California Legislation

CCTA Legislation Report - All by Subject

5/25/2015



 



 
  AB 103 (Weber D)   Budget Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Summary: This bill would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  AB 135 (Committee on Budget)   Budget Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Summary: This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2015.
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  AB 465 (Hernández, Roger D)   Contracts against public policy.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/30/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 4/30/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit any person from requiring another person, as a condition of employment, to agree to the waiver of any legal right, penalty, forum, or procedure for any employment law violations. The bill would prohibit a person from threatening, retaliating against, or discriminating against another person based on a refusal to agree to such waiver, and would provide that any such waiver required from an employee or potential employee as a condition of employment or continued employment is unconscionable, against public policy, and unenforceable.
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  AB 552 (O'Donnell D)   Public works contracts: damages.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 4/27/2015
  Summary: Current law prescribes requirements for contracts between private parties and public entities, as defined. This bill would provide that a public works contract entered into on or after January 1, 2016, that contains a clause requiring a contractor to be responsible for consequential damages is not enforceable unless the consequential damages have been liquidated to a set amount and identified in the public works contract. The bill would also make findings and declarations related to public contracts.
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  AB 571 (Brown D)   Property taxation: property statement: change in ownership statement: penalty.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/4/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 5/4/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #57  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Current law authorizes the county board of equalization or the assessment appeals board to order the penalty abated for failure to file a specified property statement or change in ownership statement. This bill would authorize the penalty to be abated if the assessee establishes that the failure to file the property statement or change in ownership statement within the specified time period was due to reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the assessee's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care in the absence of willful neglect.
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  AB 613 (Chu D)   Automatic renewals: cancellations: notice to consumers.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Current law makes it unlawful for any business making an automatic renewal or continuous service offer to a consumer in this state to, among other things, fail to present the automatic renewal or continuous service offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner. This bill would require the cancellation policy in any automatically renewed contract under these provisions to include the right of the consumer to cancel for any reason upon 30 days' written notice to the business and also include a statement describing the procedure to cancel the contact.
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  AB 761 (Levine D)   Carbon sequestration: working lands.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: The Cannella Environmental Farming Act of 1995, requires the Department of Food and Agriculture to establish and oversee an environmental farming program to provide incentives to farmers whose practices promote the well-being of ecosystems, air quality, and wildlife and their habitat. This bill would declare that $50,000,000 shall be available, upon appropriation, to the department to establish a grant program to fund voluntary projects that increase carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions reductions on working lands, as defined.
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  AB 925 (Low D)   Intentional recording of telephonic communication.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/11/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,500, by imprisonment in county jail for not more than one year or in the state prison, or by both that fine and imprisonment, to intercept or receive and intentionally record, or assist in the interception or receipt and intentional recording of, a communication transmitted between 2 telephonic devices, without the consent of all parties to the communication. This bill would exempt from that prohibition the first 20 seconds of a telephonic communication between a person or business and a current or former customer, or a person reasonably believed to be a current or former customer.
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  AB 1063 (Williams D)   Solid waste: disposal facility: fees.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Summary: Would require, on or before July 1, 2016, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, to hold a public hearing and workshop to develop a proposal for the Legislature regarding a new solid waste management fee which would provide the department with the revenue necessary to carry out certain actions. The bill would require the department, within 6 months of the public hearing and workshop, to propose a new solid waste management fee to the Legislature.
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  AB 1094 (Williams D)   Energy usage: plug-in equipment.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/12/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/12/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Energy Commission, in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission, to conduct an analysis of plug-in equipment electricity consumption, as specified, and set statewide, long-term energy efficiency targets to reduce the amount of electricity consumed by plug-in equipment. The bill would require the Energy Commission, in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission, to develop, track the progress of, revise, and update an implementation plan to achieve those targets, as specified.
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  AB 1159 (Gordon D)   Product stewardship: pilot program: household batteries and home-generated sharps waste.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Summary: Would establish the Product Stewardship Pilot Program and, until January 1, 2024, would require producers and product stewardship organizations of covered products, defined to mean a consumer product that is used or discarded in this state and is either home-generated sharps waste or household batteries, to develop and implement a product stewardship plan, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  AB 1192 (Quirk D)   Fair Information Practices Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would require a person, as defined, that provides a mobile operating system or platform that is used by an operator or developer of a mobile application that collects personal data from an individual California user through the mobile application or an online service to create universal privacy policy standards that are based on certain principles, including, but not limited to, transparency and security. The bill would require that person to conspicuously post those standards on the person's Internet Web site in a digital format that is accessible to all users, and would require a developer or operator of a mobile application using a mobile operating system or platform to accept those universal privacy policy standards, except as specified. The bill would also make legislative findings and declarations regarding those principles.
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  AB 1407 (Atkins D)   Family law: protective orders: wireless telephone numbers.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/21/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would, commencing July 1, 2016, authorize a court, after notice and a hearing, to issue an order directing a wireless telephone service provider to transfer the billing responsibility and rights to a wireless telephone number or numbers to a requesting party. The bill would require that order to be a separate order directed to the wireless telephone service provider that lists the name and billing telephone number of the accountholder, the name and contact information of the person to whom the number or numbers will be transferred, and each number to be transferred to that person.
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  AB 1493 (Cooper D)   California High Technology Crimes Task Force.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would establish the California High Technology Crimes Task Force to, among other tasks, analyze existing statutes for adequacy in addressing identity theft, Internet crimes, and credit card fraud, develop recommendations to prevent and prosecute those crimes, and identify funding sources for those purposes and to assist victims of those crimes. The bill would require the task force to report to the Legislature on those matters on or before December 31, 2017.
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  SB 69 (Leno D)   Budget Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Summary: This bill would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  SB 486 (McGuire D)   Telecommunications: reliability standards: 911 emergency service.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission, when considering the need for reliability standards, to consider standards governing the construction, operation, and maintenance of utility boxes, serving area interfaces, cross-connect facilities, cabinets, vaults, pedestals, and similar equipment located outside telephone corporation plant environments, particularly in areas that have previously experienced damage that caused a 911 outage, where the equipment is located in areas of high risk of vandalism or accidental damage and in areas lacking redundancy for backup of the main network facilities serving the area. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  SB 494 (Hill D)   Emergency services: seismic safety and earthquake-related programs.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/13/2015
  Summary: Would create the California Earthquake Safety Fund and would require moneys in the fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be used for seismic safety and earthquake-related programs, including the earthquake early warning system. The bill would authorize the fund to accept federal funds, funds from revenue bonds, local funds, and funds from private sources for purposes of carrying out its provisions, and would make conforming changes.
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  SB 500 (Hertzberg D)   Personal income taxes: nonresident de minimis income.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would provide, for purposes of computing the taxable income of a nonresident that the gross income of a nonresident from sources within this state does not include "de minimis income," defined as compensation subject to specified withholding if the nonresident has no other income from sources within this state, is present in this state to perform employment duties on behalf of an employer and any other related person for not more than 20 calendar days during the taxable year in which the compensation is received, compensation is received on or after January 1, 2016, for any part of the taxable year during which the taxpayer was not a resident of this state, and the nonresident's state of residence provides a substantially similar exclusion or does not impose an individual income tax.
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  SB 660 (Leno D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/6/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires the Governor to designate the president of the Public Utilities Commission from among its members and requires the president to direct the executive director, the attorney, and other staff of the commission, except for the Office of Ratepayer Advocates. Current law authorizes the executive director and the attorney to undertake certain actions if directed or authorized by the president, except as otherwise directed or authorized by vote of the commission. This bill would repeal the requirement that the president direct the executive director, the attorney, and other commission staff.
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  SB 690 (Stone R)   Privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #18  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Existing law makes it a misdemeanor to use an electronic tracking device to determine the location or movement of a person. Existing law defines electronic tracking device to mean any device attached to a vehicle or other movable thing that reveals its location or movement by the transmission of electronic signals. This bill would expand those provisions to include using an electronic tracking device to determine the location or movement of an object as well as a person. The bill would define electronic tracking device as any electronic or mechanical device that permits the tracking of the movement of a person or object. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  SB 803 (Committee on Governance and Finance)   Property taxation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 3/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/24/2015
  Summary: Current law requires a lease of real property that is owned by a state retirement system to provide, for purposes of property taxation, that the full cash value of the possessory interest created by the lease shall be the greater of either the full cash value of the possessory interest or, if the lease covers less than the entire real property, the lessee's allocable share of the full cash value that would be determined for that real property if it were subject to tax. This bill would delete those provisions relating to the full cash value of the possessory interest created by the aforementioned lease and would instead specify that the lease be valued in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Board of Equalization for the valuation of taxable possessory interests.
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  SCA 3 (Morrell R)   Legislative procedure.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/4/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/4/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit either house of the Legislature from passing a bill until the bill, in the form to be voted on, has been made available to the public, in print and published on the Internet, for at least 72 hours preceding the vote. This requirement would not apply to specified urgency bills upon the submission by the Governor to the Legislature of a written statement declaring that dispensing with the requirement is necessary to address a state of emergency.
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  Business



