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SR 62 (2013-2014) - Relative to Water Storage.

Cathleen Galgiani / The bill has been introduced.

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AB 1895 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 19985 of the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Gambling.

Gambling Control Act: nonprofit organization fundraisers

Rob Bonta / The bill has been introduced.

The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure and regulation of various legalized gambling activities and establishments by the California Gambling Control Commission and the investigation and enforcement of those activities and establishments by the Department of Justice. Existing law authorizes a nonprofit organization to conduct fundraisers using controlled games as a funding mechanism… More
The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure and regulation of various legalized gambling activities and establishments by the California Gambling Control Commission and the investigation and enforcement of those activities and establishments by the Department of Justice. Existing law authorizes a nonprofit organization to conduct fundraisers using controlled games as a funding mechanism to further the purposes and missions of the nonprofit organization. Under existing law, the Legislature finds and declares that nonprofit organizations provide important and necessary services to the people of the State of California, and there is a need to provide methods of fundraising to nonprofit organizations. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision. Hide

HR 56 (2013-2014) - Relative to Women’s Equality Day.

Susan Bonilla / The bill has been introduced.

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SB 1233 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 801.6 of the Penal Code, and to Amend Section 15657.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse.

Elder and dependent adult abuse: statutes of limitation

Mark Wyland / The bill has been introduced.

(1)Existing law allows prosecution for specified offenses involving abuse of an elder or dependent adult, except for violations of a law proscribing theft or embezzlement, to be filed at any time within 5 years from the date of the occurrence of the offense.This bill would increase this statute of limitations from 5 years to 15 years from the date of the occurrence of the offense. (2)Existing law… More
(1)Existing law allows prosecution for specified offenses involving abuse of an elder or dependent adult, except for violations of a law proscribing theft or embezzlement, to be filed at any time within 5 years from the date of the occurrence of the offense.This bill would increase this statute of limitations from 5 years to 15 years from the date of the occurrence of the offense. (2)Existing law requires that specified actions for damages for financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult, as defined, be commenced within 4 years after the plaintiff discovers or, through the exercise of reasonable diligence, should have discovered, the facts constituting the financial abuse. This bill would increase this statute of limitations from 4 years to 15 years after the plaintiff discovers, or through the exercise of reasonable diligence, should have discovered, the facts constituting the financial abuse. Hide

SB 1333 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 110100 of the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Vitamins and Supplements.

Vitamin and supplement ingredients: certification

Mark Wyland / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law, the Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law, generally regulates the packaging and labeling of foods and requires that all labels of foods, drugs, or cosmetics conform with the requirements of the federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, as specified, and the regulations adopted pursuant to that federal act. A violation of these provisions is a crime. Existing law also authorizes the… More
Existing law, the Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law, generally regulates the packaging and labeling of foods and requires that all labels of foods, drugs, or cosmetics conform with the requirements of the federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, as specified, and the regulations adopted pursuant to that federal act. A violation of these provisions is a crime. Existing law also authorizes the State Department of Public Health to adopt additional food labeling regulations. This bill would require that a manufacturer and a wholesaler or distributor of vitamins or supplements in the state certify certain information to the department, including the country of origin for the vitamins and supplements. The bill would also require the department to create a form for a manufacturer and a wholesaler or distributor to certify the required information to the department and for the department to adopt a procedure for the submission of the form. By creating a new 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 a specified reason. Hide

SJR 32 (2013-2014) - Relative to the Biotechnology Industry.

Technology: biotechnology industry: corporate taxation

Lou Correa / The bill has been introduced.

This measure would declare the support of the Legislature for federal tax policies designed to encourage growth, incentivize corporations to remain in the United States, and reduce competitive disadvantages for companies based in the United States, particularly those in the biomedical and life sciences industry. The measure would further urge the President and Congress to enact specified tax… More
This measure would declare the support of the Legislature for federal tax policies designed to encourage growth, incentivize corporations to remain in the United States, and reduce competitive disadvantages for companies based in the United States, particularly those in the biomedical and life sciences industry. The measure would further urge the President and Congress to enact specified tax strategies to encourage domestic economic growth. Hide

SJR 33 (2013-2014) - Relative to National Security.

National security: borders

Mark Wyland / The bill has been introduced.

The measure would urge the President and the Congress of the United States to take immediate and decisive action to ensure that entry into, and exit from, the United States is properly controlled in order to ensure our national security. The measure would also urge the President and Congress to further broaden political consensus on visitor and immigration law enforcement.

SB 1006 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 51225.3, 60850, and 60851 Of, and to Add Section 51008.5 To, the Education Code, Relating to School Curriculum.

