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AB 100 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 6253.2 of the Government Code, to Amend Sections 10101.1, 12300.7, 12306, 12306.1, 12306.15, 14182.16, 14182.17, 14186, 14186.1, 14186.2, 14186.3, 14186.36, and 14186.4 Of, to Amend and Add Sections 14132.275, 14183.6 and 14301.1, Of, and to Add Sections 14132.277, 14182.18, and 14186.11 To, the Welfare and Institutions Code, to Repeal Section 10 of Chapter 33 of the Statutes of 2012, and to Repeal Sections 15, 16, and 17 of Chapter 45 of the Statutes of 2012, Relating to Medi-Cal, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

Medi-Cal: managed care: long-term services and supports: in-home supportive services

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 13, 2013.

(1)Existing 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. Existing law requires the department to seek federal approval to establish a demonstration project as… More
(1)Existing 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. Existing law requires the department to seek federal approval to establish a demonstration project as described in law pursuant to a Medicare or a Medicaid demonstration project or waiver, or a combination thereof. Existing law provides that if the department has not received by February 1, 2013, federal approval, or notification indicating pending approval, of a mutual ratesetting process, shared federal savings, and a 6-month enrollment period in the demonstration project, effective March 1, 2013, Chapter 45 of the Statutes of 2012, and specified provisions of Chapter 33 of the Statutes of 2012, are inoperative, as provided. Chapter 33 of the Statutes of 2012, among other things, requires that Medi-Cal beneficiaries who have dual eligibility in the Medi-Cal and Medicare programs be assigned as mandatory enrollees into managed care plans in counties participating in the demonstration project, and requires that no sooner than March 1, 2013, all Medi-Cal long-term services and supports, which includes Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) services, be covered under managed care plan contracts and only available through managed care plans to beneficiaries residing in counties participating in the demonstration project. Chapter 45 of the Statutes of 2012, among other things, establishes the California In-Home Supportive Services Authority (Statewide Authority), and provides that the In-Home Supportive Services Program is a Medi-Cal benefit available through managed care health care plans in specified counties, as specified. Existing law provides that no sooner than March 1, 2103, the Statewide Authority shall assume specified responsibilities in a county or city and county upon notification by the Director of Health Care Services that the enrollment of eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries described in specified provisions of law has been completed in that county or city and county. This bill would instead require enrollment of eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries into managed care pursuant to the demonstration project or other specified provisions, including managed care for long-term services and supports, as one of the conditions that would be required to be completed before the Statewide Authority assumes the specified responsibilities. The bill would modify the provisions governing when MSSP becomes a Medi-Cal benefit only through managed care health plans, as prescribed. The bill would delete the provision authorizing the Director of Health Care Services to forgo the provision of long-term services and supports only through managed care, in its entirety or partially, if and to the extent the director determines that the quality of care for managed care beneficiaries, efficiency, or cost-effectiveness of the program would be jeopardized. The bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to convene quarterly meetings with stakeholders to make recommendations regarding the Coordinated Care Initiative, as specified. The bill would require that in Coordinated Care Initiative Counties for managed care health plans providing long-term services and supports, the department shall include in its contract with those plans risk corridors to provide protections against either significant overpayment or significant underpayments. The bill would also repeal the provisions conditioning the operation of Chapter 45 of the Statutes of 2012 and specified provisions of Chapter 33 of the Statutes of 2012 on receipt of federal approval or notification of pending approval by February 1, 2013. The bill would instead condition implementation of the Coordinated Care Initiative, as defined, on whether the Director of Finance estimates that the Coordinated Care Initiative will generate net General Fund savings, as specified. The bill would also make other related technical, nonsubstantive changes.(2)The bill would appropriate the amount of $500,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Health Care Services for the Coordinated Care Initiative for purposes of notifying dual eligible beneficiaries and providers regarding the provisions of this act, and would provide that those funds be available for encumbrance and expenditure until June 30, 2014. (3)This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. Hide

AB 1001 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 25214.14 and 25214.15 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Hazardous Materials, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Hazardous materials: packaging: exemptions

Rich Gordon / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on July 3, 2013.

Existing law, the Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act, prohibits a manufacturer, importer, agent, or supplier, as defined, from offering for sale or for promotional purposes in this state a package or packaging component that includes specified regulated metals and prohibits a person from offering for sale or for promotional purposes in the state a product in a package that includes those… More
Existing law, the Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act, prohibits a manufacturer, importer, agent, or supplier, as defined, from offering for sale or for promotional purposes in this state a package or packaging component that includes specified regulated metals and prohibits a person from offering for sale or for promotional purposes in the state a product in a package that includes those intentionally introduced regulated metals. A violation of the hazardous waste control laws, including the act, is a crime. The act exempts from its requirements a package or a packaging component that meets any of specified conditions only if the manufacturer or supplier prepares, retains, and biennially updates documentation containing specified information for that package or packaging component and exempts, until January 1, 2010, a package or packaging component that contains no intentionally introduced regulated metals, but exceeds the applicable maximum concentration level set forth in the act only because of the addition of a recycled material. The act requires, upon a written request from the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the manufacturer or supplier, on or before 30 calendar days after the date of receipt of the request, to submit the required documentation to the department or to submit a letter to the department indicating the date by which the documentation shall be submitted, as specified. This bill would extend this exemption to January 1, 2017, would require, no later than July 1, 2014, a manufacturer or supplier of packaging exercising the exemption under this provision to coordinate with the department to develop a specified study or studies measuring the content and leaching of regulated metals from the packaging seeking the exemption, and would require the manufacturer or supplier, no later than July 1, 2015, to provide to the department a specified report documenting the results of the study or studies. The bill would require the manufacturer or supplier to reimburse the department for its actual costs associated with coordinating the development of the study or studies and in reviewing and evaluating the report. The bill would expand the documentation required to be updated by the manufacturer or supplier claiming the exemption and would require the manufacturer or supplier to submit the documentation for all exemptions under the act at least twice a year, on or before July 1 and January 1 of each year in which the exemption is being utilized. By creating new crimes under the act, the 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.This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

AB 1012 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 2615.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation.

County tax bill: notice: property tax assistance and postponement

Jimmy Gomez / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on June 19, 2013.

Existing law requires, when the county sends to any person an annual tax bill, that the bill be accompanied by a notice regarding property tax assistance and postponement for senior citizens, as specified. Existing law requires the text of this notice to be prepared by the Franchise Tax Board. This bill would provide that the notification requirement regarding property tax assistance and… More
Existing law requires, when the county sends to any person an annual tax bill, that the bill be accompanied by a notice regarding property tax assistance and postponement for senior citizens, as specified. Existing law requires the text of this notice to be prepared by the Franchise Tax Board. This bill would provide that the notification requirement regarding property tax assistance and postponement programs for senior citizens shall be inoperative for any property tax year for which funding for these programs is not provided in state law. Hide

AB 102 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 1352 Of, to Add Section 2850.5 To, and to Repeal Section 712.5 Of, the Fish and Game Code, to Amend Sections 927.9, 11549.3, and 51018 Of, and to Add Section 1304 To, the Government Code, to Amend Section 44299.91 of the Health and Safety Code, to Amend Section 12211 of the Public Contract Code, to Amend Sections 4785, 5018.1, 5080.18, 5096.650, 14538, 14539, 14549.5, 14553, 14572, 14591, 25751, 26052, 26055, 26060, 26062, 26063, 35600, 35605, 35625, 42977, 48704, 71300, 71301, 71302, 71303, 71304, and 71305 Of, to Add Sections 25711.5 and 25711.7 To, and to Repeal Sections 4124 and 4515 Of, the Public Resources Code, to Amend Sections 309.5, 2851, and 5900 Of, and to Add Sections 318, 740.5, 854.5, and 2120 To, the Public Utilities Code, to Add Section 104.22 to the Streets and Highways Code, and to Amend Section 85200 Of, and to Add Section 10001.7 To, the Water Code, and to Repeal Section 34 of Chapter 718 of the Statutes of 2010, Relating to Public Resources, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

Budget Act of 2013: public resources

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on September 9, 2013.

