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AB 1064 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 33338 Of, and to Amend and Repeal Section 12000 Of, the Education Code, Relating to Education Finance.

Education finance: indirect cost rates

Roger Hernandez / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

Existing law requires, until January 1, 2016, the State Department of Education or any other state agency that administers a grant or allocation of federal or state funds to a school district to allow an indirect cost rate that is not less than the indirect cost rate established by the department, unless a lower rate is required by law. This bill would delete the January 1, 2016, repeal date for… More
Existing law requires, until January 1, 2016, the State Department of Education or any other state agency that administers a grant or allocation of federal or state funds to a school district to allow an indirect cost rate that is not less than the indirect cost rate established by the department, unless a lower rate is required by law. This bill would delete the January 1, 2016, repeal date for those provisions, thus extending their operation indefinitely. Hide

AB 1516 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 5570 of the Civil Code, to Amend Section 65589.5 of the Government Code, and to Amend Section 51345 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Housing.

Housing

Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

(1)The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act regulates common interest developments and requires the governing association of a common interest development, among other things, to distribute to its members an annual budget report and the Assessment and Reserve Funding Disclosure Summary form. The act requires the form to contain certain information and disclosures regarding the… More
(1)The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act regulates common interest developments and requires the governing association of a common interest development, among other things, to distribute to its members an annual budget report and the Assessment and Reserve Funding Disclosure Summary form. The act requires the form to contain certain information and disclosures regarding the association’s assessments and reserves, including a statement that the major components, as defined, are included in the association’s reserve study and calculations.This bill would make technical changes to the form.(2)The Housing Accountability Act, among other things, prohibits a local agency from disapproving a housing development project unless the local agency makes specified written findings. This bill would update cross-references and make technical changes to the act.(3)Existing law requires the California Housing Finance Agency to administer the California Homebuyer’s Downpayment Assistance Program for the purpose of assisting first-time low- and moderate-income homebuyers by utilizing existing mortgage financing. Existing law authorizes a borrower to refinance a mortgage under specified circumstances. Existing law authorizes the agency, in its discretion, to permit a downpayment assistance loan to be subordinated to refinancing if it determines that certain criteria have been met. Existing law authorizes the agency to permit subordination on those terms and conditions as it determines are reasonable. Existing law requires the repayment of the home purchase assistance amount at the end of the term, upon the sale of the home, or upon refinancing, unless a showing of hardship is established, as specified. This bill would instead provide that the amount of home purchase assistance would not be due upon the sale of the home if the first mortgage loan is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or if the first mortgage loan is, or has been, transferred to the FHA, or if the requirement is otherwise contrary to the regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development governing FHA insured first mortgage loans. Hide

AB 264 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 52332, 55631, and 56109 of the Food and Agricultural Code, Relating to Farm Products.

Farm products: processors: produce dealers: seeds

Brian Dahle / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

(1)Existing law, the California Seed Law, requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, by regulation, to adopt, among other things, specified lists of plants and crops that the secretary finds are or may be grown in the state or that the secretary finds are detrimental to agriculture if they occur incidentally in other crops, as prescribed, a list of noxious weed seed that the secretary finds… More
(1)Existing law, the California Seed Law, requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, by regulation, to adopt, among other things, specified lists of plants and crops that the secretary finds are or may be grown in the state or that the secretary finds are detrimental to agriculture if they occur incidentally in other crops, as prescribed, a list of noxious weed seed that the secretary finds are prohibitive noxious weed seed, and methods and procedures, upon recommendation of the Seed Advisory Board, for the conciliation, mediation, or arbitration of disputes between labelers and any persons concerning conformance with label statements, advertisements, or other disputes regarding the quality or performance of seed. This bill would expand this regulation authority to also make those methods and procedures for the conciliation, mediation, or arbitration of those disputes applicable to disputes concerning conformance with financial terms or the lack of payment by a dealer to a grower, as provided. By expanding the scope of that regulation authority, a violation of which is a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2)Existing law specifies that every producer of any farm product that sells any farm product that is grown by him or her to any processor under contract, express or implied, in addition to all other rights and remedies that are provided by law, has a lien upon that product and upon all processed or manufactured forms of that farm product for his or her labor, care, and expense in growing and harvesting that product. This bill would also specify that every producer of a flower, agricultural, or vegetable seed that sells seed that is grown by him or her, when the seed was purchased or supplied by the grower and not supplied by the dealer or an independent 3rd party who paid for the seed, to any seed dealer under contract, express or implied, in addition to all rights and remedies that are provided for by law, has a lien upon that product and upon all processed or manufactured forms of that product for his or her labor, care, and expense in growing and harvesting that product. (3)Existing law requires that any person engaged in the business of buying, receiving on consignment, soliciting for sale on commission, or negotiating the sale of farm products from a licensee or producer for resale, to be licensed. Existing law, for purposes of those provisions, defines “farm product” to include every agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, and vegetable product of the soil, poultry and poultry products, livestock products and livestock not for immediate slaughter, bees and apiary products, hay, dried beans, honey, and cut flowers, but excludes from that definition any timber or timber product, flower or agricultural or vegetable seed not purchased from a producer, any milk product that is subject to specified licensing requirements, any aquacultural product, or cattle sold to any person who is bonded under a specified federal law. This bill would revise that definition to exclude flower, agricultural, or vegetable seeds from the definition of farm products, rather than only those that have not been purchased from a producer. (4)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 32 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 502 of the Penal Code, Relating to Computer Crimes.

