California Legislation

CCTA Legislation Report - All by Subject

1/27/2020



  BUDGET



 
  AB 72 (Committee on Budget)   Budget Act of 2018.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 2/13/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Last Amend: 1/30/2019
  Summary: The Budget Act of 2018 made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2018–19 fiscal year.This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2018 by amending and adding items of appropriation and making other changes.
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            BUDGET   


  Business



 
  AB 1289 (Chen R)   Alarm Company Act: local use permit.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/9/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 6/11/2019
  Summary:  The Alarm Company Act does not prevent local authorities of any city, county, or city and county from doing certain things, including enacting ordinances governing false alarm activations and responses or requiring a person who owns, leases, rents, or otherwise possesses an alarm system to obtain a permit to operate the alarm system. This bill would, notwithstanding those provisions, prohibit a city, county, or city and county that requires a person who owns, leases, rents, or otherwise possesses an alarm system to obtain a local use permit to operate the alarm system from fining an alarm company for requesting dispatch to a customer, whether residential or commercial, that does not have a current local use permit if it was not the alarm company’s legal responsibility to obtain the local use permit for the customer or renew the local use permit for the customer or, if it is the alarm company’s legal responsibility to renew the local use permit for the customer, the alarm company was not notified that the customer’s local use permit had expired.
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            Business   
 
  AB 1477 (Gloria D)   Unfair Practices Act.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/12/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 8/15/2019
  Summary: The Unfair Practices Act specifies who is authorized to bring an action to enforce it, including a city attorney of any city having a population in excess of 750,000. That act requires 1/2 of the penalty collected to be paid to the treasurer of the city in which the judgment was entered and the other 1/2 to the treasurer of the county in which the judgment was entered if the action was brought by a city attorney or city prosecutor. This bill would instead require the penalty collected to be paid to the treasurer of the city whose attorney brought the action if the action is brought by a city attorney of a city having a population in excess of 750,000, unless a county agency participated in the prelitigation investigation of the action, in which case the bill would require 1/2 of the penalty collected to be paid to the treasurer of the city in which the judgment was entered, and 1/2 to the treasurer of the county in which the judgment was entered.
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            Business   


  Education



 
  AB 20 (Berman D)   Computer science strategic implementation plan: California Computer Science Coordinator.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/20/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Last Amend: 3/20/2019
  Summary: Would create the California Computer Science Coordinator in the State Department of Education to provide statewide coordination in implementing the computer science strategic implementation plan once it has been adopted by the state board and submitted to the Legislature. The bill would declare it is the intent of the Legislature that the California Computer Science Coordinator work to advance the mission of the computer science strategic implementation plan and provide state-level leadership and support for initiatives related to 4 specified overarching strategies for implementing computer science education across the state.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 1566 (Chau D)   California Cyber Range Pilot Project.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 3/28/2019
  Summary: Would establish the California Cyber Range Pilot Project, under the administration of the California Cybersecurity Institute, to test the overall feasibility of the pilot project through a yearlong, multiphased effort, as specified. The bill would require the pilot project to produce a scalable model for a permanent California Cyber Range Program.
            Subject   
            Education   


  Environmental



 
  AB 142 (Garcia, Cristina D)   Lead-acid batteries.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/13/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/13/2018
  Last Amend: 8/13/2019
  Summary: The Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act of 2016 requires, until March 31, 2022, a manufacturer battery fee of $1 to be imposed on a manufacturer of lead-acid batteries for each lead-acid battery it sells at retail to a person in California, or that it sells to a dealer, wholesaler, distributor, or other person for retail sale in California. The act requires the manufacturer battery fee to be paid to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and requires dealers and manufacturers of lead-acid batteries to register with the department. The act defines “manufacturer” for these purposes. This bill would, on and after April 1, 2022, increase the amount of the manufacturer battery fee to $2 and would provide that the fee would continue indefinitely.
            Subject   
            Environmental   
 
  AB 1509 (Mullin D)   Solid waste: lithium-ion batteries.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/1/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 5/1/2019
  Summary: Would establish the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Program in the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. The bill would require a covered entity, as defined, on or before March 1, 2021, to provide a list of covered products that it sells or offers for sale in the state to the department and the total number of each covered product it sold in the state during the prior year, and to update those lists annually. The bill would define “covered product” to mean a lithium-ion battery sold separately or sold with a product, or a product containing a lithium-ion battery or battery pack that is not designed to be removed from the product by a consumer.
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            Environmental   


