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SB 1147 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 8522.5 of the Government Code, and to Add Chapter 4.5 (Commencing with Section 13839) to Title 6 of Part 4 of the Penal Code, Relating to Public Safety.

Master Plan for California Public Safety

Mark DeSaulnier / The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on May 27, 2010.

Existing law provides for the safety of the public, as specified.This bill would require the Legislature and the Governor to develop a Master Plan for California Public Safety that has the objective of making the public safer and that considers actions that may impact positively on public safety. The bill would require the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government… More
Existing law provides for the safety of the public, as specified.This bill would require the Legislature and the Governor to develop a Master Plan for California Public Safety that has the objective of making the public safer and that considers actions that may impact positively on public safety. The bill would require the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy, by March 31, 2011, to identify and compile relevant public safety reports and make recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor for purposes of developing the master plan. Hide

SB 1145 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 51040 of the Education Code, Relating to Pupil Instruction.

Pupil instruction: courses of study

Mark Wyland / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law establishes the system of public elementary and secondary schools in this state, and prescribes courses of study required for pupils to advance through the various grade levels. Existing law requires school district governing boards to prepare, and keep on file, a record of the courses of study prescribed for the schools of that district. This bill would make technical,… More
Existing law establishes the system of public elementary and secondary schools in this state, and prescribes courses of study required for pupils to advance through the various grade levels. Existing law requires school district governing boards to prepare, and keep on file, a record of the courses of study prescribed for the schools of that district. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes in this provision. Hide

SB 1144 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 33308.5 of the Education Code, Relating to Education.

Education

Mark Wyland / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law requires that program guidelines issued by the State Department of Education be designed to serve as a model or example and prohibits those guidelines from being prescriptive. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to review the guidelines before they are issued to local educational agencies. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes in these… More
Existing law requires that program guidelines issued by the State Department of Education be designed to serve as a model or example and prohibits those guidelines from being prescriptive. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to review the guidelines before they are issued to local educational agencies. This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes in these provisions. Hide

SB 1141 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Sections 21670, 21670.1, 21670.4, 21675.1, 21678, 21679, and 21682 Of, to Add Section 21682.1 To, and to Repeal Section 21677 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Airports.

Airports: airport land use commissions

Gloria Negrete McLeod / This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law.

(1)The State Aeronautics Act governs the creation and operation of airports in this state. The act provides for the establishment of county airport land use commissions to carry out various requirements, including the formulation of a comprehensive land use compatibility plan to provide for the orderly growth of airports and the area surrounding airports within the jurisdiction of the commission,… More
(1)The State Aeronautics Act governs the creation and operation of airports in this state. The act provides for the establishment of county airport land use commissions to carry out various requirements, including the formulation of a comprehensive land use compatibility plan to provide for the orderly growth of airports and the area surrounding airports within the jurisdiction of the commission, and to safeguard the general welfare of the inhabitants within the vicinity of an airport and the public in general. The act requires each county in which there is an airport served by a scheduled airline, with certain exceptions, to establish an airport land use commission. The act additionally requires each county in which there is an airport operated for the benefit of the public to establish an airport land use commission, but authorizes the board of supervisors of a county, upon making certain findings, to declare that the county is exempt from establishing an airport land use commission. The act requires that an airport land use commission include in its membership, 2 persons having expertise in aviation, as defined. This bill would revise the definition of a person having expertise in aviation. (2)The act provides that, notwithstanding the above-described requirements, if the board of supervisors and the city selection committee of mayors in the county responsible for appointing a commission each makes a determination by a majority vote that proper land use planning can be accomplished through the actions of an appropriately designated body, then the body so designated shall assume the planning responsibilities of an airport land use commission pursuant to the act, and a commission need not be formed in that county. This bill would require that a planning body designated in accordance with these provisions be a countywide body. (3)Under the act, the board of supervisors of a county and each affected city in that county may make a determination that proper land use planning can be accomplished by the county and the affected cities, in which case an airport land use commission need not be formed. If a commission is not formed pursuant to these provisions, the act requires the supervisors of the county and each affected city, subject to the review and approval of the Division of Aeronautics of the Department of Transportation, to provide for the preparation of the airport land use compatibility plan, among other things. This bill would additionally allow a city in which an airport is located to assume the planning responsibilities of an airport land use commission if, prior to January 1, 2011, the board of supervisors of a county and city council of any city in which an airport was located made a determination that the proper land use planning could be accomplished by the city and other requirements are met. (4)Under the act, the general plan or special plans of a local agency, including a city, county, or special district, are required to be consistent with the airport land use compatibility plan, and each local agency whose general plan or plans includes areas covered by an airport land use compatibility plan is required to submit a copy of its plan, any amendment, any zoning ordinance, and any building regulation, to the airport land use commission, unless exempted, or to the designated body performing planning as an alternative to the airport land use commission. If the plan, amendment, zoning ordinance, or building regulation is inconsistent with the airport land use compatibility plan, the airport land use commission or designated body is required to notify the local agency, and the local agency is required to have a hearing to reconsider its plan or action. Under the act, a public agency owning any airport within the boundaries of an airport land use compatibility plan may overrule an airport land use commission’s action or recommendation affecting an airport within the jurisdiction of that public agency, after a hearing, by a 23 vote of its governing body, except the County of Marin, which may overrule by a majority vote of its governing body, if it makes specific findings that the proposed action is consistent with the purposes of protecting public health, safety, and welfare, minimizing the public’s exposure to excessive noise, and minimizing safety hazards within areas around the public airport. This bill would repeal the authority of the County of Marin to overrule an airport land use commission’s action or recommendation affecting an airport within the county by a majority vote. (5)The act authorizes the Department of Transportation to establish individual revolving fund subaccounts for eligible airports, as specified, in the Aeronautics Account in the State Transportation Fund and to annually credit $10,000 to individual airport subaccounts. These moneys may be accumulated up to 5 years and are required to be paid to public entities on request for expenditures on preapproved eligible projects for airport and aviation purposes and operation and maintenance purposes. This bill would require the division, when it determines that funding is sufficient, to inform counties that do not have an operating airport land use commission of the availability of funds for commission startup costs, and would authorize the division to grant fund moneys to counties that apply for funding. The bill would, upon the second anniversary of the division providing notice of the availability of funds, prohibit a county owned or operated airport in a county that does not have an operating airport land use commission or authorized alternative planning body, as defined, to be eligible for funding from the individual airport subaccounts, until that county establishes an operating airport land use commission or authorized alternative planning body. Hide

