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Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 30–May 8

April 27, 2018
May will be a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise in just a few weeks.
April 27 was the deadline for policy committee to hear and report to fiscal committees on fiscal bills introduced in their house of origin.
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.
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
April 30
Senate Appropriations, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • HOT SB 834 (Jackson) State lands: leasing: oil and gas. League position: Support.
  • SB 1300 (Jackson) Unlawful employment practice: discrimination and harassment. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 1343 (Mitchell) Employers: sexual harassment training: requirements. League position: Support. 
Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development, 12 p.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • Informational Hearing: Update on the Regulation of Massage Therapy in California: Business Oversight and Best Practices 
May 1
Assembly Judiciary, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • AB 2123 (Cervantes) District-based elections. League position: Support. 
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 820 (Leyva) Settlement agreements: confidentiality. League position: Oppose. 
May 2
Assembly Appropriations, 9 a.m., State Capitol Room 4202
  • AB 1870 (Reyes) Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices. League position: Oppose Unless Amended.
  • AB 1959 (Wood) Telecommunications: universarl services programs. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 2268 (Reyes) Local government finance: property tax revenue allocations: vehicle license fee adjustment. League position: Support.
  • AB 2418 (Mullin) Transportation: emerging transportation technologies: California Smart Cities Challenge Grant Program. League position: Support. 
Senate Governance and Finance, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • HOT SB 1302 (Lara) Cannabis: local jurisdiction: prohibitions on delivery. League position: Oppose. 
May 7
Senate Appropriations, 10:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • SB 1038 (Leyva) California Fair Employment and Housing Act: violations: personal liability. League position: Oppose. 
May 8
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • SB 1244 (Wiecokwski) Public records: disclosure. League position: Oppose.

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