  Government



 
  AB 11 (Chiu D)   Community Redevelopment Law of 2019.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Last Amend: 4/11/2019
  Summary: Current law dissolved redevelopment agencies as of February 1, 2012, and designates successor agencies to act as successor entities to the dissolved redevelopment agencies. This bill, the Community Redevelopment Law of 2019, would authorize a city or county, or two or more cities acting jointly, to propose the formation of an affordable housing and infrastructure agency by adoption of a resolution of intention that meets specified requirements, including that the resolution of intention include a passthrough provision and an override passthrough provision, as defined.
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            Government   


  Internet



 
  AB 1242 (Irwin D)   Information security.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/30/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 4/30/2019
  Summary: Current law establishes the Department of Technology within the Government Operations Agency. Current law requires each state agency and certain designated state entities, on or before February 1 of each year, to submit to the Department of Technology a summary of their actual and projected information technology and telecommunications costs and a summary of their actual and projected information security costs, as specified. This bill would, instead, require each state agency to comply with those provisions and would define state agency for these purposes to mean every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission, except for the California State University.
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            Internet   
 
  AB 1316 (Gallagher R)   Internet: social media or search engine service: censorship.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/24/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 5/24/2019
  Summary: Would prohibit a person who operates a social media internet website located in California, as defined, from removing or manipulating content from that site on the basis of the political affiliation or political viewpoint of that content. However, the bill would authorize a site to remove content of a political nature if the site’s content is limited to the promotion of only certain political viewpoints and the content is inconsistent with those viewpoints or the content violates the site’s community values, provided that the content limitation and community values are clearly stated in the user terms and conditions.
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            Internet   


  Labor / Employment



 
  AB 5 (Gonzalez D)   Worker status: employees and independent contractors.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/18/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to codify the decision in the Dynamex case and clarify its application. The bill would provide that for purposes of the provisions of the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, a person providing labor or services for remuneration shall be considered an employee rather than an independent contractor unless the hiring entity demonstrates that the person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, the person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business, and the person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business. The bill, notwithstanding this provision, would provide that any statutory exception from employment status or any extension of employer status or liability remains in effect, and that if a court rules that the 3-part test cannot be applied, then the determination of employee or independent contractor status shall be governed by the test adopted in S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal.3d 341 (Borello). The bill would exempt specified occupations from the application of Dynamex, and would instead provide that these occupations are governed by Borello.
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            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 71 (Melendez R)   Employment standards: independent contractors and employees.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/25/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Last Amend: 2/25/2019
  Summary: Current case law establishes a three-part test, known as the “ABC” test, for determining whether a worker is considered an independent contractor for purposes of specified wage orders. Under this test, a worker is properly considered an independent contractor only if the hiring entity establishes; 1) that the worker is free from the control and direction of the hirer in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for performance of the work and in fact; 2) that the worker performs work outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business; and 3) that the worker is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as the work performed for the hiring entity. This bill would, instead, require a determination of whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor to be based on a specific multifactor test, including whether the person to whom service is rendered has the right to control the manner and means of accomplishing the result desired, and other identified factors.
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            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 171 (Gonzalez D)   Employment: sexual harassment.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/12/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/8/2019
  Last Amend: 7/3/2019
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating or retaliating against an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking for taking time off work to obtain specified relief or because of the employee’s status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, if the victim provides notice to the employer of the status or the employer has actual knowledge of the status. Current law authorizes an employee to file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement for a violation of these prohibitions within one year from the date of occurrence of the violation. Current law makes it a misdemeanor for an employer to refuse to rehire, promote, or restore an employee who has been determined to be so eligible by a grievance procedure or legal hearing.This bill would expand the scope of these provisions by defining “employer” for purposes of these provisions to mean any person employing another under any appointment or contract of hire and to include the state, political subdivisions of the state, and municipalities.
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            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1677 (Weber D)   Call centers: protections.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/12/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: Would establish the Protect Call Center Jobs Act of 2019 to require an employer of customer service employees in a call center, as specified, that intends to relocate from this state to a foreign country to notify the commissioner at least 120 days before the relocation. The bill would require the Labor Commissioner to impose, in the commissioner’s discretion, one of two specified penalties, including a civil penalty of up to $10,000, upon an employer that fails to provide this notice.
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            Labor / Employment, TAX   
 
