California Legislation

CCTA Legislation Report - All by Subject

4/19/2018



 



 
  AB 978 (Limón D)   Employment safety: injury and illness prevention program.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/14/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 8/28/2017
  Summary: Would require an employer who receives a written request for a paper or electronic copy of the written injury prevention program from a current employee, or his or her authorized representative, to comply with the request as soon as practicable, but no later than 10 business days from the date the employer receives the request. The bill would require the employer to provide the copy of the written injury prevention program free of charge. The bill would authorize the employer to take reasonable steps to verify the identity of a current employee or his or her authorized representative and to designate the person to whom a request is to be made.
            Subject   
               
 
  AB 1260 (Medina D)   Workers’ compensation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Current law prohibits a person or entity, other than physicians or attorneys, from advertising, printing, displaying, publishing, distributing, or broadcasting in any manner a statement concerning services or benefits to be provided to an injured worker, which is paid for by that person or entity that is false, misleading, or deceptive. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor punishable by incarceration in the county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine not exceeding $10,000, or by both that imprisonment and fine. This bill would increase the maximum fine for that offense to $15,000.
            Subject   
               


  Broadband



 
  AB 375 (Chau D)   Broadband Internet access service providers: customer privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/12/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/9/2017
  Last Amend: 9/12/2017
  Summary: Would enact the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. The act, beginning January 1, 2019, would, except as provided, prohibit broadband Internet access service providers, as defined, from using, disclosing, or permitting access to customer proprietary information, as defined.
            Subject   
            Broadband, PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 854 (Aguiar-Curry D)   California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to collect a surcharge for deposit into the CASF not to exceed $315,000,000 in total, authorizes the surcharge until 2020, and requires that those moneys be deposited into 3 specified accounts within the CASF, as specified. Current law requires the commission to transfer a total of $25,000,000 from 2 of those accounts to a 4th account, the Broadband Public Housing Account, which is also in the CASF, but only if the commission is otherwise authorized to collect moneys for CASF purposes in excess of $315,000,000. This bill would repeal the condition that the commission must be authorized to collect more than $315,000,000 for CASF purposes before transferring the $25,000,000 to the Broadband Public Housing Account.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 928 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 4/17/2017
  Summary: Current law establishes as the goal of the CASF program to approve funding, no later than December 31, 2015, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households. Decisions of the commission, including Decision 14-12-039, establish procedures for a party to apply for a grant or loan to finance an infrastructure project that furthers that goal, for a party to challenge that application, and for the commission to select an application through the issuance of a draft resolution for public comment and a subsequent final resolution. This bill would revise the goal of the CASF program to approve funding, no later than December 31, 2020, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of the number of California households. households in existence on January 1, 2016.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 980 (Wood D)   Department of Transportation: broadband: fiber optic cables: priority areas.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Department of Transportation to notify companies and organizations working on broadband deployment on its Internet Web site of specified department-led highway construction projects and authorizes those companies and organizations to collaborate with the department to install broadband conduits as part of those projects. This bill would require the department, as part of those projects that are located in priority areas, as defined, to install broadband conduits capable of supporting fiber optic communication cables.
            Subject   
            Broadband   
 
  AB 1263 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Communications infrastructure.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to improve communications infrastructure and access and to specifically address the resources servicing low-income and disadvantaged communities.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1665 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/15/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and administer the CASF to encourage deployment of high-quality advanced communications services to all Californians that will promote economic growth, job creation, and the substantial social benefits of advanced information and communications technologies, as provided in specified decisions of the commission and in the CASF statute. This bill would revise the goal of the program to provide that its goal is to approve funding by December 31, 2022, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households in each consortia region, as identified by the commission on or before January 1, 2017.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  ACR 62 (Quirk D)   5G wireless network technology.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/3/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 4/18/2017
  Summary: This measure would urge policymakers in federal, state, and local government to work in cooperation with one another to modernize and streamline the processes that will enable rapid deployment of the small cell wireless infrastructure that supports 5G wireless networks and that will bring the many benefits of this important new technology to communities across California.
            Subject   
            Broadband, Local Government, Technology   
 
  SB 460 (De León D)   Communications: broadband Internet access service.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 1/22/2018
  Summary: The Consumers Legal Remedies Act, makes unlawful certain unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or which results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer. This bill would revise the act to prohibit specified actions by an Internet service provider, as defined, that provides broadband Internet access service, as defined, and make a violation of those prohibitions subject to the remedies available pursuant to the act.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 514 (Bradford D)   California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/1/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 5/1/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and administer a program to advance universal service by providing discounted rates to qualifying schools, community colleges, libraries, hospitals, health clinics, and community organizations. This bill would, beginning January 1, 2021, require entities that receive discounted rates for broadband services pursuant to the program to provide those services at a speed sufficient to support the delivery of high-speed broadband service.
            Subject   
            Broadband, Public Utilities Comm.   


  BUDGET



 
  AB 96 (Ting D)   Budget Act of 2017.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/31/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/10/2017
  Last Amend: 5/31/2017
  Summary: This bill would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2017–18 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   
 
  AB 97 (Ting D)   Budget Act of 2017.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 6/27/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/10/2017
  Last Amend: 6/10/2017
  Summary: This bill would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2017–18 fiscal year. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a Budget Bill.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   
 
  AB 102 (Committee on Budget)   The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017: California Department of Tax and Fee Administration: Office of Tax Appeals: State Board of Equalization.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 6/27/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/10/2017
  Last Amend: 6/12/2017
  Summary: Would establish, in the Government Operations Agency, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and would place the department under the control of a director appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. The bill would also authorize the Governor to appoint a chief deputy director and a chief counsel. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   
 
  AB 108 (Committee on Budget)   Education: Child care: individualized county child care subsidy plans: the Every Kid Counts (EKC) Act.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 3/13/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/10/2017
  Last Amend: 2/27/2018
  Summary: Current law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop standards for the implementation of quality child care programs. Current law authorizes the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Diego, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma, as individual pilot projects, to develop an individualized county child care subsidy plan, as provided. Current law repeals each of these pilot programs on specified dates. This bill would repeal, recast, and revise the law relating to the above-specified counties’ individualized subsidy plans and make related conforming changes, as provided. The bill would extend the operative dates of the individualized pilot programs by 6 months.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   
 
  AB 112 (Ting D)   State Government.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/12/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/10/2017
  Last Amend: 6/12/2017
  Summary: Would require the Secretary of State to notify a county elections official that a petition received a sufficient number of signatures to initiate a recall election. After this notice has been provided, the bill would provide for a period of 30 business days in which voters who signed the petition may withdraw their signatures. No later than 10 days after that period ends, the bill would require county elections officials to report to the Secretary of State the total number of signatures that were withdrawn, and would require that this process continue until the Secretary of State determines that there is a sufficient number of verified signatures, not including withdrawn signatures, to initiate a recall election.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   
 
  SB 47 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)   Budget Act of 2016.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 3/15/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Last Amend: 2/6/2017
  Summary: The Budget Act of 2016 made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2016–17 fiscal year.This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2016 by revising items of appropriation and making other changes. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   
 
  SB 72 (Mitchell D)   Budget Act of 2017.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/26/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/10/2017
  Last Amend: 5/26/2017
  Summary: This bill would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2017–18 fiscal year. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a Budget Bill.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   
 
  SB 86 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)   The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017: California Department of Tax and Fee Administration: Office of Tax Appeals: State Board of Equalization.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/11/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/11/2017
  Last Amend: 6/11/2017
  Summary: Would establish, in the Government Operations Agency, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and would place the department under the control of a director appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. The bill would also authorize the Governor to appoint a chief deputy director and a chief counsel. This bill would transfer to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration the various duties, powers, and responsibilities of the State Board of Equalization relating to the administration of various taxes and fees except for those duties, powers, and responsibilities imposed or conferred upon the board by the California Constitution, as specified, and the duty to adjust the motor vehicle fuel tax rate for the 2018–19 fiscal year.
            Subject   
            BUDGET, Business   
 
  SB 92 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)   Public resources.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 6/27/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/11/2017
  Last Amend: 6/9/2017
  Summary: Current law regulating commercial fishing imposes, or authorizes the imposition of, various license, permit, and registration fees. Current law requires specified persons to pay commercial fishing fees, referred to as a “landing tax,” calculated on the total weight of fish delivered, based on a rate-per-pound schedule applicable to specified aquatic species. This bill would rename the “landing tax” as a “landing fee” and would revise the rate schedule by increasing certain fees while decreasing other fees to specified amounts. The bill would make conforming and other related changes.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   
 
  SB 96 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)   State Government.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 6/27/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/11/2017
  Last Amend: 6/9/2017
  Summary: Would require the Secretary of State to notify a county elections official that a petition received a sufficient number of signatures to initiate a recall election. After this notice has been provided, the bill would provide for a period of 30 business days in which voters who signed the petition may withdraw their signatures. No later than 10 days after that period ends, the bill would require county elections officials to report to the Secretary of State the total number of signatures that were withdrawn, and would require that this process continue until the Secretary of State determines that there is a sufficient number of verified signatures, not including withdrawn signatures, to initiate a recall election.
            Subject   
            BUDGET   


  Business



 
  AB 5 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Employers: Opportunity to Work Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/5/2016   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Summary: Would create the Opportunity to Work Act. The bill would require an employer with 10 or more employees to offer additional hours of work to an existing nonexempt employee before hiring an additional employee or subcontractor, except as specified, would require an employer to post a notice of employee rights, as specified, and would require the employer to maintain certain documentation. The bill would authorize an employee to file a complaint for violation of these provisions with the division and to, in the alternative, bring a civil action for remedies under the act.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 814 (Bloom D)   Consumer protection: enforcement powers: investigatory subpoena.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 3/23/2017
  Summary: Current law authorizes a district attorney, upon reasonable belief there has been a violation of the Unfair Competition (UCL) or various other laws related to unfair business practices, to exercise all the powers granted to the Attorney General as a head of department to investigate the potential violation, including the authority to issue subpoenas. This bill would specify that this investigatory power granted to the Attorney General as a head of a department applies to a city attorney of a city having a population in excess of 750,000 or to a city attorney of a city and county when those city attorneys reasonably believe that there may have been a violation of the UCL.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 970 (Frazier D)   Vehicles: distracted driving.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 3/28/2017
  Summary: Would require a mobile telephone carrier, as defined, to provide customers with the ability to disable, at the network level, the distracting capabilities of their mobile telephones when notified that the customer is driving a motor vehicle.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1117 (Fong R)   California Environmental Quality Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Would prohibit a lead agency from being required to evaluate the aesthetic effects of a project subject to CEQA and would prohibit aesthetic effects from being considered significant effects on the environment, except in certain circumstances. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1145 (Quirk D)   Conversion of existing overhead electric and communication facilities to underground locations: cable television corporations and cable operators.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/14/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 7/17/2017
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Department of Transportation and any person maintaining any utility facility, as defined, to enter into a contract providing for or apportioning the obligations and costs to be borne by each party as to specified removals or relocations of utility facilities. This bill would include with the definition of “utility facilities” for these purposes any pole, poleline, pipe, pipeline, conduit, cable, aqueduct, or other structure or appurtenance used to provide cable service or video service, as defined in the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 2021 (Steinorth R)   Solicitations: do not contact list.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/5/2018
  Summary: Would require the Attorney General to maintain a “do not contact” list, updated no less frequently than quarterly, that sets forth the telephone numbers or physical mail addresses or both of telephone subscribers or mail recipients or both, who do not wish to receive unsolicited and unwanted telephone solicitation calls or physical mail or both from solicitors, as described. The bill would require the “do not contact” list to include any California telephone numbers that are on the “do not call” registry established and maintained by the Federal Trade Commission. The bill would prohibit, subject to certain exceptions, a solicitor, as defined, from calling a telephone number or sending mail to a physical mail address on the “do not contact” list, beginning on the 31st day after this list becomes available to solicitors.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2142 (Bigelow R)   Insurance: home protection companies.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/19/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Last Amend: 3/19/2018
  Summary: Would prohibit the Insurance Commissioner from conducting a financial examination of a home protection company if the company’s most recent annual statement of financial condition shows the company maintains more than twice the reserves or net worth required by law and if the company president and treasurer provide, upon prior written request, an affidavit under penalty of perjury attesting to the company’s reserves and accounts, or net worth, as specified. The bill would provide that the accounts, or net worth, are subject to verification by the Department of Insurance.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 33 (Dodd D)   Arbitration agreements.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/4/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Last Amend: 8/24/2017
  Summary: Current law requires a court, on petition of a party to an arbitration agreement alleging (1) the existence of a written agreement to arbitrate a controversy and (2) that a party to the agreement refuses to arbitrate the controversy, to order the petitioner and the respondent to arbitrate the controversy if the court determines that an agreement to arbitrate exists, unless the court makes other determinations. This bill would add to these determinations instances in which a state or federally chartered depository institution is seeking to apply a written agreement to arbitrate, contained in a contract consented to by a respondent consumer, to a purported contractual relationship with that consumer that was created by the petitioner fraudulently without the consumer’s consent and by unlawfully using the consumer’s personal identifying information, as defined.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 63 (Jackson D)   Unlawful employment practice: parental leave.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/12/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/22/2016
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer, as defined, from refusing to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, and who works at a worksite in which the employer employs at least 20 employees within 75 miles, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. The bill would also prohibit an employer from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan for an employee who takes this leave.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 86 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)   The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017: California Department of Tax and Fee Administration: Office of Tax Appeals: State Board of Equalization.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/11/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/11/2017
  Last Amend: 6/11/2017
  Summary: Would establish, in the Government Operations Agency, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and would place the department under the control of a director appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. The bill would also authorize the Governor to appoint a chief deputy director and a chief counsel. This bill would transfer to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration the various duties, powers, and responsibilities of the State Board of Equalization relating to the administration of various taxes and fees except for those duties, powers, and responsibilities imposed or conferred upon the board by the California Constitution, as specified, and the duty to adjust the motor vehicle fuel tax rate for the 2018–19 fiscal year.
            Subject   
            BUDGET, Business   
 
