California Legislation

CCTA Legislation Report - All by Subject

4/19/2014



  BUDGET



 
  AB 77 (Committee on Budget)   Budget Act of 2013: public resources.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/14/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/10/2013
  Last Amend: 6/14/2013
  Calendar: 
4/21/2014  #129  ASSEMBLY IN CONFERENCE
4/21/2014  #22  SENATE IN CONFERENCE (ASSEMBLY BILLS)
  Summary: Current law requires that any moneys appropriated from the Public Resources Account in the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund for programs to protect, restore, enhance, or maintain waterfowl habitat be transferred to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for expenditure for those same purposes. This bill would repeal these provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   


  Business



 
  AB 458 (Wieckowski D)   Income taxes: deductions: punitive damages.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2013
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various deductions in computing the income that is subject to the taxes imposed by those laws. Both laws allow a deduction for ordinary and necessary business expenses, including a deduction for amounts paid or incurred for specified types of punitive damages. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, would disallow, under both laws, a deduction for amounts paid or incurred for punitive damages, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business, Legal, TAX   
 
  AB 759 (Daly D)   Alarm companies.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2013
  Last Amend: 3/28/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, BONILLA, Chair
  Summary: Would expand the exemption from licensure as a locksmith or registration as an employee of a locksmith to include a person who is licensed, certified, or registered with the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services pursuant to the Alarm Company Act if the duties of the person that constitute locksmithing are performed in combination with the installation, maintenance, moving, repairing, replacing, servicing, or reconfiguration of an alarm system, as defined, and limited to work on electronic locks or access control devices that are controlled by an alarm system control device, including the removal of existing hardware. v. 3/28/14
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            Business   
 
  AB 1073 (Torres D)   Emergency services: utility access.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/18/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 4/18/2013
  Summary: Would require the Office of Emergency Services to develop, on or before January 1, 2015 , a universal insignia that may be displayed on badges worn by a properly qualified and certified utility worker or technician that would enable the person to gain access to a location subject to a disaster or other emergency to provide vital utility services, as specified.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1543 (Holden D)   Employment: mass layoffs, relocations, and terminations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/23/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/23/2014
  Summary: Would require that an employer ordering a mass layoff, relocation, or termination also provide the written notice to the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development. This bill would require the Employment Development Department, upon receipt of the written notice, to post the notice on its Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1574 (Pan D)   Service contracts: payment guarantees.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/30/2014
  Summary: Current law imposes various requirements with respect to contracts, including amendments, entered into by any state agency for services to be rendered to the state, whether or not the services involve the furnishing or use of equipment, materials, or supplies, or are performed by an independent contractor. This bill would prohibit a state agency from entering into a contract with specified provisions, including a contract that guarantees payment for services not provided.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1575 (Pan D)   Public contracts for services: reports: termination of service contracts.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/30/2014
  Last Amend: 3/20/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #56  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Current law sets forth requirements for the acquisition of goods and services by state agencies, sets forth the various responsibilities of the Department of General Services and other state agencies in overseeing and implementing those state contracting procedures and policies. This bill would require contracts for personal services to include specific performance criteria and cost parameters, require reports by the contractor, and provide for cancellation by the contracting agency if the contractor fails to comply with contract requirements or the law, as specified.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1578 (Pan D)   Public contracts for services: online database: expenditures.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/30/2014
  Calendar:  4/30/2014  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, FRAZIER, Chair
  Summary: Current law sets forth requirements for the acquisition of goods and services by state agencies and sets forth the various responsibilities of the Department of General Services and other state agencies in overseeing and implementing state contracting procedures and policies. This bill would require the department to post specific information on its Internet Web site pertaining to California state government contracts for services, and would require the Governor's Budget to identify total expenditures for service contracts.
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            Business   
 
  AB 1678 (Gordon D)   Women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT business enterprise procurement.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/12/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2014
  Summary:  (1) Under current law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical, gas, water, and telephone corporations. Current law authorizes the commission to establish rules for all public utilities, subject to control by the Legislature. This bill would extend these provisions to LGBT business enterprises, as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
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            Business   
 
  AB 1782 (Chesbro D)   Wires: unlawful removal.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/18/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2014
  Summary: This bill is sponsored by Suddenlink. CCTA assisted in the drafting of the language. It proposes to raise the penalty from $500 to $50,000 for unlawfully and maliciously taking down, removing, injuring, or obstructing any line of telegraph, telephone, or cable television, or any other line used to conduct electricity, or to sever any wire, or make any unauthorized connection with any line, other than a telegraph, telephone, or cable television line, used to conduct electricity. CCTA to speak with DA's Association to see what level of support we can expect from them. v.2/18/14
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            Business   
 
  AB 1921 (Holden D)   Public contracts for services: access to records.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Calendar:  4/30/2014  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, FRAZIER, Chair
  Summary: Would require specified service contracts between a state agency and a person or company performing a governmental function to include provisions requiring agency access to records held by the contractor and notification that such records may be public records. This bill also would require the contractor to keep and maintain public records pertaining to the contract and to provide the agency with access to such records as provided in the California Public Records Act. This bill contains other existing laws. V.2/19/14 Committee Chair Frazier will not let this bill out of the committee in its current version.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1971 (Bocanegra D)   Public contracts: school districts: competitive bidding: best value.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 3/28/2014
  Calendar:  5/7/2014  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY ED., Not in daily file.
  Summary: The Local Agency Public Construction Act requires the governing board of any school district to let any contract for a public project, as defined, involving an expenditure of $15,000 or more, to the lowest responsible bidder that gives security as the board requires, or else reject all bids. This bill would authorize the bid evaluation and selection for public projects that exceed $1,000,000 to be determined by the best value for the school district.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 2011 (Daly D)   Information technology procurement: off-the-shelf software.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 3/28/2014
  Summary: Current law requires the Director of Technology to advise the Governor on the strategic management and direction of the state’s information technology resources, to establish and enforce state information technology strategic plans, policies, standards, and enterprise architecture, and to produce an annual information technology strategic plan to guide the acquisition, management, and use of information technology. Existing law provides that the department is responsible for the approval and oversight of information technology projects.Would extend the operation of those provisions indefinitely. The bill would also require the department, on or before January 1, 2017, to submit a report to the Legislature on the effective use of commercial, off-the-shelf technology in information technology procurement.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 2319 (Bonilla D)   School finance: Innovation, Training, and Common Core Implementation Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/28/2014
  Summary: Would establish the Innovation, Training, and Common Core 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 2014-15 fiscal year to local educational agencies for specified purposes relating to the integration of common core academic content standards in schools, including, among others, the professional development of teachers, administrators, and paraprofessional educators. Language in the bill indicates that funding could be used for various purposes, including upgrading infrastructure to increase Internet Bandwidth.
            Subject   
            Business, Internet   
 
  AB 2365 (John A. Pérez D)   Contracts: unlawful contracts.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  8 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, WIECKOWSKI, Chair
  Summary: Would declare a contract or proposed contract for the sale or lease of consumer goods or services unlawful if it contains a provision requiring the consumer to waive his or her right to make any statement regarding the consumer's experience with the business, unless the waiver was knowing, voluntary, and intelligent, as specified. The bill would impose civil penalties in an unspecified amount upon any person who violates the provisions of the bill, as well as an additional penalty in an unspecified amount if that violation was willful, intentional, or reckless. Members need to let CCTA know if this bill could impact current contracts.
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            Business   
 
  AB 2504 (Chau D)   Public contracts: schools: cloud service providers.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Summary: Current law sets forth the requirements for competitive bidding on various types of contracts awarded by state and local agencies. Current law authorizes a school district to utilize alternative competitive negotiation methods for procuring bids for the acquisition of specified technological supplies and equipment. This bill would require specified terms, related to data types and disclosure, to be included in a school district contract with a cloud service provider entered into on or after January 1, 2015.
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            Business, Technology   
 
  AB 2729 (Medina D)   Infrastructure financing.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/9/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND THE ECONOMY, MEDINA, Chair
  Summary: Would, under the Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Act, revise the definition of economic development facilities to include facilities that are used to provide goods movement and would define goods movement-related infrastructure. The bill would revise the definition of port facilities to specifically reference airports, landports, waterports, and railports, and expand the definition of participating party to include an international governmental entity. The bill would make various technical changes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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            Business   
 
