Weekly Tracked Legislation Report for Friday, February 07, 2020

By Roman Waskiewicz posted 02-07-2020 02:54 PM

  

Weekly Tracked Legislation Report for

Friday, February 07, 2020

 
               
AB 2013 Irwin D   Property taxation: new construction: definition.
  Introduced:  1/29/2020
  Status:  1/30/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee February 29.
  Location:  1/29/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  The California Constitution generally limits ad valorem taxes on real property to 1% of the full cash value of that property. For purposes of this limitation, “full cash value” is defined as the assessor’s valuation of real property as shown on the 1975–76 tax bill under “full cash value” or, thereafter, the appraised value of that real property when purchased, newly constructed, or a change in ownership has occurred. Current law defines “newly constructed” for these purposes. Current law, where real property has been damaged or destroyed by misfortune or calamity, excludes from the definition of “newly constructed” and “new construction” any timely reconstruction of the real property, or portion thereof, where the property after reconstruction is substantially equivalent to the property prior to damage or destruction. This bill would define the term “substantially equivalent” for purposes of the provisions described above to mean the size of the improvement after reconstruction does not exceed 120% of the size of the improvement prior to damage or destruction or the full cash value of the improvement after reconstruction does not exceed 120% of the full cash value of the improvement prior to damage or destruction. The bill would apply this definition to real property damaged or destroyed by misfortune or calamity on or after January 1, 2017. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
Property Taxes
Working Group
 
  Budget
               
AB 1991 Friedman D   Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program: passenger tramways.
  Introduced:  1/27/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - Referred to Coms. on TRANS. and NAT. RES.
  Location:  2/6/2020 - A .  TRANS.
  Summary:  Would expand the purpose of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program to authorize funding for passenger tramway transit systems. By expanding the purposes for which continuously appropriated moneys may be used, the bill would make an appropriation. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Transit
Subject Area
Transportation
Issues
Public Transportation
Working Group
Budget
 
AB 1992 Friedman D   Transportation: asset management plan: California Transportation Plan: transportation infrastructure: climate change.
  Introduced:  1/27/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - Referred to Coms. on TRANS. and NAT. RES.
  Location:  2/6/2020 - A .  TRANS.
  Summary:  Would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a new program to fund climate change adaptation planning for transportation impacts, data collection, modeling, and training. The bill would require the department, in consultation with the commission, to update the asset management plan on or before December 31, 2022, and for the update to also address the forecasted transportation infrastructure impacts of climate change. The bill would require both the 3rd update to the California Transportation Plan, which is due in 2025, and the Strategic Growth Council’s report to include a forecast of the transportation impacts of climate change and measures to address those impacts. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Transit
Subject Area
Transportation
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Budget
 
AB 2040 Bigelow R   Property tax: revenue allocations: County of Madera.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current property tax law reduces the amounts of ad valorem property tax revenue that would otherwise be annually allocated to the county, cities, and special districts pursuant to these general allocation requirements by requiring, for purposes of determining property tax revenue allocations in each county for the 1992–93 and 1993–94 fiscal years, that the amounts of property tax revenue deemed allocated in the prior fiscal year to the county, cities, and special districts be reduced in accordance with certain formulas. Current law provides that if it is determined by an audit that an allocation method is required to be adjusted and a reallocation is required for previous fiscal years, the cumulative reallocation or adjustment may not exceed 1% of the total amount levied at a 1% rate of the current year’s original secured tax roll, and requires the county auditor to correct the allocation method, as specified. This bill, notwithstanding that reallocation or adjustment limit or any other law, would require the county auditor of the County of Madera to make an allocation adjustment for the 2005–06 through 2013–14 fiscal years in the full amount of $5,856,457 identified in the Controller’s September 2015 audit of the County of Madera for the 2005–06 through 2013–14 fiscal years, less the amount of $1,228,734 previously reallocated in accordance with current law.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
Property Taxes
Working Group
Budget
 
AB 2107 Rodriguez D   Local government: securitized limited obligation notes.
  Introduced:  2/6/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/6/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law, until December 31, 2019, authorizes a special district to issue, as specified, securitized limited obligation notes for the acquisition or improvement of land, facilities, or equipment.This bill would extend that authorization to December 31, 2024. 
  Position
Sponsor
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
Bonds and Financing
Working Group
Budget
  Public Notes  2/7/2020 I-2/6/2020 to: Sponsor
 