  SB 313 (Hertzberg D)   Advertising: automatic renewal and continuous service offers.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/28/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/13/2017
  Last Amend: 8/31/2017
  Summary: Would, commencing on July 1, 2018, require a business that makes an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer that includes a free gift or trial, to include in the offer a clear and conspicuous explanation of the price that will be charged after the trial ends or the manner in which the subscription or purchasing agreement pricing will change upon conclusion of the trial. The bill would prohibit a business from charging a consumer’s credit or debit card, or the consumer’s account with a 3rd party, for an automatic renewal or continuous service that is made at a promotional or discounted price for a limited period of time without first obtaining the consumer’s consent to the agreement.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 396 (Lara D)   Employment: gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/15/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 9/7/2017
  Summary: Would require employers with 50 or more employees to include, as a component of specified prescribed training and education for supervisors, training inclusive of harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 904 (Wieckowski D)   Alarm companies: business conditions: limited liability companies.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/17/2018
  Last Amend: 4/5/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Would extend the authorization of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services to issue an alarm company operator license to an LLC until January 1, 2025. The bill, until January 1, 2025, would also define within the Alarm Company Act who is a member of an LLC and who is a managing manager under the operating agreement of a manager-managed LLC company, as specified. The bill would make related, conforming changes to the existing definitions of the Alarm Company Act. Because a violation of the Alarm Company Act by an LLC would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Business   


  CASF



 
  AB 854 (Aguiar-Curry D)   California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to collect a surcharge for deposit into the CASF not to exceed $315,000,000 in total, authorizes the surcharge until 2020, and requires that those moneys be deposited into 3 specified accounts within the CASF, as specified. Current law requires the commission to transfer a total of $25,000,000 from 2 of those accounts to a 4th account, the Broadband Public Housing Account, which is also in the CASF, but only if the commission is otherwise authorized to collect moneys for CASF purposes in excess of $315,000,000. This bill would repeal the condition that the commission must be authorized to collect more than $315,000,000 for CASF purposes before transferring the $25,000,000 to the Broadband Public Housing Account.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 928 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 4/17/2017
  Summary: Current law establishes as the goal of the CASF program to approve funding, no later than December 31, 2015, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households. Decisions of the commission, including Decision 14-12-039, establish procedures for a party to apply for a grant or loan to finance an infrastructure project that furthers that goal, for a party to challenge that application, and for the commission to select an application through the issuance of a draft resolution for public comment and a subsequent final resolution. This bill would revise the goal of the CASF program to approve funding, no later than December 31, 2020, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of the number of California households. households in existence on January 1, 2016.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1263 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Communications infrastructure.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to improve communications infrastructure and access and to specifically address the resources servicing low-income and disadvantaged communities.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1665 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/15/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and administer the CASF to encourage deployment of high-quality advanced communications services to all Californians that will promote economic growth, job creation, and the substantial social benefits of advanced information and communications technologies, as provided in specified decisions of the commission and in the CASF statute. This bill would revise the goal of the program to provide that its goal is to approve funding by December 31, 2022, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households in each consortia region, as identified by the commission on or before January 1, 2017.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2104 (Lackey R)   California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/8/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/8/2018
  Summary: Current law requires any CASF application, and any amendment to an application, for project funding to be served on a specified service list and posted on the commission’s Internet Web site at least 30 days before publishing the corresponding draft resolution. This bill would require a CASF application or amendment to be served and posted at least 45 days, instead of 30 days, before publishing the corresponding draft resolution.
            Subject   
            CASF   
 
  SB 460 (De León D)   Communications: broadband Internet access service.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 1/22/2018
  Summary: The Consumers Legal Remedies Act, makes unlawful certain unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or which results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer. This bill would revise the act to prohibit specified actions by an Internet service provider, as defined, that provides broadband Internet access service, as defined, and make a violation of those prohibitions subject to the remedies available pursuant to the act.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   


  DIVCA



 
  AB 1580 (Obernolte R)   Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006: franchise renewal.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 designates the Public Utilities Commission as the sole franchising authority for a state franchise under the act. Current law provides that a state-issued franchise to provide video service is only valid for 10 years after the date of issuance, and requires the holder to apply for a renewal of the state franchise for an additional 10-year period if the holder wishes to continue to provide video services in the area covered by the franchise. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the provision specifying conditions for renewal of a franchise under the act.
            Subject   
            DIVCA, Public Utilities Comm.   


  Economic Development



 
  AB 1552 (Quirk-Silva D)   Women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT business enterprise procurement: late payment penalties.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 1/22/2018
  Summary: Would require each electrical, gas, water, mobile telephony service provider, or telephone corporation, with gross annual revenues exceeding $25,000,000, and its commission-regulated subsidiaries and affiliates, to pay an undisputed invoice by its required payment approval date, as defined. If the payment is not made by that date, the bill would require the utility to pay a late payment penalty to a certified small business, as defined, that is a disabled veteran, minority, women, or LGBT business enterprise claimant, or to a nonsmall-business claimant that has committed to having at least 25% of the contracted work undertaken by a certified small business, at a rate of 10% above the United States Prime Rate.
            Subject   
            Economic Development   


  Education



 
  AB 811 (Gipson D)   Juveniles: rights: computing technology.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/11/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Would require a youth confined in a facility of the Division of Juvenile Justice, commencing January 1, 2021, to be provided reasonable access to computer technology and the Internet for the purposes of education and maintaining contact with family members. The bill would also require a minor detained in or committed to a juvenile hall or juvenile ranch, camp, or forestry camp, to be provided with reasonable access to computer technology and the Internet for the purposes of education, and would allow him or her to be provided with reasonable access to computer technology and the Internet for the purpose of maintaining relationships with family.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 1502 (Thurmond D)   Free or reduced-price school meals: direct certification.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/21/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 3/28/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the State Department of Education to create a computerized data matching system using existing databases from the State Department of Education and the State Department of Health Care Services to directly certify recipients of CalFresh, the CalWORKs program, and other programs authorized for direct certification for enrollment in the federal National School Lunch Program and the federal School Breakfast Program. Current law requires the State Department of Health Care Services to conduct the data match of local school records and return a list to the State Department of Education. This bill would instead require the State Department of Health Care Services or the State Department of Education to conduct the data match of local school records to determine program eligibility.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 2098 (McCarty D)   After school programs: computer coding: grant program.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/8/2018
  Last Amend: 4/17/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY EDUCATION, O'DONNELL, Chair
  Summary: The After School Education and Safety Program requires an applicant for a grant to ensure that certain requirements are fulfilled, including that all components of the program have an educational and literacy element in which tutoring or homework assistance is provided in one or more of the areas of language arts, mathematics, history and social science, computer training, or science. This bill, subject to an appropriation of moneys by the Legislature, would establish the After School Kids Code Grant Pilot Program under the administration of the State Department of Education to provide one-time grant funds to eligible after school education and safety programs that focus on computer coding as part of their program curriculum.
            Subject   
            Education, Technology   
 
  AB 2186 (Thurmond D)   Education finance: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation, recruitment, and professional development: grant programs.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Last Amend: 4/17/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY EDUCATION, O'DONNELL, Chair
  Summary: Would appropriate $50,000,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Education for the 2018–19 fiscal year to establish the Early Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professional Learning Grants Program to provide one-time competitive grants to local educational agencies to develop, replicate, or expand evidence-based professional development programs for the purpose of enabling local educational agencies to provide transitional kindergarten to grade 8, inclusive, teachers, principals, technical support staff, and other school leaders with high-quality, evidence-based professional development opportunities in order to improve standards-based STEM pedagogical content knowledge, strategies, and leadership.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 2523 (Grayson D)   Computer science: content standards: digital literacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY EDUCATION, O'DONNELL, Chair
  Summary: Would require the commission to also consider content standards that include standards for teaching digital literacy, as defined, when considering developing and recommending those computer science content standards.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  SB 135 (Dodd D)   Pupil instruction: media literacy: model curriculum.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/3/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/11/2017
  Last Amend: 7/3/2017
  Summary: Would require the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the State Board of Education to adopt, reject, or modify, a model curriculum in media literacy for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. The bill would require the commission to submit the model curriculum to the state board on or before January 1, 2019, and would require the state board to adopt, reject, or modify the model curriculum on or before March 31, 2019, in accordance with specified procedural requirements.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  SB 436 (Allen D)   Teachers: California STEM Professional Teaching Pathway Act of 2017.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/26/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 5/26/2017
  Summary: Would establish the California STEM Professional Teaching Pathway, to be administered by the California Center on Teaching Careers, for the purpose of recruiting, training, supporting, and retaining qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals, including military veterans, as mathematics and science teachers in California.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  SB 830 (Dodd D)   Pupil instruction: media literacy: model curriculum.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/21/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/3/2018
  Last Amend: 3/21/2018
  Summary: Would require the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the State Board of Education to adopt, reject, or modify, a model curriculum in media literacy for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, for voluntary use by educators. The bill would require the commission to submit the model curriculum to the state board on or before January 1, 2023, and would require the state board to adopt, reject, or modify the model curriculum on or before March 31, 2023, in accordance with specified procedural requirements. The bill would require the State Department of Education to make available on its Internet Web site a list of resources and instructional materials on media literacy, including media literacy professional development programs for teachers.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  SB 947 (Jackson D)   Pupil instruction: digital citizenship and media literacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/30/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/30/2018
  Summary: Would require, on or before December 1, 2019, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in consultation with the executive director of the State Board of Education, to identify best practices and recommendations for instruction in digital citizenship, Internet safety, and media literacy and to report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature on strategies to implement the best practices and recommendations statewide. The bill would require the Superintendent to convene and consult with an advisory committee consisting of specified representatives in developing the best practices and recommendations.
            Subject   
            Education   


  Emergency Alert



 
  SB 566 (McGuire D)   Telecommunications: Warren-911-Emergency Assistance Act: notification of rural outages.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Would require a facilities-based provider of telecommunications services that the Federal Communications Commission requires to provide access to 911 service to provide responder outage notification by email to the Office of Emergency Services whenever there is a rural outage, as defined, within 60 minutes of discovering the rural outage. The bill would make the Office of Emergency Services responsible for notifying any applicable county office of emergency services and the sheriff of any county affected by the outage.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert, Public Utilities Comm.   


  Emergency/OES



 
  AB 1877 (Limón D)   Office of Emergency Services: communications: translation.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/17/2018
  Last Amend: 4/11/2018
  Summary: Would require the Office of Emergency Services and the governing body of each political subdivision, including each operational area, to translate any emergency communication into the most commonly spoken language other than English in the impacted county or counties, or, at the option of a county, into one or more languages other than English spoken in the county pursuant to an individualized language assessment of that county. By imposing additional duties on local agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  AB 2346 (Quirk D)   Public utilities: rates: wildfire expense memorandum accounts.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/18/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/13/2018
  Last Amend: 4/18/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  Upon adjournment of Communications and Conveyance Committee - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY UTILITIES AND ENERGY, HOLDEN, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to authorize public utilities to establish wildfire expense memorandum accounts for costs relating specifically to the 2017 California wildfires and to record certain costs in those accounts. The bill would provide that this authorization does not authorize the recovery in rates of those costs recorded in the accounts.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 532 (Dodd D)   Emergency services: state of emergency: cyberterrorism.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/3/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 1/3/2018
  Summary: Current law defines the term “state of emergency” and “local emergency” to mean a duly proclaimed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the state caused by, among other things, fire, storm, or riot. This bill would additionally include cyberterrorism within those conditions constituting a state of emergency and a local emergency.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 819 (Hill D)   Electrical and gas corporations: rates.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/3/2018
  Last Amend: 4/9/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: The Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations. Current law authorizes the commission to establish rules for all public utilities, subject to control by the Legislature. 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. Current law prohibits a gas corporation from recovering any fine or penalty in any rate approved by the commission. This bill would prohibit an electrical corporation from recovering a fine or penalty through a rate approved by the commission and would make related nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 821 (Jackson D)   Emergency notification: county jurisdictions.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/3/2018
  Last Amend: 3/12/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  9:30 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, DODD, Chair
  Summary: Would authorize each county, including a city and county, to develop a mechanism 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. The bill would specify that any county that develops such a mechanism would be required to include procedures to enable any resident to opt out of the warning system and not to use the information gathered for any purpose other than for emergency notification.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 833 (McGuire D)   Emergency alerts: evacuation orders: operators.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/4/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/4/2018
  Calendar:  4/23/2018  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would provide for a red alert system designed to issue and coordinate alerts following an evacuation order, as specified. The bill would require the red alert system to incorporate a variety of notification resources and developing technologies that may be tailored to the circumstances and geography of the underlying evacuation, as appropriate. The bill would require a local government agency or state agency that uses the federal Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to alert a specified area of an evacuation order to use the term “red alert” in the alert and notify OES of the alert.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 901 (Dodd D)   Electrical corporations: local publicly owned electric utilities: electrical cooperatives: wildfire mitigation plans and measures.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/16/2018
  Last Amend: 4/10/2018
  Summary: Would require a wildfire mitigation plan prepared by an electrical corporation, and wildfire mitigation measures prepared by a local publicly owned electric utility or electrical cooperative, to include protocols the preparing entity may use to determine when it may be necessary to deenergize its electrical lines and deactivate its reclosers. The bill would require those protocols to include an assessment of factors, including meteorological and fire threat conditions, and to include appropriate and feasible procedures for notifying customers, including, as a priority, critical first responders, healthcare facilities, and operators of telecommunications infrastructure, who may be impacted by the deenergizing of electrical lines.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 1076 (Hertzberg D)   Emergency preparedness: electrical utilities: electromagnetic pulse attacks and geomagnetic storm events.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/19/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Last Amend: 3/19/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  9:30 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, DODD, Chair
  Summary: The California Emergency Services Act creates within the office of the Governor the Office of Emergency Services, which is responsible for the state’s emergency and disaster response services, as specified. This bill would require the office, in coordination with other relevant state entities and stakeholders, to develop preparedness recommendations to harden the critical infrastructure of electrical utilities against an electromagnetic pulse attack, geomagnetic storm event, or other long-term outage.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 1079 (Monning D)   Forest resources: fire prevention grants: advance payments.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Last Amend: 3/15/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  9:30 a.m. - Room 112  SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES AND WATER, HERTZBERG, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Director of Forestry and Fire Protection to provide grants to entities, including, but not limited to, private or nongovernmental entities, Native American tribes, or local, state, and federal public agencies, for the implementation and administration of projects and programs to improve forest health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Budget Act of 2017 appropriated moneys to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for purposes of providing local assistance grants, grants to fire safe councils, and grants to qualified nonprofit organizations with a demonstrated ability to satisfactorily plan, implement, and complete a fire prevention project for these same purposes, as provided. This bill would authorize the director to authorize advance payments to a nonprofit organization, a special district, or a Native American tribe from the grant awards specified above.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 1088 (Dodd D)   Safety, reliability, and resiliency planning.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Last Amend: 4/9/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  9:30 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, DODD, Chair
  Summary: The California Emergency Services Act, among other things, establishes the Office of Emergency Services for the purpose of mitigating the effects of natural, manmade, or war-caused emergencies and makes findings and declarations relating to ensuring that preparation within the state will be adequate to deal with those emergencies. This bill would require the office, in consultation with specified public entities, by September 30, 2019, to adopt standards for reducing risks from a major event, as defined. The bill would require that those standards include model policies for implementation by local governments regarding, among other things, defensible space, and actions to be undertaken by an electrical or gas corporation, a local publicly owned electric or gas utility, or a water utility to reduce the risk of fire occurring during a major event.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 1089 (Jackson D)   California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Summary: Current law requires a court, upon the issuance of certain types of protective orders, to transmit the order and other specified information to the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, also known as CLETS, within one business day.This bill would clarify, as a statement of current law, that all protective orders subject to transmittal to CLETS are required to be so transmitted. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations in support of this measure.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 1169 (Anderson R)   Violations: penalties and fines: wildfire incidents.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Summary: The Public Utilities Act provides for the assessment of criminal fines and civil penalties for violations of the act or an order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission. Current law requires that fines and penalties imposed by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the act be paid to the General Fund. This bill would require that 10% of any penalty or fine for a violation of the act, or any rule, regulation, general order, or order of the commission, related to the role a utility company, or its facilities or equipment, played in the starting of a wildfire incident shall be deposited into the Wildfire Incident Penalty and Fine Fund, as created by this bill.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   
 
