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SB 433 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 7360 and 60050 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation.

Motor vehicle fuel taxes: diesel fuel taxes: rates: adjustments

Tom Berryhill / The bill was voted on by the Senate on May 26, 2015.

Existing law, as of July 1, 2010, exempts the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of, motor vehicle fuel from specified sales and use taxes and increases the excise tax on motor vehicle fuel, as provided. Existing law requires the State Board of Equalization, for the 2011–12 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, on or before March 1 of the fiscal year immediately… More
Existing law, as of July 1, 2010, exempts the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of, motor vehicle fuel from specified sales and use taxes and increases the excise tax on motor vehicle fuel, as provided. Existing law requires the State Board of Equalization, for the 2011–12 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, on or before March 1 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the applicable fiscal year, to adjust the motor vehicle fuel tax rate in that manner as to generate an amount of revenue equal to the amount of revenue loss attributable to the sales and use tax exemption on motor vehicle fuel, based on estimates made by the board. Existing law also requires, in order to maintain revenue neutrality, the board to take into account actual net revenue gain or loss for the fiscal year ending prior to the rate adjustment date. Existing law requires this determined rate to be effective during the state’s next fiscal year. This bill would, for the 2016–17 fiscal year to the 2020–21 fiscal year, inclusive, on or before May 15 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the applicable fiscal year, instead require the Department of Finance to adjust the motor vehicle fuel tax rate as described above, and would require the department to notify the board of the rate adjustment effective for the state’s next fiscal year, as provided. Existing law, as of July 1, 2011, increases the taxes on the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of, diesel fuel, and reduces the excise tax on diesel fuel. Existing law requires the board, for the 2012–13 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, on or before March 1 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the applicable fiscal year, to adjust the diesel fuel tax rate by reducing it in that manner as to result in a revenue loss that will equal the amount of revenue gain attributable to the increase in the sales and use tax rate, based on estimates made by the board. Existing law also requires, in order to maintain revenue neutrality, the board to take into account actual net revenue gain or loss for the fiscal year ending prior to the rate adjustment date. Existing law requires this determined rate to be effective during the state’s next fiscal year. This bill would, for the 2016–17 fiscal year to the 2020–21 fiscal year, inclusive, on or before May 15 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the applicable fiscal year, instead require the Department of Finance to adjust the diesel fuel excise tax rate as described above, and would require the department to notify the board of the rate adjustment effective for the state’s next fiscal year, as provided. Hide

AB 1034 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 2777.3 to the Public Resources Code, Relating to Surface Mining.

Surface mining: reclamation plans: renewable energy generation facility

Jay Obernolte / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 prohibits a person from conducting a surface mining operation unless, among other things, a reclamation plan has been submitted to and approved by the lead agency, as defined, for the operation of the mining operation. The act requires an amendment to an approved reclamation plan that is a substantial deviation from the approved plan to be filed… More
The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 prohibits a person from conducting a surface mining operation unless, among other things, a reclamation plan has been submitted to and approved by the lead agency, as defined, for the operation of the mining operation. The act requires an amendment to an approved reclamation plan that is a substantial deviation from the approved plan to be filed with, and approved by, the lead agency and submitted to the Director of Conservation for review and comment. This bill would establish an alternate procedure for the approval of an amendment to an approved reclamation plan that proposes to use a designated portion of the mined lands for the construction and operation of a renewable energy generation facility. Because a lead agency would be required to determine the applicability of and implement this alternate procedure, 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. Hide

AB 1131 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend and Repeal Section 1633.3 of the Civil Code, and to Add and Repeal Section 38.6 of the Insurance Code, Relating to Electronic Records.