  SB 649 (Galgiani D)   Division of Labor Standards Enforcement: employee records.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Summary: The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement is a department of state government within the Department of Industrial Relations and is responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the Labor Code governing wages, hours, and working conditions. In 1977, this division succeeded to and became vested with all the powers, duties, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the former Divisions of Labor Law Enforcement and Industrial Welfare, which were abolished. The employees of those agencies were transferred to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, while the personnel records of those employees remained in the parent Department of Industrial Relations. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to those provisions.
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            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 760 (Durazo D)   Employment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Summary: Current law establishes the Department of Industrial Relations within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and provides that one of the functions of the department is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of wage earners of this state.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to employment.
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            Labor / Employment   


  PRIVACY



 
  AB 25 (Chau D)   California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, beginning January 1, 2020, grants consumers various rights with regard to their personal information held by businesses, including the right to request a business to disclose specific pieces of personal information it has collected and to have information held by that business deleted, as specified. The act requires a business to disclose and deliver the required information to a consumer free of charge within 45 days of receiving a verifiable consumer request from the consumer. The act prohibits a business from requiring a consumer to create an account with the business in order to make a verifiable consumer request. This bill would provide an exception to that prohibition by authorizing a business to require authentication of the consumer that is reasonable in light of the nature of the personal information requested in order to make a verifiable consumer request.
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            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1035 (Mayes I)   Personal information: data breaches.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/23/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 5/23/2019
  Summary: Would require a person or business, as defined, that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information to disclose a breach of the security of the system in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, but in no case more than 45 days, following discovery or notification of the breach, subject to the legitimate needs of law enforcement, as provided. The bill would make other conforming changes.
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            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1130 (Levine D)   Personal information: data breaches.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 5/16/2019
  Summary: Current law imposes the same duty on a person or business in California that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information and generally requires that such a business implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices. Current law authorizes a person or business that is required to issue a security breach notification to include in that notification specified information. This bill would revise the definition of personal information for purposes of the provisions described above to add specified unique biometric data and tax identification numbers, passport numbers, military identification numbers, and unique identification numbers issued on a government document in addition to those for driver’s licenses and California identification cards to these provisions.
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            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1138 (Gallagher R)   Social media: the Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/5/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 9/5/2019
  Calendar:  1/27/2020  #26  ASSEMBLY MOTION TO RECONSIDER
  Summary: Would deem a business to have actual knowledge of a consumer’s age if it willfully disregards the consumer’s age. The bill would authorize a person or business to require the person who is giving their consent for creation of the account to do various things, including signing a consent form and sending it to the person or business via fax, United States mail, or electronic scan; providing credit card, debit card, or other online payment system information that will provide the parent or guardian notification of each separate transaction made using the account; or calling a toll-free telephone number staffed by personnel who are trained to ensure that the person authorizing creation of the account is the legal guardian of the minor, as specified. The bill would prohibit information provided to a social media company for parental consent from being retained or used by the company, except as may be necessary for the purposes of this bill. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1202 (Chau D)   Privacy: data brokers.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: Would require data brokers to register with, and provide certain information to, the Attorney General. The bill would define a data broker as a business that knowingly collects and sells to third parties the personal information of a consumer with whom the business does not have a direct relationship, subject to specified exceptions. The bill would require the Attorney General to make the information provided by data brokers accessible on its internet website. The bill would make data brokers that fail to register subject to injunction and liability for civil penalties, fees, and costs in an action brought by the Attorney General, with any recovery to be deposited in the Consumer Privacy Fund, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1281 (Chau D)   Privacy: facial recognition technology: disclosure.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/5/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 7/5/2019