  SB 1444 (Stone R)   Wildfires.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: Current law finds and declares that wildfires are extremely costly to property owners and residents as well as to local agencies and that since fires ignore civil boundaries, it is necessary that cities, counties, special districts, state agencies, and federal agencies work together to bring raging fires under control.This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this finding and declaration.
            Subject   
            Emergency/OES   


  Governmental Org



 
  AB 734 (Bonta D)   Infrastructure financing districts: City of Oakland: freight rail.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 3/23/2017
  Summary: Current law authorizes an infrastructure financing district to finance only public capital facilities of communitywide significance which provide significant benefits to an area larger than the area of the district, including, among others, highways, interchanges, ramps and bridges, arterial streets, parking facilities, transit facilities, facilities for the collection and treatment of water for urban uses, child care facilities, libraries, and facilities for the transfer and disposal of solid waste. This bill would additionally authorize an infrastructure financing district within the City of Oakland to finance public capital facilities or projects that include freight rail.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org   
 
  AB 1210 (Ridley-Thomas D)   State Board of Equalization.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/26/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 5/26/2017
  Summary: Would require each member of the State Board of Equalization who has had an ex parte communication with respect to any person who is the subject of an adjudicatory proceeding to fully disclose the communication on the record of the proceeding prior to the board decision on that matter. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org, TAX   
 
  AB 1282 (Mullin D)   Transportation Permitting Task Force.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/10/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 6/29/2017
  Summary: Would require, by April 1, 2018, the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, to establish a Transportation Permitting Taskforce consisting of representatives from specified entities to develop a process for early engagement for all parties in the development of transportation projects, establish reasonable deadlines for permit approvals, and provide for greater certainty of permit approval requirements. The bill would require the Secretary of Transportation, by December 1, 2019, to prepare and submit to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature a report of findings based on the efforts of the taskforce.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org   
 
  ACA 4 (Aguiar-Curry D)   Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org   
 
  SB 418 (Hernandez D)   Public contracts: skilled and trained workforce.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/30/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 6/28/2017
  Summary: Current law defines a “skilled and trained workforce” to mean a workforce that meets certain conditions for when a public entity is required by statute or regulation to obtain an enforceable commitment that a bidder, contractor, or other entity will use a skilled and trained workforce to complete a contract or project. Current law also authorizes a public entity to require that a bidder, contractor, or other entity use a skilled and trained workforce to complete a contract or project. This bill would revise the definition of a “skilled and trained workforce” to exclude from the conditions work performed on or after specified dates, in certain occupations.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org   
 
  SCA 3 (Dodd D)   Local government financing: public libraries: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/6/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/30/2017
  Last Amend: 3/6/2017
  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   
            Governmental Org   


  Internet



 
  SB 822 (Wiener D)   Communications: broadband Internet access service.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/13/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/3/2018
  Last Amend: 3/13/2018
  Calendar: 
4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
4/19/2018  #5  SENATE SEN SECOND READING FILE - SENATE BILLS
  Summary: Would revise the Consumers Legal Remedies Act to prohibit specified actions by an Internet service provider, as defined, that provides broadband Internet access service, as defined, and would authorize the Attorney General to enforce those prohibitions pursuant to specified laws. This bill would prohibit a public entity, as defined, from purchasing, or providing funding for the purchase of, any fixed or mobile broadband Internet access services that violate these prohibitions.
            Subject   
            Internet   