Insurance: electronic transmission

Matt Dababneh / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

Existing law generally requires that any required notice related to insurance transactions be made by mail. Existing law authorizes an insurer, under specified conditions, to provide by electronic transmission the required offer of renewal for automobile insurance, the required offer of renewal or conditional renewal for property insurance, the required offer of coverage or renewal or any… More
Existing law generally requires that any required notice related to insurance transactions be made by mail. Existing law authorizes an insurer, under specified conditions, to provide by electronic transmission the required offer of renewal for automobile insurance, the required offer of renewal or conditional renewal for property insurance, the required offer of coverage or renewal or any disclosure required regarding earthquake insurance, and the offer of renewal for a workers’ compensation policy. Existing law also generally requires that, a record, signature, or contract may not be denied legal effect or enforceability because it is in electronic form. Existing law exempts from this requirement disability insurance and life insurance policies and certificates offered for sale to individuals 65 years of age or older, notice of an increase in premiums on an individual life insurance policy, individual life insurance policies with a face value of less than $10,000, a policy of individual life insurance that is initially delivered or issued for delivery in the state on and after January 1, 1990, applications for life insurance or annuity, and a policy replacement notice. This bill would, for life insurance records, authorize additional persons to send records by electronic transmission by providing that an insurer, agent, broker, or any other person licensed by the Department of Insurance may send electronic records. This bill would expand the scope of electronic notice provisions by allowing the above licensees to send any written record by electronic transmission if not specifically excluded and if the licensee meets specified requirements. The bill would also require the commissioner to submit a report, as specified. This bill would make conforming changes. Hide

AB 1150 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 25404.5 to the Public Resources Code, Relating to Energy.

Energy: University of California and California State University partnership

Marc Levine / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

The Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. The act requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, beginning November 1, 2003, and by November 1 of every odd year thereafter, to adopt an integrated energy policy report which includes an overview of major… More
The Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. The act requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, beginning November 1, 2003, and by November 1 of every odd year thereafter, to adopt an integrated energy policy report which includes an overview of major energy trends and issues facing the state, an assessment and forecast of system reliability, and the need for resource additions, efficiency, and conservation. Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, and local publicly owned gas utilities are under the direction of their governing board. Existing law establishes the system of public postsecondary education in the state, which includes the University of California, administered by the Regents of the University of California, and the California State University, administered by the Trustees of the California State University. This bill would request the Regents of the University of California, and require the California State University, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and Public Utilities Commission, to expand the existing statewide institutional partnership with investor-owned energy utilities, as defined, to create an integrated and flexible program across all the California State University and University of California facilities, that accomplishes specified matter, including extending participation to the California State University and University of California facilities served by local publicly owned energy utilities that choose to participate. As a condition for participation in the expanded partnership, the bill would require the California State University and the University of California to report to each investor-owned energy utility or local publicly owned energy utility the annual reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases from the expanded partnership at all California State University and University of California facilities within that utility’s service territory. Hide

AB 1198 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add the Headings of Article 1 (Commencing with Section 17170) and Article 2 (Commencing with Section 17172) To, and to Add Article 3 (Commencing with Section 17200) To, Chapter 18 of Part 10 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, Relating to School Facilities, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

School facilities: California School Finance Authority: California Credit Enhancement Program

Matt Dababneh / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

The California School Finance Authority Act establishes the California School Finance Authority, and authorizes the authority to, among other things, issue revenue bonds to finance or refinance educational facility projects for school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and community college districts. Existing law establishes the California School Finance Authority Fund,… More
The California School Finance Authority Act establishes the California School Finance Authority, and authorizes the authority to, among other things, issue revenue bonds to finance or refinance educational facility projects for school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and community college districts. Existing law establishes the California School Finance Authority Fund, administered by the authority, and continuously appropriates moneys in the fund for purposes of the act. This bill would create within the authority the California Credit Enhancement Program for the purpose of establishing a fund to insure school facility bonds issued by the authority pursuant to the act, as specified. The bill would create the California Credit Enhancement Account within the California School Finance Authority Fund, would authorize the authority to deposit fees collected pursuant to the program in that account, and would specify that bond insurance, credit enhancement, or other guarantees of the authority shall be payable solely from funds available in that account. By authorizing money in the California School Finance Authority Fund to be used for a new purpose, the bill would make an appropriation. The bill would require the authority to adopt regulations to carry out the program, including, but not limited to, regulations establishing eligibility criteria and a definition of “default” for purposes of the program. Hide

AB 1216 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Section 14100.3 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Medi-Cal.