(1)Existing law requires that any moneys appropriated from the Public Resources Account in the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund for programs to protect, restore, enhance, or maintain waterfowl habitat be transferred to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for expenditure for those same purposes. Existing law requires that any moneys appropriated to the Department of Fish and Wildlife… More
(1)Existing law requires that any moneys appropriated from the Public Resources Account in the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Surtax Fund for programs to protect, restore, enhance, or maintain waterfowl habitat be transferred to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for expenditure for those same purposes. Existing law requires that any moneys appropriated to the Department of Fish and Wildlife from the California Environmental License Plate Fund in an amount not to exceed the amount transferred to the Department of Fish and Wildlife pursuant to the above provisions be transferred to the Department of Parks and Recreation for expenditure for exclusive trust purposes that include, among other things, the acquisition, preservation, restoration, or any combination thereof, of natural areas or ecological reserves. This bill would repeal these provisions. (2)The Wildlife Conservation Law of 1947 authorizes the Wildlife Conservation Board to, among other things, authorize the Department of Fish and Wildlife to lease, sell, exchange, or otherwise transfer any real property, interest in real property, or option acquired by or held under the jurisdiction of the board or the department. The law also authorizes the board to authorize the department to lease degraded potential wildlife habitat real property to nonprofit organizations, local governmental agencies, or state and federal agencies if specified conditions are met. The law requires proceeds from specified transactions, including leases, entered into pursuant to these provisions to be deposited into the Wildlife Restoration Fund, except as provided. This bill would require any moneys received in the Wildlife Restoration Fund from leases pursuant to these provisions to be expended, upon appropriation, by the Department of Fish and Wildlife for the purposes of managing, maintaining, restoring, or operating lands owned and managed by the department. (3)The California Prompt Payment Act dictates that a state agency that fails to make a timely payment for goods or services acquired pursuant to a contract with a specified business or organization is subject to a late payment penalty. The act requires state agencies, on an annual basis within 90 calendar days following the end of each fiscal year, to provide the Director of General Services with a report on late payment penalties that were paid by the agency during the preceding fiscal year. This bill would exclude the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection from the above-described reporting requirements. (4)Existing law provides for the appointment of Members of the Legislature to various state boards and commissions. This bill would authorize the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Committee on Rules to appoint a Member of the Legislature or legislative staff to serve as an alternate to a Member of the Legislature appointed to a state board or commission within the Natural Resources Agency in the Member’s absence. (5)Existing law creates the Office of Information Security in the Department of Technology, to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of state systems and applications, and to promote and protect consumer privacy to ensure the trust of the residents of the state. The office is under the direction of a director. Existing law authorizes the office to conduct, or require to be conducted, independent security assessments of any state agency, department, or office, the cost of which is required to be funded by the state agency, department, or office being assessed. This bill would prohibit the office from requiring an independent security assessment of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (6)Existing law requires the State Fire Marshal to issue a report identifying pipeline leak incident rate trends, reviewing current regulatory effectiveness with regard to pipeline safety, and recommending any necessary changes to the Legislature. Existing law requires a pipeline operator, within 30 days of a pipeline rupture, explosion, or fire, to file a report with the State Fire Marshal. This bill would delete these requirements. (7)Existing law, the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006, approved by the voters as Proposition 1B at the November 7, 2006, statewide general election, authorizes the issuance of $19,925,000,000 of general obligation bonds for specified purposes, including schoolbus retrofit and replacement purposes. Existing law also establishes various programs for the reduction of vehicular air pollution, including the Lower-Emission School Bus Program adopted by the State Air Resources Board. Existing law appropriates funds to the state board and requires the state board to allocate these bond funds in specified ways, including funding to local air pollution control and air quality management districts. This bill would require funds authorized by the State Air Resources Board during or subsequent to the 2013–14 fiscal year to be allocated to local air pollution control and air quality management districts by prioritizing to retrofit or replace the most polluting schoolbuses in small local air pollution control and air quality management districts first and then medium local air pollution control and air quality management districts as defined by the state board. The bill would require each allocation to provide sufficient funding for at least one project to be implemented pursuant to the Lower-Emission School Bus Program. The bill, if a local air pollution control or air quality management district has unspent funds within 6 months of the expenditure deadline, would require the local air pollution control or air quality management district to work with the state board to transfer those funds to an alternative local air pollution control or air quality management district with existing demand. (8)Existing law requires a state agency to report annually to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery on its progress in meeting recycled product purchasing requirements and requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to provide this reported information to the Legislature in an agency-specific report. This bill would exempt the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection from this reporting requirement and would delete the requirement that the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery provide the report to the Legislature. (9)Existing law requires the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to submit an annual report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee regarding emergency incidents. This bill would delete this requirement and other obsolete reporting provisions. (10)Existing law requires the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to submit a report to the Legislature on the actions taken by the board relating to forest practices, as provided. Existing law requires the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to prepare reports for the board setting forth data as to the experiments conducted by the department, and existing law requires the board to make these reports available to the Legislature. This bill would delete the requirements that the board provide these reports to the Legislature. (11)Existing law authorizes the Department of Finance to delegate to the Department of Parks and Recreation the right to exercise the same authority granted to the Division of the State Architect and the Real Estate Services Division in the Department of General Services, to plan, design, construct, and administer contracts and professional services for legislatively approved capital outlay projects. This provision is repealed as of January 1, 2014. This bill would extend the repeal date to January 1, 2019. (12)Existing law authorizes the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into contracts with natural persons, corporations, partnerships, and associations for the construction, maintenance, and operation of concessions within units of the state park system. Existing law requires those concession contracts to contain certain specified provisions, including a provision that the maximum term shall be 10 years, except that a term of more than 10 years may be provided if the Director of Parks and Recreation determines that the longer term is necessary to allow the concessionaire to amortize improvements made by the concessionaire, to facilitate the full utilization of a structure that is scheduled by the department for replacement or redevelopment, or to serve the best interests of the state. Existing law prohibits, with certain exceptions, the term of a concession contract from exceeding 20 years without specific authorization by statute. This bill would authorize the term to exceed 20 years for a concession agreement at Will Rogers State Beach executed prior to December 31, 1997, as provided, without specific authorization by statute upon approval by the director and pursuant to a determination by the director that the longer term is necessary to allow the concessionaire to amortize improvements made by the concessionaire that are anticipated to exceed $1,500,000 in capital improvements. The bill would prohibit the extension of the term from exceeding 15 years. (13)Existing law, the California Clean Water, Clean Air, and Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002, approved by the voters as Proposition 40 at the March 5, 2002, statewide primary election, authorizes the issuance of bonds in the amount of $2,600,000,000, for the purpose of financing a program for the acquisition, development, restoration, protection, rehabilitation, stabilization, reconstruction, preservation, and interpretation of park, coastal, agricultural land, air, and historical resources, as specified. Proposition 40 requires that a specified sum from the proceeds of bonds issued and sold under its provisions, which is available upon appropriation by the Legislature, be allocated to the State Air Resources Board for grants to air pollution control and air quality management districts pursuant to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program for projects that reduce air pollution that affects air quality in state and local park and recreation areas. This bill would require that allocations of these funds to the Lower-Emission School Bus Program be prioritized to retrofit or replace the most polluting schoolbuses in small local air quality management districts first and then to medium local air quality management districts as defined by the state board. The bill would require that each allocation for this purpose provide enough funding for at least one project to be implemented pursuant to the Lower-Emission School Bus Program. The bill, if a local air quality management district has unspent funds within 6 months of the expenditure deadline, would require the local air quality management district to work with the state board to transfer funds to an alternative local air quality management district with existing demand. (14)Existing law, the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, requires a distributor to pay a redemption payment for every beverage container sold or offered for sale in the state to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. The act requires that every convenience zone be served by at least one certified recycling center and the department is required to certify recycling centers and processors for purposes of the act. The Director of Resources Recycling and Recovery is required to adopt, by regulation, procedures for the certification of recycling centers and processors. This bill would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to review whether an application for certification as a recycling center or processor, or renewal of a certification, is complete within 30 working days of receipt and if the department deems an application complete, the department would be required to approve or deny the application no later than 60 calendar days after the date when the application was deemed complete. The bill would also require, on and after January 1, 2014, an applicant for certification as a recycling