2022 Legislative Package
- SB 843 (Glazer) Renters Tax Credit – Increases the credit to $500 for renters filing their taxes as individuals and $1,000 for joint filers.
- SB 936 (Glazer) Forestry Pilot Program – Creates a forestry training center in collaboration between CalFire, California Conservation Corps, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and would train former inmates in forestry and vegetation management.
- SB 1012 (Glazer) Open Campfires - Requires state parks to follow local fire regulations relating to campfires, barbeques, and open fires.
- SB 924 (Glazer) School District Salaries – Directs school districts to submit compensation information to the State Controller for posting on the Controller’s website.
- SB 1236 (Glazer) Student Board Members Voting Rights – Gives Student Board Members a full vote on school district boards in the state of California, entitled to the same rights and privileges as any other board member.
- SB 1179 (Glazer) Electronic Transactions: Insurance – Allows all Medicare supplement enrollments to be completed with electronic signatures, by removing the prohibition of electronic signatures for plans regulated by the California Department of Insurance.
- SB 1475 (Glazer) Blood Banks: Collection – Allows blood to be collected at blood drives with a registered nurse available through telehealth.
- SB 981 (Glazer) Factual Innocence Follow up – Puts the same standards in place in the courts as they are now in the Victims Compensation Board.
- SB 1468 (Glazer) Wrongfully Convicted RAP Sheets – Ensures that exonerees obtain the full benefit of having their names cleared by requiring the Department of Justice to provide a “Certificate of Innocence” and by requiring the Department and county law enforcement agencies automatically annotate their RAP sheets to reflect the exonerees’ innocence and their wrongful convictions.
- SB 911 (Glazer) News Organizations – Creates a pilot grant program to support local news coverage.
- SB 1488 (Glazer) BART Inspector General – Aligns the powers of the BART Inspector general more closly with other inspector generals and auditors.
- SJR 15 (Glazer) Port Chicago – Urges the President of the United States and the Congress of the United States to take action to restore honor to the sailors unjustly blamed for, and the sailors convicted of mutiny following, the disaster at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Concord, California, during World War II, and to rectify any mistreatment by the military of those sailors, including the full exoneration of those who were convicted at court-martial.
- SB 794 (Glazer) Excess Contributions - Permits a recipient to return the excess amount of a contribution over the limit without returning the entire contribution.
- SB 1439 (Glazer) Local Pay-To-Play – Expands the Levine Act to apply to local elected officials. The Levine Act prevents agency officers (including officers of local agencies, but excluding agencies whose officers are local elected officials) from receiving campaign contributions over $250 from a party who has a permit, license, or other entitlement pending before the officer and for 3 months after a decision has been made. This proposal would extend the Levine Act to apply to agencies with local elected officials (e.g. city councilmembers) and would extend the exclusion from 3 months to 12 months.
- SB 1480 (Glazer) Electronic Ballot Return for Persons with Disabilities – Allows for the electronic return of a ballot by some people with disabilities.
- AB 988 (Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Gipson, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Ting) Mental health: 988 crisis hotline – States legislative intent to enact legislation to implement the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020, in compliance with rules adopted by the Federal Communication Commission, by July 16, 2022, designating "988" as a three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (NSPL). Status: Senate Governmental Organization
- AB 1613 (Irwin) Theft: jurisdiction – Expands the territorial jurisdiction in which the Attorney General can prosecute specified theft offenses and associated offenses connected together in their commission to the underlying theft offenses.
- AB 1664 (Gabriel) California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program – Extends the operation of and modifies the California Nonprofit Security Grant Program administered by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
- AB 2282 (Bauer-Kahan, Levine) Hate crimes: nooses, crosses, and swastikas – Equalizes the penalty for the crimes of hanging a noose, displaying a symbol of hate, including a Nazi swastika, and burning or desecrating religious symbols, on specified property, for the purpose of terrorizing, and expands and aligns the places where this conduct is prohibited for each offense.
- AB 2374 (Bauer-Kahan) Crimes against public health and safety: illegal dumping – Increases the maximum fines for illegal dumping for persons employing more than 10 full-time employees, and requires any person convicted of illegal dumping to remove or pay the cost of removing the waste matter they were convicted of illegally dumping.
- AB 2789 (Mullin) Design-Build Projects: Local Agencies – Eliminates the January 1, 2023, sunset date on the authority for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) and the Santa Clara Valley Open-Space Authority (Open Space Authority) to use design-build contracting, thus making the authority permanent. This bill also authorizes the East Bay Regional Park District (East Bay Parks) to use design-build contracting.