  Labor / Employment



 
  AB 5 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Employers: Opportunity to Work Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/5/2016   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Summary: Would create the Opportunity to Work Act. The bill would require an employer with 10 or more employees to offer additional hours of work to an existing nonexempt employee before hiring an additional employee or subcontractor, except as specified, would require an employer to post a notice of employee rights, as specified, and would require the employer to maintain certain documentation. The bill would authorize an employee to file a complaint for violation of these provisions with the division and to, in the alternative, bring a civil action for remedies under the act.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 168 (Eggman D)   Employers: salary information.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/12/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer from relying on the salary history information of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer an applicant employment or what salary to offer an applicant. The bill also would prohibit an employer from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment and would require an employer, upon reasonable request, to provide the pay scale for a position to an applicant for employment. The bill would not prohibit an applicant from voluntarily and without prompting disclosing salary history information and would not prohibit an employer from considering or relying on that voluntarily disclosed salary history information in determining salary, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 281 (Salas D)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004: right to cure.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/26/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/2/2017
  Last Amend: 4/26/2017
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 authorizes an aggrieved employee who complies with specified notice and filing requirements to bring a civil action to recover specified civil penalties that would otherwise be assessed and collected by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (agency). The act provides an employer a right to cure violations under the act, except for certain specified violations, including health and safety violations, before the aggrieved employee may bring a civil action. This bill would extend the period of time in which the employer may cure the violation from 33 to 65 calendar days.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1008 (McCarty D)   Employment discrimination: conviction history.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/14/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Would repeal the prohibition on a state or local agency from asking an applicant for employment to disclose information regarding a criminal conviction, as specified. The bill would, instead, provide it is an unlawful employment practice under FEHA for an employer with 5 or more employees to include on any application for employment any question that seeks the disclosure of an applicant’s conviction history, to inquire into or consider the conviction history of an applicant until that applicant has received a conditional offer, and, when conducting a conviction history background check, to consider, distribute, or disseminate information related to specified prior arrests, diversions, and convictions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Employers: gender pay differentials.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/16/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/1/2017
  Summary: Would require, on and after July 1, 2019, and biennially thereafter, that an employer that is required to file a statement of information with the Secretary of State and that has 500 or more employees in California to collect specified information on gender wage differentials. The bill would require the employer to submit the information to the Secretary of State as specified, by July 1, 2020, and biennially thereafter. The bill would require the Secretary of State to publish the information described above on an Internet Web site available to the public upon receiving necessary funding and establishing adequate mechanisms and procedures.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1429 (Fong R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 3/22/2017
  Summary: This bill would limit the violations for which an aggrieved employee is authorized to bring a civil action under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 and would require the employee to follow specified procedures before bringing an action. The bill would cap the civil penalties recoverable under these provisions at $10,000 per claimant and would exclude the recovery of filing fees by a successful claimant. The bill would require the superior court to review any penalties sought as part of a settlement agreement under these provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1430 (Fong R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, an employee is authorized to bring an action for an alleged violation after the agency notifies the employer and the aggrieved employee or representative that it does not intend to investigate the alleged violation, if the agency proceeds with an investigation and no citation is issued, or the agency fails to provide notification as prescribed. This bill would revise those procedural provisions to require the agency, after receiving notification of an alleged violation, to investigate the alleged violation and either issue a citation or determine if there is a reasonable basis for a civil action.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1565 (Thurmond D)   Labor-related liabilities: original contractor.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 1/12/2018
  Summary: Current law requires, for all contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2018, a direct contractor, as defined, making or taking a contract in the state for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building, structure, or other work, to assume, and be liable for, specified debt owed to a wage claimant that is incurred by a subcontractor, at any tier, acting under, by, or for the direct contractor for the wage claimant’s performance of labor included in the subject of the original contract. This bill would repeal specified provisions that state that the obligations and remedies are in addition to existing obligations and remedies provided by law, except that the provisions are not to be construed to impose liability on a direct contractor for anything other than unpaid wages and fringe or other benefit payments or contributions including interest owed.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1867 (Reyes D)   Employment discrimination: sexual harassment: records.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/12/2018
  Summary: Would require an employer with 50 or more employees to maintain records of employee complaints of sexual harassment for 10 years from the date of filing. The bill would authorize the department to seek an order requiring an employer that violates the recordkeeping requirement to comply. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1870 (Reyes D)   Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/12/2018
  Summary: Current law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, makes specified employment and housing practices unlawful, including discrimination against or harassment of employees and tenants, among others. Current law authorizes a person claiming to be aggrieved by an alleged unlawful practice to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing within one year from the date upon which the unlawful practice occurred, unless otherwise specified. This bill would extend the period to 3 years for which complaints alleging unlawful employment or housing practices may be filed with the department, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1902 (Levine D)   Eligible employers: personal services contracts.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/22/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: Would require the Department of Industrial Relations to, by January 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, develop a list of eligible employers that the department determines are valued at least $1,000,000,000. The bill would require an eligible employer that enters into a personal services contract, as defined, on or after January 1, 2020, to include a provision in that contract that requires the employees that will perform the services in that contract to be paid a wage that is equal to an unspecified amount. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1938 (Burke D)   Employment discrimination: familial status.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/25/2018
  Last Amend: 3/5/2018
  Summary: Current law prohibits, among other things, an employer or employment agency from printing or circulating a publication, or making a nonjob-related inquiry of an employee or applicant, either verbally or on an application form, that expresses any limitation, specification, or limitation based upon, among other things, a person’s race, religion, national origin, or gender.This bill would, in addition, prohibit an employer or other covered entity or employment agency from printing or circulating a publication, or making a nonjob-related inquiring of an employee or applicant, that expresses any limitation, specification, or limitation based upon a person’s familial status, as defined. The bill would make related findings and declarations.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1976 (Limón D)   Employment: lactation accommodation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/31/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/31/2018
  Summary: Current law requires every employer to provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee desiring to express breast milk for the employee’s infant child and requires an employer to make reasonable efforts to provide the employee with the use of a room or other location, other than a toilet stall, in close proximity to the employee’s work area for the employee to express milk in private. This bill would instead require an employer to make reasonable efforts to provide an employee with use of a room or other location, other than a bathroom, for these purposes.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2016 (Fong R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004: civil actions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/5/2018
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 authorizes an aggrieved employee who complies with specified notice and filing requirements to bring a civil action to recover specified civil penalties that would otherwise be assessed and collected by the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The act requires that the aggrieved employee or representative give written notice, as provided, to the agency and the employer of the specific provisions of the Labor Code alleged to have been violated, including the facts and theories to support the alleged violation. This bill would instead require the notice to include a statement setting forth the relevant facts, legal contentions, and authorities supporting each alleged violation and an estimate of the number of current and former employees against whom the alleged violation or violations were committed and on whose behalf relief is sought.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2079 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Janitorial workers: sexual violence and harassment prevention training.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/7/2018
  Last Amend: 4/17/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, THURMOND, Chair
  Summary: Current law, effective July 1, 2018, requires employers of employees who provide janitorial services, as specified, to register with the commissioner annually and prohibits them from conducting business without a registration. Current law requires an application for registration to be in a form prescribed by the commissioner and subscribed and sworn to by the employer, as specified. This bill would prohibit the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement from approving a registration, as described above, if the employer does not include in his or her written application the name of any subcontractor or franchise servicing contracts affiliated with a branch location and the number of subcontracted or franchise employees servicing each of those contracts, the total number of employees working out of a listed branch office, and the address of each work location serviced by a branch office.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2282 (Eggman D)   Salary history information.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/13/2018
  Last Amend: 3/15/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, THURMOND, Chair
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer from relying on the salary history information of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer an applicant employment or what salary to offer an applicant, except in specified circumstances. Existing law requires an employer, upon reasonable request, to provide the pay scale for a position to an applicant applying for employment. This bill would define “pay scale,” “reasonable request,” and “applicant” for purposes of these provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2366 (Bonta D)   Employment: victims of sexual harassment: protections.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Last Amend: 4/12/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: CUrrent law prohibits an employer from discharging, or discriminating or retaliating against, an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and who takes time off from work to obtain, or attempt to obtain, any relief to help ensure the health, safety, or welfare of the victim or his or her child. Current law additionally prohibits an employer with 25 or more employees from discharging, or discriminating or retaliating against an employee who is a victim, in this regard, who takes time off to obtain specified services or counseling. Existing 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 extend these employment protections to victims of sexual harassment, as defined.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2388 (Chu D)   Employment: minors.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Summary: Current law regulates the employment of minors in the entertainment industry and requires the written consent of the Labor Commissioner for a minor under 16 years of age to take part in certain types of employment. Current law makes it a crime to employ or for a parent or guardian to permit the employment of a minor in violation of these provisions. This bill would include employment of a minor in social media advertising, as defined, within the types of employment subject to the written consent requirement.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2496 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Janitorial employees: employment status: burden of proof.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Summary: Current law creates a rebuttable presumption that a worker performing services for which a license is required under specified statutes, is an employee rather than an independent contractor. Current law provides specified criteria to determine whether the worker is an employee or an independent contractor.This bill would provide that a property service employer would be subject to the rebuttable presumption provisions that its workers are employees rather than independent contractors.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2509 (Waldron R)   Employees: meal breaks.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Last Amend: 3/15/2018
  Summary: Would authorize an employee to submit a written request to his or her employer to take an on-duty meal period in order to reduce the employee’s work shift by not less than 30 minutes, as specified. The bill would prohibit an employer from encouraging or soliciting an employee to request an on-duty meal period. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2587 (Levine D)   Disability compensation: paid family leave.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 4/2/2018
  Summary: Would delete that application of vacation leave to the waiting period, consistent with the removal of the 7-day waiting period for these benefits on and after January 1, 2018. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2613 (Reyes D)   Failure to pay wages: penalties.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 4/9/2018
  Summary: Current law provides for a civil penalty, in addition to, and entirely independent and apart from other penalties, on every person who fails to pay the wages of each employee, as specified, and requires the Labor Commissioner to recover that penalty. Current law requires that a specified percentage of the penalty recovered under that provision be paid into a fund within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency dedicated to educating employers about state labor laws and that the remainder be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the General Fund. This bill would repeal those provisions and instead make an employer or other person acting individually or as an officer, agent, or employee of another person who fails to pay or causes a failure to pay specified wages of each employee subject to a penalty of $200, payable to each affected employee, per pay period where the wages due are not paid on time, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2647 (Rubio D)   Evidence: criminal history information.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: Under current law, evidence of a person’s criminal history may be admissible in a civil action for various purposes.This bill would prohibit evidence of the criminal history of an employee or former employee from being admitted, under specified circumstances, in a civil action that is based on the conduct of the employee or former employee against an employer, an employer’s agents, or an employer’s employees.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2680 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Employment: applicants: criminal conviction history consent form.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Summary: The Fair Employment and Housing Act, prohibits an employer, as defined, to include on any application for employment any question that seeks the disclosure of an applicant’s conviction history, to inquire into or consider the conviction history of an applicant until that applicant has received a conditional offer, and, when conducting a conviction history background check, to consider, distribute, or disseminate information related to specified prior arrests, diversions, and convictions. This bill would, under those laws relating to contract and applications for employment, require the Department of Justice to adopt a standard form for use by an employer, whether public or private, seeking the consent of an applicant for employment to conduct a conviction history background check on that applicant by the department, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2713 (Rodriguez D)   Public employment: sexual harassment tracking.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would require the equal employment officer of each state agency to, by July 1, 2019, and annually on that date thereafter, submit a report to the Department of Human Resources that contains specified information relating to sexual harassment complaints received by, or filed with, that agency within a specified time period, and information related to any judgment or settlement paid or received by the agency relating to sexual harassment. The bill would require the Department of Human Resources to, by January 1, 2020, and annually on that date thereafter, submit a report to the Legislature, and post the report on its Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2765 (Low D)   Employment benefits: digital marketplace: contractor benefits.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: Would authorize an organization that is a digital marketplace, as defined, to contribute to a marketplace contractor benefit plan established to provide certain employment benefits to marketplace contractors, as defined, who use the digital marketplace. Under the bill, the digital marketplace would make the election by providing written notice of the election and paying no more than a $500 administrative fee to the Employment Development Department.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2770 (Irwin D)   Privileged communications: communications by former employer: sexual harassment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: Current law makes certain publications and communications privileged and therefore protected from civil action, including certain communications concerning the job performance or qualifications of an applicant for employment that are made without malice by a current or former employer to a prospective employer. This bill would include among those privileged communications complaints of sexual harassment by an employee to an employer based on credible evidence and communications by the employer to interested persons and witnesses regarding a complaint of sexual harassment during an investigation and would authorize an employer to answer whether or not a decision to not rehire a person is based on the employer’s determination that the former employee engaged in sexual harassment.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2819 (Holden D)   University of California: study: high technology companies: employees.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 4/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION, MEDINA, Chair
  Summary: Would request the University of California to conduct a biannual study on the racial and ethnic diversity of the board of directors and employees of California high technology companies, and would request that the study include, among other things, the number of people employed by the high technology industry of each race or ethnicity and of each gender. The bill would request the University of California to post a report of the study on its Internet Web site and to submit a report of the study to the Legislature, on or before January 1, 2020, and every two years thereafter, until January 1, 2030.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2841 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Sick leave: accrual and use.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: Would change the requirements of the employer’s alternate sick leave accrual method to require no less than 40 hours of accrued sick leave or paid time off by the 200th calendar day of employment, as specified. The bill would also provide an employer is under no obligation to allow an employee’s total accrual of paid of sick leave to exceed 80 hours or 10 days, as specified. The bill would raise the limitation on sick leave carried over to the following year of employment to 40 hours or 5 days.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2946 (Kalra D)   Division of Labor Standards Enforcement: complaint.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  8:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes a person who believes he or she has been discharged or otherwise discriminated against in violation of any law under the jurisdiction of the Labor Commissioner to file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement within 6 months after the occurrence of the violation.This bill would extend the period to file a complaint to within 3 years after the occurrence of the violation.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 3073 (Low D)   Investor-owned utilities: contracting.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: Current law requires a direct contractor that is awarded a public works contract involving an expenditure greater than $25,000 to give a payment bond to, and approved by, the officer or public entity by whom the contract was awarded, and authorizes specified persons that have not been paid in full to assert a claim against a payment bond, subject to specified procedures. This bill would also require a direct contractor that is awarded a contract for a project of an investor-owned utility that is subject to the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act provisions described below to give a payment bond to, and approved by, the investor-owned public utility, and would make other conforming changes to that effect.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Employment discrimination: enforcement.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer from, as a condition of employment or as a condition of entering into a contractual agreement, prohibiting an employee or independent contractor from disclosing to any person an instance of sexual harassment that the employee or independent contractor suffers, witnesses, or discovers in the workplace or in the performance of the contract.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 3081 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Employment: sexual harassment.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating or retaliating against an employee because of the employee’s status as a victim of sexual harassment. The bill would establish a rebuttable presumption of unlawful retaliation if an employer takes specific actions within 90 days following the date an employee files a sexual harassment claim. The bill would authorize an employee to file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement for a violation of that prohibition within 3 years from the date of occurrence of the violation. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 3109 (Stone, Mark D)   Contracts: waiver of right of petition or free speech.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would specify that a contract or settlement agreement is void and unenforceable if it includes a provision that waives a party’s right of petition or free speech under the United States Constitution or the California Constitution in connection with a public issue or restricts a party’s right to seek employment or reemployment in any lawful occupation or profession.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 3247 (Committee on Judiciary)   Discrimination: sex: gender identity.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/27/2018
  Calendar:  5/8/2018  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: Current law, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, provides that all persons within the jurisdiction of this state are entitled to full and equal accommodations in all business establishments regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation. Current law, for purposes of this provision, defines “sex” to include a person’s gender, meaning a person’s gender identity and gender expression. This bill would specify that gender identity includes male, female, and nonbinary gender identity.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 63 (Jackson D)   Unlawful employment practice: parental leave.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/12/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/22/2016
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer, as defined, from refusing to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, and who works at a worksite in which the employer employs at least 20 employees within 75 miles, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. The bill would also prohibit an employer from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan for an employee who takes this leave.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 820 (Leyva D)   Settlement agreements: confidentiality.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/3/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/3/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Current law prohibits a provision in a settlement agreement that prevents the disclosure of factual information related to the action in a civil action with a factual foundation establishing a cause of action for civil damages for certain enumerated sexual offenses. This bill would similarly provide that, a provision in a settlement agreement that prevents the disclosure of factual information relating to the action is prohibited, unless a claimant requests the inclusion of such a provision, if the pleadings state a cause of action relating to specified claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or harassment or discrimination based on sex. The bill would make a provision in a settlement agreement that prevents the disclosure of factual information related to the action, as described in the bill, entered into on or after January 1, 2019, void as a matter of law and against public policy
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 937 (Wiener D)   Lactation accommodation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/25/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/25/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING, BEALL, Chair
  Summary: Would require a lactation room or location to include prescribed features and would require an employer to provide access to a sink and refrigerator in close proximity to the employee’s work space. The bill would establish a procedure for an employer with fewer than 5 employees to apply to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement for an undue hardship exemption from the lactation room or location requirement. The bill would require an employer to develop and implement a policy regarding lactation accommodation and make it available to employees, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1038 (Leyva D)   California Fair Employment and Housing Act: violations: personal liability.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/8/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/8/2018
  Calendar:  4/19/2018  #1  SENATE SEN SECOND READING FILE - SENATE BILLS
  Summary: Current law prohibits discrimination and harassment in employment based on certain factors, including race, religious creed, gender, or sex. Current aw prohibits discharging or discriminating against a person who has opposed any practices prohibited by these provisions or has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding for a violation of these provisions. This bill would impose personal liability on an employee of an entity subject to these provisions for violating the prohibition against discharging or discriminating against a person who has opposed any practices prohibited by these provisions or has filed a complaint, testified, or assisted in any proceeding for a violation, regardless of whether the employer or covered entity knew or should have known of the conduct.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1123 (Jackson D)   Disability compensation: paid family leave.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/13/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  9:30 a.m. - Rose Ann Vuich Hearing Room (2040)  SENATE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, PAN, Chair
  Summary: Would expand the scope of the family temporary disability insurance program to include time off to participate in a qualifying exigency related to the active duty status of the individual’s spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the armed forces of the United States, as specified. The bill would, when an employee for the first time requests leave because of a qualifying exigency arising out of the active duty or call to active duty status, or notification of an impending call or order to active duty, of the employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent in the armed forces of the United States, authorize the Employment Development Department to require the employee to provide a copy of the active duty orders or other documentation issued by the military.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1252 (Pan D)   Wages: records: inspection and copying.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 4/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/23/2018  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Current law grants current and former employees of employers who are required to keep this information the right to inspect or copy records pertaining to their employment, upon reasonable request. Current law requires an employer to respond to these requests within a specified time and prescribes a penalty of $750 for an employer's failure to permit a current or former employee to inspect or copy records within that time, to be recovered by the employee or the Labor Commissioner. This bill provides that employees have the right to receive a copy of their employment records described above and apply the associated time requirements and penalty provisions in this context. The bill would state that it is declaratory of existing law.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1284 (Jackson D)   Employers: annual report: pay data.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: Would require, on or before September 30, 2019, and on or before September 30 each year thereafter, an employer that is incorporated under the laws of this state that has 100 or more employees to submit a pay data report to the Department of Industrial Relation, that contains specified information. This bill would require the department to make the reports available to the Secretary of State, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls upon request.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1300 (Jackson D)   Unlawful employment practices: discrimination and harassment.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/4/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 4/4/2018
  Summary: Would provide that a plaintiff in an action alleging that a defendant failed to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring, as specified, is not required to prove that the plaintiff endured harassment or discrimination and would provide that it suffices for the plaintiff to show that the employer knew that the conduct was unwelcome to the plaintiff, that the conduct would meet the legal standard for harassment or discrimination if it increased in severity or become pervasive, and that the defendant failed to take all reasonable steps to prevent the same or similar conduct from recurring.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1343 (Mitchell D)   Employers: sexual harassment training: requirements.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/19/2018  #2  SENATE SEN SECOND READING FILE - SENATE BILLS
  Summary: Would require an employer who employs 5 or more employees to provide at least 2 hours of sexual harassment training to all employees by January 1, 2020, and once every 2 years after that, as specified. The bill would require the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to develop a 2-hour video training course on the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace and to post it on the department’s Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1412 (Bradford D)   Applicants for employment: criminal history.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  8:30 a.m. - Room 3191  SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY, SKINNER, Chair
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer, whether a public agency or private individual or corporation, from asking an applicant for employment to disclose, from seeking from any source, or from utilizing as a factor in determining any condition of employment, information concerning participating in a pretrial or posttrial diversion program or concerning a conviction that has been judicially dismissed or ordered sealed, as provided. This bill would instead specify that these provisions do not prohibit an employer from asking an applicant about, or seeking from any source information regarding, a particular conviction of the applicant if, pursuant to state or federal law.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   


  Local Government



 
  AB 709 (McCarty D)   Sacramento Regional Transit District.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 3/5/2018
  Summary: Current law describes the authorized boundaries of the Sacramento Regional Transit District. Current law provides for the district to be governed by a board of directors and provides for a weighted voting procedure. Current law provides that the district may levy various taxes subject to voter approval. Current law authorizes the district to provide for a retirement system for its employees. Current law authorizes the board of directors of the district to adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance, subject to the approval of 2/3 of the electors at a special election. Existing law requires the Sacramento Regional Transit District’s retail transactions and use tax ordinance to provide for rates of 1/4 or 1/2 of 1%.This bill would revise and recast these and other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Local Government, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Counties: contracts for personal services.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/5/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/5/2017
  Summary: Would establish specific standards for the use of personal services contracts by counties. The bill would allow a county or county agency to contract for personal services currently or customarily performed by employees, as applicable, when specified conditions are met. The bill would exempt certain types of contracts from its provisions, and would exempt a city and county from its provisions. By placing new duties on local government agencies, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill also would provide that its provisions are severable.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  ACR 62 (Quirk D)   5G wireless network technology.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/3/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 4/18/2017
  Summary: This measure would urge policymakers in federal, state, and local government to work in cooperation with one another to modernize and streamline the processes that will enable rapid deployment of the small cell wireless infrastructure that supports 5G wireless networks and that will bring the many benefits of this important new technology to communities across California.
            Subject   
            Broadband, Local Government, Technology   
 
  SB 649 (Hueso D)   Wireless telecommunications facilities.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/15/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/6/2017
  Summary: Current federal law recognizes the authority of a state or local government to manage public rights-of-way or to require fair and reasonable compensation from telecommunications providers, on a competitively neutral and nondiscriminatory basis, for the use of public rights-of-way on a nondiscriminatory basis, if the compensation required is publicly disclosed by that government. Current federal law provides that no state or local government has the authority to regulate the entry of, or the rates charged by, a commercial mobile service, but permits a state to regulate the other terms and conditions of commercial mobile services. This bill would provide that a small cell, as defined, is a permitted use, subject only to a specified permitting process adopted by a city or county, if the small cell meets specified requirements.
            Subject   
            Local Government, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SCR 120 (Hill D)   California Safe Digging Month.
  Current Text: Introduced: 3/20/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 3/20/2018
  Calendar:  4/19/2018  #114  ASSEMBLY THIRD READING FILE - SENATE BILLS
  Summary: This measure would proclaim April as California Safe Digging Month.
            Subject   
            Local Government   


