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Bills in Committee upon Legislature’s Return: Aug. 1-5

August 1, 2016
The Legislature returns today and has until Aug. 31 to wrap up any remaining business from the 2015-16 legislative session.
Gov. Jerry Brown then has 30 days to sign or veto any bills that make it to his desk. 
Cities will need to remain attentive as we enter the time period of final negotiations on pending bills, with other “gut and amend” proposals appearing in print with little notice. Cities are urged to watch for breaking news alerts from the League and be ready to act. See “Legislators Return for Final Month of Session” in CA Cities Advocate from July 29, 2016.
The focus for the next two weeks in on fiscal committees, as the Legislature faces an Aug. 12 fiscal deadline. Below is a list of bills which will be heard in appropriations committees this week. The League’s recently updated Hot and Priority Bills List provides an effective way to understand the most pressing legislation lobbyists, the regional public affairs managers and cities will be focused on this month.
To access any bill on this list, the League’s position letter and sample letters, please go to www.cacities.org/billsearch and plug in the bill number into the search box. 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.
Bills in Appropriations
Monday, Aug. 1
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT AB 626 (Chiu) Public contracts: claim resolution. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1561 (Garcia, C) Sales and use taxes: exemption: sanitary napkins: tampons: menstrual sponges and menstrual cups. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • AB 1643 (Gonzalez) Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1669 (Hernández, R) Displaced employees: service contracts: collection and transportation of solid waste. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1719 (Rodriguez) Pupil instruction: cardiopulmonary resuscitation. League position: Support.
  • AB 1789 (Santiago) Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund. League position: Support.
  • AB 2121 (Gonzalez) Alcoholic beverage control: Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act of 2016. League position: Support.
  • AB 2208 (Santiago) Local planning: housing element: inventory of land for residential development. League position: Support.
  • AB 2261 (Hernández, R) Division of Labor Standard Enforcement: duties. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2298 (Weber) Criminal gangs. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2320 (Calderon) Unmanned aircraft systems. League position: Neutral.
  • AB 2327 (Cooley) Contacting or communication with a minor. League position: Support.
  • AB 2441 (Thurmond) Housing: Workforce Housing Pilot Program. League position: Support.
  • AB 2444 (Garcia, E) California Parks, Water, Climate, and Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2016. League position: Support.
  • AB 2498 (Bonta) Human trafficking. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 2817 (Chiu) Taxes: credits: low-income housing: allocation increase. League position: Support.
  • AB 2821 (Chiu) Medi-Cal Housing Program. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 2835 (Cooper) Public employees: orientation and informational programs: recognized employee organizations. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2873 (Thurmond) Certified access specialists. League position: Oppose.
Wednesday, Aug. 3
Assembly Appropriations, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • SB 384 (Leyva) Veterans housing: multifamily units: underserved veterans. League position: Support.
  • SB 441 (Wolk) California Public Records Act: exemptions. League position: Support.
  • SB 450 (Allen) Elections: vote by mail voting and mail ballot elections. League position: Support in concept.
  • SB 807 (Gaines) Unmanned aircraft systems. League position: Sponsor.
  • SB 866 (Roth) Veterans housing. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 873 (Beall) Income taxes: insurance taxes: credits: low-income housing sale of credit. League position: Support.
  • SB 898 (Nguyen) Sales and use taxes: exemption: animal blood. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • SB 1029 (Hertzberg) California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission: accountability reports. League position: Concerns.
  • SB 1046 (Hill) Driving under the influence: ignition interlock device. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 1160 (Mendoza) Workers’ compensation: utilization review. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 1170 (Wieckowski) Public contracts: water pollution prevention plans: delegation. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 1262 (Pavley) Water supply planning. League position: Concerns.
  • SB 1279 (Hancock) California Transportation Commission: funding prohibition: coal shipment. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 1288 (Leno) Elections: local voting methods. League position: Support.
  • SB 1383 (Lara) Short-lived climate pollutants. League positions: Concerns.
  • SB 1387 (De León) Non-vehicular air pollution: market-based incentive programs: South Coast Air Quality Management District board. League position: Oppose.

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