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Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest May 1–8

April 28, 2017
As the legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities.
Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, but audio is always available online. In addition, many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel.
Additional information about the important bills the League is tracking is available in the 2017 Bills of Interest and Hot Bills List. Published on April 12, this list will continually be updated throughout the remainder of the Legislative Session. Bill language and the League’s position letters and sample letters can be found at www.cacities.org/billsearch by plugging the bill number into the search function.
Here are a number of upcoming hearings and measures of interest to cities:
May 1
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 79 (Allen) Sales and use taxes: exemption: used electric vehicles. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • SB 541 (Allen) School facilities: school facility water capture practices. League position: Support.
  • SB 780 (Wiener) Water Conservation in Landscaping Act. League position: Oppose. 
May 2
Senate Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 167 (Skinner) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Oppose. 
May 3
Assembly Appropriations, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 20 (Kalra) Public employee retirement systems: divestment: Dakota Access Pipeline. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 44 (Reyes) Workers’ compensation: medical treatment: terrorist attacks: workplace violence. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 45 (Thurmond) California School Employee Housing Assistance Grant Program. League position: Support.
  • AB 420 (Wood) Marijuana and medical cannabis: advertisements: license number disclosure. League position: Support.
  • AB 561 (Voepel) Sales and use taxes: exclusion: public safety first responder vehicle and equipment: local public employee retirement: employer contributions. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1333 (Dababnech) Political Reform Act of 1974: local government agency notices. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Insurance, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • AB 570 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Governance and Finance, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 182 (Bradford) Transportation network company: participating drivers: single business license. League position: Pending. 
Assembly Local Government, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 346 (Daly) Redevelopment: housing successor: Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund. League position: Support. 
Assembly Governmental Organization, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 1168 (Gipson) Gambling: Local Moratorium. League position: Oppose. 
May 8
Assembly Revenue and Taxation, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 53 (Steinorth) Personal income taxes: deduction: homeownership savings accounts. League position: Support.
  • AB 960 (Brough) Sales and use taxes: exemptions: textbooks. League position: Oppose unless Amended. 
Senate Appropriations, 10:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 17 (Hernandez) Health care: prescription drug costs. League position: Support.
  • SB 78 (Leyva) After school programs: grant amounts. League position: Support.
  • SB 558 (Glazer) Property taxation: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system. League position: Support.
  • SB 589 (Hernandez) Municipal separate storm sewer systems: financial capacity analysis: pilot project. League position: Support.
  • SB 618 (Bradford) Load-serving entities: integrated resource plans. League position: Oppose.

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