 
SB 928 Committee on Governance and Finance   Validations.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  This bill would enact the First Validating Act of 2020, which would validate the organization, boundaries, acts, proceedings, and bonds of the state and counties, cities, and specified districts, agencies, and entities. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
MDetwiler
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Budget
 
SB 929 Committee on Governance and Finance   Validations.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  This bill would enact the Second Validating Act of 2020, which would validate the organization, boundaries, acts, proceedings, and bonds of the state and counties, cities, and specified districts, agencies, and entities. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
MDetwiler
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Budget
 
SB 930 Committee on Governance and Finance   Validations.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  This bill would enact the Third Validating Act of 2020, which would validate the organization, boundaries, acts, proceedings, and bonds of the state and counties, cities, and specified districts, agencies, and entities. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
MDetwiler
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Budget
 
  Environment
               
AB 2044 Voepel R   Building standards: energy design rating: accessory dwelling units.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would prohibit an accessory dwelling unit, as defined, from being considered to be a newly constructed building for purposes of a specified provision of the California Energy Code, which is part of the California Building Standards Code, regarding the energy design rating for newly constructed buildings that are low-rise residential buildings. The bill would require the California Energy Commission to propose, and the California Building Standards Commission to adopt, approve, codify, and publish, building standards to implement this provision. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Energy and Emissions
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2071 Muratsuchi D   Once-through cooling policy: extension.
  Introduced:  2/4/2020
  Status:  2/5/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
  Location:  2/4/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Under the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, the State Water Resources Control Board is required to adopt specified state policies with respect to water quality as it relates to the coastal marine environment, including a policy requiring new or expanded coastal powerplants and other industrial installations using seawater for cooling, heating, or industrial processing to use the best available site, design, technology, and mitigation measures feasible to minimize the intake and mortality of all forms of marine life. Pursuant to that policy, the state board has adopted a policy to phase out once-through cooling for powerplants. This bill would prohibit the state board, on or after January 1, 2021, from granting to an operator of a powerplant additional time for complying with the once-through cooling policy adopted by the state board if specified conditions are met.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Environment
 
AB 2089 Rivas, Luz D   Environmental and Justice Empowerment Outreach Pilot Program.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would establish the Environmental and Justice Empowerment Outreach Pilot Program from January 1, 2021, through January 1, 2025, and would have the program be administered by the council as a grant pilot program for eligible community-based organizations, as defined, to provide a comprehensive suite of coordinated incentives and services to disadvantaged communities, as defined, at the resident household level to provide economic savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and improve resiliency to the impacts of climate change. The bill would require the council to submit specified reports to the Legislature on the program no later than December 31, 2025. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
GHG Reduction
Working Group
Environment
 
  Formation
               
AB 2011 Holden D   West San Bernardino County Rail Construction Authority.
  Introduced:  1/28/2020
  Status:  1/29/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee February 28.
  Location:  1/28/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would create the West San Bernardino County Rail Construction Authority for purposes of awarding and overseeing all design and construction contracts for completion of an extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail project from the duties of the construction authority. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
Joint Powers Authority
Subject Area
Formation and Reorganization
Issues
Public Transportation
Working Group
Formation
 
