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AB 1234 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 1215.8 of the Insurance Code, Relating to Insurance.

Insurance: registration statements

Marc Levine / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law governs the business of insurance and authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to provide oversight over the insurance industry, including conducting investigations and bringing enforcement actions. Existing law requires each insurer that is authorized to do business in this state and that is a member of an insurance holding company system to register with the commissioner and to file a… More
Existing law governs the business of insurance and authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to provide oversight over the insurance industry, including conducting investigations and bringing enforcement actions. Existing law requires each insurer that is authorized to do business in this state and that is a member of an insurance holding company system to register with the commissioner and to file a registration statement containing specified information, including the capital structure and general financial condition of the insurer and specified transactions between the insurer and its affiliates. Existing law makes the information reported to the commissioner in the registration statement and information disclosed in the course of an examination or investigation of the registration statement exempt from subpoena or public disclosure, except as specified. This bill would instead make information reported to the commissioner in the registration statement and information disclosed in the course of an examination or investigation of the registration statement exempt from public disclosure by the commissioner and not subject to discovery from the commissioner or admissible into evidence in any private civil action if obtained from the commissioner in any manner, except as specified. Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the public’s right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest. This bill would make legislative findings to that effect. Hide

AB 141 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 1967.2 and 1967.3 Of, and to Add Section 1967.35 To, the Streets and Highways Code, and to Amend Section 2 of Chapter 317 of the Statutes of 2008, Relating to Transportation, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Treasure Island Transportation Management Act

Tom Ammiano / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law, the Treasure Island Transportation Management Act, authorizes the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco to designate a board or agency to act as the transportation management agency for Treasure Island, defined to also include Yerba Buena Island. The act authorizes the transportation management agency, pursuant to the terms of a resolution or ordinance adopted… More
Existing law, the Treasure Island Transportation Management Act, authorizes the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco to designate a board or agency to act as the transportation management agency for Treasure Island, defined to also include Yerba Buena Island. The act authorizes the transportation management agency, pursuant to the terms of a resolution or ordinance adopted by the board of supervisors, to recommend an initial fee structure for congestion pricing fees to be adopted by the board of supervisors and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and to adopt on-street and off-street parking fees, fines, and penalties, and other parking-related revenues and a transit pass fee structure for Treasure Island. The act specifies the powers and duties of the agency on these and other related matters, including the adoption and administration of a transportation program, the collection and use of revenues generated from those fees, and coordination with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. This bill would rename the Treasure Island Transportation Management Agency as the Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency and would authorize the board of supervisors to revise or revoke this designation of the transportation management agency and designate a new board or agency to act as the transportation management agency at any time. The bill would provide that the transportation management agency is an independent and autonomous public agency governed by the board of the transportation authority, as designated by the board of supervisors on April 1, 2014, or by any future revised governance as designated by the board of supervisors, and is a separate and distinct legal entity responsible for its own obligations, debts, and liabilities and not for the obligations, debts, or liabilities of any other agency or entity. The bill would authorize the transportation management agency to do all acts under its own name that are necessary or convenient for the exercise of its designated powers and the financing of projects, as specified, and would require the agency to adopt an annual budget. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

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AB 1511 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 13300 Of, and to Add Section 11105.07 To, the Penal Code, Relating to Criminal History Information.

Criminal history information: animal control officers

Beth Gaines / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires the Department of Justice to maintain state summary criminal history information, including the identification and criminal history of any person, which may include his or her name, date of birth, physical description, fingerprints, photographs, dates of arrest, arresting agencies and booking numbers, charges, dispositions, and similar data about the person. Existing law… More
Existing law requires the Department of Justice to maintain state summary criminal history information, including the identification and criminal history of any person, which may include his or her name, date of birth, physical description, fingerprints, photographs, dates of arrest, arresting agencies and booking numbers, charges, dispositions, and similar data about the person. Existing law authorizes the department, upon a showing of compelling need, to furnish this information in response to a request from certain authorized agencies, organizations, or individuals, including a public utility. Existing law similarly provides for the disclosure of local summary criminal history information by a local criminal justice agency, upon a showing of compelling need, to certain authorized agencies, organizations, or individuals. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for a person authorized by law to receive state summary criminal history information to knowingly furnish it to a person not authorized by law to receive it. This bill would authorize an animal control officer, when necessary for the performance of his or her official duties, to obtain state summary criminal history information from a criminal justice agency. The bill would require the criminal justice agency, upon a showing of compelling need, to provide the animal control officer with state summary criminal history information obtained from the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication Systems (CLETS). The bill would require the criminal justice agency to provide this information to the animal control officer in a timely manner and would permit the criminal justice agency to charge a reasonable fee sufficient to cover the costs of providing that information. The bill would prohibit an animal control officer who receives that information from using it for any purpose other than the performance of his or her official duties. By requiring local criminal justice agencies to provide this information and by expanding the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would also authorize local criminal justice agencies to provide local summary criminal history information to an animal control officer for the purposes of performing his or her official duties. The bill would permit a local agency to charge a reasonable fee sufficient to cover the costs of providing that information. By requiring local criminal justice agencies to provide this information and by expanding the scope of a crime, 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 specified reasons. Hide

AB 1520 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 1003 and 15212 of the Probate Code, Relating to Guardians Ad Litem.

