California Legislation

CCTA Legislation Report - All by Subject

9/25/2016



 



 
  AB 103 (Weber D)   Budget Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Last Amend: 5/27/2015
  Summary: This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  AB 135 (Committee on Budget)   Budget Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Summary: This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget Act of 2015.
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  AB 465 (Hernández, Roger D)   Contracts against public policy.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 8/19/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit any person from requiring another person, as a condition of employment, to agree to the waiver of any legal right, penalty, forum, or procedure for any employment law violations. The bill would prohibit a person from threatening, retaliating against, or discriminating against another person based on a refusal to agree to such waiver, and would provide that any such waiver required from an employee or potential employee as a condition of employment or continued employment is unconscionable, against public policy, and unenforceable.
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  AB 613 (Chu D)   Automatic renewals: cancellations: notice to consumers.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Current law makes it unlawful for any business making an automatic renewal or continuous service offer to a consumer in this state to, among other things, fail to present the automatic renewal or continuous service offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner. This bill would require the cancellation policy in any automatically renewed contract under these provisions to include the right of the consumer to cancel for any reason upon 30 days' written notice to the business and also include a statement describing the procedure to cancel the contact.
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  AB 670 (Irwin D)   Information technology security.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 9/3/2015
  Summary: Would require the Office of Information Security, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services, to require no fewer than 35 independent security assessments of state entities each year and determine basic standards of services to be performed as part of an independent security assessment. The bill would require the state agency, department, or office being assessed to fund the costs of its independent security assessment.
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  AB 761 (Levine D)   Carbon sequestration: working lands.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/2/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 6/2/2015
  Summary: Would require the Department of Food and Agriculture, upon an appropriation of moneys therefor, to establish a grant program to fund voluntary projects that increase carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions reductions on working lands, as defined. The bill would require the department, in consultation with the Department of Conservation, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, the State Air Resources Board, and the Department of Water Resources, to develop and adopt project solicitation and evaluation guidelines for the program, as specified.
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  AB 853 (Hernández, Roger D)   Electrical and gas corporations: security of plant and facilities.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/4/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would, on and after the filing of an electrical corporation's or gas corporation's general rate case application, require that electrical corporation or gas corporation, except as provided, to utilize employees of that corporation for any work associated with the design, engineering, and operation of its nuclear, electrical, and gas infrastructure, including all computer and information technology systems, unless the utility files a request to contract to utilize persons who will replace those employees with the commission as a part of the utility's general rate case application.
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  AB 1033 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Economic impact assessment: small business definition.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/14/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/2/2016
  Summary: Would, with certain exceptions, authorize a state agency, when preparing the economic impact assessment, to use a consolidated definition of small business to determine the number of small businesses within the economy, a specific industry sector, or geographic region, and would define "small business" for that purpose as a business that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in its field of operation, and has fewer than 100 employees.
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  AB 1233 (Levine D)   Whistleblower investigation policy: state agencies.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/1/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/1/2016
  Summary: The California Whistleblower Protection Act authorizes the State Auditor to issue a public report of an investigation that has substantiated an improper governmental activity, keeping confidential the identity of the employee or employees involved. The act further authorizes the State Auditor to release any findings or evidence supporting any findings resulting from an investigation whenever the State Auditor determines it necessary to serve the interests of the state. This bill would require a state agency, as defined, that utilizes a whistleblower investigation policy separate from the act to publicly report, in the manner in which the State Auditor is authorized to publicly report, any investigation of a whistleblower complaint that has substantiated improper government activities.
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  AB 1266 (Gonzalez D)   Electrical and gas corporations: excess compensation.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit an electrical corporation or gas corporation from recovering from ratepayers expenses for excess compensation, as defined, paid to an officer of the utility for a period of 5 years following a triggering event, as defined, unless the utility obtains the approval of the Public Utilities Commission. The bill would provide that anytime within a 5-year period following a triggering event, and prior to paying or seeking recovery of excess compensation, the electrical corporation or gas corporation would be required to file an application with the commission containing specified information.
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  AB 1407 (Atkins D)   Family law: protective orders: wireless telephone numbers.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/1/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 7/6/2015
  Summary: Would, commencing July 1, 2016, authorize a court, after notice and a hearing, to issue an order directing a wireless telephone service provider to transfer the billing responsibility and rights to a wireless telephone number or numbers to a requesting party. The bill would require that order to be a separate order directed to the wireless telephone service provider that lists the name and billing telephone number of the accountholder, the name and contact information of the person to whom the number or numbers will be transferred, and each number to be transferred to that person.
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  AB 1493 (Cooper D)   California High Technology Crimes Task Force.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would establish the California High Technology Crimes Task Force to, among other tasks, analyze existing statutes for adequacy in addressing identity theft, Internet crimes, and credit card fraud, develop recommendations to prevent and prosecute those crimes, and identify funding sources for those purposes and to assist victims of those crimes. The bill would require the task force to report to the Legislature on those matters on or before December 31, 2017.
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  AB 1522 (Committee on Judiciary)   Transcript Reimbursement Fund: renewal.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/10/2015
  Last Amend: 6/23/2016
  Summary: Current law authorizes, until January 1, 2017, low-income persons appearing pro se to apply for funds from the Transcript Reimbursement Fund, subject to specified requirements and limitations. Current law requires the Court Reporters Board of California, until January 1, 2017, to publicize the availability of the fund to prospective applicants. Current law requires the unencumbered funds remaining in the Transcript Reimbursement Fund as of January 1, 2017, to be transferred to the Court Reporters' Fund. This bill would extend the operation of these provisions until January 1, 2021.
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  AB 1559 (Dodd D)   State Board of Equalization: returns and payment: extension: disaster.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Last Amend: 8/8/2016
  Summary: Current law authorizes the State Board of Equalization for good cause to extend the time, not to exceed one month, for a taxpayer, and to extend the time for more than one month for specified persons if a budget for the state has not been adopted by a specified date, to submit any return or pay any amount required to be paid under provisions of the Sales and Use Tax Law, the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law, Use Fuel Tax Law, Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law, Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law, Timber Yield Tax, Energy Resources Surcharge Law, Emergency Telephone Users Surcharge Act, Hazardous Substances Tax Law, Integrated Waste Management Fee Law, Oil Spill Response, Prevention, and Administration Fees Law, Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee Law, Fee Collection Procedures Law, and Diesel Fuel Tax Law, under specified conditions This bill would authorize the board, in the case of a disaster, as defined, to allow an extension for up to 3 months under the same conditions as the extension for good cause.
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  AB 1773 (Obernolte R)   Local government renewable energy self-generation program.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/3/2016
  Last Amend: 4/13/2016
  Summary: Under current law, the Public Utilities Commission is vested with regulatory authority over public utilities. Current law authorizes a local governmental entity, except a joint powers authority, to receive a bill credit to a designated benefiting account, for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility and requires the commission to adopt a rate tariff for the benefiting account. This bill would include as a local governmental entity for this purpose a joint powers authority, except as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  AB 1828 (Dodd D)   State Board of Equalization: members: conflicts of interest.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/28/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2016
  Last Amend: 4/28/2016
  Summary: The Quentin L. Kopp Conflict of Interest Act requires a party to, or a participant in, an adjudicatory proceeding pending before the State Board of Equalization to disclose on the record of the proceeding any contribution or contributions in an aggregate amount of $250 or more made within the preceding 12 months by the party or participant, or his or her agent, to any member of the board. A person who knowingly or willfully violates any provision of the act is guilty of a misdemeanor. This bill would delete the $250 limitation and instead apply the above-described disclosure and disqualification provisions if a board member receives any contribution or has behested a payment that is reportable pursuant to the Political Reform Act from a party, participant, or agent, as provided.
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  AB 2788 (Gatto D)   Wireless telecommunications facilities.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/13/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 6/13/2016
  Summary: Under existing law, a wireless telecommunications collocation facility, as specified, is subject to a city or county discretionary permit and is required to comply with specified criteria, but a collocation facility, which is the placement or installation of wireless facilities, including antennas and related equipment, on or immediately adjacent to a wireless telecommunications collocation facility, is a permitted use not subject to a city or county discretionary permit. This bill would permit the use of a small cell, as defined, without a city or county discretionary permit or aesthetic review in all zoning districts, subject only to a building permit or administrative permit, as applicable. The bill would require a city or county to issue those permits, as applicable, within 60 days, except as specified
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  AB 2903 (Gatto D)   Public Utilities Commission: duties and responsibilities: governance.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/3/2016
  Last Amend: 8/17/2016
  Summary: Current law prohibits a commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission from holding an official relation to or having a financial interest in a person or corporation subject to regulation by the commission and requires the commission to adopt an updated conflict of interest code and statement of incompatible activities by February 28, 1998. This bill would prohibit an executive of a public utility from serving as a commissioner within 2 years after leaving the employment of the utility. The bill would require the commission to maintain an updated conflict of interest code and statement of incompatible activities.
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  ACA 11 (Gatto D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/27/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/9/2016
  Last Amend: 5/27/2016
  Summary: Would authorize the Legislature to reallocate or reassign all or a portion of the functions of the Public Utilities Commission to other state agencies, departments, boards, or other entities, consistent with specified purposes. The measure would direct the Legislature to adopt appropriate structures to provide greater accountability for the public utilities of the state and provide the necessary guidance to the commission to focus its regulatory efforts on safety, reliability, and ratesetting and to implement statutorily authorized programs for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  SB 39 (Pavley D)   Vehicles: high-occupancy vehicle lanes.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/8/2015
  Summary: Current federal law, until September 30, 2017, authorizes a state to allow specified labeled vehicles to use lanes designated for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs). Currentt law authorizes the DMV to issue no more than 70,000 of those identifiers. This bill would increase the number of those identifiers that the DMV is authorized to issue to an unspecified amount. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
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  SB 62 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: Office of the Safety Advocate.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/30/2014
  Last Amend: 8/30/2016
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2020, establish within the Public Utilities Commission the Office of the Safety Advocate to advocate for the continuous, cost-effective improvement of the safety management and safety performance of public utilities. The bill would require the office to annually provide specified information to the chairpersons of the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of each house of the Legislature.
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  SB 69 (Leno D)   Budget Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Last Amend: 5/27/2015
  Summary: This bill would make appropriations for support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill contains other related provisions.
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  SB 465 (Hill D)   Building construction: contractors: discipline: reporting: building standards.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/15/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 8/29/2016
  Summary: Would require the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, after consultation with the Contractors' State License Board, to transmit to the board copies of any citations or other actions taken by the division against a contractor, as defined. The bill would authorize the board to enter into an interagency agreement with any other state or local agency the board deems to be in possession of information relevant to its priority to protect the public. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  SB 468 (Allen D)   Health care districts: design-build.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would authorize, until January 1, 2022, the Beach Cities Health District and the Peninsula Health Care District to use the design-build process for the construction of facilities or other buildings in those districts, as specified. Because the bill would expand the application of the procurement process to additional design-build entities, the bill would expand the crime of perjury, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  SB 486 (McGuire D)   Telecommunications: reliability standards: 911 emergency service.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission, when considering the need for reliability standards, to consider standards governing the construction, operation, and maintenance of utility boxes, serving area interfaces, cross-connect facilities, cabinets, vaults, pedestals, and similar equipment located outside telephone corporation plant environments, particularly in areas that have previously experienced damage that caused a 911 outage, where the equipment is located in areas of high risk of vandalism or accidental damage and in areas lacking redundancy for backup of the main network facilities serving the area. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  SB 494 (Hill D)   Emergency services: seismic safety and earthquake-related programs.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 9/3/2015
  Summary: Current law requires, subject to the identification of funding by January 1, 2016, various entities, including the Office of Emergency Services, through a public-private partnership, to develop a comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in California that includes certain features, including the installation of field sensors. Current law repeals this early warning system requirement on January 1, 2016, if the funding is not identified. It also requires the office to file with the Secretary of State a determination that funding was not identified by January 1, 2016. This bill would instead require the identification of funding for the earthquake early warning system to occur by July 1, 2016, and would make conforming changes.
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  SB 500 (Hertzberg D)   Personal income taxes: nonresident de minimis income.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/1/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 8/1/2016
  Summary: Would provide, for purposes of computing the taxable income of a nonresident, that the gross income of a nonresident from sources within this state does not include "de minimis income," defined as compensation subject to specified withholding if the nonresident has no other income from sources within this state, is present in this state to perform employment duties on behalf of an employer and any other related person for not more than 9 calendar days during the taxable year in which the compensation is received, if the compensation is received on or after January 1, 2017, for any part of the taxable year during which the taxpayer was not a resident of this state, and the nonresident's state of residence provides a substantially similar exclusion or does not impose an individual income tax.
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  SB 654 (Jackson D)   Unlawful employment practice: parental leave.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/18/2016
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer, as defined, from refusing, as specified, to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, and who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, to take up to 6 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. This bill contains other existing laws.
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  SB 885 (Wolk D)   Contracts: design professionals: indemnity.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/16/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/19/2016
  Last Amend: 6/16/2016
  Summary: Would specify, with certain exceptions, for contracts and amendments to them entered into on or after January 1, 2017, that a design professional, as defined, only has the duty to defend himself or herself from claims or lawsuits that arise out of, or pertain or relate to, negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct of the design professional. The bill would prohibit these provisions from being construed to affect any duty of a design professional to defend any claims brought against him or her on an ongoing basis during their pendency or the design professional's obligation to reimburse reasonable defense costs incurred by other persons or entities, limited to the design professional's degree of fault, as determined by a court, arbitration, or negotiated settlement.
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  SB 899 (Hueso D)   Gender discrimination: pricing.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/13/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/21/2016
  Last Amend: 6/13/2016
  Summary: Would prohibit a business establishment from discriminating against a person because of a person's gender with respect to the price charged for goods of a substantially similar or like kind, except for food, as defined, or goods sold by a new motor vehicle dealer, as defined. The bill would specify that these exceptions shall not bar or otherwise impact a claim brought under the Unruh Civil Rights Act. The bill would specify that a price difference based specifically on labor, materials, tariffs, or other gender-neutral reasons for having an increased cost of providing the goods is not included within this prohibition. The bill would also specify that a retail establishment is not prohibited from passing through a price to the consumer that is set by a manufacturer, distributor, or other entity that the retailer cannot control.
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  SB 954 (Hertzberg D)   Public works: prevailing wage: per diem wages.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/30/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/4/2016
  Last Amend: 6/14/2016
  Summary: Current law requires the Director of Industrial Relations to determine the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of a similar character in the locality in which the public work is to be performed, and the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for holiday and overtime work. This bill would require per diem wages to include industry advancement and collective bargaining agreements administrative fees if the payments are made pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement to which the employer is obligated.
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  SB 1078 (Jackson D)   Civil procedure: arbitration.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would, in a consumer arbitration case, require the disclosure of any solicitation made within the last 2 years by, or at the direction of, a private arbitration company to a party or lawyer for a party. The bill would only require disclosure of solicitations made after January 1, 2017. The bill would specify what is, and what is not, a solicitation for purposes of this disclosure. The bill would prohibit the solicitation of a party or lawyer for a party during the pendency of the arbitration.
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  SB 1196 (Hill D)   Professions and vocations: Bureau of Real Estate, Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers, and Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law provides for the regulation, by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services within the Department of Consumer Affairs, of locksmiths and the employees of locksmiths, repossessors, private investigators, private patrol operators, armored contract carriers, firearms and baton training facilities, and employees of those licensees, alarm company operators and alarm agents, and proprietary security services. Current law prescribes various fees and fines in connection with the regulation of these professions. Current law also establishes the Professions and Vocations Fund, which consists of certain funds. This bill would subject the bureau to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The bill would also provide that the Private Security Services Fund is a fund in the Professions and Vocations Fund.
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  SCA 3 (Morrell R)   Legislative procedure.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/4/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/4/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit either house of the Legislature from passing a bill until the bill, in the form to be voted on, has been made available to the public, in print and published on the Internet, for at least 72 hours preceding the vote. This requirement would not apply to specified urgency bills upon the submission by the Governor to the Legislature of a written statement declaring that dispensing with the requirement is necessary to address a state of emergency.
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  SCA 5 (Hancock D)   Local government finance.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/12/2016
  Summary: Would exempt from taxation for each taxpayer an amount up to $500,000 of tangible personal property used for business purposes. This measure would prohibit the Legislature from lowering this exemption amount or from changing its application, but would authorize it to be increased consistent with the authority described above. This measure would provide that this provision shall become operative on January 1, 2019. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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  Broadband



 
  AB 1549 (Wood D)   Department of Transportation: state highway rights-of-way: broadband: fiber optic cables.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 9/11/2015
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would require 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 would authorize those companies and organizations to collaborate with the department to install a broadband conduit as part of each project. The bill would require the department, in consultation with stakeholders, on or before January 1, 2018, to develop guidelines to facilitate the installation of broadband conduit on state highway rights-of-way.
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            Broadband, Public Utilities Comm.   


  BUDGET



 
  SB 106 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/10/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Last Amend: 9/10/2015
  Summary: The Public Utilities Act provides that the office of the PUC shall be in the City and County of San Francisco, requires that the PUC hold its sessions at least once in each calendar month in the City and County of San Francisco, and authorizes the PUC to also meet at those other times and places as may be expedient and necessary for the proper performance of its duties. This bill would require that the PUC hold its sessions at least once in each calendar month in the City and County of San Francisco or the City of Sacramento. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
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            BUDGET, Public Utilities Comm.   


