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Bills in Committee: June 24–29

June 24, 2013
It’s slated to be very busy in Sacramento as League lobbyists tackle 10 “Hot Bills” this week. With 27 bills scheduled for hearing in 14 different committees, staff will be engaged covering all the action.
 
League staff learned late Friday that the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee will hold a hearing today on AB 93. Anticipated bill provisions will likely include the Governor’s Economic Development Proposal that contains the elimination of the state’s Enterprise Zone program. League staff will be reviewing the measure once a version appears in print.
 
A great deal of attention will be focused on the Assembly Local Government Committee hearing on Wednesday when it takes up SB 7 (Steinberg). This League-opposed bill withdraws all state construction-related grants, loans and other funds from charter cities that do not compel contractors to adhere to state prevailing wage requirements, on projects built with city funds.
 
Recent amendments to SCA 3 (Leno) exempt the state from required mandate payments to local government for compliance with the Public Records Act and Brown Act. The bill also exempts any expanded state requirements imposed under those laws from mandate payments. Although it’s not yet listed in the Daily File, Committee staff informed League staff that the bill will be heard in a special meeting of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Tuesday.
 
A full listing of all Senate and Assembly hearings is available online. Hearing times are subject to change. The League will report any significant actions.
 
Bill language and available position letters can be found on the League’s website by typing the bill number into the search box.
 
Many of these hearings will be televised live on the California Channel.
 
Monday, June 24
 
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review, State Capitol, Room 3191, upon adjournment of session.
  • AB 93 (Committee on Budget) Economic Development Reform. League position: Pending release of language.
Senate Appropriations Committee. State Capitol, Room 4203, 10 a.m. (NOTE: Bills anticipated to be heard.)
  • AB 116 (Bocanegra) Land use: subdivision maps: expiration dates. League position: Support.
  • AB 178 (Gaines) Highways: exit information signs. League position: Support.
  • AB 229 (John A. Pérez) Local government: infrastructure and revitalization financing districts. League position: Support.
  • AB 443 (Lowenthal) Vehicles: delinquent parking and traffic violations. League position: Support.
Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. State Capitol, Room 2040, 2 p.m.
  • HOT BILL AB 537 (Bonta) Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: impasse procedures.  League position: Oppose.
  • HOT BILL AB 616 (Bocanegra) Local public employee organizations: dispute: factfinding panel. League Position: Oppose.
Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. State Capitol, Room 437, 3 p.m.
  • SB 43 (Wolk) Shared Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program. League position: Support.
Tuesday, June 25
 
Senate Committee on Governance and Finance. State Capitol, Room 112, 9:30 a.m.
  • SCA 3 (Leno) Public Records Act/Brown Act: League position: Pending.
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. State Capitol, Room 112, 9 a.m.
  • AB 691 (Muratsuchi) State lands: granted trust lands: sea level rise. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.
Assembly Judiciary Committee. State Capitol, Room 4202, 9 a.m.
  • HOT BILL SB 556 (Corbett) Agency: ostensible: nongovernmental entities. League position: Oppose.
Assembly Public Safety Committee. State Capitol, Room 126, 9 a.m.
  • HOT BILL SB 313 (De León) Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act. League position: Oppose.
Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting. State Capitol, Room 444, 1:30 p.m.
  • HOT BILL SB 311 (Padilla) Local elections: charters and charter proposals. League position: Oppose.
Senate Judiciary Committee.  State Capitol, Room 112, 1:30 p.m.
  • AB 1149 (Campos) Identity theft: local agencies. League position: Oppose.
Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing.  State Capitol, Room 4203, 1:30 p.m.
  • HOT BILL AB 325 (Alejo) Land use and planning: cause of actions: time limitations. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 612 (Nazarian) Automated enforcement systems. League position: Oppose.
Wednesday, June 26
 
Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations. State Capitol, Room 2040, 9:30 a.m.
  • AB 218 (Dickinson) Reporting Criminal Histories on Employment Applications. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.
  • AB 576 (V. Manuel Pérez) Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team Act: pilot program. League position: Support.
  • HOT BILL AB 1373 (John A. Pérez) Workers' compensation: firefighters and peace officers. League position: Oppose.
Senate Committee on Governance and Finance. State Capitol, Room 112, 9:30 a.m.
  • HOT BILL AB 562 (Williams) Economic development subsidies: review by local agencies. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 564 (Mullin) Community redevelopment: successor agencies. League position: Support.
  • HOT BILL AB 667 (Hernández) Land use: development project review: superstores. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1079 (Bradford) Enterprise zones: energy management plans. League position: Support.
  • AB 1235 (Gordon) Local agencies: financial management training. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1359 (Hernández) Quimby Act: use of fees. League position: Concerns.
Assembly Local Government Committee.  State Capitol, Room 444, 1:30 p.m. 
  • HOT BILL SB 7 (Steinberg) Public works: charter cities. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 510 (Jackson) Land use: subdivisions: rental mobilehome park conversion. League position: Support in concept.


 
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