  SB 297 (Roth D)   Public contacts: disabled veterans.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/15/2013
  Summary: Current law requires a state agency, department, officer, or other state governmental entity, to meet an annual statewide participation goal of not less than 3% for disabled veteran business enterprises for specified contracts entered into by the awarding department during the year. This bill would increase that participation goal to 5%.
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            Business   
 
  SB 383 (Jackson D)   Credit cards: personal information.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2013
  Last Amend: 1/28/2014
  Summary: This bill proposes to expand the prohibitions found in the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act to all online commerce. V. 1/28/14. Work with Chamber and Privacy Coalition.
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            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 556 (Corbett D)   Agency: ostensible: nongovernmental entities.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/4/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 9/4/2013
  Summary: Would prohibit a person, firm, corporation, or association that is a nongovernmental entity and contracts to perform labor or services relating to public health or safety for a public entity from displaying on a vehicle or uniform a logo that reasonably could be interpreted as implying that the labor or services are being provided by employees of the public agency, unless the vehicle or uniform conspicuously displays a disclosure. v. 9/4/13
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            Business, Legal   
 
  SB 650 (Lieu D)   Motion pictures.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 1/21/2014
  Summary: Current law provides, until January 1, 2015, that a licensee in ordinary course of business takes its rights under a nonexclusive license free of a security interest in the general intangible created by the licensor, even if the security interest is perfected and the licensee knows of its existence. This bill would remove the repeal of this provision on January 1, 2015, thus making this provision in effect indefinitely. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 975 (Lieu D)   Service contracts: legal compliance.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2014
  Last Amend: 3/17/2014
  Calendar:  4/28/2014  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, DE LEóN, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Department of General Services or a state agency, as defined, to require a bidder for a service contract to pledge compliance, under the penalty of perjury, with all applicable state taxes, and all laws and regulations relating to health and safety, labor and employment, and licensing relevant to the bidder's employees, worksite, bid, and contract . The bill would prohibit the department or a state agency from awarding a service contract to a bidder who does not affirmatively pledge compliance, as specified.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 1077 (DeSaulnier D)   Vehicles: vehicle-miles-traveled charges.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Calendar:  4/29/2014  1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING, DESAULNIER, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to develop and implement, by July 1, 2015, a pilot program designed to assess specified issues related to implementing a vehicle-miles-traveled fee in California. The bill would also require the department to prepare and submit a specified report of its findings to the policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature no later than June 30, 2016. The bill would provide that these provisions would be repealed on January 1, 2018.
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            Business   
 
  SB 1188 (Jackson D)   Consumers Legal Remedies Act: facts.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 4/9/2014
  Summary: Current case law had held the Consumers Legal Remedies Act to encompass omissions, including the omission of a material fact a person was obliged to disclose. This bill, for the purposes of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, would provide that fraud or deceit may consist of the suppression or omission of a material fact by one who is bound to disclose it or who gives information of other facts that are likely to mislead for want of communication of that fact, and would provide that a fact is material if a reasonable person would attach importance to its existence or nonexistence in determining a choice of action in the transaction in question. Consumer Attorneys Sponsoring. CCTA Members to advise CCTA on if they sell equipment with warrantees.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 1347 (Anderson R)   Public contracts: school districts.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/25/2014
  Calendar:  4/30/2014  9 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE EDUCATION, LIU, Chair
  Summary: Would require a school district, at the next regular update of its Internet Web site, to post on that site a copy of any final public works contract awarded at a cost of $5,000 or more. By imposing an additional duty uponschool districts in the posting of public works contracts, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Business, Local Government   
 
  SB 1351 (Hill D)   Payment cards.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/26/2014
  Summary: Would require retailers, starting October 1, 2015, except as specified, that accept a payment card, as defined, to provide a means of processing card-present payment card transactions involving payment cards equipped with embedded microchips capable of storing a personal identification number or any other technology that is generally accepted within the payments industry as being more secure than microchip technology for card-present fraud prevention.
            Subject   
            Business   


  CEQA



 
  AB 515 (Dickinson D)   Environmental quality: California Environmental Quality Act: writ of mandate.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2013
  Last Amend: 3/17/2014
  Summary: The California Environmental Quality Act requires the court, if it finds that a public agency has violated the requirements of the act, to issue an order, in the form of a peremptory writ of mandate, specifying what actions by the public agency are necessary to comply with the requirements of the act. This bill would require the peremptory writ of mandate to specify the time by which the public agency is to make an initial return of the peremptory writ of mandate containing specified information. Because a public agency would be required to file an initial return of the peremptory writ of mandate, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            CEQA   
 
  SB 731 (Steinberg D)   Environment: California Environmental Quality Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/9/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 9/9/2013
  Summary: Would provide that aesthetic and parking impacts of a residential, mixed-use residential, or employment center project, as defined, on an infill site, as defined, within a transit priority area, as defined, shall not be considered significant impacts on the environment. The bill would require the Office of Planning and Research to prepare and submit to the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, and the secretary to certify and adopt, revisions to the guidelines for the implementation of CEQA establishing thresholds of significance for noise and transportation impacts of projects within transit priority areas. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            CEQA   


  Crime



 
  AB 1649 (Waldron R)   Computer crimes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2014
  Last Amend: 4/1/2014
  Summary: Would make it a crime for a person to knowingly and without permission disrupt or cause the disruption of government computer services or public safety infrastructure computer system computer services, as defined, or deny or cause the denial of government computer services or public safety infrastructure computer system computer services to an authorized user. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Crime   


  DIVCA



 
  AJR 39 (Hernández, Roger D)   Cable and video service.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/13/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 3/13/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #66  SENATE ASSEMBLY BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: This measure would call on the United States Congress to amend a specified federal law to allow states and their municipalities to determine the best use of public, educational, and government channel support.
            Subject   
            DIVCA, PEG   


  Economic Development



 
  AB 495 (Campos D)   Community investment.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/23/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2013
  Last Amend: 1/23/2014
  Summary: Would establish the California Community Investment Program within the Governor's Office of Business and Economic development. The program would be governed by a 14 member California Community Investment Council comprised of 6 citizens appointed by the Governor, 4 members of the Legislature, the Treasurer, the Controller, the Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, and the Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development. CCTA will ask Author to amend the language to remove the word "Broadband" from Section 1(c).
            Subject   
            Economic Development   


  Education



 
  SB 505 (Jackson D)   Education technology.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/28/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2013
  Last Amend: 5/28/2013
  Summary: Current law requires the State Board of Education to award grants to fund a school district or county office of education in each region of the California Technology Assistance Project to act as the lead agency to administer the services of that region. Existing law requires grant funding to be provided through the annual Budget Act. This bill would provide that these provisions would remain in effect until January 1, 2019. CCTA to contact Author's office to see if they have any plans for moving this bill. 2-YEAR BILL PENDING.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  SB 520 (Steinberg D)   Student instruction: California Online Student Incentive Grant programs.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/28/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2013
  Last Amend: 5/28/2013
  Summary: Would establish the California Online Student Access Incentive Grant programs as 3 separate programs under the administration of the President of the University of California, the Chancellor of the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, for each segment respectively, in consultation with their respective statewide academic senates. The bill would require the President of the University of California, the Chancellor of the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with their respective statewide academic senates, to each develop a list of 20 high-demand lower division courses at his or her segment that are deemed necessary for program completion, deemed satisfactory for meeting general education requirements, or in areas defined as transferable lower division courses under the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum. 2-YEAR BILL PENDING. V. 5/28/13
            Subject   
            Education, Internet   
 
  SB 1177 (Steinberg D)   Privacy: students.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Summary: Would prohibit an operator of an Internet Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application with actual knowledge that the site, service, or application is used for K-12 school purposes and was designed and marketed for K-12 school purposes from using, sharing, disclosing, or compiling personal information about a K-12 student for commercial purposes. CCTA Members will review this bill and let CCTA know the impact on Cable. Members is looking at how this relates to or could impact their Internet connectivity to schools, students and their families programs.
            Subject   
            Education, Internet, PRIVACY   