  Summary: Would, commencing on July 1, 2020, require a business in California that uses facial recognition technology to disclose that usage in a physical sign that is clear and conspicuous at the entrance of every location that uses facial recognition technology, as defined. The bill would require that sign to be displayed in a specified manner and to include information about where an individual can find more information about the purposes for which the business uses facial recognition technology. The bill, commencing on July 1, 2020, would make a business that violates these provisions liable for specified civil penalties.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1355 (Chau D)   Personal information.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, operative January 1, 2020 excludes publicly available information, as defined, from the definition of personal information and excludes both consumer information that is deidentified, as defined, and aggregate consumer information, as defined, from the definition of publicly available. Thus, the act does not exclude, as publicly available information, any either consumer information that is either deidentified or aggregated. This bill would, instead, exclude consumer information that is deidentified or aggregate consumer information from the definition of personal information.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1395 (Cunningham R)   Information privacy: other connected device with a voice recognition feature.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/26/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 6/26/2019
  Summary: Current law limits the liability of a manufacturer to functionality provided at the time of the original sale of a connected television and specifically excludes liability for functionality provided by applications the user chooses to use in the cloud or that are downloaded and installed by a user. Current law prohibits a waiver of these prohibitions and authorizes their enforcement by injunction or civil penalty in a court of competent jurisdiction by the Attorney General or a district attorney. Current law defines terms for these purposes. This bill would include smart speaker devices, as defined, in those provisions, thereby prohibiting, among other things, a person or entity from providing the operation of a voice recognition feature within the state without prominently informing the user during the initial setup or installation of a smart speaker device.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1416 (Cooley D)   Business: collection and disclosures of consumer personal information.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/6/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 5/6/2019
  Summary: Would specify that the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 also does not restrict a business’s ability comply with any rules or regulations adopted pursuant to and in furtherance of state or federal laws. The bill would establish an exception to the act for a business that provides a consumer’s personal information to a government agency solely for the purposes of carrying out a government program, if specified requirements are met.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1564 (Berman D)   Consumer privacy: consumer request for disclosure methods.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 provides that specified businesses are required, in a form that is reasonably accessible to consumers, to make available to consumers 2 or more designated methods for submitting requests for specified information required to be disclosed, including, at a minimum, a toll-free telephone number, and, if the business maintains an internet website, a website address. This bill would provide that a business that operates exclusively online and has a direct relationship with a consumer from whom it collects personal information is only required to provide an email address for submitting requests for information required to be disclosed, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1665 (Chau D)   The Parent’s Accountability and Child Protection Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/8/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 5/8/2019
  Summary: Would prohibit a person or business that conducts business in California, that operates an internet website or application that requires opt-in consent before selling a minor’s personal information, to obtain consent to sell the minor’s personal information in a manner that is separate from the social media internet website or application’s general terms and conditions.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1760 (Wicks D)   California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 4/12/2019
  Summary: Would revise and recast the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Among other things, the bill would prohibit a business from sharing a consumer’s personal information unless the consumer has authorized that sharing and would prescribe various business requirements in connection with this new “right to opt-in consent.”
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 561 (Jackson D)   California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018: consumer remedies.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Summary: Would expand a consumer’s rights to bring a civil action for damages to apply to other violations under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 564 (Leyva D)   Depiction of individual using digital or electronic technology: sexually explicit material: cause of action.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 5/2/2019
  Summary: Would provide that a depicted individual, as defined, who suffers harm resulting from the intentional disclosure of sexually explicit material without their consent has a cause of action against a person who creates and discloses the sexually explicit material if the person knew or reasonably should have known the depicted individual did not consent, and against a person who discloses, but does not create, the sexually explicit material if the person knew the depicted individual did not consent. The bill would exclude from liability the disclosure of sexually explicit material under specified circumstances, and would establish procedures and requirements for bringing a cause of action under these provisions, including provisions on damages, the use of a pseudonym in pleadings, and requiring an action to be brought within a specified time.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 753 (Stern D)   Public social services: emergency notification.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/15/2020   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 1/15/2020
  Summary: Current law permits an authorized employee of a county social services department to disclose the name and residential address of elderly or disabled clients to police, fire, or paramedical personnel, or other designated emergency services personnel, in the event of a public safety emergency that necessitates the possible evacuation of the area in which those elderly or disabled clients reside. Current law specifies that public safety emergencies include, but are not limited to, events that jeopardize the immediate physical safety of county residents. This bill would additionally permit those individuals’ telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to be disclosed and would specifically identify a public safety power shut-off as a public safety emergency.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   


  Public Utilities Comm.