  Business



 
  AB 16 (Waldron R)   Income taxes: credit: video games.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a tax credit for the video game industry.
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            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 57 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: wireless telecommunication facilities.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/2/2014
  Last Amend: 8/18/2015
  Summary: Would provide that a collocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications facility is deemed approved if the city or county fails to approve or disapprove the application within the reasonable time periods specified in applicable decisions of the Federal Communications Commission, all required public notices have been provided regarding the application, and the applicant has provided a notice to the city or county that the reasonable time period has lapsed. This bill contains other existing laws.
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            Business   
 
  AB 151 (Rodriguez D)   Income taxes: credits: apprenticeships.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 5/20/2015
  Summary: Current law provides for the establishment of apprenticeship programs in various trades, to be approved by the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in any trade in the state or in a city or trade area whenever the apprentice training needs justify the establishment. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2020, would allow a credit against the taxes imposed under those tax laws in an amount equal to $1 for each hour a registered apprentice worked in the taxable year, up to $2,000 each for up to 10 registered apprentices , as defined, trained by the taxpayer in the taxable year.
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            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 351 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Public contracts: small business participation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Summary: Would require all state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions to establish and achieve an annual goal of 25% small business participation in state procurements and contracts, to ensure that the state's procurement and contract processes are administered in order to meet or exceed the goal, and to report to the director statistics regarding small business participation in the agency's procurements and contracts. This bill contains other related provisions.
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            Business, Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 867 (Wagner R)   Tax administration: refunds: property tax: state assessment: actions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would, notwithstanding existing law regarding the rule of res judicata, where a tax, fee, assessment, surcharge, or other amount levied or collected by the tax agency, which this bill would define to include the board and the Franchise Tax Board, has been determined to have been illegally levied or collected in a final and nonappealable decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, authorize any person who paid that tax, fee, assessment, surcharge, or other amount to file with the tax agency a claim for refund, within one year after the date of the final and nonappealable decision and would require the tax agency to refund the amount so paid.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 925 (Low D)   Intentional recording of telephonic communication.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/11/2015
  Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,500, by imprisonment in county jail for not more than one year or in the state prison, or by both that fine and imprisonment, to intercept or receive and intentionally record, or assist in the interception or receipt and intentional recording of, a communication transmitted between 2 telephonic devices, without the consent of all parties to the communication. This bill would exempt from that prohibition the first 20 seconds of a telephonic communication between a person or business and a current or former customer, or a person reasonably believed to be a current or former customer.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1097 (Holden D)   Alarm companies: electronic transactions.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would provide that contracts for services or other activities relating to installation agreements for alarm systems may be conducted by electronic means. The bill would provide that the provisions of UETA would apply to transactions conducted by persons licensed, certified, or registered pursuant to the Alarm Company Act, for purposes of those installation agreements, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1196 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Commission for Economic Development.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 1/4/2016
  Summary: Would provide that the purpose of the Commission for Economic Development is to provide that continuing support and guidance on public policies and economic development activities that support job creation and business growth in this state. The bill would additionally authorize the commission to collaborate with statewide and regional organizations on economic and community development initiatives and identify and support this state's access to federal programs, as provided.
            Subject   
            Business, Economic Development   
 
  AB 1199 (Nazarian D)   Income taxes: credits: motion pictures.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law allows additional tax credits for a qualified motion picture for, among other things, 5% of the qualified expenditures related to music scoring and music track recording by musicians attributable to the production of the qualified motion picture in California. This bill would instead authorize that additional 5% for qualified expenditures relating to "qualified music preparation, music scoring, music track recording, and music editing," but would limit the scope of that term to the described activities for which a specified amount of the total expenditures is paid or incurred in California.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 1311 (Cooper D)   Temporary services employees: wages.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/22/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 1/7/2016
  Summary: Current law generally requires that an employee of a temporary services employer, as defined, be paid weekly. Current law provides that a violation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill would, with certain exceptions, make the weekly pay requirement applicable to a security guard employed by a private patrol operator who is a temporary services employer, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1506 (Hernández, Roger D)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/4/2015
  Last Amend: 8/31/2015
  Summary: Would provide an employer with the right to cure a violation of the requirement that an employer provide its employees with the inclusive dates of the pay period and the name and address of the legal entity that is the employer before an employee may bring a civil action under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004. The bill would provide that a violation of that requirement shall only be considered cured upon a showing that the employer has provided a fully compliant, itemized wage statement to each aggrieved employee, as specified.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1552 (Allen, Travis R)   Public contracts: state and local agencies: businesses engaged in boycott.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Summary: Would, with certain exceptions, prohibit a public entity from entering into a contract to acquire or dispose of goods, services, information technology, or construction unless the contract includes a representation that the contractor is not currently engaged in, and an agreement that the contractor will not during the duration of the contract engage in, the boycott, as defined, of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with which the state can enjoy open trade, defined as a state that is a member of the World Trade Organization.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  AB 1676 (Campos D)   Employers: wage discrimination.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/2/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/19/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor for an employer or other person acting either individually or as an officer, agent, or employee of another person to pay or cause to be paid to any employee a wage less than the rate paid to an employee of the opposite sex as required by these provisions, or who reduces the wages of any employee in order to comply with these provisions. Existing law also makes it a misdemeanor for an employer to refuse or neglect to comply with the above provisions of law. This bill would specify that prior salary cannot, by itself, justify any disparity in compensation under the bona fide factor exception to the above prohibition.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1993 (Irwin D)   Law enforcement contact process: service providers.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/16/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law authorizes a court or magistrate to issue a warrant for the search of a place and the seizure of property or things identified in the warrant if there is probable cause to believe that specified grounds exist. This bill would require service providers to maintain a law enforcement contact process that meets specified criteria and, by July 1, 2017, file a statement with the Attorney General describing that process. The bill would require a service provider to file a statement with the Attorney General describing any material change to its process as soon as practicable after making that change.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2296 (Low D)   Digital signatures.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 6/21/2016
  Summary: Would express the intent of the Legislature to clarify that a digital signature may be used to satisfy the requirements of an electronic signature under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. The bill would, for purposes of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, provide that an electronic signature includes a digital signature under specified described provisions of the Government Code and that a digital signature under those provisions is a type of an electronic signature as set forth in the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 761 (Hall D)   Advertising: Internet private residence rental listings: notice.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/1/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 7/9/2015
  Summary: Would require a hosting platform, as defined, to provide a specific notice to an occupant listing a residence for short-term rental on a hosting platform that states, among other things, that, if the occupant is a tenant, listing the room, home, condominium, or apartment may violate the lease or contract and could result in legal action by the landlord, including possible eviction.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 1092 (Monning D)   Advertising: Internet private residence rental listings: notice.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 6/8/2016
  Summary: Current law requires a hosting platform, as defined, to provide a specific notice to an occupant listing a residence for short-term rental on a hosting platform that states, among other things, that, if the occupant is a tenant, listing the room, home, condominium, or apartment may violate the lease or contract and could result in legal action by the landlord, including possible eviction. This bill would require that notice to also be provided to mobilehome offerors and include a statement advising the offeror to review any restrictions on coverage under the offeror’s homeowners’ or renters’ insurance policy related to short-term rental activities, as specified, and would make technical and conforming changes.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 1241 (Wieckowski D)   Employment contracts: adjudication: choice of law and forum.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/29/2016
  Summary: Current law regulates the terms and conditions of labor contracts. Current law prohibits an employer from requiring an employee or applicant for employment to agree, in writing, to any term or condition that is known by the employer to be illegal. This bill, for contracts entered into, modified, or extended on or after January 1, 2017, would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee who primarily resides and works in California, as a condition of employment, to agree to a provision that would require the employee to adjudicate outside of California a claim arising in California or deprive the employee of the substantive protection of California law with respect to a controversy arising in California.
            Subject   
            Business   
 
  SB 1422 (Glazer D)   Public utilities and other service suppliers: collection of local taxes.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 3/28/2016
  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 explicitly define the term "other service supplier" for the purpose of those provisions to include, but not be limited to, a holder of a state franchise for the provision of video service.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  SB 1428 (Hernandez D)   Contracts: automatic renewal provisions.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/10/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 5/10/2016
  Summary: Current law makes it unlawful for any business making an automatic renewal or continuous service offer to a consumer in this state to, among other things, fail to present the automatic renewal or continuous service offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner, charge the consumer for an automatic renewal or continuous service without first obtaining the consumer's affirmative consent, and to fail to provide an acknowledgment that includes the automatic renewal or continuous service offer terms, cancellation policy, and information regarding how to cancel in a manner that is capable of being retained by the consumer. This bill would require a business that makes an automatic renewal or continuous service offer that is subject to the above-described requirements to provide a consumer with an email address or option on the business' Internet Web site for the consumer to communicate his or her decision to not renew the subscription or purchasing agreement.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   


  CASF



 
  AB 238 (Stone, Mark D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2015
  Last Amend: 1/4/2016
  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. 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 extend to December 31, 2020, the time period for meeting the program goal and would specify the threshold speeds to be met in achieving the goal.
            Subject   
            CASF, Internet   
 
  AB 1262 (Wood D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/2/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Would require that of the moneys collected for California Advanced Services Fund on and after January 1, 2011, $15,000,000 is to be deposited into the Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Grant Account and used for specified purposes, and $10,000,000 is to be deposited into the Broadband Infrastructure Revolving Loan Account and used for specified purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            CASF   
 
  AB 1758 (Stone, Mark D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/2/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  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 establishes that the goal of the CASF 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. 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 until 2020. This bill would extend to December 31, 2023, the time period for meeting the program goal and would specify the threshold speeds to be met in achieving the goal.
            Subject   
            CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2130 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  Summary: Would establish the Broadband Build-Out Completion Account within the CASF and would authorize the Public Utilities Commission to collect an additional sum not to exceed $100,000,000, on or after January 1, 2017, for deposit in the Broadband Build-Out Completion Account. The bill would require that moneys in the account be disbursed pursuant to a multiple-round, fair and open competitive bidding process for infrastructure projects to provide broadband access to unserved areas of California consistent with specified requirements and objectives. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 745 (Hueso D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/30/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law provides that moneys in the Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Grant Account are available for grants to eligible consortia to fund the cost of broadband deployment activities other than the capital cost of facilities, as specified by the Public Utilities Commission, and provides that an eligible consortium may include representatives of organizations, including local and regional government, public safety, elementary and secondary education, health care, libraries, postsecondary education, community-based organizations, tourism, parks and recreation, agricultural, and business. This bill would specifically include representatives of workforce organizations and air pollution control or air quality management districts amongst the persons that can be included in an eligible consortium.
            Subject   
            CASF   


  CEQA



 
  AB 1068 (Allen, Travis R)   California Environmental Quality Act: priority projects.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would authorize each Member of the Legislature to nominate one project within his or her respective district each year, and the Governor to designate those projects as priority projects if the projects meet specified requirements. The bill would require the Governor to provide a notice of the designation to the appropriate lead agency and to the Office of Planning and Research. The bill would require the lead agency to notify the public and interested stakeholders of the designation, as specified, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            CEQA   
 
  SB 122 (Jackson D)   California Environmental Quality Act: record of proceedings.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/22/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 8/15/2016
  Summary: CEQA establishes a procedure for the preparation and certification of the record of proceedings upon the filing of an action or proceeding challenging a lead agency's action on the grounds of noncompliance with CEQA. This bill would require the lead agency, at the request of a project applicant and consent of the lead agency, to prepare a record of proceedings concurrently with the preparation of a negative declaration, mitigated negative declaration, EIR, or other environmental document for projects. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            CEQA   
 
  SB 1008 (Lara D)   California Environmental Quality Act: Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System: exemption.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/24/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2016
  Last Amend: 8/1/2016
  Summary: Current law, until January 1, 2017, exempts from CEQA the design, site acquisition, construction, operation, or maintenance of certain structures and equipment of the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) consisting of a long-term evolution broadband mobile data system and a land mobile radio system, if certain criteria are met at the individual project site, including that the site contains either an antenna support structure, as provided, or a public facility that transmits or receives public safety radio signals. This bill would extend that exemption until January 1, 2020 , and would specify that a fire station is not a public facility for purposes of determining if that exemption applies to an individual project site.
            Subject   
            CEQA   
 
  SB 1248 (Moorlach R)   Environmental quality: judicial challenge: identification of contributors.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Summary: Would require a plaintiff or petitioner, in an action brought pursuant to the provisions of CEQA, to disclose specified information regarding the plaintiff or petitioner in the complaint or petition or in a subsequent notice. The bill would require disclosure of the identity of a person or entity that contributes in excess of $100 dollars, as specified, toward the plaintiff's or petitioner's costs of an action. The bill would provide that a failure to provide this disclosure shall be grounds for dismissal of the action by the court or, if the failure occurs during a postjudgment proceeding, the denial of attorneys' fees for a successful plaintiff or petitioner.
            Subject   
            CEQA   


  Drones



 
  AB 56 (Quirk D)   Budget Act of 2016.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/2/2014
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would amend the Budget Act of 2016 to reappropriate and encumber the funds from the Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods Fund that were encumbered as of June 29, 2016, but that were not liquidated on or before June 30, 2016, for the same purposes that the funds are encumbered for as of June 29, 2016. This bill would make the funds available for liquidation of encumbrances until June 30, 2018. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1724 (Waldron R)   Unmanned aircraft: identification requirements.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/28/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2016
  Summary: Would require, beginning January 1, 2017, a person or public or private entity that owns or operates an unmanned aircraft, as defined, to place specified identifying information or digitally store identifying information on that unmanned aircraft. The bill would exempt model aircraft, as defined, from that requirement. The bill would make a person or entity that violates that provision liable for a civil fine not to exceed $2,500. The bill would authorize the Attorney General, a district attorney, county counsel, or a city attorney to bring an action to recover that fine, as specified.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2320 (Calderon D)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/15/2016
  Summary: Would specifically prohibit a person who is prohibited from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person or from capturing images of the other person by using an unmanned aircraft system. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2724 (Gatto D)   Unmanned aircraft.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would require a person who manufactures an unmanned aircraft for sale in this state to include with the unmanned aircraft a link to the FAA Internet Web site containing safety regulations or best practices applicable to unmanned aircraft and, if the unmanned aircraft is required to be registered with the FAA, a notification of that requirement and a link to the FAA registration Internet Web site. The bill would require an unmanned aircraft equipped with global positioning satellite mapping capabilities to also be equipped with geofencing technological capabilities that prohibit the unmanned aircraft from flying within any area prohibited by local, state, or federal law, as specified.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 142 (Jackson D)   Civil law: unmanned aerial vehicles.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 6/30/2015
  Summary: Would extend liability for wrongful occupation of real property and damages to a person who operates an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system, as defined, less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property, without the express permission of the person or entity with the legal authority to grant access or without legal authority. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 170 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems: correctional facilities.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/3/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2015
  Last Amend: 9/1/2015
  Summary: Would make a person who knowingly and intentionally operates an unmanned aircraft system on or above the grounds of a state prison or a jail guilty of a misdemeanor. The bill would make these misdemeanor provisions inapplicable to a person employed by the prison or jail acting within the scope of his or her employment, or a person who receives prior permission from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or the county sheriff.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 263 (Gaines R)   Protective orders: use of an unmanned aircraft system.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would specifically prohibit a person subject to certain protective orders, when the person is prohibited by the protective order from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person, or from capturing images of the other person by using an unmanned aircraft system. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 271 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/3/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 9/1/2015
  Summary: Would, unless authorized by federal law, make it an infraction to knowingly and intentionally operate an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system on the grounds of, or less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying, a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority, or his or her designee, or equivalent school authority.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 808 (Gaines R)   Protective orders: unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Summary: Would specifically prohibit a person who is prohibited from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person, or from capturing images of the other person by using an unmanned aircraft system. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 809 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Summary: Would, unless authorized by federal law, make it an infraction to knowingly and intentionally operate an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system on the grounds of, or less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying, a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority, or his or her designee, or equivalent school authority.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 868 (Jackson D)   State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/12/2016
  Last Amend: 5/31/2016
  Summary: Would enact the State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. The bill would establish conditions for operating remote piloted aircraft, including maintaining liability insurance or proof of financial responsibility. The bill would authorize the Department of Transportation to adopt rules and regulations governing the conditions under which remote piloted aircraft may be operated for the purpose of protecting and ensuring the general public interest and safety and the safety of persons operating remote piloted aircraft.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   


  Economic Development



 
  AB 2 (Alejo D)   Community revitalization authority.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would authorize certain local agencies to form a community revitalization authority (authority) within a community revitalization and investment area, as defined, to carry out provisions of the Community Redevelopment Law in that area for purposes related to, among other things, infrastructure, affordable housing, and economic revitalization.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 3 (Williams D)   Isla Vista Community Services District.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 9/9/2015
  Summary: Would authorize the establishment of the Isla Vista Community Services District by requiring the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to submit a resolution of application to the Santa Barbara County Local Agency Formation Commission, and, upon direction by the commission, place the questions of whether the district should be established and whether a utility user tax should be imposed on the ballot at the next countywide election following the completion of the review by the commission. By imposing new duties on the County of Santa Barbara, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 1196 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Commission for Economic Development.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 1/4/2016
  Summary: Would provide that the purpose of the Commission for Economic Development is to provide that continuing support and guidance on public policies and economic development activities that support job creation and business growth in this state. The bill would additionally authorize the commission to collaborate with statewide and regional organizations on economic and community development initiatives and identify and support this state's access to federal programs, as provided.
            Subject   
            Business, Economic Development   