  Governance
               
AB 2025 Gipson D   Mental illness and substance use disorder: restorative care program: pilot projects.
  Introduced:  1/30/2020
  Status:  1/31/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 1.
  Location:  1/30/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  The Bronzan-McCorquodale Act governs the organization and financing of community mental health services for persons with mental disorders in every county through locally administered and locally controlled community mental health programs. Current law authorizes the State Department of Health Care Services, in its discretion, to permit new programs to be developed and implemented without complying with licensure requirements established pursuant to existing state law, except for requirements relating to fire and life safety of persons with mental illness. This bill would also include within that exception requirements relating to fire and life safety of persons with alcohol or substance use disorder.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Healthcare
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2037 Wicks D   Health facilities: notices.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require a hospital that provides emergency medical services to provide notice, as specified, at least 180 days before a planned reduction or elimination of the level of emergency medical services. The bill would require a health facility to provide at least 180 days’ notice, as specified, prior to closing the facility and at least 90 days prior to eliminating or relocating a supplemental service, except as specified. The bill would require the mandatory public notice to include specific notifications, including, among others, a continuous notice posted in a conspicuous location within the internet website of a newspaper of general circulation serving the local geographical area in which the hospital or health facility is located. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Healthcare
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2063 Mullin D   Property taxation: welfare exemption: low-income housing.
  Introduced:  2/4/2020
  Status:  2/5/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
  Location:  2/4/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require any outstanding qualified ad valorem property tax in excess of the $20,000,000 limitation, and related interest or penalty, which was levied or imposed on and after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2020, with respect to qualified property for which a qualified claim was filed, to be canceled to the extent that the amount canceled does not result in a total assessed value exemption amount in excess of $100,000,000 being allowed to a qualified taxpayer with respect to a single property or multiple properties for any fiscal year. The bill would, on and after January 1, 2020, prohibit an escape assessment from being levied on qualified property if that amount would be subject to cancellation pursuant to this bill. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
Property Taxes
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2067 Holden D   Public Utilities Commission: balancing accounts: reviews and audits.
  Introduced:  2/4/2020
  Status:  2/5/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
  Location:  2/4/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law requires the Public Utilities Commission to require a public utility to establish and maintain a balancing account reflecting the balance between related costs and revenues whenever the commission authorizes any change in rates reflecting and passing through to the public utility’s customers specific changes in costs, except as specified. Current law requires the commission to adopt balancing account review or audit procedures that prioritize the review of certain balancing accounts based, in part, on the accounts’ quarterly balances and authorized revenue amounts and that prioritize review of those accounts that have not been reviewed or audited in the previous 3 years. Existing law authorizes the commission to forgo the review or audit of a balancing account if the Public Advocate’s Office of the Public Utilities Commission or an independent auditor plans to review or audit the balancing account. This bill would revise those balancing account review or audit procedures to instead prioritize accounts based on year-end, rather than quarterly, balances and authorized revenue amounts.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Audits and Reporting
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2082 Calderon D   Public health: pest abatement districts.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law authorizes the organization of a pest abatement district by a petition describing the exterior boundaries of the proposed district and the nature of the pest or pests to be controlled or abated. Current law requires members of the pest abatement district board to serve without compensation, except for their necessary traveling and other expenses incurred in performance of their official duties. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to those provisions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Mosquito/Vector Control
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2093 Gloria D   Public records: writing transmitted by electronic mail: retention.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would, unless a longer retention period is required by statute or regulation, or established by the Secretary of State pursuant to the State Records Management Act, require a public agency, for purposes of the California Public Records Act, to retain and preserve for at least 2 years every public record, as defined, that is transmitted by electronic mail. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Public Records
Working Group
Governance
 
AB 2123 Chau D   Accessibility: internet website.
  Introduced:  2/6/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/6/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law imposes liability upon a person, firm, or corporation that denies or interferes with admittance to or enjoyment of public facilities or otherwise interferes with the rights of an individual with a disability, as specified, for damages and attorney’s fees to a person who was denied those rights. Current law establishes in state government the California Commission on Disability Access which is required to provide information regarding preventing or minimizing problems of compliance by California businesses by providing educational services, including outreach efforts, and by preparing and hosting on its internet website a Guide to Compliance with State Laws and Regulations Regarding Disability Access Requirements.This bill would specify that statutory damages based upon the inaccessibility of internet website under these provisions shall only be recovered against a business establishment or public place if the internet website fails to provide equally effective communication or to facilitate full and equal enjoyment of the entity’s goods and services to the public.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Transparency and Accountability
Working Group
Governance
 
SB 883 Monning D   Vessels: for-hire operators’ licenses.
  Introduced:  1/23/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - Referred to Com. on N.R. & W.
  Location:  2/6/2020 - S .  N.R. & W.
  Summary:  Current law requires an operator of a for-hire vessel, as defined, to obtain a valid license to operate a for-hire vessel on the waters of this state, except as provided. Current law defines for-hire vessel to include a vessel propelled by machinery carrying more than 3 passengers for hire, except as specified. Under existing law, a violation of the provisions governing the licensing of an operator of a for-hire vessel is a misdemeanor. This bill, for the purposes of those provisions governing the licensing of an operator of a for-hire vessel, would revise the definition of for-hire vessel to instead include a vessel propelled by machinery carrying one or more passengers for hire, except as specified.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Port and Harbor
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Public Safety
Working Group
Governance
 
