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Bills in Committee: May 25-29

May 22, 2015
The focus in the Legislature has transitioned from legislative policy committees to fiscal impacts of bills, the 2015-16 budget negotiations, and action by the full Assembly and Senate.
 
The Legislature faces several major deadlines in the next month.

Next Friday, May 29 is the fiscal deadline for bills in the house of origin. Any bills with a fiscal impact that do not move out of the fiscal committees will be held until 2016. The Legislature will hold several fiscal hearings next week, with the majority of debate being held early in the week and suspense calendars being dispensed with at the end of the week. As of this writing, some hearings have not been publicly noticed. Anticipated hearings are indicated below with a *.
 
Budget hearings will also continue next week after the Memorial Day holiday in the Capitol. The budget committees are expected to consider actions of the subcommittees beginning Wednesday. The Legislature has until Monday, June 15 to adopt the budget.  
 
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.
 
Tuesday, May 26
 
Senate Committee on Appropriations, 11 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT SB 16 (Beall) Transportation funding. League position: Support. 
Wednesday, May 27
 
*Assembly Committee on Appropriations, TBD, State Capitol, Room 4202
  • HOT AB 34 (Bonta) Medical cannabis regulation and enforcement. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 35 (Chiu and Atkins) Income taxes: low-income housing: allocation increase. League position: Support.
  • *HOT AB 185 (E. Garcia) Income taxation: insurance taxation: credits: California New Markets Tax Credit. League position: Support.
  • AB 428 (Nazarian) Income taxes credit: seismic retrofits. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 744 (Chau) Planning and zoning: density bonus. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.
  • AB 771 (Atkins) Personal income and corporation taxes: credits: rehabilitation. League position: Support.
  • AB 1239 (Gordon) Tire recycling: California tire regulatory fee and waste tire program. League position: Support. 
Thursday, May 27 or Friday, May 28
 
*Assembly Committee on Appropriations, TBD, State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 22 (Rodriguez) Office of Emergency Services: oil-by-rail spills: firefighters. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 45 (Mullin) Household hazardous waste. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 74 (Calderon) Care facilities: regulatory visits. League position: Support.
  • AB 90 (Chau) Federal Housing Trust Fund. League position: Support.
  • AB 150 (Melendez) Theft: firearms. League position: Support.
  • AB 184 (E. Garcia) Small Business Technical Assistance Act of 2015. League position: Support.
  • AB 254 (R. Hernández) Election dates. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.
  • HOT AB 266 (Cooley) Medical marijuana. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 278 (R. Hernández) District-based municipal elections. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 448 (Brown) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle fee adjustments. League position: Support.
  • AB 511 (Gipson) Workers’ compensation. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 702 (Maienschein) CalWorks: temporary shelter assistance. League position: Support.
  • AB 870 (Cooley) Homelessness: rapid rehousing. League position: Support.
  • AB 988 (M. Stone) Outdoor Environmental Education and Recreation Grants Program. League position: Support.
  • *HOT AB 1159 (Gordon) Product stewardship: pilot program: household batteries and home-generated sharps waste. League position: Support.
  • AB 1315 (Alejo) Public contracts: water pollution prevention plans: delegation.  League position: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 1335 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act. League position: Support.
  • AB 1347 (Chiu) Public contracts: claims. League position: Oppose.  
Senate Committee on Appropriations, TBD, State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT SB 25 (Roth) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocation: vehicle license fee adjustments. League position: Support.
  • SB 122 (Jackson) California Environmental Quality Act: record of proceedings.   League position: Concerns.
  • HOT SB 239 (Hertzberg) Local services: contracts: fire protection services. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 254 (Allen) State highways: relinquishment. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 643 (McGuire) Medical marijuana. League position: Support if Amended. 
The bills approved by fiscal committees will then head to the Assembly or Senate Floor for a vote by the full legislative body. The deadline for bills to pass off the floor in the first house is Friday, June 5. The following bills for which the League has positions will be eligible to be considered on the floor next week. Bills can be taken up on any day on which house meets.
 
Assembly Floor
  • AB 57 (Quirk) Telecommunications: wireless telecommunication facilities. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 388 (Chang) Housing: homeless veterans: reports. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 718 (Chu) Local government: powers. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1157 (Nazarian) Property taxation: certificated aircraft assessment.  League position: Support.
  • AB 1223 (O’Donnell) Emergency medical services: ambulance transportation.  League position: Support.
  • AB 1236 (Chiu) Local ordinances: electric vehicle charging stations. League position: Oppose Unless Amended. 
Senate Floor
  • HOT SB 321 (Beall) Motor vehicle fuel taxes: rates: adjustments. League position: Support.
  • SB 593 (McGuire) Residential units for tourist or transient use: hosting platforms.   League position: Support if Amended.
  • SB 658 (Hill) Automated external defibrillators. League position: Support.


 
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