California Legislation

CCTA Legislation Report - All by Subject

9/30/2014



  Broadband



 
  AB 2292 (Bonta D)   Infrastructure financing districts: broadband.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 6/11/2014
  Summary: This bill would authorize an infrastructure financing district to finance public capital facilities or projects that include broadband. According to the Author’s office, AB 2292 is being introduced to provide local governments with more tools to be able to revitalize their local economies and bring in new businesses and jobs for residents. v. 6/11/14
            Subject   
            Broadband   


  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
  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 1543 (Holden D)   Employment: mass layoffs, relocations, and terminations.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/23/2014
  Last Amend: 4/21/2014
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer from ordering a mass layoff, relocation, or termination, as defined, of an industrial or commercial facility employing a prescribed number of people without first giving 60 days' written notice to , among others, affected employees and the Employment Development Department, as specified. This bill would require the Employment Development Department, upon receipt of the written notice, to forward a copy of the notice to the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1574 (Pan D)   Personal services contracts: prohibitions.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/3/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/30/2014
  Last Amend: 5/5/2014
  Summary: The California Constitution establishes that the civil service includes every officer and employee of the state, except as otherwise provided in the California Constitution, and requires civil service appointment to be made under a general system based on merit ascertained by competitive examination. This bill would prohibit a state agency from entering into a personal services contract with specified provisions, including a contract that guarantees payment for services not provided. This bill contains other current laws.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1575 (Pan D)   Personal services contracts: reports and termination of contracts.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/3/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/30/2014
  Last Amend: 5/20/2014
  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 those state contracting procedures and policies. This bill would require personal services contracts to include specific performance criteria and cost parameters, require reports by the contractor, and provide for cancellation by the state contracting agency if the contractor fails to comply with contract requirements or the law, as specified. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1678 (Gordon D)   Women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT business enterprise procurement.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/26/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2014
  Last Amend: 8/20/2014
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to recommend a program and legislation for carrying out the policy of aiding the interests of women, minority, and disabled veteran business enterprises. This bill would extend these provisions to LGBT business enterprises, as defined. In initially adopting criteria for verifying and determining the eligibility of LGBT business enterprises for procurement contracts, the bill would require the commission to adopt the LGBT status qualifiers created by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1782 (Chesbro D)   Wires: unlawful removal.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/15/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2014
  Last Amend: 6/19/2014
  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
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1921 (Holden D)   Personal services contracts: access to records.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/28/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 4/28/2014
  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)   Los Angeles Unified School District: best value procurement: pilot program.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/2/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 7/2/2014
  Summary: Would establish a pilot program to authorize the Los Angeles Unified School District to use, before January 1, 2017, a best value procurement method for bid evaluation and selection for public projects that exceed $1,000,000. The bill would establish various requirements applicable to the use of the best value procurement method under this authorization. These provisions would be repealed on January 1, 2020. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 2365 (John A. Pérez D)   Contracts: unlawful contracts.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/11/2014
  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.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 556 (Padilla D)   Providers of health and safety labor or services: identification.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  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 975 (Lieu D)   Personal services contracts: legal compliance.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/4/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2014
  Last Amend: 8/22/2014
  Summary: Would require every bidder for a personal services contract to complete, under the penalty of perjury, a standard questionnaire inquiring whether the bidder has ever violated state tax law or laws and regulations relating to health and safety, labor and employment, and licensing relevant to the bidder's employees, worksite, bid, and contract, and if so, requiring an explanation of the violation. The bill would prohibit the award of a personal services contract to a bidder who does not complete the required questionnaire.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 1077 (DeSaulnier D)   Vehicles: road usage charge pilot program.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  Summary: Would require the Transportation Agency to develop, by January 1, 2016, a pilot program designed to assess specified issues related to implementing a mileage-based fee (MBF) in California to replace the state's existing fuel excise tax . The bill would require the agency, at a minimum, to assess certain issues related to implementing an MBF, including, among others, different methods for calculating mileage and collecting road use information, processes for managing, storing, transmitting, and destroying data to protect the integrity of the data and ensure drivers' privacy, and costs associated with the implementation and operation of the MBF system v. 4/21/14
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 1351 (Hill D)   Payment cards.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/22/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 5/22/2014
  Summary: Would require retailers, starting April 1, 2016, 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 or any other technology that is more secure than static magnetic stripe technology for card-present fraud prevention.
            Subject   
            Business   