center or processor, or for renewal of a certification, to complete a precertification training program and meet all other qualification requirements prescribed by the department, which would be authorized to include requiring the applicant to obtain a passing score on an examination administered by the department. (15)Existing law specifies requirements for the reports, claims, and information required to be submitted to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery pursuant to the act. This bill would instead require a person otherwise subject to these requirements to use the Division of Recycling Integrated Information System (DORIIS) or other system designated by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for reporting, making, or claiming payments or providing other information for purposes of the act. (16)Existing law requires certified recycling centers to accept any empty beverage container from a consumer or dropoff or collection program and pay the refund value, which can be based on weight. Existing law requires the department to review and calculate the commingled rates paid for beverage containers and postfilled containers paid to curbside recycling programs, collection programs, and recycling centers. This bill would require, on and after September 1, 2013, a certified recycling center, for beverage containers redeemed by consumers, to pay the refund value based on the applicable segregated rate. The bill would delete recycling centers from those entities for which the department is required to calculate a commingled rate. (17)Existing law provides that a violation of the act is an infraction. The act also provides that a person who, with intent to defraud, takes specified actions, is guilty of fraud, punishable as specified. This bill would additionally provide that a person who violates a regulation adopted pursuant to the act is guilty of an infraction. The bill would instead specify that a person who, with intent to defraud, takes those actions knowingly is guilty of a crime, punishable as specified. (18)Because a violation of the act is a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating new crimes with regard to the submission of information to the department, the payment of refund values, and the violation of a regulation. (19)The California Constitution establishes the Public Utilities Commission, with jurisdiction over all public utilities, as defined. The Reliable Electric Service Investments Act required the Public Utilities Commission to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, until January 1, 2012, to identify a separate electrical rate component, commonly referred to as the “public goods charge,” to collect specified amounts to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy, and research, development, and demonstration programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. Existing decisions of the Public Utilities Commission institute an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) to fund renewable energy and research, development, and demonstration programs. Existing law creates in the State Treasury the Electric Program Investment Charge Fund to be administered by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and requires moneys received by the Public Utilities Commission for those programs the Public Utilities Commission has determined should be administered by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to be forwarded by the Public Utilities Commission to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission at least quarterly for deposit in the fund. This bill would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in administering moneys in the fund for research, development, and demonstration programs, to develop and administer the EPIC program for the purpose of awarding funds to projects that may lead to technological advancement and breakthroughs to overcome barriers that prevent the achievement of the state’s statutory energy goals and that may result in a portfolio of projects that is strategically focused and sufficiently narrow to make advancement on the most significant technological challenges. The bill would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, no later than April 30 of each year, to prepare and submit to the Legislature an annual report regarding the EPIC program. This bill would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from requiring the collection of moneys pursuant to a specified decision and any amendments to that decision in an annual amount greater than the amount set forth in that decision of the Public Utilities Commission. (20)Existing law establishes the Emerging Renewable Resources Account, a continuously appropriated account, within the Renewable Resource Trust Fund for specified purposes related to renewable energy. This bill would additionally authorize the use of the moneys in the account for the purposes of funding the New Solar Homes Partnership. Because the bill would expand the purposes of a continuously appropriated account, the bill would make an appropriation. (21)Existing law defines a property assessed clean energy (Pace) program as a program that is financed by a PACE bond. Existing law requires the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to develop and administer a PACE Reserve program to reduce the overall costs to property owners of a Property Assessed Clean Energy bond, or PACE bond, issued by an applicant that has established a Property Assessed Clean Energy program, or PACE program, by providing a reserve of no more than 10% of the initial amount of the PACE bond. Existing law, in 2010, appropriates, until January 1, 2015, $50,000,000 from the Renewable Resource Trust Fund for the above purpose. This bill would additionally require the authority to develop and administer a PACE risk mitigation program for PACE loans to increase their acceptance in the marketplace and protect against the risk of default and foreclosure. The bill would additionally include a PACE loan program as a PACE program. Because this bill would expand the use of the moneys appropriated by existing law, this bill would make an appropriation. (22)Existing law requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife to regulate the protection of marine plants and animals in marine protected areas, as defined. Existing law establishes the Ocean Protection Council in state government, and prescribes the membership, terms of office, and functions and duties of the council. This bill would require that, commencing on July 1, 2013, the Ocean Protection Council assume responsibility for the direction of policy of marine protected areas. (23)Existing law requires that at the Ocean Protection Council’s first meeting in a calendar year, the council elect a chair from among its voting members. This bill would delete that requirement and would instead require that the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency serve as the chairperson of the Ocean Protection Council, and that the Secretary for Environmental Protection serve as the vice chairperson of the council. The bill would require that the Assistant Secretary for Coastal Matters at the Natural Resources Agency be designated as the Deputy Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency for Ocean and Coastal Policy, and would require the deputy secretary to also serve as the executive director for the council. (24)Existing law authorizes the Legislature to make appropriations directly to the State Coastal Conservancy for expenditures authorized by the council for specified purposes related to the regulation of coastal development and protection. This bill would instead authorize the Legislature to make those appropriations directly to the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency for those expenditures authorized by the council for specified purposes related to the regulation of coastal development and protection. The bill would also require that any bond funds received by the State Coastal Conservancy, on or before July 1, 2013, authorized to fund Ocean Protection Council’s programs be transferred to the Natural Resources Agency for use for those programs. The bill would provide for the transfer to the secretary of certain functions and duties of the State Coastal Conservancy with regard to the implementation of contracts and grants on behalf of the council. (25)The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, requires a manufacturer of carpets sold in this state, individually or through a carpet stewardship organization, to submit a carpet stewardship plan to the department. A manufacturer or carpet stewardship organization submitting a carpet stewardship plan is required to pay the department an annual administrative fee, as determined by the department. The department is also required to identify the direct development or regulatory costs incurred by the department prior to the submittal of carpet stewardship plans and to establish a fee in an amount adequate to cover those costs, that is required to be paid in 3 equal payments by a carpet stewardship organization that submits a carpet stewardship plan. Existing law establishes the Carpet Stewardship Account in the Integrated Waste Management Fund and requires these fees to be deposited in that account, for expenditure by the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to cover the department’s cost to implement the carpet stewardship program provisions. This bill would instead require a carpet stewardship organization to pay these fees quarterly to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and would make conforming changes regarding those requirements. (26)The act requires a manufacturer of architectural paint or designated stewardship organization to submit to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery an architectural paint stewardship plan to develop and implement a recovery program to manage the end of life of postconsumer architectural paint. A stewardship organization is required to pay the department an annual administrative fee in the amount that is sufficient to cover the department’s full costs of administering and enforcing the program. The fee is required to be deposited in the Architectural Paint Stewardship Account in the Integrated Waste Management Fund, which may be expended by the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to cover the department’s costs to implement the architectural paint stewardship program provisions. This bill would require the stewardship organization to pay the fees quarterly and would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to impose the fees in an amount that includes any program development costs or regulatory costs incurred by the department prior to the submittal of the stewardship plans. (27)Existing law establishes the Office of Education and the Environment in the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to implement the statewide environmental educational program and requires the office, in cooperation with the State Department of Education and the State Board of Education, to develop and implement a unified education strategy on the environment for elementary and secondary schools in the state. The Governor’s Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012, which will become effective July 1, 2013, provides that CalRecycle is transferred from the Natural Resources Agency to the California Environmental Protection Agency. This bill would make conforming changes with regard to the establishment of the office in the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. (28)Existing law requires the Office of Education and the Environment to develop a model environmental curriculum incorporating certain environmental principles and to submit the model curriculum to the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission for review, as prescribed. This bill would instead require the model curriculum to be submitted to the Instructional Quality Commission for review. (29)Existing law requires the State Department of Education to make the curriculum available electronically and requires the California Environmental Protection Agency to assume the costs associated with the printing of the approved model curriculum. This bill would instead require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to make the curriculum available electronically and would delete the requirement with regard to the assumption of those costs. The bill would require the department to coordinate with specified state agencies to facilitate use of the model environmental