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AB 1435 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 17053.85 and 23685 Of, and to Add Sections 17053.65 and 23665 To, the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, to Take Effect Immediately, Tax Levy.

Taxation: credits: qualified film and digital media infrastructure projects: qualified motion pictur

Mike Gatto / The bill has been introduced.

The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws, including a credit against those taxes for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, in an amount equal to a specified percentage of either 20% or 25%, respectively, of the qualified expenditures, as defined, attributable to the production of a qualified motion picture… More
The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws, including a credit against those taxes for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, in an amount equal to a specified percentage of either 20% or 25%, respectively, of the qualified expenditures, as defined, attributable to the production of a qualified motion picture in California, or, where the qualified motion picture has relocated to California or is an independent film, as provided. Existing law imposes specified duties on the California Film Commission related to the administration of the credits, including a requirement to allocate the tax credits until July 1, 2017, and limits the aggregate amount of credits that may be allocated to qualified motion pictures in any fiscal year to $100,000,000, through the 2016–17 fiscal year. This bill, under the Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, would, among other things, remove the sunset provisions, thus extending the credit indefinitely, revise the limit on the aggregate amount of credits that may be allocated in a fiscal year to $____, revise how the credit amount is determined for specified qualified motion pictures, provide that credit amount for television series shall be 20% of qualified expenditures, provide that the credit amounts may be increased based on specified criteria, and reserve up to $____ and $____ for television series and for specified productions that perform postproduction in the state. This bill would also, under both laws for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, allow a credit against tax in an amount as provided in a written agreement between the California Film Commission and the taxpayer, not to exceed 5% of an investment made by the taxpayer in a qualified film and digital media infrastructure project, as defined, located in this state. This bill would include a change in state statute that would result in a taxpayer paying a higher tax within the meaning of Section 3 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and thus would require for passage the approval of 23 of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy. Hide

AB 1437 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Chapter 4.6 (Commencing with Section 19060) to Part 3 of Division 9 of the Food and Agriculture Code, Relating to Medically Important Antimicrobials.

Medically important antimicrobials: livestock and poultry

Kevin Mullin / The bill has been introduced.

Under existing law, the Department of Food and Agriculture is responsible for enforcing provisions relating to the importation of animals, milk and milk products, produce dealers, and other agricultural regulations. Existing law, the California Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, establishes a meat and poultry inspection program and, in connection with the operation of that program by the… More
Under existing law, the Department of Food and Agriculture is responsible for enforcing provisions relating to the importation of animals, milk and milk products, produce dealers, and other agricultural regulations. Existing law, the California Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, establishes a meat and poultry inspection program and, in connection with the operation of that program by the department, authorizes the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to adopt, by regulation, standards and requirements that meet those prescribed by the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act.This bill would prohibit a livestock or poultry product from being sold in California if the livestock or poultry product is constituted of livestock or poultry that was administered a medically important antimicrobial for nontherapeutic use, such as growth promotion, feed efficiency, weight gain, or disease prevention. The bill would also prohibit a livestock or poultry product sold in California to be constituted of livestock or poultry that was administered a medically important antimicrobial for nonroutine disease control unless certain conditions are met. The bill would prohibit a livestock or poultry product from being sold in California unless the livestock or poultry product is constituted wholly or in part of livestock or poultry that was slaughtered at a registered slaughter facility and the slaughter facility annually reports specified information to the department regarding the use of medically important antimicrobials. The bill would also prohibit a medically important antimicrobial from being administered to a food-producing animal unless the medically important antimicrobial is administered for a therapeutic use and consistently with specified veterinarian provisions. The bill would require the department to establish, by regulation, a schedule for the implementation of these provisions and require that they be fully implemented on or before on January 1, 2020. The bill would require the department to post the information reported by the slaughter facilities on an Internet Web site commencing on or before December 31, 2017. This bill would require the department to adopt any regulations necessary to implement the provisions of the bill. Hide

AB 1445 (2013-2014) - An Act to Repeal and Add Division 26.7 (Commencing with Section 79700) of the Water Code, and to Repeal Section 2 of Chapter 3 of the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Statutes of 2009, Relating to Public Benefits Associated with Water Storage and Water Quality Improvement Projects, by Providing the Funds Necessary Therefor Through an Election for the Issuance and Sale of Bonds of the State of California, and for the Handling and Disposition of Those Funds, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

California Water Infrastructure Act of 2014

Dan Logue / The bill has been introduced.

(1)Existing law creates the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012, which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $11,140,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a safe drinking water and water supply reliability program. Existing law provides for the submission of the bond act to the voters at the… More
(1)Existing law creates the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012, which, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $11,140,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a safe drinking water and water supply reliability program. Existing law provides for the submission of the bond act to the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election. This bill would repeal these provisions. (2)Under existing law, various measures have been approved by the voters to provide funds for water supply and protection facilities and programs. This bill would enact the California Water Infrastructure Act of 2014, which, if adopted by the voters, would authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of $5,800,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance public benefits associated with water storage and water quality improvement projects. This bill would provide for the submission of this bond act to the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

AB 1448 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 50034 to the Government Code, Relating to Local Government.