Computer crimes

Marie Waldron / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

Existing law establishes various crimes relating to computer services and systems, including to knowingly and without permission disrupt or cause the disruption of computer services including government computer services or public safety infrastructure computer system computer services, add, alter, damage, delete, or destroy any computer data, software, or program, introduce a computer… More
Existing law establishes various crimes relating to computer services and systems, including to knowingly and without permission disrupt or cause the disruption of computer services including government computer services or public safety infrastructure computer system computer services, add, alter, damage, delete, or destroy any computer data, software, or program, introduce a computer contaminant, use the Internet domain name or profile of another. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions punishable by specified fines or terms of imprisonment, or by both those fines and imprisonment. This bill would clarify the criminal penalties for specified computer crimes by making a person who violates those provisions guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years and a fine not exceeding $10,000, or a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment. Hide

AB 347 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 50271 of the Government Code, Relating to City Selection Committees.

Local agencies: city selection committees: County of Los Angeles

Ling Ling Chang / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

Existing law provides that in any county in which 2 or more cities are incorporated, there is a city selection committee for the purpose of appointing city representatives to boards, commissions, and agencies as required by law. Existing law provides that the membership of each city selection committee shall consist of the mayor of each city within the county and that when the mayor is unable to… More
Existing law provides that in any county in which 2 or more cities are incorporated, there is a city selection committee for the purpose of appointing city representatives to boards, commissions, and agencies as required by law. Existing law provides that the membership of each city selection committee shall consist of the mayor of each city within the county and that when the mayor is unable to attend a meeting of the city selection committee, he or she shall designate another member of the city’s legislative body to attend and vote at the meeting in the mayor’s place. This bill, for the city selection committee in the County of Los Angeles, would require that when the mayor or the mayor’s designated member is unable to attend a city selection committee meeting, the vice mayor or mayor pro tempore serve as the voting member on his or her behalf, and if the vice mayor or mayor pro tempore is unable to attend that meeting, then the next ranking council member would be required to serve as the voting member on the mayor’s behalf, as provided. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of Los Angeles. Hide

AB 442 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add and Repeal Section 59 of the Military and Veterans Code, Relating to Military Bases.

Governor’s Military Council

Jacqui Irwin / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

Existing law establishes the California Military Department, which contains the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, and other offices. This bill would codify the Governor’s Military Council, under the direction of the California Military Department, and would provide for appointment to the council by the Governor. The bill would require that the appointments shall include,… More
Existing law establishes the California Military Department, which contains the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, and other offices. This bill would codify the Governor’s Military Council, under the direction of the California Military Department, and would provide for appointment to the council by the Governor. The bill would require that the appointments shall include, but not be limited to, bipartisan representatives from both houses of the Legislature. The provisions of this bill would be repealed on January 1, 2021. Hide

AB 896 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Sections 26614.6 and 26614.7 to the Government Code, Relating to Local Government.

Counties: search or rescue: costs

Don Wagner / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

Existing law provides that persons whose specified actions cause an incident resulting in an appropriate emergency response are liable for the expenses of an emergency response by a public agency to the incident, up to $12,000 per incident. Existing law provides that the board of supervisors of a county may authorize the sheriff to search for and rescue persons, and that the expenses incurred by… More
Existing law provides that persons whose specified actions cause an incident resulting in an appropriate emergency response are liable for the expenses of an emergency response by a public agency to the incident, up to $12,000 per incident. Existing law provides that the board of supervisors of a county may authorize the sheriff to search for and rescue persons, and that the expenses incurred by the sheriff in the performance of those duties are a proper county charge. Existing law also requires the county or city and county of residence of a person, searched for or rescued by a sheriff, to pay to the county or city and county conducting the search or rescue all of the reasonable search or rescue expenses in excess of $100 within 30 days after the submission of a reimbursement claim. This bill, notwithstanding the existing provisions relating to liability for specified emergency response expenses, would provide that whenever a county or city and county either receives a reimbursement claim from another county or city and county for a search or rescue, or conducts its own search or rescue, of one of its residents who is 16 years of age or older, the county or city and county may in turn seek reimbursement for the actual costs incurred from that resident, if the need for the search or rescue necessitated the use of extraordinary methods and was caused by an intentional act in knowing violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance that resulted in a criminal conviction of that person for that act. The bill would require the resident to pay within 30 days after being billed. This bill would prohibit the county or city and county from collecting reimbursement from persons whom the county or city and county determines are unable to pay the charges. The bill would prohibit a county or city and county from billing a resident more than $12,000, adjusted annually for inflation as determined by the Department of Industrial Relations, for a search or rescue, unless the search or rescue was caused by an act that resulted in a felony conviction of that resident under federal or state law. This bill would provide that the county or city and county may only seek reimbursement if the board of supervisors of that county or city and county passes an ordinance consistent with this bill. Hide