  Emergency Alert



 
  SB 1127 (Torres D)   Emergency services: individuals with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/7/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 4/7/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  1:30 p.m. - Room 3191  SENATE HUMAN SERVICES, LIU, Chair
  Summary: Would include a missing person who is developmentally disabled or cognitively impaired among the persons who may be the subject of a Silver Alert.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  SB 1211 (Padilla D)   Emergency services: Next Generation 911.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Calendar:  4/24/2014  Upon adjournment of session - Room 112  SENATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE, WOLK, Chair
  Summary: Would require the office (OES) to develop a plan and timeline of target dates for testing, implementing, and operating a Next Generation 911 emergency communication system, including text to 911 service, throughout California. The bill would require the office, in determining the surcharge rate, to additionally include costs it expects to incur, consistent with the plan and timeline, to plan, test, implement, and operate Next Generation 911 technology and services, including text to 911 service. The bill would require the office, no later than September 1 of each year, at least one month before determining the surcharge rate, to prepare a summary of the calculation of the proposed surcharge and make it available to the Legislature and the 911 Advisory Board, and on the office's Internet Web site. CCTA is clarifying who sets fee, the cap, and how the fee and cap can be increased/decreased. v. 02/20/14
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   


  Energy Efficiency



 
  AB 2529 (Williams D)   Energy: usage: plug-in equipment.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/28/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  3 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY UTILITIES AND COMMERCE, BRADFORD, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Energy Commission and the Public Utilities Commission, working jointly, to perform a baseline study of energy usage by plug-in equipment, as defined, in 2014 and to develop a coordinated implementation plan to achieve by 2030 specified aggregate reductions in energy consumption by plug-in equipment from the 2014 baseline, with biennial intermediate targets. The bill would require the Energy Commission to report on the progress towards meeting the reduction targets and update the implementation plan as a part of the integrated energy policy report.
            Subject   
            Energy Efficiency   
 
  AB 2581 (Bradford D)   Energy: public domain computer program.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  3 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY UTILITIES AND COMMERCE, BRADFORD, Chair
  Summary: Would require the California Energy Commission to ensure that the public domain computer program and the compliance options produce an estimate of energy consumption for residential and nonresidential buildings that has an accuracy within 5% of actual energy consumption for residential and nonresidential buildings.
            Subject   
            Energy Efficiency   


  Governmental Org



 
  AB 1620 (Rodriguez D)   The California Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness Commission.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/6/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/6/2014
  Summary: Would establish in state government the California Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness Commission as a statewide executive-level commission to assess and improve the condition of the state's emergency preparedness, management, and disaster recovery capabilities. This bill would require the commission to, among other things, review and make recommendations on the availability of adequate equipment, fuel, food, water, and other emergency supplies. This bill would make legislative findings in this regard. Ask for an amendment adding a Communications Representative to the Commission. Support if Amended. v.2/6/14
            Subject   
            Governmental Org   
 
  AB 2281 (Hagman R)   State government: State Air Resources Board: Public Utilities Commission: legislative oversight participants.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Summary: Would require the President pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly to jointly appoint 2 Members of the Legislature, one Member from the majority party and one Member of the minority party, to be legislative oversight participants in the proceedings of the state board and would authorize the legislative oversight participants to fully participate in discussions during meetings of the State Air Resources Board as if the legislative oversight participants were members of the state board, but would have no right to vote in matters before the state board. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org   
 
  AB 2523 (Cooley D)   Department of Technology.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #20  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE
  Summary: Would extend the establishment of the Department of Technology to January 1, 2020, and require the Director of Technology, on or before July 1, 2016, to report recommendations to the Legislature, as specified, on how a team of senior consulting information technology experts could be developed to serve as support for state agencies and senior project team members in state government on information technology projects. This bill would require the director to consider specified factors when making those recommendations. This bill would make legislative findings in this regard. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org, Technology   


  High Speed Rail



 
  SB 902 (Vidak R)   High-speed rail: eminent domain.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/7/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/16/2014
  Last Amend: 4/7/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING, DESAULNIER, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit the authority, or the State Public Works Board acting on behalf of the High-Speed Rail Authority, from adopting a resolution of necessity to commence an eminent domain proceeding to acquire a parcel of real property for the high-speed train system unless the resolution identifies the sources of all funds to be invested in the property, and the anticipated time of receipt of those funds, and declares that the authority, or the board, has offered to purchase the property at not less than the fair market value or the amount necessary to discharge the liens against the property, as described, whichever is greater.
            Subject   
            High Speed Rail   


  Internet



 
  AB 2319 (Bonilla D)   School finance: Innovation, Training, and Common Core Implementation Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/28/2014
  Summary: Would establish the Innovation, Training, and Common Core 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 2014-15 fiscal year to local educational agencies for specified purposes relating to the integration of common core academic content standards in schools, including, among others, the professional development of teachers, administrators, and paraprofessional educators. Language in the bill indicates that funding could be used for various purposes, including upgrading infrastructure to increase Internet Bandwidth.
            Subject   
            Business, Internet   
 
  SB 520 (Steinberg D)   Student instruction: California Online Student Incentive Grant programs.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/28/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2013
  Last Amend: 5/28/2013
  Summary: Would establish the California Online Student Access Incentive Grant programs as 3 separate programs under the administration of the President of the University of California, the Chancellor of the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, for each segment respectively, in consultation with their respective statewide academic senates. The bill would require the President of the University of California, the Chancellor of the California State University, and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with their respective statewide academic senates, to each develop a list of 20 high-demand lower division courses at his or her segment that are deemed necessary for program completion, deemed satisfactory for meeting general education requirements, or in areas defined as transferable lower division courses under the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum. 2-YEAR BILL PENDING. V. 5/28/13
            Subject   
            Education, Internet   
 
  SB 849 (Anderson R)   Consumers: Internet privacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2014
  Summary: SPOT BILL. Current law requires an operator of a commercial Internet Web site or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about consumers residing in California who use or visit its commercial Internet Web site or online service to conspicuously post its privacy policy on its Internet Web site or online service and to comply with that policy. Current law requires that the privacy policy specify how personally identifiable information is managed by the operator. v. 1/9/14
            Subject   
            Internet, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1177 (Steinberg D)   Privacy: students.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Summary: Would prohibit an operator of an Internet Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application with actual knowledge that the site, service, or application is used for K-12 school purposes and was designed and marketed for K-12 school purposes from using, sharing, disclosing, or compiling personal information about a K-12 student for commercial purposes. CCTA Members will review this bill and let CCTA know the impact on Cable. Members is looking at how this relates to or could impact their Internet connectivity to schools, students and their families programs.
            Subject   
            Education, Internet, PRIVACY   


  Labor / Employment



 
  AB 25 (Campos D)   Employment: social media.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/11/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 5/1/2013
  Summary: Current law prohibits a private employer from requiring or requesting an employee or applicant for employment to disclose a username or password for the purposes of accessing personal social media, to access personal social media in the presence of the employer, or to divulge any personal social media. This bill would apply the provisions described above to public employers, as defined. Author’s office is in negotiations with the Governor’s office concerning this bill. Law Enforcement is requesting an exemption, arguing that it limits their ability to conduct background checks on new employees. 3/11/14 update – still in negotiations with stakeholders. They would like to move this bill. V. 5/1/13
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1543 (Holden D)   Employment: mass layoffs, relocations, and terminations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/23/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/23/2014
  Summary: Would require that an employer ordering a mass layoff, relocation, or termination also provide the written notice to the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development. This bill would require the Employment Development Department, upon receipt of the written notice, to post the notice on its Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1650 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Public contracts: bidders: employment practices.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2014
  Last Amend: 4/1/2014
  Summary: Would prohibit a state agency from contracting for a project with a person that asks an applicant for on site construction-related employment to disclose information concerning the conviction history of the applicant. The bill would not apply to a position for which a person or state agency is otherwise required by state or federal law to conduct a conviction or criminal history background check or to any contract position with a criminal justice agency, as specified. This bill would not apply to a person that has a collective bargaining agreement with its employees. v. 2/11/14
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1897 (Hernández, Roger D)   Labor contracting: client liability.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 4/10/2014
  Calendar:  4/23/2014  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, HERNÁNDEZ, Chair
  Summary: Would require a client employer, as defined, to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for the payment of wages, the failure to report and pay all required employer contributions, worker contributions, and personal income tax withholdings, and the failure to obtain valid workers' compensation coverage.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2272 (Gray D)   Public works: prevailing wage.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Summary: AB 2272 codifies the decision of the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations which states that public works funded in whole or in part by the California Advanced Services Fund and are subject to California’s prevailing wage requirements. (2/21/14)
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, Public Purpose Programs   
 
