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Bills in Committee May 22 – 26

May 19, 2017
Late May is a busy time in the Capitol.
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. The Legislature will only hold floor sessions between May 30 and June 3.

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 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 347 (Jackson) State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. League position: Support. 
May 24
Assembly Appropriations Committee, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 9 (Garcia, C) Sales and use taxes: exemption: sanitary napkins: tampons: menstrual sponges and menstrual cups. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • AB 53 (Steinorth) Personal income taxes: deduction: homeownership savings accounts. League position: Support.
  • AB 943 (Santiago) Land use regulations: local initiatives: voter approval. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • AB 960 (Brough) Sales and use taxes: exemptions: textbooks. League position: Neutral.
  • AB 1397 (Low) Local planning: housing element: inventory of land for residential development. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1414 (Friedman) Solar energy systems: permits. League position: Oppose. 
May 25
  • HOT SB 2 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 3 (Beall) Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. League position Support.
  • SB 17 (Hernandez) Health care: prescription drug costs. League position: Support.
  • SB 37 (Roth) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle license fee adjustments. League position: Support.
  • SB 63 (Jackson) Unlawful employment practice: parental leave. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 78 (Leyva) After school programs: grant amounts. League position: Support.
  • SB 79 (Allen) Sales and use taxes: exemption: used electric vehicles. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • SB 252 (Dodd) Water wells. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • HOT SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone. League position: Support.
  • SB 541 (Allen) School facilities: school facility water capture practice. League position: Support.
  • SB 589 (Hernandez) Municipal separate storm sewer systems: financial capability analysis: pilot project. League position: Support.
  • HOT SB 649 (Hueso) Wireless telecommunications facilities. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 780 (Wiener) Water Conservation in Landscaping Act. League position: Oppose. 
May 26
Assembly Appropriations Suspense, Upon Adjournment of Session, State Capitol, Room 4202
  • AB 20 (Kalra) Public employee retirement systems: divestment: Dakota Access Pipeline. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 27 (Melendez) Violent felonies: sex offenses. League position: Support.
  • AB 45 (Thurmond) California School Employee Housing Assistance Grant Program. League position: Support.
  • AB 72 (Santiago) Housing. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • AB 74 (Chiu) Housing. League position: Support.
  • AB 76 (Chau) Adult-use marijuana: marketing. League position: Support.
  • AB 175 (Chau) Adult-use marijuana: marketing: packaging and labeling. League position: Support.
  • AB 181 (Lackey) Taxation: renters’ credit. League position: Support.
  • AB 198 (Patterson) Personal income taxes: deductions: first-time home buyers. League position: Support.
  • AB 241 (Dababneh) Personal information: privacy: state and local agency breach. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 285 (Melendez) Drug and alcohol free residences. League position: Support.
  • AB 503 (Lackey) Vehicles: parking violations: registration or driver’s license renewal. League position: Oppose unless Amended.
  • AB 525 (Aguiar-Curry) State Board of Equalization: offer in compromise: extension. League position: Support.
  • AB 561 (Voepel) Sales and use taxes: exclusion: public safety first responder vehicle and equipment: local public employee retirement: employer contributions. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 570 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 583 (Wood) Emergency medical air transportation. League position: Support.
  • AB 663 (Bloom) Coastal resources: low- and moderate-income housing. League position: Pending.
  • AB 735 (Maienschein) Swimming pools: Automated External Defibrillators. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 890 (Medina) Local land use initiatives: environmental review. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 968 (Rubio) Urban water use: water efficiency. League position: Support.
  • AB 1008 (McCarty) Employment discrimination: prior criminal history. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1066 (Aguiar-Curry) Public works: definition. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1089 (Mullin) Local elective offices: contribution limitations. League position: Neutral.
  • AB 1120 (Cooper) Controlled substances: butane. League position: Support.
  • AB 1180 (Holden) California tire fee: Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) Counties and cities: contracts for personal services. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1322 (Bocanegra) Property taxation: intercounty base year value transfers. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1333 (Dababneh) Political Reform Act of 1974: local government agency notices. League positon: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 1479 (Bonta) Public records: custodian of records: civil penalties. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 1654 (Rubio) Water shortage: urban water management planning. League position: Support.

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