Legislation

2018 Legislative Package

SB 274 (Federal and State Tax Alignment) –  Allows funds collected from specified live racing fees to be used for improving a fair enclosure, racetrack maintenance, safety at fairs, or other similar activities.

SB 346 (CA Promise Incentives) –Establishes the framework for the CSU to incentivize participation in the California Promise, a program aimed at increasing the 4-year graduation rate at the CSU, through either Summer Term Grants, On-track progress grants, or a tuition freeze. Further, this bill would provide back-end tuition waivers for all remaining classes needed to graduate when a campus is unable to provide a pathway to graduate in four or two years.

SB 452 (Beverage Container Recycling Program) –  If there is a certified recycling center located within one mile of an unserved convenience zone,  the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery would be required to grant that convenience zone an exemption from the redemption requirements, among other provisions.

SB 501 (Oral Surgery Anesthesia) – This bill would strengthen training and staffing requirements for the administration of dental anesthesia to children.

SB 522 (West Contra Costa Healthcare District) – Dissolves the West Contra Costa Healthcare District’s elected governing body and replace it with a board appointed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. This would reduce administrative costs, increase operational efficiencies, and maximize the use of health care funding through collaboration with the county, which is the only other public agency provider of medical services in the region.

SB 558 (Rain Water Capture Systems Property Tax Exclusion) – Excludes from classification as “newly constructed” and “new construction” the construction or addition, on or after January 1, 2018, of a rain water capture system.

SB 685 (California Horse Racing Board Online Posting of Votes) – Requires the board to post the record of its vote on its Internet Web site within 48 hours of the vote.

SB 757 (Sexual Exploitation of Minors) – Requires those who are convicted of soliciting or engaging in prostitution with a minor to provide DNA samples for law enforcement identification analysis. In addition, this bill would require those convicted to register as tier one sex offenders under specified circumstances.

SB 835 (State Parks Smoking Ban) – Prohibits the use of smoking products of any kind at a unit of the state park system and make it an infraction punishable by a fine of up to $25.

SB 836 (State Beaches Smoking Ban) – Prohibits the use of smoking products of any kind at state beaches and make it an infraction punishable by a fine of up to $25.

SB 1149 (Pension Reform – Defined Contributions) – Offers a portable, self-directed defined contribution pension plan to eligible state employees who choose to opt out of the traditional CalPERS pension plan.

SB 1182 (Renters Tax Credit Increase) – Provides financial relief to low and middle income families by increasing the renter’s tax credit to $120 for single filers who have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $40,078 or less and $240 for joint filers with an AGI of $80,056 or less.

SB 1216 (Charter School Transparency) – Increases transparency in California’s charter schools.

SB 1224 (K16 Longitudinal Data Tracking) – Creates a statewide longitudinal database to track individual pupils from kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, through postsecondary educational institutions.

SB 1225 (Higher Education Facilities Bond Act of 2018) – Authorizes $4 billion for facilities at the UC and CSU. The bond money could be used for the construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of existing or new facilities.

SB 1235 (Small Business Borrowing Disclosure) – Requires standardized disclosure of the terms of financing offered to small businesses in order to help borrowers better understand the financial implications of their decisions.

SB 1296 (Building Fees Database) – Requires the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to collect, publish, and make available a database of fees associated with housing development by jurisdiction.

SB 1305 (EMS for Pets) – Allows California’s first responders to provide pre-veterinary emergency care, on a voluntary basis, to an injured dog or cat at the scene of an emergency prior to transferring the animal to a veterinary care facility.

SB 1316 (Carnegie-Tesla Land Preservation) – Allows the Department of Parks and Recreation (Department) to sell the portion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) known as the “Alameda-Tesla Expansion” for conservation purposes, if the department determines that disposing of that land is in the public interest.

SB 1340 (Expedited CEQA Review) – Expedites the judicial process for lawsuits challenging housing projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by requiring courts to adjudicate such lawsuits within 270 days.

SB 1341 (Duplicative CEQA Lawsuits) – Requires parties involved in lawsuits under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to disclose their identity. This bill would additionally prohibit duplicative lawsuits on projects that have been previously litigated against under CEQA.

SB 1430 (Winegrower Tasting Rooms) – Allows winegrowers who use the facilities of another winegrower to produce their wine to have two tasting rooms under their state winegrower license.

SB 1446 (CalWORKs) – Prohibits County Welfare Agencies from sanctioning CalWORKs recipients who meet federal work participation rates.

SB 1466 (Allocation of Bradley-Burns Tax) – Eliminates the unfair distribution of sales tax revenue under the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales Tax by changing the way retailers specify the location of a sale.

 

Constitutional Amendments (2)

SCA 9 (Rain Water Capture System Property Tax Exclusion) – If approved by a majority of voters, would authorize the Legislature to exclude from classification as “newly constructed” the construction or addition, completed on or after January 1, 2018, of a rain water capture system.

SCA 20 (Allocation of Bradley-Burns Tax) –Eliminates the unfair distribution of sales tax revenue under the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales Tax by changing the way retailers specify the location of a sale.

