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Legislature Enters Final Week with Hundreds of Bills Remaining

Several League Hot and Priority Bills in Play with Session Coming to an End

September 9, 2013
More than 400 bills are pending before the Legislature with session ending later this week.
 
In observance of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur legislative leaders have opted to complete their work one day before this Friday’s official interim recess deadline. Both houses are expected to hold marathon floor sessions in order to get through all outstanding bills before adjourning Thursday. 
 
Last minute amendments were made to 153 measures Friday in compliance with the Sept. 6 legislative amendment deadline. Republicans protested most of the amendments presented during Friday's floor session, however, they were ultimately approved by Democrats. Of those amended measures, 29 were substantially altered enough to qualify as gut-and-amends. Such significant policy changes have been criticized for years due to their last minute nature and ability to bypass the legislative review process. Legislation addressing this issue to require a three-day print rule was introduced earlier this year but has remained static. The legislation is expected to become active during the second half of the 2013–14 biennial session.
 
All eyes will look to Gov. Jerry Brown after the Legislature adjourns as he decides the final fate of the hundreds of measures sent to his desk. The Governor has until Oct. 13 to act on bills pending before him, unless otherwise specified.
 
Governors have traditionally delayed action on contentious measures until the final days before the signing deadline. It’s anticipated that Gov. Jerry Brow will uphold this tradition as in previous years. Bills not acted upon before Oct. 13 automatically become law and will take effect in January.
 
The League will be issuing sign and veto requests on League priority bills in the coming weeks asking city officials to submit letters to the Governor. These letters are of particular significance because this is the last chance officials will have to voice their support or opposition.
 
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 Floor.                                                                     
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 440 (Gatto): Hazardous materials: releases: local agency cleanup.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 564 (Mullin): Community redevelopment: successor agencies.
Location: Senate Floor
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 576 (V. Manuel Pérez): Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team Act: pilot program.
Location: Senate Floor.
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: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 841 (Torres): Junk dealers and recyclers: nonferrous materials: payment.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 986 (Bradford): Postrelease community supervision: flash incarceration: city jails.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 1042 (Hall): Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 1229 (Atkins): Land use: zoning regulations.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 1253 (Blumenfield): Vehicles: mobile advertising displays.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 33 (Wolk): Infrastructure financing districts: voter approval: repeal.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
SB 43 (Wolk): Electricity: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
SB 211 (Hernandez): Tax administration: disclosure of information: Franchise Tax board and cities.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
SB 470 (Wright): Community development: economic opportunity.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
SB 684 (Hill): Advertising displays: redevelopment agency project areas.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
League Opposed-Measures
 
AB 562 (Williams): Economic development subsidies: review by local agencies.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
AB 792 (Mullin): Utility user tax: exemption: distributed generation systems.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 1235 (Gordon): Local agencies: financial management training.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 1373 (John A. Pérez): Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
SB 7 (Steinberg): Public works: charter cities.
Location: Engrossing and enrolling.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 313 (De León): Public Safety Officers Procedural Bills of Rights Act.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
SB 556 (Corbett): Contracted services: uniforms and vehicle requirements.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
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: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 537 (Bonta): Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: impasse procedures.
League Position: Oppose unless Amended.
Location: Senator Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
AB 604 (Ammiano): Medical cannabis: state regulation and enforcement.
League Position: Pending.
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Assembly for amendment concurrence (may be subject to policy committee hearings off the Assembly Floor).
Take Action
 
AB 691 (Muratsuchi): State lands: granted trust lands: sea level rise.
League Position: Oppose unless Amended.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 105 (Knight): Corrections.
League Position: Pending.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
SB 254 (Hancock): Solid waste: used mattresses: recycling and recovery.
League Position: Support if Amended.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action
 
SB 510 (Jackson): Land use: subdivisions: rental mobilehome park conversion.
League Position: Support in Concept
Location: Senate Floor.
Next Stop: Governor’s Desk.
Take Action
 
SB 731 (Steinberg): Environment: California Environmental Quality Act.
League Position: Oppose unless Amended.
Location: Assembly Floor.
Next Stop: Senate for amendment concurrence.
Take Action


 
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