SB 899 Wiener D   Density bonuses.
  Introduced:  1/30/2020
  Status:  1/31/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 1.
  Location:  1/30/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law, known as the Density Bonus Law, requires a city or county to provide a developer that proposes a housing development within the jurisdictional boundaries of that city or county with a density bonus and other incentives or concessions for the production of lower income housing units, or for the donation of land within the development, if the developer agrees to construct a specified percentage of units for very low income, low-income, or moderate-income households or qualifying residents and meets other requirements.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that law. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Revenue
Issues
Affordable Housing
Working Group
Governance
 
SB 902 Wiener D   General plan.
  Introduced:  1/30/2020
  Status:  1/31/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 1.
  Location:  1/30/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  the Planning and Zoning Law requires a planning agency of a city or county to provide by April 1 of each year an annual report to, among other entities, the Department of Housing and Community Development. The law requires that the annual report include, among other specified information, the number of housing development applications received and the number of units approved and disapproved in the prior year. This bill would additionally require the planning agency include in the annual report whether the city or county is a party to a court action related to a violation of state housing law, and the disposition of that action. By requiring a planning agency to include additional information in its annual report, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Land Use
Working Group
Governance
 
SB 923 Wilk R   Emergency services.
  Introduced:  2/4/2020
  Status:  2/5/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 6.
  Location:  2/4/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law, the California Emergency Services Act, creates the Office of Emergency Services in the office of the Governor. The Office of Emergency Services is under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Services. The act requires the Governor to assign all or part of the Governor’s powers and duties under the act to the Office of Emergency Services.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Governance
 
SB 931 Wieckowski D   Local government meetings: agenda and documents.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  The Ralph M. Brown Act requires meetings of the legislative body of a local agency to be open and public and also requires regular and special meetings of the legislative body to be held within the boundaries of the territory over which the local agency exercises jurisdiction, with specified exceptions. Current law authorizes a person to request that a copy of an agenda, or a copy of all the documents constituting the agenda packet, of any meeting of a legislative body be mailed to that person. This bill would require a legislative body to email a copy of the agenda or a copy of all the documents constituting the agenda packet if so requested. By requiring local agencies to comply with these provisions, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Governance
Issues
Transparency and Accountability
Working Group
Governance
 