 
  AB 16 (Waldron R)   Income taxes: credit: video games.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a tax credit for the video game industry.
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            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 57 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: wireless telecommunication facilities.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/2/2014
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would provide that a colocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications facility is deemed approved, if the city or county fails to approve or disapprove the application within the time periods established by the commission and all required public notices have been provided regarding the application. This bill contains other existing laws.
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            Business   
 
  AB 151 (Rodriguez D)   Income taxes: credits: apprenticeships.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 5/20/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Current law provides for the establishment of apprenticeship programs in various trades, to be approved by the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in any trade in the state or in a city or trade area whenever the apprentice training needs justify the establishment. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2020, would allow a credit against the taxes imposed under those tax laws in an amount equal to $1 for each hour a registered apprentice worked in the taxable year, up to $2,000 each for up to 10 registered apprentices , as defined, trained by the taxpayer in the taxable year.
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            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 351 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Public contracts: small business participation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require all state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions to establish and achieve an annual goal of 25% small business participation in state procurements and contracts, to ensure that the state's procurement and contract processes are administered in order to meet or exceed the goal, and to report to the director statistics regarding small business participation in the agency's procurements and contracts. This bill contains other related provisions.
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            Business, Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 567 (Gipson D)   Property taxation: change in ownership statement: confidentiality of information.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #38  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Current law requires all information requested by the assessor or the State Board of Equalization regarding change in ownership reporting or furnished in a change in ownership statement to be held secret, except as specifically provided. This bill would provide that information requested or furnished in a change in ownership statement, with respect to a legal entity and its real property does not include the fact that a change in ownership statement has been filed with the board or that the board has issued a determination to the assessor relating to a change in ownership statement, and that the board and the assessor are not required to hold these facts secret.
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            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 867 (Wagner R)   Tax administration: refunds: property tax: state assessment: actions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  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.
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            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 1097 (Holden D)   Alarm companies: electronic transactions.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/11/2015
  Summary: Would provide that, notwithstanding certain provisions in the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act excluding home solicitation contracts, contracts for services or other activities authorized by the Alarm Company Act may be conducted by electronic means. The bill would provide that the provisions of UETA would apply to transactions conducted by persons licensed, certified, or registered pursuant to the Alarm Company Act, for purposes authorized by the Alarm Company Act, as specified.
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            Business   
 
  AB 1196 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Commission for Economic Development.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Would provide that the purpose of the Commission on Economic Development is to provide continuing support and guidance on public policies and economic development activities that support job creation and business growth in this state. The bill would additionally authorize the commission to collaborate with statewide and regional organizations on economic and community development initiatives and identify and support this state's access to federal programs, as provided.
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            Business, Economic Development   
 
  AB 1199 (Nazarian D)   Income taxes: credits: motion pictures.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Current law allows additional tax credits for a qualified motion picture for, among other things, 5% of the qualified expenditures related to music scoring and music track recording by musicians attributable to the production of the qualified motion picture in California. This bill would instead authorize that additional 5% for qualified expenditures relating to "qualified music preparation, music scoring, music track recording, and music editing," but would limit the scope of that term to the described activities for which a specified amount of the total expenditures is paid or incurred in California.
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            Business, TAX   
 
  SB 761 (Hall D)   Advertising: Internet private residence rental listings: notice.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/19/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #25  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Would require a hosting platform, as defined, to provide a specific notice to an occupant listing a residence for short-term rental on a hosting platform that states, among other things, that, if the occupant is a tenant, listing the room, home, condominium, or apartment may violate the lease or contract and could result in legal action by the landlord, including possible eviction.
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            Business   


  CASF



 
  AB 238 (Stone, Mark D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  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.
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            CASF, Internet   
 
  AB 1262 (Wood D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  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.
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            CASF   
 
  SB 745 (Hueso D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: 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.
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            CASF   


  CEQA



 
  AB 1068 (Allen, Travis R)   California Environmental Quality Act: priority projects.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would authorize each Member of the Legislature to nominate one project within his or her respective district each year, and the Governor to designate those projects as priority projects if the projects meet specified requirements. The bill would require the Governor to provide a notice of the designation to the appropriate lead agency and to the Office of Planning and Research. The bill would require the lead agency to notify the public and interested stakeholders of the designation, as specified, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.
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            CEQA   
 
  SB 122 (Jackson D)   California Environmental Quality Act: record of proceedings.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: CEQA establishes a procedure for the preparation and certification of the record of proceedings upon the filing of an action or proceeding challenging a lead agency's action on the grounds of noncompliance with CEQA. This bill would require the lead agency, at the request of a project applicant and consent of the lead agency, to prepare a record of proceedings concurrently with the preparation of a negative declaration, mitigated negative declaration, EIR, or other environmental document for projects. This bill contains other related provisions.
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            CEQA   