Medi-Cal: plan amendments and waiver applications

Rob Bonta / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

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 grants the department the rights and duties necessary to conform to requirements for securing… More
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 grants the department the rights and duties necessary to conform to requirements for securing approval of an agreement, or state plan, between the state and the federal government under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act that describes the nature and scope of the Medi-Cal program. Existing law requires the department to seek approval from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of any amendments to the state plan or a waiver from the requirements of the act for the purposes of continued federal financial participation under the act. Existing law requires the department to post on its Internet Web site all submitted state plan amendments and all federal waiver applications and requests for new waivers, waiver amendments, and waiver renewals and extensions, within 10 business days from the date of submission of those documents to CMS. Existing law requires the department to post on its Internet Web site all pending submitted state plan amendments and federal waiver applications and requests that the department submitted to CMS in 2009 and every year thereafter. This bill would instead require the department to post on its Internet Web Site all submitted state plan amendments and all federal waiver applications and requests for new waivers, waiver amendments, and waiver renewals and extensions within 7 business days from the date of submission, and would also require the department to post all pending submitted state plan amendments and federal waiver applications and requests. The bill would require the department to accept public comment on all state plan amendments and waivers, as specified, and would authorize use of information from the comments to make amendments to those documents. Hide

AB 1223 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Sections 1797.120 and 1797.225 to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Emergency Medical Services.

Emergency medical services: ambulance transportation

Patrick O'Donnell / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

Existing law establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, and requires it to adopt regulations that further the purpose of establishing a statewide system for emergency medical services. Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to develop an emergency medical services program. The act further… More
Existing law establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, and requires it to adopt regulations that further the purpose of establishing a statewide system for emergency medical services. Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, authorizes each county to develop an emergency medical services program. The act further authorizes a local emergency medical services (EMS) agency to develop and submit a plan to the Emergency Medical Services Authority for an emergency medical services system, and requires the local EMS agency, using state minimum standards, to establish policies and procedures to assure medical control of the emergency medical services system that may require basic life support emergency medical transportation services to meet any medical control requirements, including dispatch, patient destination policies, patient care guidelines, and quality assurance requirements. This bill would authorize a local EMS agency to adopt policies and procedures relating to ambulance patient offload time, as defined. The bill would require the authority to develop a statewide standard methodology for the calculation and reporting by a local EMS agency of ambulance patient offload time. Hide

AB 1236 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 65850.7 to the Government Code, Relating to Local Ordinances.

Local ordinances: electric vehicle charging stations

David Chiu, Evan Low / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

The Planning and Zoning Law, among other things, requires the legislative body of each county and city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the county or city and of any land outside its boundaries that relates to its planning, and provides for the adoption and administration of zoning laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations by counties and cities.… More
The Planning and Zoning Law, among other things, requires the legislative body of each county and city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the county or city and of any land outside its boundaries that relates to its planning, and provides for the adoption and administration of zoning laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations by counties and cities. Existing law, the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act, prohibits the charging of a subscription fee on persons desiring to use an electric vehicle charging station, as defined, that requires payment of a fee and prohibits a requirement for persons to obtain membership in any club, association, or organization as a condition of using the station, except as specified. The bill would require a city, county, or city and county to approve the installation of electric vehicle charging stations, as defined, through the issuance of specified permits unless the city or county makes specified written findings based upon substantial evidence in the record that the proposed installation would have a specific, adverse impact upon the public health or safety, and there is no feasible method to satisfactorily mitigate or avoid the specific, adverse impact. The bill would provide for appeal of that decision to the planning commission, as specified. The bill would provide that the implementation of consistent statewide standards to achieve the timely and cost-effective installation of electric vehicle charging stations is a matter of statewide concern. The bill would require electric vehicle charging stations to meet specified standards. The bill would require a city, county, or city and county to adopt an ordinance, by September 30, 2016, that creates an expedited and streamlined permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations, as specified. By increasing the duties of local officials, this bill would create 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

AB 1320 (2015-2016) - An Act to Add Section 25503.36 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Alcoholic Beverages.

