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SB 1349 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 84601 and 84602 of the Government Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Political Reform Act of 1974: Secretary of State: online filing and disclosure system

Robert M. Hertzberg / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 15, 2016.

The Political Reform Act of 1974 generally requires elected officials, candidates for elective office, and committees formed primarily to support or oppose a candidate for public office or a ballot measure, along with other entities, to file periodic campaign statements. The act requires that these campaign statements contain prescribed information related to campaign contributions and… More
The Political Reform Act of 1974 generally requires elected officials, candidates for elective office, and committees formed primarily to support or oppose a candidate for public office or a ballot measure, along with other entities, to file periodic campaign statements. The act requires that these campaign statements contain prescribed information related to campaign contributions and expenditures of the filing entities. Existing law, the Online Disclosure Act, requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Fair Political Practices Commission, to develop online and electronic filing processes for use by these persons and entities. This bill, in addition, would require the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Commission, to develop and certify for public use an online filing and disclosure system for campaign statements and reports that provides public disclosure of campaign finance and lobbying information in a user-friendly, easily understandable format. The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act’s purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements. This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act. Hide

AB 575 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 60200 Of, and to Add Section 60227 To, the Education Code, Relating to Instructional Materials.

Instructional materials: follow up adoptions

Patrick O'Donnell, Toni Atkins / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on June 29, 2016.

Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt instructional materials for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, and to adopt procedures for the submission of instructional materials, and provides that instructional materials may be submitted for adoption in specified subject areas every 8 years. This bill would instead provide that instructional materials may be submitted for… More
Existing law requires the State Board of Education to adopt instructional materials for kindergarten and grades 1 to 8, inclusive, and to adopt procedures for the submission of instructional materials, and provides that instructional materials may be submitted for adoption in specified subject areas every 8 years. This bill would instead provide that instructional materials may be submitted for adoption at least once but no more than twice every 8 years. The bill would require the State Department of Education, before conducting a follow up adoption, as defined, in a given subject area to post a notice on the department’s Internet Web site and notify all publishers or manufacturers known to produce basic instructional materials in that subject area that each publisher and manufacturer choosing to participate in the follow up adoption shall be assessed a fee, as specified. Hide

SB 1107 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 85300 and 85320 Of, and to Add Sections 89519.5 and 91004.5 To, the Government Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Political Reform Act of 1974

Benjamin Allen / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 15, 2016.

Existing law prohibits a person who has been convicted of a felony involving bribery, embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, from being considered a candidate for, or elected to, a state or local elective office. Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides that campaign funds under the control of a… More
Existing law prohibits a person who has been convicted of a felony involving bribery, embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, from being considered a candidate for, or elected to, a state or local elective office. Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides that campaign funds under the control of a former candidate or elected officer are considered surplus campaign funds at a prescribed time, and it prohibits the use of surplus campaign funds except for specified purposes. This bill would prohibit an officeholder who is convicted of one of those enumerated felonies from using funds held by that officeholder’s candidate controlled committee for purposes other than certain purposes permitted for the use of surplus campaign funds. The bill would also require the officeholder to forfeit any remaining funds held 6 months after the conviction became final, and it would direct those funds to be deposited in the General Fund. The Political Reform Act of 1974 prohibits a public officer from expending, and a candidate from accepting, public moneys for the purpose of seeking elective office. This bill would permit a public officer or candidate to expend or accept public moneys for the purpose of seeking elective office if the state or a local governmental entity established a dedicated fund for this purpose, as specified. The act prohibits a foreign government or principal, as defined, from making a contribution or expenditure in connection with a state or local ballot measure, and it also sets forth civil and criminal penalties for violations of the act’s provisions. This bill would expand the scope of the prohibitions relating to foreign governments and principals by also prohibiting a foreign government or principal from making a contribution in support of, or opposition to, a state or local candidate. It would also permit a greater criminal penalty to be imposed for a violation of that prohibition, and it would establish the amount of a civil penalty for a violation of the prohibition. A violation of the act’s provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the act may be amended by a statute that becomes effective upon approval of the voters. This bill would require the Secretary of State to submit the bill to the voters for approval at the November 6, 2018, statewide general election. Hide

SB 869 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 25645 Of, and to Add Section 25452 To, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms.

Firearms: securing handguns in vehicles

Jerry Hill / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 14, 2016.

Existing law prohibits a person who is 18 years of age or older, and who is the owner, lessee, renter, or other legal occupant of a residence, who owns a firearm and who knows or has reason to know that another person also residing there is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm from keeping a firearm in that residence, unless the firearm is… More
Existing law prohibits a person who is 18 years of age or older, and who is the owner, lessee, renter, or other legal occupant of a residence, who owns a firearm and who knows or has reason to know that another person also residing there is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm from keeping a firearm in that residence, unless the firearm is secured, as specified. A violation of this prohibition is a misdemeanor. This bill would require a person, when leaving a handgun in an unattended vehicle, to secure the handgun by locking it in the trunk of the vehicle or locking it in a locked container and placing the container out of plain view. The bill would make a violation of these requirements an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000. The bill would expressly make those requirements inapplicable to the transportation of unloaded firearms by a licensed common carrier in conformance with applicable federal law. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide

SB 819 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 23004 and 23005 Of, and to Add Sections 23003.1, 23794, 24200.7, and 25623 To, the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Powdered Alcohol.

