Find Bills

California Bills: Search Results

Results 1-10 of 5,764 bills

AB 1440 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Sections 21507, 21607, 21621, and 22001 To, to Add Chapter 2 (Commencing with Section 10010) to Part 1 of Division 10 Of, and to Repeal Sections 21500.1, 21601.1, and 21620.1 Of, the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

Elections: district boundaries: public hearing

Nora Campos / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires county boards of supervisors and the councils of general law and charter cities that elect members by or from districts following each decennial federal census, and using that census as a basis, to adjust the boundaries of the supervisorial and council districts, as specified. Existing law requires a county board of supervisors or a city council of a general law city or the… More
Existing law requires county boards of supervisors and the councils of general law and charter cities that elect members by or from districts following each decennial federal census, and using that census as a basis, to adjust the boundaries of the supervisorial and council districts, as specified. Existing law requires a county board of supervisors or a city council of a general law city or the governing body of a charter city to hold at least one public hearing on any proposal to adjust the boundaries of a district prior to a public hearing at which the board or council votes to approve or defeat the proposal. This bill would also require the governing body of a district to hold at least one public hearing on a proposal to adjust the boundaries of a division prior to a public hearing at which the governing body of the district votes to approve or defeat the proposal. The bill would require a political subdivision that changes from an at-large method of election to a district-based election, as defined, to hold at least 2 public hearings on a proposal to establish the district boundaries of the political subdivision prior to a public hearing at which the governing body of the political subdivision votes to approve or defeat the proposal. The bill would also make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. Because the bill would impose additional duties on local agencies, it 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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide

$0
Support
Oppose

AB 1537 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 65583.2 of the Government Code, Relating to Land Use.

General plan housing element: regional housing need

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

The Planning and Zoning Law requires each city, county, or city and county to prepare and adopt a general plan for its jurisdiction that contains certain mandatory elements, including a housing element. That law requires the housing element to, among other things, include an inventory of land suitable for residential development and make adequate provision for the existing and projected needs of… More
The Planning and Zoning Law requires each city, county, or city and county to prepare and adopt a general plan for its jurisdiction that contains certain mandatory elements, including a housing element. That law requires the housing element to, among other things, include an inventory of land suitable for residential development and make adequate provision for the existing and projected needs of all economic segments of the community. That law prescribes the densities appropriate to accommodate housing for lower income households and varies those densities depending upon how an area is classified, whether as metropolitan, suburban, or in another category. A city, county, or city and county is required to submit a draft housing element or draft amendment to its housing element to the Department of Housing and Community Development for a determination of whether the draft substantially complies with state law governing housing elements. This bill would require, until December 31, 2023, a county that is in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont California Metropolitan Statistical Area and that has a population of less than 400,000 to be considered suburban for purposes of determining the densities appropriate to accommodate housing for lower income households. The bill would require these counties to utilize the sums existing in their housing trust funds as of June 30, 2013, for affordable housing, as specified. The bill would, for that same purpose, also require a city that has a population of less than 100,000 and is incorporated within that county to be considered suburban. The bill would require a county or city so classified to make 2 reports, as specified, to the Legislature and the Department of Housing and Community Development. The bill would apply housing density requirements in place on June 30, 2014, within 12 mile of a Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit station. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 65583.2 of the Government Code proposed by AB 1690 that would become operative if this bill and AB 1690 are both enacted and this bill is enacted last. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for certain areas of the state. Hide

11 times as much $
Support
Oppose

AB 1650 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 10186 to the Public Contract Code, Relating to Public Contracts.

Public contracts: bidders: employment practices

Reggie Jones-Sawyer / The bill has become law (chaptered).

