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Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 18 – 27

June 14, 2018
Legislative hearing committees are in full swing this week, with several of the League’s hot bills being heard in Senate Public Safety, Senate Judiciary and Assembly Governmental Organization.
 
The Legislature will adjourn July 6 for its summer recess, returning on Aug. 9. The League will continue monitoring several 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.
 
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
 
June 18

Joint Hearing of the Senate Transportation and Housing and Assembly Transportation and Revenue and Taxation,
2:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • Informational Hearing: Inititative Statue: Eliminate Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding Repealing Revenues dedicated for those Purposes, Requires and Measure to Enact Certain Vehicle Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Submitted to and Approved by the Electorate.
June 19
 
Senate Public Safety, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 1968 (Low) Mental health: firearms. League position: Support.
  • HOT AB 2495 (Mayes) Prosecuting attorneys: charging defendants for the prosecution costs of criminal violations of local ordinances. League position: Oppose. 
Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 1959 (Wood) Telecommunications: universal service programs. League position: Support. 
Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 2123 (Cervantes) District-based elections. League position: Support.
  • AB 2880 (Harper) Political Reform Act of 1974: local enforcement. League position: Support. 
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • AB 1870 (Reyes) Employment discrimination: unlawful employment practices. League position: Oppose unless amended.
  • HOT AB 3121 (Kalra) Evidentiary privileges: union agent-represented worker privilege. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • SB 347 (Jackson) State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. League position: Support. 
Senate Transportation and Housing, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • AB 1405 (Mullin) Advanced Digital Network Act. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2544 (Lackey) Parking penalties. League position: Oppose. 
June 20
 
Senate Environmental Quality, 8:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 1804 (Berman) California Environmental Quality Act: categorical exemption: infill development. League position: Support.
  • AB 2538 (Rubio) Municipal separate storm sewer systems: financial capability. League position: Support.
  • AB 3178 (Rubio) Integrated waste management plans: source reduction and recycling element: diversion requirements. League position: Support if amended.  
Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • SB 459 (Portantino) Public Employee retirement systems: prohibited investments: retailers and wholesalers of banned weapons. League position: Preliminary Oppose.
  • SB 1085 (Skinner) Public employees: leaves of absence: exclusive bargaining representative service. League position: Oppose.
  • SB 1413 (Nielsen) Public employees’ retirement: pension prefunding. League position: Support. 
Assembly Insurance, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • SB 824 (Lara) Insurers: declared disaster: homeowners’ insurance policies. League position: Support.
  • SB 894 (Dodd) Property Insurance. League position: Support.
  • SB 1086 (Atkins) Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers. League position: Oppose unless amended. 
Senate Governance and Finance, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • AB 2598 (Quirk) Cities: ordinances: violations. League position: Support. 
Assembly Labor and Employment, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • SB 937 (Wiener) Lactation accommodation. League position: Oppose unless amended. 
Assembly Governmental Organization, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol Room 4202
  • HOT SB 833 (McGuire) Emergency alerts: evacuation orders: operators. League position: Support. 
June 25
 
Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development, 12 p.m. and upon adjournment of session, State Capitol, Room 3191
  • AB 2020 (Quirk) Cannabis: local jurisdiction licenses: temporary event license. League position: Support.
  • AB 2555 (Cooley) Cannabis. League position: Support. 
Senate Public Employment and Retirement, 2 p.m. or upon adjournment of session, State Capitol, Room 2040
  • AB 1597 (Nazarian) Public employee retirement systems: prohibited investments: Turkey. League position: Oppose.
  • HOT AB 1912 (Rodriguez) Public employees’ retirement: joint powers agreements: liability. League position: Oppose.
  • AB 2415 (Calderon) Public Employees’ Retirement System: officers and directors: appointment and compensation. League position: Support. 
June 26
 
Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • SB 919 (Dodd) Water resources: stream gages. League position: Support. 
Senate Natural Resources and Water, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • HOT AB 1775 (Muratsuchi) State lands: leasing: oil and gas. League position: Support. 
Senate Judiciary, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • AB 748 (Ting) Peace officers: video and audio recordings: disclosure. League position: Oppose. 
Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • SB 966 (Wiener) Onsite treated nonpotable water systems. League position: Support. 
June 27
 
Assembly Elections and Redistricting, 9 a.m., State Capitol, Room 444
  • SB 25 (Portantino) Elections: ballot order. League position: Support. 
Senate Labor and Industrial Relations, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 2040
  • AB 1749 (Daly) Workers’ compensation: off-duty peace officer. League position: Oppose unless amended. 
Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • SB 1293 (Lara) California State Auditor: high-risk local government agency audit program. League position: Support.


 
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