 
  AB 1054 (Holden D)   Public utilities: wildfires and employee protection.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/12/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 7/5/2019
  Summary: Would establish the California Wildfire Safety Advisory Board consisting of 7 members appointed by the Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, and Senate Committee on Rules, as provided, who would serve 4-year staggered terms. The bill would require the board, among other actions, to advise and make recommendations related to wildfire safety to the Wildfire Safety Division or, on and after July 1, 2021, the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety, as established pursuant to AB 111 or SB 111 of the 2019–20 Regular Session.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1072 (Patterson R)   Public Utilities Commission: audits and reviews.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 5/22/2019
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to audit the books and records of each electrical, gas, heat, telegraph, telephone, and water corporation if the utility has over 10,000 customers and would require the commission to review or audit the utility if the utility has 10,000 or fewer customers. The bill would require these reviews or audits to be conducted for regulatory purposes, rather than regulatory and tax purposes. The bill would provide that a review or audit conducted in connection with a rate proceeding shall be deemed to fulfill the applicable requirements for review or audit. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1166 (Levine D)   Public works: protection of underground infrastructure: regional notification center system: electronic positive response.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 8/30/2019
  Summary: Current law, commencing January 1, 2018, authorizes every operator to supply an electronic positive response through the regional notification center before the legal excavation start date and time, and requires the regional notification center to make those responses available to the excavator. Current law defines “electronic positive response,” for these purposes, to mean an electronic response from an operator to the regional notification center providing the status of an operator’s statutorily required response to a ticket. This bill would, on and after January 1, 2021, require every operator to supply an electronic positive response through the regional notification center before the legal excavation start date and time. The bill would authorize the board, upon a showing of good cause by an operator, to extend the time by which the operator is required to comply with this requirement, through December 31, 2021.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1323 (Stone, Mark D)   Public utilities: information: confidentiality.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 4/2/2019
  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 based on a specified finding requires the information to be closed to inspection, or the withholding of that information is ordered by the commission, a commissioner, or an administrative law judge in the course of a hearing or proceeding.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1409 (Chau D)   California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund: Digital Divide Grant Program: homework gap projects.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 4/11/2019
  Summary: Current law requires 15% of the revenues from fees collected from the lease of state-owned real property to the providers of wireless telecommunication services, with certain exceptions, and certain penalties on holders of state franchises for the provision of video service, to be deposited into the Digital Divide Account, which is established in the fund, to be used only for digital divide pilot projects, and defines for this purpose “digital divide projects” to mean community technology programs, as defined, involved in certain activities. This bill would expressly require the Department of General Services to timely deposit those revenues into the account, and would continuously appropriate the moneys in the account to the commission for purposes of the Digital Divide Grant Program.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1693 (Cervantes D)   Public utilities: contracting.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 4/9/2019
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to require every electrical, gas, water, wireless telecommunications service provider, and telephone corporation with annual gross revenues exceeding $25,000,000, and their regulated subsidiaries and affiliates, to annually submit a detailed and verifiable plan for increasing procurement from women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT business enterprises, as defined, in all categories, including, but not limited to, renewable energy, wireless telecommunications, broadband, smart grid, and rail projects. The commission, by its rulemaking authority, has adopted General Order 156, applicable to certain electrical, gas, and telephone corporations, to effectuate these and related requirements. This bill would replace the term “LGBT business enterprise” with “LGBTQ business enterprise” for those purposes, and would make conforming changes.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1699 (Levine D)   Telecommunications: mobile internet service providers: first response agencies: emergencies.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 9/5/2019
  Summary: Would authorize a first response agency to submit a request to a mobile internet service provider to not impair or degrade the lawful internet traffic of an account used by the agency in response to an emergency, and would require a first response agency that acts pursuant to that authorization to notify the mobile internet service provider upon the account no longer being used by the agency in response to the emergency. The bill would prohibit the mobile internet service provider, upon receiving that request, from impairing or degrading the lawful internet traffic of the first response agency’s account until the earlier of either the time when the account is no longer being used by the agency in response to the emergency or the end of the emergency, subject to reasonable network management.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1757 (Patterson R)   Public Utilities Commission: decisions: public review and comment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Summary: Te Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities and can establish its own procedures, subject to the statutory restrictions and constitutional requirements of due process. Current law requires that certain decisions, including resolutions, be served on parties and subject to at least 30 days’ public review and comment prior to being voted on. Under existing law, the 30-day period may be reduced or waived in an unforeseen emergency situation, upon the stipulation of all parties in the proceeding, for an uncontested matter in which the decision grants the relief requested, or for an order seeking temporary injunctive relief. This bill would instead subject those decisions to at least 45 days of public review and comment and would authorize the reduction or waiving of that 45-day period under the same conditions.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 550 (Hill D)   Public utilities: merger, acquisition, or control of electrical or gas corporations.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: Existing law prohibits a public utility, other than certain common carriers, from selling, leasing, assigning, mortgaging, or otherwise disposing of, or encumbering its assets that are necessary or useful in the performance of its duties to the public by any means with any other public utility, unless the public utility has secured an order from the commission to do so for a qualified transaction above $5,000,000 or an approval from the commission through the filing of an advice letter for a qualified transaction at or below $5,000,000.This bill would eliminate the requirement that the above-described transactions be with another public utility to be subject to those conditions on approval.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   