  Human Resources
               
AB 2017 Mullin D   Employee: sick leave: kin care.
  Introduced:  1/29/2020
  Status:  1/30/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee February 29.
  Location:  1/29/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law requires an employer who provides sick leave for employees to permit an employee to use the employee’s accrued and available sick leave entitlement to attend to the illness of a family member and prohibits an employer from denying an employee the right to use sick leave or taking specific discriminatory action against an employee for using, or attempting to exercise the right to use, sick leave to attend to such an illness. This bill would refer to such lease as kin care leave, and would prohibit an employer from designating a sick day, taken by the employee for themselves, as a kin care day, as defined, unless the employee authorizes the designation.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2042 Wood D   Medi-Cal: covered benefits: continuous glucose monitors.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed by, and funded pursuant to, federal Medicaid program provisions. Under current law, health care services are provided pursuant to a schedule of benefits.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
Healthcare
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2043 Gonzalez D   Unlawful business practices: employer liability: contracted supervisor.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  The California Fair Employment and Housing Act, among other things, prohibits an employer, a labor organization, an employment agency, an apprenticeship training program, or any training program leading to employment from harassing, based upon enumerated protected characteristics, such as race or gender, an employee, an applicant, an unpaid intern or volunteer, or a person providing services pursuant to a contract. This bill would also make a client employer responsible for the acts of a contracted supervisor, as those terms are defined, for specified prohibited harassment under these provisions.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2055 Wood D   Medi-Cal: county mental health plans.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law makes a mental health plan eligible for federal reimbursement for providing specialty mental health services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Current law requires counties to seek the maximum federal reimbursement possible for services rendered to persons with mental illnesses and makes a county, city, or city and county eligible to receive supplemental reimbursement for providing those services pursuant to a specified federal waiver. Current law requires the amount of federal reimbursement to counties that have certified that they have incurred certified public expenditures to be consistent with federal Medicaid requirements for calculating federal upper payment limits. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
Healthcare
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2101 Committee on Public Employment and Retirement   Public employees’ retirement: required distributions: age.
  Introduced:  2/6/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/6/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law authorizes a member of PERS, who is credited with less than a certain number of years of service and who enters employment as a member of another public retirement system supported by state funds, within 6 months of leaving state service, to elect to leave their accumulated contributions on deposit in the retirement fund. Current law specifies that a member’s failure to make an election to withdraw accumulated contributions is deemed an election to leave the member’s accumulated contributions on deposit in the retirement fund. Current law provides that a member may revoke their election to allow accumulated contributions to remain in the retirement system, except under specified circumstances. Current law requires a member who is permanently separated from all PERS covered service, who meets specified conditions, and who attains 70 years of age, to be provided with an election to withdraw contributions, or, if vested, an election to either apply for service retirement or to withdraw contributions. This bill would instead require a member permanently separated under the circumstances described above to attain 711/2 years of age before being provided with those election options. This bill would also correct an obsolete cross reference.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
AB 2118 Kalra D   Health care service plans and health insurers: reporting requirements.
  Introduced:  2/6/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - Read first time. To print.
  Location:  2/6/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would expand reporting requirements for health care service plans and health insurers, for products in the individual and small group markets to include, for rates effective during the 12-month period ending January 1 of the following year, specified information on premiums, cost sharing, benefits, enrollment, and trend factors as reported in all rate filings for the health care service plan or insurer, including both price and utilization. The bill would require each department, beginning in 2022, to annually present the information required by the bill at the meeting regarding large group rates and at a public meeting of the board of Covered California, as specified. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 893 Caballero D   Workers’ compensation: hospital employees.
  Introduced:  1/28/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - Referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.
  Location:  2/6/2020 - S .  L., P.E. & R.
  Summary:  Current law creates a rebuttable presumption that specified injuries sustained in the course of employment of a specified member of law enforcement or a specified first responder arose out of and in the course of employment. This bill would define “injury,” for a hospital employee who provides direct patient care in an acute care hospital, to include infectious diseases and musculoskeletal injuries. The bill would create rebuttable presumptions that these injuries that develop or manifest in a hospital employee who provides direct patient care in an acute care hospital arose out of and in the course of the employment. The bill would extend these presumptions for specified time periods after the hospital employee’s termination of employment.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 900 Hill D   Department of Industrial Relations.
  Introduced:  1/30/2020
  Status:  1/31/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 1.
  Location:  1/30/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law expressly authorizes the Department of Industrial Relations to assist and cooperate with the federal Wage and Hour Division and the federal Children’s Bureau in enforcing of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 within this state.This bill would recast those provisions and would delete the express authorization for the department to assist and cooperate with the bureau. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area Issues
HR/Employment
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 910 Pan D   Medi-Cal: managed care.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Current law authorizes the Director of Health Care Services to contract, on a bid or nonbid basis, with any qualified individual, organization, or entity to provide services to, arrange for, or case manage the care of, Medi-Cal beneficiaries pursuant to specified provisions.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
Healthcare
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 916 Pan D   Medi-Cal: health care services.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed by, and funded pursuant to, federal Medicaid program provisions. Under existing law, the Medi-Cal program comprises a department-administered uniform schedule of health care benefits. Current law limits health care services, for purposes of the Medi-Cal program, to a schedule of benefits, as specified.This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
Healthcare
Working Group
Human Resources
 
SB 924 Hertzberg D   Workers’ compensation: utilization review.
  Introduced:  2/4/2020
  Status:  2/5/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 6.
  Location:  2/4/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Current law establishes a workers’ compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, to compensate an employee for injuries sustained in the course of employment. Current law requires the administrative director to contract with an outside, independent research organization on or after March 1, 2019, to evaluate the impact of the provision of medical treatment within the first 30 days after a claim is filed, for a claim filed on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2019. Current law requires the report to be provided to the administrative director, the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Assembly Committee on Insurance before January 1, 2020. This bill, instead, would require the evaluation to cover a claim filed on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2021, and would require the report to be submitted to the administrative director and those legislative committees before January 1, 2022.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Human Resources and Personnel
Issues
Workers' Compensation & Other Insurance
Working Group
Human Resources
 