  AB 2688 (Brown D)   Employment: violations: good faith defense.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/25/2014
  Calendar:  4/29/2014  8 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, WIECKOWSKI, Chair
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2019, permit a person to raise as an affirmative defense that, at the time of an alleged violation of statute or regulation in a judicial or administrative proceeding, the person was acting in good faith, had sought, relied upon, and conformed with a published opinion letter or enforcement policy of the division and had provided true and correct information to the division in seeking the opinion letter or enforcement policy. The bill would require any person who asserts the affirmative defense to post a bond as prescribed.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1360 (Padilla D)   Compensation: meal and rest or recovery periods.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Summary: Would provide that a rest or recovery period mandated pursuant to a state law, including, but not limited to, an applicable statute, or applicable regulation, standard, or order of the IWC, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, or the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, shall be counted as hours worked, for which there shall be no deduction from wages. The bill would declare that provision to be declaratory of existing law.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   


  Legal



 
  AB 436 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Inverse condemnation: comparative fault.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/24/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/15/2013
  Last Amend: 6/24/2013
  Summary: Would apply the doctrine of comparative fault to inverse condemnation actions and would require a court or arbitrator to reduce the compensation paid to a plaintiff in an inverse condemnation proceeding in direct proportion to his or her percentage of fault, if any, in the damaging of property that constitutes a taking, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Legal   
 
  AB 458 (Wieckowski D)   Income taxes: deductions: punitive damages.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2013
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various deductions in computing the income that is subject to the taxes imposed by those laws. Both laws allow a deduction for ordinary and necessary business expenses, including a deduction for amounts paid or incurred for specified types of punitive damages. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, would disallow, under both laws, a deduction for amounts paid or incurred for punitive damages, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business, Legal, TAX   
 
  SB 556 (Corbett D)   Agency: ostensible: nongovernmental entities.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/4/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 9/4/2013
  Summary: Would prohibit a person, firm, corporation, or association that is a nongovernmental entity and contracts to perform labor or services relating to public health or safety for a public entity from displaying on a vehicle or uniform a logo that reasonably could be interpreted as implying that the labor or services are being provided by employees of the public agency, unless the vehicle or uniform conspicuously displays a disclosure. v. 9/4/13
            Subject   
            Business, Legal   
 
  SB 1186 (Torres D)   Merger: conversion of nonredeemable common shares and equity securities.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Summary: Current provisions of law provide for the merger of 2 or more corporations by approval of the board of each corporation of an agreement of merger. Current law requires that the agreement contain the manner of converting the shares of each of the constituent corporations into shares or other securities of the surviving corporation, as specified. This bill would repeal the latter exemption. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Legal   


  Local Government



 
  AB 194 (Campos D)   Open meetings: actions for violations.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2013
  Last Amend: 1/27/2014
  Summary: Would expand the authorization for a district attorney or interested party to seek a judicial determination that an action taken by a legislative body is null and void if the legislative body violated the requirement that every agenda for a regular meeting or notice for a special meeting provide an opportunity for members of the public to address the legislative body on items being considered. V.1/27/14
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 2149 (Atkins D)   The Local Agency Public Construction Act: County of San Diego: exemption.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Summary: Would provide that specified provisions of the Local Agency Public Construction Act would also not apply to a contract entered into by the County of San Diego with a private entity for the delivery of a regional communications system and any related infrastructure to be used by public safety agencies and emergency responders located in the Counties of Imperial and San Diego. This bill would authorize the County of San Diego to use any competitive procurement method to procure the regional communications system and all related infrastructure, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  SB 1347 (Anderson R)   Public contracts: school districts.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/25/2014
  Calendar:  4/30/2014  9 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE EDUCATION, LIU, Chair
  Summary: Would require a school district, at the next regular update of its Internet Web site, to post on that site a copy of any final public works contract awarded at a cost of $5,000 or more. By imposing an additional duty uponschool districts in the posting of public works contracts, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Business, Local Government   


  Miscellaneous



 
  AB 2058 (Wilk R)   Open meetings.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 4/9/2014
  Summary: The Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act requires that all meetings of a state body, as defined, be open and public and that all persons be permitted to attend and participate in any meeting of a state body, subject to certain conditions and exceptions. This bill would modify the definition of "state body" to exclude an advisory body with less than 3 individuals, except for certain standing committees. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   


  PEG



 
  AJR 39 (Hernández, Roger D)   Cable and video service.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/13/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 3/13/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #66  SENATE ASSEMBLY BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: This measure would call on the United States Congress to amend a specified federal law to allow states and their municipalities to determine the best use of public, educational, and government channel support.
            Subject   
            DIVCA, PEG   


  Political Reform



 
  SB 2 (Lieu D)   Political Reform Act of 1974.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/14/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 8/14/2013
  Summary: The Political Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, including requiring the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures and imposing other reporting and recordkeeping requirements on campaign committees. The act also imposes administrative, civil, and criminal fines and penalties for violations of its provisions. This bill would increase certain administrative, civil, and criminal fines and penalties imposed by the act, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SB 27 (Correa D)   Political Reform Act of 1974.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 4/10/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #79  ASSEMBLY SENATE THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: The Fair Political Practices Commission administers and enforces the Political Reform Act of 1974. A violation of the act's provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill would revise the definition of "contribution" to include certain payments made by a person to a multipurpose organization, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SB 52 (Leno D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign disclosures.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/16/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/20/2012
  Last Amend: 5/16/2013
  Summary: Would repeal and recast several definitions reference to the Political Reform Act of 1974. The bill would repeal a committee identification requirement and the disclosure statement requirements relating to advertisements for or against any ballot measure paid for by any person whose cumulative contributions are $50,000 and advertisements paid for by an independent expenditure. The bill would impose new disclosure statement requirements for political advertisements that are radio advertisements, prerecorded telephonic messages, television or video advertisements, or mass mailing or print advertisements that would require the identification of identifiable contributors, ballot measures, and other funding details, as specified. By introducing new disclosure requirements, the violation of which would be a misdemeanor, the bill would create a new crime, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. Cox is looking into this bill and has agreed to provide talking points if the bill presents a problem. Cox has advised CCTA not to take an oppose position at this time. v.5/16/13
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SCA 4 (Liu D)   Local government transportation projects: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/28/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 8/28/2013
  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 requires the approval of 55% of its voters voting on the proposition, if the proposition proposing the tax includes certain requirements. This measure would prohibit a local government from expending any revenues derived from a special transportation tax approved by 55% of the voters at any time prior to the completion of a statutorily identified capital project funded by revenues derived from another special tax of the same local government that was approved by a 2/3 vote. The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   
 
  SCA 7 (Wolk D)   Local government financing: public libraries: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/26/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 2/26/2013
  Summary: Would create an additional exception to the 1% limit for a rate imposed by a city, county, city and county, or special district to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund public library facilities, that is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, city and county, or special district, as applicable, if the proposition meets specified requirements. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   
 
  SCA 8 (Corbett D)   Transportation projects: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/14/2012
  Last Amend: 5/21/2013
  Summary: Would provide that the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government for the purpose of providing funding for transportation projects requires the approval of 55% of its voters voting on the proposition , if the proposition proposing the tax includes certain requirements . The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   
 
  SCA 9 (Corbett D)   Local government: economic development: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/18/2012
  Last Amend: 5/21/2013
  Summary: Would provide that the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government for the purpose of providing funding for community and economic development projects, as specified, requires the approval of 55% of its voters voting on the proposition , if the proposition proposing the tax contains specified requirements . The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   
 
  SCA 11 (Hancock D)   Local government: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/25/2013
  Last Amend: 5/21/2013
  Summary: Would instead condition the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government upon the approval of 55% of the voters voting on the proposition , if the proposition proposing the tax contains specified requirements . The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   


