California Legislation

CCTA Legislation Report - All by Subject

4/26/2015



 



 
  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 139 (Gatto D)   Nonprobate transfers: revocable transfer upon death deeds.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/5/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Last Amend: 3/5/2015
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2021, create the revocable transfer on death deed (revocable TOD deed), as defined, which would transfer real property on the death of its owner without a probate proceeding. The bill would require that a person have testamentary capacity to make or revoke the deed and would require that the deed be in a statutory form provided for this purpose. The revocable TOD deed must be signed, dated, acknowledged, and recorded, as specified, to be effective. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  AB 178 (Bonilla D)   Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 447 SPECIAL ORDER AT 8:30 A.M.  ASSEMBLY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS, BONILLA, Chair
  Summary: The Vocational Nursing Practice Act and the Psychiatric Technicians Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California and requires the board, among other things, to appoint an executive officer. Current law requires the executive officer to be a licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse, or psychiatric technician. This bill would remove the requirement that the executive officer be a licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse, or psychiatric technician.
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  AB 203 (Obernolte R)   State responsibility areas: fire prevention fees.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/29/2015
  Last Amend: 3/17/2015
  Summary: Current law requires that a fire prevention fee be charged on each habitable structure on a parcel that is within a state responsibility area, collected annually by the State Board of Equalization, and specifies that the annual fee shall be due and payable 30 days from the date of assessment by the state board. Current law authorizes a petition for redetermination of the fee to be filed within 30 days after service of a notice of determination. This bill would extend the time when the fire prevention fee is due and payable from 30 to 60 days from the date of assessment by the State Board of Equalization and would authorize the petition for redetermination to be filed within 60 days after service of the notice of determination, as specified.
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  AB 515 (Eggman D)   Income taxes: credits: food bank donations.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  Summary: Would, under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, expand the credit to apply to the donation of qualified donation items, defined as raw agricultural products or processed foods. The bill would expand the definition of qualified taxpayer to also include the person responsible for growing or raising a qualified donation item, or harvesting, packing, or processing a qualified donation item. The bill would modify the credit amount to instead equal 20% of the qualified value, as defined, of the qualified donation items. The bill would extend the operation of the credit to taxable years before January 1, 2021.
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  AB 552 (O'Donnell D)   Public works contracts: damages.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #7  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE
  Summary: Would require public works contracts entered into by a public agency, as defined, on or after January 1, 2016, to provide that damages recoverable from a nonperforming party be liquidated and specified in the contract, to provide that liquidated damages not be disproportionate to potential actual consequential and provable damages, and to not require that a contractor be responsible for consequential damages unless those damages have been liquidated to a set amount, as provided. The bill would also make findings and declarations related to public contracts.
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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
  Calendar:  5/5/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, GATTO, Chair
  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 645 (Williams D)   Electricity: California Renewables Portfolio Standard.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY NATURAL RESOURCES, WILLIAMS, Chair
  Summary: Would express the intent of the Legislature for the purposes of the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount equal to at least 50% by December 31, 2030, and would require the PUC, by January 1, 2017, to establish the quantity of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured by each retail seller for specified compliance periods sufficient to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieves 50% of retail sales by December 31, 2030, and that retail sellers procure not less than 50% of retail sales in all subsequent years.
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  AB 706 (Bonilla D)   California AmeriCorps - STEM.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would establish California AmeriCorps - STEM in the state government, to be administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and operate under existing federal AmeriCorps program guidelines. This bill would require that California AmeriCorps - STEM members be determined through an application process for eligible college graduates with student loan debt, as specified. This bill would allow a nonprofit corporation, as specified, to apply, individually or in partnership with a corporation or individual interested in the promotion of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, to CaliforniaVolunteers, through a competitive request for proposal process, to host one or more California AmeriCorps - STEM members.
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  AB 708 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Consumer products: content information.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/14/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 447 SPECIAL ORDER AT 8:30 A.M.  ASSEMBLY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS, BONILLA, Chair
  Summary: Would, commencing July 1, 2016, require the manufacturer of designated consumer products for retail sale in this state to disclose each ingredient contained in the product on the product label, post the product ingredient information on the manufacturer's Internet Web site, and provide the Internet Web site and page address on the product label, along with a prescribed statement. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  AB 731 (Gallagher R)   Maintenance of the codes.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: Current law directs the Legislative Counsel to advise the Legislature from time to time as to legislation necessary to maintain the codes. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes in various provisions of law to effectuate the recommendations made by the Legislative Counsel to the Legislature.
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  AB 784 (Chang R)   Legislature: moratorium on legislation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: The California Constitution generally vests the legislative power of the state in California State Legislature. Current statutory law establishes in state government various programs and entities relating to business and employment development, private sector investment, and economic development in the state. This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would place a moratorium on the enactment of legislation that would result in the net reduction of jobs in the state.
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  AB 806 (Dodd D)   Redevelopment: successor agencies to redevelopment agencies.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CHAU, Chair
  Summary: Would authorize a successor agency, if the successor agency has received a finding of completion, to amend or modify existing, contracts and agreements, or otherwise administer projects in connection with enforceable obligations, if the contract, agreement, or project will not commit new property tax funds or otherwise adversely affect the flow of specified tax revenues or payments to the taxing agencies, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  AB 908 (Gomez D)   Disability compensation: family temporary disability insurance.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/18/2015
  Summary: Would require the family temporary disability insurance program to provide up to 10 weeks of wage replacement benefits. This bill would, for purposes of this program, require the weekly benefit amount to be calculated with a specified formula. However, the amount would be prohibited from being less than $250 and more than the maximum workers' compensation temporary disability indemnity weekly benefit amount, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  AB 925 (Low D)   Intentional recording of telephonic communication.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY PUB. S., Not in daily file.
  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 a nonconfidential communication between a person or business and a current or former customer, or a person reasonably believed to be a cur rent or former customer, regarding their business relationship, including communications regarding billing, provisioning, maintaining, or operating the product or service provided by the person or business.
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  AB 1094 (Williams D)   Energy usage: plug-in equipment.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY NATURAL RESOURCES, WILLIAMS, 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 targets for the greenhouse gases emitted by the generation of the 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 statewide targets, as specified. The bill would require the Public Utilities Commission, in collaboration with the Energy Commission, to work with stakeholders to address challenges to the achievement of those statewide targets. This bill contains other existing laws.
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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
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS, ALEJO, Chair
  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
  Calendar:  5/5/2015  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY P. & C.P., Not in daily file.
  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: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202 SPECIAL ORDER AT 8:30 A.M.  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would, commencing July 1, 2016, authorize a court, during the pendency of specified proceedings, or in a judgment entered in those specified proceedings, 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
  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 29 (Beall D)   Peace officer training: mental health.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Summary: Would require the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to require field training officers who are instructors for the field training program to have 40 hours of promising or evidence-based behavioral health training, as specified. The bill would also require POST to require as part of its field training program 20 hours of field training relating to law enforcement interaction with persons with mental illness or intellectual disability, to be completed as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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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 116 (Vidak R)   Eminent domain proceedings.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/14/2015
  Summary: Under current law, certain government entities are empowered to obtain private property for public use through the power of eminent domain proceedings. Current law requires that eminent domain proceedings commenced by serving the summons by publication include, in addition to the summons, a description of the property sought to be taken. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to this provision.
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  SB 411 (Lara D)   Crimes.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: Under current law, every person who deters or prevents an executive officer from performing any of his or her duties, or knowingly resists the officer, is punishable by a fine or imprisonment, or both, as specified. This bill would provide that the fact that a person takes a photograph or makes an audio or video recording of an executive officer, while the officer is in a public place or the person taking the photograph or making the recording is in a place he or she has the right to be, is not, in and of itself, a violation of the above-mentioned provision.
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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: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9:30 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, HALL, Chair
  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 grants, contributions, and appropriations from public agencies, private foundations, entities, or individuals for purposes of carrying out its provisions.
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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:  4/27/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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 594 (Wieckowski D)   Child custody.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9:30 a.m. - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) 1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SPECIAL ORDER AT 1:30 P.M.  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires the court to require an evaluation, investigation, or assessment in any contested proceeding involving child custody or visitation rights when the court has appointed a child custody evaluator or has referred a case for a full or partial court-connected evaluation, investigation, or assessment, and the court determines that there is a serious allegation of child sexual abuse. Current law establishes certain minimum requirements for the evaluation, investigation, or assessment. This bill would require the Judicial Council to, not later than January 1, 2016, develop a form that every investigator or evaluator conducting an investigation would be required to submit to the court.
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  SB 660 (Hueso D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: ex parte communications.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  12:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE ENERGY, UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS, HUESO, Chair
  Summary: Would require that the Public Utilities Commission, by rule, adopt and publish a definition of decisionmakers, that would be required to include commissioners, each advisor to a commissioner, and an administrative law judge assigned to the proceeding, thereby making the restrictions on ex parte communications applicable to an advisor to a commissioner in a ratesetting proceeding. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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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:  4/28/2015  9 a.m. - Room 3191  SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY, HANCOCK, Chair
  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 802 (Committee on Governance and Finance)   Emergency telephone user surcharge.
  Current Text: Introduced: 3/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/24/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9:30 a.m. - Room 112  SENATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE, HERTZBERG, Chair
  Summary: Commencing with the calculation made October 1, 2015, existing law requires the Office of Emergency Services to compute the charges applicable to the intrastate portion of prepaid mobile telephony services, as provided. This bill would instead require the office to notify the State Board of Equalization of the emergency telephone user surcharge rate by October 1. 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
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9:30 a.m. - Room 112  SENATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE, HERTZBERG, Chair
  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: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Summary: Would require the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in the Department of Industrial Relations, among other things, to establish a procedure for taxpayers, in the form and manner jointly prescribed by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the Franchise Tax Board, to apply and receive a certificate for purposes of the appreticeship training credit. This bill contains other related provisions.
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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:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SALAS, 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 506 (Maienschein R)   Limited liability companies.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  3 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY BANKING AND FINANCE, DABABNEH, Chair
  Summary: The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, authorizes one or more persons to form a limited liability company by, among other things, signing and delivering articles of organization with the Secretary of State. The act authorizes a person, as defined, to dissociate as a member of a limited liability company at any time by withdrawing as a member by express will. The act deems a person to be dissociated from a limited liability company upon the occurrence of certain events, including, among others, an individual's death. The act provides the effects when a person, including an individual, is dissociated from a limited liability company. This bill would specify that upon dissociation a person's right to vote as a member in the management and conduct of the limited liability company's activities terminates.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  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
  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 867 (Wagner R)   Tax administration: refunds: property tax: state assessment: actions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  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 871 (Brown D)   Business filings: statement of information.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require all corporations to file their statement of information forms by March 15th all limited liability companies to file by April 15th and all nonprofit corporations to file by May 15th of each year.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1097 (Holden D)   Alarm companies: electronic transactions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  5/5/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS, BONILLA, Chair
  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.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1125 (Weber D)   State agency contracts: small business.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Small Business Procurement and Contract Act provides for various programs to encourage the participation of small businesses, as certified by the Department of General Services, in state agency contracts, including a microbusiness and a disabled veteran business enterprise. This bill would provide, in solicitations where an award is made to the lowest responsible bidder, that the preference to small business and microbusiness be 5% of the lowest responsible nonsmall business bidder meeting specifications and that the preference to nonsmall business bidders that provide for small business or microbusiness subcontractor participation be up to a maximum of 5% of the lowest responsible nonsmall business bidder.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1138 (Patterson R)   High-speed rail: eminent domain.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit the High-Speed Rail Authority, or the State Public Works Board acting on behalf of the authority, from adopting a resolution of necessity to commence an eminent domain proceeding to acquire a parcel of real property along a corridor, or usable segment thereof, for the high-speed train system unless the resolution identifies the sources of all funds to be invested in the corridor or usable segment and the anticipated time of receipt of those funds, and certifies that the authority has completed all necessary project level environmental clearances necessary to proceed to construction.
            Subject   
            Business, High Speed Rail   
 