The State Contract Act governs contracting between state agencies and private contractors, and sets forth requirements for the bidding, awarding, and overseeing, of contracts for projects. The act defines a project to include the construction or other improvement to a state structure, building, road, or other state improvement of any kind, that will exceed a total cost limit of $250,000 for the… More
The State Contract Act governs contracting between state agencies and private contractors, and sets forth requirements for the bidding, awarding, and overseeing, of contracts for projects. The act defines a project to include the construction or other improvement to a state structure, building, road, or other state improvement of any kind, that will exceed a total cost limit of $250,000 for the 2010 calendar year, as adjusted every 2 years. Existing regulatory law generally prohibits employers from asking an applicant for employment to disclose information concerning convictions that have been sealed, expunged, or statutorily eradicated, and certain marijuana-related convictions if the convictions are more than 2 years old. Existing law, commencing July 1, 2014, prohibits a state or local agency from asking an applicant to disclose information regarding a criminal conviction, except as specified, until the agency has determined the applicant meets the minimum employment qualifications for the position. This bill would enact the Fair Chance Employment Act, which would require any person submitting a bid for a state contract involving onsite construction-related services to certify that the person will not ask an applicant for onsite construction-related employment to disclose information concerning his or her conviction history on or at the time of an initial employment application. The bill would not apply to a position for which a person or state agency is otherwise required by state or federal law to conduct a conviction or criminal history background check or to any contract position with a criminal justice agency, as specified. This bill would not apply to a person to the extent that he or she obtains workers from a hiring hall pursuant to a bona fide collective bargaining agreement. Hide

AB 1666 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 89513 of the Government Code, and to Amend Section 86 of the Penal Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign funds: bribery fines

Cristina Garcia / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing and prohibits the use of campaign funds to pay or reimburse fines, penalties, judgments, or settlements, except as specified. Existing law makes a knowing or willful violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974 a misdemeanor and subjects offenders to criminal penalties. Existing law… More
Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing and prohibits the use of campaign funds to pay or reimburse fines, penalties, judgments, or settlements, except as specified. Existing law makes a knowing or willful violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974 a misdemeanor and subjects offenders to criminal penalties. Existing law subjects any member of the Legislature or any member of the legislative body of a city, county, city and county, school district, or other special district who asks for or receives a bribe in exchange for influence over his or her official action to imprisonment in a state prison and imposes prescribed restitution fines based on whether a bribe has actually been received. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 89513 of the Government Code, proposed by AB 1692 and SB 831, that would become operative only if this bill and either or both of those bills are chaptered and become effective on or before January 1, 2015, and this bill is chaptered last. This bill would increase the restitution fines to twice the original amount and prohibit the use of campaign funds to pay for the restitution fines. By introducing a new prohibition, the violation of which would be a misdemeanor, the bill would create a crime, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act’s purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements. This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act. Hide

AB 1673 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 82015 of the Government Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Political Reform Act of 1974: contributions

Cristina Garcia / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, including requiring the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures and imposing other reporting and recordkeeping requirements on campaign committees. “Contribution” is defined for purposes of the act as a payment, a forgiveness of a loan, a payment of a loan by a third… More
Existing law, the Political Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, including requiring the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures and imposing other reporting and recordkeeping requirements on campaign committees. “Contribution” is defined for purposes of the act as a payment, a forgiveness of a loan, a payment of a loan by a third party, or an enforceable promise to make a payment, except to the extent that full and adequate consideration is received, unless it is clear from the surrounding circumstances that it is not made for political purposes. The definition does not include a payment made by an occupant of a home or office for costs related to any meeting or fundraising event held in the occupant’s home or office if the costs for the meeting or fundraising event are $500 or less. The act prohibits a lobbyist from making, and an elected state officer or candidate for elective state office from accepting, a contribution if the lobbyist is registered to lobby the governmental agency for which the candidate is seeking election or the governmental agency of the elected state officer. This bill would revise the definition of “contribution” to include a payment made by a lobbyist or a cohabitant of a lobbyist for costs related to a fundraising event held at the home of the lobbyist, as specified. The bill would make these payments attributable to the lobbyist for purposes of the prohibition against a lobbyist making a contribution to specified candidates and elected officers. The bill would also revise the definition of “contribution” to include a payment made by a lobbying firm for costs related to a fundraising event held at the office of the lobbying firm. A violation of the act’s provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act’s purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements. This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act. Hide

AB 1690 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 65583.2 of the Government Code, Relating to Housing.