  PRIVACY



 
  AB 25 (Campos D)   Employment: social media.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/11/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 5/1/2013
  Summary: Current law prohibits a private employer from requiring or requesting an employee or applicant for employment to disclose a username or password for the purposes of accessing personal social media, to access personal social media in the presence of the employer, or to divulge any personal social media. This bill would apply the provisions described above to public employers, as defined. Author’s office is in negotiations with the Governor’s office concerning this bill. Law Enforcement is requesting an exemption, arguing that it limits their ability to conduct background checks on new employees. 3/11/14 update – still in negotiations with stakeholders. They would like to move this bill. V. 5/1/13
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 844 (Dickinson D)   Credit and debit cards: transactions: personal information.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/28/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2013
  Last Amend: 5/28/2013
  Summary: Updates provisions of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (Song-Beverly) relating to the collection of personal identifiable information (PII), to reflect the increasing use of debit cards to purchase goods and services and the increasing use of the Internet as a venue for use of both credit cards and debit cards to purchase goods and services. Applies the provisions of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act relating to the collection of PII to debit card transactions and brick-and-mortar stores and to online transactions, in which either a credit or debit card is used. 2-YEAR BILL PENDING. V. 5/28/14.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1256 (Bloom D)   Civil law: privacy: entry and exit of facilities.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/15/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 1/15/2014
  Summary: A person is guilty of trespass if he or she enters private property to take unauthorized photos, videos, sound recordings, etc. of private, personal, or familial activities in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person. This bill creates a buffer zone around public/private schools and medical facilities to prevent unauthorized pictures, videos, sound recordings, etc. of private, personal, and familial activities. V. 1/15/14
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1526 (Holden D)   Wiretapping: authorization.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/24/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/17/2014
  Last Amend: 2/24/2014
  Summary: Current law establishes a procedure for a prosecutor to apply for, and a court to issue, an order authorizing law enforcement to intercept a wire or electronic communication. Current law requires the Attorney General to prepare and submit an annual report to the Legislature, the Judicial Council, and the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts regarding these interceptions, as specified. This bill would extend the operation of these provisions until January 1, 2020.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1601 (Stone D)   Public utilities: information: confidentiality.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/5/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2014
  Summary: The Public Utilities Act prohibits the commission or an officer or employee of the commission from disclosing any information furnished to the commission by a public utility, a subsidiary, an affiliate, or a corporation holding a controlling interest in a public utility, unless the information is specifically required to be open to public inspection under the act, except on order of the commission or a commissioner in the course of a hearing or proceeding. This bill would instead require the information to be open to public inspection unless federal or state law or an order of the commission requires the information to be closed to inspection, or the withholding of that information is specified by the commission, a commissioner, or an administrative law judge in the course of a hearing or proceeding. AUTHOR HAS COMMITTED TO NOT MOVING THE BILL.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1710 (Dickinson D)   Personal information: privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2014
  Last Amend: 3/28/2014
  Calendar:  4/29/2014  8 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, WIECKOWSKI, Chair
  Summary: As amended, this bill would impose extensive security requirements, creating substantial liability for business, and significantly change CA’s breach notice law. With regard to the security requirements, this bill would require that businesses that sell to any CA residents and accept credit/debit cards not store payment-related data unless, e.g., the business has a payment data retention and disposal policy that limits the amount of such data and how long it can be stored. Businesses also cannot store any payment-related data that is not needed for business, legal, or regulatory processes, send unencrypted data over open, public networks, etc. Amended AB 1710 would also require businesses that maintain PI (but don’t own or license it) to notify affected persons of a breach within 15 days. If the business providing the notification was the source of a breach, it must provide >24 months of appropriate identity theft prevention and mitigation services (e.g., credit monitoring). This bill would remove “encryption” from the definition of PI. Finally, this bill would make businesses liable for the reimbursement of all reasonable and actual costs of providing notice, and for the reasonable and actual costs of card replacement as a result of a breach. Working with Privacy Coalitions (Chamber/Halpert) V. 03/28/14
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2147 (Melendez R)   Privacy: personal information: agency disclosure.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Calendar:  4/29/2014  8 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, WIECKOWSKI, Chair
  Summary: This bill is targeted at state government agencies. Civil Code 1798.3 defines “agency” as a state government entity and specifically exempts the Legislature and local government. The target of the bill are those private health insurance companies working as part of the Covered California (Affordable Care Act). Apparently, there have been cases where Californians went online to apply for Covered California health care coverage but did not complete the application process. What personal information they did fill out was used by private health care companies to reach out to them. Republicans feel like this was a violation of their privacy. We should just Watch the bill V.2/20/14
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2200 (John A. Pérez D)   California Cyber Security Commission.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Calendar:  4/30/2014  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, FRAZIER, Chair
  Summary: Would create the California Cyber Security Commission consisting of members comprised of representatives from state, local, and federal government, the Legislature, and private industries, as specified. The duties of the commission would include establishing cyber-attack response strategies and defining a hierarchy of command within the state for this purpose. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 2643 (Wieckowski D)   Invasion of privacy: distribution of sexually explicit materials.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/9/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  8 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, WIECKOWSKI, Chair
  Summary: Would create a private right of action against a person who intentionally or recklessly distributes a photograph or recorded image of another that exposes the intimate body parts of that person or him or her engaged in a sexual act, without his or her consent, if specified conditions are met, including that the person depicted suffer emotional distress. Recently amended to include “Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter or negate any rights, obligations or immunities of an interactive service provider under Section 230(f) of Title 47 of the United States Code, nor shall it limit or preclude a plaintiff from securing or recovering any other remedy available at law.” which removed opposition of privacy coalitions v.4/9/14
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2667 (Bloom D)   Rental-purchase agreements: electronic devices: monitoring technology.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/27/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  8 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, WIECKOWSKI, Chair
  Summary: This bill would amend CA’s Civil Code on retail installment contracts to make it “unlawful for a seller to fail to provide clear and prominent notice to a buyer and obtain express consent from the buyer at the time of sale of an electronic device if that device has monitoring technology or geophysical location tracking technology installed or to install monitoring technology or geophysical location tracking technology.” Moreover, it would make it unlawful for a seller to use monitoring technology or geophysical location tracking technology on an electronic device for any purpose other than the prevention of fraud.” It was amended on 3/27 to make clear that this applies to “Rental-purchase agreements.” CCTA working with Chamber v. 3/27
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 383 (Jackson D)   Credit cards: personal information.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2013
  Last Amend: 1/28/2014
  Summary: This bill proposes to expand the prohibitions found in the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act to all online commerce. V. 1/28/14. Work with Chamber and Privacy Coalition.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 501 (Corbett D)   Social networking Internet Web sites: privacy: minors.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/5/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2013
  Last Amend: 6/5/2013
  Summary: Would require a social networking Internet Web site to remove the personal identifying information, as defined, of any registered user that is accessible online, within 96 hours after his or her request and would also require removal of that information in that same manner regarding a user under 18 years of age upon request by the user's parent or legal guardian. The bill would also authorize a social networking Internet Web site to require a request submitted for the removal of personal identifying information to include a specified statement. The bill would impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $10,000, for each willful and knowing violation of these provisions. Working through the Chamber Privacy Coalition. 2-YEAR BILL PENDING V. 6/5/13
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 828 (Lieu D)   Privacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/6/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/6/2014
  Calendar:  4/29/2014  9:30 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY, HANCOCK, Chair
  Summary: This bill would make it the policy of the state to refuse material support, participation or assistance to any federal agency or federal agent that authorizes the collection of electronic data or metadata of any person unless there has been a warrant issued that particularly describes the person, place, and thing to be searched or seized. v. 1/6/14
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 849 (Anderson R)   Consumers: Internet privacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2014
  Summary: SPOT BILL. Current law requires an operator of a commercial Internet Web site or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about consumers residing in California who use or visit its commercial Internet Web site or online service to conspicuously post its privacy policy on its Internet Web site or online service and to comply with that policy. Current law requires that the privacy policy specify how personally identifiable information is managed by the operator. v. 1/9/14
            Subject   
            Internet, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 994 (Monning D)   Vehicles: vehicle information: privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2014
  Last Amend: 4/10/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING, DESAULNIER, Chair
  Summary: Would enact the Consumer Car Information and Choice Act. The bill would require a manufacturer of any new motor vehicle sold or leased in this state that is manufactured on or after January 1, 2016, that generates or collects vehicle information, as defined, to make certain disclosures to the registered owner regarding the generation and collection of that information. The bill would require the manufacturer to provide the registered owner of the vehicle with access to the vehicle information and the ability to securely transmit that information to a 3rd party selected by the registered owner. CCTA watching for any employee notification amendments.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1177 (Steinberg D)   Privacy: students.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Summary: Would prohibit an operator of an Internet Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application with actual knowledge that the site, service, or application is used for K-12 school purposes and was designed and marketed for K-12 school purposes from using, sharing, disclosing, or compiling personal information about a K-12 student for commercial purposes. CCTA Members will review this bill and let CCTA know the impact on Cable. Members is looking at how this relates to or could impact their Internet connectivity to schools, students and their families programs.
            Subject   
            Education, Internet, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1348 (DeSaulnier D)   Online data brokers: sale of personal information: notice.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/8/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/8/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: This bill would require data brokers to conspicuously post opt-out notices on their websites with instructions for permanently removing PI from the data broker’s database. If an individual makes such a demand, the data broker must remove the PI from public display on the internet within 10 days. The data broker also must not transfer the PI to any other person, business, or association. as amended on 4/8 this bill would also make it unlawful for an online data broker to solicit or accept the payment of a fee or other consideration to review or permanently remove personal information from the online data broker’s database, and would authorize a subject individual to bring a civil action against any person in violation of these provisions. Will work with Chamber & Halpert Privacy Coalitions. v.4/8/14
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   