- SB 970 (Eggman) Mental Health Services Act – Requires the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA) to establish the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Outcomes and Accountability Review (OAR), with a dedicated workgroup tasked with establishing three specified components to assist county mental health programs (CMHP) in improving MHSA funded programs.
- SCA 10 (Atkins, Rendon) Reproductive Freedom – Expresses that the state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. This constitutional amendment states it is intended to further the right to privacy and the right to not be denied equal protection, as guaranteed by the California Constitution, and states that it does not narrow or limit the right to privacy or equal protection.
2021 Legislative Package
SB 19 (Glazer) Wine Tasting Rooms – This bill allows a licensed winegrower or brandy manufacturer to operate two off-site tasting rooms under its winegrower license.
SB 21 (Glazer) Mental Health License Plates – This bill would require CDE to apply to sponsor a mental health awareness license plate program through the DMV, which would fund school mental health programs.
SB 22 (Glazer) Education Bond Measure – This bill places $15 billion on the 2022 ballot for deferred maintenance needs for K-12, Community Colleges, CSU, and the UC system.
SB 60 (Glazer) Short Term Rental – This bill authorizes a city and a county to impose a fine of up to $5,000 for a violation of a short-term rental ordinance.
SB 446 (Glazer) Compensation Relief – This bill would provide compensation relief to persons found factually innocent.
SB 547 (Glazer) Animal Evacuations – This bill would create a program at UC Davis to train volunteers and build a network of government and non-governmental agencies to evacuate and shelter pets and livestock during emergencies.
SB 593 (Glazer) Non-Classroom Based Charter School Accountability – This bill would close loopholes within non-classroom based charter schools by overseeing online charters.
SB 594 (Glazer) Local Redistricting – This urgency bill would mitigate issues surrounding the potential delay in the release of data from the US Census and the effect of that delay on local redistricting.
SB 686 (Glazer) LLC Transparency – This bill provides greater transparency regarding campaign contributions and independent expenditures made by limited liability companies (LLCs). The bill requires LLCs that qualify as political committees to disclose any person with a 10 percent or more ownership share of the LLC or who has made more than a $1,000 capital contribution to the LLC.
SB 744 (Glazer) Infectious Disease Data – This bill would require the state Health and Human Services Agency to release data collected from individuals who test positive for a communicable disease. The data would not include names, addresses or other information that would allow a person to be identified.
SB 749 (Glazer) Mental Health Oversight – This bill would improve accountability of state and county mental health programs by improving the tracking of spending and outcomes.
SB 768 (Glazer) Cal Works Clean Up Bill - This bill is a cleanup bill to last year’s CalWorks bill and would add non-profit postsecondary institutions, include summer sessions, and delete academic units and insert classroom time.
SB 782 (Glazer) Assisted Outpatient Treatment – This bill would allow counties to improve treatment to individuals with mental illness by allowing those exiting or having recently existed conservatorships to be eligible assisted outpatient treatment programs.
SB 784 (Glazer) Non Profits* – This bill would ensure nonprofits continue to receive funding flexibility during a declared state of emergency.
SB 785 (Glazer) California Promise Student Participation – This bill would require CSU campuses that currently have the California Promise program to increase student participation to at least 5% of each incoming class. Additionally, at least 70% of those participating students shall be low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students.
SB 792 (Glazer) Online Retailers Sales Tax Transparency – This bill would require online retailers to report taxable sales by jurisdiction to the state.
SB 799 (Glazer) Conservation of the Alameda-Tesla Property * - This bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to preserve the Alameda-Tesla property for conservation purposes contingent upon the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund receiving $9 million from the Legislature or another entity.
SB 804 (Glazer) California Conservation Corps Forestry Management Program* - This bill creates a forestry training center in collaboration between East Bay Regional Parks, CalFire, California Conservation Corps, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and would train former inmates in forestry and vegetation management.
2020 Legislative Package
- SB 634 (Glazer) Bottle Bill – This bill would reform California’s beverage container recycling program.
- SB 607 (Glazer) B&P Vehicle – This bill would make changes to the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.
- SB 621 (Glazer) CEQA Streamlining for Affordable Housing – This bill would expedite the judicial process for lawsuits challenging affordable housing projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by requiring courts to adjudicate such lawsuits within 270 days.
- SB 711 (Glazer) B&P Vehicle – This bill would make changes to the Cemetery and Funeral Act.