Guardians ad litem: animals

Mike Gatto / This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law.

Existing law establishes requirements for the establishment and termination of a trust for the care of an animal. Existing law authorizes a court to appoint a guardian ad litem at any stage of a proceeding under the Probate Code to represent the interest of specified persons, if the court determines that representation of the interest otherwise would be inadequate. This bill would authorize a… More
Existing law establishes requirements for the establishment and termination of a trust for the care of an animal. Existing law authorizes a court to appoint a guardian ad litem at any stage of a proceeding under the Probate Code to represent the interest of specified persons, if the court determines that representation of the interest otherwise would be inadequate. This bill would authorize a court to appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interest of an animal for which a trust has been established if the court determines that representation of the interest otherwise would be inadequate. Hide

AB 1525 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 400.1 of the Family Code, Relating to Marriage.

Marriage: solemnization

Bonnie Lowenthal / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law provides that a marriage may be solemnized by authorized persons of any religious denomination, by specified legislators, constitutional officers, and California Members of Congress, while those persons are currently holding that office, by specified justices, judges, and magistrates, both current and retired, by the county clerk, and by a county supervisor or an elected city mayor,… More
Existing law provides that a marriage may be solemnized by authorized persons of any religious denomination, by specified legislators, constitutional officers, and California Members of Congress, while those persons are currently holding that office, by specified justices, judges, and magistrates, both current and retired, by the county clerk, and by a county supervisor or an elected city mayor, as specified. This bill would additionally authorize a city clerk to solemnize a marriage. Hide

AB 1656 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 14669.16 to the Government Code, Relating to the Department of General Services.

Department of General Services: State buildings

Roger Dickinson / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law creates the Department of General Services to provide centralized services, including, but not limited to, planning, acquisition, construction, and maintenance of state buildings and property, purchasing, printing, architectural services, administrative hearings, and accounting services. Existing law provides that the department is under the control of an executive officer known as… More
Existing law creates the Department of General Services to provide centralized services, including, but not limited to, planning, acquisition, construction, and maintenance of state buildings and property, purchasing, printing, architectural services, administrative hearings, and accounting services. Existing law provides that the department is under the control of an executive officer known as the Director of General Services. This bill would require, by July 1, 2015, the Department of General Services to complete a long-range planning study of the state-controlled and owned office buildings in the County of Sacramento and the City of West Sacramento, including the headquarters of the State Board of Equalization (BOE), for the management of the state’s space needs in the Sacramento region, as specified. The bill would require the Director of General Services to issue one or more requests for proposals for the planning, design, construction, and acquisition of facilities recommended by the Legislature based on the planning study. Hide

AB 1660 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 12926 of the Government Code and to Amend Sections 1653.5, 12800.7, and 12801.9 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Driver’s Licenses.

Driver’s licenses: nondiscrimination

Luis Alejo / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue an original driver’s license to a person who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that the applicant’s presence in the United States is authorized under federal law if he or she meets all other qualifications for licensure and provides satisfactory proof to the department of his or her identity and California residency. … More
Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue an original driver’s license to a person who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that the applicant’s presence in the United States is authorized under federal law if he or she meets all other qualifications for licensure and provides satisfactory proof to the department of his or her identity and California residency. Existing law makes it a violation of law, including, but not limited to, a violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act, to discriminate against an individual because he or she holds or presents a driver’s license issued under these provisions. This bill would additionally make it a violation of the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA) for an employer or other covered entity to discriminate against an individual because he or she holds or presents a driver’s license issued under these provisions or to require a person to present a driver’s license, except as specified. The bill would making conforming changes to FEHA to specify that discrimination on the basis of national origin includes, but is not limited to, discrimination on the basis of possessing a driver’s license granted under these provisions. The bill would also prohibit a governmental authority, or agent of a governmental authority, or person acting on behalf of a governmental authority, from discriminating against an individual because he or she holds or presents a license issued pursuant to those provisions. The bill would provide that an action taken by an employer to comply with any requirement or prohibition under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act is not a violation of law. Existing law also prohibits using a driver’s license issued under these provisions as a basis for a criminal investigation, arrest, or detention in circumstances where a person whose driver’s license was not issued under these provisions would not be criminally investigated, arrested, or detained. This bill would make the prohibition against using a driver’s license issued under those provisions as a basis for an investigation, arrest, or detention apply to citations and also apply regardless of whether the investigation, arrest, citation, or detention is criminal. This bill would prohibit the DMV from disclosing to the public the information it obtains regarding the ineligibility of an applicant for a social security number, except as specified. The bill would provide that any document provided by an applicant to the DMV for purposes of proving his or her identity, true, full name, or California residency, or that the applicant’s presence in the United States is authorized under federal law, is not a public record. The bill would also make driver’s license information obtained by an employer exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act. Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest. This bill would make legislative findings to that effect. Hide