  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 1199 (Nazarian D)   Income taxes: credits: motion pictures.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  10 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, TOURISM, AND INTERNET MEDIA, CALDERON, 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   
 
  SB 351 (Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions)   Corporations.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: The General Corporation Law, the Nonprofit Corporation Law, and the Consumer Cooperative Corporation Law authorize the formation of general cororations, nonprofit and religious corporations and consumer cooperatives. Each of these laws require a corporation formed under its provisions to have specific corporate officers, which include, among others, a chair of the board, which is also referred to with gender variations. This bill would specifically expand the permissible titles relating to a chair of a board. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 495 (Stone R)   Income taxes: withholding: real property sales.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would eliminate specified withholding provisions for the disposition of a California real property interest that occurs on or after January 1, 2016, and would instead require the transferee of a California real property interest to withhold 31/3% of the purchase price of the property if the property was either acquired from a person, who is not a resident or who after the transfer of the real property will no longer be a resident of this state, or from a corporation, if after the transfer that corporation has no permanent place of business in this state.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 681 (Hill D)   Civil law: patents.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9:30 a.m. - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) 1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SPECIAL ORDER AT 1:30 P.M.  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Current federal law provides for the issuance and enforcement of patents, makes a person who actively induces infringement of a patent liable as an infringer, and establishes rights and remedies for infringement of patents. This bill would make it unlawful to send a written communication stating that the recipient, as defined, is or may be infringing, or has or may have infringed, on a United States patent if the sender of the communication, in bad faith, makes a specified statement, seeks compensation for specified conduct, or fails to include specified information in the communication.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 761 (Hall D)   Advertising: Internet private residence rental listings: notice.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would require an operator of an online platform or Internet Web site that in any manner facilitates the rental of real property located within the state offered by an occupant of that real property as a vacation or other temporary living space to provide a specific notice to that occupant that states, among other things, that listing or offering the property on the Internet Web site could result in eviction if the occupant does not have the property owner's permission. This bill would require the notice to be in a particular font size and provided immediately before the occupant commits to offer each real property on the Internet Web site in a manner that requires the occupant to interact with the Internet Web site to affirmatively acknowledge he or she has read the notice. This bill would define terms for its purposes.
            Subject   
            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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY U. & C., Not in daily file.
  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 1262 (Wood D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  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.
            Subject   
            CASF   
 
  SB 745 (Hueso D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  Anticipated Hearing  SENATE E. U., & C., Not in daily file.
  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.
            Subject   
            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.
            Subject   
            CEQA   
 
  AB 1158 (Campos D)   Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011: prevailing wage.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/16/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/16/2015
  Summary: Current law requires that not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages, as specified, be paid to workers employed on a public work. This bill would specify that the above wage condition is subject to enforcement by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. The bill would make a project applicant who fails to pay, or fails to ensure the payment of, prevailing wages subject to penalties for failure to pay prevailing wages on a public work. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            CEQA, Labor / Employment   
 
  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:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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.
            Subject   
            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.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 37 (Campos D)   Libraries: 3D printers.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/17/2015
  Summary: Would require every public library that provides public access to a 3D printer, as defined, to post a notice on or near the 3D printer that would alert users of the 3D printer of the potential liability of the user for misuse of the 3D printer, as specified. This bill would require the Department of Justice to draft and distribute this notice, as specified, and annually review and revise the notice for accuracy. By imposing additional duties upon local officials, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            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:  4/30/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, GATTO, Chair
  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   
 
  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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #24  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  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:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  Anticipated Hearing  SENATE PUB. S., Not in daily file.
  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: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  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: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/6/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MAIENSCHEIN, Chair
  Summary: Would establish the Isla Vista Community Services District and would specify the services that district would be authorized to provide, including, among others, the power to create a tenant mediation program and to exercise the powers of a parking district. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 866 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Economic development: small business.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Summary: Would authorize GO-Biz to support small businesses by providing information about technical assistance. The bill would expand the duties of the Office of Small Business Advocate to include providing information to rulemaking agencies regarding the number and size of businesses which may be affected by a proposed new or amended regulation, as specified. The bill would also make various findings and declarations regarding small businesses.
            Subject   
            Economic Development   
 