  Public Works
               
AB 2012 Chu D   Free senior transit passes: eligibility for state funding.
  Introduced:  1/28/2020
  Status:  1/29/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee February 28.
  Location:  1/28/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require transit agencies to offer free senior transit passes to persons over 65 years of age in order to be eligible for state funding under the Mills-Deddeh Transit Development Act, the State Transit Assistance Program, and the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. The bill would require those free senior transit passes to count as full price fares for purposes of calculating the ratio of fare revenues to operating costs. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Transit
Subject Area
Transportation
Issues
Public Transportation
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2033 Wood D   Deenergization: spoilage claims.
  Introduced:  1/30/2020
  Status:  1/31/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 1.
  Location:  1/30/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require an electrical corporation that engages in a public safety power shutoff to compensate a customer for any qualified claim for spoilage of food or medication if the customer experienced an interruption in electrical service for greater than 8 hours and received less than 24 hours notice of the interruption. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Public Safety
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2050 Arambula D   Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District: contracts.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  The Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control Act establishes the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District and grants the district authority relating to flood control. The act requires that a contract entered into by the district for materials, supplies, or for the construction or repair of works or improvements that has a contract price exceeding $10,000 be let to the lowest responsible bidder in accordance with specified public bidding requirements. The act authorizes the district to enter into a contract without public bidding if the contract price does not exceed $10,000. This bill would increase the contract price amount set forth in those provisions from $10,000 to $25,000.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Flood/Levee/Reclamation, Single District
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Bidding Process
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2054 Kamlager D   Emergency services: community response: grant program.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would enact the Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems Act or the C.R.I.S.E.S. Act for the purpose of creating, implementing, and evaluating the C.R.I.S.E.S. Act Grant Pilot Program, which the act would establish. The bill would require the Office of Emergency Services to establish rules and regulations for the act with the goal of making grants to community organizations operating in a minimum of 10 cities, over 3 years, for the purpose of expanding the participation of community organizations in emergency response for specified vulnerable populations. The bill would require a community organization receiving funds pursuant to the program to use the grant to stimulate and support involvement in emergency response activities, as specified. The bill would require the director of the office, using not more than 5% of the moneys appropriated to support the program, to assemble staff and resources to carry out certain duties in support of the program. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Public Safety
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2057 Chiu D   San Francisco Bay area: public transportation.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law creates the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as a local area planning agency for the 9-county San Francisco Bay area with comprehensive regional transportation planning and other related responsibilities. Current law creates various transit districts located in the San Francisco Bay area, with specified powers and duties relative to providing public transit services. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation relating to public transportation in the 9-county San Francisco Bay area. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Transit
Subject Area
Transportation
Issues
SPOT
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2060 Holden D   Drinking water: pipes and fittings: lead content.
  Introduced:  2/4/2020
  Status:  2/5/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
  Location:  2/4/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would define “lead free,” for purposes of manufacturing, industrial processing, or conveying or dispensing water for human consumption, to mean not more than one microgram of lead under certain tests and meeting a specified certification when used with respect to end-use devices. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Water
Subject Area
Water, Wastewater, and Conservation
Issues
Water
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2064 Patterson R   Emergency preparedness: access and functional needs.
  Introduced:  2/4/2020
  Status:  2/5/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
  Location:  2/4/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  The California Emergency Services Act, among other things, requires the Office of Emergency Services to update the State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2019, and every 5 years thereafter. The act also requires the office, on or before July 31, 2015, to update the State Emergency Plan to include proposed best practices for local governments and nongovernmental entities to use to mobilize and evacuate people with access and functional needs during emergency or natural disasters. This bill would require the office, in the next update of the plan, to include the best practices provisions, described above.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Disaster Relief
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2066 Dahle, Megan R   Energy: building standards: photovoltaic requirements.
  Introduced:  2/4/2020
  Status:  2/5/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 6.
  Location:  2/4/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Current law authorizes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to prescribe, by regulation, energy efficiency standards, including appliance efficiency standards. Under this authority, the commission has established regulations for the installation of photovoltaic systems meeting certain requirements for low-rise residential buildings built on or after January 1, 2020. This bill would exempt from the photovoltaic requirements new residential and nonresidential buildings constructed in areas of the state that receive a significant amount of annual snowfall.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
General
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Renewable Energy
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2076 Bigelow R   Public lands: Department of Parks and Recreation: wildfire management plan: fire hazard severity zones.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require the Director of Parks and Recreation to develop, in specified phases, and implement a wildfire management plan for all property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks and Recreation that is located within a high or a very high fire hazard severity zone, as provided. The bill would require the wildfire management plan to outline the department’s fire prevention goals and future projects for prescribed fire, defensible space, fire resilient restoration projects, and the fire hardening of the department’s structures, among other things.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Recreation and Park
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Fire Protection
Working Group
Public Works
 
