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Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest June 26 – July 12

June 23, 2017
The Legislature approved the FY 2017–18 state budget last week and legislative hearings are continuing in full swing.
 
A few of the League’s key measures will be heard in committees this week including, AB 1408 on public safety, SB 182 on transportation network companies, AB 1479 on public records custodians, SB 649 on wireless telecommunications facilities, and housing bills SB 35 and SB 540.
 
The League continues to track 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 Update: 2017 Bill Status. Published on May 26, 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:
 
June 26
 
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SCA 9 (Glazer) Property tax: new construction exclusion: rain water capture system. League position: Support. 
Senate Business, Professional and Economic Development, 12 p.m. and upon adjournment of session, State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 56 (Holden) California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank: housing. League position: Support.
  • AB 76 (Chau) Adult-use marijuana: marketing. League position: Support.
  • AB 175 (Chau) Adult-use marijuana: marketing: packaging and labeling. League position: Support. 
June 27
 
Senate Public Safety, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 887 (Cooper) Public safety officers: investigations and interviews. League position: Preliminary Opposition.
  • HOT AB 1408 (Calderon) Crimes: supervised release. League position: Support. 
Assembly Judiciary, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • SB 63 (Jackson) Unlawful employment practice: parental leave. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 378 (Portantino) Alcoholic beverages: licenses: emergency orders. League position: Support. 
Assembly Public Safety, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • SB 21 (Hill) Law enforcement agencies: surveillance: policies. League position: Oppose unless amended. 
Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • SB 252 (Dodd) Water wells. League position: Oppose unless amended. 
Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • SB 541 (Allen) School facilities: school facility water capture practices. League position: Support. 
Assembly Health, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • SB 17 (Hernandez) Health care: prescription drug costs. League position: Support. 
Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • SB 347 (Jackson) State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. League position: Support. 
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • HOT AB 1479 (Bonta) Public records: custodian of records: civil penalties. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Transportation and Housing, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 45 (Thurmond) California School Employee Housing Assistance Grant Program. League position: Support.
  • AB 74 (Chiu) Housing. League position: Support.
  • AB 686 (Santiago) Housing discrimination: affirmatively further fair housing. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • AB 1127 (Calderon) Baby diaper changing stations. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1444 (Baker) Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority: demonstration project. League position: Support. 
June 28
 
Assembly Housing and Community Development, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • SB 167 (Skinner) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
  • AB 1008 (McCarty) Employment discrimination: prior criminal history. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Communications and Conveyance, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • HOT SB 182 (Bradford) Transportation network company: participating drivers: single business license. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Local Government Special Order, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • HOT SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless telecommunications facilities. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Local Government, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • HOT SB 35 (Wiener) Planning and zoning: affordable housing: streamlined approval process. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone. League position: Support. 
Senate Health, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 735 (Maienschein) Swimming pools: public safety. League position: Support. 
July 5
 
Senate Environmental Quality, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 1180 (Holden) Hazardous materials: motor vehicles tires that contain zinc oxide substances. League position: Support. 
July 10
 
Senate Public Employment and Retirement, 2 p.m. or upon adjournment of session, State Capitol, Room 2040
  • AB 20 (Kalra) Public employee retirement systems: divestment: Dakota Access Pipeline. League position: Neutral.
  • AB 1597 (Nzazarian) Public employee retirement systems: prohibited investments: Turkey. League position: Oppose. 
July 11
 
Senate Public Safety, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 1120 (Cooper) Controlled substances: butane. League position: Support. 
Senate Natural Resources and Water, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • AB 1654 (Rubio) Water shortage: urban water management planning. League position: Support. 
Senate Governmental Organization, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 1223 (Caballero) Construction contract payments: Internet Website posting. League position: Neutral.  
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 72 (Santiago) Housing. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • AB 503 (Lackey) Vehicle parking violations: registration or driver’s license renewal. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • AB 1397 (Low) Local planning: housing element: inventory of land for residential development. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1625 (Rubio) Inoperable parking space. League position: Oppose. 
July 12
 
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
  • AB 44 (Reyes) Workers’ compensation: medical treatment: terrorist attacks: workplace violence. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 570 (Gonzalez-Fletcher) Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1066 (Aguiar-Curry) Public works: definition. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Education, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • SB 78 (Leyva) After school programs: grant amounts. League position: Support. 
Assembly Local Government, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • SB 242 (Skinner) Property Assessed Clean Energy program: program administrator. League position: Support.


 
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