  TAX



 
  AB 147 (Burke D)   Use taxes: collection: retailer engaged in business in this state: marketplace facilitators.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 4/25/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/14/2018
  Last Amend: 3/21/2019
  Summary: Would specify that, on and after April 1, 2019, a retailer engaged in business in this state includes any retailer that, in the preceding calendar year or the current calendar year, has total combined sales of tangible personal property for delivery in this state by the retailer and all persons related to the retailer that exceed $500,000. The bill would allow the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to grant relief to certain retailers engaged in business in this state for specified interest or penalties imposed on use tax liabilities due and payable for tax reporting periods beginning April 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2022.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1677 (Weber D)   Call centers: protections.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/12/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: Would establish the Protect Call Center Jobs Act of 2019 to require an employer of customer service employees in a call center, as specified, that intends to relocate from this state to a foreign country to notify the commissioner at least 120 days before the relocation. The bill would require the Labor Commissioner to impose, in the commissioner’s discretion, one of two specified penalties, including a civil penalty of up to $10,000, upon an employer that fails to provide this notice.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, TAX   
 
  ACA 1 (Aguiar-Curry D)   Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Last Amend: 3/18/2019
  Calendar:  1/27/2020  #24  ASSEMBLY MOTION TO RECONSIDER
  Summary: The California Constitution prohibits the ad valorem tax rate on real property from exceeding 1% of the full cash value of the property, subject to certain exceptions. This measure would create an additional exception to the 1% limit that would authorize a city, county, city and county, or special district to levy an ad valorem tax to service bonded indebtedness incurred to fund the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of public infrastructure, affordable housing, or permanent supportive housing, or the acquisition or lease of real property for those purposes, if the proposition proposing that tax is approved by 55% of the voters of the city, county, or city and county, as applicable, and the proposition includes specified accountability requirements.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  ACA 2 (Nazarian D)   State tax agency.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/3/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Summary: Would authorize the Legislature to vest all powers, duties, and responsibilities in a single state tax agency or separately in multiple state tax agencies. The measure would deem the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the office of Tax Appeals to be state tax agencies for purposes of these provisions and vest in those entities specified powers, duties and responsibilities currently vested in the State Board of Equalization.
            Subject   
            TAX   


