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Bills in Committee May 12-16

May 9, 2014
The following list reflects League priority and hot bills scheduled to be heard by legislative committees for the week of May 12–16.
For more information and sample position letters on a specific bill, please click on the bill title.
A full listing of all upcoming Senate and Assembly hearings is available online.  Please note that hearing times and locations are subject to change. The League will report any significant actions.             
Many of these hearings will be televised live on the California Channel.
Monday, May 12
Senate Appropriations Committee, State Capitol Room 4203, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 13
Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee, State Capitol Room 437, 1:30 p.m.
  • HOT AB 1839 (Gatto): Income taxes: qualified motion pictures.
    • Addresses the out-of-state competition facing California’s dynamic film industry by extending the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program by five years, lifting the per-film budget limitation on the tax credit so that larger films will be able to qualify, and offering additional incentives for specified film and television production activities.
    • League position: Support.
Wednesday, May 14
Assembly Appropriations Committee, State Capitol Room 4202, 9:00 a.m.
  • HOT AB 1894 (Ammiano): Medical marijuana.
    • Significantly curtails local land use authority by preempting city ability to appropriately regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in their jurisdictions by delegating key local use and zoning powers to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Authorizes an entirely new horizon of marijuana use and for-profit sales by commercial operators.
    • League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2493 (Bloom): Redevelopment dissolution: housing projects: bond proceeds.
    • Authorizes a successor housing entity, upon meeting certain requirements, to access 2011 bond proceeds.
    • League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 2715 (Hernández): District-based municipal elections.
    • Imposes sweeping and costly state mandates by amending the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (CVRA) to “impose” district-based elections on all general law cities with populations over 100,000, effective July 1, 2017.
    • League position: Oppose.

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