  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: Chaptered: 9/17/2014   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   
 
  AB 2313 (Nestande R)   Metal theft and related recycling crimes.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/4/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/4/2014
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2020, require the Department of Justice to establish a Metal Theft Task Force Program designed to enhance the capacity of the department to serve as the lead law enforcement agency in the investigation and prosecution of illegal recycling operations, and metal theft and related recycling crimes, and would authorize the department to enter into partnerships, as defined, with local law enforcement agencies, regional task forces, and district attorneys for the purpose of achieving the goals of the program.
            Subject   
            Crime   


  Economic Development



 
  AB 495 (Campos D)   Community investment.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2013
  Last Amend: 6/30/2014
  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 1177 (Steinberg D)   Privacy: students.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  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: Chaptered: 9/18/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 6/15/2014
  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. This bill would also delete the repeal date, thereby extending the operation of these provisions indefinitely.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  SB 1211 (Padilla D)   Emergency services: Next Generation 911.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/4/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 8/22/2014
  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 2581 (Bradford D)   Energy: appliance standards: public domain computer program: home energy rating.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/19/2014
  Summary: Would improve the regulatory processes of the California Energy Commission (CEC) by requiring the use of current data in energy efficiency proceedings and allowing the elimination of regulations that are duplicative or inconsistent with federal or state law. The bill also instructs the CEC to adopt by regulation or standards voluntary agreements that promote energy efficiency. CCTA is supportive of the measure, but is seeking an amendment that would result in the CEC recognizing the value and the energy efficiency savings from a voluntary agreement, but eliminate the requirement that the CEC adopt them as regulations or operating standards. Voluntary agreements allow industries to recognize and develop opportunities for reducing energy while protecting product development and innovation and should not be locked into a regulatory framework. CCTA is working with the author and sponsors on this proposed amendment. v. 04/21/14
            Subject   
            Energy Efficiency   


  Governmental Org



 
  AB 1620 (Rodriguez D)   The California Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness Commission.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/15/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/6/2014
  Last Amend: 4/22/2014
  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 2523 (Cooley D)   Department of Technology.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/17/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/4/2014
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology to review a specified manual and draft a report based on that manual and other specified factors, to be transmitted to certain legislative committees on or before July 1, 2016, that recommends 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. 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
  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



 
  SB 1177 (Steinberg D)   Privacy: students.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  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: Amended: 8/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  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 1522 (Gonzalez D)   Employment: paid sick days.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/10/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/16/2014
  Last Amend: 8/29/2014
  Summary: Would enact the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 to provide that an employee who on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the commencement of employment is entitled to paid sick days, to be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked. An employee would be entitled to use accrued sick days beginning on the 90th day of employment. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1543 (Holden D)   Employment: mass layoffs, relocations, and terminations.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/23/2014
  Last Amend: 4/21/2014
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer from ordering a mass layoff, relocation, or termination, as defined, of an industrial or commercial facility employing a prescribed number of people without first giving 60 days' written notice to , among others, affected employees and the Employment Development Department, as specified. This bill would require the Employment Development Department, upon receipt of the written notice, to forward a copy of the notice to the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1650 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Public contracts: bidders: employment practices.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/8/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2014
  Last Amend: 8/18/2014
  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: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2014
  Last Amend: 8/22/2014
  Summary: Would require a client employer to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for all workers supplied by that labor contractor for the payment of wages and the failure to obtain valid workers' compensation coverage. The bill would prohibit a client employer from shifting to the labor contractor legal duties or liabilities under workplace safety provisions with respect to workers provided by the labor contractor. The bill would define a client employer as a business entity that obtains or is provided workers to perform labor within the usual course of business from a labor contractor, except as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2272 (Gray D)   Public works: prevailing wage.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/22/2014
  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   