  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   
 
  SB 45 (Mendoza D)   Workforce development: federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/12/2014
  Last Amend: 3/9/2015
  Summary: Would require the state, in conformity with WIOA and after consultation with local boards and chief elected officials, to identify planning regions. The bill would require local boards and chief elected officials to prepare regional plans for those planning regions, as specified. By imposing this requirement on local government, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would also require the board to aid the Governor in facilitating system alignment across the core programs of WIOA, as defined, and make related and conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            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
  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
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY EDUCATION, O'DONNELL, Chair
  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
  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   


  Elections



 
  AB 245 (Lackey R)   Elections: penal provisions.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/12/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2015
  Last Amend: 3/12/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Current law prohibits a person in possession of a firearm, uniformed peace officer, private guard, or security personnel from being stationed or posted at a polling place without written authorization of the appropriate elections official. Violation of this provision is punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000, imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or 2 or 3 years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by both fine and imprisonment. This bill would increase the maximum fine for those offenses to $16,000 and require that the fine amount be adjusted annually by any annual increase in the California Consumer Price Index.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 254 (Hernández, Roger D)   Election dates.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2015
  Last Amend: 4/7/2015
  Summary: Would, commencing January 1, 2020, eliminate the established election dates in March and April. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2020, except for certain special elections, eliminate the exceptions for elections held in a chartered city or chartered county and school district elections consolidated with chartered city elections, thereby requiring these elections to be held on an established election date. The bill would declare that increasing voter turnout at local elections and promoting the fundamental right to vote are matters of statewide concern.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 277 (Hernández, Roger D)   California Voting Rights Act of 2001.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Last Amend: 4/7/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #24  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Would amend the CVRA's definition of "political subdivision" to expressly include a charter city, charter county, or charter city and county. The bill would also state that it is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this bill to codify the holding of the state courts regarding the applicability of the CVRA to charter cities.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 278 (Hernández, Roger D)   District-based municipal elections.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MAIENSCHEIN, Chair
  Summary: Would require the legislative body of a city with a population of 100,000 or more to adopt an ordinance, without submitting the ordinance to the voters of the city for approval, for the election of members of the legislative body by district. The bill would require that the boundary lines of each district be adjusted in accordance with specified provisions of existing law, except as otherwise provided in this bill. The bill would require the legislative body to hold public hearings before and after drawing a draft map of the proposed boundaries of the districts of the legislative body, as specified.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 391 (Gallagher R)   Voter registration: conditional voter registration.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/18/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Would require that a registrant provide proof of residence, as specified, in order for a conditional voter registration to be deemed effective. If a conditional voter registration is not deemed effective, the bill would require the elections official to process the affidavit of registration, as specified, and if all other eligibility requirements are met, would require the registration to be effective in forthcoming elections. By imposing additional duties on county election officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 477 (Mullin D)   Elections: vote by mail ballots.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 4/8/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would, If an elections official determines that a voter has failed to sign the identification envelope, prohibit the elections official from rejecting the vote by mail ballot if the voter signs the identification envelope at the elections official's office before 5 p.m. on the 10th day after the election, completes and submits an unsigned ballot statement, as specified, before 5 p.m. on the 10th day after the election, or completes and submits an unsigned ballot statement to a polling place within the county or a ballot drop-off box before the close of the polls on election day.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 554 (Mullin D)   Elections: precinct board members.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Calendar:  5/13/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires that each member of a precinct board be a voter of the county, except that an elections official may appoint not more than 5 pupils per precinct to serve under the direct supervision of designated board members, as specified. This bill would additionally authorize an elections official to appoint a pupil who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, as defined in federal law, to serve as a precinct board member.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 609 (Garcia, Cristina D)   Members of the Legislature: residency.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Would permit a candidate for Member of the Legislature to file a statement with the Secretary of State in which the candidate voluntarily agrees that, if elected, he or she will continue to reside within the district from which he or she was elected during his or her term of office. The bill would require the Secretary of State to designate in the state ballot pamphlet those candidates who have voluntarily agreed to this continuing residency requirement.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 683 (Low D)   Online ballot materials: accessibility.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 3/24/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Visually Impaired Voter Assistance Board to make additional recommendations to the Secretary of State for improving the accessibility of election materials made available over the Internet, as specified. The bill would also require the elections materials made available over the Internet to conform to certain standards and guidelines, as specified.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 1296 (Jones R)   Elections: initiative and referendum measures.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes any person who meets specified requirements to circulate an initiative petition to be presented to the voters at a municipal, county, or special district election. Current law requires the elections official to examine the petitions, and from the records of registration ascertain whether or not the petition is signed by the requisite number of voters. If the petition is found sufficient, the elections official is required to certify the results of the examination to the appropriate legislative body. This bill would additionally require the elections official to immediately place the initiative measure on the election ballot for which it qualifies if the official finds the petition to be sufficient.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 1301 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Voting rights: preclearance.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Would establish a state preclearance system. Under this system, if a political subdivision enacts or seeks to administer a voting-related law, regulation, or policy, as specified, that is different from that in force or effect on the date this act is enacted, the governing body of the political subdivision would be required to submit the law, regulation, or policy to the Secretary of State for approval. The bill would require the Secretary of State to approve the law, regulation, or policy only if specified conditions are met.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 1414 (Grove R)   Voter registration: requirements.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law sets forth the procedures for registering to vote and processing voter registration information and requires the Secretary of State to adopt regulations that prescribe the form of the voter's affidavit of registration. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  AB 1443 (Chau D)   Voters: language accessibility.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Secretary of State to establish a Language Accessibility Advisory Committee. The committee would consist of the Secretary of State, his or her designees, and additional members appointed by the Secretary of State who either have demonstrated language accessibility experience or are county elections officials. The bill would require the Secretary of State to consult with and consider the recommendations of the committee.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  SB 129 (Anderson R)   Online voter registration.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/21/2015
  Summary: Under current law, operative when the Secretary of State certifies that the state has a statewide voter registration database that complies with the requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 or executes a declaration stating that certain conditions have occurred, a person who is qualified to register to vote and who has a valid California driver's license or state identification card is authorized to submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  SB 163 (Hertzberg D)   Elections: vote by mail ballot.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/4/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/4/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would, notwithstanding any other law, require county elections officials to issue a vote by mail ballot to every registered voter in the county for statewide primary, special, and general elections. The bill would include findings and declarations related to vote by mail ballots. By requiring county elections officials to issue a vote by mail ballot to every registered voter, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  SB 283 (Nielsen R)   Elections: ballot titles and summaries.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would require the Legislative Analyst, instead of the Attorney General, to prepare the ballot label and the ballot title and summary for all measures submitted to the voters of the state. The bill would also make conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  SB 365 (Pavley D)   Vote by mail ballot drop boxes.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Summary: Would permit a vote by mail voter to return his or her voted vote by mail ballot to the elections official from whom it came at a vote by mail ballot drop-off location, as defined. This bill would require the Secretary of State to promulgate regulations establishing best practices for security measures and procedures that a county elections official may use if the county elections official establishes one or more vote by mail ballot drop-off locations and vote by mail ballot drop boxes, as defined. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  SB 366 (Nguyen R)   Ballot materials: translations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Summary: Current law requires the elections officials to provide a Spanish translation to those candidates who wish to have one and requires that the person selected to provide that translation be from a list of approved Spanish-language translators and interpreters of the superior court of the county or from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This bill would expand the group of acceptable translators for purposes of those provisions to include persons appearing on the Judicial Council's Master List, persons qualified by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, persons from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education, and members of certain professional organizations.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  SB 437 (Block D)   California Voting Rights Act of 2001.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: Would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that ensures that elections held in California comply with the requirements of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  SB 439 (Allen D)   Election procedures: conditional voter registration: ballot on demand systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Current law permits a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting on election day at satellite offices of the county elections office, as specified. This bill would also allow a county elections official to offer conditional voter registration and provisional voting at satellite offices other than on election day. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Elections   
 