AB 939 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 10722.4 and 10730 of the Water Code, Relating to Groundwater.

Groundwater sustainability agencies

Rudy Salas / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources to identify the extent of monitoring of groundwater elevations that is being undertaken within each groundwater basin or subbasin and to prioritize basins or subbasins as high, medium, low, or very low priority, and requires the initial priority for each basin to be established no later than January 31, 2015. Existing law, the Sustainable… More
Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources to identify the extent of monitoring of groundwater elevations that is being undertaken within each groundwater basin or subbasin and to prioritize basins or subbasins as high, medium, low, or very low priority, and requires the initial priority for each basin to be established no later than January 31, 2015. Existing law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, requires all groundwater basins designated as high- or medium-priority basins by the department that are designated as basins subject to critical conditions of overdraft to be managed under a groundwater sustainability plan or coordinated groundwater sustainability plans by January 31, 2020, and requires all other groundwater basins designated as high- or medium-priority basins to be managed under a groundwater sustainability plan or coordinated groundwater sustainability plans by January 31, 2022, except as specified. The act requires a local agency, any time the department changes these basin priorities and elevates a basin to a medium- or high-priority basin after January 31, 2015, to either establish a groundwater sustainability agency within 2 years of reprioritization and adopt a groundwater sustainability plan within 5 years of reprioritization, or to submit an alternative to the department that the local agency believes satisfies the objectives of these provisions within 2 years of reprioritization. This bill would impose the requirement to establish a groundwater sustainability agency or submit an alternative after reprioritization on a local agency or combination of local agencies overlying a groundwater basin.The act authorizes a groundwater sustainability agency to impose fees to fund the costs of a groundwater sustainability program and requires a groundwater sustainability agency to hold at least one public meeting prior to imposing or increasing a fee. The act requires, at least 10 days prior to the meeting, a groundwater sustainability agency to make available to the public data upon which the proposed fee is based. This bill would require a groundwater sustainability agency to make the data upon which the proposed fee is based available 20 days prior to the public meeting to impose or increase a fee.This bill would incorporate changes to Section 10722.4 of the Water Code proposed by both this bill and SB 13, which would become operative only if both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2016, and this bill is chaptered last. Hide

AB 998 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 48a of the Civil Code, Relating to Libel.

Civil law: libel: damages

Don Wagner / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

Under existing law, in any action for damages for the publication of a libel in a newspaper or of a slander by a radio broadcast, the plaintiff is required to recover no more than special damages unless a correction is demanded and the correction is not published or broadcast. If a correction is demanded and the correction is not published or broadcast in a specified manner in the newspaper or on… More
Under existing law, in any action for damages for the publication of a libel in a newspaper or of a slander by a radio broadcast, the plaintiff is required to recover no more than special damages unless a correction is demanded and the correction is not published or broadcast. If a correction is demanded and the correction is not published or broadcast in a specified manner in the newspaper or on the broadcasting station, existing law authorizes the plaintiff to recover general, special, and exemplary damages provided certain requirements are met. The bill would revise these provisions relating to libel to provide that the publication of a libel be in a daily or weekly news publication, as defined. This bill would also make legislative findings regarding libel. Hide

ACR 22 (2015-2016) - Relative to Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week.

Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week

Brian Dahle / The bill was voted on by the Senate on August 31, 2015.

This measure would declare the week of September 13, 2015, through September 19, 2015, and the third week of September every year thereafter, as provided, as Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week. The measure would applaud public schools that include watershed protection in the Sierra Nevada Region as part of their outdoor education curriculum whenever possible during the month of September.… More
This measure would declare the week of September 13, 2015, through September 19, 2015, and the third week of September every year thereafter, as provided, as Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week. The measure would applaud public schools that include watershed protection in the Sierra Nevada Region as part of their outdoor education curriculum whenever possible during the month of September. The measure would also commend state, federal, and local agencies, along with nongovernmental organizations for working cooperatively to achieve the goal of increasing the pace and scale of watershed and forest restoration in the region with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy playing a key role in the development of a plan and program to address these issues. Hide