  Education



 
  AB 631 (Bonilla D)   School finance: Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards Implementation Fund Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would establish the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards Implementation Fund Act, to be implemented if funds are received in the annual Budget Act or another statute, as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate funds for the 2015-16 fiscal year to local educational agencies, as defined, on the basis of an equal amount per pupil based on the prior year's enrollment for specified purposes relating to the integration of common core academic content standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and English language development standards in schools.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 699 (Olsen R)   Education technology: grants.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: Current law establishes the Education Technology Grant Act of 2002 to provide technology education grants to school district applicants for schools serving pupils in grades 4 to 8, inclusive, consistently with federal law. Current law defines "school district" for purposes of the act. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that definition.
            Subject   
            Education   
 
  AB 2706 (Wilk R)   Teachers: education technology and digital resources training pilot program.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 3/18/2016
  Summary: Would appropriate, without regard to fiscal years, $2,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction to be allocated to specified local educational agencies for the purpose of implementing a pilot program to train teachers teaching kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to more effectively utilize technology and digital resources within their instructional day, while also measuring and teaching the critical 21st century skills pupils need to succeed on California's next-generation online assessments, as well as to prepare pupils for college and career objectives, thereby making an appropriation.
            Subject   
            Education, Technology   
 
  SB 318 (Morrell R)   Education technology and digital resources training pilot program.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 4/23/2015
  Summary: Would appropriate, for the 2015-16 fiscal year, $1,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction to be allocated to applicant local educational agencies for the purpose of implementing a pilot program to train kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, teachers to more effectively utilize technology and digital resources within their instructional day, while also measuring and teaching the critical 21st century skills pupils need to succeed on California's next-generation online assessments, as well as to prepare pupils for college and career objectives, thereby making an appropriation.
            Subject   
            Education   


  Emergency Alert



 
  AB 8 (Gatto D)   Emergency services: hit-and-run incidents.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/28/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 7/6/2015
  Summary: Would authorize a law enforcement agency to issue a Yellow Alert if a person has been killed or has suffered serious bodily injury due to a hit-and-run incident and the law enforcement agency has specified information concerning the suspect or the suspect's vehicle. The bill would authorize the Department of the California Highway Patrol to activate a Yellow Alert within the requested geographic area upon request if it concurs with the law enforcement agency that specified requirements are met.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 510 (Rodriguez D)   Wireless 911 calls: emergency telephone user surcharge.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 7/15/2015
  Summary: Would require the Public Safety Communications Division to require its California 911 Emergency Communications Branch to work with the Department of the California Highway Patrol to continue the work of the Routing on Empirical Data (RED) Project by using the technology and procedures employed in that project to assist in determining whether wireless 911 calls should be routed to a local public safety answering point or a California Highway Patrol call center. The bill would require that the project use historical empirical call data to determine the most efficient routing for wireless 911 calls.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 643 (Nazarian D)   Emergency services: Silver Alerts.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/28/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 4/8/2015
  Summary: Would authorize the Silver Alert to be made by changeable message sign if a law enforcement agency determines that a vehicle may be involved in the missing person incident and specific vehicle identification data is available for public dissemination.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 1346 (Gray D)   Office of Emergency Services: State Emergency Plan: update.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/15/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/15/2016
  Summary: Would require the Office of Emergency Services to update the State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2018, and every 5 years thereafter, and would require the plan to be consistent with specified state climate adaptation strategies.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 1564 (Williams D)   Emergency services: wireless 911 calls: routing.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/30/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  Summary: Would require that a provider of commercial mobile radio service, as defined, provide access for end users of that service to the local emergency telephone systems described in the Warren-911-Emergency Assistance Act, that “911” be the primary access number for those services, and that user validation not be required. The bill would prohibit a provider of commercial mobile radio service from charging any airtime, access, or similar usage charge for any “911” call placed from a commercial mobile radio service telecommunications device to a local emergency telephone system.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 1769 (Rodriguez D)   911 emergency system: nuisance communications.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/3/2016
  Last Amend: 3/28/2016
  Summary: Current law makes it an offense for a person to telephone the 911 emergency system with the intent to annoy or harass another person, and makes the offender liable for all reasonable costs incurred by any unnecessary emergency response. This bill would expand those provisions to include communicating with the 911 emergency system using an electronic communication device for those purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  AB 2453 (Rodriguez D)   Emergency services: State 911 Advisory Board.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/28/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/28/2016
  Summary: Current law establishes the State 911 Advisory Board , which is composed of 11 members who meet quarterly in public sessions and are appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Governor. This bill would increase the membership to 13 members, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   
 
  SB 438 (Hill D)   Earthquake safety: statewide earthquake early warning program and system.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/8/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 8/1/2016
  Summary: The California Emergency Services Act requires the Office of Emergency Services to develop in collaboration with specified entities a comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in California through a public-private partnership, as specified. The act requires the office to identify funding for the system through single or multiple sources of revenue, and requires those sources to exclude the General Fund and to be limited to federal funds, funds from revenue bonds, local funds, and funds from private sources. This bill would discontinue the requirement that the funding sources for the system exclude the General Fund and be limited to federal funds, funds from revenue bonds, local funds, and funds from private sources.
            Subject   
            Emergency Alert   


  Energy Efficiency



 
  AB 213 (Ridley-Thomas D)   Energy efficiency: light emitting diode (LED) lighting products.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/2/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Current law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to prescribe energy efficiency standards, including standards applicable to lighting products. This bill would prohibit the commission from adopting a color rendering index (CRI) value greater than the CRI value set forth in the United State Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program, as a part of energy efficiency standards for lighting products, unless the commission makes certain findings.
            Subject   
            Energy Efficiency   
 
  AB 1094 (Williams D)   Energy usage: plug-in equipment.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/12/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/12/2015
  Summary: Would require the Energy Commission, in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission, to conduct an analysis of plug-in equipment electricity consumption, as specified, and set statewide, long-term energy efficiency targets to reduce the amount of electricity consumed by plug-in equipment. The bill would require the Energy Commission, in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission, to develop, track the progress of, revise, and update an implementation plan to achieve those targets, as specified.
            Subject   
            Energy Efficiency   
 
  AB 1480 (Patterson R)   Energy efficiency.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law authorizes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to prescribe, by regulation, appliance efficiency standards, based on reasonable use patterns, to promote the use of energy and water efficient appliances. This bill would make nonsubstantive revisions to that provision.
            Subject   
            Energy Efficiency   


  EWaste/Recycling



 
  AB 45 (Mullin D)   Household hazardous waste.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/21/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 1/21/2016
  Summary: Would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to adopt one or more model ordinances for a comprehensive program for the collection of household hazardous waste and would authorize a local jurisdiction that provides for the residential collection and disposal of solid waste that proposes to enact an ordinance governing the collection and diversion of household hazardous waste to adopt one of the model ordinances adopted by the department.
            Subject   
            EWaste/Recycling   
 
  AB 273 (Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials)   Hazardous waste and substances: corrective action: liability.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Last Amend: 7/8/2015
  Summary: Current law authorizes the Attorney General to recover from the liable person, as defined, the costs incurred by the Department of Toxic Substances Control or a California regional water quality control board in carrying out the Carpenter-Presley-Tanner Hazardous Substance Account Act and subjects any monetary obligation owed to the department pursuant to the act or the hazardous waste control laws to a specified rate of interest earned in the Surplus Money Investment Fund. This bill would explicitly apply each of these provisions regarding a person's liability for cost recovery to the release of hazardous waste constituents into the environment. The bill would also explicitly make the costs of response or corrective action recoverable.
            Subject   
            EWaste/Recycling   
 
  AB 640 (Dahle R)   Household hazardous waste.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/24/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Summary: Current law authorizes public agencies to operate household hazardous waste collection facilities, as defined, and specifies conditions for the transportation of household hazardous waste. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the definitions pertaining to those provisions.
            Subject   
            EWaste/Recycling   
 
  AB 1019 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Metal theft and related recycling crimes.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2020, require the Department of Justice to establish a Metal Theft Task Force Program designed to enhance the capacity of the department to serve as the lead law enforcement agency in the investigation and prosecution of illegal recycling operations, and metal theft and related recycling crimes, and would authorize the department to enter into partnerships, as defined, with local law enforcement agencies, regional task forces, and district attorneys for the purpose of achieving the goals of the program.
            Subject   
            EWaste/Recycling   


  High Tech Crime/Piracy



 
  AB 32 (Waldron R)   Computer crimes.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 7/15/2015
  Summary: Current law establishes various crimes relating to computer services and systems. This bill would clarify the criminal penalties for specified computer crimes by making a person who violates those provisions guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years and a fine not exceeding $10,000, or a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 195 (Chau D)   Unauthorized access to computer systems.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2015
  Last Amend: 6/23/2015
  Summary: Current law makes it a crime for a person, with the intent that the crime be committed, to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of prescribed crimes. This bill would expand these provisions to make it a crime for a person, with the intent that the crime be committed, to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of the access crimes related to computer services and systems. The bill would make it a crime to offer to obtain or procure assistance for another to obtain unauthorized access, or to assist others in locating hacking services, as defined.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1241 (Calderon D)   Crimes: audiovisual work: recording.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Current law makes it a crime for a person to, for commercial advantage or private financial gain, knowingly advertise or offer for sale or resale, or sell or resell, or cause the rental, sale, or resale of, or rent, or manufacturer, or possess for these purposes, any recording or audiovisual work, the outside cover, box, jacket, or label of which does not clearly and conspicuously disclose the actual true name and address of the manufacturer of the recording or audiovisual work and the name of the actual author, artist, performer, producer, programmer, or group. This bill would provide that the punishment for a 2nd or subsequent offense for those certain violations would be imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or imprisonment for a felony, or by a fine of not less than $1,000, but not to exceed $200,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy   
 
  SB 110 (Fuller R)   Threats: schools.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Last Amend: 8/17/2015
  Summary: Would make a person who, by any means, including, but not limited to, by means of an electronic act, willfully threatens unlawful violence to another person to occur upon the grounds of a school, as defined, with specific intent and under certain circumstances, and that threat creates a disruption at the school, guilty of a misdemeanor or felony punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a specified term. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy   
 
  SB 676 (Cannella R)   Disorderly conduct: invasion of privacy.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 7/2/2015
  Summary: Current law provides for forfeiture by a defendant of illegal telecommunications equipment, or a computer, computer system, or computer network, and any software or data that was used in committing specified crimes, including depiction of a person under 18 years of age personally engaging in or personally simulating sexual conduct. This bill would make the forfeiture provisions described above applicable to illegal telecommunications equipment, or a computer, computer system, or computer network, and any software or data, when used in committing a violation of disorderly conduct related to invasion of privacy, as specified.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy   


  Internet



 
  AB 238 (Stone, Mark D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2015
  Last Amend: 1/4/2016
  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. 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 extend to December 31, 2020, the time period for meeting the program goal and would specify the threshold speeds to be met in achieving the goal.
            Subject   
            CASF, Internet   