School curriculum: American history and government: high school graduation course requirements: high

Mark Wyland / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law requires the adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, and grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to include courses in the social sciences for the purpose of, among other things, providing pupils with a foundation for understanding the history, resources, development, and government of California and the United States of America. This bill would require the Superintendent of Public… More
Existing law requires the adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, and grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to include courses in the social sciences for the purpose of, among other things, providing pupils with a foundation for understanding the history, resources, development, and government of California and the United States of America. This bill would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education to devise a curriculum for enhancing pupil knowledge of our history and form of government and for increasing civic participation. The bill would require the Superintendent and the state board to require that high school students demonstrate proficiency in their knowledge of our history, government, and legal system, as it developed over time and in comparison to the history, forms of government, and legal systems of other countries. Existing law requires each pupil completing grade 12 to satisfy certain requirements as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation from high school. These requirements include the successful passage of the high school exit examination and the completion of designated coursework in grades 9 to 12, inclusive. The coursework requirements include the completion of 3 courses, each course having a duration of one year, in social studies, including United States history and geography, world history, culture, and geography, a one-semester course in American government and civics, and a one-semester course in economics. Commencing with the 2019–20 school year, this bill would increase this American government and civics course requirement to a one-year course. By increasing this course requirement to one year, the bill would impose additional duties on school districts and would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the approval of the State Board of Education, to develop a high school exit examination in English language arts and mathematics in accordance with state academic content standards. Existing law requires, commencing with the 2003–04 school year and each school year thereafter, each pupil completing grade 12 to successfully pass the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation or as a condition of graduation from high school. Existing law requires that each pupil take the high school exit examination in grade 10 beginning in the 2001–02 school year and allows each pupil to take the examination during each subsequent administration, until each section of the examination has been passed. This bill would require the Superintendent, with the approval of the state board, to develop an additional section to be included in the high school exit examination that tests United States history and government in accordance with the statewide academically rigorous content standards for history-social science adopted by the state board, as specified. The bill would require the Superintendent to subject the United States history and government section to specified field testing and review requirements before adoption by the state board. The bill would require the state board, by January 1, 2017, to adopt a United States history and government section developed by the Superintendent for inclusion in the high school exit examination. The bill would require, commencing with the 2020–21 school year and each school year thereafter, each pupil completing grade 12 to, in addition to successfully passing the English language arts and mathematics sections of the high school exit examination, to successfully pass the United States history and government section adopted by the state board. The bill would require, commencing with the 2018–19 school year, each pupil to take the high school exit examination, including the United States history and government section, in grade 10 and would allow each pupil to take the examination during each subsequent administration, until each section of the examination has been passed. The bill would make conforming changes and other nonsubstantive changes. 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

SB 1007 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Article 10 (Commencing with Section 52495) to Chapter 9 of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, Relating to Career Technical Education.

Career technical education

Mark Wyland / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law authorizes the governing board of a high school district, the governing board of a joint powers regional occupational center or program, or the county superintendent of schools that conducts any county-operated regional occupational center or program, to establish and maintain, in connection with a high school or regional occupational center or program under its or his or her… More
Existing law authorizes the governing board of a high school district, the governing board of a joint powers regional occupational center or program, or the county superintendent of schools that conducts any county-operated regional occupational center or program, to establish and maintain, in connection with a high school or regional occupational center or program under its or his or her jurisdiction, cooperative career technical education programs or community classrooms as part of a career technical education course in accordance with prescribed rules and regulations. This bill would state findings and declarations of the Legislature regarding the need for career technical education programs, and would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education to consider various measures to enhance and improve career technical education. Hide

SB 1008 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 52952 to the Education Code, Relating to Science Education.

Science education: STEM curriculum

Mark Wyland / The bill has been introduced.

The California Constitution requires the Legislature to encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement. Under existing law, the Legislature finds and declares that improved science education in elementary and secondary schools contributes to improvements in pupil performance. Existing law requires the adopted course of study for… More
The California Constitution requires the Legislature to encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement. Under existing law, the Legislature finds and declares that improved science education in elementary and secondary schools contributes to improvements in pupil performance. Existing law requires the adopted course of study for grades 1 to 12, inclusive, to include instruction in various areas of study, including, but not limited to, mathematics and science. This bill would make specified findings and declarations, and would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education to consider strategies to introduce, and expose to pupils, a complete STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program at age appropriate levels from kindergarten through each of grades 1 to 12, inclusive. The bill would require the STEM program to include certain elements, including the development of a STEM curriculum that includes a wide array of engineering fields, opportunities to design and perform scientific experiments that explore challenging questions developed by pupils, and training for current teachers interested in a STEM curriculum. Hide