Powdered alcohol

Bob Huff / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 8, 2016.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act contains various provisions regulating the application for, the issuance of, the suspension of, and the conditions imposed upon alcoholic beverage licenses by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. That act imposes additional regulations on the sale of alcoholic beverages and creates penalties for violations of those regulations. This bill would prohibit… More
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act contains various provisions regulating the application for, the issuance of, the suspension of, and the conditions imposed upon alcoholic beverage licenses by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. That act imposes additional regulations on the sale of alcoholic beverages and creates penalties for violations of those regulations. This bill would prohibit the department from issuing a license to manufacture, distribute, or sell powdered alcohol, as defined, and would require the department to revoke the license of any licensee who manufactures, distributes, or sells powdered alcohol, as provided. This bill would prohibit the possession, purchase, sale, offer for sale, distribution, manufacture, or use of powdered alcohol and would make the violation of these provisions punishable as an infraction. This bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide

SB 726 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 25401.2 to the Corporations Code, Relating to Corporate Securities.

Corporate securities: unlawful conduct

Ben Hueso / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on May 12, 2016.

(1)The Corporate Securities Law of 1968 generally regulates the offer and sale of corporate securities within the state, and specifically makes specified conduct with regard to the offer and sale of corporate securities unlawful. That law requires the Commissioner of Business Oversight to perform specific oversight duties regarding the offer and sale of securities and provides that any willful… More
(1)The Corporate Securities Law of 1968 generally regulates the offer and sale of corporate securities within the state, and specifically makes specified conduct with regard to the offer and sale of corporate securities unlawful. That law requires the Commissioner of Business Oversight to perform specific oversight duties regarding the offer and sale of securities and provides that any willful violation of that law is a crime. This bill would make it unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, in this state to knowingly or recklessly make an untrue statement of material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which the statements are made, not misleading, to any California state government official with the intention of inducing an investigation of a publicly traded company for the purpose of manipulating the value of a security of that publicly traded company for financial gain. The bill would prohibit these provisions from being deemed to require the commissioner to affirmatively track or investigate anonymous complaints he or she receives, or to publicly disclose the substance of a confidential investigation, relating to this unlawful practice. By expanding the scope of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2)The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide

AB 2844 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Chapter 2.6 (Commencing with Section 2100) to Part 1 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code, Relating to Public Contracts.

Public contracts: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions of Recognized Sovereign Nations or Peoples

Richard Bloom / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on June 2, 2016.

Existing law governs the procurement process for contracts of specified public entities. Existing law prohibits a person that, at the time of bid or proposal for a new contract or renewal of an existing contract, engages in investment activities in Iran from bidding on, submitting a proposal for, or entering into, a contract with a public entity for goods or services of $1,000,000 or more. This… More
Existing law governs the procurement process for contracts of specified public entities. Existing law prohibits a person that, at the time of bid or proposal for a new contract or renewal of an existing contract, engages in investment activities in Iran from bidding on, submitting a proposal for, or entering into, a contract with a public entity for goods or services of $1,000,000 or more. This bill would require the Attorney General to develop, maintain, and post on its Internet Web site, a list of companies that are engaging in discriminatory business practices in furtherance of a boycott of any sovereign nation or peoples recognized by the government of the United States. The bill would also require the Attorney General, on or before January 1, 2018, to provide an assessment to the Legislature of the constitutionality of prohibiting a company on the list from entering into a contract with a public entity. Hide

AB 1927 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 853.9 of the Penal Code, Relating to Criminal Procedure.

Criminal procedure: notice to appear

Tom Lackey / The bill was voted on by the Senate on May 19, 2016.

Existing law, under specified circumstances, requires an officer or his or her superior to prepare in duplicate a written notice for an arrested person to appear in court. Existing law requires that when an officer or the prosecuting attorney has filed the notice to appear with the court, an exact and legible duplicate copy of the notice, in lieu of a verified complaint, constitutes a complaint… More
Existing law, under specified circumstances, requires an officer or his or her superior to prepare in duplicate a written notice for an arrested person to appear in court. Existing law requires that when an officer or the prosecuting attorney has filed the notice to appear with the court, an exact and legible duplicate copy of the notice, in lieu of a verified complaint, constitutes a complaint to which the defendant may plead “guilty” or “nolo contendere.” This bill would provide that, if the notice to appear issued to and signed by the arrested person is being transmitted in electronic form, the copy of the notice to appear issued to the arrested person need not include the signature of the arrested person, unless specifically requested by the arrested person. Hide

ACR 104 (2015-2016) - Relative to the Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway.

Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway

Freddie Rodriguez / The bill was voted on by the Senate on May 19, 2016.

This measure would designate the portion of Interstate 10 from the State Route 57 Interchange to the North Towne Avenue exit in the County of Los Angeles as the Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate… More
This measure would designate the portion of Interstate 10 from the State Route 57 Interchange to the North Towne Avenue exit in the County of Los Angeles as the Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs. Hide

ACR 107 (2015-2016) - Relative to the Bakersfield Police Officer David J. Nelson Memorial Bridge.

Bakersfield Police Officer David J. Nelson Memorial Bridge

Shannon Grove / The bill was voted on by the Senate on May 19, 2016.

This measure would designate the Hosking Road interchange over State Route 99 in the City of Bakersfield as the Bakersfield Police Officer David J. Nelson Memorial Bridge. The measure would request that the Department of Transportation determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this designation and, upon receipt of donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.