Local government: part-time elected officials: lifetime healthcare benefits

Kevin Mullin / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law provides for the creation and regulation of cities, counties, and cities and counties. Existing law permits these agencies to form retirement and pension systems, and also permits these agencies to become contracting members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System. Existing law permits a city, a county, and other local governmental entities to provide compensation, including… More
Existing law provides for the creation and regulation of cities, counties, and cities and counties. Existing law permits these agencies to form retirement and pension systems, and also permits these agencies to become contracting members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System. Existing law permits a city, a county, and other local governmental entities to provide compensation, including health care benefits, to its elected officials. This bill would prohibit the legislative or governing body of a city, county, city and county, school board, special district, or any other entity of local government from granting lifetime healthcare benefits to an elected official who serves part time, as specified. The bill would specify that these provisions do not prevent the award of, or continuation of, health care benefits that are entirely paid for by the individual. Hide

AB 1457 (2013-2014) - An Act Making Appropriations for the Support of the Government of the State of California and for Several Public Purposes in Accordance with the Provisions of Section 12 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of California, Relating to the State Budget, to Take Effect Immediately, Budget Bill.

Budget Act of 2014

Nancy Skinner / The bill has been introduced.

This bill would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2014–15 fiscal year. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a Budget Bill.

AB 1514 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Section 2810 of the Fish and Game Code, Relating to Natural Community Conservation Planning.

Natural community conservation planning agreements

Lorena Gonzalez / The bill has been introduced.

The Natural Community Conservation Planning Act authorizes the Department of Fish and Wildlife to enter into a specified agreement with any person or public entity for the purpose of preparing a natural community conservation plan, in cooperation with a local agency that has land use permit authority over the activities proposed to be addressed in the plan, to provide comprehensive management and… More
The Natural Community Conservation Planning Act authorizes the Department of Fish and Wildlife to enter into a specified agreement with any person or public entity for the purpose of preparing a natural community conservation plan, in cooperation with a local agency that has land use permit authority over the activities proposed to be addressed in the plan, to provide comprehensive management and conservation of multiple wildlife species, including, but not limited to, those species listed as endangered or threatened. The act authorizes any person, or any local, state, or federal agency, independently, or in cooperation with other persons, to undertake natural community conservation planning. The bill would also require an agreement to implement a natural community conservation plan to identify all lands within the planning area that are classified by the State Geologist as containing mineral deposits of regional or statewide significance. The bill would require the agreement, if classified mineral resources are found to exist on lands within the planning area, to include participation by the State Geologist, as specified. The bill would require the State Geologist to evaluate, among other plan principles, and, if feasible, to recommend, exclusion from the planning area of lands containing identified mineral resources or, when reclamation practices are proposed that would render the reclaimed lands suitable for future inclusion within the planning area, temporary exclusion until the mineral resources are developed. Hide

AB 1524 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Division 16.8 (Commencing with Section 39100) to the Vehicle Code, Relating to Unmanned Aircraft.

Unmanned aircraft: identification requirements

Marie Waldron / The bill has been introduced.

Existing federal law, the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and of Reform Act of 2012, provides for the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, into the national airspace system by September 30, 2015. Existing federal law requires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to develop and implement operational and certification… More
Existing federal law, the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and of Reform Act of 2012, provides for the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, into the national airspace system by September 30, 2015. Existing federal law requires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to develop and implement operational and certification requirements for the operation of public unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system by December 31, 2015. Existing federal law also prohibits a person from operating a United States registered aircraft unless that aircraft displays specified nationality and registration marks. This bill would require, beginning January 1, 2015, a person or public or private entity that owns or operates an unmanned aircraft, as defined, to place specified identifying information or digitally store identifying information on that unmanned aircraft. The bill would exempt model aircraft, as defined, from that requirement. The bill would make a person or entity that violates that provision liable for a civil fine not to exceed $2,500. The bill would authorize the Attorney General, a district attorney, county counsel, or a city attorney to bring an action to recover that fine, as specified. Hide

AB 1528 (2013-2014) - An Act to Add Section 5096.343.1 to the Public Resources Code, Relating to Local Parks.

Public parks: City of Escalon: property sale

Kristin Olsen / The bill has been introduced.