  Drones



 
  AB 14 (Waldron R)   Unmanned aircraft systems: task force.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would create the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force, comprised of 10 members, as provided. The bill would require the task force to research, develop, and formulate a comprehensive policy for unmanned aircraft systems. The task force would be required to submit, among other things, a policy draft and suggested legislation pertaining to unmanned aircraft systems to the Legislature and the Governor throughout the term of the task force, on or before January 1, 2018. The bill would provide that these provisions are repealed on January 1, 2022.
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            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 56 (Quirk D)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/2/2014
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #22  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  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 , subject to approval by the legislative body having management and control of the law enforcement agency and other specified conditions, 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. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 142 (Jackson D)   Civil law: unmanned aerial vehicles.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/14/2015
  Summary: Would define knowing entry upon the land of another also to include operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle below the navigable airspace overlaying the real property or operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 170 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems: correctional facilities.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Current state law generally prohibits a person from bringing, possessing, distributing, or selling certain devices and substances, including, among other things, alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and deadly weapons, in state prison or a jail. Current law also prohibits unauthorized communication with inmates in state prison or a jail. Current law provides criminal penalties for violations of these provisions. This bill would make a person who uses an unmanned aircraft system, as defined, in violation of specified provisions, subject to a doubled fine, as specified, in addition to any other penalty provided by law. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 263 (Gaines R)   Protective orders: use of an unmanned aircraft system.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would specifically prohibit a person subject to certain protective orders, when the person is prohibited by the protective order from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person, or from capturing images of the other person by using an unmanned aircraft system. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 271 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/28/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 4/28/2015
  Summary: Would make it an infraction to operate an unmanned aircraft system on or above the grounds of a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority, or his or her designee, or equivalent school authority. The bill would also make it an infraction to use an unmanned aircraft system to capture images of public school grounds providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority, or his or her designee, or equivalent school authority.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   


  Economic Development



 
  AB 2 (Alejo D)   Community revitalization authority.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would authorize certain local agencies to form a community revitalization authority (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. The bill would provide for the financing of these activities by, among other things, the issuance of bonds serviced by tax increment revenues, and would require the authority to adopt a community revitalization plan for the community revitalization and investment area that includes elements describing and governing revitalization activities.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 3 (Williams D)   Isla Vista Community Services District.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/5/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 5/5/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would authorize the establishment of the Isla Vista Community Services District by requiring the board of supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to place the question of whether the district should be established on the ballot at the next countywide election. By imposing new duties on the County of Santa Barbara, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 1196 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Commission for Economic Development.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Would provide that the purpose of the Commission on Economic Development is to provide continuing support and guidance on public policies and economic development activities that support job creation and business growth in this state. The bill would additionally authorize the commission to collaborate with statewide and regional organizations on economic and community development initiatives and identify and support this state's access to federal programs, as provided.
            Subject   
            Business, Economic Development   
 
  AB 1348 (Irwin D)   Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would authorize the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development to establish a federal grant administrator who serves as a single point-of-contact for information on federal grants related to business development, private sector investment, economic growth, and local government, and provides coordinating functions to manage and maximize federal grant opportunities within the state, as provided. This bill would further authorize the office to maintain information on its Internet Web site relating to federal grants and other grant opportunities.
            Subject   
            Economic Development   


  Education



 
  AB 631 (Bonilla D)   School finance: Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards Implementation Fund Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would establish the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards Implementation Fund Act, to be implemented if funds are received in the annual Budget Act or another statute, as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate funds for the 2015-16 fiscal year to local educational agencies, as defined, on the basis of an equal amount per pupil based on the prior year's enrollment for specified purposes relating to the integration of common core academic content standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and English language development standards in schools.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 699 (Olsen R)   Education technology: grants.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: Current law establishes the Education Technology Grant Act of 2002 to provide technology education grants to school district applicants for schools serving pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, consistently with federal law. Current law defines "school district" for purposes of the act. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that definition.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 934 (Bonilla D)   Education technology: K-12 High-Speed Network: advisory board duties.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Summary: Would require theK-12 High-Speed Network (K-12 HSN) advisory board to, on or before January 1, 2017, identify strategies to address the lack of technical expertise at K-12 public schools and to engage all relevant stakeholders to identify strategies to support public schools with, at a minimum, network designs, network implementation, and network maintenance.
            Subject   
            Education, Internet   
 
  SB 318 (Morrell R)   Education technology and digital resources training pilot program.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would appropriate, for the 2015-16 fiscal year, $1,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction to be allocated to applicant local educational agencies for the purpose of implementing a pilot program to train kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, teachers to more effectively utilize technology and digital resources within their instructional day, while also measuring and teaching the critical 21st century skills pupils need to succeed on California's next-generation online assessments, as well as to prepare pupils for college and career objectives, thereby making an appropriation.
            Subject   
            Education   


  Emergency Alert



 
  AB 8 (Gatto D)   Emergency services: hit-and-run incidents.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: 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 Department of 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.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 102 (Rodriguez D)   Railroad and surface transportation safety and emergency planning and response: hazardous materials.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/8/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would create the Regional Railroad and Surface Transportation Accident Preparedness and Immediate Response Force in the Office of Emergency Services, consisting of specified representatives, and would designate this force as being responsible for providing regional and onsite response capabilities in the event of a release of hazardous materials from a rail car or a railroad accident involving a rail car or a hazardous materials release from a truck accident. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 510 (Rodriguez D)   Emergency services: 911 emergency communication system.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  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.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 643 (Nazarian D)   Emergency services: Silver Alerts.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/8/2015
  Summary: Would authorize the Silver Alert to be made by changeable message sign if a law enforcement agency determines that a vehicle may be involved in the missing person incident and specific vehicle identification data is available for public dissemination .
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   


  Energy Efficiency



 
  AB 213 (Ridley-Thomas D)   Energy efficiency: light emitting diode (LED) lighting products.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/2/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Current law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to prescribe energy efficiency standards, including standards applicable to lighting products. This bill would prohibit the commission from adopting a color rendering index (CRI) value greater than the CRI value set forth in the United State Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program, as a part of energy efficiency standards for lighting products, unless the commission makes certain findings.
            Subject   
            Energy Efficiency   
 
  AB 1480 (Patterson R)   Energy efficiency.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law authorizes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to prescribe, by regulation, appliance efficiency standards, based on reasonable use patterns, to promote the use of energy and water efficient appliances. This bill would make nonsubstantive revisions to that provision.
            Subject   
            Energy Efficiency   


  EWaste/Recycling



 
  AB 45 (Mullin D)   Household hazardous waste.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/30/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/30/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require each jurisdiction that provides for the residential collection and disposal of solid waste to increase the collection and diversion of household hazardous waste in its service area, on or before July 1, 2020, by 15% over a baseline amount, to be determined in accordance with Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery regulations. The bill would authorize the department to adopt a model ordinance for a comprehensive program for the collection of household hazardous waste to facilitate compliance with those provisions, and would require each jurisdiction to annually report to the department on progress achieved in complying with those provisions.
            Subject   
            EWaste/Recycling   
 
  AB 273 (Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials)   Hazardous waste and substances: corrective action: liability.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Department of Toxic Substances Control to issue an order under the hazardous waste control laws requiring that a violation be corrected and imposing a civil penalty to specified persons. A person who is issued that order is required to pay for oversight of the removal or remedial action. This bill would require a person to pay for oversight of any corrective action required of the person with respect to hazardous waste, and would authorize the recovery by the Attorney General of costs incurred with regard to carrying out or overseeing a removal action, a remedial action, or a corrective action under the act or under the hazardous waste control laws.
            Subject   
            EWaste/Recycling   
 
  AB 640 (Dahle R)   Household hazardous waste.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Summary: Current law authorizes public agencies to operate household hazardous waste collection facilities, as defined, and specifies conditions for the transportation of household hazardous waste. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the definitions pertaining to those provisions.
            Subject   
            EWaste/Recycling   
 
