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Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest March 17-April 22

March 13, 2015
The League’s lobbying team continues to review the flood of bills introduced before the Feb. 27 deadline, determining which of them may be of significant interest to cities. 
 

As the Legislature begins to assign legislation to policy committees, it is also holding a number of oversight and informational hearings on policy areas of interest to cities.

Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:

March 17
  • Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications, State Capitol, Room 3191, 9:30 a.m.
    • Hearing will cover CPUC and Public Safety: A Focus on Energy Infrastructure
  • Joint Hearing of the Senate Transportation and Housing and Environmental Quality Committees, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
    • Oversight Hearing: The Road to 2020 and Beyond: The Role of the Transportation Sector in Meeting California’s Climate Goals
  • Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy, 9 a.m. – noon, State Capitol, Room 127
    • Informational Hearing: Major Economic Development Policies and Programs in 2015
March 18
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover the Department of Water Resources and State Water Resources Control Board
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including body cameras
  • Joint Hearing Assembly Local Government Committee and Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
    • Information Hearing: Transient Occupancy Taxes and the Home-Sharing Phenomenon
March 19
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental, Protection, Energy and Transportation, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
    • Hearing will cover the Department of Water Resource, Delta Stewardship Council and State Water Resources Control Board
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
    • Hearing will cover the Department of Housing and Community Development
March 24
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including Commission on State Mandates and Public Employees’ Retirement System
March 25
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including Department of Transportation and the California Transportation Commission
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
    • Hearing will cover 2014 Drought Funding
  • Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
    • Oversight Hearing: Statewide Voter Turnout
  • Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 444
    • Hearing will cover items relating to hazardous waste and substances, uncollectible accounts, liability recovery actions, and response and cleanup capabilities
March 26
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
    • Hearing will cover a number of items including Cap-and-Trade, the Strategic Growth Council and High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113
    • Hearing will cover Realignment
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, 9:30 a.m., Room 2040
    • Hearing will cover State Finance, including Oversight on the Debt and Financial Management Overview the State Treasurer, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority, the Department of finance, Oversight on Tax Compliance Programs and more
April 8
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover items related to the Air Resources Board, California Coastal Commission and the Office of Planning and Research
April 9
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, 9:30 a.m., Room 2040
    • 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 and the Commission on State Mandates
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 113
    • Hearing will cover Public Employees’ Retirement System
April 14
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
    • Hearing will cover the State Controller’s Office and Secretary of State
April 16
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
    • Hearing will cover the LAO’s Overview of the Transportation Budget, the California Transportation Commission and the Department of Transportation
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government, 9:30 a.m., Room 2040
    • 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 all departments.
  • Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.5 on Public Safety, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
    • Hearing will cover the Prop. 47 workload


 
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