AB 1686 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 602 of the Penal Code, Relating to Trespass.

Trespass

Jose Medina / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law provides that a person commits a trespass, which is punishable as a misdemeanor, when he or she willfully refuses or fails to leave land, real property, or structures belonging to, or lawfully occupied by, another person and not open to the general public, after being requested to leave by a peace officer acting at the request of the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in… More
Existing law provides that a person commits a trespass, which is punishable as a misdemeanor, when he or she willfully refuses or fails to leave land, real property, or structures belonging to, or lawfully occupied by, another person and not open to the general public, after being requested to leave by a peace officer acting at the request of the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession, and after being informed by the peace officer that he or she was so acting, or after being requested to leave by the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession. Existing law permits, for the purposes of this provision, a single request to be made for a peace officer’s assistance for a period of 6 months or less when the premises or property is closed to the public and posted as being closed. This bill would instead permit that single request to be made for a period not to exceed 12 months. This bill would incorporate changes to Section 602 of the Penal Code proposed by both this bill and SB 1295, which would become operative only if both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2015, and this bill is chaptered last. Hide

AB 1697 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 295.2 to the Penal Code, Relating to Forensic Identification.

DNA and forensic identification database and databank

Tim Donnelly / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law, as amended by the DNA Fingerprint, Unsolved Crime and Innocence Protection Act, Proposition 69, approved by the voters at the November 2, 2004, general election, subjects certain offenders to the collection of buccal swab samples, right thumbprints, a full palm print impression of each hand, and blood specimens or other biological samples for law enforcement identification analysis.… More
Existing law, as amended by the DNA Fingerprint, Unsolved Crime and Innocence Protection Act, Proposition 69, approved by the voters at the November 2, 2004, general election, subjects certain offenders to the collection of buccal swab samples, right thumbprints, a full palm print impression of each hand, and blood specimens or other biological samples for law enforcement identification analysis. The DNA Laboratory of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is required to serve as a repository for blood specimens, buccal swabs, and other biological samples collected, and is required to analyze specimens and samples, and to store, compile, correlate, compare, maintain, and use deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and forensic identification profiles and records related to several functions, including, but not limited to, using anonymous DNA records for training, research, statistical analysis of populations, quality assurance, or quality control. Proposition 69 amended these provisions to include buccal swabs as samples and using anonymous DNA records for quality assurance. This bill would prohibit the DNA and forensic identification database and databank and the DOJ DNA Laboratory from being used as a source of genetic material for testing, research, or experiments, by any person, agency, or entity seeking to find a causal link between genetics and behavior or health. Hide

AB 1698 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 115 of the Penal Code, Relating to Falsified Public Documents.

Falsified public records

Don Wagner / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Under existing law, a person who knowingly procures or offers any false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office within this state, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law of this state or of the United States, is guilty of a felony. This bill would provide that after a person is convicted of a violation of that… More
Under existing law, a person who knowingly procures or offers any false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office within this state, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law of this state or of the United States, is guilty of a felony. This bill would provide that after a person is convicted of a violation of that law, or a plea is entered whereby a charge alleging a violation of that law is dismissed and a waiver is obtained as specified, upon written motion of the prosecuting agency, the court, after a hearing, as specified, is required to issue a written order that the false or forged instrument be adjudged void ab initio if the court determines that an order is appropriate under applicable law. The bill would require the order to state whether the instrument is false or forged, or both false and forged, and describe the nature of the falsity or forgery. The bill would require a copy of the instrument to be attached to the order, at the time the order is issued by the court, and a certified copy of the order to be filed, registered, or recorded at the appropriate public office by the prosecuting agency. The bill would require a prosecuting agency to follow specific procedures for filing the motion, including, but not limited to, requirements to provide notice to interested parties, including, when a criminal action has commenced that may result in adjudications against the false or forged instrument or the property affected by the false or forged instrument. The bill would require a court to take specified procedural actions. Hide