  Labor / Employment



 
  AB 67 (Gonzalez D)   Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2016.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/3/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/17/2014
  Last Amend: 8/3/2016
  Summary: Would enact the Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2016, which would require an employer to pay at least 2 times the regular rate of pay to employees at retail and grocery store establishments, as defined, except employees in specified categories, for work on a family holiday, as defined. The bill would exempt retail food facilities, as defined, from the act unless the retail food facility is a grocery store establishment, or is located within a retail establishment, or is located within a grocery store establishment and primarily sells food for onsite consumption. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 304 (Gonzalez D)   Sick leave: accrual and limitations.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2015
  Last Amend: 6/22/2015
  Summary: The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 provides, among other things, that an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from the commencement of employment is entitled to paid sick days for prescribed purposes, to be accrued at a rate of no less than one hour for every 30 hours worked. This bill would require that the employee do that work for the same employer in order to qualify for accrued sick leave under these provisions. This bill would exclude a retired annuitant of a public entity, as specified, from the definition of employee under these provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 326 (Frazier D)   Public works: prevailing wage rates: wage and penalty assessments.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/14/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/13/2015
  Last Amend: 6/9/2016
  Summary: Current law provides that there is no liability for liquidated damages if a contractor, subcontractor, or surety deposits the full amount of the assessment or notice, including penalties, with the Department of Industrial Relations to hold in escrow pending administrative or judicial review. This bill would require the department to release the funds deposited in escrow plus interest earned to those persons and entities within 30 days following either the conclusion of all administrative and judicial review or upon the department receiving written notice from the Labor Commissioner or his or her designee of a settlement or other final disposition of an assessment issued, as specified, or from the authorized representative of the awarding body of a settlement or other final disposition of a notice issued, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 357 (Chiu D)   Employment: work hours: Fair Scheduling Act of 2015.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/1/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Last Amend: 6/1/2015
  Summary: Would make legislative findings and declarations relating to work hour scheduling for employees of food and general retail establishments. The bill would require a food and general retail establishment, as defined, to provide its employees with at least 2 weeks' notice of their schedules. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 471 (Harper R)   Employment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Summary: Current law prohibits, subject to certain exceptions, an employer from requiring an employee to work more than 5 hours per day without providing a meal period. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to those provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 676 (Calderon D)   Employment: discrimination: status as unemployed.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/10/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 8/31/2015
  Summary: Would, on and after July 1, 2016, prohibit an employer from publishing an advertisement or announcement for a job that states or indicates that an unemployed person is not eligible for the job. The bill would prohibit an employer from asking an applicant for employment to disclose, orally or in writing, the applicant's employment status, except as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 984 (Calderon D)   Use of age information in employment.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer from using information regarding a person's age in making any employment decision regarding that person. The bill would also provide that a commercial online entertainment employment service provider, as defined, who accepts payment from persons in California to post resumes and other information online is subject to the antidiscrimination laws of California.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1007 (McCarty D)   Minimum wage.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Current law sets the minimum wage for all industries at $9 per hour and, on January 1, 2016, raises the minimum wage for all industries to $10 per hour. This bill instead would set the minimum wage on and after January 1, 2016, at the amount necessary to keep a family of 3 above the supplemental poverty level.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1038 (Jones R)   Employment: flexible work schedules.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would permit an individual nonexempt employee to request an employee-selected flexible work schedule providing for workdays up to 10 hours per day within a 40-hour workweek, and would allow an employer to implement this schedule without the obligation to pay overtime compensation for those additional hours in a workday, except as specified. The bill would require that the flexible work schedule contain specified information and the employer's and the employee's original signature.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1311 (Cooper D)   Temporary services employees: wages.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/22/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 1/7/2016
  Summary: Current law generally requires that an employee of a temporary services employer, as defined, be paid weekly. Current law provides that a violation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. This bill would, with certain exceptions, make the weekly pay requirement applicable to a security guard employed by a private patrol operator who is a temporary services employer, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1404 (Grove R)   Income taxes: credit: employees with disabilities.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill, for taxable years beginning January 1, 2016, would allow a credit under those laws to an employer who employs in this state, an individual with a disability who may be paid a special minimum wage, and pays the qualified employee a wage equal to or exceeding the minimum wage during the taxable year. The credit would be allowed in an amount equal to the difference between the special minimum wage and the minimum wage. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1643 (Gonzalez D)   Workers' compensation: permanent disability apportionment.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/11/2016
  Last Amend: 3/16/2016
  Summary: Would prohibit apportionment of permanent disability, in the case of a physical injury occurring on or after January 1, 2017, from being based on pregnancy, menopause, osteoporosis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. The bill would also prohibit apportionment of permanent disability, in the case of a psychiatric injury occurring on or after January 1, 2017, from being based on psychiatric disability or impairment caused by any of those conditions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1676 (Campos D)   Employers: wage discrimination.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/2/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/19/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor for an employer or other person acting either individually or as an officer, agent, or employee of another person to pay or cause to be paid to any employee a wage less than the rate paid to an employee of the opposite sex as required by these provisions, or who reduces the wages of any employee in order to comply with these provisions. Existing law also makes it a misdemeanor for an employer to refuse or neglect to comply with the above provisions of law. This bill would specify that prior salary cannot, by itself, justify any disparity in compensation under the bona fide factor exception to the above prohibition.
            Subject   
            Business, Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1727 (Gonzalez D)   Hosting platforms: independent contractors.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2016
  Last Amend: 4/13/2016
  Summary: Current law relating to employment governs the grant of restraining orders or injunctive relief in labor disputes, as defined. This bill would establish for eligible groups of independent contractors the right to organize and negotiate with hosting platforms, and would declare the activity of such a group to be a labor dispute for purposes of injunctive relief. The bill would require a hosting platform to meet and negotiate with a group on specified subjects. The bill would define terms for those purposes. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1843 (Stone, Mark D)   Applicants for employment: criminal history.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/2/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2016
  Last Amend: 8/11/2016
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer from asking an applicant for employment to disclose, or from utilizing as a factor in determining any condition of employment, information concerning or related to an arrest, detention, processing, diversion, supervision, adjudication, or court disposition that occurred while the person was subject to the process and jurisdiction of juvenile court law. The bill, for the purposes of the prohibitions and exceptions described above, would provide that "conviction" excludes an adjudication by a juvenile court or any other court order or action taken with respect to a person who is under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court law, and would make related and conforming changes.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1926 (Cooper D)   Public works: prevailing wage: apprentices.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/2/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2016
  Last Amend: 8/17/2016
  Summary: Would require, when a contractor requests the dispatch of an apprentice to perform work on a public works project and requires compliance with certain preemployment activities as a condition of employment, as specified, that the apprentice be paid the prevailing rate for the time spent on any required preemployment activity, including travel time to and from the activity, if any, except as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 1978 (Gonzalez D)   Employment: property service workers.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/15/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/16/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law establishes the Department of Industrial Relations in the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of California, to improve their working conditions, and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment. Current law establishes within the department the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, which is vested with the general duty of enforcing labor laws, including those relating to wage claims and employer retaliation. This bill would require every employer subject to its provisions to keep accurate records of specific information regarding employees for 3 years.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2288 (Burke D)   Apprenticeship programs: building and construction trades.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/7/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/16/2016
  Summary: Would require the California Workforce Development Board and each local board to ensure that federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 funds respectively awarded by them for preapprenticeship training in the building and construction trades fund programs and services that follow the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum implemented by the State Department of Education and that develop a plan to help increase the representation of women in those trades, as specified. The bill would require the California Workforce Development Board to develop policies to implement these provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2337 (Burke D)   Employment protections: victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/14/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/4/2016
  Summary: Current law provides that any employee who is discharged, threatened with discharge, demoted, suspended, or in any manner discriminated or retaliated against in the terms and conditions of employment by his or her employer because the employee has taken time off for those purposes is entitled to reinstatement and reimbursement for lost wages and work benefits caused by the acts of the employer, as well as appropriate equitable relief, and is allowed to file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement within the Department of Industrial Relations. This bill would require employers to inform each employee of his or her rights established under those laws by providing specific information in writing to new employees upon hire and to other employees upon request.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2405 (Gatto D)   Employment: employees: time off.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 5/31/2016
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer who employs 25 or more employees working at the same location from discharging or discriminating against an employee who is a parent, as defined, having custody of a child in a licensed child day care facility or in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, for taking off up to 40 hours each year to find, enroll, or reenroll their child in a school, to participate in school activities, or address emergency situations at school, subject to specified conditions. This bill would require an employer to annually provide an employee at least 8 hours of paid time off for the purposes of a planned absence under these provisions, except as specified, and would instead authorize an employee to use vacation or paid time off, or use unpaid time off, if available, when taking time off under these provisions.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2461 (Grove R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/27/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/27/2016
  Summary: Would limit the violations for which an aggrieved employee is authorized to bring a civil action under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 and would require the employee to follow specified procedures before bringing an action.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2462 (Grove R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/27/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/27/2016
  Summary: Would provide the employer with the right to cure any violation of the Labor Code covered by the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 before the employee may bring a civil action. That right to cure would be provided before, and in addition to, any other specified procedures the employee is required to follow prior to bringing an action.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2463 (Grove R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004: penalty cap.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/27/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/27/2016
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 provides the employer with the right to cure certain violations before the employee may bring a civil action, as specified. For other violations, the act requires the employee to follow specified procedures before bringing an action. The act authorizes a court, in an action by an aggrieved employee seeking recovery of a civil penalty, as specified, to award a lesser amount than the maximum civil penalty if that penalty would be unjust, arbitrary and oppressive, or confiscatory. This bill would establish a cap on that penalty of $1,000 for each aggrieved employee.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2464 (Grove R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/27/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/27/2016
  Summary: Would authorize a court to dismiss an action as to an aggrieved employee seeking recovery of a civil penalty, if, after notice and hearing, the court finds that the aggrieved employee suffered no appreciable physical or economic harm.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2465 (Grove R)   Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Summary: Under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, an employee is authorized to bring an action for such an alleged violation only 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 Labor and Workforce Development Agency, after receiving notification of an alleged violation, to investigate the alleged violation and determine if there is a reasonable basis for a civil action.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2535 (Ridley-Thomas D)   Employment: wages: itemized statements.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/22/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/25/2016
  Summary: Current law requires an employer to provide his or her employee an accurate itemized statement in writing containing specified information, either semimonthly or at the time the employer pays the employee his or her wages. This bill would exempt from that requirement for information on total work hours an employee exempt from payment of minimum wage and overtime under specified statutes or any applicable order of the Industrial Welfare Commission.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2667 (Thurmond D)   Civil rights: Unruh Civil Rights Act: waivers.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 5/19/2016
  Summary: Would require a waiver of a legal right, penalty, remedy, forum, or procedure for a violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act, including the right to file and pursue a civil action or complaint with, or otherwise notify, the Attorney General or any other public prosecutor, or law enforcement agency, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or any other governmental entity, to be knowing and voluntary, in writing, and expressly not made as a condition of entering into a contract for goods or services or as a condition of providing or receiving goods and services.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2898 (Hernández, Roger D)   Private Attorneys General Act of 2004.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/2/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/1/2016
  Last Amend: 8/2/2016
  Summary: Current law authorizes a plaintiff as a matter of right to amend an existing complaint to add a cause of action arising under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act at any time within 60 days of the specified time periods. This bill would extend the time to add a cause of action to any time within 90 days of the specified time periods.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  AB 2899 (Hernández, Roger D)   Minimum wage violations: challenges.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/1/2016
  Last Amend: 5/4/2016
  Summary: Current law provides notice and hearing requirements under which a person against whom a citation has been issued, can request a hearing to contest proposed assessment of a civil penalty, wages, liquidated damages, and any applicable penalties. Current law further provides that after a hearing with the Labor Commissioner, a person contesting a citation may file a writ of mandate, within 45 days, with the appropriate superior court. This bill would require a person seeking a writ of mandate contesting the Labor Commissioner's ruling, to post a bond with the Labor Commissioner as specified, in an amount equal to the unpaid wages assessed under the citation, excluding penalties.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 3 (Leno D)   Minimum wage: in-home supportive services: paid sick days.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 4/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 3/28/2016
  Summary: Would require the State Department of Social Services, in consultation with stakeholders, to convene a workgroup to implement paid sick leave for in-home supportive services providers and to issue guidance in that regard by December 1, 2017. The bill would authorize the department to implement that paid sick leave without complying with the Administrative Procedure Act. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 358 (Jackson D)   Conditions of employment: gender wage differential.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 7/9/2015
  Summary: Current law makes it a misdemeanor for an employer or other person acting either individually or as an officer, agent, or employee of another person to pay or cause to be paid to any employee a wage less than the rate paid to an employee of the opposite sex as required by specified provisions, or who reduces the wages of any employee in order to comply with these provisions. This bill would revise that prohibition to eliminate the requirement that the wage differential be within the same establishment, and instead would prohibit an employer from paying any of its employees at wage rates less than those paid to employees of the opposite sex for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 579 (Jackson D)   Employees: time off.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 7/16/2015
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer who employs 25 or more employees working at the same location from discharging or discriminating against an employee who is a parent, guardian, or grandparent having custody of a child in a licensed child day care facility or in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, for taking off up to 40 hours each year for the purpose of participating in school activities. This bill would revise references to a child day care facility to instead refer to a child care provider. The bill would include the addressing of a child care provider emergency or a school emergency, as defined, and the finding, enrolling, or reenrolling of a child in a school or with a child care provider as activities for which a parent having custody of a child shall not be discriminated against or discharged, as described.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 703 (Leno D)   Public contracts: prohibitions: discrimination.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/31/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit a state agency from entering into contracts for the acquisition of goods or services of $100,000 or more with a contractor that discriminates between employees on the basis of gender identity in the provision of benefits, as specified. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, Procurement   
 
  SB 771 (Stone R)   Employment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 provides that a civil penalty for a violation of the Labor Code may be recovered through a civil action brought by an aggrieved employee, as specified. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 878 (Leyva D)   Work hours: scheduling.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/15/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2016
  Last Amend: 3/15/2016
  Summary: Would require an employer, which includes a grocery store establishment, restaurant, or retail store establishment, to provide its employees with a work schedule at least 7 calendar days prior to the first shift on that work schedule, except as specified. The bill would require an employer, except as specified, to pay its employees modification pay for each previously scheduled shift that the employer cancels or moves to another date or time, for any previously unscheduled shift that the employer requires an employee to work, or for each on-call shift for which an employee is required to be available but is not called in to work that shift.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1001 (Mitchell D)   Employment: unfair practices.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/1/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/10/2016
  Last Amend: 8/18/2016
  Summary: Current law prohibits an employer or any other person from engaging in, or directing another person to engage in, an unfair immigration-related practice against a person for the purpose of or intent to retaliate against any person for exercising a protected right, as specified. This bill would make it unlawful for an employer to request more or different documents than are required under federal law, to refuse to honor documents tendered that on their face reasonably appear to be genuine, to refuse to honor documents or work authorization based upon the specific status or term of status that accompanies the authorization to work, or to reinvestigate or reverify an incumbent employee's authorization to work, as specified.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1160 (Mendoza D)   Workers' compensation.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/29/2016
  Summary: Current law establishes a workers' compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation, to compensate an employee for injuries sustained in the course of his or her employment. This bill would require the administrative director to adopt regulations to provide employees with notice regarding access to medical treatment following the denial of a claim under the workers' compensation system. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1166 (Jackson D)   Unlawful employment practice: parental leave.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 4/21/2016
  Summary: Would prohibit an employer, as defined, from refusing, as specified, to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, and who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, 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   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1175 (Mendoza D)   Workers' compensation: requests for payment.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/26/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 6/14/2016
  Summary: Current law requires the employer to provide medical, surgical, chiropractic, acupuncture, and hospital treatment, as specified, that is reasonably required to cure or relieve the injured worker from the effects of his or her injury. Current law requires a provider of those services to submit, among other documents, its request for payment with an itemization of services provided and the charge for each service. This bill would require, effective for services on or after January 1, 2017, that requests for payment with an itemization of services provided and the charge for each service be submitted to the employer within 12 months of the date of service or within 12 months of the date of discharge for inpatient facility services.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   
 
  SB 1468 (Stone R)   Employment: private enforcement.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Summary: The Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 provides that a civil penalty for a violation of the Labor Code may be recovered through a civil action brought by an aggrieved employee, as specified. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment   


  Legal



 
  AB 1215 (Ting D)   California Open Data Standard.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would enact the California Open Data Act and create the position of the Chief Data Officer, who would be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Governor, and report to the Secretary of Government Operations. This bill would require the Chief Data Officer to establish the California Open Data Standard, as specified, and require state agencies to make public data, as defined, available on an Internet Web portal pursuant to that standard.
            Subject   
            Legal   
 
  SB 201 (Wieckowski D)   California Public Records Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/10/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/10/2015
  Summary: Would require a court, in an action by a third party to enjoin disclosure of a public record or declaratory relief concerning a request to inspect a public record, to apply the provisions of the California Public Records Act as if the action had been initiated by a person requesting disclosure of a public record. The bill would also require the third party seeking an injunction or declaratory relief to provide notice to the person whose request prompted the action at the same time the defendant public agency in the action is served.
            Subject   
            Legal   


  Local Government



 
  AB 2 (Alejo D)   Community revitalization authority.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would authorize certain local agencies to form a community revitalization authority (authority) within a community revitalization and investment area, as defined, to carry out provisions of the Community Redevelopment Law in that area for purposes related to, among other things, infrastructure, affordable housing, and economic revitalization.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 3 (Williams D)   Isla Vista Community Services District.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 9/9/2015
  Summary: Would authorize the establishment of the Isla Vista Community Services District by requiring the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to submit a resolution of application to the Santa Barbara County Local Agency Formation Commission, and, upon direction by the commission, place the questions of whether the district should be established and whether a utility user tax should be imposed on the ballot at the next countywide election following the completion of the review by the commission. By imposing new duties on the County of Santa Barbara, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Economic Development, Local Government   
 
  AB 948 (Patterson R)   Local government: community service districts.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 1/4/2016
  Summary: Would authorize the board of directors of the Sierra Cedars Community Services District to consist of 3 members, if the board of directors receives a petition signed by a majority of voters requesting a reduction in the number of board members and thereafter adopts a resolution that orders the reduction, as specified. The bill would also authorize the board, if the number of members is reduced to 3, to adopt a resolution to increase the number of members from 3 to 5, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 1666 (Brough R)   Community facilities districts: reports.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/14/2016
  Last Amend: 5/4/2016
  Summary: The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 requires a community facilities district formed after January 1, 1992, to prepare, if requested by a person who resides in or owns property in the district and within 120 days after the last day of each fiscal year, a separate document titled an "Annual Report." This bill would require a legislative body that has an Internet Web site, within 7 months after the last day of each fiscal year of the district, to display prominently on its Internet Web site a copy of that annual report, if requested, a copy of the report to CDIAC, and a copy of the report to the Controller. By increasing the duties of local officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 2100 (Calderon D)   The 21st Century Infrastructure Act of 2016.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 3/18/2016
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission, the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, the Independent System Operator, and the State Air Resources Board, until January 1, 2020, to review and evaluate their policies and plans for the expansion of 21st century infrastructure and to take other related actions. The bill would also make related findings and declarations.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  AB 2910 (Committee on Local Government)   Local government: organization: omnibus bill.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/22/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/15/2016
  Last Amend: 6/1/2016
  Summary: Under current law, with certain exceptions, a public agency is authorized to exercise new or extended services outside the public agency's jurisdictional boundaries pursuant to a fire protection contract only if the public agency receives written approval from the local agency formation commission in the affected county. Current law defines the term "jurisdictional boundaries" for these purposes. Current law, for these purposes, references a public agency's current service area. This bill would revise these provisions to remove references to a public agency's current service area and instead include references to the public agency's jurisdictional boundaries.
            Subject   
            Local Government   
 
  SB 272 (Hertzberg D)   The California Public Records Act: local agencies: inventory.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 9/2/2015
  Summary: Would require each local agency, except a local educational agency, in implementing the California Public Records Act, to create a catalog of enterprise systems, as defined, to make the catalog publicly available upon request in the office of the person or officer designated by the agency's legislative body, and to post the catalog on the local agency's Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Local Government, PRIVACY   


  Miscellaneous



 
  AB 1172 (Chau D)   California cyber security.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/31/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/31/2015
  Summary: Would continue in existence the California Cyber Security Task Force, consisting of specified members, previously created by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the Department of Technology, in the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. The bill would authorize the task force to convene stakeholders to act in an advisory capacity and compile policy recommendations on cyber security for the state. The bill would require the task force to meet quarterly, or more often as necessitated by emergency circumstances.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   
 
  AB 1566 (Wilk R)   Reports.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/1/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Last Amend: 3/1/2016
  Summary: Would require a written report, as defined, submitted by any state agency or department to the Legislature, a Member of the Legislature, or any state legislative or executive body to include a signed statement by the head of the agency or department declaring that the factual contents of the written report are true, accurate, and complete to the best of his or her knowledge. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   
 
  AB 1924 (Low D)   Privacy: electronic communications.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would require an order or extension order authorizing or approving the installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device direct that the order be sealed until the order, including any extensions, expires, and would require that the order or extension direct that the person owning or leasing the line to which the pen register or trap and trace device is attached not disclose the existence of the pen register or trap and trace device or the existence of the investigation to the listed subscriber or to any other person.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   
 
  SB 1303 (Huff R)   Legislature: legislative proceedings: audiovisual recordings.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Summary: Current law prohibits a television signal generated by the Assembly from being used for any political or commercial purpose, including, but not limited to, any campaign for elective public office or any campaign supporting or opposing a ballot proposition submitted to the electors. This bill would delete the prohibition described above and would instead authorize the televised or other audiovisual recordings of the public proceedings of each house of the Legislature and the committees thereof to be used for any legitimate purpose and without the imposition of any fee due to the State or any public agency or public corporation thereof.
            Subject   
            Miscellaneous   


  Political Reform



 
  AB 1200 (Gordon D)   Political Reform Act of 1974: lobbying: procurement contracts.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 5/13/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 2/10/2016
  Summary: For purposes of specified provisions, "lobbyist" is defined, in part, as an individual who receives $2,000 or more in economic consideration in a calendar month, or whose principal duties as an employee are, to communicate with specified officials for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action. This bill would revise the definition of "lobbyist" to include specified conduct by an individual acting on behalf of any person other than his or her employer for the purpose of influencing administrative action that is governmental procurement, which is further defined to include various actions regarding a state procurement contract for which the total estimated cost exceeds $250,000, thereby making the above-described lobbying requirements applicable to the specified attempts to influence governmental procurement.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   
 
  SB 816 (Hill D)   State Board of Equalization: members: contributions: report.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/8/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Last Amend: 8/8/2016
  Summary: The Quentin L. Kopp Conflict of Interest Act of 1990 requires a party to, or a participant in, an adjudicatory proceeding pending before the State Board of Equalization to disclose on the record of the proceeding any contribution or contributions in an aggregate amount of $250 or more made within the preceding 12 months by the party or participant, or his or her agent, to any member of the board. This bill would require the board, on or before January 1, 2018, to prepare a report analyzing the impact on the board and those making contributions to the board of lowering the monetary threshold that triggers the requirements of the Quentin L. Kopp Conflict of Interest Act of 1990 from $250 to $100.
            Subject   
            Political Reform   