  Net Neutrality



 
  AB 1999 (Chau D)   Local government: public broadband services.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/1/2018
  Last Amend: 4/17/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AGUIAR-CURRY, Chair
  Summary: Would expressly authorize a county service area to acquire, construct, improve, maintain, and operate broadband Internet access services, and would require a county service area that does so to take certain actions regarding the accessing of content on the Internet by end users of that service, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Net Neutrality, PRIVACY   


  PRIVACY



 
  AB 241 (Dababneh D)   Personal information: privacy: state and local agency breach.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/30/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/30/2017
  Summary: Current law requires a person or business, if it was the source of a data security breach, to offer to provide appropriate identity theft prevention and mitigation services at no cost to the person whose information was or may have been breached if the breach exposed or may have exposed the person’s social security number, driver’s license number, or California identification card number. This bill also would require a state or local agency, if it was the source of the breach, to offer to provide appropriate identity theft prevention and mitigation services at no cost to a person whose information was or may have been breached if the breach exposed or may have exposed the person’s social security number, driver’s license number, or California identification card number.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 364 (Chau D)   Information security: cybersecurity: economic impact study.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/20/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/8/2017
  Last Amend: 3/20/2017
  Summary: Would require the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to, on or before July 1, 2018, commission and complete a study that would evaluate the economic impact of California’s cybersecurity industry, and would require that study to include certain information. The bill would require the office to provide the Legislature with the results of the study, along with recommendations for promoting the economic and workforce development of the state’s cybersecurity industry. The bill would repeal these provisions as of January 1, 2022.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 375 (Chau D)   Broadband Internet access service providers: customer privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/12/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/9/2017
  Last Amend: 9/12/2017
  Summary: Would enact the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. The act, beginning January 1, 2019, would, except as provided, prohibit broadband Internet access service providers, as defined, from using, disclosing, or permitting access to customer proprietary information, as defined.
            Subject   
            Broadband, PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 608 (Irwin D)   Consumer credit reports: security freezes: protected consumers.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/13/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2017
  Last Amend: 2/13/2018
  Summary: The Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act requires a consumer credit reporting agency, in certain circumstances, to place a security freeze on behalf of a “protected consumer,” defined to include an individual under 16 years of age at the time a request for the placement of a security freeze is made, an incapacitated person, an individual for whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed, or a person in foster care under county jurisdiction who meets certain conditions. With respect to placing a security freeze for a protected consumer, a consumer credit reporting agency is required to do so if it receives a request from the protected consumer’s representative, along with certain identifying information and proof of authority to act on behalf of the protected consumer, and if that representative pays to the consumer credit reporting agency a fee, not to exceed $10 for each placement or removal of a security freeze, subject to specified exceptions. This bill would prohibit a consumer credit reporting agency from charging fees for these services.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 650 (Dahle R)   Director of Technology: state baseline security controls.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2017
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology to develop, tailor, and subsequently review and revise baseline security controls for the state based on emerging industry standards and baseline security controls published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The bill would require state agencies to comply with, and prohibit state agencies from tailoring their individual baseline security controls to fall below, the state baseline security controls. The bill would require that the director’s annual information technology performance report also assess and measure the state’s progress toward developing, tailoring, and complying with the state baseline security controls.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1034 (Chau D)   Government interruption of communications.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/27/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 8/24/2017
  Summary: Would prohibit any government entity, or service provider acting at the request of a government entity, from interrupting a communication service either to prevent the communications service from being used for an illegal purpose or to protect public health, safety, or welfare. The bill would authorize a government entity to interrupt a communications service for either of those purposes in an extreme emergency situation, as specified, or if the interruption is authorized by a court order.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1186 (Chau D)   Cybersecurity.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to cybersecurity.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1297 (Chau D)   Identity theft.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Current law makes it a crime for a person, with the intent to defraud, to acquire or retain possession of the personal identifying information, as defined, of more than 10 persons. Existing law makes that crime punishable by a fine, by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both a fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years. This bill would instead make that punishment applicable to a person who acquires or retains possession of the personal identifying information of more than 9 but not more than 50 persons.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1306 (Obernolte R)   California Cybersecurity Integration Center.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/11/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Would establish in statute the Cal-CSIC within the Office of Emergency Services to develop a statewide cybersecurity strategy for California in coordination with the Cybersecurity Task Force. The bill would provide that Cal-CSIC would have the same primary mission as Cal-CSIC as created by Executive order. The bill would require Cal-CSIC to include, but not be limited to, representatives from the Office of Emergency Services, the Office of Information Security in the Department of Technology, the State Threat Assessment Center, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Military Department, the Office of the Attorney General, the California Health and Human Services Agency, and others.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1359 (Chau D)   Cybersecurity: critical infrastructure business: breach notification.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/27/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 4/27/2017
  Summary: Would require, on or after January 1, 2019, a critical infrastructure business that experiences a breach of security of critical infrastructure information or critical infrastructure controls and is required by federal law to disclose that breach to also disclose that breach to the Office of Emergency Services, as specified. The bill would deem a critical infrastructure business to be in compliance with this requirement with respect to a breach if it complies with specified requirements related to disclosing that breach to the multistate information sharing and analysis center.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1742 (Quirk D)   Consumer credit reporting agencies: security freeze requests.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/3/2018
  Last Amend: 4/11/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, CHAU, Chair
  Summary: The Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act authorizes a consumer to place a security freeze on his or her credit report by making a request in writing by mail to a consumer credit reporting agency. That act requires a consumer credit reporting agency to place the security freeze on the consumer’s credit report no later than 3 business days after receiving the consumer’s request and to send a written confirmation of the security freeze to the consumer within 10 business days. The act also generally requires a consumer credit reporting agency, upon consumer request, to temporarily lift or remove a freeze, subject to receiving proper identification, and satisfying other conditions. This bill would permit a consumer to request a security freeze, a temporary lift of a security freeze, and removal of a security freeze electronically.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1859 (Chau D)   Customer records.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/10/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/10/2018
  Calendar:  4/19/2018  #66  ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE -- ASSEMBLY BILLS
  Summary: Would require a consumer credit reporting agency that conducts business in California, that owns, licenses, or maintains personal information about a California resident, that knows or reasonably should know, that a computer system it owns, operates, or maintains is subject to a vulnerability that could compromise the security of computerized data that contains personal information, and that also knows or reasonably should know that a software update is available to address that vulnerability, to apply that software update in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, in keeping with industry best practices, but in any case within 10 days after becoming aware of the vulnerability and the available software update.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1906 (Irwin D)   Business regulations: information privacy: connected devices: security features.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/22/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, CHAU, Chair
  Summary: Would require a manufacturer that sells or offers to sell a connected device in California to equip the connected device, as defined, with reasonable security features appropriate to the nature of the device and the information that it may collect, contain, or transmit, to protect the device and any information contained within it from unauthorized access or use. The bill would require the equipped security features for any connected device to include either a security feature that requires a preprogrammed password for access that is unique to each device manufactured or sold, or a security feature that requires the user to create a new password before access is granted for the first time.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 1950 (Levine D)   Internet Web sites: social media: advertising: accounts.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/28/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/29/2018
  Last Amend: 2/28/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, CHAU, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit an operator of a social media Internet Web site with a physical presence in California from engaging in the sale of advertising with a computer software account or user that performs an automated task, and that is not verified by the operator as being controlled by a natural person. The bill would require an operator of a social media Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to verify whether an account or profile it hosts on its Internet Web site is being controlled by a computer software account or user that performs an automated task, and if so, to prominently indicate that to users of its site.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1999 (Chau D)   Local government: public broadband services.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/1/2018
  Last Amend: 4/17/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 447  ASSEMBLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AGUIAR-CURRY, Chair
  Summary: Would expressly authorize a county service area to acquire, construct, improve, maintain, and operate broadband Internet access services, and would require a county service area that does so to take certain actions regarding the accessing of content on the Internet by end users of that service, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Net Neutrality, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2021 (Steinorth R)   Solicitations: do not contact list.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/5/2018
  Summary: Would require the Attorney General to maintain a “do not contact” list, updated no less frequently than quarterly, that sets forth the telephone numbers or physical mail addresses or both of telephone subscribers or mail recipients or both, who do not wish to receive unsolicited and unwanted telephone solicitation calls or physical mail or both from solicitors, as described. The bill would require the “do not contact” list to include any California telephone numbers that are on the “do not call” registry established and maintained by the Federal Trade Commission. The bill would prohibit, subject to certain exceptions, a solicitor, as defined, from calling a telephone number or sending mail to a physical mail address on the “do not contact” list, beginning on the 31st day after this list becomes available to solicitors.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2110 (Eggman D)   Electronics: Right to Repair Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/8/2018
  Last Amend: 4/2/2018
  Summary: Would enact the Right to Repair Act. The bill would, except as provided, require the original equipment manufacturer of electronic equipment or parts sold and used in the state to, among other things, provide to independent repair providers and owners of the equipment certain parts, tools, and information, including diagnostic and repair information, as specified, for the purpose of providing a fair marketplace for the repair of that equipment. The bill would require compliance with these provisions for equipment or parts that are no longer manufactured for 5 years after the date the original equipment manufacturer ceases to manufacture the equipment or parts.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 2182 (Levine D)   Privacy: Department of Consumer Affairs: California Data Protection Authority.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Last Amend: 3/15/2018
  Summary: Would require the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish the California Data Protection Authority to, among other things, adopt regulations as necessary to protect California residents, including regulations to standardize online user agreements to facilitate the removal of personal information from an edge provider database and to prohibit edge provider Internet Web sites from conducting potentially harmful experiments on nonconsenting users.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to ensure that personal information can be removed from the database of an edge provider, as defined, when a user chooses not to continue to be a customer of that edge provider.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2225 (Limón D)   State government: storing and recording electronic media.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/13/2018
  Last Amend: 4/10/2018
  Summary: Would require the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Technology, to approve and adopt appropriate uniform statewide standards for the purpose of storing and recording permanent and nonpermanent documents in electronic media, and would require “cloud computing” to be defined by the Department of Technology based on industry-recognized standards, consistent with the intent of the state law.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2511 (Chau D)   The Parent’s Social Media Accountability and Child Protection Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/21/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Last Amend: 3/21/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, CHAU, Chair
  Summary: Would prohibit a person or business that conducts business in California, that operates an Internet Web site or application that uses a minor’s name, picture, or any information about the minor on a social media Internet Web site, as specified, or that sells those products and services that are to sell to a minor or that requires permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to sell to a minor, from engaging in specified acts, including soliciting or knowingly permitting the minor to agree to terms or conditions on behalf of an adult, or obtaining or seeking to obtain consent from the minor for any policy, practice, term, or condition through the business’ generally applicable terms and conditions of use, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2546 (Chau D)   Commercial email advertisements.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 4/9/2018
  Calendar:  4/19/2018  #55  ASSEMBLY SECOND READING FILE -- ASSEMBLY BILLS
  Summary: Existing law prohibits a person or entity from initiating or advertising in unsolicited commercial email advertisements and places other restrictions related to that activity. This bill would expand the definition of “commercial email advertisement” to include an electronic mail message initiated for the purpose of advertising or promoting the lease, sale, rental, gift offer, promotion, or other disposition of stocks, bonds, sweepstakes, insurance, employment opportunities, or any other solicitation.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2658 (Calderon D)   Electronic records: the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act: blockchain technology.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 4/5/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would revise provisions of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act that define “electronic record” and “electronic signature” to include a record or a signature that is secured through blockchain technology, as defined. The bill would specify that a person who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, uses blockchain technology to secure information that the person owns or has the right to use retains the same rights of ownership or use in this state with respect to that information as before the person secured the information using blockchain technology. The bill would make other related conforming changes.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 2662 (Chau D)   State government: Office of Planning and Research: electronic media: child development.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 3/23/2018
  Summary: Would require the Office of Planning and Research to enter into appropriate arrangements with relevant state agencies to establish an independent panel of experts to review, synthesize, and report on research, theory, and applications in the social, behavioral, and biological sciences and to establish research priorities regarding the positive and negative roles and impacts of electronic media use, and exposure to its content and the medium on youth, as specified. The bill would require the office, during the first year in which the panel is implementing these duties, to provide for the conduct of initial pilot projects to supplement and inform the panel in its work.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2678 (Irwin D)   Privacy: personal information: breach: notification.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 3/23/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, CHAU, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires a person or business conducting business in California that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, as defined, to disclose a breach in the security of the data to a resident of California whose encrypted or unencrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person, as specified. The bill would require the notification provided to an affected person, if the breach exposed or may have exposed specified personal information, to include, among other things, notice that the affected person may elect to place a security freeze on his or her credit report and an explanation of how a security freeze differs from identity theft prevention and mitigation services.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2748 (Chau D)   Election infrastructure: independent security assessments.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/23/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 444  ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS AND REDISTRICTING, BERMAN, Chair
  Summary: Would require the Office of Information Security in the Department of Technology, the Office of Emergency Services, and the California Military Department to establish a pilot program to conduct, or require to be conducted, an independent security assessment of election infrastructure in participating counties, as specified. The bill would require the Office of Information Security in the Department of Technology, the Office of Emergency Services, and the California Military Department to transmit the complete results of each independent security assessment and recommendations for mitigating system vulnerabilities, if any, to the applicable county elections officials and the Secretary of State.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2812 (Limón D)   Data storage and protection standards: local agencies.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 4/9/2018
  Summary: Would create the Office of Local Cloud Migration and Digital Innovation in the Department of Technology. The bill would require the office to promote the use of technologies including, but not limited to, cloud-based computing and data storage that will assist local agencies in their efforts to further transparency, efficiency, disaster preparedness and response, as well as general accessibility to the public. The bill would require the office to operate in partnership with private industry and the nonprofit community to maximize the assistance provided to local agencies.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2813 (Irwin D)   California Cybersecurity Integration Center.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/23/2018
  Summary: Would establish in statute the California Cybersecurity Integration Center within the Office of Emergency Services, the primary mission of which is the same as Cal-CSIC as created by Executive order. The bill would require Cal-CSIC to include representatives from the Office of Emergency Services, the Office of Information Security in the Department of Technology, the State Threat Assessment Center, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Military Department, the Office of the Attorney General, the California Health and Human Services Agency, and others.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 3075 (Berman D)   Office of Elections Cybersecurity.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/20/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/20/2018
  Summary: Current law establishes the Secretary of State as the chief elections officer of the state.This bill would create within the Secretary of State the Office of Elections Cybersecurity to coordinate efforts between the Secretary of State and local elections officials to reduce the likelihood and severity of cyber incidents that could interfere with the security or integrity of elections in the state.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 3169 (Gallagher R)   Internet: social media or search engine service: censorship.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: Would prohibit a person who operates a social media Internet Web site located in California from removing or manipulating content from that site on the basis of the political affiliation or political viewpoint of that content. The bill would also prohibit any person who operates an Internet search engine located in California from removing or manipulating content from the search results generated by that service on the basis of the political affiliation or political viewpoint of that content.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 3229 (Burke D)   California Right to Financial Privacy Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/19/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/19/2018
  Summary: The California Right to Financial Privacy Act generally provides for the confidentiality of, and restricts access to, the financial records of people who transact business with, or use the services of, financial institutions or for whom a financial institution has acted as a fiduciary. The act establishes exceptions to those requirements by authorizing various state and local agencies to request information from financial institutions, including requiring specified financial institutions to furnish specified information with regard to a customer account if requested by any police or sheriff’s department or district attorney in this state that certifies to that financial institution that a crime report has been filed that involves the alleged fraudulent use of drafts, checks, access cards, or other orders. This bill would, upon the circumstances described above, also require those financial institutions to furnish that account information, upon request, to a special agent with the Department of Justice, subject to the procedures described above.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 327 (Jackson D)   Information privacy: connected devices.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/11/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/13/2017
  Last Amend: 1/11/2018
  Summary: Would require a manufacturer that sells or offers to sell a connected device to a consumer in this state, defined as any device, sensor, or other physical object that is capable of connecting to the Internet, directly or indirectly, or to another connected device, to equip the device with reasonable security features appropriate to the nature of the device and the information it may collect, contain, or transmit, that protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 784 (Galgiani D)   Crimes: disorderly conduct: invasion of privacy.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/4/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 5/2/2017
  Summary: Current law provides that a person who uses a concealed camcorder, motion picture camera, or photographic camera of any type, to secretly videotape, film, photograph, or record by electronic means, another, identifiable person who may be in a state of full or partial undress, for the purpose of viewing the body of, or the undergarments worn by, that other person, without the consent or knowledge of that other person, in the interior of a bedroom, bathroom, changing room, fitting room, dressing room, or tanning booth, or the interior of any other area in which that other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, with the intent to invade the privacy of that other person, is guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. This bill would allow a court, in a case in which a person violates the above provisions and intentionally distributes or makes the image or recording accessible to any other person, to impose a fine in an amount not to exceed $1,000 in addition to the punishment prescribed for the violation.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 823 (Hill D)   Consumer credit reports: security freezes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/3/2018
  Last Amend: 4/12/2018
  Calendar:  4/19/2018  #28  SENATE SEN THIRD READING FILE - SEN BILLS
  Summary: Would authorize the request to place a security freeze to be made via an Internet Web site or mobile software application. The bill would require a consumer credit reporting agency to initiate placement, or the temporary lift or removal, of the freeze with other consumer credit reporting agencies that compile and maintain files on consumers on a nationwide basis, unless the consumer elects not to have the security freeze applied to other credit reporting agencies. The bill would require a consumer credit reporting agency to have a prominent link on the homepage of its Internet Web site and its mobile software application titled “Freeze or Unfreeze Your Credit” through which a consumer can request placement, temporary lift, or removal of a freeze placed on the consumer’s credit report.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 838 (Hertzberg D)   Corporate records: articles of incorporation: blockchain technology or distributed electronic networks.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/9/2018
  Last Amend: 4/10/2018
  Summary: Current law authorizes and regulates the formation and operation of a corporation, social purpose corporation, nonprofit public benefit corporation, nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, or nonprofit religious corporation, including, but not limited to, the adoption and contents of corporate articles of incorporation. This bill would also authorize a corporation or a social purpose corporation to adopt provisions within its articles of incorporation authorizing records administered by or on behalf of the corporation in which the names of all of the corporation’s stockholders of record, the address and number of shares registered in the name of each of those stockholders, and all issuances and transfers of stock of the corporation to be recorded and kept on or by means of blockchain technology or one or more distributed electronic networks, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1001 (Hertzberg D)   Bots: disclosure.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/14/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/5/2018
  Last Amend: 3/14/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Would make it unlawful for any person to use a bot, as defined, to communicate or interact with natural persons in California online, with the intention of misleading and without clearly and conspicuously disclosing that the bot is not a natural person. The bill would require an online platform to enable users to report violations of this prohibition, to respond to the reports, and to provide the Attorney General with specified related information.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1121 (Dodd D)   Personal information.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/9/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/13/2018
  Last Amend: 4/9/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires a business to take all reasonable steps to dispose of customer records containing personal information and imposes other requirements on a business relating to the custody of customer records containing personal information. Current law defines the term “customer” for purposes of those provisions to mean an individual who provides personal information to a business for the purpose of purchasing or leasing a product or obtaining a service from the business.This bill would instead make those provisions applicable to consumers and consumer records, would define “consumer” for purposes of those provisions to mean a natural person, and would make other related and conforming changes.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1244 (Wieckowski D)   Public records: disclosure.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/21/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 3/21/2018
  Calendar:  5/8/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: The California Public Records Act requires a public agency, defined to mean a state or local agency, to make its public records available for public inspection and to make copies available upon request and payment of a fee, unless the public records are exempt from disclosure. The act makes specified records exempt from disclosure and provides that disclosure by a state or local agency of a public record that is otherwise exempt constitutes a waiver of the exemptions. This bill would specify that the waiver of the exemptions applies whether the disclosure is intentional or inadvertent.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1424 (Pan D)   Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Calendar:  5/8/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 112  SENATE JUDICIARY, JACKSON, Chair
  Summary: Would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   


