California Legislation

CCTA Legislation Report - All by Subject

10/18/2017



 



 
  AB 978 (Limón D)   Employment safety: injury and illness prevention program.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/14/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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 (Hueso D)   California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to give priority to projects that provide last-mile broadband access to households that are unserved by an existing facilities-based broadband provider. Current law authorizes the commission to collect a surcharge for deposit into the CASF not to exceed $315,000,000 in total and authorizes the surcharge through 2020. Current law establishes that the goal of the program is, no later than December 31, 2015, to approve funding for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households. This bill would postpone the deadline for meeting that goal until December 31, 2020.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 514 (Bradford D)   California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/1/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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)   Public resources.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/12/2017   Text
  Introduced: 1/10/2017
  Last Amend: 6/12/2017
  Summary: Current law regulating commercial fishing imposes, or authorizes the imposition of, various license, permit, and registration fees. Existing 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   
 
  AB 112 (Ting D)   State Government.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/12/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   
 
  SB 33 (Dodd D)   Arbitration agreements.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/4/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   


  CASF



 
  AB 854 (Aguiar-Curry D)   California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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.   
 
  SB 460 (Hueso D)   California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to give priority to projects that provide last-mile broadband access to households that are unserved by an existing facilities-based broadband provider. Current law authorizes the commission to collect a surcharge for deposit into the CASF not to exceed $315,000,000 in total and authorizes the surcharge through 2020. Current law establishes that the goal of the program is, no later than December 31, 2015, to approve funding for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households. This bill would postpone the deadline for meeting that goal until December 31, 2020.
            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   Text
  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: 9/12/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/17/2017
  Last Amend: 9/12/2017
  Summary: Current law requires each electrical, gas, water, wireless telecommunications service provider, or telephone corporation with gross annual revenues exceeding $25,000,000, and its commission-regulated subsidiaries and affiliates, to annually submit a detailed and verifiable plan for increasing procurement from women, minority, disabled veteran, and LGBT business enterprises, as defined. This bill 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 disabled veteran, minority, women, or LGBT business enterprise claimant a penalty at a rate of 10% above the United States Prime Rate, and to all other claimants a penalty at a rate of 1% above the Pooled Money Investment Account daily rate, of the amount of the late undisputed invoice, as specified.
            Subject   
            Economic Development   


  Education



 
  AB 276 (Medina D)   Postsecondary education: report: cybersecurity education and training programs.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/17/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/1/2017
  Last Amend: 4/17/2017
  Summary: Would request the Regents of the University of California, the Chancellor’s Office of the California State University, the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, no later than January 1, 2019, to complete a report that evaluates the current state of cybersecurity education and training programs, including specified information about those programs, offered at the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, respectively, to determine the extent to which the state is meeting the workforce needs of the cybersecurity industry.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 811 (Gipson D)   Juveniles: rights: computing technology.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/11/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   
 
  SB 135 (Dodd D)   Pupil instruction: media literacy: model curriculum.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/3/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   


  Emergency Alert



 
  SB 566 (McGuire D)   Telecommunications: Warren-911-Emergency Assistance Act: notification of rural outages.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   Text
  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.   


  Governmental Org



 
  AB 734 (Bonta D)   Infrastructure financing districts: City of Oakland: freight rail.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/23/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   


  Labor / Employment



 
  AB 5 (Gonzalez Fletcher D)   Employers: Opportunity to Work Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/5/2016   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   
 
  SB 63 (Jackson D)   Unlawful employment practice: parental leave.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/12/2017   Text
  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   


  Local Government



 
  AB 709 (McCarty D)   Sacramento Regional Transit District.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/8/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Current law provides for the creation of the Sacramento Regional Transit District, with specified powers and duties relative to the provision of public transit services. Current law describes the authorized boundaries of the 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 exercise the right of eminent domain and may levy various taxes subject to voter approval. Existing 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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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.   


  PRIVACY



 
  AB 241 (Dababneh D)   Personal information: privacy: state and local agency breach.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/30/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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 650 (Dahle R)   Director of Technology: state baseline security controls.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/14/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   
 
  SB 327 (Jackson D)   Information privacy: connected devices.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/26/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/13/2017
  Last Amend: 5/26/2017
  Summary: Would require a manufacturer that sells or offers to sell a connected device 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   Text
  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   


  Procurement



 
  AB 1681 (Burke D)   Information technology contractors: standardized performance assessment system: report.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2017   Text
  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 Utilities Comm.



 
  AB 304 (Eggman D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: intervenor compensation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/6/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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: 5/1/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 5/1/2017
  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 authorize a defendant that prevails upon judgment to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of the suit from the utility.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 709 (McCarty D)   Sacramento Regional Transit District.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/8/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/15/2017
  Last Amend: 9/8/2017
  Summary: Current law provides for the creation of the Sacramento Regional Transit District, with specified powers and duties relative to the provision of public transit services. Current law describes the authorized boundaries of the 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 exercise the right of eminent domain and may levy various taxes subject to voter approval. Existing 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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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.   
 
  SB 19 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: duties and responsibilities: governance.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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 (Hueso D)   California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2017   Text
  Introduced: 2/16/2017
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to give priority to projects that provide last-mile broadband access to households that are unserved by an existing facilities-based broadband provider. Current law authorizes the commission to collect a surcharge for deposit into the CASF not to exceed $315,000,000 in total and authorizes the surcharge through 2020. Current law establishes that the goal of the program is, no later than December 31, 2015, to approve funding for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of California households. This bill would postpone the deadline for meeting that goal until December 31, 2020.
            Subject   
            Broadband, CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 513 (Bradford D)   Assault and battery of a public utility worker.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/4/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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.   


  REGULATORY REFORM



 
  AJR 7 (Mullin D)   Internet: net neutrality: access.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/12/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   
 
  SB 640 (Hertzberg D)   Taxation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   


  Technology



 
  AB 22 (Bonta D)   Secretary of State: storing and recording electronic media.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/15/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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   
 
  ACR 62 (Quirk D)   5G wireless network technology.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/3/2017   Text
  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   Text
  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   Text
  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: 107

Total Tracking Forms: 107



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