curriculum and would authorize the department and those state agencies to collaborate with other specified entities to implement the program. (30)Existing law establishes the Environmental Education Account in the State Treasury and authorizes the California Environmental Protection Agency to expend the moneys in the account, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for purposes of the program. This bill would instead authorize the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to expend the funds in the account. (31)Existing law establishes the Division of Ratepayer Advocates within the Public Utilities Commission to represent the interests of public utility customers and subscribers, with the goal of obtaining the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. Existing law requires the Director of the Division of Ratepayer Advocates to submit a budget to the Public Utilities Commission for final approval. Existing law authorizes the director of the division to appoint a lead attorney to represent the division and requires all attorneys assigned by the Public Utilities Commission to perform services for the division to report to and be directed by the lead attorney for the division. This bill would rename the Division of Ratepayer Advocates the Office of Ratepayer Advocates and would require that the director of the office develop a budget for the office that would be submitted to the Department of Finance for final approval. The bill would require the lead attorney to obtain adequate legal personnel for the work to be conducted by the office from the Public Utilities Commission’s attorney and requires the Public Utilities Commission’s attorney to timely and appropriately fulfill all requests for legal personnel made by the lead attorney for the office, provided the office has sufficient moneys and positions in its budget for the services requested. (32)Existing law establishes the Public Utilities Commission Utilities Reimbursement Account and authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to annually determine a fee to be paid by every public utility providing service directly to customers or subscribers and subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission, except for a railroad corporation. The Public Utilities Commission is required to establish the fee, with the approval of the Department of Finance, to produce a total amount equal to that amount established in the authorized Public Utilities Commission budget for the same year, and an appropriate reserve to regulate public utilities, less specified sources of funding. This bill would require the Public Utilities Commission to conduct a zero-based budget for all of its programs by January 10, 2015. (33)Existing law authorizes certain public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations, as defined, to propose research and development programs and authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to allow inclusion of expenses for research and development in rates. Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission to consider specified guidelines in evaluating the research, development, and demonstration programs proposed by electrical corporations and gas corporations. This bill would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission, in implementing the 21st Century Energy System Decision, as defined, from authorizing recovery from ratepayers of any expense for research and development projects that are not for purposes of cyber security and grid integration and would limit total funding for research and development projects for the purposes of cyber security and grid integration from exceeding $35,000,000. The bill would require that all cyber security and grid integration research and development projects be concluded by the 5th anniversary of their start date. The bill would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from approving recovery from ratepayers of certain program management expenditures proposed in the 21st Century Energy System Decision proceeding. The bill would require the Public Utilities Commission to require the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas and Electric Company to ensure that research parameters reflect a new contribution to cyber security and grid integration and that there not be a duplication of research being done by other private and governmental entities. The bill would require the participating electrical corporations to jointly report specified information to the Public Utilities Commission by December 1, 2013, and 60 days following conclusion of all research and development projects, and would require the Public Utilities Commission, upon determining that each report is sufficient, to report that information to the Legislature. (34)Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission, by January 10 of each year, to report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature on all sources and amounts of funding and actual and proposed expenditures, including any costs to ratepayers, related to specified entities or programs established by the Public Utilities Commission by order, decision, motion, settlement, or other action, including, but not limited to, the California Clean Energy Fund, the California Emerging Technology Fund, and the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, and any entities or programs, other than those expressly authorized by statute, that are established by the Public Utilities Commission under specified statutes. This bill would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission, by order, decision, motion, settlement, or other action, from establishing a nonstate entity, as defined, with any moneys other than those moneys that would otherwise belong to the public utility’s shareholders. The bill would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from entering into a contract with any nonstate entity in which a person serves as an owner, director, or officer while serving as a commissioner. The bill would provide that any contract between the Public Utilities Commission and a nonstate entity is void and ceases to exist by operation of law if a person who was a commissioner at the time the contract was awarded, entered into, or extended, on or after January 1, 2014, becomes an owner, director, or officer of the nonstate entity while serving as a commissioner. (35)The California Constitution provides that the Legislature may remove a commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission for incompetence, neglect of duty, or corruption, 23 of the membership of each house concurring. This bill would, beginning June 1, 2014, provide that a commissioner who acts as an owner, director, or officer of a nonstate entity that was established prior to January 1, 2014, as a result of an order, decision, motion, settlement, or other action by the Public Utilities Commission in which the commissioner participated, neglects his or her duty and may be removed pursuant to the California Constitution. (36)The Public Utilities Act provides for the imposition of fines and penalties by the Public Utilities Commission for various violations of the act and provides that any public utility that violates any provision of the California Constitution or the act, or that fails or neglects to comply with any order, decision, decree, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the Public Utilities Commission, where a penalty has not otherwise been provided, is subject to a penalty of not less than $500 and not more than $50,000 for each offense. The act authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to bring an action to recover fines and penalties imposed pursuant to the act in the superior court and requires that all fines and penalties recovered by the state in an action filed in the superior court, together with the costs of bringing the action, be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the General Fund. This bill would prohibit the Public Utilities Commission from distributing, expending, or encumbering any moneys received by the Public Utilities Commission as a result of any Public Utilities Commission proceeding or judicial action until the Public Utilities Commission provides the Director of Finance with written notification of the receipt of the moneys and the basis for these moneys being received by the Public Utilities Commission and the director provides not less than 60 days written notice to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairs of the appropriate budget subcommittees of the Assembly and Senate of the receipt of the moneys and the basis for those moneys being received by the Public Utilities Commission. (37)Decisions of the Public Utilities Commission adopted the California Solar Initiative. Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission to undertake certain steps in implementing the California Solar Initiative. Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission to ensure that the total cost of the California Solar Initiative over the duration of the program does not exceed $3,350,000,000, including $400,000,000 from the Emerging Renewable Resources Account within the Renewable Resource Trust Fund, for programs for the installation of solar energy systems, as defined, on new construction administered by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, known as the New Solar Homes Partnership Program. This bill would authorize the Public Utilities Commission, if it is notified by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission that funding available pursuant to the Emerging Renewable Resources Account for the New Solar Homes Partnership Program has been exhausted, to require an electrical corporation to continue administration of the program pursuant to the guidelines established for the program by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, until the funding limit of $400,000,000 has been reached. The bill would require the Public Utilities Commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, to supervise the administration of the continuation of the New Solar Homes Partnership Program by an electrical corporation. The bill would authorize an electrical corporation to elect to have a 3rd party administer the utility’s continuation of the program. (38)Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to acquire real property for state highway purposes. Existing law specifies various procedures to be followed by the department when it determines that real property acquired for state highway purposes is no longer necessary for those purposes, generally under terms and conditions established by the California Transportation Commission. This bill would require the Department of Transportation to transfer certain real property it owns in the City of San Diego to the Department of Parks and Recreation for incorporation into the state park system. The bill would require the transfer to be completed within 90 days of the effective date of the bill. The bill would make various findings and declarations in that regard. (39)Under existing law, the Department of Water Resources operates the State Water Project and exercises other functions relating to the state’s water resources. Under the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is responsible for the relicensing of federally licensed hydroelectric power projects. This bill would require the Director of Finance to notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of any hydroelectric power project relicensing proposal for the FERC that, if approved by the Department of Water Resources, would obligate the General Fund in the current or future years. This bill would authorize the department to approve that relicensing proposal not less than 30 days after the director notifies the committee. (40)Existing law, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Reform Act of 2009, establishes the Delta Stewardship Council, consisting of 7 voting members. Existing law prohibits a member of the council from serving 2 consecutive terms, but permits a member to be reappointed after a period of 2 years following the end of his or her term. This bill would eliminate the above-described prohibition. (41)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. (42)This bill would reappropriate to the Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy the balance of a specified appropriation made in the Budget Act of 2010, the moneys to be available for capital outlay or local assistance until June 30, 2016. (43)This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. Hide

