill would require the form to be used and completed by every local law enforcement entity, fire department, and any other first responder, as defined, for every drowning or near drowning for which the entity, department, or first responder provides services or investigates. The bill would require the form to be submitted to the department, and as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0251-0300/ab_299_bill_20150212_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Brown - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/12/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. HEALTH

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-295

Short Title

Public employment: employee organization

Description

Would require a public agency, if the public agency becomes the successor employer to a private employer that offers emergency medical transportation services, to immediately recognize a new bargaining unit consisting of the emergency medical transportation employees of the predecessor private employer and recognize an employee organization as the exclusive representative of the new bargaining unit if the employee organization meets specified certification or recognition requirements.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0251-0300/ab_295_bill_20150212_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gipson - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/12/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Referred to Com. on P.E., R., & S.S.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. P.E.,R. & S.S.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-278

Short Title

District-based municipal elections

Description

Would require the legislative body of a city with a population of 100,000 or more to adopt an ordinance, without submitting the ordinance to the voters of the city for approval, for the election of members of the legislative body by district. This bill would require that the boundary lines of each district be adjusted in accordance with specified provisions of law. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0251-0300/ab_278_bill_20150211_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Hernandez, Roger - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/11/2015
Status: 2/23/2015-Referred to Coms. on E. & R. and L. GOV.
Location: 2/23/2015-A. E. & R.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-259

Short Title

Personal information: privacy

Description

Current law requires an agency that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, as defined, to provide notification of any breach in the security of that data to any California resident whose personal information may have been compromised by the breach, as specified. This bill would additionally require an agency, if the agency was the source of the breach and the breach compromised a person's social security number, driver's license number, or California identification card number, to offer to provide the person with identity theft prevention and mitigation services at no cost for not less than 12 months, as specified.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0251-0300/ab_259_bill_20150209_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Dababneh - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/9/2015
Status: 2/17/2015-Referred to Com. on P. & C.P.
Location: 2/17/2015-A. P. & C.P.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-251

Short Title

Public works; public subsidies

Description

Would provide that a public subsidy is de minimis if it is both less than $25,000 and less than 1% of the total project cost. The bill would specify that those provisions do not apply to a project that was advertised for bid, or a contract that was awarded, before January 1, 2016.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0251-0300/ab_251_bill_20150209_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Levine - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/9/2015
Status: 2/17/2015-Referred to Com. on L. & E.
Location: 2/17/2015-A. L. & E.
Calendar: 3/18/2015 1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447 ASSEMBLY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, ROGER HERNÁNDEZ, Chair

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-241

Short Title

Bankruptcy: retired employees: disclosure of names and mailing addresses

Description

Summary: Would require, notwithstanding any other law and under certain conditions, a local public entity to provide the name and mailing address of each retired employee or his or her beneficiary receiving the retired employee's retirement benefit to any organization that is incorporated and qualified under specific state and federal laws for the purpose of representing retired employees or their beneficiaries as members of the organization in a neutral evaluation process, the declaration of a fiscal emergency and adoption of a resolution, or a bankruptcy proceeding, as specified.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0201-0250/ab_241_bill_20150205_introduced.html

Sponsor(s)

Gordon - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/5/2015
Status: 2/17/2015-Referred to Coms. on L. GOV. and P. & C.P.
Location: 2/17/2015-A. L. GOV.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-238

Short Title

Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund

Description

Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and administer the CASF to encourage deployment of high-quality advanced communications services to all Californians that will promote economic growth, job creation, and substantial social benefits of advanced information and communications technologies, as provided in specified decisions of the commission and in the CASF statute. This bill would define "broadband" for purposes of these provisions as advanced telecommunication services with specified advertised speeds.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0201-0250/ab_238_bill_20150224_amended_asm_v98.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Stone, Mark - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/5/2015
Last Amend: 2/24/2015
Status: 2/25/2015-Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.
Location: 2/25/2015-A. U. & C.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-237

Short Title

Local Governments: parcel taxes:notice

Description

Summary: Would require, before the adoption of any new parcel tax, the legislative body of a local agency, as defined, to provide at least 90 days' notice of the vote to enact the proposed parcel tax to the owner of each parcel affected by the tax. This bill would require the notice to include specified information and to be provided to the property owner in a specified manner. This bill would provide that the local agency may recover the reasonable costs of the notice from the proceeds of the parcel tax.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0201-0250/ab_237_bill_20150205_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Daly - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 2/5/2015
Status: 2/17/2015-Referred to Com. on L. GOV.
Location: 2/17/2015-A. L. GOV.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-203

Short Title

State responsibility areas: fire prevention fees.

Description

Summary: Current law requires that a fire prevention fee be charged on each habitable structure on a parcel that is within a state responsibility area, collected annually by the State Board of Equalization, and specifies that the annual fee shall be due and payable 30 days from the date of assessment by the state board. Current law authorizes a petition for redetermination of the fee to be filed within 30 days after service of a notice of determination. This bill would extend the time when the fire prevention fee is due and payable from 30 to 60 days from the date of assessment by the State Board of Equalization and would authorize the petition for redetermination to be filed within 60 days after service of the notice of determination, as specified.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0201-0250/ab_203_bill_20150129_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Obernolte - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 1/29/2015
Status: 2/9/2015-Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
Location: 2/9/2015-A. NAT. RES.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-183

Short Title

Local government finance.