  Public Purpose Programs



 
  AB 876 (Bonta D)   Telecommunications: California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/17/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 1/17/2014
  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 specify that discounted rates are available to qualifying schools maintaining preschools and transitional kindergartens. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1407 (Bradford D)   Public utilities: voice communications service: lifeline program.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/12/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/13/2013
  Last Amend: 8/12/2013
  Summary: Would recast the Moore Universal Telephone Service Act so that it would provide a household, as defined, having an eligible customer, as defined, with high-quality voice communications service at affordable rates. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature to ensure that California residents have access to technologies and services and to promote technological neutrality by giving lifeline customers the ability to choose the communications provider and service that best meet their unique needs, while encouraging providers to participate in the lifeline program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2272 (Gray D)   Public works: prevailing wage.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Summary: AB 2272 codifies the decision of the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations which states that public works funded in whole or in part by the California Advanced Services Fund and are subject to California’s prevailing wage requirements. (2/21/14)
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, Public Purpose Programs   
 
  SB 711 (Padilla D)   Public Utilities Commission: fees.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/6/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 1/6/2014
  Summary: Current law allows the Public Utilities 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. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs   
 
  SB 1364 (Fuller R)   Telecommunications universal service programs: California High-Cost Fund-A program.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Summary: Extends the sunset date for the California High Cost Fund A and California High Cost Fund B from 2015 to 2019. (2/21/14)
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs   
 
  SB 1449 (Fuller R)   Telecommunications: universal service.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Summary: Current law, the Moore Universal Telephone Service Act, establishes the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program to provide low-income households with access to affordable basic residential telephone service. The act makes legislative findings and declarations regarding lifeline telephone service. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those findings and declarations.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs   


  Public Utilities Comm.



 
  AB 876 (Bonta D)   Telecommunications: California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/17/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 1/17/2014
  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 specify that discounted rates are available to qualifying schools maintaining preschools and transitional kindergartens. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1407 (Bradford D)   Public utilities: voice communications service: lifeline program.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/12/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/13/2013
  Last Amend: 8/12/2013
  Summary: Would recast the Moore Universal Telephone Service Act so that it would provide a household, as defined, having an eligible customer, as defined, with high-quality voice communications service at affordable rates. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature to ensure that California residents have access to technologies and services and to promote technological neutrality by giving lifeline customers the ability to choose the communications provider and service that best meet their unique needs, while encouraging providers to participate in the lifeline program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1601 (Stone D)   Public utilities: information: confidentiality.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/5/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2014
  Summary: The Public Utilities Act prohibits the commission or an officer or employee of the commission from disclosing any information furnished to the commission by a public utility, a subsidiary, an affiliate, or a corporation holding a controlling interest in a public utility, unless the information is specifically required to be open to public inspection under the act, except on order of the commission or a commissioner in the course of a hearing or proceeding. This bill would instead require the information to be open to public inspection unless federal or state law or an order of the commission requires the information to be closed to inspection, or the withholding of that information is specified by the commission, a commissioner, or an administrative law judge in the course of a hearing or proceeding. AUTHOR HAS COMMITTED TO NOT MOVING THE BILL.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 48 (Hill D)   Public utilities: research and development projects.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/19/2012
  Last Amend: 3/18/2014
  Summary: Would authorize the Public Utilities Commission to establish an advisory committee consisting of persons meeting specified requirements to evaluate whether proposed research and development projects meet specified guidelines. The bill would, by July 1, 2016, require an electrical corporation with more than 100,000 customer accounts to create a peer review committee to evaluate whether projects meet the guidelines and to evaluate specific technical aspects of the proposed project.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 434 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: Removal of a commissioner.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/6/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2013
  Last Amend: 1/6/2014
  Summary: Would provide that, beginning June 1, 2014, a commissioner who acts as an owner, director, or officer of a nonstate entity that was established as a result of an order, decision, motion, settlement, or other action by the Public Utilities Commission in which the commissioner participated, neglects his or her duty and may be removed pursuant to the California Constitution, irrespective of when the nonstate entity was established.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 636 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/15/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 1/15/2014
  Summary: Would prohibit an officer, employee, or agent of the Public Utilities Commission that is personally involved in the prosecution or in the supervision of the prosecution of an adjudication case from participating in the decision of the case or in the decision of any factually related proceeding. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 900 (Hill D)   Public Utilities.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/8/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2014
  Last Amend: 4/8/2014
  Calendar:  4/28/2014  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, DE LEóN, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to develop formal procedures to consider safety in a rate case application by an electrical corporation or gas corporation. The bill would require the commission to take actions to assess and mitigate the impacts of its decisions on customer, public, and employee safety.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1409 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: publicly available information: fixing of rates.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/2/2014
  Calendar:  4/29/2014  9:30 a.m. - Room 3191  SENATE ENERGY, UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS, PADILLA, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to publish and maintain on its Internet Web site a succinct description of each safety investigation pending before the commission or concluded during the prior calendar year by the commission and require that the description include the reason for the investigation, the facility type involved, and the owner of the facility. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   


  Recycling



 
  AB 2284 (Williams D)   Recycling: household batteries.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/27/2014
  Summary: Would enact the Primary Battery Stewardship Act and would define terms for purposes of that act. The act would require, by January 1, 2016, a producer of a primary battery or a primary battery-containing product to submit to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery a primary battery stewardship plan with regard to the primary batteries, or primary battery-containing products, that are sold, offered for sale, or distributed in the state by that producer. Bill was amended to significantly resemble last year's AB 488. v 2/21/14
            Subject   
            Recycling   
 
  AB 2312 (Nestande R)   Metal theft.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/10/2014
  Calendar:  4/22/2014  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, BONILLA, Chair
  Summary: Would require a junk dealer or recycler to request to receive theft alert notifications regarding the theft of commodity metals in the junk dealer's or recycler's geographic region from the theft alert system maintained by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. The bill would require the Department of Food and Agriculture, until January 1, 2019, to require a junk dealer or recycler who is an applicant for a new weighmaster license or a renewal of a weighmaster license to also include a statement on the application indicating that the applicant has requested to receive the theft alert notifications. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Recycling   


