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Bills in Committee May 15 – 22

May 12, 2017
May 26 is the last day for fiscal policy committees to send bills to the floor and a week later is the June 2 House of Origin deadline.
Expect policy committees to continue and budget hearings to begin now that Gov. Jerry Brown released his May Budget Revise.

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 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 by plugging the bill number into the search function.
Here are a number of upcoming hearings and measures of interest to cities:
May 15
Senate Appropriations Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 17 (Hernandez) Health care: prescription drug costs. League position: Support.
  • SB 78 (Leyva) After school programs: grant amounts. League position: Support.
  • SB 252 (Dodd) Water wells. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • HOT SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone. League position: Support.
  • SB 589 (Hernandez) Municipal separate storm sewer systems: financial capability analysis: pilot project. League position: Support. 
Senate Appropriations Special Order, 1 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless telecommunications facilities. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Revenue and Taxation, 2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • AB 9 (Garcia, C) Sales and use taxes: exemption: sanitary napkins: tampons: menstrual sponges and menstrual cups. League position: Oppose unless Amended. 
May 17
Assembly Appropriations Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 56 (Holden) California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank: housing. League position: Support.
  • AB 76 (Chau) Adult-use marijuana: marketing. League position: Support.
  • AB 503 (Lackey) Vehicles: parking violations: registration or driver’s license renewal. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • AB 570 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 663 (Bloom) Coastal resources: low- and moderate-income housing. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 890 (Medina) Local land use initiatives: environmental review. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 943 (Santiago) Land use regulations: local initiatives: voter approval. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • AB 1008 (McCarty) Employment discrimination: prior criminal history. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1120 (Cooper) Controlled substances: butane. League position: Support.
  • AB 1223 (Caballero) Construction contract payments: Internet Website posting. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1414 (Friedman) Solar energy systems: permits. League position: Oppose. 
May 22
Senate Appropriations Committee, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT SB 35 (Wiener) Planning and zoning: affordable housing: streamlined approval process. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 167 (Skinner) Housing Accountability Act. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 347 (Jackson) State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. League position: Support.

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