- SB 801 (Glazer & McGuire) Medical Baseline Customer Relief – This bill would require electrical corporations to provide backup electrical resources or financial assistance for backup electrical resources to any medical baseline customers impacted by a public safety power shutoff.
- SB 802 (Glazer) Emergency Backup Generators for Health Facilities – This bill would allow health facilities to operate emergency backup generators during public safety power shutoffs without having that usage count towards time limitations established by air districts.
- SB 925 (Glazer) Cell Tower Backup Power – This bill would require cell phone towers to have 72 hours of backup power.
- SB 1049 (Glazer) Short-term Rental Fine Increase – This bill would authorize a city to impose a fine of up to $5,000 for a violation of a short-term rental ordinance.
- SB 1074 (Glazer) Health Facilities Spot
- SB 1127 (Glazer) Increasing and Reforming the Renters Tax Credit – Specifics to be determined.
- SB 1147 (Glazer) Carnegie-Tesla – Specifics to be determined.
- SB 1187 (Glazer) Winegrower Tasting Rooms – This bill would allow Type 02 winegrowers to have up to two offsite tasting rooms.
- SB 1211 (Glazer) California Promise Program – This bill would require the participation rate for each school’s California Promise program to be a minimum of 5% of each incoming class. This bill would also require 70% of each incoming Promise program cohort to be low-income, first-gen, or URM.
- SB 1223 (Glazer) Mental Health Awareness License Plate – This bill would create a mental health awareness personalized license plate. The proceeds from the license plate would be deposited into the Mental Health Awareness Fund – also created by this bill – for use for mental health services in schools.
- SB 1232 (Glazer) CalWORKs Benefits for Students – This bill would allow full-time students to receive CalWORKs Benefits for up to four years.
- SB 1239 (Glazer) Pet Evacuations – This bill would reform the pet and livestock evacuation program per the UC Davis model.
- SB 1349 (Glazer) Contra Costa County -- This bill permits Contra Costa County, and cities within Contra Costa County, additional legal flexibility to impose local transactions and use taxes.
- SB 1361 (Glazer) Ed Code Spot
- SB 1401 (Glazer) Funeral Home Pricing Transparency (potential vehicle) – This bill would require the general price list to be posted on a licensed funeral establishment’s website.
- SB 1431 (Glazer) B&P Vehicle – This bill would make changes to speed up the timeframe patients are reimbursed for overpayment.
- SB 1432 (Glazer) B&P Vehicle – This bill would make changes to how clinical lab incident forms are made available.
- SB 1461 (Glazer) Spot
- SB 1462 (Glazer) Board of Behavioral Sciences Sunset Review
- SB 1463 (Glazer) Physician Assistants Board Sunset Review
- SB 1464 (Glazer) Department of Real Estate Sunset Review
- SB 1465 (Glazer) Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Sunset Review
- SB 1466 (Glazer) Podiatric Medical Board Sunset Review
- SB 1467 (Glazer) Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Sunset Review
- SCR 77 (Glazer) Ellen O. Tauscher Memorial Bore – This resolution would rename the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel to the Ellen O. Tauscher Memorial Bore.
2019 Legislative Package
- SB 2 Longitudinal Data System – This bill would create a new longitudinal data system inclusive of CSU, UC, K-12, Community College and workforce.
- SB 8 State Parks Smoking Ban – This bill would ban smoking at state parks and beaches with a $25 fine.
- SB 14 Higher Ed Facilities Bond Act of 2020 – This bill would place a $4 billion on the March 2020 ballot 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 148 California Promise Incentives – This bill would establish 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 years for first-time freshman or two years for transfers.
- SB 248 Renters Credit Reform and Expansion – This bill would provide financial relief to low- and middle-income families by increasing the renter’s tax credit, restructuring the credit to give more relief to filers with dependents, indexing the credit annually to align with inflation, and making the credit refundable to ensure all qualifying renters receive relief despite their tax obligation.
- SB 264 (Glazer) Winegrower Tasting Rooms* – This bill would allow winegrowers who use the facilities of another winegrower to produce their wine to have two tasting rooms under their state winegrower license.
- SB 374 CalWORKs Benefits for Students – This bill would allow full-time students to receive CalWORKs Benefits for up to four years.
- SB 397 Pet Evacuations – This bill would require local transit operators to allow people to take their pets on public transit during an emergency evacuation.