SB 1140 (2009-2010) - An Act to Amend Section 2107 Of, and to Add Article 4.5 (Commencing with Section 2170) to Chapter 2 of Division 2 Of, the Elections Code, Relating to Elections.

Voter registration: one-stop voting

Leland Yee / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 22, 2010.

Existing law establishes procedures regarding the registration of voters. Under existing law, a person may not be registered to vote except by affidavit of registration, and a voter may not vote in an election unless his or her affidavit of registration is executed and received by the county elections official on or before the 15th day prior to the election. Existing law permits any registered… More
Existing law establishes procedures regarding the registration of voters. Under existing law, a person may not be registered to vote except by affidavit of registration, and a voter may not vote in an election unless his or her affidavit of registration is executed and received by the county elections official on or before the 15th day prior to the election. Existing law permits any registered voter to vote by a vote by mail ballot, and further permits any voter using a vote by mail ballot to vote the ballot at the office of the elections official beginning 29 days before the election. This bill would establish one-stop voting whereby a person would be permitted to register to vote and immediately vote on election day or at any time prior to election day when ballots may be cast. The bill would require a voter, in order to register and vote by means of one-stop voting, to visit a location at which one-stop voting is available, to present proof of identity and current residence, as specified, and to complete an affidavit of registration. Upon completing that registration, the voter would be immediately eligible to vote by regular ballot. If the voter is unable to complete that registration because the voter is unable to present proof of identity or proof of current residence, the voter would be permitted to register and vote by provisional ballot. The bill would require each county elections official to compile an index of voters who register to vote by one-stop voting. After the official canvass of the votes for that election is completed, the elections official would be required to review the names on the index and cancel duplicate registrations. The elections official would be required to send a voter registration form to every person who properly registered to vote by one-stop voting, and those persons would be registered for future elections at the address that the voter declared for purposes of voter registration. The elections official would be required to notify the district attorney and the Secretary of State if it appears that a person has engaged in fraudulent voting. The bill would require that one-stop voting be available at every permanent office of a county elections official beginning January 1 of the year following the implementation of VoteCal. In addition, the bill would require that each location at which one-stop voting is available have a separate area for the process and have at least one precinct board member who is trained in one-stop voting. The bill would authorize the Secretary of State to adopt appropriate regulations to implement one-stop registration and voting.The provisions of the bill establishing one-stop voting would become operative as of January 1 following the date that VoteCal is implemented.By creating new duties for local elections officials, 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, 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 1138 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Article 1.5 (Commencing with Section 19218) to Chapter 5 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Food and Agricultural Code, Relating to Slaughtered Animals.

Rendering and pet food: Rendering Industry Advisory Board

Gilbert Cedillo / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 16, 2010.

Existing law generally regulates persons engaged in certain businesses dealing with dead animals and pet food processing, including, among others, renderers, pet food processors, dead haulers, and transporters of inedible kitchen grease. These regulatory provisions are administered and enforced by the Department of Food and Agriculture. This bill would establish in state government the Rendering… More
Existing law generally regulates persons engaged in certain businesses dealing with dead animals and pet food processing, including, among others, renderers, pet food processors, dead haulers, and transporters of inedible kitchen grease. These regulatory provisions are administered and enforced by the Department of Food and Agriculture. This bill would establish in state government the Rendering Industry Advisory Board composed of 9 persons appointed by the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, 7 of whom are licensed under the above-mentioned regulatory provisions and 2 who are public members, as provided. The bill would specify the duties and responsibilities of the board. The bill would authorize the secretary to adopt regulations to be used by the board in administering these provisions. Hide

SB 1136 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add and Repeal Section 14041.61 of the Education Code, Relating to Education Finance, and Declaring the Urgency Thereof, to Take Effect Immediately.