  AB 1019 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Metal theft and related recycling crimes.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2020, require the Department of Justice to establish a Metal Theft Task Force Program designed to enhance the capacity of the department to serve as the lead law enforcement agency in the investigation and prosecution of illegal recycling operations, and metal theft and related recycling crimes, and would authorize the department to enter into partnerships, as defined, with local law enforcement agencies, regional task forces, and district attorneys for the purpose of achieving the goals of the program.
            Subject   
            EWaste/Recycling   


  High Tech Crime/Piracy



 
  AB 32 (Waldron R)   Computer crimes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/7/2015
  Summary: Current law establishes various crimes relating to computer services and systems. This bill would increase the fine for a misdemeanor violation of those crimes from a fine not exceeding $5,000 to a fine not exceeding $10,000. The bill would toll, until discovery of the offense, the time for filing a criminal complaint for a violation of those provisions when it is alleged that the defendant acquired, copied, or distributed a digital image of an intimate body part, as defined, of a person.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 195 (Chau D)   Unauthorized access to computer systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Existing law makes it a crime for a person, with the intent that the crime be committed, to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of prescribed crimes. This bill would expand these provisions to make it a crime for a person, with the intent that the crime be committed, to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of the access crimes related to computer services and systems. The bill would make it a crime to offer to obtain or procure assistance for another to obtain unauthorized access, or to assist others in locating hacking services, as defined. The bill would make a violation of this provision punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed one year for subsequent violations.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1241 (Calderon D)   Crimes: audiovisual work: recording.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Current law makes it a crime for a person to, for commercial advantage or private financial gain, knowingly advertise or offer for sale or resale, or sell or resell, or cause the rental, sale, or resale of, or rent, or manufacturer, or possess for these purposes, any recording or audiovisual work, the outside cover, box, jacket, or label of which does not clearly and conspicuously disclose the actual true name and address of the manufacturer of the recording or audiovisual work and the name of the actual author, artist, performer, producer, programmer, or group. This bill would provide that the punishment for a 2nd or subsequent offense for those certain violations would be imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or imprisonment for a felony, or by a fine of not less than $1,000, but not to exceed $200,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy   
 
  SB 110 (Fuller R)   Threats: schools.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Summary: Would make a person who, by any means, including, but not limited to, by means of an electronic act, threatens unlawful violence to occur upon the grounds of a school under certain circumstances and that threat creates a disruption at the school, guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a term not exceeding one year, by a fine of $1,000, or by both that imprisonment and that fine. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy   
 
  SB 676 (Cannella R)   Disorderly conduct: invasion of privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/5/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/5/2015
  Summary: Current law provides for forfeiture by a defendant of illegal telecommunications equipment, or a computer, computer system, or computer network, and any software or data that was used in committing specified crimes, including depiction of a person under 18 years of age personally engaging in or personally simulating sexual conduct. This bill would apply those forfeiture provisions to violations of disorderly conduct related to invasion of privacy, as specified. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy   


  Internet



 
  AB 238 (Stone, Mark D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  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.
            Subject   
            CASF, Internet   
 
  AB 934 (Bonilla D)   Education technology: K-12 High-Speed Network: advisory board duties.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Summary: Would require theK-12 High-Speed Network (K-12 HSN) advisory board to, on or before January 1, 2017, identify strategies to address the lack of technical expertise at K-12 public schools and to engage all relevant stakeholders to identify strategies to support public schools with, at a minimum, network designs, network implementation, and network maintenance.
            Subject   
            Education, Internet   


  Labor / Employment



 
  AB 67 (Gonzalez D)   Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/17/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/17/2014
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  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.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 304 (Gonzalez D)   Sick leave: accrual and limitations.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2015
  Last Amend: 5/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary:  The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 provides, among other things, that an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the commencement of employment is entitled to paid sick days for prescribed purposes, to be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked. This bill would, for specified industries, delay the application of the notice requirement. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 326 (Frazier D)   Public works: prevailing wage rates: wage and penalty assessments.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Summary: Current law requires the Labor Commissioner to issue a civil wage and penalty assessment to a contractor or subcontractor, or both, if the Labor Commissioner determines, after investigation, that the contractor or subcontractor, or both, violated the laws regulating public works contracts, including the payment of prevailing wages. This bill would require the department to release the funds deposited in escrow plus interest earned to those persons and entities as expeditiously as possible following the conclusion of all administrative and judicial review. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 357 (Chiu D)   Employment: work hours: Fair Scheduling Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/1/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Last Amend: 5/1/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would make legislative findings and declarations relating to work hour scheduling for employees of food and general retail establishments. The bill would require a food and general retail establishment, as defined, to provide its employees with at least 2 weeks' notice of their schedules. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 471 (Harper R)   Employment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Summary: Current law prohibits, subject to certain exceptions, an employer from requiring an employee to work more than 5 hours per day without providing a meal period. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to those provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 676 (Calderon D)   Employment: discrimination: status as unemployed.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer or employment agency from asking an applicant for employment to disclose, orally or in writing, information concerning the applicant' s current employment status, except as specified. The bill would prohibit an employer, an employment agency, or a person operating an Internet Web site for posting jobs from interfering with, or discriminating against, a person exercising these rights.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 984 (Calderon D)   Use of age information in employment.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer from using information regarding a person's age in making any employment decision regarding that person. The bill would also provide that a commercial online entertainment employment service provider, as defined, who accepts payment from persons in California to post resumes and other information online is subject to the antidiscrimination laws of California.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1007 (McCarty D)   Minimum wage.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Current law sets the minimum wage for all industries at $9 per hour and, on January 1, 2016, raises the minimum wage for all industries to $10 per hour. This bill instead would set the minimum wage on and after January 1, 2016, at the amount necessary to keep a family of 3 above the supplemental poverty level.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1038 (Jones R)   Employment: flexible work schedules.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would permit an individual nonexempt employee to request an employee-selected flexible work schedule providing for workdays up to 10 hours per day within a 40-hour workweek, and would allow an employer to implement this schedule without the obligation to pay overtime compensation for those additional hours in a workday, except as specified. The bill would require that the flexible work schedule contain specified information and the employer's and the employee's original signature.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1404 (Grove R)   Income taxes: credit: employees with disabilities.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill, for taxable years beginning January 1, 2016, would allow a credit under those laws to an employer who employs in this state, an individual with a disability who may be paid a special minimum wage, and pays the qualified employee a wage equal to or exceeding the minimum wage during the taxable year. The credit would be allowed in an amount equal to the difference between the special minimum wage and the minimum wage. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 3 (Leno D)   Minimum wage: adjustment.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/11/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would increase the minimum wage, on and after January 1, 2016, to not less than $11 per hour, and on and after July 1, 2017, to not less than $13 per hour. The bill wouldrequire, commencing January 1, 2019, the annual automatic adjustment of the minimum wage 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. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 358 (Jackson D)   Conditions of employment: gender wage differential.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/12/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 5/12/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #31  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor for an employer or other person acting either individually or as an officer, agent, or employee of another person to pay or cause to be paid to any employee a wage less than the rate paid to an employee of the opposite sex as required by specified provisions, or who reduces the wages of any employee in order to comply with these provisions. This bill would revise that prohibition to eliminate the requirement that the wage differential be within the same establishment, and instead would prohibit an employer from paying any of its employees at wage rates less than those paid to employees of the opposite sex for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 579 (Jackson D)   Employees: time off.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #11  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer who employs 25 or more employees working at the same location from discharging or discriminating against an employee who is a parent, guardian, or grandparent having custody of a child in a licensed child day care facility or in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, for taking off up to 40 hours each year for the purpose of participating in school activities, subject to specified conditions. This bill would include the finding, enrolling, or reenrolling of a child in a school or day care facility as activities for which a parent, guardian, or grandparent having custody of a child shall not be discriminated against or discharged, as described above. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 703 (Leno D)   Public contracts: prohibitions: discrimination.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit a state agency from entering into contracts for the acquisition of goods or services of $100,000 or more with a contractor that discriminates between employees on the basis of gender identity in the provision of benefits, as specified. The bill would require the Department of General Services to maintain an easily accessible list on its Internet Web site of contracts for the acquisition of goods or services of $100,000 or more entered into on or after January 1, 2016.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, Procurement   
 
