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Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest April 24 – May 3

April 21, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up and the League is tracking 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 2017 Bills of Interest and Hot Bills List. Published on April 12, 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 of interest to cities:
April 24
Assembly Natural Resources, Upon Adjournment of Session, State Capitol, Room 447
  • HOT AB 890 (Medina) Local land use initiatives: environmental review. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Revenue and Taxation, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • HOT AB 252 (Ridley-Thomas) Local government: taxation: prohibition: video streaming services. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 63 (Jackson) Unlawful employment practice: parental leave. League position: Oppose. 
April 25
Senate Public Safety Committee, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • SB 347 (Jackson) State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. League position: Support. 
Assembly Business and Professions, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 729 (Gray) Nonmedical marijuana: license regulations. League position: Support. 
Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • AB 1180 (Holden) California tire fee: Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund. League position: Support. 
Senate Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 167 (Skinner) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Concerns.
  • SB 378 (Portantino) Alcoholic beverages: licenses: emergency orders. League position: Support. 
Assembly Judiciary Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • HOT AB 1479 (Bonta) Public records: supervisor of records: fines. League position: Oppose. 
April 26
Assembly Housing and Community Development, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 663 (Bloom) Coastal resources: housing. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 678 (Bocanegra) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Concerns.
  • HOT AB 1505 (Bloom) Land use: zoning regulations. League position: Support. 
Senate Governance and Finance Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 252 (Dodd) Water wells. League position: Concerns. 
Assembly Local Government, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • AB 879 (Grayson) Planning and zoning: housing element. League position: Support.
  • AB 1223 (Caballero) Construction contract payments: Internet Web site posting. League positon: Oppose.
  • AB 1397 (Low) Local planning: housing element: inventory of land for residential development. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1585 (Bloom) Planning and zooming: affordable housing: single application. League position: Oppose. 
May 3
Senate Governance and Finance, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 182 (Bradford) Transportation network company: participating drivers: single business license. League position: Pending.

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