AB 1021 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 26003 of the Public Resources Code, Relating to Alternative Energy.

Alternative energy: recycled feedstock

Susan Eggman / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 12, 2013.

Existing law establishes the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to provide financial assistance for projects that promote the use of alternative energies. Existing law authorizes the authority to approve a project for financial assistance in the form of the sales and use tax exclusion. This bill would expand projects eligible for the sales and use tax… More
Existing law establishes the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to provide financial assistance for projects that promote the use of alternative energies. Existing law authorizes the authority to approve a project for financial assistance in the form of the sales and use tax exclusion. This bill would expand projects eligible for the sales and use tax exclusion to include projects that process or utilize recycled feedstock, as defined, that is intended to be reused in the production of another product or soil amendment, but would not include a project that processes or utilizes recycled feedstock in a manner that constitutes disposal, as defined. Hide

AB 1022 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 42463 and 42476 Of, and to Add and Repeal Section 42479.5 Of, the Public Resources Code, Relating to Recycling and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

Electronic waste: CRT glass market development payments

Susan Eggman / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 12, 2013.

Existing law, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, requires a retailer selling a covered electronic device in this state to collect a covered electronic waste recycling fee from the consumer, as specified. These fees are deposited in the Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account, and the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is continuously appropriated the money in the… More
Existing law, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, requires a retailer selling a covered electronic device in this state to collect a covered electronic waste recycling fee from the consumer, as specified. These fees are deposited in the Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account, and the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is continuously appropriated the money in the account to, among other things, make electronic waste recovery payments and recycling payments. This bill would require the department, in consultation with the Department of Toxic Substances Control, to make CRT glass, as defined, market development processing payments or CRT glass market development manufacturing payments to a CRT glass processor, a CRT glass manufacturer, or an electronic waste recycler who processes eligible CRT glass for use in a product or in a manufacturing process, or utilizes eligible CRT glass in a product or in a manufacturing process, pursuant to a specified claims procedure. The bill would repeal the requirement to make these payments on January 1, 2020. The bill would additionally authorize the expenditure of not more than $10,000,000 each year of the continuously appropriated funds for the purpose of making those market development payments until January 1, 2020. Hide

AB 103 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 1240, 1622, 2574, 2575, 2576, 8150.5, 8151, 8152, 8154, 8155, 35736.5, 41365, 41367, 42127, 42238.01, 42238.02, 42238.025, 42238.03, 42238.05, 42238.20, 42283, 42284, 42285, 42287, 46200, 46201, 46202, 46208, 47612, 47614.5, 47631, 48664, 49085, 52060, 52061, 52062, 52064, 52066, 52068, 52070, 52070.5, 52074, 56836.11, 70022, and 84321.6 Of, to Amend and Repeal Sections 2558 and 47633 Of, to Add Section 41329.575 To, and to Repeal Sections 1982, 42285.5, and 48667 Of, the Education Code, to Amend Section 17581.7 of the Government Code, to Amend Sections 26225, 26233, and 26235 of the Public Resources Code, to Amend Section 115 of Chapter 47 of the Statutes of 2013, to Amend Section 83 of Chapter 48 of the Statutes of 2013, and to Amend Items 6110-001-0001 and 6110-280-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2013, Relating to Education Finance, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

School finance: local control funding formula

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on September 9, 2013.