Education finance: revenue limit apportionments

Dave Cox / The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on June 30, 2010.

(1)Existing law requires the Controller to draw warrants on the State Treasury in favor of the county treasurer of each county in each month of each year in prescribed amounts and in a prescribed manner. Commencing with the 2008–09 fiscal year, existing law requires the warrants for the principal apportionments for the month of February in the amount of $2,000,000,000 to be drawn in July of the… More
(1)Existing law requires the Controller to draw warrants on the State Treasury in favor of the county treasurer of each county in each month of each year in prescribed amounts and in a prescribed manner. Commencing with the 2008–09 fiscal year, existing law requires the warrants for the principal apportionments for the month of February in the amount of $2,000,000,000 to be drawn in July of the same calendar year, and requires those warrants to be applied toward the minimum funding requirements for school districts and community college districts imposed by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution for the year in which they are drawn. This bill would prohibit a school district’s apportionment deferral from exceeding, at any time during a fiscal year, $225 multiplied by the 2009–10 second principal apportionment average daily attendance if the district’s average daily attendance, excluding charter school average daily attendance, for the 2009–10 2nd principal apportionment is equal to or less than 500. The bill would provide that these provisions apply only to apportionment deferrals within a single fiscal year. The bill would make these provisions inoperative on September 1, 2011, and would repeal them on January 1, 2012. (2)This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute. Hide

SB 1135 (2009-2010) - An Act to Repeal Sections 35555, 35556, and 45121 of the Education Code, Relating to School Employees.

School employees: school district reorganization

Dave Cox / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law prohibits the reorganization of a school district or districts from affecting the classification of certificated employees already employed by a school district affected by the reorganization and from affecting the rights of persons employed in positions not requiring certification qualifications to retain the salary, leaves, and other benefits that they would have had if the… More
Existing law prohibits the reorganization of a school district or districts from affecting the classification of certificated employees already employed by a school district affected by the reorganization and from affecting the rights of persons employed in positions not requiring certification qualifications to retain the salary, leaves, and other benefits that they would have had if the reorganization had not occurred. Existing law requires that persons employed in positions not requiring certification qualifications in a school district whose territory is included in a unification of districts to continue as employees of the unified school district for not less than 2 years and prohibits those persons from being deprived, by reason of the unification, of any benefit that they would have had if the unification had not taken place. This bill would repeal these provisions. Hide

SB 1134 (2009-2010) - An Act Relating to Vehicles.

Vehicles: motorcycle or motorized bicycle: child passenger

Pat Wiggins / The bill has been introduced.

Existing law prohibits a person from carrying a passenger on a motorcycle or motorized bicycle unless the passenger is on a seat or in a sidecar. A violation of this prohibition is a crime. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to ensure the safety of a child passenger on a motorcycle or motorized bicycle operated on a highway.

SB 1133 (2009-2010) - An Act to Add Section 15627 To, and to Repeal Part 10 (Commencing with Section 15700) of Division 3 of Title 2 Of, the Government Code, and to Add Section 20.5 to the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Governmental Organization.

Governmental reorganization: tax functions

George Runner / The bill has been introduced.

(1)Existing law provides for the establishment of the Franchise Tax Board and prescribes its various powers and duties regarding the administration of state personal income taxes and corporation franchise and income taxes. The State Board of Equalization collects and administers various taxes and fees imposed under specified programs and serves as an arbiter for the resolution of tax disputes… More
(1)Existing law provides for the establishment of the Franchise Tax Board and prescribes its various powers and duties regarding the administration of state personal income taxes and corporation franchise and income taxes. The State Board of Equalization collects and administers various taxes and fees imposed under specified programs and serves as an arbiter for the resolution of tax disputes involving the imposition of fees and taxes, including those taxes administered by the Franchise Tax Board. This bill would abolish the Franchise Tax Board, and would provide for the transfer of its powers and duties to the State Board of Equalization, effective January 1, 2012. (2)Existing law imposes, on employers in this state, unemployment insurance taxes that are administered by the Employment Development Department. Existing law also imposes taxes on insurance companies that are administered by the Department of Insurance. This bill would also provide for the transfer of the tax administrative functions performed by the Employment Development Department and the Department of Insurance to the State Board of Equalization, effective January 1, 2012. (3)This bill would require the State Board of Equalization to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature, on or before June 30, 2011, regarding the board’s assumption of the duties of the Franchise Tax Board and the assumption of the tax administration functions of the Employment Development Department and the Department of Insurance, as specified. This bill would also repeal this reporting requirement on June 30, 2015. Hide