  SCA 2 (Nguyen R)   Public postsecondary education: United States flag.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/29/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Summary: Would provide that the display of the Flag of the United States of America on the grounds of a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges shall not be prohibited.
            Subject   
            Elections   


  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:  4/28/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY, QUIRK, 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
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS, ALEJO, Chair
  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
  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: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS, ALEJO, 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 276 (Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials)   Department of Toxic Substances Control: response actions: cleanup ability information.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Last Amend: 3/17/2015
  Summary: Would authorize the Department of Toxic Substances Control or local officer or agency to require the specified persons who furnish and transmit certain information relating to hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, and hazardous materials to furnish and transmit any information relating to those persons' abilities to pay for or perform a response action. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing 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
  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   


  Gambling



 
  AB 9 (Gatto D)   Gambling: Internet poker: unlawful gambling activity.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Calendar:  7/8/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, GRAY, Chair
  Summary: Would authorize eligible entities to apply to the California Gambling Control Commission for a 10-year nontransferable license to operate an intrastate Internet poker Web site offering the play of authorized Internet poker games to registered players within California, as specified. The bill would require that the license be automatically renewed every 10 years upon application, as specified. The bill would prohibit the offer or play of any gambling game provided over the Internet that is not an authorized Internet poker game permitted by the state pursuant to this bill.
            Subject   
            Gambling   
 
  AB 167 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Gambling: Internet poker: unlawful gambling activity.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/22/2015
  Calendar:  7/8/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, GRAY, Chair
  Summary: Would authorize eligible entities to apply for a 4-year license to operate an authorized poker Web site offering the play of authorized Internet poker games to registered players within California, as specified. The bill would require that the license be automatically renewed every 4 years upon application, as specified. The bill would prohibit the offer or play of any gambling game provided over the Internet that is not an authorized Internet poker game permitted by the state pursuant to these provisions.
            Subject   
            Gambling   
 
  AB 431 (Gray D)   Gambling: Internet poker.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, GRAY, Chair
  Summary: Would authorize the operation of an Internet poker Web site within the borders of the state. The bill would require the California Gambling Control Commission, in consultation with the Department of Justice, to promulgate regulations for intrastate Internet poker. The bill would require those regulations to include, but not be limited to, a licensing process for an individual or entity to become an operator of an Internet poker Web site and rules for the operation of an Internet poker Web site.
            Subject   
            Gambling   
 
  SB 135 (Berryhill R)   Gambling.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/22/2015
  Summary: The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure and regulation of various legalized gambling activities and establishments by the California Gambling Control Commission and the investigation and enforcement of those activities and establishments by the Department of Justice. Current law makes related findings and declarations. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
            Subject   
            Gambling   
 
  SB 278 (Hall D)   Gambling: Internet poker.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: Would authorize the operation of an Internet poker Web site within the borders of the state. The bill would require the California Gambling Control Commission, in consultation with the Department of Justice, to promulgate regulations for intrastate Internet poker. The bill would require those regulations to include, but not be limited to, a licensing process for an individual or entity to become an operator of an Internet poker Web site and rules for the operation of an Internet poker Web site.
            Subject   
            Gambling   


  Governmental Org



 
  AB 1270 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   California Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would update statutory references to the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to instead refer to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and make related conforming changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org   


  High Speed Rail



 
  AB 1138 (Patterson R)   High-speed rail: eminent domain.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit the High-Speed Rail Authority, or the State Public Works Board acting on behalf of the authority, from adopting a resolution of necessity to commence an eminent domain proceeding to acquire a parcel of real property along a corridor, or usable segment thereof, for the high-speed train system unless the resolution identifies the sources of all funds to be invested in the corridor or usable segment and the anticipated time of receipt of those funds, and certifies that the authority has completed all necessary project level environmental clearances necessary to proceed to construction.
            Subject   
            Business, High Speed Rail   


  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 160 (Dababneh D)   Criminal profiteering: counterfeit labels: sales and use taxes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/21/2015
  Last Amend: 4/9/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  Summary: Would include within the definition of criminal profiteering activity offenses relating to piracy, insurance fraud, and tax fraud, as specified. The bill would also broaden the definition of organized crime to include pimping and pandering, counterfeiting of a registered mark, piracy of a recording or audiovisual work, embezzlement, securities fraud, tax fraud, grand theft, money laundering, and forgery. By increasing the burdens on local prosecuting agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy   
 
  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 1100 (Low D)   Ballot initiatives: filing fees.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/24/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires a fee of $200 to be paid by the proponents when a proposed ballot initiative or referendum is submitted to the Attorney General for preparation of a circulating title and summary. This bill would increase the filing fee from $200 to $8,000. The bill would also make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy   
 
  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
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY, QUIRK, Chair
  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   
 
  AB 1310 (Gatto D)   Disorderly conduct: unlawful distribution of image.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY, QUIRK, Chair
  Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor to intentionally distribute an image of the intimate body part or parts of another person, or an image of the person depicted engaging in specified sexual acts, under circumstances in which the persons agree or understand that the image remain private, the person distributing the image knows or should know that distribution of the image will cause serious emotional distress, and the person depicted suffers that distress. This bill would apply those jurisdictional and search warrant provisions to the misdemeanors described above. This bill contains other existing laws.
            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: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9 a.m. - Room 3191  SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY, HANCOCK, Chair
  Summary: Would recast specified provisions to provide that a person who intentionally distributes the image of the intimate body part or parts of another identifiable person, or an image of the person depicted engaged in an act of sexual intercourse, sodomy, oral copulation, sexual penetration, or an image of masturbation by the person depicted or in which the person depicted participates, under circumstances in which the person distributing the image knows or should know that the depicted person had a reasonable expectation that the image would remain private, the person distributing the image knows or should know that distribution of the image will cause serious emotional distress, and the person depicted suffers that distress, is guilty of disorderly conduct.
            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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY U. & C., Not in daily file.
  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 924 (Cooley D)   Personal income tax: voluntary contributions: State Children's Trust Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Summary: Current law allows individual taxpayers to contribute amounts in excess of their personal tax liability for the support of specified funds or accounts and previously allowed contributions to the State Children's Trust Fund, which provided funding for child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention programs. This bill , for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, would allow individual taxpayers to contribute amounts in excess of their tax liability to the State Children's Trust Fund.
            Subject   
            Internet, TAX   
 
