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End of Session League Priority and Hot Bill Status Update

September 12, 2013
Today marks the final day of the first half of 2013–14 biennial legislative session. Legislators are expected to work until the wee hours of Friday morning in order to debate and vote on the approximately 105 remaining measures.
 
League hot topic issues pending before the legislature include medical marijuana regulation (AB 604) and local utility user tax exemptions (AB 792); while other issues such as changes to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) have been shelved for the year. After today, Gov. Jerry Brown has until Oct. 13 to determine the final fate of all bills before him.      
 
The following League priority bills remain active before the Legislature and the Governor. City officials and stakeholders are encouraged to take immediate action on these measures to ensure their voice is heard. To act, please follow the ‘Take Action’ link and tailor the League provided sample position letters to reflect your city’s information.
 
League-Supported Measures
 
AB 47 (Gatto): Emergency telephone system: abuse.
Location: Senate Inactive File.                                                                      
Next Stop: Pending floor action.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL AB 440 (Gatto): Hazardous materials: releases: local agency cleanup.
Location: Senate Environmental Quality Committee
Next Stop: Senate Floor before Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 564 (Mullin): Community redevelopment: successor agencies.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 576 (V. Manuel Pérez): Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team Act: pilot program.
Location: Senate Special Consent Calendar.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 683 (Mullin): Local government: fines and penalties: assessments.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 719 (Hernandez): Energy: energy efficiency: street light pole.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 841 (Torres): Junk dealers and recyclers: nonferrous materials: payment.
Location: Governor’s Desk.
Next Stop: Sign or Veto.
Take Action
 
AB 986 (Bradford): Postrelease community supervision: flash incarceration: city jails.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 1042 (Hall): Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL AB 1229 (Atkins): Land use: zoning regulations.
Location: Governor’s Desk.
Next Stop: Sign or Veto.
Take Action
 
AB 1253 (Blumenfield): Vehicles: mobile advertising displays.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL SB 33 (Wolk): Infrastructure financing districts: voter approval: repeal.
Location: Assembly Inactive File.
Next Stop: Pending floor action.
Take Action
 
SB 43 (Wolk): Electricity: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 211 (Hernandez): Tax administration: disclosure of information: Franchise Tax board and cities.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL SB 470 (Wright): Community development: economic opportunity.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 684 (Hill): Advertising displays: redevelopment agency project areas.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
League Opposed-Measures
 
HOT BILL AB 562 (Williams): Economic development subsidies: review by local agencies.
Location: Governor’s Desk.
Next Stop: Sign or Veto.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL AB 604 (Ammiano): Medical cannabis: state regulation and enforcement.
Location: Senate Public Safety Committee.
Next Stop: Pending committee action.
Take Action

AB 792 (Mullin): Utility user tax: exemption: distributed generation systems.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 1235 (Gordon): Local agencies: financial management training.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL AB 1373 (John A. Pérez): Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL SB 7 (Steinberg): Public works: charter cities.
Location: Governor’s Desk.
Next Stop: Sign or Veto.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL SB 313 (De León): Public Safety Officers Procedural Bills of Rights Act.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL SB 556 (Corbett): Contracted services: uniforms and vehicle requirements.
Location: Assembly Inactive File.
Next Stop: Pending floor action.
Take Action
 
Other League Priority Measures
 
Measures listed below are League priority bills with positions other than support or oppose or are currently under review. Those with pending positions are currently under League review and will have a position issued shortly. 
 
AB 218 (Dickinson): Employment applications: criminal history.
League Position: Oppose unless Amended. 
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 300 (Perea): Telecommunications: prepaid mobile telephony services: state surcharge and fees: local charges collection.
League Position: Pending.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
HOT BILL AB 537 (Bonta): Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: impasse procedures.
League Position: Oppose unless Amended.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
  
AB 691 (Muratsuchi): State lands: granted trust lands: sea level rise.
League Position: Oppose unless Amended.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 105 (Knight): Corrections.
League Position: Pending.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 254 (Hancock): Solid waste: used mattresses: recycling and recovery.
League Position: Support if Amended.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 510 (Jackson): Land use: subdivisions: rental mobilehome park conversion.
League Position: Support in Concept
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 731 (Steinberg): Environment: California Environmental Quality Act.
League Position: Oppose unless Amended.
Location: Assembly Local Government Committee.
Next Stop: Assembly Floor before Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action 


 
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