Local planning: housing elements

Rich Gordon / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law requires that the housing element of a community’s general plan contain a program that sets forth a schedule of actions during the planning period that the local government is undertaking, or intends to undertake, to implement the policies and achieve the goals and objectives of the housing element through the utilization of appropriate federal and state financing and subsidy… More
Existing law requires that the housing element of a community’s general plan contain a program that sets forth a schedule of actions during the planning period that the local government is undertaking, or intends to undertake, to implement the policies and achieve the goals and objectives of the housing element through the utilization of appropriate federal and state financing and subsidy programs, and the utilization of moneys in a low- and moderate-income housing fund, as specified. Existing law also requires the program to accommodate at least 50% of the very low and low-income housing need on sites designated for residential use and for which nonresidential uses or mixed-uses are not permitted, as specified. This bill would authorize a city or county to accommodate the very low and low-income housing need on sites designated for mixed uses if those sites allow 100% residential use and require that residential use occupy 50% of the total floor area of a mixed-use project. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 65583.2 of the Government Code proposed by AB 1537 that would become operative if this bill and AB 1537 are both enacted and this bill is enacted last. Hide

3.2 times as much $
Support
Oppose

AB 1692 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 85304, 85304.5, 89511, 89512, 89513, and 89519 of the Government Code, Relating to the Political Reform Act of 1974.

Political Reform Act of 1974

Cristina Garcia / The bill has become law (chaptered).

(1)The Political Reform Act of 1974 provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, including requiring the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures, as defined, and imposing other reporting and recordkeeping requirements on campaign committees, as defined. The Fair Political Practices Commission administers and enforces the act. A violation of the act’s provisions… More
(1)The Political Reform Act of 1974 provides for the comprehensive regulation of campaign financing, including requiring the reporting of campaign contributions and expenditures, as defined, and imposing other reporting and recordkeeping requirements on campaign committees, as defined. The Fair Political Practices Commission administers and enforces the act. A violation of the act’s provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. The act authorizes certain candidates and elective officers to establish a separate legal defense fund campaign account to defray attorney’s fees and other related legal costs incurred in the defense of the candidate or elective officer who is subject to one or more civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings arising directly out of the conduct of an election campaign, the electoral process, or the performance of the officers’ governmental activities and duties, as specified. This bill would define the phrase “attorney’s fees and other related legal costs” for purposes of legal defense funds to include only attorney’s fees and other legal costs related to the defense of the candidate or officer and administrative costs directly related to compliance with the act. The definition would exclude certain other costs, including payment or reimbursement for a fine, penalty, judgment or settlement, except as specified. The act provides that all contributions deposited into a campaign account are deemed to be held in trust for expenses associated with the election of the candidate or for expenses associated with holding offices. The act provides that an expenditure to seek or hold office is within the lawful execution of this trust if it is reasonably related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose. Expenditures that confer a substantial personal benefit must be directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose. The act prohibits the use of campaign funds for fines, penalties, judgments, or settlements, except for certain parking fines and for actions for which attorney’s fees may be paid with contributions under the act. The bill would prohibit an expenditure of campaign funds for a fine, penalty, judgment, or settlement relating to an expenditure of campaign funds that resulted in a personal benefit to the candidate or officer if it is determined that the expenditure was not reasonably related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose. The bill would also prohibit an expenditure of campaign funds for a fine, penalty, judgment, or settlement relating to an expenditure of campaign funds that resulted in a substantial personal benefit to the candidate or officer if it is determined that the expenditure was not directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose. The bill would also apply the above-described definition for “attorney’s fees and other costs” for purposes of the article concerning campaign fund expenditures. (2)This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 89513 of the Government Code, proposed by AB 1666 and SB 831, that would become operative only if this bill and either or both of those bills are chaptered and become effective on or before January 1, 2015, and this bill is chaptered last. (3)By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. (4)The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act’s purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements. This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act. Hide

AB 1752 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 13108 of the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