  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
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY EDUCATION, O'DONNELL, Chair
  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 15 (Holden D)   Limitation of actions: human rights abuses.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/5/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would require a civil action for assault, battery, or wrongful death, when the conduct would also constitute torture, genocide, a war crime, an attempted extrajudicial killing, or a crime against humanity, as defined, to be commenced within 10 years. The bill would also require a civil action for human trafficking or the taking of property in violation of international law, as specified, or a civil action seeking benefits under an insurance policy, where the insurance claim arises out of any of the conduct specified above, to be commenced within 10 years. The bill would authorize a prevailing plaintiff to recover reasonable attorney' s fees and litigation costs.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 67 (Gonzalez D)   Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/17/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/17/2014
  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: 4/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2015
  Last Amend: 4/14/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #11  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE
  Summary: Would require that an employee work for the same employer for 30 or more days within the previous 12 months in order to qualify for accrued sick leave under the provisions of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. This bill would exclude a retired annuitant of a public entity and a worker covered by the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, as specified, from the definition of employee under these provisions. The bill would also remove the definition of a health care provider under the act. This bill contains other related provisions and 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
  Calendar:  5/6/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, ROGER HERNÁNDEZ, Chair
  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: 4/16/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Last Amend: 4/16/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #12  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE
  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 578 (Low D)   Occupational safety and health.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary:  The California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 authorizes an employer to apply to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, that enforces employment safety laws, for a temporary order granting a variance from an occupational safety or health standard and requires the order to be granted only if the employer's application satisfies specified requirements. This bill would require an employer to also give notice to workers at the place of employment who will be affected by the temporary variance, or representatives of affected workers, who may be affected by or exposed to the hazards by the temporary variance from an occupational safety and health standard.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 588 (Grove R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 provides the employer with the right to cure certain violations before the employee may bring a civil action, as specified. For other violations, the act requires the employee to follow specified procedures before bringing an action. This bill would provide an employer with the right to cure a violation of that wage statement law requirement before an employee may bring a civil action under the act. The bill would also delete obsolete provisions of law. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 622 (Hernández, Roger D)   Employment: E-Verify system: unlawful business practices.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #13  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE
  Summary: Would expand the definition of an unlawful employment practice to prohibit an employer or any other person or entity from using the E-Verify system to check the employment authorization status of an employee or applicant, as specified, except as required by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal funds. The bill would also require an employer that uses the E-Verify system to provide to the affected employee any notification issued by the Social Security Administration or the United States Department of Homeland Security containing information specific to the employee's E-Verify case or any tentative nonconfirmation notice.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 676 (Calderon D)   Employment: discrimination: status as unemployed.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  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 752 (Salas D)   Private postsecondary education: California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Summary: The California Private Postsecondary Education Act authorizes the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to publish its own list of acceptable examinations and required passing scores if the United States Department of Education does not have a list of relevant examinations that pertain to the intended occupational training. This bill would require the bureau to review, on or before July 1, 2016, the list of examinations prescribed by the United States Department of Education as of the time of the review. If the bureau determines there is no examination on that list appropriate for students with limited English proficiency and without a high school diploma or its equivalent, the bill would require the bureau to approve an alternative examination for these students.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 883 (Low D)   Employment: public employee status.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit private and public employers from publishing or posting a job advertisement or announcement that states or indicates directly or indirectly that the applicant for employment must not be a current or former public employee. The bill would also prohibit these employers from communicating, directly or indirectly, that an applicant's status as a current or former public employee disqualifies an individual from eligibility for employment or from basing an employment decision on an applicant's current or former employment as a public employee.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 966 (Baker R)   California Solar Initiative: ratepayer funded incentives: conditions.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY U. & C., Not in daily file.
  Summary: Current law requires the Energy Commission, in consultation with the PUC, local publicly owned electric utilities, and interested members of the public, to establish and thereafter revise eligibility criteria for solar energy systems and to establish conditions for ratepayer funded incentives that are applicable to the California Solar Initiative. This bill would require, as a condition for ratepayer funded incentives, a ratepayer to submit to the Energy Commission a copy of the building permit required for the installation of the solar energy system, and, if no permit is required, would require the ratepayer to demonstrate that to the Energy Commission.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 970 (Nazarian D)   Labor Commissioner: enforcement of employee claims.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #56  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Would authorize the Labor Commissioner to enforce local laws regarding overtime hours or minimum wage provisions and to issue citations and penalties for violations, except when the local entity with jurisdiction in the matter has already issued a citation or has initiated an investigation against an employer for the same violation. This bill also would make related conforming changes. 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.
            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:  4/28/2015  10 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, TOURISM, AND INTERNET MEDIA, CALDERON, 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 1158 (Campos D)   Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011: prevailing wage.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/16/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/16/2015
  Summary: Current law requires that not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages, as specified, be paid to workers employed on a public work. This bill would specify that the above wage condition is subject to enforcement by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. The bill would make a project applicant who fails to pay, or fails to ensure the payment of, prevailing wages subject to penalties for failure to pay prevailing wages on a public work. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            CEQA, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1245 (Cooley D)   Unemployment insurance: electronic reporting and funds transfers.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #37  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Would require an employer with 10 or more employees to file all unemployment compensation reports and returns electronically and remit all contributions for unemployment insurance premiums by electronic funds transfer , except as provided . The bill would extend the application of these electronic filing and transfer requirements to all employers. The bill would authorize the granting of a waiver from these requirements, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            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   
 
  AB 1481 (Mullin D)   Workforce development.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law declares the need to have a well-educated and highly skilled workforce in the state. Current law also declares specified principle to guide the state's workforce investment system. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this declaration.
            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
  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: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9:30 a.m. - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) 1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SPECIAL ORDER AT 1:30 P.M.  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Current law regulates the payment of compensation to employees by employers and prohibits an employer from conditioning employment on requiring an employee to refrain from disclosing the amount of his or her wages, signing a waiver of the right to disclose the amount of those wages, or discharging an employee for making such a disclosure. Current law establishes similar prohibitions in connection with disclosing an employer's workplace conditions. This bill would extend the prohibitions described above to discussions and inquiries regarding the wages of an employee, the wages of other employees, and workplace conditions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 406 (Jackson D)   Employment: leave.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Summary: The Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act exempts from its provisions an employer that employs fewer than 50 employees within 75 miles of the worksite where the employee is employed (small business exemption). The act provides that if the same employer employs both parents entitled to leave under the act, the employer is not required to grant leave in connection with the birth, adoption, or foster care of a child that would allow the parents family care and medical leave totaling more than the amount specified in the act. This bill would restrict that small business exemption to an employer that employs fewer than 25 employees within 75 miles of the worksite where the employee is employed.
            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:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  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:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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
  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   
 
  ACA 1 (Olsen R)   Legislative procedure.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Calendar:  5/7/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 6 ON BUDGET PROCESS, OVERSIGHT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION, WEBER, Chair
  Summary: The California Constitution prohibits a bill other than the Budget Bill from being heard or acted on by a committee or either house of the Legislature until the 31st day after the bill is introduced, unless the house dispenses with this requirement by rollcall vote entered in the journal, 3/4 of the membership concurring. This measure would add an additional exception to this 31-day waiting period by authorizing a committee to hear or act on a bill if the bill, in the form to be considered by the committee, has been in print and published on the Internet for at least 15 days.
            Subject   
            Legal   
 
  AJR 9 (Chang R)   Patent reform.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Calendar:  5/5/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, Chair
  Summary: This measure would urge the President and the Congress of the United States to craft a balanced and workable approach to reduce incentives for and minimize abusive and frivolous patent litigation while ensuring that legitimate patent enforcement rights are protected and maintained.
            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: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/6/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MAIENSCHEIN, Chair
  Summary: Would establish the Isla Vista Community Services District and would specify the services that district would be authorized to provide, including, among others, the power to create a tenant mediation program and to exercise the powers of a parking district. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 168 (Maienschein R)   Local government finance.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/22/2015
  Summary: Current law requires the county auditor, in the case in which a qualifying city becomes the successor agency to a special district as a result of a merger with that district as described in a specified statute, to additionally allocate to that successor qualifying city that amount of property tax revenue that otherwise would have been allocated to that special district pursuant to general allocation requirements. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the provision pertaining to property tax revenue allocations to a qualifying city that merges with a special district.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 183 (Waldron R)   Financial institutions: preauthorized electronic fund transfers.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/16/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/16/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  3 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY BANKING AND FINANCE, DABABNEH, Chair
  Summary: Would require a financial institution subject to oversight by the Department of Business Oversight to ensure it complies with a specific federal regulation with regard to electronic fund transfers. This bill would require a financial institution to provide a specified written notice to a consumer, who approved a preauthorized electronic fund transfer to a merchant from the consumer's account, and would further require a merchant located in the state that accepts preauthorized electronic fund transfers to post the same notice on its Internet Web site, if any.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 448 (Brown D)   Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle license fee adjustments.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Summary: Current property tax law requires the county auditor, in each fiscal year, to allocate property tax revenue to local jurisdictions in accordance with specified formulas and procedures, and generally provides that each jurisdiction shall be allocated an amount equal to the total of the amount of revenue allocated to that jurisdiction in the prior fiscal year, subject to certain modifications, and that jurisdiction's portion of the annual tax increment, as defined. This bill would modify these reduction and transfer provisions, for the 2015-16 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter, by providing for a vehicle license fee adjustment amount calculated on the basis of changes in assessed valuation.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 630 (Linder R)   Public officers and employees: oath of office.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #19  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE
  Summary: Would authorize a county board of supervisors to require a new oath or affirmation to be filed within 10 days of a legal change in name, delegated authority, or department by an officer or department head of that county. This bill would specify that the powers of an appointed officer of a county are no longer granted upon the officer's departure from office, and would authorize a county board of supervisors to require the appointing authority to rescind these powers in writing by filing a revocation in the same manner as the oath of office was filed. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 948 (Patterson R)   Local government: community service districts.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  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: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION, MEDINA, Chair
  Summary: Would specifically authorize the University of California and the City of Richmond, and any other public agency, to enter into a joint powers agreement for the purpose of collaboration on the development of a Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay, located within the City of Richmond, to be a new research and action hub with a focus on global issues, culture, and collaboration. This bill contains other related provisions.
            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
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  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 39 (Medina D)   Search warrants: electronic submission.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Summary: Current law establishes various grounds for the issuance of a search warrant. This bill would require an affiant to first sign his or her affidavit and send the proposed search warrant and all supporting affidavits and attachments to the magistrate, after which the affiant would make his or her oath during a telephone conversation with the magistrate. The bill would also delete the requirement that the affiant telephonically acknowledge receipt of the signed search warrant and would designate the completed search warrant, signed by the magistrate and received by the affiant, as the original warrant.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   
 