  SB 771 (Stone R)   Employment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 provides that a civil penalty for a violation of the Labor Code may be recovered through a civil action brought by an aggrieved employee, as specified. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   


  Legal



 
  AB 1215 (Ting D)   California Open Data Standard.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would enact the California Open Data Act and create the position of the Chief Data Officer, who would be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Governor, and report to the Secretary of Government Operations. This bill would require the Chief Data Officer to establish the California Open Data Standard, as specified, and require state agencies to make public data, as defined, available on an Internet Web portal pursuant to that standard.
            Subject   
            Legal   
 
  SB 201 (Wieckowski D)   California Public Records Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/10/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/10/2015
  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.
            Subject   
            Legal   


  Local Government



 
  AB 2 (Alejo D)   Community revitalization authority.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would authorize certain local agencies to form a community revitalization authority (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. The bill would provide for the financing of these activities by, among other things, the issuance of bonds serviced by tax increment revenues, and would require the authority to adopt a community revitalization plan for the community revitalization and investment area that includes elements describing and governing revitalization activities.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 3 (Williams D)   Isla Vista Community Services District.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/5/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 5/5/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would authorize the establishment of the Isla Vista Community Services District by requiring the board of supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to place the question of whether the district should be established on the ballot at the next countywide election. By imposing new duties on the County of Santa Barbara, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 948 (Patterson R)   Local government: community service districts.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/5/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/5/2015
  Summary: Would authorize a person to serve on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Cedars Community Services District if he or she holds title to land within the district. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 1260 (Thurmond D)   Joint Exercise of Powers Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would specifically authorize the University of California and either the City of Richmond, or an enhanced infrastructure financing district created by the City or Richmond, or both , to enter into a joint powers agreement for the purpose of financing infrastructure and other improvements within the area of the South Shoreline Specific Plan and the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay, located within the City of Richmond, if the University of California and the City of Richmond have entered into a specified agreement . This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  SB 272 (Hertzberg D)   The California Public Records Act: local agencies: inventory.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would require each local agency, in implementing the California Public Records Act, to create a catalog of enterprise systems, as defined, to make the catalog publicly available upon request in the office of the clerk of the agency's legislative body, and to post the catalog on the local agency's Internet Web site. The bill would require the catalog to disclose a list of the enterprise systems utilized by the agency, and, among other things, the current system vendor and product. 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.
            Subject   
            Local Government, PRIVACY   


  Miscellaneous



 
  AB 1172 (Chau D)   California cyber security.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  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.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   


  Political Reform



 
  AB 1200 (Gordon D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: lobbying: procurement contracts.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/19/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: For purposes of provisions regulating the activities of lobbyists, lobbying firms, and lobbyist employers, "administrative action" is defined to include the proposal, drafting, development, consideration, amendment, enactment, or defeat by any state agency of any rule, regulation, or other action in any ratemaking proceeding or any quasi-legislative proceeding. This bill would define the term "administrative action" to include governmental procurement, which would be defined to include various actions regarding a state procurement contract for which the total estimated cost exceeds $250,000, thereby making the above-described lobbying requirements applicable to actions that attempt to influence governmental procurement.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   