Alcoholic beverages: tied-house restrictions: advertising

Brian Maienschein / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

Existing law generally restricts certain alcoholic beverage licensees, including manufacturers and winegrowers, from paying, crediting, or compensating a retailer for advertising in connection with the advertising and sale of alcoholic beverages. Existing law expressly authorizes a beer manufacturer, holder of a winegrower’s license, winegrower’s agent, holder of an importer’s general… More
Existing law generally restricts certain alcoholic beverage licensees, including manufacturers and winegrowers, from paying, crediting, or compensating a retailer for advertising in connection with the advertising and sale of alcoholic beverages. Existing law expressly authorizes a beer manufacturer, holder of a winegrower’s license, winegrower’s agent, holder of an importer’s general license, distilled spirits manufacturer, holder of a distilled spirits rectifier’s general license, or a distilled spirits manufacturer’s agent to sponsor events promoted by or purchase advertising space and time from, or on behalf of, a live entertainment marketing company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of a live entertainment company that has its principal place of business in the County of Los Angeles, as provided. This bill would expressly authorize a beer manufacturer, holder of a winegrower’s license, winegrower’s agent, holder of an importer’s general license, as described, distilled spirits manufacturer, holder of a distilled spirits rectifier’s general license, or a distilled spirits manufacturer’s agent to sponsor events promoted by or purchase advertising space and time from, or on behalf of, a live entertainment marketing company that conducts entertainment events solely at the San Diego County Fairgrounds, under specified conditions. The bill would also make a beer manufacturer, holder of a winegrower’s license, winegrower’s agent, holder of an importer’s general license, distilled spirits manufacturer, holder of a distilled spirits rectifier’s general license, or a distilled spirits manufacturer’s agent who, through coercion or other illegal means, induces the holder of a wholesaler’s license to fulfill those contractual obligations entered into pursuant to these provisions guilty of a misdemeanor. The bill would additionally make an on-sale retail licensee, as described, who solicits or coerces a holder of a wholesaler’s license to solicit a beer manufacturer, holder of a winegrower’s license, winegrower’s agent, holder of an importer’s general license, distilled spirits manufacturer, holder of a distilled spirits rectifier’s general license, or a distilled spirits manufacturer’s agent to purchase advertising time or space pursuant to these provisions guilty of a misdemeanor. The bill would make a related statement of findings. By creating new crimes this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of San Diego. 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

AB 1393 (2015-2016) - An Act to Amend Sections 44520, 44525, 44526, 44559.3, 44559.6, and 44559.11 Of, and to Repeal and Add Section 44525.7 Of, the Health and Safety Code, Relating to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority.

California Pollution Control Financing Authority

Autumn R. Burke / The bill was voted on by the Assembly on May 26, 2015.

The California Pollution Control Financing Authority Act establishes the California Pollution Control Financing Authority, with specified powers and duties, and authorizes the authority to approve financing for projects or pollution control facilities to prevent or reduce environmental pollution. This bill would authorize the authority to lend financial assistance, including, but not limited to,… More
The California Pollution Control Financing Authority Act establishes the California Pollution Control Financing Authority, with specified powers and duties, and authorizes the authority to approve financing for projects or pollution control facilities to prevent or reduce environmental pollution. This bill would authorize the authority to lend financial assistance, including, but not limited to, grants, loans, credit enhancements, and other incentives. The bill also would authorize the authority to establish alternate provisions as necessary to enable the authority to participate in an alternative funding source program, including, but not limited to, implementing loan loss reserve programs to benefit any person, company, corporation, public agency, partnership, or firm engaged in activities in the state that require financing, and to adopt the policies of those alternative funding sources. The bill also would make conforming changes. Hide