  AB 279 (Dodd D)   Tax administration: disclosure of information: Franchise Tax Board and cities and counties.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION SUSPENSE, TING, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes, until January 1, 2019, a city that has entered into a reciprocal agreement, as defined, with the Franchise Tax Board, to exchange tax information, as provided. Current law requires, until January 1, 2019, upon the request of the Franchise Tax Board, each city that assesses a city business tax or requires a city business license to annually submit to the board specified information relating to the administration of the city's business tax program. Current law limits the collection and use of this information and provides that any unauthorized use of this information is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill would expand these provisions to additionally apply to a county.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   
 
  AB 582 (Calderon D)   Professionals in Public Service Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  Summary: Would enact the Professionals in Public Service Act of 2015, which would establish the state professionals in public service program within the State Board of Equalization for the purpose of utilizing the expertise of private-sector entrepreneurs to help make state governmental activities and practices more streamlined and accessible to small businesses. The program would authorize the executive director of the board to appoint a maximum of 5 persons during any calendar year to serve the board, on a voluntary basis, as a professional in public service with duties as set forth in the bill.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   
 
  AB 1172 (Chau D)   California cyber security.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/30/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, GATTO, 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   
 
  SB 459 (Liu D)   State government: data.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require data collected from state and county agencies pursuant to existing mandatory reporting requirements to be shared among state agencies, would authorize state agencies to share data, between and among state agencies, county agencies, local education agencies, researchers, practitioners, and organizations serving youth and families, consistent with state and federal privacy and data protection laws, and would encourage these agencies to cooperate to utilize data and develop protocols for exchanging information safely and securely.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous, PRIVACY   