  PRIVACY



 
  AB 32 (Waldron R)   Computer crimes.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 7/15/2015
  Summary: Current law establishes various crimes relating to computer services and systems. This bill would clarify the criminal penalties for specified computer crimes by making a person who violates those provisions guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years and a fine not exceeding $10,000, or a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 56 (Quirk D)   Budget Act of 2016.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/2/2014
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would amend the Budget Act of 2016 to reappropriate and encumber the funds from the Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods Fund that were encumbered as of June 29, 2016, but that were not liquidated on or before June 30, 2016, for the same purposes that the funds are encumbered for as of June 29, 2016. This bill would make the funds available for liquidation of encumbrances until June 30, 2018. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 83 (Gatto D)   Personal data.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/6/2015
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law requires a person or business that owns, licenses, or maintains personal information , as defined, about a California resident to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information, to protect the personal information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. This bill would expand the definition of "personal information" for purposes of these provisions to include an individual tax identification number, passport number, military identification, number government-issued employment identification number, an individual's geolocation information, or biometric information.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 85 (Wilk R)   Open meetings.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/28/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/6/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Summary: Would, under the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, specify that the definition of "state body" includes an advisory board, advisory commission, advisory committee, advisory subcommittee, or similar multimember advisory body of a state body that consists of 3 or more individuals, as prescribed, except a board, commission, committee, or similar multimember body on which a member of a body serves in his or her official capacity as a representative of that state body and that is supported, in whole or in part, by funds provided by the state body, whether the multimember body is organized and operated by the state body or by a private corporation.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 195 (Chau D)   Unauthorized access to computer systems.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2015
  Last Amend: 6/23/2015
  Summary: Current law makes it a crime for a person, with the intent that the crime be committed, to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of prescribed crimes. This bill would expand these provisions to make it a crime for a person, with the intent that the crime be committed, to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of the access crimes related to computer services and systems. The bill would make it a crime to offer to obtain or procure assistance for another to obtain unauthorized access, or to assist others in locating hacking services, as defined.
            Subject   
            High Tech Crime/Piracy, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 259 (Dababneh D)   Personal information: privacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2015
  Summary: Current law requires an agency that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information, as defined, to provide notification of any breach in the security of that data to any California resident whose personal information may have been compromised by the breach, as specified. This bill would additionally require an agency, if the agency was the source of the breach and the breach compromised a person's social security number, driver's license number, or California identification card number, to offer to provide the person with identity theft prevention and mitigation services at no cost for not less than 12 months, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 426 (Melendez R)   Identity theft.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: Current law provides that every person who willfully obtains personal identifying information, as defined, of another person, and uses that information for any unlawful purpose, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, real property, or medical information without the consent of that person, is guilty of a public offense, and upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine, by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both a fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment, as specified. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 441 (Wilk R)   Identity theft: seniors: enhancements.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Summary: Would provide an enhanced sentence of an additional 2 years imprisonment for a felony conviction when the victim was 65 years of age or older. By increasing the penalties for existing felonies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 691 (Calderon D)   Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/24/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 6/14/2016
  Summary: Would enact the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which would authorize a decedent's personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications, as specified. The bill would authorize a person to use an online tool to give directions to the custodian of his or her digital assets regarding the disclosure of those assets. The bill would specify that, if a person has not used an online tool to give that direction, he or she may give direction regarding the disclosure of digital assets in a will, trust, power of attorney, or other record.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 695 (Allen, Travis R)   Internet impersonation: civil cause of action.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 3/26/2015
  Summary: Would establish a private civil cause of action against any person who knowingly and without consent credibly impersonates another person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means and intentionally induces another to believe the person is the impersonated person, if that other person suffers any general or special damages. The bill would also establish a private civil cause of action against any person who knowingly uses another person's likeness without that person's knowledge or consent, in furtherance of the aforementioned activity, if the person whose likeness was used has sustained general or special damages.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 739 (Irwin D)   Civil law: liability: communication of cyber security-threat information.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/1/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 5/1/2015
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2020, provide that there shall be no civil or criminal liability for, and no cause of action shall lie or be maintained against any private entity for the sharing or receiving of cyber security-threat information if the sharing or receiving is conducted, as specified. The immunity from liability would only apply if the communication is made without gross negligence, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 817 (Calderon D)   Privacy: students.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/13/2015
  Summary: Current law defines an "operator" as the operator of an Internet Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application with actual knowledge that the site, service, or application is used primarily for K-12 school purposes, as defined, and was designed and marketed for K-12 school purposes. Under current law, "K-12 school purposes" means those purposes that customarily take place at the direction of the K-12 school, teacher, or school district or aid in the administration of school activities. This bill would specify that "K-12 school purposes" do not include communications to and from parents or students 14 years of age or older regarding postsecondary or extracurricular educational, military, or career products or services, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 856 (Calderon D)   Invasion of privacy.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 7/2/2015
  Summary: Would expand liability for physical invasion of privacy to additionally include a person knowingly entering into the airspace above the land of another person without permission, as provided.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 964 (Chau D)   Civil law: privacy.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 9/1/2015
  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 in specified ways, a breach of the security of the system or data, as defined, following discovery or notification of the security breach, to any California resident whose unencrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person. This bill would define "encrypted" for purpose of these provisions to mean rendered unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable to an unauthorized person through a security technology or methodology generally accepted in the field of information technology.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1116 (Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection)   Connected televisions.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 9/3/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit a person or entity from providing the operation of a voice recognition feature within this state without prominently informing, during the initial setup or installation of a connected television, either the user or the person designated by the user to perform the initial setup or installation of the connected television.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1121 (Calderon D)   Personal information.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law requires a business to take all reasonable steps to destroy, or arrange for the destruction of, a customer's records within its custody or control containing personal information that are no longer to be retained by the business, as specified. Current law defines business, records, and personal information, among other terms, for these purposes. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the definitions described above.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1192 (Quirk D)   Fair Information Practices Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would require a person, as defined, that provides a mobile operating system or platform that is used by an operator or developer of a mobile application that collects personal data from an individual California user through the mobile application or an online service to create universal privacy policy standards that are based on certain principles, including, but not limited to, transparency and security. The bill would require that person to conspicuously post those standards on the person's Internet Web site in a digital format that is accessible to all users, and would require a developer or operator of a mobile application using a mobile operating system or platform to accept those universal privacy policy standards, except as specified. The bill would also make legislative findings and declarations regarding those principles.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1662 (Chau D)   Unmanned aircraft systems: accident reporting.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/13/2016
  Last Amend: 8/29/2016
  Summary: Would require, except as specified, the operator of any unmanned aircraft system involved in an accident resulting in injury to an individual or damage to property to immediately land the unmanned aircraft at the nearest location that will not jeopardize the safety of others and provide certain information to the injured individual or the owner or person in charge of the damaged property or place that information in a conspicuous place on the damaged property. The bill would make a person who knowingly fails to comply with these provisions guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1671 (Gomez D)   Confidential communications: disclosure.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2016
  Last Amend: 8/30/2016
  Summary: Would make it a crime for a person who unlawfully eavesdrops upon or records a confidential communication as described above with a health care provider, as defined, to intentionally disclose or distribute the contents of the confidential communication without the consent of all parties to the confidential communication unless specified conditions are met.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1681 (Cooper D)   Smartphones.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/20/2016
  Last Amend: 3/28/2016
  Summary: Would require a manufacturer or operating system provider of a smartphone sold or leased in California on or after January 1, 2017, that is unable to decrypted the smartphone pursuant to a state court order to be subject to a civil penalty of $2,500 for each instance in which the smartphone is unable to be decrypted. The bill would prohibit a manufacturer or operating system provider who has paid this civil penalty from passing any portion of the penalty on to purchasers of smartphones. The bill would authorize only the Attorney General or a district attorney to bring a civil suit to enforce these provisions. This bill would make findings and declarations related to smartphones and criminal activity.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1687 (Calderon D)   Customer records: age information: commercial online entertainment employment service providers.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/24/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/20/2016
  Last Amend: 8/2/2016
  Summary: Would prohibit a commercial online entertainment employment service provider that enters into a contractual agreement to provide specified employment services to an individual paid subscriber from publishing information about the subscriber's age in an online profile of the subscriber and would require the provider, within 5 days, to remove from public view in an online profile of the subscriber certain information regarding the subscriber's age on any companion Internet Web site under the provider's control if requested by the subscriber.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1707 (Linder R)   Public records: response to request.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/28/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/25/2016
  Last Amend: 3/28/2016
  Summary: The California Public Records Act requires state and local agencies to make public records available for inspection, unless an exemption from disclosure applies. The act requires a response to a written request for public records that includes a denial of the request, in whole or in part, to be in writing. This bill instead would require the written response demonstrating that the record in question is exempt under an express provision of the act also to identify the type or types of record withheld and the specific exemption that justifies withholding that type of record.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1724 (Waldron R)   Unmanned aircraft: identification requirements.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/28/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/28/2016
  Summary: Would require, beginning January 1, 2017, a person or public or private entity that owns or operates an unmanned aircraft, as defined, to place specified identifying information or digitally store identifying information on that unmanned aircraft. The bill would exempt model aircraft, as defined, from that requirement. The bill would make a person or entity that violates that provision liable for a civil fine not to exceed $2,500. The bill would authorize the Attorney General, a district attorney, county counsel, or a city attorney to bring an action to recover that fine, as specified.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1841 (Irwin D)   Cybersecurity strategy incident response standards.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2016
  Last Amend: 8/15/2016
  Summary: Would require the Department of Technology, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services and compliance with the information security program required to be established by the chief of the Office of Information Security, to update the Technology Recovery Plan element of the State Administrative Manual to ensure the inclusion of cybersecurity strategy incident response standards for each state agency to secure its critical infrastructure controls and critical infrastructure information.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 1881 (Chang R)   Director of Technology: state baseline security controls.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/13/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/10/2016
  Last Amend: 4/13/2016
  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 1993 (Irwin D)   Law enforcement contact process: service providers.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/16/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law authorizes a court or magistrate to issue a warrant for the search of a place and the seizure of property or things identified in the warrant if there is probable cause to believe that specified grounds exist. This bill would require service providers to maintain a law enforcement contact process that meets specified criteria and, by July 1, 2017, file a statement with the Attorney General describing that process. The bill would require a service provider to file a statement with the Attorney General describing any material change to its process as soon as practicable after making that change.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2263 (Baker R)   Protection of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and reproductive health care service providers: address confidentiality.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/22/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 5/23/2016
  Summary: Current law authorizes victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and reproductive health care services providers, employees, volunteers, and patients, to complete an application to be approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of enabling state and local agencies to respond to requests for public records without disclosing a program participant's residence address contained in any public record. This bill would require the Secretary of State to provide each program participant a notice in clear and conspicuous font that contains specified information, including that the program participant is authorized by law to request to use his or her address designated by the Secretary of State on real property deeds, change of ownership forms, and deeds of trust when purchasing or selling a home.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2296 (Low D)   Digital signatures.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 6/21/2016
  Summary: Would express the intent of the Legislature to clarify that a digital signature may be used to satisfy the requirements of an electronic signature under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. The bill would, for purposes of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, provide that an electronic signature includes a digital signature under specified described provisions of the Government Code and that a digital signature under those provisions is a type of an electronic signature as set forth in the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2320 (Calderon D)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/15/2016
  Summary: Would specifically prohibit a person who is prohibited from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person or from capturing images of the other person by using an unmanned aircraft system. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2611 (Low D)   The California Public Records Act: visual or audio recording of peace officer's death: conditional exemption from disclosure.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/22/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 6/22/2016
  Summary: Would prohibit a public agency from disclosing a visual or audio recording of the death of a peace officer killed in the line of duty, unless the disclosure is authorized by the peace officer's immediate family, in which case, the bill would require the public agency to disclose the visual or audio recording. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2623 (Gordon D)   State information security costs: annual report.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/16/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 8/15/2016
  Summary: Current law requires each state agency and certain designated state entities to annually report to the Department of Technology a summary of its actual and projected information technology and telecommunications costs, as specified. This bill would additionally require these state agencies and entities to annually report to the department, beginning on or before January 1, 2018, a summary of its actual and projected information security costs, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2720 (Chau D)   State government: Office of Information Security: cybersecurity vulnerability reporting.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  Summary: Would authorize the Office of Information Security to establish a Cybersecurity Vulnerability Reporting Reward Program for the purpose of soliciting eligible individuals to identify and report previously unknown vulnerabilities in state computer networks and making a monetary award for an eligible report, subject to appropriation of sufficient funds by the Legislature. The bill would require the office to develop policies, standards, and procedures for the administration of the program, including eligibility and award criteria.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2724 (Gatto D)   Unmanned aircraft.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would require a person who manufactures an unmanned aircraft for sale in this state to include with the unmanned aircraft a link to the FAA Internet Web site containing safety regulations or best practices applicable to unmanned aircraft and, if the unmanned aircraft is required to be registered with the FAA, a notification of that requirement and a link to the FAA registration Internet Web site. The bill would require an unmanned aircraft equipped with global positioning satellite mapping capabilities to also be equipped with geofencing technological capabilities that prohibit the unmanned aircraft from flying within any area prohibited by local, state, or federal law, as specified.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2795 (Lopez D)   Telephony: unlisted numbers.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  Summary: Current law prohibits a subscriber from being charged for making the choice to not have his or her name and mobile telephony dialing number listed in a publicly available directory assistance database. This bill would prohibit a subscriber from being charged for making a choice to not have the above information listed in a directory.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2799 (Chau D)   Privacy: personal information: preschool and prekindergarten purposes.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 6/21/2016
  Summary: Would, commencing on July 1, 2017, prohibit the operator of an Internet Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application that is used primarily for preschool or prekindergarten purposes, as defined, and was designed and marketed for preschool and prekindergarten purposes, to knowingly engage in specified activities with respect to their site, service, or application, including, among other things, engaging in targeted advertising, using specified information to amass a profile about a pupil except in furtherance of preschool or prekindergarten purposes, and selling or disclosing a pupil's information, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2828 (Chau D)   Personal information: privacy: breach.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/13/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 5/27/2016
  Summary: Would require a person or business conducting business in California, and any agency, that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information to disclose a breach of the security of the data to a resident of California whose encrypted personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person and the encryption key or security credential was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person and the person, business, or agency that owns or licenses the encrypted information has a reasonable belief that the encryption key or security credential could render that personal information readable or useable.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  AB 2853 (Gatto D)   Public records.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 6/16/2016
  Summary: Would authorize a public agency that posts a public record on its Internet Web site to refer a member of the public that requests to inspect the public record to the public agency's Internet Web site where the public record is posted. This bill would require, if a member of the public requests a copy of the public record due to an inability to access or reproduce the public record from the Internet Web site where the public record is posted, the public agency to promptly provide a copy of the public record to the member of the public, as specified.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 34 (Hill D)   Automated license plate recognition systems: use of data.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 9/1/2015
  Summary: Would impose specified requirements on an "ALPR operator" as defined, including, among others, maintaining reasonable security procedures and practices to protect ALPR information and implementing a usage and privacy policy with respect to that information, as specified. The bill would impose similar requirements on an "ALPR end-user," as defined. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 142 (Jackson D)   Civil law: unmanned aerial vehicles.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 6/30/2015
  Summary: Would extend liability for wrongful occupation of real property and damages to a person who operates an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system, as defined, less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property, without the express permission of the person or entity with the legal authority to grant access or without legal authority. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 170 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems: correctional facilities.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/3/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/5/2015
  Last Amend: 9/1/2015
  Summary: Would make a person who knowingly and intentionally operates an unmanned aircraft system on or above the grounds of a state prison or a jail guilty of a misdemeanor. The bill would make these misdemeanor provisions inapplicable to a person employed by the prison or jail acting within the scope of his or her employment, or a person who receives prior permission from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or the county sheriff.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 178 (Leno D)   Privacy: electronic communications: search warrant.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/9/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit a government entity from compelling the production of or access to electronic communication information or electronic device information, as defined, without a search warrant, wiretap order, order for electronic reader records, or subpoena issued pursuant under specified conditions, except for emergency situations, as defined. The bill would also specify the conditions under which a government entity may access electronic device information by means of physical interaction or electronic communication with the device, such as pursuant to a search warrant, wiretap order, or consent of the owner of the device.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 206 (Gaines R)   Vehicle information systems.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2015
  Last Amend: 5/6/2015
  Summary: Current law requires the State Air Resources Board to adopt and implement motor vehicle emission standards, in-use performance standards, and motor vehicle fuel specifications for the control of air contaminants, including standards for off-road and nonvehicle engine categories. This bill would prohibit the state board from obtaining locational data from a vehicle information system, as defined, except to assist the vehicle owner or operator to use as a defense in an enforcement action brought by the state board.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 263 (Gaines R)   Protective orders: use of an unmanned aircraft system.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2015
  Last Amend: 4/6/2015
  Summary: Would specifically prohibit a person subject to certain protective orders, when the person is prohibited by the protective order from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person, or from capturing images of the other person by using an unmanned aircraft system. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 271 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/3/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 9/1/2015
  Summary: Would, unless authorized by federal law, make it an infraction to knowingly and intentionally operate an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system on the grounds of, or less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying, a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority, or his or her designee, or equivalent school authority.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 272 (Hertzberg D)   The California Public Records Act: local agencies: inventory.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Last Amend: 9/2/2015
  Summary: Would require each local agency, except a local educational agency, in implementing the California Public Records Act, to create a catalog of enterprise systems, as defined, to make the catalog publicly available upon request in the office of the person or officer designated by the agency's legislative body, and to post the catalog on the local agency's Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Local Government, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 298 (Block D)   Money laundering: interception of electronic communications.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/23/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Summary: Current law, until January 1, 2020, authorizes the court to issue an order authorizing interception of a wire, oral, or other specified electronic communications if the judge finds, among other things, that there is probable cause to believe that an individual is committing, has committed, or is about to commit, one of several offenses, including, among others, possession for sale of certain controlled substances, murder, and certain felonies involving destructive devices. This bill would add money laundering to the list of offenses for which interception of electronic communication may be ordered pursuant to those provisions if certain requirements are met.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 570 (Jackson D)   Personal information: privacy: breach.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 9/1/2015
  Summary: Current law requires a person, business, or agency that is required to issue a security breach notification to meet specific requirements, including that the notification be written in plain language. This bill would additionally require the security breach notification to be titled "Notice of Data Breach" and to present the information under prescribed headings. The bill would prescribe a model security breach notification form, as specified .
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 576 (Leno D)   Mobile applications: geolocation information: privacy.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would require the operator of a mobile application to provide clear and conspicuous notice that fully informs consumers when, how, and why their geolocation information, as defined, will be collected, used, and shared upon installation of the application. The bill would require the operator of a mobile application to obtain consent before collecting or using geolocation information and to obtain separate consent before disclosing that information.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 741 (Hill D)   Mobile communications: privacy.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/31/2015
  Summary: Would require every local agency that operates cellular communications interception technology, as defined, to maintain reasonable operational, administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect information gathered through use of the technology from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure and implement a usage and privacy policy, as specified, to ensure that the collection, use, maintenance, sharing, and dissemination of information gathered through use of the technology complies with applicable law and is consistent with respect for an individual's privacy and civil liberties.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 808 (Gaines R)   Protective orders: unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Summary: Would specifically prohibit a person who is prohibited from coming within a specified distance of another person, from operating an unmanned aircraft system in a way that causes an unmanned aircraft, as those terms are defined, to fly within the prohibited distance of the other person, or from capturing images of the other person by using an unmanned aircraft system. By creating a new crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 809 (Gaines R)   Unmanned aircraft systems.
  Current Text: Introduced: 1/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/4/2016
  Summary: Would, unless authorized by federal law, make it an infraction to knowingly and intentionally operate an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system on the grounds of, or less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying, a public school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, during school hours and without the written permission of the school principal or higher authority, or his or her designee, or equivalent school authority.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 868 (Jackson D)   State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/12/2016
  Last Amend: 5/31/2016
  Summary: Would enact the State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. The bill would establish conditions for operating remote piloted aircraft, including maintaining liability insurance or proof of financial responsibility. The bill would authorize the Department of Transportation to adopt rules and regulations governing the conditions under which remote piloted aircraft may be operated for the purpose of protecting and ensuring the general public interest and safety and the safety of persons operating remote piloted aircraft.
            Subject   
            Drones, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 949 (Jackson D)   Emergency services: critical infrastructure information.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/4/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/4/2016
  Summary: Would authorize the Governor to require owners and operators of critical infrastructure to submit critical infrastructure information, as those terms are defined, to the Office of Emergency Services, or any other designee, for the purposes of gathering, analyzing, communicating, or disclosing critical infrastructure information, as provided. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1121 (Leno D)   Privacy: electronic communications.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would authorize a government entity, without a warrant or other order, to access electronic device information by means of physical interaction or electronic communication with the device: (1) if the device is seized from an authorized possessor, as defined, who is serving a term of parole or postrelease community supervision, as specified; (2) if the device is seized from an authorized possessor who is subject to an electronic device search as a condition of probation, mandatory supervision, or pretrial release, as specified; or (3) for the purpose of accessing information concerning the location or the telephone number of the electronic device in order to respond to an emergency 911 call from that device.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1137 (Hertzberg D)   Computer crimes: ransomware.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would define ransomware as a computer contaminant or lock placed or introduced without authorization into a computer, computer system, or computer network that restricts access by an authorized person to the computer, computer system, computer network, or any data therein under circumstances in which the person responsible for the placement or introduction of the ransomware demands payment of money or other consideration to remove the computer contaminant, restore access to the computer, computer system, computer network, or data, or otherwise remediate the impact of the computer contaminant or lock.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1275 (Moorlach R)   Public records.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Summary: The California Public Records Act requires state and local agencies to make their records available for public inspection, unless an exemption from disclosure applies. The act declares that access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1428 (Hernandez D)   Contracts: automatic renewal provisions.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/10/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 5/10/2016
  Summary: Current law makes it unlawful for any business making an automatic renewal or continuous service offer to a consumer in this state to, among other things, fail to present the automatic renewal or continuous service offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner, charge the consumer for an automatic renewal or continuous service without first obtaining the consumer's affirmative consent, and to fail to provide an acknowledgment that includes the automatic renewal or continuous service offer terms, cancellation policy, and information regarding how to cancel in a manner that is capable of being retained by the consumer. This bill would require a business that makes an automatic renewal or continuous service offer that is subject to the above-described requirements to provide a consumer with an email address or option on the business' Internet Web site for the consumer to communicate his or her decision to not renew the subscription or purchasing agreement.
            Subject   
            Business, PRIVACY   
 