  PRIVACY



 
  AB 14 (Waldron R)   Unmanned aircraft systems: task force.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would create the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force, comprised of 10 members, as provided. The bill would require the task force to research, develop, and formulate a comprehensive policy for unmanned aircraft systems. The task force would be required to submit, among other things, a policy draft and suggested legislation pertaining to unmanned aircraft systems to the Legislature and the Governor throughout the term of the task force, on or before January 1, 2018. The bill would provide that these provisions are repealed on January 1, 2022.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 32 (Waldron R)   Computer crimes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/7/2015
  Summary: Current law establishes various crimes relating to computer services and systems. This bill would increase the fine for a misdemeanor violation of those crimes from a fine not exceeding $5,000 to a fine not exceeding $10,000. The bill would toll, until discovery of the offense, the time for filing a criminal complaint for a violation of those provisions when it is alleged that the defendant acquired, copied, or distributed a digital image of an intimate body part, as defined, of a person.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 56 (Quirk D)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/2/2014
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #22  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  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 , subject to approval by the legislative body having management and control of the law enforcement agency and other specified conditions, 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. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 83 (Gatto D)   Information Practices Act of 1977.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/6/2015
  Last Amend: 4/27/2015
  Summary: Current law requires a person or business that owns, licenses, or maintains personal information about a California resident to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information, to protect the personal information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. This bill would define "reasonable security procedures and practices" for purposes of these provisions as requiring, at a minimum, security of personal information, including geophysical location information, to the degree that any reasonably prudent business would provide, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 85 (Wilk R)   Open meetings.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/6/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would, under the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, specify that the definition of "state body" includes an advisory board, advisory commission, advisory committee, advisory subcommittee, or similar multimember advisory body of a state body that consists of 3 or more individuals, as prescribed, except a board, commission, committee, or similar multimember body on which a member of a body serves in his or her official capacity as a representative of that state body and that is supported, in whole or in part, by funds provided by the state body, whether the multimember body is organized and operated by the state body or by a private corporation. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 195 (Chau D)   Unauthorized access to computer systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Existing law makes it a crime for a person, with the intent that the crime be committed, to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of prescribed crimes. This bill would expand these provisions to make it a crime for a person, with the intent that the crime be committed, to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of the access crimes related to computer services and systems. The bill would make it a crime to offer to obtain or procure assistance for another to obtain unauthorized access, or to assist others in locating hacking services, as defined. The bill would make a violation of this provision punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed one year for subsequent violations.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 259 (Dababneh D)   Personal information: privacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: 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.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 426 (Melendez R)   Identity theft.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: Current law provides that every person who willfully obtains personal identifying information, as defined, of another person, and uses that information for any unlawful purpose, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, real property, or medical information without the consent of that person, is guilty of a public offense, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine, by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both a fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment, as specified. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 441 (Wilk R)   Identity theft: seniors: enhancements.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Summary: Would provide an enhanced sentence of an additional 2 years imprisonment for a felony conviction when the victim was 65 years of age or older. By increasing the penalties for existing felonies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 691 (Calderon D)   The Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act (PEAC).
  Current Text: Amended: 4/30/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/30/2015
  Summary: Would establish the Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act, which would authorize a probate court to order an electronic communication service or remote computing service provider, as defined, to disclose to the executor or administrator of the estate a record or other information pertaining to the account of the deceased user that is in electronic storage with the provider. The bill would require the probate court to make specified findings in order to require this disclosure, including that the executor or administrator demonstrates a good faith belief that the information requested is relevant to resolve issues regarding assets or liabilities of the estate.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 695 (Allen, Travis R)   Internet impersonation: civil cause of action.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would establish a private civil cause of action against any person who knowingly and without consent credibly impersonates another person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means and intentionally induces another to believe the person is the impersonated person, if that other person suffers any general or special damages. The bill would also establish a private civil cause of action against any person who knowingly uses another person's likeness without that person's knowledge or consent, in furtherance of the aforementioned activity, if the person whose likeness was used has sustained general or special damages.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 739 (Irwin D)   Civil law: liability: communication of cyber security-threat information.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/1/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 5/1/2015
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2020, provide that there shall be no civil or criminal liability for, and no cause of action shall lie or be maintained against any private entity for the sharing or receiving of cyber security-threat information if the sharing or receiving is conducted, as specified. The immunity from liability would only apply if the communication is made without gross negligence, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 817 (Calderon D)   Privacy: students.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Summary: Current law defines an "operator" as the operator of an Internet Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application with actual knowledge that the site, service, or application is used primarily for K-12 school purposes, as defined, and was designed and marketed for K-12 school purposes. Under current law, "K-12 school purposes" means those purposes that customarily take place at the direction of the K-12 school, teacher, or school district or aid in the administration of school activities. This bill would specify that "K-12 school purposes" do not include communications to and from parents or students 14 years of age or older regarding postsecondary or extracurricular educational, military, or career products or services, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 856 (Calderon D)   Invasion of privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/9/2015
  Summary: Would expand liability for physical invasion of privacy to additionally include a person knowingly entering into the airspace above the land of another person without permission, as provided.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 964 (Chau D)   Civil law: privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/13/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #50  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Current law requires a person or business conducting business in California, that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, as defined, to disclose in specified ways, a breach of the security of the system or data, as defined, following discovery or notification of the security breach, to any California resident whose unencrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person. This bill would define "encrypted" for purpose of these provisions to mean rendered unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable to an unauthorized person through a security technology or methodology generally accepted in the field of information technology.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1116 (Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection)   Connected televisions.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/30/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/30/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit a connected television sold or leased in the state that is equipped with a voice recognition feature to use spoken words or other sounds for any purpose not essential to the function of the application for which the user enabled or utilized the voice recognition feature, and further prohibit a person from enabling or utilizing the voice recognition feature of a connected television without the consent of the user, as specified. This bill would require a connected television sold or leased in the state to be equipped with mechanisms to control the use of the voice recognition feature and indicate when it is collecting or transmitting spoken words or other sounds.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1121 (Calderon D)   Personal information.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law requires a business to take all reasonable steps to destroy, or arrange for the destruction of, a customer's records within its custody or control containing personal information that are no longer to be retained by the business, as specified. Current law defines business, records, and personal information, among other terms, for these purposes. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the definitions described above.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 34 (Hill D)   Automated license plate recognition systems: use of data.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Summary: Would impose specified requirements on an "ALPR operator" as defined, including, among others, ensuring that the information the ALPR operator collects is protected with certain safeguards, and implementing and maintaining specified security procedures and a usage and privacy policy with respect to that information. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 142 (Jackson D)   Civil law: unmanned aerial vehicles.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/14/2015
  Summary: Would define knowing entry upon the land of another also to include operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle below the navigable airspace overlaying the real property or operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 170 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems: correctional facilities.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Current state law generally prohibits a person from bringing, possessing, distributing, or selling certain devices and substances, including, among other things, alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and deadly weapons, in state prison or a jail. Current law also prohibits unauthorized communication with inmates in state prison or a jail. Current law provides criminal penalties for violations of these provisions. This bill would make a person who uses an unmanned aircraft system, as defined, in violation of specified provisions, subject to a doubled fine, as specified, in addition to any other penalty provided by law. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 178 (Leno D)   Privacy: electronic communications: search warrant.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit a government entity from compelling the production of or access to electronic communication information or electronic device information, as defined, without a search warrant or wiretap order, except for emergency situations, as defined. The bill would define a number of terms for those purposes, including, among others, "electronic communication information" and "electronic device information," which the bill defines collectively as "electronic information." This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 206 (Gaines R)   Vehicle information systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Last Amend: 5/6/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires the State Air Resources Board to adopt and implement motor vehicle emission standards, in-use performance standards, and motor vehicle fuel specifications for the control of air contaminants, including standards for off-road and nonvehicle engine categories. This bill would prohibit the state board from obtaining locational data from a vehicle information system, as defined, except to assist the vehicle owner or operator to use as a defense in an enforcement action brought by the state board.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 263 (Gaines R)   Protective orders: use of an unmanned aircraft system.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would specifically prohibit a person subject to certain protective orders, when the person is prohibited by the protective order from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person, or from capturing images of the other person by using an unmanned aircraft system. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 271 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/28/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 4/28/2015
  Summary: Would make it an infraction to operate an unmanned aircraft system on or above the grounds of a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority, or his or her designee, or equivalent school authority. The bill would also make it an infraction to use an unmanned aircraft system to capture images of public school grounds providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority, or his or her designee, or equivalent school authority.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 272 (Hertzberg D)   The California Public Records Act: local agencies: inventory.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would require each local agency, in implementing the California Public Records Act, to create a catalog of enterprise systems, as defined, to make the catalog publicly available upon request in the office of the clerk of the agency's legislative body, and to post the catalog on the local agency's Internet Web site. The bill would require the catalog to disclose a list of the enterprise systems utilized by the agency, and, among other things, the current system vendor and product. 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.
            Subject   
            Local Government, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 298 (Block D)   Money laundering: interception of electronic communications.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Current law, until January 1, 2020, authorizes the court to issue an order authorizing interception of a wire, oral, or other specified electronic communications if the judge finds, among other things, that there is probable cause to believe that an individual is committing, has committed, or is about to commit, one of several offenses, including, among others, possession for sale of certain controlled substances, murder, and certain felonies involving destructive devices. This bill would add money laundering to the list of offenses for which interception of electronic communication may be ordered pursuant to those provisions if certain requirements are met.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 570 (Jackson D)   Personal information: privacy: breach.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/21/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #44  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Current law requires a person, business, or agency that is required to issue a security breach notification to meet specific requirements, including that the notification be written in plain language. This bill would additionally require the security breach notification to be titled "Notice of Data Breach," to present the content under prescribed headings, and, in the case of written notices, to present the information on one page. The bill would prescribe a model security breach notification form .
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 576 (Leno D)   Mobile applications: geolocation information: privacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would require the operator of a mobile application to provide clear and conspicuous notice that fully informs consumers when, how, and why their geolocation information, as defined, will be collected, used, and shared upon installation of the application. The bill would require the operator of a mobile application to obtain consent before collecting or using geolocation information and to obtain separate consent before disclosing that information.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 741 (Hill D)   Mobile communications: privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/19/2015
  Summary: Would require every local agency that operates cellular communications interception technology, as defined, to (1) ensure that information and data gathered through use of that technology is protected with reasonable operational, administrative, te chnical, and physical safeguards to ensure its confidentiality and integrity, (2) implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices in order to protect information and data gathered through use of the technology from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure, and (3) implement and maintain a usage and privacy policy, as specified, to ensure that the collection, use, maintenance, sharing, and dissemination of information and data gathered through use of the technology is consistent with respect for an individual's privacy and civil liberties.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   