  Political Reform



 
  AB 594 (Gordon D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign statements.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/7/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would recast the requirements for filing preelection statements and would repeal other reporting requirements, including supplemental preelection statements and supplemental independent expenditure reports. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  AB 700 (Gomez D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: advertisement disclosures.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/14/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: The Political Reform Act of 1974 imposes a disclosure statement requirement with respect to advertisements supporting or opposing a candidate or ballot measure paid for by a committee that makes an expenditure of $5,000 or more. This bill would require that if the advertisement is a television or video advertisement, the disclosure statement shall be shown continuously. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  AB 800 (Gomez D)   Elections: vote by mail ballots.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/23/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires an elections official to deliver to each qualified applicant the vote by mail ballot for the precinct in which the applicant resides and all supplies necessary for the use and return of the ballot. This bill would require the elections official to also deliver to each qualified applicant a return envelope with postage prepaid in which a vote by mail voter may return his or her ballot if the ballot is to be mailed within the territorial limits of the United States or the District of Columbia. By imposing additional duties on local elections officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  AB 834 (Salas D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: advertisements.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: The Political Reform Act of 1974 prohibits an incumbent from sending a newsletter or other mass mailing at public expense. This bill would define a "public advertisement" as an advertisement that is paid for from the funds of a state or local public entity. This bill would prohibit a person or entity from disseminating, broadcasting, or otherwise publishing a public advertisement, as defined, within 90 days of an election if the advertisement features, as defined, a candidate who will appear on the ballot at that election.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  AB 910 (Harper R)   Political Reform Act of 1974: local enforcement.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/19/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY E. & R., Not in daily file.
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission, upon mutual agreement between the Commission and the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Bernardino, to have primary responsibility for the impartial, effective administration, implementation, and enforcement of a local campaign finance reform ordinance of the County of San Bernardino, as specified. This bill would authorize the Commission and the governing body of any city, county, or city and county, to also enter into such an agreement, as specified, if the governing body of the city, county, or city and county, or a majority of voters, approves the agreement.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  AB 1083 (Eggman D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: local enforcement.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar: 
4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
4/29/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MAIENSCHEIN, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission, upon mutual agreement between the Commission and the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Bernardino, to have primary responsibility for the impartial, effective administration, implementation, and enforcement of a local campaign finance reform ordinance of the County of San Bernardino, as specified. This bill would authorize the Commission and the City Council of the City of Stockton to also enter into such an agreement, as specified.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  AB 1200 (Gordon D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: lobbying: procurement contracts.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/7/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, 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 procurement contracts, thereby making the above-described lobbying requirements applicable to actions that attempt to influence governmental procurement. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  AB 1413 (Grove R)   Recipient committee: threshold qualifications.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law defines a "committee" under the Political Reform Act of 1974 by reference to amounts of moneys received in contributions, made in independent expenditures, or made in contributions by a person or persons on an annual basis. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to this provision.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  AB 1494 (Levine D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: independent expenditure report annual fee.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, RIDLEY-THOMAS, Chair
  Summary: Would require a committee subject to the independent expenditure disclosure requirement to pay to the Secretary of State, within 5 days of filing an independent expenditure report, an annual reporting fee in an amount based on the amount that the committee declares that it will spend in each 2-year election cycle, as defined. The bill would require those fees to be deposited into a Civic Engagement Fund created by the bill. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SB 21 (Hill D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: gifts of travel.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Summary: Would require a nonprofit organization that pays for specified types of travel for an elected state officer or local elected officeholder to disclose the names of donors responsible for funding the payments, as specified. The bill would require a person who receives a gift of a travel payment from any source to report the travel destination on his or her statement of economic interests. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SB 281 (Stone R)   Boards and commissions: salaries.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9:30 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, HALL, Chair
  Summary: Current law establishes the annual salary of the members of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the Public Employment Relations Board, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, the State Water Resources Control Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board, the State Personnel Board, the State Air Resources Board, and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board. This bill would, for nonelected members of these state boards and commissions appointed on or after January 1, 2016, set the annual salary at $12,000.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SB 310 (Anderson R)   The Political Reform Act of 1974.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Summary: Current law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing. Current law sets forth findings and declarations supporting the necessity of campaign finance regulation. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SB 330 (Mendoza D)   Public officers: contracts: financial interest.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would, on and after January 1, 2017, and notwithstanding any other law, expand specified prohibitions to deem that a public officer who is an elected member of any state or local body, board, or commission has a prohibited financial interest in a contract pursuant to these provisions, if that public officer's spouse, child, parent, sibling, or the spouse of the child, parent, or sibling has a financial interest in any contract made by that public officer in his or her official capacity, or by any body, board, or commission of which that public officer is a member. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SB 693 (Hueso D)   State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission: qualifications: conflicts of interest.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law prescribes certain qualifications for members of the Energy Commission, including a prohibition against receiving a substantial portion of income from specified energy-related entities in the 2 years preceding appointment to the Energy Commission. Current law makes the violation of these provisions a felony subject to fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment, or both. This bill would increase the maximum fine to $50,000 for a violation of those provisions.
            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 37 (Campos D)   Libraries: 3D printers.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/17/2015
  Summary: Would require every public library that provides public access to a 3D printer, as defined, to post a notice on or near the 3D printer that would alert users of the 3D printer of the potential liability of the user for misuse of the 3D printer, as specified. This bill would require the Department of Justice to draft and distribute this notice, as specified, and annually review and revise the notice for accuracy. By imposing additional duties upon local officials, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            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:  4/30/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, GATTO, Chair
  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: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/6/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/30/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, GATTO, Chair
  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, the encryption of private data 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
  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 176 (Bonta D)   Data collection.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/14/2015
  Summary: Would require, on or after July 1, 2016, whenever the State Department of Public Health, the State Department of Health Care Services, or the Department of Managed Health Care collects demographic data as to the ancestry or ethnic origin of persons for a report that includes specified categories of information, that entity to use the additional separate collection categories and other tabulations for specified Asian groups and Pacific Island groups, and to take additional actions as specified, including posting the demographic data collected on its Internet Web site.
            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
  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 322 (Waldron R)   Privacy: social security numbers.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit a person, entity, state agency, or local agency from electronically collecting, retaining, maintaining, licensing, or using a social security number unless the social security number is encrypted. This bill would also prohibit a person, entity, state agency, or local agency from electronically sharing, transmitting, or disclosing a social security number unless it is encrypted.
            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: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202 SPECIAL ORDER AT 8:30 A.M.  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, Chair
  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: 4/16/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/16/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202 SPECIAL ORDER AT 8:30 A.M.  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2020, provide that there shall be no civil or criminal liability for, and no cause of action shall arise against, an entity based upon its communication of cyber security-threat information to another private entity, or to a state law enforcement agency. The immunity from liability would only apply if the communication is made without the intent to injure, defraud, or to otherwise endanger any individual or public or private entity and is made to address a vulnerability in, or to prevent a threat to the integrity, confidentiality, or availability of, a system, network, or critical infrastructure component of a public or private entity, to provide support for cyber security crime investigation, or to protect individuals, entities, or the state from harm.
            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
  Calendar:  5/5/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, GATTO, Chair
  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 929 (Chau D)   Pen registers: authorized use.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS, GOMEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit a person, other than a provider of electronic or wire communication service for specified purposes, from installing or using a pen register or a trap and trace device, as defined. The bill would authorize a peace officer to make a written application to a magistrate for an order permitting the installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device. The bill would permit an application to be made informally and granted orally if an emergency situation exists, and other factors are present. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 964 (Chau D)   Civil law: privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Calendar:  4/30/2015  Upon Adjournment of Session - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, GATTO, Chair
  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 through a security technology or methodology generally accepted in the field of information technology. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1116 (Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection)   Connected televisions.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202 SPECIAL ORDER AT 8:30 A.M.  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit aconnected 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
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #24  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  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:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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:  4/27/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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: 4/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Last Amend: 4/7/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9:30 a.m. - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) 1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SPECIAL ORDER AT 1:30 P.M.  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, 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 or vehicle speed data from a vehicle information system, as defined . The bill would provide that these provisions do not apply to the motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program, commonly known as smog check.
            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
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  Anticipated Hearing  SENATE PUB. S., Not in daily file.
  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: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  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
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  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:  4/27/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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 424 (Pan D)   Law enforcement: communications.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9 a.m. - Room 3191  SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY, HANCOCK, Chair
  Summary: Would provide that the provisions prohibiting eavesdropping and recording or intercepting certain communications do not prohibit any POST-certified chief of police, assistant chief of police, or police officer of a university or college campus acting within the scope of his or her authority, from overhearing or recording any communication that he or she could lawfully overhear or record prior to January 1, 1968, in any criminal investigation related to sexual assault or other sexual offense.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 459 (Liu D)   State government: data.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would require data collected from state and county agencies pursuant to existing mandatory reporting requirements to be shared among state agencies, would authorize state agencies to share data, between and among state agencies, county agencies, local education agencies, researchers, practitioners, and organizations serving youth and families, consistent with state and federal privacy and data protection laws, and would encourage these agencies to cooperate to utilize data and develop protocols for exchanging information safely and securely.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 570 (Jackson D)   Personal information: privacy: breach.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9:30 a.m. - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) 1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SPECIAL ORDER AT 1:30 P.M.  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Would require that the security breach notification include a one-page notice containing specified information.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 576 (Leno D)   Mobile applications: geolocation information: privacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  1 p.m. and upon adjournment of Floor Session - Room 3191  SENATE BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HILL, Chair
  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: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit a local agency from acquiring or using cellular communications interception technology, as defined, unless that acquisition or use is approved by a resolution or ordinance adopted by its legislature body at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the legislative body at which members of the public are afforded a reasonable opportunity to comment. The bill would require that the resolution or ordinance set forth the policies of the local agency as to authorized uses of cellular communications interception technology, and as to the use, protection from unauthorized disclosure, and disposal of data obtained through that technology.
            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:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SALAS, 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:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - 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:  4/27/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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 703 (Leno D)   Public contracts: prohibitions: discrimination.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  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 15 (Holden D)   Limitation of actions: human rights abuses.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  5/5/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would require a civil action for assault, battery, or wrongful death, when the conduct would also constitute torture, genocide, a war crime, an attempted extrajudicial killing, or a crime against humanity, as defined, to be commenced within 10 years. The bill would also require a civil action for human trafficking or the taking of property in violation of international law, as specified, or a civil action seeking benefits under an insurance policy, where the insurance claim arises out of any of the conduct specified above, to be commenced within 10 years. The bill would authorize a prevailing plaintiff to recover reasonable attorney' s fees and litigation costs.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, 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:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SALAS, 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:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - 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:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SALAS, 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 251 (Levine D)   Public works: public subsidies.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2015
  Summary: Would provide that a public subsidy is de minimis if it is both less than $25,000 and less than 1% of the total project cost. The bill would specify that those provisions do not apply to a project that was advertised for bid, or a contract that was awarded, before January 1, 2016.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs   
 
  AB 1503 (Perea D)   Telecommunications universal service programs: teleconnect fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  3 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY UTILITIES AND COMMERCE, RENDON, 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 in the program funded by the California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.
            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: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202 SPECIAL ORDER AT 8:30 A.M.  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, MARK STONE, 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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  3 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY UTILITIES AND COMMERCE, RENDON, Chair
  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: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  5/6/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MAIENSCHEIN, Chair
  Summary: Under current law, before any municipal corporation uses any street, alley, avenue, or highway within any other municipal corporation, it is required to request the other municipal corporation in which the street, alley, avenue, or highway is situated to agree with it upon the location of the use and the terms and conditions to which the use shall be subject. This bill would specify that for these purposes the terms "municipal corporation" and "municipality" include a county.
            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: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would require that any contract or other agreement by the Public Utilities Commission for services by outside legal counsel with respect to a criminal matter 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: 4/14/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/18/2014
  Last Amend: 4/14/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  12:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE ENERGY, UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS, HUESO, 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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  12:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE ENERGY, UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS, HUESO, Chair
  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 512 (Hill D)   Criminal History Information: Health Services Personnel.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9 a.m. - Room 3191  SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY, HANCOCK, Chair
  Summary: Would require local criminal justice agencies to additionally furnish summary criminal history information to city, county, and city and county health services personnel who are engaged in efforts to identify and treat individuals who have alcohol abuse, substance abuse, or mental health issues, for the purpose of providing assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, or other health care to those individuals. By imposing new duties upon a local criminal justice agency with respect to furnishing local summary criminal history information, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. 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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #36  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  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
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  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.   