  SB 1444 (Hertzberg D)   State government: computerized personal information security plans.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/16/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/19/2016
  Summary: Would require an agency that owns or licenses computerized data that includes personal information to prepare a computerized personal information security plan that details the agency's strategy to respond to a security breach of computerized personal information and associated consequences caused by the disclosed personal information. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations in this regard.
            Subject   
            PRIVACY   


  Procurement



 
  AB 351 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Public contracts: small business participation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Summary: Would require all state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions to establish and achieve an annual goal of 25% small business participation in state procurements and contracts, to ensure that the state's procurement and contract processes are administered in order to meet or exceed the goal, and to report to the director statistics regarding small business participation in the agency's procurements and contracts. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business, Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 411 (Lackey R)   Public contracts.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: Current law generally requires the Department of General Services to approve state agency contracts for the acquisition of goods and services. Current law defines several terms relating to these contract acquisitions. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the provision of law setting forth these definitions.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 522 (Burke D)   Public contracts: information technology: contractor performance assessment report.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology, by January 1, 2017, 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, as provided. The bill would require the Director of Technology to implement that evaluation system for all reportable information technology contracts and projects, as specified, and would require that system to be used in addition to any other procurement procedures when evaluating or awarding those contracts or projects. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 552 (O'Donnell D)   Public works contracts: damages.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would, among other things, provide that a public works contract entered into on or after January 1, 2016, that contains a clause expressly requiring a contractor to be responsible for delay damages, as defined, is not enforceable unless the delay damages have been liquidated to a set amount and identified in the public works contract. Under the bill, these provisions would not apply to specified state agencies. The bill would also make findings and declarations related to public contracts.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  AB 1304 (Dahle R)   Public contracts: public utility districts.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Local Agency Public Construction Act governs contracting by various types of local agencies, including contracts by public utility districts. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to consolidate and reconcile specified provisions of the act relating to public utility districts.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 1354 (Dodd D)   Discrimination: equal pay: state contracting.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 9/2/2015
  Summary: Would enact the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act of 2015. The bill would require an employer with 100 or more employees in state, as specified, and a contract of 30 days or more, prior to becoming a contractor or subcontractor with the state, to submit a nondiscrimination program to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and to submit periodic reports no more than annually of its compliance with that program. The bill would authorize the department to require approval and certification of the program.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  AB 1955 (Wilk R)   State contracts: information technology goods and services: cybersecurity insurance.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/12/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2016
  Summary: Would require a state agency procuring information technology goods or services to give a preference to vendors that carry cybersecurity insurance.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  AB 1991 (Jones R)   State agencies: award of contracts: noncompetitive bid basis.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/16/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  Summary: Would require a state agency, as defined, that seeks to award a contract on a noncompetitive bid basis in an amount of $1,000,000 or more to notify the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of both houses of the Legislature of that proposed award. The bill would require that notification to include information explaining the necessity of contracting on a noncompetitive bid basis and the efforts of the state agency to ascertain that there is only one source capable of fulfilling the contract. The bill would prohibit the state agency from awarding the contract until 90 days after the date of notification. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  AB 2204 (Eggman D)   Office of Digital Services: establishment.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Summary: Would establish the Office of Digital Services, within a proposed Department of Customer Service, to be headed by a Director of Customer Service. The bill would require the office to, among other things, provide teams, on an as-needed basis, of technologists, engineers, designers, and other qualified individuals with technology skills to state agencies and departments to solve technology issues and create technology tools and platforms. The bill would make related legislative findings.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  AB 2627 (Bloom D)   Department of General Services: report: contracting activity.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Summary: The State Contract Act requires the Department of General Services, as defined, to make available a report on contracting activity containing specified information. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  AB 2905 (Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy)   Public contracting: small business goal.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/12/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/7/2016
  Last Amend: 4/12/2016
  Summary: Current law requires the Director of the Department of General Services and the directors of other state agencies to establish goals for the participation of small businesses, including microbusinesses, in the provision of goods, information technology, and services to the state, and in the construction of state facilities. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to set and implement a 25% small business participation goal for state procurement and contracting. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  SB 331 (Mendoza D)   Public contracts: local agencies: negotiations.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 8/17/2015
  Summary: Would enact the Civic Reporting Openness in Negotiations Efficiency Act to establish specific procedures for the negotiation and approval of certain contracts valued at $250,000 or more for goods or services by cities, counties, cities and counties, or special districts that have adopted a civic openness in negotiations ordinance, or COIN ordinance, defined as an ordinance imposing specified requirements as part of any collective bargaining process undertaken pursuant to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act. The act would require the designation of an independent auditor to review and report on the cost of any proposed contract.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  SB 449 (Nielsen R)   State contracts: telecommunications: callback features.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Last Amend: 4/8/2015
  Summary: Would, on and after January 1, 2016, require any contract for the acquisition of telecommunications services, or any renewal of a contract for telecommunications services, for a state agency, as defined, that interacts with, or receives inquiries from, the general public to provide for a queue callback feature, as described.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  SB 581 (Cannella R)   Public contracts: prevailing wage.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/5/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 5/5/2015
  Summary: Would expand the definition of "public works,"; for the purposes of the payment of prevailing wages, to also include any construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work done under public or private contract that satisfies specified conditions related to the construction or maintenance of solar photovoltaic energy generating capacity, as prescribed.
            Subject   
            Procurement   
 
  SB 703 (Leno D)   Public contracts: prohibitions: discrimination.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/31/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit a state agency from entering into contracts for the acquisition of goods or services of $100,000 or more with a contractor that discriminates between employees on the basis of gender identity in the provision of benefits, as specified. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Labor / Employment, Procurement   
 
  SB 1176 (Galgiani D)   Small Business Procurement and Contract Act: business size.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Under the Small Business Procurement and Contract Act, current law defines a "small business" as an independently owned and operated business that is not dominant in its field of operation that has average annual gross receipts of $10 million, as may be adjusted to reflect changes in the California Consumer Price Index, or less over the previous 3 years. Current law defines a "microbusiness" as a small business which, together with affiliates, has average annual gross receipts of $2.5 million. This bill would revise those definitions by increasing the dollar amount threshold for a small business to $15 million and for a microbusiness to $5 million and would require those dollar amounts to be adjusted to reflect changes in the California Consumer Price Index biennially.
            Subject   
            Procurement   


  Public Contracts



 
  AB 351 (Jones-Sawyer D)   Public contracts: small business participation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2015
  Summary: Would require all state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions to establish and achieve an annual goal of 25% small business participation in state procurements and contracts, to ensure that the state's procurement and contract processes are administered in order to meet or exceed the goal, and to report to the director statistics regarding small business participation in the agency's procurements and contracts. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            Business, Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 411 (Lackey R)   Public contracts.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2015
  Summary: Current law generally requires the Department of General Services to approve state agency contracts for the acquisition of goods and services. Current law defines several terms relating to these contract acquisitions. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the provision of law setting forth these definitions.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 522 (Burke D)   Public contracts: information technology: contractor performance assessment report.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/7/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/23/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology, by January 1, 2017, 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, as provided. The bill would require the Director of Technology to implement that evaluation system for all reportable information technology contracts and projects, as specified, and would require that system to be used in addition to any other procurement procedures when evaluating or awarding those contracts or projects. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   
 
  AB 805 (Burke D)   Director of Technology: procurement: training program.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/15/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/15/2015
  Summary: Would require the Director of Technology, in cooperation with the Director of General Services, to establish and oversee the implementation of a training program and curriculum for persons engaged in the procurement of information technology in accordance with specific public contracting provisions, to develop, sustain, and advance their competency and skills in complex information technology acquisition.
            Subject   
            Public Contracts   
 
  AB 1304 (Dahle R)   Public contracts: public utility districts.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Local Agency Public Construction Act governs contracting by various types of local agencies, including contracts by public utility districts. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to consolidate and reconcile specified provisions of the act relating to public utility districts.
            Subject   
            Procurement, Public Contracts   


  Public Purpose Programs



 
  AB 1503 (Perea D)   Telecommunications universal service programs: teleconnect fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/30/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/30/2015
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to develop and implement a program funded by the California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund to advance universal service by providing discounted rates to qualifying schools maintaining kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, community colleges, libraries, hospitals, health clinics, and community organizations. This bill would require the commission to include auxiliary organizations of the California State University, as defined, in the program funded by the California Teleconnect Fund Administrative Committee Fund. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs   
 
  SB 444 (Fuller R)   Telecommunications: Moore Universal Telephone Service Act.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/25/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2015
  Summary: The Moore Universal Telephone Service Act established the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program in order to provide low-income households with access to affordable basic residential telephone service. The act requires that specified information be annually reported to the Legislature by the commission in a document that can be made public. This bill would make a nonsubstantive revision to the provision requiring that the items of information be annually reported to the Legislature by the commission in a document that can be made public.
            Subject   
            Public Purpose Programs   


  Public Utilities Comm.



