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League Hot and Priority Bill End of Session Wrap-Up

September 13, 2013
Lawmakers finished the first half of the 2013–14 legislative session and adjourned early Friday morning after passing some highly contentious measures to the Gov. Jerry Brown. Overall, of the nearly 2,500 measures introduced this year, 1,090 measures reached the Governor — half of which were sent just this week.
 
The Governor has until Oct. 13 to either sign or veto bills pending before him. Bills not acted upon prior to the deadline automatically become law effective Jan. 1, 2014. Pending legislation not sent to the Governor’s desk this year may become active next year. These measures, known as two-year bills, carry-over to the next session and are given a second chance.
 
In the final moments of session this week legislators passed several League hot and priority measures that will affect local government. The following list reflects measures the League will be monitoring until the Oct. 13 signing deadline. In the coming days the League will send out sign/veto request alerts where city officials are strongly encouraged to take action on these bills.
 
League-Supported Measures
 
AB 440 (Gatto): Hazardous materials: releases: local agency cleanup.

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 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 1229 (Atkins): Land use: zoning regulations.

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

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

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

SB 470 (Wright): Community development: economic opportunity.

SB 254 (Hancock): Solid waste: used mattresses: recycling and recovery.
 
SB 510 (Jackson): Land use: subdivisions: rental mobilehome park conversion.

SB 684 (Hill): Advertising displays: redevelopment agency project areas.

League Opposed-Measures
 
AB 218 (Dickinson): Employment applications: criminal history.
 
AB 537 (Bonta): Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: impasse procedures.
 
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 1235 (Gordon): Local agencies: financial management training.

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

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

SB 313 (De León): Public Safety Officers Procedural Bills of Rights Act.

Other League Priority Measures
 
AB 300 (Perea): Telecommunications: prepaid mobile telephony services: state surcharge and fees: local charges collection.
League Position: Pending


 
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