Redistricting: incumbent designation

Paul Fong / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law, as added by constitutional initiative, requires the Citizens Redistricting Commission, in the year following the year in which the federal decennial census is taken, to adjust the boundary lines of the congressional, State Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization districts. Existing law specifies which candidate for the office of Representative in Congress, State Senator, Member… More
Existing law, as added by constitutional initiative, requires the Citizens Redistricting Commission, in the year following the year in which the federal decennial census is taken, to adjust the boundary lines of the congressional, State Senate, Assembly, and Board of Equalization districts. Existing law specifies which candidate for the office of Representative in Congress, State Senator, Member of the Assembly, or Member of the Board of Equalization shall be deemed the incumbent of the district for purposes of the first election following decennial redistricting. This bill would change the order of which candidate shall be deemed the incumbent at the first election following decennial redistricting. This bill would also make a conforming change to reflect the redistricting process. Hide

AB 1943 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 3 of Chapter 1086 of the Statutes of 1970, Relating to Tidelands and Submerged Lands of the City of Eureka, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

Tidelands: City of Eureka

Wesley Chesbro / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law grants to the City of Eureka all the right, title, and interest of the state in and to certain tidelands and submerged lands located in Humboldt Bay in trust for certain purposes. Existing law requires the City of Eureka to establish the Humboldt Bay Fund and to deposit in the fund all moneys received directly from, or indirectly attributable to, those trust lands. Existing law… More
Existing law grants to the City of Eureka all the right, title, and interest of the state in and to certain tidelands and submerged lands located in Humboldt Bay in trust for certain purposes. Existing law requires the City of Eureka to establish the Humboldt Bay Fund and to deposit in the fund all moneys received directly from, or indirectly attributable to, those trust lands. Existing law requires the City of Eureka, prior to June 30 of each year, to pay to the Controller a specified amount of the money deposited by the city into the Humboldt Bay Fund during the preceding fiscal year in lieu of all obligations incurred by the city, as specified. Existing law requires that the city submit to the commission, on or before September 30 of each year for the preceding fiscal year, an annual statement of financial condition and operations. This bill would instead require that the annual statement of financial condition and operations be submitted to the commission on or before December 31 of each year for the preceding fiscal year. Existing law, the Kapiloff Land Bank Act, creates the Land Bank Fund, and continuously appropriates moneys in the fund, subject to a statutory trust, to the State Lands Commission, acting as the Land Bank Trustee, to acquire real property or any interest in real property for the purposes of public trust title settlements. This bill would delete the requirement that the City of Eureka pay to the Controller a specified amount of the money deposited by the city into the Humboldt Bay Fund during the preceding fiscal year and would instead require, on June 30, 2015, and at the end of every fiscal year thereafter, that 4% of all gross revenues generated from the trust lands be transmitted to the commission and deposited in the Land Bank Fund for expenditure by the commission pursuant to the act, thereby making an appropriation. Hide

AB 2018 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 10159.5 Of, and to Add Sections 10159.6 and 10159.7 To, the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Real Estate Licensees.

Real estate licensees: fictitious business names

Raul Bocanegra / The bill has become law (chaptered).

Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of real estate brokers and real estate salespersons by the Bureau of Real Estate headed by the Real Estate Commissioner. Existing law requires an applicant who desires to have his or her license issued under a fictitious business name to file with his or her application a certified copy of his or her fictitious business name statement. Under… More
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of real estate brokers and real estate salespersons by the Bureau of Real Estate headed by the Real Estate Commissioner. Existing law requires an applicant who desires to have his or her license issued under a fictitious business name to file with his or her application a certified copy of his or her fictitious business name statement. Under existing law, any violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would authorize a responsible broker, as defined, by contract, to permit a salesperson to apply for a fictitious business name with the appropriate county and the bureau, to be identified with that responsible broker’s license number, and to maintain ownership of a fictitious business name, as defined. The bill would define a team name and provide, for purposes of the provisions described above, that a team name is not a fictitious business name if the name is used by two or more real estate licensees, the name includes a licensee’s surname in conjunction with the term “associates,” “group,” or “team,” and the name does not include any term or terms that imply or suggest the existence of a real estate entity independent of a responsible broker. The bill would require advertising that contains a team name, including print or electronic media and “for sale” signage, to include certain identifying information in a conspicuous manner. This bill would provide that a violation of the provisions described above is not a misdemeanor. Hide