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Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest April 7-22

Group of Election Bills Moves on to Various Committees, League Prepares for Next Hearing on Redevelopment Proposal

March 27, 2015
The Legislature will be on Spring Break next week. Legislative hearings and policy committee meetings will resume when legislators return on April 6.
 
The League is preparing for the April 9 hearing of the Senate Budget Subcommittee #4 when the Department of Finance’s redevelopment dissolution budget proposal is taken up. The League has taken an opposed unless amended position on this proposal.  

Many newly introduced bills are starting to be assigned and reviewed by the Legislature’s policy committees. On Wednesday, the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee heard a group of bills of interest to cities regarding elections including AB 254 (Hernández) on election dates and AB 278 (Hernández) on district-based municipal elections.
 
AB 254 was passed as amended and was sent to the Appropriations Committee. AB 278 was also passed as amended and will next be heard by the Assembly Local Government Committee.
 
The League’s lobbying team is identifying bills that may be of significant interest to cities. As the Legislature assigns legislation to policy committees, it continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on policy areas of interest to cities. In the coming weeks, the League will issue its first Priority Bills list.
 
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest:    
 
April 7
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, State Capitol, Room 447, 1:30 p.m.
    • Hearing will cover Department of Housing and Community Development and Commission on State Mandates
April 8
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, State Capitol, Room 126, 9:30 a.m.
    • Information hearing will cover Climate Change 
April 9
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, Room 2040, 9:30 a.m.
    • Hearing will cover items related to Local Government and Economic Development, including Redevelopment Agencies Dissolution Status and Issues, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, the Commission on State Mandates and Local Government Financing
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, State Capitol, Room 113, 9:30 a.m.
    • Hearing will cover Public Employees’ Retirement System 
April 14
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, State Capitol, Room 447, 1:30 p.m.
    • Hearing will cover the State Controller’s Office and Secretary of State 
April 15
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, State Capitol, Room 447, 9 a.m.
    • Hearing will cover items related to the Air Resources Board, California Coastal Commission and the Office of Planning and Research
  • Senate Environmental Quality Committee, State Capitol, Room 3191, 9:30 a.m.
    • Hearing will cover Overview of the California Environmental Quality Act: record of proceedings 
April 16
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, State Capitol, Room 112, 9:30 a.m.
    • Hearing will cover the LAO’s Overview of the Transportation Budget, including the California Transportation Commission and the Department of Transportation, as well as oversight on the implementation of AB 60
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, Room 2040, 9:30 a.m.
    • Hearing will cover a number of items related to the State Controller and a Financial Information System for California 
April 22
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.3 on Resources and Transportation, State Capitol, Room 447, 9 a.m.
    • Hearing will cover the Department of Transportation and High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.5 on Public Safety, State Capitol, Room 437, 1:30 p.m.
    • Hearing will cover the Prop. 47 workload


 
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