  Procurement



 
  AB 351 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Public contracts: small business participation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require all state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions to establish and achieve an annual goal of 25% small business participation in state procurements and contracts, to ensure that the state's procurement and contract processes are administered in order to meet or exceed the goal, and to report to the director statistics regarding small business participation in the agency's procurements and contracts. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business, Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 411 (Lackey R)   Public contracts.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: Current law generally requires the Department of General Services to approve state agency contracts for the acquisition of goods and services. Current law defines several terms relating to these contract acquisitions. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the provision of law setting forth these definitions.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 522 (Burke D)   Public contracts: information technology: contractor performance assessment report.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Director of General Services and the Director of Technology by January 1, 2017, to develop a standardized contractor performance assessment report system to evaluate the performance of a contractor on any information technology contract or project, as provided. The bill would also require the Director of General Services and the Director of Technology to implement that evaluation system for all subsequent information technology contracts and projects, and would require that system to be used in addition to any other procurement procedures when evaluating or awarding those contracts or projects. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 558 (Low D)   Public contracts: state contracts: information technology goods and services.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would require the Department of Technology, in developing procedures to streamline and make the acquisition process more efficient, to require the acquisition methodology to use electronic means, whenever possible, to reduce paper submissions and allow for electronic submission of bids and proposals. This bill would also require solicitations for acquisitions based on evaluation criteria other than cost alone to provide that electronic cost proposals be submitted whenever possible. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  SB 449 (Nielsen R)   State contracts: telecommunications: callback features.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/8/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would, on and after January 1, 2016, require any contract for the acquisition of telecommunications services, or any renewal of a contract for telecommunications services, for a state agency, as defined, that interacts with, or receives inquiries from, the general public to provide for a queue callback feature, as described.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  SB 581 (Cannella R)   Public contracts: prevailing wage.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/5/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/5/2015
  Summary: Would expand the definition of "public works,"; for the purposes of the payment of prevailing wages, to also include any construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work done under public or private contract that satisfies specified conditions related to the construction or maintenance of solar photovoltaic energy generating capacity, as prescribed.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  SB 703 (Leno D)   Public contracts: prohibitions: discrimination.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit a state agency from entering into contracts for the acquisition of goods or services of $100,000 or more with a contractor that discriminates between employees on the basis of gender identity in the provision of benefits, as specified. The bill would require the Department of General Services to maintain an easily accessible list on its Internet Web site of contracts for the acquisition of goods or services of $100,000 or more entered into on or after January 1, 2016.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, Procurement   


  Public Contracts



 
  AB 351 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Public contracts: small business participation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require all state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions to establish and achieve an annual goal of 25% small business participation in state procurements and contracts, to ensure that the state's procurement and contract processes are administered in order to meet or exceed the goal, and to report to the director statistics regarding small business participation in the agency's procurements and contracts. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business, Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 411 (Lackey R)   Public contracts.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: Current law generally requires the Department of General Services to approve state agency contracts for the acquisition of goods and services. Current law defines several terms relating to these contract acquisitions. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the provision of law setting forth these definitions.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 522 (Burke D)   Public contracts: information technology: contractor performance assessment report.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Director of General Services and the Director of Technology by January 1, 2017, to develop a standardized contractor performance assessment report system to evaluate the performance of a contractor on any information technology contract or project, as provided. The bill would also require the Director of General Services and the Director of Technology to implement that evaluation system for all subsequent information technology contracts and projects, and would require that system to be used in addition to any other procurement procedures when evaluating or awarding those contracts or projects. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 558 (Low D)   Public contracts: state contracts: information technology goods and services.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would require the Department of Technology, in developing procedures to streamline and make the acquisition process more efficient, to require the acquisition methodology to use electronic means, whenever possible, to reduce paper submissions and allow for electronic submission of bids and proposals. This bill would also require solicitations for acquisitions based on evaluation criteria other than cost alone to provide that electronic cost proposals be submitted whenever possible. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 805 (Burke D)   Director of Technology: procurement: training program.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology, in cooperation with the Director of General Services, to establish and oversee the implementation of a training program and curriculum for persons engaged in the procurement of information technology in accordance with specific public contracting provisions, to develop, sustain, and advance their competency and skills in complex information technology acquisition.
            Subject   
            Public Contracts   
 
  AB 1304 (Dahle R)   Public contracts: public utility districts.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Local Agency Public Construction Act governs contracting by various types of local agencies, including contracts by public utility districts. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to consolidate and reconcile specified provisions of the act relating to public utility districts.
            Subject   
            Public Contracts   


  Public Purpose Programs



 
  AB 1503 (Perea D)   Telecommunications universal service programs: teleconnect fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/30/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/30/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  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, as defined, in the program funded by the California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs   
 
  SB 444 (Fuller R)   Telecommunications: Moore Universal Telephone Service Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: The Moore Universal Telephone Service Act established the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program in order to provide low-income households with access to affordable basic residential telephone service. The act requires that specified information be annually reported to the Legislature by the commission in a document that can be made public. This bill 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.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs   


  Public Utilities Comm.



