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Bills in Committee April 8–12

April 8, 2013
Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 7 and then sent it to the committee’s suspense file due to the identified state cost.
 
SB 7 would prohibit a charter city from receiving or using state funding or financial assistance for a construction project if the city has a voter-approved charter provision or ordinance that authorizes a contractor to not comply with state prevailing wage requirements on local construction projects funded by (non-state) city funds.

Also this week, the League will be monitoring committees scheduled to hear bills of interest to cities, which were on our recently released bills of interest list. The League will report any actions of significance.
 
The Assembly convened today at 12 p.m. for a floor session with the Senate starting its floor session at 2 p.m. Today is also the first extraordinary session on call of the Assembly Speaker and Senate Pro Tempore. Many legislative hearings are available online for video or audio monitoring. A full listing of all Senate and Assembly hearings is available online. Hearing times are subject to change.
 
Bill language and any available position letters can be found on the League’s website at www.cacities.com/billsearch by typing the bill number into the search box.
 
Monday, April 8

Senate Appropriations, John L. Burton Hearing Room at 11 a.m.
  • SB 7 (Steinberg) Public Works: Charter Cities. League Position: Oppose.
 Assembly Public Safety, State Capitol, Room 126 at 9 a.m.
  • AB 576 (Pérez) Centralized Intelligence Partnership Act: Pilot Program. League Position: Support.
 Assembly Transportation, State Capitol, Room 4202 at 1:30 p.m.
  • AB 178 (Gaines) Highways: Exit Information Signs. League Position: Support.
 Tuesday, April 9
 
Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy, State Capitol, Room 127 at 9 a.m.:
  • AB 305 (Pérez) Income Taxes: Hiring Credits: Investment Credits. League Position: Support.
 Senate Transportation and Housing, John L. Burton Hearing Room at 1:30 p.m.
  • SB 391 (DeSaulnier) California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013. League Position: Support.
 Wednesday, April 10
 
Assembly Labor and Employment, State Capitol, Room 447 at 1:30 p.m.
  • AB 517 (Achadjian) Occupational Safety and Health: Local Public Entities: Penalty Moneys: Grants. League Position: Support. 
Assembly Local Government, State Capitol, Room 127 at 1:30 p.m.
  • AB 22 (Blumenfield) Sidewalks: Repairs. League Position: Oppose.
  • AB 416 (Gordon) State Air Resources Board: Local Emission Reduction Program. League Position: Support.
Senate Health, John L. Burton Hearing Room at 1:30 p.m.
  • SB 191 (Padilla) Emergency Medical Services. League Position: Support.


 
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