  Procurement



 
  AB 1681 (Burke D)   Information technology contractors: standardized performance assessment system: report.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 3/28/2017
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology, on or before January 1, 2019, to submit to the Governor and committees of the Senate and Assembly, as described, a report regarding the development of a standardized performance assessment system for information technology contractors. This bill would repeal this provision on January 1, 2023.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Technology   


  Public Contracts



 
  AB 2764 (Chau D)   State acquisition of information technology goods and services: exemptions.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: Would make additional provisions of the law pertaining to state acquisition of goods and services applicable to the acquisition of information technology goods and services, including, among others, the Darfur Contracting Act of 2008 and specified provisions related to discrimination in the provision of benefits by contractors. The bill also would make a nonsubstantive change.
            Subject   
            Public Contracts   
 
  AB 3193 (Chau D)   Information security.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/23/2018
  Summary: Current law requires the State Chief Information Officer to establish an information security program, including, among other things, the creation, updating, and publishing of information security and privacy policies, standards, and procedures the State Administrative Manual. Current law requires certain state entities to implement and comply with the policies and procedures issued by the office. This bill would revise the implementation requirement described above to provide that all state agencies, as defined, must implement and comply with the policies and procedures issued by the office.
            Subject   
            Public Contracts   


  Public Utilities Comm.