 
  AB 825 (Rendon D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: The Public Utilities Act requires the Public Utilities Commission to inspect and audit the books and records of electrical corporations, gas corporations, heat corporations, telegraph corporations, telephone corporations, and water corporations for regulatory and tax purposes. The act requires that reports of the inspections and audit and other pertinent information be furnished to the State Board of Equalization for use in the assessment of the public utilities. This bill would delete the requirement that the reports of the inspections and audit and other pertinent information be furnished to the State Board of Equalization for use in the assessment of the public utilities and instead require that the inspections and audit and other pertinent information be posted on the commission's Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 895 (Rendon D)   Utility rate refunds: energy crisis litigation: Public Utilities Commission: judicial review.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would require the Attorney General or the Public Utilities Commission to enter into an energy settlement agreement solely on a monetary basis and would prohibit the agreement from including nonmonetary compensation in lieu of monetary compensation. The bill would prohibit the commission from distributing or expending the proceeds of claims in any litigation or settlement to obtain ratepayer recovery for the effects of the 2000-02 energy crisis and would require that the proceeds, after reimbursing the commission's litigation and investigation expenses, be deposited into the Ratepayer Relief Fund.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1023 (Rendon D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: ex parte communications.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to establish and maintain a weekly communications log summarizing all oral or written ex parte communications, as specified, and to make each log available to the public on the commission's Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1119 (Rendon D)   Public utilities: municipal corporations: rights of way.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 5/11/2015
  Summary: Would require a municipal corporation, before using any street, alley, avenue, or highway within any other municipal corporation or county, to request of the municipal corporation or county that has control over the street, alley, avenue, or highway to agree with it upon the location of the use and the terms and conditions to which the use shall be subject. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1137 (Mullin D)   Public utility districts: seal.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: The Public Utility District Act authorizes the formation of public utility districts and authorizes a district to acquire, construct, own, operate, and control works for supplying its inhabitants with light, water, power, heat, transportation, telephone service, or other means of communication, or means for the disposition of garbage, sewage, or refuse matter. The act authorizes a district to adopt a seal and alter the seal at its pleasure. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1549 (Wood D)   Department of Transportation: state highway rights-of-way: broadband: fiber optic cables.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 9/11/2015
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would require 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 would authorize those companies and organizations to collaborate with the department to install a broadband conduit as part of each project. The bill would require the department, in consultation with stakeholders, on or before January 1, 2018, to develop guidelines to facilitate the installation of broadband conduit on state highway rights-of-way.
            Subject   
            Broadband, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1651 (Obernolte R)   Public Utilities Commission: contracts.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/2/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/12/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to make available on its Internet Web site free of charge information about each contract that it enters into, including specified information about the contract and contracting parties. The bill would require this information to be published no less frequently than once a year. The bill would also require the commission to make available on its Internet Web site audits conducted by the Department of General Services of the commission's contracting practices.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1758 (Stone, Mark D)   Telecommunications: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/2/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  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 establishes that the goal of the CASF 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. 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 until 2020. This bill would extend to December 31, 2023, the time period for meeting the program goal and would specify the threshold speeds to be met in achieving the goal.
            Subject   
            CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 1800 (Hadley R)   Utility outage compensation claims: annual posting.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/26/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/8/2016
  Last Amend: 4/26/2016
  Summary: Would require each electrical corporation and local publicly owned electric utility to annually post on its Internet Web site specified information relating to utility outage compensation claims for the previous year. The bill would make these requirements applicable to those outages that the ISO, the Public Utilities Commission, or the utility has determined are the fault of the utility, or those claims relating to outages that the utility has determined to pay. By adding reporting requirements that are applicable to local publicly owned electric utilities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. s.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2120 (Weber D)   Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: intervenor fees: customers.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/26/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 4/26/2016
  Summary: The Public Utilities Commission has broad regulatory authority pursuant to the California Constitution and the Public Utilities Act over public utilities, as defined. Current law provides compensation for reasonable advocate's fees, reasonable expert witness fees, and other reasonable costs to public utility customers and representatives of customers for participation or intervention in formal proceedings of the commission involving electrical, gas, water, telegraph, and telephone public utilities, but does not provide that compensation for local government agencies. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations relating to local educational agency involvement in commission proceedings.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2130 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  Summary: Would establish the Broadband Build-Out Completion Account within the CASF and would authorize the Public Utilities Commission to collect an additional sum not to exceed $100,000,000, on or after January 1, 2017, for deposit in the Broadband Build-Out Completion Account. The bill would require that moneys in the account be disbursed pursuant to a multiple-round, fair and open competitive bidding process for infrastructure projects to provide broadband access to unserved areas of California consistent with specified requirements and objectives. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            CASF, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2168 (Williams D)   Public Utilities Commission Audit Compliance Act of 2016.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/30/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 6/30/2016
  Summary: The Public Utilities Act requires the commission to inspect and audit the books and records of electrical corporations, gas corporations, heat corporations, telegraph corporations, telephone corporations, and water corporations for regulatory and tax purposes. An inspection and audit is required to be done at least every 3 years if the utility has over 1,000 customers and at least every 5 years if the utility has 1,000 or fewer customers. This bill, which would be known as the Public Utilities Commission Audit Compliance Act of 2016, would delete the requirement that the reports of the inspections and audits and other pertinent information be furnished to the State Board of Equalization for use in the assessment of the public utilities and instead would require the commission to post reports of the inspections and audits and other pertinent information on its Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2381 (Hernández, Roger D)   Electricity: power outages: bill credits.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/26/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 4/26/2016
  Summary: Would require electrical corporations, on or before July 1, 2018, to establish utility service guarantee programs. The bill would require the programs to automatically provide each customer that experiences an outage for a continuous 24-hour period a $30 bill credit for each continuous 24-hour period that the customer was without power, which would be borne exclusively by the shareholders of the electrical corporations. The bill would also require electrical corporations to engage in public outreach and educate the public about the program to increase public awareness. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2395 (Low D)   Telecommunications: replacement of public switched telephone network.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/16/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 5/16/2016
  Summary: Would require a telephone corporation that is transitioning to IP enabled services and networks to complete a customer education and outreach program before seeking to withdraw traditional circuit-switched and other legacy telephone services. The education and outreach program would be required to explain the transition from legacy public switched telephone network services regulated by the commission to IP enabled services, the benefits and advantages of IP enabled services, a description of the advanced services available to consumers, and information regarding the projected timeframes for the transition, including that withdrawal of any voice grade single-line telephone service will not take place prior to January 1, 2020.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2570 (Quirk D)   Telecommunications: universal service: reimbursement claims.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/24/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  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. The act requires that a lifeline telephone service subscriber be provided with one lifeline subscription, as defined by the Public Utilities Commission, at his or her principal place of residence. This bill would require the commission to adopt a portability freeze rule for the lifeline program by January 15, 2017, and would require the commission to consider including certain features as part of the rule.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2603 (Nazarian D)   Public Utilities Commission: Passenger Charter-party Carriers' Act: complaint registration and resolution mechanism.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/11/2016
  Summary: Charter-party carriers of passengers, including transportation network companies, are subject to the jurisdiction and control of the Public Utilities Commission under the Passenger Charter-party Carriers' Act. This bill would require the commission to establish a telephone communications service, with a designated telephone number, that would be available to members of the public to communicate to the commission any concerns, or register complaints, regarding service provided by charter-party carriers of passengers, including transportation network companies.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2861 (Ting D)   Electricity: distribution grid interconnection dispute resolution process.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 8/1/2016
  Summary: Would authorize the Public Utilities Commission to establish an expedited distribution grid interconnection dispute resolution process, as specified, with the goal of resolving disputes over interconnection applications within the jurisdiction of the commission in no more than 60 days from the time the dispute is formally brought to the commission.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2867 (Gatto D)   Cable, satellite, and Internet service providers: contracts.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/3/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 5/3/2016
  Summary: Current law states the intent of the Legislature to establish certain reasonable minimum standards with respect to consumer cable television contracts. Current law imposes certain requirements on the imposition of late fees and sale or collection of delinquent cable television accounts. This bill would require a cable, satellite, or Internet service provider that enables an individual to subscribe to its services through an Internet Web site to also enable those customers to cancel their subscriptions through the Internet Web site.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  AB 2902 (Committee on Utilities and Commerce)   Public Utilities Commission: staff offices.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/30/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/3/2016
  Last Amend: 6/30/2016
  Summary: Under current law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities. Current law requires the office of the commission to be in the City and County of San Francisco. This bill would require the commission to have offices outside of San Francisco, including in Los Angeles and Sacramento. The bill would require the staff of the commission to be allocated among those locations in a way that meets the economic and efficiency requirements of the state, as determined by the Department of Finance.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 18 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: outside counsel.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 8/24/2015
  Summary: Would require that any contract or other agreement by the Public Utilities Commission for services by outside legal counsel to represent the commission in a criminal investigation initiated by any federal, state, or local agency be approved by a vote of the commission no sooner than 30 days after it is submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for review .
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 48 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/18/2014
  Last Amend: 9/9/2015
  Summary: The Public Utilities Act provides that the office of the Public Utilities Commission be in the City and County of San Francisco, that the office always be open, legal holidays and nonjudicial days excepted, that the commission hold its sessions at least once in each calendar month in the City and County of San Francisco, and authorizes the commission to also meet at those other times and places as may be expedient and necessary for the proper performance of its duties. This bill would require that the commission hold its sessions at least once in each calendar month in the City and County of San Francisco or the City of Sacramento and would require that the commission hold no less than 6 sessions each year in the City of Sacramento.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 106 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Amended: 9/10/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/9/2015
  Last Amend: 9/10/2015
  Summary: The Public Utilities Act provides that the office of the PUC shall be in the City and County of San Francisco, requires that the PUC hold its sessions at least once in each calendar month in the City and County of San Francisco, and authorizes the PUC to also meet at those other times and places as may be expedient and necessary for the proper performance of its duties. This bill would require that the PUC hold its sessions at least once in each calendar month in the City and County of San Francisco or the City of Sacramento. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            BUDGET, Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 215 (Leno D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/30/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2015
  Last Amend: 8/18/2016
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission to additionally adopt procedures on the disqualification of commissioners due to bias or prejudice similar to those of other state agencies and superior courts. For ratesetting or adjudicatory proceedings, the bill would require a commissioner or an administrative law judge to be disqualified for bias or prejudice based on specified criteria. The bill would prohibit commission procedures from authorizing a commissioner or administrative law judge to rule on a motion made by a party to a proceeding to disqualify the commissioner or administrative law judge due to bias or prejudice.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 512 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: The California Constitution establishes the Public Utilities Commission, with jurisdiction over all public utilities. The Public Utilities Act provides that the office of the commission shall be in the City and County of San Francisco, that the office always be open, except on legal holidays and nonjudicial days, and that the commission hold its sessions at least once in each calendar month in the City and County of San Francisco. This bill would require that the commission hold its sessions at least once in each calendar month, without specifying the location.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 631 (Hueso D)   Public Utilities Commission: fees.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/1/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 6/17/2015
  Summary: Under current law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities. Current law requires the commission to charge and collect a fee of $75 for filing each application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, or for the mortgage, lease, transfer, or assignment of a certificate. This bill would require a fee of $500 for filing these applications and would authorize the commission to adjust this fee based on the Consumer Price Index. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 660 (Leno D)   Public Utilities Commission.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/9/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Current law requires the Governor to designate the president of the Public Utilities Commission from among its members and requires the president to direct the executive director, the attorney, and other staff of the commission, except for the Office of Ratepayer Advocates. This bill would authorize the commission to delegate specific management and internal oversight functions to committees composed of 2 commissioners. The bill would require the commission to appoint a chief administrative law judge who would be responsible for the oversight of the administrative law judge division.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 661 (Hill D)   Protection of subsurface installations.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Current law requires every operator of a subsurface installation, except the Department of Transportation, to become a member of, participate in, and share in the costs of, a regional notification center. Current law requires any person who plans to conduct any excavation to contact the appropriate regional notification center before commencing that excavation, as specified. Current law defines a subsurface installation as any underground pipeline, conduit, duct, wire, or other structure. This bill, the Dig Safe Act of 2016, would define terms for its purposes, including, among others, defining “working day” for purposes of determining excavation start date and time.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 697 (Hertzberg D)   Public Utilities Commission Accountability Act of 2015: reports: audits: electrical restructuring: charter-party carriers of passengers.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/8/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 9/3/2015
  Summary: Would adopt the Public Utilities Commission Accountability Act of 2015. The bill would recast certain of the commission's reporting requirements to an article within the Public Utilities Act pertaining to reports by the commission to the Legislature and make other conforming changes. The bill would require the commission to report specified information on a quarterly basis relative to implementation of the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1017 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: public availability of utility supplied documents: judicial review.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/11/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission or an officer or employee of the commission from disclosing any information furnished to the commission by a public utility, a subsidiary, an affiliate, or a corporation holding a controlling interest in a public utility, unless the information is specifically required to be open to public inspection by any provision of state or federal law, rather than only by the Public Utilities Act, except on order of the commission or a commissioner in the course of a hearing or proceeding.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1028 (Hill D)   Electrical corporations: local publicly owned electric utilities: electrical cooperatives: wildfire mitigation plans.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/24/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2016
  Last Amend: 8/18/2016
  Summary: Would require each electrical corporation, local publicly owned electric utility, and electrical cooperative to construct, maintain, and operate its electrical lines and equipment in a manner that will minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfire posed by those electrical lines and equipment. The bill would require each electrical corporation to annually prepare a wildfire mitigation plan.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1035 (Hueso D)   Transportation network companies.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/29/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2016
  Last Amend: 3/29/2016
  Summary: Would authorize Public Utilities Commission to fix the rates and establish rules for transportation network companies, prohibit discrimination, and award reparation for the exaction of unreasonable, excessive, or discriminatory charges by a transportation network company. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1049 (Hill D)   Public Utilities Commission: electrical and gas corporations: close call reporting programs.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/3/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2016
  Last Amend: 8/3/2016
  Summary: Would authorize the Public Utilities Commission to establish procedures and processes to implement a confidential, nonpunitive, and independent close call reporting program for purposes of facilitating the identification of accident precursors by persons familiar with the operations of electrical or gas corporations and of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating unbiased safety information.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1055 (Hueso D)   Payphone Service Providers Committee.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/26/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/16/2016
  Summary: Current law establishes the Payphone Service Providers Committee Fund and requires that all revenues collected by telephone corporations in rates authorized by the Public Utilities Commission to fund programs to educate payphone service providers, ensure compliance with the commission's requirements for payphone operations, and educate consumers on matters related to payphones be deposited into the fund. This bill would eliminate these statutory authorizations for the committee and the fund.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1099 (Cannella R)   Land surveyors and civil engineers.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/29/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 3/29/2016
  Summary: Would expand the definitions of civil engineering and land surveying to include laying out through the use of mathematics or geometric measurements the alignment or elevation for specified items, determining the configuration or contour of the benthic surface below water bodies or the measuring for volumetric calculations of earthwork, as specified, and making specified determinations by applying the principles of remote sensing. The bill would also amend the definition of geodetic surveying. By expanding the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1112 (Cannella R)   Utilities: water and sewer system corporations: transactions.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 8/11/2016
  Summary: Would provide that if a water or sewer system corporation or an entity merging with or acquiring control of a water or sewer system corporation with less than 2,000 service connections fails to receive the Public Utilities Commission's approval before entering into any of the specified transactions valued at $5,000,000 or less, the transaction is voidable by the commission until the commission either retroactively approves or conditionally approves the transaction. The bill would authorize the commission to delegate this approval authority to a specified division director. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1122 (Cannella R)   Telecommunications: small independent telephone corporations: rates: universal service: California High-Cost Fund-A.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 5/31/2016
  Summary: Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to exercise its regulatory authority to maintain the California High-Cost Fund-A Program (CHCF-A program) to provide universal service rate support to small independent telephone corporations, as defined, in amounts sufficient to meet the revenue requirement, as defined, established by the commission through rate-of-return regulation in furtherance of the state's universal service commitment to the continued affordability and widespread availability of safe, reliable, high-quality communications services in rural areas of the state. This bill would revise the CHCF-A program requirements to provide that the revenue requirement of a small independent telephone corporation includes rate case expenses, as defined.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1165 (Cannella R)   Engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and land surveyors.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/30/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 6/21/2016
  Summary: That Professional Engineers Act generally permits certificates of registration as a professional engineer and certificates of authority, which authorize the use of specific titles, to be renewed at any time within 3 years after expiration. That act prohibits the renewal, restoration, reinstatement, or reissuance of these certificates unless the applicant meets certain requirements. This bill would delete the requirement that an applicant for licensure as a professional engineer pass the first division examination in order to sit for the 2nd division examination and would delete the requirement that an applicant for a certificate as an engineer-in-training successfully complete 3 years or more of postsecondary education or engineering experience, or a combination of both, before the applicant is eligible to sit for the first division examination.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1205 (Morrell R)   Telecommunications: universal service.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Summary: Current law, the Moore Universal Telephone Service Act, establishes the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program to provide low-income households with access to affordable basic residential telephone service. The act makes legislative findings and declarations regarding lifeline telephone service. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those findings and declarations.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm., TELCO   
 
  SB 1212 (Hueso D)   2-1-1 information and referral network.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 8/31/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/15/2016
  Summary: Would state the intent of the Legislature to facilitate the expansion of 2-1-1 services into those counties in California where they are lacking and to support a comprehensive statewide database that will connect all callers to information and referrals they need. The bill would additionally state the intent of the Legislature to facilitate access to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery information, and referral services, uniformly in the state, especially in hard-to-serve rural areas, through a universally available telephone service. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1222 (Hertzberg D)   Public Utilities Commission: reports: financing orders.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/30/2016
  Summary: Current law requires the PUC to submit various reports to the Legislature, legislative committees, and the Governor, as specified. This bill would change the date by which the PUC must submit specified reports, change the contents of specified reports, renumber various codified reporting provisions, and repeal the provisions requiring the PUC to submit specified reports. The bill would repeal a reporting requirement of electrical corporations and the PUC with respect to the 21st Century Energy System Decision, as defined. The bill would repeal a requirement that the PUC conduct a zero-based budget for all of its programs by January 10, 2015.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1250 (McGuire D)   Telecommunications: Warren-911-Emergency Assistance Act: notification of rural outages.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/20/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 6/20/2016
  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   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1463 (Moorlach R)   Electrical lines: mitigation of wildfire risks.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 9/24/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 6/30/2016
  Summary: Would require the Public Utilities Commission, in consultation with the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, to prioritize areas in which communities are subject to conditions that increase fire hazards associated with overhead utility facilities when determining areas in which it will require enhanced mitigation measures for wildfire hazards posed by overhead electrical lines and equipment.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   
 
  SB 1481 (Committee on Governance and Finance)   Prepaid Mobile Telephony Services Surcharge Collection Act.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/22/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/17/2016
  Last Amend: 6/6/2016
  Summary: The Prepaid Mobile Telephony Services Surcharge Collection Act requires, on and after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2020, the prepaid MTS surcharge imposed by that act on a prepaid consumer to be collected by a seller, as defined, from each prepaid consumer at the time of each retail transaction that occurs in this state. The act specifies the circumstances for determining when a transaction occurs in the state. This bill would make correct an erroneous cross-reference and make minor revisions in the requirements relative to imposition of the prepaid MTS surcharge and the circumstances for determining when a transaction occurs in the state.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm.   