  Redevelopment



 
  AB 204 (O'Donnell D)   Redevelopment: County of Los Angeles.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/29/2015
  Last Amend: 4/9/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CHAU, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes, in each county where more than one oversight board was created, only one oversight board to be appointed on and after July 1, 2016. This bill would require an oversight board within the County of Los Angeles to continue to independently operate past the July 1, 2016, consolidation date, until its successor agency adopts a resolution dissolving the board and the board approves that resolution, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Redevelopment   


  REGULATORY REFORM



 
  AB 12 (Cooley D)   State government: administrative regulations: review.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SALAS, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes various state entities to adopt, amend, or repeal regulations for various specified purposes. The Administrative Procedure Act requires the Office of Administrative Law and a state agency proposing to adopt, amend, or repeal a regulation to review the proposed changes for, among other things, consistency with existing state regulations. This bill would, until January 1, 2019, require each state agency to, on or before January 1, 2018, review that agency's regulations, identify any regulations that are duplicative, overlapping, inconsistent, or out of date, to revise those identified regulations, as provided, and report to the Legislature and Governor, as specified.
            Subject   
            REGULATORY REFORM   
 
  AB 19 (Chang R)   Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development: small business: regulations.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND THE ECONOMY, EDUARDO GARCIA, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, under the direction of the Office of Small Business Advocate, to review regulations affecting small businesses adopted prior to January 1, 2016, in order to determine whether the regulations need to be amended in order to become more effective, less burdensome, or to decrease the cost impact to affected sectors.
            Subject   
            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:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION, FRAZIER, 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   
 
  AB 175 (Mathis R)   Electricity.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Summary: Would make nonsubstantive revisions to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission's certification requirements. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            REGULATORY REFORM   
 
  AB 797 (Steinorth R)   Regulations: effective dates and legislative review.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  #88  ASSEMBLY CONSENT CALENDAR-FIRST LEGISLATIVE DAY ASSEMBLY MEASURES
  Summary: Would require the Office of Administrative Law to submit to the appropriate policy committees of each house of the Legislature for review a copy of each major regulation that it submits to the Secretary of State. The bill would add another exception to those currently provided that specifies that a regulation does not become effective if the Legislature passes a statute to override the regulation.
            Subject   
            REGULATORY REFORM   
 
  SB 119 (Hill D)   Protection of subsurface installations.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/14/2015
  Last Amend: 4/20/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  9:30 a.m. - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040) 1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203) SPECIAL ORDER AT 1:30 P.M.  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, 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 98 (Allen, Travis R)   Corporation Tax Law.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/8/2015
  Summary: The Corporation Tax Law defines fiscal year to mean an accounting period of 12 months or less ending on the last day of any month other than December. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 151 (Rodriguez D)   Income taxes: credits: apprenticeships.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Summary: Would require the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in the Department of Industrial Relations, among other things, to establish a procedure for taxpayers, in the form and manner jointly prescribed by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the Franchise Tax Board, to apply and receive a certificate for purposes of the appreticeship training credit. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 154 (Ting D)   Taxation: federal conformity.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/16/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  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: Introduced: 1/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND THE ECONOMY, EDUARDO GARCIA, Chair
  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 406 (Brough R)   Corporation Tax Law: income: methods of accounting.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: The Corporation Tax Law imposes taxes upon, or measured by, income. Current law requires the taxpayer's income to be computed under a method of accounting on the basis of which the taxpayer regularly computes its income in keeping its books and authorizes the taxpayer to use one of a specified accounting methods. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 428 (Nazarian D)   Income taxes credit: seismic retrofits.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: Would allow, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2021, a tax credit under both the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law in an amount equal to 30% of the qualified costs paid or incurred by a qualified taxpayer for any seismic retrofit construction on a qualified building, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 544 (Mullin D)   Income taxes: credits: research activities.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws, including a credit for a percentage of specified research expenses. These laws, in modified conformity, apply the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to the election of alternative incremental credit. These laws provide that the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to election of alternative simplified credit shall not apply. This bill would, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, not apply the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to the election of alternative incremental credit.
            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
  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 603 (Salas D)   Income taxes: turf removal tax credit.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Summary: Would, under Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2015, allow a credit to a taxpayer participating in a lawn replacement program, as defined, in an amount equal to $2 per square foot of conventional lawn removed from the taxpayer's property. The bill would make findings and declarations in this regard. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 612 (Patterson R)   Minimum franchise tax: annual tax: small business.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/12/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 3/12/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires every limited partnership that has filed a certificate with the Secretary of State and every foreign limited partnership that has registered with the Secretary of State, every limited liability company if the articles of organization have been accepted by, or a certificate of registration has been issued by, the Secretary of State, and every registered limited liability partnership and every foreign limited liability partnership that has registered with the Secretary of State, to pay an annual tax in an amount equal to the minimum franchise tax. This bill would reduce that minimum franchise in the 2nd taxable year for a new corporation, and that annual tax in the first taxable year for a new limited partnership, new limited liability partnership, and new limited liability company that is a small business, which is defined as a business entity with gross receipts of $5,000 or less, as specified.
            Subject   
            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 737 (Hernández, Roger D)   Sales and use taxes: seller's permit: determinations.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes a city, county, or city and county to collect information from persons seeking to engage in the business of selling tangible personal property in that jurisdiction and requires that collected information to be transmitted to the State Board of Equalization, as provided, to be used as the preliminary application for a seller's permit. Current law requires the board to issue a determination regarding the issuance of a seller's permit, if a determination can be made based on the information submitted, within 30 days of receipt of the information. This bill would increase the amount of time the board has to make that determination from 30 days to 35 days within receipt of the information.
            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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  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 924 (Cooley D)   Personal income tax: voluntary contributions: State Children's Trust Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Summary: Current law allows individual taxpayers to contribute amounts in excess of their personal tax liability for the support of specified funds or accounts and previously allowed contributions to the State Children's Trust Fund, which provided funding for child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention programs. This bill , for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, would allow individual taxpayers to contribute amounts in excess of their tax liability to the State Children's Trust Fund.
            Subject   
            Internet, TAX   
 
  AB 931 (Irwin D)   Taxation: credit: hiring.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  Summary: Would, under both the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, revise this definition of a "qualified full-time employee" to include a person who, upon commencement of employment with the qualified taxpayer, is a veteran that separated from service in the Armed Forces of the United States within the 24 months preceding commencement of employment with the qualified taxpayer. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            TAX, VETERANS   
 
  AB 1199 (Nazarian D)   Income taxes: credits: motion pictures.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Calendar:  4/28/2015  10 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, TOURISM, AND INTERNET MEDIA, CALDERON, 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
  Calendar:  4/27/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION, FRAZIER, Chair
  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
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  Anticipated Hearing  SENATE G. & F., Not in daily file.
  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 35 (Wolk D)   Income and corporation taxes: deductions: disaster relief.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/4/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/4/2015
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow a taxpayer to elect to deduct specified disaster losses on the return for the taxable year preceding the taxable year in which the disaster occurred, filed by a specified date. This bill would, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, extend the provisions relating to disaster losses to losses in any city, county, or city and county that is proclaimed by the Governor to be in a state of emergency and would extend the time during which a taxpayer may claim the deduction.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 120 (Anderson R)   Sales and use taxes: exclusion: public safety first responder vehicle and equipment.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Calendar:  4/29/2015  9:30 a.m. - Room 112  SENATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE, HERTZBERG, Chair
  Summary: Would, in the sale of any public safety first responder vehicle that is purchased by a local public agency and in the sale of any equipment required on a public safety first responder vehicle that is purchased by a local public agency, exclude from the terms "gross receipts" and "sales price," amounts of the gross receipts or sales price in excess of $300,000. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 394 (Nguyen R)   Corporate taxes: credits: assignment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: The Corporation Tax Law allows various credits against the taxes imposed by that law. That law allows, for each taxable year beginning on or after July 1, 2008, any credit that is an eligible credit, as defined, to be assigned to any eligible assignee, as defined. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 480 (Pan D)   Taxation: qualified heavy equipment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  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.
            Subject   
            TAX   


  VETERANS



 
  AB 931 (Irwin D)   Taxation: credit: hiring.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Calendar:  5/4/2015  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, TING, Chair
  Summary: Would, under both the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, revise this definition of a "qualified full-time employee" to include a person who, upon commencement of employment with the qualified taxpayer, is a veteran that separated from service in the Armed Forces of the United States within the 24 months preceding commencement of employment with the qualified taxpayer. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            TAX, VETERANS   

Total Measures: 278

Total Tracking Forms: 278



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