  TELCO



 
  AB 183 (Wood D)   Telecommunications service: natural disasters: reports.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/10/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/10/2019
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to collect specified information from telecommunications service providers relating to the provider’s efforts and resources used to restore telecommunications service outages caused by, and to repair or replace related network infrastructure or facilities that were damaged as a result of, certain emergencies or natural disasters.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  AB 497 (Santiago D)   Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/12/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2019
  Last Amend: 8/14/2019
  Summary: Current law establishes the requirements for the deaf and disabled telecommunications program and requires the Public Utilities Commission, until January 1, 2020, to establish a rate recovery mechanism through a surcharge not to exceed 1/2 of 1% uniformly applied to a subscriber’s intrastate telephone service, other than one-way radio paging service and universal telephone service, to allow providers of equipment and service pursuant to the program to recover their costs as they are incurred. This bill would extend collection of the surcharge until January 1, 2025.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  AB 956 (Diep R)   Telecommunications: automatic dialing-announcing devices: emergency alert notifications.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/5/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 8/12/2019
  Summary: Current law expressly provides that the use of automatic dialing-announcing devices by law enforcement agencies, fire protection agencies, public health agencies, public environmental health agencies, city or county emergency services planning agencies, or any private for-profit agency operating under contract with, and at the direction of, one or more of these agencies, for specified purposes relating to public safety and emergencies is not prohibited. This bill would expressly provide that the use of automatic dialing-announcing devices by those entities to test all modes of 911 emergency telephone systems, including basic 911 telephone services, enhanced 911 emergency telephone services, Next Generation 911 emergency communication systems, and similar 911 technologies, for data accuracy and emergency alert notification system capabilities is also not prohibited.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  AB 1079 (Santiago D)   Telecommunications: privacy protections.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 6/11/2019
  Summary: Current law prohibits a provider of mobile telephony services, as defined, or any affiliate or agent of the provider, when providing the name and dialing number of a subscriber for inclusion in a directory or directory database, from including the dialing number of any subscriber without first obtaining the express consent of that subscriber. However, current law authorizes providing those telephone numbers without regard to consent to a law enforcement agency, fire protection agency, public health agency, public environmental health agency, city or county emergency services planning agency, or private for-profit agency operating under contract with, and at the direction of, one or more of these agencies, for the sole purpose of responding to a 911 call or communicating an imminent threat to life or property. This bill would additionally authorize providing those telephone numbers to those parties without consent for the purpose of testing systems that respond to 911 calls or that communicate threats to life or property.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  AB 1168 (Mullin D)   Emergency services: text to 911.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/5/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/21/2019
  Last Amend: 7/2/2019
  Summary: The Warren-911-Emergency Assistance Act provides that each local public agency within its respective jurisdiction establish a basic system that automatically connects a person dialing 911 to an established public safety answering point through normal telephone service facilities, or to be part of such a system. The act requires the Office of Emergency Services to develop a plan and timeline of target dates for the testing, implementation and operation of a Next Generation 911 emergency coordination system, that includes a text to 911 service, throughout California. This bill would require each public safety answering point to deploy a text to 911 service, no later than January 1, 2021, that is capable of accepting Short Message Service messages and Real-Time Text messages.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  AB 1366 (Daly D)   Voice over Internet Protocol and Internet Protocol enabled communications services: Next Generation 911 emergency communications system: reporting requirements.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/6/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: Current law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including telephone corporations. Current law, until January 1, 2020, prohibits the commission, a department, an agency, or a political subdivision of the state from regulating Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Internet Protocol enabled service, as defined, except as required or delegated by federal law or as expressly directed to do so by statute. This bill would extend until January 1, 2022, the qualified prohibition upon the commission, a department, an agency, or a political subdivision of the state regulating VoIP and Internet Protocol enabled service, with the additional qualification that the commission, a department, an agency, or a political subdivision of the state would be authorized to exercise regulatory jurisdiction and control as expressly and specifically directed by the Legislature in the interest of public safety or consumer protection.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  SB 46 (Jackson D)   Emergency services: telecommunications.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/30/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/3/2018
  Last Amend: 4/30/2019
  Summary: Current law authorizes each county, including a city and county, to enter into an agreement to access the contact information of resident accountholders through the records of a public utility or other agency responsible for water service, waste and recycling services, or other property-related services for the sole purpose of enrolling county residents in a county-operated public emergency warning system. Current law requires any county that enters into such an agreement to include procedures to enable any resident to opt out of the warning system and a process to terminate the receiving agency’s access to the resident’s contact information. Current law prohibits the use of the information gathered for any purpose other than for emergency notification. This bill would expand these provisions to authorize a city to enter into an agreement to access the contact information of resident accountholders through the records of a public utility, as specified.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  SB 208 (Hueso D)   Consumer Call Protection Act of 2019.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/4/2019
  Last Amend: 8/30/2019
  Summary: Current federal law, with certain exceptions, makes it unlawful for any person within the United States, in connection with any telecommunications service or internet protocol enabled voice service, to cause any caller identification service to knowingly transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value and authorizes the chief legal officer of a state, or any other state officer authorized by law to bring actions on behalf of the residents of a state, to bring a civil action on behalf of the residents of the state in an appropriate district court of the United States to enforce this prohibition.This bill would require a telecommunications service provider, on or before January 1, 2021, to implement specified technological protocols or alternative technology that provides comparable or superior capability to verify and authenticate caller identification for calls carried over an internet protocol network.
            Subject   
            TELCO   
 