  Recycling



 
  AB 1063 (Williams D)   Solid waste: charges.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 8/17/2015
  Summary: Would raise the fee imposed on an operator of a disposal facility to $4 per ton commencing January 1, 2017. The bill would require a minimum of $1.50 per ton of the fee collected from each operator, until January 1, 2022, and would authorize some or all of the fee collected thereafter, to be allocated to activities that promote recycling and the highest and best use of materials, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Recycling   
 
  AB 1159 (Gordon D)   Product stewardship: pilot program: household batteries and home-generated sharps waste.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/21/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 4/21/2015
  Summary: Would establish the Product Stewardship Pilot Program and, until January 1, 2024, would require producers and product stewardship organizations of covered products, defined to mean a consumer product that is used or discarded in this state and is either home-generated sharps waste or household batteries, to develop and implement a product stewardship plan, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Recycling   
 
  AB 2039 (Ting D)   Solid waste: home-generated sharps.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/5/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/16/2016
  Last Amend: 4/5/2016
  Summary: Would require a producer of home-generated sharps or a stewardship organization designated by the producer to submit a home-generated sharps stewardship plan by July 1, 2018, to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. The bill would require the plan to provide for the development and implementation of a recovery program to reduce the generation of, and manage the end of life of, home-generated sharps, and to include specified elements, including provisions to meet specified minimum collection rates for the home-generated sharps subject to the plan. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Recycling   
 
  AB 2111 (Dahle R)   Household hazardous waste.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Summary: Current law authorizes public agencies to operate household hazardous waste collection facilities, as defined, and specifies conditions for the transportation of household hazardous waste. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the definitions pertaining to those provisions.
            Subject   
            Recycling   
 
  AB 2153 (Garcia, Cristina D)   The Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act of 2016.
  Current Text: Enrollment: 9/12/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/17/2016
  Last Amend: 8/31/2016
  Summary: Current law requires a dealer to accept, when offered at the point of transfer, a lead-acid battery from a consumer in exchange for the new lead-acid battery purchased by that consumer from the dealer. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill, the Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act of 2016, would, as of January 1, 2017, revise these provisions to require a dealer to accept, at the point of transfer, specified types of used lead-acid batteries and would prohibit the dealer from charging any fee to accept these used lead-acid batteries.
            Subject   
            Recycling   
 
  AB 2812 (Gordon D)   Solid waste: recycling: state agencies and large state facilities.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/23/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 8/15/2016
  Summary: Would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, on or before July 1, 2017, to develop guidance for collecting and recycling recyclable materials in office buildings of state agencies and large state facilities, except buildings and facilities of community college districts or their campuses. The bill would require that a covered state agency and large state facility, on and after July 1, 2018, provide adequate receptacles, signage, education, and staffing, and arrange for recycling services consistent with specified law, for each office building of the state agency or large state facility.
            Subject   
            Recycling   


  REGULATORY REFORM



 
  AB 24 (Nazarian D)   Transportation network companies: public safety requirements.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/22/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 4/22/2015
  Summary: Would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from issuing or renewing a permit or certificate to a charter-party carrier of passengers unless the applicant, in addition to existing requirements, participates in the Department of Motor Vehicles pull-notice system. This bill would specifically require a transportation network company to comply with this provision and to provide for a mandatory controlled substance and alcohol testing certification program.
            Subject   
            REGULATORY REFORM   
 
  SB 119 (Hill D)   Protection of subsurface installations.
  Current Text: Vetoed: 10/10/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/14/2015
  Last Amend: 9/4/2015
  Summary: Current law defines a subsurface installation as any underground pipeline, conduit, duct, wire, or other structure. Current law requires an operator of a subsurface installation, who receives notification of proposed excavation work, within 2 working days of that notification, excluding weekends and holidays, to mark the approximate location and number of subsurface installations that may be affected by the excavation or to advise that no subsurface installations operated by him or her would be affected. This bill, the Dig Safe Act of 2015, would declare the need to clarify and revise these provisions. The bill would define and redefine various terms relating to a regional notification center.
            Subject   
            REGULATORY REFORM   


  TAX



 
  AB 16 (Waldron R)   Income taxes: credit: video games.
  Current Text: Introduced: 12/1/2014   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a tax credit for the video game industry.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 151 (Rodriguez D)   Income taxes: credits: apprenticeships.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/20/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/15/2015
  Last Amend: 5/20/2015
  Summary: Current law provides for the establishment of apprenticeship programs in various trades, to be approved by the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards in any trade in the state or in a city or trade area whenever the apprentice training needs justify the establishment. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, and before January 1, 2020, would allow a credit against the taxes imposed under those tax laws in an amount equal to $1 for each hour a registered apprentice worked in the taxable year, up to $2,000 each for up to 10 registered apprentices , as defined, trained by the taxpayer in the taxable year.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 154 (Ting D)   Taxation: federal conformity.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/30/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/16/2015
  Last Amend: 8/26/2015
  Summary: Under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, various provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code, as enacted as of a specified date, are referenced in various sections of the Revenue and Taxation Code. This bill would change the specified date of those referenced Internal Revenue Code sections to January 1, 2015, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, and thereby would make numerous substantive changes to both the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law with respect to those areas of preexisting conformity that are subject to changes under federal laws enacted after January 1, 2009, and that have not been, or are not being, excepted or modified.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 185 (Garcia, Eduardo D)   Income taxation: insurance taxation: credits: California New Markets Tax Credit.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/11/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 1/26/2015
  Last Amend: 1/11/2016
  Summary: Would allow a credit under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, and a credit against the tax imposed on an insurer, in modified conformity with a federal New Markets Tax Credit, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2029, in a specified amount for investments in low-income communities. The bill would limit the total annual amount of credit allowed pursuant to these provisions to an amount equal to any portion not granted under a specified sales and use tax exclusion, not to exceed $40,000,000 per calendar year, and would limit the allocation of the credit to a cumulative total of no more than $200,000,000, as provided.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 571 (Brown D)   Property taxation: property statement: change in ownership statement: penalty.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/5/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/24/2015
  Last Amend: 9/1/2015
  Summary: Current law authorizes the county board of equalization or the assessment appeals board to order the penalty abated for failure to file a specified property statement or change in ownership statement. This bill would authorize the penalty to be abated if the assessee establishes that the failure to file the property statement or change in ownership statement within the specified time period was due to reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the assessee's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care in the absence of willful neglect.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 867 (Wagner R)   Tax administration: refunds: property tax: state assessment: actions.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/26/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Summary: Would, notwithstanding existing law regarding the rule of res judicata, where a tax, fee, assessment, surcharge, or other amount levied or collected by the tax agency, which this bill would define to include the board and the Franchise Tax Board, has been determined to have been illegally levied or collected in a final and nonappealable decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, authorize any person who paid that tax, fee, assessment, surcharge, or other amount to file with the tax agency a claim for refund, within one year after the date of the final and nonappealable decision and would require the tax agency to refund the amount so paid.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 1040 (Ting D)   Property taxation: change in ownership.
  Current Text: Amended: 7/6/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 7/6/2015
  Summary: Would specify that if more than ___% of the direct or indirect ownership interests in a legal entity are sold or transferred in a single transaction, as defined, the real property owned by that legal entity has changed ownership whether or not any one legal entity or person that is a party to the transaction obtains control, as defined. This bill would require the Franchise Tax Board to include an additional question on returns for partnerships, banks, and corporations to assist in the determination of whether a change in ownership as so described has occurred. This bill would require the State Board of Equalization to prescribe regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1199 (Nazarian D)   Income taxes: credits: motion pictures.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current law allows additional tax credits for a qualified motion picture for, among other things, 5% of the qualified expenditures related to music scoring and music track recording by musicians attributable to the production of the qualified motion picture in California. This bill would instead authorize that additional 5% for qualified expenditures relating to "qualified music preparation, music scoring, music track recording, and music editing," but would limit the scope of that term to the described activities for which a specified amount of the total expenditures is paid or incurred in California.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  AB 1487 (Obernolte R)   Property taxation: assessment: full value.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current property tax law requires every assessor to assess all property subject to general property taxation at its full value. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1499 (Gray D)   Property tax: revenue allocations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Summary: Current property tax law generally requires the county auditor, in each fiscal year, to allocate property tax revenues to local jurisdictions in accordance with specified formulas and procedures, and generally requires that each jurisdiction be allocated an amount equal to the total of the amount of revenue allocated to that jurisdiction in the prior fiscal year, subject to certain modifications, and that jurisdiction's portion of the annual tax increment, as defined. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 1801 (Ting D)   Katz-Harris Taxpayers' Bill of Rights: report.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/8/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/8/2016
  Summary: Current law requires the Franchise Tax Board, in consultation with the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate, to develop and implement a taxpayer education and information program directed at, but not limited to, identifying forms, procedures, regulations, or laws which are confusing and lead to taxpayer errors. Current law requires the board to perform annually a systematic identification of areas of recurrent taxpayer noncompliance and shall report its findings to the Legislature on December 1 of each year. This bill would change the due date of that report to December 31 of each year.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2006 (Mullin D)   State Board of Equalization: contracting authority: local tax collection.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/16/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/16/2016
  Summary: Current law allows the State Board of Equalization, when requested by the legislative body of any county, city, or city and county or the assessor to render advisory or other service, to contract, at not less than cost and subject to regulations approved by the Director of General Services, to render such services. This bill would provide that those services include the collection and remittance to a legislative body of any county, city, or city and county of a tax imposed by that legislative body.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2201 (Brough R)   State Board of Equalization: administration: interest.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 9/9/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Summary: Current law, until January 1, 2016, allowed the members of the State Board of Equalization, meeting as a public body, to find, under specified circumstances, that it is inequitable to compute interest on a monthly basis and to instead compute interest on a daily basis with respect to electronic payments or prepayments of taxes, fees, and surcharges. This bill would reinstate those provisions
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2668 (Mullin D)   Property taxation: base year value transfers.
  Current Text: Amended: 5/12/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 5/12/2016
  Summary: The California Constitution authorizes the Legislature to provide that a person who is either severely disabled or over 55 years of age may transfer the base year value of property that is eligible for the homeowners' property tax exemption to a replacement dwelling that is of equal or lesser value located within the same county as the property from which the base year value is transferred, provided the replacement dwelling is purchased or newly constructed within 2 years of the sale of the original property. This bill would provide, commencing with the 2017-18 fiscal year, that the base year value of an original property may be transferred to a replacement dwelling that is of greater value and would require the base year value of the replacement dwelling to be calculated by adding the difference between the full cash value of the original property and the full cash value of the replacement property to the base year value of the original property.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2771 (Irwin D)   Personal income taxes: credits: taxes paid to another state.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/11/2016
  Summary: The Personal Income Tax Law provides a credit against the taxes imposed by that law to residents for specified taxes paid to another state on income derived from sources within that state. Current law, for purposes of a calculation used in determining the credit amount, determines that income by applying the nonresident sourcing rules for determining income from sources within California, including the single sales factor apportionment formula.This bill, for purposes of the above-described calculation, would provide that California's single sales factor apportionment formula, and the regulations issued thereunder, shall not be applied in lieu of another state's apportionment rules when determining income derived from sources in that state.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  AB 2789 (Campos D)   Property tax: corrections.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 3/18/2016
  Summary: Current property tax law requires the State Board of Equalization to give an assessee opportunity for a hearing, after at least 5 days' notice, if a correction to the roll will increase the amount of taxes due, as provided, and provides that the board's decision is final. This bill would instead require the board to provide at least 7 days' notice for the above-described hearing.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  ACA 4 (Frazier D)   Local government transportation projects: special taxes: voter approval.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/17/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  Last Amend: 8/17/2015
  Summary: Would provide that the imposition, extension, or increase of a sales and use tax imposed pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law or a transactions and use tax imposed in accordance with the Transactions and Use Tax Law by a county, city, city and county, or special district for the purpose of providing funding for local transportation projects, as defined, requires the approval of 55% of its voters voting on the proposition. The measure would also make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  ACA 12 (Mullin D)   Property taxation: base year value transfers.
  Current Text: Introduced: 4/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 4/18/2016
  Summary: The California Constitution authorizes the Legislature to provide that a severely disabled person and a person over 55 years of age may transfer the base year value, as defined, of property that is eligible for the homeowners' property tax exemption to a replacement dwelling that is of equal or lesser value, located within the same county as the property from which the base year value is transferred, and purchased or newly constructed within 2 years of the sale of the original property. This measure would additionally authorize the Legislature to provide for the transfer of base year value to a replacement dwelling that is purchased or newly constructed on or after the effective date of this measure that is of greater value, and would require the base year value of the replacement dwelling to be calculated by adding the difference between the full cash value of the original property and the full cash value of the replacement dwelling to the base year value of the original property.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 8 (Hertzberg D)   Taxation.
  Current Text: Amended: 2/10/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 12/1/2014
  Last Amend: 2/10/2015
  Summary: Would state legislative findings regarding the Upward Mobility Act, key provisions of which would expand the application of the Sales and Use Tax law by imposing a tax on specified services, would enhance the state's business climate , would incentivize entrepreneurship and business creation by evaluating the corporate tax, and would examine the impacts of a lower and simpler personal income tax. This bill contains other related provisions.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 259 (Bates R)   Property taxation: change in ownership.
  Current Text: Amended: 1/14/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2015
  Last Amend: 1/14/2016
  Summary: Would specify that if 90% or more of the direct or indirect ownership interests in a legal entity are sold or transferred in a single transaction, as defined, the real property owned by that legal entity has changed ownership whether or not any one legal entity or person that is a party to the transaction obtains control, as defined. This bill would require the Franchise Tax Board to include an additional question on returns for partnerships, banks, and corporations to assist in the determination of whether a change in ownership as so described has occurred.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 480 (Pan D)   Taxation: qualified heavy equipment.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/29/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/26/2015
  Last Amend: 4/29/2015
  Summary: Would, pursuant to this constitutional authorization, on and after July 1, 2016, impose a tax on every qualified renter for the privilege of renting qualified heavy equipment in this state at the rate of 0.75% of the rental price from the renting of qualified heavy equipment. This bill would require a qualified renter to pay and remit the tax, as provided. This bill would provide that this tax shall be in lieu of any personal property tax on qualified heavy equipment.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 684 (Hancock D)   Corporation taxes: tax rates: publicly held corporations.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/27/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/27/2015
  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, 2015, revise that rate for taxpayers that are publicly held corporations, as defined, and instead impose an applicable tax rate from 7% to 13%, or for financial institutions, from 9% to 15%, based on the compensation ratio, as defined, of the corporation.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 803 (Committee on Governance and Finance)   Property taxation.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/2/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/24/2015
  Last Amend: 7/15/2015
  Summary: Current law requires a lease of real property that is owned by a state retirement system to provide, for purposes of property taxation, that the full cash value of the possessory interest created by the lease shall be the greater of either the full cash value of the possessory interest or, if the lease covers less than the entire real property, the lessee's allocable share of the full cash value that would be determined for that real property if it were subject to tax. This bill would delete those provisions relating to the full cash value of the possessory interest created by the aforementioned lease and would instead specify that the lease be valued in accordance with a specific regulation in effect on January 1, 2015, for the valuation of taxable possessory interests.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 975 (Committee on Governance and Finance)   Tax increment: property tax override rates.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/1/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/8/2016
  Last Amend: 3/29/2016
  Summary: Current law authorizes an infrastructure financing plan or a community revitalization and investment plan to provide for the division of taxes levied upon taxable property, if any, between the affected taxing entities, as defined, and the district or authority. This bill, for the purpose of any law authorizing the division of taxes, would prohibit the division of revenues derived from a property tax rate approved by the voters pursuant to, specified provisions of the California Constitution and levied in addition to the general property tax rate limited by the California Constitution.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 1216 (Hueso D)   Trade Corridors Improvement Fund: federal funds.
  Current Text: Amended: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Last Amend: 8/19/2016
  Summary: Would require revenues apportioned to the state from the National Highway Freight Program established by the federal Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act to be allocated for trade corridor improvement projects approved pursuant to specified provisions. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 1422 (Glazer D)   Public utilities and other service suppliers: collection of local taxes.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 8/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 3/28/2016
  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 explicitly define the term "other service supplier" for the purpose of those provisions to include, but not be limited to, a holder of a state franchise for the provision of video service.
            Subject   
            Business, TAX   
 
  SB 1445 (Hertzberg D)   Taxation.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/19/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Summary: Would state legislative findings regarding California's tax climate and would state that the intent of the bill is to make 3 changes to the 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 things, provide tax relief to middle- and low-income Californians to offset the effect of a sales tax on services, among other purposes.
            Subject   
            TAX   
 
  SB 1480 (Committee on Governance and Finance)   Property taxation.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 7/25/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 3/17/2016
  Last Amend: 6/8/2016
  Summary: Current law requires the assessor to annually mail a notice to every applicant granted a welfare exemption and owning certain exempt property that is relieved of the requirement of filing an annual application as so described and requires the notice to be in a form and contain that information that the State Board of Equalization may prescribe. Current law also requires the notice to include a card that is to be returned to the assessor by an applicant desiring to maintain eligibility for the welfare exemption. This bill would instead require the State Board of Equalization to prescribe the form and content of the notice after consultation with the California Assessors’ Association.
            Subject   
            TAX   


  Technology



 
  AB 229 (Chang R)   State employees: travel reimbursement.
  Current Text: Chaptered: 10/11/2015   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/4/2015
  Last Amend: 8/31/2015
  Summary: Would, until January 1, 2019, prohibit a state agency from prohibiting state employees traveling on official state business from using transportation provided by a transportation network company or lodging in a short-term rental, as defined. The bill would require a state agency to reimburse the actual and necessary expenses of a state employee using a transportation network company or a short-term rental consistent with the agency's standard reimbursement policies. The bill would request and encourage the University of California to adopt travel reimbursement policies in accordance with that prohibition. The bill would define terms for those purposes.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  AB 1956 (Wilk R)   State civil service: Department of Technology.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/17/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/12/2016
  Last Amend: 3/17/2016
  Summary: Would authorize the Department of Technology, subject to the approval of the State Personnel Board, to create and adjust classes of positions with the department, and would further authorize the department to prescribe the salary ranges for, conduct competitive examinations for, and make appointments to, these classes of positions. The bill would transfer the duties and authorizations of the Department of Human Resources with respect to these classes of positions to the Department of Technology. This bill contains other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Technology   
 
  AB 2706 (Wilk R)   Teachers: education technology and digital resources training pilot program.
  Current Text: Amended: 3/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 3/18/2016
  Summary: Would appropriate, without regard to fiscal years, $2,000,000 from the General Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction to be allocated to specified local educational agencies for the purpose of implementing a pilot program to train teachers teaching kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to more effectively utilize technology and digital resources within their instructional day, while also measuring and teaching the critical 21st century skills pupils need to succeed on California's next-generation online assessments, as well as to prepare pupils for college and career objectives, thereby making an appropriation.
            Subject   
            Education, Technology   
 
  AB 2880 (Committee on Judiciary)   State intellectual property.
  Current Text: Amended: 6/21/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/25/2016
  Last Amend: 6/21/2016
  Summary: Would, for contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017, require a state agency entering into a contract for services to consider the intellectual property rights of both the state and the contracting party unless the agency, prior to execution of the contract, obtains the consent of the department. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Technology   


  TELCO



 
  SB 1205 (Morrell R)   Telecommunications: universal service.
  Current Text: Introduced: 2/18/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/18/2016
  Summary: Current law, the Moore Universal Telephone Service Act, establishes the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service program to provide low-income households with access to affordable basic residential telephone service. The act makes legislative findings and declarations regarding lifeline telephone service. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those findings and declarations.
            Subject   
            Public Utilities Comm., TELCO   


  Telehealth



 
  AB 2507 (Gordon D)   Telehealth: access.
  Current Text: Amended: 4/26/2016   pdf   html
  Introduced: 2/19/2016
  Last Amend: 4/26/2016
  Summary: Would add video communications and telephone communications to the definition of telehealth. The bill would also provide that the required prior consent for telehealth services may be digital as well as oral or written. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
            Subject   
            Telehealth   

Total Measures: 326

Total Tracking Forms: 326



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