  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 (Padilla D)   Providers of health and safety labor or services: identification.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  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   


  Local Government



 
  AB 194 (Campos D)   Open meetings: public criticism and comment.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2013
  Last Amend: 8/20/2014
  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 243 (Dickinson D)   Local government: infrastructure and revitalization financing districts.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/19/2013   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/6/2013
  Last Amend: 8/19/2013
  Summary: Would authorize the creation of an infrastructure and revitalization financing district, as defined, and the issuance of debt with 55% voter approval. The bill would authorize the creation of a district for up to 40 years and the issuance of debt with a final maturity date of up to 30 years, as specified. The bill would authorize a district to finance projects in redevelopment project areas and former redevelopment project areas and former military bases. The bill would authorize the legislative body of a city , as defined, to dedicate any portion of its funds received from the Redevelopment Property Tax Trust Fund to the district, if specified criteria are met. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  SB 628 (Beall D)   Enhanced infrastructure financing districts.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 8/26/2014
  Summary: Would authorize the legislative body of a city or a county, defined to include a city and county, to establish an enhanced infrastructure financing district, adopt an infrastructure financing plan, and issue bonds, for which only the district is liable, upon approval by 55% of the voters; to finance public capital facilities or other specified projects of communitywide significance. The bill would also authorize an enhanced infrastructure financing district to utilize any powers under the Polanco Redevelopment Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Local Government   


  Miscellaneous



 
  AB 2058 (Wilk R)   Open meetings.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 6/19/2014
  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   


  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 52 (Leno D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign disclosures.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/18/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/20/2012
  Last Amend: 8/18/2014
  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: Amended: 8/21/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/3/2012
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  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 1256 (Bloom D)   Civil law: privacy: entry and exit of facilities.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 8/22/2014
  Summary: Would recast specified provisions to provide that a person is liable for a physical invasion of privacy when the defendant knowingly enters onto the land of another person without permission or otherwise commits a trespass with the intent to capture any type of visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of the plaintiff engaging in a private, personal, or familial activity and the invasion occurs in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person. The bill would define "private, personal, or familial activity," as specified, and provide that this definition applies to physical and constructive invasion of privacy.
            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 1584 (Buchanan D)   Pupil records: privacy: 3rd-party contracts: digital storage services and digital educational software.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/3/2014
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  Summary: Would authorize a local educational agency, as defined, pursuant to a policy adopted by its governing board or governing body, as appropriate, to enter into a contract with a 3rd party, as defined, to provide services for the digital storage, management, and retrieval of pupil records, as defined, or to provide digital educational software, or both. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1710 (Dickinson D)   Personal information: privacy.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2014
  Last Amend: 8/19/2014
  Summary: AB 1710 which dictates how businesses manage all customer personal information was amended to remove some if it more onerous provision, including eliminating the applicability to paper records, reinstating provisions that exempt encrypted data from the breech notice requirements, eliminating the requirement that breech notifications be provided to customers within 15 days of the security breech and to eliminate the mandate that businesses provide customers with two years of identity theft mitigation services when a breech has occurred under all circumstances. V. 4/24/14
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2200 (John A. Pérez D)   California Cyber Security.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 8/30/2014
  Summary: Would continue in existence the California Cyber Security Task Force, previously created by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Technology, in the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. This bill would require the office and the department to convene stakeholders to act in an advisory capacity and compile policy recommendations on cyber security for the state. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 2643 (Wieckowski D)   Invasion of privacy: distribution of sexually explicit materials.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/6/2014
  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: Chaptered: 9/18/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/13/2014
  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 828 (Lieu D)   Assistance to federal agencies.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/6/2014
  Last Amend: 8/19/2014
  Summary: Would enact the 4th Amendment Protection Act and prohibit the state from providing material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency attempting the illegal and unconstitutional collection of electronic data or metadata , without consent, of any person not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place, and thing to be searched or seized , or in accordance with judicially recognized exceptions to warrant requirements . v. 4/21/14
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1177 (Steinberg D)   Privacy: students.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  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   