Description

Summary: Current law requires the county auditor, in the case in which a "qualifying city" becomes the successor agency to a special district as a result of a merger with that district as described in a specified statute, to additionally allocate to that successor qualifying city that amount of property tax revenue that otherwise would have been allocated to that special district pursuant to general allocation requirements. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to the provision pertaining to property tax revenue allocations to a qualifying city that merges with a special district.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0151-0200/ab_183_bill_20150126_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Waldron - R

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 1/26/2015
Status: 1/27/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee February 26.
Location: 1/26/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-182

Short Title

California Voting Rights Act of 2001.

Description

Summary: Would provide parallel provisions that prohibit the use of a district-based election in a political subdivision if it would impair the ability of a protected class, as defined, to elect candidates of its choice or otherwise influence the outcome of an election. The bill would require a court to implement specified remedies upon a finding that a district-based election was imposed or applied in a manner that impaired the ability of a protected class to elect candidates of its choice or otherwise influence the outcome of an election.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0151-0200/ab_182_bill_20150126_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Alejo - D

Position

Undecided

Current Update

Introduced: 1/26/2015
Status: 2/2/2015-Referred to Coms. on E. & R. and JUD.
Location: 2/2/2015-A. E. & R.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-102

Short Title

Railroad safety and emergency planning and response.

Description

Summary: Current law requires the California Environmental Protection Agency to develop a state railroad accident prevention and immediate deployment plan, in consultation with specified state entities, other potentially affected state, local, or federal agencies, and affected businesses, and designates the Railroad Accident Prevention and Immediate Deployment Force as being responsible for implementing the plan, acting cooperatively and in concert with existing local emergency response units. This bill would make technical, non-substantive changes to these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/ab_102_bill_20150108_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Rodriguez - D

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 1/8/2015
Status: 1/9/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee February 8.
Location: 1/8/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-83

Short Title

Information Practices Act of 1977.

Description

Summary: Current law, the Information Practices Act of 1977, defines specified terms for its purposes. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_83_bill_20150106_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gatto (D)

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 1/6/2015
Status: 1/7/2015-From printer. May be heard in committee February 6.
Location: 1/6/2015-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-67

Short Title

Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2015

Description

Summary: Would enact the Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2015 that would require an employer to pay at least 2 times the regular rate of pay to an employee for work on a family holiday as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_67_bill_20141217_introduced.pdf

Sponsor(s)

Gonzalez (D)

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 12/17/2014
Status: 1/22/2015-Referred to Com. on L. & E.
Location: 1/22/2015-A. L. & E.
Calendar: 3/18/2015 1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447 ASSEMBLY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, ROGER HERNÁNDEZ, Chair

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-37

Short Title

Unmanned aircraft systems

Description

Summary: Would generally prohibit public agencies from using unmanned aircraft systems, or contracting for the use of unmanned aircraft systems, as defined, with certain exceptions applicable to law enforcement agencies and in certain other cases, including when the use or operation of the unmanned aircraft system achieves the core mission of the agency and the purpose is unrelated to the gathering of criminal intelligence, as defined.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_37_bill_20141201_introduced.html

Sponsor(s)

Campos (D)

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 12/1/2014
Status: 1/22/2015-Referred to Coms. on PUB. S. and P. & C.P.
Location: 1/22/2015-A. PUB. S.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-22

Short Title

Office of Emergency Services: oil-by-rail spills: firefighters

Description

Summary: Would require the Curriculum Development Advisory Committee to review the curriculum and courses of instruction offered by public and private programs that train firefighters in response methods for oil-by-rail spills, require the Office of Emergency Services to compile a list of those curriculum and courses of instruction and make that list available to all fire departments and establish a program to reimburse fire departments for costs incurred by those departments in sending firefighters to trainings, as provided.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_22_bill_20141201_introduced.html

Sponsor(s)

Rodriguez (D)

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 12/1/2014
Status: 2/17/2015-Referred to Com. on G.O.
Location: 2/17/2015-A. G.O.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-10

Short Title

Political Reform Act of 1974: economic interest disclosures

Description

Summary: Would increase the thresholds at which a public official has a disqualifying financial interest in sources of income from $500 to $1,000, in investments in business entities from $2,000 to $5,000, and in interests in real property from $2,000 to $10,000. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_10_bill_20141201_introduced.html

Sponsor(s)

Gatto (D)

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014
Introduced: 12/1/2014
Status: 1/16/2015-Referred to Com. on E. & R.
Location: 1/16/2015-A. E. & R.

Call to Action

None

Bill/Topic

AB-2

Short Title

Community revitalization authority

Description

Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would authorize certain local agencies to form a community revitalization authority within a community revitalization and investment area, as defined, to carry out provisions of the Community Redevelopment Law in that area for purposes related to, among other things, infrastructure, affordable housing, and economic revitalization, and to provide for the financing of these activities by, among other things, the issuance of bonds serviced by tax increment revenues.

Link to Bill

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_2_bill_20141201_introduced.html

Sponsor(s)

Alejo (D)

Position

Monitor

Current Update

Introduced: 12/01/2014
Status: 12/2/2014-From printer. May be heard in committee January 1.
Current Location: 12/1/2014-A. PRINT

Call to Action

None