  SB 670 (McGuire D)   Telecommunications: community isolation outage: notification.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 9/3/2019
  Summary: Would require the Office of Emergency Services, on or before July 1, 2020, to adopt, by regulation, appropriate thresholds for what constitutes a community isolation outage, as provided, and issue a specified notice for that regulation by January 1, 2020. The bill would, upon the adoption of those regulations, require a provider of telecommunications services, as defined, that provides access to 911 service to notify the office, as provided, whenever a community isolation outage limiting the provider’s customers’ ability to make 911 calls or receive emergency notifications occurs, within 60 minutes of discovering the outage. The bill would make the office responsible for notifying any applicable county office of emergency services, the sheriff of any county, and any public safety answering point affected by the outage.
            Subject   
            TELCO   


  Wildfires



 
  AB 235 (Mayes I)   Electrical corporations: wildfire victim recovery bonds.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/6/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/18/2019
  Last Amend: 9/6/2019
  Summary: Would, under specific circumstances, authorize the Public Utilities Commission, upon application by an electrical corporation, to issue financing orders to support the issuance of wildfire victim recovery bonds by an electrical corporation or other financing entity to finance wildfire recovery costs, as provided. The bill would authorize the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank to act as a financing entity for these purposes, for wildfire victim recovery bonds totaling not more than $20,000,000,000 at any one time. This bill contains other related provisons.
            Subject   
            Wildfires   
 
  SB 133 (Galgiani D)   Wildfires: detection.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/14/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/14/2019
  Summary: Current law establishes various programs for the prevention, detection, and mitigation of wildfires.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to create and fund a program for installing remote infrared cameras that can help in detecting wildfires.
            Subject   
            Wildfires   
 
  SB 209 (Dodd D)   Office of Emergency Services: Wildfire Forecast and Threat Intelligence Integration Center.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/4/2019
  Last Amend: 9/3/2019
  Summary: Would require the Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to jointly establish and lead the Wildfire Forecast and Threat Intelligence Integration Center, comprised of representatives from specified state and other entities. The bill would require the center to serve as the state’s integrated central organizing hub for wildfire forecasting, weather information, and threat intelligence gathering, analysis, and dissemination and to coordinate wildfire threat intelligence and data sharing, as provided. The bill would also require the center to, among other things, develop a statewide wildfire forecast and threat intelligence strategy, as provided, and protect and safeguard sensitive information. The bill would make various findings and declarations in this regard.
            Subject   
            Wildfires   
 
  SB 548 (Hill D)   Electricity: transmission facilities: inspection.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/22/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to adopt a new, or amend an existing, general order to establish a schedule of inspection by electrical corporations of their transmission facilities.
            Subject   
            Wildfires   
 
  SB 549 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: rates: capital structure changes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/3/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 4/3/2019
  Summary: Under current law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations. Current law authorizes the commission to fix the rates and charges for every public utility and requires that those rates and charges be just and reasonable.This bill would authorize the commission to approve a capital structure change or increase in rates for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company only upon the Legislature, by statute, approving the capital structure change or increase in rates.
            Subject   
            Wildfires   
 
  SB 584 (Moorlach R)   Electricity: undergrounding of electrical wires.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/29/2019   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/22/2019
  Last Amend: 4/29/2019
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to require electrical corporations, by July 1, 2020, to develop and administer programs to provide matching funds to local jurisdictions for conversion projects to replace overhead electrical infrastructure with underground electrical infrastructure in Tier 3 High Fire Threat Districts. The bill would require the commission to direct electrical corporations to reallocate credits provided to a jurisdiction under the Rule 20A program for purposes of those conversion projects, as specified.
            Subject   
            Wildfires   

Total Measures: 59

Total Tracking Forms: 59



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