Resolutions (2)

SJR 14 (Confederate Memorials and Statues) – Urges Congress to rename any federal buildings, parks, roadways, or other federally owned property, such as United States military bases, that bear the names of elected or military leaders of the Confederate States of America.

SR 105 (Rohingya Refugee Crisis) – Condemns the violence and displacement inflicted upon Myanmar’s Rohingya citizens.

 

 

2017 Legislative Package

SB 60 (Glazer) – Beverage Recycling Container Program – This bill would provide immediate and temporary relief to California’s retailers and grocers by simply pressing “pause” on sanctions resulting from the January 2016 recycling center closures.

SB 274 (Glazer) - Horse Racing Fair License Fees – This bill would streamline the handle allocation process by allowing California Department of Food and Agriculture to remit funds directly to a fair conducting live racing or joint powers authority involved in live racing.

SB 280 (Glazer) – Gambling Control Commission Online Posting of Votes – This bill would require the commission to also post a public record of every vote on its Internet Web site no later than 2 business days after the meeting at which the vote was taken. To be used for the Morongo Compact.

SB 346 (Glazer) – Computer Science for All Cleanup – This bill would expand the discretion of the State Board of Education and resolve the technical issues relating to appointments to and staffing of the advisory panel in response to Governor Brown’s signing message of last year’s AB 2329 (Bonilla).

SB 386 (Glazer) – Smoking Ban in State Beaches and Parks – This bill would prohibit the use of smoking products of any kind at state beaches and parks to protect the environment and public health.

SB 452 (Glazer) – Cyberattack State of Emergency – This bill would include cyberattacks within the conditions that constitute a state of emergency and local emergency.

SB 483 (Glazer and Allen) – Higher Education Facilities Bond Act of 2018 – This bill would authorize $2 billion for facilities at the UC and CSU, the first such bond in 10 years. Without this, families and students will be forced to pay higher fees and tuition for new construction.

SB 537 (Glazer) – Bureau of Forensic Services Funding – This bill would find a sustainable funding source for the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Forensic Science (BFS). The BFS, whose funding is calculated by the number of people in county jails, has seen its funding drop dramatically after the passage of Prop 47.

SB 558 (Glazer) – Rain Water Capture System New Construction Property Tax Exclusion – This bill would exclude from classification as “newly constructed” and “new construction” the construction or addition, on or after January 1, 2018, of a rain water capture system.

SB 578 (Glazer) – Vasco Road Double Fine Zone – This bill would re-establish a Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone on a segment of Vasco Road between the State Highway Route 580 junction in Alameda County and the Marsh Creek Road intersection in Contra Costa County upon the approval of the boards of supervisors of Alameda County and Contra Costa County.

SB 603 (Glazer) – Continuous BART Operations – This bill would prohibit BART from entering into agreements that would limit its ability to prepare for a work stoppage or operate during a work stoppage.

SB 604 (Glazer) – BART Strike Prohibition – This bill would prohibit BART workers from striking as long as management keeps honoring a collective bargaining agreement’s financial terms after it expires and workers’ wages and benefits continue under existing contract with a no-strike clause.

SB 650 (Glazer) – Temporary Alcoholic Beverage Licensee Clarification – This bill would make clear that, except as otherwise provided, a retail licensee shall not, directly or indirectly, give, sell, or furnish any alcoholic beverages to the temporary licensee.

SB 664 (Glazer) – Designated Driver Program – This bill would require that the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control post the designated driver program information sheet, as prepared by the California Highway Patrol, on its Internet Web site.

SB 685 (Glazer) – California Horse Racing Board Online Posting of Votes – This bill would require the board to post the record of its vote on its Internet Web site within 48 hours of the vote.

SB 751 (Hill and Glazer) – School District Reserves – This bill would raise the existing budget reserve cap from 6% to 17% to allow for school districts to prepare for recessions.

SB 757 (Glazer) – Buyers of Sex – This bill would require buyers of sex, also known as “Johns,” to provide a buccal swab. This bill would also require Johns who engage with minors to register on the sex offender registration list.

SB 770 (Glazer) – Violent Felony Definition – This bill would define “violent” felonies to include human trafficking, domestic violence resulting in a traumatic condition, rape of an unconscious person, and other crimes with an element of violence.

SB 781 (Glazer) – DNA Evidence – This bill would restore DNA collection for felony crimes recently reduced to specified misdemeanors under Proposition 47.

SB 791 (Glazer) – Student Loan Disclosure – Spot

SB 803 (Glazer) – California Promise – This bill would freeze tuition and provides back-end waivers for any student who participates in the California Promise, a program aimed at increasing the 4-year graduation rate at the CSU.

SB 806 (Glazer) – Charter School Transparency – This bill would require charter schools to follow state public meeting and open records laws and certain conflict of interest provisions that already apply to non-profit corporations.

SCA 9 (Glazer) – Rain Water Capture System Property Tax Exclusion – This measure, if passed by the Legislature and approved by a majority of voters, would authorize the Legislature to exclude from classification as “newly constructed” the construction or addition, completed on or after January 1, 2018, of a rain water capture system.

SR 20 (Glazer) – Problem Gambling Awareness Month – This resolution would recognize the month of March 2017 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in California and commends the agencies and organizations described above for their concerted effort to raise public awareness of problem gambling.