  TAX



 
  AB 43 (Bocanegra D)   Sales and use taxes: claim for refund: customer refunds.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/6/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/14/2012
  Last Amend: 1/6/2014
  Summary: Current law, when an amount represented by a person to a customer as constituting reimbursement for taxes due under the Sales and Use Tax Law is computed upon an amount that is not taxable or is in excess of the taxable amount and is actually paid by the customer to the person, the amount paid is required to be returned by the person to the customer upon notification by the State Board of Equalization or by the customer that this excess has been ascertained. This bill would authorize a person to make an irrevocable election to assign to the customer the right to receive the amount that would be refunded to the person, provided specified conditions are met, including that the amount be $50,000 or greater, and would authorize the board to make that payment to the customer.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 458 (Wieckowski D)   Income taxes: deductions: punitive damages.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2013
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various deductions in computing the income that is subject to the taxes imposed by those laws. Both laws allow a deduction for ordinary and necessary business expenses, including a deduction for amounts paid or incurred for specified types of punitive damages. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, would disallow, under both laws, a deduction for amounts paid or incurred for punitive damages, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business, Legal, TAX   
 
  AB 1435 (Gatto D)   Taxation: credits: qualified film and digital media infrastructure projects: qualified motion pictures.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/6/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/6/2014
  Summary: Would, under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, among other things, remove the sunset provisions, thus extending the credit indefinitely, revise the limit on the aggregate amount of credits that may be allocated in a fiscal year to $____, revise how the credit amount is determined for specified qualified motion pictures, provide that credit amount for television series shall be 20% of qualified expenditures, provide that the credit amounts may be increased based on specified criteria, and reserve up to $____ and $____ for television series and for specified productions that perform postproduction in the state. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1651 (Donnelly R)   Income taxes: deductions: loss of fair market value.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2014
  Last Amend: 4/2/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, BOCANEGRA, Chair
  Summary: This bill allows a deduction for loss of fair market value due to a regulation or statute that took effect in which a deduction is claimed. v.2/11/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1780 (Donnelly R)   Income taxes: credit: motion pictures.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2014
  Last Amend: 4/1/2014
  Summary: Would establish new, alternative credits under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, allowing a credit equal to 20% of the qualified expenditures attributable to the production in California of one or more qualified motion pictures, defined to include a feature, television series, music video, commercial, and video game, with a aggregate qualified expenditure amount of at least $500,000. The bill would provide that the credit amount may be increased by an additional 10% if each qualified motion picture, for which qualified expenditures are aggregated for the claim of credit, includes a California promotion. v. 4/1/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1839 (Gatto D)   Income taxes: qualified motion pictures.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/19/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2014
  Last Amend: 3/19/2014
  Summary: Would, as compared to the existing tax credits, extend the scope of the credits for a qualified motion picture to the applicable percentage of qualified expenditures up to $100,000,000, would extend the credit to qualified expenditures for television pilot episodes and qualified expenditures relating to music scoring and music editing , and would determine an applicable percentage of 25% or 20% for qualified expenditures for television series relocating to California based on the number of years the series has received the credit since relocation to California and where in California photography occurs 3/19/14.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2211 (Ting D)   Counties: database: information regarding general ad valorem property tax revenues.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 4/10/2014
  Calendar:  4/23/2014  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ACHADJIAN, Chair
  Summary: Would require each county to make available to taxpayers on its Internet Web site a graph visualization of how general ad valorem property tax revenues are allocated countywide, as specified. This bill would require the Internet Web site to provide taxpayers with certain information about general ad valorem property tax revenues and the types of programs and services funded with general ad valorem property tax revenues, and to include links to other jurisdiction's Internet Web sites where more information about specific programs and services is detailed.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2234 (Ting D)   State Board of Equalization: surveys: assessment procedures: counties and cities and counties.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/28/2014  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY REV. & TAX, Not in daily file.
  Summary: This bill allows former assessors to appeal findings in assessment surveys to the State BOE and changes the frequency that assessment surveys are conducted by the BOE from every five years to every seven years. Work with CalTax & Chamber. V. 2/21/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2372 (Ammiano D)   Property taxation: change in ownership.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/1/2014
  Summary: Would specify that if 100% of the ownership interests in a legal entity, as defined, are sold or transferred in a single transaction, as specified, the real property owned by that legal entity has changed ownership, whether or not any one legal entity or person that is a party to the transaction acquires more than 50% of the ownership interests. The bill would require the State Board of Equalization to notify assessors if a change in ownership as so described occurs. CCTA Will Oppose through CalTax. v.4/1/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2393 (Levine D)   Vehicle registration fees.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION, LOWENTHAL, Chair
  Summary: Authorizes counties that impose $1 vehicle registration “fees” to increase the amount to $2 per vehicle. Counties that do not currently impose the $1 “fee” would be permitted to impose an initial “fee” at the rate of $2 per vehicle. The bill also authorizes a doubling of the “fee” for commercial vehicles, from $2 per vehicle to $4 per vehicle. This is a majority - vote bill. Members to let us know how this would impact their fleet costs. CCTA to talk to CalTax about the vote requirement for this bill.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2412 (Atkins D)   Cities: community benefit districts.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/27/2014
  Summary: 4/3/14 - CCTA get more info. Can they levy a tax for a broadband network? Authorizes local agencies to form community benefit districts, to be operated by nonprofit management companies, and to levy assessments for funding improvements within the district. This is a majority-vote bill. V. 2/21/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2421 (Nestande R)   Corporation Tax Law: credits: Foster Youth Opportunities Investment Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/1/2014
  Summary: Would, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, and before January 1, 2020, allow a credit against the tax imposed under the Corporation Tax Law for 50% of monetary contributions to nonprofit education scholarship organizations, as defined, to fund qualified scholarships for specified pupils to attend private schools, as defined, or for transportation costs to attend private, public, or charter schools. The bill would provide that the credit would not exceed $200,000 per taxpayer, that the credit would be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, and that the credit would have an aggregate cap of $50,000,000 for each calendar year. v.4/1/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2422 (Nestande R)   Corporation Tax Law: credits: STEAM Investment Incentives Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/1/2014
  Summary: Spot Bill stating the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation allowing a corporate tax credit in the amount of 50% of a charitable contribution to a nonprofit educational improvement program relating to arts, science, technology, engineering or math, and located in an area with a high concentration of low-income families. Majority Vote Bill. V. 2/21/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2429 (Patterson R)   State Board of Equalization: administration: interest.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/28/2014  Anticipated Hearing  ASSEMBLY REV. & TAX SUSPENSE FILE, Not in daily file.
  Summary: This bill revises the definition of "modified adjusted rate per annum" under the Sales & Use Tax Law, to require that interest on overpayments be determined in the same manner that interest on underpayments is now determined. Majority-vote bill. V. 2/21/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2510 (Wagner R)   Tax administration: refunds: property tax: state assessment: actions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY REVENUE AND TAXATION, BOCANEGRA, Chair
  Summary: Bill authorizes taxpayers who have paid a sales or transactions and use tax that a court (in a final,non-appealable decision)has decided was levied illegally to file a claim for refund for that amount within one year after the date of the decision. The bill also requires the tax agency to refund the amount paid. The tax agency would be required to refund the amount without the taxpayer filing a claim for refund when the tax agency’s records are sufficient to identify the taxpayer. The bill also changes the time frame for refunding illegally levied property taxes from “within four years after the latest of the dates that the State Board of Equalization mailed its decision or its written findings and conclusions” to “no later than one year from the date the court rendered that decision.” This is a majority-vote bill. V. 2/21/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2700 (Nazarian D)   Income taxes: credits: motion pictures: qualified post production costs.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/1/2014
  Summary: Would allow credits under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, to be allocated by the California Film Commission on and after July 1, 2015 and before July 1, 2020, in an amount equal to 25% of qualified post production costs. v. 4/1/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2728 (Perea D)   Vehicle weight fees: transportation bond debt service.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 3/27/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION, LOWENTHAL, Chair
  Summary: Revises the calculation of the bid price on a public works project by requiring that the bid price be reduced by the amount of the sales and use tax (on construction materials and supplies). This is a majority-vote bill. V. 2/21/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  ACA 3 (Campos D)   Local government financing: public safety services: voter approval.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/22/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/22/2013
  Summary: Would create an additional exception to the 1% limit for a rate imposed by a city, county, or special district to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund certain fire, emergency response, police, or sheriff buildings or facilities, and equipment that is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county or special district, as applicable. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws. v. 1/22/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 1021 (Wolk D)   School districts: parcel taxes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/14/2014
  Last Amend: 4/2/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #45  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Would provide that special taxes that apply uniformly include any special tax imposed on a per parcel basis, according to the square footage of a parcel or the square footage of improvements on a parcel, according to the classification of a parcel, and at a lower rate on unimproved property. This bill would authorize a school district to treat multiple parcels of real property as one parcel of real property for purposes of a qualified special tax, where the parcels are contiguous, under common ownership, and constitute one economic unit.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 1327 (Knight R)   Tax administration: refunds: property tax: state assessees: actions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/24/2014  Upon adjournment of session - Room 112  SENATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE, WOLK, Chair
  Summary: Provides that where a tax, fee or other amount levied or collected by either the State Board of Equalization or the Franchise Tax Board has been determined to have been illegally levied or collected in a final and nonappealable court decision, any person who paid the illegally imposed amount is allowed to file with the tax agency a claim for refund, within one year after the date of the final and nonappealable decision . The bill also requires the BOE and the FTB to refund the amount paid, whether or not the person filed a refund claim, when information in the tax agencies’ records is sufficient to identify the person. The bill also, upon appropriation by the Legislature, allocates the amounts necessary to make these refunds to the applicable tax agency. This bill also requires, where property taxes on state - assessed property have been determined to have been illegally assessed or allocated in a final and nonappealable court decision, the action to commence a refund claim begins no later than one year from the date the court rendered that decision, instead of within four years after the latest of the dates that the BOE mailed its decision or findings. This is a majority-vote bill. CalTax is handling this bill. V. 2/21/14.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SCA 4 (Liu D)   Local government transportation projects: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/28/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 8/28/2013
  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 requires the approval of 55% of its voters voting on the proposition, if the proposition proposing the tax includes certain requirements. This measure would prohibit a local government from expending any revenues derived from a special transportation tax approved by 55% of the voters at any time prior to the completion of a statutorily identified capital project funded by revenues derived from another special tax of the same local government that was approved by a 2/3 vote. The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   
 