 
  AB 825 (Rendon D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/14/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from reassigning any staff member from a duty or activity authorized by statute to another duty or activity unless the Legislature has authorized personnel for that duty or activity. The bill would require the commission's internal auditor to report directly to the commission. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1023 (Rendon D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: ex parte communications.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to establish and maintain a weekly communications log summarizing all oral or written ex parte communications, as specified, and to make each log available to the public on the commission's Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1119 (Rendon D)   Public utilities: municipal corporations: rights of way.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/11/2015
  Summary: Would require a municipal corporation, before using any street, alley, avenue, or highway within any other municipal corporation or c ounty, to request of the municipal corporation or county that has control over the street, alley, avenue, or highway to agree with it upon the location of the use and the terms and conditions to which the use shall be subject. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1137 (Mullin D)   Public utility districts: seal.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Public Utility District Act authorizes the formation of public utility districts and authorizes a district to acquire, construct, own, operate, and control works for supplying its inhabitants with light, water, power, heat, transportation, telephone service, or other means of communication, or means for the disposition of garbage, sewage, or refuse matter. The act authorizes a district to adopt a seal and alter the seal at its pleasure. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 18 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: outside counsel.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 5/21/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #37  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Would require that any contract or other agreement by the Public Utilities Commission for services by outside legal counsel to represent the commission in a criminal investigation initiated by any federal, state, or local agency be approved by a vote of the commission and be subject to a 30-day review by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee before the agreement is entered into.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 48 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/18/2014
  Last Amend: 5/6/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires the Governor to designate the president of the Public Utilities Commission from among its members and requires the president to direct the executive director, the attorney, and other staff of the commission, except for the Office of Ratepayer Advocates. Current law authorizes the executive director and the attorney to undertake certain actions if directed or authorized by the president, except as otherwise directed or authorized by vote of the commission. This bill would repeal the requirement that the president direct the executive director, the attorney, and other commission staff.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 215 (Leno D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Summary: Would repeal the requirement that the president of the Public Utilities Commission direct the executive director, the attorney, and other commission staff. The bill would delete the authority of the president to direct or authorize the executive director and attorney to undertake certain actions, and would instead require that they be directed or authorized to undertake those actions by the commission. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 631 (Hueso D)   Public Utilities Commission: fees.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities. Current law allows the commission to charge and collect a fee of $75 for filing each application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, or for the mortgage, lease, transfer, or assignment of a certificate. This bill would instead require the fee to not exceed the reasonable costs to the commission for filing these applications. The bill would authorize the fee in an amount not to exceed $500 and would authorize the commission to adjust this fee based on the Consumer Price Index.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 697 (Hertzberg D)   Charter-party carriers of passengers.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/9/2015
  Summary: Under current law, no charter party carrier of passengers may operate a motor vehicle on a public highway unless there is displayed on the vehicle a distinctive identifying symbol, in the form prescribed by the commission, showing the classification to which the carrier belongs. For motor vehicles designed to carry not more than 8 passengers, the commission is required to issue a suitable decal with an identifying symbol and of a specified size for that purpose. This bill would repeal that provision requiring the issuance of the decal.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   


  REGULATORY REFORM



 
  AB 24 (Nazarian D)   Transportation network companies: public safety requirements.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from issuing or renewing a permit or certificate to a charter-party carrier of passengers unless the applicant, in addition to existing requirements, participates in the Department of Motor Vehicles pull-notice system. This bill would specifically require a transportation network company to comply with this provision and to provide for a mandatory controlled substance and alcohol testing certification program.
            Subject   
            REGULATORY REFORM   
 
  SB 119 (Hill D)   Protection of subsurface installations.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/12/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/14/2015
  Last Amend: 5/12/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  11 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Contractors' State License Board to adopt a program to enforce violations of provisions relating to excavation. The bill would authorize the board to require a contractor to undergo training, levy a fine, and suspend a contractor's license for a violation. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            REGULATORY REFORM   


  TAX



 
  AB 16 (Waldron R)   Income taxes: credit: video games.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a tax credit for the video game industry.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 151 (Rodriguez D)   Income taxes: credits: apprenticeships.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 5/20/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Current law provides for the establishment of apprenticeship programs in various trades, to be approved by the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in any trade in the state or in a city or trade area whenever the apprentice training needs justify the establishment. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2020, would allow a credit against the taxes imposed under those tax laws in an amount equal to $1 for each hour a registered apprentice worked in the taxable year, up to $2,000 each for up to 10 registered apprentices , as defined, trained by the taxpayer in the taxable year.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 154 (Ting D)   Taxation: federal conformity.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/16/2015
  Last Amend: 5/20/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, various provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code, as enacted as of a specified date, are referenced in various sections of the Revenue and Taxation Code. This bill would change the specified date of those referenced Internal Revenue Code sections to January 1, 2015, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, and thereby would make numerous substantive changes to both the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law with respect to those areas of preexisting conformity that are subject to changes under federal laws enacted after January 1, 2009, and that have not been, or are not being, excepted or modified.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 185 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Income taxation: insurance taxation: credits: California New Markets Tax Credit.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/20/2015
  Summary: Would allow a credit under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, and a credit against the tax imposed on an insurer, in modified conformity with a federal New Markets Tax Credit, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2028, in a specified amount for investments in low-income communities. The bill would limit the total annual amount of credit allowed pursuant to these provisions to an amount equal to any portion not granted under a specified sales and use tax exclusion, not to exceed $40,000,000 per calendar year, and would limit the allocation of the credit to a cumulative total of no more than $200,000,000, as provided.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 567 (Gipson D)   Property taxation: change in ownership statement: confidentiality of information.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Calendar:  5/26/2015  #38  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Current law requires all information requested by the assessor or the State Board of Equalization regarding change in ownership reporting or furnished in a change in ownership statement to be held secret, except as specifically provided. This bill would provide that information requested or furnished in a change in ownership statement, with respect to a legal entity and its real property does not include the fact that a change in ownership statement has been filed with the board or that the board has issued a determination to the assessor relating to a change in ownership statement, and that the board and the assessor are not required to hold these facts secret.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 688 (Gomez D)   Income and corporation taxes: credits: qualified motion pictures.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would, under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, extend the requirement to allocate the tax credits an additional year, until July 1, 2021. This bill would also extend the application of the limit on the aggregate amount of credits that may be allocated through the 2020-21 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 867 (Wagner R)   Tax administration: refunds: property tax: state assessment: actions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  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.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 1199 (Nazarian D)   Income taxes: credits: motion pictures.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  5/27/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Current law allows additional tax credits for a qualified motion picture for, among other things, 5% of the qualified expenditures related to music scoring and music track recording by musicians attributable to the production of the qualified motion picture in California. This bill would instead authorize that additional 5% for qualified expenditures relating to "qualified music preparation, music scoring, music track recording, and music editing," but would limit the scope of that term to the described activities for which a specified amount of the total expenditures is paid or incurred in California.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 1487 (Obernolte R)   Property taxation: assessment: full value.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current property tax law requires every assessor to assess all property subject to general property taxation at its full value. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1499 (Gray D)   Property tax: revenue allocations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  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.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  ACA 4 (Frazier D)   Local government transportation projects: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Would provide that the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government for the purpose of providing funding for local transportation projects, as defined, requires the approval of 55% of its voters voting on the proposition. The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes. This measure would also provide that it shall become effective immediately upon approval by the voters and shall apply to any local measure imposing, extending, or increasing a special tax for local transportation projects submitted at the same election.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 8 (Hertzberg D)   Taxation.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/10/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 2/10/2015
  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 , would incentivize entrepreneurship and business creation by evaluating the corporate tax, and would examine the impacts of a lower and simpler personal income tax. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 480 (Pan D)   Taxation: qualified heavy equipment.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/29/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/29/2015
  Calendar:  5/28/2015  Upon adjournment of Floor Session  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would, pursuant to this constitutional authorization, on and after July 1, 2016, impose a tax on every qualified renter for the privilege of renting qualified heavy equipment in this state at the rate of 0.75% of the rental price from the renting of qualified heavy equipment. This bill would require a qualified renter to pay and remit the tax, as provided. This bill would provide that this tax shall be in lieu of any personal property tax on qualified heavy equipment.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 684 (Hancock D)   Corporation taxes: tax rates: publicly held corporations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Corporation Tax Law imposes taxes according to or measured by net income at a rate of 8.84%, or for financial institutions, at a rate of 10.84%, as specified. This bill would, for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2015, revise that rate for taxpayers that are publicly held corporations, as defined, and instead impose an applicable tax rate from 7% to 13%, or for financial institutions, from 9% to 15%, based on the compensation ratio, as defined, of the corporation.
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Total Measures: 161

Total Tracking Forms: 161



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