(1)Existing law, the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 (the Villaraigosa-Keeley Act) and the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002, among other things, authorized the issuance of grants to local governments from the sale of bonds for the acquisition, development, restoration, and… More
(1)Existing law, the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 (the Villaraigosa-Keeley Act) and the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002, among other things, authorized the issuance of grants to local governments from the sale of bonds for the acquisition, development, restoration, and enhancement of local parks, pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law, in specified amounts. Existing law requires, among other things, that a grant applicant agree to use a property only for the purposes for which the grant was made and make no other use or sale or other disposition of the property, except as authorized by specific act of the Legislature. This bill would authorize the City of Escalon to sell, at fair market value, a specified property known as the Robert Cabral Regional Park property, which was acquired by the city with state bond funds but unable to be developed for local park purposes, so that the city may use the proceeds from that sale for the development of another park within the city limits. (2)This bill would declare that, due to the unique circumstances pertaining to the City of Escalon that the bill is intended to remedy, a general statute within the meaning of specified provisions of the California Constitution cannot be made applicable and a special statute is necessary. Hide

AB 1533 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 12301.6 and 12305.86 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Social Services.

In-home supportive services: criminal background checks

Marie Waldron / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law provides for the county-administered In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons are provided with services in order to permit them to remain in their own homes and avoid institutionalization. Existing law authorizes services to be provided under the IHSS program either through the employment of individual providers, a contract… More
Existing law provides for the county-administered In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, under which qualified aged, blind, and disabled persons are provided with services in order to permit them to remain in their own homes and avoid institutionalization. Existing law authorizes services to be provided under the IHSS program either through the employment of individual providers, a contract between the county and an entity for the provision of services, the creation by the county of a public authority, or a contract between the county and a nonprofit consortium. Existing law requires a county, public authority, or nonprofit consortium, as applicable, to conduct an investigation of the qualifications and background of an IHSS provider applicant, including specified criminal background checks. This bill would require, as part of those criminal background checks, the Department of Justice to request federal summary criminal history information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and to review the information returned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and provide it to the county, public authority, or nonprofit consortium. Hide

AB 1536 (2013-2014) - An Act to Amend Sections 3610 and 3611 Of, to Amend the Heading of Chapter 3 (Commencing with Section 3610) of Division 4.5 of Title 1 Of, to Repeal Section 3616 Of, and to Repeal and Add Sections 3612, 3613, 3614, and 3615 Of, the Government Code, Relating to Public Transportation Employees.

Public transportation employees: strikes: prohibition

Kristin Olsen / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law prescribes procedures governing disputes between exclusive bargaining representatives of public transportation employees and local agencies, and authorizes the Governor, when it appears a strike will significantly disrupt transportation services and endanger public health, safety, and welfare, to appoint a board to investigate issues in connection with these labor negotiations and… More
Existing law prescribes procedures governing disputes between exclusive bargaining representatives of public transportation employees and local agencies, and authorizes the Governor, when it appears a strike will significantly disrupt transportation services and endanger public health, safety, and welfare, to appoint a board to investigate issues in connection with these labor negotiations and make a report. Existing law prohibits a strike during the period of investigation and permits the Governor, upon receiving a report from a board of investigation, to request the Attorney General to petition a court to enjoin the strike, as specified. This bill would repeal those provisions that authorize the Governor to appoint a board to investigate when it appears a strike will significantly disrupt transportation services, prohibit a strike during the period of investigation, and that authorize the Governor to request the Attorney General to petition a court to enjoin the strike. The bill would instead prohibit a state or local public transportation employee or public transportation employee organization from engaging in, causing, instigating, encouraging, or condoning a strike. The bill would also provide that a person who, on behalf of a public transportation employer, exercises authority, supervision, or direction over a public transportation employee shall not have the power to, and shall not purport to, authorize, approve, condone, or consent to a strike by a public transportation employee. The bill would establish a process for a public transportation employee to object to a determination by the chief executive officer of the public transportation employer that he or she violated these provisions by filing a sworn affidavit under penalty of perjury, thus expanding the definition of a crime. The bill would require the chief executive officer, if he or she determines that the objection raises a question of fact that if resolved in favor of the employee would establish that the employee did not commit the violation, to appoint an officer to conduct a hearing on the matter at which the employee would bear the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that he or she did not commit the violation, as specified. The bill would require the Public Employment Relations Board to hold a hearing to determine whether an employee organization violated these provisions, and would require the employer and the employee organization to be permitted to be represented by counsel. The bill would provide that a public transportation employee who violates these provisions is subject to removal or other disciplinary action, and would authorize the chief financial officer of the employer to deduct from the compensation of a public transportation employee found to have violated these provisions an amount equal to twice his or her daily rate of pay for each day or part thereof that it was determined that he or she violated these provisions. The bill would also require the board, if it determines that an employee organization violated these provisions, to order forfeiture of specified rights granted by state law to recognized employee organizations. The bill would also require the chief executive officer of the employer, within 60 days of the end of a strike, to prepare a written report, to be made public, that contains specified information regarding the circumstances surrounding the strike, the names of those public transit employees who the chief executive officer has reason to believe were responsible for causing, instigating, or encouraging the strike, and the sanctions imposed or proceedings pending against those employees. Because the bill would expand the definition of a crime and require local officers to perform additional duties, 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 with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. Hide