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Governor Signs Two League-Supported Measures

Both Measures Further Benefit and Protect Local Governments Authority

September 27, 2013
Thanks to the fast-acting support of local government officials and stakeholders, two League-supported measures, SB 510 (Jackson) and SB 254 (Hancock), received the Governor’s signature this week.
 
SB 510: Rental Mobilehome Park Conversion
 
This bill authorizes local agencies to disapprove a map for conversion of a mobilehome park if the results of a survey have not demonstrated the support of at least a majority of the homeowners.
 
The League has a history of supporting legislation regarding the issue of surveys for mobilehome park conversions. The League also has existing policy and guiding principles to support the preservation of existing mobile home parks as an important source of affordable housing.
 
SB 254: Establishes the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act
 
This bill creates a framework for developing a producer responsibility program regarding mattress recovery and recycling.
 
SB 254 provides consumers with options to help ensure used mattresses are deposited with recyclers, therefore alleviating landfilling and/or illegally disposed mattresses in streets and canyons. The League contends the framework outlined in SB 254 is not ideal nor is it the exact framework municipalities would have constructed. Nevertheless, SB 254 contributes to the state’s 75 percent recycling goal by dramatically reducing the number of mattresses disposed in landfills while reducing the number of illegally disposed mattresses.
 
Action Still Needed on 29 Pending Measures
 
With these two signatures 19 League-supported measures remain pending before the Governor. Brown has yet to act on any of the ten League-opposed bills the Legislature sent during the final weeks of session. Approximately two weeks remain until the clock runs out on the Governor’s signing deadline of Oct. 13. The League strongly encourages officials urgent action on all remaining bills listed below. To act, follow the hot linked bill text and tailor the sample position letter to reflect your city or organization’s information.
 
League-Supported Measures (Action Pending) 
 
HOT BILL AB 440 (Gatto): Hazardous materials: releases: local agency cleanup.

AB 513 (Frazier): Tire recycling program: rubberized asphalt.

AB 532 (Gordon): Local Housing Trust Fund.

AB 564 (Mullin): Community redevelopment: successor agencies.

AB 576 (V. Manuel Pérez): Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team Act: pilot program.

AB 683 (Mullin): Local government: fines and penalties: assessments.

AB 719 (Hernandez): Energy: energy efficiency: street light pole.

AB 748 (Eggman): Judgments against a public entity: interest.

AB 841 (Torres): Junk dealers and recyclers: nonferrous materials: payment.

AB 986 (Bradford): Postrelease community supervision: flash incarceration: city jails.

AB 1042 (Hall): Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund.

AB 1090 (Fong): Public officers: conflicts of interest: contracts.

HOT BILL AB 1229 (Atkins): Land use: zoning regulations.

AB 1253 (Blumenfield): Vehicles: mobile advertising displays.

SB 31 (Padilla): Outdoor advertising displays: arenas.

SB 43 (Wolk): Electricity: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program.

SB 211 (Hernandez): Tax administration: disclosure of information: Franchise Tax board and cities.

HOT BILL SB 470 (Wright): Community development: economic opportunity.
 
SB 684 (Hill): Advertising displays: redevelopment agency project areas.

League Opposed-Measures (Action Pending)
 
AB 218 (Dickinson): Employment applications: criminal history.
 
HOT BILL AB 537 (Bonta): Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: impasse procedures.
 
HOT BILL AB 562 (Williams): Economic development subsidies: review by local agencies.

AB 691 (Muratsuchi): State lands: granted trust lands: sea level rise.

AB 792 (Mullin): Utility user tax: exemption: distributed generation systems.

AB 1149 (Campos): Identity theft: local agencies.
 
AB 1235 (Gordon): Local agencies: financial management training.

HOT BILL AB 1373 (John A. Pérez): Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers.

HOT BILL SB 7 (Steinberg): Public works: charter cities.

HOT BILL SB 313 (De León): Public Safety Officers Procedural Bills of Rights Act.
 
Status Update
 
Below is a breakdown on how many bills have been signed or vetoed this year:
For detailed information regarding bill signings and vetoes, please see the Governor’s press release website.


 
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