AB 2092 Rodriguez D   Emergency ambulance employees: protective gear and safety equipment.
  Introduced:  2/5/2020
  Status:  2/6/2020 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 7.
  Location:  2/5/2020 - A .  PRINT
  Summary:  Would require an emergency ambulance provider to provide each emergency ambulance employee who drives or rides in the ambulance with protective gear and safety equipment to wear during the employee’s work shift and to make the protective gear and safety equipment readily available for the employee to use when responding to an emergency call. The bill would also require the emergency ambulance employer to provide training to the emergency ambulance employee on the proper fitting and use of the protective gear and safety equipment. The bill would not apply to the state or a political subdivision thereof. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ATannehill
District Type
Fire, Hospital/Healthcare, Community Services Districts
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Public Safety
Working Group
Public Works
 
SB 901 Wilk R   Hospitals: seismic safety.
  Introduced:  1/30/2020
  Status:  1/31/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 1.
  Location:  1/30/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  The Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act of 1983 establishes a program of seismic safety building standards for certain hospitals. Current law requires hospitals with buildings subject to a seismic compliance deadline of January 1, 2020, and that are seeking an extension for their buildings to submit an application to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development by April 1, 2019, subject to certain exceptions. Current law requires final seismic compliance be achieved by July 1, 2022, if the compliance is based on a replacement or retrofit plan, or by January 1, 2025, if the compliance is based on a rebuild plan. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions. 
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
Hospital/Healthcare
Subject Area
Health and Safety
Issues
Public Safety
Working Group
Public Works
 
SB 917 Wiener D   California Consumer Energy and Conservation Financing Authority: eminent domain: Northern California Energy Utility District: Northern California Energy Utility Services.
  Introduced:  2/3/2020
  Status:  2/4/2020 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 5.
  Location:  2/3/2020 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Would rename the authority the California Consumer Energy and Conservation Financing Authority and would repeal the prohibition upon the authority approving any new program, enterprise, or project, on or after January 1, 2007. The bill would authorize the authority to acquire, by eminent domain, the assets or ownership of an electrical corporation, gas corporation, or public utility that is both an electrical and gas corporation, including any franchise rights, if that corporation has been convicted of one or more felony criminal violations of laws enacted to protect the public safety within 10 years of the date the eminent domain action is commenced. The bill would authorize a local publicly owned energy utility, as defined, to elect to join in the eminent domain action brought by the authority and acquire that portion of the electrical or gas system necessary to provide service within its borders if the local publicly owned energy utility contributes its proportionate share of the compensation paid for the assets or ownership of the public utility.  
  Position
No position
Staff Reco Assigned
ASilhi
District Type
Utilities and Energy
Subject Area
Public Works and Facilities
Issues
Energy/Utility
Working Group
Public Works
 


Weekly CSDA Amended Legislation Report for

Friday, February 07, 2020

  Environment
               
AB 1002 Quirk-Silva D   California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
  Introduced:  2/21/2019
  Status:  1/27/2020 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on RLS.
  Location:  5/30/2019 - S .  RLS.
  Summary:  Would require the State Air Resources Board to ensure alternative fuels are treated equally with regard to the requirements for generating credits under the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard regulations. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2021, require the Legislative Analyst’s Office to also annually prepare an analysis of moneys allocated from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, as specified. 
  Position
Watch
Staff Reco Assigned
DGibbons
District Type
General
Subject Area
Environment
Issues
GHG Reduction
Working Group
Environment
  Public Notes  4/1/2019 A-3/21/2019 to: Watch
 
 
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