 
  AB 304 (Eggman D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: intervenor compensation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/6/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/6/2017
  Summary: Current law provides compensation for reasonable advocate’s fees, reasonable expert witness fees, and other reasonable costs for participation or intervention in any proceeding of the Public Utilities Commission. Current law specifies that no state, federal, or local government agency, publicly owned public utility, or entity that, in the commission’s opinion, was established or formed by a local government entity for the purpose of participating in a commission proceeding is eligible to receive that compensation, except as specified. This bill would authorize public school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts, and the authorized representatives of those entities, to receive that compensation.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 397 (Gipson D)   Public utilities: facility modernization.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/9/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/9/2017
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to require an electrical or gas corporation to give preference to the modernization of its facilities serving disadvantaged communities if the corporation is authorized to collect ratepayer funds for the modernization of its facilities. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 672 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Utility services.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/3/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 1/3/2018
  Summary: Current law authorizes an electrical, gas, or water corporation, or any electrical, gas, or water system operated by a public agency, to bring a civil action for damages against any person who commits, authorizes, solicits, aids, abets, or attempts, among other things, the diversion of utility services by any means whatsoever. Current law authorizes the utility to recover as damages 3 times the amount of actual damages, plus the cost of the suit and reasonable attorney’s fees, in any civil action brought pursuant to these provisions. This bill would instead authorize a civil action for damages against a person who intentionally and knowingly commits, authorizes, solicits, aids, abets, or attempts, among other things, the diversion of utility services.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 709 (McCarty D)   Sacramento Regional Transit District.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 3/5/2018
  Summary: Current law describes the authorized boundaries of the Sacramento Regional Transit District. Current law provides for the district to be governed by a board of directors and provides for a weighted voting procedure. Current law provides that the district may levy various taxes subject to voter approval. Current law authorizes the district to provide for a retirement system for its employees. Current law authorizes the board of directors of the district to adopt a retail transactions and use tax ordinance, subject to the approval of 2/3 of the electors at a special election. Existing law requires the Sacramento Regional Transit District’s retail transactions and use tax ordinance to provide for rates of 1/4 or 1/2 of 1%.This bill would revise and recast these and other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Local Government, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 854 (Aguiar-Curry D)   California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to collect a surcharge for deposit into the CASF not to exceed $315,000,000 in total, authorizes the surcharge until 2020, and requires that those moneys be deposited into 3 specified accounts within the CASF, as specified. Current law requires the commission to transfer a total of $25,000,000 from 2 of those accounts to a 4th account, the Broadband Public Housing Account, which is also in the CASF, but only if the commission is otherwise authorized to collect moneys for CASF purposes in excess of $315,000,000. This bill would repeal the condition that the commission must be authorized to collect more than $315,000,000 for CASF purposes before transferring the $25,000,000 to the Broadband Public Housing Account.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 928 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 4/17/2017
  Summary: Current law establishes as the goal of the CASF program to approve funding, no later than December 31, 2015, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households. Decisions of the commission, including Decision 14-12-039, establish procedures for a party to apply for a grant or loan to finance an infrastructure project that furthers that goal, for a party to challenge that application, and for the commission to select an application through the issuance of a draft resolution for public comment and a subsequent final resolution. This bill would revise the goal of the CASF program to approve funding, no later than December 31, 2020, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of the number of California households. households in existence on January 1, 2016.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1263 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Communications infrastructure.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to improve communications infrastructure and access and to specifically address the resources servicing low-income and disadvantaged communities.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1580 (Obernolte R)   Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006: franchise renewal.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 designates the Public Utilities Commission as the sole franchising authority for a state franchise under the act. Current law provides that a state-issued franchise to provide video service is only valid for 10 years after the date of issuance, and requires the holder to apply for a renewal of the state franchise for an additional 10-year period if the holder wishes to continue to provide video services in the area covered by the franchise. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the provision specifying conditions for renewal of a franchise under the act.
            Subject   
            DIVCA, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1665 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/15/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and administer the CASF to encourage deployment of high-quality advanced communications services to all Californians that will promote economic growth, job creation, and the substantial social benefits of advanced information and communications technologies, as provided in specified decisions of the commission and in the CASF statute. This bill would revise the goal of the program to provide that its goal is to approve funding by December 31, 2022, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households in each consortia region, as identified by the commission on or before January 1, 2017.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1959 (Wood D)   Telecommunications: universal service programs.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/30/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/30/2018
  Summary: Current law, until January 1, 2019, requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and maintain a suitable program to establish a fair and equitable local rate structure aided by universal service rate support to small independent telephone corporations that serve rural areas and are subject to rate-of-return regulation by the commission (the CHCF-A program). Current law, until January 1, 2019, requires the commission to develop, implement, and maintain a suitable, competitively neutral, and broad-based program to establish a fair and equitable local rate support structure aided by universal service rate support to telephone corporations serving areas where the cost of providing services exceeds rates charged by providers, as determined by the commission (the CHCF-B program). This bill would extend the CHCF-A program and CHCF-B program requirements to January 1, 2023.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2431 (Weber D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: intervenor compensation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  Upon adjournment of Communications and Conveyance Committee - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY UTILITIES AND ENERGY, HOLDEN, Chair
  Summary: Current law specifies that no state, federal, or local government agency, publicly owned public utility, or entity that, in the Public Utilities Commission’s opinion, was established or formed by a local government entity for the purpose of participating in a commission proceeding is eligible to receive that compensation, except as specified. This bill would authorize public school districts, county offices of education, community college districts, or authorized representatives of those entities, to receive that compensation.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2515 (Reyes D)   Electrical and gas corporations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Summary: With certain exceptions, whenever any electrical, gas, heat, telephone, water, or sewer system corporation files an application to change any rate for the services or commodities furnished by it, current law requires that the corporation furnish its customers notice of its application to the commission for approval of the new rate. The notice is required to state the amount of the proposed rate change expressed in both dollar and percentage terms for the entire rate change and for each customer class. This bill would specifically require electrical and gas corporations to include in those rate change applications and the customer notice estimated cumulative and annual rate and bill impacts on each customer class served by the corporation.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2537 (Carrillo D)   Telecommunications universal service programs: Lifeline Oversight Board.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY COMMUNICATIONS AND CONVEYANCE, SANTIAGO, Chair
  Summary: Would repeal language creating the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Trust Administrative Committee and instead establish the Lifeline and Broadband Oversight Board to advise the Public Utilities Commission on the effective development, implementation, and administration of the lifeline program, and to perform specified duties, including to ensure lifeline service is available to the people of the state and to serve as a liaison between the commission and low-income subscribers and their representatives to carry out the program pursuant to the commission’s direction, control, and approval.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2604 (Cunningham R)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Summary: The California Constitution establishes the Public Utilities Commission, with jurisdiction over all public utilities. Current law prohibits an executive of a public utility from serving as a commissioner within 2 years after leaving the employment of the utility.This bill would instead prohibit an employee of a public utility from serving as a commissioner within 2 years after leaving the employment of the utility.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2652 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: universal service.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 4/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY COMMUNICATIONS AND CONVEYANCE, SANTIAGO, Chair
  Summary: The Moore Universal Telephone Service Act establishes the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program in order to provide low-income households with access to affordable basic residential telephone service. Current law requires the commission, by January 15, 2017, to adopt a portability freeze rule for the lifeline program, and requires the commission to consider including in the rule a 60-day duration of the portability freeze, a period of time when a subscriber would be able to terminate lifeline service without penalty, and a requirement that the administrator of the lifeline program provide a telephone corporation providing lifeline service with specified subscriber information.This bill would require the commission to instead adopt the rule by January 15, 2019, and for that rule to include, at minimum, the elements described above, a requirement that a subscriber provide proof of change of address if the commission chooses to allow the subscriber to bypass the portability freeze when the subscriber moves, and a penalty on a lifeline service provider that fails to inform a subscriber that he or she may receive discounted wireless or landline service, but not both, through the lifeline program.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2910 (Wood D)   Public Utilities Commission: telecommunications service: natural disasters: reports.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 4/17/2018
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to annually submit a report to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature on telecommunications service providers’ efforts, and resources used, to restore telecommunications service outages caused by, and to repair or replace related network infrastructure or facilities that were damaged by, a natural disaster for which the Governor declared either a state of emergency or a local emergency, as specified. The bill would authorize the commission to require telecommunications service providers to collect and forward to the commission any relevant information for these purposes.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2962 (Nazarian D)   Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006: franchise renewal.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 designates the Public Utilities Commission as the sole franchising authority for a state franchise under the act. Current law provides that a state-issued franchise to provide video service is only valid for 10 years after the date of issuance, and requires the holder to apply for a renewal of the state franchise for an additional 10-year period if the holder wishes to continue to provide video services in the area covered by the franchise. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the provision specifying conditions for renewal of a franchise under the act.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2981 (Cervantes D)   Utility service franchises: Franchise Act of 1937.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: The Franchise Act of 1937 provides for the granting of franchises to provide certain utility services by the legislative body of a municipality.This bill would make a nonsubstantive revision to the provision naming the act.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 3003 (Irwin D)   Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006: broadband.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 establishes a procedure for the issuance of state franchises for the provision of video service, defined to include cable service and open-video systems, administered by the Public Utilities Commission.This bill would make a nonsubstantive revision to the definition of “broadband” in the act.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 3111 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Telecommunications: universal service.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 4/2/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY COMMUNICATIONS AND CONVEYANCE, SANTIAGO, Chair
  Summary: Current law requires each lifeline telephone service subscriber to be provided with one lifeline subscription, as defined by the commission, at his or her principal place of residence, and provides that no other member of that subscriber’s family or household, as defined, who maintains residence at that place is eligible for lifeline telephone service. This bill would revise that latter provision to make other members of that subscriber’s household who maintain residence at the subscriber’s principal place of residence also eligible for lifeline telephone service, and would expressly provide that multiple lifeline telephone service subscribers may maintain the same principal place of residence.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 3123 (Limón D)   Utilities owned by municipal corporations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: Current law authorizes a municipal corporation to acquire, construct, own, operate, or lease any public utility and authorizes a municipal corporation to operate a public utility within or without the corporate limits when necessary to supply the municipality, or its inhabitants or any portion thereof, with the service desired. Current law defines “public utility” for these purposes.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to the provision defining “public utility.”
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 19 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: duties and responsibilities: governance.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Current law imposes upon household goods carriers, and every person or corporation, owning or operating motor vehicles in the transportation of property for hire upon the public highways, under the jurisdiction of the commission, a license fee equal to 1/10 of 1% of the gross revenue, as defined. This bill would, on July 1, 2018, rename household goods carriers “household movers” for purposes of this regulatory and fee authority, revise and recast the regulatory requirements imposed on household movers, and transfer that regulatory authority to the Division of Household Movers within the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation in the Department of Consumer Affairs.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 385 (Hueso D)   Public Utilities Commission: reports: programs: studies: ex parte communications.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: The California Constitution establishes the Public Utilities Commission and authorizes the commission to exercise ratemaking and rulemaking authority over all public utilities, as defined, subject to control by the Legislature. Current law requires the commission to report various information to the Legislature. This bill would move certain of the commission’s reporting requirements within the Public Utilities Act to an article pertaining to reports by the commission to the Legislature and make other conforming changes.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 460 (De León D)   Communications: broadband Internet access service.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 1/22/2018
  Summary: The Consumers Legal Remedies Act, makes unlawful certain unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or which results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer. This bill would revise the act to prohibit specified actions by an Internet service provider, as defined, that provides broadband Internet access service, as defined, and make a violation of those prohibitions subject to the remedies available pursuant to the act.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 513 (Bradford D)   Assault and battery of a public utility worker.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/4/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 7/10/2017
  Summary: Would make assault of a utility worker, as defined, engaged in the performance of his or her duties, and the person committing the offense knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a utility worker engaged in the performance of his or her duties, punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,000, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 6 months, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 514 (Bradford D)   California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/1/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 5/1/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop, implement, and administer a program to advance universal service by providing discounted rates to qualifying schools, community colleges, libraries, hospitals, health clinics, and community organizations. This bill would, beginning January 1, 2021, require entities that receive discounted rates for broadband services pursuant to the program to provide those services at a speed sufficient to support the delivery of high-speed broadband service.
            Subject   
            Broadband, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 549 (Bradford D)   Public utilities: redirection of moneys authorized for maintenance, safety, or reliability.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/25/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Last Amend: 7/20/2017
  Summary: Would require an electrical or gas corporation to annually notify the Public Utilities Commission, as part of an ongoing proceeding or in a report otherwise required to be submitted to the commission, of each time that capital or expense revenue authorized by the commission for maintenance, safety, or reliability was redirected by the electrical or gas corporation to other purposes. The bill would require the commission to ensure that the notification is also made available in a timely fashion to the Office of the Safety Advocate, Office of Ratepayer Advocates, and parties on the service list of any relevant proceeding.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 566 (McGuire D)   Telecommunications: Warren-911-Emergency Assistance Act: notification of rural outages.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Would require a facilities-based provider of telecommunications services that the Federal Communications Commission requires to provide access to 911 service to provide responder outage notification by email to the Office of Emergency Services whenever there is a rural outage, as defined, within 60 minutes of discovering the rural outage. The bill would make the Office of Emergency Services responsible for notifying any applicable county office of emergency services and the sheriff of any county affected by the outage.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 637 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: gas corporations: electrical corporations: safety.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/27/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 3/27/2017
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to adopt a commissionwide gas corporation and electrical corporation safety program that includes specified elements and would authorize the commission to adopt an organizationwide safety program for other public utilities and specified nonutilities that are also subject to the commission’s regulatory jurisdiction. The bill would require gas corporations and electrical corporations to have effective programs to continually identify safety hazards and to analyze, assess, and mitigate or eliminate safety risks.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 649 (Hueso D)   Wireless telecommunications facilities.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/15/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/6/2017
  Summary: Current federal law recognizes the authority of a state or local government to manage public rights-of-way or to require fair and reasonable compensation from telecommunications providers, on a competitively neutral and nondiscriminatory basis, for the use of public rights-of-way on a nondiscriminatory basis, if the compensation required is publicly disclosed by that government. Current federal law provides that no state or local government has the authority to regulate the entry of, or the rates charged by, a commercial mobile service, but permits a state to regulate the other terms and conditions of commercial mobile services. This bill would provide that a small cell, as defined, is a permitted use, subject only to a specified permitting process adopted by a city or county, if the small cell meets specified requirements.
            Subject   
            Local Government, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1028 (Hill D)   Public utilities: rates: federal tax law changes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/10/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/8/2018
  Last Amend: 4/10/2018
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to evaluate the full effect of the enactment of federal House Resolution 1 (Public Law 115-97) upon the expenses and tax liabilities incurred by public utilities for payment of federal taxes and, if the commission determines that the projected expenses and tax liabilities for federal taxes that the commission has authorized in the rates for a public utility are materially affected by the enactment, would require the commission to adjust the rates of the utility to reflect the changes in projected expenses and tax liabilities in light of the changes in federal law.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1057 (Mendoza D)   Public Utilities Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Summary: The California Constitution establishes the Public Utilities Commission, with jurisdiction over all public utilities. The California Constitution grants the commission certain general powers over all public utilities, subject to control by the Legislature, and authorizes the Legislature, unlimited by the other provisions of the Constitution, to confer additional authority and jurisdiction upon the commission that is cognate and germane to the regulation of public utilities. The Public Utilities Act contains provisions directing the commission’s regulation of public utilities. This bill would make nonsubstantive revisions to the statute that names the act.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1205 (Hill D)   Public utilities: gas and electrical corporations: safety violations: reporting.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 4/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/23/2018  10 a.m. - John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)  SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, LARA, Chair
  Summary: Would require gas and electrical corporations to expeditiously report to the Public Utilities Commission, upon discovery, any self-identified violation of an applicable law, or order or rule of the commission, that poses a significant safety threat, causes a systemwide impact, affects a large geographic region, or involves fraud, sabotage, falsification of records, or any other instance of deception by a gas or electrical corporation’s agent, employee, contractor, or subcontractor, as specified.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1338 (Hueso D)   Electrical and gas corporations: rates.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 4/12/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - Room 3191  SENATE ENERGY, UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS, HUESO, Chair
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to fix the rates and charges for every public utility and requires that those rates and charges be just and reasonable. Current law requires the commission to designate a baseline quantity of electricity and gas necessary for a significant portion of the reasonable energy needs of the average residential customer. Current law additionally requires the commission to establish a standard allowance in addition to the baseline quantity of gas and electricity for residential customers dependent on life-support equipment. This bill would authorize a physician assistant to certify in writing to the utility that the additional energy, heating, or cooling allowance is medically necessary to sustain the life of a person being treated for life-threatening illness or a compromised immune system or to prevent deterioration of that person’s medical condition.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1358 (Hueso D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: hearings.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to determine whether each proceeding is a quasi-legislative proceeding, an adjudication proceeding, or a ratesetting proceeding and, consistent with due process, public policy, and statutory requirements, to determine whether the proceeding requires a hearing. After those determinations are made, existing law requires the commission to assign one or more commissioners to oversee the case and an administrative law judge, when appropriate. This bill would require the assigned commissioner, rather than the commission, to determine, as part of the scoping memo, whether the proceeding requires a hearing.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1488 (Hernandez D)   Public utilities: procurement from women-, minority-, disabled veteran-owned, and LGBT business enterprises.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: Current law directs 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-owned, and LGBT business enterprises, as defined, in all categories, including renewable energy, wireless telecommunications, broadband, smart grid, and rail projects, and to require the reporting by those corporations of certain related information. Current law includes legislative findings and declarations relative to the goals of, and reasons for, increasing procurement from women-, minority-, disabled veteran-owned, and LGBT business enterprises. This bill would make a nonsubstantive revision to the findings and declarations.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   


  Redevelopment



 
  SB 1145 (Leyva D)   Enhanced infrastructure financing districts: maintenance.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Last Amend: 4/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/19/2018  #30  SENATE SEN THIRD READING FILE - SEN BILLS
  Summary: Current law authorizes the legislative body of a city or a county to establish an enhanced infrastructure financing district to finance public capital facilities or other specified projects of community significance. Current law prohibits a district from financing routine maintenance and repair work. Existing law authorizes the issuance of bonds for the funding of these purposes if approved by 55% of the voters voting on a proposal to issue the bonds. This bill, instead, would authorize a district to finance the ongoing or capitalized costs to maintain public capital facilities financed in whole or in part by the district, but would prohibit the use of proceeds of bonds issued to finance maintenance of any kind.
            Subject   
            Redevelopment   


  REGULATORY REFORM



 
  AJR 7 (Mullin D)   Internet: net neutrality: access.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/12/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 3/20/2017
  Last Amend: 8/21/2017
  Summary: Would declare that the Legislature strongly supports, and would respectfully urge the President of the United States and Members of the United States Congress to continue to protect, net neutrality, open Internet access, the federal Lifeline program’s discounted telephone service for qualifying low-income consumers, and the E-rate program’s discounted telecommunication and Internet access services for schools and libraries. The measure would declare that the Legislature views these as high priorities for California and the country, and opposes any federal efforts to rescind or block them.
            Subject   
            REGULATORY REFORM   


  TAX



 
  AB 54 (Steinorth R)   Personal income taxes: deductions: security fence: security alarm system: security surveillance system.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/3/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Last Amend: 4/3/2017
  Summary: Would, upon appropriation of specified funds by the Legislature, on and after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2022, allow as a deduction under the Personal Income Tax Law for the amount paid or incurred by a taxpayer during the taxable year, not to exceed $500, for any security fence, security alarm system, and security surveillance system that is purchased and installed at a qualified residence located in this state, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 252 (Ridley-Thomas D)   Local government: taxation: prohibition: video streaming services.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/28/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/31/2017
  Last Amend: 2/28/2017
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2023, prohibit the imposition by a city, city and county, or county, including a chartered city, city and county, or county, of a tax on video streaming services, including, but not limited to, any tax on the sale or use of video streaming services or any utility user tax on video streaming services. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1210 (Ridley-Thomas D)   State Board of Equalization.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/26/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 5/26/2017
  Summary: Would require each member of the State Board of Equalization who has had an ex parte communication with respect to any person who is the subject of an adjudicatory proceeding to fully disclose the communication on the record of the proceeding prior to the board decision on that matter. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Governmental Org, TAX   
 