(1)Existing law provides for the attendance of apprentices at high schools, unified school districts, regional occupational centers or programs, community colleges, and adult schools under vocational education program standards that are established with the participation of the State Department of Education, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and the Division of Apprenticeship… More
(1)Existing law provides for the attendance of apprentices at high schools, unified school districts, regional occupational centers or programs, community colleges, and adult schools under vocational education program standards that are established with the participation of the State Department of Education, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards of the Department of Industrial Relations. Existing law establishes standards for the provision of state funding and reimbursements for these programs at high schools, unified school districts, regional occupational centers or programs, and adult schools separate from these programs at community colleges. Existing law requires, by March 15, 2014, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards of the Department of Industrial Relations, with equal participation by specified entities, to develop common administrative practices and treatment for costs and services, as well as other policies related to apprenticeship programs. This bill would amend these provisions so that they refer to local educational agencies, as defined to mean a school district or county office of education, rather than to high schools, unified school districts, regional occupational centers or programs, and adult schools. The bill would change the deadline for the development of common administrative practices and treatment of costs and services by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards of the Department of Industrial Relations by one day to March 14, 2014. (2)Existing law establishes the Charter School Revolving Loan Fund, and authorizes loans to be made from the fund to qualifying charter schools. Existing law establishes the Charter School Security Fund, and authorizes deposits to be made from that fund into the Charter School Revolving Loan Fund in case of a default on a loan made from the latter fund. Existing law has transferred the responsibility for the administration of these funds from the State Department of Education to the California School Finance Authority commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year. Existing law also establishes the Charter School Facility Grant Program under the administration of the authority. Existing law requires the authority to adopt emergency regulations to implement these provisions. This bill would authorize, rather than require, the California School Finance Authority to adopt any necessary rules and regulations for the implementation of these provisions.(3)Existing law requires the Controller to transfer from Section A of the State School Fund and the Education Protection Account the amount of funds necessary to pay certain warrants so that the effective cost of the lease financing provided to the Oakland Unified School District, the Vallejo City Unified School District, and the West Contra Costa Unified School District is equal to the cost of the original General Fund emergency loan made to each school district. Existing law also specifies the original interest rate to be used in determining the cost of the original emergency loan made for these school districts. This bill would require the Controller, for the 2013–14 to 2029–30 fiscal years, inclusive, to make that transfer with respect to the lease financing provided to the South Monterey County Joint Union High School District pursuant to a specified 2009 statute. The bill would specify the original interest rate to be used in determining the cost of the original emergency loan for the South Monterey County Joint Union High School District as equal to the annual rate of return of the Pooled Money Investment Account for the applicable fiscal year, plus an additional 2%. The bill would require this rate to also apply to any disbursements of the loan pursuant to the 2009 statute that are subsequent to September 15, 2013. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the South Monterey County Joint Union High School District.(4)Existing law establishes a public school financing system that requires state funding for county superintendents of schools, school districts, and charter schools to be calculated pursuant to a local control funding formula, as specified. Existing law requires, as part of the local control funding formula calculation, the calculation of an annual local control funding formula transition adjustment that is calculated on the basis of moneys appropriated in the Budget Act of 2012 for specified programs, including, among others, regional occupational centers and programs. Existing law, for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 fiscal years only, requires a county superintendent of schools and a school district that, in the 2012–13 fiscal year, received funds on behalf of, or provided funds to, a regional occupational center or program joint powers agency, to not redirect that funding for another purpose, except as specified. Existing law also requires, for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 fiscal years only, a county superintendent of schools and a school district, respectively, to spend no less for regional occupational centers and programs than the amount of funds the county superintendent and school district expended in the 2012–13 fiscal year. This bill would, for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 fiscal years, require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion to a regional occupational center or program joint powers agency the same amount that agency received in the 2012–13 fiscal year from specified funding sources. The bill would authorize a county office of education and school district to include expenditures made by the county office of education and the school districts within the county for purposes of regional occupational centers or programs so long as the total amount of expenditures made by the county office of education and school districts within the county equals or exceeds the total amount required to be expended for regional occupational centers or programs pursuant to specified provisions. The bill would, for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 fiscal years, require the Superintendent to reduce the amount of the Budget Act of 2012 entitlement for regional occupational centers and programs used in the computation of the local control funding formula transition adjustment for the Torrance Unified School District by $3,473,574 and would require the Torrance Unified School District to continue to allocate $3,473,574 for purposes of a regional occupational center or program joint powers agency. The bill would also make numerous technical and substantive changes to provisions related to the local control funding formula.(5)Existing law requires a county board of education and a governing board of a school district to annually adopt a budget, as specified, and requires the Superintendent to approve the budget adopted by the county board of education and the county superintendent of schools to approve the budget adopted by the governing board of a school district. Existing law requires the budgets to not be adopted if they do not include the expenditures identified in a local control and accountability plan or an annual update to the local control and accountability plan that will be effective in the subsequent fiscal year. Existing law also requires, if a budget is disapproved, the formation of a budget review committee, as specified. This bill would, commencing with the 2014–15 fiscal year, require that a budget review committee not be formed if the sole reason for a budget not being approved is the lack of an approved local control and accountability plan or an annual update.(6)Existing law requires a county superintendent of schools and a school district to expend no less for home-to-school transportation programs than the amount of funds the county superintendent of schools and school district, respectively, expended for home-to-school transportation in the 2012–13 fiscal year. This bill would, for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 fiscal years, if a home-to-school transportation joint powers agency received, in the 2012–13 fiscal year, an apportionment of funds directly from the Superintendent for any of specified funding sources, require the Superintendent to apportion the same amount to the home-to-school transportation joint powers agency.(7)Existing law, as part of the local control funding formula, requires a county superintendent of schools, school district, and charter school to annually report the enrollment of unduplicated pupils, defined as pupils classified as English learners, pupils eligible for free and reduced-price meals, and foster youth, to the Superintendent. This bill would require the Superintendent to establish procedures and timeframes for the annual reporting of this information.(8)Existing law, commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year, requires the Superintendent to increase certain funding amounts related to necessary small schools by an amount proportionate to the increase in the statewide average local control funding formula allocations for the then current fiscal year. This bill, commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year, would instead require the Superintendent to increase the funding amount related to necessary small schools by the percentage change in the annual average value of a certain deflator, as specified.(9)Existing law requires the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services to enter into a memorandum of understanding that requires the State Department of Social Services, at least once per week, to share information related to foster youth with the State Department of Education. This bill would require the State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services to enter into the memorandum of understanding on or before February 1, 2014.(10)Existing law requires a school district and a county superintendent of schools to adopt a local control accountability plan using a template adopted by the State Board of Education. Existing law requires the local control and accountability plan to include a description of the annual goals to be achieved for each of certain state priorities and the specific actions that will be taken to achieve the annual goals. Existing law requires the governing board of a school district and the county superintendent of schools to consult with teachers, principals, administrators, other school personnel, parents, and pupils in developing the local control and accountability plan. Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to approve a local control and accountability plan or annual update to a local control and accountability plan adopted by the governing board of a school district, and requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to approve a local control and accountability plan or annual update to a local control and accountability plan adopted by the county board of education, if specified determinations are made. Existing law establishes the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence for the purpose of advising and assisting school districts, county superintendents of schools, and charter schools in achieving the goals set forth in a local control and accountability plan and requires the Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, to contract with individuals, local educational agencies, or organizations with the expertise, experience, and record of success to carry out the purposes of local control accountability plans. This bill would require the local control and accountability plan to also include a listing and description of the expenditures for the fiscal year implementing the specific actions and the expenditures for the fiscal year that will serve unduplicated pupils, as defined, and pupils redesignated as fluent English proficient. The bill would require the governing board of a school district and county superintendent of schools to also consult with their local bargaining units in developing the local control and accountability plan. The bill would require the county superintendent of schools and the Superintendent, in approving a local control and accountability plan or annual update to a local control and accountability plan approved by the governing board of a school district or county board of education, respectively, to also determine if the local control and accountability plan or annual update adheres to specified expenditure requirements relating to unduplicated pupils. The bill would require the Superintendent to contract with a local educational agency, or consortium of local educational agencies, to serve as the fiscal agent for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence and would establish a governing board for the collaborative consisting of 5 members, as specified. The bill would, at the direction of the governing board of the collaborative, require the fiscal agent for the collaborative to contract with individuals, local educational agencies, or organizations with the expertise, experience, and record of success to carry out the purposes of local control and accountability plans.(11)Existing law provides for the calculation of apportionments to fund the provision of special education instruction and services for pupils who qualify for these programs. This bill would require that a specified appropriation in the Budget Act of 2013 be included in the calculation of the statewide target amount per unit of average daily attendance used to determine adjustments to special education apportionments for the 2013–14 fiscal year.(12)Existing law establishes the Student Aid Commission as the primary state agency for the administration of state-authorized student financial aid programs available to students attending all segments of postsecondary education. Existing law establishes the Middle Class Scholarship Program under the administration of the Student Aid Commission. The program provides that, subject to an available and sufficient appropriation, commencing with the 2014–15 academic year, undergraduate students enrolled at the University of California or the California State University receive a scholarship award that, combined with other publicly funded student financial aid, is up to 40% of the amount charged to that student for mandatory systemwide tuition in that fiscal year if the student meets the following conditions: has an annual household income that does not exceed $150,000; satisfies specified requirements for a Cal Grant award; is a resident of this state or exempt from paying nonresident tuition; files specified financial aid forms; makes timely application or applications for publicly funded student financial aid, as defined, for which he or she is eligible; and maintains at least a 2.0 grade point average. The program requires, in order for students enrolled in their respective segments to remain eligible to receive financial aid under the bill, that the University of California and the California State University maintain their respective institutional need-based grant program policies and maintain their funding amounts at a level that, at a minimum, is equal to the level maintained during the 2013–14 academic year. This bill would provide that the scholarship award under the Middle Class Scholarship, combined with other publicly funded student financial aid, would be for up to 40% of the mandatory systemwide tuition and fees, rather than up to 40% of the mandatory systemwide tuition, charged to an eligible student in a fiscal year. The bill would require that an eligible student maintain satisfactory academic progress, rather than a 2.0 grade point average, to receive a scholarship award under the program. The bill would also require that the University of California and the California State University not supplant their respective institutional need-based grants with funds provided for scholarships under the program, rather than maintain their respective need-based grant program policies, as specified.(13)Existing law requires the Controller to draw warrants on the State Treasury in each month of the year for the purpose of funding school districts, county superintendents of schools, and community college districts. Existing law defers the drawing of specified warrants until later dates. With respect to community colleges, existing law appropriates $591,233,000 from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, for expenditure during the 2014–15 fiscal year, in satisfaction of specified moneys whose payment to the California Community Colleges has been deferred. This bill would decrease the amount of apportionment to the California Community Colleges to be deferred from the month of February to the month of July from $55,233,000 to $52,456,000. The bill would also increase the amount of the appropriation from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, for expenditure during the 2014–15 fiscal year, in satisfaction of specified deferred amounts from $591,233,000 to $592,456,000.(14)Existing law, commencing with the 2012–13 fiscal year, requires certain funds appropriated in the annual Budget Act for reimbursement of the cost of a new program or increased level of service of an existing program mandated by statute or executive order to be available as a block grant to school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and community college districts, to support specified state-mandated local programs. Existing law provides that a school district, charter school, county office of education, or community college district that submits a letter of intent to the Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, as appropriate, and receives this block grant funding is not eligible to submit a claim for reimbursement for those specified mandated programs for the fiscal year for which the block grant funding is received. This bill, with respect to community colleges, would add the collective bargaining agreement disclosure mandate to the list of specified state-mandated local programs that are subject to these provisions that authorize block grant funding in lieu of program-specific reimbursement.(15)The California Clean Energy Jobs Act, an initiative approved by the voters as Proposition 39 at the November 6, 2012, statewide general election, made changes to corporate income taxes and, except as specified, provides for the transfer of $550,000,000 annually from the General Fund to the Clean Energy Job Creation Fund, or the Job Creation Fund, for 5 fiscal years beginning with the 2013–14 fiscal year. Moneys in the Job Creation Fund are available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for purposes of funding eligible projects that create jobs in California improving energy efficiency and expanding clean energy generation. Existing law provides for the allocation of available funds to public school facilities, university and college facilities, and other public buildings and facilities, as well as job training and workforce development and public-private partnerships for eligible projects, as specified. Existing law establishes prescribed criteria that apply to all expenditures from the Job Creation Fund. This bill would make various revisions in the provisions of the act relating to the allocation of Job Creation Fund moneys to schools, including specifying the calculation of average daily attendance for state special schools for these purposes, and clarifying the scope of an authorization for smaller educational agencies to elect to receive 2 years of this funding at once.(16)Existing law authorizes the Inglewood Unified School District, through the State Department of Education, to request cashflow loans from the General Fund for a total of $55,000,000. This bill would require that the terms and conditions of the General Fund cashflow loan to include authorization for the payment of costs incurred before June 15, 2013, by the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank to implement a specified provision. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Inglewood Unified School District.(17)Existing law, the Budget Act of 2013, appropriates $35,488,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for support of various activities of the department. This bill would appropriate an additional $3,164,000 for the support of the Career Technical Education Pathways Trust one-time grant program, the Local Control Accountability Plan state-level activities, and the Local Control Funding Formula administration, as specified.(18)Existing law, the Budget Act of 2013, appropriates $250,000,000 from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for one-time grants for the Career Technical Education Pathways Grant Program, as specified. This bill would, on a one-time basis, appropriate $250,000 of the $250,000,000 for an independent evaluation of the Career Technical Education Pathways Grant Program, and would require the department to allocate this funding to a local educational agency that the department has identified to contract for the evaluation.(19) This bill would, on or before June 30, 2014, authorize the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to increase certain General Fund apportionment allocations, in an amount to be determined by the Director of Finance, to the extent that revenues distributed to local community colleges pursuant to provisions related to redevelopment agencies are less than the amount estimated in the Budget Act of 2012, as specified. The bill would require the Director of Finance to notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, of his or her intent to increase the total allocations and the amount needed to address the shortfall described above.(20)This bill would, on or before December 31, 2013, appropriate, in an amount to be determined by the Director of Finance, up to $100,000,000 from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as specified, to the extent that revenues distributed to local community colleges pursuant to provisions related to redevelopment agencies are less than the amount estimated in the Budget Act of 2012, as specified. The bill would, on or before December 31, 2013, require the Director of Finance to reduce, as specified, an existing appropriation from the General Fund to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges if the revenues distributed to local community colleges pursuant to provisions related to redevelopment agencies exceed the amount estimated in the Budget Act of 2012. The bill would require the Director of Finance to notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, of his or her intent to notify the Controller of the necessity to increase or decrease the total allocations and of the amount needed to address the shortfall or surplus described above.(21) This bill would make conforming changes, correct cross-references, and make other nonsubstantive changes.(22)This bill would incorporate additional changes in Sections 42127, 52060, 52061, 52064, and 52066 of the Education Code proposed by SB 344, to be operative only if SB 344 and this bill are both enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2014, to the extent each bill amends Sections 42127, 52060, 52061, 52064, and 52066 of the Education Code, and this bill is enacted after SB 344.(23)Funds appropriated by this bill would be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, as specified.(24)This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. 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AB 1038 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Article 10 (Commencing with Section 590) to Chapter 3 of Part 1 of Division 1 of the Food and Agricultural Code, Relating to Milk Products.

