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Bills in Committee: July 6-10

July 2, 2015
Policy committees are in full swing with just two more weeks before the Legislature adjourns on July 17.
 
Both houses return on Aug. 17 for the final weeks of the 2015 legislative session that ends on Sept. 11. The League will be engaged on several bills during the week of July 6-10, many of them Hot. Cities are encouraged to weigh in on these bills.

To access any bill on this list, the League’s position letter and sample letters, please go to www.cacities.org/billsearch and plug in the bill number into the search box.
 
The League’s full 2015 Hot and Priority Bill list is available online.

A full listing of Senate and Assembly hearings is available online. Hearing times are subject to change. Bill language and any available position letters on legislation can be found through the bill search function on the League’s website.
 
Monday, July 6
 
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 702 (Maienschein) CalWORKs: temporary shelter assistance. League position: Support.
  • AB 1228 (Gipson) Public postsecondary education: campus housing: priority for homeless youth. League position: Support. 
Tuesday, July 7
 
Assembly Business and Professions, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • HOT SB 643 (McGuire) Medical marijuana. League position: Support if Amended. 
Senate Privacy and Consumer Protection, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • HOT SB 175 (Huff) Peace officers: body-worn cameras. League position: Support. 
Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • HOT AB 278 (Hernández) District-based municipal elections. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Transportation and Housing, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 388 (Chang) Housing: veterans: supportive and transitional housing: reports. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 744 (Chau) Planning and zoning: density bonuses. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1222 (Bloom) Tow trucks. League position: Support.
  • AB 1236 (Chiu) Local ordinances: electric vehicle charging stations. League position: Oppose Unless Amended. 
Wednesday, July 8
 
Assembly Labor and Employment, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • SB 3 (Leno) Minimum wage: adjustment. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Governance and Finance, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • AB 88 (Gomez) Sales and use taxes: exemption: energy or water efficient home appliances. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.
  • AB 313 (Atkins) Enhanced infrastructure financing districts. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 718 (Chu) Local government: powers. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1157 (Nazarian) Property taxation: certified aircraft assessment. League position: Support.
  • AB 1217 (Daly) Orange County Fire Authority. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Health, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT AB 266 (Bonta) Medical cannabis. League position: Support.
  • AB 1223 (O’Donnell) Emergency medical services: ambulance transportation. League position: Support.


 
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