  AB 1216 (Choi R)   Corporation Tax Law: credit: employment.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/16/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 5/16/2017
  Summary: The Corporation Tax Law allows various credits against the taxes imposed by that law. This bill, upon appropriation of specified funds by the Legislature, for each taxable year beginning on and after January 1, 2018, and before January 1, 2025, would allow a credit against the taxes imposed under that law to a qualified taxpayer, as defined to mean a taxpayer that increases its workforce by 20 annual full-time equivalent qualified employees, as compared to the taxpayer’s base year, in an amount equal to 17.5% of qualified wages paid or incurred during the taxable year to a qualified employee, not to exceed $5,000,000 per qualified taxpayer per taxable year.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1346 (Ridley-Thomas D)   Income taxes: credits: supplier diversity goals.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law authorize various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. Current law requires any bill authorizing a new income tax credit to contain, among other things, specific goals, purposes, and objectives that the tax credit will achieve, detailed performance indicators, and data collection requirements, as provided. This bill would require a taxpayer allowed a credit, which is enacted and becomes effective on or after January 1, 2018, against those taxes to meet supplier diversity goals by procuring supplies from business entities with certifications from certain entities, prior to claiming the credit in the first, 3rd, and 5th taxable years.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1904 (Cervantes D)   Income taxes: credits: apprenticeships.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/22/2018
  Last Amend: 3/15/2018
  Summary: Would for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2023, would allow a credit against the taxes imposed under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law in an amount equal to $1 for each hour a registered apprentice worked in the taxable year, up to $1,000 each for up to 10 registered apprentices, as defined, trained by the taxpayer in the taxable year. This bill would provide that the credit would have an aggregate cap of $10,000,000 for each calendar year.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2355 (Ting D)   Sales and use taxes: exclusions: exemptions: income taxes: credits: border wall.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/13/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: The Sales and Use Tax Law provides various exemptions from those taxes, including a partial exemption from those taxes, on and after July 1, 2014, and before July 1, 2030, for the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of, qualified tangible personal property purchased by a qualified person for purchases not exceeding $200,000,000, for specified use. This bill, on and after January 1, 2019, would eliminate those partial exemptions for the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of, qualified tangible personal property purchased for use by, and for use in the performance of a construction contract for, any qualified person who is a person that contracts or subcontracts to build, maintain, or provide materials for a specified border wall, as defined.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2574 (Bloom D)   Corporation taxes: research credit: alternative minimum tax.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: The Corporation Tax Law allows various credits against the taxes imposed by that law, including, in modified conformity with federal law, a credit for qualified research, as provided. Current law defines “tax” for these purposes as several different taxes, including the franchise tax and the corporation income tax. The Corporation Tax Law, in modified conformity with federal law, makes a corporation subject to the alternative minimum tax under specified circumstances. This bill, for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2019, would include the alternative minimum tax in the definition of “tax” for purposes of allowing the credit for qualified research.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2581 (Ting D)   Corporation income taxes.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/15/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Summary: The Corporation Tax Law imposes an income tax upon every corporation not subject to the corporate franchise tax at a specified rate upon its net income derived from sources within this state, except as otherwise provided.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this provision.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2985 (Nazarian D)   Property taxation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: The California Constitution generally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full cash value, as defined, of that property, and provides that the full cash value base may be adjusted each year by an inflationary rate not to exceed 2% for any given year. Current property tax law implementing this constitutional authority provides that the taxable value of real property is the lesser of its base year value compounded annually by the inflation factor not to exceed 2%, as provided, or its full cash value.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 3197 (Burke D)   Property tax: exemptions: personal property used in space flight.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: The California Constitution authorizes the Legislature to classify personal property for differential taxation or for exemption by means of a statute approved by a 2/3 vote of the membership of each house. Pursuant to this constitutional authorization, existing property tax law, for the January 1, 2014, lien date to and including the January 1, 2024, lien date, exempts qualified property, as defined, for use in space flight, as specified. Current law repeals this exemption as of July 1, 2025. This bill would extend to an unspecified date the operation of the property tax exemption for qualified property used in space flight.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 3198 (Burke D)   Sales and use taxes.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: Current sales and use tax laws impose a tax on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. The Sales and Use Tax Law provides various exemptions from those taxes, including an exemption for the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property purchased for use by a qualified person to be used primarily in teleproduction or other postproduction services. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that exemption.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  ACA 22 (McCarty D)   Middle Class Fiscal Relief Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/18/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/18/2018
  Summary: This measure, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, would impose a surcharge of 10% on the net income of all corporations that is over $1,000,000. The measure would authorize the Legislature to increase or decrease the surcharge by a 2/3 vote of each house, as provided. The measure would require the deposit of those revenues, less refunds, into the Middle Class Fiscal Relief Fund, which would be created by the measure. Revenues in the fund would be allocated, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for specified purposes, including providing fiscal benefits to lower and middle-income Californians.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 640 (Hertzberg D)   Taxation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: Would make legislative findings regarding responding to pending proposals for federal tax reform and California’s tax climate and would state that the intent of the bill is to make 3 changes to taxation within the state, including broadening the tax base by imposing a modest sales tax on services. This bill would also establish the Retail Sales Tax on Services Fund in the State Treasury and state the intent of the Legislature that moneys in the fund would be appropriated to, among other purposes, provide tax relief to middle- and low-income Californians to offset the effect of a sales tax on services.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 661 (Fuller R)   Income taxes: credit: new employment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws, including, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, and before January 1, 2021, a credit for hiring qualified full-time employees within specified economic development areas in an amount equal to 35% of the qualified wages paid to those employees multiplied by the applicable percentage for that taxable year. This bill eould extend the operation of that credit to taxable years beginning before January 1, 2031.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 993 (Hertzberg D)   Sales tax: services.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/5/2018
  Summary: Would, on and after January 1, 2019, expand the Sales and Use Tax Law to impose a tax on the purchase of services by businesses in California at a specified percentage of the sales price of the service. The bill would require the tax to be collected and remitted by the seller of the purchased services. The bill would exempt certain types of services, including health care services, from the tax and would exempt from the tax a business with gross receipts of less than $100,000 in the previous 4 quarters.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 1398 (Skinner D)   Corporation taxes: tax rates: publicly held corporations: credits.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Summary: The Corporation Tax Law imposes taxes according to or measured by net income at a rate of 8.84%, or for financial institutions, at a rate of 10.84%, as specified. This bill would, for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2019, revise that rate for taxpayers that are publicly held corporations, as defined, and instead impose a tax rate from 8.84% to 13%, or for financial institutions, from 10.84% to 15%, based on the compensation ratio, as defined, of the corporation.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 1510 (Committee on Governance and Finance)   California Department of Tax and Fee Administration: code maintenance.
  Current Text: Introduced: 3/21/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 3/21/2018
  Calendar:  5/2/2018  9:30 a.m. - Room 112  SENATE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE, MCGUIRE, Chair
  Summary: The California Constitution provides for the establishment of the State Board of Equalization, which, until 2017, had primary responsibility for most of the state’s duties, powers, and responsibilities regarding the administration of taxes and fees. In 2017, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration was established, and existing law transferred many of the tax and fee administration duties, powers, and responsibilities of the board to the department. This bill would change references in various provisions of law from the “State Board of Equalization” to the “California Department of Tax and Fee Administration” to reflect the transfer of these duties, powers, and responsibilities and would make other conforming and nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            TAX   


  Technology



 
  AB 22 (Bonta D)   Secretary of State: storing and recording electronic media.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/15/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Secretary of State to approve and adopt uniform statewide standards for the purpose of storing and recording permanent and nonpermanent documents in electronic media, as specified, and requires those standards to include a requirement that a trusted system, as defined, be utilized. This bill would specify that a trusted system, for these purposes, includes “cloud computing,” as defined, that meets specified requirements.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  AB 375 (Chau D)   Broadband Internet access service providers: customer privacy.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/12/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/9/2017
  Last Amend: 9/12/2017
  Summary: Would enact the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. The act, beginning January 1, 2019, would, except as provided, prohibit broadband Internet access service providers, as defined, from using, disclosing, or permitting access to customer proprietary information, as defined.
            Subject   
            Broadband, PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 1546 (Burke D)   Public contracts: information technology: contractor performance assessment report.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/5/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 7/5/2017
  Summary: Current law requires, unless otherwise expressly provided, that all contracts for the acquisition of information technology goods or services be made by or under the supervision of the Department of General Services. This bill would require the Director of Technology, by January 1, 2019, to develop a standardized contractor performance assessment report system to evaluate the performance of a contractor on any information technology contract or project reportable to the Department of Technology.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  AB 1681 (Burke D)   Information technology contractors: standardized performance assessment system: report.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 3/28/2017
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology, on or before January 1, 2019, to submit to the Governor and committees of the Senate and Assembly, as described, a report regarding the development of a standardized performance assessment system for information technology contractors. This bill would repeal this provision on January 1, 2023.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Technology   
 
  AB 1906 (Irwin D)   Business regulations: information privacy: connected devices: security features.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 1/22/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PRIVACY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, CHAU, Chair
  Summary: Would require a manufacturer that sells or offers to sell a connected device in California to equip the connected device, as defined, with reasonable security features appropriate to the nature of the device and the information that it may collect, contain, or transmit, to protect the device and any information contained within it from unauthorized access or use. The bill would require the equipped security features for any connected device to include either a security feature that requires a preprogrammed password for access that is unique to each device manufactured or sold, or a security feature that requires the user to create a new password before access is granted for the first time.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 2087 (Waldron R)   State government operations: technology modernization.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/7/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/7/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  9:30 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY ACCOUNTABILITY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, EGGMAN, Chair
  Summary: Would require each state agency, as defined, including the Legislature, not later than January 1, 2020, to establish modernization goals that will achieve specified objectives. The bill would require those goals to include, but not be limited to, goals for modernization of the agency’s information technology system and for usage of technologies that will improve the efficiency of the agency. The bill would require an agency, upon establishing those goals, to create an implementation and cost assessment plan for achieving them.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  AB 2098 (McCarty D)   After school programs: computer coding: grant program.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/8/2018
  Last Amend: 4/17/2018
  Calendar:  4/25/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202  ASSEMBLY EDUCATION, O'DONNELL, Chair
  Summary: The After School Education and Safety Program requires an applicant for a grant to ensure that certain requirements are fulfilled, including that all components of the program have an educational and literacy element in which tutoring or homework assistance is provided in one or more of the areas of language arts, mathematics, history and social science, computer training, or science. This bill, subject to an appropriation of moneys by the Legislature, would establish the After School Kids Code Grant Pilot Program under the administration of the State Department of Education to provide one-time grant funds to eligible after school education and safety programs that focus on computer coding as part of their program curriculum.
            Subject   
            Education, Technology   
 
  AB 2110 (Eggman D)   Electronics: Right to Repair Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/2/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/8/2018
  Last Amend: 4/2/2018
  Summary: Would enact the Right to Repair Act. The bill would, except as provided, require the original equipment manufacturer of electronic equipment or parts sold and used in the state to, among other things, provide to independent repair providers and owners of the equipment certain parts, tools, and information, including diagnostic and repair information, as specified, for the purpose of providing a fair marketplace for the repair of that equipment. The bill would require compliance with these provisions for equipment or parts that are no longer manufactured for 5 years after the date the original equipment manufacturer ceases to manufacture the equipment or parts.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 2163 (Grayson D)   Department of Technology: GIS data: regional notification centers: subsurface installations.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Last Amend: 4/5/2018
  Summary: Current law requires every operator of a subsurface installation, including specified private entities and any state or local public agency except the Department of Transportation, to become a member of, participate in, and share in the costs of, a regional notification center, defined to mean a nonprofit association or other organization of operators of subsurface installations that provides advance warning of excavations or other work close to existing subsurface installations, for the purpose of protecting those installations from damage, removal, relocation, or repair. Regional notification centers include, but are not limited to, the Underground Service Alert—Northern California and the Underground Service Alert—Southern California. This bill would require the department to provide GIS data to a regional notification center for those purposes.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  AB 2166 (Caballero D)   California Farm Bill: agricultural technology.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/16/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/12/2018
  Last Amend: 4/16/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  1:30 p.m. - State Capitol, Room 127  ASSEMBLY HIGHER EDUCATION, MEDINA, Chair
  Summary: Would establish the Agricultural Growth Council, with a prescribed membership of specified state agencies and public members, to plan for regulatory alignments that would aid grower compliance, reduce costs to the agriculture industry, and protect the environment and to make recommendations for regulatory alignments to the proper agency or department. The bill would require the council, if the council determines that it is impossible for a person, and similarly situated persons, to comply with one or more regulations due to conflicting regulatory requirements, to suspend the application of one or more of the conflicting requirements to those persons as necessary to resolve the conflict.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  AB 2448 (Gipson D)   Juveniles: rights: computing technology.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/14/2018
  Calendar:  4/24/2018  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 126  ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY, JONES-SAWYER, Chair
  Summary: Would require a minor detained in or committed to a juvenile hall or juvenile ranch, camp, or forestry camp, to be provided with access to computer technology and the Internet for the purposes of education, and would allow him or her to be provided with access to computer technology and the Internet for the purpose of maintaining relationships with family. The bill would specify that these provisions do not limit the authority of the chief probation officer, or his or her designee, to limit or deny access to computer technology or the Internet for safety and security or staffing reasons.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  AB 2658 (Calderon D)   Electronic records: the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act: blockchain technology.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/5/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/15/2018
  Last Amend: 4/5/2018
  Calendar:  5/1/2018  9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 437  ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY, STONE, Chair
  Summary: Would revise provisions of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act that define “electronic record” and “electronic signature” to include a record or a signature that is secured through blockchain technology, as defined. The bill would specify that a person who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, uses blockchain technology to secure information that the person owns or has the right to use retains the same rights of ownership or use in this state with respect to that information as before the person secured the information using blockchain technology. The bill would make other related conforming changes.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY, Technology   
 
  AB 3173 (Irwin D)   Unmanned aerial vehicles.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/22/2018   html   pdf
  Introduced: 2/16/2018
  Last Amend: 3/22/2018
  Summary: Current federal laws and regulations regulate the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), also known as drones or remotely piloted aircraft. Current federal laws and regulations require the registration of certain UASs, require commercial operators of UASs to be licensed, prohibit the operation of UASs above specified altitudes and within specified distances of an airport, prohibit nighttime operation, and require a UAS to remain within the sight of the pilot. This bill would make it an infraction to operate an unregistered UAS that is required to be registered under federal law. The bill would also make it an infraction to operate a UAS while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as specified. By creating a new infraction, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  ACR 62 (Quirk D)   5G wireless network technology.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/3/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 4/18/2017
  Summary: This measure would urge policymakers in federal, state, and local government to work in cooperation with one another to modernize and streamline the processes that will enable rapid deployment of the small cell wireless infrastructure that supports 5G wireless networks and that will bring the many benefits of this important new technology to communities across California.
            Subject   
            Broadband, Local Government, Technology   


  Transportation



 
  AB 1 (Frazier D)   Transportation funding.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/5/2016   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Summary: Would create the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system. The bill would require the California Transportation Commission to adopt performance criteria, consistent with a specified asset management plan, to ensure efficient use of certain funds available for the program. The bill would provide for the deposit of various funds for the program in the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account, which the bill would create in the State Transportation Fund.
            Subject   
            Transportation   
 
  SB 1 (Beall D)   Transportation funding.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 4/30/2017   html   pdf
  Introduced: 12/5/2016
  Last Amend: 4/3/2017
  Summary: Would create the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program to address deferred maintenance on the state highway system and the local street and road system. The bill would require the California Transportation Commission to adopt performance criteria, consistent with a specified asset management plan, to ensure efficient use of certain funds available for the program.
            Subject   
            Transportation   

Total Measures: 236

Total Tracking Forms: 236



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