- SB 531 End sales tax givebacks to private corporations. This bill would ban future agreements in which local governments return sales tax revenue to retailers in exchange for locating within their jurisdiction.
- SB 621 Expedited CEQA Review – This bill would expedite the judicial process for lawsuits challenging affordable housing projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by requiring courts to adjudicate such lawsuits within 270 days.
- SB 644 Active-duty Military Renter Protections – This bill would prohibit landlords from requiring active-duty service members to pay the last month’s rent (in addition to the first and deposit) as part of the terms to rent.
- SB 651 Post-Conviction Discovery. This bill would allow an inmate to request a court to allow discovery of evidence that could prove his or her innocence.
- SB 678 Restorative Justice. This bill would create a three-county pilot project to allow, with the approval of the district attorney, the offender and the victim to agree on a series of steps to bring justice to the victim as an alternative to incarceration.
- SB 767 Carnegie/Tesla Land Preservation – This bill would allow 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.
- AB 31 (C. Garcia) Tampons; sales tax – Makes feminine hygiene products exempt from the sales and use tax at both the state and local level.
- SB 38 (Hill) Flavored e-cigarettes – Prohibits the retail sale of flavored tobacco products – including flavored electronic cigarettes – in retail stores and vending machines.
- SB 39 (Hill) Tobacco; online sales – Imposes stricter age verification requirements for tobacco products sold online or by mail.
- SB 61 (Portantino) Firearms, transfers -- Applies existing law that limits the number of firearm transfers that can be made to all guns, including long guns (rifles, shotguns, and lower receivers), and removes the exemption for private party transfers.
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.
- 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.
2016 Legislative Package
- SB 412 CA Promise: Creates a contract between the CSU and qualified students to improve the 4-year graduation rate. Specifically, college-ready students who maintain a minimum GPA and complete 30 units per academic year will receive priority registration and intrusive advising.
- SB 539 The Frederick Douglass Liberty Act: This bill would prohibit all public schools, buildings, parks, roadways, and other state-owned property from using names associated with the Confederate States of America.
- SB 799 School District Reserve Cap: This bill would modify the existing cap on school reserves in order to ensure districts’ ability to save for rainy days and be flexible and responsive in times of fiscal stress. Specifically, this bill would exempt small school districts and basic aid districts (nearly half of California school districts), triple the reserve cap for unassigned funds, and reinstate district flexibility by eliminating the cap for assigned funds.
- SB 880 Bullet Button: This bill would close the loophole that exists for rifles and pistols with detachable magazines.
- SB 1079 CHOP/CODIS: This bill would require law enforcement agencies to utilize the Attorney General's CODIS Hit Outcome Project (CHOP) in order to track the progress of DNA hits and improve the use of DNA in future prosecutions.
- SB 1128 Bay Area Commuters Benefits Program: This bill would eliminate the sunset on the Bay Area Commuters Benefits Program, which facilitates pretax benefit options for employers and employees.
- SB 1311 License Plate Confidentiality: This bill would authorize the head of a LEA that authorizes license plate confidentiality to also submit a request to the DMV to discontinue the confidentiality.
- SB 1355 DNA Evidence: This bill would expand DNA collection to include misdemeanors that were considered wobblers prior to the passage of Prop 47.
- SB 1389 Custodial Interrogations: This bill would expand existing videotaping requirements for custodial interrogations to any person suspected of homicide.
- SB 1403 Affordable Housing Bond: This bill would place a bond on the ballot to finance affordable housing.
- SB 1422 Tax Liability: This bill would clarify existing law that cable utilities are not liable when a local government is found to be collecting invalid taxes.
- SB 1434 Charter School Grievance Process: This bill would establish a grievance process for charter schools.
- SB 1448 Preparing for a Work Stoppage: This bill would prohibit a public agency from preparing for a work stoppage.
- SB 1450 CA Promise: This bill would create a contract between the CSU and qualified students in order to facilitate the 4-year graduation rate. Specifically, college-ready students who maintain a minimum GPA and complete 30 units per academic year will receive priority registration and frozen tuition.
- SB 1461 BART Strike: This bill would prohibit BART employees from striking.
- SJR 15 Confederate Names: This resolution would call on Congress to prohibit all public schools, buildings, parks, roadways, and other federally-owned property from using names associated with the Confederate States of America.
- SR 69 Port Chicago: This resolution urges the President of the United States to exonerate the sailors convicted of mutiny following the Port Chicago disaster.
- SCR 118 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: This resolution declares March 2016 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.