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Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest July 5 – 12

June 30, 2017
Legislative policy committee hearings are in full swing with many bills affecting cities set to be heard in the coming weeks.
 
Next week hearings resume after the July 4 holiday.
 
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:
 
July 5
 
Senate Environmental Quality, 9:30 a.m., Room 3191
  • AB 1158 (Chu) Carpet recycling. League position: Support. 
Senate Governance and Finance, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • AB 525 (Aguiar-Curry) State Board of Equalization: offer in compromise: extension. League position: Support.
  • AB 943 (Santiago) Land use regulations: local initiatives: voter approval. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • AB 1414 (Friedman) Solar energy systems: permits. League position: Oppose. 
July 10
 
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 56 (Holden) California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank: housing. League position: Support.
  • AB 551 (Levine) Political Reform Act of 1974: postemployment restrictions. League position: Neutral.
  • AB 1444 (Baker) Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority: demonstration project. League position: Support. 
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. 
Assembly Natural Resources, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • SB 188 (Jackson) State lands: leasing: oil and gas. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone. League position: Support.
  • SB 618 (Bradford) Load-serving entities: integrated resource plans. League position: Neutral.
  • SB 771 (De León) California Environmental Quality Act: continuing education: public employees. League position: Neutral. 
July 11
 
Senate Public Safety, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 1120 (Cooper) Controlled substances: butane. League position: Support. 
Assembly Public Safety, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • SB 421 (Wiener) Sex offenders: registration: criminal offender record information systems. 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
  • HOT AB 22 (Bonta) Secretary of State: storing and recording electronic media. League position: Sponsor.
  • AB 1168 (Gipson) Gambling: local moratorium. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • AB 1223 (Caballero) Construction contract payments: Internet Website posting. League position: Neutral.  
Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • SB 21 (Hill) Law enforcement agencies: surveillance: policies. League position: Oppose unless amended. 
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • AB 76 (Chau) Adult-use marijuana: marketing. League position: Support.
  • AB 678 (Bocanegra) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1008 (McCarty) Employment discrimination: prior criminal history. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1219 (Eggman) Food donations. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 1479 (Bonta) Public records: custodian of records: civil penalties. League position: Oppose. 
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 Governance and Finance, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • AB 345 (Ridley-Thomas) Municipal code violations. League position: Support.
  • AB 420 (Wood) Personal income tax: deduction: medical cannabis or marijuana activity. League position: Support. 
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
  • 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 541 (Allen) School facilities: school facility water capture practices. League position: Support. 
Assembly Local Government, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • SB 167 (Skinner) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 242 (Skinner) Property Assessed Clean Energy program: program administrator. League position: Support.
  • SB 252 (Dodd) Water wells. League position: Oppose unless amended. 
Senate Health, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 175 (Chau) Adult-use marijuana: marketing: packaging and labeling. League position: Support. 
July 18
 
Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • HOT SB 182 (Bradford) Transportation network company: participating drivers: single business license. League position: Oppose.


 
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