  SCA 7 (Wolk D)   Local government financing: public libraries: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/26/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 2/26/2013
  Summary: Would create an additional exception to the 1% limit for a rate imposed by a city, county, city and county, or special district to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund public library facilities, that is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, city and county, or special district, as applicable, if the proposition meets specified requirements. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   
 
  SCA 8 (Corbett D)   Transportation projects: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/14/2012
  Last Amend: 5/21/2013
  Summary: Would provide that the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government for the purpose of providing funding for transportation projects requires the approval of 55% of its voters voting on the proposition , if the proposition proposing the tax includes certain requirements . The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   
 
  SCA 9 (Corbett D)   Local government: economic development: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/18/2012
  Last Amend: 5/21/2013
  Summary: Would provide that the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government for the purpose of providing funding for community and economic development projects, as specified, requires the approval of 55% of its voters voting on the proposition , if the proposition proposing the tax contains specified requirements . The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   
 
  SCA 11 (Hancock D)   Local government: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/21/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/25/2013
  Last Amend: 5/21/2013
  Summary: Would instead condition the imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by a local government upon the approval of 55% of the voters voting on the proposition , if the proposition proposing the tax contains specified requirements . The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Political Reform, TAX   


  Technology



 
  AB 2200 (John A. Pérez D)   California Cyber Security Commission.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Calendar:  4/30/2014  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, FRAZIER, Chair
  Summary: Would create the California Cyber Security Commission consisting of members comprised of representatives from state, local, and federal government, the Legislature, and private industries, as specified. The duties of the commission would include establishing cyber-attack response strategies and defining a hierarchy of command within the state for this purpose. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 2504 (Chau D)   Public contracts: schools: cloud service providers.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Summary: Current law sets forth the requirements for competitive bidding on various types of contracts awarded by state and local agencies. Current law authorizes a school district to utilize alternative competitive negotiation methods for procuring bids for the acquisition of specified technological supplies and equipment. This bill would require specified terms, related to data types and disclosure, to be included in a school district contract with a cloud service provider entered into on or after January 1, 2015.
            Subject   
            Business, Technology   
 
  AB 2523 (Cooley D)   Department of Technology.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #20  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE
  Summary: Would extend the establishment of the Department of Technology to January 1, 2020, and require the Director of Technology, on or before July 1, 2016, to report recommendations to the Legislature, as specified, on how a team of senior consulting information technology experts could be developed to serve as support for state agencies and senior project team members in state government on information technology projects. This bill would require the director to consider specified factors when making those recommendations. This bill would make legislative findings in this regard. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org, Technology   


  TELCO



 
  AB 911 (Bloom D)   Telephone systems: 911.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/13/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 8/13/2013
  Summary: Would require an MLTS operator, as defined, to program, maintain, and operate the MLTS, as specified, to ensure that each emergency call placed from any telephone on the MLTS is routed to the appropriate public safety answering point or private emergency answering point and provides either automatic location information, automation number identification , or emergency response location to the public safety answering point or private emergency answering point . The bill would provide an exemption for a multiline telephone system serving a building or structure with less than 7,000 square feet of workspace. CCTA amendments included in bill.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  AB 1693 (Perea D)   Small independent telephone corporations: rates.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2014
  Last Amend: 4/2/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #59  ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to issue its final decision on a general rate case of a small independent telephone corporation no later than 330 calendar days following the corporation's filing of its general rate case application or advice letter initiating the general rate case. If the commission fails to issue a final decision by the 330th day, the bill would provide that the rate design proposed by the small independent telephone corporation in its application or advice letter will take effect on an interim basis beginning 360 calendar days following the filing of the application or advice letter.
            Subject   
            TELCO   


  Telehealth



 
  SB 1445 (Evans D)   Developmental services: regional centers: individual program plans: telehealth.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 4/10/2014
  Summary: The services and supports to be provided to a regional center consumer are contained in an individual program plan, developed in accordance with prescribed requirements, and may include, but are not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, personal care, information and referral services, counseling , and specialized medical and dental care. This bill would include telehealth services and supports as part of the specialized medical and dental care that is authorized to be included in an individual program plan.
            Subject   
            Telehealth   


  VETERANS



 
  AB 1268 (John A. Pérez D)   Unemployment insurance: veterans' unemployment: Veterans Workforce Development and Employment Office.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Summary: Would establish the Veterans Workforce Development and Employment Office within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency for the purpose of coordinating state veterans workforce development and employment programs and services. The bill would require the office to administer specified state and federal unemployment programs and services for veterans, and would require the office to develop a plan, by May 1, 2014, in collaboration with the department for the transfer of its responsibilities from the department, and to transfer staff from the department to the office according to that plan. By authorizing expenditure of money in the Unemployment Administration Fund for a new purpose, the bill would make an appropriation.
            Subject   
            VETERANS   


  Wireless Telephony



 
  AB 1717 (Perea D)   Telecommunications: prepaid mobile telephony services: state surcharge and fees: local charges collection.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2014
  Last Amend: 4/2/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  3 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY UTILITIES AND COMMERCE, BRADFORD, Chair
  Summary: Would enact the Prepaid Mobile Telephony Service Surcharge Collection Act. The bill would establish a prepaid MTS surcharge, as defined, based upon a percentage of the sales price of each retail transaction that occurs in this state for prepaid mobile telephony services, as defined. The prepaid MTS surcharge would include the emergency telephone users surcharge, as defined, and PUC surcharges, as defined. The bill would require a seller, as defined, to collect the prepaid MTS surcharge, as provided, from a prepaid consumer, as defined, and remit the amounts collected to the State Board of Equalization pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law.
            Subject   
            Wireless Telephony   
 
  SB 962 (Leno D)   Advanced mobile communications devices.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/6/2014
  Last Amend: 4/9/2014
  Calendar:  4/21/2014  #40  SENATE SENATE BILLS-THIRD READING FILE
  Summary: Would require that any advanced mobile communications device that is sold in California on or after January 1, 2015, include a technological solution, which may consist of software, hardware, or both software and hardware, that can render inoperable the essential features of the device, as defined, when the device is not in the possession of the rightful owner. The bill would require that the technological solution be able to withstand a hard reset. Members/CCTA to look at definition of IP Voice Services.
            Subject   
            Wireless Telephony   

Total Measures: 137

Total Tracking Forms: 137



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