  Public Purpose Programs



 
  AB 876 (Bonta D)   Telecommunications: California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 7/1/2014
  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: Enrollment: 9/9/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/22/2014
  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 1364 (Fuller R)   Telecommunications universal service programs.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 7/1/2014
  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   


  Public Utilities Comm.



 
  AB 876 (Bonta D)   Telecommunications: California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 7/1/2014
  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.   
 
  SB 434 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: removal of a commissioner.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2013
  Last Amend: 8/11/2014
  Summary: Would provide that, beginning June 1, 2014, a commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission 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: Chaptered: 9/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/22/2013
  Last Amend: 6/15/2014
  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: rate case application: safety.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2014
  Last Amend: 7/1/2014
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to develop formal procedures, as specified, 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 the economic effects of its decisions and 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: safety investigations.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/21/2014
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission, beginning February 1, 2016, to annually publish a report that includes all investigations into gas or electric service safety incidents reported, pursuant to commission requirements, by any gas corporation or electrical corporation including the month of the safety incident, the reason for the investigation, the facility type involved, and the owner of the facility. The bill would require that the report succinctly describe safety investigations concluded during the prior calendar year and investigations that remain open.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   


  Recycling



 
  AB 2312 (Nestande R)   Metal theft.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/27/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/5/2014
  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., unless the institute or its successor requires payment for use of the theft alert system. 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: 8/5/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/14/2012
  Last Amend: 8/5/2014
  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
  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: Chaptered: 9/18/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2014
  Last Amend: 8/27/2014
  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 Clarifying amendments would not seem to change our position of watch. v.5/23/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2211 (Ting D)   Counties: database: information regarding general ad valorem property tax revenues.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/29/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 6/18/2014
  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 at a summarized jurisdictional level, and to update the graph annually and work to improve the appearance, organization, and clarity of the information provided. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2372 (Ammiano D)   Property taxation: change in ownership.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/2/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 7/2/2014
  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. v.4/1/14
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2393 (Levine D)   Vehicle registration fees.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 7/3/2014
  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 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 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   
 
  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   
 
  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.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/30/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/20/2014
  Last Amend: 8/30/2014
  Summary: Would continue in existence the California Cyber Security Task Force, previously created by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Technology, in the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. This bill would require the office and the department to convene stakeholders to act in an advisory capacity and compile policy recommendations on cyber security for the state. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 2523 (Cooley D)   Department of Technology.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/17/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 8/4/2014
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology to review a specified manual and draft a report based on that manual and other specified factors, to be transmitted to certain legislative committees on or before July 1, 2016, that recommends 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. 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: Vetoed: 9/20/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2014
  Last Amend: 8/19/2014
  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 390 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 390th 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 420 days following the filing of the application or advice letter, subject to an accounting true-up in a final commission decision or resolution concluding the rate case, if issued within 540 days.
            Subject   
            TELCO   


  Telehealth



 
  SB 1445 (Evans D)   Developmental services: regional centers: individual program plans: telehealth.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/22/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/21/2014
  Last Amend: 6/25/2014
  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 among the services and supports 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: Enrollment: 9/10/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2014
  Last Amend: 8/22/2014
  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. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Wireless Telephony   
 
  SB 962 (Leno D)   Smartphones.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/25/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/6/2014
  Last Amend: 8/4/2014
  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: 92

Total Tracking Forms: 92



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