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Legislature Meets House of Origin Deadline, Bills Starting to be Scheduled for Policy Committees in Second House

June 5, 2015
The Legislature met one of its major deadlines this week on Thursday afternoon when both houses wrapped up marathon sessions to take action on bills that originated in their house.
 
Bills that fail to pass at this juncture will not continue to move for the remainder of the session, which ends on Friday, Sept. 11.

There are a number of bills that are exempt from the house of origin deadline because they have an urgency clause, amend the constitution, or levy a tax. Several League-supported hot bills fall within this category including: SB 16 (Beall), the Senate’s transportation funding proposal; AB 1335, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins’ (D-San Diego)Building Homes Act; and ACA 4 (Frazier), which lowers the voter threshold for local transportation initiative.  
 
The League urges city officials to review the following bills that made it to the second house and send in letters of support or opposition. Bill language, the League’s position letter and sample letters can be found on the League website at www.cacities.org/billsearch. Plug in the bill number, i.e. AB 266, into the search box to access these materials.
 
Below is the status of the key bills the League is tracking that passed out of their house of origin, the League’s position and whether it is a hot bill. In addition, it is noted if the bill has a committee hearing scheduled in the second house.
 
Assembly Bills Passed to Senate: Support
  • HOT AB 2 (Alejo) Community revitalization authority.
    • Next Hearing: Senate Governance and Finance, June 10, 9:30 a.m.
  • AB 22 (Rodriguez) Office of Emergency Services: oil-by-rail spills: firefighters.
  • HOT AB 35 (Chiu) Income taxes: credits: low-income housing: allocation increase.
  • AB 74 (Calderon) Care facilities: regulatory visits.
  • AB 90 (Chau) Federal Housing Trust Fund.
  • HOT AB 266 (Bonta) Medical cannabis.
  • AB 313 (Atkins) Enhanced infrastructure financing districts.
  • AB 323 (Olsen) California Environmental Quality Act: exemption: roadway improvement.
    • Next Hearing: Senate Environmental Quality, June 17, 9:30 a.m.
  • AB 327 (Gordon) Public works: volunteers.
    • Next Hearing: Senate Labor and Industrial Relations, June 10, 9:30 a.m.
  • AB 341 (Achadjian) Financial affairs: reports.
    • Next Hearing: Senate Governance and Finance, June 10, 9:30 a.m.
  • AB 388 (Chang) Housing: homeless veterans: reports.
  • AB 428 (Nazarian) Income taxes credit: seismic retrofits.
  • HOT AB 448 (Brown) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle license fee adjustments.
  • AB 451 (Bonilla) private parking facilities.
    • Next Hearing: Senate Transportation and Housing, June 9, 1:30 p.m.
  • AB 702 (Maienschein) CalWorks: temporary shelter assistance.
  • AB 870 (Cooley) Homelessness: rapid rehousing.
  • AB 988 (Stone) Outdoor Environmental Education and Recreation Grants Program.
  • AB 1056 (Atkins) Second Chance Program.
  • AB 1157 (Nazarian) Property taxation: certification aircraft assessment.
  • AB 1223 (O’Donnell) Emergency medical services: ambulance transportation.
  • AB 1228 (Gipson) Public postsecondary education: campus housing: priority for homeless youth.
  • AB 1239 (Gordon) Tire recycling: California tire regulatory fee and waste tire program.
  • AB 1262 (Wood) Telecommunications: universal services: California Advanced Services Fund.
    • Next Hearing: Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications, June 16, 9:30 a.m.
  • AB 1403 (Maienschein) Housing: joint powers agreement.
Assembly Bills Passed to Senate: Oppose
  • HOT AB 36 (Campos) Local government: federal surplus property.
  • AB 57 (Quirk) Telecommunications: wireless telecommunications facilities.
  • AB 254 (Hernández) Election dates. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.
  • HOT AB 278 (Hernández) District-based municipal elections.
  • AB 552 (O’Donnell) Public works contracts: damages.
    • Next Hearing: Senate Governmental Organization, June 9, 9:30 a.m.
  • AB 651 (Cooper) Public safety officers and firefighters: investigations and interviews.
    • Next Hearing: Senate Public Safety, June 30, 9:30 a.m.
  • HOT AB 718 (Chu) Local government: powers.
  • HOT AB 744 (Chau) Planning and zoning: density bonus.
  • AB 1236 (Chiu) Local ordinances: electric vehicles charging stations. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.
  • AB 1347 (Chiu) Public contracts: claims.
Senate Bills Passed to Assembly: Support
  • HOT SB 25 (Roth) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocation: vehicle license fee adjustments.
  • HOT SB 175 (Huff) Peace officer: body-worn cameras.
  • HOT SB 321 (Beall) Motor vehicle fuel taxes: rates: adjustments.
  • SB 485 (Hernandez) County of Los Angeles: sanitation districts.
  • HOT SB 493 (Canella) Elections in cities: by or from districts.
  • SB 533 (Pan) Cities and counties: sales and use tax agreements.
  • HOT SB 643 (McGuire) Medical marijuana. League position: Support If Amended.
  • SB 658 (Hill) Automated external defibrillators.
Senate Bills Passed to Assembly: Oppose
  • SB 3 (Leno) Minimum wage: adjustment.
  • HOT SB 239 (Hertzberg) Local services: contracts: fire protection services.
 
 


 
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