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Bills to Watch Aug. 8-12

August 8, 2016
The Legislature has until Aug. 31 to complete its business this session.
This week the focus in committee continues to be on appropriations with the Aug. 12 fiscal deadline looming.

Cities will need to remain attentive as this is the time period of final negotiations on pending bills along 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.
Below is a list of bills which will be heard in appropriations committees this week. Also listed are the bills that are eligible to be heard on the Assembly and Senate Floor. 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.
Monday, Aug. 8
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 26 (Jones-Sawyer) Medical Cannabis. League position: Support.
  • AB 650 (Low) Public Utilities Commission: regulation of taxicabs. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 655 (Quirk) Rendering inedible kitchen grease: registration fee: additional fees. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1239 (Gordon) Tire recycling: California tire regulatory fee and waste tire program. League position: Support.
  • AB 1575 (Bonta) Medical cannabis: League position: Support.
  • AB 2269 (Waldron) Animal shelters: research animals: prohibitions. League position: Support.
  • AB 2796 (Bloom) Active Transportation Program. League position: Oppose.  
Assembly Floor
  • AB 2296 (Low) Digital signatures. League position: Support.
  • SB 441 (Wolk) California Public Records Act: exemptions. League position: Support.
  • SB 807 (Gaines) Unmanned aircraft systems. League position: Sponsor.
  • SB 866 (Roth) Veterans housing. League position: Support.
  • SB 1279 (Hancock) California Transportation Commission: funding prohibition: coal shipment. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 846 (Comm. on Budget and Fiscal Review) No Place Like Home Program: establishment. League position: Support.
  • SB 897 (Roth) Workers' compensation. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 1108 (Allen) Elections: state and local reapportionment. League position: Support.
  • SB 974 (Comm. on Governance and Finance) Local government: omnibus. League position: Support.
  • SB 1298 (Hertzberg) Local government: fees and charges. League position: Concerns.
  • SB 898 (Nguyen) Sales and use taxes: exemption: animal blood. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • SB 1262 (Pavley) Water supply planning. League position: Concerns.
  • SB 1288 (Leno) Elections: local voting methods. League position: Support.
  • SB 1221 (Hertzberg) Firefighters: interaction with persons with mental disabilities. League position: Support. 
Senate Floor
  • AB 2556 (Nazarian) Density bonuses. League position: Concerns.
  • AB 1276 (Santiago) Child witnesses: human trafficking. League position: Support.
  • AB 806 (Dodd) Community development: economic opportunity. League position: Support.
  • AB 1505 (Hernández, R.) Statute of limitations: public contracts. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1854 (Bloom) Bail: attorney's fees: forfeited bail. League position: Support.
  • AB 2406 (Thurmond) Housing: junior accessory dwelling units. League position: Support if amended.
  • AB 2584 (Daly) Land use: housing development. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2492 (Alejo) Community revitalization. League position: Support.
  • AB 2220 (Cooper) Elections in cities: by or from district. League position: Sponsor.
  • AB 1217 (Daly) Orange County Fire Authority. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 2586 (Gatto) Parking. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • AB 2693 (Dababneh) Financing requirements: property improvements. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • AB 1564 (Williams) Emergency services: wireless 911 calls: routing. League position: Support.
  • AB 1676 (Campos) Employers: wage discrimination. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2228 (Cooley) Code enforcement officers. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 2299 (Bloom) Land use: housing: 2nd units. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2853 (Gatto) Public records. League position: Support.
  • AB 1592 (Bonilla) Autonomous vehicles: pilot project. League position: Support.
  • AB 1789 (Santiago) Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund. League position: Support.
  • AB 2843 (Chau) Public records: employee contact information. League position: Seeking amendments.
  • AB 2442 (Holden) Density bonuses. League position: Concerns.
  • SB 1229 (Jackson) Home-generated pharmaceutical waste: secure drug take-back bins. League position: Support. 
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Assembly Appropriations, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • SB 1000 (Leyva) Land use: general plans: environmental justice. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 1010 (Hernandez) Health care: prescription drug costs. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 1069 (Wieckowski) Land use: zoning. League position: Oppose.  
Thursday, Aug. 11
Assembly Appropriations Suspense File, upon adjournment of session, State Capitol, Room 4202
  • SB 817 (Roth) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle license fee adjustments. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 873 (Beall) Income taxes: insurance taxes: credits: low-income housing: sale of credit. League position: Support.
  • SB 879 (Beall) Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2016. League position: Support.
  • 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 1383 (Lara) Short-lived climate pollutants. League position: Concerns.
  • SB 1387 (De León) Nonvehicular air pollution: market-based incentive programs: South Coast Air Quality Management District board. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 384 (Leyva) Veterans housing: multifamily units: underserved veterans. League position: Support.
  • SB 450 (Allen) Elections: vote by mail voting and mail ballot elections. League position: Support in Concept.  
Senate Appropriations Suspense File, upon adjournment of session, 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 appointment. 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 1869 (Melendez) Theft: firearms. 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 2298 (Weber) Criminal gangs. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2327 (Cooley) Contracting or communicating 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 information programs: recognized employee organizations. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2873 (Thurmond) Certified access specialists. League position: Oppose.

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