Milk products: California Dairy Future Task Force

Adam Gray / The bill was voted on by the Senate on September 12, 2013.

Existing law authorizes the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to formulate stabilization and marketing plans that establish the prices to be paid by milk handlers for specified classes of market milk and requires a handler subject to a stabilization and marketing plan to pay an assessment to the secretary, as specified. Existing law requires that all moneys received by the secretary pursuant to… More
Existing law authorizes the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to formulate stabilization and marketing plans that establish the prices to be paid by milk handlers for specified classes of market milk and requires a handler subject to a stabilization and marketing plan to pay an assessment to the secretary, as specified. Existing law requires that all moneys received by the secretary pursuant to these provisions be deposited into the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, and be used to defray expenses in connection with the administration of these provisions. This bill would make specified legislative findings and declarations regarding challenges faced by the dairy industry and would state specified intents of the Legislature relating to the development of recommendations to assist the dairy industry to achieve long-term success and sustainability. The bill would require the California Dairy Future Task Force, previously established by the secretary, to be continued in existence in order to evaluate and make recommendations on various issues relating to the specific purpose of developing a stable economic environment for all California dairy producers and processors. The bill would require that funding for the task force, not to exceed $500,000, be made available from assessment revenues paid to the secretary by handlers subject to a stabilization and marketing plan, subject to appropriation by the Legislature. Hide

AB 104 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 11155, 11322.85, 11450.025, 14186.11, 14199.1, 17600.15, 17600.50, 17600.60, 17601.75, 17603, 17604, 17606.10, 17610, 17610.5, 17612.1, 17612.2, 17612.3, 17612.5, 17612.6, 17613.1, 17613.2, 17613.3, 17613.4, and 18901.2 Of, and to Repeal Section 17612.21 Of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Health, and Making an Appropriation Therefor, to Take Effect Immediately, Bill Related to the Budget.

Public health

Assembly Committee on Budget / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 13, 2013.

Existing law imposes limits on the amount of income and personal and real property an individual or family may possess in order to be eligible for public aid, including under the CalFresh program, including specifying the allowable value of a licensed vehicle retained by an applicant for, or recipient of, that aid. This bill would change the term “licensed vehicle” to “motor vehicle” for… More
Existing law imposes limits on the amount of income and personal and real property an individual or family may possess in order to be eligible for public aid, including under the CalFresh program, including specifying the allowable value of a licensed vehicle retained by an applicant for, or recipient of, that aid. This bill would change the term “licensed vehicle” to “motor vehicle” for these purposes. Under existing law, with certain exceptions, every individual, as a condition of eligibility for aid under the CalWORKs program, is required to participate in certain welfare-to-work activities for a period of 24 months. Existing law provides that any month in which certain conditions exist shall not be counted as one of the 24 months of participation. This bill would make a clarifying change to these provisions. This bill would also make a nonsubstantive technical change to these provisions.Existing 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. Existing law requires, to the extent that federal financial participation is available, and pursuant to a demonstration project or waiver of federal law, the department to establish specified pilot projects in up to 8 counties, known as Coordinated Care Initiative counties. This bill would correct an erroneous cross-reference with respect to a provision of law relating to Coordinated Care Initiative counties.Existing law establishes the Local Revenue Fund, a continuously appropriated fund that allocates Vehicle License Fund moneys and sales tax moneys. Existing law creates various accounts within the Local Revenue Fund, including the Sales Tax Account and the Sales Tax Growth Account, which each contain various subaccounts. Existing law, for the 2013–14 fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years, allocates funds to the Social Services Subaccount, Health Subaccount, and Mental Health Subaccount of the Sales Tax Account using specified calculations. This bill would modify the calculations used to allocate moneys to the above-described subaccounts, and would also require the Controller to transfer funds between the Social Services Subaccount and the Health Subaccount in an amount not to exceed $300 million for the 2013–14 fiscal year, or one billion dollars in any subsequent fiscal year, as specified, thereby making at appropriation. Existing law requires counties, through a choice of methodologies, to provide specified health services to eligible county residents who are indigent. Existing law authorizes counties to receive funding for this program from the Health Subaccount by either proving actual costs or by electing to receive 60% of the funds that would otherwise have been allocated to them, and would establish a default contribution for counties that fail to make a choice or to inform the Director of Health Care Services by a specified date. Existing law places the difference between prior fiscal year contributions to counties from the Health Subaccount and the new contributions to counties in the Family Support Subaccount, which is established within the Sales Tax Account, to be used by counties for the CalWORKs program, as specified. With respect to the redirection of funds to the Family Support Subaccount, existing law requires counties to determine the amount or percentage of funding to be redirected and to provide that calculation to the department by a specified date. Existing law provides a specified process to be used if the department disagrees with a county’s determination. Existing law authorizes the county to submit a petition to the County Health Care Funding Resolution Committee if no agreement between the parties is reached by a specified date. Existing law also establishes an expedited formal appeal process by which a county may contest the determinations, as specified. This bill would make technical changes to these provisions and revise the deadlines by which counties must comply with the provisions described above. Existing law requires the department, in consultation with the counties, to determine the historical low-income shortfall between Medi-Cal and uninsured revenues and the costs incurred by county public hospital health systems for health services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries and uninsured patients. In determining this shortfall, the department is required to apply against that shortfall county indigent realignment amounts, special local health funds specifically restricted for indigent care, amounts from other specified sources of funding, including unrestricted health care funds and one-time funds received or carried forward by a county public hospital health system, and then gains from all other payers. This bill would require the department, once the department has accounted for amounts for county indigent realignment and special local health funds specifically restricted for indigent care, to determine and apply against the shortfall amounts for special local health funds that are not restricted for indigent care, amounts imputed for county low-income health, and one-time and carry-forward revenues, as defined. The bill would require the department to determine these amounts on a historical basis for the 2008–09 to 2011–12 fiscal years, inclusive. This bill would also make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.Existing law states the Legislature’s intent to create a program in California that provides a Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) service benefit, through the LIHEAP block grant, to all recipient households of CalFresh, as specified. Existing law requires that, if the demand for the nominal LIHEAP service benefit exceeds allocated funding, the Department of Community Services and Development and the State Department of Social Services report that information to the Legislature and develop a plan to maintain the program as intended. This bill would delete those provisions. The bill would require that the nominal LIHEAP services benefit be funded through the LIHEAP grant allocated for outreach activities in accordance with state and federal requirements. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill. Hide

AB 1046 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Chapter 10 (Commencing with Section 100650) to Part 12 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Transportation.

Department of Transportation: Innovative Delivery Team Demonstration Program

Rich Gordon / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on July 9, 2013.

Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of the state highway system. Existing law creates the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with various transportation responsibilities in the County of Santa Clara. This bill would authorize the department’s District 4 director to direct existing District 4 resources to the Innovative Delivery… More
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of the state highway system. Existing law creates the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with various transportation responsibilities in the County of Santa Clara. This bill would authorize the department’s District 4 director to direct existing District 4 resources to the Innovative Delivery Team Demonstration Program and to authorize department staff to perform reimbursed work for projects on and off the state highway system within the boundaries of the County of Santa Clara pursuant to the master agreement, as defined, and accompanying work programs, as defined. Hide